Philosophy

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  1. Book ImageThe Quantum Moment: How Planck, Bohr, Einstein, and Heisenberg Taught Us to Love Uncertainty

    Robert P. Crease, Alfred Scharff Goldhaber

    The fascinating story of how quantum mechanics went mainstream.More

  2. Book ImageThe Meaning of Human Existence

    Edward O. Wilson

    How did humanity originate and why does a species like ours exist on this planet? Do we have a special place, even a destiny in the universe? Where are we going, and perhaps, the most difficult question of all, "Why?"More

  3. Book ImageOn Tocqueville: Democracy and America

    Alan Ryan

    Tocqueville’s gifts as an observer and commentator on American life and democracy are brought to vivid life in this splendid volume.More

  4. Book ImageOn Marx: Revolutionary and Utopian

    Alan Ryan

    A lucid introduction to the philosophical complexities and the practical limits of the political thought of Karl Marx.More

  5. Book ImageBeginning Ethics: An Introduction to Moral Philosophy

    Lewis Vaughn

    The most accessible, practical, and affordable introduction to ethical theory and moral reasoning.More

  6. Book ImageTouching a Nerve: Our Brains, Our Selves

    Patricia S. Churchland

    A trailblazing philosopher’s exploration of the latest brain science—and its ethical and practical implications.More

  7. Book ImageNature's God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic

    Matthew Stewart

    Where did the ideas come from that became the cornerstone of American democracy?More

  8. Book ImageIntuition Pumps And Other Tools for Thinking

    Daniel C. Dennett

    “The best new book I’ve read.”—Richard Dawkins, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  9. Book ImageThe Double Life of Paul De Man

    Evelyn Barish

    A landmark biography that reveals the secret past of one of the most influential academics of the twentieth century.More

  10. Book ImageThe Concept of Anxiety: A Simple Psychologically Oriented Deliberation in View of the Dogmatic Problem of Hereditary Sin

    Soren Kierkegaard, Alastair Hannay

    This first new translation of Kierkegaard's masterwork in a generation brings an essential work of modern philosophy to vivid life.More

  11. Book ImageThe Death of Ivan Ilyich and Confession

    Leo Tolstoy, Peter Carson, Mary Beard

    A pairing of Tolstoy’s most spiritual and existential works of fiction and nonfiction from the renowned translator of Turgenev and Chekhov.More

  12. Book ImageOn Machiavelli: The Search for Glory

    Alan Ryan

    An essential, comprehensive, and accessible guide to the life and works of Machiavelli.More

  13. Book ImageOn Aristotle: Saving Politics from Philosophy

    Alan Ryan

    An essential, comprehensive, and accessible guide to the life and works of Aristotle.More

  14. Book ImageThe Art of Reasoning: An Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking

    David Kelley

    Fourth Edition

    A clear and accessible introduction to the elements of logic, with a wealth of problems and exercises.More

  15. Book ImageThe Conquest of Happiness

    Bertrand Russell, Daniel C. Dennett

    “Should be read by every parent, teacher, minister, and Congressman in the land.”—The AtlanticMore

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