Philosophy

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  1. Book ImageOn Hobbes: Escaping the War of All Against All

    Alan Ryan

    A guiding light to America’s Founding Fathers, Hobbes created the first truly modern political philosophy.More

  2. Book ImageOn Augustine: The Two Cities

    Alan Ryan

    No philosopher speaks more immediately to the excesses of our twenty-first-century world and the limits of human reason than Augustine.More

  3. 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

  4. Book ImageThe Meaning of Human Existence

    Edward O. Wilson

    Challenging a purely mechanistic view of human existence, Edward O. Wilson examines what makes human beings supremely different from all other species.More

  5. 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

  6. Book ImageOn Marx: Revolutionary and Utopian

    Alan Ryan

    Both a lucid short introduction and a subtle demolition of the philosopher whose theories were treated as near-divine by those who followed him.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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