Philosophy

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  1. Book ImageNeuro-Philosophy and the Healthy Mind: Learning from the Unwell Brain

    Georg Northoff

    Applying insights from neuroscience to philosophical questions about the self, consciousness, and the healthy mind.More

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Book ImageA Field Philosopher's Guide to Fracking: How One Texas Town Stood Up to Big Oil and Gas

    Adam Briggle

    From the front lines of the fracking debate, a “field philosopher” explores one of our most divisive technologies.More

  5. Book ImageDoing Ethics: Moral Reasoning and Contemporary Issues

    Lewis Vaughn

    Fourth Edition

    The most accessible introduction to ethical theory, moral reasoning, and contemporary ethical issues—now shorter and more focused, and still the best value.More

  6. Book ImageWhat Philosophy Can Do

    Gary Gutting

    A leading American philosopher brings the tools of his trade to contentious contemporary debates.More

  7. Book ImageThe Meaning of Human Existence

    Edward O. Wilson

    National Book Award Finalist. 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

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

    Matthew Stewart

    Longlisted for the National Book Award. Where did the ideas come from that became the cornerstone of American democracy?More

  9. Book ImageThe Norton Introduction to Philosophy

    Gideon Rosen, Alex Byrne, Joshua Cohen, Et Al.

    An introduction to philosophy by experts for beginners.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

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

  11. Book ImageThe Death of Ivan Ilyich and Confession

    Leo Tolstoy, Peter Carson, Mary Beard

    “Over the past hundred years we have had numerous versions . . . of [Tolstoy’s] major works. This volume, however, is arguably the best so far.” —Times Literary SupplementMore

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. Book ImageBeginning Ethics: An Introduction to Moral Philosophy

    Lewis Vaughn

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

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