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On Old Age, On Friendship & On Divination

Cicero (Marcus Tullius, 106 - 43 BCE), Roman lawyer, orator, politician and philosopher, of whom we know more than of any other Roman, lived through the stirring era which saw the rise, dictatorship, and death of Julius Caesar in a tottering republic. In his political speeches especially and in his correspondence we see the excitement, tension and intrigue of politics and

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From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds

Required reading for anyone remotely curious about how they came to be remotely curious ObserverEnthralling SpectatorWhat is human consciousness and how is it possible? These questions fascinate thinking people from poets and painters to physicists, psychologists, and philosophers.This is Daniel C. Dennetts brilliant answer, extending perspectives from his earlier w

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Meditation on Space-Time

�Meditation on Space-Time is a strong pick for those seeking a metaphysical twist� with plenty of humor about life�� -Midwest Book ReviewGreat lyrical novel... A rich, intricately plotted story.- Mike Bresner, author, All I Want for ChristmasLiterary, Metaphysical, Thought-provoking.- Mallory Heart ReviewsEven as Father Lawrence was hearing the stranger�s confession, h

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Hope without Optimism (Page-Barbour Lectures)

In his latest book, Terry Eagleton, one of the most celebrated intellects of our time, considers the least regarded of the virtues. His compelling meditation on hope begins with a firm rejection of the role of optimism in life�s course. Like its close relative, pessimism, it is more a system of rationalization than a reliable lens on reality, reflecting the cast of one�s t

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The Philosophical Practitioner

Eric is a philosophical practitioner, a new profession that emphasizes reason without slighting emotions. He has little money, a cat, confused clients, and an old girlfriend, now rich and famous, who wants to get back together with him. Meanwhile, a woman hes never seen before is trying to kill him.

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Man and His Becoming According to the Vedanta(Doctrine Metaphysique de l�Orient 1)

Man and His Becoming according to the Vedanta is Guenons central exposition of traditional metaphysics, companion to his other two great works in this genre: The Symbolism of the Cross and The Multiple States of the Being. Guenon held that Hinduism embraces the most ancient, profound, and comprehensive expression of traditional metaphysics we possess, which can in some wa

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On Belief

What is the basis of belief in an era when globalization, multiculturalism and big business are the new religion? Slavoj Zizek, renowned philosopher and irrepressible cultural critic takes on all comers in this compelling and breathless new book.From cyberspace reason to the paradox that is Western Buddhism, On Belief gets behind the contours of the way we normally thi

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Freedom: The Courage to Be Yourself(Osho Insights for a new way of living )

In Freedom, Osho outlines three stages of freedom. The first is freedom from, which is a freedom that comes from breaking out of what he calls the psychological slavery imposed by outside forces such as parents, society, or religion. The next stage is freedom for, a positive freedom that comes from embracing and creating something---a fulfilling relationship, for exa

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A Passion for Wisdom: A Very Brief History of Philosophy

Readers eager to acquire a basic familiarity with the history of philosophy but intimidated by the task will find in A Passion for Wisdom a lively, accessible, and highly enjoyable tour of the worlds great ideas. Here, Robert Solomon and Kathleen Higgins tell the story of philosophys development with great clarity and refreshing wit.The authors begin with the most ancie

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The Trial of Socrates

In unraveling the long-hidden issues of the most famous free speech case of all time, noted author I.F. Stone ranges far and wide over Roman as well as Greek history to present an engaging and rewarding introduction to classical antiquity and its relevance to society today. The New York Times called this national best-seller an intellectual thriller.

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