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    Mary Wollstonecraft
    Edited, with an Introduction and Notes, by Philip Barnard and Stephen Shapiro

    A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

    "A thoughtful and useful abridgement of an essential historical, political, and philosophical text. [Barnard and Shapiro] have managed to preserve the tone and arguments of the original while shedding much of the redundancy and lengthy quotations of external sources that can be off-putting and cumbersome for today's readers. The explanatory footnotes added to the text are helpful without being overbearing."
         —Katrin Schultheiss, George Washington University

  2. Before and after Hegel

    Tom Rockmore

    Before and after Hegel

    “A good elementary introduction to the study of Hegel and his influence. . . . It places Hegel’s work in the intellectual context of his time very well.”
         —H. S. Harris, Glendon College, York University

  3. Challenges to Empiricism

    Edited by Harold Morick

    Challenges to Empiricism

    ". . . an admirably chosen set of selections, and the only anthology I know of which pulls together so many diverse strands of the recent attacks on traditional empiricist views."
         —Richard Rorty, University of Virginia

    North American rights only.

  4. Essays in the History and Philosophy of Science

    Pierre Duhem
    Translated and Edited, with Introduction, by Roger Ariew and Peter Barker

    Essays in the History and Philosophy of Science

    “This volume assembles twelve texts published between 1892 and 1915 . . . . The editors allow one to see the genesis of the ideas of Duhem, philosopher and historian, of the variety of his styles, and sometimes also the limits of his work . . . . A useful index, probably unique in the field of Duhemian studies, completes the book . . . . The English-language public may be assured an exemplary translation and a reliable critical apparatus.”
         —Jean Gayon, Revue d’Histoire des Sciences

  5. European Romanticism

    Warren Breckman

    European Romanticism

    "The introductory essay is superb, the best short introduction to Romanticism I know. It is comprehensive, covering both the wide range of spheres that Romanticism affected—literature, philosophy, art, music, politics, nationalism—and the broad spectrum of European countries in which it was an influential cultural current. It offers a distinctive, unified interpretation of Romanticism that nonetheless does justice to the complexities of Romantic ideas."
        —Gerald Izenberg, Washington University in St. Louis

  6. Franz Rosenzweig

    Presented by Nahum N. Glatzer
    Foreword to the Third Edition by Paul Mendes-Flohr

    Franz Rosenzweig

    “Rosenzweig’s life combined a fabulous spiritual search, a profound engagement with philosophy as well as with Judaism, and enormous accomplishment in the face of overwhelming physical handicaps. His thought is both illuminated by and realized in his amazing life. Nahum Glatzer has brought both the life and the thought together in this marvelous collection. There is no better introduction to this seminal Jewish thinker.”
        —Hilary Putnam, Harvard University

  7. German Culture through Film

    Robert C. Reimer, Reinhard Zachau, and Margit M. Sinka

    German Culture through Film

    German Culture though Film: An Introduction to German Cinema, and its companion Arbeitsbuch zu German Culture through Film, provide a flexible means of teaching undergraduate courses in German film. The primary book, German Culture though Film, covers 31 German films in English, and a German language companion volume, Arbeitsbuch zu German Culture through Film, covers 14 films with an emphasis on German language skills.

  8. Introduction to the Philosophy of History

    G. W. F. Hegel
    Translated by Leo Rauch

    Introduction to the Philosophy of History

    "An elegant and intelligent translation. The text provides a perfect solution to the problem of how to introduce students to Hegel in a survey course in the history of Western philosophy.  
         —Graham Parkes, University of Hawaii

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    Karl Marx
    Edited by Lawrence H. Simon

    Marx: Selected Writings

    Featuring the most important and enduring works from Marx's enormous corpus, this collection ranges from the Hegelian idealism of his youth to the mature socialism of his later works. Organized both topically and in rough chronological order, the selections (many of them in the translations of Loyd D. Easton and Kurt H. Guddat) include writings on historical materialism, excerpts from Capital, and political works.

  10. On Evolution

    Charles Darwin
    Edited, with Introduction, by Thomas F. Glick and David Kohn

    On Evolution

    “An excellent selection. There is nothing else like it available in print, and the price makes it very attractive for use in courses. . . . overall the editors did a superb job of choosing those excerpts from Darwin’s published works and his correspondence and notebooks that will give the reader a sense of the full range of his interests and the substance of his ideas. The editorial remarks are . . . perceptive and directly relevant to the content.”
         —Gene Cittadino, New York University

  11. On Liberty

    John Stuart Mill
    Edited by Elizabeth Rapaport

    On Liberty

    Contents include a selected bibliography and an editor's Introduction broken into two sections. The first section provides a brief sketch of the historical, social, and biographical context in which Mill wrote and the second traces the central line of argument in the text to aid in the comprehension of the essay's structure, method, and major theses.

  12. On the Advantage and Disadvantage of History for Life
  13. On the Genealogy of Morality

    Friedrich Nietzsche
    Translation and Notes by Maudemarie Clark and Alan J. Swensen, Introduction by Maudemarie Clark

    On the Genealogy of Morality

    "Hackett’s On the Genealogy of Morality (we now have even the correct title!) may very well change the entire climate for reading Nietzsche in English—especially if read in conjunction with their equally splendid Twilight of the Idols. . . . Competing translations of Nietzsche’s late, utterly influential masterpieces have often made them a chore, rather than a delight, to read; and their introductions generally obscure, rather than illuminate, the texts’ situations. Clark and Swensen (and Polt and Strong) have made the Genealogy and Twilight accessible and exhilarating—while leaving them, as they are, enigmatic and problematic. Finally, readers of Nietzsche in English can—begin!”
         —William Arctander O’Brien, University of California, San Diego

  14. Philosophical and Theological Writings

    Franz Rosenzweig
    Translated and Edited, with Introduction, by Paul W. Franks and Michael L. Morgan

    Philosophical and Theological Writings

    This volume brings together Rosenzweig’s central essays on theology and philosophy, including two works available for the first time in English: the conclusion to Rosenzweig’s book Hegel and the State, and Rosenzweig’s famous letter to Rudolph Ehrenberg known as the “Urzelle of the Star of Redemption,” an essential work for understanding Rosenzweig, Weimar theology and philosophy, and German idealism and the existential reaction of the period. Additional selections are presented in new or revised translations. Introduction and notes by Franks and Morgan set Rosenzweig’s works in context and illuminate his role as one of the key thinkers of the period.

  15. Protests in the Streets: 1968 Across the Globe

    Edited by Elaine Carey
    General Editor: Alfred J. Andrea

    Protests in the Streets: 1968 Across the Globe

    Series: Critical Themes in World History

    "A really interesting and provocative take on 1968. This book addresses the truly global dimensions—and the unexpected, often long-term consequences—of that year of protest. It’s an original and highly usable comparative history sure to attract student interest." —Peter N. Stearns, George Mason University

  16. Seven Myths of the Civil War

    Edited, with an Introduction, by Wesley Moody; Series Editors: Alfred J. Andrea and Andrew Holt

    Seven Myths of the Civil War

    Series: Myths of History

    Forthcoming - available for pre-order, pre-orders will ship when the book is released in September 2017

    "Readers of this book who thought they knew a lot about the U.S. Civil War will discover that much of what they 'knew' is wrong. For readers whose previous knowledge is sketchy but whose desire to learn is strong, the separation of myth from reality is an important step toward mastering the subject. The essays will generate lively discussion and new insights." —James M. McPherson, Professor Emeritus, Princeton University

  17. The American Debate over Slavery, 1760–1865

    Edited, with an Introduction and Notes, by Howard L. Lubert, Kevin R. Hardwick, and Scott J. Hammond

    The American Debate over Slavery, 1760–1865

    "The American Debate over Slavery, 1760–1865 will be a superb resource for teachers and students of early American history. Editors Lubert, Hardwick, and Hammond have carefully assembled and introduced a rich collection of significant documents that bring the slavery debate into sharp and illuminating focus. This is easily the best book in its field." —Peter S. Onuf, University of Virginia and Thomas Jefferson Foundation (Monticello)

  18. The Classical Utilitarians: Bentham and Mill

    Jeremy Bentham & John Stuart Mill
    Edited, with Introduction, by John Troyer

    The Classical Utilitarians: Bentham and Mill

    This volume includes the complete texts of two of John Stuart Mill’s most important works, Utilitarianism and On Liberty, and selections from his other writings, including the complete text of his “Remarks on Bentham’s Philosophy.” The selection from Mill’s “A System of Logic” is of special relevance to the debate between those who read Mill as an Act-Utilitarian and those who interpret him as a Rule-Utilitarian. Also included are selections from the writings of Jeremy Bentham, founder of modern Utilitarianism and mentor (together with James Mill) of John Stuart Mill.

  19. The Grand Inquisitor

    Fyodor Dostoevsky
    Edited, with Introduction, by Charles Guignon
    Translated by Constance Garnett

    The Grand Inquisitor

    "This collection gives us a sense of the depth of Dostoevsky's insights into human life and suffering and of his profound understanding of the tensions and dangers of modernity. Guignon's Introduction is a brilliant study that shows how profoundly the 'legend of the Grand Inquisitor' speaks to our day."
         —Charles Taylor, McGill University

  20. The Political Thought of African Independence

    Edited, with an Introduction, by Gregory Smulewicz-Zucker
    With the Assistance of Chelsea Schields

    The Political Thought of African Independence

    Forthcoming - available for pre-order, pre-orders will ship when the book is released in September 2017.

    "A great accomplishment. Not only does Smulewicz-Zucker's anthology bring together a diverse array of sources (54 in total), it also weaves together what are more or less canonical sources in twentieth-century African political thought with many unexpected, yet equally rich and illuminating, items. Smulewicz-Zucker has chosen material from all of the continent’s major regions, including . . . documents from more than two-dozen different countries, international and regional organizations, and conferences. Moreover, he has organized the material in a way that creates an engaging and powerful narrative articulating the complicated history of African independence. This outstanding collection will surely find its way into undergraduate courses in fields as diverse as African history, international relations, comparative politics, and even political theory."  —Jeffrey Ahlman, Smith College

  21. The Russian Revolution and Its Global Impact

    Jonathan Daly and Leonid Trofimov

    The Russian Revolution and Its Global Impact

    Series: Passages: Key Moments in History

    Forthcoming - available for pre-order, pre-orders will ship when the book is released in September 2017.

    "Thoughtful, readable, and concise, this little book sets the Russian Revolution in its global context. Though primarily focused on the period from 1917 to the 1930s, it nicely illustrates the many ways in which the effects of the Revolution are still being felt today." —Rex Wade, George Mason University

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    John Stuart Mill
    Edited by Susan M. Okin

    The Subjection of Women

    “An excellent and affordable edition, with a pithy introduction by Okin that that contextualizes and summarizes the argument well. Mill’s work affords insight not only into the issue of women’s emancipation, but also into the world of 19th century liberalism: its views of history, of class, and of slavery.”
         —Peter C. Caldwell, Rice University

  23. Twilight of the Idols

    Friedrich Nietzsche
    Translated by Richard Polt
    Introduction by Tracy Strong

    Twilight of the Idols

    Twilight of the Idols presents a vivid, compressed overview of many of Nietzsche’s mature ideas, including his attack on Plato’s Socrates and on the Platonic legacy in Western philosophy and culture. Polt provides a trustworthy rendering of Nietzsche’s text in contemporary American English, complete with notes prepared by the translator and Tracy Strong. An authoritative Introduction by Strong makes this an outstanding edition. Select Bibliography and Index.

  24. Utilitarianism (Sher, Second Edition)

    John Stuart Mill
    Edited by George Sher

    Utilitarianism (Sher, Second Edition)

    This expanded edition of John Stuart Mill’s Utilitarianism includes the text of his 1868 speech to the British House of Commons defending the use of capital punishment in cases of aggravated murder. The speech is significant both because its topic remains timely and because its arguments illustrate the applicability of the principle of utility to questions of large-scale social policy.

  25. War and the Intellectuals

    Randolph S. Bourne
    Edited, with Introduction, by Carl Resek

    War and the Intellectuals

    Although he died at the age of thirty-two, Randolph Bourne (1886-1918) left a body of writing on politics, culture, and literature that made him one of the most influential public intellectuals of the twentieth century, and a hero of the American left. The twenty-eight essays of this volume—among them, “War and the Intellectuals”, the analysis of the warfare state that made Bourne the foremost critic of American entry into World War 1, and “Trans-National America”, his manifesto for cultural pluralism in America — show Bourne at his most passionate and incisive as they trace his search for the true wellsprings of nationalism and American culture.

  26. Wealth of Nations

    Adam Smith
    Abridged, with Introduction, by Laurence Dickey

    Wealth of Nations

    "Has all the basic chapters for the illustration of all the various (and contradictory) points anyone might want to make about the text. Dickey's own texts are invaluable. The introductions to the chapters are essential to make clear to students where they fit in the overall argument of the book. The appendices, though clearly the expression of the author's own views about the text, are admirably objective in the treatment of competing views, and represent an important contribution to Smith scholarship."
          —J. W. Smit, Columbia University

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    Leo Tolstoy
    Translation by Aylmer Maude
    Introduction by Vincent Tomas

    What Is Art?

    Maude’s excellent translation of Tolstoy’s treatise on the emotionalist theory of art was the first unexpurgated version of the work to appear in any languages. More than ninety years later this work remains, as Vincent Tomas observed, “one of the most rigorous attacks on formalism and on the doctrine of art for art’s sake ever written.” Tomas’s Introduction makes this the edition of choice for students of aesthetics and anyone with philosophical interests.

  28. Writings of the Young Marx on Philosophy and Society

    Karl Marx
    Edited and Translated by Loyd D. Easton and Kurt H. Guddat

    Writings of the Young Marx on Philosophy and Society

    “Lucid translations into idiomatic English. They are clearer than the original German version! Our students struggle with Marx and they will appreciate a more ‘user - friendly’ translation.”
         —John Brunn, Chabot College

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