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    Edited and Translated by John J. Holder

    Early Buddhist Discourses

    Twenty discourses from the Pali Canon—including those most essential to the study and teaching of early Buddhism—are provided in fresh translations, accompanied by introductions that highlight the main themes and set the ideas presented in the context of wider philosophical and religious issues. Taken together, these fascinating works give an account of Buddhist teachings directly from the earliest primary sources.

  2. Empedocles:  The Extant Fragments

    M. R. Wright

    Empedocles: The Extant Fragments

    “Packed with fresh suggestions and arguments which constitute a major contribution to a difficult and much discussed topic.”
          —Malcolm Schofield, Times Literary Supplement

  3. Empire and the Ends of Politics

    Plato
    Translated, with Introduction and Glossary, by Susan Collins and Devin Stauffer

    Empire and the Ends of Politics

    This text brings together for the first time two complete key works from classical antiquity on the politics of Athens: Plato's Menexenus and Pericles' Funeral Oration (from Thucydides' history of the Peloponnesian War).

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    Mitchell S. Green

    Engaging Philosophy

    "Provides a wonderful and unique introduction to philosophy—not just to its central questions and the creative answers (some classic and enduring, some cutting-edge) that philosophers have given, but also to the shared techniques, style, and wonderment that makes philosophy so, well, engaging. The book can clearly be used on its own, or along with a selection of the philosophical texts it discusses. Particularly useful in this regard are the study questions and further reading suggestions that come at the end of each chapter."   
         —Joseph G. Moore, Amherst College

  5. Equality

    Edited, with Introduction, by David Johnston

    Equality

    Organized around such themes as equality before the law, equality of opportunity, and equality of result, the selections included in this anthology range from Plato to the present, treating a topic of fundamental importance to political theory. North American rights only.

  6. 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

  7. Essays on the Moral Philosophy of Mengzi

    Edited, with Introduction, by Xiusheng Liu and Philip J. Ivanhoe

    Essays on the Moral Philosophy of Mengzi

    "It is difficult to do justice to the richness of all the essays in this short review. . . . [T]he exceptionally rigorous and inspiring scholarship offered by this collection has laid the groundwork for future inquiries, and anyone interested in Chinese thought will benefit greatly from engaging with the authors' enlightening and rewarding reconstructions of Mengzi's moral philosophy. This is a remarkable achievement, especially given the fact that the Mengzi is an exceedingly difficult text."
         —Yang Xiao, Journal of the American Academy of Religion

  8. Ethical Philosophy (Second Edition)

    Immanuel Kant
    Translated by James W. Ellington

    Ethical Philosophy (Second Edition)

    This expanded edition of James Ellington's preeminent translations of Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals and Metaphysical Principles of Virtue includes his new translation of Kant's essay "On a Supposed Right to Lie Because of Philanthropic Concerns," in which Kant replies to one of the standard objections to his moral theory, as presented in the main text of Grounding, that it requires us to tell the truth even in the face of harmful consequences.

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    Peter Abelard
    Translated by Paul V. Spade
    Introduction by Marilyn McCord Adams

    Ethical Writings

    “This volume is excellent. The introduction presents the readings in a clear manner, one that is direct and comprehensible. Similarly, the translation is highly readable. The notes are helpful without being intrusive. In short, this is a volume I have enjoyed using with graduate students and will certainly plan to use with undergraduates.”
         —Charles E. Butterworth, University of Maryland at College Park

  10. Ethics

    Baruch Spinoza
    Translated by Samuel Shirley
    Edited by Seymour Feldman

    Ethics

    "Professor Shirley has provided a translation which is fluent, eminently readable, and responsive to current research into Spinoza's thought. Where a particular passage is difficult or obscure, Shirley never attempts to interpose himself between the reader and Spinoza, nor to side with one or another competing school of interpretation. This makes his translation not just an ideal introduction for the reader new to Spinoza, but also a trustworthy source of insight for the more advanced reader."
         —Lee C. Rice, Marquette University

  11. Ethics in the Confucian Tradition (Second Edition)

    Philip J. Ivanhoe

    Ethics in the Confucian Tradition (Second Edition)

    "This enlightening book is a comparative study of the moral and metaphysical theories of these two luminaries of the Confucian tradition. . . . Ivanhoe draws in masterful strokes the trajectory of the Confucian image of the sage, from the semi-divine creator heroes revered by Kongzi, to Mengzi's human exemplars of perfected self-cultivation, to Wang Yangming's concept of the innate sagehood of every human."
         —Rene Goldman, Pacific Affairs

  12. Euthydemus (McBrayer & Nichols Edition)

    Plato
    Translated by Gregory A. McBrayer and Mary P. Nichols; with an Interpretive Essay by Mary P. Nichols and Denise Schaeffer; Introduction by Denise Schaeffer

    Euthydemus (McBrayer & Nichols Edition)

    English translation of Plato's dialogue of Socrates with two prominent Sophists, Euthydemus and Dionysodorus, and their conflicting philosophical views, in which Plato satirizes the logical fallacies of the Sophists. With notes, introduction, interpretive essay, and a glossary of important words.

  13. Euthydemus (Sprague Edition)

    Plato
    Translated by Rosamond Kent Sprague

    Euthydemus (Sprague Edition)

    "This is the best translation available of a lively and challenging dialogue, which sets before the reader profound questions about the use and misuse of reason."
         —Myles Burnyeat, University of Cambridge

  14. Events and their Names

    Jonathan Bennett

    Events and their Names

    “This book is a breath of fresh, cleansing air; it blows away many pockets of unclarity that still exist in the current discussion of events and causation, and raises the debate on these issues to a new level of illumination and precision.”
        —Jaegwon Kim, Brown University

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    Edited by Charles Guignon and Derk Pereboom

    Existentialism (Second Edition)

    "An invaluable source for undergraduate courses in continental philosophy."
         —Giovanna Borradori, Vassar College

    North American Rights only.

  16. Faith, Myth, and Reason in Han China

    Michael Loewe

    Faith, Myth, and Reason in Han China

    In his classic study of the cultural history of Han China, Michael Loewe uses both archaeological discoveries and written records to sketch the conceptual background of various artifacts of the Han period, and shows how ancient Chinese thought is as much informed by mythology as it is dependent on reason.

  17. Five Dialogues (Second Edition)

    Plato
    Translated by G. M. A. Grube
    Revised by John M. Cooper

    Five Dialogues (Second Edition)

    The second edition of Five Dialogues presents G. M. A. Grube’s distinguished translations, as revised by John Cooper for Plato, Complete Works. A number of new or expanded footnotes are also included along with an updated bibliography.

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  19. Five Texts on the Mediaeval Problem of Universals

    Translated and Edited by Paul V. Spade

    Five Texts on the Mediaeval Problem of Universals

    “The translations are exceptionally sound philosophically, and they are as readable as is consistent with linguistic accuracy and fidelity to content.”
         —Mathematical Reviews

  20. Formal Logic (Fourth Edition)

    Richard Jeffrey
    Edited, with a New Supplement, by John P. Burgess

    Formal Logic (Fourth Edition)

    "Jeffrey’s text is a landmark in the history of logic textbooks. It covers elementary material (using tree rather than natural deduction) yet manages to also cover central material for an advanced undergraduate logic class, and it does so compactly and with finesse in barley over 150 pages. It is unique." —Paul McNamara, University of New Hampshire

     

  21. Four Island Utopias

    Diskin Clay and Andrea Purvis

    Four Island Utopias

    Includes Plato's Atlantis, Euhemeros of Messene's Sacred Inscription, Iamboulos's Island of the Sun, and Bacon's New Atlantis, with a supplement of Utopian PrototypesDevelopments and Variations

  22. 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

  23. Free Will (Second Edition)

    Edited, with Introduction, by Derk Pereboom

    Free Will (Second Edition)

    A unique anthology featuring contributions to the dispute over free will from Aristotle to the twenty-first century, Derk Pereboom's volume presents the most thoughtful positions taken in this crucial debate and discusses their consequences for free will's traditional corollary, moral responsibility. The Second Edition retains the organizational structure that made its predecessor the leading anthology of its kind, while adding major new selections by such philosophers as Spinoza, Reid, John Martin Fischer, Robert Kane, Galen Strawson, and Timothy O'Connor.

  24. Free Will and Determinism

    Clifford Williams

    Free Will and Determinism

    “Nicely conceived, very clearly written. . . . A high level of philosophic substance and sophistication.”
         —David M. Mowry, SUNY at Plattsburgh

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    John Lemos

    Freedom, Responsibility, and Determinism

    "There has been a great deal of philosophical progress in the free will debate in the last two generations, and much of this progress has been complex and rather technical. In less than one hundred pages, John Lemos manages to introduce the reader to this debate, as well as to related debates about religion and science as they relate to free will—without dumbing down and in a pleasant, accessible dialogue form. This is an impressive achievement."
        —Saul Smilansky, Professor of Philosophy, University of Haifa

  26. Freedom: A Dialogue

    Ermanno Bencivenga
    Translated by the author from his La Liberta: un dialogo, published in 1991 by Arnoldo Mondadori Editore.

    Freedom: A Dialogue

    Translated by Bencivenga from the original Italian of his philosophical best-seller, this dialogue provides a comprehensive statement on the role of freedom in the realms of morality, psychology, metaphysics, and aesthetics. Bencivenga lets his four characters embrace a wide range of topics in their eclectic discussion, including considerations of quantum physics and deconstruction, the Gothic novel and detective stories, the structure of desire and the mathematics of infinity, penetrating comments on Freud, Raymond Chandler, and Wertverlufe, and a reasonable explanation of why Kants first Critique is longer than both the second and the third. What results is less a systematic account than a composite picture for the student of philosophy to piece together.

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    Mahatma Gandhi
    Edited, with Introduction, by Dennis Dalton

    Gandhi: Selected Political Writings

    Based on the complete edition of his works, this new volume presents Gandhi’s most important political writings arranged around the two central themes of his political teachings: satyagraha (the power of non-violence) and swaraj (freedom). Dennis Dalton’s general Introduction and headnotes highlight the life of Gandhi, set the readings in historical context, and provide insight into the conceptual framework of Gandhi’s political theory. Included are bibliography, glossary, and index.

  28. Giving Reasons

    David R. Morrow

    Giving Reasons

    "David Morrow’s Giving Reasons is concise, lively, and accessible. Covering the essentials of critical thinking in clear, non-technical language, the book will be a welcome addition to introductory college courses as well as high school classes in any discipline. Giving Reasons is an excellent tool for teaching critical thinking across the curriculum." —Stephen Beck, The Evergreen State College

    Visit the Giving Reasons title support webpage for supplemental online resources, including practice exercises, additional writing by David R. Morrow, and downloadable appendices (PDFs).

     

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    Edited, with Introductions, by Timothy A. Robinson

    God (Second Edition)

    “I have found God to be the most balanced, readable, and enjoyable synthesis of philosophy of religion materials available today. My students insist it is the book they will not re-sell at the close of the semester.”
         —Dr. Virginia Osborn, Belmont University

  30. Gorgias (Arieti & Barrus Edition)

    Plato
    Translated, with Introductory Essay and Notes, by James A. Arieti and Roger M. Barrus

    Gorgias (Arieti & Barrus Edition)

    "Arieti and Barrus have provided us with a fine contribution to the literature on Plato's Gorgias. This text includes a literal translation of the Gorgias with a helpful introductory essay, and copious notes. It includes a priceless appendix of the only literal translations available today of several key speeches from Thucydides, as well as a valuable glossary and appendices on the rules of dialectic that may be derived from the arguments of the Gorgias, and on Plato's use of the terms mythos and logos, with which not all scholars may agree, but which I think all should find of interest."
         —Michael Palmer, University of Maine

  31. Gorgias (Zeyl Edition)

    Plato
    Translated by Donald J. Zeyl

    Gorgias (Zeyl Edition)

    “This is an excellent translation. It achieves a very high standard of accuracy and readability, two goals very difficult to attain in combination when it comes to such a master of prose and philosophical argument as Plato. Because of this the book is suitable for courses at all levels in philosophy, from introductory courses on Plato, or problems in Philosophy, to graduate seminars.”
         —Gerasimos Santas, Teaching Philosophy

  32. Greek Popular Morality in the Time of Plato and Aristotle

    K. J. Dover

    Greek Popular Morality in the Time of Plato and Aristotle

    “A classic. It provides an invaluable aid to anyone seeking to understand Plato and Aristotle in their historical context. Dover uses a variety of literary sources to set out, with clarity and deep sensitivity, popular views on moral, political, and religious matters in fourth-century Greece.”
         —Michael Morgan, Indiana University

  33. Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals (Third Edition)

    Immanuel Kant
    Translated by James W. Ellington

    Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals (Third Edition)

    This expanded edition of James Ellington’s preeminent translation includes Ellington’s new translation of Kant’s essay “Of a Supposed Right to Lie Because of Philanthropic Concerns” in which Kant replies to one of the standard objections to his moral theory as presented in the main text: that it requires us to tell the truth even in the face of disastrous consequences.

  34. Guide To Aesthetics

    Benedetto Croce
    Translated by Patrick Romanell

    Guide To Aesthetics

    Croce’s Guide presents one of the clearest and strongest defenses of the intuitive nature of art in Western philosophical thought.

  35. Hegel's Epistemology

    Kenneth R. Westphal

    Hegel's Epistemology

    "A reader-friendly, yet philosophically sharp and textually reliable introduction to one of the classics of western philosophy. Westphal shows why the dramatic, quasi-historical, structure of Hegel’s work is not accidental to it, but is rather required by the reflective, self-critical, nature of judgement that Hegel assumes from the beginning. The book will be of interest to readers who approach Hegel with analytical as well as phenomenological preconceptions, and of use (but for different reasons) to undergraduates and graduate students alike."
         —George di Giovanni, McGill University

  36. Hegel's Ladder

    H. S. Harris

    Hegel's Ladder

     “[A] magnificent contribution to scholarship on the Phenomenology. What sets this book apart from the rest is Harris’s deep commitment to thinking Hegel in context, even when Hegel’s position runs counter to Harris’s own cultural and philosophical position. Thus Harris self-effacingly clears away the encrustations of ideology that distorted or undermined Hegel’s influence in the nineteenth century, and the contemporary biases that lead to piecemeal commentaries and salvagings of Hegel in the present day, and opens a window through which Hegel’s thought can appear with perhaps less distortion than at any previous time. This commentary on the Phenomenology is a landmark that will date Hegel scholarship by whether it appeared before or after Harris.”
        —Robert R. Williams, The Review of Metaphysics

  37. Hegel:  Phenomenology and System

    H. S. Harris

    Hegel: Phenomenology and System

    “This is an incredibly rich and provocative book for such a slim volume, and it will no doubt become a standard accompaniment to many classes on the Phenomenology, a kind of short, lucid skeleton key to the whole book.”
         —Terry Pinkard, Georgetown University

  38. Heidegger and the Problem of Knowledge

    Charles Guignon

    Heidegger and the Problem of Knowledge

    “The best book-length treatment of Heidegger with which I am familiar. . . . What Guignon does, very skillfully, is to use the problem of knowledge as a focus for organizing a discussion of Heidegger’s thought in its entirety. . . . Places him squarely within the philosophical tradition he struggled to overcome and provides an account of his development from Being and Time to the last writings, which make the changes in his thought continuous and intelligible.”
         —Harrison Hall, Inquiry

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    Edited and Translated by Brad Inwood and Lloyd P. Gerson

    Hellenistic Philosophy (Second Edition)

    This new edition of Hellenistic Philosophy—including nearly 100 pages of additional material—offers the first English translation of the account of Stoic ethics by Arius Didymus, substantial new sources on Epicureanism, Stoicism, and Scepticism, expanded representation of Plutarch and Cicero, and a fuller presentation of papyrological evidence. Inwood and Gerson maintain the standard of consistency and accuracy that distinguished their translations in the first edition, while regrouping some material into larger, more thematically connected passages. This edition is further enhanced by a new, more spacious page design.

  40. Hippias Major

    Plato
    Translated, with Commentary, by Paul Woodruff

    Hippias Major

    Published with the assistance of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

  41. Historical and Critical Dictionary

    Pierre Bayle
    Translated by Richard H. Popkin

    Historical and Critical Dictionary

    Richard Popkin’s meticulous translation—the most complete since the eighteenth century—contains selections from thirty-nine articles, as well as from Bayle’s four Clarifications. The bulk of the major articles of philosophical and theological interest —those that influenced Leibniz, Berkeley, Hume, and Voltaire and formed the basis for so many eighteenth-century discussions—are present, including “David”, “Manicheans,” “Paulicians,” “Pyrrho,” “Rorarius,” “Simonides,” “Spinoza,” and “Zeno of Elea.”

  42. Hornbook Ethics

    Charles E. Cardwell

    Hornbook Ethics

    "Teachers of introductory ethics and applied ethics classes will have a hard time resisting Charles Cardwell's Hornbook Ethics. I am a big fan. The author has a remarkable gift for briefly introducing the basics of moral philosophy, and his book is so clear and concise that any serious student will be able to learn much from it. Not every philosopher will share its views or priorities of course, but these are set forth with such clarity that it will be easy to use even disagreements as teaching moments. I am unaware of a better introduction to ethics whose brevity approaches this one's."
         —Peter Tramel, Department of Philosophy, Fort Hays State University

  43. Human Nature: A Reader

    Joel J. Kupperman

    Human Nature: A Reader

    This anthology provides a set of distinctive, influential views that explore the mysteries of human nature from a variety of perspectives. It can be read on its own, or in conjunction with Joel Kupperman’s text, Theories of Human Nature.

  44. Hume: Political Writings

    David Hume
    Edited by Stuart Warner and Donald Livingston

    Hume: Political Writings

    The first thematically arranged collection of Hume's political writings, this new work brings together substantive selections from A Treatise on Human Nature, An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals, and Essays: Moral, Political and Literary, with an interpretive introduction placing Hume in the context of contemporary debates between liberalism and its critics and between contextual and universal approaches.

  45. Ideas for a Pure Phenomenology and Phenomenological Philosophy

    Edmund Husserl
    Translated, with Notes and a Translator’s Afterword, by Daniel O. Dahlstrom

    Ideas for a Pure Phenomenology and Phenomenological Philosophy

    "Husserl's Ideas is one of the most important works of twentieth-century philosophy, offering a detailed introduction to the phenomenological method, including the reduction, and outlining the overall scope of phenomenological philosophy. Husserl's explorations of the a priori structures of intentionality, consciousness, perceptual experience, evidence and rationality continue to challenge contemporary philosophy of mind. Dan Dahlstrom's accurate and faithful translation, written in pellucid prose and in a fluid, modern idiom, brings this classic work to life for a new generation."
         —Dermot Moran, University College, Dublin

  46. Identity, Personal Identity and the Self

    John Perry

    Identity, Personal Identity and the Self

    This volume collects a number of Perry’s classic works on personal identity as well as four new pieces, “The Two Faces of Identity,” “Persons and Information,” “Self-Notions and The Self,” and “The Sense of Identity.” Perry’s Introduction puts his own work and that of others on the issues of identity and personal identity in the context of philosophical studies of mind and language over the past thirty years.

  47. Images of Women in Chinese Thought and Culture

    Edited, with Introduction, by Robin Wang

    Images of Women in Chinese Thought and Culture

    This rich collection of writings—many translated especially for this volume and some available in English for the first time—provides a journey through the history of Chinese culture, tracing the Chinese understanding of women as elucidated in writings spanning more than two thousand years. From the earliest oracle bone inscriptions of the Pre-Qin period through the poems and stories of the Song Dynasty, these works shed light on Chinese images of women and their roles in society in terms of such topics as human nature, cosmology, gender, and virtue.

  48. Inquiry and Essays

    Thomas Reid
    Edited by Ronald E. Beanblossom and Keith Lehrer

    Inquiry and Essays

    Reid’s previously published writings are substantial, both in quantity and quality. This edition attempts to make these writings more readily available in a single volume. Based upon Hamilton’s definitive two volume 6th edition, this edition is suitable for both students and scholars.

  49. Introducing The Existentialists

    Robert Solomon

    Introducing The Existentialists

    Imaginary Interviews with Sartre, Heidegger, and Camus

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    Robert Solomon

    Introducing The German Idealists

    Mock interviews with Kant, Hegel, Fichte, Schelling, Reinhold, Jacobi, Schlegel, and a letter from Schopenhauer.

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