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  1. Introduction to Classical Chinese Philosophy

    Bryan W. Van Norden

    Introduction to Classical Chinese Philosophy

     “This book is an introduction in the very best sense of the word. It provides the beginner with an accurate, sophisticated, yet accessible account, and offers new insights and challenging perspectives to those who have more specialized knowledge. Focusing on the period in Chinese philosophy that is surely most easily approachable and perhaps is most important, it ranges over of rich set of competing options. It also, with admirable self-consciousness, presents a number of daring attempts to relate those options to philosophical figures and movements from the West. I recommend it very highly.”
        —Lee H. Yearley, Walter Y. Evans-Wentz Professor, Religious Studies, Stanford University

  2. Introduction to Positive Philosophy

    Auguste Comte
    Edited, with introduction and revised translation,
    by Frederick Ferré

    Introduction to Positive Philosophy

    Includes an introduction, selected bibliography, works by Comte in English translation, and works about Comte in English - I. The Nature and Importance of the Positive Philosophy, II. The Classification of the Positive Sciences.

  3. 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

  4. Introduction to the Philosophy of Science

    Merrilee H. Salmon, John Earman, Clark Glymour, James G. Lennox, Peter Machamer, J. E. McGuire, John D. Norton, Wesley C. Salmon, & Kenneth F. Schaffner

    Introduction to the Philosophy of Science

    “The overall standard of the volume is extraordinarily high, and I have no doubt that this will be the text in philosophy of science for a couple of decades. The coverage is remarkable both in breadth and depth. . . . an amazingly good book. . . . written by an all-star team. . . . “
         —Philip Kitcher, Columbia University

  5. Introductions To The  Wissenschaftslehre And Other Writings (1797-1800)

    Johann Gottlieb Fichte
    Translated and Edited by Daniel Breazeale

    Introductions To The Wissenschaftslehre And Other Writings (1797-1800)

    “Daniel Breazeale is unquestionably the most erudite Fichte scholar now writing in English.”
         —Philosophical Review

  6. Introductory Readings in Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy, (Second Edition)

    Edited by C. D. C. Reeve and Patrick Lee Miller; General Introduction by Lloyd P. Gerson

    Introductory Readings in Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy, (Second Edition)

    This concise anthology of primary sources designed for use in an ancient philosophy survey ranges from the Presocratics to Plato, Aristotle, the Hellenistic philosophers, and the Neoplatonists. The Second Edition features an amplified selection of Presocratic fragments in newly revised translations by Richard D. McKirahan. Also included is an expansion of the Hellenistic unit, featuring new selections from Lucretius and Sextus Empiricus as well as a new translation, by Peter J. Anderson, of most of Seneca’s De Providentia. The selections from Plotinus have also been expanded.

  7. Invitation To Philosophy

    Yuval Steinitz
    Translated from the Hebrew by Naomi Goldblum

    Invitation To Philosophy

    “For the undergraduates who have read little or no philosophy, Yuval Steinitz’s Invitation to Philosophy is quite possibly the best introduction to philosophy available.”
         —Justin Leiber, University of Houston

  8. Justice

    Edited, with Introduction, by Jonathan Westphal

    Justice

    The readings in Justice include the central philosophical statements about justice in society organized to illustrate both the political vision of a good society and different attempts at an analysis of the concept of justice.

  9. Kant's Theory of Knowledge

    Justus Hartnack
    Translated from the Danish by M. Holmes Hartshorne

    Kant's Theory of Knowledge

    While most interpretive studies of the Critique of Pure Reason are either too scholarly or too superficial to be of practical use to students, Hartnack has achieved a concise comprehensive analysis of the work in a lucid style that communicates the essence of extraordinarily complex arguments in the simplest possible way. An ideal companion to the First Critique, especially for those grappling with the work for the first time.

  10. Kant: Three Critiques, 3-volume Set
  11. Kantian Ethics and Socialism

    Harry Van Der Linden

    Kantian Ethics and Socialism

    Awarded the 1985 Johnsonian Prize in Philosophy.

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    Heinrich Von Kleist
    Edited and Translated by David Constantine

    Kleist: Selected Writings

    “If ever a literary work was a sleep of reason, bruised by menacing shapes, it is Kleist’s. He was one of the first of a line of German writers whose inwardness is so intense it seems to dissolve the weak bonds of his society. . . . Even as order and paternalism struggled to assert themselves in the private and public life of the nineteenth century, Kleist was introducing scenes of mob violence, cannibalism, and less than benevolent fathers. . . . David Constantine, a distinguished poet and Germanist, and a translator of Hölderlin, has taken pains to give us a literary Kleist, ‘a writer we cannot do without.’ . . . This book, containing all the stories and three key plays, provides a compelling view of a misfit genius who, in one of his last notes, remarked ‘the world is a strange set-up.’”
         —Iain Bamforth, The Times Literary Supplement

  13. Knowledge, Mind, and the Given

    Willem A. Devries & Timm Triplett

    Knowledge, Mind, and the Given

    “Sellars’ s argument in EPM is enormously rich, subtle, and compelling. It is also, for the uninitiated, extraordinarily dense. Willem deVries and Timm Triplett’s comprehensive commentary Knowledge, Mind, and the Given provides a much needed guide. Beginning with a general overview to introduce some main themes and difficulties, deVries and Triplett take the reader step by step through the sixteen parts of the essay, providing at each stage necessary background, illuminating connections, and insightful clarifications of the main lines of argument. . . . deVries and Triplett have written a fine introduction to Sellars’s most important work.”
         —Danielle Macbeth, The Philosophical Review

  14. Laches and Charmides

    Plato
    Translated by Rosamond Kent Sprague

    Laches and Charmides

    “This excellent translation in current idiomatic English continues the superb quality set by Sprague in her previous version of Plato’s Euthydemus. . . . Its accuracy and reliability make the present volume suitable for use in various courses in the humanities.”
         —The Classical Outlook

  15. Languages of Art

    Nelson Goodman

    Languages of Art

    “Like Dewey, he has revolted against the empiricist dogma and the Kantian dualisms which have compartmentalized philosophical thought. . . . Unlike Dewey, he has provided detailed incisive argumentation, and has shown just where the dogmas and dualisms break down.”
         —Richard Rorty, The Yale Review

  16. Lectures on Ethics

    Immanuel Kant
    Translated by Louis Infield
    Foreword by Lewis White Beck

    Lectures on Ethics

    These lively essays, transcribed by Kant's students during his lectures on ethics at Konigsberg in the years 1775-1780, are celebrated not only for their insight into Kant's polished and often witty lecture style but also as a key to understanding the development of his moral thought. As Lewis White Beck points out in the Foreword to this edition, those who know Kant only from his rigorous and abstract intellectual critiques may be surprised by the accessibility of these essays, which "put flesh on the bones of the critical ethics," while revealing Kant as a practical moralist, greatly concerned with the nuances of human conduct and the social effects of his moral teaching. The sharply focused discussions and definitions strengthen an interpretation of Kant's more mature speculative works and remain the riches document we have for understanding the history of the preeminent ethical theory of modern times.

  17. Leibniz and Clarke: Correspondence

    G. W. Leibniz & Samuel Clarke
    Edited, with Introduction, by Roger Ariew

    Leibniz and Clarke: Correspondence

    For this new edition, Roger Ariew has adapted Samuel Clarke’s edition of 1717, modernizing it to reflect contemporary English usage. Ariew’s introduction places the correspondence in historical context and discusses the vibrant philosophical climate of the times. Appendices provide those selections from the works of Newton that Clarke frequently refers to in the correspondence. A bibliography is also included.

  18. Leibniz: Philosophical Essays

    Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
    Translated by Roger Ariew and Daniel Garber

    Leibniz: Philosophical Essays

    Although Leibniz's writing forms an enormous corpus, no single work stands as a canonical expression of his whole philosophy. In addition, the wide range of Leibniz's work—letters, published papers, and fragments on a variety of philosophical, religious, mathematical, and scientific questions over a fifty-year period—heightens the challenge of preparing an edition of his writings in English translation from the French and Latin.

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    Thomas Hobbes
    Edited, with Introduction, by Edwin Curley

    Leviathan

    Designed to meet the needs of both student and scholar, this edition of Leviathan offers a brilliant introduction by Edwin Curley, modernized spelling and punctuation of the text, and the inclusion, along with historical and interpretive notes, of the most significant variants between the English version of 1651 and the Latin version of 1668. A glossary of seventeenth-century English terms, and indexes of persons, subjects, and scriptural passages help make this the most thoughtfully conceived edition of Leviathan available.

  20. Liberty, Equality & Modern Constitutionalism, Volume One

    George Anastaplo

    Liberty, Equality & Modern Constitutionalism, Volume One

    Volume 1 of two readers containing essential important works on constitutional liberty and the foundations of modern western political theory. This first volume contains the complete Apology of Socrates.
  21. Liberty, Equality & Modern Constitutionalism, Volume Two

    George Anastaplo

    Liberty, Equality & Modern Constitutionalism, Volume Two

    Volume 2 of two readers containing essential important works on constitutional liberty and the foundations of modern western political theory.

  22. Life and Death

    Edited, with Introduction, by Carl Levenson and Jonathan Westphal

    Life and Death

    Life and Death brings together philosophical and literary works representing the many ways—metaphysical, scientific, analytic, phenomenological, literary—in which philosophers and others have reflected on questions about life and death. North American rights only.

  23. Linguistic Behaviour

    Jonathan Bennett

    Linguistic Behaviour

    “. . . advances aggressively through pertinent and lively argument. . . . There are numerous brief and incisive responses to important philosophers of language (Sellars, Quine, Dummett, Putnam, Chomsky, Ziff) on issues of major significance and no little controversy.”
         —Margaret Urban Coyne, International Philosophical Quarterly

  24. Locke: The Political Writings

    John Locke
    Edited, with Introduction, by David Wootton

    Locke: The Political Writings

    This comprehensive collection brings together the main published works (excluding polemical attacks on other people’s views) with the most important surviving evidence from among Locke’s papers relating to his political philosophy. David Wootton’s wide-ranging and scholarly Introduction sets the writings in the context of their time, examines Locke’s developing ideas and unorthodox Christianity, and analyzes his main arguments. The result is the first fully rounded picture of Locke’s political thought in his own words.

  25. Logic, Semantics, Metamathematics (Second Edition)

    Alfred Tarski
    Translated by J. H. Woodger
    Edited, with Introduction and Index, by John Corcoran

    Logic, Semantics, Metamathematics (Second Edition)

    Contains the only complete English-language text of “The Concept of Truth in Formalized Languages.” Tarski made extensive corrections and revisions of the original translations for this edition, along with new historical remarks. It includes a new preface and a new analytical index for use by philosophers and linguists as well as by historians of mathematics and philosophy.

  26. Lying and Truthfulness

    Edited, with Introductions, by Kevin DeLapp and Jeremy Henkel

    Lying and Truthfulness

    This anthology provides a set of distinctive selections that explore both Western and Eastern views of lying and truthfulness, including selections from Augustine, Grotius, Aristotle, the Mahābhārata, Confucius, Kant, Plato, Sunzi, Han Feizi, Aquinas, the Lotus Sutra, Hobbes, Hume, Locke, Bacon, Nietzsche, and more.

    Hackett Readings in Philosophy is a versatile series of compact anthologies, each devoted to a topic of traditional interest in philosophy or political theory. Selections are chosen for their accessibility, significance, and ability to stimulate thought and discussion.

  27. Machiavelli: Selected Political Writings

    Niccolo Machiavelli
    Edited and Translated by David Wootton

    Machiavelli: Selected Political Writings

    “The Introduction is vibrant, comprehensive and persuasive. Manages to address the needs of undergraduates while constituting an original contribution to contemporary scholarship. Bravo!”
         —Alan Houston, University of California, San Diego

  28. Magic, Reason and Experience

    G. E. R. Lloyd

    Magic, Reason and Experience

    This study of the origins and progress of Greek science focuses especially on the interaction between scientific and traditional patterns of thought from the sixth to the fourth century BC. It begins with an examination of how particular Greek authors deployed the category of "magic," sometimes attacking its beliefs and practices; these attacks are then related to their background in Greek medicine and philosophical thought. In his second chapter Lloyd outlines developments in the theory and practice of argument in Greek science and assesses their significance. He next discuses the progress of empirical research as a scientific tool from the Presocratics to Aristotle. Finally, he considers why the Greeks invented science, their contribution to its history, and the social, economic, ideological and political factors that had a bearing on its growth.

  29. Malebranche: Philosophical Selections

    Nicolas Malebranche
    Edited by Steven Nadler

    Malebranche: Philosophical Selections

    These substantial selections from The Search after Truth, Elucidations of the Search after Truth, Dialogues on Metaphysics, and Treatise on Nature and Grace, provide the student of modern philosophy with both a broad view of Malebranche's philosophical system and a detailed picture of his most important doctrines. Malebranche's occasionalism, his theory of knowledge and the 'vision in God', and his writings on theodicy and freedom are solidly represented.

  30. Man a Machine and Man a Plant

    Julien Offroy De La Mettrie
    Translated by Richard Watson and Maya Rybalka
    Introduction and Notes by Justin Leiber

    Man a Machine and Man a Plant

    The first modern translation of the complete texts of La Mettrie's pioneering L'Homme machine and L'Homme plante, first published in 1747 and 1748, respectively, this volume also includes translations of the advertisement and dedication to L'Homme machine.

  31. Man and Citizen

    Thomas Hobbes
    Edited by Bernard Gert

    Man and Citizen

    Contains the most helpful version of Hobbes’s political and moral philosophy available in English. Includes the only English translation of De Homine, chapters X-XV. Features the English translation of De Cive attributed to Hobbes.

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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.

  33. Master Sun's Art of War

    Sun Tzu
    Translated, with Introduction, by Philip J. Ivanhoe

    Master Sun's Art of War

    “P. J. Ivanhoe is one of the English-speaking world’s foremost translators and interpreters of classical Chinese philosophical texts. His translation of the Sunzi Bingfa reads beautifully, adorned only by sobering photographic plates of the famed terracotta army of the first Qin emperor that turn one back to the text in a properly reflective mood. The Introduction and endnotes are blessedly spare, providing just the right amount of interpretive scholarship to assist comprehension of the text, while not interfering with its intrinsic simplicity, clarity, and profundity.”
        —Sumner B. Twiss, Distinguished Professor of Human Rights, Ethics, and Religion, Florida State University

  34. Materialism and the Mind-Body Problem (Second Edition)

    Edited, with Introduction, by David M. Rosenthal

    Materialism and the Mind-Body Problem (Second Edition)

    Expanded and updated to include a wide range of classic and contemporary works, this new edition of David Rosenthal's anthology provides a selection of the most important and influential writings on materialism and the mind-body problem.

  35. Medea (Svarlien Edition)

    Euripides
    Translated by Diane Arnson Svarlien
    Introduction and Notes by Robin Mitchell-Boyask

    Medea (Svarlien Edition)

    "This is the Medea we have been waiting for.  It offers clarity without banality, eloquence without pretension, meter without doggerel, accuracy without clumsiness.  No English Medea can ever be Euripides', but this is as close as anyone has come so far, and a good deal closer than I thought anyone would ever come.  Arnson-Svarlien has shown herself exceedingly skillful in making Euripides sound Euripidean."
         —David M. Schaps, Bryn Mawr Classical Review

  36. Meditations on First Philosophy (Third Edition)

    René Descartes
    Translated by Donald A. Cress

    Meditations on First Philosophy (Third Edition)

    "The new version of Cress's translation of Descartes's Meditations has attained an unusually high degree of readability . . . and at the same time, of fidelity to the original."
        —Roger Ariew, University of South Florida, and Marjorie Grene (1910-2009), Virginia Polytechnic Institute

  37. Meditations, Objections, and Replies

    René Descartes
    Edited and Translated by Roger Ariew and Donald Cress

    Meditations, Objections, and Replies

    This edition features reliable, accessible translations; useful editorial materials; and a straightforward presentation of the Objections and Replies, including the objections from Caterus, Arnauld, and Hobbes, accompanied by Descartes' replies, in their entirety. The letter serving as a reply to Gassendi—in which several of Descartes' associates present Gassendi's best arguments and Descartes' replies—conveys the highlights and important issues of their notoriously extended exchange. Roger Ariew's illuminating Introduction discusses the Meditations and the intellectual environment surrounding its reception.

  38. Mengzi

    Mengzi
    Translated, with Introduction, by Bryan W. Van Norden

    Mengzi

    "The Mengzi is one of the richest philosophical texts in classical Chinese philosophy, and Van Norden's translation is among the few that do it justice. His translation is further distinguished by its accessibility and is unique in including substantial selections from later commentaries. As such it is both an essential scholarly resource and a great introduction to Confucian thought."
         —Justin Tiwald, San Francisco State University

  39. Meno (Anastaplo & Berns Edition)

    Plato
    Translated, with Annotations, by George Anastaplo and Lawrence Berns

    Meno (Anastaplo & Berns Edition)

    "This new translation of the Meno by Anastaplo and Berns has several distinctive features that make it useful for teaching and studying the dialogue. Generally achieving a balance between clarity and faithfulness, it includes valuable annotation, two appendices . . . and an innovative division of the text through the provision of numbers for each of it's speeches. . . . The overall result is a text that would give a reader unschooled in Greek a fairly reliable sense of the flow of ideas in the original."
         —William A. Welton, Loyola College, in Review of Metaphysics

  40. Meno (Grube, Second Edition)

    Plato
    Translated by G. M. A. Grube

    Meno (Grube, Second Edition)

    “Fine translation, good notes—inexpensive, too!”
         —D.A. Rohatyn, University of San Diego

  41. Metaphysical Elements of Justice (Second Edition)

    Immanuel Kant
    Translated, with Introduction, by John Ladd

    Metaphysical Elements of Justice (Second Edition)

    This volume offers the complete text of Kant’s Metaphysics of Morals, Part I, translated by John Ladd, along with Ladd’s illuminating Introduction to the first edition, expanded to include discussion of such issues as Kant’s conception of marriage and its relevance to his view of women. An updated bibliography, glossary, and index are also provided.

  42. Metaphysics

    Aristotle
    Translated by Montgomery Furth

    Metaphysics

    “About as close to Aristotle’s Greek, syntax and all, as one can get in English.”
         —Arthur Madigan, S.J., Boston College

  43. Metaphysics (Reeve Edition)

    Aristotle
    Translated, with Introduction and Notes, by C. D. C. Reeve

    Metaphysics (Reeve Edition)

    Series: The New Hackett Aristotle

    "C. D. C. Reeve adds to his already remarkable series of translations of Plato and Aristotle another stellar accomplishment: a full translation of Aristotle’s daunting Metaphysics. He has managed to present Aristotle’s often ungainly Greek into perfectly flowing English syntax without sacrificing the core meaning of the text. Any translator of Aristotle will recognize what an impressive achievement this is. All readers will benefit from the over 1,600 explicative notes accompanying the translation: Reeve has a discerning eye for determining what requires amplification for the purposes of understanding and an admirable gift for saying just as much as needs to be said in order to achieve it."
         —Christopher Shields, George N. Shuster Professor of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame

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    André Kukla & Joel Walmsley

    Mind

    "Kukla and Walmsley state in their preface that they intend this volume as 'an introduction to the science of psychology for the nonspecialist who isn't afraid to do a little thinking.'  This goal is admirably achieved.  The authors present viewpoints about the mind held in the various schools of psychological thought.  The summary of each major perspective focuses on the central tenets of each model as they relate to the discipline as a whole. . . . [T]he authors' presentation of these sometimes-thorny, often-difficult constructs is clear. . . . This book offers not only a history of the most important contributions of the field but also an understanding of where psychology is at present.  The conclusion is simple but profound.  After more than a century of exploration, 'the mind is still a mystery.'  Summing up: Highly recommended."
         —D. M. Chirico, CHOICE

  45. Mind and Brain

    Rocco J. Gennaro

    Mind and Brain

    “Will be an invaluable addition to the resources available to teachers of beginning philosophy courses. It presents the fundamental arguments—historical and contemporary—for both dualism and materialism, as well as the standard objections to each. The presentation is clear and balanced, and should be useful for a wide range of courses.”
         —Mark Owen Webb, Texas Tech University

  46. Mind, Man, and Machine (Second Edition)

    Paul T. Sagal

    Mind, Man, and Machine (Second Edition)

    Explores the ideas of Turing, Lucas, Scriven, Putnam, and Searle, and renders the Gödel-Church-Lucas argument in terms intelligible to beginning students. Updated and expanded to take into account important arguments and developments in the ten years since its original publication, this provocative dialogue explores the ideas of Turing, Lucas, Scriven, Putnam, and Searle, and renders the complex Godel-Church-Lucas argument in transparent terms.  It includes a new argument, based loosely on Tarski's work on truth and the liar paradox, and a new section dealing with the problem of qualitative features of experience, such as color properties.

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    Edited by Roger Ariew and Eric Watkins

    Modern Philosophy (Second Edition)

    The leading anthology of writings of the modern period, Modern Philosophy provides the key works of seven major philosophers, along with a rich selection of associated texts by other leading thinkers of the period, chosen to deepen the reader's understanding of modern philosophy and its relationship to the natural sciences.  Building on the strengths of the first edition, the second edition of Modern Philosophy is enhanced by the addition of the following selections: Montaigne, Apology for Raymond Sebond, "The Senses Are Inadequate," Newton, Principia, "General Scholium," and Optics, "Query 31," Hume, Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion, Parts 1-5 and 9-12, and Reid, Inquiry Into Human Mind, Conclusion, and Essays on the Intellectual Powers of Man, "Of Judgment,"chap. 2, Of Common Sense.

  48. Modern Political Thought (Second Edition)

    Edited, with Introductions, by David Wootton

    Modern Political Thought (Second Edition)

    The second edition of David Wootton's Modern Political Thought: Readings from Machiavelli to Nietzsche offers a new unit on modern constitutionalism with selections from Hume, Montesquieu, the Federalist, and Constant. In addition to a new essay by Wootton, this unit features his new translation of Constant's 1819 essay "On Ancient and Modern Liberty". Other changes include expanded selections from Machiavelli's Discourses on Livy and a new Hegel selection, all of which strengthen an already excellent anthology.

  49. Monologion and Proslogion

    Anselm
    Translated, with Introduction and Notes, by Thomas Williams

    Monologion and Proslogion

    "Williams's translations are scrupulously faithful and accurate without being slavishly literal, and yet are lively and graceful."
         —Paul Vincent Spade, Indiana University

  50. Montaigne: Selected Essays

    Michel de Montaigne
    Translated by James B. Atkinson and David Sices
    Introduction and Notes by James B. Atkinson

    Montaigne: Selected Essays

    "A superb achievement, one that successfully brings together in accessible form the work of two major writers of Renaissance France. This is now the default version of Montaigne in English."
         —Timothy Hampton, Professor of French and Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley

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