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1

Journal of the History of Philosophy - Volume XIII January 1975 no. 1
USA
Journal of the History of Philosophy
1975


Soft Cover
Fair to Good





Covers are rather chipped and rubbed, interior fine. In addition to several book reviews, contains in depth articles as follows: The Stoic Oikeiosis and Sartre's Situation by Philip Merlan, The Infinite Sphere : Comments on the history of a Metaphor by Karsten Harries, Descartes on Re-Identification by Alan Hart, Existentialism, Idealism and Fichte's Concept of Coherence by Walter Wright, Trois penseurs du delaissement: Eckhart, Heidegger, Suzuki, Ekhard and the later Heidegger: The Mystical Element in Heidegger's Thought.
034312

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2 Adams, Reverend John A.M.

Curious Thoughts on the History of Man ...
London
G. Kearsley, Johnson's Head
1789

First Edition
Half-Leather
Fair





The complete title of this work is "Curious Thoughts on the History of Man ; chiefly abidged or selected from the Celebrated Works of Lord Kaimes, Lord Monboddo, Dr. Dunbar and the Immortal Montesquieu replete with Useful and Entertaining Instruction on a Variety of Important and Popular Subjects; viz. Population, Language, Manners, Property, Love, Matrimony, Polygamy, Marriage Ceremonies, Commerce, Government, Patriotism, Agriculture, Peace and War, Taxes, Music, Gaming, Luxury, ecc, designed to promote a spirit of Enquiry in the British Youth of Both Sexes and to make the Philosophy, as well as history of the human species, familiar to Ordinary Capacities". Leather spine with gilt design and lettering, tan boards, 359 pages, a lovely bookplate on inside cover, former owner's notation dated 1790 on title page, otherwise very clean, remarkably little foxing. Covers are edgworn with bumped corners, front hinge cracking but still adhering. Top page edges may have been gilt, but if so very faded. Very interesting subject matter
014960

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3 Adolphe Franck

The Kabbalah: The Religious Philosophy of the Hebrews
U.S.A.
Citadel Pr
2001
080650708X / 9780806507088

Soft Cover
Very Good





Light edgewear and a crease on the spine otherwise a good solid copy. Contents as follows : Publisher's Preface; Diagram Of The Sephiroth; Summary Of Contents; Preface To The English Translation; Preface To The German Translation Of The First French Edition; Foreword To The Second French Edition; Preface Of The Author; Introduction; Part One; The Antiquity Of The Kabbalah; The Kabbalistic Books. Authenticity Of The Sefer Yetzirah; The Authenticity Of The Zohar; Part Two; The Doctrine Contained In The Kabbalistic Books. Analysis Of The Sefer Yetzirah; Analysis Of The Zohar. Allegorical Method Of The Kabbalists; Analysis Of The Zohar. The Kabbalists' Conception Of The Nature Of God; Analysis Of The Zohar. The Kabbalists' view Of The World; Analysis Of The Zohar. view Of The Kabbalists On The Human Soul; Part Three; Systems Which Offer Some Resemblance To The Kabbalah. Relation Of The Kabbalah To The Philosophy Of Plato; Relation Of The Kabbalah To The Alexandrian School; Relation Of The Kabbalah To The Doctrine Of Philo; Relation Of The Kabbalah To Christianity; Relation Of The Kabbalah To The Religion Of The Chaldeans And Persians; Appendix; Endnotes
095884

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4 Archbold, Rick

Robert Bateman : An Artist in Nature
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Penguin Books Canada, Limited
1990
0670834262 / 9780670834266

Cloth
New
New


Illustrated

BRAND NEW - Just a touch of shopwear, otherwise pristine.
036785

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5 Baggott, Jim

a Beginner's Guide to Reality
London
Penguin
2005
0141019301 / 9780141019307

Soft Cover
Very Good





Minor edgewear otherwise a fine clean solid copy. From the publisher:"an introduction to philosophy for people who don't read philosophy. Jim Baggott's sources range from Aristotle to The Matrix. He examines the major developments in Western philosophical thought on the nature of reality, at each of three levels - social, perceptual and physical. (Do money, colour, or photons exist?) The book systematically investigates these levels, peeling away the assumptions we make about those parts of reality that we take for granted."
095754

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6 Bernstein, Richard

Ultimate Journey: Retracing the Path of an Ancient Buddhist Monk Who Crossed Asia in Search of Enlightenment
U.S.A.
Knopf
2001
0375400095 / 9780375400094
First Edition
Hard Cover
As New
As New




Hardcover 1st edition, 2nd printing. APPEARS NEW AND UNREAD. Dust jacket in protective mylar. From the publisher:"In the year 629, a greatly revered Chinese Buddhist monk, Hsuan Tsang, set out across Asia in search of the Buddhist Truth, to settle what he called the "perplexities of my mind." Nearly a millennium and a half later, Richard Bernstein retraces the monk's steps: from the Tang dynasty capital at Xian through ancient Silk Road oases, over forbidding mountain passes to Tashkent, Samarkand, and the Amu-Darya River, across Pakistan to the holiest cities of India?and back. Juxtaposing his experiences with those of Hsuan Tsang, Bernstein reconstructs the hazards and glories of this long and sinuous route, comparing present and past. The monk described what he saw and experienced: landscapes, customs, and, above all, people and the variety of religious beliefs held by those he met. So does our present-day author?taking us to Buddhist cave temples, to the holy places of the Buddha's own life, to the ruins of the Gandharan civilization in Pakistan, to the university in the Ganges Valley where Hsuan Tsang studied. He too encounters extraordinary figures? among them a German monk in Bodhgaya, a down-and-out maharaja, and a supposed reincarnation of Shiva. And he follows the path of Hsuan Tsang not only in physical but in contemplative ways, reflecting on the mysteries and paradoxes of Buddhist philosophy and on the nature of the Ultimate Truth that was Hsuan Tsang's goal. Ultimate Journey is a vivid, profoundly felt account of two stirring adventures, one in the past and one in the present in pursuit of illumination."
097939

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7 Bouveresse, Jacques

Wittgenstein Reads Freud
U.S.A.
Princeton University Press
1995
0691034257 / 9780691034256
First Edition
Hard Cover
Good
Good




Hardcover 1st edition. Some rippling and puffiness of page edges due to prior dampness - long since dried and everything is still perfectly readable. According to the publisher:"Did Freud present a scientific hypothesis about the unconscious, as he always maintained and as many of his disciples keep repeating? This question has long prompted debates concerning the legitimacy and usefulness of psychoanalysis, and it is of utmost importance to Lacanian analysts, whose main project has been to stress Freud's scientific grounding. Here Jacques Bouveresse, a noted authority on Ludwig Wittgenstein, contributes to the debate by turning to this Austrian-born philosopher and contemporary of Freud for a candid assessment of the early issues surrounding psychoanalysis. Wittgenstein, who himself had delivered a devastating critique of traditional philosophy, sympathetically pondered Freud's claim to have produced a scientific theory in proposing a new model of the human psyche. What Wittgenstein recognized--and what Bouveresse so eloquently stresses for today's reader--is that psychoanalysis does not aim to produce a change limited to the intellect but rather seeks to provoke an authentic change of human attitudes. The beauty behind the theory of the unconscious for Wittgenstein is that it breaks away from scientific, causal explanations to offer new forms of thinking and speaking, or rather, a new mythology. Offering a critical view of all the texts in which Wittgenstein mentions Freud, Bouveresse immerses us in the intellectual climate of Vienna in the early part of the twentieth century. Although we come to see why Wittgenstein did not view psychoanalysis as a science proper, we are nonetheless made to feel the philosopher's sense of wonder and respect for the cultural task Freud took on as he found new ways meaningfully to discuss human concerns. Intertwined in this story of Wittgenstein's grappling with the theory of the unconscious is the story of how he came to question the authority of science and of philosophy itself. While aiming primarily at the clarification of Wittgenstein's opinion of Freud, Bouveresse's book can be read as a challenge to the French psychoanalytic school of Lacan and as a provocative commentary on cultural authority."
095706

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8 Bowie, Henry P.

On the Laws of Japanese Painting : An Introduction to the Sturdy of the Art of Japan
USA
Dover Publications Inc.
1951


Soft Cover
Very Good





The unabridged edition of 177 pages (indexed as well) of the classic work on the philosophy and technique of Japanese art - with 66 illustrations. Minor edgewear and spine crease otherwise fine
097384

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9 Buber, Martin (translated By Walter Kaufmann )

I and Thou
New York
Charles Scribner Sons
1970
0684717255 / 9780684717258

Soft Cover
Very Good





A newer translation with a prologue and notes by Walter Kaufmann. 185 pp indexed - nice copy with only minor edgewear and creasing of spine
098423

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10 Carlyle, Thomas

Sartor Resartus Latter Day Pamphlets
London
Chapman & Hall
1893

First Thus
Hard Cover
Good





Hardcover, first combined thus - green cloth with gilt titles. Some edgewear, shelfwear, bowing of covers and bumped corners. Light foxing and age toning of text blocks. Despite stated flaws, still a good solid vintage copy. From Wikipedia: Thomas Carlyle's major work, Sartor Resartus (meaning 'The tailor re-tailored'), first published as a serial in 1833-34, purported to be a commentary on the thought and early life of a German philosopher called Diogenes Teufelsdröckh (which translates as 'god-born devil-dung'), author of a tome entitled "Clothes: their Origin and Influence", but was actually a poioumenon.Teufelsdröckh's Transcendentalist musings are mulled over by a skeptical English editor who also provides fragmentary biographical material on the philosopher. The work is, in part, a parody of Hegel, and of German Idealism more generally. However, Teufelsdröckh is also a literary device with which Carlyle can express difficult truths. Because Carlyle had difficulty finding a publisher for Sartor, he began composing it as an article in October 1831.[2] Fraser's Magazine serialised it in 1833-1834 and the text was published as an independent volume in Boston in 1836 and London in 1838.[3] Sartor Resartus was intended to be a new kind of book: simultaneously factual and fictional, serious and satirical, speculative and historical. It ironically commented on its own formal structure, while forcing the reader to confront the problem of where "truth" is to be found. In this respect it develops techniques used much earlier in Tristram Shandy, to which it refers. The imaginary "Philosophy of Clothes" holds that meaning is to be derived from phenomena, continually shifting over history, as cultures reconstruct themselves in changing fashions, power-structures, and faith-systems. The book contains a very Fichtean conception of religious conversion: based not on the acceptance of God but on the absolute freedom of the will to reject evil, and to construct meaning. This has led some writers to see Sartor Resartus as an early existentialist text. This book is extremely famous and discused.[citation needed] Sartor Resartus had a limited success in the USA, where it was admired by Ralph Waldo Emerson, influencing the development of New England Transcendentalism, and by Herman Melville, whose Moby-Dick was strongly influenced by Carlyle. Dwight Eisenhower, who kept this book with him from 1942 through 1945 while Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force, noted “Regarding the second part of this edition, again from Wiki: It is a wise man who has read this masterpiece and acts upon its call. Latter-Day Pamphlets was a series of "pamphlets" published by Thomas Carlyle in 1850, in vehement denunciation of what he believed to be the political, social, and religious imbecilities and injustices of the period. The book, which at one point vindicated slavery, failed to gain the approval of the Victorian public, and is often seen as a negative turning point in Carlyle's career. The best known of the essays in the collection is Hudson's Statue, an attack on plans to erect a monument to the bankrupted financier George Hudson, known as the "railway king". The essay expresses central theme of the book — the corrosive effects of populist politics and laissez faire capitalism. Carlyle also attacked the prison system, which he believed to be too liberal, and democratic parliamentary government. The imaginary figure of "Bobus", a corrupt sausage-maker turned politician, is used to epitomise the ways in which modern commercial culture saps the morality of society.
088959

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11 Creel, H. G.

Chinese Thought from Confucius to Mao Tse-Tung
USA
Mentor
1963


Mass Market Paperback
Very Good





A look at 3000 years of Chinese philosophy. Minor edgewear and light age toning of pages, otherwise fine
096169

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12 D'Entreves, A. P.

Natural Law: An Introduction to Legal Philosophy
Herndon, Virginia, U.S.A.
Humanities Pr
1964
0091026016 / 9780091026011

Soft Cover
Good





Some edgewear and creasing of spine and covers,as well many pages have been underlined, otherwise still a good reading copy
NS7075

Price: 9.89 USD
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13 Daniels, Robert V ( Edited with an Introduction By )

The Stalin Revolution : Foundations of Soviet Totalitarianism Second Edition
Toronto
D. C. Heath Canada, Limited
1972
066982495x / 9780669824957

Soft Cover
Good



Illustrated

Edited with an introduction by Robert V. Daniels. Part of the "Problems In European Civilization" series. Illustrated with vintage b&w photographs. Cover has some edgewear, rubbing and creasing. A few ink annotations throughout the text. Otherwise a very good reading copy.
061242

Price: 9.99 USD
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14 Dedopolus, Tom

The Brotherhood: Inside the Secret World of the Freemasons
U.S.A.
Thunder's Mouth Press
2005
1560258292 / 9781560258292

Soft Cover
Very Good





A clean fresh copy with only a touch of edgewear. From the publisher:"The Freemasons are the world’s best-known fraternity. Famous for their secretive nature and impressive roster of historical members, they are often regarded as a sinister force operating behind the scenes. Some dismiss them as a group of old men who dress up to play games and indulge in a convivial dinner. Others believe they are a corrupting network of avid nepotists and political dabblers, pulling society’s strings for their own dark ends.This is a long way from the Order’s original reputation as a force of enlightenment, social responsibility, and scientific awareness. Behind the rumors, hearsay, and façade of secrecy, Freemasonry resonates with a beautiful tradition of philosophical symbolism. The journey through the degrees of Masonry is the journey through life itself.Written by the grandson of a very high-ranking Mason, The Brotherhood is a fascinating look inside an enigmatic institution. Starting with the visible structure of international Freemasonry and the myths and legends that surround it, the book moves on to examine the true meaning of Freemasonry—its mythological and real history, its social context, and the symbolism and philosophy that illuminates every aspect of the Craft, with a look at the current state of Freemasonry today."
095149

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15 Denning, Melita ; Philipps, Osborne

The Magical Philosophy - Complete 5 Volumes in a Set of Three Books
U. S. A.
Llewellyn Publications
1992


Soft Cover
Very Good





Complete set of all 5 volumes contained in 3 softcover books, 2nd edition, later printing. Clean and tight, all 3 books present only minor edgewear. Interiors are clean and unmarked.
098037

Price: 85.00 USD
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16 Dion Fortune

The Esoteric Philosophy of Love and Marriage
USA
Red Wheel / Weiser
2006
1578631580 / 9781578631582

Soft Cover
As New





Appears NEW AND UNREAD! From the publisher:"Dion Fortune's basic esoteric textbook on the psychology of love and relationships gives a simple explanation of the universal factors governing interaction between masculine and feminine, from the "lowest" to the "highest" level of the Seven Planes. An important work"
098282

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17 Dion Fortune

The Mystical Qabalah
USA
Red Wheel Weiser
1989
0877285969 / 9780877285960

Soft Cover
Fair





Rather well-thumbed copy but still quite readable. From the back cover "The Mystical Qabalah remains a classic in its clarity, linking the broad elements of Jewish traditional thought -- probably going back to the Babylonian Captivity and beyond -- with both Eastern and Western philosophy and later Christian insights. Dion Fortune was one of the first Adepts to bring this "secret tradition" to a wider audience. Some before her often only added to the overall mystery by elaborating on obscurity, but her account is simple, clear, and comprehensive. The Qabalah could be described as a confidential Judaic explanation of the paradox of "the Many and the One" -- the complexity and diversity within a monotheistic unity. Whereas the Old Testament outlines the social and psychological development of a tightly knit "chosen group" culture, the supplementary Qabalah provides a detailed plan of the infrastructure behind the creative evolutionary process. A major limitation of the Authorized English Version of the bible is the translation of the many Hebrew God-names by the single name, "God". The Mystical Qabalah devotes a chapter to each of the ten schematic "God-names", the qualities or "Sephiroth", which focus the principle archetypes behind evolving human activity: the Spiritual Source; the principles of Force and Form; Love and Justice; the Integrative principle or the Christ Force; Aesthetics and Logic; the dynamics of the Psyche; and finally, the Manifestation of life on Earth in a physical body. The Mystical Qabalah works in a profoundly psychological way. Its lessons for the individual are invaluable and this book is a must for all who feel drawn to know themselves better so that their inner and outer worlds may be as one." (taken from a later printing)
098196

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18 E. J. Holmyard

Alchemy (Dover Books on Engineering)
USA
Dover Publications Inc.
1990
0486262987 / 9780486262987

Soft Cover
Very Good





Minor edgewear otherwise a fine clean study copy. From the back cover:"Alchemy is thought to have originated over 2000 years ago in Hellenic Egypt, the result of three converging streams: Greek philosophy, Egyptian technology and the mysticism of Middle Eastern religions. Its heyday was from about 800 A.D. to the middle of the seventeenth century, and its practitioners ranged from kings, popes, and emperors to minor clergy, parish clerks, smiths, dyers, and tinkers. Even such accomplished men as Roger Bacon, Thomas Aquinas, Sir Thomas Browne and Isaac Newton took an interest in alchemical matters. In its search for the "Philosopher's Stone" that would transmute base metals into silver and gold, alchemy took on many philosophical, religious and mystical overtones. These and many other facets of alchemy are explored with enormous insight and erudition in this classic work. E. J. Holmyard, a noted scholar in the field, begins with the alchemists of ancient Greece and China and goes on to discuss alchemical apparatus, Islamic and early Western alchemy; signs, symbols, and secret terms; Paracelsus; English, Scottish and French alchemists; Helvetius, Price, and Semler, and much more. Ranging over two millennia of alchemical history, Mr. Holmyard shows how, like astrology and witchcraft, alchemy was an integral part of the pre-scientific moral order, arousing the cupidity of princes, the blind fear of mobs and the intellectual curiosity of learned men. Eventually, however, with the advent and ascension of the scientific method, the hopes and ideas of the alchemists faded to the status of "pseudo-science." That transformation, as well as alchemy's undeniable role as a precursor of modern chemistry, are brilliantly illuminated in this book. Students of alchemy, chemistry, the history of science, and the occult, plus anyone interested in the origin and evolution of one of mankind's most enduring and influential myths, will want to have a copy of this masterly study."
098356

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19 Gibbs, Robert

The Other comes to Teach Me : A Review of Recent Levinas Publications
Netherlands
Kluwer Academic Publishers
1991


Soft Cover
Fine





Staple-bound pamphlet, may have been extracted from a larger publication in that the pagination runs from page 219 to page 233.
044408

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20 Gibbs, Robert

The Other comes to Teach Me : A Review of Recent Levinas Publications
Netherlands
Kluwer Academic Publishers
1991


Soft Cover
Fine





Staple-bound pamphlet, may have been extracted from a larger publication in that the pagination runs from page 219 to page 233.
044412

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