Dial a Book Search Sydney Australia
 Book Search    Browse Books    Contact    About us    How to order    Shopping Cart    Book Requests    Secure Payments
Browse  Philosophy Books

There are 108 books in this catalogue.
Practical Ethics - Second Edition
Singer, Peter
Book Number: 63292
ISBN: 9780521439718
Cambridge ; New York Cambridge University Press 2007 8vo softcover 395pp index. very good+. Peter Singer's remarkably clear and comprehensive Practical Ethics has become a classic introduction to applied ethics since its publication in 1979 and has been translated into many languages. For this second edition the author has revised all the existing chapters, added two new ones, and updated the bibliography. He has also added an appendix describing some of the deep misunderstanding of, and consequent violent reaction to, the book in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland where the book has tested the limits of freedom of speech. The focus of the book is the application of ethics to difficult and controversial social questions: equality and discrimination by race, sex, ability, or species; abortion, euthanasia, and embryo experimentation; the moral status of animals; political violence and civil disobedience; overseas aid and the obligation to assist others; responsibility for the environment; the treatment of refugees. Singer explains and assesses relevant arguments in a perspicuous, non-doctrinaire way. He structures the book to show how contemporary controversies often have deep philosophical roots; and he presents an ethical theory of his own that can be applied consistently and convincingly to all the practical cases. The book's primary readership remains teachers and students of ethics whether in philosophy or some other branch of the humanities or social sciences. However, such is the clarity of the book's style and structure that it should interest any thinking person concerned with the most difficult social problems facing us as we approach the twenty-first century.
Price: $20.00

Outlines of a Philosophical Argument on the Infinite, and the Final Cause of Creation, and on the Intercourse Between the Soul and Body
Swedenborg, Emanuel. Translated from the Latin by James John Garth Wilkinson
Book Number: 63179
William Newbery, London, 1847. 8vo. hardcover. 160pp. good, some foxing, presentation bookplate from the Society for the Writings Emanual Swedenborg inside front cover. Newtown School of arts library label on front cover.
Price: $40.00

Plato's Theory of Knowledge the Theaetetus and the Sophist of Plato Translated with a Running Commentary
Cornford, Francis MacDonald
Book Number: 62761
ISBN: 0710046081
Routledge and Kegan Paul, London 1973 8vo. softcover. 336pp. index. Very good.
Price: $14.00

Understanding Symbolic Logic
Klenk, Virginia
Book Number: 62753
ISBN: 0130607673
Prentice Hal, USA 1994. Third edition. 8vo. laminated boards, hardcover. 496pp. index. Very good, owner's details on half-title. Light foxing to endpapers & outer page edges.
Price: $18.00

Individual morality
Hemming, James
Book Number: 62754
Nelson, 1969. 8vo. hardcover. 261pp. Very good, owner's name on fep. / Very good d/w rubbed on top corners.
Price: $12.00

The Raft and Socrates Asks Why: Two Conversations
Linklater, Eric
Book Number: 62756
Macmillan & Co., London, 1944. 8vo. hardcover. 121pp. Very good. / God d/w missing pieces at top and bottom of spine.
Price: $8.00

Humanly possible; a biologist's notes on the future of mankind
Rostand, Jean
Book Number: 62757
ISBN: 0841501777
Saturday Review Press, New York 1973. 8vo. hardcover. 182pp. Near Fine, bookseller sticker inside front cover. / Good+ d/w with snall tear on bottom corner(repaired).
Price: $12.00

The Passionate Sceptic.
Russell, Bertrand
Book Number: 62758
George Allen and Unwin, London 1957, First edition. 8vo. hardcover. 249pp. index. Good, foxing to endpapers & outer page edges. / Good. chipped d/w torn along rear edge.
Price: $25.00

The Lonley Crowd. A study of the changing American character.
Riesman, David with Glazer, Nathan & Denney, Reuel.
Book Number: 62759
ISBN: 0300001932
Yale University Press, New Haven 1966. 8vo. softcover. 315pp. index. Good+. corners slightly bumped.
Price: $15.00

101 Philosophy Problems
Cohen, Martin
Book Number: 62653
ISBN: 0415261296
Routledge London 2002 2nd edition. 8vo. softcover. 229pp. index. Good+, cover creased.
Price: $9.00

Life's Dominion: An Argument about Abortion and Euthanasia
Dworkin, Ronald
Book Number: 62607
ISBN: 0002159341
HarperCollins, 1993 8vo. hardcover. 272pp. index. Very good+. / Very good+ d/w.
Price: $12.00

Dharma the Cat - Philosophy with Fur
David Lourie (signed by) and Ted Blackall ( Illustrator)
Book Number: 60957
ISBN: 073181035x
Simon and Schuster 2005 oblong 12mo softcover. 80pp. Near fine. Inscribed by David Laurie "for .... may the force be with you and initialed and initialed under his name on the title page. On the rocky road to Nirvana with a Buddhist cat, a novice monk and a mouse who doesn't care for anything but cheese...Available for the first time in book format, DHARMA THE CAT: PHILOSOPHY WITH FUR is a collection of cartoons that have appeared on the award-winning 'Dharma the Cat' website. The three characters featured in the cartoon strips are Bodhi, the novice monk; Siam, a cheese loving mouse; and Dharma, a cat who searches for meaning and truth, and looks fondly at the foibles of his human companion. The cartoons offer a rare blend of spirituality, philosophy and humour, with a Buddhist tone. The humour is based on a 'how not to' approach o spiritual practice, as the young novice Bodhi stumbles into every pitfall along the path to enlightenment, highlighting the foibles and universal tangles that people recognise in their own lives.
Price: $80.00

The People at Play. Excursions in the Humor and Philosophy of Popular Amusements
Hartt, Rollin Lynde
Book Number: 46594
Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston and New York, 1909 8vo. hardcover. 317pp. b/w illus. Fair, cover faded & worn on spine edge, spine slipt on rear edge. Ex-lib.
Price: $15.00

The Library of Philosophical Translations. Plotinus: Vol. 1, The Ethical Treatises; vol. 2, Psychic and Physical Treatises; vol. 3, The Nature of the Soul; vol. 4, The Divine Mind; vol. 5 On the One and Good.
Plotinus - Translated by Stephen Mackenna
Book Number: 61087
Philip Lee Warner, Publisher to the Medici Society, Limited 7 Grafton St. London, W, 1. 1917 4to. Cloth spine to blue boards. Limited edition stated on Vol I, II, III. volumes 4 & 5 are identical, but no limited edition statement. Printed on rag paper. Volume I has a foxed cover, with tape marks around the edges of the front and rear board. All volumes have bumped extremes, un-cut page edges, foxing to end pages, however the copies are bright and unmarked. Vol 1 & 2 have po name on fep.
Price: $1200.00

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Herbert Spencer.
Hudson, Professor W.H.
Book Number: 29376
Watts & Co., London 1904. 8vo. softcover. 128pp. good+. Scarce.
Price: $35.00

Solid Philosophy asserted, against the fancies of the Ideists, with Reflexions on Mr. Locke’s Essay concerning Human Understanding
Sergeant, John
Book Number: 32796
Printed for Roger Clavil at the Peacock, Able Roper at the Black Boy, both in Fleet Street, and Thomas Metcalf, over against Earl''s-Court in Drury-Lane 1697 First Edition 8vo. front board missing. ffl has an inscription "This book was wrote by J. Sergeant a Jesuit. Spine and back board, leather, and worn. 460pp. Pages are wavy, so book may have been wet. Copy is solidly bound and has no foxing. printed in old english.
Price: $1200.00

A Self Portrait
Gibran, Kahlil
Book Number: 43073
Heinemann, 1974 reprint 8vo. hardcover. 93pp. Very good, page edges slightly browned. / Very good, clipped d/w.
Price: $18.00

Spirits Rebellious
Gibran, Kahlil
Book Number: 61104
Heinemann, 1964 reprint 8vo. hardcover. 123pp. Very good. / Very good, clipped d/w.
Price: $18.00

A Tear and a Smile
Gibran, Kahlil
Book Number: 61681
ISBN: 0434290742
Heinemann, 1972 reprint 8vo. hardcover. 172pp. Very good, light foxing to endpapers & edges. / Very good, clipped d/w.
Price: $15.00

Time The Familiar Stranger
Fraser, J. T.
Book Number: 58033
ISBN: 1556151713
Tempus Books of Microsoft Press 1987 Trade paperback. 388pp. Very good. examines the classical and contemporary theories and conceptions of time. Fraser explores and expansive range of topics, the origins of the universe, the history of timekeeping devices, the biology of aging and death, human perception of time, dreaming vs waking reality, expectation and memory, scientists' exploration of time in the physical world, and the ways in which technological rhymes control our lives.
Price: $25.00

The muse in the machine : computers and creative thought
Gelernter, David Hillel.
Book Number: 29804
ISBN: 1857020839
London Fourth Estate 1994 8vo hardcover 211pp index. very good+ / very good+ d/w. Designed for a wide audience, this book claims that the standard approach to human thought is wrong in fundamental ways. The author challenges, in particular, the views of Daniel Dennett ("Consciousness Explained") and Roger Penrose ("The Emperor's New Mind"): first, emotion is a necessary part of thought and so a thinking computer will not be possible until a feeling computer is possible; second, reasoning, logic and analysis are only part of the way we think - there are also other kinds of thinking, such as poetic and religious; third, the nature of thought is intertwined with the nature of art. He also discusses philosophy, psychology, technology, art and literature, in particular the poetry of Wordsworth, Blake, Keats and the Bible.
Price: $12.00

Story of Pascualete
Quintanilla, Aline
Book Number: 27325
ISBN: 004320094X
London: John Murray, 1963. 8vo hardcover 214pp index, b/w illus. very good / very good d/w.
Price: $12.00

Farewell to Revolution: Marxist philosophy and the modern world.
Kissin, S.F.
Book Number: 5434
London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1978. 8vo. hardcover. 256pp, index. very good / very good d/w, light stain rear board.
Price: $15.00

Leary, Timothy
Book Number: 27275
ISBN: 0941404846
New Falcon Publications January 1989 8vo softcover 187pp. very good.
Price: $20.00

Indvidualism Reconsidered
Book Number: 30547
Free Press 1954 8vo softcover 530pp index. very good.
Price: $15.00

Rational Belief Systems
Ellis, Brian
Book Number: 30719
ISBN: 0631115900
Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1979. First edition. 8vo. hardcover. 118pp. index. very good. / very good d/w.
Price: $18.00

Quest for Mind
Gardner, Howard
Book Number: 34166
ISBN: 090457606X
Coventure 1972 8vo hardcover 276pp index. very good / very good d/w.
Price: $12.00

The Fullness of Life
Kurtz, Paul
Book Number: 34368
ISBN: 0818013206
New York Horizon Press 1974 8vo softcover 216pp. very good.
Price: $8.00

An Introduction to Modal Logic
Hughes, G. E. & Cresswell M. J.
Book Number: 38894
ISBN: 041629460x
Methuen 1972. 8vo. Paperback. 371pp. Very good, owner's signature on fep. Contents includes Index of Authors, Index of Subjects, List of Symbols and important rules. Modal Propositional Logic, Non-Modal Proposition Calculus, The System T, The Systems S4 and S5, Validity in T, S4 and S5, The Modal Predicate Logic, A Survey of Modal Logic, Natural deduction and Modal Systems, Kripke's Model Structures and Hintikka;s Model Sets.
Price: $10.00

History and Subjectivity: The Transformation of Marxist Theory
Gottlieb, Roger S.
Book Number: 41175
ISBN: 0877224943
Temple Univ Press 1987 8vo hardcover 318pp index, b/w illus. very good+ / very good d/w. Can Marxism still serve the American left? History and Subjectivity answers this question by synthesizing the conflicting perspectives of traditional Marxism, Western and neo-Marxism, socialist-feminism, and various minority political movements into a comprehensive and original social theory. nnIn the last seventy years, social change and the failure of leftist movements have made it necessary to transform Marxist theory. Undermined by its own theoretical success, traditional Marxism mistakenly assumed that Marx's understanding of competitive capitalism could be the model for theories of any society. Roger Gottlieb argues convincingly that the transformation of Marxist theory requires a fundamentally new understanding of social primacy. nnGottlieb draws on resources from virtually all areas of contemporary radical social theory. This interdisciplinary approach results in a sweeping synthesis of existing Marxist thought and an original and compelling social theory. nnFrom the PublishernAn original social theory synthesizing conflicting perspectives of Marxism
Price: $28.00

The City Of Words. Understanding civilisation through story. (Massey Lecture Series)
Manguel, Alberto
Book Number: 42717
ISBN: 0-7022-3684-5
Uninversityof Queensland Press 2007 8vo. softcover. 166pp. index. Fine.
Price: $12.00

Sociological Lives and Ideas - An Introduction to Classical Theorists
Pampel, Fred C.
Book Number: 42866
ISBN: 0333925440
Palgrave Macmillan June 9, 2000 8vo softcover 224pp very good. Index. Karl Marx, Emile Durkheim, Max Webber, Georg Simmel, George Herbert Mead.
Price: $18.00

Vox Clamantis
Minimus, Numa
Book Number: 44795
London: Macmillan & Co., 1911 8vo. red cloth hardcover. 200pp. Good, foxed, cover slightly flecked. / no d/w.
Price: $15.00

Jefferson and His Time (Thomas) Jefferson and the Rights of Man (Volume Two II) 1784-1792
Malone, Dumas - Thomas Jefferson
Book Number: 45209
Little Brown 1951 8vo. Softcover. 523pp. Very good. Index. The second volume in this distinguished study tells the story of the eventful middle years of the life of Thomas Jefferson - his ministry to France in the years just before the French Revolution and during the early stages of that struggle. his service as secretary of state in President Washington's first cabinet, the crucial period of his first differences with Hamilton and the beginnings of his long struggle with the Federalists.
Price: $22.00

Jefferson and His Time (Thomas) Jefferson and the Ordeal of Liberty (Volume Three III) 1793-1801
Malone, Dumas - Thomas Jefferson
Book Number: 45210
Little Brown 1962 8vo. Softcover. 523pp. Very good. Index. The third volume in this distinguished study deals with one of the most fascinating and controversial periods of Jefferson's life as it tells the story of the final and most crucial phase of his secretaryship of state, his retirement to monticello, his assumption of the leadership of the opposition party, and the crisis during the half-war with France when the existence of political opposition was threatened and the freedom of individuals imperiled.
Price: $22.00

New Harmony Movement
Lockwood, George B.
Book Number: 54617
ISBN: 0486227197
Dover Publications, 1971 8vo softcover 404pp index, b/w illus. very good.
Price: $12.00

Contemporary Political Thought in England
Rockow, Lewis
Book Number: 49039
Leonard Parsons, London, 1925. 8vo. blue cloth hardcover. 336pp. index. Good_, foxing, wear to cover corners.
Price: $25.00

Parallels and Paradoxes : Explorations in Music and Society
Said, Edward W.
Book Number: 53324
ISBN: 0747566844
Bloomsbury, 2003. 8vo. softcover. 186pp. Very good+, owner's inscription on fep.
Price: $10.00

Theories Of Education. Studies of Significant Innovation in Western Educational Thought
Bowen, James; Hobson, Peter.
Book Number: 57315
ISBN: 0471334200
Wiley, 1974 8vo. softcover. 478pp. index. Very good, light crease to cover, small owner's name on fep.
Price: $16.00

Universal Abandon? The Politics of Postmodernism
Ross, Andrew (ed)
Book Number: 57144
ISBN: 0852246544
Edinburgh University Press, UK. 1989 8vo. softcover. 300pp. index. Very good.
Price: $14.00

Between Hume and Mill: An Anthology of British Philosophy, 1749-1843.
Brown, Robert (ed).
Book Number: 57147
Modern Library, New York, 1970. 8vo. hardcover. 495pp. index. Very good. / Good d/w, torn on bottom corners.
Price: $18.00

Kierkegaard. A critical biography of the philosopher who has been called the father of existentialism.
Thompson, Josiah
Book Number: 57152
ISBN: 057501718X
Victor Gollancz, 1973. 8vo. hardcover. 286pp. index, b/w illus. very good. / Very good d/w.
Price: $18.00

Kant Studies Today
Beck, Lewis W. (editor)
Book Number: 57170
Open Court Publishing. USA 1969 8vo. hardcover. 507pp. index. Very good. / Good+ d/w.
Price: $22.00

Arthur Schopenhauer Essays from the Parerga and Paralipomena
Schopenhauer, Arthur (translated by Bailey Saunders)
Book Number: 57171
Allen & Unwin, London 1951. 8vo. hardcover. Very good. poor d/w.
Price: $45.00

Language, Minds and Knowledge
Hoffman, Robert
Book Number: 57175
ISBN: 0391000071
Humanities Press, 1970. 8vo. hardcover. 184pp. index. Very good. / Very good d/w.
Price: $15.00

The Culture of Contentment
Galbraith, John Kenneth
Book Number: 57183
ISBN: 1856191478
Sinclair-Stevenson, London 1992 8vo. hardcover. 195pp. index. Very good, page edges slightly browned.
Price: $12.00

The Moral Law
Paton, H. J.
Book Number: 57186
ISBN: 0090360338
Hutchinson's University Library, London, 1972 8vo. softcover. 135pp. Very good.
Price: $8.00

Ethics, Emotion and the Unity of the Self
Letwin, Oliver
Book Number: 57191
ISBN: 0709941102
Groom Helm 1987 8vo. hardcover. 132pp/ index. Very good+. / Very good+ d/w.
Price: $45.00

Postmodernism and Its Discontents: Theories, Practices
Kaplan, E. Ann
Book Number: 57215
ISBN: 0860919250
Verso Books, London & New York, 1993. 8vo. softcover. 188pp. Very good+.
Price: $15.00

Guerrilla Warfare & Marxism, A Collection of Writings from Karl Marx to the Present on Armed Struggles for Liberation and for Socialism
Pomeroy, William J. (ed.)
Book Number: 57669
International Publishers New York 1970 8vo. softcover. 336pp. index. Very good ex-lib.
Price: $18.00

Philosophy of Conscious Action
Richardson, Garry
Book Number: 58486
ISBN: 0959045279
Gavemer Publishing, Sydney, 1987. 8vo. hardcover. 336pp. index, b/w illus. Very good. / Very good d/w.
Price: $28.00

Life and Living
Jones, Frederic Wood
Book Number: 59347
Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. 1939 8vo. Brown cloth hardcover. 268pp. Very good. Includes front, and flaps of original d/w in pieces. Contents includes Mechanism or Vitalism?, Life and Growth, The Spirit of Adventure, Disease and Individuality, The Master Surgeon, Anatomy and a Life Principle, Universities and Life, The Changing Point of View, The Mammalian Toilet.
Price: $20.00

Philosophy and educational foundations
Brent, Allen.
Book Number: 27269
ISBN: 0043701442
London ; Boston Allen & Unwin 1983 8vo softcover 3639pp index. very good.
Price: $22.00

Mirror of Philosophers
Versfeld, Martin
Book Number: 29916
London: Sheed and Ward, 1960. 8vo. hardcover. 301pp. index. very good. / good, chipped d/w.
Price: $12.00

Theory of Moves
Brams, Steven J.
Book Number: 38589
ISBN: 0521458676
Cambridge University Press 1994 8vo softcover 248pp index. very good, book covered in clear adhesive plastic.
Price: $12.00

Empty Names, Fiction and the Puzzles of Non-Existence
Everett, Anthony J. & Hofweber, Thomas (editors)
Book Number: 39711
ISBN: 1575862549
 8vo. softcover. 325pp. index. near fine.
Price: $25.00

A Critical Account of the Philosophy of Kant Volume 1
CAIRD, Edward.
Book Number: 41326
Glasgow, James Maclehose & Sons, 1889 8vo. blue cloth hardcover. 654pp. very good, light wear to cover corners, foxing to endpapers & edges, owner's details on fep.
Price: $55.00

Chaos & Cyber Culture
Leary, Timothy
Book Number: 44109
ISBN: 0914171771
Ronin Pub 1994 4to softcover 270pp good, corners bumped.
Price: $15.00

Burke and Paine on revolution and the rights of man
Dishman, Robert B
Book Number: 46428
ISBN: 0684412276
Charles Scribner's Sons., 1971. 8vo. softcover. 309pp. Good+, cover creased.
Price: $15.00

Bringing Human Rights to Life
Bailey, Peter
Book Number: 51773
ISBN: 862871035
Federation Press, Sydney 1993 8vo. softcover. 270pp. index. Very good.
Price: $10.00

Next 30 Results