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  • Infinite Resignation

    A collection of aphorisms, fragments, and observations on philosophy and pessimism.Composed of aphorisms, fragments, and observations both philosophical and personal, Eugene Thacker’s Infinite Resignation traces the contours of pessimism, caught as it is between a philosophical position and a bad attitude. By turns melancholic, misanthropic, and tinged with gallows humor, Thacker’s writing ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • At the Existentialist Café

    Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails with Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Albert Camus, Martin Heidegger, Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Others

    Named one of the Ten Best Books of 2016 by the New York Times, a spirited account of a major intellectual movement of the twentieth century and the revolutionary thinkers who came to shape it, by the best-selling author of How to Live Sarah Bakewell.Paris, 1933: three contemporaries meet over apricot cocktails at the Bec-de-Gaz bar on the rue Montparnasse. They are the young Jean-Paul Sartre, ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Aristotle

    by Alfred Taylor ...
    It has not commonly been the lot of philosophers, as it is of great poets, that their names should become household words. We should hardly call an Englishman well read if he had not heard the name of Sophocles or Molière. An educated man is expected to know at least who these great writers were, and to understand an allusion to the Antigone or Le Misanthrope. But we call a man well read if his ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • 天台智者大師全集 六妙法門 疏文斷句

    by 王 穆提 ...
    天台大師於都下瓦官寺略出此法門六妙門者,蓋是內行之根本,三乘得道之要逕。故釋迦初詣道樹,跏趺坐草,內思安般:一、數;二、隨;三、止;四、觀;五、還;六、淨,因此萬行開發,降魔成道。當知佛為物軌,示跡若斯,三乘正士豈不同遊此路?所言六者,即是數法。約數明禪,故言六也。如佛或約一數辯禪,所謂一行三昧;或約二數,謂一止,二觀;或約三數,謂三三昧;或約四數,所謂四禪;或約五數,謂五門禪;或約六數,謂六妙門;或約七數,謂七依定;或約八數,謂八背捨;或約九數,謂九次第定;或約十數,謂十禪支。如是等,乃至百千萬億阿僧祇不可說諸三昧門,悉是約數說諸禪也。雖數有多少,窮其法相,莫不悉相收攝。以眾生機悟不同,故有增減之數,分別利物。今言六者,即是約數法而標章也。妙者,其意乃多,若論正意,即是滅諦涅槃。故滅四行中言滅、止、妙、離。涅槃非斷非常,有而難契,無而易得,故言妙也。六法能通,故名為門。門雖有六,會妙不殊 ... Read more

    $10.00 USD

  • At the Risk of Thinking

    An Intellectual Biography of Julia Kristeva

    series Psychoanalytic Horizons
    A Choice Outstanding Academic Title of the YearFinalist for the 2021 Prose Awards (Biography & Autobiography category)At the Risk of Thinkingis the first biography of Julia Kristeva--one of the most celebrated intellectuals in the world. Alice Jardine brings Kristeva's work to a broader readership by connecting Kristeva's personal journey, from her childhood in Communist Bulgaria to her adult life ... Read more

    $23.09 USD

  • Voltaire in Love

    by Nancy Mitford ...
    The inimitable Nancy Mitford’s account of Voltaire’s fifteen-year relationship with the Marquise du Châtelet—the renowned mathematician who introduced Isaac Newton’s revolutionary new physics to France—is a spirited romp in the company of two extraordinary individuals as well as an erudite and gossipy guide to French high society during the Enlightenment. Mitford’s story is as delicious as it is ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Diderot and the Art of Thinking Freely

    **Best Book of the Year – Kirkus ReviewsA spirited biography of the prophetic and sympathetic philosopher who helped build the foundations of the modern world.**Denis Diderot is often associated with the decades-long battle to bring the world’s first comprehensive Encyclopédie into existence. But his most daring writing took place in the shadows. Thrown into prison for his atheism in 1749, Diderot ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • Meetings with Remarkable Men

    Book 1 - All and Everything
    Meetings with Remarkable Men is the second volume of the All and Everything trilogy written by the Greek-Armenian spiritual teacher G. I. Gurdjieff. Autobiographical in nature, Gurdjieff started working on the Russian manuscript shortly before his death, revising it several times over the coming years. The English translation by A. R. Orage came quarter a century later.George Ivanovich Gurdjieff, ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Stranger in a Strange Land

    Searching for Gershom Scholem and Jerusalem

    Taking his lead from his subject, Gershom Scholem—the 20th century thinker who cracked open Jewish theology and history with a radical reading of Kabbalah—Prochnik combines biography and memoir to counter our contemporary political crisis with an original and urgent reimagining of the future of Israel.In Stranger in a Strange Land, Prochnik revisits the life and work of Gershom Scholem, whose once ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • The Transcendentalists and Their World

    One of The Wall Street Journal's 10 best books of 2021One of Air Mail's 10 best books of 2021In the year of the nation’s bicentennial, Robert A. Gross published The Minutemen and Their World, a paradigm-shaping study of Concord, Massachusetts, during the American Revolution. It won the prestigious Bancroft Prize and became a perennial bestseller. Forty years later, in this highly anticipated work, ... Read more

    $19.99 USD

  • Autobiography of A Yogi

    Autobiography of a Yogi introduces the reader to the life of Paramahansa Yogananda and his encounters with spiritual figures of both the East and West. The book begins with his childhood family life, to finding his guru, to becoming a monk and establishing his teachings of Kriya Yoga meditation. The book continues in 1920 when Yogananda accepts an invitation to speak in a religious congress in ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • Places of Mind

    A Life of Edward Said

    A New York Times Book Review Editors' ChoiceThe first comprehensive biography of the most influential, controversial, and celebrated Palestinian intellectual of the twentieth centuryAs someone who studied under Edward Said and remained a friend until his death in 2003, Timothy Brennan had unprecedented access to his thesis adviser’s ideas and legacy. In this authoritative work, Said, the pioneer ... Read more

    $16.99 USD $12.99 USD

  • Saint Augustine

    A Life

    by Garry Wills ...
    Look out for a new book from Garry Wills, What The Qur'an Meant, coming fall 2017.Pulitzer Prize winner Garry Wills brings the same fresh scholarship, lively prose, and critical appreciation that characterize his well-known books on religion and American history to this outstanding biography of one of the most influential Christian philosophers.Saint Augustine follows its subject from his youth in ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Son of Life

    by Kalle Mahto ...
    We will never find a rich life if we are seeking it in the wrong places. True glory resides within us.Mystique interests people because it is so rare. You need to have come far in your spiritual path to understand this almost forgotten, yet baffling, topic. This book speaks of large riddles, such as who we are and where humanity is going. This book sheds light on different religions, where they ... Read more

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  • Meditations

    Wisdom from one of the greatest philosophical minds in all of Roman historyDivided into twelve books, these meditations chronicle Aurelius’s personal quest for self-improvement. This enduring text from one of history’s greatest warriors and leaders has been compared to St. Augustine’s Confessions for its timelessness, clarity, and candor. These writings, composed between 161 and 180 CE, set forth ... Read more

    $6.29 USD

  • Walden

    This edition of Walden is specially formatted with illustrations and a Touch-or-Click Table of Contents.Henry David Thoreau was born David Henry Thoreau on July 12, 1817 in Concord, Massachusetts. Mr. Thoreau was an author, poet, abolitionist, naturalist, surveyor, transcendentalist, and philosopher. Thoreaus works intertwine his love of history philosophy and nature. Many of his theories about ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • The Price of Peace

    Money, Democracy, and the Life of John Maynard Keynes

    **NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An “outstanding new intellectual biography of John Maynard Keynes [that moves] swiftly along currents of lucidity and wit” (The New York Times), illuminating the world of the influential economist and his transformative ideas“A timely, lucid and compelling portrait of a man whose enduring relevance is always heightened when crisis strikes.”—The Wall Street Journal* ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Harvard Psychedelic Club

    How Timothy Leary, Ram Dass, Huston Smith, and Andrew Weil Killed the Fifties and Ushered in a New Age for America

    by Don Lattin ...
    “[Don Lattin] has created a stimulating and thoroughly engrossing read.” —Dennis McNally, author of A Long Strange Trip: The Inside History of the Grateful Dead, and Desolate Angel: Jack Kerouac, the Beat Generation, and AmericaIt is impossible to overstate the cultural significance of the four men described in Don Lattin’s The Harvard Psychedelic Club. Huston Smith, tirelessly working to promote ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Story of Philosophy

    by Will Durant ...
    A brilliant and concise account of the lives and ideas of the great philosophers, from Plato to Dewey.Few write for the non-specialist as well as Will Durant, and this book is a splendid example of his eminently readable scholarship. Durant’s insight and wit never cease to dazzle; The Story of Philosophy is a key book for anyone who wishes to survey the history and development of philosophical ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • Karl Marx: A Nineteenth-Century Life

    Karl Marx is a magisterial and defining biography that vividly explores not only the man himself but also the revolutionary times in which he lived.Between his birth in 1818 and his death sixty-five years later, Karl Marx became one of Western civilization’s most influential political philosophers. Two centuries on, he is still revered as a prophet of the modern world, yet he is also blamed for ... Read more

    $14.39 USD

  • Socrates

    A Man for Our Times

    by Paul Johnson ...
    A brilliant portrait of the Greek philosopher who personified philosophy.Socrates was undeniably one of the greatest thinkers of all time, yet he wrote nothing. Throughout his life, and indeed until his very last moment alive, Socrates fully embodied his philosophy in thought and deed. It is through the story of his life that we can fully grasp his powerful actions and ideas.In his highly ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The Complete Marcus Aurelius: The Meditations

    The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius

    series Texts From Ancient Rome
    Marcus Aurelius was Emperor of Rome from 161 AD until 180 AD, and is remembered as the last of the "Five Good Emperors", and also one of the most important of the "Stoic" school of philosophers."Meditations" was originally titled "To Myself", and was not intended to be made widely read, but was rather written by Marcus Aurelius for his own edification. It was written in Greek whilst on Campaign ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • How to Live

    Or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer

    Winner of the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award for BiographyHow to get along with people, how to deal with violence, how to adjust to losing someone you love—such questions arise in most people’s lives. They are all versions of a bigger question: how do you live? How do you do the good or honorable thing, while flourishing and feeling happy?This question obsessed Renaissance writers, none ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Stories of an alchemist

    The extraordinary childhood years of the founder of Damanhur in 33 tales

    These stories are evidently, all together, a Book of Alchemy that I hope is also a bit amusing: a new way to teach, perhaps, in life. In the manifestation of natural powers, in the excesses during their use during the formation and growth of everyone, many forces, subtle and not, show up suddenly and equally quickly disappear, in order to be replaced by other experiences still. The extraordinary ... Read more

    $4.99 USD