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A Darwinian Left: Politics, Evolution and Cooperation [Darwinism Today].
Singer, Peter.
ISBN: 0297643363
Weidenfeld & Nicolson London 1999 
  Hardback small, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), minimal edgewear jacket. 70 pp. This ground-breaking book traces the history of human behaviour. Shows how the insights of modern evolutionary theory (Charles Darwin) can help to set realistic and realizable goals, reinvigorating left-wing thinking. This is a new vision of the political left from one of the leading moral philosophers of the modern era. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 23550  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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A Farewell to Marx: An Outline and Appraisal of His Theories.
Conway, David.
ISBN: 0140223657
Penguin Books Harmondsworth 1987 
  Paperback wide trade, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. 230 pp. The author shows that theories about politics and economics, ideology and human nature (eg, Marxism) are perfectly amenable to rational discussion. 
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 24974  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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A Historical Introduction to the Philosophy of Science [Oxford Paperbacks University Series].
Losee, John.
ISBN: 0198880774
Oxford University Press London 1972 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, figures, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. 218 pp. An historical exposition of debating positions on such issues as the distinction between scientific inquiry and other types of investigations, the interdependence of observation and theory, and the evaluation of competing scientific theories. Although the emphasis is on developments before 1940, relevant links are established to contemporary discussions in the philosophy of science. 
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Book Number: 23159  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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A Kierkegaard Reader: Texts and Narratives.
Kierkegaard, Soren; Poole, Roger (editor); Stangerup, Henrik (editor).
ISBN: 0947795987
Fourth Estate London 1989 
  Paperback trade, good condition, edges & inside covers & flyleaves lightly foxed, covers lightly marked, minor edgewear. 241 pp. This book is a lifetime study of the Danish existentialist philosopher and theologian, Soren Kierkegaard, by both editors. Presents a generous selection from his writings. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 23544  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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A Little History of Philosophy.
Warburton, Nigel.
ISBN: 9780300152081
Yale University Press New Haven 2011 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), illustrated endpapers (dark blue with black owls), black & white drawings, minimal edgewear jacket (faint sticker mark rear flap). 252 pp. This history introduces the great thinkers in Western philosophy and explores their most compelling ideas about the world and how best to live in it. In 40 brief chapters, the author offers inspiration to think, argue, reason and ask. 
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 28416  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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A Nice Derangement of Epistemes: Post-positivism in the Study of Science From Quine to Latour.
Zammito, John H.
ISBN: 0226978621
University of Chicago Press Chicago 2004 
  Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. 390 pp. An exhaustive history and philosophical critique of anti-positivism movements (including postmodernism) that have arisen since the 1950s. These assert that scientific knowledge is not objective, but rather a sociopolitical construct. Zammito concludes that the problems of positivism do not justify denigrating empirical inquiry. By American professor of history, Rice University. 
Price: $35.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 12859  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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A Plain Person's Free Will [Journal of Consciousness Studies Special Issue].
Hodgson, David.
ISBN: 1845400275
Imprint Academic Thorverton, UK 2005 
  Paperback octavo, very good plus condition. 95 pp. Plain persons tend to accept that free will exists and is inconsistent with determinism, but this commonsense position is widely debunked by professional philosophers and cognitive scientists. In this special issue of the Journal of Consciousness Studies, David Hodgson defends a simple, robust account of the plain person's position on free will, as well as supporting equally robust views of personal responsibility for conduct. In a lively debate, his ideas are then discussed and challenged by ten philosophers and scientists of varying opinions, including Robert Kane, Henry Stapp, and veteran philosopher of mind J. J. C. Smart, with a response by Hodgson, who is a judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Sydney. 
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Book Number: 16009  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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A. B. C. of Relativity.
Russell, Bertrand; Pirani, Felix (editor).
George Allen & Unwin London 1958 
  Hardback small, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), grey-coloured top edge, figures, sticker & old price marks front flyleaf, minor foxing endpapers, minimal foxing some pages, edges & pages lightly toned, minor edgewear jacket (small edge tears, faint toning reverse side, spine little faded, rear cover lightly toned, flap clipped), shop sticker front pastedown, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. 139 pp. This book first appeared in 1925. The basic principles of relativity have not changed since then, but its applications have been extended, and some revision was necessary for this edition. Chapter 11 has been rewritten, and a number of other passages have been altered to agree with present knowledge. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 27301  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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A. J. Ayer: A Life.
Rogers, Ben.
ISBN: 0802116736
Grove Press New York 1999 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket (spine minimally faded). 402 pp. Brilliant biography of A. J. Ayer (1910 - 1989), the British philosopher, who was a man of startling complexity: a rigorous and penetrating philosopher, but also a dedicated hedonist and seducer. He traveled in the most glamorous social circles, yet his friends found him remote. Brings to life the Oxford intellectual world where he met Isaiah Berlin, Ludwig Wittgenstein, and many other great thinkers and writers of the era. Colorful, intimate, and often poignant, this is a powerful biography of a provocative and unforgettable man whose ideas changed the landscape of Western thought. 
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Book Number: 14074  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Act and Being.
Bonhoeffer, Dietrich; Noble, Bernard (translator); Wolf, Ernst (introduction).
Collins London 1962 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), flyleaves & edges lightly foxed, owner's rubber stamps (crossed out), minor text annotation, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. 192 pp. One of the German theologian's earliest writings, presented to the University of Berlin in 1931. Its two themes are transcendental philosophy and ontology, seen as underlying two theological tendencies: theology of act, and theology of being. 
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Book Number: 13938  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Action.
Brown, D. G.
George Allen & Unwin London 1968 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), edge tears jacket (minor edgewear & scratches), top corner front cover bumped, edges lightly foxed. 150 pp. This philosophical text provides an account of action in which the peculiarities of human action find their place in nature. Concepts common to morality, psychology, and history are discussed. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 21850  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Adorno Reframed: Interpreting Key Thinkers for the Arts [Contemporary Thinkers Reframed].
Boucher, Geoff.
ISBN: 9781848859470
I. B. Tauris London 2013 
  Paperback small, very good condition, figures, front hinge minimally split (pages firm). 163 pp. A comprehensive introduction to Theodor Adorno, and re-examines the German utopian philosopher who believed authentic art could save the world. The author describes him as a revolutionary whose subversive irony and profoundly historical aesthetics defended the integrity of the individual against social totality. Written by senior lecturer at Deakin University, Australia. 
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Book Number: 29468  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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An Atheism That is Not Humanist Emerges in French Thought [Cultural Memory in the Present].
Geroulanos, Stefanos.
ISBN: 9780804762991
Stanford University Press Stanford, CA 2010 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, bottom corner cover creased, tiny bump bottom edge front cover & few pages, top corner removed front flyleaf, minor edgewear. 423 pp. About the dramatic changes in French philosophy in the second quarter of the 20th century. This intellectual history of these developments argues that at their heart lay a new atheism that rejected humanism as insufficient and ultimately violent. 
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Book Number: 27261  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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An Introduction to Comparative Philosophy: A Travel Guide to Philosophical Space.
Benesh, Walter.
ISBN: 0333930681
Palgrave Basingstoke, Hamps 2001 
  Paperback trade, good plus condition, tiny bump bottom edge front cover, top little thinned one page, minor insect damage inside rear cover, minor edgewear, few impressions front cover. 229 pp. This book is an introduction to comparative philosophy East/West and a guide to 'philosophizing' as a thinking process. An object dimension, a subject dimension, a situational dimension and an aspective/perspective dimension are discussed. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 25825  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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An Introduction to Philosophy.
Nuttall, Jon.
ISBN: 0745616631
Polity Press Cambridge 2002 
  Paperback large octavo, very good condition, minimal edgewear, small sticker inside rear cover. 254 pp. This new textbook is an accessible introduction to philosophy. The book provides clear and incisive discussion of the key areas of philosophy for students new to this subject. Fundamental issues of philosophical thought to the latest theories in the philosophy of mind are discussed. This is an ideal text for AS-level, A-level and first year undergraduate students or anyone studying the subject for the first time. 
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Book Number: 30064  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Anderson's Social Philosophy: The Social Thought and Political Life of Professor John Anderson.
Baker, A. J.
ISBN: 0207142165
Angus & Robertson Sydney 1979 
  Paperback small octavo, very good condition, stiffened cover, pages light toned as usual, owner's written name. 152 pp. John Anderson, the Scottish-Australian philosopher, was an influential and charismatic professor at the University of Sydney. His freethought lectures proved very controversial to conservatives, including the NSW Parliament Upper House. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 6062  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Apocalypse.
Lawrence, D. H.; Aldington, Richard (introduction).
ISBN: 0140038566
Penguin Books Harmondsworth 1974 
  Paperback, very good condition, edges & pages lightly toned, small edge tear rear cover, few light creases covers, minor edgewear, owner's written name. 125 pp. This was the well-known author's last blast against materialism and intellectual modern man. Originally published, 1931. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 26801  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Between Ourselves: Second-person Issues in the Study of Consciousness [Journal of Consciousness Studies Special Issue].
Thompson, Evan (editor).
ISBN: 0907845142
Imprint Academic Thorverton, UK 2001 
  Paperback octavo, very good plus condition. 314 pp. A companion volume to a previous one on first-person approaches to the study of consciousness. Your relationships are central to human life yet have been neglected in consciousness research. This book puts that right, and goes further by including descriptions of animal person-to-person interactions from primatologists Barbara Smuts and Sue Savage-Rumbaugh. Other contributions are drawn from fields as diverse as Japanese philosophy and Buddhist studies, neurophysiology, phenomenology and neuropsychology - including clinical studies on autism and face-recognition disorders. 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 15953  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Cognitive Models and Spiritual Maps [Journal of Consciousness Studies Special Issue].
Andresen, Jensine (editor); Forman, K. C. (editor).
ISBN: 0907845134
Imprint Academic Thorverton, UK 2002 
  Paperback octavo, very good plus condition. 297 pp. These essays throw down a challenge to the field of religious studies. It offers new and exciting approaches for our understanding of religious experience, drawn from the methods of cognitive science, neuropsychology, developmental psychology, philosophy of mind, anthropology, and the many other fields that have joined together to investigate the phenomenon of consciousness. 
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Book Number: 15956  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Consciousness: How Matter Becomes Imagination.
Edelman, Gerald M.; Tononi, Giulio.
ISBN: 0140281479
Penguin Books London 2001 
  Paperback, very good plus condition. 274 pp. A Nobel Prize-winning brain researcher show how the brain creates consciousness. Edelman builds on radical ideas from his monumental trilogy (Neural Darwinism, Topobiology, and The Remembered Present) to present for the first time an empirically supported theory of consciousness. He and the neurobiolgist Tononi show how they used ingenious technology to detect minute brain currents, and to identify the specific brain waves that correlate with particular conscious experiences. This pioneering work challenges the conventional wisdom about consciousness: the brain is not like a computer, but has a dynamic core that produces subjective experience. SALE PRICE. 
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Book Number: 13754  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Descartes [Oxford Readings in Philosophy].
Cottingham, John (editor).
ISBN: 0198751826
Oxford University Press Oxford 1998 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, corner tips covers & few pages little worn. 326 pp. This book brings together some of the most influential and stimulating essays on the 17th-century French philosopher, Descartes. These broad-ranging and accessible perspectives on Descartes' work will interest students and specialists. 
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 26893  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Discourse and Its Presuppositions.
Landesman, Charles.
ISBN: 0300015267
Yale University Press New Haven 1972 
  Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), light foxing edges & front endpapers, minor edgewear jacket (front flap clipped). 161 pp. American philosopher investigates the philosophical basis of language. Historical and contemporary theories, including those of Frege, Austin, Grice, and Quine are discussed. 
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Book Number: 22851  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Emotion Experience [Journal of Consciousness Studies Special Issue].
Colombetti, Giovanna (editor); Thompson, Evan (editor).
ISBN: 1845400291
Imprint Academic Thorverton, UK 2005 
  Paperback octavo, very good plus condition. 262 pp. Emotion experience has failed to date to gain a central place in the study of consciousness. This special issue of the Journal of Consciousness Studies presents the most recent views on the matter, with discussions of several aspects of emotion experience. Contributors from different disciplines address links between feelings, brain, body and world. What happens in the brain and in the body when we have feelings - How do feelings relate to our understanding of the world. The contributors also analyse emotion experience per se, the character of moods, the role of emotion experience in demarcating the class of emotion, the alleged positive and negative character of affect, its embodied feel, and its relation to action. 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 16007  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Enigmas of Agency: Studies in the Philosophy of Human Action [Muirhead Library of Philosophy].
Thalberg, Irving.
Allen & Unwin London 1972 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), boards & top edge burgundy, tiny mark fore-edge, minor edgewear jacket (small defect bottom edge). 229 pp. An introduction to the philosophy of action and human behaviour. Written in a lucid and witty style. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 2706  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Everyday Ethics: The Daily Decisions You Make and How They Shape the World.
Longstaff, Dr Simon.
ISBN: 9781925183429
Ventura Publishing Sydney, Edgecliff 2017 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. 281 pp. In this fascinating book about leading a more ethical life, the author uses a broad range of topics and examples to provoke eye-opening reflection and discussion. Written by Australia's leading authority on ethics. 
Price: $35.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 30053  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Fashion: A Philosophy.
Svendsen, Lars; Irons, John (translation).
ISBN: 1861892918
Reaktion Books London 2006 
  Paperback tall trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. 188 pp. Drawing on a range of commentators, from Adam Smith in the 18th century to Roland Barthes in more recent times, the author analyses fashion as a historical phenomenon and as a philosophy of aesthetics, and considers fashion's relationships to art, politics and philosophy. 
Price: $13.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 24999  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Feminists Read Habermas: Gendering the Subject of Discourse [Thinking Gender].
Meehan, Johanna (editor).
ISBN: 0415907144
Routledge New York 1995 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, covers little rubbed, minor edgewear corners. 291 pp. This new collection considers Habermas's theory from a variety of feminist vantage points. While the contributors hold widely different political and philosophical views, they recognize that Habermas's work, critically appropriated, offers much that is valuable to feminist reflections on power, norms, and subjectivity. It will be of particular interest to students of women's studies, sociology, politics and literature. 
Price: $30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 29500  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Foucault and Feminism.
McNay, Lois.
ISBN: 0745609392
Polity Press / Blackwell Publishers Cambridge 1992 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, light crease spine, minor edgewear corners. 217 pp. This book offers a systematic attempt to explore the points of convergence between feminist theory and the work of philosopher Michel Foucault. The author argues that feminism has something to gain from a careful reading of Foucault's work, and that, in turn, the concerns of feminist analysis can shed light on some of the limitations of Foucault's work. This accessible book addresses some of the most important issues in feminist theory and contemporary social thought. It will be of particular interest to students of women's studies, sociology, politics and literature. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 23535  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Free Will [Problems of Philosophy Series].
O'Connor, D. J. (editor).
ISBN: 0333117611
Macmillan London 1981 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, corners little creased some pages, minor foxing edges, minor edgewear. 140 pp. This book is an introductory examination of the very old and intractable philosophical problem of free will. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 22188  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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From Empedocles to Wittgenstein: Historical Essays in Philosophy.
Kenny, Anthony.
ISBN: 9780199550821
Oxford University Press (OUP) Oxford 2008 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket (little rubbed & lightly scratched). 218 pp. A collection of fifteen historical essays in philosophy, written by the author after about the year 2000. Mainly they are about four great philosophers: Plato, Aristotle, Aquinas, and Wittgenstein. 
Price: $35.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 29469  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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