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Human Liberty and Freedom of Speech, Baker, C. Edwin
1 Baker, C. Edwin Human Liberty and Freedom of Speech
New York Oxford University Press 1992 0195079027 / 9780195079029 Soft Cover Near Fine No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
A near Fine unmarked copy (Fine apart from a small crease to one corner tip) with no inscriptions. viii + 385 pages. The author develops a liberty theory of freedom of speech, disputing the dominant 'marketplace of ideas' theory of the First Amendment that maintains that the truth will be discovered through debate free from government interference. Baker's theory denies constitutional protection to commercial speech, yet calls for increased protection for a free press, as well as protection for a considerable range of value-based expressive action. These protective activities, Professor Baker maintains, are crucial for a process of non-violent, progressive change. Presenting a timely and cogent argument deeply rooted in Supreme Court decisions and American political history. 
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Das Andere Geschlecht  -  Sitte Und Sexus Der Frau, Beauvoir, Simone De
2 Beauvoir, Simone De Das Andere Geschlecht - Sitte Und Sexus Der Frau
Zurich Buchclub Ex Libris Zurich 1962 Hard Cover Sehr Gutes No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
TEXT IN DEUTSCH TEXT IN GERMAN. Title label on cream cloth boards which are clean and unmarked with no wear. Internally there is a small name and date else very clean, tight and unmarked. Not dated but probably 1960's. The book is a detailed analysis of women's oppression and a seminal work on feminism, first published in 1949, it is a work on the treatment of women in history. 
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The Story Of Oriental Philosophy, Beck, L. Adams   (E.Barrington)
3 Beck, L. Adams (E.Barrington) The Story Of Oriental Philosophy
New York Cosmopolitan 1931 Hard Cover Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Orange title and motif on black boards. Boards have some markings to edges and some wear to lower front. Internally very clean, tight and unmarked with uncut fore edge. A Good + copy. viii + 429 pages. Fourth printing. A comprehensive work presented in 30 chapters by the American philosopher and orientalist Lily Adams Beck. 
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Father of Racist Ideology  -  The Social and Political Thought of Count Gobineau, Biddiss, Michael D.
4 Biddiss, Michael D. Father of Racist Ideology - The Social and Political Thought of Count Gobineau
New York Weybright and Talley 1970 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
A near Fine unmarked copy (Fine apart from very small ticks against some of the reference list at rear) with VG+ dustjacket which has a very small closed tear to front and is not price clipped. x + 314 pages. Portrait frontispiece. First US edition. The first general study in English of the French aristocrat Count Gobineau - Joseph Arthur Comte de Gobineau (1816-1882)., the 'father of racism' and the most distinguished 19th century proponent of that doctrine. His notorious Essay on the Inequality of the Human Races surpasses in scope and sinister grandeur even that other racist classic Mein Kampf. Gobineau, a complex and enigmatic figure who has in the past been subject to extremes of reverence, denunciation and misrepresentation alike, here receives a more balanced assessment. reliant upon unreason. A valuable case study of the type of political philosophy **** NOT EX LIB **** 
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Simone De Beauvoir, Bieber, Konrad
5 Bieber, Konrad Simone De Beauvoir
Boston Twayne 1979 0805763740 / 9780805763744 First Edition Hard Cover Fine No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy. 198 pages. Portrait frontispiece. Simone de Beauvoir has sometimes been described as a mere appendage to Jean-Paul Sartre, and though Sartre's share in her life is essential, and his influence on some of her ideas is undeniable, and de Beauvoir would be the last to deny it, she is an entirely independent thinker and an original writer. Professor Bieber's book is a careful evaluation of what makes this writer distinct from others. 
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Morality, Utilitarianism, and Rights, Brandt, Richard B.
6 Brandt, Richard B. Morality, Utilitarianism, and Rights
New York Cambridge University Press 1992 0521415071 / 9780521415071 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
A very clean, tight and unmarked copy VG+. Brandt is regarded as one of the most eminent and influential of contemporary moral philosophers and his work has been concerned with how to justify what is good or right, not by reliance on intuitions or theories about what moral words mean but by the explanation of moral psychology and the description of what it is to value something, or to think it immoral. The essays in the book span almost thirty years and include many classic pieces. **** NOTE THAT THIS IS AN ACTUAL BOOK HELD IN STOCK **** FAIRLY SCARCE 
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Do Religious Claims Make Sense?, Brown, Stuart C.
7 Brown, Stuart C. Do Religious Claims Make Sense?
London SCM Press 1969 0334000904 / 9780334000907 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. Uniform with the Library of Philosophy and Theology Series. Religious claims seem to be becoming increasingly problematical, and it is not simply that many find them to be untrue, rather they seem to hover on the verge of meaninglessness. The words are familiar, but the uses to which they are put are often baffling, and there is an apparent 'intelligibility gap' between the believer and unbeliever. This intelligibility gap forms the starting point for Dr. Brown's original and highly important study, and in the course of the book he examines attitudes towards it taken up by many recent philosophers and theologians, and the explanations they give. **** NOT EX LIB **** 
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Meaning and Myth in the Study of Lives  -  A Sartrean Perspective, Charme, Stuart L.
8 Charme, Stuart L. Meaning and Myth in the Study of Lives - A Sartrean Perspective
Philadelphia University of Pennsylvania Press 1984 0812279085 / 9780812279085 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
A near Fine unmarked copy (Fine apart from a bump to spine head) with dustjacket which has a small tear to back.vii + 190 pages. The book explores major theoretical issues in the study of an individual life through its focus on Jean-Paul Sartre. Sartre's quest for an 'existential psychoanalysis' led him to develop what he called 'true novels' in the landmark studies of Flaubert and others. In clarifying Sartre's philosophical ideas in relation to the analysis of the self, Charmé examines the attraction/repulsion of Freudian concepts and explores parallels in Erikson's ego psychology. Certain 'mythic' qualities in religious biography and autobiography are seen as central to Sartre, who presents lives - including his own - as normative models. 
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Sartre as Biographer, Collins, Douglas
9 Collins, Douglas Sartre as Biographer
Cambridge, Massachusetts Harvard University Press 1980 0674789504 / 9780674789500 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy with VG dustjacket which has light marks to front. 220 pages. Since 1945 Sartre has devoted more pages to biography than to any other genre or subject. In this perceptive book, Douglas Collins analyzes Sartre's biographical enterprise, its place in his thought and development, and shows us much about Sartre and about biography in the 20th century.He examines Sartre's sources and locates his biographies in the history of ideas, discusses the role of the biographies in Sartre's theories of alienation and the imagination, paying particular attention to the relation between ethics and epistemology in his thought. **** NOT EX LIB **** 
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Loving on Principle, Dicken, E.W. Trueman
10 Dicken, E.W. Trueman Loving on Principle
London Darton, Longman & Todd 1969 0232510628 / 9780232510621 Soft Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
A Very Good clean, tight and unmarked copy. 168 pages. The moral standards which most recognise in everyday lives are not those of the traditional Christian moralist ; they are not only less exacting, but they are a good deal vaguer, and often rest on a single axiom such as 'the greatest good of the greatest number' or 'love is all that matters'. Dr. Trueman Dicken's examines the issues with real life examples. **** NOT EX LIB **** 
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The Fundamental Questions of Philosophy, Ewing, A.C.
11 Ewing, A.C. The Fundamental Questions of Philosophy
London Routledge & Kegan Paul 1952 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Gilt title on red cloth boards which are clean and unmarked with no wear and with one small bump to rear lower corner tip and a minor mark to back. Internally there is a small name to front pastedown else clean, tight and unmarked. Dustjacket has age darkening to spine, some small repaired closed tears and is complete. Second impression 1952 (first was 1951). This outline work on the theory of knowledge and metaphysics seeks to deal with all the main questions arising within the field in so far as they can be stated and discussed profitably and simply. It discusses among other questions the place of reason in knowledge and life, the possibility of knowledge beyond sense experience, the theory of perception, the relation of body and mind, alleged philosophical implications of recent scientific doctrines, the problem of evil and the existence of God. 
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Language, Logic and God, Ferre, Frederick
12 Ferre, Frederick Language, Logic and God
London Eyre & Spottiswoode and the Book Society 1962 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket. The book provides a clear and full introduction to some of the most important philosophical developments of the last quarter century, and presents a substantial defence of religious thought against positivist crtics. The rise of logical positivist philosophy and its later developments in linguistic analysis produced a radical criticism of theology. Dr. Ferre begins by giving an account of positivist and linguistic philosophy, its terms, methods, ideas and history, then, within the framework, he considers the position of theology and argues that it has a real claim to objective, not merely poetic truth. 
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Sartre and Marxist Existentialism  -  The Test Case of Collective Responsibility, Flynn, Thomas R.
13 Flynn, Thomas R. Sartre and Marxist Existentialism - The Test Case of Collective Responsibility
Chicago The University of Chicago Press 1986 0226254666 / 9780226254661 Soft Cover Near Fine No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
A near Fine unmarked copy Fine apart from an erased pencil price to half title page). xiv + 265 pages. In this important book, Thomas R. Flynn reinterprets and evaluates Sartre's social and political philosophy, arguing that the existential ethics of Sartre's early phase is consistent with the Marxist-inspired views of his later writings. Displaying his mastery of Sartre's entire corpus, Flynn reconstructs Sartre's social ontology with its sensitive balance of the existentialist's respect for moral responsibility and the Marxist's sense of social causation. Flynn focuses on the issue of collective responsibility as a particularly apt test-case for assessing any proposed union of existentialist and Marxist perspectives. 
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Simone De Beauvoir, Francis, Claude and Gontier, Fernande
14 Francis, Claude and Gontier, Fernande Simone De Beauvoir
London Sidgwick and Jackson 1987 028399391X / 9780283993916 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
A near Fine unmarked copy (Fine apart from a small light mark to top edge) with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. xv + 412 Pages. 18 illustrations. Simone Lucie Ernestine Marie Bertrand de Beauvoir, called Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986), dominated not only the French intelligentsia, but feminist thinking throughout the world for over fifty years. The paradox this presents in the context of her tireless devotion to Jean-Paul Sartre is only one of many confronted here in her first full-scale biography. The range of her work as a writer is enormous, but she may, however, be best known for her relaionship with Sartre. Despite the intensity of their shared passion - physical, political and intellectual - 'the beaver' and the great existentialist never committed themselves to marriage. She was with him when he died, but her importance to him was far more than that of a muse and a support. Indeed de Beauvoir conducted a long and mutually inspirational affair with the American writer and Nobel Prizewinner, Nelson Algren (in accordance with what Sartre descibed as 'contingent relationships). An unpublished correspondence of 1,682 letters betwee those two has been released to the authors of this book. They reveal as much about de Beauvoir and her friends - Camus, Picasso, Genet and Giacometti, as well as Sartre - as they do of a profoundly sensual relationship. **** NOT EX LIB **** **** A HEAVY VOLUME OF 0.872 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST **** 
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Christ the Crisis, Gogarten, Friedrich
15 Gogarten, Friedrich Christ the Crisis
London SCM Press 1970 0334001749 / 9780334001744 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
A near Fine very clean, tight and unmarked copy which has a little foxing to top edge with near Fine dustjacket. Translated from the German by R.A. Wilson. Uniform with the Library of Philosophy and Theology Series. Friedrich Gogarten, who died in 1967, was one of a most distinguished generation of German philosophers and theologians which included, among others, Karl Barth, Rudolf Bultmann, Paul Tillich and Karl Jaspers. This was his last full length book, published in his eightieth year, and represents a summary of his life's work in philosophy, systematic theology and exegesis, centring on the two questions which still occupy Christians as they always have done: 'Who was the man Jesus?', and 'Who is Christ for us today?'. The writings of the most important German theologians, Althaus, Bultmann, Kasemann, Bornkamm, Fuchs, Ebeling, are discussed, but the importance of the book is Gogarten's own contribution. **** NOT EX LIB **** 
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Falling To Pieces  -  Making Sense of Self-Deception and the Divided Mind, Havardi, Jeremy
16 Havardi, Jeremy Falling To Pieces - Making Sense of Self-Deception and the Divided Mind
Lewes, East Sussex The Book Guild 2004 1857768353 / 9781857768350 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy with Fine complete dustjacket. A rigorous work of philosophy which takes as its subject one of the most common forms of irrational behaviour in human beings. Self-deception has been much written about from a philosophical point of view, but, according to the author, has never been adequately explained or rebutted. Through cogent analysis of key texts, he demonstrates why so many previous attempts to dismiss the notion of self-deception as being ontologically impossible fall short of explaining away a form of irrationality that is familiar to most of us. He also considers the significance of Freud's theories for the phenomenon, where psychology might appear to be the most obvious tool for explaining it. 
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Education, Nihilism and Survival, Holbrook, David
17 Holbrook, David Education, Nihilism and Survival
London Darton, Longman and Todd 1977 0232513848 / 9780232513844 First Soft Cover Near Fine No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
A near Fine unmarked copy. 170 pages. This work rejects the view that only things which can be verified empirically or arrived at rationally, are true. The author retorts that the reductive view of human nature is false and that what happens to man's consciousness and the need to find meaning is the most important thing in life. 
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Sartre  -  The Necessity of Freedom, Howells, Christina
18 Howells, Christina Sartre - The Necessity of Freedom
Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1988 0521238064 / 9780521238069 First Edition Hard Cover Fine No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy. xvii + 286 pages. Comprises List of Abbreviations; Chronological Biography; The Early Philosophy - The Necessity of Freedom; Notes for an Ethics; The Novels; Drama - Theory and Practice; The Later Philosophy - Marxism and the Truth and the Truth of History; Literary Theory; Psychoanalysis - Existential and Freudian; Biography and Autobiography - The Discontinuous Self; A Contemporary Perspective - Qui Perd Gagne. **** NOT EX LIBRARY **** 
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Philosophical Incursions Into Literature, Laird, John
19 Laird, John Philosophical Incursions Into Literature
Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1946 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Paper title label on blue cloth boards which are very clean and unmarked with no wear. Internally there is a small contemporary label with name and date to front pastedown else clean, tight and unmarked. A Very Good+ copy. Dustjacket is also VG+ with age darkening to spine and is not price clipped. Also loosely included is the original receipt of January 16, 1947. The late John Laird, Professor of Moral Philosophy in the University of Aberdeen, chose for the purpose of this book to read certain renowned works of English Literature with a professional eye upon the philosophy of the authors, as far as that could be deduced from the book in hand. Some of his chosen authors can be said to have invited this approach - Bridges, Shelley, Pope for instance, and possibly Hardy. But others - Dickens, Browning, Sterne, for example - scarcely expected, while they were writing, to be closely questioned in a matter in which they were often so vague. Wordsworth, perhaps, was not unwilling, and Isaac Watts might have had arguments to advance; but how would Shakespeare receive the question? Laird, in his first essay seeks to uncover Shakespeare's attitude to war and government, in another essay he analyses Robinson Crusoe's primitive philosophy, whilst with Sterne his search for a philosophy goes almost unrewarded. 
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The Art of Happiness at Work, Lama, His Holiness the Dalai and Cutler, Howard C.
20 Lama, His Holiness the Dalai and Cutler, Howard C. The Art of Happiness at Work
London Hodder and Stoughton 2003 0340831197 / 9780340831199 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. First UK edition, first printing. 'The Art of Happiness' has become the classic guide to the Dalai Lama's enlightened approach to living - illuminating the profound principles and perceptive wisdom of this greatest, most revered spiritual leader. Now for the first time since that revolutionary book, His Holiness has teamed up with psychiatrist Howard Cutler to resume the discussion about what makes life meaningful. 
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