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1 Alexander, F. Matthias. Man's Supreme Inheritance: Conscious Guidance and Control in Relation to Human Evolution in Civilization. With an Introductory Word by Professor John Dewey.
New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, (1918). Second Printing. 
Octavo, navy blue cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, xvii, 354 pp. Very Good+, with light edgewear; gilt bright; interior clean & tight. 
Price: 90.00 USD
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2 Buck-Morss, Susan. The Dialectics of Seeing: Walter Benjamin and the Arcades Project.
Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press, (1991). 
Octavo, softbound (stiff, photo. illus. green wrappers), xii + 492 pp. Near-Fine. From lower cover: Walter Benjamin's magnum opus was a book he did not live to write. In The Dialectics of Seeing, Susan Buck-Morss offers an inventive reconstruction of the Passagen-Werk, or Arcades Project, as it might have taken form.. 
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3 Debraczeny, Paul. Nikolay Gogol and His Contemporary Critics. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for Promoting Useful Knowledge. New Series -- Volume 56, Part 3, 1966.
Philadelphia: The American Philosophical Society, 1966. 
Quarto, stiff green wrappers, 68 pp. Near-Fine, with slightly faded wrappers. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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4 Grayling, A. C. The God Argument: The Case Against Religion and for Humanism.
New York: Bloomsburty, (2013). First American Edition. 
Octavo, cream boards (hardcover), gilt letters, x + 269 pp. Fine (As New) in a Fine (As New) dust jacket. From dust jacket: A powerful argument for humanism as an alternative to organized religion, by one of the world's leading public intellectuals. Examining all the arguments for and against religion and religious belief -- across the range of reasons and motives that people have for being religious and how they stand up to scrutiny -- The God Argument is a landmark book in the ongoing debate about the place of religion and secularism in our world. While A. C. Grayling is a clear critic of religion as a guiding force, unlike some of religion's opponents, he carefully considers the various arguments for the existence of God and the many reasons people believe in a diety. More important, he then offers a powerful alternative to religion as a world-view -- humanism -- an apporach to life for those who wish to live with intellectual integrity, based on reason, evidence, and a desire to do and be good,k and one which does not interfere with people's rights to their own beliefs and freedom of expression. Humanism, as Grayling reveals it, is an ethics of sympathy and tolerance based on the best endeavor to make sense of human nature and the human condition. Theough humanism recognizes why the various faiths first arose, it nevertheless argues that organized religion should no longer be given a privileged position in society. Thoughtfully provocative, intellectually expansive, The God Argument makes a powerful case that secular belief, free of religious dogma, allows for a much more compassionate and caring worldview. 
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5 Guenon, Rene. Massy, William; transl. East and West. Translated by William Massey.
London: Luzac & Co., 1941. First Edition. 
Octavo, green cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, v + 257 pp. Good, with sunned edges and neat former owner signature, light foxing (age darkened spotting); with a torn dust jacket laid in. From dust jacket: No living writer in modern Europe is more signficant than Rene Guenon, whose task it has been to expound the universal metaphysical tradition that has been the essential foundation of every past culture, and which represents the indispensable basis for any civilisation deserving to be so called. In Guenon's view Europe has diverged from this path ever farther and farther since the thirteenth century; only since that time have Europe and Asia been truly divided in spirit. The true contrast is then not so much between Europe and Asia as such, as between Mediaeval Europe and Asia on the the one hand, and the modern world on the other. Europe and Asia can meet, and can only meet in complete accord, upon the common ground of the metaphysical and purely intellectual tradition, upon the basis of what is called in our terms, sanatana dharma, though it is by no means to be understood that this wisdom uncreate, the same now as it ever was, and the same to be fore evermore, blongs to the Indian, European, or any other part of humanity exclusively. 
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6 Hadley, Arthur Twining. Some Influences in Modern Philosophic Thought. Being the Fifth Series of John Calvin McNair Lectures before the University of North Carolina, Delivered at Chapel Hill, April 19, 20, and 21, 1912.
New Haven: Yale University Press, MCMXIII. First Edition. 
Octavo, navy blue cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, vii, 146. Fine, in original (badly chipped and torn) glassine wrapper. Contents: General Purpose of the Course; Changed Conceptions of Science; New Views of Politics and of Ethics; The Spiritual Basis of Recent Poetry; AppendixI: On the Meaning of the Term Philosophy; Appendix II: The Influences of Charles Darwin on Historical and Political Science. From Preface: By the will of the late John Calvin McNair a course of lectures was established at the University of North Carolina whose object should be to show the mutual bearing of science and theology upon each other...No one can expect to find an exhaustive treatment of so large a topic in so small a space; but I venture to hope that some may be helped in their reading and in their thinking by the suggestions which the book contains.... 
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7 Mencken, H. L. The Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche.
Boston: Luce and Company, 1913. Third edition. 
Octavo, burgundy cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, xi + 304 pp. Near-Fine, in protective mylar wrapper. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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8 Morgan, George W. The Human Predicament: Dissolution and Wholeness.
Providence: Brown University Press, [1968]. 
Octavo, brown cloth, (hardcover), gilt letters, xii, 348 pp. Fine (As New), in a Near-Fine (price-clipped) dust jacket. From Introduction: The concern of this book is man and his ways of being in the modern world: his ways of seeking understanding and conducting his life; the ways in which he exercises his powers of thought and feeling, and expressees and communicates what he thinks and feels; his views of nature and of himself; and the ways in which he relates himself to the world. The central aim is to reach toward an understanding of what constitutes human wholeness. Contents: Dissolution -- Diminution of Man's Understanding; Destruction of Language; Nullification of Values; Loss of the World; Dissolution of the Person; The Prosaic Mentality and Three Approaches to the World -- The Prosaic Mentaility; Science; History; Art; Wholeness -- Understanding and Apprehension; Language and the Realm of Symbols; Values; Man and the World; Wholeness and the Person; Notes; Index. 
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9 Putarch. A Consolatorie Letter; Or Discourse Sent by Plutarch of Chaeronea unto His Own Wife as Touching the Death of Her and His Daughter.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Company, MDCCCV. Number 13 of Three Hundred and Seventy-Five Copies Printed at the Riverside Press, Cambridge. 
Octavo, cloth & boards (hardcover), printed paper label, 32 pp. Good+, with edgewear and a small chip to tip of spine & paper label; interior clean, tight & bright. From Note: This version of Plutarch's Consolatorie Letter first appeared in Philemon Holland's translation of Ôthe Philosophie commonly called the Morals written by the learned philosopher, Plutarch of Chaeronea,' published in 1603. The present printing follows the text of the Ônewly revised and corrected' edition of 1657. From The Summarie: Plutarch being from home, and far absent, received newes concerning the death of a little daughter of his, a girle about two years old, named Timoxena, a child of gentle nature, and of great hope: but fearing that his wife would apprehend such a losse too neer unto her heart, he comforteth her in this letter, and by giving testimony unto her of vertue and constancy shewed at the death of other children of hers, more forward in age than she was; he exhorteth her likewise to patience and moderation in this new occurrence and trial of hers; condemning by sudry reasons the excessive sorrow, and unworthy fashion of many fond mothers, shewing withall the inconveniences that such excessive heavinesse draweth after it... 
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10 Rousseau, Jean Jacques. The Confessions of Jean Jacques Rousseau. Now First Completely Translated into English. Volume I and Volume II.
London: Privately Printed for Members of the Aldus society, MCMIII. Edition de Grand Luxe. This edition of the Aldus Classics is limited to two hundred and fifty numbered and registered, of which this is Number 59. 
Two volume set. Octavo, leather & marbled boards (hardcover), gilt letters, tissue protected frontis. pieces, uncut, vi + 311 pp; 321 pp. Very Good, with slight darkening to spines and edgewear. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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11 Shanks, Alexander. An Introduction to Spinoza's Ethic.
London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1938. First Edition. 
Octavo, green cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, v + 103 pp. Fine (As New) in a Very Good, price clipped dustj acket with light edgewear. From dust jacket: The aim of this volume is expository rather than critical. The definitions of the first section, and their application to the re-statement of Spinoza's argument in the second section, are intended to assist the beginner over the initial difficulty of Spinoza's geometrical method and the reverse order of his deduction. The Notes, in the third section, serve a double purpose. They present the main problems which confront the student of Spinoza and offer constructive suggestions as to his treatment of them. At the same time, they relate these problems to those of modern thought and provide a nucleus for any line of independent development which the student way wish to adopt. The guiding theme of the work is the attempt to assess the positiver value of a writer who exercised a considerable influence in his own day, but who is now dismissed somewhat too lightly on technical grounds. 
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12 Starr, William Thomas. Romain Rolland and a World at War. [Northwestern University Studies, Humanities Series Number Thirty-One].
Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 1956. First Edition. 
Octavo, red cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, xii, 223 pp. Very Good+, with slightly faded spine and edges. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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13 Voltaire. [Arouet, Francois-Marie]. Toleration and Other Essays. Translated, with an Introduction by Joseph McCabe.
New York: G. P. Putnam's, 1912. 
Octavo, blue cloth, xvii, 263 pp. Very Good, light shelf wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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14 Whitlock, Greg. The Pre-Platonic Philosophers: Friedrich Nietzsche. Translated from the German and Edited, with an Introduction and Commentary.
Urbana: University of Illinois Press, (1995). 
Octavo, black cloth (hardcover), xlvi + 287 pp. Fine (As New) in a Fine (As New) dust jacket. From dust jacket: This extraordinary document supplies to English language readers a missing link in the chain of development of a preeminent nineteenth-century philosopher. The Pre-Platonic Philosophers reproduces the text of a lecture series delivered by the young Friedrich Nietzsche (then a philogist) at the University of Basel between 1872 and 1876. In these lectures, Nietzsche surveys the Greek philosophers from Thales to Socrates, establishing a new chronology for the progression of their natural scientific insights. Roughly formulating many of the themes he later developed at length, Nietzsche sketches concepts such as the will to power, eternal recurrence, and self-overcoming and links them to specific pre-Platonics. Greg Whitlock is the first scholar to have wrestled Nietzsche's difficult manuscript into English. This superbly readable translation, complete with Nietzsche's own extensive sidenotes and philological citations, is accompanied by a prologue, an introductory essay, commentary on the lectures, and voluminous bibliographical materials. Whitlock's translation confirms that Nietzsche grouped Socrates with the earlier Greeks, rather than with Plato and other mixed character philosphers as many intrepreters have claimed. That Nietzsche's philosophical sympathies lay with the pre-Plutonics, as opposed to the pre-Socratics, bears substantially on his later rejection of absolutes such as Truth, Knowledge, Beauty, and Being... 
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15 Xenophon. Les Oevvres De Xenophon Docte Philosophe Et Valevrevx Capitaine Athenien: Novvellement Tradvites En Francois, recueilles toutes en un volume, ... par Pyramus de Candole.
Cologny [i.e. Geneva?]: Pierre Aubert, pour la Societe Caldorienne, 1613. 
Folio, original full burgundy calf bearing the armorial crest of the 2nd Lord Scott of Buccleuch, [viii], 777, [xvii] pp. Front joint a bit tender, somem shelf wear. 
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