M. James Ziccardi

Biography

M. James Ziccardi lives in Southern California with his wife and daughter and has been a software analyst for over twenty-five years. Reading and writing about philosophy is his passion.

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Books

Medieval Philosophy: The Epistemology of Henry of Ghent
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 26,960. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » History & Surveys / Medieval
Henry of Ghent is commonly regarded as one the three most important scholastic philosophers of the latter part of the Middle Ages. In this book we examine Henry’s ideas on epistemology, all of which are put forward in Article 1 of his Summa of Ordinary Questions, entitled On the Possibility of Human Knowledge.
Immanuel Kant: A Guide to Transcendental Idealism
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 20,940. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » History & surveys / general
This book examines the core components of Immanuel Kant’s unique and revolutionary philosophy, Transcendental Idealism. In it the reader will discover concise yet thorough descriptions of the most important aspects of Kantianism.
Blessed John Duns Scotus: The Case for the Existence of God and the Immaculate Conception
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,470. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » History & Surveys / Medieval
This book examines some of the most important and influential aspects of the philosophy and theology of Blessed John Duns Scotus. Topics include Scotus' take on the Univocity of Being, the Primacy of Christ, the immortality of the soul, and the Immaculate Conception of Mary.
Portraits in Philosophy
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 44,210. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Movements / General
Readers of this decorative and informative book will find a treasure-trove of valuable information about many of the greatest thinkers ever to have shaped the Western world. Beginning with Thales of Miletus and ending with Robert Nozick, Portraits in Philosophy examines 50 of the most influential Western philosophers of the past two millenniums.
The Essence of Medieval Philosophy
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 130,600. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » History & Surveys / Medieval
"The Essence of Medieval Philosophy" takes a comprehensive look at the ideas that define Western Philosophy’s most enduring, though least understood era – the Medieval Period. In addition to offering in-depth examinations of the era’s most renowned philosophers, the book presents detailed reviews of some the era’s greatest works.
Fundamentals of Western Philosophy
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 141,260. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » History & surveys / general
This work includes detailed examinations of the ideas put forth by such influential thinkers as Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, George Berkeley, John Locke, David Hume, Immanuel Kant, Arthur Schopenhauer, Bertrand Russell, Machiavelli, Thomas Hobbes, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, John Stuart Mill, and Alexis de Tocqueville.
Roman Stoicism: Words to Live (and Die) By
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 82,170. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » History & surveys / general
This book is an assemblage of some of the most insightful and enlightening ideas which have been extracted from the writings of four of the most influential figures in the philosophy of Stoicism: Seneca, Musonius Rufus, Epictetus, and Marcus Aurelius.
Medieval Philosophy: A Practical Guide to Thomas Aquinas
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 24,870. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » History & Surveys / Medieval
This book is one in a series of reviews that has been extracted in its entirety from M. James Ziccardi’s "The Essence of Medieval Philosophy". It is intended to serve as a primer for students of medieval philosophy with an emphasis on some of the more important philosophical aspects of Thomas Aquinas’s "Summa Theologiae".
Stoicism: A Practical Guide to the Select Works of Seneca
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,090. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ancient philosophy
In this book, M. James Ziccardi presents in an easy to follow format the key passages and principal ideas that are put forward in six of Seneca’s most important works: On the Shortness of Life On Anger On the Happy Life On Peace of Mind On Benefits On Clemency. Portions of this book have been extracted from M. James Ziccardi’s "Roman Stoicism: Words to Live (and Die) By".
Political Philosophy: A Practical Guide to the Select Works of John Stuart Mill
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,930. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » History & Surveys / Modern
John Stuart Mill is widely regarded as one of the most influential philosophers of the 19th-century. In this book, M. James Ziccardi presents the key passages and principal ideas which are put forward in four of Mill’s most influential works: "On Liberty", "Considerations on Representative Government", "Utilitarianism", and "The Subjection of Women".
Fundamental Alexis de Tocqueville: A Practical Guide to Democracy in America
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,490. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » American philosophy
This book is one of a series that have been extracted in its entirety from M. James Ziccardi’s "Fundamentals of Western Philosophy." It is intended to serve as a primer for students of political philosophy and especially Tocqueville’s masterpiece, "Democracy in America".
Fundamental Boethius: A Practical Guide to the Theological Tractates and Consolation of Philosophy
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,230. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » History & Surveys / Medieval
In "Fundamental Boethius: A Practical Guide to the Theological Tractates and Consolation of Philosophy", M. James Ziccardi presents the key passages and ideas from two of Boethius’ two most influential works, the "Theological Tractates" and "Consolation of Philosophy". (Portions of this book have been extracted from M. James Ziccardi’s "The Essence of Medieval Philosophy.")
Fundamental Rousseau: A Practical Guide to The Social Contract, Emile, and More
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,940. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Political
Portions of this book have been extracted in their entirety from M. James Ziccardi’s "Fundamentals of Western Philosophy", with the exception of the section dealing with "Emile", which is exclusive to this book. It is intended to serve as a primer for students of the political philosophy and especially the more important works of Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
Fundamental Descartes: A Practical Guide to the Method and Meditations
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,430. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » History & Surveys / Modern
In "Fundamental Descartes: A Practical Guide to the Method and Meditations", M. James Ziccardi presents the key passages of Rene Descartes’ two most influential works, "Discourse on the Method" and "Meditations on First Philosophy". Combined with explanations from the author, this book examines in an easy to follow format Descartes’ most important contributions to Western Philosophy.
Fundamental Aristotle: A Practical Guide to the Physics
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,320. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ancient philosophy
Aristotle’s "Physics" remains one of the most influential works in all of Western Philosophy. For more than a thousand years it had stood as a pillar to all philosophical and scientific thought. In "Fundamental Aristotle: A Practical Guide to the Physics", M. James Ziccardi presents all of the essential ideas presented in the work in an easy to follow format.
Medieval Philosophy: A Practical Guide to Roger Bacon
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,700. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » History & Surveys / Medieval
This book is one in a series of reviews that has been extracted in its entirety from M. James Ziccardi’s "The Essence of Medieval Philosophy". It is intended to serve as a primer for students of medieval philosophy with an emphasis on some of the more important works of Roger Bacon.
Fundamental St. Augustine: A Practical Guide to The Confessions and The City of God
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 37,930. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » History & Surveys / Medieval
The following is one in a series of reviews that has been extracted in its entirety from M. James Ziccardi’s "The Essence of Medieval Philosophy". It is intended to serve as a primer for students of medieval philosophy with an emphasis on some of the more important works of St. Augustine.
Medieval Philosophy: A Practical Guide to William of Ockham
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,260. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » History & Surveys / Medieval
The following is one in a series of reviews that has been extracted in its entirety from M. James Ziccardi’s The Essence of Medieval Philosophy. It is intended to serve as a primer for students of medieval philosophy with an emphasis on some of the more important works of William of Ockham.
Medieval Philosophy: A Practical Guide to Duns Scotus
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,230. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » History & Surveys / Medieval
The following is one in a series of reviews that has been extracted in its entirety from M. James Ziccardi’s "The Essence of Medieval Philosophy". It is intended to serve as a primer for students of medieval philosophy with an emphasis on some of the more important works of Duns Scotus.
Fundamental Aristotle: A Practical Guide to the Nicomachean Ethics and Politics
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 23,110. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » History & surveys / general
This book is one in a series that has been extracted in its entirety from M. James Ziccardi’s "Fundamentals of Western Philosophy". It is intended to serve as a primer for students of the moral and political ideas of Aristotle.
Fundamental Plato: A Practical Guide to the Apology, Crito, Phaedo, and Republic
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 23,100. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » History & surveys / general
The following is one in a series of reviews that has been extracted in its entirety from M. James Ziccardi’s "Fundamentals of Western Philosophy". It is intended to serve as a primer for students of early Greek philosophy with an emphasis on some of the more important works of Plato.

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