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Propositions and Facts in the Early Philosophy of Bertrand Russell
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Price: $12.00 USD. Words: 68,300. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2013 by Society for Philosophy & Culture. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Language
This book discusses Russell’s difficulties with the notions of proposition, propositional function, and (somewhat later) fact, particularly the role of propositions in Russell’s philosophy and in Russell’s reasons for thinking propositions unnecessary, and, in fact, an unwelcome addition to ontology.
Nodding In On The Great Conversation: Juvenilia and Published and Unpublished Essays on David Hume, Immanuel Kant, and Higher Education
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Series: The Collected Papers of Robert Paul Wolff, Book 1. Price: $12.00 USD. Words: 119,560. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2013 by Society for Philosophy & Culture. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » History & surveys / general
For more than half a century, Philosopher Robert Paul Wolff has been thinking and writing about the great figures of eighteenth century philosophy, such as Kant and Hume, and about the ideals and realities of American higher education. In this first volume of his collected published and unpublished papers, a number of those writings are collected and made available.
From Each According To His Ability: Essays on Karl Marx and Classical Political Economy
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Series: The Collected Papers of Robert Paul Wolff, Book 2. Price: $12.00 USD. Words: 122,000. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2013 by Society for Philosophy & Culture. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Economics / theory
For thirty-five years, Robert Paul Wolff has been carrying on a deep study of the tradition of social and economic theory that started with the French Physiocrats and Adam Smith and was brought to its highest point of development by Karl Marx. In these essays and papers, we see Wolff working through the several aspects of Marx's thought and bringing them into fruitful and unified conjuncture.
A Head In The Cloud: Tutorials, Mini-Tutorials, Micro-Tutorials, and Appreciations From the Blog of Robert Paul Wolff
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Series: The Collected Papers of Robert Paul Wolff, Book 4. Price: $12.00 USD. Words: 138,320. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2013 by Society for Philosophy & Culture. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Contemporary philosophy
From Robert Paul Wolff's popular blog, the Philosopher's Stone, comes a series of "Tutorials", "Mini-Tutorials", "Micro-Tutorials" and "Appreciations" on topics such as Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud, Kiekegaard, Max Weber, Ideological Critique, Afro-American Studies, and more.
A Credo for Progressives: Essays on Political Theory and Practical Politics
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Series: The Collected Papers of Robert Paul Wolff, Book 3. Price: $12.00 USD. Words: 126,450. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2013 by Society for Philosophy & Culture. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Activism
For fifty-five years, Robert Paul Wolff has been reflecting on the theory of modern political society and engaging actively in a number of progressive political movements. The volume opens with a brief Credo for Progressives, in which Wolff forthrightly states the moral and political commitment that has shaped his life and writings.
An Introduction to the Use of Formal Methods in Political Philosophy
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Price: $12.00 USD. Words: 70,630. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2013 by Society for Philosophy & Culture. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Methodology
Political Theory has been transformed in the last thirty years by the introduction of methods of analysis imported from mathematics and economics. This little book, by well-known philosopher Robert Paul Wolff, lays out the elements of these technical subjects in a precise fashion that achieves a sprightly accessibility without sacrificing formal rigor.
Philosophy: A Commonplace Book
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Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 44,080. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2013 by Society for Philosophy & Culture. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
This commonplace book (a book in which extracts are organised for personal use), compiled by Gerald Dworkin, collects aphorisms, jests, put-downs, jokes, epigrams, apercus, and longer (but shortish) reflections, definitions, meta-philosophical observations, insights and words of wisdom from, and about, philosophy and philosophers.
Social Geography in International Perspective
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Price: $12.00 USD. Words: 82,880. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2013 by Society for Philosophy & Culture. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Geography
The social geography movement has not been evenly spread throughout different parts of the world vary in the emphasis they give to topics. This book surveys the current international situation of the social geography school. It discusses the contemporary trends, the leading figures, issues of concern, and differences of approach that are now to be found in social geography around the world
The Autonomy of Reason: A Commentary on Kant’s Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals
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Price: $12.00 USD. Words: 87,490. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2013 by Society for Philosophy & Culture. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ethics & moral philosophy
The Autonomy of Reason reflects Wolff’s determination to get out of Kant’s system what is good and to get out of Kant’s system for good. Readers will certainly benefit from Wolff’s two decades of intense study of Kant. Wolff does not see his task as one of either historical exegesis or philosophical criticism. In the place of both Wolff proposes a “philosophical reconstruction” of the text.
A Life in the Academy
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Price: $9.00 USD. Words: 263,750. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2013 by Society for Philosophy & Culture. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Philosopher biography
A delightful journey that takes the author from his second year of life to his seventy-fourth. Along the way, Wolff gives us an inside look at Harvard, the University of Chicago, Columbia, the University of Massachusetts, and a variety of other institutions of higher learning in the United States and South Africa.
Senses of Place
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Price: $12.00 USD. Words: 70,960. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2013 by Society for Philosophy & Culture. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Human Geography
Senses of Place is an intriguing monograph which identifies different types of sense of place in a small market town in England. Its author -John Eyles - draws on the fields of community studies and humanistic geography for his conceptual framework.
Meaning and Identity: An Interdisciplinary Perspective
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Price: $12.00 USD. Words: 77,190. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: April 10, 2013 by Society for Philosophy & Culture. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Social
This book explores the construction of meaning, linguistically and culturally, and the relationship this bears to the production of identity. It looks at meaning and identity from a range of perspectives, including meaning-making and the identity of cities, the construction of national narratives and historical explanation, gender and sexuality, linguistic meaning, and shared meaning-making.
Some Logical Problems Concerning Existence
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Price: $12.00 USD. Words: 46,080. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2013 by Society for Philosophy & Culture. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Language
Some Logical Problems Concerning Existence is not only a treatise on philosophical logic or philosophy of language but also contains explanations of concepts which are necessary for understanding other branches of philosophy, especially metaphysics or ontology. It deals with the nature of existential propositions, theories of definite descriptions, and definitions of existence.
Moneybags Must Be So Lucky: On the Literary Structure of Capital
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Price: $12.00 USD. Words: 24,210. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2013 by Society for Philosophy & Culture. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Political
Karl Marx's great work, Capital, has intrigued and puzzled readers for more than a century by its mystifyingly intricate arguments and dramatic literary embellishments. In this book, Robert Paul Wolff dispels much of the mystery surrounding Capital by providing a literary-philosophical analysis of the text and of Marx's intentions.
Kant’s Theory of Mental Activity: A Commentary on the Transcendental Analytic of the Critique of Pure Reason
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Price: $12.00 USD. Words: 131,120. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2013 by Society for Philosophy & Culture. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Metaphysics
This book explains the central passage of the “Transcendental Analytic” of the Critique of Pure Reason. It proceeds in the manner of a textual commentary, discussing and explaining each section of the Analytic in turn. The purpose, however, is not merely to comment chapter by chapter on what Kant has written, but rather to reorganise and interpret his argument so that it is coherent and connected.
From Left Communism to Post-modernism: Reconsidering Emancipatory Discourse
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Price: $12.00 USD. Words: 128,730. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2013 by Society for Philosophy & Culture. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » History
From Left Communism to Post-modernism addresses issues of the shape and future of the socialist movement and the politics of post-modernism. The author identifies a tradition of socialist thought - left communism - that is separate from socialist orthodoxy, seeking to stage a conversation between this marginalised tradition and post-modernism.
Understanding Marx: A Reconstruction and Critique of Capital
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Price: $12.00 USD. Words: 72,580. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2013 by Society for Philosophy & Culture. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Economic policy
This book explains the development of the classical theory of value from Adam Smith to Karl Marx in a form readily accessible to readers unfamiliar with anything more than elementary arithmetic, while at the same time offering to the specialist a fundamental criticism of Marxian political economy and an original and controversial interpretation of Capital.
Understanding Rawls: A Reconstruction and Critique of A Theory of Justice
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Price: $12.00 USD. Words: 60,100. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2013 by Society for Philosophy & Culture. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Political
Since its publication in 1971, John Rawls’ A Theory of Justice has been the subject of a lively debate among philosophers, economists, and political scientists. In this book, Robert Paul Wolff provides an interpretation and critique of Rawls’ theory that both clarifies it and reveals its basic flaws.
The Poverty of Liberalism
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Price: $12.00 USD. Words: 61,300. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013 by Society for Philosophy & Culture. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Political
Wolff provides here an examination of four concepts central to liberal political concerns: Liberty, Tolerance, Loyalty, and Power. We need, Wolff states, an ideal of society more exalted than the mere acceptance of opposed interests and diverse customs. We need, moreover, a new philosophy of community, and in his last chapter Wolff undertakes to outline the first steps toward such a philosophy.
The International Political Economy of Risk: Rationalism, Calculation, and Power
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Price: $12.00 USD. Words: 117,730. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013 by Society for Philosophy & Culture. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
The discipline of international political economy faces a number of critical challenges at present, as it seeks to incorporate a number of relatively new issues, one of these being "risk". This captivating and enlightening study redresses the neglect of "risk" in this field by focusing on objectivist rationalism.
World Politics: Rationalism and Beyond
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Price: $12.00 USD. Words: 67,230. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013 by Society for Philosophy & Culture. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
This book provides an overview of the entire discipline of world affairs in a way that makes immediate sense. It is also a critique of the limits that rationalism sets on how we know world affairs, showing how we might transcend these limits by augmenting rationalist research with non-rationalist techniques.
State and Class: A Sociology of International Affairs
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Price: $12.00 USD. Words: 110,630. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013 by Society for Philosophy & Culture. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
International affairs are most commonly explained in terms of the flow of diplomatic traffic and the wealth-springs of foreign policy. This study complements the conventional debates with one cast in terms of an emerging world society.
Reason, Culture, Religion: The Metaphysics of World Politics
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Price: $12.00 USD. Words: 83,170. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013 by Society for Philosophy & Culture. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
In Reason, Culture, Religion, Ralph Pettman calls for wider recognition of, and greater commitment to, the ‘new’ international relations, a discipline much more comprehensive and cosmopolitan than the ‘old’.
Moral Claims in World Affairs
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Price: $12.00 USD. Words: 81,250. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013 by Society for Philosophy & Culture. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
This collection of essays explores in general terms the nature of the moral claims common in global politics and the phenomenon of partisan cosmopolitanism in particular.
Human Behaviour and World Politics: A Transdisciplinary Introduction
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Price: $12.00 USD. Words: 123,580. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013 by Society for Philosophy & Culture. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
The work traces the history of the study of world politics, and the consequent attempt to build a science of world affairs.
China in Burma's Foreign Policy
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Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 25,390. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013 by Society for Philosophy & Culture. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
This book traces the course of Burma’s foreign policy towards China between World War II and the 1970's.
Causality and Its Application: Samkhya, Bauddha and Nyaya
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Price: $12.00 USD. Words: 44,480. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013 by Society for Philosophy & Culture. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Asian philosophy
Causality and Its Application is an examination of causality from the perspective of three schools of Indian thought. This book deals with a range of questions, such as whether the material cause contains the effect in its subtle form, whether causality can be defined in terms of efficacy, whether causal conditions are related to each other and whether they can be classified into types.
The Nyaya on Meaning:A Commentary on Pandit Visvabandhu
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Price: $12.00 USD. Words: 26,580. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013 by Society for Philosophy & Culture. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Asian philosophy
The Nyaya on Meaning is an examination of meaning in the Navya-Nyaya school of Indian philosophy.
Human Beings and Freedom: An Interdisciplinary Perspective
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Price: $12.00 USD. Words: 93,140. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2013 by Society for Philosophy & Culture. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ethics & moral philosophy
This volume focuses on some contemporary issues relating to freedom, equality, identity and resistance from various perspectives, such as psychological, social, political, and metaphysical. In doing so it addresses topics such as the nature of human beings, political freedom, the relationship between freedom and equality, sex, gender and race, humour, and the notion of critique.


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