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Animal Ethics and Philosophy: Questioning the Orthodoxy

by Elisa Aaltola & John Hadley Rowman & Littlefield International (November 24, 2014)

Bringing together new theory and critical perspectives on a broad range of topics in animal ethics, this book examines the implications of recent developments in the various fields that bear upon animal ethics....

Desire After Affect

by Marie-Luise Angerer & Nicholas Grindell Rowman & Littlefield International (November 24, 2014)

Desire After Affect offers a detailed analysis of the affective turn and its consequences for the humanities.

The Timespace of Human Activity: On Performance, Society, and History as Indeterminate Teleological Events

by Theodore R. Schatzki Lexington Books (April 12, 2010)

This book develops an original Heideggerian account of the timespace and indeterminacy of human activity while describing insights that this account provides into the nature of activity, society and history....

Mindfulness and Letting Be: On Engaged Thinking and Acting

by Fred Dallmayr Lexington Books (September 17, 2014)

Fred Dallmayr explores the benefits of mindfulness in respect to philosophy and theory, practical conduct, language use, art works, historical understanding, and cosmopolitanism. Students of continental, social,...

Naturalness: Is the "Natural" Preferable to the "Artificial"?

by Dieter Birnbacher & David Carus UPA (April 15, 2014)

Naturalness delves into a long withstanding argument of everyday life—the argument of naturalness. This book questions why what is natural has been seen in some ways as superior to what is artificial and discusses...

Your Simple Path: Find happiness in every step

by Ian Tucker O-Books (June 27, 2014)

Find happiness in every step.

Rationalist Spirituality: An exploration of the meaning of life and existence informed by logic and science

by Bernardo Kastrup John Hunt Publishing (March 16, 2011)

Why does the universe exist and what are you supposed to do in it? This question has been addressed by religions since time immemorial, but popular answers often fail to account for obvious aspects of reality....

The Heart of the Universe

by Mu Soeng Wisdom Publications (February 10, 2010)

Form is emptiness; emptiness is form.

This is the bold and intriguing assertion of the Heart Sutra, a text of seminal importance to the Buddhist tradition made even more fascinating by its deep resonance with...

Original Perfection

by Keith Dowman & Pema Rigdzin Wisdom Publications (July 22, 2013)

These early, foundational Dzogchen texts--clear, lyrical, and rich in metaphor--were smuggled into Tibet in the eighth century on white silk, written in goat-milk ink that would become visible only when exposed...

Abhidhamma Studies

by Nyanaponika & Bodhi Wisdom Publications (November 12, 2012)

The Abhidhamma, the third great division of early Buddhist teaching, expounds a revolutionary system of philosophical psychology rooted in the twin Buddhist insights of selflessness and dependent origination....

Heartwood of the Bodhi Tree

by Buddhadasa, Dhammavicayo & Santikaro Wisdom Publications (April 15, 2014)

Clear and simple teachings on voidness and living an ethical life.

In Heartwood of the Bodhi Tree, Buddhadasa Bhikkhu presents in simple language the philosophy of voidness, or sunnata, that lies at the heart...

Why Materialism Is Baloney: How True Skeptics Know There Is No Death and Fathom Answers to life, the Universe, and Everything

by Bernardo Kastrup Iff Books (April 25, 2014)

A hard-nosed, logical, and skeptic non-materialist metaphysics according to which the body is in mind, not mind in the body.

Posthumanity: Thinking Philosophically About the Future

by Brian Cooney Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 26, 2004)

By the end of the 21st century humans could have increasingly bionic bodies with greatly enhanced brains and sensory organs. They could be spending their abundant leisure in a variety of richly detailed, stimulating...

Natural Perfection

by Lonchen Rabjam, Keith Dowman & Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Wisdom Publications (June 25, 2012)

Dzogchen, or the "Great Perfection," is considered by many to be the apex of Tibetan Buddhism, and Longchen Rabjam is the most celebrated of all the saints of this remarkable tradition. Natural Perfection presents...


by Dalaï Lama, Herbert Benson, Robert Thurman & Howard Gardner et al. Wisdom Publications (June 25, 2012)

What is the subtle relationship between mind and body? What can today's scientists learn about this relationship from masters of Buddhist thought? Is it possible that by combining Western and Eastern approaches,...

Ecce Homo

by Friedrich Nietzsche & Anthony M. Ludovici Dover Publications (April 02, 2012)

The philosopher's dramatically egotistical autobiography employs masterful language to convey ever-relevant ideas: the importance of questioning traditional morality, establishing autonomy, and making a commitment...

Experience and Nature

by John Dewey Dover Publications (March 21, 2012)

Analysis and evaluation of problem of knowledge, other systems, formulation of law, role of language, social factors.

Matter and Memory

by Henri Bergson Dover Publications (November 15, 2012)

one of the great inquiries into perception and memory, movement and time, matter and mind. Bergson surveys these independent but related spheres, exploring the connection of mind and body to individual freedom...

Philosophy's Role in Counseling and Psychotherapy

by Peter Raabe Jason Aronson, Inc. (November 26, 2013)

In this book, Raabe argues that philosophy can effectively inform and improve conventional methods of treating mental illness. He presents clinical evidence showing that mild and so-called clinical mental illnesses...

Autonomy and the Situated Self: A Challenge to Bioethics

by Rachel Haliburton Lexington Books (November 26, 2013)

Autonomy and the Situated Self offers a critique of contemporary mainstream bioethics and proposes an alternative framework for the exploration of bioethical issues.

Book of My Nights

by Li-Young Lee BOA Editions Ltd. (December 20, 2013)

The long-awaited new poetry collection from one of the world's most acclaimed young poets.

The Orchard

by Brigit Pegeen Kelly BOA Editions Ltd. (December 20, 2013)

An ambitious new collection by the Yale Younger Poets Prize and Lamont Poetry Award winner.

Philosophical Issues in Counseling and Psychotherapy: Encounters with Four Questions about Knowing, Effectiveness, and Truth

by James T. Hansen Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 21, 2013)

In Philosophical Issues in Counseling and Psychotherapy, James Hansen proposes resolutions to four fundamental philosophical questions about knowing, effectiveness, and truth. Presented within the context of...

Mules of Love

by Ellen Bass BOA Editions Ltd. (December 20, 2013)

A new collection of poetry from the bestselling author of The Courage to Heal.

Return From Exile: A Theory of Possibility

by Ermanno Bencivenga Lexington Books (October 29, 2013)

Return from Exile: A Theory of Possibility challenges the modern understanding of possibility, which dates back to Leibniz and sees possibility as evasion, as irrelevant to the actual world. It offers an alternative...

A Theory of Feelings

by Agnes Heller Lexington Books (February 16, 2009)

A Theory of Feelings examines the problem of human feelings, widely understood, from phenomenological, analytical, and historical perspectives. It begins with an analysis of drives and affects, and pursues the...

The Ethics of Food: A Reader for the Twenty-First Century

by Gregory E. Pence Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 29, 2001)

In The Ethics of Food, Gregory E. Pence brings together a collection of voices who share the view that the ethics of genetically modified food is among the most pressing societal questions of our time. This...

Theories of Mind: An Introductory Reader

by Maureen Eckert Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 11, 2006)

Intended for introductory classes focusing on philosophy of mind, Theories of Mind includes readings from primary sources, edited to suit the needs of the beginner. Edited selections focus on vivid examples...

Internarrative Identity: Placing the Self

by Ajit K. Maan UPA (December 08, 2009)

This book asks how identity is created and examines the history of conceptions of the self, from Aristotle to Postmodernism, to find the answers. Maan finds the human capacity to self creation exists in what...

Playing Pygmalion: How People Create One Another

by Ruthellen Josselson Jason Aronson, Inc. (June 01, 2007)

We create the characters that people our lives. Although others appear to us to be who they just 'are', there are complicated unconscious psychological processes that lead us to experience people in ways that...

Fragments of Reality

by Petri Kajander Credentum Ltd. (August 10, 2013)

Fragments of Reality is a Zen-like modern version of insights that Bankei, Huang Po and others have said from ancient times.

Kajander uses Ramana Maharshi’s Who am I –method to enquire into the inner world...

A Wittgensteinian Way with Paradoxes

by Rupert Read Lexington Books (October 25, 2012)

A Wittgensteinian way with paradoxes tackles some of the classic philosophical paradoxes that have puzzled philosophers over the centuries and explores how they can be dissolved using the ‘therapeutic’ method...

The New Rational Therapy: Thinking Your Way to Serenity, Success, and Profound Happiness

by Elliot D. Cohen Jason Aronson, Inc. (October 31, 2006)

Throughout the ages, great thinkers such as Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, Aquinas,Descartes, Spinoza, Kant, Nietzsche, and many others have had incredibly useful things to say about overcoming the strife of everyday...

A Brief Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind

by Jack S. Crumley Ii Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 17, 2006)

Crumley introduces four core areas in contemporary philosophy of the mind: the mind/body problem, mental content (intentionality), mental causation, and the nature of consciousness. The book is distinctive in...

The Philosophy of Autism

by Jami L. Anderson & Simon Cushing Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 16, 2012)

This book examines autism from the tradition of analytic philosophy, working from the premise that Autism Spectrum Disorders raise interesting philosophical questions that need to be and can be addressed in...

The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell

by Aldous Huxley HarperCollins e-books (September 29, 2009)

Among the most profound and influential explorations of mind-expanding psychadelic drugs ever written, here are two complete classic books—The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell—in which Aldous Huxley,...

Sexual Deceit: The Ethics of Passing

by Kelby Harrison Lexington Books (March 14, 2013)

Using the methodologies and insights of queer theory, narrative theory and analytic philosophy, Sexual Deceit helps us to understand the issues of passing and to evaluate it from a moral point of view. Noting...

Self and Emotional Life: Philosophy, Psychoanalysis, and Neuroscience

by Adrian Johnston & Catherine Malabou Columbia University Press (May 14, 2013)

Adrian Johnston and Catherine Malabou defy theoretical humanities’ deeply-entrenched resistance to engagements with the life sciences. Rather than treat biology and its branches as hopelessly reductive and...

Freedom in Resistance and Creative Transformation

by Michael St. A. Miller Lexington Books (March 22, 2013)

The practice of freedom that is finite, realistically libertarian, and relational is vital for the wholesome development of human beings. In promoting this idea, Michael Miller challenges traditional Christian...

Plurality and Perspective in Psychoanalysis

by Adam Rosen-Carole Lexington Books (February 28, 2013)

The book provides a defense of the rational authority of psychoanalytic knowledge that does justice to the plurality of psychoanalytic perspectives and resolves central impasses in the psychoanalytic literature...

Comprehending Care: Problems and Possibilities in The Ethics of Care

by Tove Pettersen Lexington Books (March 11, 2008)

In Comprehending Care, Tove Pettersen subjects the ethics of care, as advanced by Carol Gilligan, to a moral-philosophical examination. More precisely, she extracts the philosophical foundation in this ethics,...

Embodied Collective Memory: The Making and Unmaking of Human Nature

by Rafael F. Narváez UPA (December 16, 2012)

The human body is not a given fact—it is acquired, achieved, and learned. The body remembers, and it does so in collectively relevant ways. This book discusses how, why, and to what extent corporeal memories...

Beyond Mechanism: Putting Life Back Into Biology

by Brian G. Henning & Adam Scarfe Lexington Books (February 01, 2013)

Pairing scientists and philosophers together, this book is an exploration of some of the new frontiers in biology (e.g., Emergence, Complex Systems, Biosemiotics, Symbiogenesis, Organic Selection, Epigenetics,...

Between the Psyche and the Social: Psychoanalytic Social Theory

by Kelly Oliver & Steve Edwin Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 20, 2001)

Between the Psyche and the Social is the first collection that specifically features the field of psychoanalytic social theory emerging in and between psychoanalysis, feminism, postcolonial studies, and queer...

Pornography Embodied: From Speech to Sexual Practice

by Joan Mason-Grant Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 12, 2004)

What does it mean to re-conceptualize pornography as a material practice rather than as speech? Sidestepping the legal debates over their civil ordinance, and drawing on phenomenology of the lived body, Mason-Grant...

Famous Inspirational Words to Bring Happiness to Your Soul

by Perry Jd Ritthaler (February 21, 2013)

"Famous Inspirational Words to Bring Happiness to Your Soul" is written to give you a glimpse of some of the beautiful pictures from Tia Land complimented with the most powerful secret phrases written traced...

Ignes Fatui

by Charles Thomas Taylor UPA (October 08, 2012)

In Ignes Fatui, Taylor examines various misapprehensions and misconceptions that interfere with clear rational thought. The primary objective of this book is to attempt to improve rational thought and thereby...

I Am a Strange Loop

by Douglas Hofstadter & Greg Baglia Hachette Book Group (September 25, 2018)

Can thought arise out of matter? Can self, soul, consciousness, "I" arise out of mere matter? If it cannot, then how can you or I be here?

I Am a Strange Loop argues that the key to understanding selves and...

The Happiness Hypothesis

by Jonathan Haidt Basic Books (December 25, 2006)

Jonathan Haidt skillfully combines two genres-philosophical wisdom and scientific research-delighting the reader with surprising insights. He explains, for example, why we have such difficulty controlling ourselves...

Spirits in the Material World: The Challenge of Technology

by Gil Germain Lexington Books (October 26, 2009)

Gil Germain'sSpirits in the Material World reflects on the vital role technology plays in liberating humankind from the real world of space and time, and examines the broad implications of this development for...