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  • Austin, J. L.
    PHILOSOPHICAL PAPERS.

    Edition: Later printing of the first edition.

    Oxford: Clarendon, (1966. 1961.) dj. Hardcover - A posthumous publication which includes nearly all of Austin's previously published works and 3 unpublished essays: "The Meaning of a Word," "Unfair to Facts" and "Performative Utterances." Edited by J. O. Urmson and G. J. Warnock. Index. 242 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in dark blue cloth with gilt lettering on the spine (prev owner's name stamped on front endpaper), no dj.

    Book ID: 33532
    Keywords: Philosophy
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  • THE PRINCIPLE OF INDIVIDUALITY AND VALUE: The Gifford Lectures for 1911 Delivered in Edinburgh University. by Bosanquet, Bernard (1848-1923)
    Bosanquet, Bernard (1848-1923)
    THE PRINCIPLE OF INDIVIDUALITY AND VALUE: The Gifford Lectures for 1911 Delivered in Edinburgh University.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    London: Macmillan, 1927 (c 1912). Hardcover - The first of two books by this noted philosopher based on his Gifford Lectures. They serve as the most developed statement of his metaphysical views, but their publication incited a significant critical reaction to his views, especially on the controversy surrounding idealism and materialism and on the nature of finite individuality. Common to Bosanquet's work is a "desire to find common ground among philosophers of various traditions and to show relationships among different schools of thought, rather than to dwell on what separates them.. .At the time of his death, he was arguably 'the most popular and influential of the English idealists'." (Stanford Encylopedia of Philosophy) Index. xxxvii, 409 pp.

    Condition: Very good in original dark red cloth with gilt lettering on spine (previous owner's name, some minor scattered underlining, mostly in pencil) Overall a tight, clean and attractive copy.

    Book ID: 82593
    Keywords: Philosophy
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  • Braithwaite, Richard Bevan.
    SCIENTIFIC EXPLANATION: A Study of the Function of Theory, Probability and Law in Science.

    Edition: 3rd US printing.

    Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, (1957) dj. Hardcover - Based on the 1946 Tarner Lectures. Concludes with a brief discussion of the question "is science invention or discovery? Index. xii, 376 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (prev owner's name, few penciled notations in final chapters, sunning to spine of dj)

    Book ID: 86510
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  • BY THE LATE JOHN BROCKMAN. by Brockman, John,
    Brockman, John,
    BY THE LATE JOHN BROCKMAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Macmillan, (1969) dj. Hardcover first edition - An unusual experimental work - the first page states only "Man is dead." - the first book written while he was still a young man, by this author and literary agent, who, among other things, established the Edge Foundation, an organization that brings together leading thinkers across a broad range of scientific and technical fields. Small format. 166 pp plus 4 pp of notes.

    Condition: Fine in black cloth with silver spine lettering in a fine dust jacket. Rather hard to find, especially in this condition.

    Book ID: 86190
    Keywords: first book, Philosophy
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  • GOATWALKING: A Guide to Wildland Living. by Corbett, Jim.
    Corbett, Jim.
    GOATWALKING: A Guide to Wildland Living.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (1991) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book by one of the founders of the Sanctuary movement - one which presents "his beliefs and experiences as a former goat raiser, naturalist, activist, and Quaker whose wanderings have led him to many locations in the United States and Latin America. [He] describes the brutality he has witnessed as an activist in the sanctuary movement.. and expounds upon human rights and civil disobedience in the spirit of Henry David Thoreau, Saul Alinsky, and Gandhi." (Library Journal)" Review copy with publisher's material, including a photograph of the author laid in. xi, 237 pp. ISBN: 0-670828467.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 84216
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  • Davis, Philip E, editor.
    MORAL DUTY AND LEGAL RESPONSIBILITY: A Philosophical-Legal Casebook.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Meredith Press, 1966.

    Condition: Fair condition. (edge wear, creased spine, ink underlining)

    Book ID: 14498
    Keywords: Philosophy
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  • WHAT OF THE MORROW. by de Quevedo, Albert G.
    de Quevedo, Albert G.
    WHAT OF THE MORROW.

    Edition: First edition.

    San Francisco: Albert G. De Quevedo Guild, 1931. Hardcover first edition - A slim volume described as a "study in personality" by this inspirational speaker and educator - a book which urges everyone to step away from their fears and concerns and to appreciate the beautiful harmony of the world around them. An appealing volume with the text superimposed on a pale green landscape illustration by Lawrence Haste, designed and executed by Schwabacher-Frey of San Francisco, and "given to the public by the Albert G. De Quevedo Guild". Unpaginated.

    Condition: Very good in beige suede-like cloth with a pale peach leather spine and gilt lettering on the front cover (one corner bumped)

    Book ID: 83625
    Keywords: Philosophy
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  • WRITING AS A PATH TO AWAKENING: A Year to Becoming an Excellent Writer and Living an Awakened Life. by DeSilver, Albert Flynn.
    DeSilver, Albert Flynn.
    WRITING AS A PATH TO AWAKENING: A Year to Becoming an Excellent Writer and Living an Awakened Life.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Boulder, CO: Sounds True, (2017). SIGNED first edition - A book which, month by month "shows you how to use meditation to cultivate true depth in your own writing so your words reveal layers of profound insight that inspire and move your readers." SIGNED on the title page. 189 pp. Promotional postcard laid in. ISBN: 978-1622039111.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 74641
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  • WRITING AS A PATH TO AWAKENING: A Year to Becoming an Excellent Writer and Living an Awakened Life. by DeSilver, Albert Flynn.
    DeSilver, Albert Flynn.
    WRITING AS A PATH TO AWAKENING: A Year to Becoming an Excellent Writer and Living an Awakened Life.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Boulder, CO: Sounds True, (2017). SIGNED first edition - A book which, month by month "shows you how to use meditation to cultivate true depth in your own writing so your words reveal layers of profound insight that inspire and move your readers." INSCRIBED on the title page. 189 pp. ISBN: 978-1622039111.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 74642
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  • THE DREAMS OF REASON: SCIENCE AND UTOPIAS. by Dubos, Rene.
    Dubos, Rene.
    THE DREAMS OF REASON: SCIENCE AND UTOPIAS.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Columbia Universtiy Press, (1970). A book whcih "examines the role of social forces in determining the goals of science and considers what the scientist owes to society as a whole and what benefits the layman may legitimately expect from science." xii. Illustrated. 167 pp. ISBN: 0-231085443.

    Condition: Very good (previous owner's name inside front cover)

    Book ID: 79564
    Keywords: Philosophy, science
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  • NIETZSCHE'S NEW SEAS: Explorations in Philosophy, Aesthetics, and Politics by Gillespie, Michael Allen & Tracy B.Strong, editors.
    Gillespie, Michael Allen & Tracy B.Strong, editors.
    NIETZSCHE'S NEW SEAS: Explorations in Philosophy, Aesthetics, and Politics

    Edition: First printing.

    Chicago: University of Chicago Press, (1988) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "A sample of essays from Germany, France and the US available for the first time in English - the editors have "brought together scholars from a variety of disciplines - philosophy, history, literary criticism, and musicology - and from schools of thought that differ both methodologically and ideologically. The contributors - Karsten Harries, Robert Pippin, Eugen Fink, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Kurt Paul Janz, Sarah Kofman, Jean-Michel Rey - take a new approach to Nietzsche, one that begins with the claim that his enigmatic utterances can best be understood by examining the style or structure of his thought." INSCRIBED and signed on the title page by BOTH editors to…

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    Chicago: University of Chicago Press, (1988) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "A sample of essays from Germany, France and the US available for the first time in English - the editors have "brought together scholars from a variety of disciplines - philosophy, history, literary criticism, and musicology - and from schools of thought that differ both methodologically and ideologically. The contributors - Karsten Harries, Robert Pippin, Eugen Fink, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Kurt Paul Janz, Sarah Kofman, Jean-Michel Rey - take a new approach to Nietzsche, one that begins with the claim that his enigmatic utterances can best be understood by examining the style or structure of his thought." INSCRIBED and signed on the title page by BOTH editors to the noted Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens. Notes on contributors, index. 240 pp. ISBN: 0-226293785.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 67693
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  • ON ART, RELIGION, PHILOSOPHY: Introductory Lectures to the Realm of Absolute Spirit. by Hegel, G. W. F. (Georg Wilhelm Freidrich Hegel, 1770-1831); edited by J. Glenn Gray.
    Hegel, G. W. F. (Georg Wilhelm Freidrich Hegel, 1770-1831); edited by J. Glenn Gray.
    ON ART, RELIGION, PHILOSOPHY: Introductory Lectures to the Realm of Absolute Spirit.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1970). Edited and with an introduction by J. Glenn Gray, Index. 324 pp. ISBN: 0-061314633.

    Condition: Very good overall - front cover has a tear along the upper side of the spine, usual toning to the pages, but otherwise clean and tight.

    Book ID: 84866
    Keywords: Philosophy
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  • MARTIN HEIDEGGER, BASIC WRITINGS: From Being and Time (1927) to the Task of Thinking (1964), by Heidegger, Martin (1889-1976); edited by David Farrell Krell.
    Heidegger, Martin (1889-1976); edited by David Farrell Krell.
    MARTIN HEIDEGGER, BASIC WRITINGS: From Being and Time (1927) to the Task of Thinking (1964),

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1976) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Includes ten pieces, selected both to provide an introduction to Heidegger's writing and for being particularly throught-provoking: six complete essays, two uncut excepts and two abridged pieces, four of them in translations especially prepared for this volume. Edited and with a preface, general introduction an introduction to each selection by David Krell. INSCRIBED by editor David Farrell Krell to the late noted Oklahoma book collector, Larry Owens, on the half title page, and dated in 1996.Suggestions for further study. xvi, 397 pp. ISBN: 0-06063846X.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket (price-clipped, some wear to the upper edge of the dj) .

    Book ID: 80476
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  • MAN'S UNCONQUERABLE MIND. by Highet, Gilbert.
    Highet, Gilbert.
    MAN'S UNCONQUERABLE MIND.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Columbia University Press, (1966, c. 1954). Notes, 136 pp. ISBN: 0-231-08501x.

    Condition: Very good (prev owner's name, some rubbing and wear to the covers).

    Book ID: 58679
    Keywords: Philosophy
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  • Highet, Gilbert.
    MAN'S UNCONQUERABLE MIND.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Columbia University Press, c. 1954 (ca 1970's). Notes, 136 pp. ISBN: 0-231-08501x.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 23945
    Keywords: Philosophy
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  • AGONY AND EPITAPH: Man, His Art and His Poetry. by Hofstadter, Albert.
    Hofstadter, Albert.
    AGONY AND EPITAPH: Man, His Art and His Poetry.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: George Braziller, (1970). Hardcover first edition - A collection of eight separate essays on the nature of art and how art can permeate the whole sphere of man's thinking and on his sense of what he is and is not. Notes, index. xc, 268 pp.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (price-clipped)

    Book ID: 69833
    Keywords: essays, Philosophy
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  • CELEBRATION OF AWARENESS: A Call for Institutional Revolution. by Illich, Ivan.
    Illich, Ivan.
    CELEBRATION OF AWARENESS: A Call for Institutional Revolution.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, (1970.) dj. Hardcover - Essays on education, religion, charity and foreign aid by this former priest and innovative thinker. Introduction by Erich Fromm. First or early edition with code L50 indicating publication in 1970. 189 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library but with only 2 faint markings, overall tight and clean in a near fine unmarked dust jacket (sunning to spine of dj.).

    Book ID: 50792
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  • NEIN: A Manifesto. by Jarosinki, Eric.
    Jarosinki, Eric.
    NEIN: A Manifesto.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Black Cat / Grove Atlantic, (2015(. First edition - Twitter brought to the print world - a "wry philosopichical manifesto in aphorism form." Glossary. 120 pp plus an afterword.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 66466
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  • IS GOD HAPPY?: Selected Essays. by Kolakowski, Leszek (1927-2009)
    Kolakowski, Leszek (1927-2009)
    IS GOD HAPPY?: Selected Essays.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Basic Books (HarperCollins), 2013. First edition - A collection of essays originally written between 1956 and 2006 by "one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century. A prominent anticommunist writer, Kolakowski was also a deeply humanistic thinker, and his meditations on society, religion, morality, and culture stand alongside his political writings as commentaries on intellectualand everydaylife in the twentieth century.. . Accessible and wide ranging, these essays - many of them translated into English for the first time - testify to the remarkable scope of Kolakowskis work. From a provocative and deeply felt critique of Marxist ideology to the witty and self-effacing In Praise of Unpunctuality and more - His essay (censored by the authorities…

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    New York: Basic Books (HarperCollins), 2013. First edition - A collection of essays originally written between 1956 and 2006 by "one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century. A prominent anticommunist writer, Kolakowski was also a deeply humanistic thinker, and his meditations on society, religion, morality, and culture stand alongside his political writings as commentaries on intellectualand everydaylife in the twentieth century.. . Accessible and wide ranging, these essays - many of them translated into English for the first time - testify to the remarkable scope of Kolakowskis work. From a provocative and deeply felt critique of Marxist ideology to the witty and self-effacing In Praise of Unpunctuality and more - His essay (censored by the authorities and only available on the underground) on "What is socialism" is a long list of what it is not and ends with "socialism is just a really wonderful thing." Introduction and translations by Agnieszka Kolakowski. First-time publication details. 327 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 67159
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  • THE BARREN IDEAL. by Law, George .
    Law, George .
    THE BARREN IDEAL.

    Edition: First printing.

    Arcadia, California: The Marvimon Foundation, (1914) dj. Hardcover first edition - A slim book containing a "new melding of time-old conceptions into a simple and workable philosophy of life for a mind that does not presume to know the beyond" - essentially, this life is all we have and we should find joy in this life (which doesn't sound so "barren.") Illustrated with a color frontispiece and symbolic design and sketches by Mary Carlin. 69 pp plus a final drawing.

    Condition: Very near fine in marbled paper covered boards with a tan cloth spine in a good printed tan dust jacket. Very uncommon, and especially so in dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78154
    Keywords: Philosophy
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  • List, Jacob Samuel, Ph.D., D.H.L.
    LIVING ONE DAY AT A TIME.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    New York: Philosophical Library, (1962.). Hardcover - Fairly uncommon early 'self-help' book by this prolific psychotherapist, ending with his ten rules ranging from learn to say 'yes', refuse to be discouraged, be decisive, be flexible, have fun, SIGNED on the front endpaper. 96 pp.

    Condition: Very good in light beige cloth (darkening to spine), lacking the dj.

    Book ID: 36445
    Keywords: Philosophy
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  • SEMANTICS AND SOCIAL SCIENCE. by Macdonald, Graham and Philip Pettit,
    Macdonald, Graham and Philip Pettit,
    SEMANTICS AND SOCIAL SCIENCE.

    Edition: First printing.

    London & Boston: Routledge & Kegan Paul, (1981). Hardcover first edition - A book which "examines the major issues in the philosophy of social science, paying specific attention to cross-cultural understanding, humanism versus scientism, individualism versus collectivism, and the shaping of theory by evaluative commitment." Notes, bibliography, index. vi, 194 pp. ISBN: 0-710007833.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 69834
    Keywords: Philosophy
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  • Metzger, Charles R.
    EMERSON AND GREENOUGH: Transcendental Pioneers of an American Esthetic

    Edition: First thus.

    Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, (1970). Hardcover - Reprint of a work originally published in 1954. Horatio Greenough (1805-1852), the most eloquent spokesman of Emerson's esthetic faith, was by trade a portrait sculptor. Notes, bibliograhy, index. 153 pp.

    Condition: Fine in charcoal cloth with gold lettering on the spine, no dust jacket as issued.

    Book ID: 82021
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  • THE PINE ISLAND PARADOX. by Moore, Kathleen Dean.
    Moore, Kathleen Dean.
    THE PINE ISLAND PARADOX.

    Edition: First printing.

    Minneapolis: Milkweed Editions, (2004) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An exploration of the separations brought to us by Enlightenment philosophers: of human from nature, of things near and far away, and of the sacred from the mundane. "Moore disguises her philosophical explorations in stories: about vacationing on a tiny island in Alaska [the Pine Island of the title], visiting her father in the hospital, watching grouse perform their mating dance in the desert. Throughout, she shows that, when properly observed, the world is full of opportunities to find hidden connections." SIGNED on the title page. 251 pp. ISBN: 1-571312765.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 67641
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  • IRRELIGION: A Mathematician Explains Why the Arguments for God Just Don't Add Up. by Paulos, John Allen.
    Paulos, John Allen.
    IRRELIGION: A Mathematician Explains Why the Arguments for God Just Don't Add Up.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hill & Wang (Farrar, Strauss & Giroux), (2008) dj. Hardcover first edition - A brief look at the most prevalent reasons why people claim that God exists - or miracles happen - and just how illogical these are. Index. 158 pp. ISBN: 9780809059195.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61220
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  • CONJUNCTIONS AND DISJUNCTIONS. by Paz, Octavio.
    Paz, Octavio.
    CONJUNCTIONS AND DISJUNCTIONS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1969). dj. Hardcover first edition - Wide-ranging "ruminations" by one of Mexico's foremost philosphers and poets on the condition of man, early civilizations, art and literature, sex and science and technology, and of materialism, capitalism and Communism. Translated from the Spanish by Helen R. Lane. Index. 148 pp. ISBN: 0-670-237175.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket (prev owner's name on upper edge of textblock, light edgewear to dj)

    Book ID: 38552
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  • Plato.
    FIVE DIALOGUES: Euthyphro; The Apology; Crito; Meno; Phaedo.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Co., 1986. Translated by G. M. A. Grube. Bbiliography. 162 pp. ISBN: 0-915145-227.

    Condition: Very good..

    Book ID: 26488
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  • Plato.
    EUTHYPHRO, APOLOGY, CRITO.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, (1956.). Translated by F. J. Church. Translation revised, with an introduction, by Robert D. Cumming. 70 pp

    Condition: Good condition. (light soiling to covers.)

    Book ID: 30677
    Keywords: Classics, philosophy
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  • EUTHYPHRO, APOLOGY, CRITO: Phaedo the Death Scene. by Plato.
    Plato.
    EUTHYPHRO, APOLOGY, CRITO: Phaedo the Death Scene.

    Edition: Trade paperback, 2nd edition, later printing.

    Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1979. Translated by F. J. Church; translation revised, with an introduction, by Robert D. Cumming. a title in The Library of Liberal Arts series. 70 pp. ISBN: 0-672601664.

    Condition: Good overall in violet and turquoise stapled wrappers. (prev owner's name blacked out, short tear at bottom of spine)

    Book ID: 83708
    Keywords: Classics, philosophy
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  • NIHILISM: A Philosophical Essay. by Rosen, Stanley (1929-1914)
    Rosen, Stanley (1929-1914)
    NIHILISM: A Philosophical Essay.

    Edition: First printing.

    New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 1969. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His second (and probably most influential) book, an attack on contemporary philosophical and political nihilism. The book begins by reflecting on the consequences of the separation of the conception of reason from the conception of good in modern rationalism, which took the value-neutral science of mathematics as its model. It follows from this separation that reason can say nothing about its own goodness, or that the assertion of goodness is necessarily non-rational. However, he argues forcefully for the goodness of reason, and suggests a return to the ideas of Plato. Rosen is noted in his writings as relying as much as possible on non-technical language…

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    New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 1969. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His second (and probably most influential) book, an attack on contemporary philosophical and political nihilism. The book begins by reflecting on the consequences of the separation of the conception of reason from the conception of good in modern rationalism, which took the value-neutral science of mathematics as its model. It follows from this separation that reason can say nothing about its own goodness, or that the assertion of goodness is necessarily non-rational. However, he argues forcefully for the goodness of reason, and suggests a return to the ideas of Plato. Rosen is noted in his writings as relying as much as possible on non-technical language - this "reflects his conviction that ordinary experience is the basis of the intelligibility of philosophy." SIGNED on the title page. Uncommon in the first edition, and especially so signed. 241 pp.

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    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (name on front endpaper, some very light spots of foxing on the last few pages, but overall a very tight and clean copy)

    Book ID: 66997
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