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1 (Cohen, Morris Raphael). (Frankfurter, Felix; Dewey, John; Russell, Bertrand; et al) A TRIBUTE TO PROFESSOR MORRIS RAPHAEL COHEN / TEACHER & PHILOSOPHER
New York: "The Youth Who Sat at His Feet", 1928. 1928. Good 
New York: "The Youth Who Sat at His Feet", 1928.. 1928.. Good. - Small octavo, navy blue cloth titled in gilt on the spine. The binding is bumped & lightly rubbed with a few small, light stains to the front cover. xix & 109 pages. There is occasional light foxing & a few small stains. Black-and-white portrait frontispiece. The book has a slight musty odor. Good.

First edition.

Cohen was a philosopher and mathematician. The book includes a bibliography of his published writings. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD

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2 (De Stael, Madame). Forsberg, Roberta J.; and Nixon, H.C MADAME DE STAEL AND FREEDOM TODAY
Astra Books, 1963. 1963. Fine 
Astra Books, 1963.. 1963.. Fine. - Octavo, gray cloth titled in silver, in dust wrapper. The covers are slightly bumped and the dust jacket is very lightly creased. 96 pages. Near fine in very good dw.

"The six essays in this volume constitute, in one sense, an outline of Madame de Stael's education in the parliamentary system. She studied its functioning on the national level in England and America. She foresaw it as a sure foundation for understanding among states, making it possible for them to function co-operatively on an international level whenever a common enemy arose."--Authors' Preface. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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3 (Heidegger, Martin). Lang, Berel HEIDEGGER'S SILENCE
Ithaca, NY and London, U.K.: Cornell University Press, (1996). (1996). Very good 
Ithaca, NY and London, U.K.: Cornell University Press, (1996).. (1996).. Very good. - Octavo, printed white wrappers. The binding is lightly bumped. xi, [i] & 125 pages. Near fine.

Uncorrected proof.

A book about Heideger's silence on the "Jewish Question". 
Price: 10.00 USD

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4 (Heidegger; Sartre). Jolivet, Regis LE PROBLEME DE LA MORT CHEZ M. HEIDEGGER ET J.-P. SARTRE
Abbaye Saint Wandrille [France]: Editions de Fontenelle, 1950. 1950. Good 
Abbaye Saint Wandrille [France]: Editions de Fontenelle, 1950.. 1950.. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed gray wrappers. The spine & extremities are darkened. The edges of the covers and the head & tail of the spine are lightly chipped. 110 & [1] pages. There is a previous owner's blind stamp on the front endpaper. The front edges of the title page & a few other pages are lightly chipped. Good.

First edition.

The text is in French. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD

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5 (Holbach). Cushing, Max P A FORGOTTEN PHILOSOPHER. Reprinted from The Monist, April, 1920
The Monist, 1920. 1920. Good 
The Monist, 1920.. 1920.. Good. - Octavo, softcover. printed self-wraps. 6 pages. The front edges of the pages are rippled & the edges of the first page are slightly darkened with some light staining to the front edge. There is light creasing to the bottom corner of the last page. Good.

Signed "Compliments of M. P. Cushing" above the title.

Holbach [d. 1780] was a wealthy patron of philosophy and a close friend of Diderot. His salon was a meeting place for the Encyclopedists, Though an amateur, he wrote extensively on science, theology, politics, morals, and philosophy, his best-known work being "Systeme de la Nature [1770], an exposition of scientific materialism. 
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6 (Lukacs, Georg). Parkinson, G. H. R.; editor GEORG LUKACS: The man, his work and his ideas
London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, (1970). (1970). Very good 
London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, (1970).. (1970).. Very good. - Octavo, cloth in a dust wrapper. The binding is lightly rubbed with an area of slight bubbling to the front cover. The head & tail of the spine are slightly faded. The top edge of the rear panel of the dust jacket is a bit darkened and lightly creased & chipped. [viii] & 254 pages. There is a small, light stain to the fore-edge. Very good.

Contributors include David Craig, H. A. Hodges, A. G. Lehmann, Istvan Meszaros, Stanley Mitchell and Roy Pascal. Dust jacket present. 
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7 (Marx, Karl) KARL MARX ALBUM. Herausgegeben vom Marx-Engels-Lenin-Stalin-Institut beim Zentralkomitee der Sed
Berlin: Dietz Verlag, 1953. 1953. Good 
Berlin: Dietz Verlag, 1953.. 1953.. Good. - Quarto, gray cloth titled in red. Spine & extremities darkened; covers bumped, soiled & stained. 147 pp. plus colophon. Sepia-toned portrait frontispiece & full-page & textual illustrations, including folding facsimiles of newspaper pages. The rear hinge is cracked; the margins of some illustrations are darkened. Good.

A useful collection of facsimiles, documents and portraits. 
Price: 50.00 USD

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8 (Montaigne, Michel de). Hallie, Philip P MONTAIGNE, AND PHILOSOPHY AS SELF-PORTRAITURE. Monday Evening Papers: Number 9. (Cover title)
[Middletown, CT]: Center for Advanced Studies, Wesleyan University, (1966). (1966). Fine 
[Middletown, CT]: Center for Advanced Studies, Wesleyan University, (1966).. (1966).. Fine. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed gray wraps. The wraps are very slightly faded along the spine. 22 pages. Near fine.

One of a series of papers read at the Center's Monday evening sessions to Fellows of the Center and members of the Faculty. Philip P. Hallie, Griffin Professor of Philosophy in the University, was a Fellow of the Center in 1962-1963. He read this paper, which contains some of the seed ideas developed in his book "The Scar of Montaigne", on October 4, 1965. 
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9 (Ortega y Gasset, Jose). Read, Herbert HIGH NOON AND DARKEST NIGHT: Some Observations on Ortega y Gasset's Philosophy of Art. Monday Evening Papers: Number 3. (Cover title)
[Middletown, CT]: Center for Advanced Studies, Wesleyan University, (1964). (1964). Fine 
[Middletown, CT]: Center for Advanced Studies, Wesleyan University, (1964).. (1964).. Fine. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed gray wraps. The front wrap is very slightly faded along the spine. 18 pages. Near fine.

One of a series of papers read at the Center's Monday evening sessions to Fellows of the Center and members of the Faculty. Herbert Read was a Fellow of the Center in 1964 and again in 1965 and read this paper on May 11, 1964. 
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10 (Tagore, Rabindranath). Richard, Paul TO THE NATIONS. From the French of Paul Richard. With an Introduction by Rabindranath Tagore
New York: James B. Pond, 1917. 1917. Fair 
New York: James B. Pond, 1917.. 1917.. Fair. - Octavo, cloth, in a dust wrapper. The binding is bumped, stained & unevenly faded. The dust jacket is rubbed, soiled & chipped with pieces out. xv, [1] leaf & 79 pages. There is staining to the fore-edge & light soiling to the contents page, else the contents are very good. Despite the staining of the covers, this is a good, tight copy.

First edition in English. The Tagore introduction is a substantial nine pages in length.

In 1910, philosopher Paul Richard traveled to India, seeking election to the French Senate from Pondicherry. He met and later married Mirra Alfassa [1878-1973], known as The Mother. Richard appears to have brought together Alfassa and the sage and seer Sri Aurobindo, who became her spiritual partner. After 1926, when Aurobindo retired into seclusion, she supervised the organization of his ashram and institutes. She became the leader of the community after he died in 1950.

Rare in commerce. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 50.00 USD

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11 Arendt, Hannah ESSAYS IN UNDERSTANDING 1930-1954
New York: Harcourt Brace and Company, (1994). (1994). 0151728178 / 9780151728176 Very good 
New York: Harcourt Brace and Company, (1994).. (1994).. Very good. - Octavo, cloth-backed boards in a dust wrapper. The top corners of the covers are very slightly bumped. xxxi & 458 pages. Near fine.

First American edition.

This volume of uncollected and unpublished works by Hannah Arendt is edited with an introduction by Jerome Kohn. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD

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12 Baxandall, Lee; compiler MARXISM AND AESTHETICS: A Selective Annotated Bibliography / Books and Articles in the English Language
NY: Humanities Press Inc., 1968. 1968. Very good 
NY: Humanities Press Inc., 1968.. 1968.. Very good. - Quarto, green cloth titled in gilt on spine. Lightly bumped & rubbed with a light score mark to the front cover; titling slightly faded. xxii, [1] leaf & 261 pp. Very good.

First edition. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD

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13 Bochenski, I. M CONTEMPORARY EUROPEAN PHILOSOPHY
Berkeley and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press, 1956. 1956. Very good 
Berkeley and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press, 1956.. 1956.. Very good. - Octavo, cream cloth in a dust wrapper. The binding is very slightly bumped with the spine & extremities slightly darkened. The spine of the dust jacket is darkened with its head & tail slightly chipped & the panels are lightly soiled with their front edges darkened. xviii & 326 pages. There is an owner's blind stamp on the front endpaper. Very good in a good dust wrapper.

Translated from the German by Donald Nicholl and Karl Aschenbrenner. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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A 3-PAGE AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY THE POSITIVIST JOURNALIST DAVID GOODMAN CROLY, Addressed to the American Philosopher and Historian JOHN FISKE., Croly, David Goodman (1829-1889).
14 Croly, David Goodman (1829-1889). A 3-PAGE AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY THE POSITIVIST JOURNALIST DAVID GOODMAN CROLY, Addressed to the American Philosopher and Historian JOHN FISKE.
March 6, 1870. 1870. Good Signed
March 6, 1870.. 1870.. Good. - Octavo, 7-7/8 inches high by 5 inches wide. Approximately 250 words penned on three sides of a folded sheet with Croly's monograph embossed in blind at the top of the first page and the text of the third page penned vertically on the verso of the first. A substantial letter addressed to the American philosopher and historian John Fiske in which David Goodman Croly discusses plans for the first issue of the "Modern Thinker": "I enclose another prospectus of the 'Modern Thinker,' the first number of which I hope to have out by June...." and suggests that Fiske might have an interest in becoming an editor for the periodical: "I shall myself get out the first two numbers but if the means can be raised you will probably be invited to act as editor of the subsequent publications...." Wanting to make an impression and "shock people" he asks if Fiske can help "not in money but in the furnishing of one striking article...." Signed "D.G. Croly". Folded for mailing, there is some slight minor smudging and soiling. The letter was once tipped into a scrapbook as attested by some light glue stains to the blank page. A RARE autograph.

The Irish-born American Journalist David Goodman Croly (1829-1889) was associated with the New York "Evening Post" and the "Herald" before moving on as managing editor of the "World". During the Civil War, he sought to discredit the Lincoln administration and the abolitionist movement by co-authoring an anonymous pamphlet purporting to be written by an abolitionist who promoted the intermarriage between whites and blacks. This 1864 pamphlet, titled "Miscegenation" played on the racist fears common among people of the period. In effect, Croly coined the term miscegenation for the first time. In 1870, Croly published the journal "The Modern Thinker" under the pseudonym of David Goodman. The journal was a vehicle for the positivist and Spencerian philosophy of Croly and some of his colleagues including John Humphrey Noyes. The periodical ran from 1870 through 1873, a total of only 3 issues. Among other works, Croly authored a "Primer of Posivitism" (1876) and the early attempt at futurology "Glimpses of the Future: Suggestions as to the Drift of Things" (1888). It is interesting to note that David Goodman Croly was the father of Herbert Croly, the co-founder of the Progressve periodical "The New Republic".

The American philosopher and historian John Fiske (1842-1901) was one of the leading popularizers of Spencer's theory of social evolution and published several articles and reviews for The Modern Thinker.

A review of the periodical published in "The Journal of Anthropology, Volume 1, No. 3 (Jan 1871)" page 355, reads: "The following extract from the introductory 'Egotisms' of the editor will show the position intended to be occupied by this new American periodical. 'The projector of The Modern Thinker is a Positivist, of the school of Auguste Comte. He does not, however, unqualifiedly accept all the speculations of that great philosopher. It is his desire to be liberal, and to open the pages of this publication to the representatives of all the advanced schools of thought, especially to the adherents of Herbert Spencer and John Stuart Mill.' The questions treated of in the present number are full of interest, and they are discussed with ability, and with praiseworthy absence of dogmatism. Amongst the best articles are 'The Last Word about Jesus,' by John Fiske...."

"The most fantastic of [David] Croly's literary undertakings - a radical periodical entitled The Modern Thinker - appeared in 1871 [actually 1870]. 'No journal heretofore published in the United States,' he announced, 'has made it its special business to give expression to the advanced thought of the time on philosophical, scientific, and religious questions.' The Modern Thinker would 'employ the best minds of the age as contributors.' And Croly mentioned Spencer, Huxley, George Eliot, Ernest Renan, Darwin, and the four leading disciples of Auguste Comte: Littre, Harrison, Bridges, and Congreve. Although the contributors proved to be somewhat less spectacular than advertized, they were distinguished, and the new magazine was intelligent, provocative, and filled with radical ideas." -- David W. Levy: "Herbert Croly of the New Republic: The Life and Thoughts of an American Progressive" (Princeton University Press, 1984). 
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15 Epictetus (circa AD 55-135). [TITLED IN GREEK & LATIN]: TO TOU EPIKTETOU ENCHEIRIDION. Ex editione Joannis Upton accurate expressum.
Glasguae [Glasgow]: In aedibus academicis excudebat Robertus Foulis, acdemiae typographus, 1748. 1748. Fair 
Glasguae [Glasgow]: In aedibus academicis excudebat Robertus Foulis, acdemiae typographus, 1748.. 1748.. Fair. - 16mo, bound in full brown calf. The front cover is detached and the leather is splitting along the rear joint. The covers are rubbed and bumped with wear to the corners and chipping to the head and tail of the spine. [ii], 70 & 24 pages with the text of Epictetus's Encheiridion printed in Greek followed by a Latin translation. Lacking the front endpaper. The pages are toned and there is offsetting to the pastedowns and rear endpaper. There is a tiny chip to the front edge of the title page.

From the library of Sir Edward Astley, British member of Parliament who opposed Britain's role in the American Revolution, with his armorial bookplate mounted on the front pastedown and profuse marginal annotations in ink penned in English by him throughout this little volume.

Sir Edward Astley, of Melton Constable (1729-1802) was a member of Parliament from Norfolk. "At the general election of 1774, and at all his subsequent elections, Astley, who had been forced to sell part of his estate to pay for the contest of 1768 and almost certainly could not have faced another, was returned unopposed. He was hostile to the American war and increasingly distrustful of North. On 5 jan. 1781, after having complained of 'the growing burdens of this country', he asked ministers and placemen whether they would set an example of cheerful support by contributing to the public cause out of their 'great pensions and salaries', and on 12 June 1781, having lost one son in the war, he told the House he had 'still three more sons in the King's service', and he wished to know if any more of his blood 'was to be spilt in a war, which must end in our ruin, if pursued any longer?'". [Quoted from "The History of Parliament: The House of Commons 1754-1790" edited by L. Namier & J. Brooke, 1964.].

The Greek Stoic philosopher Epictetus (circa A.D. 55 to 135) was born a slave at Hierapolis, Phrygia and lived in Rome until his banishment. He lived the rest of his life in Nicopolis in Northwestern Greece. Epictetus believed that all events are determined by fate and, while individuals are responsible for their own actions, we should accept whatever happens calmly and dispassionately.

James Stockdale, who ran for the office of Vice President under Ross Perot, was earlier in his life a fighter pilot. Stockdale was shot down and captured by the Vietnamese during the Vietnam war. Stockdale credits Epictetus with helping him endure his seven-and-a-half year as a prisoner of war. Quoting Stockdale on Epictetus "The emotions of grief, pity, and even affection are well- known disturbers of the soul. Grief is the most offensive; Epictetus considered the suffering of grief an act of evil. It is a willful act, going against the will of God to have all men share happiness". Tom Wolfe, V.S. Naipaul, Laurence Sterne, and James Joyce (in his "Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man") mention and even quote Epictetus. 
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16 Fite, Warren THE PLATONIC LEGEND
New York/London: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934. 1934. Very good Signed
New York/London: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934.. 1934.. Very good. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED WITH HIS INITIALS BY WARREN FITE - Octavo, navy blue cloth with printed labels on the front cover & spine. The binding is lightly rubbed with the spine & the bottom edge of the front cover a bit faded. [ix] & 331 pages. There is a crease to the front endpaper. Very good.

First edition.

Inscribed by the author on the front endpaper and signed "W. F."

Warren Fite was an educator, philosopher and author. For twenty-five years he was Stuart Professor of Ethics in the Princeton University Philosophy Department. He belonged to no one school of philosophy and taught in the spirit of his book "Individualism" [1911]. He was a friend of Italian philosopher Benedette Croce, and of Spanish philosopher Miguel de Unamuno, whose novel "Mist" he translated in 1928. First Edition. 
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17 Grayling, A. C LIFE, SEX AND IDEAS: The Good Life Without God
(Oxford, U.K./New York): Oxford University Press, 2003. 2003. 0195162528 / 9780195162523 Very good 
(Oxford, U.K./New York): Oxford University Press, 2003.. 2003.. Very good. - Octavo, cloth-backed boards in a dust wrapper. The dust jacket is lightly rubbed with some minor soiling & a few tiny stains to its rear panel. xiv & 236 pages. Near fine in a very good dust wrapper.

First edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD

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18 Heidegger, Martin DE L'ESSENCE DE LA VERITE. Traduction et Introduction par Alphonse de Waelhens, Professeur a l'Universite de Louvain, et Walter Biemel
Louvain: E. Nauwelaerts / Paris: Joseph Vrin, 1948. 1948. Fair 
Louvain: E. Nauwelaerts / Paris: Joseph Vrin, 1948.. 1948.. Fair. - Small octavo, softcover bound in printed cream wraps. The binding is bumped & lightly soiled with the spine & extremities darkened. The top third of the front joint is split. 106 & [1] pages plus an erratum page. There is an owner's blind stamp on the half-title. The book is shaken and bowed. Good only.

First edition thus.

A title in the series "Les Philosophes Contemporains: Textes et Etudes". The text is in French. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD

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19 Heidegger, Martin QU'EST-CE QUE LA PHILOSOPHIE?
Paris: Gallimard, 1957. 1957. Good 
Paris: Gallimard, 1957.. 1957.. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed cream wrappers. The spine & extremities are darkened & there is a tiny chip to the bottom edge of the front wrap. 53 & [1] pages. plus colophon. The pages are darkened & the bottom corners of 2 leaves are creased & chipped. Good.

Third edition in French.

An opening address given to launch a discussion at a conference in Cerisy-la-Salle, Normandy in August 1955. Translated into French from the German [Was ist das--die Philosophie?] by Kostas Axelos and Jean Beaufret. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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IN SACHEN HEIDEGGER: Versuch uber ein Deutsches Genie., Huhnerfeld, Paul.
20 Huhnerfeld, Paul. IN SACHEN HEIDEGGER: Versuch uber ein Deutsches Genie.
(Hamburg): Hoffmann und Campe Verlag, (1959). (1959). Very good 
- Octavo, softcover bound in dark green printed wrappers. The binding is lightly rubbed. The spine is darkened & creased. 118 pages. The contents are clean & bright. Very good.

The text is in German. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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