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1 ANSHEN, RUTH NANDA Biography of an idea.
Mt. Kisco, NY Moyer Bell Limited 1986 091882530X / 9780918825308 Soft Cover 
221 pages, wrappers, very good. From the back cover: A unique autobiography that includes dialogues with: Arendt, Aron, Auden, Balabanoff, Bea, Blackett, Bohr, Buber, Chomsky, Conant, Dubos, Einstein Freud, Fromm, Haldane, Heisenberg, Hoyle, Hu Shih, Jaspers, Koussevitsky, Lovell, Lowe, Marcel, Maritain, Mumford, Oppenheimer, Rabi Radhakrishnan, Rosenberg, Sakharov, Spellman, Taha Hussein, Tillich, Whitehead. 
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2 Aristotle Aristotle's Politics & Poetics
New York Heritage Press 1964 Hardcover Very Good 
Xxiv, 331 pages, plates, boards, slipcase, fine. Translated By Benjamin Howett and S. H. Butcher. With an introduction by Horace M. Kallen. Portraits by Leonard Baskin. CH1541A; 331 pages 
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3 Bain, Alexander James Mill. a Biography
New York Henry Holt and Co. 1882 Hardcover Good+ 
Xxxii, 466 pages, frontispiece (portrait) , cloth, new cloth backstrip, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. From the Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition: "James Mill, 1773-1836, British philosopher, economist, and historian, b. Scotland; father of John Stuart Mill. Educated as a clergyman at Edinburgh through the patronage of Sir John Stuart, Mill gave up the ministry and went to London in 1802 to pursue a career writing for and editing periodicals. He met Jeremy Bentham c.1808 and became an ardent advocate of utilitarianism. On the strength of his History of British India (3 vol. , 1817) , on which he had worked for over 10 years, he secured a permanent position with the East India Company. Others of his works were Elements of Political Economy (1821) , Analysis of the Phenomena of the Human Mind (2 vol. , 1829) , and A Fragment on Mackintosh (1835) , which contains the best exposition of his psychological and ethical theories. Mill furnished a psychological basis for utilitarian ethics by expanding the associationism of David Hume. Association by contiguity, where ideas that occur frequently together form combinations, may be such a subtle process that the merging of ideas may occur without leaving any trace of the elements that went into their formulation. Derived conceptions may thus achieve autonomy of value quite apart from their obvious egoistic advantage. This is the origin of altruistic motives, which are otherwise difficult to explain on utilitarian grounds. It is also the origin of conscience. " ; Ex-Library; 466 pages 
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4 BOK, SISSELA Lying. Moral choice in public and private life.
New York Vintage Books, A Division of Random House, 1989 0679724702 / 9780679724704 Soft Cover 
326 pages, wraps, very good. From the back cover: Is it ever all right to lie? A philosopher looks at lying and deception in public and private life - in government, medicine, law, academia, journalism, in the family and between friends. LYING is a penetrating and thoughtful examination of one of the most pervasive yet little discussed aspects of our public and private lives. Beginning with the moral questions raised about lying since antiquity, Sissela Bok takes up the justifications offered for all kinds of lies - white lies, lies to the sick and dying, lies of parents to children, lie to enemies, lies to protect clients and peers. The consequences of such lies are then explored through a number of concrete situations in which people are involved, either as liars or as the victims of the lie. With a new preface by the author. 
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5 Bordeaux, Edmond S. [Szekely] The Soul of Ancient Mexico.
Mille Meditations, 1968 Soft Cover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
135 pages, well illustrated, pictorial wrappers, normal shelf wear to covers otherwise very good, 9" x 12". From The Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology: "Edmond Bordeaux Szekely, the proponent of a modern spiritual pathway he ascribed to the ancient Essenes, was born in Hungary early in the twentieth century. ~around 1923, in the Vatican Archives, he reportedly discovered the lost gospel written in Aramaic, the language Jesus actually spoke. He also reportedly discovered a Hebrew fragment of the text in Monte Cassino. (Szekely left little information about the manuscripts and no one else has been able to locate them. ) Szekely also claimed to have found a copy of the manuscript written in Old Slavonic in Vienna, but again few details have been left concerning the find or its present location. Szekely published a section of the manuscript in 1937 as the Gospel of Peace by the Apostle John. It was later republished as the Essene Gospel of Peace, the name by which it is currently best known. Given the vague information on its discovery and the failure in locating the original manuscripts, critics have suggested that the ancient texts never existed and that the Essene Gospel is an entirely modern product of Szekely's imagination. In spite of these criticisms, many have found the book of great inspirational value. Shortly after the publication of the Gospel, Szekely founded several communes in France which attempted to embody its teachings. However, as Hitler rose to power, Szekely left for the Americas. He settled in Tecate, Mexico, south of San Diego, and eventually became a Mexican citizen. He purchased a rural estate and opened the Essene School, built upon the idea that Jesus and the first Christians were Essenes. Here he began to systematically teach his principles for healthy living, which he termed biogenics. Keys to the system were vegetarianism and the use of whole fresh foods. His estate, Rancho la Puerta, became famous as a health spa, attracting many wealthy and famous people. In 1958 Szekely opened the Golden Door, a health spa in Escondido, California, that became one of the most famous of the era. It was especially favored by Hollywood stars. From his base in the Essene School he founded the International Biogenic Society to perpetuate his health perspective and authored numerous books. He also founded the Academy of Creative Living, which published many of his books, including the second and third installments of the Essene Gospel of Peace (1974). He spent the last years of his life in Cartago, Costa Rica, where he died in 1980." 
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6 Bradshaw, Marion J[Ohn] Third Class World: a Roving Philosopher Observes the Common Man
Bangor, ME Author 1938 Hardcover Good+ 
266 pages, many plates, decorated cloth, ex-library with usual library markings and some shelf wear otherwise very good. Deluxe Edition is No. 127 of 500 copies. The author was Professor of the Philosophy of Religion at the Bangor Theological Seminary. FR8-1; Ex-Library; 266 pages 
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7 Buckley, Cicely, editor Thoughts for the Free Life: from Lao Tsu to the Present
Durham, NH Oyster River Press 1997 0961748109 / 9780961748104 Third Edition Softcover Very Good 
X, 107 pages, illustrations, pictorial wrappers, very good. Translations from French and Spanish by Cicely Buckley; from classical Chinese, by Xiao-Ming Li and Pen Xu; from the German, by Mechthilde Romoser. Calligraphy by Shou-Xian Ren and Kate Glanz. Third edition. SR640B ; 107 pages 
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8 BURNET, John Early Greek Philosophy. Fourth Edition.
London Adam & Charles Black 1958 Fourth Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Viii, 375 pages, cloth, very good. 1958 reprint of the 1930 fourth edition. From the preface: "My aim has been to show that a new thing came into the world with the early Ionian teachers, the thing we called science, and that they pointed the way which Europe has followed ever since." From Wikipedia: "John Burnet (1863 1928) was a Scottish classicist. Burnet is best known for his work on Plato. His interest in philosophy and in Plato in particular seems to have begun during his service as assistant to Lewis Campbell at St. Andrews. [3] Burnet was known for defending novel interpretations of Plato and Socrates, particularly the view that the depiction of Socrates in all of Plato's dialogues is historically accurate, and that the philosophical views peculiar to Plato himself are to be found only in the so-called late dialogues. Burnet also maintained that Socrates was closely connected to the early Greek philosophical tradition, now generally known as Pre-Socratic philosophy; Burnet believed that Socrates had been in his youth the disciple of Archelaus, a member of the Anaxagorean tradition (Burnet 1924, vi). Burnet's philological work on Plato is still widely read, and his editions have been considered authoritative for 100 years, as 5 voll. OCT critical edition of Plato works and spuria (19001907). His commentaries on Plato's Euthyphro, Apology, and Crito and on the Phaedo also remain widely used and respected by scholars. Myles Burnyeat, for example, calls Burnet's Plato: Euthyphro, Apology of Socrates, Crito "the still unsurpassed edition"." 
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9 Burroughs, John Signs and Seasons.
Boston Houghton Mifflin Company 1895 Hardcover Good+ 
[6], 271 pages, frontispiece, cloth, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. From the Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition: " John Burroughs, 1837-1921, American naturalist and author, b. Roxbury, N. Y. ; son of a farmer. He was a journalist, a treasury clerk in Washington, and a bank examiner, before settling in 1874 on a farm near Esopus, N. Y. There he studied fruit culture and literature. His first book, Walt Whitman, Poet and Person (1867) , was the first to adequately recognize the genius of his poet friend. His prose made widely popular the type of nature essay written by Thoreau. His best-known books are Wake Robin (1871) ; Locusts and Wild Honey (1879) ; Fresh Fields, a travel book (1884) ; Signs and Seasons (1886) ; and a volume of poems, Bird and Bough (1906). A growing interest in philosophy and in science is evident in Time and Change (1912) , The Summit of the Years (1913) , The Breath of Life (1915) , and Accepting the Universe (1922). "The Sage of Slabsides" became the friend of John Muir, Theodore Roosevelt, Edison, Ford, and other important people. He traveled to the Pacific coast, the South, the West Indies, Europe, and (with the Harriman expedition) Alaska, recording natural phenomena in simple, expressive prose. " ; Ex-Library; 271 pages 
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10 Cargill, Oscar Intellectual America, Ideas on the March.
New York Macmillan Company 1941 First Edition Hardcover Good 
Xxii, [2], 777 pages, , cloth, rebound, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. From the foreword: "For more than twenty years intellectuals have been occupied with the place of ideologies in human affairs. Attempts to evaluate these agglutinated and powerful collections of ideas have led to reinterpretations of literature, history, and philosophy. " M98 ; Ex-Library; 777 pages 
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11 DELANY, SARAH and A(NNIE) ELIZABETH with AMY HILL HEARTH The Delany Sisters' Book of Everyday Wisdom.
New York Kodansha International Ltd. 1994 1568360428 / 9781568360423 Hard Cover 
129 pages. illustrations, cloth, dj, very good. From the dj, 'Sarah and A. Elizabeth Delany, now 105 and 103 years old, took the reading public by storm with their surprise bestseller, Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years. Since then, people all over the world have been writing and asking them questions such as these. What are the secrets for a long, healthy life? Are things better or worse than 100 years ago? How do you get ahead in this world when so much is against you? In The Delany Sisters' Book of Everyday Wisdom. the sisters provide answers to these questions and many others, as well as offering counsel . . . Sarah Louise and Annie Elizabeth Delany were born in 1889 and 1891 respectively. The second and third of ten children, they grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina, on the campus of St. Augustine's College. Their father, who was born into slavery, became America's first elected black Episcopal bishop. His daughters, after they moved to Harlem during the World War I era, were among the first African American women professionals in New York City - Sadie as a schoolteacher and Bessie as a dentist. Since the publication of their autobiography/memoir Having Our Say, the sisters have become international celebrities. 
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12 Dinsmore, Charles Allen The Great Poets and the Meaning of Life.
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1937 First Edition Hardcover Fair 
X, [2], 251 pages, cloth, backstrip frayed, shelf wear, text very good. 1st edition. From the preface: The contents of the following pages rest upon certain fundamental assumptions; that the meaning of life is of vital interest to us all; that poets are our most beloved and persuasive teachers of what makes life significant; that the poets who are truly great are those who have presented the largest area of human experience most justly and powerfully; that they have become immortal because their ideas and beliefs run accordantly with the deepest currents of our belief in the realities of life; that they teach by what they say, but more by the characters they create, the principles they take for granted, the moods they communicate. " ; Ex-Library; 251 pages 
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13 FULGHUM, ROBERT It was on fire when I lay down on it.
New York Villard Books, 1989 0394580567 / 9780394580562 First Edition Hard Cover 
218 pages, cloth, dj, very good. 1st edition. From the dj, 'It was on fire when I lay down on it' is even richer and more moving then Robert Fulghum's number one best-seller 'All I really need to know I learned in Kindergarten.' A work of humor and compassion, this book complements Robert Fulghum's memorable first book and will delight readers everywhere. 
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14 FULGHUM, ROBERT It was on fire when I lay down on it.
New York Villard Books, 1991 0679401032 / 9780679401032 First Edition Hard Cover 
244 pages, cloth, dj, very good. 1st edition. From the dj, If you have never before read Robert Fulghum, be prepared for an enlightening experience. If you have been touched by AllI Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten and It Was on Fire When I Lay Down on It, you already know how uplifting you will find this work. Uh-Oh is a book to be treasurd - a work that is a companion to Robert Fulghum's memorable earlier books.' 
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15 Guccione, Bob (editor) Penthouse Photo World No. 4 October/november 1976
New York Penthouse Photo World 1976 Softcover Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Contents include Pete Turner, Silano, Arnold Newman, Antonin Kratochvil, Roy Volkman. 130 pages, well illustrated (some in color) , pictorial wrappers, 8.5 by 11 inches, very good. 
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16 HUME, DAVID Hume's ethical writings. Selections from David Hume.
Notre Dame, IN University of Notre Dame Press 1965 0268010730 / 9780268010737 Soft Cover 
Edited, with an introduction by Alasdair MacIntyre. 339 pages, pictorial wraps, very good. Reprint of the edition published by Collier Books, New York, which was issued in series: Collier's classics in the history of thought. David Hume, 1711-76, Scottish philosopher and historian. From the back cover: Writing in an age that exalted reason, the Scottish-born skeptic David Hume was the first modern philosopher to emphasize the role of psychology, or 'passion,' in the formulation of moral judgments and ethical systems. Included in this edition of his ethical writings is the entire text of An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of 'Morals, selections from A Treatise of Human Nature and Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion, and the essays 'Of the Original Contract,' 'Of the Standard of Taste,' and 'Of Suicide.' Professor MacIntyre's introduction clarifies the relationship of Hume's intellect to his Calvinist background and cogently summarizes his importance to the subsequent development of moral philosophy. 
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17 Hunter, Kenneth E. The War Against Germany: Europe and Adjacent Areas. United States Army in World War II. Pictorial Record.
Washington Center of Military History 1985 0160018951 / 9780160018954 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
X, 448 pages, approximately 800 illustrations, map, map endpapers, green cloth, very good. Originally published in 1951, CMH Pub 12-3. Various aspects of the war in North Africa and the Middle East; Sicily, Corsica, and Sardinia; and Italy and southern France. From the foreword by Orlando Ward, Maj. General, USA, Chief of Military History: "This book deals with the European Theater of Operations, covering the period from the build-up in the United Kingdom through V-E Day. Its seven sections are arranged chronologically. The photographs were selected and the text written by Capt. Kenneth C. Hunter; the editing was done by Miss Mary Ann Bacon." ; 448 pages 
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18 KENNAN, GEORGE F[ROST] Around the Cragged Hill: A Personal and Political Philosophy
New York W. W. Norton & Co. , 1993 0393311457 / 9780393311457 Soft Cover Very Good 
272 pages, pictorial wrappers, very good. From Publishers Weekly Kennan airs controversial opinions in this book of personal and political reflections. Deeming the U.S. to be severely overpopulated, he dreams of a decentralized America broken into 12 constituent republics. He opposes forced desegregation of schools and urges U.S. leaders to adopt a modest foreign policy with a minimum of external involvement and large cutbacks in foreign aid. The goal, he stresses, should be to get our own house in order. We are a nation of bad social habits, he chides, citing the national addictions to television, the automobile and junk mail. To tap the wisdom of the citizenry, the eminent scholar-statesman (author of 18 books; former ambassador to the Soviet Union) calls for the creation of a Council of State, an advisory body to the federal government that would address public-policy issues. He also sets forth his thoughts on what he calls the demonic side of human nature, defined as our instinctive compulsion to sexual activity and the ego's endless search for reassurance. 
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19 LOCKE, JOHN, BERKELEY, GEORGE and, HUME, DAVID The empiricists.
Garden City Anchor Books, 1974 0385096224 / 9780385096225 Soft Cover 
John Locke: An essay concerning human understanding. Abridged by Professor Richard Taylor. George Berkeley: A treatise concerning the principles of human knowledge; Three dialogues between Hylas and Philonous, in opposition to skeptics and atheists. David Hume: An enquiry concerning human understanding; Dialogues concerning natural religion. 517 pages, wraps, very good. 
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20 Lutyens, Mary Krishnamurti. the Years of Awakening.
New York Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1975 0374182221 / 9780374182229 Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket 
Xii, 326 pages, 10 plates, cloth, DJ, ex-library with usual library markings, lacks rear blank endpaper otherwise very good. From Wikipedia: "Edith Mary Lutyens (1908 9 April 1999) was a British author who is principally known for her authoritative biographical works on the philosopher Jiddu Krishnamurti. She was the fourth and youngest daughter of the architect Edwin Lutyens, and his wife Emily Bulwer-Lytton. Emily was the daughter of Robert Bulwer-Lytton, Viceroy of India, and the granddaughter of the novelist-peer Edward Bulwer-Lytton. As a result of her mother's interest in theosophy, Mary Lutyens met Krishnamurti when she was a child: she knew him from 1911 until his death in 1986. In the 1920s, she spent some time at The Manor, a centre run by Charles Webster Leadbeater in Mosman, New South Wales, Australia, while Krishnamurti and his brother Nitya stayed at another house nearby. The Manor was a large home known to its neighbours as Bakewell's Folly. Charles Leadbeater rented it from 1922 and Lutyens stayed there for some time, which eventually provided her with material for her book Krishnamurti: The Years of Awakening." ; Ex-Library; 325 pages 
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