Philosophy books and textbooks. From ancient philosophy of the Greeks and Romans, through the religious philosophy of the middle ages on to modern 19th and 20th century thinkers. Religious and secular.All these fortunabooks.com prices are in New Zealand dollars, and there is a minimum order required of NZD$20 excluding postage.
VG VG- wear and short tear to DW, feps removed, top edge dusty.
$30 C/B [PP 44]
Hutchinson University Library 1959 hardcover, 179pp.
$8 C/B [PP 31]
Heron Press nd gilt decorated leatherette, xii 246pp enlightenment philosophy classical ideals
G dw chipped with loss, foxed throughout
$15 B/A [PP 1]
Rider nd 7th impression slight book, cloth , 48pp foxed throughout otherwise no faults. Indian Monism and Western thought + Indian Idealist Metaphysics
G foxed prelims.
$10 B/A [Item# 35 PP]
Rider nd 7th impression slight book, cloth , 48pp. Indian Monism and Western thought + Indian Idealist Metaphysics.
Two great writers with opposing views on the French Revolution. In his work on The Rights of Man Paine refutes Burke's assertions that the Revolution was corrupting.
Dolphin Books C264 (Doubleday) 1961, 515pp.
VG VG minor edge chip
$15 C/B [PP 8]
MacMillan 1972 FIRST EDITION hardcover xiv 216pp philosophy as religion / philosophy as the handmaid of religion / philosophy as making room for faith / philosophy and the analysis of religious language. covers Plato and Platonists, Augustine, Aquinas, Ghazzali,Pascal, Hume, Kant, Kierkegaard, Wittgenstein etc. ISBN 333028627
VG- ex library with bookplate and cancellations etc. includes stamp to upper board.
$30 C/C [PP 55]
Peoples Publishing House Delhi 1977 second edition, cloth, xvi 656pp. Includes Methodology / Idealism / Antithesis of Idealism. Hindu philosophy.
VG name blacked out to first page, faint marginal pencil lining.
$9 B/A [PP 43]
Oxford University 1987 paperback, x 144pp. Basic introductory material. ISBN 0192891456
VG VG light foxing to closed edges, name stamp to fep.
$15 C/C [PP 57]
Collins 1965 revised edition hardcover, 320pp. The author tries to combine Christian theology with Evolutionary theory.
$8 B/B [PP 12]
Hackett 1980 softcover, xvi 100pp includes bibliography, new but storage wear to spines. ISBN 0915144840<2 copies available>
VG rubbed wrappers
$6 B/$5 international [PP 13]
Hackett 1982 stapled wrappers, xiii 42pp, new but storage wear to covers.Includes preface and bibliography. ISBN 0915144832
VG VG sunned and price clipped DW, name label to fep, neat pencil underlining and faint foxing
$15 C/B [PP 20]
Routledge Kegan Paul 1973 first edition hardcover, 192pp, some emphasis on Jefferson and James; Hobbes and Modern Natural Right; von Right and the Naturalistic Fallacy. ISBN 0710074425
R. Buckminster Fuller's Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth imagines our species as a crew, united by a shared fate, on a tiny spaceship traveling through infinity. It can be read even today as the most intelligent metaphor for thinking about humankind on this planet. Fuller accepted the challenge presented by this metaphor, using his inventions and writings to contribute to the safe operations of Spaceship Earth.
specialization, automation, systems theory,
G+ softback with rubbed edges.
Clarion 1970 first soft cover edition 144pp.
VG name to fep and title,pencil notes in text, pen inscription to blank half of final page.
$20 C/C [PP 60]
M H Gill 1920 cloth, viii 480pp. Editio Quinta recognita et adaucta. Text in Latin, footnotes English. Scholastic philosophy (Catholic).
$10 C/B [PP 16]
Hackett 1982 first edition cloth, 212pp. Art, Craft, and Skill; In Search of Nature's Way of Singing; Languages of Craft; Craft, Creativity and Imagination; Practice and the Vision of Mastery. ISBN 0915145065 art theory philosophy
VG- some marginal and underlining throughout in pen.
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Martinus Nijhoff 1964 first edition cloth, xxii 60pp.
VG G DW chipped with some loss.
$15 B/B [Item# 89 PP]
SCM Press 1953 1/4 cloth, 96pp. Analyses the claims of psycho-analysis and Marxism to be reasonable philosophies and then expounds his own view of the nature of reason, deals with Nietzsche, Marx etc.
VG- G- minor amount of underlining, DW heavily chipped to edges and worn with some tears, name to fep.
$20 C/C [PP 39]
Prentice Hall 1967 first edition cloth large 4to, xi 411pp selected readings.
Confucian Analects, The Great Learning, The Doctrine of the Mean, The Works of Mencius. Chinese philosophical tracts, with Chinese text and English translation and elucidation. Includes concordances and glossaries etc. ISBN9576380391
VG+ hardback in VG+ dust jacket
SMC Publishing Inc. 1998, 503 + 587 pp.[#2696 philosophy ]
A study of the philosopher Karl Popper and his philosophy.
In 1937, Popper emigrated to New Zealand, where he became lecturer in philosophy at Canterbury University College of the University of New Zealand in Christchurch until 1946. It was here that he wrote his influential work The Open Society and its Enemies.
Popper defended democratic liberalism as a social and political philosophy. His work represented extensive critiques of the philosophical presuppositions underpinning all forms of totalitarianism.
Falsifiability/problem of demarcation, Political philosophy, Cosmological pluralism
VG hardback in VG dust jacket.
Woburn Press 1974, 109 pp.
G+ pen underlining, soiled wrappers, name stamp to fep.
$10 C/B [Item# 90 PP]
Cambridge University 1966 softcover xxvii 232pp
VG- ex library with bookplate and cancellations etc. includes stamp to upper board.
$15 C/B [PP 56]
Motilal Banarsidass 1977 first edition cloth, xi 229pp. Includes Buddhist and Jaina, Madhyamika, Syadvada.
$8 C/B [PP 30]
Heron Press nd gilt decorated leatherette, xl 325pp greek philosophy classical ideals
History of the controversy between ethical naturalism and its opposite.
Aims to clarify the issue of describing conduct and character as ‘good’ or ‘bad’, or as ‘right’ or ‘wrong’. The book states that one of the main factors that have made this issue obscure is the illusion of some anti-naturalists that purely logical considerations can settle it.
Defines the limitations of the discussions: it is not concerned with the ‘other things’ people use to define conduct and character. The book attempts to consider the issue from the purely logician point of view and suggests to the naturalists and anti-naturalists how their positions may be freed from logical faults.
Introduces the Logic of Ethics, which is not a special kind or branch of logic, but rather an application of it.
VG hardback in VG- dust jacket with minor wear
Oxford University Press 1956, 111 pp.
VG light crease to cover
$15 B/B [PP 14]
McGraw Hill 1978 softcover, vi 147pp the philosophical basis and investigation of belief...how beliefs are arrived at etc.(Secons copy available has been contact sealed and with name to second page facing title). ISBN 0075536099
Author was Reader in Philosophy at University of Delhi.
G+ sewn sheets in discoloured paper wrappers.
Title written in ball pen on to otherwise blank spine, publisher's rubber stamp to cover.
Owner's name stamp to first page, review slip stapled to top corner of front cover, staple rusting.
George Allen Unwin 1967 first edition soft cover, 269pp.
A biography of Confucius, and a study of the promotion of his philosophy by his devotee Mencius.
china, chinese philosophy, K'ung Fu-tzu, Master K'ung, immortals of mankind series
VG hardback in VG dust jacket
Franklin Watts Ltd.1968 first edition, 139pp.
VG- worn wraps
$12 C/C [PP 17]
Hackett 1982 softcover, 383pp. Selections from C S Peirce, William James, Clarence Irving Lewis, John Dewey, G H Mead. ISBN 0915145375
One man's attempt to live the simple life in the wilderness, which is regarded as the founding text for the environmental movement and the entire counter-culture of those "opting out" of the system.
Pocket Classics No13, philosophy, ecology, solitude, bucolic, american
Penguin 2016, 323pp.
Collects Walden, or life in the woods; Civil Disobedience; Slavery in Massachusetts; A Plea for Captain John Brown; Life without Principle.
philosophy, bucolic, american,
VG hardback with no dust jacket
MetroBooks 2001, 368pp.
VG top of half title trimmed, owners details to final page
$8 B/B [PP 24]
Hutchinson University Library 1967 softcover, 160pp
VG VG one page minor damage to fore edge margin
$60 C/D [PP 2]
Shambhala 1999 FIRST EDITION thus hardcover ix 742pp includes Integral Psychology / Transformations of Consciousness / Selected Essays, psychology, philosophy. ISBN 1570625042
VG bookplate to first page
$15 B/B [PP 4]
Broadway 1999 softcover xii 225pp survey of the past , present and future attempts at reconciling science and religion,covers Romanticism, Idealism and postmodernism. ISBN 0767903439 psychology
VG bookplate to half title, binding opens flat at centre
$15 B/B [PP 5]
Shambhala 1998 FIRST EDITION softcover viii 199pp introductory sampler with excerpts from his most popular works. ISBN 1570623791 psychology