Products in Western Philosophy and Religion
|Creative Evolution |
by Henri Bergson
French philosopher's ideas about evolution and the meaning of life and his critique of Plato, Aristotle, and other philosophers through the 19th century. His most famous and influential work.
|Critique of Pure Reason |
by Immanuel Kant
A cornerstone book of Western philosophy, Kant's most famous work attempts to reconcile rationalism and empiricism. He claims that although our knowledge begins with experience, it does not follow that it arises out of experience.
|The Cross: Its History and Symbolism |
by George Willard Benson
Facts, legends, customs, and superstitions related to Christianity's most prominent symbol appear in this unique book. In simple, direct language, the author describes the cross's many forms and uses. 27 black-and-white illustrations.
|Dark Night of the Soul |
by St. John of the Cross
In this spiritual masterpiece — a classic of Christian literature and mysticism — the author addresses pride, avarice, envy, and other human imperfections, describing methods of conversion through prayer, submission, and purification.
|A Dictionary and Glossary of the Koran |
by John Penrice
This helpful guide serves both beginners and more advanced readers of Arabic, listing each Arabic word under its verbal root, grouping words without roots alphabetically, and providing numerous explanations of the Koranic text.
|Discourse on Method and Meditations |
by René Descartes, Elizabeth S. Haldane, G. R. T. Ross
Two works by the founder of rational method in philosophical thought: Discourse on Method, which formulates a scientific approach to philosophy; and Meditations, which employs the principles in an exploration of the mind/body distinction.
|The Discovery of the Mind |
by Bruno Snell
German classicist's monumental study of the origins of European thought in Greek literature and philosophy. Brilliant, widely influential. Includes "Homer's View of Man," "The Olympian Gods," and "Aristophanes and Aesthetic Criticism."
|The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ |
by Anne Catherine Emmerich
A 19th-century German nun's ecstatic visions offer a compelling visionary account of the events surrounding the Crucifixion. A primary source for Mel Gibson's epic movie, The Passion of the Christ.
|The Doré Bible Illustrations |
by Gustave Doré
Detailed plates from the Bible: the Creation scenes, Adam and Eve, horrifying visions of the Flood, the battle sequences with their monumental crowds, depictions of the life of Jesus, 241 plates in all.
|Doré's Life of Jesus CD-ROM and Book |
by Gustave Doré
Extraordinary interpretations, carefully reproduced from early editions, capture all the dramatic intensity of scenes from the New Testament, among them the Nativity, the flight into Egypt, the Last Supper, and the Crucifixion. 63 black-and-white illustrations.
|Ecce Homo |
by Friedrich Nietzsche, Anthony M. Ludovici
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 to creativity. Essential reading.
|Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844 |
by Karl Marx
This predecessor to the Communist Manifesto offers a historical analysis of the human condition. Combining elements of psychology, sociology, and anthropology, it forms an accessible introduction to Marxist theory.
|Essays in Experimental Logic |
by John Dewey
14 of the American philosopher's most influential essays appear here, offering profound reflections on many different aspects of knowledge, reality, and epistemology, including the relationship of thought and its subject matter; the antecedents and stimuli of thought, data, and meanings; the objects of thought; and control of ideas by facts.
|Essays in Radical Empiricism |
by William James
The influential philosopher's preoccupation with ultimate reality and his turn toward a metaphysical system are the focus of these 12 essays. Systematic and compact, they form an indispensable key to understanding James' other works.
|The Essence of Christianity |
by Ludwig Feuerbach
Asserting that religion and divinity are outward projections of inner human nature, this 1841 polemic excited immediate international attention and influenced the development of Marxist theory.
|The Essential Marx |
by Leon Trotsky, Karl Marx
Compact and fascinating, this invaluable work not only presents Marx's thoughts in his own words, it places them in the swirling context of the early 20th century.