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Nietzsche-Studien 2013 Band 42  Internationales Jahrbuch für die Nietzsche-Forschung, Abel, Günter
1 Abel, Günter Nietzsche-Studien 2013 Band 42 Internationales Jahrbuch für die Nietzsche-Forschung
Berlin De Gruyter 2013 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ with No dust jacket as issued 
Only slight wear to green and yellow cloth covered boards, corners lightly bumped ; A bright, solid book, text unmarked ; ISSN 0342-1422 German Edition; 9.70 X 6.90 X 1.70 inches; 747 pages; A collection of articles. 
Price: 85.00 CDN
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Das Buch 15 Volumes, Buber, Martin; Franz Rosenzweig (translator)
2 Buber, Martin; Franz Rosenzweig (translator) Das Buch 15 Volumes
Berlin Verlag Lambert Schneider/ Schocken 1925-1935 1st Thus Hardcover Very Good+ with No dust jacket as issued 
Slight wear and soil to cream colored flexible vellum boards, light foxing to fore and bottom page edges ; Bright, solid books, top edge gilt, gilt stamped titles front and spine. This is not the true first but the deluxe edition published with vellum flexible boards, satin bookmark bound in each book. Text in German.; Die Schrift; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 2967 pages; Das Buch (Die Schrift) is the first translation of the Hebrew Bible into German, a language that would be more understandable to European Jews. "Born in Vienna, Buber came from a family of observant Jews, but broke with Jewish custom to pursue secular studies in philosophy. In 1902, he became the editor of the weekly Die Welt, the central organ of the Zionist movement, although he later withdrew from organizational work in Zionism. In 1923, Buber wrote his famous essay on existence, Ich und Du (later translated into English as I and Thou), and in 1925, he began translating the Hebrew Bible into the German language. In 1930, Buber became an honorary professor at the University of Frankfurt am Main, but resigned in protest from his professorship immediately after Adolf Hitler came to power in 1933. He then founded the Central Office for Jewish Adult Education, which became an increasingly important body as the German government forbade Jews to attend public education. In 1938, Buber left Germany and settled in Jerusalem, Mandate Palestine (later Israel)." Buber worked with Rosenzweig until ill health forced his co-translator to resign in 1929. The balance of work was done by Buber alone. With the rise of Nazism and the changes to the laws regulating the publishing industry, Verlag Lambert Schneider was forced to cede the publishing of this series to Schocken. The books are titled as follows: - I Im Anfang; II Namen; III Er Rief; IV In Der Wüste; V Reden; VI Josephus; VII Richter; VIII Schmuel; IX Königs; X Jeschajahu; XI Jirmajahu; XII Jecheskel; XIII; Der Zwölf; XIV Der Preisungen and XV Gleichsprüche 
Price: 495.00 CDN
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The Limits of Tolerance Censorship and Intellectual Freedom in Public Libraries, Curry, Ann &  Robert Usherwood
3 Curry, Ann & Robert Usherwood The Limits of Tolerance Censorship and Intellectual Freedom in Public Libraries
Lanham MD Scarecrow Press 1997 0810832240 / 9780810832244 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Only slight wear. Gift notation (author?) on front free end paper. ; A bright, solid book, brown cloth covered boards with black and gilt titles front and spine.; 9.15 X 6.15 X 0.90 inches; 288 pages; The relationship between the practice of public librarianship and the philosophy of intellectual freedom has been an uneasy one for a long time. The library controls access to information by the very act of selecting materials, and must, therefore, deal with censorship on a basic level. Are certain subjects, by their nature, the antithesis of community service? Professional standards give some guidance, but the attitudes brought by individual librarians to their work of book selection provide the final interpretation.Curry has surveyed a response group of practicing librarians (British and Canadian), asking provocative questions about their attitudes on materials selection. Her questions target some of the toughest questions librarians ever face; responses are presented in easy-to-understand graphs. Her analysis focuses on the factors—personal beliefs, professional ethics, political pressures—that influence responses. A final discussion covers managing the inevitable complaints from people and groups the selection policy has offended. 
Price: 16.50 CDN
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The Ozymandias Principles  Thirty-One Strategies for Surviving Challenge, Foster, Harold D.
4 Foster, Harold D. The Ozymandias Principles Thirty-One Strategies for Surviving Challenge
Vancouver BC Southdowne Press/ UBC 1997 1894029011 / 9781894029018 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
Light wear to corners of card covers ; A bright, solid book. At the back of the book are provided, timeline, character notes and a glossary of terms to help clarify any confusing aspects of the book. ; Trade PB; 0.75 x 9 x 6.25 Inches; 201 pages; "This book probes the anatomy of resilience, the ability to accomodate change gracefully. Dissection takes place, not in an operating theatre but in the legislature of DeltaGlobe, a futuristic virtual reality world. In the the year 2096, government supporters argue in favour of graeter resilience, while members of the 'loyal opposition' deride each of its 31 dimensions." An interesting concept - a future philosophy novel as opposed to the more common future science 
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OVER THE TEACUPS, Holmes, Oliver Wendell
5 Holmes, Oliver Wendell OVER THE TEACUPS
Boston Houghton Mifflin (Riverside Press) [1891]1902 Reprint Hardcover Very Good 
Breakfast Table Series; 16mo - 6" to 7" tall; 440 pages; Light brown leather spine and corners show some edgewear, gilt blindstamped design on spine, top gilt. Marbled paper covered boards and end papers. Back hinge appears to have been glued, front hinge intact. Previous owner's name on blank page. This is from the Breakfast Table Series - Handy Volume Edition. Dated MDCCCCII on title page. Very attractive little volume. Binding is Three-Quarter Leather. 
Price: 35.00 CDN
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6 Hutcheon, Pat Duffy Leaving the Cave Evolutionary Naturalism in Social-Scientific Thought
Waterloo, ON Wilfrid Laurier University Press 1996 0889202583 / 9780889202580 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Light edge wear, Dj spine faded, sticker shadow on front free end paper. ; A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar ; 1.3 x 9.2 x 6 Inches; 504 pages; "How can one explain the general failure of the social sciences to accumulate reliable knowledge? According to Pat Duffy Hutcheon the social sciences have failed us in the twentieth century. Practitioners in the social realm (such as politicians, therapists, educators and economists) are unable to provide the answers we seek to meet the challenges of our everyday lives and the next millennium. In 'Leaving the Cave' Hutcheon explores the reasons for this failure. In this pioneering study of the development of social and biological evolutionary theory she contends that, for the first time in history, there exists a paradigm capable of integrating the life sciences and the social/behavioural sciences, a model to make effective social science a reality. To illustrate her arguments Hutcheon traces the development of a current of thought she identifies as evolutionary naturalism. She focusses on the lives and writings of those thinkers who have most illuminated this philosophy, from the Hellenic Greeks, through the works of the early pioneers of modern social scientific thought, to the social theorists of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries whose ideas have been firmly rooted in the Darwinian and Pavlovian revolutions in biology and neuroscience. 'Leaving the Cave' is an innovative, multidisciplinary study of the development of social science, the philosophy of evolutionary naturalism and the effect of each on the other. Certain to arouse controversy, this is a book which everyone concerned for the future of the social sciences will want to read." 
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Le Problème Moral et la pensée de Sartre, Jeanson, Francis
7 Jeanson, Francis Le Problème Moral et la pensée de Sartre
Paris Éditions Du Myrte 1947 First Edition Softcover Very Good- 
Short tears head & tail of spine, a little discoloration, glassine cover over book is chipped with tears. Some pencil underlining of text ; Preface in the form of a letter from Sartre to Jeanson. A tight solid book. ; Trade PB; Collection 'Pensée et Civilisation'; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 372 pages; This book was originally published in softcover by Éditions Du Myrte. 
Price: 35.00 CDN
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A Year with C. S. Lewis  Daily Readings from His Classic Works, Lewis, C. S.
8 Lewis, C. S. A Year with C. S. Lewis Daily Readings from His Classic Works
San Francisco HarperOne 2003 0060566167 / 9780060566166 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket 
Gift notation on FFEP.; A bright, solid book. dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; 7.40 X 5.80 X 1.40 inches; 410 pages; The classic A Year with C.S. Lewis is an intimate day-to-day companion by C.S. Lewis, the most important Christian writer of the 20th century. The daily meditations have been culled from Lewis’ celebrated signature classics: Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce, The Problem of Pain, Miracles, and A Grief Observed, as well as from the distinguished works The Weight of Glory and The Abolition of Man. Ruminating on such themes as the nature of love, the existence of miracles, overcoming a devastating loss, and discovering a profound Christian faith, A Year with C.S. Lewis offers unflinchingly honest insight for each day of the year. 
Price: 14.95 CDN
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Freemasonry and the Birth of Modern Science, Lomas, Robert
9 Lomas, Robert Freemasonry and the Birth of Modern Science
Gloucester MA Fair Winds 2004 1552677559 / 9781552677551 Second Edition; Third Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket 
Prev. owner's comment on inside back board, small stain bottom page edges, only slight wear.; A bright, solid book, dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; Colour Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 374 pages; A history of the establishment of the Freemasons in 1660. "In 1660, within a few months of the restoration of Charles II, a group of twelve men, including Robert Boyle and Christopher Wren, met in London to set a society to study the mechanisms of nature. At the time when superstition and magic governed reason, the repressive dogma of Christian belief silenced many, and where post-war loyalties ruined careers, these men forbade the discussion of religion and politics at their meetings. The Royal Society was born and with modern, experimental science.This situation seems unlikely enough, but the fact that the founding members came from both sides of a brutal Civil War makes its origins all the more astonishing. Freemasonry and the Birth of Modern Science is a fascinating study of the turbulent political, economic, and religious background to the formation of the Royal Society - an era of war against the Dutch, the Great Plague, and the Great Fire of London. In particular, it reveals the ambitions of one man, Sir Robert Moray, the key driving force behind the society. Building on his detailed experience of another organization and the principles on which it was based, Moray was able to structure and gain finance for the Royal Society. This other organization, the "Invisible College" as Boyle called it, is known today as Freemasonry.Freemasonry and the Birth of Modern Science will make you reassess many of the key events of this period and will show how Freemasonry, supported by Charles II, was the guiding force behand the birth of modern science, under the cover of the Royal Society. " 
Price: 19.50 CDN
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Great Thinkers of the Western World  The Major Ideas and Classic Works of More Than 100 Outstanding Western Philosophers, Physical and Social Scientists, Psychologists, Religious Writers and Theologians, Mcgreal, Ian P.
10 Mcgreal, Ian P. Great Thinkers of the Western World The Major Ideas and Classic Works of More Than 100 Outstanding Western Philosophers, Physical and Social Scientists, Psychologists, Religious Writers and Theologians
New York Collins Reference 1992 006270026X / 9780062700261 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
DJ is price-clipped.; A bright, solid book, dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; 9.40 X 7.70 X 1.80 inches; 572 pages; "Great Thinkers of the Western World is a concise and authoritative guide to the principal theoretical ideas of the outstanding thinkers in Western history. From Parmenides to Albert Camus, theses men and women have profoundly influenced the development of Western civilization through their theories and revolutionary ideas and by providing intellectual, scientific or spiritual illumination.Articles on 116 thinkers are arranged chronologically, making it essay for readers to follow and appreciate the development of ideas from the early Greeks through the first half of the twentieth century. Each article provides basic biographical information, a list of the thinker's major works, a summary of his or her principal ideas, an essay explaining the thinker's most significant theories and indicating his or her place in the history of thought and a brief bibliography of further readings.An absorbing, accessible and highly informative introduction to the greatest minds of Western civilization, Great Thinkers of the Western World improves our understanding of Western thought and how it evolved." 
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A Social History of Truth Civility and Science in Seventeenth-Century England, Shapin, Steven
11 Shapin, Steven A Social History of Truth Civility and Science in Seventeenth-Century England
Chicago University of Chicago Press 1994 0226750191 / 9780226750194 Later Printing Softcover Very Good+ 
Small corner bumps and creasing. ; A bright, solid book, card covers are crisp. ; Trade PB; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 483 pages; "How do we come to trust our knowledge of the world? What are the means by which we distinguish true from false accounts? Why do we credit one observational statement over another?In A Social History of Truth, Shapin engages these universal questions through an elegant recreation of a crucial period in the history of early modern science: the social world of gentlemen-philosophers in seventeenth-century England. Steven Shapin paints a vivid picture of the relations between gentlemanly culture and scientific practice. He argues that problems of credibility in science were practically solved through the codes and conventions of genteel conduct: trust, civility, honor, and integrity. These codes formed, and arguably still form, an important basis for securing reliable knowledge about the natural world.Shapin uses detailed historical narrative to argue about the establishment of factual knowledge both in science and in everyday practice. Accounts of the mores and manners of gentlemen-philosophers are used to illustrate Shapin's broad claim that trust is imperative for constituting every kind of knowledge. Knowledge-making is always a collective enterprise: people have to know whom to trust in order to know something about the natural world." 
Price: 29.95 CDN
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