Bargain finder

Use this tool to find book bargains on Amazon Marketplace. It works best on the "my areas of interest" setting, but you need to specify your areas of interest first. You might also want to change your shopping locale (currently the US locale).

Note: the best bargains on this page tend to go fast; the prices shown can be inaccurate because of this.

Settings


 Area(s)

 Offer type

 Sort by
($)
 Max price
% off
 Min discount

 Min year

 Added since

 Pro authors only

 

1 — 50 / 543
  1. A. W. H. Adkins (1970). From the Many to the One: A Study of Personality and Views of Human Nature in the Context of Ancient Greek Society, Values and Beliefs. London,Constable.
  2. Daniel C. Russell (2005). Plato on Pleasure and the Good Life. Oxford University Press.
    Daniel Russell develops a fresh and original view of pleasure and its pivotal role in Plato's treatment of value, happiness, and human psychology. This is the first full-length discussion of the topic for fifty years, and Russell shows its relevance to contemporary debates in moral philosophy and philosophical psychology. Plato on Pleasure and the Good Life will make fascinating reading for ancient specialists and for a wide range of philosophers.
  3. Renford Bambrough (ed.) (1965). New Essays on Plato and Aristotle. New York, Humanities Press.
    What can the study of the history of ancient philosophy bring to the study of contemporary philosophical problems and questions? In New Essays on Plato and Aristotle eight distinguished philosophers address topics in Greek philosophy that are connected with current philosophical issues. All the essays are original and include Gilbert Ryle on Dialectic in the Academy and R. M. Hare on Plato’s indictment of mathematicians.
  4. Alexander Sesonske (1966). Plato's Republic. Belmont, Calif.,Wadsworth Pub. Co..
  5. Albert A. Bell (1991). Resources in Ancient Philosophy: An Annotated Bibliography of Scholarship in English, 1965-1989. Scarecrow Press.
    Covers all philosophers appearing in standard textbooks, from Thales to Augustine . A brief introduction to each thinker or school summarizes their major themes.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  6. John E. Thomas (1980). Musings on the Meno: A New Translation with Commentary. Distributors for U.S. And Canada, Kluwer Boston.
  7. Plato (2008). Republic. Oxford University Press.
    Republic is the central work of the Western world's most famous philosopher. Essentially an inquiry into morality, Republic also contains crucial arguments and insights into many other areas of philosophy. It is also a literary masterpiece: the philosophy is presented for the most part for the ordinary reader, who is carried along by the wit and intensity of the dialogue and by Plato's unforgettable images of the human condition. This new, lucid translation by Robin Waterfield is complemented by full explanatory (...)
  8. I. M. Crombie (1962). An Examination of Plato's Doctrines. New York, Humanities Press.
    ... all probability, Plato's own statement; made indeed to be read by friends in Syracuse in explanation of the role he had played ...
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   12 citations  
  9. Hugh H. Benson (ed.) (1992). Essays on the Philosophy of Socrates. Oxford University Press.
    The last two decades have witnessed a virtual explosion of research in Socratic philosophy. This volume collects essays that represent the range and diversity of that vast literature, including historical and philosophical essays devoted to a single Platonic dialogue, as well as essays devoted to the Socratic method, Socratic epistemology, and Socratic ethics. With lists of suggested further readings, an extensive bibliography on recent Socratic research, and an index locorum, this unique and much-needed anthology makes the study of Socratic philosophy (...)
  10. Plato (2008). Republic. Oxford University Press.
    Republic is the central work of the Western world's most famous philosopher. Essentially an inquiry into morality, Republic also contains crucial arguments and insights into many other areas of philosophy. It is also a literary masterpiece: the philosophy is presented for the most part for the ordinary reader, who is carried along by the wit and intensity of the dialogue and by Plato's unforgettable images of the human condition. This new, lucid translation by Robin Waterfield is complemented by full explanatory (...)
  11. E. F. Carritt (1931). Philosophies of Beauty From Socrates to Robert Bridges: Being the Sources of Aesthetic Theory. Greenwood Press.
  12. G. C. Field (1969). The Philosophy of Plato. London, Oxford U.P..
  13. Julia Annas (1981). An Introduction to Plato's Republic. Oxford University Press.
    This interpretive introduction provides unique insight into Plato's Republic. Stressing Plato's desire to stimulate philosophical thinking in his readers, Julia Annas here demonstrates the coherence of his main moral argument on the nature of justice, and expounds related concepts of education, human motivation, knowledge and understanding. In a clear systematic fashion, this book shows that modern moral philosophy still has much to learn from Plato's attempt to move the focus from questions of what acts the just person ought to perform (...)
  14. Shimon Malin (2001). Nature Loves to Hide: Quantum Physics and Reality, a Western Perspective. Oxford University Press.
    The strangeness of modern physics has sparked several popular books--such as The Tao of Physics--that explore its affinity with Eastern mysticism. But the founders of quantum mechanics were educated in the classical traditions of Western civilization and Western philosophy. In Nature Loves to Hide, physicist Shimon Malin takes readers on a fascinating tour of quantum theory--one that turns to Western philosophical thought to clarify this strange yet inescapable explanation of reality. Malin translates quantum mechanics into plain English, explaining its origins (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  15. Ruth Weintraub (1997). The Sceptical Challenge. Routledge.
    Skepticism gives a pessimistic reply to questions on whether we really know the things we think we know, and whether our beliefs are reasonable. The theoretical and practical difficulties presented by the skeptical challenge--in that the skeptical life cannot be lived, and the doctrine seems self-defeating--are in fact superficial, according to Ruth Weintraub. Her study looks at several famous skeptical arguments of Descartes, Hume, and the ancient Greek skeptic, Sextus Empiricus. She argues that by drawing on philosophy, rather than science, (...)
  16. Stephen Darwall (1998). Philosophical Ethics. Westview Press.
    Why is ethics part of philosophy? Stephen Darwall's Philosophical Ethics introduces students to ethics from a distinctively philosophical perspective, one that weaves together central ethical questions such as "What has value?" and "What are our moral obligations?" with fundamental philosophical issues such as "What is value?" and "What can a moral obligation consist in?"With one eye on contemporary discussions and another on classical texts,Philosophical Ethics shows how Hobbes, Mill, Kant, Aristotle, and Nietzsche all did ethical philosophy how, for example, they (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   11 citations  
  17. Plato (1975). Phaedo. Clarendon Press.
    This new edition is eminently suitable for readers new to Plato, offering a readable translation which is accessible without the aid of a commentary andassumes..
  18. Stephen Everson (ed.) (1991). Psychology. Cambridge University Press.
    This second Companion deals with the ancient theories of the psyche. The essays range over more than eight hundred years of psychological inquiry and provide critical analyses not only of the ancient discussions of the nature of the psyche and its states, but of such central topics as perception, subjectivity, the explanation of action, and what it is to be a person. In examining the wide variety of psychological theories offered by the ancient thinkers, from the increasingly complex materialism of (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  19. Christopher Janaway (1995). Images of Excellence: Plato's Critique of the Arts. Oxford University Press.
    This original new book argues for a reassessment of Plato's challenge to the arts. Plato was the first great figure in Western philosophy to assess the value of the arts; he argued in the Republic that traditionally accepted forms of poetry, drama, and music are unsound. While this view has been widely rejected, Janaway argues that Plato's hostile case is a more coherent and profound challenge to the arts than has sometimes been supposed. Denying that Plato advocates "good art" in (...)
  20. John J. Keaney (1992). The Composition of Aristotle's Athenaion Politeia: Observation and Explanation. Oxford University Press.
    Discovered one hundred years ago, Aristotle's Athenaion Politeia is invaluable to contemporary understanding of Athenian democracy. As a historical record, however, it has been found to be so unreliable that some have questioned its true authorship, and it has remained largely ignored by those studying philosophy and literature. Keaney uses a literary approach to reassert Aristotle's authorship and to present the Athenaion Politeia as a document that defies the constraints of any particular genre--probably never intended to be a piece of (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  21. Plato (1975). Phaedo. Clarendon Press.
    This new edition is eminently suitable for readers new to Plato, offering a readable translation which is accessible without the aid of a commentary andassumes no prior knowledge of the ancient Greek world or language.
  22. Luis E. Navia (2002). Socratic Testimonies. University Press of America.
    Socratic Testimonies offers a well-structured introduction to the study of Socrates by way of exploring some of the main writings about him from Aristophanes, Xenophon, and Plato. In this second edition, the translations have been revised and annotated by the author. An extensive bibliography of modern works on Socrates is included. The selections are accompanied by extensive and detailed annotations that clarify names and terms with which the reader many not be familiar. Intended as an introductory text for undergraduate students, (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  23. Rupert Clendon Lodge (1956). The Philosophy of Plato. London, Routledge & Paul.
    Beliefs of this kind are frequently expressed, even in our own day, by representative thinkers of most philosophic schools; and in the Platonic Dialogues it ...
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  24. Michael Cormack (2006). Plato's Stepping Stones: Degrees of Moral Virtue. Continuum.
    Examines the dialogues from Plato's early and middle periods and illustrates the similarities and differences between Plators"s concept of craft knowledge and ...
  25. A. W. H. Adkins (1970). From the Many to the One. Ithaca, N.Y.,Cornell University Press.
  26. Arnold Hermann (2004). The Illustrated to Think Like God: Pythagoras and Parmenides, the Origins of Philosophy. Parmenides Publishing.
    Fascinating illustrations contribute to this illuminating and award-winning account of how and why philosophy emerged and make it a must-read for any inquisitive thinker unsatisfied with prevailing assumptions on this timely and highly relevant subject._ By taking the reader back to the Greek colonies of Southern Italy more than 500 years B.C., the author, with unparalleled insight, tells the story of the Pythagorean quest for otherwordly konwledge -- a tale of cultism, political conspiracies, and bloody uprisings that eventually culminate in (...)
  27. Nancy Sherman (2005). Stoic Warriors: The Ancient Philosophy Behind the Military Mind. Oxford University Press.
    While few soldiers may have read the works of Epictetus or Marcus Aurelius, it is undoubtedly true that the ancient philosophy known as Stoicism guides the actions of many in the military. Soldiers and seamen learn early in their training "to suck it up," to endure, to put aside their feelings and to get on with the mission. Stoic Warriors is the first book to delve deeply into the ancient legacy of this relationship, exploring what the Stoic philosophy actually is, (...)
  28. Donald Palmer (2009). Looking at Philosophy: The Unbearable Heaviness of Philosophy Made Lighter. Mcgraw-Hill.
    Introduction -- The pre-socratic philosophers -- Sixth and fifth centuries B.C.E. -- Thales -- Anaximander -- Anaximenes -- Pythagoras -- Heraclitus -- Parmenides -- Zeno -- Empedocles -- Anaxagoras -- Leucippus and Democritus -- The Athenian period -- Fifth and fourth centuries B.C.E. -- The Sophists -- Protagoras -- Gorgias -- Thrasymachus -- Callicles and Critias -- Socrates -- Plato -- Aristotle -- The Hellenistic and Roman periods -- Fourth century B.C.E. through fourth century C.E. -- Epicureanism -- Stoicism -- (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  29. Mick Isle (2006). Aristotle: Pioneering Philosopher and Founder of the Lyceum. Rosen Pub. Group.
    The physician's son -- Two great masters -- The natural scientist -- The lyceum -- "The philosopher".
  30. Lois Peters Agnew (2008). Outward, Visible Propriety: Stoic Philosophy and Eighteenth-Century British Rhetorics. University of South Carolina Press.
    Introduction -- Stoic ethics and rhetoric -- Eighteenth-century common sense and sensus communis -- Taste and sensus communis -- Propriety, sympathy, and style fusing individual and social -- Victorian language theories and the decline of sensus communis.
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  31. J. J. Chambliss (1974). Imagination and Reason in Plato, Aristotle, Vico, Rousseau, and Keats. The Hague,Nijhoff.
  32. Rupert Clendon Lodge (1928). Plato's Theory of Ethics: The Moral Criterion and the Highest Good. New York, Harcourt, Brace.
    First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  33. Nicholas P. White (2002). Individual and Conflict in Greek Ethics. Oxford University Press.
    White opposes the long-standing view that ancient Greek ethics is fundamentally different from modern ethical views. He examines the ways in which Greek ethics has been interpreted since the 18th century, and traces the history in Greek ethical thought of the idea of conflict among human aims, in particular the conflict between conformity to ethical standards and one's own happiness.
  34. Gregory Vlastos (1973). Platonic Studies. [Princeton, N.J.]Princeton University Press.
    This book consists of Gregory Vlastos' studies on a variety of themes in Plato's metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and social philosophy.
  35. R. M. Dancy (1991). Two Studies in the Early Academy. State University of New York Press.
    Dancy (philosophy, Florida State U.) presents two new interpretations of the evidence regarding the metaphysical ideas of two important figures in Plato's Academy, Eudoxus and Speusippus, and of Aristotle's reaction to those ideas.
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  36. Plato (1986). Plato's Sophist: Part II of The Being of the Beautiful. University of Chicago Press.
    He was the author or translator of many books, most recently The Argument of the Action, Plato's "Laws," and Plato's "Symposium," all published by the University of Chicago Press.
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  37. Scott Austin (2007). Parmenides and the History of Dialectic: Three Essays. Parmenides Pub..
    Essay one: Parmenidean dialectic -- Essay two: Parmenidean metaphysics -- Essay three: Parmenides and the history of dialectic.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   1 citation  
  38. Michael Shalom Kochin (2002). Gender and Rhetoric in Plato's Political Thought. Cambridge University Press.
    Gender and Rhetoric in the Politics of Plato explores the relation between Plato's Republic and Laws on the set of issues that the Laws itself marks out as fundamental to the comparison: the unity of the virtues, the role of women, and the place of the family. Plato aims to persuade men to abandon the view of the good life that Greek cities and their laws inculcate as the only life worth living for those who would be real men and (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  39. Adi Ophir (1991). Plato's Invisible Cities: Discourse and Power in the Republic. Barnes & Noble.
    This book offers an original and detailed reading of Plato's Republic, one of the most influential philosophical works in the development of Western philosophy.
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   2 citations  
  40. Samuel Enoch Stumpf (2003). Socrates to Sartre and Beyond: A History of Philosophy. Mcgraw-Hill.
    This comprehensive, historically organized introduction to philosophy communicates the richness of the discipline and provides the student with a working knowledge of the development of Western philosophy. New co-author James Fieser has brought this classic text up-to-date both chronologically and stylistically while preserving the thoughtful, conceptual characteristics that have made it so successful. The text covers all periods of philosophy, lists philosophers alphabetically and chronologically on the end-papers, and features an exceptional glossary of key concepts.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   1 citation  
  41. Gerd van Riel (2000). Pleasure and the Good Life: Plato, Aristotle, and the Neoplatonists. Brill.
    This volume deals with the general theory of pleasure of Plato and his successors.The first part describes the two paradigms between which all theories of ...
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  42. Paul Cartledge (2009). Ancient Greek Political Thought in Practice. Cambridge University Press.
    The book provides an introduction to the topic for all students and non-specialists who appreciate the continued relevance of ancient Greece to political theory ...
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  43. Gareth B. Matthews (1999). Socratic Perplexity and the Nature of Philosophy. Oxford University Press.
    Gareth Matthews suggests that we can better understand the nature of philosophical inquiry if we recognize the central role played by perplexity. The seminal representation of philosophical perplexity is in Plato's dialogues; Matthews examines the intriguing shifts in Plato's attitude to perplexity and suggests that these may represent a course of philosophical development that philosophers follow even today.
  44. Ellen Goodman (1995). The Origins of the Western Legal Tradition: From Thales to the Tudors. Federation Press.
    Ellen Goodman uses extensive extracts from original writings to highlight the main themes of the Western legal tradition.The strength of the book is its clear ...
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   1 citation  
  45. Jonathan Barnes (1990). The Toils of Scepticism. Cambridge University Press.
    In the works of Sextus Empiricus, scepticism is presented in its most elaborate and challenging form. This book investigates - both from an exegetical and from a philosophical point of view - the chief argumentative forms which ancient scepticism developed. Thus the particular focus is on the Agrippan aspect of Sextus' Pyrrhonism. Barnes gives a lucid explanation and analysis of these arguments, both individually and as constituent parts of a sceptical system. For, taken together, these forms amount to a formidable (...)
  46. James Benjamin Wilbur (1979). The Worlds of the Early Greek Philosophers. Prometheus Books.
  47. Richard Sorabji (1993). Animal Minds and Human Morals: The Origins of the Western Debate. Cornell University Press.
    Animal Minds and Human Morals sheds new light on traditional arguments surrounding the status of animals while pointing beyond them to current moral dilemmas.
  48. Kevin K. J. Durand (2004). Virtue: Essays in Ancient Philosophy. Upa.
    Virtue is an examination of central topics in ancient Greek explorations of "virtue," particularly the elusive notion of "Sophrosune," alternatively translated as "moderation" or "temperance". The book investigates central works of Plato and Aristotle to develop an understanding of the role this virtue plays in the broader ethical commitments of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle.
  49. Martha Craven Nussbaum (2001). The Fragility of Goodness: Luck and Ethics in Greek Tragedy and Philosophy. Cambridge University Press.
    This book is a study of ancient views about 'moral luck'. It examines the fundamental ethical problem that many of the valued constituents of a well-lived life are vulnerable to factors outside a person's control, and asks how this affects our appraisal of persons and their lives. The Greeks made a profound contribution to these questions, yet neither the problems nor the Greek views of them have received the attention they deserve. This book thus recovers a central dimension of Greek (...)
  50. Michael C. Stokes (1986). Plato's Socratic Conversations: Drama and Dialectic in Three Dialogues. Johns Hopkins University Press.
  51. 1 — 50 / 543