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Wittgenstein's Poker The Story of a Ten-Minute Argument Between Two Great Philosophers

By: Edmonds, David; Eidinow, John

Price: $8.42

Publisher: New York, Ecco:

Our Product Number: 604017

ISBN: 0066212448

Condition: As New. Hardcover in As New dust jacket. 2001. First Edition


Black book with black spine imprinted in copper with title and author. Deckle-edged pages; Full number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. . 352 pages. On October 25,1946, in a crowded room in Cambridge, England, Ludwig Wittgenstein and Karl Popper came face-to-face for the first and only time. The encounter lasted just ten minutes, and did not go well. Their loud and aggressive confrontation became the stuff of instant legend. Almost immediately, rumors spread around the world ... View more info

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The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America

By: Menand, Louis

Price: $13.50

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux:

Our Product Number: 601318

ISBN: 0374199639

Condition: Near Fine. Hardcover in Fine dust jacket. 2001. First Edition


. 384 pages. A riveting, original book about the creation of modern American thought. The Metaphysical Club was an informal group that met in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1872, to talk about ideas. Its members included Oliver Well Holmes, Jr., future associate justice of the United States Supreme Court; William James, the father of modern American psychology; and Charles Sanders Peirce, logician, scientist, and the founder of semiotics. The Club was probably in existence... View more info

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Writings on an Ethical Life

By: Singer, Peter

Price: $13.75

Publisher: New York, Ecco Press:

Our Product Number: 601988

ISBN: 0060198389

Condition: Very Good+. Hardcover in Very Good+ dust jacket. Two page corners had been turned down. Minimal edgewear at head of d j spine . 2000. First Edition


Protected in a removable archival cover. . 1.38 x 9.65 x 6.56 Inches. 384 pages. Love him or hate him, you certainly can't ignore him. For the past twenty years, Australian philosopher and professor of bioethics Peter Singer has pushed the hot buttons of our collective conscience. In addition to writing the book that sparked the modern animal rights movement, Singer has challenged our most closely held beliefs on the sanctity of human life, the moral obligation's of citi... View more info