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A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and the Beautiful

Second Edition

£7.99

Edmund Burke, Paul Guyer

9780199668717
Paperback
January 2015

Oxford World's Classics

In his Enquiry Edmund Burke overturned the Platonic tradition in aesthetics and replaced metaphysics with psychology. His revolutions in method and sensibility influenced later philosophers and literary and artistic movements from the Gothic novel to Romanticism and beyond. This new edition guides the reader through Burke's arguments.

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Theaetetus

£9.99

Plato, John McDowell, Lesley Brown

9780199646166
Paperback
March 2014

Oxford World's Classics

The Theaetetus is a seminal text in the philosophy of knowledge, acknowledged as one of Plato's finest works. Cast as a conversation between Socrates and a student, Theaetetus, it explores the key philosophical issue: what is knowledge? This new edition combines the acclaimed translation by John McDowell with a valuable introduction and notes.

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Discourses, Fragments, Handbook

£9.99

Epictetus, Robin Hard, Christopher Gill

9780199595181
Paperback
February 2014

Oxford World's Classics

This is the only complete modern translation of Epictetus's Discourses, together with the Handbook and fragments. A major work of Stoic practical ethics, the Discourses teach that the basis of happiness is up to us. This accessible new translation is accompanied by a full introduction and thorough notes.

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Poetics

£7.99

Aristotle, Anthony Kenny

9780199608362
Paperback
January 2013

Oxford World's Classics

A founding text of European aestheticism and literary criticism, Poetics underpins our moden understanding of imaginative writing. Anthony Kenny's new translation is accompanied by associated material from Plato, Sir Philip Sidney, P. B. Shelley, and Dorothy L. Sayers and a wide-ranging introduction.

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Sayings and Anecdotes: with Other Popular Moralists

£9.99

Diogenes the Cynic, Robin Hard

9780199589241
Paperback
May 2012

Oxford World's Classics

A unique edition of the sayings of Diogenes, whose biting wit and eccentricity inspired the anecdotes that express his Cynic philosophy. It includes the accounts of his immediate successors, such as Crates and Hipparchia, and the witty moral preacher Bion. The contrasting teachings of the Cyrenaics and the hedonistic Aristippos complete the volume.

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Meditations: with selected correspondence

£7.99

Marcus Aurelius, Robin Hard, Christopher Gill

9780199573202
Paperback
September 2011

Oxford World's Classics

Marcus Aurelius' Meditations is a private notebook of philosophical reflections with universal significance. Drawing on Stoic philosophy, Marcus confronts challenges that affect us all in our struggle to live meaningful lives. This edition includes a selection of Marcus' correspondence with his tutor Fronto which complements the Meditations.

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Reveries of the Solitary Walker

£8.99

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Russell Goulbourne

9780199563272
Paperback
July 2011

Oxford World's Classics

Part reminiscence, part meditation, Reveries of the Solitary Walker is Rousseau's last great work, the enduring testimony of an alienated person seeking self-knowledge. As he records his walks round Paris, he finds happiness in solitude and nature. The new translation includes an introduction and notes that explore the work and its contexts.

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The Eudemian Ethics

£8.99

Aristotle, Anthony Kenny

9780199586431
Paperback
July 2011

Oxford World's Classics

The Eudemian Ethics is a major treatise on moral philosophy whose central concern is what makes life worth living. This is the first time it has been published in its entirety in any modern language. Anthony Kenny's fine translation is accompanied by a lucid introduction and explanatory notes.

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The Two Fundamental Problems of Ethics

£9.99

Arthur Schopenhauer, David Cartwright, Edward E. Erdmann, Christopher Janaway

9780199297221
Paperback
May 2010

Oxford World's Classics

Schopenhauer's two essays On the Freedom of the Will and On the Basis of Morals form his complete system of ethics. Their doctrines are here presented in more accessible, self-contained form than in his larger work, and in a new translation, introduced by Christopher Janaway, that preserves Schopenhauer's style in modern English.

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Selected Letters

£9.99

Seneca, Elaine Fantham, Elaine Fantham

9780199533213
Paperback
March 2010

Oxford World's Classics

This is the largest selection of Stoic philosopher and tragedian Seneca's letters currently available. In them Seneca advises his friend Lucilius on how to do without what is superfluous, whether on the subject of happiness, riches, reputation, or the emotions. We learn too about Seneca's personal and political life in the time of Nero.

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Ecce Homo: How To Become What You Are

£7.99

Friedrich Nietzsche, Duncan Large

9780199552566
Paperback
September 2009

Oxford World's Classics

Ecce Homo is an autobiography like no other. Nietzsche passes under review all his previous books and reaches a final reckoning with his many enemies. Ecce Homo is the summation of an extraordinary philosophical career.

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Protagoras

£6.99

Plato, C. C. W. Taylor

9780199555659
Paperback
June 2009

Oxford World's Classics

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Phaedrus

£7.99

Plato, Robin Waterfield

9780199554027
Paperback
June 2009

Oxford World's Classics

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Meno and Other Dialogues: Charmides, Laches, Lysis, Meno

£7.99

Plato, Robin Waterfield

9780199555666
Paperback
June 2009

Oxford World's Classics

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The Nicomachean Ethics

New Edition

£7.99

Aristotle, David Ross, Lesley Brown

9780199213610
Paperback
June 2009

Oxford World's Classics

In the Nicomachean Ethics Aristotle examines the nature of happiness, which he defines as a specially good kind of life. He considers the nature of practical reasoning, friendship, and the role and importance of the moral virtues in the best life. This new edition features a revised translation and valuable new introduction and notes.

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Repetition and Philosophical Crumbs

£8.99

Soren Kierkegaard, M.G. Piety, Edward F. Mooney

9780199214198
Paperback
May 2009

Oxford World's Classics

These two complementary works give the reader a unique insight into the breadth and substance of Kierkegaard's thought. One reads like a novel and the other a Platonic dialogue but both concern the nature of love, faith, and happiness. These are the first translations to convey the literary quality and philosophical precision of the originals.

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Principles of Human Knowledge and Three Dialogues

£8.99

George Berkeley, Howard Robinson

9780199555178
Paperback
February 2009

Oxford World's Classics

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Selected Myths

£7.99

Plato, Catalin Partenie

9780199552559
Paperback
February 2009

Oxford World's Classics

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The Politics

£9.99

Aristotle, Ernest Barker, R. F. Stalley

9780199538737
Paperback
February 2009

Oxford World's Classics

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Timaeus and Critias

£8.99

Plato, Robin Waterfield, Andrew Gregory

9780192807359
Paperback
November 2008

Oxford World's Classics

In Timaeus Plato attempts to describe and explain the structure of the universe: the creator god, the elements, the lower gods, the stars, and men. The companion piece, Critias, is the origin of the story of Atlantis, the lost empire defeated by ancient Athenians. This is the clearest translation yet of these crucial ancient texts.

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