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  A monk came to say good bye to Ch'an master Niaowo (Bird's Nest). He said:
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buy this book 171. PHILOSOPHY: FRAGMENTS: THE COLLECTED WISDOM OF HERACLITUS
by Heraclitus, Brooks Haxton (translator)
Publisher: Viking (ISBN #: 0670891959, Hardcover, 96 pp, January 2001)
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His great book, On Nature, the world's first coherent philosophical treatise and a touchstone for Plato, Aristotle, and Marcus Aurelius, has long been lost to history -- but its surviving fragments have for thousands of years tantalized our greatest thinkers -- from Socrates to Montaigne, Nietzsche to Heidegger and Jung.
Now, acclaimed poet Brooks Haxton brings together all of the surviving fragments in a powerful new free-verse translation, with the ancient Greek originals beautifully presented en regard.

buy this book 172. PHILOSOPHY: HEGEL'S "ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PHILOSOPHY"
by Wilhelm Hegel, Gustav Emil Mueller (translator)
Publisher: Philosophical Library (ISBN #: 0000000030, Hard cover 287 pages, January 1959)
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Hegel's "Encyclopedia of Philosophy"...was originally intended to serve as a compendium for his lectures at the University of Heidelberg. However, the work itself did not originate as a mere practical solution to a didactic proplem. The volume, rather, was and is - in the words of the great Heelian Theodore Haering - the ripe fruit of a tireless and complicated inner growth of the matureing philosopher. In the "Encyclopedia" we find the culmination of an often attempted endeavor to present philosophy as a system in toto. (from backcover of the book).

buy this book 173. PHILOSOPHY: HEGEL'S LOGIC: BEING PART I OF THE ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF THE PHILOSOPHICAL SCIENCES (1830)
by Georg W. Hegel; A. V. Miller (translator)
Publisher: Oxford University Press (ISBN #: 0198245122, Paperback: 386 pages, June 1975)
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Still one of the most felicitous of Hegelian translations, Wallace's version of the Logic brings out, with matchless skill, the spirit and sense of the original. The translation covers the Zusatze added by Leopold von Henning, which include some of Hegel's most memorable utterances. An introduction by J.N. Findlay throws light on the logical pattern of the work and its relation to the pattern of the whole system of which it is the notional anticipation, and corrects a small number of errors in the translation itself.

buy this book 174. PHILOSOPHY: HEGEL'S PHENOMENOLOGY OF SPIRIT
by George W. F. Hegel, A. V. Miller (translator)
Publisher: Oxford University Press (ISBN #: 0198245971, Paperback: 632 pages, February 1979)
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Expounds upon consciousness, self-consciousness, reason, spirit, religion and absolute knowing and also supports Kant, denounces skepticism and hails idealism.
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This brilliant study of the stages in the mind's necessary progress from immediate sense-consciousness to the position of a scientific philosophy includes an introductory essay and a paragraph-by-paragraph analysis of the text to help the reader understand this most difficult and most influential of Hegel's works.

buy this book 175. PHILOSOPHY: HEGEL'S PHILOSOPHY OF MIND: PART III OF THE ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF THE PHILOSOPHICAL SCIENCES
by George W. F. Hegel, William Wallace & A. V. Miller (translators)
Publisher: Oxford University Press (ISBN #: 0198750145, Paperback: 342 pages, June 1970)
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Reviewer: Anthony L. Macri, Jr. (Wyckoff, NJ United States) August 23, 2001
"Though Kant has adopted the dualism of Plato, Hegel's synthesizing of Kant's ideas has resulted in an amazingly complex but understandable and brilliant work. Hegel proposes that the Mind is the second moment in a three-fold syllogism, following Nature but preceeding Logic (Reason). Here, Hegel explores the nuances of the Mind. Though the other two volumes of the three volume set are important, it seems Mind contains all the ideas of the other two."

buy this book 176. PHILOSOPHY: HEGEL'S PHILOSOPHY OF NATURE: PART II OF THE ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF THE PHILOSOPHICAL SCIENCES (1830)
by Georg W. Hegel; A. V. Miller (translator)
Publisher: Oxford University Press (ISBN #: 0199272670, Paperback: 450 pages, April 2004)
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This is a much-needed reissue of the standard English translation of Hegel's Philosophy of Nature, originally published in 1970. The Philosophy of Nature is the second part of Hegel's Encyclopaedia of the Philosophical Sciences, all of which is now available in English from OUP (Part I being his Logic, Part III being his Philosophy of Mind). Hegel's aim in this work is to interpret the varied phenomena of Nature from the standpoint of a dialectical logic. Those who still think of Hegel as a merely a priori philosopher will here find abundant evidence that he was keenly interested in and very well informed about empirical science. The Philosophy of Nature is integral to his philosophical system and deserves the most serious attention.

buy this book 177. PHILOSOPHY: INTRODUCTION TO ARISTOTLE (MODERN LIBRARY)
by Aristotle, Richard McKeon (editor)
Publisher: Modern Library (ISBN #: 0679600272, Hardcover: 752 pages, September 1990)
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The writings included here are the whole of Posterior Analytics, De Anima, Ethica Nicomachea, Poetica, selections from the Physics, and from the Metaphysics. Accepts the pagination of the Berlin edition. The distinguished editor of this volume, Richard McKeon has provided introduction to individual works as well as a general introduction to Aristotle.
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Includes the complete Posterior Analytics, De Anima, Nichomachean, Ethics, and Poetics with selections from Physics, Metaphysics, and Politics.

buy this book 178. PHILOSOPHY: MATTER AND MEMORY
by Henry L. Bergson, N.M. Paul & W. S. Palmer (translators)
Publisher: Zone Books (ISBN #: 0942299051, Paperback: 286 pages , November 1990)
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A monumental work by an important modern philosopher, Matter and Memory (1896) represents one of the great inquiries into perception and memory, movement and time, matter and mind. Nobel Prize-winner Henri Bergson surveys these independent but related spheres, exploring the connection of mind and body to individual freedom of choice. Bergson's efforts to reconcile the facts of biology to a theory of consciousness offered a challenge to the mechanistic view of nature, and his philosophy can be regarded as a forerunner to later developments in relativity theory and conceptions of mental process. His original and innovative views exercised a profound influence on other philosophers -- including James, Whitehead, and Santayana -- as well as novelists such as Dos Passos and Proust. Essential to an understanding of Bergson's philosophy and its legacy, Matter and Memory is among Dover's Philosophical Classics. A collection of the major works in Western and Eastern philosophy, this new series ranges from ancient Greece to modern times. Its low-priced, high-quality, unabridged editions are ideal for teachers and students as well as for other readers.
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One of the major works of an important modem philosopher, Matter and Memory investigates the autonomous yet interconnected planes formed by matter and perception on the one hand and memory and time on the other.

buy this book 179. PHILOSOPHY: ON THE NATURE OF THINGS
by Lucretius, William Ellery Leonard (translator)
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated (ISBN #: 048643446X, Paperback, 236 pp, April 2004)
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A Roman poet and philosopher of the first century, Lucretius sought to dispel what he considered the chief cause of unhappiness: fear of death and fear of the wrath of the gods. His great didactic poem in six parts, De Rerum Natura (On the Nature of Things), theorizes that natural causes are the forces behind earthly phenomena and dismisses the concept of divine intervention. Lucretius' discourse ranges from discussions of the motion of atoms, natural phenomena, and sensation, to assertions regarding free will and the soul's relationship to the body. He maintains that the soul is a chance combination of atoms that perishes with the body, rather than a distinct, immaterial entity. The philosopher proposes completely natural causes for all earthly phenomena, suggesting that the world operates independently of divine agency and that fear of the supernatural is unfounded. Although he refrains from denying the existence of gods, Lucretius considers them unconcerned with human affairs and destiny. Derived from the philosophical materialism of the Greeks, Lucretius' writings remain the primary source for contemporary knowledge of Epicurean thought. A staple of introductory philosophy courses, this volume is also a masterpiece of Latin verse.

buy this book 180. PHILOSOPHY: PARERGA AND PARALIPOMENA: SHORT PHILOSOPHICAL ESSAY, VOL. 2
by Arthur Schopenhauer; Eric F. J. Payne (translator)
Publisher: Oxford University Press (ISBN #: 0199242216, Paperback: 714 pages, July 2001)
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"This is the only complete English translation of one of the most significant and fascinating works of the great philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860). He is best known today for The World as Will and Representation, published in 1819; however, it was only after the publication of Parerga and Paralipomena in 1851 that his earlier writings received serious attention and won international fame for him." "The thirty-one short essays in the second volume (the Paralipomena) were regarded by Schopenhauer as complementary to his principal work. The first fourteen are closely linked to the main body of his philosophy; the remainder offer his views on a host of subjects ranging from religion and learning, women and education, to din and noise." "The intellectual vigour, literary power, and rich diversity of these essays are still striking today. They are essential to a full understanding of Schopenhauer's thought."--BOOK JACKET.

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