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The Life and Death of Ancient Cities
The human race is on a 10,000 year urban adventure. Our ancestors wandered the planet or lived scattered in villages, yet by the end of this century... Les mer
Superintelligence
The human brain has some capabilities that the brains of other animals lack. It is to these distinctive capabilities that our species owes its... Les mer
Capitalism
Neoclassical economical theory uses aspects of perfect functioning of markets as part of its basic assumptions and introduces imperfections as... Les mer
The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines
The third of three volumes devoted to the cultural history of the modernist magazine in Britain, North America, and Europe, this collection contains... Les mer
The two fundamental problems of Ethics
"My philosophy is like Thebes with a hundred gates: one can enter from all sides and through each gate arrive at the direct path to the... Les mer
Selected essays
A good essay must draw its curtain round us, but it must be a curtain that shuts us in, not out.' According to Virginia Woolf, the goal of the... Les mer
The Major Works
This authoritative edition was formerly published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It brings... Les mer
Selected Essays
In his writings, David Hume set out to bridge the gap between the learned world of the academy and the marketplace of polite society. This... Les mer
Critique Of Judgement
Kant's Critique of Judgement analyses our experience of the beautiful and the sublime in relation to nature, morality, and theology. Meredith's... Les mer
An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
John Locke's classic work An Essay Concerning Human Understanding laid the foundation of British empiricism and remains of enduring interest today.... Les mer
Tales of Mystery and Imagination
The human mind is a dark, bottomless pit, and sometimes it works in strange and frightening ways. That sound in the night ...is it a door banging in... Les mer
Documentary Film
  Patricia Aufderheide Very Short Introductions Takes readers along the diverse paths of documentary history and charts the lively,... Les mer
The Selfish Gene
An innovative book on evolution and the theory of natural selection that discusses how the so-called selfish gene can also be quite subtle. Includes... Les mer
Spinoza and Spinozism
Among the great thinkers, Spinoza created a complete system of philosophy that rivals Plato's, with crucial contributions to every major... Les mer
A Map of Misreading
In print for twenty-seven years, A Map of Misreading serves as a companion volume to Bloom's other seminal work, The Anxiety of Influence. In this... Les mer
The Antipodes of the Mind
This is a pioneering cognitive psychological study of Ayahuasca, a plant-based Amazonian psychotropic brew. Benny Shanon presents a comprehensive... Les mer
Wittgenstein: A Very Short Introduction
Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) was an extraordinarily original philospher, whose influence on twentieth-century thinking goes well beyond philosophy... Les mer
Kant: A Very Short Introduction
Kant is arguably the most influential modern philosopher, but also one of the most difficult. Roger Scruton tackles his exceptionally complex subject... Les mer
Sartor Resartus
Sartor Resartus (The Tailor Retailored) is ostensibly an introduction to a strange history of clothing by the German Professor of Things in General,... Les mer
Close Listening
Close Listening and the Performed Word brings together seventeen strikingly original essays, especially written for this volume, on the poetry... Les mer
An Enquiry concerning the Principles of Morals
The Oxford Philosophical Texts series consists of authoritative teaching editions of canonical texts in the history of philosophy from the ancient... Les mer
After Babel
First published in 1975, After Babel constituted the first systematic investigation of the theory and processes of translation since the eighteenth... Les mer
Britannicus, Phaedra, Athaliah
Jean Racine (1639-99) remains to this day the greatest of French poetic dramatists. Britannicus (1669), the first play in this volume, takes its... Les mer
Don Juan and Other Plays
Contains: Don Juan, Precious Provincials, The Reluctant Doctor, George Dandin, The Miser, The Would-be Gentleman, Scapin the Schemer Since the second... Les mer