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Philosophy

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Working and Thinking on the Waterfront, Hoffer, Eric
1 Hoffer, Eric Working and Thinking on the Waterfront
New York Harper & Row, Publishers 1969 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
This book is in Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The price clipped dust jacket has some light edge wear to the spine ends and corners. "It is a fascinating document - for the light it throws upon the workings of a highly original mind; for the ideas it plays with at a germinal stage; for its glimpse into the world of the waterfront and men who are seldom articulate on their own behalf." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Science And Sanity An Introduction to Non-Aristotelian Systems and General Semantics, Korzybski, Alfred (with A New Preface by Russell Meyers, M. D. )
2 Korzybski, Alfred (with A New Preface by Russell Meyers, M. D. ) Science And Sanity An Introduction to Non-Aristotelian Systems and General Semantics
Lakeville, CT Institute of General Semantics 1958 4th Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good- 
This book is in Very Good- condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. There are several patches of ground-in dirt and spotting to the blue cloth covers. The text pages are generally clean, though there is water spotting and tide marking to the bottom edges of most of the text pages. There are previous owner's inked names on both the front pastedown and front endpapers. "Alfred Habdank Skarbek Korzybski ([July 3, 1879 March 1, 1950) was a Polish-American independent scholar who developed a field called general semantics, which he viewed as both distinct from, and more encompassing than, the field of semantics. He argued that human knowledge of the world is limited both by the human nervous system and the languages humans have developed, and thus no one can have direct access to reality, given that the most we can know is that which is filtered through the brain's responses to reality. His best known dictum is "The map is not the territory"." "Korzybski's work culminated in the initiation of a discipline that he named general semantics (GS). This should not be confused with semantics. The basic principles of general semantics, which include time-binding, are described in the publication Science and Sanity, published in 1933. In 1938 Korzybski founded the Institute of General Semantics in Chicago. The post-World War II housing shortage in Chicago cost him the Institute's building lease, so in 1946, he moved the Institute to Lakeville, Connecticut, U. S. , where he directed it until his death in 1950. Korzybski maintained that humans are limited in what they know by (1) the structure of their nervous systems, and (2) the structure of their languages. Humans cannot experience the world directly, but only through their "abstractions" (nonverbal impressions or "gleanings" derived from the nervous system, and verbal indicators expressed and derived from language). These sometimes mislead us about what is the case. Our understanding sometimes lacks similarity of structure with what is actually happening." 
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CHOSEN PAGES FROM LU HSUN The Literary Mentor of the Chinese Revolution, Lu Hsun
3 Lu Hsun CHOSEN PAGES FROM LU HSUN The Literary Mentor of the Chinese Revolution
New York Cameron Associates, Inc. / Book Craftsment Assoc. 1960 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket 
The book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book is clean and bright. The text pages are clean, but are noticably toned / darkened due to the acid content of the paper. The endpapers are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean, with some light edge toning to the rear cover. "Lu Hsun has been called by the Chinese the generalissimo of the Chinese cultural revolution. A revolutionary writer he most certainly was, but like Dante and Chaucer, perhaps his greatest contribution was that, trained and immersed though he was in the Chinese classics, he was also the man who brought the vernacular into literature. Feng Hsueh-Feng, a contemporary Chinese writer and critic, who wrote the introduction to this volume of stories, essays, and reminiscences, has, himself seen and felt the influence of Lu Hsun's work on the revolution and on the new literature of China." 
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A STUDY IN WITTGENSTEIN'S TRACTATUS, Maslow, Alexander
4 Maslow, Alexander A STUDY IN WITTGENSTEIN'S TRACTATUS
Berkeley, CA University of California Press 1961 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a bookplate on the front endpaper (no previous owner's name and rather Rockwell Kent-ish in style). The dust jacket has some light edge wear, nicking and has a couple of very small chips missing. There is some light toning to the edges and flap joints of the dust jacket as well. "The present work is the first critical study of the Tractatus to be published by a North American philosopher. Mr. Maslow tries to clarify what is obscure in Wittgenstein's often cryptic and aphoristic pronouncements, and gives an interpretation of the philosophy underlying the Tractatus as a whole." 
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Philosophy: Who Needs It, Rand, Ayn (with an introduction by Leonard Peikoff)
5 Rand, Ayn (with an introduction by Leonard Peikoff) Philosophy: Who Needs It
Indianapolis, IN Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc. 1982 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
This book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is an ink stamp on the front endpaper from S. F. P. Trust. The dust jacket has several small nicks and small edge tears along with one chip from the front panel as well as some light edge wear and rubbing to the spine and flap joints. 'In these essays, Ayn Rand reveals the hidden philosophic premises at work in the human soul. Her powerful mind ranges to every corner of the culture; her brilliant pen writes with the dispassionate clarity and passionate eloquence that are her literary trademarks." 
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The Book of Life Mind and Body, Sinclair, Upton
6 Sinclair, Upton The Book of Life Mind and Body
Girard, Kansas Haldeman-Julius Company 1922 Trade Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 
This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some light rubbing and edge wear to the spine ends and corners along with some very beginning fraying to the top spine end. The text pages are clean and bright. The rear inner hinge is cracked and has been professionally repaired. "Sinclair was an outspoken socialist and ran unsuccessfully for Congress from the Socialist Party. He was also the Democratic Party nominee for Governor of California in 1934, but his campaign was defeated decisively." "Upton Sinclair, one of America's foremost and most prolific authors, addresses the cultivation of the mind and the body in this 1922 volume. Sinclair's goal was to attempt to tell the reader how to live, how to find health, happiness and success, and how to develop fully both the mind and the body. Part One: The Book of the Mind covers such subjects as faith, reason, morality, and the subconscious. Part Two: The Book of the Body develops such subjects as errors in diet, the fasting cure, food and poisons, work and play, and diseases and their cures ." 
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