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1 Acton, H. B., editor The Philosophy of Punishment: A Collection of Papers (Macmillan Student Editions)
London Macmillan 1969 First British Paperback Good Octavo 
238 pp. General and edgewear to illustrated covers. Faint traces of a stain to upper and fore-edges. Foxing and smudges to edges of text block. Occasional light, tidy pencilled underlining to pages. Contributors include H.B. Acton, K.G. Armstrong, K.E. Baier, Giorgio del Vecchio, James F. Doyle, Antony Flew, William Kneale, J.D. Mabbott, C.W.K. Mundle, Anthony M. Quinton, John Rawls, Alwynne Smart, and J.E.R. Squires. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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State of Exception, Agamben, Giorgio
2 Agamben, Giorgio State of Exception
Chicago University of Chicago Press 2005 0226009254 / 9780226009254 Reissue Paperback Near Fine Small Octavo 
95 pp. Corners a little curled. All else as new. References. Index. "Two months after the attacks of 9/11, the Bush administration, in the midst of that it perceived to be a state of emergency, authorized the indefinite detention of noncitizens suspected of terrorist activities and their subsequent trials by a military commission. Here, the distinguished Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben uses such circumstances to argue that this unusual extension of power, or 'state of exception,' has historically been an under-examined and powerful strategy that has the potential to transform democracies into totalitarian states." 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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3 Almond, Brenda The Philosophical Quest
London Penguin 1988 0140130764 / 9780140130768 Reprint Soft Cover Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
205pp. "...an ideal introduction to all the central topics in philosophy complete with a full reading list for each chapter." Light foxing to top page edge, light yellowing to page edges and margins. Wraps with very light general and edgewear. 
Price: 8.00 AUD
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4 Annas, Julia Plato - A Very Short Introduction
Oxford Oxford University Press 2003 019280216X / 9780192802163 First Soft Cover As New 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
104pp. "In ethics, metaphysics, philosophy of mind, and theory of knowledge, Plato's wide-ranging, bold, and influential ideas still challenge us today." 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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Passion and Value in Hume's Treatise, Ardal, Pall S.
5 Ardal, Pall S. Passion and Value in Hume's Treatise
Edinburgh Edinburgh University Press 1966 First Hard Cover Good No Jacket Ex-Library Octavo 
x, 220 pp. Light general and edgewear to red cloth boards. tape shadow across boards and spine. Upper edge of text block tinted red. "Cancelled" stamps to lower and fore edges. Library sticker to front pastedown; pencilled note to rear eps. The only other library impedimenta are stamps to copyright page and rear flyleaf, and a pocket pasted to the rear flyleaf, with a little offsetting from the "cancelled" stamp on that page over on the last page of the index. Internally bright, unmarked, uncreased, solidly bound. Small colour portrait of Hume tipped in to title page. Edinburgh University Publications: History, Philosophy, and Economics 21. 
Price: 24.00 AUD
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Conditions of Love: The Philosophy of Intimacy, Armstrong, John
6 Armstrong, John Conditions of Love: The Philosophy of Intimacy
London Penguin 2003 0140294716 / 9780140294712 Reprint Paperback Near Fine 12 mo 
166 pp. Faint yellowing to edges of text block; a few tiny dents to fore edge. All else as new. "An elegant little book -- perceptive and tender. You could do far worse than to give this to your brain as a Valentine's Day gift." -- Evening Standard 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Anderson's Social Philosophy: The Social Thought & Political Life of Professor John Anderson, Baker, A.J.
7 Baker, A.J. Anderson's Social Philosophy: The Social Thought & Political Life of Professor John Anderson
Australia Angus & Robertson 1979 0207142165 / 9780207142161 First Paperback Paperback Very Good Octavo 
152 pp. Cover slightly discoloured and worn at the corners. Edges lightly mottled. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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8 Ball, Terence, and Richard Dagger Ideals and Ideologies: A Reader
New York Pearson Longman 0321159756 / 9780321159755 Fifth Paperback Very Good + Quarto 
viii, 470 pp. Very light edgewear. Lower corners a little curled. Slight scuffing to lower edge of text block. Internally as new. 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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9 Ball, Terence, and Richard Dagger Political Ideologies and the Democratic Ideal
New York Pearson Longman 2004 0321159764` Fifth Paperback Very Good Octavo 
xii, 292 pp. Light edgewear. Lower corner is bumped and creased, with subsequent light creasing to page margins throughout. Otherwise book is as new. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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10 Basin, Yevgeny Semantic Philosophy of Art
Moscow Progress Publishers 1979 First English-Language Hard Cover Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
248 pp. Dustjacket, now protected in archival mylar, is not clipped but has edgewear including chipping and small closed tears. Book has slight discolouration and faint foxing to text-block edges. Internally unmarked and solidly bound. Upper corner of ffep has been clipped. Bound-in placekeeping ribbon. 
Price: 35.00 AUD
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Political Judgment, Beiner, Ronald. Foreword by Bernard Crick
11 Beiner, Ronald. Foreword by Bernard Crick Political Judgment
London Methuen 1983 0416342809 / 9780416342802 First Paperback Very Good Octavo 
xvi, 199 pp. Extremely light general and edgewear to covers. Small splotch to lower edge of text block. Internally as new. "...examines Kant's concept of taste and Aristotle's concept of prudence, as well as recent works of political philosophy by Arendt, Gadamer and Habermas, all crucially influenced by Kant and Aristotle.... By demonstrating that political judgment can be shared by all, a way is opened for us to reclaim the privilege of civic responsibility that has been prized away by the technocrats and bureaucrats on grounds of specialized competence." 
Price: 40.00 AUD
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12 Blackmore, Susan The Meme Machine
Oxford Oxford University Press 2000 019286212X / 9780192862129 Reprint Paperback Very Good Octavo 
xviii, 264 pp. Very light general and edgewear to illustrated wraps. Spine square and uncreased. Faint yellowing to edges of text block. Internally as new. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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Beyond Betrayal: Marxism: The Cutting Edge, Volume I, Blunden, Andy
13 Blunden, Andy Beyond Betrayal: Marxism: The Cutting Edge, Volume I
Australia Intervention Press 1991 0646063677 / 9780646063676 First Paperback Very Good Octavo 
v, 263 pp. Contents: Historical Materialism; Political Economy; Dialectical Materialsim; Democratic Centralism; The Transitional Program; Imperialism & Permanent Revolution; Stalinism; The Rise & Fall of "People's Democracy"; the Collapse of Stalinism; Marginalisation of Revolutionary Organisations. Appendices: Bibliography; Chronology; Preface to Contribution to Critique of Political Economy, Marx 1859; Excerpt from "Left-Wing" Communism -- An Infantile Disorder, Lenin 1920. Index. The first of three volumes which together present an outline of the Marxism of the present period. 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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The Simulation of Surveillance: Hypercontrol in Telematic Societies (Cambridge Cultural Social Studies), Bogard, William
14 Bogard, William The Simulation of Surveillance: Hypercontrol in Telematic Societies (Cambridge Cultural Social Studies)
Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1996 0521555612 / 9780521555616 First Paperback Paperback Near Fine Octavo 
207 pp. Very light edgewear to illustrated covers. Gatefold flaps. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. "A fascinating exploration of the relation between surveillance (Foucault) and simulation (Baudrillard). Well researched and well wr4itten, it goes beyond other books on surveillance to relate high-tech surveillance systems to concepts in postmodern theories. It is sophisticated theoretically, but it is quite accessible, studded with concrete examples that illustrate the phenomena in question." -- Mark Poster 
Price: 24.00 AUD
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Precarious Life: The Powers of Mourning and Violence, Butler, Judith
15 Butler, Judith Precarious Life: The Powers of Mourning and Violence
London and New York Verso 2004 1844670058 / 9781844670055 First Hard Cover Fine Very Good Small Octavo 
xxi, 168 pp. Very light general and edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. All else as new. Notes, Index. A response to September 11 and its aftermath. "If we are interested in arresting cycles of violence to produce less violent outcomes, it is no doubt important to ask what, politically, might be made of grief besides a cry for war." 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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The Liar's Tale: A History of Falsehood, Campbell, Jeremy
16 Campbell, Jeremy The Liar's Tale: A History of Falsehood
New York W W Norton 2001 0393025594 / 9780393025590 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Octavo 
362 pp. "Campbell's seamless integration of art, literature and philosophy shows how the 19th century's focus on individuality, imagination, and irony eventually began to privilege artifice and fraud over nature and simplicity. Ultimately, this laid the foundation for the 20th century's philosophical and cultural apotheosis of lying, exemplified by figures such as Freud, Wittgenstein, and Derrida -- all of whom made deception and ambiguity a main thematic component of their thought." 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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The Wreck of Western Culture : Humanism Revisted, Carroll, John
17 Carroll, John The Wreck of Western Culture : Humanism Revisted
Carlton North, VIC, Australia Scribe Publications 2004 192076917X / 9781920769178 First Paperback Very Good + Octavo 
viii, 278 pp. Edges of text block uniformly yellowed. A few shallow dents to upper edge of text block, a little scuffing to lower edge. Internally as new. "Overblown, utterly misguided, and sometimes downright dangerous (not to mention half crazed), but important, and, at times, brilliant." -- The Guardian 
Price: 28.00 AUD
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A History of the Political Philosophers, Catlin, George
18 Catlin, George A History of the Political Philosophers
London George Allen and Unwin 1950 First British Edition Cloth Good No Jacket Octavo 
802 pp. Internally clean and solidly bound, a handful of pages have neat ink underlining and occasional marginal lines. Endpapers very slightly foxed, front endpapers beginning to split. Boards rubbed but sound, gilt on spine has almost completely worn away, cloth fraying at corners. Black-and-white plates -- portraits of the philosophers. Index. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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19 Ch'u Chai, Winberg Chai The Story Of Chinese Philosophy
New York Washington Square Press 1961 First? Soft Cover Good 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall Yao Kuo-Liang 
252pp. "Here is a readable, nontechnical introduction to Chinese philosophy, designed for the layman who is concerned about the frightening gap that exists between the Oriental and Western minds." Page edges and margins yellowed, foxing to endpapers, ink inscriptions to first page. Binding tape showing in front and rear gutter, although binding is still secure. Wraps with moderate general and edgewear, with numerous small areas of loss. 
Price: 5.00 AUD
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An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind, Cockburn, David
20 Cockburn, David An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind
Basingstoke and New York Palgrave 2001 0333961226 / 9780333961223 First Paperback Paperback Near Fine Octavo 
xviii, 156 pp. A little scuffing and shallow creases to edges of text block. All else as new. Bibliography, Index. "To attain philosophical clarity we must give a fundamental place to the idea that the person is the human being -- the bodily being that we encounter in our everyday interactions with others -- and to the ways in which we care about, and respond to, each other in such interactions." 
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