In this brilliant work, the most influential philosopher since Sartre suggests that such vaunted reforms as the abolition of torture and the emergence of the modern penitentiary have merely shifted the focus of punishment from the prisoner's body to his soul.
The Science, Belief, and Magic Behind Living Forever
Adam Leith Gollner Adam Verner
The critically acclaimed author of The Fruit Hunters—now an award-winning documentary film—weaves together religion, science, and mythology in a gripping exploration of the most universal of human obsessions: immortality.
First published in 1677, Spinoza's Ethics uses a logical step-by-step format to build a major critique of the traditional foundations of philosophy and lay out an ethical system in which reason is the highest principle.
A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge
George Berkeley Jonathan Cowley
First published in 1710, George Berkeley's A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge is a major contribution to Empiricist philosophy that introduces the doctrine of immaterialism—the idea that the physical world does not exist outside the mind.
Simon Wiesenthal Robertson Dean, Laural Merlington
Author Simon Wiesenthal inquires into the possibilities and limits of compassion, forgiveness, justice, and human responsibility among a diverse group of fifty-three men and women, including Holocaust survivors, victims of attempted genocide, psychiatrists, political leaders, and more.
Thus Spoke Zarathustra, the most famous and influential work of Friedrich Nietzsche, is a philosophical novel that articulates the themes central to Nietzsche's mature thought—a rejection of religious morality, the will to power, and the idea of the "overman"—through the religious prophet-like character of Zarathustra.