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Best Sellers: Philosophy, November 14, 2013

January 2013 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

  1. Hitler’s Philosophers
    Sherratt, Yvonne
    Yale University Press
    2013. ISBN 9780300151930. $35
  2. The Enlightenment: And Why It Still Matters
    Pagden, Anthony
    Random House
    2013. ISBN 9781400060689. $32
  3. From Enlightenment to Receptivity: Rethinking Our Values
    Slote, Michael
    Oxford University Press
    2013. ISBN 9780199970704. $49.95
  4. Merit: The History of a Founding Ideal from the American Revolution to the Twenty-First Century
    Kett, Joseph F.
    Cornell University
    2013. ISBN 9780801451225. $29.95
  5. Moral Perception
    Audi, Robert
    Princeton University Press
    2013. ISBN 9780691156484. $35
  6. Animal Studies: An Introduction
    Waldau, Paul
    Oxford University Press
    2013. ISBN 9780199827015. $99
  7. Thomas Aquinas: A Portrait
    Turner, Denys
    Yale University Press
    2013. ISBN 9780300188554. $28
  8. Surfaces and Essences: Analogy as the Fuel and Fire of Thinking
    Hofstadter, Douglas
    Basic Books: Perseus
    2013. ISBN 9780465018475. $35
  9. The Philosopher, the Priest, and the Painter: A Portrait of Descartes
    Nadler, Steven
    Princeton University Press
    2013. ISBN 9780691157306. $27.95
  10. Blame: Its Nature and Norms
    Coates, D. Justin
    Oxford University Press
    2013. ISBN 9780199860821. $99
  11. Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking
    Dennett, Daniel C.
    W.W. Norton
    2013. ISBN 9780393082067. $28.95
  12. Reference and Existence: The John Locke Lectures
    Kripke, Saul
    Oxford University Press
    2013. ISBN 9780199928385. $35
  13. Aristotle on Practical Wisdom: Nicomachean Ethics VI
    Harvard University Press
    2013. ISBN 9780674072107. $39.95
  14. The Enduring Importance of Leo Strauss
    Lampert, Laurence
    University of Chicago Press
    2013. ISBN 9780226039480. $55
  15. Epistemic Authority: a Theory of Trust, Authority, and Autonomy in Belief
    Zagzebski, Linda Trinkaus
    Oxford University Press
    2012. ISBN 9780199936472. $45
  16. The Dark Side of the Enlightenment: Wizards, Alchemists, and Spiritual Seekers in the Age of Reason
    Fleming, John V.
    W.W. Norton
    2013. ISBN 9780393079463. $27.95
  17. Pleasure in Ancient Greek Philosophy
    Wolfsdorf, David
    Cambridge University Press
    2013. ISBN 9780521761307. $90
  18. Happiness for Humans
    Russell, Daniel C.
    Oxford University Press
    2012. ISBN 9780199583683. $65
  19. Beyond Nature and Culture
    Descola, Philippe
    University of Chicago Press
    2013. ISBN 9780226144450. $65
  20. Animals and the Limits of Postmodernism
    Steiner, Gary
    Columbia University Press
    2013. ISBN 9780231153423. $89.50
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Bette-Lee Fox (blfox@mediasourceinc.com) is Managing Editor, Library Journal.

Now in her 45th year with Library Journal, Bette-Lee also edits LJ's Video Reviews column, six times a year Romance column, and e-original Romance reviews, which post weekly as LJ Xpress Reviews. She received the Romance Writers of America (RWA) Vivian Stephens Industry Award in 2013 for having "contributed to the genre or to RWA in a significant and/or continuing manner"