Best Sellers: Philosophy, March 21, 2013

May 2012 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

1) Moral Origins: The Evolution of Virtue, Altruism, and Shame
Boehm, Christopher
Basic Books: Perseus
2012. ISBN 9780465020485. $28.99

2) Why Does the World Exist? An Existential Detective Story
Holt, Jim
Liveright Publishing
2012. ISBN 9780871404091. $27.95

3) The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone—Especially Ourselves
Ariely, Dan
2012. ISBN 9780062183590. $26.99

4) The Cambridge Companion to Existentialism
Crowell, Steven
Cambridge University Press
2012. ISBN 9780521513340. $90

5) Pursuits of Wisdom: Six Ways of Life in Ancient Philosophy from Socrates to Plotinus
Cooper, John M.
Princeton University Press
2012. ISBN 9780691138602. $35

6) The Oxford Handbook of Aristotle
Shields, Christopher
Oxford University Press
2012. ISBN 9780195187489. $150

7) Our Aesthetic Categories: Zany, Cute, Interesting
Ngai, Sianne
Harvard University Press
2012. ISBN 9780674046580. $39.95

8) Less Than Nothing: Hegel and the Shadow of Dialectical Materialism
Žižek, Slavoj
2012. ISBN 9781844678976. $69.95

9) Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature Is Almost Certainly False
Nagel, Thomas
Oxford University Press
2012. ISBN 9780199919758. $24.95

10) America the Philosophical
Romano, Carlin
Alfred A. Knopf
2012. ISBN 9780679434702. $35

11) Human Dignity, Human Rights, and Responsibility: The New Language of Global Bioethics and Biolaw
Barilan, Yechiel Michael
MIT Press
2012. ISBN 9780262017978. $36

12) Socrates and the Jews: Hellenism and Hebraism from Moses Mendelssohn to Sigmund Freud
Leonard, Miriam
University of Chicago Press
2012. ISBN 9780226472478. $45

13) Justice, Institutions, and Luck: the Site, Ground, and Scope of Equality
Tan, Kok-Chor
Oxford University Press
2012. ISBN 9780199588855. $55

14) Philosophy of Physics: Space and Time
Maudlin, Tim
Princeton University Press
2012. ISBN 9780691143095. $29.95

15) Unmodern Philosophy and Modern Philosophy
Dewey, John
Southern Illinois University Press
2012. ISBN 9780809330799. $60

16) When Is True Belief Knowledge?
Foley, Richard
Princeton University Press
2012. ISBN 9780691154725. $35

17) Death
Kagan, Shelly
Yale University Press
2012. ISBN 9780300180848. $18

18) Thinking Animals: Why Animal Studies Now?
Weil, Kari
Columbia University Press
2012. ISBN 9780231148085. $90

19) Sincerity: How a Moral Ideal Born Five Hundred Years Ago Inspired Religious Wars, Modern Art, Hipster Chic, and the Curious Notion That We All Have Something to Say (No Matter How Dull)
Magill, R. Jay, Jr.
W.W. Norton
2012. ISBN 9780393080988. $25.95

20) Against Fairness
Asma, Stephen T.
University of Chicago Press
2012. ISBN 9780226029863. $22.50

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