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||Style, Rhetoric and Rhythm
Morris W. Croll
Morris Croll's essays on Renaissance prose style have long been
admired for their quiet brilliance. His essays address a critical
moment in European culture: the classical model of rhetoric,
sustained by the imposing authority of Cicero, gives way to
prose styles that emphasize the privacy and uniqueness of individual
conciousness. Croll's descriptions of an "Attic style"
that came to oppose the intellectual premises of Ciceronian
rhetoric have never been surpassed. His capacity to relate stylistic
innovations to the premises underlying modern writing and culture
further testifies to the boldness of his critical method.
450 pages, 6 x 9.
Reprint of first edition published 1966.
Paper $25. ISBN 0-918024-67-6
Cloth $42. ISBN 0-918024-66-8
The Son of Apollo
Themes of Plato
F. J. E. Woodbridge
The Son of Apollo is an anomaly in Platonic scholarship; for
while most books on Plato argue details of a posited but never
quite found metaphysical "system," The Son of Apollo
considers the dialogues themselves. It is Plato, the dramatist
of reason, the creator of Socrates, that we are asked to follow
as his marvelous chief character - tender, mystical, relentless
and ironic - leads conversations over the major themes of
Plato and of mankind.
CONTENTS: The Life of Plato The Writings of Plato
The Perfect City Education Love Death
272 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.
Reprint of first edition published
Paper $22. ISBN
Cloth $32. ISBN 0-918024-62-5
Essay in Invention and Discovery
Edited with an introduction by Mark Backman
This volume collects McKeon's finest writings on rhetoric
and on the relationship between rhetoric and philosophy. The
introduction explores McKeon's intellectual development and
summarizes his arguments.
220 + xxxii pages, 6 x 9.
First published in 1987 by Ox Bow Press.
Cloth $30. ISBN
Rhetoric and the Rise of Self-Consciousness
In this book, Mark Backman argues that our modernity is controlled
by five principles that were first enunciated during the fifth
century B.C., in Greece, as the basis of the art of rhetoric:
Words are tools; Images are real; Information is power; Change
is inevitable; Truth is relative.
200 pages, 6 x 9.
First published in 1992 by Ox Bow Press.
Logic and Logical Thinking
Peter A. Facione
An introduction to logic as a field of study, Logic and Logical
Thinking helps students develop skills in the art of reasoning.
This work includes traditional and modern symbolic logic,
and covers the nature of arguments, validity, fallacy, and
indirect and conditional proofs.
495 + xii pages, 6 x 9.
Reprint of first edition published
Paper $35. ISBN
The Philosophy of Spinoza
The Unity of His Thought
Originally published in 1928, this work has long been regarded
as one of this century's finest presentations of Spinoza's
thought. Yet, it is much more than simply an introduction
to a philosopher. As McKeon states in his preface, ".
. . the minute study of one philosopher, of Aristotle, Spinoza,
Aquinas, or any one of a half dozen others, is the best introduction,
not only to the history of philosophy, but to philosophy itself."
345 + ix pages, 6 x 9.
Reprint of first edition, published
Paper $25. ISBN
Cloth $50. ISBN 0-918024-47-1
||The Miracle of Existence
of the great books of our age... It should be read by all thinking
Sir John Eccles
"The title of this book was intended
to characterize its philosophical content. . . . These ideas
turn out to be akin to certain widely accepted and remarkably
enduring oriental views." So writes philosopher-physicist
Henry Margenau in introducing his examination of some of the
most significant ideas of our times.
CONTENTS: Connections Between the Physical and the Living World
Evolution The Mind-Body Problem: Monism, Dualism, or
Pluralism? Toward a Study of Consciousness Extension
of the Scientific Epistemology Required for a Study of the Mind
On the Meaning of Life, Mind, and Consciousness
The Mind: Conjectures Based on Physics The Mind Viewed
as a Field Science and Religion A Universal Mind?
143 + viii pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.
published in 1984 by Ox Bow Press.
$20. ISBN 1-881987-03-5
Bibliography of American Literature 1775-1900
A Brief Estimate of the More Important American Authors and
A Description of Their Representative Works
This bibliography is a tasteful, authoritative, readable
literary history, the only one that will ever be written by
someone who actually handled and read, with sympathy, most
of what English-speaking Americans published on this continent
in 1900. For that reason, it is an eternally upsetting book,
an introduction to American literature that will deflate every
grand notion of what that literature has been. Fullerton's
command of sentimental writing by women, of dime novels and
juveniles, and of early American plays will be of special
interest to those now working to recover the past.
The book is arranged by author, alphabetically. The more
than nine humdred works mentioned are indexed by title in
the back of the book. Each article tells the author's career
and goals, and describes the reading qualities of his books.
327 + xiv pages, 6 X 9.
Reprint of second edition published
Cloth $55. ISBN 0-918024-06-4