Best-selling Books in Philosophy

The following is a list of best-selling books in philosophy from August 2008 to this month, provided by Library Journal.

If you’ve read any of these, please let us know what you thought.

1) Kingdom of Infinite Space: A Portrait of Your Head

Tallis, Raymond

Yale University Press

2008. ISBN 0300142226 [9780300142228]. $28

2) Leibniz: An Intellectual Biography

Antognazza, Maria Rosa

Cambridge University Press

2009. ISBN 0521806194 [9780521806190]. $39.95

3) Descartes’ Bones: A Skeletal History of the Conflict Between Faith and Reason

Shorto, Russell

Doubleday

2008. ISBN 038551753x [9780385517539]. $26

4) Image of Law: Deleuze, Bergson, Spinoza

Lefebvre, Alexandre

Stanford University Press

2008. ISBN 0804759847 [9780804759847]. $70

5) Star as Icon: Celebrity in the Age of Mass Consumption

Herwitz, Daniel Alan

Columbia University Press

2008. ISBN 0231145403 [9780231145404]. $24.50

6) Trust: Self-Interest and the Common Good

Kohn, Marek

Oxford University Press

2008. ISBN 0199217912 [9780199217915]. $21.95

7) Moral Dimensions: Permissibility, Meaning, Blame

Scanlon, Thomas

Belknap: Harvard University Press

2008. ISBN 0674031784 [9780674031784]. $29.95

8) Giordano Bruno: Philosopher/Heretic

Rowland, Ingrid D.

Farrar, Straus & Giroux

2008. ISBN 0809095246 [9780809095247]. $27

9) Violence: Six Sideways Reflections

Zizek, Slavoj

Picador USA: St Martin’s

2008. ISBN 0312427182 [9780312427184]. $14

10) Death and Character: Further Reflections on Hume

Baier, Annette

Harvard University Press

2008. ISBN 0674030907 [9780674030909]. $39.95

11) Philosophers’ Quarrel: Rousseau, Hume, and the Limits of Human Understanding

Zaretsky, Robert

Yale University Press

2009. ISBN 0300121938 [9780300121933]. $27.50

12) Art Instinct: Beauty, Pleasure, and Human Evolution

Dutton, Denis

Bloomsbury USA

2008. ISBN 1596914017 [9781596914018]. $25

13) Norms and Practices

Wallace, James D.

Cornell University Press

2009. ISBN 0801447194 [9780801447198]. $42.50

14) Oxford Handbook of Plato

Fine, Gail

Oxford University Press

2008. ISBN 0195182901 [9780195182903]. $150

15) Supersizing the Mind: Embodiment, Action, and Cognitive Extension

Clark, Andy

Oxford University Press

2008. ISBN 0195333217 [9780195333213]. $35

16) Cynics

Desmond, William D.

University of California Press

2008. ISBN 0520258355 [9780520258358]. $50

17) Having the World in View: Essays on Kant, Hegel, and Sellars

McDowell, John Henry

Harvard University Press

2009. ISBN 0674031652 [9780674031654]. $39.95

18) Philosophy in Turbulent Times: Canguilhem, Sartre, Foucault, Althusser, Deleuze, Derrida

Roudinesco, Elisabeth

Columbia University Press

2008. ISBN 0231143001 [9780231143004]. $26.50

19) Reconciling Our Aims: In Search of Bases for Ethics

Gibbard, Allan

Oxford University Press

2008. ISBN 0195370422 [9780195370423]. $24.95

20) Undiscovered Dewey: Religion, Morality, and the Ethos of Democracy

Rogers, Melvin L.

Columbia University Press

2009. ISBN 0231144865 [9780231144865]. $45

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