Maison d'Être Philosophy Bookstore

Philosophy  In  A  Nutshell


Socrates [469-399 BCE], Aristotle [384-322 BCE] and Plato [427-347 BCE]             'Introducing ...' Series

'... For Beginners' Series

'Philosophy in 90 Minutes' Series

'The Big Idea' Series

'Science Masters' Series

other series


There are many other books in each of the series below; because their content is far off from the intended
subject matter of this bookstore and this page, they are omitted here.


"Introducing ..."  Series
Published by Icon in U.K., by Totem in U.S.A.

Introducing Aristotle Graphic Guide book by Rupert Woodfin & Judy Groves  "Introducing Aristotle: A Graphic Guide" [2010]
by Rupert Woodfin & Judy Groves

Icon Books mass pb [11/2010] for $9.95
Maison d'Être Bookstore's Aristotle [384-322 B.C.E.] Page
Introducing Camus book by David Zane Mairowitz & Alain Korkos  "Introducing Camus" [1998]
by David Zane Mairowitz & Alain Korkos

8¼x5½ pb [11/2007] for $11.01
8x5½ pb [9/98] out of print/used
Maison d'Être Bookstore's Albert Camus [1913-60] Page
Introducing Chomsky book by John Maher & Judy Groves  "Introducing Chomsky" [1997]
by John Maher & Judy Groves

Totem Books 4th edition pb [12/2011] for $9.95
Totem Books 8¼x5½ pb [3/2005] for $11.01
Totem Books 8x5½ pb [4/97] out of print/many used
Maison d'Être Bookstore's Noam Chomsky Page
Introducing Einstein bestseller book by Joseph Schwartz & Michael McGuinness  "Introducing Einstein" [1999 bestseller]
by Joseph Schwartz & Michael McGuinness

8x5½ pb [3/99] out of print/many used
Maison d'Être Bookstore's Albert Einstein [1879-1955] Page
Introducing Evolution book by Dylan Evans & Howard Selina  "Introducing Evolution" [2001]
by Dylan Evans & Howard Selina

8¼x5½ pb [11/2005] for $11.01
8¼x5½ pb [12/2001] for $11.95
Maison d'Être Bookstore's Science, Religion & Evolution Page
Maison d'Être Bookstore's Charles Darwin [1809-82] Page
Introducing Existentialism book by Richard Appignanesi & Oscar Zarate  "Introducing Existentialism" [2002]
by Richard Appignanesi & Oscar Zarate

8x5½ pb [4/2006] for $11.01
8¼x5½ pb [4/2002] out of print/used
Maison d'Être Bookstore's Existentialism Philosophy Page
Introducing Hawking book by J.P. McEvoy & Oscar Zarate   "Introducing Stephen Hawking" [1995]
by J.P. McEvoy & Oscar Zarate

8¼x5½ pb [3/2006] for $11.01
8x5½ pb [9/95] for $10.95
Maison d'Être Bookstore's Stephen W. Hawking Page
Introducing Hegel book by Lloyd Spencer & Andrzej Krauze  "Introducing Hegel" [2001]
by Lloyd Spencer & Andrzej Krauze

8¼x5½ pb [4/2007] for $11.01
8x5½ pb [6/2001] out of print/used
Introducing Heidegger book by Jeff Collins & Howard Selina  "Introducing Heidegger" [1999]
by Jeff Collins & Howard Selina

8x5½ pb [7/2006] for $11.01
8x5½ pb [2/99] out of print/used
Maison d'Être Bookstore's Martin Heidegger [1889-1976] Page
Introducing Nietzsche book by Laurence Gane & Kitty Chan  "Introducing Nietzsche" [1998]
by Laurence Gane & Kitty Chan

8¼x5½ pb [8/2005] for $11.01
8x5½ pb [4/98] out of print/many used
Maison d'Être Bookstore's Friedrich Nietzsche [1844-1900] Page
Introducing Philosophy book by Dave Robinson & Judy Groves  "Introducing Philosophy" [2001]
by Dave Robinson & Judy Groves

8¼x5½ pb [12/2004] for $10.36
8x5½ pb [4/2001] out of print/many used
Introducing Plato Graphic Guide book by Dave Robinson & Judy Groves  "Introducing Plato: A Graphic Guide" [2005]
by Dave Robinson & Judy Groves

Kindle Edition from Icon Books [2005 edition] for $5.38
mass pb [1/2011] for $9.72
8½x5½ pb [10/2001] for $12.95
Maison d'Être Bookstore's Plato [427-347 BCE] Page
Introducing Quantum Theory book by J.P. McEvoy & Oscar Zarate  "Introducing Quantum Theory: A Graphic Guide To Science's Most Puzzling Discovery" [2001]
by J.P. McEvoy & Oscar Zarate

mass pb [9/2008] for $9.95
8¼x5¼ 3rd edition pb [10/2004] out of print/used
8¼x5½ pb [1/2001] out of print/many used
Quantum Physics Page at Working Minds Philosophy website
Introducing Bertrand Russell book by Dave Robinson & Judy Groves  
"Introducing Bertrand Russell" [2002]
by Dave Robinson & Judy Groves

8x5½ pb [11/2002] for $11.95
Maison d'Être Bookstore's Bertrand Russell [1872-1970] Page
Introducing Sartre book by Philip M.W. Thody & Howard Read  "Introducing Sartre" [1998]
by Philip M.W. Thody & Howard Read

8¼x5½ pb [2/2003] for $11.95
8x5½ pb [10/98] out of print/used
Maison d'Être Bookstore's Jean-Paul Sartre [1905-80] Page
Introducing Ludwig Wittgenstein book by John M. Heaton & Judy Groves  "Introducing Wittgenstein" [1996]
by John Heaton & Judy Groves

8x5½ pb [10/2005] for $11.01
8x5½ pb [10/96] for $9.31
Maison d'Être Bookstore's Ludwig Wittgenstein [1889-1951] Page


". . . For Beginners"  Series
Published by For Beginners, which is actually Steerforth Press

Anarchism For Beginners book by Marcos Mayer  "Anarchism For Beginners" [2008]
by Marcos Mayer, Illustrated by Sanyú

Kindle Edition from For Beginners [12/2008] for $12.53
For Beginners 9x6 pb [12/2008] for $13.19

I.W.W. [Wobblies & Anarchists] Page at Spirit of America Bookstore

Charles Bukowski for Beginners book by Carlos Polimeni & Miguel Rep  "Bukowski For Beginners" [2000]
by Carlos Polimeni, Illustrated by Miguel Rep

Writers & Readers 9x6¼ pb [3/2000] for $9.56

Maison d'Être Philosophy Bookstore's beat poet Charles Bukowski [1920-94] Page

Chomsky For Beginners book by David Cogswell & Paul Gordon  "Chomsky For Beginners" [2007]
by David Cogswell, Illustrated by Paul Gordon

includes text of "an exclusive interview with the maverick genius"
For Beginners 9x6 pb [8/2007] for $9.66

Maison d'Être Philosophy Bookstore's Noam Chomsky Page

Eastern Philosophy For Beginners book by Jim Powell  "Eastern Philosophy For Beginners" [2000]
by Jim Powell, Illustrated by Joe Lee

For Beginners Books 8¾x6 pb [8/2007] for $11.66
Writers & Readers Publng 9x6 pb [10/2000] out of print/many used
Existentialism For Beginners book by David Cogswell  "Existentialism For Beginners" [2008]
by David Cogswell, Illustrated by Joe Lee

Kindle Edition from For Beginners [10/2008] for $8.86
For Beginners Books 9x6 pb [10/2008] for $9.33

Maison d'Être Philosophy Bookstore's Existentialism Page

Heidegger For Beginners book by Eric Charles Lemay & Jennifer A. Pitts  "Heidegger For Beginners" [1994]
by Eric Lemay & Jennifer A. Pitts, Illustrated by Paul Gordon

For Beginners Books 8¾x6 pb [8/2007] for $10.17
Writers & Readers Publng highlighted edition 9x6 pb [6/94] out of print/many used

Maison d'Être Philosophy Bookstore's Martin Heidegger [1889-1976] Page

"Kierkegaard For Beginners" [] by Donald D. Palmer
http://www.amazon.com/Kierkegaard-For-Beginners-Donald-Palmer/dp/1934389145/

"Marx For Beginners" []
http://www.amazon.com/Marx-Beginners-Rius/dp/0375714618/

"Nietzsche For Beginners" [] by Marc Sautet
http://www.amazon.com/Nietzsche-For-Beginners-Marc-Sautet/dp/1934389056/

"Philosophy For Beginners" [] by Richard Osborne
http://www.amazon.com/Philosophy-For-Beginners-Richard-Osborne/dp/1934389021/

Plato For Beginners book by Robert Cavalier & Eric Lurio  "Plato For Beginners" [2007]
by Robert Cavalier, Illustrated by Eric Lurio

Kindle Edition from For Beginners [2007 edition] for $12.34
For Beginners 9x6 pb [8/2007] for $12.99

Maison d'Être Philosophy Bookstore's Plato [427-347 BCE] Page

Ayn Rand For Beginners book by Andrew Bernstein & Owen Brozman   "Ayn Rand For Beginners" [2009]
by Andrew Bernstein, Illustrations by Owen Brozman

Kindle Edition from For Beginners [10/2011] for $8.99
Steerforth Press 9x5¾ pb [8/2009] for $11.69

Maison d'Être Philosophy Bookstore's Ayn Rand [1905-82] Pages

"Sartre For Beginners" [] by Donald D. Palmer
http://www.amazon.com/Sartre-Beginners-Donald-D-Palmer/dp/1934389153/

"Shakespeare For Beginners" [] by Brandon Toropov
http://www.amazon.com/Shakespeare-For-Beginners-Steerforth-Press/dp/1934389293/

Zen For Beginners book by Judith Blackstone & Zoran Josipovic  "Zen For Beginners" [1986] by Judith Blackstone & Zoran Josipovic, Illustrated by Naomi Rosenblatt
For Beginners Books 9x6 pb [8/2007] for $11.66
Writers & Readers Publng 8¼x5½ pb [5/86] out of print/many used

Maison d'Être Philosophy Bookstore's Zen Department

Zinn For Beginners book by David Cogswell and Joe Lee  "Zinn For Beginners" [2009]
by David Cogswell, Illustrated by Joe Lee

For Beginners 9x6 pb [8/2009] for $14.99

Maison d'Être Bookstore's Howard Zinn [1922-2010] Page



"Philosophy in 90 Minutes"  Series
Ivan R. Dee, Publisher; written by Paul Strathern

Aristotle in 90 Minutes book by Paul Strathern  "Aristotle in 90 Minutes" [1996]
Kindle Edition from Ivan R. Dee [9/2013] for $7.19
8x5 pb [9/96] for $8.96
8¼x5 library hardcover [9/96] for $17.06

Maison d'Être Bookstore's Aristotle [384-322 B.C.E.] Page

Heidegger in 90 Minutes book by Paul Strathern  
"Heidegger in 90 Minutes" [2002]
8x5 pb [5/2002] for $7.95
8&frac13x5 hardcover pb [5/2002] for $14.95

Maison d'Être Bookstore's Martin Heidegger [1889-1976] Page

Kierkegaard in 90 Minutes book by Paul Strathern  "Kierkegaard in 90 Minutes" [1997]
8x5 pb [11/2001] for $7.95
8½x5¼ hardcover [4/97] for $14.95
Locke in 90 Minutes book by Paul Strathern  "Locke in 90 Minutes" [1999]
8x5 pb [11/99] for $7.95
8x5 hardcover [11/99] for $14.95
Nietzsche in 90 Minutes book by Paul Strathern  "Nietzsche in 90 Minutes" [1996]
8x5 pb [10/96] for $9.95
9x6 hardcover [10/96] out of print/used

Maison d'Être Bookstore's Friedrich Nietzsche [1844-1900] Page

Plato in 90 Minutes book by Paul Strathern  "Plato in 90 Minutes" [1996]
8x5 pb [9/96] for $9.95
9x6 hardcover [9/96] out of print/used

Maison d'Être Bookstore's Plato [427-347 BCE] Page

Bertrand Russell in 90 Minutes book by Paul Strathern  "Bertrand Russell in 90 Minutes" [2001]
8x5 pb [6/2001] for $7.95
8¼x5¼ hardcover [6/2001] out of print/used

Maison d'Être Bookstore's Bertrand Russell [1872-1970] Page

Sartre in 90 Minutes book by Paul Strathern   "Sartre in 90 Minutes" [1998]
7¾x4¾ pb [6/98] for $9.95
8½x5¼ hardcover [6/98] for $14.95

Maison d'Être Bookstore's Jean-Paul Sartre [1905-80] Page

Spinoza in 90 Minutes book by Paul Strathern   "Spinoza in 90 Minutes" [1998]
8x5 pb [9/98] for $9.95
8¼x5¼ hardcover [9/98] for $14.95

Maison d'Être Bookstore's Baruch Spinoza [1632-77] Page

Wittgenstein in 90 Minutes book by Paul Strathern   "Wittgenstein in 90 Minutes" [1996]
8x5 pb [10/96] for $5.95
8¼x5¼ hardcover [10/96] for $14.95

Maison d'Être Bookstore's Ludwig Wittgenstein [1889-1951] Page


http://www.amazon.com/Descartes-90-Minutes-Philosophers-Series/dp/1566631297/
http://www.amazon.com/Dewey-90-Minutes-Philosophers-Series/dp/156663475X/
http://www.amazon.com/Hegel-90-Minutes-Philosophers-Series/dp/1566631548/
http://www.amazon.com/Hume-90-Minutes-Philosophers-Series/dp/1566632404/
http://www.amazon.com/Kafka-Minutes-Great-Writers-Series/dp/1566636205/
http://www.amazon.com/Kant-90-Minutes-Philosophers-Series/dp/1566631238/
http://www.amazon.com/Leibniz-90-Minutes-Philosophers-Series/dp/1566633311/
http://www.amazon.com/J-Mill-Minutes-Philosophers-Series/dp/1566634733/
http://www.amazon.com/Rousseau-90-Minutes-Philosophers-Series/dp/1566634369/
http://www.amazon.com/Schopenhauer-90-Minutes-Philosophers-Series/dp/1566632641/
http://www.amazon.com/Socrates-90-Minutes-Philosophers-Series/dp/1566631483/


"The Big Idea"  Series
Published by Anchor/Doubleday; written by Paul Strathern

Big Idea Einstein & Relativity book by Paul Strathern  "Einstein & Relativity" [1999]
8x5 pb [5/99] for $10.95

Maison d'Être Bookstore's Albert Einstein [1879-1955] Page

Big Idea Turing & Computers book by Paul Strathern  "Turing & The Computer" [1999]
8x5 pb [4/99]for $8.95

Maison d'Être Bookstore's Alan Turing [1912-54] Page

Big Idea Hawking & Black Holes book by Paul Strathern  "Hawking & Black Holes" [1997]
8x5 pb [8/98] for $9.95
Trafalgar Square 7¾x5 hardcover [8/97] out of print/used

Maison d'Être Bookstore's Stephen W. Hawking Page

Big Idea Newton & Gravity book by Paul Strathern  "Newton & Gravity" [1998]
7¾x5½ pb [7/98] for $9.95


"Science Masters" Series
Published by Basic Books

Evolution & The History of Life book by Stephen Jay Gould  "Evolution & The History of Life" [2009?]
by Stephen Jay Gould

NOTE: this book keeps getting postponed (since June 2005)
The Unofficial Stephen Jay Gould Archive
Words & Rules Ingredients of Language book by Steven Pinker  "Words and Rules: The Ingredients of Language" [1999]
by Steven Pinker

Harper Perennial 8x5¼ pb [1/2000] for $10.50
Perseus/Basic 9½x6½ hardcover [10/99] for $4.98
Symbiotic Planet / Evolution book by Lynn Margulis  "Symbiotic Planet: A New Look At Evolution" [1998]
by Lynn Margulis

Perseus/Basic 8x5¼ pb [3/2000] for $11.20
Trafalgar Square hardcover [1/98] out of print/used
Human Brain Guided Tour book by Susan A. Greenfield  "The Human Brain: A Guided Tour" [1997]
by Susan A. Greenfield

Phoenix pb [7/98] for $6.99
9¼x6 hardcover [6/97] out of print/used
Evolution of Human Sexuality book by Jared Diamond  "Why Is Sex Fun?: The Evolution of Human Sexuality" [1997]
by Jared Diamond

8x5¼ pb [11/98] for $11.20
10x6 hardcover [6/97] out of print/used
Kinds of Minds / Consciousness book by Daniel C. Dennett  "Kinds of Minds: Towards An Understanding of Consciousness" [1996] by Daniel C. Dennett
8x5¼ pb [8/97] for $9.60
HarperCollins 9½x6 hardcover [7/96] out of print/used
Darwinian View of Life book by Richard Dawkins & Lalla Ward  "River Out of Eden: A Darwinian View of Life" [1995]
by Richard Dawkins, illustrated by Lalla Ward

8½x10½ pb [9/96] for $11.20
hardcover [3/95] out of print/used
author's official website
Origin of Humankind book by Richard E. Leakey  "The Origin of Humankind" [1994]
by Richard E. Leakey

8x5½ pb [9/96] for $11.20
9x6 hardcover [10/94] out of print/used



NOTE: The ". . . for Dummies" series is usually pretty good,
but the "Philosophy For Dummies" book is a religion-based fake,
and therefore omitted here

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"The Great Philosophers"  Series
Published by Routledge

over thirty volumes in the series

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Idiot's Guide to Philosophy book by Jay Stevenson  "The Complete Idiot's Guide To Philosophy, Third Edition"
[orig 1998] by Jay Stevenson, PhD

Kindle Edition from Alpha [2002 edition] for $15.99
Alpha 9x6½ pb [6/2005] for $11.14
Philosophy Very Short Introduction book by Edward Craig  "Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction" [2002]
by Edward Craig

Oxford Univ Press mass pb [5/2002] for $9.56



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