Coming Soon:

The following books by Robert Paul Wolff are available on Amazon.com as e-books: KANT'S THEORY OF MENTAL ACTIVITY, THE AUTONOMY OF REASON, UNDERSTANDING MARX, UNDERSTANDING RAWLS, THE POVERTY OF LIBERALISM, A LIFE IN THE ACADEMY, MONEYBAGS MUST BE SO LUCKY, AN INTRODUCTION TO THE USE OF FORMAL METHODS IN POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY.
Now Available: Volumes I, II, III, and IV of the Collected Published and Unpublished Papers.

NOW AVAILABLE ON YOUTUBE: LECTURES ON KANT'S CRITIQUE OF PURE REASON. To view the lectures, go to YouTube and search for "Robert Paul Wolff Kant." There they will be.

To contact me about organizing, email me at rpwolff750@gmail.com




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Monday, March 18, 2013

REALITY CHECK

As I was checking Amazon.com for the newly available digital versions of several of my books [I was right, Chris -- you can "borrow" THE POVERTY OF LIBERALISM on Kindle, and it has the Mill essay in it], I noticed that several of my books are available used for -- wait for it -- $0.01, which is to say, for a penny.  One of the less-often mentioned virtues of a market economy is its salutary effect on swelled heads.

3 comments:

Chris said...

Well this may greatly upset you, but having been a seller on Amazon before, it turns out that selling books for $.01 actually means the seller LOSES money. Because the cost of shipping $3-4, is not completely covered by amazon. So actually sellers are losing $.25-2.00 to sell your book at a penny. Now before you get too sad, do know that the reason people engage in this behavior is to boost their amazon profile. If they sell enough books for $.01, and get them shipped in a timely fashion, amazon and buyers mark up their profile, allowing the seller to receive future benefits and discounts.

All that aside, I don't own a kindle, or any e-book, so I can't borrow the essay :(

oh well.

Robert Paul Wolff said...

Chris, it turns out that I have on my shelf a little stack of offprints of just that essay from the Marcuse/Moore/Wolff book, so if you email me an address, I will mail one to you.

David Auerbach said...

You don't need a kindle to read kindle e-books. Any computer will do; just download the free kindle app.