• 10 Secrets for Success & Inner Peace
    10 Secrets for Success & Inner Peace
    ISBN: 9781561708758
    Title: 10 Secrets for Success & Inner Peace
    Author: DYER WAYNE D


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  • 1001 Ideas that Changed the Way We Think
    1001 Ideas that Changed the Way We Think
    ISBN: 9781844037506
    Title: 1001 Ideas that Changed the Way We Think
    Author: ARP ROBERT

    Drawing on a wide spectrum of topics-including politics, cosmology, the arts, philosophy and religious beliefs, 1001 Ideas That Changed the Way We Think traces the exponential growth of human knowledge across the centuries. Ranging from the ancient wisdom of Confucius and Plato to the cutting-edge theories taking shape in the twenty-first century, this book offers a wealth of stimulation and amusement for any reader with a lively and curious mind.

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  • 1001 Ideas that Changed the Way We Think
    1001 Ideas that Changed the Way We Think
    ISBN: 9781743367285
    Title: 1001 Ideas that Changed the Way We Think
    Author: ARP ROBERT

    An elegant addition to the successful "1001" series-a comprehensive, chronological guide to the most important thoughts from the finest minds of the past 3,000 years.

    1001 Ideas That Changed the Way We Think is a comprehensive guide to the most interesting and imaginative thoughts from the finest minds in history. Ranging from the ancient wisdom of Confucius and Plato to today's cutting-edge thinkers, it offers a wealth of stimulation and amusement for everyone with a curious mind.

    Within the pages of this book you will find a wide variety of answers to the great, eternal questions: How was the universe created and what is the place of humans within it? How should a person live? And how can we build a just society? 1001 Ideas That Changed the Way We Think also includes a host of hypotheses that are remarkable for their sheer weirdness-from the concept of the transmigration of souls to parallel universes and the theoretical paradoxes of time travel (what happens if you travel back in time and kill your own grandfather?).

    Discover how the Greek philosopher Zeno "proved" a flying arrow never moves; how modern science has shown that a butterfly's wing can stir up an Atlantic storm; and the mathematical proof of the existence of life in other galaxies. The inspirational ideas explored here range from Gandhi's theory of civil disobedience to Henry David Thoreau's praise of the simple life and Mary Wollstonecraft's groundbreaking advocacy of women's rights. The book also covers a wide variety of lifestyle concepts, such as "rational dress" and naturism, and cultural movements including Neoclassicism, Surrealism, and Postmodernism.

    Supported by a wealth of striking illustrations and illuminating quotations, 1001 Ideas That Changed the Way We Think is both an in-depth history of ideas and a delightfully browsable source of entertainment.

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    Price: $45.00
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  • 101 Dilemmas for the Armchair Philosopher: Such as Is It Ok to Lie About Liking a Gift?
    101 Dilemmas for the Armchair Philosopher: Such as Is It Ok to Lie About Liking a Gift?
    ISBN: 9780857625069
    Title: 101 Dilemmas for the Armchair Philosopher: Such as Is It Ok to Lie About Liking a Gift?
    Author: CHALINE ERIC

    In a democracy, should everyone - absolutely everyone - get a vote? Does it really matter if tigers become extinct? Why does murder carry a heavier penalty than attempted murder? If you don't like the socks your grandma gives you for Christmas, should you tell her so?
    This thought-provoking, interactive, and entertaining introduction to ethics will bring you face to face with some tough moral choices. It presents you with 101 imaginative scenarios - sometimes amusing, sometimes tragic, and sometimes uncomfortably realistic - which will force you to re-examine your most cherished assumptions about right and wrong. Including: Paul, the torturer with a conscience; Sally, who can prevent enormous suffering for the price of a latte; and Paul, who is handy with his sts but not a killer, surely.
    101 DILEMMAS FOR THE ARMCHAIR PHILOSOPHER is packed with problems, puzzles, quizzes and questions, as well as ethical ideas and insights from history's greatest philosphers.

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    Price: $23.00
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  • 12 Rules for Life
    12 Rules for Life
    ISBN: 9780241351642
    Title: 12 Rules for Life
    Author: PETERSON JORDAN B

    Jordan Peterson's work as a clinical psychologist has reshaped the modern understanding of personality, and now he has become one of the world's most popular public thinkers, with his lectures on topics ranging from the Bible to romantic relationships drawing tens of millions of viewers. In an era of polarizing politics, echo chambers and trigger warnings, his startling message about the value of personal responsibility and the dangers of ideology has resonated around the world.

    In this book, he combines ancient wisdom with decades of experience to provide twelve profound and challenging principles for how to live a meaningful life, from setting your house in order before criticising others to comparing yourself to who you were yesterday, not someone else today. Gripping, thought-provoking and deeply rewarding, 12 Rules for Lifeoffers an antidote to the chaos in our lives- eternal truths applied to our modern problems.

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    Price: $40.00
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  • 30 Second Philosophies
    30 Second Philosophies
    ISBN: 9781742661773
    Title: 30 Second Philosophies
    Author: LOEWER BARRY

    Cogito ergo sum. Cynicism. Dialectical Materialism. Existentialism. The Socratic Method. Deconstructionism. Everybody knows what they mean. Or thinks they know what they mean. At least you have probably heard of them and like to bandy about them to impress your friends. But do you have the back up? What happens if you get trapped in the corner by a real hottie with a masters degree in phenomenology? 30-Second Philosophies takes a revolutionary approach to getting a grip on the 50 most important and significant schools of philosophy. It will challenge a half century of great thinkers to quit fretting about the meaning for a while and explain the most significant theories of philosophical thought in half a minute, using nothing more than two pages, 300 words and a metaphorical image. Here in one unique volume you have the opportunity to pick the potted brains of our leading philosophers and understand complex concepts such as 'the categorical imperative' without ending up in a darkened room with an ice pack on your head.

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    Price: $25.00
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  • 50 Ethics Ideas You Really Need to Know
    50 Ethics Ideas You Really Need to Know
    ISBN: 9781780878270
    Title: 50 Ethics Ideas You Really Need to Know
    Author: DUPRE BEN


    Questions of ethics - about how we should act, our responsibilities to one another, the difference between right and wrong - have long been debated by philosophers the world over and form the foundations of government, culture and religion. Here, in concise, easy-to-read chapters, Ben Dupr explains the fundamentals of this discipline and how it is relevant to our lives today.


    Covering essential ethical concepts, including relativism, the golden rule and utilitarianism, as well as high-profile issues such as terrorism, censorship and the death penalty, 50 Ethics Ideas You Really Need to Know will lead you through the moral maze - and rattle your conscience in the process.



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  • 50 Philosophy Classics: Your Shortcut to the Most Important Ideas on Being, Truth & Meaning
    50 Philosophy Classics: Your Shortcut to the Most Important Ideas on Being, Truth & Meaning
    ISBN: 9781473655423
    Title: 50 Philosophy Classics: Your Shortcut to the Most Important Ideas on Being, Truth & Meaning
    Author: BUTLER-BOWDON TOM


    For over 2000 years, philosophy has been our best guide to the experience of being human, and the true nature of reality.
    From Aristotle, Plato, Epicurus, Confucius, Cicero and Heraclitus in ancient times to 17th century rationalists Descartes, Leibniz and Spinoza, from 20th-century greats Jean-Paul Sartre, Jean Baudrillard and Simone de Beauvoir to contemporary thinkers Michael Sandel, Peter Singer and Slavoj Zizek, 50 Philosophy Classics explores key writings that have shaped the discipline and had an impact on the real world.
    Philosophy can no longer be confined to academia, and 50 Philosophy Classics shows how powerful it can be as a tool for opening our minds and helping us think. Whether you are fascinated or daunted by the big questions of how to think, how to be, how to act and how to see, this is the perfect introduction to some of humanity's greatest minds and their landmark books.

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  • 50 Philosophy Ideas You Really Need to Know
    50 Philosophy Ideas You Really Need to Know
    ISBN: 9781848667358
    Title: 50 Philosophy Ideas You Really Need to Know
    Author: DUPRE BEN

    Have you ever lain awake at night fretting over how we can be sure of the reality of the external world? Perhaps we are in fact disembodied brains, floating in vats at the whim of some deranged puppet-master? If so, you are not alone - and what's more, you are in exalted company. For this question and others like it have been the stuff of philosophical rumination for centuries, from Plato to Popper. In a series of accessible and engaging essays, 50 Philosophy Ideas You Really Need to Know introduces and explains the problems of knowledge, consciousness, identity, ethics, belief, justice and aesthetics that have troubled the minds of great thinkers for centuries, from the ancient Greeks to the present day. Contents include: The brain in a vat, Plato's cave, Cogito ergo sum, The mind-body problem, The boo/hurrah theory, Ends and means, The categorical imperative, Acts and omissions, The rights of animals, The gambler's fallacy, Paradigm shifts, Occam's razor, Positive and negative freedom, Theories of punishment and Just war.

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  • 50 Popular Beliefs that People Think are True
    50 Popular Beliefs that People Think are True
    ISBN: 9781616144951
    Title: 50 Popular Beliefs that People Think are True
    Author: HARRISON GUY

    Maybe you know someone who swears by the reliability of psychics or who is in regular contact with angels. Or perhaps you're trying to find a nice way of dissuading someone from wasting money on a homeopathy cure. Or you met someone at a party who insisted the Holocaust never happened or that no one ever walked on the moon. How do you find a gently persuasive way of steering people away from unfounded beliefs, bogus cures, conspiracy theories, and the like?

    This down-to-earth, entertaining exploration of commonly held extraordinary claims will help you set the record straight. The author, a veteran journalist, has not only surveyed a vast body of literature, but has also interviewed leading scientists, explored "the most haunted house in America," frolicked in the inviting waters of the Bermuda Triangle, and even talked to a "contrite Roswell alien." He is not out simply to debunk unfounded beliefs. Wherever possible, he presents alternative scientific explanations, which in most cases are even more fascinating than the wildest speculation.

    For example, stories about UFOs and alien abductions lack good evidence, but science gives us plenty of reasons to keep exploring outer space for evidence that life exists elsewhere in the vast universe. The proof for Bigfoot or the Loch Ness Monster may be nonexistent, but scientists are regularly discovering new species, some of which are truly stranger than fiction.

    Stressing the excitement of scientific discovery and the legitimate mysteries and wonder inherent in reality, this book invites readers to share the joys of rational thinking and the skeptical approach to evaluating our extraordinary world.

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  • 8 Keys to Practicing Mindfulness: Practical Strategies for Emotional Health & Well-being
    8 Keys to Practicing Mindfulness: Practical Strategies for Emotional Health & Well-being
    ISBN: 9780393707953
    Title: 8 Keys to Practicing Mindfulness: Practical Strategies for Emotional Health & Well-being
    Author: REEDS MANUELA MISCHKE

    Becoming mindful is about the small, everyday things such as pausing to take a breath before you drive off in a hurry or considering the food that will nourish your body before a meal. Or it can mean checking in with yourself before responding to a challenging email or text.

    Every moment of our lives can become an opportunity to practice mindfulness. This book will invite you to sharpen your awareness and ask yourself with more frequency, “What do I notice right now?” or “How do I need to respond or be with this situation?” These seemingly tiny moments of noticing yourself can have a major impact on your life as you learn to track habitual patterns and awaken to change.

    Practicing mindfulness is not about being better by figuring it all out. It is about tolerating the moments when you don’t know or learning to be more curious about the struggle.

    Here you will learn how to establish a basic practice with guidelines for posture and breathing as well as various options for meditations that involve sitting, walking, gently moving or lying down. You can try these exercises at your lunch break, before you rise or fall asleep. But best of all is for you to sprinkle mindfulness throughout your day.

    Whether you are new to mindfulness or a seasoned practitioner, you can make the conscious decision to change your approach to life. Moment by moment you have the opportunity to cultivate awareness that will make a difference in how you engage with the world on a daily basis.

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  • A to Z of Philosophy
    A to Z of Philosophy
    ISBN: 9780826499486
    Title: A to Z of Philosophy
    Author: MOSELEY ALEXANDER

    This is a fun introduction to philosophy, ideal for general readers and first-year students coming to this fascinating subject for the first time.

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    Price: $30.00
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  • ABC of Socialism
    ABC of Socialism
    ISBN: 9781784787264
    Title: ABC of Socialism
    Author: SUNKARA BHASKAR

    Slim, accessible, inexpensive, irreverent introduction to socialism by the writers of "Jacobin" magazine
    The remarkable run of self-proclaimed democratic socialist Bernie Sanders for president of the United States has prompted for the first time in decades and to the shock of many a national conversation about socialism. A "New York Times" poll in late November found that a majority of Democrats had a favorable view of socialism, and in New Hampshire in February, more than half of Democratic voters under 35 told the Boston Globe they call themselves socialists. It s unclear exactly what socialism means to this generation, but couple with the ascendancy of longtime leftwinger Jeremy Corbyn to the leadership of the Labour Party in the UK, it s clear there s a historic, generational shift underway.
    This book steps into this moment to offer a clear, accessible, informative, and irreverent guide to socialism for the uninitiated. Written by young writers from the dynamic magazine "Jacobin," alongside several distinguished scholars, "The ABCs of Socialism" answers basic questions, including ones that many want to know but might be afraid to ask ( Doesn t socialism always end up in dictatorship?, Will socialists take my Kenny Loggins records? ). Disarming and pitched to a general readership without sacrificing intellectual depth, this will be the best introduction an idea whose time seems to have come again."

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  • Absolute Recoil Towards a New Foundation of Dialectical Materialism
    Absolute Recoil Towards a New Foundation of Dialectical Materialism
    ISBN: 9781781686829
    Title: Absolute Recoil Towards a New Foundation of Dialectical Materialism
    Author: ZIZEK SLAVOJ

    Philosophical materialism in all its forms - from scientific naturalism to Deleuzian New Materialism - has failed to meet the key theoretical and political challenges of the modern world. This is the burden of philosopher Slavoj Žižek's argument in this pathbreaking and eclectic new work. Recent history has seen developments such as quantum physics and Freudian psychoanalysis, not to speak of the failure of twentieth-century communism, shake our understanding of existence.

    In the process, the dominant tradition in Western philosophy lost its moorings. To bring materialism up to date, Žižek - himself a committed materialist and communist - proposes a radical revision of our intellectual heritage. He argues that dialectical materialism is the only true philosophical inheritor of what Hegel designated the "speculative" approach in thought.

    Absolute Recoil is a startling reformulation of the basis and possibilities of contemporary philosophy. While focusing on how to overcome the transcendental approach without regressing to naïve, pre-Kantian realism, Žižek offers a series of excursions into today's political, artistic, and ideological landscape, from Arnold Schoenberg's music to the films of Ernst Lubitsch.


    From the Hardcover edition.

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  • Absolute Recoil: Towards a New Foundation of Dialectical Materialism
    Absolute Recoil: Towards a New Foundation of Dialectical Materialism
    ISBN: 9781784781996
    Title: Absolute Recoil: Towards a New Foundation of Dialectical Materialism
    Author: ZIZEK SLAVOJ

    Zizek's philosophical masterwork, now out in paperback

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  • Adapting Philosophy Jean Baudrillard & the Matrix Trilogy
    Adapting Philosophy Jean Baudrillard & the Matrix Trilogy
    ISBN: 9780719075322
    Title: Adapting Philosophy Jean Baudrillard & the Matrix Trilogy
    Author: CONSTABLE CATHERINE


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  • Administration of Fear
    Administration of Fear
    ISBN: 9781584351054
    Title: Administration of Fear
    Author: VIRILIO, PAUL & RICHARD BERTRAND

    We are living under the administration of fear: fear has become an environment, an everyday landscape. There was a time when wars, famines, and epidemics were localized and limited by a certain timeframe. Today, it is the world itself that is limited, saturated, and manipulated, the world itself that seizes us and confines us with a stressful claustrophobia. Stock-market crises, undifferentiated terrorism, lightning pandemics, "professional" suicides.... Fear has become the world we live in.

    The administration of fear also means that states are tempted to create policies for the orchestration and management of fear. Globalization has progressively eaten away at the traditional prerogatives of states (most notably of the welfare state), and states have to convince citizens that they can ensure their physical safety.

    In this new and lengthy interview, Paul Virilio shows us how the "propaganda of progress," the illuminism of new technologies, provide unexpected vectors for fear in the way that they manufacture frenzy and stupor. For Virilio, the economic catastrophe of 2007 was not the death knell of capitalism, as some have claimed, but just further evidence that capitalism has accelerated into turbo-capitalism, and is accelerating still. With every natural disaster, health scare, and malicious rumor now comes the inevitable "information bomb"--live feeds take over real space, and technology connects life to the immediacy of terror, the ultimate expression of speed. With the nuclear dissuasion of the Cold War behind us, we are faced with a new form of civil dissuasion: a state of fear that allows for the suspension of controversial social situations.

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  • Adorno
    Adorno
    ISBN: 9780415367363
    Title: Adorno
    Author: OCONNOR BRIAN

    Theodor W. Adorno (1903-69) was one of the foremost philosophers and social theorists of the post-war period. Crucial to the development of Critical Theory, his highly original and distinctive but often difficult writings not only advance questions of fundamental philosophical significance, but provide deep-reaching analyses of literature, art, music sociology and political theory.
    In this comprehensive introduction, Brian O'Connor explains Adorno’s philosophy for those coming to his work for the first time, through original new lines of interpretation. Beginning with an overview of Adorno's life and key philosophical views and influences, which contextualizes the intellectual environment in which he worked, O’Connor assesses the central elements of Adorno’s philosophy.
    He carefully examines Adorno’s distinctive style of analysis and shows how much of his work is a critical response to the various forms of identity thinking that have underpinned the destructive forces of modernity. He goes on to discuss the main areas of Adorno’s philosophy: social theory, the philosophy of experience, metaphysics, morality and aesthetics; setting out detailed accounts of Adorno’s notions of the dialectic of Enlightenment, reification, totality, mediation, identity, non-identity, experience, negative dialectics, immanence, freedom, autonomy, imitation and autonomy in art. The final chapter considers Adorno’s philosophical legacy and importance today.


    Including a chronology, glossary, chapter summaries, and suggestions for further reading, Adornois an ideal introduction to this demanding but important thinker, and essential reading for students of philosophy, literature, sociology and cultural studies.



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  • Adventure of French Philosophy
    Adventure of French Philosophy
    ISBN: 9781844677931
    Title: Adventure of French Philosophy
    Author: BADIOU ALAIN

    The Adventure of French Philosophy is essential reading for anyone interested in what Badiou calls the French moment in contemporary thought.

    Badiou explores the exceptionally rich and varied world of French philosophy in a number of groundbreaking essays, published here for the first time in English or in a revised translation. Included are the often-quoted review of Louis Althusser’s canonical works For Marx and Reading Capital and the scathing critique of potato fascism in Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari’s A Thousand Plateaus. There are also talks on Michel Foucault and Jean-Luc Nancy, and reviews of the work of Jean-François Lyotard and Barbara Cassin, notable points of interest on an expansive tour of modern French thought.

    Guided by a small set of fundamental questions concerning the nature of being, the event, the subject, and truth, Badiou pushes to an extreme the polemical force of his thinking. Against the formless continuum of life, he posits the need for radical discontinuity; against the false modesty of finitude, he pleads for the mathematical infinity of everyday situations; against the various returns to Kant, he argues for the persistence of the Hegelian dialectic; and against the lure of ultraleftism, his texts from the 1970s vindicate the role of Maoism as a driving force behind the communist Idea.

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  • Aesthetics & Politics
    Aesthetics & Politics
    ISBN: 9781844676644
    Title: Aesthetics & Politics
    Author: ADORNO THEODOR & BENJAMIN WALTER ET AL

    The most remarkable aesthetic debates in European cultural history, with an afterword by Fredric Jameson. No other country and no other period has produced a tradition of major aesthetic debate to compare with that which unfolded in German culture from the 1930s to the 1950s. In Aesthetics and Politics the key texts of the great Marxist controversies over literature and art during these years are assembled in a single volume. They do not form a disparate collection but a continuous, interlinked debate between thinkers who have become giants of twentieth-century intellectual history.

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    Price: $43.00
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  • Aesthetics the Classic Readings
    Aesthetics the Classic Readings
    ISBN: 9780631195696
    Title: Aesthetics the Classic Readings
    Author: COOPER DAVID E ED

    This is the first volume to be published in an exciting new series of classic collections in philosophy.

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  • After God
    After God
    ISBN: 9780226791715
    Title: After God
    Author: TAYLOR MARK C


    Religion, Mark C. Taylor argues in After God, is more complicated than either its defenders or critics think and, indeed, is much more influential than any of us realize. Our world, Taylor maintains, is shaped by religion even when it is least obvious. Faith and value, he insists, are unavoidable and inextricably interrelated for believers and nonbelievers alike.


    The first comprehensive theology of culture since the pioneering work of Paul Tillich, After God redefines religion for our contemporary age. This volume is a radical reconceptualization of religion and Taylor's most pathbreaking work yet, bringing together various strands of theological argument and cultural analysis four decades in the making.


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    Praise for Mark C. Taylor
    "The distinguishing feature of Taylor's career is a fearless, or perhaps reckless, orientation to the new and to whatever challenges orthodoxy. . . . Taylor's work is playful, perverse, rarefied, ingenious, and often brilliant."-New York Times Magazine


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  • Against All Gods: Six Polemics on Religion & an Essay on Kindness
    Against All Gods: Six Polemics on Religion & an Essay on Kindness
    ISBN: 9781840027280
    Title: Against All Gods: Six Polemics on Religion & an Essay on Kindness
    Author: GRAYLING A C

    Work by well-known philosopher, with interest to academic and mainstream markets.

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  • Against the Double Blackmail: Refugees, Terror & Other Troubles With the Neighbours
    Against the Double Blackmail: Refugees, Terror & Other Troubles With the Neighbours
    ISBN: 9780241278840
    Title: Against the Double Blackmail: Refugees, Terror & Other Troubles With the Neighbours
    Author: ZIZEK SLAVOJ

    "Today, hundreds of thousands of people, desperate to escape war, violence and poverty, are crossing the Mediterranean to seek refuge in Europe. Our response from our protected European standpoint, argues Slavoj Zizek, offers two versions of ideological blackmail: either we open our doors as widely as possible; or we try to pull up the drawbridge. Both solutions are bad, states Zizek. They merely prolong the problem, rather than tackling it. The refugee crisis also presents an opportunity, a unique chance for Europe to redefine itself: but, if we are to do so, we have to start raising unpleasant and difficult questions. We must also acknowledge that large migrations are our future: only then can we commit to a carefully prepared process of change, one founded not on a community that see the excluded as a threat, but one that takes as its basis the shared substance of our social being. The only way, in other words, to get to the heart of one of the greatest issues confronting Europe today is to insist on the global solidarity of the exploited and oppressed. Maybe such solidarity is a utopia. But, warns Zizek, if we don't engage in it, then we are really lost. And we will deserve to be lost."

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  • Against the Double Blackmail: Refugees, Terror & Other Troubles With the Neighbours
    Against the Double Blackmail: Refugees, Terror & Other Troubles With the Neighbours
    ISBN: 9780141984124
    Title: Against the Double Blackmail: Refugees, Terror & Other Troubles With the Neighbours
    Author: ZIZEK SLAVOJ

    Today, hundreds of thousands of people, desperate to escape war, violence and poverty, are crossing the Mediterranean to seek refuge in Europe. Our response from our protected European standpoint, argues Slavoj Zizek, offers two versions of ideological blackmail: either we open our doors as widely as possible; or we try to pull up the drawbridge. Both solutions are bad, states Zizek. They merely prolong the problem, rather than tackling it. The refugee crisis also presents an opportunity, a unique chance for Europe to redefine itself: but, if we are to do so, we have to start raising unpleasant and difficult questions. We must also acknowledge that large migrations are our future: only then can we commit to a carefully prepared process of change, one founded not on a community that see the excluded as a threat, but one that takes as its basis the shared substance of our social being. The only way, in other words, to get to the heart of one of the greatest issues confronting Europe today is to insist on the global solidarity of the exploited and oppressed. Maybe such solidarity is a utopia. But, warns Zizek, if we don't engage in it, then we are really lost. And we will deserve to be lost.

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    Price: $28.00
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  • Age of Absurdity
    Age of Absurdity
    ISBN: 9781847396273
    Title: Age of Absurdity
    Author: FOLEY MICHAEL

    In a wry take on how contemporary culture is antithetical to happiness, Michael Foley paints a philosophical but hugely entertaining portrait of the cultural landscape--and comes up smiling The good news is that the great thinkers from history have proposed the same strategies for happiness and fulfillment--the bad news is that these turn out to be the very things most discouraged by contemporary culture. This knotty dilemma is the subject of Michael Foley's wry and accessible investigation into how the desirable states of well-being and satisfaction are constantly undermined by modern life. He examines the elusive condition of happiness common to philosophy, spiritual teachings, and contemporary psychology, then shows how these are becoming increasingly difficult to apply in a world of high expectations. The common challenges of earning a living, maintaining a relationship, and aging are becoming battlegrounds of existential angst and self-loathing in a culture that demands conspicuous consumption, high-octane partnerships, and perpetual youth. Ultimately, rather than denouncing and rejecting the age, Foley presents an entertaining strategy of not just accepting but embracing today's world--finding happiness in its absurdity.

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    Price: $27.00
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  • Age of Genius: The Seventeenth Century & the Birth of the Modern Mind
    Age of Genius: The Seventeenth Century & the Birth of the Modern Mind
    ISBN: 9781408870020
    Title: Age of Genius: The Seventeenth Century & the Birth of the Modern Mind
    Author: GRAYLING A C


    Bestselling author A. C. Grayling explains how--fueled by original and unorthodox thinking, war, and technological invention--the seventeenth century became the crucible of modernity.


    What happened to the European mind between 1605, when an audience watching Macbeth at the Globe might believe that regicide was such an aberration of the natural order that ghosts could burst from the ground, and 1649, when a large crowd, perhaps including some who had seen Macbeth forty-four years earlier, could stand and watch the execution of a king? Or consider the difference between a magus casting a star chart and the day in 1639 when Jonathan Horrock and William Crabtree watched the transit of Venus across the face of the sun from their attic, successfully testing its course against Kepler's Tables of Planetary Motion, in a classic case of confirming a scientific theory by empirical testing.


    In this turbulent period, science moved from the alchemy and astrology of John Dee to the painstaking observation and astronomy of Galileo, from the classicism of Aristotle, still favored by the Church, to the evidence-based, collegiate investigation of Francis Bacon. And if the old ways still lingered and affected the new mindset--Descartes's dualism an attempt to square the new philosophy with religious belief; Newton, the man who understood gravity and the laws of motion, still fascinated to the end of his life by alchemy--by the end of that tumultuous century "the greatest ever change in the mental outlook of humanity" had irrevocably taken place.



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  • Age of the Poets & Other Writings on Twentieth-century Poetry & Prose
    Age of the Poets & Other Writings on Twentieth-century Poetry & Prose
    ISBN: 9781781685693
    Title: Age of the Poets & Other Writings on Twentieth-century Poetry & Prose
    Author: BADIOU ALAIN

    The Age of the Poets revisits the age-old problem of the relation between literature and philosophy, arguing against both Plato and Heidegger's famous arguments. Philosophy neither has to ban the poets from the republic nor abdicate its own powers to the sole benefit of poetry or art. Instead, it must declare the end of what Badiou names the "age of the poets,"& which stretches from Hölderlin to Celan. Drawing on ideas from his first publication on the subject, "The Autonomy of the Aesthetic Process,"& Badiou offers an illuminating set of readings of contemporary French prose writers, giving us fascinating insights into the theory of the novel while also accounting for the specific position of literature between science and ideology.

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    Price: $40.00
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  • Aha! the Moments of Insight that Shape Our World
    Aha! the Moments of Insight that Shape Our World
    ISBN: 9780199338870
    Title: Aha! the Moments of Insight that Shape Our World
    Author: IRVINE WILLIAM

    Great ideas often develop gradually after studying a problem at length - but not always. Sometimes, an insight hits like a bolt from the blue. For Archimedes, clarity struck while he was taking a bath. For Gustav Mahler, it came as the blades of his oars touched the water. And for Albert Einstein, it emerged while he was talking to a friend. Why do these moments of insight strike so suddenly? Why do they so often come to us when we are focused on something completely unrelated? In this book, philosopher William B. Irvine explores these epiphanies, from the minor insights that strike us all daily, to the major realizations that alter the course of history.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $41.00
    $41.00
  • Aisthesis: Scenes from the Aesthetic Regime of Art
    Aisthesis: Scenes from the Aesthetic Regime of Art
    ISBN: 9781781680896
    Title: Aisthesis: Scenes from the Aesthetic Regime of Art
    Author: RANCIERE JACQUES

    Aisthesis is Jacques Rancieres long-awaited, definitive statement on aesthetics, art and modernity. The book comprises a string of dramatic and evocative locales, each embodying specific artistic tendencies and together spanning the modern era--from Dresden in 1764 to New York in 1941.

    Along the way, we view the Belvedere Torso with Winckelmann, accompany Hegel to the museum and Mallarme to the Folies-Bergere, attend a lecture by Emerson, and visit exhibitions in Paris and New York, factories in Berlin, and film sets in Moscow and Hollywood. Ranciere uses these sites and events--some famous, others forgotten--to ask what becomes art and what comes of it. He shows how a regime of artistic perception and interpretation was constituted and transformed by erasing the distinctions between the different arts along with the borders separating them from ordinary experience.

    This incisive study provides a history of artistic modernity far removed from conventional understandings of modernism.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $52.00

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  • Alienation
    Alienation
    ISBN: 9780231151993
    Title: Alienation
    Author: JAEGGI RAHEL

    The Hegelian-Marxist idea of alienation fell out of favor after the postmetaphysical rejection of humanism and essentialist views of human nature. In this book Rahel Jaeggi draws on the Hegelian philosophical tradition, phenomenological analyses grounded in modern conceptions of agency, and recent work in the analytical tradition to reconceive alienation as the absence of a meaningful relationship to oneself and others, which manifests in feelings of helplessness and the despondent acceptance of ossified social roles and expectations.

    A revived approach to alienation helps critical social theory engage with phenomena such as meaninglessness, isolation, and indifference. By severing alienation's link to a problematic conception of human essence while retaining its social-philosophical content, Jaeggi provides resources for a renewed critique of social pathologies, a much-neglected concern in contemporary liberal political philosophy. Her work revisits the arguments of Rousseau, Hegel, Kierkegaard, and Heidegger, placing them in dialogue with Thomas Nagel, Bernard Williams, and Charles Taylor.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $58.00

    $58.00
  • Allen Carr's Easy Way to Mindfulness
    Allen Carr's Easy Way to Mindfulness
    ISBN: 9781784288808
    Title: Allen Carr's Easy Way to Mindfulness
    Author: CARR ALLEN


    Do you want to free yourself from worry and anxiety?


    Allen Carr's Easyway method has brilliantly transformed lives all over the world, setting out a wonderful practical pathway to help free millions from a whole variety of addictions.


    It strips away the illusions that leave us prey to negative thoughts and behaviours, showing us how to gain clarity and control if we focus on who we truly are rather than being distracted by those things that harm and trouble us. The key to peace of mind lies within.


    Mindfulness lies at the heart of Allen Carr's philosophy and this book shares the proven principles of mindfulness with a wider audience in simple accessible terms that apply to real life and provide a tangible, practical outcome: YOUR HAPPINESS.


    What people say about Allen Carr's Easyway method:


    "The Allen Carr program was nothing short of a miracle."
    Anjelica Huston


    "It was such a revelation that instantly I was freed from my addiction."
    Sir Anthony Hopkins


    "His skill is in removing the psychological dependence."
    The Sunday Times



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
    $32.00
  • Althusser's Lesson
    Althusser's Lesson
    ISBN: 9781350009110
    Title: Althusser's Lesson
    Author: RANCIÈRE JACQUES

    Jacques Ranci#65533;re's first major work, Althusser's Lesson appeared in 1974, just as the energies of May 68 were losing ground to the calls for a return to order. Ranci#65533;re's analysis of Althusserian Marxism unfolds against this background: what is the relationship between the return to order and the enthusiasm which greeted the publication of Althusser's Reply to John Lewis in 1973? How to explain the rehabilitation of a philosophy that had been declared 'dead and buried on the barricades of May 68'? What had changed? The answer to this question takes the form of a genealogy of Althusserianism that is, simultaneously, an account of the emergence of militant student movements in the '60s, of the arrival of Maoism in France, and of how May 68 rearranged all the pieces anew. Encompassing the book's distinctive combination of theoretical analysis and historical description is a question that has guided Ranci#65533;re's thought ever since: how do theories of subversion become the rationale for order?

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Altruism: the Power of Compassion to Change Yourself & the World
    Altruism: the Power of Compassion to Change Yourself & the World
    ISBN: 9780857896995
    Title: Altruism: the Power of Compassion to Change Yourself & the World
    Author: RICARD MATTHIEU

    In Happiness, Matthieu Ricard demonstrated that true happiness is not tied to fleeting moments or sensations, but is an enduring state of soul rooted in mindfulness and compassion for others. Now he turns his lens from the personal to the global, with a rousing argument that altruism - genuine concern for the well-being of others - could be the saving grace of the 21st century.
    Altruism is, he believes, the vital thread that can answer the main challenges of our time: the economy in the short term, life satisfaction in the mid-term, and environment in the long term. Ricard's message has been taken up by major economists and thinkers, including Dennis Snower, Amartya Sen, Joseph Stiglitz, and George Soros.
    Matthieu Ricard makes a robust and passionate case for cultivating altruistic love and compassion as the best means for simultaneously benefitting ourselves and our society. It's a fresh outlook on an ardent struggle - and one that just might make the world a better place.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Altruism: The Science & Psychology of Kindness
    Altruism: The Science & Psychology of Kindness
    ISBN: 9780857897015
    Title: Altruism: The Science & Psychology of Kindness
    Author: RICARD MATTHIEU

    The concern for the well-being of others could be the saving grace of the 21st century. Matthieu Ricard's 'Altruism', an erudite, brilliantly ranging synthesis of philosophy, psychology and ages old wisdom, is a radical call to kindness, which has the potential as a new global movement to answer the biggest problems of our time: the economy in the short term, life satisfaction in the mid-term and the environment in the long term.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Amateur: The Pleasures of Doing What You Love
    Amateur: The Pleasures of Doing What You Love
    ISBN: 9781786634511
    Title: Amateur: The Pleasures of Doing What You Love
    Author: MERRIFIELD ANDY

    A passionate attack against the tyranny of experts.
    Modern life is being destroyed by experts and professionals. We have lost our amateur spirit, and need to re-discover the radical and liberating pleasure of doing things we love.
    In The Amateur, thinker Andy Merrifield shows us how the many spheres of our lives - work, knowledge, cities, politics - have fallen into the hands of box tickers, bean counters and rule followers. In response, he corrals a team of independent thinkers, wayward poets, dabblers and square pegs who challenge the accepted wisdom. Such figures as Baudelaire, Dostoevsky, Edward Said, Guy Debord, Hannah Arendt and Jane Jacobs show us the way. As we will see the amateur takes risks, thinks the unthinkable and seeks independence - and changes the world.
    The Amateur is a passionate manifesto for the liberated life, one that questions authority, and reclaims the non
    team player as a radical hero of our times."

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $27.00
    $27.00
  • Amateur: The Pleasures of Doing What You Love
    Amateur: The Pleasures of Doing What You Love
    ISBN: 9781786631077
    Title: Amateur: The Pleasures of Doing What You Love
    Author: MERRIFIELD ANDY

    A passionate call for independent thinking

    We have lost our amateur spirit and need to rediscover the radical and liberating pleasure of doing things we love.

    In The Amateur, thinker Andy Merrifield shows us how the many spheres of our lives--work, knowledge, home, politics--have fallen into the hands of box tickers, bean counters and pedants. In response, he corrals a team of independent thinkers, wayward poets, dabblers and square pegs who challenge accepted wisdom. Such figures as Charles Baudelaire, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Edward Said, Guy Debord, Hannah Arendt and Jane Jacobs show us the way. As we will see, the amateur takes risks, thinks the unthinkable, seeks independence--and changes the world.

    The Amateur is a passionate manifesto for the liberated life, one that questions authority and reclaims the iconoclast as a radical hero of our times.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • America
    America
    ISBN: 9781844676828
    Title: America
    Author: BAUDRILLARD JEAN

    From the sierras of New Mexico to the streets of New York and LA by night ”""a sort of luminous, geometric, incandescent immensity"" ”Baudrillard mixes aper us and observations with a wicked sense of fun to provide a unique insight into the country that dominates our world. In this new edition, leading cultural critic and novelist Geoff Dyer offers a thoughtful and perceptive take on the continued resonance of Baudrillard ""s America.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • American Philosophy: a Love Story
    American Philosophy: a Love Story
    ISBN: 9780374154486
    Title: American Philosophy: a Love Story
    Author: KAAG JOHN JACOB

    The epic wisdom contained in a lost library helps the author turn his life around

    In "American Philosophy," John Kaag--a disillusioned philosopher at sea in his marriage and career--stumbles upon a treasure trove of rare books on an old estate in the hinterlands of New Hampshire that once belonged to the Harvard philosopher William Ernest Hocking. The library includes notes from Whitman, inscriptions from Frost, and first editions of Hobbes, Descartes, and Kant. As he begins to catalog and preserve these priceless books, Kaag rediscovers the very tenets of American philosophy--self-reliance, pragmatism, the transcendent--and sees them in a twenty-first-century context.

    Hocking was one of the last true giants of American philosophy. After studying under Harvard's Philosophical Four--William James, George Santayana, Josiah Royce, and George Herbert Palmer--he held the most prestigious chair at the university for the first three decades of the twentieth century. And when his teachers eventually died, he collected the great books from their libraries (filled with marginalia) and combined them with his own rare volumes at his family's estate. And there they remained for nearly eighty years, a time capsule of American thought.

    Part intellectual history, part memoir, "American Philosophy" is an invigorating investigation of American pragmatism and the wisdom that underlies a meaningful life.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00

    $45.00
  • American Philosophy: A Love Story
    American Philosophy: A Love Story
    ISBN: 9780374537203
    Title: American Philosophy: A Love Story
    Author: KAAG JOHN

    The epic wisdom contained in a lost library helps the author turn his life around


    John Kaag is a dispirited young philosopher at sea in his marriage and his career when he stumbles upon West Wind, a ruin of an estate in the hinterlands of New Hampshire that belonged to the eminent Harvard philosopher William Ernest Hocking. Hocking was one of the last true giants of American philosophy and a direct intellectual descendent of William James, the father of American philosophy and psychology, with whom Kaag feels a deep kinship. It is James's question "Is life worth living?" that guides this remarkable book.


    The books Kaag discovers in the Hocking library are crawling with insects and full of mold. But he resolves to restore them, as he immediately recognizes their importance. Not only does the library at West Wind contain handwritten notes from Whitman and inscriptions from Frost, but there are startlingly rare first editions of Hobbes, Descartes, and Kant. As Kaag begins to catalog and read through these priceless volumes, he embarks on a thrilling journey that leads him to the life-affirming tenets of American philosophy--self-reliance, pragmatism, and transcendence--and to a brilliant young Kantian who joins him in the restoration of the Hocking books.


    Part intellectual history, part memoir,American Philosophy is ultimately about love, freedom, and the role that wisdom can play in turning one's life around.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
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