• 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos
    12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos
    ISBN: 9780141988511
    Title: 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos
    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.

    Jordan B. Peterson is a Professor of psychology at the University of Toronto. Raised in the frigid wastelands of Northern Alberta, he has flown a hammer-head roll in a carbon-fiber stunt-plane, and built a Kwagu'l ceremonial bighouse on the upper floor of his Toronto home after being invited into and named by that Canadian First Nation. He's taught mythology to lawyers, doctors and business people, consulted for the UN Secretary General, helped his clinical clients manage depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and anxiety, and lectured extensively in North America and Europe. With his students and colleagues, Dr. Peterson has published over a hundred scientific papers, and his book Maps of Meaning revolutionized the psychology of religion. Formerly a professor at Harvard University, he was nominated for its prestigious Levenson Teaching Prize.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • 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.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • 300 Arguments
    300 Arguments
    ISBN: 9781509883325
    Title: 300 Arguments
    Author: MANGUSO SARAH

    'Jam-packed with insights you'll want to both text to your friends and tattoo on your skin . . . A sweeping view of a human mind trying to make order of the world around us.' Celeste Ng, author of Little Fires EverywhereThink of this as a short book composed entirely of what I hoped would be a long book's quotable passages.300 Arguments is at first glance a group of unrelated aphorisms, but the pieces reveal themselves as a masterful arrangement that steadily gathers power. Manguso's arguments about writing, desire, ambition, relationships, and failure are pithy, unsentimental, and defiant, and they add up to an unexpected and renegade wisdom literature. Lines you will underline, write in notebooks and read to the person sitting next to you, that will drift back into your mind as you try to get to sleep.'300 Arguments reads like you've jumped into someone's mind.' NPR

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Abundance of Less: Lessons in Simple Living from Rural Japan
    Abundance of Less: Lessons in Simple Living from Rural Japan
    ISBN: 9781623171322
    Title: Abundance of Less: Lessons in Simple Living from Rural Japan
    Author: COUTURIER ANDY

    Andy Couturier captures the texture of sustainable lives well lived in these ten profiles of ordinary--yet exceptional--men and women who left behind mainstream existences in urban Japan to live surrounded by the luxuries of nature, art, friends, delicious food, and an abundance of time. Drawing on traditional Eastern spiritual wisdom and culture, these pioneers describe the profound personal transformations they underwent as they escaped the stress, consumerism, busyness, and dependence on technology of modern life. This intimate and evocative book tells of their fulfilling lives as artists, philosophers, and farmers who rely on themselves for happiness and sustenance. By inviting readers to enter into the essence of these individuals' days, Couturier shows us how we too can bring more meaning and richness to our own lives.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $42.00
    $42.00
  • Afropessimism
    Afropessimism
    ISBN: 9781631496141
    Title: Afropessimism
    Author: WILDERSON III FRANK


    Combining precise philosophy with a torrent of memories, Wilderson presents the tenets of an increasingly prominent intellectual movement that sees Blackness through the lens of perpetual slavery. Drawing on works of philosophy, literature, film, and critical theory, he shows that the social construct of slavery, as seen through pervasive anti-Black subjugation and violence, is hardly a relic of the past but the very engine that powers our civilization, and that without this master-slave dynamic, the calculus bolstering world civilization would collapse. Unlike any other disenfranchised group, Wilderson argues, Blacks alone will remain essentially slaves in the larger Human world, where they can never be truly regarded as Human beings, where, "at every scale of abstraction, violence saturates Black life."


    And while Afropessimism delivers a formidable philosophical account of being Black, it is also interwoven with dramatic set pieces, autobiographical stories that juxtapose Wilderson's seemingly idyllic upbringing in mid-century Minneapolis with the abject racism he later encounters--whether in late 1960s Berkeley or in apartheid South Africa, where he joins forces with the African National Congress. Afropessimism provides no restorative solution to the hatred that abounds; rather, Wilderson believes that acknowledging these historical and social conditions will result in personal enlightenment about the reality of our inherently racialized existence.


    Radical in conception, remarkably poignant, and with soaring flights of lyrical prose, Afropessimism reverberates with wisdom and painful clarity in the fractured world we inhabit. It positions Wilderson as a paradigmatic thinker and as a twenty-first-century inheritor of many of the African American literary traditions established in centuries past.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $54.00
    $54.00
  • Against Creativity
    Against Creativity
    ISBN: 9781786636508
    Title: Against Creativity
    Author: MOULD OLI

    From line managers, corporate CEOs, urban designers, teachers, politicians, mayors, advertisers and even our friends and family, the message is 'be creative'. Creativity is heralded as the driving force of our contemporary society; celebrated as agile, progressive and liberating. It is the spring of the knowledge economy and shapes the cities we inhabit. It even defines our politics. What could possibly be wrong with this?
    In this brilliant, counter intuitive blast Oli Mould demands that we rethink the story we are being sold. Behind the novelty, he shows that creativity is a barely hidden form of neoliberal appropriation. It is a regime that prioritizes individual success over collective flourishing. It refuses to recognise anything - job, place, person - that is not profitable. And it impacts on everything around us- the places where we work, the way we are managed, how we spend our leisure time.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • 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
  • Anger & Forgiveness: Resentment, Generosity & Justice
    Anger & Forgiveness: Resentment, Generosity & Justice
    ISBN: 9780199335879
    Title: Anger & Forgiveness: Resentment, Generosity & Justice
    Author: NUSSBAUM MARTHA C.

    Anger is not just ubiquitous, it is also popular. Many people think it is impossible to care sufficiently for justice without anger at injustice. Many believe that it is impossible for individuals to vindicate their own self-respect or to move beyond an injury without anger. To not feel anger in those cases would be considered suspect. Is this how we should think about anger, or is anger above all a disease, deforming both the personal and the political?
    In this wide-ranging book, Martha C. Nussbaum, one of our leading public intellectuals, argues that anger is conceptually confused and normatively pernicious. It assumes that the suffering of the wrongdoer restores the thing that was damaged, and it betrays an all-too-lively interest in relative status and humiliation. Studying anger in intimate relationships, casual daily interactions, the workplace, the criminal justice system, and movements for social transformation, Nussbaum shows that anger's core ideas are both infantile and harmful.
    Is forgiveness the best way of transcending anger? Nussbaum examines different conceptions of this much-sentimentalized notion, both in the Jewish and Christian traditions and in secular morality. Some forms of forgiveness are ethically promising, she claims, but others are subtle allies of retribution: those that exact a performance of contrition and abasement as a condition of waiving angry feelings. In general, she argues, a spirit of generosity (combined, in some cases, with a reliance on impartial welfare-oriented legal institutions) is the best way to respond to injury. Applied to the personal and the political realms, Nussbaum's profoundly insightful and erudite view of anger and forgiveness puts both in a startling new light.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Architecture of Happiness
    Architecture of Happiness
    ISBN: 9780241970058
    Title: Architecture of Happiness
    Author: DE BOTTON ALAIN

    The Architecture of Happiness is Alain de Botton's exploration of the hidden links between buildings and our well being. In The Architecture of Happiness, bestselling author Alain de Botton explores one of our most intense but often hidden love affairs: with our houses and their furnishings. He asks: What makes a house truly beautiful?Why are many new houses so ugly?Why do we argue so bitterly about sofas and pictures - and can differences of taste ever be satisfactorily resolved? To answer these questions and many more, de Botton looks at buildings across the world, from medieval wooden huts to modern skyscrapers; he examines sofas and cathedrals, tea sets and office complexes, and teases out a host of often surprising philosophical insights. The Architecture of Happiness will take you on a beguiling tour through the history and psychology of architecture and interior design, and will change the way you look at your home.'Engaging and intelligent . . . full of splendid ideas, happily and beautifully expressed' IndependentAlain de Botton was born in 1969 and is the author of non-fiction essays on themes ranging from love and travel to architecture and philosophy. His bestselling books include Essays in Love; The Romantic Movement; Kiss and Tell; Status Anxiety; How Proust Can Change Your Life; The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work; The Art of Travel; The Architecture of Happiness and Religion for Atheists. He lives in London and founded The School of Life (www.theschooloflife.com) and Living Architecture (www.living-architecture.co.uk). For more information, consult www.alaindebotton.com.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Aristotle's Way: How Ancient Wisdom Can Change Your Life
    Aristotle's Way: How Ancient Wisdom Can Change Your Life
    ISBN: 9781784704254
    Title: Aristotle's Way: How Ancient Wisdom Can Change Your Life
    Author: HALL EDITH

    'Wonderful and timely ... Hugely recommended' STEPHEN FRY

    What do you and an ancient philosopher have in common? It turns out much more than you might think...

    Aristotle was an extraordinary thinker yet he was preoccupied by an ordinary question- how to be happy. In this handbook to his timeless teachings, Professor Edith Hall shows how ancient thinking is precisely what we need today, even if you don't know your Odyssey from your Iliad. In ten practical lessons you can learn how to make good decisions, how to ace an interview, how to choose a partner and how to face death. This is advice that won't go out of fashion.

    'A beguiling cross between Mary Beard and Mary Poppins' Observer

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Art as Therapy
    Art as Therapy
    ISBN: 9780714872780
    Title: Art as Therapy
    Author: DE BOTTON ALAIN & ARMSTRONG JOHN

    "This passionate, thought-provoking, often funny, and always-accessible book proposes a new way of looking at art, suggesting that it can be useful, relevant, and therapeutic. Through practical examples, the world-renowned authors argue that certain great works of art have clues as to how to manage the tensions and confusions of modern life. Chapters on love, nature, money, and politics show how art can help with many common difficulties, from forging good relationships to coming to terms with mortality."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Art of Living: Classical Manual on Virtue Happiness & Effectiveness
    Art of Living: Classical Manual on Virtue Happiness & Effectiveness
    ISBN: 9780061286056
    Title: Art of Living: Classical Manual on Virtue Happiness & Effectiveness
    Author: EPICTETUS

    Epictetus was born into slavery about 55 ce in the eastern outreaches of the Roman Empire. Once freed, he established an influential school of Stoic philosophy, stressing that human beings cannot control life, only their responses to it. By putting into practice the ninety-three witty, wise, and razor-sharp instructions that make up The Art of Living, readers learn to meet the challenges of everyday life successfully and to face life's inevitable losses and disappointments with grace.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.00
    $34.00
  • Art of Mindful Gardening: Sowing the Seeds of Meditation
    Art of Mindful Gardening: Sowing the Seeds of Meditation
    ISBN: 9781782405832
    Title: Art of Mindful Gardening: Sowing the Seeds of Meditation
    Author: REDWOOD ARK

    Explores how mindfulness can bring a new dimension to gardening.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.00
    $19.00
  • Art of Travel
    Art of Travel
    ISBN: 9780241970065
    Title: Art of Travel
    Author: DE BOTTON ALAIN

    The Art of Travel is Alain de Botton's travel guide with a difference.Few activities seem to promise us as much happiness as going travelling: taking off for somewhere else, somewhere far from home, a place with more interesting weather, customs and landscapes. But although we are inundated with advice on where to travel to, we seldom ask why we go and how we might become more fulfilled by doing so.With the help of a selection of writers, artists and thinkers - including Flaubert, Edward Hopper, Wordsworth and Van Gogh - Alain de Botton's bestselling The Art of Travel provides invaluable insights into everything from holiday romance to hotel mini-bars, airports to sight-seeing.The perfect antidote to those guides that tell us what to do when we get there, The Art of Travel tries to explain why we really went in the first place - and helpfully suggests how we might be happier on our journeys.'Richly evocative, sharp and funny. De Botton proves himself to be a very fine travel writer indeed' Sunday Telegraph'Delightful, profound, entertaining, I doubt if de Botton has written a dull sentence in his life' Jan Morris'An elegant and subtle work, unlike any other. Beguiling' Colin Thubron, The TimesAlain de Botton's bestselling books include Essays in Love; The Romantic Movement; Kiss and Tell; Status Anxiety; How Proust Can Change Your Life; The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work; The Art of Travel; The Architecture of Happiness and Religion for Atheists. He lives in London and founded The School of Life (www.theschooloflife.com) and Living Architecture (www.living-architecture.co.uk). For more information, consult www.alaindebotton.com.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Assholes: A Theory
    Assholes: A Theory
    ISBN: 9781857886108
    Title: Assholes: A Theory
    Author: JAMES AARON

    In the spirit of the bestselling 'On Bullshit', philosopher Aaron James tackles the subject of assholes in a philosophical yet also humorous inquiry into what makes a person an asshole. The book also explores different asshole types, the roles gender, nurture, and nature play, and how best to deal with assholes in daily life.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Attention Seeking
    Attention Seeking
    ISBN: 9780241986721
    Title: Attention Seeking
    Author: PHILLIPS ADAM

    'Everything depends on what, if anything, we find interesting- on what we are encouraged and educated to find interesting, and what we find ourselves being interested in despite ourselves. There is our official curiosity and our unofficial curiosity (and psychoanalysis is a story about the relationship between the two) . . .'

    Based on three connected talks on the subject of attention, this pocket-sized book from Adam Phillips is a fascinating and memorable introduction to the nature and the uses of our attention.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $21.00
    $21.00
  • Authoritarian Personality
    Authoritarian Personality
    ISBN: 9781788731645
    Title: Authoritarian Personality
    Author: ADORNO THEODOR W. & FRENKEL-BRUNSWIK ELSE

    Hugely influential study of the psychology of authoritarianism

    What makes a fascist? Are there character traits that make someone more likely to vote for the far right? The Authoritarian Personality is not only one of the most significant works of social psychology ever written, it also marks a milestone in the development of Adorno's thought, showing him grappling with the problem of fascism and the reasons for Europe's turn to reaction. Over half a century later and with the rise of right-wing populism and the reemergence of the far-right in recent years, this hugely influential study remains as insightful and relevant as ever.

    This new edition includes an introduction by Frankfurt School scholar Peter E. Gordon and contains the first-ever publication of Adorno's subsequent critical notes on the project.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • Axiomatic
    Axiomatic
    ISBN: 9781925704051
    Title: Axiomatic
    Author: TUMARKIN MARIA

    How to speak of the searing, unpindownable power that the past - ours, our family's, our culture's - wields in the present? In five long sections, Maria Tumarkin's Axiomatic tells true and intimate stories of a community dealing with the extended aftermath of a suicide, a grandmother's quest to kidnap her grandson to keep him safe, one community lawyer's battle inside and against the justice system, the effects of multigenerational trauma, and the history of the author's longest friendship. In writing that is inventive, bold, and generous, Axiomatic introduces an unforgettable voice.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Barry Brickell Reader
    Barry Brickell Reader
    ISBN: 9780947493349
    Title: Barry Brickell Reader
    Author: BRICKELL BARRY O'BRIEN GREG (ED & INTRO)

    A Barry Brickell Reader illuminates not the pottery Barry Brickell is known for, but another facet of his genius: his ‘wrertings’. Reflecting the extrusions, bulges, crevasses and bobbles, his poetry — like his pots — can be mildly offensive, but they contain the same virtues Barry associated with rail travel: sensuality, rhythm, vibration and warmth.

    Here, Barry’s great creative output is laid out expansively, accompanied by a photoessay of Barry doing what he did best: working.



    The real me

    Why do you
    keep on
    telling me
    I’m something
    that I’m not?
    Nottapotta,
    not an engineer,
    not an artist,
    nottawriter,
    Not even
    a real man —
    just a wrerter,
    a ceramiccissist,
    mudslinger
    and an oddity —
    which is
    closer
    to the actual
    truth?


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Beauty of Everyday Things
    Beauty of Everyday Things
    ISBN: 9780241366356
    Title: Beauty of Everyday Things
    Author: YANAGI SOETSU

    The daily lives of ordinary people are replete with objects, common things used in commonplace settings. These objects are our constant companions in life. As such, writes Soetsu Yanagi, they should be made with care and built to last, treated with respect and even affection. They should be natural and simple, sturdy and safe - the aesthetic result of wholeheartedly fulfilling utilitarian needs. They should, in short, be things of beauty.In an age of feeble and ugly machine-made things, these essays call for us to deepen and transform our relationship with the objects that surround us. Inspired by the work of the simple, humble craftsmen Yanagi encountered during his lifelong travels through Japan and Korea, they are an earnest defence of modest, honest, handcrafted things - from traditional teacups to jars to cloth and paper. Objects like these exemplify the enduring appeal of simplicity and function- the beauty of everyday things.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Being & Time: a Revised Edition of the Stambaugh Translation
    Being & Time: a Revised Edition of the Stambaugh Translation
    ISBN: 9781438432762
    Title: Being & Time: a Revised Edition of the Stambaugh Translation
    Author: HEIDEGGER MARTIN

    A revised translation of Heidegger's most important work.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $52.00
    $52.00
  • Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance
    Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance
    ISBN: 9781861976574
    Title: Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance
    Author: GAWANDE ATUL


    National Bestseller



    The struggle to perform well is universal: each of us faces fatigue, limited resources, and imperfect abilities in whatever we do. But nowhere is this drive to do better more important than in medicine, where lives may be on the line with any decision.


    Atul Gawande, the New York Times bestselling author of Complications, examines, in riveting accounts of medical failure and triumph, how success is achieved in this complex and risk-filled profession. At once unflinching and compassionate, Better is an exhilarating journey, narrated by "arguably the best nonfiction doctor-writer around" (Salon.com).



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Beyond Good & Evil
    Beyond Good & Evil
    ISBN: 9780140449235
    Title: Beyond Good & Evil
    Author: NIETZSCHE F & HOLLINGDALE RJ (TRANS)

    Nietzsche's mature masterpiece, Beyond Good and Evil considers the origins and nature of Judeo-Christian morality; the end of philosophical dogmatism and beginning of perspectivism; the questionable virtues of science and scholarship; liberal democracy, nationalism, and women's emancipation. A superb new translation by Marion Faber, this highly annotated edition is complemented by a lucid introduction by one of the most eminent of Nietzsche scholars, Robert C. Holub.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $18.00
    $18.00
  • Beyond Good & Evil: The Philosophy Classic
    Beyond Good & Evil: The Philosophy Classic
    ISBN: 9780857088482
    Title: Beyond Good & Evil: The Philosophy Classic
    Author: NIETZSCHE FRIEDRICH


    A deluxe, high-quality edition of Friedrich Nietzsche's seminal work


    Beyond Good and Evil is one of the final books by German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. This landmark work continues to be one of the most well-known and influential explorations of moral and ethical philosophy ever conceived. Expanding on the concepts from his previous work Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Nietzsche adopts a polemic approach to past philosophers who, in his view, lacked critical sense in accepting flawed premises in their consideration of morality. The metaphysics of morality, Nietzsche argues, should not assume that a good man is simply the opposite of an evil man, rather merely different expression of humanity's common basic impulses.


    Controversial in its time, as well as hotly debated in the present, Nietzsche's work moves beyond conventional ethics to suggest that a universal morality for all human beings in non-existent - perception, reason and experience are not static, but change according to an individual's perspective and interpretation. The work further argues that philosophic traditions such as "truth," "self-consciousness" and "free will" are merely inventions of Western morality and that the "will to power" is the real driving force of all human behaviour. This volume:

    • Critiques the belief that actions, including domination or injury to the weak, can be universally objectionable
    • Explores themes of religion and "master and slave" morality
    • Includes a collection of stunning aphorisms and observations of the human condition

    Part of the bestselling Capstone Classics Series edited by Tom Butler-Bowdon, this collectible, hard-back edition of Beyond Good and Evil provides an accessible and insightful Introduction by leading Nietzsche authority Dr Christopher Janaway.


    This deluxe volume is perfect for anyone with interest in philosophy, psychology, science, history and literature.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $24.00
    $24.00
  • Biography of Loneliness: The History of an Emotion
    Biography of Loneliness: The History of an Emotion
    ISBN: 9780198811343
    Title: Biography of Loneliness: The History of an Emotion
    Author: ALBERTI FAY BOUND

    Despite 21st-century fears of an 'epidemic' of loneliness, its history has been sorely neglected. A Biography of Loneliness offers a radically new interpretation of loneliness as an emotional language and experience. Using letters and diaries, philosophical tracts, political discussions, and medical literature from the eighteenth century to the present, historian of the emotions Fay Bound Alberti argues that loneliness is not an ahistorical, universal phenomenon. It is, in fact, a modern emotion: before 1800, its language did not exist. And where loneliness is identified, it is not always bad, but a complex emotional state that differs according to class, gender, ethnicity and experience.

    Looking at informative case studies such as Sylvia Plath, Queen Victoria, and Virginia Woolf, A Biography of Loneliness charts the emergence of loneliness as a modern and embodied emotional state.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $48.00

    $48.00
  • Birth of Tragedy: Out of the Spirit of Music
    Birth of Tragedy: Out of the Spirit of Music
    ISBN: 9780140433395
    Title: Birth of Tragedy: Out of the Spirit of Music
    Author: FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE; MICHAEL TANNER (EDITOR, FOREW

    The first book by the author of the classic philosophical text Beyond Good and Evil.

    The youthful faults of this work were exposed by the author himself in the brilliant Attempt at a Self-Criticism, which he added to the new edition of 1886. But the book, whatever its excesses, remains one of the most relevant statements on tragedy ever penned. It exploded the conception of Greek culture that was prevalent down through the Victorian era, and it analyzed themes developed in the twentieth century by classicists, existentialists, psychoanalysts, and others.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $21.00

    $21.00
  • Book of Hygge: The Danish Art of Living Well
    Book of Hygge: The Danish Art of Living Well
    ISBN: 9781785034466
    Title: Book of Hygge: The Danish Art of Living Well
    Author: BRITS LOUISA THOMSEN


    The most beautiful guide to the Danish custom of hygge, the everyday life philosophy for better living.


    Hygge is a feeling of belonging and warmth, a moment of comfort and contentment. This beautiful little book will help you to find hygge and embrace it every day. Make a pot of coffee, relax in your favourite chair and discover for yourself how life is better with hygge.


    'Best [book] for the philosophy of hygge' You Magazine


    '...a philosophy for mindful living' The Guardian


    'Her book is a thing of beauty' Irish Examiner



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Book of Symbols: Reflections of Archetypal Images
    Book of Symbols: Reflections of Archetypal Images
    ISBN: 9783836514484
    Title: Book of Symbols: Reflections of Archetypal Images
    Author: ARAS

    Reflections on symbols and symbolic imagery The Book of Symbols combines original and incisive essays about particular symbols with representative images from all parts of the world and all eras of history. The Book of Symbols combines original and incisive essays about particular symbols with representative images from all parts of the world and all eras of history.The highly readable texts and almost 800 beautiful full-color images come together in a unique way to convey hidden dimensions of meaning. Each of the c. 350 essays examines a given symbol's psychic background, and how it evokes psychic processes and dynamics. Etymological roots, the play of opposites, paradox and shadow, the ways in which diverse cultures have engaged a symbolic image-all these factors are taken into consideration. Authored by writers from the fields of psychology, religion, art, literature and comparative myth, the essays flow into each other in ways that mirror the psyche's unexpected convergences. There are no pat definitions of the kind that tend to collapse a symbol; a still vital symbol remains partially unknown, compels our attention and unfolds in new meanings and manifestations over time. Rather than merely categorize, The Book of Symbols illuminates how to move from the visual experience of a symbolic image in art, religion, life, or dreams, to directly experiencing its personal and psychological resonance. The Book of Symbolssets new standards for thoughtful exploration of symbols and their meanings, and will appeal to a wide range of readers: artists, designers, dreamers and dream interpreters, psychotherapists, self-helpers, gamers, comic book readers, religious and spiritual searchers, writers, students, and anyone curious about the power of archetypal images.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $71.00
    $71.00
  • Book of Tea
    Book of Tea
    ISBN: 9781611806014
    Title: Book of Tea
    Author: OKAKURA KAKUZO

    The Book of Tea (1906) is a long essay linking the role of chado (teaism) to the aesthetic and cultural aspects of Japanese life.Addressed to a western audience, it was originally written in English and is one of the great English tea classics. Okakura had been taught at a young age to speak English and was proficient at communicating his thoughts to the Western mind. In his book, he discusses such topics as Zen and Taoism, but also the secular aspects of tea and Japanese life. The book emphasizes how Teaism taught the Japanese many things; most importantly, simplicity. Kakuzo argues that this tea-induced simplicity affected art and architecture, and he was a long-time student of the visual arts. In the book, Kakuzo states that Teaism, in itself, is one of the profound universal remedies that two parties could sit down to. Kakuzo went on to mention that tea has been the subject of many historical events, such as peace treaties and the like. He ends the book with a chapter on Tea Masters, and spends some time talking about Sen no Rikyu and his contribution to the Japanese tea ceremony.According to Tomonobu Imamichi, Heidegger's concept of Dasein in Sein und Zeit was inspired - although Heidegger remained silent on this - by Okakura Kakuzo's concept of das-in-der-Welt-sein (being-in-the-worldness) expressed in The Book of Tea to describe Zhuangzi's philosophy, which Imamichi's professor Ito Kichinosuke had offered to Heidegger in 1919, after having followed private lessons with him the year before: 'Ito Kichinosuke, one of my teachers at university, studied in Germany in 1918 immediately after the First World War and hired Heidegger as a private tutor. Before moving back to Japan at the end of his studies, Professor Ito handed Heidegger a copy of Das Buch vom Tee, the German translation of Okakura Kakuzo's The Book of Tea, as a token of his appreciation. That was in 1919. Sein und Zeit (Being and Time) was published in 1927, and made Heidegger famous. Mr. Ito was surprised and indignant that Heidegger used Zhuangzi's concept without giving him credit. Years later in 1945, Professor Ito reminisced with me and, speaking in his Shonai dialect, said, 'Heidegger did a lot for me, but I should've laid into him for stealing'. There are other indications that Heidegger was inspired by Eastern writings, but let's leave this topic here. I have heard many stories of this kind from Professor Ito and checked their veracity. I recounted this story at a recep- tion held after a series of lectures I gave in 1968 at the University of Heidelberg at the invitation of Hans-Georg Gadamer. Japanese exchange students attended these lectures, and I explained that there were many other elements of classical Eastern thought in Heidegger's philosophy and gave some examples. I must have said too much and may even have said that Heidegger was a plagiarist (Plagiator). Gadamer was Heidegger's favorite student, and we ended up not speaking to each other for 4 or 5 years because he was so angry with me'.

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  • Brief History of Thought: A Philosophical Guide to Living
    Brief History of Thought: A Philosophical Guide to Living
    ISBN: 9781847672872
    Title: Brief History of Thought: A Philosophical Guide to Living
    Author: FERRY LUC

    THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERFrom the timeless wisdom of ancient Greece through to Christianity, the Enlightenment, existentialism and postmodernism, A Brief History of Thought brilliantly and accessibly explains the enduring teachings of philosophy - including its profound relevance in today's world as well as its essential role in achieving happiness and living a meaningful life.This lively journey through the great thinkers challenges every one of us to learn to think for ourselves and asks us the most important question of all: how can we live better?

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
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  • Carpe Diem Regained: The Vanishing Art of Seizing the Day
    Carpe Diem Regained: The Vanishing Art of Seizing the Day
    ISBN: 9781783524938
    Title: Carpe Diem Regained: The Vanishing Art of Seizing the Day
    Author: KRZNARIC ROMAN


    A GUARDIAN BEST HOLIDAY READ 2017


    'Brilliant. One of those rare books that forces you to ask what the hell you're doing with your life.' George Monbiot, Guardian


    Existentialism is back


    Carpe diem - 'seize the day' - is one of the oldest pieces of life advice in Western history. But its true spirit has been hijacked by ad men and self-help gurus, reduced to the instant hit of one-click online shopping, or slogans like 'live in the now'. We need to reclaim it to make sense of our complex, confusing times.


    The last great expression of carpe diem was in the electrifying existential philosophy of the 1940s. Today it's an idea that challenges us to confront our mortality and live with greater passion and intention rather than scroll mindlessly on our phones or allow freedom to become a mere choice between brands.


    In Carpe Diem Regained, Roman Krznaric reinvents existentialism for our age of information and choice overload. An essential and empowering work of contemporary philosophy, the book unveils the surprising ways of seizing the day that humankind has discovered over the centuries, ones we urgently need to revive.
    Carpe diem is the Nexistentialism for our times.



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  • Carve: A Simple Guide to Whittling
    Carve: A Simple Guide to Whittling
    ISBN: 9780451498960
    Title: Carve: A Simple Guide to Whittling
    Author: ABRANTES MELANIE

    Carve modernizes a mindful hobby that people have turned to for generations to help them slow down, relax, and connect with the outdoors. Choose from a dozen projects with bespoke details, all are designed to be useful at home or while camping. And because these objects are small, they require only a few hours and a tool or two to complete. You'll also learn how to choose the right knife and wood, helpful information on techniques and safety, and tips for refining, personalizing and maintaining your piece. Whether you're headed to the woods or just to the porch, this pocket-sized guide will have you carving your own unique designs in no time.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $38.00
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  • Consolations of Philosophy
    Consolations of Philosophy
    ISBN: 9780140276619
    Title: Consolations of Philosophy
    Author: DE BOTTON ALAIN

    Alain de Botton, best-selling author of How Proust can Change Your Life , has set six of the finest minds in the history of philosophy to work on the problems of everyday life. Here then are Socrates, Epicurus, Seneca, Montaigne, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche on some of the things that bother us all; lack of money, the pain of love, inadequacy, anxiety, the fear of failure and the pressure to conform.

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    Price: $30.00
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  • Consolations: The Solace, Nourishment & Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words
    Consolations: The Solace, Nourishment & Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words
    ISBN: 9781786897633
    Title: Consolations: The Solace, Nourishment & Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words
    Author: WHYTE DAVID

    In Consolations David Whyte unpacks aspects of being human that many of us spend our lives trying vainly to avoid - loss, heartbreak, vulnerability, fear - boldly reinterpreting them, fully embracing their complexity, never shying away from paradox in his relentless search for truth.Beginning with 'Alone' and closing with 'Withdrawal', each chapter in this life-affirming book is a meditation on meaning and context, an invitation to shift and broaden our perspectives on life: pain and joy, honesty and anger, confession and vulnerability, the experience of feeling overwhelmed and the desire to run away from it all. Through this lens, procrastination may be a necessary ripening; hiding an act of freedom; and shyness something that accompanies the first stage of revelation.Consolations invites readers into a poetic and thoughtful consideration of words whose meaning and interpretation influence the paths we choose and the way we traverse them throughout our lives.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $37.00
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  • Cosmopolitan Tradition: A Noble but Flawed Ideal
    Cosmopolitan Tradition: A Noble but Flawed Ideal
    ISBN: 9780674052499
    Title: Cosmopolitan Tradition: A Noble but Flawed Ideal
    Author: NUSSBAUM MARTHA C.


    From one of our preeminent philosophers--winner of the Berggruen Prize--a work that engages critically with important examples of the cosmopolitan ideal from ancient Greece and Rome to the present.


    The cosmopolitan political tradition in Western thought begins with the Greek Cynic Diogenes, who, when asked where he came from, responded that he was a citizen of the world. Rather than declaring his lineage, city, social class, or gender, he defined himself as a human being, implicitly asserting the equal worth of all human beings.


    Nussbaum pursues this "noble but flawed" vision of world citizenship as it finds expression in figures of Greco-Roman antiquity, Hugo Grotius in the seventeenth century, Adam Smith during the eighteenth century, and various contemporary thinkers. She confronts its inherent tensions: the ideal suggests that moral personality is complete, and completely beautiful, without any external aids, while reality insists that basic material needs be met if people are to realize fully their inherent dignity. Given the global prevalence of material want, the lesser social opportunities of people with physical and cognitive disabilities, the conflicting beliefs of a pluralistic society, and the challenge of mass migration and asylum seekers, what political principles should we endorse? Nussbaum brings her version of the Capabilities Approach to these problems, and she goes farther: she takes on the challenge of recognizing the moral claims of nonhuman animals and the natural world.


    The insight that politics ought to treat human beings both as equal to each other and as having a worth beyond price is responsible for much that is fine in the modern Western political imagination. The Cosmopolitan Tradition extends Nussbaum's work, urging us to focus on the humanity we share rather than all that divides us.



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  • Courage of Hopelessness: Chronicles of a Year of Acting Dangerously
    Courage of Hopelessness: Chronicles of a Year of Acting Dangerously
    ISBN: 9780141986098
    Title: Courage of Hopelessness: Chronicles of a Year of Acting Dangerously
    Author: ZIZEK SLAVOJ

    In these troubled times, even the most pessimistic diagnosis of our future ends with an uplifting hint that things might not be as bad as all that, that there is light at the end of the tunnel.

    Yet, argues Slavoj Aixek, it is only when we have admitted to ourselves that our situation is completely hopeless - that the light at the end of the tunnel is in fact the headlight of a train approaching us from the opposite direction - that fundamental change can be brought about.

    Surveying the various challenges in the world today, from mass migration and geopolitical tensions to terrorism, the explosion of rightist populism and the emergence of new radical politics - all of which, in their own way, express the impasses of global capitalism - Aixek explores whether there still remains the possibility for genuine change. Today, he proposes, the only true question is, or should be, this- do we endorse the predominant acceptance of capitalism as a fact of human nature, or does today's capitalism contain strong enough antagonisms to prevent its infinite reproduction? Can we, he asks, move beyond the failure of socialism, and beyond the current wave of populist rage, and initiate radical change before the train hits?

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    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Courage to be Disliked: The Japanese Phenomenon on How to Free Yourself, Change Your Life & Achieve Real Happiness
    Courage to be Disliked: The Japanese Phenomenon on How to Free Yourself, Change Your Life & Achieve Real Happiness
    ISBN: 9781760630737
    Title: Courage to be Disliked: The Japanese Phenomenon on How to Free Yourself, Change Your Life & Achieve Real Happiness
    Author: KISHIMI ICHIRO & KOGA FUMITAKE

    The Japanese phenomenon that teaches us the simple yet profound lessons required to liberate our real selves and find lasting happiness. The Courage to be Disliked shows you how to unlock the power within yourself to become your best and truest self, change your future and find lasting happiness. Using the theories of Alfred Adler, one of the three giants of 19th century psychology alongside Freud and Jung, the authors explain how we are all free to determine our own future free of the shackles of past experiences, doubts and the expectations of others.

    It's a philosophy that's profoundly liberating, allowing us to develop the courage to change, and to ignore the limitations that we and those around us can place on ourselves. The result is a book that is both highly accessible and profound in its importance. Millions have already read and benefited from its wisdom.

    Now that The Courage to be Disliked has been published for the first time in English, so can you.

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    Price: $31.00
    $31.00
  • Courage to be Happy: True Contentment is Within Your Power
    Courage to be Happy: True Contentment is Within Your Power
    ISBN: 9781760529710
    Title: Courage to be Happy: True Contentment is Within Your Power
    Author: KISHIMI ICHIRO & KOGA FUMITAKE

    This book is a compass. Navigate and discover along your path the courage to be happy. The Courage to be Happy presents profound insights into living life courageously and finding happiness along the way. It has already sold more than a million copies in Japan and is a sequel to The Courage to be Disliked, which has changed lives across the globe as an international bestselling sensation. As in The Courage to be Disliked, we follow a Socratic dialogue between a philosopher and a young man. The philosopher believes that the key to a life of happiness and fulfilment is offered to us by the theories of Alfred Adler, a forgotten giant of 19th century psychology who has long been overshadowed by his two contemporaries, Freud and Jung. The young man is full of doubt that life can be genuinely improved by simply changing his thinking. Patiently, the philosopher explains the essence of Adler's 'psychology of courage', taking the young man through the mental steps necessary to achieve it, and demonstrating to the young man and to us the changes this psychology will bring to the way we live our lives. This is a work that is truly life-changing in its power and universally applicable in its scope.

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    Price: $28.00
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  • Crooked Timber of Humanity - Chapters in the History of Ideas 2e
    Crooked Timber of Humanity - Chapters in the History of Ideas 2e
    ISBN: 9780691155937
    Title: Crooked Timber of Humanity - Chapters in the History of Ideas 2e
    Author: BERLIN ISAIAH


    "Out of the crooked timber of humanity, no straight thing was ever made."--Immanuel Kant


    Isaiah Berlin was one of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century--an activist of the intellect who marshaled vast erudition and eloquence in defense of the endangered values of individual liberty and moral and political plurality. In The Crooked Timber of Humanity he exposes the links between the ideas of the past and the social and political cataclysms of our own time: between the Platonic belief in absolute truth and the lure of authoritarianism; between the eighteenth-century reactionary ideologue Joseph de Maistre and twentieth-century Fascism; between the romanticism of Schiller and Byron and the militant--and sometimes genocidal--nationalism that convulses the modern world.


    This new edition features a revised text that supplants all previous versions, a new foreword in which award-winning novelist John Banville discusses Berlin's life and ideas, particularly his defense of pluralism, and a substantial new appendix that provides rich context, including letters by Berlin and previously uncollected writings, most notably his virtuoso review of Bertrand Russell's A History of Western Philosophy.



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  • Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance & the Art of Living
    Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance & the Art of Living
    ISBN: 9781781257654
    Title: Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance & the Art of Living
    Author: HOLIDAY RYAN & HANSELMAN STEVE

    The Stoics' unique blend of practicality and wisdom has been inspiring the most successful among us for centuries, from Roman emperors to Barack Obama, and most recently via Ryan Holiday's bestselling The Obstacle is the Way. If that book introduced readers to the idea that what is in the way is the way, The Daily Stoic widens our view on the Stoic philosophy and shows that it can be applied to any problem. From how to manage failure to getting what you want, the ideas of Seneca, Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius and others continue to be vitally relevant to today's doers and thinkers. Here, in bold new translations, language is stripped down to reveal powerful aphorisms that cut straight to the heart of our day-to-day challenges.Presented in a page-per-day format, this daily resource of Stoic inspiration combines quotations with calls to further reflection and action. Arranged topically, this guide features twelve principles for overcoming obstacles and achieving greater satisfaction. It introduces readers to a new daily ritual and new orientation that will bring them balanced action, insight, effectiveness, and serenity.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
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