• 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.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • 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
  • 200%: An Instruction Manual for Living Fully
    200%: An Instruction Manual for Living Fully
    ISBN: 9780957205673
    Title: 200%: An Instruction Manual for Living Fully
    Author: ISHAYA ARJUNA

    Every human should get a copy of this book when they are born."

    - Manyu, internationally renowned mindfulness/meditation teacher


    This book is a guide for the human condition. It is a practical, real and honest roadmap for anyone who wants to experience life to its fullest - at 200%.

    200% of life is the experience of everything. It is the whole of life: 100% inner connection, peace and stability and 100% outer enjoyment, effectiveness and fulfilment.

    Success without contentment and peace is half a life. Being "Zen" without action or the good things of life is only half the picture. You can have both; you deserve both. You deserve to live 200% of life.

    A step-by-step, "How to live fully" manual, this book gives you everything you need to cultivate the right rock solid inner foundation for the most fulfilling, and even thrilling, external existence.

    Light-hearted, entertaining and incredibly clear, this is the rarest of spiritual books - it doesn't take itself too seriously, yet what it delivers is profound.

    Do you want to live 200% of life?

    Here is your complete guide on how to do it.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $36.00
    $36.00
  • 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
  • 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.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Adorno, Foucault & the Critique of the West
    Adorno, Foucault & the Critique of the West
    ISBN: 9781788730822
    Title: Adorno, Foucault & the Critique of the West
    Author: COOK DEBORAH

    The alliance of critical theory between Frankfurt and Paris

    Adorno, Foucault and the Critique of the West argues that critical theory continues to offer valuable resources for critique and contestation during this turbulent period. To assess these resources, it examines the work of two of the twentieth century's more prominent social theorists: Theodor W. Adorno and Michel Foucault. Although Adorno was situated squarely in the Marxist tradition that Foucault would occasionally challenge, Deborah Cook demonstrates that their critiques of our current predicament are complementary in important respects. Among other things, these critiques converge in their focus on the historical conditions-economic in Adorno and political in Foucault-that gave rise to the racist and authoritarian tendencies that continue to blight the West. Cook also shows that, when Adorno and Foucault plumb the economic and political forces that have shaped our identities, they offer remarkably similar answers to the perennial question: What is to be done?

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $43.00

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  • Against Creativity
    Against Creativity
    ISBN: 9781786636485
    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.
    Is there an alternative' Mould offers a radical redefinition of creativity, one embedded in the idea of collective flourishing, outside the tyranny of profit. Bold, passionate and refreshing, Against Creativity, is a timely correction to the doctrine of our times.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • 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
  • An Ethical Guidebook to the Zombie Apocalypse: How to Keep Your Brain Without Losing Your Heart
    An Ethical Guidebook to the Zombie Apocalypse: How to Keep Your Brain Without Losing Your Heart
    ISBN: 9781350083622
    Title: An Ethical Guidebook to the Zombie Apocalypse: How to Keep Your Brain Without Losing Your Heart
    Author: HALL BRYAN


    When your base camp is overrun by zombies, whom do you save if you cannot save everyone? Is it permissible to sacrifice one survivor to an undead horde in order to save a greater number of the living? Do you have obligations to loved ones who have turned?


    These are some of the troubling ethical questions you might face in a zombie apocalypse. Bryan Hall uses situations like these to creatively introduce the foundational theories of moral philosophy. Covering major thinkers such as Aristotle, Immanuel Kant, and John Stuart Mill, this is an introduction to Ethics like no other: a practical guidebook for surviving a zombie outbreak with your humanity intact. It shows you why moral reasoning matters as long as you still walk among the living.


    The book is written entirely from the perspective of someone struggling to survive in a world overrun by the undead. Each chapter begins with graphic art and a "field exercise" that uses a story from this world to illustrate an ethical problem. By considering moral controversies through the unfamiliar context of a zombie apocalypse, the morally irrelevant factors that get in the way of resolving these controversies are removed and you can better answer questions such as:


    - Do we have a moral obligation to help those less fortunate than ourselves?
    - Is it ever morally permissible to intentionally kill an innocent person?
    - Are non-rational but sentient beings morally considerable?


    Equipped with further reading sections and overviews of the theories that you would usually cover in an introductory Ethics course, this one-of-a-kind primer critically evaluates different procedures for moral action that you can use not only to survive but flourish in an undead world.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.00
    $39.00
  • Ancient Greek Philosophers
    Ancient Greek Philosophers
    ISBN: 9781684125531
    Title: Ancient Greek Philosophers
    Author: CANTERBURY CLASSICS STAFF

    "Philosophy begins in wonder."
    --Plato

    Have you ever wondered about the development of civilization? What topics were discussed in the days of Ancient Greece? This collection of thoughts from Plato, Aristotle, and other masters of philosophy will lead your mind on a journey of enlightened exploration into ethics, morality, law, medicine, and more. With an introduction by a distinguished scholar of classic literature, this beautiful Canterbury Classics bonded-leather volume with gilded edges and specially designed endpapers is sure to be a favorite keepsake edition in your library.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00

    $45.00
  • 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: $37.00
    $37.00
  • 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
  • Are We Bodies or Souls?
    Are We Bodies or Souls?
    ISBN: 9780198831495
    Title: Are We Bodies or Souls?
    Author: SWINBURNE RICHARD

    What are humans? What makes us who we are?Many think that we are just complicated machines, or animals that are different from machines only by being conscious. In Are We Bodies or Souls? Richard Swinburne comes to the defence of the soul and presents new philosophical arguments that are supported by modern neuroscience. When scientific advances enable neuroscientists to transplant a part of brain into a new body, he reasons, no matter how much we can find out about their brain activity or conscious experiences we will neverknow whether the resulting person is the same as before or somebody entirely new. Swinburne thus argues that we are immaterial souls sustained in existence by our brains. Sensations, thoughts, and intentions are conscious events in our souls that cause events in our brains. While scientists might discover someof the laws of nature that determine conscious events and brain events, each person's soul is an individual thing and this is what ultimately makes us who we are.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $36.00
    $36.00
  • Arguments
    Arguments
    ISBN: 9781912891115
    Title: Arguments
    Author: SCHOOL OF LIFE

    An average couple will have between thirty and fifty significant arguments a year, and yet we're seldom taught very much about why they happen and how they could grow a little less intense. This is a guide to arguments in love: it teaches us why they might occur, what their symptoms are, how we could learn some wiser ways of communicating and how we would ideally patch up after a fight. The book looks at twenty of the most common arguments - including ones about sex, money, in-laws, who is 'cold' and who is 'over-emotional' and the state of the bathroom and the finances. We recognise our own antics but also pick up consoling and wise ideas on how to skirt certain conflicts going forward. The tragedy of every sorry argument is that it is constructed around a horrific mismatch between the message we so badly want to send ('I need you to love me, know me, agree with me') and the manner in which we are able to deliver it (with impatient accusations, sulks, put-downs, sarcasm, exaggerated gesticulations and forceful 'f*** yous'). A bad argument is a failed endeavour to communicate; this is a definitive guide to how we might argue better.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • 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 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: $35.00
    $35.00
  • 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 Mindful Walking
    Art of Mindful Walking
    ISBN: 9781907332586
    Title: Art of Mindful Walking
    Author: FORD ADAM

    This volume uses the concept of mindfulness to explore the activity of walking as an exercise for both body and mind. Contemplating the concept of purposeful walking, the author applies the notion of mindfulness to walks ranging from a simple journey to work to a personal odyssey in the Australian outback.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Art of the Samurai
    Art of the Samurai
    ISBN: 9781627951289
    Title: Art of the Samurai
    Author: TSUNETOMO YAMAMOTO

    In today’s times, with it’s plethora of quick-fix self help books, which for the most part seem to excel in non-directive, mundane advice, it is a pleasure to read a book that reaches back through the centuries to offer sound advice on how to live your life. It is this particular aspect that places it above Sun Tzu’s ’Art of War’ and Musashi’s ’Book of Five Rings’, all fine books, but more designed for group or individual warfare tactics. This masterpiece of the former samurai Yamamoto Tsunetomo is a treatise written 300 years ago, preserved for generations in northern Kyushu by warrior chiefs as moral and practical instruction for themselves and their samurai retainers. Closely guarded as secret teachings and shown only to a chosen few, the manuscript became generally available only in the postsamurai Meiji era (1868 onwards). The Hagakure offers a fascinating insight into Japanese ”warrior-ness”. This was a culture in which death was embraced rather than feared. Yamamoto tells his readers how to foster courage, how to serve selflessly, how to become a skilled master of your own destiny, and how to infuse life with beauty while acknowledging its transience. Yamamoto’s penetrating insights and profound aphorisms reflect important moral principles that still apply to us today. This illustrated edition of the ancient classic will enlighten anyone with an interest in Japanese culture and world literature.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Art of War
    Art of War
    ISBN: 9781626860605
    Title: Art of War
    Author: SUN-TZU

    The world's most famous military treatise, in an acclaimed translation

    For more than two thousand years, Sun-tzu's The Art of War has provided leaders with essential advice on battlefield tactics and management strategies. An elemental part of Chinese culture, it has also become a touchstone for the Western struggle for survival and success, whether in battle, in business, or in relationships. Now, in this crisp, accessible translation, eminent scholar John Minford brings this seminal work to life for today's readers. Capturing the literary quality of the work, Minford presents the core text in two formats: first, the unadorned ancient words of wisdom ascribed to Sun-tzu; then, the same text with extensive running commentary from the canon of traditional Chinese commentators. A lively, learned introduction and other valuable apparatus round out this authoritative volume.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00

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  • Art of War
    Art of War
    ISBN: 9781611806977
    Title: Art of War
    Author: SUN TZU

    Conflict is an inevitable part of life, according to this ancient Chinese classic of strategy, but everything necessary to deal with conflict wisely, honorably, victoriously, is already present within us. Compiled more than two thousand years ago by a mysterious warrior-philosopher, THE ART OF WAR is still perhaps the most prestigious and influential book of strategy in the world, as eagerly studied in Asia by modern politicians and executives as it has been by military leaders since ancient times. As a study of the anatomy of organizations in conflict, THE ART OF WAR applies to competition and conflict in general, on every level from the interpersonal to the international. Its aim is invincibility, victory without battle, and unassailable strength through understanding the physics, politics, and psychology of conflict.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Art of War (Pop Penguin)
    Art of War (Pop Penguin)
    ISBN: 9780141045276
    Title: Art of War (Pop Penguin)
    Author: SUN-TZU

    Offering ancient wisdom on how to use skill, cunning, tactics and discipline to outwit your opponent, this bestselling 2000-year-old military manual is still worshipped by soldiers on the battlefield and managers in the boardroom as the ultimate guide to winning.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $14.00
    $14.00
  • Art of War the Ancient Classic
    Art of War the Ancient Classic
    ISBN: 9780857080097
    Title: Art of War the Ancient Classic
    Author: SUN-TZU

    The Art of War is an ancient classic that remains an international bestselling business self-help manual to this day. Its central message of winning without conflict is as pertinent now as it was 2,500 years ago. The Art of War brings a different way of seeing conflict, transcending the instinctual 'fight for your life' approach. With enough intelligence, it says, a conflict can be prevented from developing into something nasty - or developing at all. It is possible to conquer with a minimum of force and little destruction. Such an outcome we would describe today as 'win-win', not just defeating a person in an argument (force) but bringing him or her over to our way of thinking.This deluxe hardback edition also includes an introduction by Tom Butler-Bowdon, drawing comparisons and lessons for modern day business leaders from the text.It includes: The complete, unedited and unabridged text from 300 BC Strategies for survival and success in difficult times Advice on how to conquer with minimal destruction and conflict An introduction from Tom Butler Brown, the personal development literature expert

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $24.00
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  • As If: Idealization & Ideals
    As If: Idealization & Ideals
    ISBN: 9780674237711
    Title: As If: Idealization & Ideals
    Author: APPIAH KWAME ANTHONY


    "Appiah is a writer and thinker of remarkable range... [He] has packed into this short book an impressive amount of original reflection... A rich and illuminating book."
    --Thomas Nagel, New York Review of Books


    Idealization is a fundamental feature of human thought. We build simplified models to make sense of the world, and life is a constant adjustment between the models we make and the realities we encounter. Our beliefs, desires, and sense of justice are bound up with these ideals, and we proceed "as if" our representations were true, while knowing they are not. In this elegant and original meditation, Kwame Anthony Appiah suggests that this instinct to idealize is not dangerous or distracting so much as it is necessary. As If explores how strategic untruth plays a critical role in far-flung areas of inquiry: decision theory, psychology, natural science, and political philosophy. A polymath who writes with mainstream clarity, Appiah defends the centrality of the imagination not just in the arts but in science, morality, and everyday life.


    "Appiah is the rare public intellectual who is also a first-rate analytic philosopher, and the characteristic virtues associated with each of these identities are very much in evidence throughout the book."
    --Thomas Kelly, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
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  • 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
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  • At the Existentialist Cafe: Freedom, Being & Apricot Cocktails
    At the Existentialist Cafe: Freedom, Being & Apricot Cocktails
    ISBN: 9780099554882
    Title: At the Existentialist Cafe: Freedom, Being & Apricot Cocktails
    Author: BAKEWELL SARAH


    * AS READ ON BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK *


    Paris, near the turn of 1933. Three young friends meet over apricot cocktails at the Bec-de-Gaz bar on the rue Montparnasse. They are Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir and their friend Raymond Aron, who opens their eyes to a radical new way of thinking. Pointing to his drink, he says, "You can make philosophy out of this cocktail!"



    From this moment of inspiration, Sartre will create his own extraordinary philosophy of real, experienced life - of love and desire, of freedom and being, of caf#65533;s and waiters, of friendships and revolutionary fervour. It is a philosophy that will enthral Paris and sweep through the world, leaving its mark on post-war liberation movements, from the student uprisings of 1968 to civil rights pioneers.


    At the Existentialist Caf#65533; tells the story of modern existentialism as one of passionate encounters between people, minds and ideas. From the 'king and queen of existentialism' - Sartre and de Beauvoir - to their wider circle of friends and adversaries including Albert Camus, Martin Heidegger, Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Iris Murdoch, this book is an enjoyable and original journey through a captivating intellectual movement. Weaving biography and thought, Sarah Bakewell takes us to the heart of a philosophy about life that also changed lives, and that tackled the biggest questions of all: what we are and how we are to live.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
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  • 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
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  • 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
  • Avengers & Philosophy Earths Mightiest Thinkers
    Avengers & Philosophy Earths Mightiest Thinkers
    ISBN: 9781118074572
    Title: Avengers & Philosophy Earths Mightiest Thinkers
    Author: IRWIN WILLIAM & WHITE MARK D ED

    <b>An engaging look at the philosophical underpinnings of Earth′s Mightiest Heroes</b><p>Avengers assemble! Tackling intriguing dilemmas and issues that no single great philosopher can withstand, this powerful book enlists the brainpower of an A-list team of history′s most prominent thinkers to explore the themes behind the action of Marvel Comics′ all-star superhero team.</p><ul><li>Arms you with new insights into the characters and themes of <i>The Avengers</i></li><li>Deepens your appreciation both of <i>The Avengers</i> comics and the Joss Whedon movie adaptation</li><li>Answers the philosophical questions you′ve always had about Earth′s Mightiest Heroes, including: Can a reformed criminal become a superhero? Can an android love a human? If a hero beats his wife, is he still a hero?</li><li>Helps you think differently about the members of the superhero team-Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, and the others</li></ul><p>This thought-provoking book will help you understand this band of superheroes better, whether you′ve followed the Avengers for years or are a Joss Whedon fan just getting to know them.</p>

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • 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
  • Bad Arguments: 100 of the Most Important Fallacies in Western Philosophy
    Bad Arguments: 100 of the Most Important Fallacies in Western Philosophy
    ISBN: 9781119167907
    Title: Bad Arguments: 100 of the Most Important Fallacies in Western Philosophy
    Author: ARP ROBERT; BARBONE STEVEN; BRUCE MICHAEL (EDS)


    A timely and accessible guide to 100 of the most infamous logical fallacies in Western philosophy, helping readers avoid and detect false assumptions and faulty reasoning


    You'll love this book or you'll hate it. So, you're either with us or against us. And if you're against us then you hate books. No true intellectual would hate this book.


    Ever decide to avoid a restaurant because of one bad meal? Choose a product because a celebrity endorsed it? Or ignore what a politician says because she's not a member of your party? For as long as people have been discussing, conversing, persuading, advocating, proselytizing, pontificating, or otherwise stating their case, their arguments have been vulnerable to false assumptions and faulty reasoning. Drawing upon a long history of logical falsehoods and philosophical flubs, Bad Arguments demonstrates how misguided arguments come to be, and what we can do to detect them in the rhetoric of others and avoid using them ourselves.


    Fallacies--or conclusions that don't follow from their premise--are at the root of most bad arguments, but it can be easy to stumble into a fallacy without realizing it. In this clear and concise guide to good arguments gone bad, Robert Arp, Steven Barbone, and Michael Bruce take readers through 100 of the most infamous fallacies in Western philosophy, identifying the most common missteps, pitfalls, and dead-ends of arguments gone awry. Whether an instance of sunk costs, is ought, affirming the consequent, moving the goal post, begging the question, or the ever-popular slippery slope, each fallacy engages with examples drawn from contemporary politics, economics, media, and popular culture. Further diagrams and tables supplement entries and contextualize common errors in logical reasoning.


    At a time in our world when it is crucial to be able to identify and challenge rhetorical half-truths, this bookhelps readers to better understand flawed argumentation and develop logical literacy. Unrivaled in its breadth of coverage and a worthy companion to its sister volume Just the Arguments (2011), Bad Arguments is an essential tool for undergraduate students and general readers looking to hone their critical thinking and rhetorical skills.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $21.00
    $21.00
  • 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: $45.00
    $45.00
  • 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
    Beyond Good & Evil
    ISBN: 9780141395838
    Title: Beyond Good & Evil
    Author: NIETZSCHE F & HOLLINGDALE RJ (TRANS)

    One of the most iconoclastic philosophers of all time, Nietzsche dramatically rejected notions of good and evil, truth and God.Beyond Good and Evil demonstrates that the world is steeped in false piety and infected with a 'slave morality'. With wit and subversive energy, Nietzsche demands that the individual impose their own 'will to power' upon the world.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • 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
  • Big Lebowski & Philosophy
    Big Lebowski & Philosophy
    ISBN: 9781118074565
    Title: Big Lebowski & Philosophy
    Author: IRWIN WILLIAM & FOSL PETER S

    <b>Celebrate the Dude with an abiding look at the philosophy behind <i>The Big Lebowski</i></b><p>Is the Dude a bowling-loving stoner or a philosophical genius living the good life? Naturally, it′s the latter, and <i>The Big Lebowski and Philosophy</i> explains why. Enlisting the help of great thinkers like Plato and Nietzsche, the book explores the movie′s hidden philosophical layers, cultural reflection, and political commentary. It also answers key questions, including: The Dude abides, but is abiding a virtue? Is the Dude an Americanized version of the Taoist way of life? How does <i>The Big Lebowski</i> illustrate the Just War Theory? How does bowling help Donny, Walter, and the Dude oppose nihilism? Yes, the Dude is deep, and so is this book. Don′t watch the movie-or go to Lebowski Fest-without it.<ul><li>Explores many of <i>The Big Lebowski</i>′s key themes, such as nihilism, war and politics, money and materialism, idealism and morality, history, and more <li>Gives you new perspective on the movie′s characters-the Dude, the Big Lebowski, Walter Sobchak, Donny, Maude Lebowski, Bunny Lebowski, and others<li>Helps you appreciate the Coen Brothers classic even more with the insights of Aristotle, Epicurus, Kant, Derrida, and other philosophical heavyweights</ul>

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $31.00
    $31.00
  • 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: $46.00

    $46.00
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