• American Philosophy: a Love Story
    American Philosophy: a Love Story
    ISBN: 9780374154486
    Title: American Philosophy: a Love Story
    Author: KAAG JOHN JACOB

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


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



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  • American Philosophy: the Basics
    American Philosophy: the Basics
    ISBN: 9780415689700
    Title: American Philosophy: the Basics
    Author: STANLICK NANCY A

    American Philosophy: The Basics introduces the history of American thought from early Calvinists to the New England Transcendentalists and from contract theory to contemporary African American philosophy. The key question it asks is: what it is that makes American Philosophy unique? This lively and compelling book moves through key periods in the development of American thought from the founding fathers to the transcendentalists and pragmatists to contemporary social commentators. Readers are introduced to:

    • Some of the most important thinkers in American history including Jonathan Edwards, Thomas Paine, Charles Sanders Pierce, Thomas Kuhn, Cornel West and many more
    • Developments in five key areas of thought: epistemology, metaphysics, religion and ethics, social philosophy, and political philosophy
    • The contributions of American women, African-Americans and Native Americans.

    Featuring suggestions for further reading and assuming no prior knowledge of philosophy, this is an ideal first introduction for anyone studying or interested in the history of American thought.



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  • Among the Dead Cities: Is the Targeting of Civilians in War Ever Justified?
    Among the Dead Cities: Is the Targeting of Civilians in War Ever Justified?
    ISBN: 9781472526038
    Title: Among the Dead Cities: Is the Targeting of Civilians in War Ever Justified?
    Author: GRAYLING A C

    Is it ever right to target civilians in a time of war? Or do the ends sometimes justify the means? The twentieth century - the age of 'total war' - marked the first time that civilian populations came to be seen as legitimate military targets. At this policy's most terrible extreme came the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki but it is an issue that remains relevant today with the needs of the 'War on Terror' used to justify the use of drone strikes. In Amongst the Dead Cities, A.C. Grayling explores these moral issues in all their complexity with a detailed examination of the Allied bombing of German cities during World War 2. Considering the cases for and against the area bombing and the experiences of the bombed and the bombers, Grayling asks: was the targeting of civilians in Germany a crime? Now available in the Bloomsbury Revelations series, the book includes a new afterword by the author considering the issues in light of later conflicts up to the present day.


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  • Analects
    Analects
    ISBN: 9780140443486
    Title: Analects
    Author: CONFUCIUS


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  • Analects
    Analects
    ISBN: 9780143106852
    Title: Analects
    Author: CONFUCIUS & CHIN ANNPING

    The Analects of Confucius guided Chinese culture for well over a thousand years and though Confucianism has diminished dramatically, The Analects still have a tremendous influence on Chinese and East Asian thoughts and values today. The Analects teach the basic Confucian values including social and ritual propriety, righteousness, loyalty, and filial piety, all centered about the central thought of becoming the proper man or gentleman. Interestingly, one can find the Golden Rule within its pages, though stated in the negative: Do NOT do unto others as you would NOT have them do unto you.

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  • Analects
    Analects
    ISBN: 9781848374843
    Title: Analects
    Author: CONFUCIUS


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  • Ancient Art of Growing Old
    Ancient Art of Growing Old
    ISBN: 9780099573180
    Title: Ancient Art of Growing Old
    Author: PAYNE TOM

    Bette Davis said âe~Old age ainâe(tm)t no place for sissiesâe(tm). If thatâe(tm)s true, we could all use a little help as we approach our twilight years. Translator Tom Payne turns to Ovid, Seneca, Hippocrates, Plato, Aristotle, and Aristophanes to discover invigorating counsel on mental decline, medicine, late love affairs, death and legacy. This lively tour of ancient attitudes to ageing, supplemented by a translation of Ciceroâe(tm)s âe~On Old Ageâe(tm), reveals the true art of growing old gracefully.

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  • 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.

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    Price: $45.00

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  • Ancient Greek Philosophy from the Presocratics to the Hellenistic Philosophers
    Ancient Greek Philosophy from the Presocratics to the Hellenistic Philosophers
    ISBN: 9781444335736
    Title: Ancient Greek Philosophy from the Presocratics to the Hellenistic Philosophers
    Author: BLACKSON THOMAS

    Ancient Greek Philosophy: From the Presocratics to the Hellenistic Philosophers presents a comprehensive introduction to the philosophers and philosophical traditions that developed in ancient Greece from 585 BC to 529 AD. Provides coverage of the Presocratics through the Hellenistic philosophers Moves beyond traditional textbooks that conclude with Aristotle A uniquely balanced organization of exposition, choice excerpts and commentary, informed by classroom feedback Contextual commentary traces the development of lines of thought through the period, ideal for students new to the discipline Can be used in conjunction with the online resources found at http://tab.faculty.asu.edu/toc.html

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  • Ancient Rhetoric: From Aristotle to Philostratus
    Ancient Rhetoric: From Aristotle to Philostratus
    ISBN: 9780141392646
    Title: Ancient Rhetoric: From Aristotle to Philostratus
    Author: HABINEK THOMAS

    Classical rhetoric is one of the earliest versions of what is today known as media studies. It was absolutely crucial to life in the ancient world, whether in the courtroom, the legislature or on ceremonial occasions, and was described as either the art of persuasion or the art of speaking well. This anthology, edited by Thomas Habinek, brings together all the most important ancient writings on rhetoric, including works by Cicero, Aristotle, Quintilian and Philostratus. Ranging across such themes as memory, persuasion, delivery and style, it provides a fascinating introduction to classical rhetoric and will be an invaluable sourcebook for students of the ancient world.

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    Price: $35.00
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  • Anecdotes of the Cynics: Little Black Classics
    Anecdotes of the Cynics: Little Black Classics
    ISBN: 9780241251461
    Title: Anecdotes of the Cynics: Little Black Classics
    Author: ANON

    "What makes us happy? For over 800 years the Cynic philosophers of ancient Greece and Rome argued that the answer lay in a simple, self-sufficient life. "

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    Price: $3.00
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  • 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.


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    Price: $37.00
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  • Anger, Mercy, Revenge
    Anger, Mercy, Revenge
    ISBN: 9780226748429
    Title: Anger, Mercy, Revenge
    Author: SENECA LUCIUS ANNAEUS


    Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 BCE-65 CE) was a Roman Stoic philosopher, dramatist, statesman, and adviser to the emperor Nero, all during the Silver Age of Latin literature. The Complete Works of Lucius Annaeus Seneca is a fresh and compelling series of new English-language translations of his works in eight accessible volumes. Edited by world-renowned classicists Elizabeth Asmis, Shadi Bartsch, and Martha C. Nussbaum, this engaging collection restores Seneca--whose works have been highly praised by modern authors from Desiderius Erasmus to Ralph Waldo Emerson--to his rightful place among the classical writers most widely studied in the humanities.


    Anger, Mercy, Revenge
    comprises three key writings: the moral essays On Anger and On Clemency--which were penned as advice for the then young emperor, Nero--and the Apocolocyntosis, a brilliant satire lampooning the end of the reign of Claudius. Friend and tutor, as well as philosopher, Seneca welcomed the age of Nero in tones alternately serious, poetic, and comic--making Anger, Mercy, Revenge a work just as complicated, astute, and ambitious as its author.



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  • Animal that Therefore I Am
    Animal that Therefore I Am
    ISBN: 9780823227914
    Title: Animal that Therefore I Am
    Author: DERRIDA JACQUES


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  • Answers for Aristotle: How Science & Philosophy can Lead Us to a More Meaningful Life
    Answers for Aristotle: How Science & Philosophy can Lead Us to a More Meaningful Life
    ISBN: 9780465021383
    Title: Answers for Aristotle: How Science & Philosophy can Lead Us to a More Meaningful Life
    Author: PIGLIUCCI MASSIMO

    How should we live? According to philosopher and biologist Massimo Pigliucci, the greatest guidance to this essential question lies in combining the wisdom of 24 centuries of philosophy with the latest research from 21st century science.& In Answers for Aristotle, Pigliucci argues that the combination of science and philosophy first pioneered by Aristotle offers us the best possible tool for understanding the world and ourselves. As Aristotle knew, each mode of thought has the power to clarify the other: science provides facts, and philosophy helps us reflect on the values with which to assess them. But over the centuries, the two have become uncoupled, leaving us with questions#151;about morality, love, friendship, justice, and politics#151;that neither field could fully answer on its own. Pigliucci argues that only by rejoining each other can modern science and philosophy reach their full potential, while we harness them to help us reach ours.& Pigliucci discusses such essential issues as how to tell right from wrong, the nature of love and friendship, and whether we can really ever know ourselves#151;all in service of helping us find our path to the best possible life. Combining the two most powerful intellectual traditions in history, Answers for Aristotle is a remarkable guide to discovering what really matters and why.


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  • Anti Oedipus Capitalism & Schizophrenia
    Anti Oedipus Capitalism & Schizophrenia
    ISBN: 9780816612253
    Title: Anti Oedipus Capitalism & Schizophrenia
    Author: DELEUZE GILLES


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  • Anti-education
    Anti-education
    ISBN: 9781590178942
    Title: Anti-education
    Author: NIETZSCHE FREDERICH

    In 1869, at the age of twenty-five, the precociously brilliant Friedrich Nietzsche was appointed to a professorship of classical philology at the University of Basel. He seemed marked for a successful and conventional academic career. Then the philosophy of Schopenhauer and the music of Wagner transformed his sense of purpose. The genius of such thinkers and makers-like the genius of the ancient Greeks-was the only touchstone for true understanding. How then was education to answer to such genius? Something more than sturdy scholarship was called for. A new way of teaching and questioning, a new philosophya What that new way might be was the question Nietzsche broached in five vivid, popular public lectures in Basel in 1872. Composed in emulation (and to some degree as a satire) of a Platonic dialogue, Anti-Education presents a provocative and timely reckoning with what remains one of the great problems of modern societies.

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  • Anti-oedipus
    Anti-oedipus
    ISBN: 9781780936611
    Title: Anti-oedipus
    Author: DELEUZE GILLES & GUATTARI FELIX

    The collaboration of the philosopher Gilles Deleuze and the psychoanalyst Felix Guattari has been one of the most profoundly influential partnerships in contemporary thought. 'Anti-Oedipus' is the first part of their masterpiece, 'Capitalism and Schizophrenia'. Ranging widely across the radical tradition of 20th Century thought and culture that preceeded them - from Foucault, Lacan and Jung to Samuel Beckett and Henry Miller - this revolutionary analysis of the intertwining of desire, reality and capitalist society is an essential read for anyone interested in postwar continental thought.

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  • Anti-social Family
    Anti-social Family
    ISBN: 9781781687598
    Title: Anti-social Family
    Author: BARRETT MICHELE & MCINTOSH MARY

    Barrett and McIntosh incisively question the standard marxist (and mainstream) claims that (1) the nuclear family is suited to the functional requirements of the capitalist mode of production, and (2) the family has declined and much of its work is now undertaken by the state.

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  • Anxious Lawyer: An 8-week Guide to a Joyful and Satisfying Law Practice Through Mindfulness & Meditation
    Anxious Lawyer: An 8-week Guide to a Joyful and Satisfying Law Practice Through Mindfulness & Meditation
    ISBN: 9781627226240
    Title: Anxious Lawyer: An 8-week Guide to a Joyful and Satisfying Law Practice Through Mindfulness & Meditation
    Author: CHO JEENA; GIFFORD KAREN

    The Anxious Lawyer is a straightforward introduction to meditation and mindfulness for those engaged in the practice of law. Readers will be guided through an eight week program, the aim of which is to assist in establishing an ongoing meditation practice. The book will: -Provide an overview of the history of meditation and the scientific evidence of its benefits -Introduce the reader to simple meditation techniques -Offer concrete guidance for establishing meditation practice

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
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  • Archaeology of Knowledge
    Archaeology of Knowledge
    ISBN: 9780415287531
    Title: Archaeology of Knowledge
    Author: FOUCAULT MICHEL

    In France, a country that awards its intellectuals the status other countries give their rock stars, Michel Foucault was part of a glittering generation of thinkers, one which also included Sartre, de Beauvoir and Deleuze. One of the great intellectual heroes of the twentieth century, Foucault was a man whose passion and reason were at the service of nearly every progressive cause of his time. From law and order, to mental health, to power and knowledge, he spearheaded public awareness of the dynamics that hold us all in thrall to a few powerful ideologies and interests. Arguably his finest work, Archaeology of Knowledge is a challenging but fantastically rewarding introduction to his ideas.

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  • 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.

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  • Are You an Illusion?
    Are You an Illusion?
    ISBN: 9781844657926
    Title: Are You an Illusion?
    Author: MIDGLEY MARY

    Renowned philosopher Mary Midgley explores the remarkable gap that has opened up between our own understanding of our sense of our self and today's scientific orthodoxy that claims the self to be nothing more than an elaborate illusion. Bringing her formidable acuity and analytic skills to bear, she exposes some very odd claims and muddled thinking on the part of cognitive scientists and psychologists when it comes to talk about the self. Well-known philosophical problems in causality, subjectivity, empiricism, free will and determinsim are shown to have been glossed over by scientists claiming that the self is no more than a jumble of brain-cells. Midgley argues powerfully and persuasively that the rich variety of our imaginative life cannot be contained in the narrow bounds of a highly puritanical materialism that equates brain and self. The denial of the self has been sustained by the belief that physical science requires it, but there is not just one such pattern of thought but many others which all help to explain the different kinds of problems that arise in our life, argues Midgley. Physics' amazing contemporary successes spring from attacking problems that arise within physics, not from outside. It is no more sensible to give a physical answer to a moral problem than it is to give political answers to physical ones. Are you an Illusion? is an impassioned defence of the importance of our own experiences - the subjective sources of thought - which are every bit as necessary for the world as the objective ones such as brain cells.

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  • 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

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  • Aristotle: a Very Short Introduction
    Aristotle: a Very Short Introduction
    ISBN: 9780192854087
    Title: Aristotle: a Very Short Introduction
    Author: BARNES JONATHAN


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  • 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."

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  • Art of Belonging: It's Not Where You Live It's How You Live
    Art of Belonging: It's Not Where You Live It's How You Live
    ISBN: 9781743538920
    Title: Art of Belonging: It's Not Where You Live It's How You Live
    Author: MACKAY HUGH



    The eternal question 'Who am I?' must be weighed against an even deeper question: 'Who are we?' We are writing each other's stories as much as we are writing our own.

    In his bestselling book, The Good Life, Hugh Mackay argued that kindness and respect for others are the hallmarks of a life well lived. Now in The Art of Belonging Mackay shows how strong communities develop our moral sense and build our emotional security. He says that as 'social creatures' we can only reach our potential when we engage with our communities - in the local neighbourhood, at work and even online.

    Drawing on his lifelong work as a social researcher, Mackay creates a fictional suburb, Southwood, and populates it with characters who, like most of us, struggle to reconcile their need to belong with their desire to live life on their own terms. Through a series of stories, illuminated by Mackay's social analysis, we witness the conflicts that arise when individuals assert their needs at the expense of others, but we also glimpse the satisfactions that flow from contributing to the common good.

    Compellingly argued and written with wisdom, compassion and wit, The Art of Belonging is for those who yearn for a society that sustains and nurtures the many, not just the fortunate few.

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  • Art of Happiness
    Art of Happiness
    ISBN: 9780143107217
    Title: Art of Happiness
    Author: EPICURUS

    The brilliant writings of a highly influential Greek philosopher, with a foreword by Daniel Klein, author of Travels with Epicurus

    The teachings of Epicurus--about life and death, religion and science, physical sensation, happiness, morality, and friendship--attracted legions of adherents throughout the ancient Mediterranean world and deeply influenced later European thought. Though Epicurus faced hostile opposition for centuries after his death, he counts among his many admirers Thomas Hobbes, Thomas Jefferson, Karl Marx, and Isaac Newton. This volume includes all of his extant writings--his letters, doctrines, and Vatican sayings--alongside parallel passages from the greatest exponent of his philosophy, Lucretius, extracts from Diogenes Laertius' Life of Epicurus, a lucid introductory essay about Epicurean philosophy, and a foreword by Daniel Klein, author of Travels with Epicurus and coauthor of the New York Times bestseller Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar.

    For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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    Price: $36.00

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  • 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.

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    Price: $32.00
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  • Art of Losing Control: A Philosopher's Search for Ecstatic Experience
    Art of Losing Control: A Philosopher's Search for Ecstatic Experience
    ISBN: 9781782118787
    Title: Art of Losing Control: A Philosopher's Search for Ecstatic Experience
    Author: EVANS JULES

    Since the Enlightenment, western culture has written off ecstatic experience as a form of mental illness. But why should rationality be considered the highest part of human nature when we are capable of so many more states of experience? Piecing together interviews, analysis of ancient and modern philosophy, and his own eclectic encounters with the sublime, philosopher Jules Evans mounts an investigation into what we can gain from mastering the art of losing control. From Aristotle and Plato to the Bishop of London and Sister Bliss, radical jihadis to Silicon Valley transhumanists, The Art of Losing Control is a funny, life-enhancing journey that will change the way you think about how you feel.

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    Price: $25.00
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  • Art of Mindful Birdwatching; Reflections on Freedom & Being
    Art of Mindful Birdwatching; Reflections on Freedom & Being
    ISBN: 9781782404286
    Title: Art of Mindful Birdwatching; Reflections on Freedom & Being
    Author: THOMPSON CLAIRE

    Who has never stopped to gaze enviously at a bird soaring effortlessly through the sky? Or delight in a sudden burst of birdsong through an office window? Bird flight and song are symbols of freedom and inspiration for the practice of mindful awareness, which in turn offers us greater freedom in our own experience of our minds and lives. The Art of Mindful Birdwatching explores how cultivating a deeper awareness of nature's songsters is a natural focus for practicing mindfulness meditation every day.

    Through personal anecdote and expert insight, Claire Thompson takes us on a journey through the natural world. She reveals how, through noticing bird life in habitats from the city to the coast, we connect with nature and appreciate the beauty, freedom, and complexity all around us.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $22.00
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Art of Stillness
    Art of Stillness
    ISBN: 9781471138867
    Title: Art of Stillness
    Author: IYER PICO

    A follow up to Pico Iyer's essay "The Joy of Quiet," "The Art of Stillness" considers the unexpected adventure of staying put and reveals a counter-intuitive truth: The more ways we have to connect, the more we seem desperate to unplug.
    Why would a man who seems able to go everywhere and do anything--like the international heartthrob and Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famer Leonard Cohen--choose to spend years sitting still and going nowhere? What can Nowhere offer that no Anywhere can match? And why might a lifelong traveler like Pico Iyer, who has journeyed from Easter Island to Ethiopia, Cuba to Kathmandu, think that sitting quietly in a room and getting to know the seasons and landscapes of Nowhere might be the ultimate adventure?
    In "The Art of Stillness, "Iyer draws on the lives of well-known wanderer-monks like Cohen--as well as from his own experiences as a travel writer who chooses to spend most of his time in rural Japan--to explore why advances in technology are making us more likely to retreat. Iyer reflects that this is perhaps the reason why many people--even those with no religious commitment--seem to be turning to yoga, or meditation, or tai chi. These aren't New Age fads so much as ways to rediscover the wisdom of an earlier age. There is even a growing trend toward observing an "Internet sabbath" every week, turning off online connections from Friday night to Monday morning and reviving those ancient customs known as family meals and conversation.
    In this age of constant movement and connectedness, perhaps staying in one place is a more exciting prospect, and a greater necessity than ever before. "The Art of Stillness" paints a picture of why so many have found richness in stillness and what--from Marcel Proust to Blaise Pascal to Phillipe Starck--they've gained there.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • 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 Travel
    Art of Travel
    ISBN: 9780140276626
    Title: Art of Travel
    Author: DE BOTTON ALAIN

    Few activities seem to promise 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 minibars, airports to sightseeing. 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.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • 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
  • Art of War
    Art of War
    ISBN: 9780141395845
    Title: Art of War
    Author: SUN-TZU

    The "Art of War "is almost certainly the most famous study of strategy ever written and has had an extraordinary influence on the history of warfare.aThe principles Sun-tzu expounded were utilized brilliantly by such great Asian war leaders as Mao Tse-tung, Giap, and Yamamoto.aFirst translated two hundred years ago by a French missionary, Sun-tzuOCOs "Art of War" has been credited with influencing Napoleon, the German General Staff, and even the planning for Desert Storm.aMany Japanese companies make this book required reading for their key executives.aAnd increasingly, Western businesspeople and others are turning to the "Art of War" for inspiration and advice on how to succeed in competitive situations of all kinds.aUnlike most editions of Sun-tzu currently available (many simply retreads of older, flawed translations), this superb new translation makes use of the best available classical Chinese manuscripts, including the ancient OC tomb textOCO version discovered by archaeologists at Linyi, China.aRalph Sawyer, an outstanding Western scholar of ancient Chinese warfare and a successful businessman in his own right, places this classic work of strategy in its proper historical context.aSawyer supplies a portrait of Sun-tzuOCOs era and outlines several battles of the period that may have either influenced Sun-tzu or been conducted by him.aWhile appreciative of the philosophical richness of the "Art of War," this edition stresses Sun-tzuOCOs practical origins and presents a translation that is both accurate and accessible."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Art of War
    Art of War
    ISBN: 9781848375758
    Title: Art of War
    Author: SUN-TZU

    Offering ancient wisdom on how to use skill, cunning, tactics and discipline to outwit your opponent, this 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: $20.00
    $20.00
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