• Art of War
    Art of War
    ISBN: 9780877734529
    Title: Art of War
    Author: SUN-TZU & CLEARY THOMAS [TRANS]


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Art of War
    Art of War
    ISBN: 9781844831791
    Title: Art of War
    Author: SUN-TZU

    This is an illustrated edition of this timeless and ancient classic translated by Samuel Griffith.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $57.00
    $57.00
  • Art of War
    Art of War
    ISBN: 9781631063299
    Title: Art of War
    Author: SUN-TZU; GILES LIONEL (TRANSLATOR)

    The Art of War, also known as the Sunzi (Traditional Chinese; "Master Sun") or Sunzibingfa (Traditional Chinese; "Master Sun's Art of War / Master Sun's Military Strategy" ), is an ancient Chinese military treatise dating from the 5th century BC. Attributed to the ancient Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu ("Master Sun", also spelled Sunzi) the text is composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare. It is commonly thought of as a definitive work on military strategy and tactics. It was placed at the head of China's Seven Military Classics upon the collection's creation in 1080 by Emperor Shenzong of Song, and has long been the most influential strategy text in East Asia. It has had an influence on Eastern and Western military thinking, business tactics, legal strategy and beyond.Each RADLEY CLASSIC is a meticulously restored, luxurious and faithful reproduction of a classic book; produced with elegant text layout, clarity of presentation, and stylistic features that make reading a true pleasure. Special attention is given to legible fonts and adequate letter sizing, correct line length for readability, generous margins and triple lead (lavish line separation); plus we do not allow any mistakes/changes to creep into the original author's words. Visit RADLEY BOOKS at www.radleybooks.com to see more classic book titles in this series.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • 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: $25.00

    $25.00
  • Art of War
    Art of War
    ISBN: 9781841593852
    Title: Art of War
    Author: SUN-TZU; HARRIS PETER (INTRODUCTION BY, TRANSLATOR


    Written over two thousand years ago, The Art of War contains penetrating insights into the nature of power, inter-state rivalry, realpolitik and military success, relevant to any age. It was first translated into English in the early 20th century. Sun Tzu's short lines of argument and pithy aphorisms are highly accessible to modern readers, and his text has almost achieved cult status. He is quoted everywhere 'from divorce courts to Facebook', and has something to offer anyone interested in honing leadership skills and achieving in any competitive environment 'from the boardroom to the bedroom'. Sun Tzu's advice is shrewd and pragmatic - he does not glory in slaughter and prefers to win battles off the battlefield if possible; he is a strong supporter of the use of deception, of varying your shots and above all, of doing your research: knowing your enemy is key; but of little use if you do not also 'know yourself'.


    Features a brilliant new translation by Peter Harris.


    The iconic text in its original 13 short chapters printed unencumbered by notes
    The text repeated, this time interspersed with selected extracts from the canon of traditional Chinese commentators who have explained Sun Tzu's wisdom over the centuries; each chapter ending with an explanatory note from Peter Harris



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Art of War
    Art of War
    ISBN: 9781784042028
    Title: Art of War
    Author: SUNZI


    A delightfully illustrated version of Sunzi's classic The Art of War by bestselling cartoonist C. C. Tsai


    C. C. Tsai is one of Asia's most popular cartoonists, and his editions of the Chinese classics have sold more than 40 million copies in over twenty languages. This volume presents Tsai's delightful graphic adaptation of Sunzi's Art of War, the most profound book on warfare and strategy ever written--a work that continues to be read as a handbook for success not just by military commanders but also by leaders in politics, business, and many other fields.


    Conceived by a Chinese warrior-philosopher some 2,500 years ago, The Art of War speaks to those aspiring to rise through the ranks and help build successful countries. How can that goal best be achieved, and what is the role of warfare, if any, in the process? What are the powers and limits of the general in command? How can you win without going to war? Sunzi's answers to these and other questions are brought to life as never before by Tsai's brilliant cartoons, which show Sunzi fighting on dangerous ground, launching a surprise attack, spying on his enemies, and much more.


    A marvelously rich introduction to a timeless classic, this book also features a foreword by Lawrence Freedman, one of the world's leading authorities on military strategy, which illuminates how The Art of War has influenced Western strategic thought. In addition, Sunzi's original Chinese text is artfully presented in narrow sidebars on each page, enriching the books for readers and students of Chinese without distracting from the self-contained English-language cartoons. The text is skillfully translated by Brian Bruya, who also provides an introduction.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $34.99
    $34.99
  • 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 & Other Classics of Eastern Philosophy
    Art of War & Other Classics of Eastern Philosophy
    ISBN: 9781626868021
    Title: Art of War & Other Classics of Eastern Philosophy
    Author: SUN-TZU; LAO-TZU; CONFUCIUS; MENCIUS

    The words of ancient Chinese philosophers have influenced other thinkers across the world for more than 2,000 years and continue to shape our ideas today. The Art of War & Other Classics of Eastern Philosophy includes translations of Sun Tzu's Art of War, Lao-Tzu's Tao Te Ching, the teachings of the master sage Confucius, and the writings of Mencius. From insights on warfare and diplomacy to advice on how to deal with one's neighbors and colleagues, this collection of classical Eastern philosophy will provide readers with countless nuggets of wisdom.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $48.00
    $48.00
  • Art of War a New Translation
    Art of War a New Translation
    ISBN: 9781780330013
    Title: Art of War a New Translation
    Author: SUN-TZU & CLEMENTS JONATHAN

    A new translation for the 21st century.The Art of War by Sun Tzu is one of the most influential political and business books of our era. This gateway edition for the 21st century reader rediscovers the essential clarity of the ancient masterpiece, cited by generals from a dozen Chinese dynasties, international business leaders, and modern military field manuals.This edition also contains a full commentary on Sun Tzu, the man and his ideas, contemporary of Confucius and Buddha; and a critical guide to further reading. This is the perfect introduction to one of the world's best-known classics.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Art of War Deluxe Gift Edition
    Art of War Deluxe Gift Edition
    ISBN: 9781912392117
    Title: Art of War Deluxe Gift Edition
    Author: TZU SUN & TUCKER-JONES ANTHONY


    A new illustrated edition of Sun Tzu's classic ancient Chinese meditation on military strategy and human psychology, with a new commentary that highlight its continued relevance for modern readers.


    Poetic and immensely readable, The Art of War was written 2,500 years ago and the military manual is still relevant today. A fascinating historical document that sheds light on ancient warfare, it is also a profound meditation on human psychology, interrogating the subjects of leadership, self-discipline and self-awareness.


    This new edition of the classic work is specially designed for modern readers. It includes an insightful introduction to the historical and philosophical context, and is accompanied by explanation and analysis of how Sun Tzu's lessons have been applied in some of the world's most famous battles. Renowned strategists from Field Marshal Montgomery to General Schwarzkopf have cited the book as an inspiration.


    The ancient text, attributed to Sun Tzu, is divided into 13 chapters that provide a logical and strategic approach to conflict and competition. Each focuses on a different aspect of warfare, including the importance of planning, managing your forces, decision-making, knowing your strengths and weaknesses, the art of deception and understanding the power of information.


    This edition, featuring more than 28 evocative photographs, offers a new perspective on a classic work and enables new generations to discover The Art of War and find new applications for the wisdom of Sun Tzu.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • 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
    $24.00
  • Art of War Visualized: the Sun Tzu Classic in Charts & Graphs
    Art of War Visualized: the Sun Tzu Classic in Charts & Graphs
    ISBN: 9780761182382
    Title: Art of War Visualized: the Sun Tzu Classic in Charts & Graphs
    Author: HAGY JESSICA

    It's the perfect meeting of minds. One, a general whose epigrammatic lessons on strategy offer timeless insight and wisdom. And the other, a visual thinker whose succinct diagrams and charts give readers a fresh way of looking at life's challenges and opportunities. A Bronze Age/Information Age marriage of Sun Tzu and Jessica Hagy, "The Art of War Visualized" is an inspired mash-up, a work that completely reenergizes the perennial bestseller and makes it accessible to a new generation of students, entrepreneurs, business leaders, artists, seekers, lovers of games and game theory, and anyone else who knows the value of seeking guidance for the future in the teachings of the past. It's as if Sun Tzu got a 21st-century do-over. Author and illustrator of "How to Be Interesting," Jessica Hagy is a cutting-edge thinker whose language--comprising circles, arrows, and lines and the well-chosen word or two--makes her an ideal philosopher for our ever-more-visual culture. Her charts and diagrams are deceptively simple, often funny, and always thought-provoking. She knows how to communicate not only ideas but the complex process of thinking itself, complete with its twists and surprises. For "The Art of War Visualized," she presents her vision in evocative ink-brush art and bold typography. The result is page after page in which each passage of the complete canonical text (in its best-known Lionel Giles translation) is visually interpreted in a singular diagram, chart, or other illustration--transforming, reenergizing, and making the classic dazzlingly accessible for a new generation of readers.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Art of War: Illustrated Edition
    Art of War: Illustrated Edition
    ISBN: 9781454911869
    Title: Art of War: Illustrated Edition
    Author: SUN-TZU

    "Know the enemy and know yourself; in a hundred battles you will never be in peril." The Art of War, by the Chinese general and philosopher Sun Tzu, is one of the most influential books of military strategy ever written. More than 2,000 years old, this classic of Chinese philosophy lays out a systematic, rational approach to tactics and strategy that leaders worldwide have applied not only to the military, but also to business, law, martial arts, and sports. This elegant hardcover gift edition uses Lionel Giles's classic translation and stands apart for its gorgeous design, fine Chinese illustrations, and affordable price. Giles's extensive annotations and commentary on Sun Tzu's aphorisms and proverbs are also included.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Art of War: Penguin Deluxe Ed
    Art of War: Penguin Deluxe Ed
    ISBN: 9780140439199
    Title: Art of War: Penguin Deluxe Ed
    Author: SUN-TZU

    For more than two thousand years, Sun-tzu's The Art of Warhas 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 new 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: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Artful Species: Aesthetics, Art, & Evolution
    Artful Species: Aesthetics, Art, & Evolution
    ISBN: 9780199658541
    Title: Artful Species: Aesthetics, Art, & Evolution
    Author: DAVIES STEPHEN

    The Artful Species explores the idea that our aesthetic responses and art behaviors are connected to our evolved human nature. Stephen Davies analyses the key concepts of the aesthetic, art, and evolution, and explores how they might be related. He considers a range of issues, including the consideration of whether animals have aesthetic tastes; whether art is not only universal but cross-culturally comprehensible; and the idea that our environmental and landscape preferences are rooted in the experiences of our distant ancestors. He argues that art serves as a powerful and complex signal of human fitness, and so cannot be incidental to biology. Indeed, aesthetic responses and art behaviors are the touchstones of our humanity.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $66.00
    $66.00
  • As a Man Thinketh
    As a Man Thinketh
    ISBN: 9781570089688
    Title: As a Man Thinketh
    Author: ALLEN JAMES

    Through his eloquent and succinct prose, James Allen conveys his thesis that it is up to the individual to form his own character and to create his own happiness.Through the years, Bowman Gray developed his skills as a photographer. In this gift edition, he couples his own color photographs with Allens timeless advice to produce an inspirational book that will stay with the reader for years to come.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $18.00
    $18.00
  • 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
    $28.00
  • Ascent of Humanity: Civilization & the Human Sense of Self
    Ascent of Humanity: Civilization & the Human Sense of Self
    ISBN: 9781583946367
    Title: Ascent of Humanity: Civilization & the Human Sense of Self
    Author: EISENSTEIN CHARLES

    Charles Eisenstein explores the history and potential future of civilization, tracing the converging crises of our age to the illusion of the separate self. In this limited hardcover edition of Eisenstein's landmark book, he argues that our disconnection from one another and the natural world has mislaid the foundations of science, religion, money, technology, economics, medicine, and education as we know them. It has fired our near-pathological pursuit of technological Utopias even as we push ourselves and our planet to the brink of collapse.

    Fortunately, an Age of Reunion is emerging out of the birth pangs of an earth in crisis. Our journey of separation hasn't been a terrible mistake but an evolutionary process and an adventure in self-discovery. Even in our darkest hour, Eisenstein sees the possibility of a more beautiful world--not through the extension of millennia-old methods of management and control but by fundamentally reimagining ourselves and our systems. We must shift away from our Babelian efforts to build ever-higher towers to heaven and instead turn out attention to creating a new kind of civilization--one designed for beauty rather than height. Breathtaking in its scope and intelligence, The Ascent of Humanity is a landmark book showing what it truly means to be human.

    "A tour-de-force filled with astounding insight, wit, wisdom and heart." --Christopher Uhl, author of Developing Ecological Consciousness: Paths to a Sustainable Future

    "Quite marvelous, a hugely important work. This book is truly needed in this time of deepening crisis." --John Zerzan, author of Future Primitive and Elements of Refusal

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $56.00

    $56.00
  • Assholes: A Theory
    Assholes: A Theory
    ISBN: 9781857885934
    Title: Assholes: A Theory
    Author: JAMES AARON

    THE DEFINING QUESTION OF MODERN TIMES ANSWERED What is it for someone to be an asshole? Although most of us are forced to deal with such people every day, few of us could easily say exactly what an asshole is. And as prevalent as they are, no one has offered a sustained analytical treatment of the subject. Assholes are arguably part of the human social condition, so the topic is perhaps the special provenance of philosophers.

    In fact, Rousseau, Kant, Hegel and Sartre have all grappled with asshole-related questions of moral status. In the spirit of the bestselling On Bullshit, philosopher Aaron James tackles the subject of assholes in a philosophical - yet also humorous, entertaining and accessible - 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.

    A pop-philosophy book with great potential to crossover into the gift book and humor genres, this will be an engaging mix of erudite discussion about an indelicate subject matter that naturally brings a comic flavor to the text. The bestselling success of Robert Sutton's The No Asshole Rule has made clear that people are interested in the subject. While Sutton tackles the problem from a management angle, James brings us into a broader realm of philosophical analysis.

    In terms of methodology, Freakonomics is another good comparative title because it uses a serious methodology on a "small" topic of wide interest, showing that economics can be engaging and useful. James' book promises to do the same for philosophy.

    Format: Hardback
    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
  • At Night: a Guide for the Wakeful
    At Night: a Guide for the Wakeful
    ISBN: 9781908699848
    Title: At Night: a Guide for the Wakeful
    Author: QUICK ALEX

    View the Moon: The sun is a dog, the moon a cat. The sun has his regular walks in the day, the moon her irregular prowls in the night. Everyone knows through which windows and curtains the sun will cock a leg. But the moon: where and when will she arch her gleaming back? Only she and astronomers know. Drink: I begin around nine. I ease myself into my night of debauch with a simple gin and tonic. I have some music playing: something energizing, like a Brandenburg Concerto. I toss off some postcards... Next, a pint of traditional cider, tasting of wasps and mud. Traverse a City: At night, slide unobtrusively from your home and follow your own footsteps. Traverse your city's boulevards, avenues, sidestreets and alleyways. Penetrate those areas that you would not normally penetrate: housing estates, railway embankments, waterworks, cemeteries, cathedral cloisters, bus stations, light industrial parks, quays, heaths, woods, golf clubs, parks, farms, airports, towpaths, hospitals - yes, go into the very hospitals and wander around them. A white coat helps. Go into the forest and burn your poems: If you don't have a forest nearby, try a golf course. Place the poems in the centre of one of its expensively-manicured greens and set them ablaze. There are few more prosaic venues than a golf course - the haunt by day of solicitors and car salesmen - and burning poetry is very much in the spirit of the place. Write down your nightmares: Simone de Beauvoir had a recurring nightmare. She dreamed that she went to bed at twenty and woke up an old woman of fifty, all her youth and beauty gone. When she did finally wake she found she was twenty again, with her life still before her, and experienced such relief that she almost wept. However, this was still part of the dream. On actually waking, she found she was fifty. Imagine the final and irrevocable horror of that.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • 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
    $28.00
  • Atheist's History of Belief
    Atheist's History of Belief
    ISBN: 9780099584421
    Title: Atheist's History of Belief
    Author: KNEALE MATTHEW

    What first prompted prehistoric man, sheltering in the shadows of deep caves, to call upon the realm of the spirits? And why has belief thrived ever since, leading us to invent heaven and hell, sin and redemption, and above all, gods? Religion reflects our deepest hopes and fears; whether you are a believer or, like Matthew Kneale, a non-believer who admires mankind's capacity to create and to imagine, it has shaped our world. And as our dreams and nightmares have changed over the millennia, so have our beliefs - from shamans to Aztec priests, from Buddhists to Christians: the gods we created have evolved with us. Belief is humanity's most epic invention. It has always been our closest companion and greatest consolation. To understand it is to better understand ourselves.

    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
  • Autobiophilosophy
    Autobiophilosophy
    ISBN: 9780008218461
    Title: Autobiophilosophy
    Author: SMITH ROBERT ROWLAND

    Autobiophilosophy is an astonishingly frank and original autobiography that explores the fundamental question of what it means to be human. Robert Rowland Smith's life story involves a love triangle, office politics, police raids, illegal drugs, the academic elite and a near-death experience. It sees him grappling with the tragic fate of his father, going through a double divorce and encountering a living divinity. We witness him confronting his demons but also looking out for angels. A former Oxford don, Robert uses these deeply personal experiences to generate philosophical insights that will resonate with everybody. What are the recurring patterns, unconscious motives and social forces that govern our behaviour? Through his experiences, and referencing writers from Shakespeare to Freud, he offers new models and ways into human psychology. As we are led into Robert's private world, we gain an understanding of what it means to be human that is relevant to all.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • 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
  • Awareness
    Awareness
    ISBN: 9780385249379
    Title: Awareness
    Author: MELLO ANTHONY DE


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • 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
  • Back to Joy Little Reminders to Help Us Through Tough Times
    Back to Joy Little Reminders to Help Us Through Tough Times
    ISBN: 9781449441647
    Title: Back to Joy Little Reminders to Help Us Through Tough Times
    Author: COTNER JUNE

    Best-selling author June Cotner presents an enriching collection of prayers, poems, and quotes chosen for their power to bring joy back into your life after surviving tough times.
    "Back to Joy" is the antidote for anyone who has hit a rough patch and found it hard to get back to joyful living. This collection includes inspirational quotes, poetry, and prose from current and modern-day poets for freshness and well-known names for familiarity, such as Confucius, Pablo Picasso, Ralph Waldo Emerson, A.A. Milne, and Eleanor Roosevelt. The motivational messages are gentle reminders that "this too shall pass," and it's time anew to stand on your own two feet.
    If you or a friend or loved one are struggling to escape from the school of hard knocks, "Back to Joy" follows the uplifting vein of June Cotner's inspirational books: little ideas to reaffirm to readers that a brighter direction is always possible.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $22.00
    $22.00
  • 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
  • Badiou & His Interlocutors: Lectures, Interviews & Responses
    Badiou & His Interlocutors: Lectures, Interviews & Responses
    ISBN: 9781350026667
    Title: Badiou & His Interlocutors: Lectures, Interviews & Responses
    Author: BADIOU ALAIN; BARTLETT A. J.; CLEM JUSTIN

    This is a unique collection presenting work by Alain Badiou and commentaries on his philosophical theories. It includes three lectures by Badiou, on contemporary politics, the infinite, cinema and theatre and two extensive interviews with Badiou - one concerning the state of the contemporary situation and one wide ranging interview on all facets of his work and engagements. It also includes six interventions on aspects of Badiou's work by established scholars in the field, addressing his concept of history, Lacan, Cinema, poetry, and feminism; and four original essays by young and established scholars in Australia and New Zealand addressing the key concerns of Badiou's 2015 visit to the Antipodal region and the work he presented there. With new material by Badiou previously unpublished in English this volume is a valuable overview of his recent thinking. Critical responses by distinguished and gifted Badiou scholars writing outside of the European context make this text essential reading for anyone interested in the development and contemporary reception of Badiou's thought.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $53.00
    $53.00
  • Badiou & Plato: an Education by Truths
    Badiou & Plato: an Education by Truths
    ISBN: 9781474410304
    Title: Badiou & Plato: an Education by Truths
    Author: BARTLETT A J

    This book will help you to understand Badiou's central concepts, the philosophical relation between Badiou and Plato and will rethink the importance of Badiou's 'Platonic' claim 'the only education is an education by truths'.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $58.00
    $58.00
  • 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
  • Barthes: a Very Short Introduction
    Barthes: a Very Short Introduction
    ISBN: 9780192801593
    Title: Barthes: a Very Short Introduction
    Author: CULLER JONATHON

    Roland Barthes was the leading figure of French Structuralism, the theoretical movement of the 1960s which revolutionized the study of literature and culture, as well as history and psychoanalysis. But Barthes was a man who disliked orthodoxies. His shifting positions and theoretical interests make him hard to grasp and assess. This book surveys Barthes' work in clear, accessible prose, highlighting what is most interesting and important in his work today. In particular, the book describes the many projects, which Barthes explored and which helped to change the way we think about a range of cultural phenomena--from literature, fashion, wrestling, and advertising to notions of the self, of history, and of nature.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $21.00
    $21.00
  • Batman, Superman, & Philosophy
    Batman, Superman, & Philosophy
    ISBN: 9780812699180
    Title: Batman, Superman, & Philosophy
    Author: MICHAUD NICHOLAS

    Batman, Superman, and Philosophy
    Batman or Superman? Which of these heroic figures is morally superior? Which is more dramatically effective? Which is more democratic? Which shows us the better way to fight crime? In Batman, Superman, and Philosophy, 26 philosophers evaluate Superman vs. Batman in order to decide which of them “wins” by various criteria.Since both Batman, the megalomaniacal industrialist, and Superman, the darling of the media, sometimes operate outside the law, which of them makes the better vigilante — and how do they compare with Robin Hood, the anonymous donor, the Ninja, and the KKK? Which of them comes out better in terms of evolutionary biology? Which of the heroes works more effectively to resist oppression? Which one is better for the environment? Which of these two makes a better model and inspiring myth to define our culture and society?Is Batman or Superman the more admirable person? Who conforms more closely to Nietzsche’s Übermensch? Who makes the better god? Who is more self-sacrificing? Whose explicit code of morality is superior? Which superhero gives us more satisfying dramatic conflict? And why does a battle between the two make such a compelling drama?

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Battle of the Frogs & the Mice: a Homeric Fable
    Battle of the Frogs & the Mice: a Homeric Fable
    ISBN: 9780399162855
    Title: Battle of the Frogs & the Mice: a Homeric Fable
    Author: MARTIN GEORGE W

    You will never see war the same way after reading this extraordinary retelling of an ancient Greek fable about a tragically unnecessary battle between mice and frogs. With haunting illustrations, this miniature masterpiece ranks with Animal Farm as one of the greatest parables of human foibles.Originally published in 1962, The Battle of the Frogs and the Mice tells in words and pictures a classic tale of the foolhardiness of war. When Crum-snatcher, a Mouse, cautiously mounts the back of Puff-jaw, King of the Frogs, to explore the Frogs' pond, the Mouse meets with a disaster which soon brings the two nations into mortal conflict. The course of this tempest in a teapot is developed with wit to assume heroic proportions, and the battle of this small world becomes the story of wars through the ages.George Martin has made an imaginative, free adaptation of a fable originally ascribed to Homer, but now believed to have been written about three hundred years after him by an unknown author. The book's events are brilliantly depicted by the drawings of Fred Gwynne, a versatile artist known for his role as Herman Munster in the sit-com hit The Munsters. Gwynne's haunting and unsparingly illustrations portray this chronicle from its pastoral beginning to its bitter end. Together, Martin and Gwynne have made a book of grim delight for adults and young readers alike.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Be Good: How to Navigate the Ethics of Everything
    Be Good: How to Navigate the Ethics of Everything
    ISBN: 9781452107905
    Title: Be Good: How to Navigate the Ethics of Everything
    Author: COHEN RANDY

    TheNew York Times Magazine's original "Ethicist" Randy Cohen helps readers locate their own internal ethical compasses as he delivers answers to life's most challenging dilemmas-timeless and contemporary alike. Organized thematically in an easy-to-navigate Q&A format, and featuring line illustrations throughout, this amusing and engaging book challenges readers to think about how they would (or should) respond when faced with everyday moral challenges, from sex and love to religion, technology, and much more. Sure to ignite brain cells and spark healthy debate, Be Good is a book to refer to again and again. Organized thematically in an easy-to-navigate Q & A format and featuring line illustrations, this amusing and engaging book from a "New York Times Magazine" columnist challenges readers to think about how they would respond when faced with everyday moral quandaries.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Beach Beneath the Street: the Everyday Life & Glorious Times of the Situationist International
    Beach Beneath the Street: the Everyday Life & Glorious Times of the Situationist International
    ISBN: 9781844677207
    Title: Beach Beneath the Street: the Everyday Life & Glorious Times of the Situationist International
    Author: WARK MCKENZIE

    Over fifty years after the Situationist International appeared, they continue to influence activists, artists and theorists. From the Invisible Committee's bestselling The Coming Insurrection to Iain Sinclair's psychogeographic explorations, their work is still found to be rich with possibilities, yet its breadth and diversity is still unexplored. In the first account since Greil Marcus's Lipstick Traces (1989), McKenzie Wark traces the Situationist International's beginnings in 1950s bohemian Paris up to the explosive days of May 1968. This account puts the legendary figure of Guy Debord back into the context of the other fascinating figures who made up the movement, including Constant, Asger Jorn, Mich le Bernstein and Jacqueline De Jong. It treats them as an international movement of conflicting passions rather than as a Paris coterie. Accessible to those who have only just discovered the Situationists and filled with new insights, Wark reconnects their work to new practices in communication, built form, and everyday life.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • 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
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