• Ethics a Graphic Guide
    Ethics a Graphic Guide
    ISBN: 9781848310087
    Title: Ethics a Graphic Guide
    Author: ROBINSON DAVE / GARRATT CHRIS


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    Price: $16.00
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  • Ethics in the Real World: 87 Brief Essays on Things that Matter
    Ethics in the Real World: 87 Brief Essays on Things that Matter
    ISBN: 9781925603002
    Title: Ethics in the Real World: 87 Brief Essays on Things that Matter
    Author: SINGER PETER


    In this book of brief essays, Singer applies his controversial ways of thinking to issues like climate change, extreme poverty, animals, abortion, euthanasia, human genetic selection, sports doping, the sale of kidneys, the ethics of high-priced art, and ways of increasing happiness. Singer asks whether chimpanzees are people, smoking should be outlawed, or consensual sex between adult siblings should be decriminalised, and he reiterates his case against the idea that all human life is sacred, applying his arguments to some recent cases in the news. In addition, he explores, in an easily accessible form, some of the deepest philosophical questions, such as whether anything really matters and whether the pale blue dot that is our planet has any value. The collection also includes some more personal reflections, like Singer's thoughts on one of his favourite activities, surfing, and an unusual suggestion for starting a family conversation over a holiday feast.


    Provocative and original, these essays will challenge--and possibly change--your beliefs about a wide range of real-world ethical questions.&



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    Price: $30.00
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  • Ethics into Action Henry Spira, the Animal Rights Movement, and the Theory of a Tube of Toothpaste
    Ethics into Action Henry Spira, the Animal Rights Movement, and the Theory of a Tube of Toothpaste
    ISBN: 9781538123898
    Title: Ethics into Action Henry Spira, the Animal Rights Movement, and the Theory of a Tube of Toothpaste
    Author: SINGER PETER

    More than twenty years after its first publication, Peter Singer's Ethics into Action continues to inspire new generations of activists through its portrayal of animal rights activist Henry Spira's radical combination of social pressure and tactical ingenuity. With a new preface from the author, this edition celebrates the continued importance of social movements and provides a path toward furthering changes in our world. Hailed by The New Yorker as one of the world's most influential living philosophers. Peter Singer is known as a founding father of the modern animal movement. In this book, he shares the remarkable story of how his friend pushed major corporations to stop inflicting needless suffering on animals. He thought of the problem as similar to squeezing toothpaste from a blocked tube. Consumer pressure was not going to be enough; to have a realistic change of success he also had to think about how to reduce the blockage. As people all over the world continue to struggle for justice, Spira's method serves as a proven model for effecting change and a positive example that can inspire all those striving for a better world, for humans and for animals. Book jacket.

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    Price: $45.99
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  • Examined Life: How We Lose & Find Ourselves
    Examined Life: How We Lose & Find Ourselves
    ISBN: 9780099549031
    Title: Examined Life: How We Lose & Find Ourselves
    Author: GROSZ STEPHEN

    A Sunday Times bestseller Longlisted for the Guardian first book award A Radio 4 Book of the Week This book is about learning to live. In simple stories of encounter between a psychoanalyst and his patients, The Examined Life reveals how the art of insight can illuminate the most complicated, confounding and human of experiences. These are stories about our everyday lives: they are about the people we love and the lies that we tell; the changes we bear, and the grief. Ultimately, they show us not only how we lose ourselves but how we might find ourselves too.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Existentialist's Survival Guide How to Live Authentically in an Inauthentic Age
    Existentialist's Survival Guide How to Live Authentically in an Inauthentic Age
    ISBN: 9780062436009
    Title: Existentialist's Survival Guide How to Live Authentically in an Inauthentic Age
    Author: MARINO GORDON


    Existentialism offers enduring lessons and insight on how to understand ourselves and improve our lives.


    Your existence is not the result of a pre-determined set of events, it's the direct result of your thinking and your actions, and therefore, according to Soren Kierkegaard, Frederick Nietzsche, Albert Camus, and other Existentialist philosophers, you have the freedom to control the outcome of your existence--sophisticated philosophy meets psychology self-help for the twenty-first-century.


    As Kierkegaard and his ilk made clear in their respective works, human beings are moody creatures. Rather than understanding moods such as anxiety and depression as afflictions that can only be treated with a pill, the Existentialists regard these troublesome feelings as instructive, something revealing about what it means to be human. The Existentialists believed that how we negotiate our emotional ups-and-downs plays an important hand in the lives we sculpt for ourselves.


    While offering listeners a useful primer on Existentialism as an animating body of thought, Marino distills and delivers the life-altering and, in some cases, life-saving insights Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Camus, and other Existentialists articulate for becoming more emotionally attuned human beings. Enhancing our sense of meaning in the midst of an uncertain world, Marino interjects gripping anecdotes from his own experiences to demonstrate how we can use existentialist thought to ignite truly transformative experiences.



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    Price: $37.00
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  • Fear & Trembling
    Fear & Trembling
    ISBN: 9780141395883
    Title: Fear & Trembling
    Author: KIERKEGAARD SOREN

    Seen as the original Existentialist, Kierkegaard transformed philosophy with his conviction that we must all create our own nature. Fear and Trembling, his great work of religious anxiety portraying Abraham's sacrifice of his son Isaac, argues that true understanding can only be attained by making a personal 'leap of faith'.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $20.00
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  • For Small Creatures Such As We: Rituals & Reflections for Finding Wonder
    For Small Creatures Such As We: Rituals & Reflections for Finding Wonder
    ISBN: 9781760525354
    Title: For Small Creatures Such As We: Rituals & Reflections for Finding Wonder
    Author: SAGAN SASHA

    'A charming book, ringing with the joy of existence.' - Richard Dawkins 'How often have you asked yourself: What is the meaning of life? Sasha Sagan finds it everywhere - with her family, around the world, and especially among the stars... Read her work; you'll have a deeper appreciation for your every step, every bite, and every breath.' - Bill Nye, CEO of The Planetary Society Sasha Sagan's parents - the astronomer Carl Sagan and the writer and producer, Ann Druyan - taught her that the natural world and vast cosmos are full of profound beauty, and that science reveals truths more wondrous than any myth or fable. When Sagan herself became a mother, she began her own hunt for the phenomena behind our most treasured occasions - from births to deaths, holidays to weddings, anniversaries, and more - growing these roots into a new set of rituals for her young daughter to honour the joy and significance of each experience without relying on a religious framework. Part memoir, part handbook and part social history, For Small Creatures Such as We is a luminous exploration of all of Earth's marvels that requires no faith in order to be believed.

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    Price: $33.00
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  • Force of Nonviolence The Ethical in the Political
    Force of Nonviolence The Ethical in the Political
    ISBN: 9781788732765
    Title: Force of Nonviolence The Ethical in the Political
    Author: BUTLER JUDITH

    Judith Butler' s new book shows how an ethic of nonviolence must be connected to a broader political struggle for social equality. Further, it argues that nonviolence is often misunderstood as a passive practice that emanates from a calm region of the soul, or as an individualist ethical relation to existing forms of power. But, in fact, nonviolence is an ethical position found in the midst of the political field. An aggressive form of nonviolence accepts that hostility is part of our psychic constitution, but values ambivalence as a way of checking the conversion of aggression into violence. One contemporary challenge to a politics of nonviolence points out that there is a difference of opinion on what counts as violence and nonviolence. The distinction between them can be mobilised in the service of ratifying the stat' s monopoly on violence.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $33.00
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  • Form of Things: Essays on Life Ideas & Liberty in the 21st Century
    Form of Things: Essays on Life Ideas & Liberty in the 21st Century
    ISBN: 9780753822234
    Title: Form of Things: Essays on Life Ideas & Liberty in the 21st Century
    Author: GRAYLING A C


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    Price: $28.00
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  • Free Will
    Free Will
    ISBN: 9781451683400
    Title: Free Will
    Author: HARRIS SAM

    A belief in free will touches nearly everything that human beings value. It is difficult to think about law, politics, religion, public policy, intimate relationships, morality - as well as feelings of remorse or personal achievement - without first imagining that every person is the true source of his or her thoughts and actions. And yet the facts tell us that free will is an illusion. In this enlightening book, Sam Harris argues that this truth about the human mind does not undermine morality or diminish the importance of social and political freedom, but it can and should change the way we think about some of the most important questions in life.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $28.00
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  • French Art of Not Giving a F*ck: The Simple Secret to True Happiness, the French Way
    French Art of Not Giving a F*ck: The Simple Secret to True Happiness, the French Way
    ISBN: 9781760529185
    Title: French Art of Not Giving a F*ck: The Simple Secret to True Happiness, the French Way
    Author: MIDAL FABRICE

    It's time to stop giving a f*ck! Be calm... Stop stressing... Embrace the universe... Try yoga... Be fulfilled... and that's an order! We hear these commands everywhere, and we often torture ourselves to 'try harder', yet somehow we never feel we've done quite enough. It's about time we stopped feeling guilty for not being perfect, and instead simply allowed ourselves to be angry, be tired, be silly, be passionate - to stop giving a f*ck, and just be. This international bestseller explains why the key to true mindfulness is freeing ourselves from social and often self-imposed stresses-and highlights how we can embrace life more fully by giving ourselves a break. One of the world's leading teachers of meditation and mindfulness, Midal offers us a new solution to the perennial problem of our too-much, too-fast modern life. It's OK, he urges us, to say no to the things that don't fulfill us. It's necessary, in fact, to give ourselves a break and say, simply, 'F*ck it! C'est la vie'. The French Art of Not Giving a F*ck grants each of us permission to stop doing the things that don't make us happy. So we have room in our lives for the things that do.

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    Price: $19.00
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  • From Bacteria to Bach & Back: The Evolution of Minds
    From Bacteria to Bach & Back: The Evolution of Minds
    ISBN: 9780141978048
    Title: From Bacteria to Bach & Back: The Evolution of Minds
    Author: DENNETT DANIEL C

    How did we come to have minds? For centuries, poets, philosophers, psychologists, and physicists have wondered how the human mind developed its unrivaled abilities. Disciples of Darwin have explained how natural selection produced plants, but what about the human mind?


    In From Bacteria to Bach and Back, Daniel C. Dennett builds on recent discoveries from biology and computer science to show, step by step, how a comprehending mind could in fact have arisen from a mindless process of natural selection. A crucial shift occurred when humans developed the ability to share memes, or ways of doing things not based in genetic instinct. Competition among memes produced thinking tools powerful enough that our minds don't just perceive and react, they create and comprehend.


    An agenda-setting book for a new generation of philosophers and scientists, From Bacteria to Bach and Back will delight and entertain all those curious about how the mind works.



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  • Full Catastrophe Living
    Full Catastrophe Living
    ISBN: 9780345536938
    Title: Full Catastrophe Living
    Author: KABAT-ZINN JON

    The landmark work on mindfulness, meditation, and healing, now revised and updated after twenty-five years Stress. It can sap our energy, undermine our health if we let it, even shorten our lives. It makes us more vulnerable to anxiety and depression, disconnection and disease. Based on Jon Kabat-Zinn's renowned mindfulness-based stress reduction program, this classic, groundbreaking work--which gave rise to a whole new field in medicine and psychology--shows you how to use medically proven mind-body approaches derived from meditation and yoga to counteract stress, establish greater balance of body and mind, and stimulate well-being and healing. By engaging in these mindfulness practices and integrating them into your life from moment to moment and from day to day, you can learn to manage chronic pain, promote optimal healing, reduce anxiety and feelings of panic, and improve the overall quality of your life, relationships, and social networks. This second edition features results from recent studies on the science of mindfulness, a new Introduction, up-to-date statistics, and an extensive updated reading list. "Full Catastrophe Living" is a book for the young and the old, the well and the ill, and anyone trying to live a healthier and saner life in our fast-paced world. Praise for "Full Catastrophe Living"" " "One of the great classics of mind/body medicine . . . More than any other, "Full Catastrophe Living" is the book that enabled Americans to discover the inner life. This book has brought peace of mind to hundreds and thousands of people and healed countless lives. This is your chance to let it heal yours."--Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D., author of "Kitchen Table Wisdom" "A wonderful guidebook for those of us who choose life and healing . . . I hope you all make that choice and read the book."--Bernie S. Siegel, M.D., author of "Love, Medicine & Miracles" "Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn eloquently explains the power of paying attention and increasing awareness. I strongly recommend this book for everyone who wants to begin healing their life."--Dean Ornish, M.D., author of "Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease"

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $46.00
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  • Genuine Fakes: How Phony Things Teach Us About Real Stuff
    Genuine Fakes: How Phony Things Teach Us About Real Stuff
    ISBN: 9781472961839
    Title: Genuine Fakes: How Phony Things Teach Us About Real Stuff
    Author: PYNE LYDIA

    'Lively, thought-provoking and consistently surprising. Lydia Pyne is the real deal.' Ed Yong, author of New York Times bestseller I Contain Multitudes

    Does an authentic Andy Warhol painting need to be painted by Andy Warhol? Why do audiences feel outraged when they find out that scenes from their beloved blockbuster documentaries are staged? Can people move past assuming that a diamond grown in a lab is a fake? What happens when a forged painting or manuscript becomes more valuable than its original?

    This is a book about genuine fakes - the curious and complex objects that provoke these very sorts of questions. Genuine fakes fall into the space between things that are real and things that are not; whether or not we think that those things are authentic is a matter of perspective. Unsurprisingly, the world is full of genuine fakes - full of things that defy simple categorisation.

    From stories of audacious forgeries to feats of technological innovation, historian Lydia Pyne explores how the authenticity of eight genuine fakes depends on their unique combinations of history, science and culture. The stories of art forgeries, fake fossils, nature documentaries, synthetic flavours, museum exhibits, Maya codices and Palaeolithic replicas show that genuine fakes are both complicated and change over time.

    Drawing from historical archives, interviews, museum exhibits and science fiction as well as her own research, Pyne brings each genuine fake to life through unexpected and often outrageous stories. Genuine Fakes will make readers think about all the unreal things they encounter in their daily lives, and why they invoke the reactions - surprise, wonder, understanding or annoyance - that they do.

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    Price: $33.00
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  • Getting Science Wrong: Why the Philosophy of Science Matters
    Getting Science Wrong: Why the Philosophy of Science Matters
    ISBN: 9781350007284
    Title: Getting Science Wrong: Why the Philosophy of Science Matters
    Author: DICKEN PAUL

    When Galileo dropped cannon-balls from the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, he did more than overturn centuries of scientific orthodoxy. At a stroke, he established a new conception of the scientific method based upon careful experimentation and rigorous observation - and also laid the groundwork for an ongoing conflict between the critical open-mindedness of science and the recalcitrant dogmatism of religion that would continue to the modern day.

    The problem is that Galileo never performed his most celebrated experiment in Pisa. In fact, he rarely conducted any experiments at all. The Church publicly celebrated his work, and Galileo enjoyed patronage from the great and the powerful; his ecclesiastical difficulties only began when disgruntled colleagues launched a campaign to discredit their academic rival. But what does this tell us about modern science if its own foundation myth turns out to be nothing more than political propaganda?

    Getting Science Wrong discusses some of the most popular misconceptions about science, and their continuing role in the public imagination. Drawing upon the history and philosophy of science it challenges wide-spread assumptions and misunderstandings, from creationism and climate change to the use of statistics and computer modelling. The result is an engaging introduction to contentious issues in the philosophy of science and a new way of looking at the role of science in society.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
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  • Ghost of Karl Marx
    Ghost of Karl Marx
    ISBN: 9783037345450
    Title: Ghost of Karl Marx
    Author: DE CALAN RONAN & STREET ANNA

    At its most basic, philosophy is about learning how to think about the world around us. It should come as no surprise, then, that children make excellent philosophers Naturally inquisitive, pint-size scholars need little prompting before being willing to consider life s big questions, however strange or impractical. Plato & Co. introduces children and curious grown-ups to the lives and work of famous philosophers, from Descartes to Socrates, Einstein, Marx, and Wittgenstein. Each book in the series features an engaging and often funny story that presents basic tenets of philosophical thought alongside vibrant color illustrations.
    In "The Ghost of Karl Marx, " the philosopher is saddened when the town weavers must sell their cloth cheaply to compete with machines. The farmers too cannot sell their crops and have no money to buy new seeds. Forced to leave their work, the townspeople form an angry crowd in front of the factories, but what is to be done when there are so many hungry people and so few jobs to pay for food to eat? Concealed in one of the weavers sheets, the philosopher makes a solemn vow to give this story a happy ending by finding the Market, that infernal magician, and ridding the town of him once and for all.
    Plato & Co. s clear approach and charming illustrations make this series the perfect addition to any little library."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
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  • Godel Escher Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
    Godel Escher Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
    ISBN: 9780465026562
    Title: Godel Escher Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
    Author: HOFSTADTER DOUGLAS R

    Douglas Hofstadters book is concerned directly with the nature of ?maps or links between formal systems. However, according to Hofstadter, the formal system that underlies all mental activity transcends the system that supports it. If life can grow out of the formal chemical substrate of the cell, if consciousness can emerge out of a formal system of firing neurons, then so too will computers attain human intelligence. Gödel Escher and Bach is a wonderful exploration of fascinating ideas at the heart of cognitive science: meaning, reduction, recursion, and much more.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
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  • Godless Morality: Keeping Religion Out of Ethics
    Godless Morality: Keeping Religion Out of Ethics
    ISBN: 9781786893918
    Title: Godless Morality: Keeping Religion Out of Ethics
    Author: HOLLOWAY RICHARD

    If the use of God in a moral debate raises more problems than it solves, is it better to leave God out of the argument altogether and find strong human reasons for the rules we live by? Godless Morality is a refreshing, courageous and human-centred justification for contemporary morality.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
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  • Good Citizen's Alphabet
    Good Citizen's Alphabet
    ISBN: 9781849765305
    Title: Good Citizen's Alphabet
    Author: RUSSELL BERTRAND


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  • Good Life: What Makes a Life Worth Living
    Good Life: What Makes a Life Worth Living
    ISBN: 9781743538937
    Title: Good Life: What Makes a Life Worth Living
    Author: MACKAY HUGH

    "No one can promise you that a life lived for others will bring you a deep sense of satisfaction, but it's certain that nothing else will." Hugh Mackay has spent his entire working life asking Australians about their values, motivations, ambitions, hopes and fears. Now, in The Good Life, he addresses the ultimate question: What makes a life worth living? His conclusion is provocative. The good life is not the sum of our security, wealth, status, postcode, career success and levels of happiness. The good life is one defined by our capacity for selflessness, the quality of our relationships and our willingness to connect with others in a useful way. Mackay examines what is known as the Golden Rule through the prisms of religion, philosophy, politics, business and family life. And he explores the numerous and often painful ways we distract ourselves from this central principle: our pursuit of pleasure, our attempts to perfect ourselves and our children, and our conviction that we can have our lives under control. Argued with all the passion and intelligence we have come to expect from one of Australia's most prolific and insightful authors, The Good Life is a book that will start conversations, ignite arguments and possibly even change the way we live our lives.

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  • Great Mystery: Science, God & the Human Quest for Meaning
    Great Mystery: Science, God & the Human Quest for Meaning
    ISBN: 9781473634336
    Title: Great Mystery: Science, God & the Human Quest for Meaning
    Author: MCGRATH ALISTER


    There is currently huge interest in the question of human nature and identity, and what the human future might look like. Who are we? Why are we here? What is our future? Are we alone? And what can religion bring, alongside biology and anthropology, to these important and exciting questions?


    The Great Mystery focuses on this fascinating field of study. Alister McGrath, bestselling author and Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at Oxford University, explores the question of human nature from both scientific and religious perspectives, and weaves together the results to open up and explore some of the deepest and most important questions about who we are, why we matter, and what our future might be.


    A follow-up to his critically acclaimed Inventing the Universe, in The Great Mystery Alister McGrath once again brings together science with religion to yield an enriched vision of reality, along with rigorous and thoroughly up-to-date scholarship and intellectual accessibility.



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  • Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals: With an Updated Translation, Introduction, & Notes
    Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals: With an Updated Translation, Introduction, & Notes
    ISBN: 9780300227437
    Title: Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals: With an Updated Translation, Introduction, & Notes
    Author: KANT IMMANUEL

    Now in a new, affordable edition with updated notes, a superbly readable translation of Kant's classic work

    This work, one of the most important texts in the history of ethics, presents Immanuel Kant's conception of moral self-government based on pure reason. It has been a source of controversy and an object of reinterpretation for over two centuries. This new edition of Kant's work provides a fresh translation that is uniquely faithful to the German original and more fully annotated than any previous translation. The editor and translator, Allen Wood, has written a new introduction.

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    Price: $24.00
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  • Hagakure the Book of the Samurai
    Hagakure the Book of the Samurai
    ISBN: 9784805311981
    Title: Hagakure the Book of the Samurai
    Author: TSUNETOMO YAMAMOTO


    The Hagakure is one of the most influential of all Japanese texts—written nearly 300 years ago by Yamamoto Tsunetomo to summarize the very essence of the Japanese Samurai bushido ("warrior") spirit. Its influence has been felt throughout the world, and yet its existence is scarcely known to many Westerners. This is the first translation to include the complete first two books of the Hagakure and the most reliable and authentic passages contained within the third book; all other English translations published previously have been fragmentary and incomplete

    Format: Hardback
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  • Hannah Arendt's Little Theater
    Hannah Arendt's Little Theater
    ISBN: 9783037345900
    Title: Hannah Arendt's Little Theater
    Author: MULLER-COLARD MARION

    At its most basic, philosophy is about learning how to think about the world around us. It should come as no surprise, then, that children make excellent philosophers Plato & Co. introduces children and curious grown-ups to the lives and work of famous philosophers, from Socrates to Descartes, Einstein, Marx, and Wittgenstein. Each book in the series features an engaging and often funny story that presents basic tenets of philosophical thought alongside vibrant color illustrations.
    In "Hannah Arendt s Little Theater, " the philosopher Hannah Arendt is about to finish her last book, but she is sure something is missing. As she puzzles over her words, she is visited by a friend from the past none other than her nine-year-old self Reluctantly, she accepts young Hannah s helping hand, joining the small blue-cardiganed girl on an adventure through the streets of New York City to a tiny theater where they watch a frightening play about a town terrorized by an evil wolf and his pack of puppets. But, even in the blackest moments, when evil seems sure to prevail, it is always possible to turn things around. Could the same be said of the theater of the real world, in which real people come together to create change?
    Plato & Co. s clear approach and charming illustrations make this series the perfect addition to any little library."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Heart Talk: Poetic Wisdom for a Better Life
    Heart Talk: Poetic Wisdom for a Better Life
    ISBN: 9781760527969
    Title: Heart Talk: Poetic Wisdom for a Better Life
    Author: WADE CLEO

    A beautifully illustrated book from Cleo Wade-the artist, poet, and speaker who has been called "the Millennial Oprah" by New York magazine-that offers creative inspiration and life lessons through poetry, mantras, and affirmations, perfect for fans of the bestseller Milk & Honey.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
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  • Herbert Marcuse, Philosopher of Utopia: A Graphic Biography
    Herbert Marcuse, Philosopher of Utopia: A Graphic Biography
    ISBN: 9780872867857
    Title: Herbert Marcuse, Philosopher of Utopia: A Graphic Biography
    Author: THORKELSON NICK & BUHLE PAUL


    "Nick Thorkelson's exploration of the ideas and personality of Herbert Marcuse is exactly the sort of comic book I have longed to read. It is engaging, artful, and explores the world of revolutionary ideas. Books like this keep the fire going inside."--Joe Sacco


    "I believe that Marcuse's ideas can be as valuable today as they were fifty years ago."--Angela Y. Davis, from the foreword


    Herbert Marcuse (1898-1979) was a little-known German scholar when he became one of the 20th century's most unlikely pop stars: a celebrity philosopher. In the 1960s, his argument for a "principled utopianism" catalyzed the ideals of a rebellious generation, and Marcuse became an intellectual guide for activists and revolutionaries around the world. The legacy of his contribution to a radical shift of consciousness has resonated in social-change movements ever since.


    This comics-format biography brings Marcuse's life, work, and times to a new generation. From his youth in Weimar Germany and early studies with Martin Heidegger, to his emigration from Nazi Germany along with colleagues of the Frankfurt School, to his rise as one of its major theorists along with Theodor Adorno and Walter Benjamin, to his status as a countercultural icon, readers are introduced to the theories and circumstances that made Marcuse into one of the world's most influential intellectuals.


    Mentor to a young Angela Davis and often referred to as the unofficial faculty advisor to the New Left, Marcuse's controversial critique of the "comfortable unfreedoms" of post-WWII capitalism entered popular consciousness with the 1964 publication of One-Dimensional Man, which sold over 100,000 copies in its first years in print. His argument for the possibility of a more humane and sustainable world was grounded in a personal knowledge of the violence of authoritarianism, and the risk of its resurgence. Perennially relevant, radical, and inspiring, Marcuse's concept of the Great Refusal --"the protest against that which is"--is a guide for our times.



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  • Hermeneutics: Facts & Interpretation In The Age Of Information
    Hermeneutics: Facts & Interpretation In The Age Of Information
    ISBN: 9780241257852
    Title: Hermeneutics: Facts & Interpretation In The Age Of Information
    Author: CAPUTO JOHN D

    Is anything ever not an interpretation? Does interpretation go all the way down? Is there such a thing as a pure fact that is interpretation-free? If not, how are we supposed to know what to think and do? These tantalizing questions are tackled by renowned American thinker John D Caputo in this wide-reaching exploration of what the traditional term 'hermeneutics' can mean in a postmodern, twenty-first century world. As a contemporary of Derrida's and longstanding champion of rethinking the disciplines of theology and philosophy, for decades Caputo has been forming alliances across disciplines and drawing in readers with his compelling approach to what he calls "radical hermeneutics." In this new introduction, drawing upon a range of thinkers from Heidegger to the Parisian "1968ers" and beyond, he raises a series of probing questions about the challenges of life in the postmodern and maybe soon to be 'post-human' world.'

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
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  • History of Sexuality Vol 1: the Will to Know  (Pop Penguin)
    History of Sexuality Vol 1: the Will to Know (Pop Penguin)
    ISBN: 9780141037646
    Title: History of Sexuality Vol 1: the Will to Know (Pop Penguin)
    Author: FOUCAULT MICHEL

    Michel Foucault's The Will to Knowledge is the first part of his influential trilogy of books onthe history of sexuality. He argues that the recent explosion of discussion about sex in the West means that, far from being liberated, we are in the process of making a science of sexuality that is devoted to the analysis of desire rather than the increase of pleasure. This is a brilliant polemic from a groundbreaking radical intellectual.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $14.00
    $14.00
  • History of Western Philosophy
    History of Western Philosophy
    ISBN: 9780671201586
    Title: History of Western Philosophy
    Author: RUSSELL BERTRAND

    Hailed as "lucid and magisterial" byThe Observer, this book is universally acclaimed as the outstanding one-volume work on the subject of Western philosophy.

    Considered to be one of the most important philosophical works of all time, the History of Western Philosophy is a dazzlingly unique exploration of the ideologies of significant philosophers throughout the ages--from Plato and Aristotle through to Spinoza, Kant and the twentieth century. Written by a man who changed the history of philosophy himself, this is an account that has never been rivaled since its first publication over sixty years ago.

    Since its first publication in 1945, Lord Russell's A History of Western Philosophy is still unparalleled in its comprehensiveness, its clarity, its erudition, its grace, and its wit. In seventy-six chapters he traces philosophy from the rise of Greek civilization to the emergence of logical analysis in the twentieth century.

    Among the philosophers considered are: Pythagoras, Heraclitus, Parmenides, Empedocles, Anaxagoras, the Atomists, Protagoras, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, the Cynics, the Sceptics, the Epicureans, the Stoics, Plotinus, Ambrose, Jerome, Augustine, Benedict, Gregory the Great, John the Scot, Aquinas, Duns Scotus, William of Occam, Machiavelli, Erasmus, More, Bacon, Hobbes, Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, Rousseau, Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, the Utilitarians, Marx, Bergson, James, Dewey, and lastly the philosophers with whom Lord Russell himself is most closely associated--Cantor, Frege, and Whitehead, coauthor with Russell of the monumental Principia Mathematica.

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  • Hominescence
    Hominescence
    ISBN: 9781474247047
    Title: Hominescence
    Author: SERRES MICHEL

    According to Michel Serres, a process of 'hominescence' has taken place throughout human history. Hominescence can be described as a type of adolescence; humanity in a state of growing, a state of constant change, on the threshold of something unpredictable. We are destined never to be the same again but what does the future hold?

    In this innovative and passionately original work of philosophy, Serres describes the future of man as an adolescence, transitioning from childhood to adulthood, or luminescence, when a dark body becomes light. After considering the radical changes that humanity has experienced over the last fifty years, Serres analyzes the new relationship of man has with diverse concepts, like the dead, his own body, agriculture, and new communication networks. He alerts us to the consequences of these changes, particularly on the danger of growing inequalities between rich and poor countries.

    Should we rejoice in the future, ignore it, or even dread it? Unlike other philosophers who preach doom and gloom, Serres wants us to anticipate the uncertain light of the future.

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    Price: $50.00
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  • Horrors & Absurdities of Religion #71
    Horrors & Absurdities of Religion #71
    ISBN: 9780141191591
    Title: Horrors & Absurdities of Religion #71
    Author: SCHOPENHAUER ARTHUR

    A fascinating examination of ethics, religion and psychology, this selection of Schopenhauer's works contains scathing attack on the nature and logic of religion, and an essay on ethics that ranges from the American slavery debate to the vices of Buddhism.Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $13.00
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  • How Fear Works: Culture of Fear in the Twenty-First Century
    How Fear Works: Culture of Fear in the Twenty-First Century
    ISBN: 9781472947727
    Title: How Fear Works: Culture of Fear in the Twenty-First Century
    Author: FUREDI FRANK

    In 1997, Frank Furedi published a book called Culture of Fear. It was widely acclaimed as perceptive and prophetic. Now Furedi returns to his original theme, as most of what he predicted has come true. In How Fear Works, Furedi seeks to explain two interrelated themes- why has fear acquired such a morally commanding status in society today and how has the way we fear today changed from the way that it was experienced in the past'
    Furedi argues that one of the main drivers of the culture of fear is unravelling of moral authority. Fear appears to provide a provisional solution to moral uncertainty and is for that reason embraced by a variety of interests, parties and individuals. Furedi predicts that until society finds a more positive orientation towards uncertainty the politicisation of fear will flourish.

    Society is continually bombarded with the message that the threats it faces are incalculable and cannot be managed or contained. The ascendancy of this outlook has been paralleled by the cultivation of helplessness and passivity all this has heightened people 's sense of powerlessness and anxiety. As a consequence we are constantly searching for new forms of security, both physical and ontological. What are the drivers of fear, what is the role of the media in its promotion, and who actually benefits from this culture of fear' These are some of the issues Furedi tackles to explain the current predicament. He believes that through understanding how fear works, we can encourage attitudes that will help bring about a less fearful future.

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    Price: $43.00
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  • How Philosophy Works
    How Philosophy Works
    ISBN: 9780241363188
    Title: How Philosophy Works
    Author: DORLING KINDERSLEY

    Demystifying the key ideas of the world's greatest philosophers, and exploring all of the most important branches of thought including philosophy of science, philosophy of religion and feminist philosophy in a uniquely visual way, this book is the perfect introduction to the history of philosophy.

    A clear and accessible guide to philosophy, How Philosophy Works combines bold infographics and jargon-free text to demystify fundamental concepts. Covering everything from ethics to epistemology and phenomenology, the book presents the ideas and theories of key philosophical traditions and philosophers - from Plato and Socrates to Nietzsche and Wittgenstein via Kant - in a novel, easy-to-understand way.

    Its infographics will help you to understand the elements of philosophy on a conceptual level and, by tackling life's "big questions", it will help you to look at the world in an entirely new way.

    With its unique graphic approach and clear, authoritative text, How Philosophy Works is the perfect introduction to philosophy, and the ideal companion to DK's The Philosophy Book in the "Big Ideas" series.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
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  • How the French Think: an Affectionate Portrait on an Intellectual People
    How the French Think: an Affectionate Portrait on an Intellectual People
    ISBN: 9780241961063
    Title: How the French Think: an Affectionate Portrait on an Intellectual People
    Author: HAZAREESINGH SUDHIR

    WINNER OF THE GRAND PRIX DU LIVRE D'IDEES The French: serious and frivolous, charming and infuriating, rational and mystical, pessimistic, pleasure-loving - and perhaps more than any other people, intellectual. This original and entertaining book shows exactly what makes the French so ... French."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • How the World Thinks: A Global History of Philosophy
    How the World Thinks: A Global History of Philosophy
    ISBN: 9781783782307
    Title: How the World Thinks: A Global History of Philosophy
    Author: BAGGINI JULIAN

    'There to fill the Sapiens-size hole in your life' Observer

    In this groundbreaking global overview of philosophy, Julian Baggini travels the world to provide a wide-ranging map of human thought.

    One of the great unexplained wonders of human history is that written philosophy flowered entirely separately in China, India and Ancient Greece at more or less the same time. These early philosophies have had a profound impact on the development of distinctive cultures in different parts of the world. What we call 'philosophy' in the West is not even half the story.

    Julian Baggini sets out to expand our horizons in How the World Thinks, exploring the philosophies of Japan, India, China and the Muslim world, as well as the lesser-known oral traditions of Africa and Australia's first peoples. Interviewing thinkers from around the globe, Baggini asks questions such as: why is the West is more individualistic than the East? What makes secularism a less powerful force in the Islamic world than in Europe? And how has China resisted pressures for greater political freedom?

    Offering deep insights into how different regions operate, and paying as much attention to commonalities as to differences, Baggini shows that by gaining greater knowledge of how others think we take the first step to a greater understanding of ourselves.

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    Price: $28.00
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  • How to Argue with a Cat: A Human's Guide to the Art of Persuasion
    How to Argue with a Cat: A Human's Guide to the Art of Persuasion
    ISBN: 9781846149573
    Title: How to Argue with a Cat: A Human's Guide to the Art of Persuasion
    Author: HEINRICHS JAY


    Learn how to persuade cats--the world's most skeptical and cautious negotiators--with this primer on rhetoric and argument from theNew York Times bestselling author ofThank You for Arguing!


    Cats are skilled manipulators who can talk you into just about anything without a single word (or maybe a meow or two). They can get you to drop whatever you're doing and play with them. They can make you serve their dinner way ahead of schedule. They can get you to sit down right this instant and provide a lap. On the other hand, try getting a cat to do whatyou want....


    While it's hard, persuading a cat is possible. And after that, persuading humans becomes a breeze, and that is what you will learn in this book.How to Argue with a Catwill teach you how to:


    #65533; Hold an intelligent conversation--one of the few things easier to do with a cat than a human.
    #65533; Argue logically, even if your opponent is furry and irrational.
    #65533; Hack up a fallacy (the hairball of logic).
    #65533; Make your body do the talking (cats are very good at this).
    #65533; Master decorum: the art of fitting in with cats, venture capitalists, or humans.
    #65533; Learn the wisdom of predator timing to pounce at the right moment.
    #65533; Get someone to do something or stop doing it.
    #65533; Earn any creature's respect and loyalty.



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    Price: $28.00
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  • How to Be a Friend: An Ancient Guide to True Friendship
    How to Be a Friend: An Ancient Guide to True Friendship
    ISBN: 9780691177199
    Title: How to Be a Friend: An Ancient Guide to True Friendship
    Author: CICERO MARCUS TULLIUS

    In a world where social media, online relationships, and relentless self-absorption threaten the very idea of deep and lasting friendships, the search for true friends is more important than ever. In this short book, which is one of the greatest ever written on the subject, the famous Roman politician and philosopher Cicero offers a compelling guide to finding, keeping, and appreciating friends. With wit and wisdom, Cicero shows us not only how to build friendships but also why they must be a key part of our lives. For, as Cicero says, life without friends is not worth living. Filled with timeless advice and insights, Cicero's heartfelt and moving classic-written in 44 BC and originally titled De Amicitia-has inspired readers for more than two thousand years, from St. Augustine and Dante to Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. Presented here in a lively new translation and an inviting introduction, How to Be a Friend explores how to choose the right friends, how to avoid the pitfalls of friendship, and how to live with friends in good times and bad. Cicero also praises what he sees as the deepest kind of friendship-one in which two people find in each other "another self" or a kindred soul.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $37.00
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  • How to Be a Leader: An Ancient Guide to Wise Leadership
    How to Be a Leader: An Ancient Guide to Wise Leadership
    ISBN: 9780691192116
    Title: How to Be a Leader: An Ancient Guide to Wise Leadership
    Author: PLUTARCH & BENEKER JEFFREY


    Timeless advice on how to be a successful leader in any field


    The ancient biographer and essayist Plutarch thought deeply about the leadership qualities of the eminent Greeks and Romans he profiled in his famous--and massive--Lives, including politicians and generals such as Pericles, Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, and Mark Antony. Luckily for us, Plutarch distilled what he learned about wise leadership in a handful of essays, which are filled with essential lessons for experienced and aspiring leaders in any field today. In How to Be a Leader, Jeffrey Beneker presents the most important of these essays in lively new translations accompanied by an enlightening introduction, informative notes, and the original Greek on facing pages.


    In "To an Uneducated Leader," "How to Be a Good Leader," and "Should an Old Man Engage in Politics?" Plutarch explains the characteristics of successful leaders, from being guided by reason and exercising self-control to being free from envy and the love of power, illustrating his points with memorable examples drawn from legendary Greco-Roman lives. He also explains how to train for leadership, persuade and deal with colleagues, manage one's career, and much more.


    Writing at the height of the Roman Empire, Plutarch suggested that people should pursue positions of leadership only if they are motivated by "judgment and reason"--not "rashly inspired by the vain pursuit of glory, a sense of rivalry, or a lack of other meaningful activities." His wise counsel remains as relevant as ever.



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    Price: $49.00
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  • How to Be an Anti-Capitalist in the 21st Century
    How to Be an Anti-Capitalist in the 21st Century
    ISBN: 9781788736053
    Title: How to Be an Anti-Capitalist in the 21st Century
    Author: WRIGHT ERIK OLIN

    What is wrong with capitalism, and how can we change it?

    Capitalism has transformed the world and increased our productivity, but at the cost of enormous human suffering. Our shared values--equality and fairness, democracy and freedom, community and solidarity--can provide both the basis for a critique of capitalism and help to guide us toward a socialist and democratic society.

    Erik Olin Wright has distilled decades of work into this concise and tightly argued manifesto: analyzing the varieties of anticapitalism, assessing different strategic approaches, and laying the foundations for a society dedicated to human flourishing. How to Be an Anticapitalist in the Twenty-First Century is an urgent and powerful argument for socialism, and an unparalleled guide to help us get there. Another world is possible. Included is an afterword by the author's close friend and collaborator Michael Burawoy.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $33.00
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  • How to Be an Existentialist: 10th Anniversary Edition
    How to Be an Existentialist: 10th Anniversary Edition
    ISBN: 9781350068988
    Title: How to Be an Existentialist: 10th Anniversary Edition
    Author: COX GARY

    The 10th anniversary edition of a witty classic about the philosophy of existentialism. It is also a genuine self-help book offering clear advice on how to live according to the principles of existentialism formulated by Nietzsche, Sartre, Camus, and the other great existentialist philosophers.


    An attack on contemporary excuse culture, the book urges us to face the hard existential truths of the human condition. By revealing that we are all inescapably free and responsible - 'condemned to be free, ' as Sartre says - the book aims to empower the reader with a sharp sense that we are each the master of our own destiny. Cox makes fun of the reputation existentialism has for being gloomy and pessimistic, exposing it for what it really is - an honest, uplifting, and potentially life changing philosophy


    This striking 10th anniversary edition with a substantial new preface includes more pointers on how to be a true existentialist, including how to be an existentialist at a time when environmental issues are becoming ever more pressing and our 'post-truth' world increasingly subjects us to the politically polarising power of simplistic social media.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
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