• Why We Work: Ted
    Why We Work: Ted
    ISBN: 9781471141812
    Title: Why We Work: Ted

    Part of the TED series: Why We Work Why do we work? The question seems so simple. But Professor Barry Schwartz proves that the answer is surprising, complex and urgent. We've long been taught that the reason we work is primarily for a paycheck. In fact, we've shaped much of the infrastructure of our society to accommodate this belief. Then why are so many people dissatisfied with their work, despite healthy compensation? And why do so many people find immense fulfillment and satisfaction through "menial" jobs? Schwartz reveals exactly how the false idea that the goal for work should be pay came to be, how we came to believe that paying workers more leads to better work, and why this has made our society confused, unhappy and has established a dangerously misguided system. Ultimately, Schwartz proves that the root of what drives us to good work can rarely be incentivized, and that the cause of bad work is often an attempt to do just that. With great insight and wisdom, Schwartz illuminates the path for readers to take their first steps toward understanding, empowering us all to find great work. Schwartz is also the author of The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less, which has been translated into twenty languages. He can be seen discussing his ideas in his TEDTalks The Paradox of Choice and Using Our Practical Wisdom.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $19.00
  • Will to Power
    Will to Power
    ISBN: 9780141195353
    Title: Will to Power

    "This world is the will to power - and nothing besides! And even you yourselves are this will to power - and nothing besides!' One of the great minds of modernity, Friedrich Nietzsche smashed through the beliefs of his age. These writings, which did much to establish his reputation as a philosopher, offer some of his most powerful and troubling thoughts- on how the values of a new, aggressive elite will save a nihilistic, mediocre Europe, and, most famously, on the 'will to power' - ideas that were seized upon and twisted by later readers. Taken from Nietzsche's unpublished notebooks and assembled by his sister after his death, The Will to Powernow appears in a clear, fluent new translation, with previous errors corrected in light of the original manuscripts. Translated by R. Kevin Hill and Michael Scarpitti With an introduction and notes by R. Kevin Hill"

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
  • Will to Power in Science Nature Society & Art
    Will to Power in Science Nature Society & Art
    ISBN: 9780394704371
    Title: Will to Power in Science Nature Society & Art

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
  • Wisdom
    ISBN: 9780733623509
    Title: Wisdom

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $90.00
  • Wisdom & Wonder of Life
    Wisdom & Wonder of Life
    ISBN: 9781480832909
    Title: Wisdom & Wonder of Life
    Author: VARAN CYRUS

    This book is the fruit of many hours of thinking and reading during a period of twenty years, The Wisdom & Wonder of Life, by author Dr. Cyrus Varan, is as much an exploration of the wisdom, beauty, and wonder of the visible world as it is a rational search for the cause of evolution. Dr. Varan shares the scientific and biological discoveries of the twentieth century, as well as the astronomical observations of our time, which reveal that the creation of the visible biological and world order is mathematically beyond the theoretical capability of chance events. Contrary to common trends, science is found to be in harmony with theism. From the viewpoint of a person trained in physical sciences and mathematics, The Wisdom & Wonder of Life shares the views of the great scientific minds which confirm that the formation of the muscles and organs of all of the creatures on earth by chance events would require a period of time far exceeding many trillion times the age of the universe. Written in simple language, it opens the door in a new direction for those seeking purpose and meaning for their existence.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
  • Wisdom of Insecurity: A Message for an Age of Anxiety
    Wisdom of Insecurity: A Message for an Age of Anxiety
    ISBN: 9780307741202
    Title: Wisdom of Insecurity: A Message for an Age of Anxiety
    Author: WATTS ALAN

    We live in an age of unprecedented anxiety. Spending all our time trying to anticipate and plan for the future and to lamenting the past, we forget to embrace the here and now. We are so concerned with tomorrow that we forget to enjoy today. Drawing from Eastern philosophy and religion, Alan Watts shows that it is only by acknowledging what we do not--and cannot--know that we can learn anything truly worth knowing. In The Wisdom of Insecurity, he shows us how, in order to lead a fulfilling life, we must embrace the present--and live fully in the now. Featuring an Introduction by Deepak Chopra.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Wisdom of Life & Counsels & Maxims
    Wisdom of Life & Counsels & Maxims
    ISBN: 9781450575867
    Title: Wisdom of Life & Counsels & Maxims

    "The Wisdom of Life and Counsels and Maxims," by philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer, offers a more accurate and realistic outlook on life than his student, Friedrich Nietzsche. While many disagree with Schopenhauer's renunciation of life, there is much to agree with in this book. Schopenhauer doesn't see a whole lot to celebrate in this vale of tears. His general view in "The Wisdom of Life and Counsels and Maxims" is summed up thus: Life is hell. Try to find a room furthest from the flames. If you tend towards a sunnier view of things then you're very likely to find this book by the grandmaster of philosophical pessimism unduly cynical. But if you've pretty much had it with the world and seldom meet a man (or woman) you wouldn't rather see the back of, you'll be delighted to find a fellow traveler and find wit and solace in Schopenhauer's acidic view of this "wonderful gift of life." Though riddled with hard-nosed realism and misanthropy, "The Wisdom of Life and Counsels and Maxims" is positively entertaining and enjoyable. Schopenhauer's style is fluid, prosaic, and imaginative, unlike most German philosophy. In lieu of modern world events, it is probably more relevant a work today than ever before. Schopenhauer discusses an array of subjects, such as the emptiness of those things commonly pursued by the masses (money, status/position, vanity, sensual pleasure, etc.), and those most commonly ignored by most (temperance, good health, character, individuality, and developing one's mind). Small, fleeting pleasures notwithstanding, Schopenhauer casts an unflinchingly jaundiced eye on the experience of human life and doesn't sweeten the pill. For its bracing honesty alone, this book deserves its reputation as one of the greatest philosophical manuals of how to best live our lives ever written.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
  • Wise Words
    Wise Words
    ISBN: 9781784976521
    Title: Wise Words

    A philosophical miscellany, as diverting as it is instructive, centred on an eclectic sequence of themes, ranging from advice to ageing, from backbiting to bigotry, from freedom to friendship, and from work to walking.

    Stephen Trombley mines the canon of two and half millennia of Western thought for observations that reflect the seriousness, the joy and the strangeness of human existence, counterpointing these words of wisdom with episodes - sometimes humorous, sometimes poignant, sometimes plain odd - from the lives of the great philosophers.

    WISE WORDS includes, on each of its themes, the thoughts of philosophers from the distant past to the present. The result is a multi-dimensional treatment of each theme that crosses temporal, national and ideological boundaries.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Witchcraft: The Basics
    Witchcraft: The Basics
    ISBN: 9781138779976
    Title: Witchcraft: The Basics

    Witchcraft: The Basics is an accessible and engaging introduction to the scholarly study of witchcraft, exploring the phenomenon of witchcraft from its earliest definitions in the Middle Ages through to its resonances in the modern world. Through the use of two case studies, this book delves into the emergence of the witch as a harmful figure within western thought and traces the representation of witchcraft throughout history, analysing the roles of culture, religion, politics, gender and more in the evolution and enduring role of witchcraft.

    Key topics discussed within the book include:¿

    • The role of language in creating and shaping the concept of witchcraft
    • The laws and treatises written against witchcraft
    • The representation of witchcraft in early modern literature
    • The representation of witchcraft in recent literature, TV and film
    • Scholarly approaches to witchcraft through time
    • The relationship between witchcraft and paganism

    With an extensive further reading list, summaries and questions to consider at the end of each chapter, Witchcraft: The Basics is an ideal introduction for anyone wishing to learn more about this controversial issue in human culture, which is still very much alive today.¿

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
  • Witcraft: The Invention of Philosophy of in English
    Witcraft: The Invention of Philosophy of in English
    ISBN: 9780713999334
    Title: Witcraft: The Invention of Philosophy of in English
    Author: REE JONATHAN

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $85.00
  • Wittgenstein's Poker: the Story of a Ten Minute Argument Between Two Great Philosophers Us Ed
    Wittgenstein's Poker: the Story of a Ten Minute Argument Between Two Great Philosophers Us Ed
    ISBN: 9780060936648
    Title: Wittgenstein's Poker: the Story of a Ten Minute Argument Between Two Great Philosophers Us Ed

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $31.00
  • Wittgenstein: A very short Introduction
    Wittgenstein: A very short Introduction
    ISBN: 9780192854117
    Title: Wittgenstein: A very short Introduction
    Author: GRAYLING A C

    Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) was an extraordinarily original thinker, whose influence on twentieth-century thinking far outside the bounds of philosophy alone. In this engaging Introduction, A.C. Grayling makes Wittgenstein's thought accessible to the general reader by explaining the nature and impact of Wittgenstein's views. He describes both his early and later philosophy, the differences and connections between them, and gives a fresh assessment of Wittgenstein's continuing influence on contemporary thought.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.00
  • Wittgenstein's Poker
    Wittgenstein's Poker
    ISBN: 9780571227358
    Title: Wittgenstein's Poker

    On 25 October 1946, in a crowded room in Cambridge, Ludwig Wittgenstein and Karl Popper came face to face for the first and only time. The encounter lasted only ten minutes, and did not go well. Almost immediately, rumours started to spread around the world that the two philosophers had come to blows, armed with red-hot pokers . . .

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Wittgenstein's Rhinoceros
    Wittgenstein's Rhinoceros
    ISBN: 9783037345474
    Title: Wittgenstein's Rhinoceros

    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.

    "Mister Wittgenstein! Stop looking for a horned beast in the middle of a Cambridge classroom!," an exasperated Bertrand Russell commands his pupil. But the young Ludwig Wittgenstein knows that, just because we don't see a rhinoceros, doesn't mean one may not be hiding where we least expect it. When war breaks out in Europe, Ludwig is recruited for a top-secret mission. Alas, no one is able to make sense of rhino-loving philosopher's notebooks. What could he possibly mean by so many seemingly nonsensical statements?

    & & & & & & & & & & & Plato & Co.'s clear approach and charming illustrations make this series the perfect addition to any little library.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
  • Woman's Consciousness, Man's World
    Woman's Consciousness, Man's World
    ISBN: 9781781687536
    Title: Woman's Consciousness, Man's World

    A groundbreaking contribution to debates on women's oppression and consciousness, and the connections between socialism and feminism. Examining feminist consciousness from various vantage points - social, sexual, cultural and economic - Sheila Rowbotham identifies the social conditions under which it developed, showing how the roles women take on within the capitalist economy have shaped ideas about family and sexuality.

    From the Trade Paperback edition.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Woman's Estate
    Woman's Estate
    ISBN: 9781781687628
    Title: Woman's Estate

    Combining the energy of the early seventies feminist liberation movement, with the perceptive analyses of the trained theorist, "Woman's Estate" is one of the most influential socialist feminist statements of its time. Scrutinizing the political background of the movement, its sources and its common ground with other radical movements of the sixties, "Woman's Estate" describes the organization of women's liberation in Western Europe and America, locating the areas of women's oppression in four key areas: work, reproduction, sexuality and the socialization of children. Through a detailed study of the modern family and a reevaluation of Freud's work in this field, Mitchell paints a detailed picture of how patriarchy works as a social order.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Women and Nature? Beyond Dualism in Gender, Body, and Environment
    Women and Nature? Beyond Dualism in Gender, Body, and Environment
    ISBN: 9781138053427
    Title: Women and Nature? Beyond Dualism in Gender, Body, and Environment

    Women and Nature? Beyond Dualism in Gender, Body, and Environment provides a historical context for understanding the contested relationships between women and nature, and it articulates strategies for moving beyond the dualistic theories and practices that often frame those relationships.

    In 1974, Fran oise d'Eaubonne coined the term "ecofeminism" to raise awareness about interconnections between women's oppression and nature's domination in an attempt to liberate women and nature from subordination. Since then, ecofeminism has attracted scholars and activists from various disciplines and positions to assess the relationship between the cultural human and the natural non-human through gender reconsiderations. The contributors to this volume present critical and constructive perspectives on ecofeminism throughout its history, from the beginnings of ecofeminism in the 1970s through to contemporary and emerging developments in the field, drawing on animal studies, postcolonialism, film studies, transgender studies, and political ecology.

    This interdisciplinary and international collection of essays demonstrates the ongoing relevance of ecofeminism as a way of understanding and responding to the complex interactions between genders, bodies, and the natural environment. It will be of great interest to students and scholars of ecofeminism as well as those involved in environmental studies and gender studies more broadly.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $220.00
  • Women of Ice & Fire: Gender, Game of Thrones & Multiple Media Engagements
    Women of Ice & Fire: Gender, Game of Thrones & Multiple Media Engagements
    ISBN: 9781501302909
    Title: Women of Ice & Fire: Gender, Game of Thrones & Multiple Media Engagements

    George R.R. Martin's acclaimed seven-book fantasy series "A Song of Ice and Fire "is unique for its strong and multi-faceted female protagonists, from teen queen Daenerys, scheming Queen Cersei, child avenger Arya, knight Brienne, Red Witch Melisandre, and many more. The "Game of Thrones" universe challenges, exploits, yet also changes how we think of women and gender, not only in fantasy, but in Western culture in general.

    Divided into three sections addressing questions of adaptation from novel to television, female characters, and politics and female audience engagement within the GoT universe, the interdisciplinary and international lineup of contributors analyze gender in relation to female characters and topics such as genre, sex, violence, adaptation, as well as fan reviews. The genre of fantasy was once considered a primarily male territory with male heroes. "Women of Ice and Fire" shows how the GoT universe challenges, exploits, and reimagines gender and why it holds strong appeal to female readers, audiences, and online participants.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $43.00

  • Women, Resistance & Revolution: a History of Women & Revolution in the Modern World
    Women, Resistance & Revolution: a History of Women & Revolution in the Modern World
    ISBN: 9781781681466
    Title: Women, Resistance & Revolution: a History of Women & Revolution in the Modern World

    This classic book provides a historical overview of feminist strands among the modern revolutionary movements of Russia, China and the Third World. Sheila Rowbotham shows how women rose against the dual challenges of an unjust state system and social-sexual prejudice. Women, Resistance and Revolution is an invaluable historical study, as well as a trove of anecdote and example fit to inspire today's generation of feminist thinkers and activists.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Wonderbox: Curious Histories of How to Live
    Wonderbox: Curious Histories of How to Live
    ISBN: 9781846683947
    Title: Wonderbox: Curious Histories of How to Live

    There are many ways to try to improve our lives - we can turn to the wisdom of philosophers, the teachings of religions or the latest experiments of psychologists. But we rarely to look to history for inspiration - and when we do it can be surprisingly powerful. Showing the lessons that can be learned from the past, cultural historian Roman Krznaric explores twelve universal topics, from work and love to money and creativity, and reveals the wisdom that we've been missing. There is much to be learned from Ancient Greece on relationships, from the industrial revolution on job satisfaction, and from Ming-dynasty China on bringing up our children.Just as a Renaissance 'Wunderkammer' was a curiosity cabinet full of fascinating objects, each with a story behind it, The Wonderbox is full of stories and ideas from history, each of which sheds invaluable light on the decisions we make every day, whether we think about the different uses of the senses or changing attitudes to time.History is usually read for pleasure or for insight into current affairs, but The Wonderbox, stepping into the territory of Alain de Botton and Theodore Zeldin, is 'practical history' - using the past to think about our day to day lives.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
  • Words of Wisdom: Philosophy's Most Important Quotations & Their Meaning
    Words of Wisdom: Philosophy's Most Important Quotations & Their Meaning
    ISBN: 9781784290726
    Title: Words of Wisdom: Philosophy's Most Important Quotations & Their Meaning

    Words of Wisdom brings together 360 of Philosophy's most famous quotations, explaining their meaning and telling the stories behind them.

    Western philosophy may be said to have begun in ancient Greece, where, inscribed in his temple at Delphi, the words of the god Apollo commanded those who sought wisdom to first 'know thyself'. With the author's usual humour and clarity of style, the whole 2,500 year history of philosophy is laid bare. Each quote is set in the context of its cultural background, author biography and general outlook; trends are highlighted, links established, and influences traced, all in a way that is entertaining, thought-provoking, and even fun.

    Words of Wisdom is the perfect book for those who always wanted to ask what philosophy was about, but were afraid they might not understand the answer.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Work
    ISBN: 9781844651542
    Title: Work

    Work is, for almost all of us, an unavoidable feature of our daily lives. Whether we see it as a curse, or a blessing, what we choose to do, day in day out, shapes our attitude to the world and to ourselves. In this thought-provoking book, Lars Sevendsen explores the part work plays in our search for a happy and fulfilling life.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Work, Sex, Money: Real Life on the Path of Mindfulness
    Work, Sex, Money: Real Life on the Path of Mindfulness
    ISBN: 9781590305966
    Title: Work, Sex, Money: Real Life on the Path of Mindfulness

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $43.00
  • Works of Love
    Works of Love
    ISBN: 9780061713279
    Title: Works of Love

    Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) takes a penetrating and illuminating look at the various kinds and conditions of love. Written to be read aloud, the book conveys a keenness of thought and an insightful, poetic imagination that makes it richly rewarding and also invites many rereadings.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
  • World As I See It
    World As I See It
    ISBN: 9781585092871
    Title: World As I See It

    One of the world's greatest minds addresses religion and science, war and peace, and the treatment of minorities in this authorized collection.

    In the aftermath of the First World War, Albert Einstein writes about his hopes for the League of Nations, his feelings as a German citizen about the growing anti-Semitism and nationalism of his country, and his myriad opinions about the current affairs of his day. In addition to these political perspectives, The World As I See It reveals the idealistic, spiritual, and witty side of this great intellectual as he approaches topics including "Good and Evil," "Religion and Science," "Active Pacifism," "Christianity and Judaism," and "Minorities."

    Including letters, speeches, articles, and essays written before 1935, this collection offers a complete portrait of Einstein as a humanitarian and as a human being trying to make sense of the changing world around him.

    This authorized ebook features a new introduction by Neil Berger, PhD, and an illustrated biography of Albert Einstein, which includes rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the Albert Einstein Archives at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

    Format: Pamphlet
    Price: $20.00
  • World as Will & Representation Vol 1
    World as Will & Representation Vol 1
    ISBN: 9780486217611
    Title: World as Will & Representation Vol 1

    Volume 1 of the definitive English translation of one of the most important philosophical works of the 19th century, the basic statement in one important stream of post-Kantian thought. Corrects nearly 1,000 errors and omissions in the older Haldane-Kemp translation. For the first time, this edition translates and locates all quotes and provides full index.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $36.00
  • World Beyond Your Head: How to Flourish in an Age of Distraction
    World Beyond Your Head: How to Flourish in an Age of Distraction
    ISBN: 9780241018484
    Title: World Beyond Your Head: How to Flourish in an Age of Distraction

    In the follow-up to his inspiring bestseller The Case for Working with Your Hands, Matthew Crawford examines daily life as a whole - doing the shopping, sharing a meal, going to the park. He asks: with ever-increasing demands on our attention, and without the guidance once supplied by tradition and religion, how do we focus on what's reallyimportant in our lives?

    This inspiring answer explains how we can establish meaningful connections with our world, the people around us, and our place in time. With his trademark wit, philosophical insight and reference to real-life experience, Crawford offers a radical critique of contemporary Western thinking.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
  • World Beyond Your Head: How to Flourish in an Age of Distraction
    World Beyond Your Head: How to Flourish in an Age of Distraction
    ISBN: 9780670921393
    Title: World Beyond Your Head: How to Flourish in an Age of Distraction

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $49.00
  • World Beyond Your Head: How to Flourish in an Age of Distraction
    World Beyond Your Head: How to Flourish in an Age of Distraction
    ISBN: 9780241959442
    Title: World Beyond Your Head: How to Flourish in an Age of Distraction

    In an age of perpetual distraction, how do we focus on what matters most?

    In the modern age something is always seeking to occupy our attention. Many of us rarely have a moment to ourselves, let alone to beourselves, leaving us feeling disconnected and out of touch. In this entertaining follow-up to his bestselling The Case for Working With Your Hands, Matthew Crawford argues that by reconnecting with the people, places and things around us, we create meaningful relationships that make us happier and allow us to flourish.

    Drawing on moral philosophy, cognitive science, the work lessons of craftsmen and his own life lessons as an academic and mechanic, he shows how each of us can learn to live in the world around us.

    'A philosophical treatise on how to cope with modernity.' Observer

    'Rich and rewarding.' Observer

    'Elegant and impassioned.' New Statesman

    'Deserves our full attention.' Sunday Times

    'Persuasive, entertaining.' Financial Times

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
  • World to Win: The Life & Thought of Karl Marx
    World to Win: The Life & Thought of Karl Marx
    ISBN: 9781786635044
    Title: World to Win: The Life & Thought of Karl Marx

    Epic new biography of Karl Marx for the 200th anniversary of his birth

    In this essential new biography -- the first to give equal weight to both the work and life of Karl Marx -- Sven-Eric Liedman expertly navigates the imposing, complex personality of his subject through the turbulent passages of global history. A World to Win follows Marx through childhood and student days, a difficult and sometimes tragic family life, his far-sighted journalism, and his enduring friendship and intellectual partnership with Friedrich Engels.

    Building on the work of previous biographers, Liedman employs a commanding knowledge of the nineteenth century to create a definitive portrait of Marx and his vast contribution to the way the world understands itself. He shines a light on Marx's influences, explains his political and intellectual interventions, and builds on the legacy of his thought. Liedman shows how Marx's masterpiece, Capital, illuminates the essential logic of a system that drives dizzying wealth, grinding poverty, and awesome technological innovation to this day.

    Compulsively readable and meticulously researched, A World to Win demonstrates that, two centuries after Marx's birth, his work remains the bedrock for any true understanding of our political and economic condition.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00

  • Worldly Philosophers
    Worldly Philosophers
    ISBN: 9780684862149
    Title: Worldly Philosophers

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • Worrying: a Literary & Cultural History
    Worrying: a Literary & Cultural History
    ISBN: 9781441151292
    Title: Worrying: a Literary & Cultural History

    A literary and cultural exploration of worry and the modern mind..

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
  • Would You Kill the Fat Man? the Trolley Problem & What Your Answer Tells Us About Right & Wrong
    Would You Kill the Fat Man? the Trolley Problem & What Your Answer Tells Us About Right & Wrong
    ISBN: 9780691165639
    Title: Would You Kill the Fat Man? the Trolley Problem & What Your Answer Tells Us About Right & Wrong

    A runaway train is racing toward five men who are tied to the track. Unless the train is stopped, it will inevitably kill all five men. You are standing on a footbridge looking down on the unfolding disaster. However, a fat man, a stranger, is standing next to you: if you push him off the bridge, he will topple onto the line and, although he will die, his chunky body will stop the train, saving five lives. Would you kill the fat man? The question may seem bizarre. But it's one variation of a puzzle that has baffled moral philosophers for almost half a century and that more recently has come to preoccupy neuroscientists, psychologists, and other thinkers as well. In this book, David Edmonds, coauthor of the best-selling Wittgenstein's Poker, tells the riveting story of why and how philosophers have struggled with this ethical dilemma, sometimes called the trolley problem. In the process, he provides an entertaining and informative tour through the history of moral philosophy. Most people feel it's wrong to kill the fat man. But why? After all, in taking one life you could save five. As Edmonds shows, answering the question is far more complex--and important--than it first appears. In fact, how we answer it tells us a great deal about right and wrong.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
  • Writing & Difference
    Writing & Difference
    ISBN: 9780415253833
    Title: Writing & Difference

    First published in 1967,Writing and Difference, a collection of Jacques Derrida's essays written between 1959 and 1966, has become a landmark of contemporary French thought. In it we find Derrida at work on his systematic deconstruction of Western metaphysics. The book's first half, which includes the celebrated essay on Descartes and Foucault, shows the development of Derrida's method of deconstruction. In these essays, Derrida demonstrates the traditional nature of some purportedly nontraditional currents of modern thought-one of his main targets being the way in which "structuralism" unwittingly repeats metaphysical concepts in its use of linguistic models.

    The second half of the book contains some of Derrida's most compelling analyses of why and how metaphysical thinking must exclude writing from its conception of language, finally showing metaphysics to be constituted by this exclusion. These essays on Artaud, Freud, Bataille, Hegel, and L vi-Strauss have served as introductions to Derrida's notions of writing anddiff rence-the untranslatable formulation of a nonmetaphysical "concept" that does not exclude writing-for almost a generation of students of literature, philosophy, and psychoanalysis.

    Writing and Differencereveals the unacknowledged program that makes thought itself possible. In analyzing the contradictions inherent in this program, Derrida foes on to develop new ways of thinking, reading, and writing,-new ways based on the most complete and rigorous understanding of the old ways. Scholars and students from all disciplines will findWriting and Differencean excellent introduction to perhaps the most challenging of contemporary French thinkers-challenging because Derrida questions thought as we know it.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $43.00
  • Year of Our Lord 1943: Christian Humanism in an Age of Crisis
    Year of Our Lord 1943: Christian Humanism in an Age of Crisis
    ISBN: 9780190864651
    Title: Year of Our Lord 1943: Christian Humanism in an Age of Crisis
    Author: JACOBS ALAN

    By early 1943, it had become increasingly clear that the Allies would win the Second World War. Around the same time, it also became increasingly clear to many Christian intellectuals on both sides of the Atlantic that the soon-to-be-victorious nations were not culturally or morally prepared for their success. A war won by technological superiority merely laid the groundwork for a post-war society governed by technocrats. These Christian intellectuals-Jacques Maritain, T. S. Eliot, C. S. Lewis, W. H. Auden, and Simone Weil, among others-sought both to articulate a sober and reflective critique of their own culture and to outline a plan for the moral and spiritual regeneration of their countries in the post-war world.In this book, Alan Jacobs explores the poems, novels, essays, reviews, and lectures of these five central figures, in which they presented, with great imaginative energy and force, pictures of the very different paths now set before the Western democracies. The Year of Our Lord 1943 is the first book to weave together the ideas of these five intellectuals and shows why, in a time of unprecedented total war, they all thought it vital to restore Christianity to a leading role in the renewal of the Western democracies.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
  • Year With Hafiz Daily Contemplations
    Year With Hafiz Daily Contemplations
    ISBN: 9780143117544
    Title: Year With Hafiz Daily Contemplations

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • You are Doing a Freaking Great Job & Other Reminders of Your Awesomeness
    You are Doing a Freaking Great Job & Other Reminders of Your Awesomeness
    ISBN: 9780761184478
    Title: You are Doing a Freaking Great Job & Other Reminders of Your Awesomeness

    The perfect gift, and the easiest gift--because we all know someone who deserves a pat on the back, a big thumbs-up, or just a special "thank-you" "You Are Doing a Freaking Great Job" is a vibrant, colorful, pocket-size book of encouragement. Created by more than 20 artists and designers--from the well-known Etsy favorites Emily McDowell (who did the cover art) and Mary Kate McDevitt, to emerging talents Lindsay Whitehead and J. Zachary Keenan--this powerful little book is filled with nearly 200 uplifting and inspiring quotes, lyrics, and words of advice rendered in the original hand-lettered style of art that is pinned and repinned on Pinterest and sold on Etsy. There are mantras: "You are in charge of your own happiness." Galvanizing words of action: "Make it now." Heartening quotes: "You are capable of more than you know." Bursts of motivation: "Be a Warrior, Not a Worrier" and "Spread Your Arms and Trust Your Cape." Interweaved throughout is complementary text--including surprising playlists, sweet and simple recipes, and suggestions for inspirational films to watch and graduation? commencement speeches to read.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
  • You Must Change Your Life
    You Must Change Your Life
    ISBN: 9780745649221
    Title: You Must Change Your Life

    In his major investigation into the nature of humans, Peter Sloterdijk presents a critique of myth - the myth of the return of religion. For it is not religion that is returning; rather, there is something else quite profound that is taking on increasing significance in the present: the human as a practising, training being, one that creates itself through exercises and thereby transcends itself. Rainer Maria Rilke formulated the drive towards such self-training in the early twentieth century in the imperative 'You must change your life'.

    In making his case for the expansion of the practice zone for individuals and for society as a whole, Sloterdijk develops a fundamental and fundamentally new anthropology. The core of his science of the human being is an insight into the self-formation of all things human. The activity of both individuals and collectives constantly comes back to affect them: work affects the worker, communication the communicator, feelings the feeler.

    It is those humans who engage expressly in practice that embody this mode of existence most clearly: farmers, workers, warriors, writers, yogis, rhetoricians, musicians or models. By examining their training plans and peak performances, this book offers a panorama of exercises that are necessary to be, and remain, a human being.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $46.00

  • You Will Go Far
    You Will Go Far
    ISBN: 9781449460099
    Title: You Will Go Far
    Author: KEMPE JENNY

    "You Will Go Far" presents life guidance from a bird's perspective and is the perfect gift for graduates or anyone facing imminent change.
    Jenny Kempe's sweet penguins illustrate a rhyming message for anyone facing a new life experience. "It's good to set goals and spread your wings; you're off to do remarkable things. Find something that makes you tick, and work hard to make it stick. What makes your heart really sing? Do more of that than anything. Wherever you go, whatever you do, there will be an adventure waiting for you."
    With this keepsake edition, you are giving the gift of profound insight and bold inspiration in a delightfully portable package.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $18.00
  • Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
    Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
    ISBN: 9780099322610
    Title: Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

    This lyrical, evocative, thought-provoking journal of a man' s quest for truth-- and for himself-- was an instant classic, now available unabridged on CD

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
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