• How to be Free
    How to be Free
    ISBN: 9780141022024
    Title: How to be Free

    Have you ever wondered why you bother to go to work? Why so much of consumer culture is crap? Whether there might be a better, freer, happier way to live our lives? If so, this book is for you. Following up his cult bestseller How To Be Idle, Tom Hodgkinson takes us on an inspirational journey towards true freedom and happiness. Read How To Be Free and learn how to throw off the shackles of anxiety, bureaucracy, debt, governments, housework, moaning, pain, poverty, ugliness, war and waste, and much else besides.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
  • How to be Idle
    How to be Idle
    ISBN: 9780141015064
    Title: How to be Idle

    As Oscar Wilde said, doing nothing is hard work. The Protestant work ethic has most of us in its thrall, and the idlers of this world have the odds stacked against them. But here, at last, is a book that can help. From Tom Hodgkinson, editor of the Idler, comes HOW TO BE IDLE, an antidote to the work-obsessed culture which puts so many obstacles between ourselves and our dreams. Hodgkinson presents us with a laid-back argument for a new contract between routine and chaos, an argument for experiencing life to the full and living in the moment. Ranging across a host of issues that may affect the modern idler - sleep, the world of work, pleasure and hedonism, relationships, bohemian living, revolution - he draws on the writings of such well-known apologists for idleness as Dr Johnson, Oscar Wilde, Robert Louis Stevenson and Nietzsche. His message is clear: take control of your life and reclaim your right to be idle.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
  • How to be Normal : a Guide for the Perplexed
    How to be Normal : a Guide for the Perplexed
    ISBN: 9781782395843
    Title: How to be Normal : a Guide for the Perplexed
    Author: BROWNING GUY

    From the author of Never Hit a Jellyfish With a Spade comes a new volume of answers to life's most troublesome questions Normal people are extremely unusual. Think of all the people you know and ask yourself how many are normal. None of them! In fact you're probably the most normal of the lot and, let's face it, even you're not that normal. All normal people believe they are a little bit different, a little bit unique, and a little bit special. On the other hand no one wants to be abnormal, so it's a fine line to tread. Happily, this amazingly funny book shows everyone exactly how to be uniquely normally normal. Is it normal to hold the banister with both hands? To find the green man at crossings mildly attractive? To be afraid of aggressive hand dryers? To wonder what coconut milk is actually for? Find out the answers to these and a million other perfectly normal questions in another beautifully funny, surprisingly wise, and consistently heart-warming book .

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
  • How to Change the World
    How to Change the World
    ISBN: 9781447202325
    Title: How to Change the World

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • How to Develop Emotional Health
    How to Develop Emotional Health
    ISBN: 9780230771710
    Title: How to Develop Emotional Health
    Author: JAMES OLIVER

    How to Create Emotional Health is a guide to leading a more enjoyable and fulfilling life. Rather than seeking to be happy, Oliver James encourages the idea of wellbeing a state in which we are self-aware, authentic, adaptable, vivacious and able to live in the moment. He shows that through self-reflection, we can develop insight and awareness of who we are and what we truly want and need. By paying special attention to the impact of childhood and past relationships, we can tackle insecurities and alter negative thought patterns, ultimately improving the way we function as adults. Key to this approach is the adoption of a more resilient and playful mind-set, one which allows us to learn from mistakes and bounce back in a healthy way. In this thought-provoking and uplifting guide, Oliver develops strategies for meeting the challenges of daily life, including practical advice for setting career goals, strengthening relationships and improving family cohesion. He offers vital steps towards insight, energy and the ultimate reward of complete emotional health.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • How to Disagree: 20 Thought-Provoking Lessons
    How to Disagree: 20 Thought-Provoking Lessons
    ISBN: 9781781319345
    Title: How to Disagree: 20 Thought-Provoking Lessons

    Whether it's in the local, national or international arena, there are huge divisions both within and between political parties, and views and values fluctuate wildly across society. Nobody seems able to agree. Nobody even seems able to agree to disagree. So, what can we do?

    In this book, we'll look at how we can discuss divisive topics more effectively. We'll examine the different modes and methods of discourse and analysis and, through examining some of the common obstacles to productive conversations, we discuss actionable ways to encourage positive, helpful debate.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
  • How to Find Fulfilling Work
    How to Find Fulfilling Work
    ISBN: 9781447202288
    Title: How to Find Fulfilling Work

    Find life-enhancing work and realise your potential with this enlightening read. The desire for fulfilling work is one of the great aspirations of our age and this inspirational book reveals how one might make it a reality. It explores the competing claims we face for money and status while doing something meaningful and in tune with our talents. Drawing on wisdom about work that is to be found in sociology, psychology, history and philosophy, Roman Krznaric sets out a practical and innovative guide to negotiating the labyrinth of choices, overcoming the fear of change, and finding a career that makes you thrive.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • How to Grow Old: Ancient Wisdom for the Second Half of Life
    How to Grow Old: Ancient Wisdom for the Second Half of Life
    ISBN: 9780691167701
    Title: How to Grow Old: Ancient Wisdom for the Second Half of Life

    Worried that old age will inevitably mean losing your libido, your health, and possibly your marbles too? Well, Cicero has some good news for you. In "How to Grow Old," the great Roman orator and statesman eloquently describes how you can make the second half of life the best part of all--and why you might discover that reading and gardening are actually far more pleasurable than sex ever was.

    Filled with timeless wisdom and practical guidance, Cicero's brief, charming classic--written in 44 BC and originally titled "On Old Age"--has delighted and inspired readers, from Saint Augustine to Thomas Jefferson, for more than two thousand years. Presented here in a lively new translation with an informative new introduction and the original Latin on facing pages, the book directly addresses the greatest fears of growing older and persuasively argues why these worries are greatly exaggerated--or altogether mistaken.

    Montaigne said Cicero's book "gives one an appetite for growing old." The American founding father John Adams read it repeatedly in his later years. And today its lessons are more relevant than ever in a world obsessed with the futile pursuit of youth.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $36.00

  • How to Live a Good Life: A Guide to Choosing Your Personal Philosophy
    How to Live a Good Life: A Guide to Choosing Your Personal Philosophy
    ISBN: 9780525566144
    Title: How to Live a Good Life: A Guide to Choosing Your Personal Philosophy

    A collection of essays by fifteen philosophers presenting a thoughtful, introductory guide to choosing a philosophy for living an examined and meaningful life. A VINTAGE ORIGINAL

    Socrates famously said "the unexamined life is not worth living," but what does it mean to truly live philosophically?

    This thought-provoking, wide-ranging collection brings together essays by fifteen leading philosophers reflecting on what it means to live according to a philosophy of life. From Eastern philosophies (Daoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism) and classical Western philosophies (such as Aristotelianism and Stoicism), to the four major religions, as well as contemporary philosophies (such as existentialism and effective altruism), each contributor offers a lively, personal account of how they find meaning in the practice of their chosen philosophical tradition.

    Together, the pieces in How to Live a Good Life provide not only a beginner's guide to choosing a life philosophy but also a timely portrait of what it means to live an examined life in the twenty-first century.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00

  • How to Stay Sane
    How to Stay Sane
    ISBN: 9781447202301
    Title: How to Stay Sane

    A handbook to console, nourish and gently lead us on the path to emotional balance. There is no simple set of instructions that can guarantee sanity, but if you want to overcome emotional difficulties and become happier, psychotherapist Philippa Perry argues that there are four cornerstones to sanity you can influence to bring about change. By developing your self-observation skills, examining how you relate to others, breaking out of your comfort zone and exploring new ways of defining yourself, she demonstrates that it is possible to become a little less tortured and a little more fulfilled. This book is at once a brilliant explanation of our minds and a profoundly useful guide to facing up to the many challenges life throws our way.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • How to Teach Philosophy to Your Dog
    How to Teach Philosophy to Your Dog
    ISBN: 9781786077950
    Title: How to Teach Philosophy to Your Dog

    'We're doing philosophy now, and that means following the argument wherever it leads, like that time you chased a rabbit and ended up with your head stuck in a hole.'
    Monty was just like any other dog. A scruffy and irascible Maltese terrier, he enjoyed barking at pugs and sniffing at trees. But after yet another dramatic confrontation with the local Rottweiler, Anthony McGowan realises it's high time he and Monty had a chat about what makes him a good or a bad dog.
    Taking his lead from Monty's canine antics, McGowan takes us on a hilarious and enlightening jaunt through the major debates of philosophy. Will Kant convince Monty to stop stealing cheesecake? How long will they put up with Socrates poking holes in every argument? In this uniquely entertaining take on morality and ethics, the dutiful duo set out to uncover who if anyone has the right end of the ethical stick and can tell us how best to live one's life.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • How to Think More About Sex
    How to Think More About Sex
    ISBN: 9781447202271
    Title: How to Think More About Sex

    In this rigorous and supremely honest book Alain de Botton helps us navigate the intimate and exciting – yet often confusing and difficult – experience that is sex. Few of us tend to feel we’re entirely normal when it comes to sex, and what we’re supposed to be feeling rarely matches up with the reality. This book argues that 21st-century sex is ultimately fated to be a balancing act between love and desire, and adventure and commitment. Covering topics that include lust, fetishism, adultery and pornography, Alain de Botton frankly articulates the dilemmas of modern sexuality, offering insights and consolation to help us think more deeply and wisely about the sex we are, or aren’t, having. One in the new series of books from The School of Life, launched May 2012: How to Stay Sane by Philippa Perry How to Find Fulfilling Work by Roman Krznaric How to Worry Less About Money by John Armstrong How to Change the World by John-Paul Flintoff How to Thrive in the Digital Age by Tom Chatfield How to Think More About Sex by Alain de Botton

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • How to Think Politically: Sages, Scholars & Statesmen Whose Ideas Have Shaped the World
    How to Think Politically: Sages, Scholars & Statesmen Whose Ideas Have Shaped the World
    ISBN: 9781472961785
    Title: How to Think Politically: Sages, Scholars & Statesmen Whose Ideas Have Shaped the World

    "A wonderful introduction to history's most influential scribblers."--Steven Pinker

    What is truly at stake in politics? Nothing less than how we should live, as individuals and as communities. This book goes beyond the surface headlines, the fake news and the hysteria to explore the timeless questions posed and answers offered by a diverse group of the 30 greatest political thinkers who have ever lived.

    Are we political, economic, or religious animals? Should we live in small city-states, nations, or multinational empires? What values should politics promote? Should wealth be owned privately or in common? Do animals also have rights? There is no idea too radical for this global assortment of thinkers, which includes: Confucius; Plato; Augustine; Machiavelli; Burke; Wollstonecraft; Marx; Nietzsche; Gandhi; Qutb; Arendt; Nussbaum, Naess and Rawls.

    In each brief chapter, the authors paint a vivid portrait of these often prescient, always compelling political thinkers, showing how their ideas grew out of their own dramatic lives and times and evolved beyond them. Now more than ever we need to be reminded that politics can be a noble, inspiring and civilising art. And if we want to understand today's political world, we need to understand the foundations of politics and its architects. This is the perfect guide to both.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • How to Think: A Guide for the Perplexed
    How to Think: A Guide for the Perplexed
    ISBN: 9781781259573
    Title: How to Think: A Guide for the Perplexed
    Author: JACOBS ALAN

    How to Think is a contrarian treatise on why we're not as good at thinking as we assume - but how recovering this lost art can rescue our inner lives from the chaos of modern life.Most of us don't want to think, writes the American essayist Alan Jacobs. Thinking is trouble. It can force us out of familiar, comforting habits, and it can complicate our relationships with like-minded friends. Finally, thinking is slow, and that's a problem when our habits of consuming information (mostly online) leave us lost in the echo chamber of social media, where speed and factionalism trump accuracy and nuance.In this clever, witty book, Jacobs diagnoses the many forces that prevent thought - forces that have only worsened in the age of Twitter, such as "alternative facts," and information overload. He also dispels the many myths we hold about what it means to think well. (For example: it's impossible to "think for yourself.")Drawing on sources as far-flung as the novelist Marilynne Robinson, the basketball legend Wilt Chamberlain, the British philosopher John Stuart Mill and the Christian theologian C.S. Lewis, Jacobs digs into the nuts and bolts of the cognitive process, offering hope that each of us can reclaim our mental lives from the whirlpool of what now passes for public debate.After all, if we can learn to think together, perhaps we can learn to live together.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
  • Human, All Too Human
    Human, All Too Human
    ISBN: 9780140446173
    Title: Human, All Too Human

    Written after Nietzsche had ended his friendship with Richard Wagner and had been forced to leave academic life through ill health, Human, All Too Human (1878) can be read as a monument to his personal crisis. It also marks the point when he matured as a philosopher, rejecting the German romanticism espoused by Wagner and Schopenhauer and instead returning to sources in the French Enlightenment. Here he sets out his unsettling views in a series of 638 stunning aphorisms - assessing subjects ranging from art to arrogance, boredom to passion, science to vanity and women to youth. This work also contains the seeds of concepts crucial to Nietzsche's later philosophy, such as the will to power and the need to transcend conventional Christian morality. The result is one of the cornerstones of his life's work.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
  • Humankind: Solidarity with Non-Human People
    Humankind: Solidarity with Non-Human People
    ISBN: 9781786631329
    Title: Humankind: Solidarity with Non-Human People

    A radical call for solidarity between humans and non-humans

    What is it that makes humans human? As science and technology challenge the boundaries between life and non-life, between organic and inorganic, this ancient question is more timely than ever. Acclaimed object-oriented philosopher Timothy Morton invites us to consider this philosophical issue as eminently political. In our relationship with nonhumans, we decide the fate of our humanity. Becoming human, claims Morton, actually means creating a network of kindness and solidarity with nonhuman beings, in the name of a broader understanding of reality that both includes and overcomes the notion of species. Negotiating the politics of humanity is the first crucial step in reclaiming the upper scales of ecological coexistence and resisting corporations like Monsanto and the technophilic billionaires who would rob us of our kinship with people beyond our species.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.00

  • Hunger Games & Philosophy
    Hunger Games & Philosophy
    ISBN: 9781118065075
    Title: Hunger Games & Philosophy

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • I Am Dynamite! A Life of Friedrich Nietzsche
    I Am Dynamite! A Life of Friedrich Nietzsche
    ISBN: 9780571336227
    Title: I Am Dynamite! A Life of Friedrich Nietzsche
    Author: PRIDEAUX SUE

    The Times Biography of the Year
    Winner of the Hawthornden Prize 2019
    Shortlisted for the HWA Non-Fiction Prize 2019
    Longlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize 2019
    Longlisted for the Cundhill History Prize 2019

    'Outstanding.' The Sunday Times

    'A revelation.' Guardian

    'Wonderful.' The Times

    'Riveting.' New Statesman

    Friedrich Nietzsche's work rocked the foundation of Western thinking and continues to permeate our culture, high and low - yet he is one of history's most misunderstood philosophers. Sue Prideaux's myth-shattering book brings readers into the world of a brilliant, eccentric and deeply troubled man, illuminating the events and people that shaped his life and work. I Am Dynamite! is the essential biography for anyone seeking to understand Nietzsche, the philosopher who foresaw - and sought solutions to - our own troubled times.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • I Ching: The Book of Change
    I Ching: The Book of Change
    ISBN: 9781611805000
    Title: I Ching: The Book of Change
    Author: YI CHENG

    The well-known ancient Chinese oracle and sourcebook of Asian wisdom--now in a Shambhala Pocket Library edition.

    The I Ching (The Book of Change), the oldest of the Chinese classics, has throughout Chinese history commanded unsurpassed prestige and popularity. Containing several layers of text and given numerous levels of interpretation, the I Ching has been venerated for more than three thousand years as an oracle of fortune, a guide to success, and a source of wisdom. The underlying theme of the text is change and how this fundamental force influences all aspects of life--from business and politics to personal relationships. To understand and act in accordance with this inexorable law of the universe is wisdom indeed. Complete instructions for consulting the I Ching are included.

    This book is part of the Shambhala Pocket Library series. The Shambhala Pocket Library is a collection of short, portable teachings from notable figures across religious traditions and classic texts. The covers in this series are rendered by Colorado artist Robert Spellman. The books in this collection distill the wisdom and heart of the work Shambhala Publications has published over 50 years into a compact format that is collectible, reader-friendly, and applicable to everyday life.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00

  • I Find that Offensive!
    I Find that Offensive!
    ISBN: 9781849549813
    Title: I Find that Offensive!
    Author: FOX CLAIRE

    When you hear that now ubiquitous phrase ‘I find that offensive’, you know you’re being told to shut up. While the terrible murder of the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists demonstrated that those who offend can face the most brutal form of censorship, there’s a broader threatening climate where we all have to walk on eggshells to avoid saying anything offensive – or else.

    Competitive offence-claiming is ratcheting up well beyond religious sensibilities. So, while Islamists and feminists may seem to have little in common, they are both united in demanding retribution in the form of bans, penalties and censorship of those who hurt their feelings. Undoubtedly, these cris de coeur are genuine. Young Muslims crying out in horror at offensive cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad really do seem to feel the slight personally. And so do young women who seem individually distraught by pictures of scantily clad models in lads’ magazines. ‘Offendees’ dismiss ‘sticks and stones might break your bones but words will never hurt me’ as an insensitive misunderstanding of the damage words can inflict on vulnerable individuals.

    But how did we become so thin-skinned? This book blames three culprits: official multiculturalism’s relativistic conflation of tolerance with positive ‘recognition’; narcissistic identity politics that proclaims the personal is political; and, finally, therapeutic educational interventions such as anti-bullying campaigns, through which the young are taught that psychological harm is interchangeable with physical violence.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $25.00
  • I Think, Therefore I Am
    I Think, Therefore I Am
    ISBN: 9781782430247
    Title: I Think, Therefore I Am

    Lesley Levene explains how and why philosophy began, and how, from Greek democracy to communism, the ways in which we live, learn, argue, vote and even spend our money have their origins in philosophical thought.

    Philosophers certainly like to make life sound awfully complicated, whether they're wondering if a falling tree still makes a sound if there's nobody around to hear it (Berkeley) or declaring that everything in the universe is in a state of flux (Heraclitus). But is philosophy really so complicated? And is it really as irrelevant as it sometimes seems? I Think, Therefore I Am is the ideal way to take the fear out of philosophy. Written in an accessible and highly entertaining style, this book explains how and why philosophy began, and how, from Greek democracy to Communism, the ways in which we live, learn, argue, vote and even spend our money have their origins in philosophical thought. Covering the biggest names, including Socrates, Seneca, St Augustine, Descartes, Marx and Nietzsche, I Think Therefore I Am provides a handle for all the main -isms and -ologies.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $17.00
  • I Think, Therefore I Draw: Understanding Philosophy Through Cartoons
    I Think, Therefore I Draw: Understanding Philosophy Through Cartoons
    ISBN: 9781925773163
    Title: I Think, Therefore I Draw: Understanding Philosophy Through Cartoons
    Author: KLEIN DANIEL

    What's the best way to answer some of the biggest questions in life--questions like: Does God exist? What is the meaning of life? Is there a basic principle for all moral decisions? What is the best way to organise society? How do we know what is true? Are there limits to what we can know? Why do things exist? Is there life after death? Is there a design to the Universe? What is a 'self'? What is beauty? What is humankind's place in the cosmos?

    New York Timesbestselling authors Daniel Klein and Thomas Cathcart have the answer: I Think, Therefore I Drawis a hilarious new exploration of philosophy through cartoons--a thorough introduction to all the major debates in philosophy through history to the present day.
    Packed with humour and loaded with profound philosophical insight, I Think, Therefore I Draw will delight and enlighten readers.

    Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Kleinhave known each other since they were philosophy students at Harvard. They have written several bestsellers together, including Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Barand Aristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington. Cathcart is the author of The Trolley Problem, or Would You Throw the Fat Guy Off the Bridge?Klein's other books include Travels with Epicurusand Every Time I Find the Meaning of Life, They Change It.

    'A breathtaking, entertaining and thoroughly digestible guide to some of the best thoughts ever thunk.' Weekly Reviewon Everytime I Find The Meaning of Life, They Change It

    'A book with a lightness of touch that is also deeply serious and satisfying philosophically.' Weekend Australianon Travels with Epicurus

    'You don't have to be old to be won over by the charms of this intelligent, playful and moving book.' Saturday Ageon Travels with Epicurus

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $37.00
  • In Praise of Idleness: A Timeless Essay
    In Praise of Idleness: A Timeless Essay
    ISBN: 9781760640736
    Title: In Praise of Idleness: A Timeless Essay

    New York Times bestselling author Bradley Trevor Greive (BTG) breathes fresh life into Bertrand Russell's classic work, In Praise of Idleness, with a new introduction, biographical afterword, historical notes, additional quotations and comic illustrations. In this revolutionary essay, Russell argues that we can achieve far more by doing far less, and that traditional wealth accumulation is a form of cultural
    and moral poverty. Demanding greater depth from our age of abundant creativity, he heralds the next wave of curious and enlightened citizens. Encouraging readers to take back their lives and live more fully, Russell's penetrating insights and exquisite turns of phrase are as relevant today as
    when they were first written. With the added wit and wisdom of BTG, this is an essential handbook for getting more out of life.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $21.00
  • Infidel & the Professor: David Hume, Adam Smith, & the Friendship That Shaped Modern Thought
    Infidel & the Professor: David Hume, Adam Smith, & the Friendship That Shaped Modern Thought
    ISBN: 9780691192284
    Title: Infidel & the Professor: David Hume, Adam Smith, & the Friendship That Shaped Modern Thought

    The story of the greatest of all philosophical friendships--and how it influenced modern thought

    David Hume is arguably the most important philosopher ever to write in English, but during his lifetime he was attacked as "the Great Infidel" for his religious skepticism and deemed unfit to teach the young. In contrast, Adam Smith, now hailed as the founding father of capitalism, was a revered professor of moral philosophy. Remarkably, Hume and Smith were best friends, sharing what Dennis Rasmussen calls the greatest of all philosophical friendships. The Infidel and the Professor tells the fascinating story of the close relationship between these towering Enlightenment thinkers--and how it influenced their world-changing ideas. It shows that Hume contributed more to economics--and Smith contributed more to philosophy--than is generally recognized. The result is a compelling account of a great friendship that had great consequences for modern thought.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Introducing Jung: a Graphic Guide
    Introducing Jung: a Graphic Guide
    ISBN: 9781848318557
    Title: Introducing Jung: a Graphic Guide

    Carl Gustav Jung was the enigmatic and controversial father of analytical psychology. This updated edition of Introducing Jung brilliantly explains the theories that underpin Jung's work, delves into the controversies that led him to break away from Freud and describes his near psychotic breakdown, from which he emerged with radical new insights into the nature of the unconscious mind - and which were published for the first time in 2009 in The Red Book. Step by step, MaggieHyde demonstrates how it was entirely logical for him to explore the psychology of religion, alchemy, astrology, the I Ching and other phenomena rejected by science in his investigation of his patients' dreams, fantasies and psychic disturbances.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $16.00
  • Islam & the Future of Tolerance: A Dialogue
    Islam & the Future of Tolerance: A Dialogue
    ISBN: 9780674241480
    Title: Islam & the Future of Tolerance: A Dialogue

    "A civil but honest dialogue... As illuminating as it is fascinating."
    --Ayaan Hirsi Ali

    Is Islam a religion of peace or war? Is it amenable to reform? Why do so many Muslims seem to be drawn to extremism? And what do words like jihadism and fundamentalism really mean? In a world riven by misunderstanding and violence, Sam Harris--a famous atheist--and Majid Nawaz--a former radical--demonstrate how two people with very different religious views can find common ground and invite you to join in an urgently needed conversation.

    "How refreshing to read an honest yet affectionate exchange between the Islamist-turned-liberal-Muslim Maajid Nawaz and the neuroscientist who advocates mindful atheism, Sam Harris... Their back-and-forth clarifies multiple confusions that plague the public conversation about Islam."
    --Irshad Manji, New York Times Book Review

    "It is sadly uncommon, in any era, to find dialogue based on facts and reason--but even more rarely are Muslim and non-Muslim intellectuals able to maintain critical distance on broad questions about Islam. Which makes Islam and the Future of Tolerance something of a unicorn... Most conversations about religion are marked by the inability of either side to listen, but here, at last, is a proper debate."
    --New Statesman

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
  • It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be: the World's Best Selling Book
    It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be: the World's Best Selling Book
    ISBN: 9780714843377
    Title: It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be: the World's Best Selling Book
    Author: ARDEN PAUL

    It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be is a handbook of how to succeed in the world: a pocket bible for the talented and timid alike to help make the unthinkable thinkable and the impossible possible.The world's top advertising guru, Paul Arden, offers up his wisdom on issues as diverse as problem solving, responding to a brief, communicating, playing your cards right, making mistakes, and creativity - all endeavours that can be applied to aspects of modern life.This uplifting and humorous little book provides a unique insight into the world of advertising and is a quirky compilation of quotes, facts, pictures, wit and wisdom - all packed into easy-to-digest, bite-sized spreads. If you want to succeed in life or business, this book is a must.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
  • Jonathan Livingston Seagull: a Story
    Jonathan Livingston Seagull: a Story
    ISBN: 9780006490340
    Title: Jonathan Livingston Seagull: a Story
    Author: BACH RICHARD

    'Jonathan Livingston Seagull' is a bird determined to be more than ordinary - to have a reason for living. This is a story for people who follow their dreams and make their own rules, taking flight as a metaphor.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.00
  • Kardashian Kulture: How Celebrities Changed Life in the 21st Century
    Kardashian Kulture: How Celebrities Changed Life in the 21st Century
    ISBN: 9781787437074
    Title: Kardashian Kulture: How Celebrities Changed Life in the 21st Century

    Kardashian Kulture uses the royal family of celebrity culture to scrutinize wider understandings of 21st century life. Examining the worlds of business, politics, technology and entertainment, Ellis Cashmore shows how fundamental changes to the way we live have been prompted by celebrities.
    Examining today's celebrity-obsessed culture through the lives of a host of household names, including the Kardashians themselves, this book shows how celebrities have impacted on the wider culture from the birth of consumerism, the civil rights movements of the 1960s, and the growth of narcissism in the 1970s, to the rise of the paparazzi, reality television and the impact of social media, which has removed the barrier between celebrities and fans and led to the erosion of personal privacy.
    Celebrities are creations rather than people and ultimately, Cashmore argues, Kardashian Kulture is a product of our own making. Whether you regard celebrities as a witless bunch of overpaid show-offs or the conveyors of the zeitgeist is a matter of judgement and taste, the impact of the Kardashians and their kind is undeniable.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $42.00
  • Kintsugi The Japanese Art of Finding Strength in Imperfection
    Kintsugi The Japanese Art of Finding Strength in Imperfection
    ISBN: 9781449497309
    Title: Kintsugi The Japanese Art of Finding Strength in Imperfection

    Learn how to embrace the adversity in your life, heal your wounds, and build a more resilient you in Céline Santini's self-care book inspired by the ancient Japanese art of kintsugi.

    Japan is an inspirtation in the personal growth and development field. Kintsugi is the ancient Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with powdered gold. Day after day, week after week, stage by stage, the object is cleaned, groomed, treated, healed, and finally enhanced. Nowadays it has also become a well-known therapy metaphor to resilience. This practical book will help you overcome rough times, heal your deepest wounds, and become whole again through the numerous stages, writing exercises, and testimonies.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $36.00
  • Learning to Die: Wisdom in the Age of Climate Crisis
    Learning to Die: Wisdom in the Age of Climate Crisis
    ISBN: 9780889775633
    Title: Learning to Die: Wisdom in the Age of Climate Crisis

    In this powerful little book, two leading intellectuals illuminate the truth about where our environmental crisis is taking us. Writing from an island on Canada's Northwest coast, Robert Bringhurst and Jan Zwicky weigh in on the death of the planet versus the death of the individual. For Zwicky, awareness and humility are the foundation of the equanimity with which Socrates faced his death: he makes a good model when facing the death of the planet, as well as facing our own mortality. Bringhurst urges readers to tune their minds to the wild. The wild has healed the world before, and it is the only thing that stands any chance of healing the world now -- though it is unlikely to save Homo sapiens in the process.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $42.00
  • Letters from a Stoic: Epistulae Morales Ad Lucilium
    Letters from a Stoic: Epistulae Morales Ad Lucilium
    ISBN: 9780141395852
    Title: Letters from a Stoic: Epistulae Morales Ad Lucilium
    Author: SENECA

    A new series of beautiful hardcover nonfiction classics, with covers designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith
    World-changing ideas meet eye-catching design: the best titles of the extraordinarily successful Great Ideas series are now packaged in Coralie Bickford-Smith's distinctive, award-winning covers. Whether on a well-curated shelf or in your back pocket, these timeless works of philosophical, political, and psychological thought are absolute musthaves for book collectors as well as design enthusiasts.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
  • Life of the Mind
    Life of the Mind
    ISBN: 9780156519922
    Title: Life of the Mind

    The author's final work, presented in a one-volume edition, is a rich, challenging analysis of man's mental activity, considered in terms of thinking, willing, and judging. Edited by Mary McCarthy; Indices.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $41.00
  • Like a Thief in Broad Daylight: Power in the Era of Post-Humanity
    Like a Thief in Broad Daylight: Power in the Era of Post-Humanity
    ISBN: 9780141989198
    Title: Like a Thief in Broad Daylight: Power in the Era of Post-Humanity
    Author: ZIZEK SLAVOJ

    The latest book from "the most despicable philosopher in the West" (New Republic) considers the new dangers and radical possibilities set in motion by advances in Big Tech.

    In recent years, techno-scientific progress has started to utterly transform our world--changing it almost beyond recognition. In this extraordinary new book, renowned philosopher Slavoj Žižek turns to look at the brave new world of Big Tech, revealing how, with each new wave of innovation, we find ourselves moving closer and closer to a bizarrely literal realization of Marx's prediction that "all that is solid melts into air." With the automation of work, the virtualization of money, the dissipation of class communities, and the rise of immaterial, intellectual labor, the global capitalist edifice is beginning to crumble, more quickly than ever before--and it is now on the verge of vanishing entirely.

    But what will come next? Against a backdrop of constant socio-technological upheaval, how could any kind of authentic change take place? In such a context, Žižek argues, there can be no great social triumph--because lasting revolution has already come into the scene, like a thief in broad daylight, stealing into sight right before our very eyes. What we must do now is wake up and see it.
    Urgent as ever, Like a Thief in Broad Daylight illuminates the new dangers as well as the radical possibilities thrown up by today's technological and scientific advances, and their electrifying implications for us all.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00

  • Little Book of Calm New Ed
    Little Book of Calm New Ed
    ISBN: 9780140260656
    Title: Little Book of Calm New Ed
    Author: WILSON PAUL

    Feeling stressed? Need some help to regain balance in your life? The Little Book of Calm is full of advice to follow and thoughts to inspire. Open it at any page and you will find a path to inner peace.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $10.00
  • Little Book of Ikigai: The Japanese Guide to Finding Your Purpose in Life
    Little Book of Ikigai: The Japanese Guide to Finding Your Purpose in Life
    ISBN: 9781786489036
    Title: Little Book of Ikigai: The Japanese Guide to Finding Your Purpose in Life
    Author: MOGI KEN


    Find out how to live a long and happy life thanks to the ikigai miracle, a Japanese philosophy that helps you find fulfilment, joy and mindfulness in everything you do.

    It is extraordinary that Japanese men's longevity ranks 4th in the world, while Japanese women's ranks 2nd. But perhaps this comes as no surprise when you know that the Japanese understanding of ikigai is embedded in their daily life and in absolutely everything that they do. In their professional careers, in their relationships with family members, in the hobbies they cultivate so meticulously.

    Ken Mogi identifies five key pillars to ikigai:
    Pillar 1: Starting small
    Pillar 2: Releasing yourself
    Pillar 3:Harmony and sustainability
    Pillar 4:The joy of little things
    Pillar 5:Being in the here and now

    The Japanese talk about ikigai as 'a reason to get up in the morning'. It is something that keeps one's enthusiasm for life going, whether you are a cleaner of the famous Shinkansen bullet train, the mother of a newborn child or a Michelin-starred sushi chef. The Five Pillars at the heart of everything they do.

    But how do you find your own ikigai? How does ikigai contribute to happiness? Neuroscientist and bestselling Japanese writer Ken Mogi provides an absorbing insight into this way of life, incorporating scientific research and first-hand experience, and providing a colourful narrative of Japanese culture and history along the way.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $28.00
  • Little Book of Lykke: Secrets of the World's Happiest People
    Little Book of Lykke: Secrets of the World's Happiest People
    ISBN: 9780241302019
    Title: Little Book of Lykke: Secrets of the World's Happiest People
    Author: WIKING MEIK

    The world has reached unprecedented levels of wealth, but while we have succeeded in getting richer, we have failed in getting happier. While many people live lives of quiet desperation, a few people find themselves at the very top of the scale when it comes to happiness. Their behaviour is different. Their outlook is different. Their priorities are different. What can we learn from the world's happiest people? Condensing years of research from The Happiness Research Institute, hundreds of interviews, and thousands of studies and experiments - including new studies and experiments on smiling and the effect of social media on happiness - into a comprehensive, easy-to-read and beautifully illustrated guide to finding everyday happiness.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
  • Little Book of Philosophy
    Little Book of Philosophy
    ISBN: 9780241341179
    Title: Little Book of Philosophy
    Author: DK

    Learn everything you need to know about the world of philosophy- from the key thinkers to modern concepts in a brand new portable size.

    To the complete novice learning about philosophy can be daunting - The Little Book of Philosophy changes all that. With the use of powerful and easy-to-follow images, famous quotations, and explanations that are easily understandable, this book cuts through any misunderstandings to demystify the subject.

    Each chapter is organised chronologically, and covers not only the big ideas, but the philosophers who first voiced them, as well as cross-referencing with earlier and later ideas and thinkers. The Little Book of Philosophy untangles knotty theories and sheds light on abstract concepts, and is perfect for anyone with a general interest in how our social, political, and ethical ideas are formed, as well as students of philosophy and politics.

    Covers major and niche topics, from moral ethics to philosophies of religion.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $21.00
  • Little Pocket Book of Mindfulness: Don't Dwell on the Past or Worry About the Future, S
    Little Pocket Book of Mindfulness: Don't Dwell on the Past or Worry About the Future, S
    ISBN: 9781782492030
    Title: Little Pocket Book of Mindfulness: Don't Dwell on the Past or Worry About the Future, S
    Author: BLACK ANNA

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
  • Live Like a Stoic: 52 Spiritual Exercises for Cultivating a Good Life
    Live Like a Stoic: 52 Spiritual Exercises for Cultivating a Good Life
    ISBN: 9781846045967
    Title: Live Like a Stoic: 52 Spiritual Exercises for Cultivating a Good Life

    The answers to our daily worries and anxieties - big or small - lie at the heart of Stoic philosophy. Live Like a Stoic is the essential guide to help us live the good life.

    It offers a year-long programme of 52 weekly exercises aimed at mastering an array of real-life troubles. Full of practical lessons and sections for journaling, it provides all the tools needed to overcome any life obstacles we might face.

    Massimo Pigliucci and Gregory Lopez have created a unique, personalised Stoic curriculum for a lifetime of practice, showing how relevant this ancient philosophy is to modern life.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
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