• Book of Dissent: Revolutionary Words from Three Millenia of Rebellion & Resistance
    Book of Dissent: Revolutionary Words from Three Millenia of Rebellion & Resistance
    ISBN: 9781784786175
    Title: Book of Dissent: Revolutionary Words from Three Millenia of Rebellion & Resistance
    Author: HSIAO ANDREW & LIM AUDREA ED

    Fully updated compendium of revolt and resistance

    Throughout the ages and across every continent, people have struggled against those in power and raised their voices in protest-rallying others around them or, sometimes, inspiring uprisings many years later. Their echoes reverberate from Ancient Greece, China and Egypt, via the dissident poets and philosophers of Islam and Judaism, through to the Arab slave revolts and anti-Ottoman rebellions of the Middle Ages. These sources were tapped during the Dutch and English revolutions at the outset of the Modern world, and in turn flowed into the French, Haitian, American, Russian and Chinese revolutions. More recently, resistance to war and economic oppression has flared up on battlefields and in public spaces from Beijing and Cairo to Moscow and New York City.

    This anthology, global in scope, presents voices of dissent from every era of human history: speeches and pamphlets, poems and songs, plays and manifestos. Every age has its iconoclasts, and yet the greatest among them build on the words and actions of their forerunners. The Verso Book of Dissent should be in the arsenal of every rebel who understands that words and ideas are the ultimate weapons.

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    Price: $22.00
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  • Book of Five Rings: The Classic Text of Samurai Sword Strategy
    Book of Five Rings: The Classic Text of Samurai Sword Strategy
    ISBN: 9781454910732
    Title: Book of Five Rings: The Classic Text of Samurai Sword Strategy
    Author: MUSASHI MIYAMOTO

    The Book of Five Rings, first published in the seventeenth century, is the classic text of samurai strategy, written by an undefeated master of the sword. This colorfully illustrated new edition vividly interprets the teachings of Miyamoto Musashi and the era of the last Shoguns, when the way of the sword was also a sacred way of life.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
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  • Book of Hygge: The Danish Art of Living Well
    Book of Hygge: The Danish Art of Living Well
    ISBN: 9781785034466
    Title: Book of Hygge: The Danish Art of Living Well
    Author: BRITS LOUISA THOMSEN


    The most beautiful guide to the Danish custom of hygge, the everyday life philosophy for better living.


    Hygge is a feeling of belonging and warmth, a moment of comfort and contentment. This beautiful little book will help you to find hygge and embrace it every day. Make a pot of coffee, relax in your favourite chair and discover for yourself how life is better with hygge.


    'Best [book] for the philosophy of hygge' You Magazine


    '...a philosophy for mindful living' The Guardian


    'Her book is a thing of beauty' Irish Examiner



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  • Book of Master Mo
    Book of Master Mo
    ISBN: 9780141392103
    Title: Book of Master Mo
    Author: ZI MO

    'Where there is universality, those living in large states don't attack small states, those living in large houses don't bring disorder to small houses, the strong don't oppress the weak'& Written in China in the fifth century BC, The Book of Master Mo is a hugely influential collection of philosophical writing, intended to deal with the turbulence of the Warring States period. From encouraging universal love to condemning excess at funerals, the essays describe how to maintain peace and harmony, but as an expert in defensive warfare Mo Zi also wrote fascinating technical tips for defending a city, including methods for the identification of spies and how to stockpile food. As one of the first examples of using systematic argument in conceptual debate, The Book of Master Mo represents a groundbreaking shift in Chinese philosophy.Translated, edited and with an introduction by Ian Johnston

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    Price: $13.00
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  • Book of Nothing
    Book of Nothing
    ISBN: 9780099288459
    Title: Book of Nothing
    Author: JOHN D. BARROW

    One of our foremost mathematicians and cosmologists – John Barrow has a proven ability to make complex ideas easily accessible to the reader. Beginning with ancient civilizations, he explores how the zero came into being, its rocky reception in Europe, and the early avoidance and eventual acceptance of the void by Christianity. Investigating the concept of nothing through the work of writers from the ancient Greeks to the present, he examines mathematics, cosmology, theology and physics to reveal the nothing that is at the heart of most things. Finally, Barrow spotlights recent exciting discoveries in astronomy about the nature of the vacuum which are dramatically affecting scientific explanations of the universe.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Book of Qualities
    Book of Qualities
    ISBN: 9780060962524
    Title: Book of Qualities
    Author: GENDLER J RUTH

    From Beauty to Compassion, from Pleasure to Terror, from Resignation to Joy -- here is an insightful exploration of the rich diversity of human qualities. J. Ruth Gendler's evocative book has as its cast of familiar characters our own emotions, brought to life with a poet's wisdom and an artist's perceptive eye. In The Book of Qualities' magical community, Excitement wears orange socks, Faith lives in the same apartment building as Doubt, and Worry makes lists of everything that could go wrong while she is waiting for the train. In portraying the complexities of the psyche, Gendler uses the Qualities to bridge the distinctions between literature and psychology, and has created an original work that challenges us to look at our emotions in new and inspiring ways.

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  • Book of Tea
    Book of Tea
    ISBN: 9781611806014
    Title: Book of Tea
    Author: OKAKURA KAKUZO

    The Book of Tea (1906) is a long essay linking the role of chado (teaism) to the aesthetic and cultural aspects of Japanese life.Addressed to a western audience, it was originally written in English and is one of the great English tea classics. Okakura had been taught at a young age to speak English and was proficient at communicating his thoughts to the Western mind. In his book, he discusses such topics as Zen and Taoism, but also the secular aspects of tea and Japanese life. The book emphasizes how Teaism taught the Japanese many things; most importantly, simplicity. Kakuzo argues that this tea-induced simplicity affected art and architecture, and he was a long-time student of the visual arts. In the book, Kakuzo states that Teaism, in itself, is one of the profound universal remedies that two parties could sit down to. Kakuzo went on to mention that tea has been the subject of many historical events, such as peace treaties and the like. He ends the book with a chapter on Tea Masters, and spends some time talking about Sen no Rikyu and his contribution to the Japanese tea ceremony.According to Tomonobu Imamichi, Heidegger's concept of Dasein in Sein und Zeit was inspired - although Heidegger remained silent on this - by Okakura Kakuzo's concept of das-in-der-Welt-sein (being-in-the-worldness) expressed in The Book of Tea to describe Zhuangzi's philosophy, which Imamichi's professor Ito Kichinosuke had offered to Heidegger in 1919, after having followed private lessons with him the year before: 'Ito Kichinosuke, one of my teachers at university, studied in Germany in 1918 immediately after the First World War and hired Heidegger as a private tutor. Before moving back to Japan at the end of his studies, Professor Ito handed Heidegger a copy of Das Buch vom Tee, the German translation of Okakura Kakuzo's The Book of Tea, as a token of his appreciation. That was in 1919. Sein und Zeit (Being and Time) was published in 1927, and made Heidegger famous. Mr. Ito was surprised and indignant that Heidegger used Zhuangzi's concept without giving him credit. Years later in 1945, Professor Ito reminisced with me and, speaking in his Shonai dialect, said, 'Heidegger did a lot for me, but I should've laid into him for stealing'. There are other indications that Heidegger was inspired by Eastern writings, but let's leave this topic here. I have heard many stories of this kind from Professor Ito and checked their veracity. I recounted this story at a recep- tion held after a series of lectures I gave in 1968 at the University of Heidelberg at the invitation of Hans-Georg Gadamer. Japanese exchange students attended these lectures, and I explained that there were many other elements of classical Eastern thought in Heidegger's philosophy and gave some examples. I must have said too much and may even have said that Heidegger was a plagiarist (Plagiator). Gadamer was Heidegger's favorite student, and we ended up not speaking to each other for 4 or 5 years because he was so angry with me'.

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  • Books V Cigarettes #57
    Books V Cigarettes #57
    ISBN: 9780141036618
    Title: Books V Cigarettes #57
    Author: ORWELL GEORGE

    Beginning with a dilemma about whether he spends more money on reading or smoking, George Orwell's entertaining and uncompromising essays go on to explore everything from the perils of second-hand bookshops to the dubious profession of being a critic, from freedom of the press to what patriotism really means. 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.

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  • Born Bad: Original Sin & the Making of the Western World
    Born Bad: Original Sin & the Making of the Western World
    ISBN: 9781863956765
    Title: Born Bad: Original Sin & the Making of the Western World
    Author: BOYCE JAMES

    'The purpose of this book is not to defend or condemn the Western creation story, but to challenge the assumption that its influence was ended by science and secularism.' - James Boyce, Born BadBorn Bad is the latest book from James Boyce, acclaimed author and historian. Boyce traces a history of original sin from Adam and Eve, St Augustine and Martin Luther to Adam Smith, Sigmund Freud and Richard Dawkins.According to original sin, humans are 'born bad' and only God's grace can bring salvation. Although Christianity is on the wane, Boyce explores how these religious ideas of morality still underpin our modern secular society, though we are often not aware of their origins. If today the specific doctrine has all but disappeared (even from the churches), what remains is the distinctive discontent of Western people - the feelings of guilt and inadequacy associated not with doing wrong, but with being wrong.'Original sin is the Western world's creation story,' James Boyce writes, in this fascinating sweeping history of a dark and controversial idea.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $45.00
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  • Born to be Good: the Science of a Meaningful Life
    Born to be Good: the Science of a Meaningful Life
    ISBN: 9780393337136
    Title: Born to be Good: the Science of a Meaningful Life
    Author: KELTNER DACHER

    In this startling study of human emotion, Dacher Keltner investigates an unanswered question of human evolution: If humans are hardwired to lead lives that are nasty, brutish, and short, why have we evolved with positive emotions like gratitude, amusement, awe, and compassion that promote ethical action and cooperative societies? Illustrated with more than fifty photographs of human emotions, Born to Be Good takes us on a journey through scientific discovery, personal narrative, and Eastern philosophy. Positive emotions, Keltner finds, lie at the core of human nature and shape our everyday behavior and they just may be the key to understanding how we can live our lives better."

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    Price: $33.00
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  • Bourdieu: A Critical Introduction
    Bourdieu: A Critical Introduction
    ISBN: 9781760111748
    Title: Bourdieu: A Critical Introduction
    Author: SCHIRATO TONY & ROBERTS MARY

    A systematic account of the full body of work of the French philosopher Pierre Bourdieu, one of the great thinkers of the 20th century. By showing the development of Bourdieu's thinking over his full career, Schirato and Roberts throw new light on his influential 'thinking tools', including habitus, capital, cultural reproduction, field and class.

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    Price: $45.00
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  • Boxer & the Goal Keeper Sartre Versus Camus
    Boxer & the Goal Keeper Sartre Versus Camus
    ISBN: 9781847394255
    Title: Boxer & the Goal Keeper Sartre Versus Camus
    Author: MARTIN ANDY

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    Sartre looked like an ogre; Camus was a movie star amongst French philosophers. Seemingly the best of friends, when they fell out it was always about more than a woman. But it was definitely about a woman, too.
    'Andy Martin tells this microcosmic story of postwar French thought with a lightness of touch...One of the many virtues of Martin's book is that its fighting form actually suits its antagonists' philosophical fisticuffs. Their row about the rights and wrongs of violent revolution was the central showdown of the second half of the 20th century' Observer
    'One of the most accessible and intelligent books on philosophy I have read this year, as alert to the human drama as the intellectual conflict, and unfailingly observant to the nuances and subtexts'
    The Scotsman
    'Martin writes with passion and brio, and no small amount of daring...Indeed, perhaps what is most credible is that the book brings alive the ethical debates between Sartre and Camus...with such wit, sympathy and style.'
    Literary Review
    'An entertaining, accessible account of the existentialist writers Jean-Paul Sartre (the boxer) and Albert Camus (the goalkeeper) and their increasingly antagonistic relationship as Sartre, one of the most influential writers of the last century, fell under the spell of communism'
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  • Brave Old World: a Month by Month Guide to Husbandry or the Fine Art of Looking After Yourself
    Brave Old World: a Month by Month Guide to Husbandry or the Fine Art of Looking After Yourself
    ISBN: 9780141030388
    Title: Brave Old World: a Month by Month Guide to Husbandry or the Fine Art of Looking After Yourself
    Author: HODGKINSON TOM

    'A meditation on why life has been a dreadful mistake ever since the Reformation brought us paid jobs and the work ethic. Brave Old World is hugely inspiring even when it is most bonkers'& Sarah Bakewell, New StatesmanIn this indispensable addition to his much-loved guides for the free-spirited, Tom Hodgkinson takes us on a modern tour of the ancient arts of everyday living: philosophy, husbandry and merriment.Drawing on the wisdom of an eclectic range of thinkers and writers, and, as ever, on Tom's own honestly recounted and frequently imperfect attempts to travel the road to self-sufficiency, Brave Old World charts the progress of a year in pursuit of the pleasures of the past. From January to December, let Tom be your guide to a better, older way of life.'A delightful read. Share in the exuberant joys and comic misfortunes of an eccentric who has made up his mind about the existence he wants to lead, and has gone ahead and lived it'& James Delingpole, Mail on Sunday

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  • Breakfast With Socrates: the Philosophy of Everyday Life
    Breakfast With Socrates: the Philosophy of Everyday Life
    ISBN: 9781846682414
    Title: Breakfast With Socrates: the Philosophy of Everyday Life
    Author: SMITH ROBERT ROWLAND


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  • Brecht & Method
    Brecht & Method
    ISBN: 9781844676774
    Title: Brecht & Method
    Author: JAMESON FREDRIC

    The legacy of Bertolt Brecht is much contested, whether by those who wish to forget or to vilify his politics, but his stature as the outstanding political playwright and poet of the twentieth century is unforgettably established in this major critical work. Fredric Jameson elegantly dissects the intricate connections between Brecht's drama and politics, demonstrating the way these combined to shape a unique and powerful influence on a profoundly troubled epoch.
    Jameson sees Brecht's method as a multi-layered process of reflection and self-reflection, reference and self-reference, which tears open a gap for individuals to situate themselves historically, to think about themselves in the third person, and to use that self-projection in history as a basis for judgment. Emphasizing the themes of separation, distance, multiplicity, choice and contradiction in Brecht's entire corpus, Jameson's study engages in a dialogue with a cryptic work, unpublished in Brecht's lifetime, entitled Me-ti; Book of Twists and Turns. Jameson sees this text as key to understanding Brecht's critical reflections on dialectics and his orientally informed fascination with flow and flux, change and the non-eternal.
    For Jameson, Brecht is not prescriptive but performative. His plays do not provide answers but attempt to show people how to perform the act of thinking, how to begin to search for answers themselves. Brecht represents the ceaselessness of transformation while at the same time alienating it, interrupting it, making it comprehensible by making it strange. And thereby, in breaking it up by analysis, the possibility emerges of its reconstitution under a new law.

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  • Brief Guide to Philosophical Classics: from Plato to Winnie the Pooh
    Brief Guide to Philosophical Classics: from Plato to Winnie the Pooh
    ISBN: 9781849010016
    Title: Brief Guide to Philosophical Classics: from Plato to Winnie the Pooh
    Author: RUSSELL JAMES


    Big ideas sometimes come from the strangest places.


    In this wide ranging introduction, James M Russell takes the fear out of philosophy and selects seventy-six works - from Plato, Descartes and Wittgenstein to Philip K Dick and the Moomins as well as contemporary thinkers such as Peter Singer and John Rawls.


    Dividing into accessible sections - history, contemplation, happiness, and -isms, Russell gives us the lives as well as the lessons of the great thinkers, including a digest of their key ideas.


    A perfect antidote to the complex life.


    The topics and books covered include:


    Traditional Philosophy:


    The Republic, Plato; The Confessions, St Augustine; The Leviathan, Thomas Hobbes; On Liberty, John Stuart Mill; Philisophical Investigations, Ludwig Wittgenstein; Critique of Pure Reason, Immanuel Kant.


    Outsiders:


    Fear and Trembling, Soren Kierkegaard; Beyond Good and Evil, Frederick Nietzsche; The Outsider, Albert Camus; Doors of Perception, Aldous Huxley.


    Contemplation as Philosophy:


    The Prophet, Kahil Gibran; Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Richard Bach; Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Robert Pirsig; The Tao of Pooh, Benjamin Hoff.


    The Continental Tradition:


    The Prison Notebooks, Antonio Gramsci; The History of Sexuality, Michel Foucault; Symbolic Exchange and Death, Jean Baudrillard.


    How to Live Your Life:


    The Art of War, Sun Tzu; Maxims, La Rouchefoucauld; Memories, Dreams, Reflections, Carl Jung; On Sexuality, Sigmund Freud; On Becoming a Person, Carl Rogers.


    Political and Personal Issues:


    Das Kapital, Karl Marx; Being and Nothingness, Jean Paul Sartre; Gaia, James Lovelock.


    Modern Philosophy:


    A Theory of Justice, John Rawls; Darwin's Dangerous Idea, Daniel Dennett; After the Terror, Ted Honderich.



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  • Brief History of Atlantis Plato's Ideal State
    Brief History of Atlantis Plato's Ideal State
    ISBN: 9781472136992
    Title: Brief History of Atlantis Plato's Ideal State
    Author: KERSHAW STEPHEN P


    The Atlantis story remains one of the most haunting and enigmatic tales from antiquity, and one that still resonates very deeply with the modern imagination. But where did Atlantis come from, what was it like, and where did it go to?


    Atlantis was first introduced by the Greek philosopher Plato in two dialogues the Timaios and Kritias, written in the fourth century BC. As he philosophises about the origins of life, the Universe and humanity, the great thinker puts forward a stunning description of Atlantis, an island paradise with an ideal society. But the Atlanteans degenerate and become imperialist aggressors: they fight against antediluvian Athens, which heroically repels their mighty forces, before a cataclysmic natural disaster destroys the warring states.


    His tale of a great empire that sank beneath the waves has sparked thousands of years of debate over whether Atlantis really existed. But did Plato mean his tale as history, or just as a parable to help illustrate his philosophy?


    The book is broken down into two main sections plus a coda - firstly the translations/commentaries which will have the discussions of the specifics of the actual texts; secondly a look at the reception of the myth from then to now; thirdly a brief round-off bringing it all together.



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  • Brief History of Thought: A Philosophical Guide to Living
    Brief History of Thought: A Philosophical Guide to Living
    ISBN: 9781847672872
    Title: Brief History of Thought: A Philosophical Guide to Living
    Author: FERRY LUC

    THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERFrom the timeless wisdom of ancient Greece through to Christianity, the Enlightenment, existentialism and postmodernism, A Brief History of Thought brilliantly and accessibly explains the enduring teachings of philosophy - including its profound relevance in today's world as well as its essential role in achieving happiness and living a meaningful life.This lively journey through the great thinkers challenges every one of us to learn to think for ourselves and asks us the most important question of all: how can we live better?

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    Price: $25.00
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  • Brutal Simplicity of Thought How It Changed the World
    Brutal Simplicity of Thought How It Changed the World
    ISBN: 9780091943318
    Title: Brutal Simplicity of Thought How It Changed the World
    Author: SAATCHI MAURICE

    Simplicity looks easy. It's not. It's easier to complicate than simplify. No one knows this better than Maurice Saatchi, the man behind the world's most successful advertising agency. In this book he presents stunningly simple examples of concepts that have changed the world - from the single piece of paper that became the Treaty of Independence, giving birth to the greatest nation in the history of the world, to the symbol and line that enables us to write and read music. Thought-provoking and incisive, Brutal Simplicity of Thought is the distillation, in words and pictures, of modern communication. Whether you are a student, a manager, self-employed or a CEO, this book has something to teach us all.

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  • Bubbles #1 Spheres
    Bubbles #1 Spheres
    ISBN: 9781584351047
    Title: Bubbles #1 Spheres
    Author: SLOTERDIJK PETER & HOBAN WIELAND

    An epic project in both size and purview, Peter Sloterdijk's three-volume, 2,500-page Spheres is the late-twentieth-century bookend to Heidegger's Being and Time. Rejecting the century's predominant philosophical focus on temporality, Sloterdijk, a self-described "student of the air," reinterprets the history of Western metaphysics as an inherently spatial and immunological project, from the discovery of self (bubble) to the exploration of world (globe) to the poetics of plurality (foam). Exploring macro- and micro-space from the Greek agora to the contemporary urban apartment, Sloterdijk is able to synthesize, with immense erudition, the spatial theories of Aristotle, Ren? Descartes, Gaston Bachelard, Walter Benjamin, and Georges Bataille into a morphology of shared, or multipolar, dwelling--identifying the question of being as one bound up with the aerial technology of architectonics and anthropogenesis.Sloterdijk describes Bubbles, the first volume of Spheres, as a general theory of the structures that allow couplings--or as the book's original intended subtitle put it, an "archeology of the intimate." Bubbles includes a wide array of images, not to illustrate Sloterdijk's discourse, but to offer a spatial and visual "parallel narrative" to his exploration of bubbles.Written over the course of a decade, the Spheres trilogy has waited another decade for its much-anticipated English translation from Semiotext(e). Volumes II, Globes, and III, Foam, will be published in the coming seasons.

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  • Buddhism for Meat Eaters: Simple Wisdom for a Kinder World
    Buddhism for Meat Eaters: Simple Wisdom for a Kinder World
    ISBN: 9781760851163
    Title: Buddhism for Meat Eaters: Simple Wisdom for a Kinder World
    Author: MOON JOSEPHINE

    For many years Josephine Moon struggled with the question of eating meat, fervently wishing to live as a vegetarian yet requiring meat in her diet. From Josephine's philosophical, spiritual and physical battle with eating meat came, Buddhism for Meat Eaters - a book for animal lovers, the environmentally and ethically conscious, and generally thoughtful people who eat meat but perhaps aren't entirely comfortable doing so.
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    Open, honest and utterly without judgement, Buddhism for Meat Eaters encourages readers to be more mindful about their choices, rather than berating themselves for them, and offers ways for people to live ethically, honestly and guilt-free, whether as a carnivore, vegetarian or vegan. This highly practical guide also includes workbook-style activities and topics for consideration to guide you in your own journey to making wiser decisions on how you consume, how you live, and how to change the world around you.

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  • But What If We're Wrong? Thinking About the Present as If It Were the Past
    But What If We're Wrong? Thinking About the Present as If It Were the Past
    ISBN: 9780399184123
    Title: But What If We're Wrong? Thinking About the Present as If It Were the Past
    Author: KLOSTERMAN CHUCK

    But What If We're Wrong? visualizes the contemporary world as it will appear to those who'll perceive it as the distant past. Chuck Klosterman asks questions that are profound in their simplicity: How certain are we about our understanding of gravity? How certain are we about our understanding of time? What will be the defining memory of rock music, five hundred years from today? How seriously should we view the content of our dreams? How seriously should we view the content of television? Are all sports destined for extinction? Is it possible that the greatest artist of our era is currently unknown (or--weirder still--widely known, but entirely disrespected)? Is it possible that we "overrate" democracy? And perhaps most disturbing, is it possible that we've reached the end of knowledge?

    Kinetically slingshotting through a broad spectrum of objective and subjective problems, But What If We're Wrong? is built on interviews with a variety of creative thinkers--George Saunders, David Byrne, Jonathan Lethem, Kathryn Schulz, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Brian Greene, Junot Díaz, Amanda Petrusich, Ryan Adams, Nick Bostrom, Dan Carlin, and Richard Linklater, among others--interwoven with the type of high-wire humor and nontraditional analysis only Klosterman would dare to attempt. It's a seemingly impossible achievement: a book about the things we cannot know, explained as if we did. It's about how we live now, once "now" has become "then."


    From the Hardcover edition.

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  • But What If We're Wrong? Thinking About the Present as If It Were the Past
    But What If We're Wrong? Thinking About the Present as If It Were the Past
    ISBN: 9780399184130
    Title: But What If We're Wrong? Thinking About the Present as If It Were the Past
    Author: KLOSTERMAN CHUCK

    New York Times bestselling author Chuck Klosterman asks questions that are profound in their simplicity: How certain are we about our understanding of gravity? How certain are we about our understanding of time? What will be the defining memory of rock music, five hundred years from today? How seriously should we view the content of our dreams? How seriously should we view the content of television? Are all sports destined for extinction? Is it possible that the greatest artist of our era is currently unknown (or--weirder still--widely known, but entirely disrespected)? Is it possible that we "overrate" democracy? And perhaps most disturbing, is it possible that we've reached the end of knowledge?

    Klosterman visualizes the contemporary world as it will appear to those who'll perceive it as the distant past. Kinetically slingshotting through a broad spectrum of objective and subjective problems, But What If We're Wrong? is built on interviews with a variety of creative thinkers--George Saunders, David Byrne, Jonathan Lethem, Kathryn Schulz, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Brian Greene, Junot Diaz, Amanda Petrusich, Ryan Adams, Nick Bostrom, Dan Carlin, and Richard Linklater, among others--interwoven with the type of high-wire humor and nontraditional analysis only Klosterman would dare to attempt. It's a seemingly impossible achievement: a book about the things we cannot know, explained as if we did. It's about how we live now, once "now" has become "then."

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    Price: $36.00

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  • C G Jung a Biography in Books
    C G Jung a Biography in Books
    ISBN: 9780393073676
    Title: C G Jung a Biography in Books
    Author: SHAMDASANI SONU (INTRODUCTION BY)


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  • C G Jung: The Basics
    C G Jung: The Basics
    ISBN: 9781138195448
    Title: C G Jung: The Basics
    Author: WILLIAMS RUTH


    C. G. Jung: The Basicsis an accessible, concise introduction to the life and ideas of C. G. Jung for readers of all backgrounds, from those new to Jung's work to those looking for a convenient reference.


    Ruth Williams eloquently and succinctly introduces the key concepts of Jungian theory and paints his biographical picture with clarity. The book begins with an overview of Jung's family life, childhood, and relationship with (and subsequent split from) Sigmund Freud. Williams then progresses thematically through the key concepts in his work, clearly explaining ideas including the unconscious, the structure of the psyche, archetypes, individuation, psychological types and alchemy. C. G. Jung: The Basicsalso presents Jung's theories on dreams and the self, and explains how his ideas developed and how they can be applied to everyday life. The book also discusses some of the negative claims made about Jung, especially his ideas on politics, race, and gender, and includes detailed explanations and examples throughout, including a chronology of Jung's life and suggested further reading.


    C. G. Jung: The Basics will be key reading for students at all levels coming to Jung's ideas for the first time and general readers with an interest in his work. For those already familiar with Jungian concepts, it will provide a helpful guide to applying these ideas to the real world.



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  • Cabinet of Philosophical Conundrums
    Cabinet of Philosophical Conundrums
    ISBN: 9781846685217
    Title: Cabinet of Philosophical Conundrums
    Author: SORENSEN ROY ;DAVEY JOHN (EDITOR)

    If you want to learn how to conform to confound, raze hopes, succeed your successor, order absence in the absence of order, win by losing and think contrapositively, look no further. Here you can unlock the secrets of Plato's void, Wittgenstein's investigations, Schopenhauer's intelligence test, Voltaire's big bet, Russell's slip of the pen and lobster logic. Among your discoveries will be why the egg came before the chicken, what the dishwasher missed, and just what it was that made Descartes disappear. Experience the unbearable lightness of logical conclusions in Professor Sorensen's intriguing cabinet of riddles, problems, paradoxes, puzzles and the anomalies of human utterance. As you accompany him on investigations into the mysteries of truth, falsehood, reason and delusion, prepare to be surprised, enlightened, mystified and, above all, entertained.

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    $37.00
  • Cabinet of Philosophical Curiosities: a Collection of Puzzles, Oddities, Riddles & Dilemmas
    Cabinet of Philosophical Curiosities: a Collection of Puzzles, Oddities, Riddles & Dilemmas
    ISBN: 9781846685224
    Title: Cabinet of Philosophical Curiosities: a Collection of Puzzles, Oddities, Riddles & Dilemmas
    Author: SORENSEN ROY

    If you want to learn how to conform to confound, raze hopes, succeed your successor, order absence in the absence of order, win by losing and think contrapositively, look no further. Here you can unlock the secrets of Plato's void, Wittgenstein's investigations, Schopenhauer's intelligence test, Voltaire's big bet, Russell's slip of the pen and lobster logic. Among your discoveries will be why the egg came before the chicken, what the dishwasher missed and just what it was that made Descartes disappear. Experience the unbearable lightness of logical conclusions in Professor Sorensen's intriguing cabinet of riddles, problems, paradoxes, puzzles and the anomalies of human utterance. As you accompany him on investigations into the mysteries of truth, falsehood, reason and delusion, prepare to be surprised, enlightened, mystified and, above all, entertained.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Camera Lucida
    Camera Lucida
    ISBN: 9780099225416
    Title: Camera Lucida
    Author: BARTHES ROLAND

    This personal, wide-ranging, and contemplative volume--and the last book Barthes published--finds the author applying his influential perceptiveness and associative insight to the subject of photography. To this end, several black-and-white photos (by the likes of Avedon, Clifford, Hine, Mapplethorpe, Nadar, Van Der Zee, and so forth) are reprinted throughout the text.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Camus: a Graphic Guide
    Camus: a Graphic Guide
    ISBN: 9781848313453
    Title: Camus: a Graphic Guide
    Author: MAIROWITZ DAVID ZANE

    Introducing Camus portrays a man who was an intellectual in the tradition of the great French humanists, a Resistance fighter during World War II, and also a great sensualist for whom sun, sea, sex, football, and theater were the answer to life's absurdity.




    Format: Paperback
    Price: $16.00
    $16.00
  • Can Political Violence Ever Be Justified?
    Can Political Violence Ever Be Justified?
    ISBN: 9781509529216
    Title: Can Political Violence Ever Be Justified?
    Author: FRAZER ELIZABETH & HUTCHINGS KIMBERLY


    Violence - from state coercion to wars and revolutions - remains an enduring global reality. But whereas it is often believed that the point of constitutional politics is to make violence unnecessary, others argue that it is an unavoidable element of politics.


    In this lucid and erudite book, Elizabeth Frazer and Kimberly Hutchings address these issues using vivid contemporary and historic examples. They carefully explore the strategies that have been deployed to condone violence, either as means to certain ends or as an inherent facet of politics. Examining the complex questions raised by different types of violence, they conclude that, ultimately, all attempts to justify political violence fail.


    This book will be essential introductory reading for students and scholars of the ethics and politics of political violence.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
    $24.00
  • Can't We Make Moral Judgements?
    Can't We Make Moral Judgements?
    ISBN: 9781474298001
    Title: Can't We Make Moral Judgements?
    Author: MIDGLEY MARY

    How many times do we hear the statement 'It's not for me to judge'? It conveys one of the most popular ideas of our time: that to make judgements of others is essentially wrong. In this classic text, the renowned moral philosopher Mary Midgely turns a spotlight on the ever popular stance in society that we should not make moral judgements on others. Guiding the reader through the diverse approaches to this complex subject, she interrogates our strong beliefs about such things as the value of freedom that underlie our scepticism about making moral judgements. She shows how the question of whether or not we can make these judgements must inevitably affect our attitudes not only to the law and its institutions but also to events that occur in our daily lives, and suggests that mistrust of moral judgements may be making life even harder for us than it would be otherwise. The texts and philosophers discussed range from Nietzsche and Sartre to P.D. James and the Bhagavad Gita. The Bloomsbury Revelations edition includes a new preface from the author.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • Capital: a New Abridgement
    Capital: a New Abridgement
    ISBN: 9780199535705
    Title: Capital: a New Abridgement
    Author: MARX KARL

    A classic of early modernism, Capital combines vivid historical detail with economic analysis to produce a bitter denunciation of mid-Victorian capitalist society. It has also proved to be the most influential work in social science in the twentieth century; Marx did for social science whatDarwin had done for biology. Millions of readers this century have treated Capital as a sacred text, subjecting it to as many different interpretations as the bible itself. No mere work of dry economics, Marx's great work depicts the unfolding of industrial capitalism as a tragic drama - with a message which has lost none ofits relevance today. This is the only abridged edition to take account of the whole of Capital. It offers virtually all of Volume 1, which Marx himself published in 1867, excerpts from a new translation of 'The Result of the Immediate Process of Production', and a selection of key chapters from Volume 3, which Engelspublished in 1895.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
    $27.00
  • Capturing Mindfulness
    Capturing Mindfulness
    ISBN: 9781742612935
    Title: Capturing Mindfulness
    Author: JOHNSTONE MATTHEW

    The present moment is all there is, if only we knew how to be truly alive in it. Becoming mindful is the key to living your life fully, and enjoying the beauty and extraordinary moments that can be found in our everyday. One path to mindfulness is by becoming photopresent. In his beautiful new book, wellness author Matthew Johnstone shares how the simple art of taking a photograph can be taken one step further to retrain your attention to be in the moment. A natural extension of his Black Dog series and Quiet the Mind, Capturing Mindfulness is, like meditation, an important practice for a contented life.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Carl Jung: Wounded Healer of the Soul
    Carl Jung: Wounded Healer of the Soul
    ISBN: 9781780288314
    Title: Carl Jung: Wounded Healer of the Soul
    Author: DUNNE CLAIRE

    This is the first fully-illustrated biography of one of the greatest thinkers of the 20th century, famous for his pioneering exploration of dreams, the unconscious, and spirituality.

    Carl Jung continues to be revered today as a true revolutionary who helped to shape psychology, provided a bridge between Western and Eastern spirituality, and brought into general awareness such fundamental concepts as archetypes, the collective unconscious, and synchronicity. In this important book, Claire Dunne chronicles Jung's journey of self-discovery from a childhood filled with visions both terrifying and profound, through his early professional success, to his rediscovery of spirituality in mid-life. Special attention is paid to the tumultuous relationships between Jung and Sigmund Freud, the unconventional yet vital role performed by his colleague, Toni Wolff, and the revelatory visions Jung experienced following a close brush with death.

    The words of Jung himself and those who shared his work and private life are shared verbatim, connected by Claire Dunne's lively and accessible commentary and by an evocative array of illustrations including photographs of Jung, his associates, and the environments in which he lived and worked, as well as art images both ancient and contemporary that reflect Jung's teachings. Jung emerges as a healer whose skills arose from having first attended to the wounds in his own soul.

    This is an essential work of reference as well as a fascinating and entertaining read for everyone interested in psychology, spirituality, and personal development.


    From the Trade Paperback edition.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Carpe Diem Regained: The Vanishing Art of Seizing the Day
    Carpe Diem Regained: The Vanishing Art of Seizing the Day
    ISBN: 9781783524938
    Title: Carpe Diem Regained: The Vanishing Art of Seizing the Day
    Author: KRZNARIC ROMAN


    A GUARDIAN BEST HOLIDAY READ 2017


    'Brilliant. One of those rare books that forces you to ask what the hell you're doing with your life.' George Monbiot, Guardian


    Existentialism is back


    Carpe diem - 'seize the day' - is one of the oldest pieces of life advice in Western history. But its true spirit has been hijacked by ad men and self-help gurus, reduced to the instant hit of one-click online shopping, or slogans like 'live in the now'. We need to reclaim it to make sense of our complex, confusing times.


    The last great expression of carpe diem was in the electrifying existential philosophy of the 1940s. Today it's an idea that challenges us to confront our mortality and live with greater passion and intention rather than scroll mindlessly on our phones or allow freedom to become a mere choice between brands.


    In Carpe Diem Regained, Roman Krznaric reinvents existentialism for our age of information and choice overload. An essential and empowering work of contemporary philosophy, the book unveils the surprising ways of seizing the day that humankind has discovered over the centuries, ones we urgently need to revive.
    Carpe diem is the Nexistentialism for our times.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Carve: A Simple Guide to Whittling
    Carve: A Simple Guide to Whittling
    ISBN: 9780451498960
    Title: Carve: A Simple Guide to Whittling
    Author: ABRANTES MELANIE

    Carve modernizes a mindful hobby that people have turned to for generations to help them slow down, relax, and connect with the outdoors. Choose from a dozen projects with bespoke details, all are designed to be useful at home or while camping. And because these objects are small, they require only a few hours and a tool or two to complete. You'll also learn how to choose the right knife and wood, helpful information on techniques and safety, and tips for refining, personalizing and maintaining your piece. Whether you're headed to the woods or just to the porch, this pocket-sized guide will have you carving your own unique designs in no time.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Case for Working With Your Hands: or Why Office Work Is Bad for Us & Fixing Things Feels Good
    Case for Working With Your Hands: or Why Office Work Is Bad for Us & Fixing Things Feels Good
    ISBN: 9780141047294
    Title: Case for Working With Your Hands: or Why Office Work Is Bad for Us & Fixing Things Feels Good
    Author: CRAWFORD MATTHEW B

    It’s time to rethink our attitudes to work.For too long we have convinced ourselves that the only jobs worth doing involve sitting at a desk. Generations of school-leavers head for university lacking the skills to fix or even understand the most basic technology. And yet many of us are not suited to office life, while skilled manual work provides one of the few and most rewarding paths to a secure living.Drawing on the work of our greatest thinkers, from Aristotle to Heidegger, from Karl Marx to Iris Murdoch, as well as on his own experiences as an electrician and motorcycle mechanic, Matthew Crawford’s irreverent and inspiring manifesto will change the way you think about work forever.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Chairs are Where the People Go
    Chairs are Where the People Go
    ISBN: 9780865479456
    Title: Chairs are Where the People Go
    Author: GLOUBERMAN MISHA & HETI SHEILA

    A funny, offbeat, thought-provoking guide to working and playing in cities that offers unexpected insights on how a person should be Why shouldn't neighborhoods change? Why is wearing a suit a good way to quit smoking? Why do people think that if you do one thing you're against something else? Is monogamy a trick? Why should making the city more fun for you and your friends be a super-noble political goal? Why does a computer last only three years? How often should you see your parents? What do spam filters tell us about the world? How should we behave at parties? Is marriage getting easier? What do gyms say about the way we live now? Why do we sometimes feel like frauds?In short, pithy chapters (""Gentrification,"" ""People's Protective Bubbles Are OK,"" ""A Mind Is Not a Terrible Thing to Measure""), Misha Glouberman tells us what he has learned about life, tackling the most trivial of questions alongside the more important ones and revealing that they have more in common than you might think. From thoughts about conflict resolution in the Middle East to observations about loud music in rowdy neighborhoods, from questions on the function of spam filters to ideas on how to edit our own lives, The Chairs Are Where the People Gois an invigorating, entertaining handbook for the times we live in.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Challenge of Things: Thinking Through Troubled Times
    Challenge of Things: Thinking Through Troubled Times
    ISBN: 9781408864623
    Title: Challenge of Things: Thinking Through Troubled Times
    Author: GRAYLING A C

    A. C. Grayling's lucid and stimulating books, based on the idea that philosophy should engage with the world and make itself useful, invariably cause discussion.

    "The Challenge of Things" joins earlier collections such as "The Reason of Things" and "Thinking of Answers," collecting Grayling's recent writings on the world in a time of war and conflict. In describing and exposing the dark side of things, he also explores ways out of the habits and prejudices of mind that would otherwise trap us forever in the deadly impasses of conflicts of all kinds.

    Whether he is writing about the First World War and its legacy, free speech, the advantages of an atheist prime minister or the role of science in the arts, his essays are always enlightening, enlivening, and hopeful.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00

    $23.00
  • Charterhouse of Parma
    Charterhouse of Parma
    ISBN: 9780140449662
    Title: Charterhouse of Parma
    Author: STENDHAL

    (Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)

    Balzac considered it the most important French novel of his time. André Gide later deemed it the greatest of all French novels, and Henry James judged it to be a masterpiece. Now, in a major literary event, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and distinguished translator Richard Howard presents a new rendition of Stendhal's epic tale of romance, adventure, and court intrigue set in early nineteenth-century Italy.
    & & & & & & & & The Charterhouse of Parma chronicles the exploits of Fabrizio del Dongo, an ardent young aristocrat who joins Napoleon's army just before the Battle of Waterloo. Yet perhaps the novel's most unforgettable characters are the hero's beautiful aunt, the alluring Duchess of Sanseverina, and her lover, Count Mosca, who plot to further Fabrizio's political career at the treacherous court of Parma in a sweeping story that illuminates an entire epoch of European history.
    & & & & & & & & "Stendhal has written The Prince up to date, the novel that Machiavelli would write if he were living banished from Italy in the nineteenth century," noted Balzac in his famous review of The Charterhouse of Parma. "Never before have the hearts of princes, ministers, courtiers, and women been depicted like this. . . . One sees perfection in every detail. . . . [It] has the magnitude of a canvas fifty feet by thirty, and at the same time the manner, the execution, is Dutch in its minuteness. . . . The Charterhouse of Parma often contains a whole book in a single page. . . . It is a masterpiece."
    & & & & & & & & This edition includes original illustrations by Robert Andrew Parker and Notes and a Translator's Afterword by Richard Howard.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
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