• Walden
    ISBN: 9781509826704
    Title: Walden

    Walden (also known as Life in the Woods) by Henry David Thoreau is one of the best-known non-fiction books written by an American. Published in 1854, it details Thoreau's life for two years and two months in second-growth forest around the shores of Walden Pond, not far from his friends and family in Concord, Massachusetts. Walden was written so that the stay appears to be a year, with expressed seasonal divisions. Thoreau called it an experiment in simple living.Henry David Thoreau (July 12, 1817 - May 6, 1862; born David Henry Thoreau) was an American author, naturalist, transcendentalist, tax resister, development critic, and philosopher who is best known for Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay, Civil Disobedience, an argument for individual resistance to civil government in moral opposition to an unjust state.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $15.00
  • Walden & Civil Disobedience
    Walden & Civil Disobedience
    ISBN: 9781626860636
    Title: Walden & Civil Disobedience

    Naturalist and philosopher Thoreau's timeless essays on the role of humanity -- in the world of nature, and in society and government.


    * A concise introduction that gives readers important background information

    * A chronology of the author's life and work

    * A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context

    * An outline of key themes and plot points to help readers form their own interpretations

    * Detailed explanatory notes

    * Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work

    * Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction

    * A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experience

    Enriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary. The scholarship provided in Enriched Classics enables readers to appreciate, understand, and enjoy the world's finest books to their full potential.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
  • War: An Enquiry
    War: An Enquiry
    ISBN: 9780300234459
    Title: War: An Enquiry
    Author: GRAYLING A C

    A renowned philosopher challenges long-held views on just wars, ethical conduct during war, why wars occur, how they alter people and societies, and more

    For residents of the twenty-first century, a vision of a future without warfare is almost inconceivable. Though wars are terrible and destructive, they also seem unavoidable. In this original and deeply considered book, A. C. Grayling examines, tests, and challenges the concept of war. He proposes that a deeper, more accurate understanding of war may enable us to reduce its frequency, mitigate its horrors, and lessen the burden of its consequences.

    Grayling explores the long, tragic history of war and how warfare has changed in response to technological advances. He probes much-debated theories concerning the causes of war and considers positive changes that may result from war. How might these results be achieved without violence? In a profoundly wise conclusion, the author envisions "just war theory" in new moral terms, taking into account the lessons of World War II and the Holocaust and laying down ethical principles for going to war and for conduct during war.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Weil Conjectures On Maths & the Pursuit of the Unknown
    Weil Conjectures On Maths & the Pursuit of the Unknown
    ISBN: 9781526607539
    Title: Weil Conjectures On Maths & the Pursuit of the Unknown
    Author: OLSSON KAREN

    Simone Weil: famous French philosopher, writer, political activist, mystic - and sister to André, one of the most influential mathematicians of the twentieth century. For Karen Olsson, who studied mathematics at Harvard only to turn to writing as a vocation, the lives and obsessions of these two extraordinary siblings returned her to the intellectual passions of her youth.When Olsson got hold of the 1940 letters between Simone and André, she discovered that André's pursuit of his studies became increasingly incomprehensible to his sister, leading to Simone directly questioning him about the value of such rarefied knowledge as it applied to the lived experience. Struck by this conflict, Olsson revisits her own time at university, how she came to be consumed by mathematics, and the unexpected similarities that can be found between two seemingly opposed subjects. At the core of the book lies her curiosity about the inception of creative thought -- that flash of insight -- experienced by writers and mathematicians alike.A rare work of non-fiction that intricately weaves together biography, memoir, history and philosophy, and written with prose of precision and poetic lucidity, The Weil Conjectures is nothing short of a complete seduction in the art of mathematics, and the mysterious nature of scientific and creative thought.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
  • What Kind of Creatures Are We?
    What Kind of Creatures Are We?
    ISBN: 9780231175975
    Title: What Kind of Creatures Are We?
    Author: CHOMSKY NOAM

    Noam Chomsky is widely known and deeply admired for being the founder of modern linguistics, one of the founders of the field of cognitive science, and perhaps the most avidly read political theorist and commentator of our time. In these lectures, he presents a lifetime of philosophical reflection on all three of these areas of research to which he has contributed for over half a century.In clear, precise, and non-technical language, Chomsky elaborates on fifty years of scientific development in the study of language, sketching how his own work has implications for the origins of language, the close relations that language bears to thought, and its eventual biological basis. He expounds and criticizes many alternative theories, such as those that emphasize the social, the communicative, and the referential aspects of language. Chomsky reviews how new discoveries about language overcome what seemed to be highly problematic assumptions in the past. He also investigates the apparent scope and limits of human cognitive capacities and what the human mind can seriously investigate, in the light of history of science and philosophical reflection and current understanding. Moving from language and mind to society and politics, he concludes with a searching exploration and philosophical defense of a position he describes as "libertarian socialism," tracing its links to anarchism and the ideas of John Dewey, and even briefly to the ideas of Marx and Mill, demonstrating its conceptual growth out of our historical past and urgent relation to matters of the present.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.00
  • What Would Marx Do? How the Greatest Political Theorists Would Solve Your Everyday Problems
    What Would Marx Do? How the Greatest Political Theorists Would Solve Your Everyday Problems
    ISBN: 9781844039791
    Title: What Would Marx Do? How the Greatest Political Theorists Would Solve Your Everyday Problems

    Have you ever wondered what Kant might have to say about your addiction to social media? Or whether Plato would be able to help resolve your constant arguments about what to watch on TV? Or if Hobbes would agree to feed your pet hamster while you're away on holiday?

    When it comes to the really important questions, who better to ask than the greatest political minds in history, with What Would Marx Do? Using 40 everyday questions and problems as springboards for exploring the great political questions of our time, this book will give you a crash course in political philosophy, and an introduction to the theories and ideas of the greatest political philosophers of all time.

    Includes questions such as:

    -Should I bother to vote?
    -Who should look after the baby?
    -Do you earn enough?
    -My car has just been stolen! But can I hold the thieves responsible?
    -Should I watch what I say on Twitter?
    -Should your children benefit from your success?
    -Is it wrong to want a bigger house?

    With quirky illustrations and intriguing and original takes on the biggest (and smallest) everyday questions, What Would Marx Do? is guaranteed to leave you with a better grasp on political philosophy, and able to discuss Marxism, Libertarian Socialism and Populism with ease.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • What Would Nietzsche Do? Philosophical Solutions to Everyday Problems
    What Would Nietzsche Do? Philosophical Solutions to Everyday Problems
    ISBN: 9781844039265
    Title: What Would Nietzsche Do? Philosophical Solutions to Everyday Problems
    Author: WEEKS MARCUS

    A new series of advice from the great philosophers on how to live an authentic life.

    This book gives readers a peek into the minds of history's great thinkers, in this case, Friedrich Nietzsche and other philosophers that have considered life's most challenging dilemmas. The book asks these luminaries for their advice with the problems that threaten our contentment and beliefs and also provides a fascinating overview of the many branches of philosophical study.

    The book has five sections of questions that any of us might ask and which, whether mundane or disturbing, do cause existential distress. Some examples are:

    1. Relationships Should I tell my partner that I kissed someone at the office party I just found out that my dad is not my dad My partner is cheating on me -- what should I do My mother smacked me once -- it's all her fault

    2. Self and identity Everyone thinks of me differently -- so who the hell am I Why shouldn't I do whatever I want How do I become one of the good guys Do I have to be a different person now that I'm a parent I'm nearly 50 -- now what

    3. How to live Why should I be good How can I be happy Is it OK to hurt others on my way to a big promotion Should I buy a bigger TV

    4. Art and aesthetics I think my partner is beautiful but my best friend doesn't agree What's artistic about a can of soup Should I enhance my looks with plastic surgery What's so beautiful about nature

    5. Politics Why should I pay for someone else to get free healthcare Should I leave the toilet seat up or down I once got robbed, and now I'm too scared to walk the streets Why can't I decide who to vote for.

    Life is not simple and it is certainly not without many ethical and moral challenges to which we respond sometimes with intellect and other times with emotion. It can all be a bit much. Now a reader need only turn to the question troubling them and Nietzsche, along with Aristotle, Hobbes, Schopenhauer and other great thinkers, will tell you what they think.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Where to Begin: A Small Book About Your Power to Create Big Change in Our World
    Where to Begin: A Small Book About Your Power to Create Big Change in Our World
    ISBN: 9781471191190
    Title: Where to Begin: A Small Book About Your Power to Create Big Change in Our World
    Author: WADE CLEO

    Cleo Wade's second anthology of heartfelt poetry and prose builds on the wisdom of her bestselling book& Heart Talk, encouraging you to remain hopeful and harness your personal power to bring positive change into our world.
    Where to Begin& is perfect for those who are ready to be a part of building a society rooted in love, acceptance, justice, and equality.

    From Cleo Wade:

    Where to Begin& is a collection of the ideas, mantras, and poems I turn to when I feel like I am losing it. I wrote this so that I could put them all in one place when I felt overwhelmed by worry, fear, anxiety, or helplessness.

    The words in this book are what stop me from walking away from the problems of the world during tough times. They also help me stay connected to hope during difficult moments and remind me that even on the days that feel the most daunting, I still have the power to show up and do something, somewhere, in some way.

    Change-making comes in all sizes. It doesn't always have to be one big gesture or nothing. As my friend Jenna often says, "The big stuff is the small stuff." Your big life is made up of a collection of all of your small moments. Our big world is a made up of a collection of all of our small actions. This book is about where to begin.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $38.00
  • Wherever You Go There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life
    Wherever You Go There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life
    ISBN: 9781401307783
    Title: Wherever You Go There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life
    Author: KABAT-ZINN JON

    Re-released on its tenth anniversary of publication, this book presents meditation as a natural activity that can be practiced anytime and anywhere, without props or trappings.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $36.00
  • Who Am I & If So How Many a Philosophical Journey
    Who Am I & If So How Many a Philosophical Journey
    ISBN: 9781921640971
    Title: Who Am I & If So How Many a Philosophical Journey

    The huge international bestseller that takes you on a journey through your mind and gives you the answers to the big philosophical questions. There are many books about philosophy, but Who Am I? And If So How Many? is different from the rest. Never before has anyone introduced readers so expertly and, at the same time, so light-heartedly and elegantly to the big philosophical questions. Drawing on neuroscience, psychology, history, and even pop culture, Richard David Precht deftly elucidates the questions at the heart of human existence: What is truth? Does life have meaning? Why should I be good? and presents them in concise, witty, and engaging prose. The result is an exhilarating journey through the history of philosophy and a wonderfully accessible introduction to current research on the brain. Who Am I? And If So, How Many? is a kaleidoscope of philosophical problems, anecdotal information, neurological and biological science, and psychological research.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $32.00
  • Who Am I?
    Who Am I?
    ISBN: 9781912891085
    Title: Who Am I?

    One of the trickiest tasks we ever face is that of working out who we really are. If we're asked directly to describe ourselves, our minds tend to go blank. We can't just sum ourselves up. We need prompts and suggestions and more detailed enquiries that help tease out and organise our picture of ourselves. This book is designed to help us create a psychological portrait of ourselves with the use of some far more unusual, oblique, entertaining and playful prompts. The questions are designed to help us cumulatively appreciate how rich our identities are and how complicated, beautiful and sometimes painful our experiences have been. If self-knowledge is central to a wise and fulfilled life, it is because it teaches us which of our many - often contradictory - feelings and plans we might trust, in order that we can be a little more sceptical around our first impulses and less puzzled by the ebb and flow of our moods. We can understand where some of our feelings have come from and what might be driving our convictions and our longings.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $38.00
  • Why We Argue (and How We Should): a Guide to Political Disagreement
    Why We Argue (and How We Should): a Guide to Political Disagreement
    ISBN: 9780415859059
    Title: Why We Argue (and How We Should): a Guide to Political Disagreement

    Why We Argue (And How We Should): A Guide to Political Disagreement presents an accessible and engaging introduction to the theory of argument, with special emphasis on the way argument works in public political debate. The authors develop a view according to which proper argument is necessary for one's individual cognitive health; this insight is then expanded to the collective health of one's society. Proper argumentation, then, is seen to play a central role in a well-functioning democracy. Written in a lively style and filled with examples drawn from the real world of contemporary politics, and questions following each chapter to encourage discussion, Why We Argue (And How We Should): A Guide to Political Disagreement reads like a guide for the participation in, and maintenance of, modern democracy. An excellent student resource for courses in critical thinking, political philosophy, and related fields, Why We Argue (And How We Should): A Guide to Political Disagreement is an important contribution to reasoned debate.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Will to Power
    Will to Power
    ISBN: 9780141195353
    Title: Will to Power

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

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
  • Wisdom of Insecurity: A Message for an Age of Anxiety
    Wisdom of Insecurity: A Message for an Age of Anxiety
    ISBN: 9780307741202
    Title: Wisdom of Insecurity: A Message for an Age of Anxiety
    Author: WATTS ALAN

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

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Wittgenstein's Poker: the Story of a Ten Minute Argument Between Two Great Philosophers Us Ed
    Wittgenstein's Poker: the Story of a Ten Minute Argument Between Two Great Philosophers Us Ed
    ISBN: 9780060936648
    Title: Wittgenstein's Poker: the Story of a Ten Minute Argument Between Two Great Philosophers Us Ed

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $31.00
  • Wittgenstein's Rhinoceros
    Wittgenstein's Rhinoceros
    ISBN: 9783037345474
    Title: Wittgenstein's Rhinoceros

    At its most basic, philosophy is about learning how to think about the world around us. It should come as no surprise, then, that children make excellent philosophers! Naturally inquisitive, pint-size scholars need little prompting before being willing to consider life's "big questions," however strange or impractical. Plato & Co. introduces children--and curious grown-ups--to the lives and work of famous philosophers, from Descartes to Socrates, Einstein, Marx, and Wittgenstein. Each book in the series features an engaging--and often funny--story that presents basic tenets of philosophical thought alongside vibrant color illustrations.

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

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

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
  • World As I See It
    World As I See It
    ISBN: 9781585092871
    Title: World As I See It

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

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

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

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

    Format: Pamphlet
    Price: $20.00
  • You are Doing a Freaking Great Job & Other Reminders of Your Awesomeness
    You are Doing a Freaking Great Job & Other Reminders of Your Awesomeness
    ISBN: 9780761184478
    Title: You are Doing a Freaking Great Job & Other Reminders of Your Awesomeness

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

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
  • Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: 40th Anniversary Edition
    Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: 40th Anniversary Edition
    ISBN: 9780099598169
    Title: Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: 40th Anniversary Edition

    Acclaimed as one of the most exciting books in the history of American letters, this modern epic became an instant bestseller upon publication in 1974, transforming a generation and continuing to inspire millions. A narration of a summer motorcycle trip undertaken by a father and his son, the book becomes a personal and philosophical odyssey into fundamental questions of how to live. Resonant with the confusions of existence, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is a touching and transcendent book of life.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
  • Zen as F*ck
    Zen as F*ck
    ISBN: 9781250147707
    Title: Zen as F*ck

    A beautiful, uplifting guided journal for when you just don't give a f*ck

    The road to serenity is ahead, and it's paved with a f*ck-ton of profanity. When quiet meditation and peaceful mantras aren't enough to cut through the bullsh*t and brighten your day--hold close the pages of Zen as F*ck. On each and every page, you can give the good around you a warm f*cking hug and kick the bad on its ass. Journal your way through positive affirmations and cathartic-as-f*ck activities on your liberating journey toward something pretty close to happiness.

    Sprinkle, scatter, or set off a glitter-bomb of happy vibes onto your trail of tranquility with Zen as F*ck

    - Start sparkling like the f*cking gem you are
    - Learn how to rise, shine, and kick ass
    - Cast your soul-shining light on others and spread some f*cking beauty

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
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