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30-Second Philosophies: The 50 Most Thought-provoking Philosophies, Each Explained in Half a Minute

Cogito ergo sum. Cynicism. Dialectical Materialism. Existentialism. The Socratic Method. Deconstructionism. Everybody knows what they mean. Or thinks they know what they mean. At least you have probab..

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Absence of Mind

In this ambitious book, acclaimed writer Marilynne Robinson applies her astute intellect to some of the most vexing topics in the history of human thought-science, religion, and consciousness. Crafted..

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Age of Reason


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Antinomies of Antonio Gramsci, The

An explosive analysis of the central strategic concepts in Gramsci's thought, as revelatory today as on first publication in New Left Review in 1976. This landmark essay has been the subject of keen d..

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Arguing About Metaethics

"Arguing about Metaethics" collects together some of the most exciting contemporary work in metaethics in one handy volume. In it, many of the most influential philosophers in the field discuss key qu..

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Art of Rhetoric, The

With the emergence of democracy in the city-state of Athens in the years around 460 BC, public speaking became an essential skill for politicians in the Assemblies and Councils - and even for or..

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Art of War

Here is a seminal work on the philosophy of successful leadership that is as applicable to contemporary business as it is to war. James Clavell has taken a 1910 translation and clarified it for the co..

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Art of War


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Art of War (Collins Classics)

HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics. The ancient Chinese art of warfare written by military strategist Sun Tzu in the 5th century..

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Art of War, The

In the words of Sun Tzu, "To win without fighting is best." This timeless Chinese classic captures the essence of military strategy used in ancient East Asia, with lessons on how to handle conflict co..

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Art of War: Illustrated Edition

A new illustrated edition of Sun Tzu's classic ancient Chinese meditation on military strategy and human psychology, with a new commentary that highlight its continued relevance for modern readers. ..

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Bedside Book of Philosophy: From the Birth of Western Philosophy to The Good Place: 125 Historic Events and Big Ideas to Push the Limits of Your Knowl

A fascinating exploration into the 125 most important milestones in philosophy, all in one handy book perfect for keeping on your bedside table or carrying wherever you go. Now is the perfect time to..

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Bedside Book of Psychology: From Ancient Dream Therapy to Ecopsychology

A new series based on content from our Milestone series, but with a twist: the best content selected and slimmed down into a portable, browsable format. The Psychology Book begins with ancient ph..

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Being Happy

Being Happy contains all of the extant writing by Epicurus - one of the most influential classical philosophers and the father of Epicureanism. He stresses the therapeutic impact of philosophy, and hi..

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Better Angels of Our Nature:  History of Violence & Humanity

This title is shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize 2012. This acclaimed book by Steven Pinker, author of "The Language Instinct" and "The Blank Slate", argues that, contrary to popular belief, hum..

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Beyond Good & Evil

The controversial German philosopher of the nineteenth century elucidates his concept of the superman in this first systematic treatment of whole philosophy. ..

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Beyond Good & Evil

1. The Will to Truth, which is to tempt us to many a hazardous enterprise, the famous Truthfulness of which all philosophers have hitherto spoken with respect, what questions has this Will to Truth no..

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Birth of the Clinic, The

In this remarkable book Michel Foucault, one of the most influential thinkers of recent times, calls us to look critically at specific historical events in order to uncover new layers of significance...

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Brief Guide to Smart Thinking, A: From Zeno's Paradoxes to Freakonomics

Each book is summarised to convey a brief idea of what each one has to offer the interested reader, while a 'Speed Read' for each book delivers a quick sense of what each book is like to read and a hi..

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Calendar of Wisdom, A: Daily Thoughts to Nourish the Soul

This is the first-ever English-language edition of the book Leo Tolstoy considered to be his most important contribution to humanity. Widely read in pre-Revolutionary Russia, banned and forgotten unde..

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Can't We Make Moral Judgements?

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, ..

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Capital: An Abridged Edition

Combining vivid historical detail with economic analysis to produce a bitter denunciation of mid-Victorian capitalist society, Capital is the most influential work in social science in the twentieth c..

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Committed Writings

This volume contains some of Camus' most powerful political writing as he reflects on moral responsibility and the role of the artist in the world. 'Letters to a German Friend' was Camus' first wartim..

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Contemporary Metaethics: An Introduction

This new edition of Alexander Miller's highly readable introduction to contemporary metaethics provides a critical overview of the main arguments and themes in twentieth- and twenty-first-century co..

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Crime & Punishment

A troubled young man commits the perfect crime - the murder of a vile pawnbroker whom no one will miss. Raskolnikov is desperate for money, but convinces himself that his motive for the murder is to b..

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Deep Thought: 42 Fantastic Quotes That Define Philosophy

Gary Cox guides us through 42 of the most misunderstood, misquoted, provocative and significant quotes in the history of philosophy providing a witty and compelling commentary along the way. This ente..

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Elements of Moral Philosophy 9e

The Elements of Moral Philosophy 9e by James Rachels and Stuart Rachels is a best-selling text for undergraduate courses in ethics. Thirteen thought-provoking chapters introduce readers to major moral..

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Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, An

'Commit it then to the flames: for it can contain nothing but sophistry and illusion.' Thus ends David Hume's Enquiry concerning Human Understanding, the definitive statement of the greatest philosop..

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Environmental Philosophy: From Theory to Practice

The first comprehensive treatment of environmental philosophy, going beyond ethics to address the philosophical concepts that underlie environmental thinking and policy-making today * Encompasses all ..

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Ethics in the Real World: 87 Brief Essays on Things That Matter

In this book of brief essays, Singer applies his controversial ways of thinking to issues like climate change, extreme poverty, animals, abortion, euthanasia, human genetic selection, sports doping, t..

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Ethics: Subjectivity & Truth: Essential Works of Michel Foucault 1954-1984

Ethics is taken from the highly influential series of courses Foucault taught at the College de France from 1970 to 1982. This volume also includes a selection of engaging and unusually candid intervi..

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Feline Philosophy: Cats and the Meaning of Life

'When I play with my cat, how do I know she is not passing time with me rather than I with her?' MontaigneThere is no real evidence that humans ever 'domesticated' cats. Rather it seems that at some ..

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Fortunes of Feminism: From State-Managed Capitalism to Neoliberal Crisis

During the ferment of the New Left, "Second Wave" feminism emerged as a struggle for women's liberation and took its place alongside other radical movements that were questioning core features of capi..

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God is Dead. God Remains Dead. And We Have Killed Him.

Nietzsche's devastating demolition of religion would have seismic consequences for future generations. With God dead, he envisages a brilliant future for humanity- one in which individuals would at la..

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God's Debris: A Thought Experiment

God's Debris is the first non-Dilbert, non-humor book by best-selling author Scott Adams. Adams describes God's Debris as a thought experiment wrapped in a story. It's designed to make your brain spin..

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Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche: Or the Realm of Shadows

The great French Marxist philosopher weighs up the contributions of the three major critics of modernity With the translation of Lefebvre's philosophical writings, his stature in the English-speaking ..

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History of Sexuality Volume 1, The

Why has there been such an explosion of discussion about sex in the west since the 17th century? Here, one of France's greatest intellectuals explores the evolving social, economic and political force..

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Hobbit Virtues: Rediscovering Virtue Ethics Through J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings

A response to our fractured political discourse, Hobbit Virtues speaks to the importance of "virtue ethics" by examining the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien-with particular attention to his hobbits. ..

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How Philosophy Works: The concepts visually explained

Demystifying the key ideas of the world's greatest philosophers, and exploring all of the most important branches of thought including philosophy of science, philosophy of religion and feminist philos..

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How To Be a Stoic

How can we cope when life's events seem beyond our control? These words of consolation and inspiration from the three great Stoic philosophers - Epictetus, Seneca and Marcus Aurelius - offer ancient w..

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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...

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How to Think Like a Roman Emperor: The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius

How to Think Like a Roman Emperor takes readers on a transformative journey along with Marcus, following his progress from a young noble at the court of Hadrian - taken under the wing of some of the f..

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Humankind: A Hopeful History

INCLUDES THE STORY OF THE REAL-LIFE LORD OF THE FLIES 'It'd be no surprise if it proved to be the Sapiens of 2020' GUARDIAN 'A superb read - brisk, accessible and full of great stories' SUND..

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I Am Dynamite!: A Life of Friedrich Nietzsche

The Times Biography of the Year Longlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize 2019 'A strikingly original portrait of Nietzsche and beautifully written.' Antony Beevor 'Outstanding.' The Sun..

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Imagined, the Imaginary and the Symbolic, The

Levi-Strauss held that "the real, the symbolic and the imaginary" are three separate orders. Maurice Godelier demonstrates the contrary: the real is not separate from the symbolic and the imaginary. G..

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Importance of What We Care About: Philosophical Essays

This volume is a collection of thirteen seminal essays on ethics, free will, and the philosophy of mind. The essays deal with such central topics as freedom of the will, moral responsibility, the conc..

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Intellectual and His People: Staging the People Volume 2, The

A classic collection of essay by Jacques Ranciere, that focuses on the ways in which radical philosophers understand the people they profess to speak for. The Intellectual and His People engages in an..

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Introducing Baudrillard: A Graphic Guide

Illustrated guide to the controversial sociologist Jean Baudrillard, who died in 2007. Did the Gulf War take place? Is it possible to fake a bank robbery? Was sexual liberation a disaster? Jean Baudri..

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Introducing Capitalism:  Graphic Guide

Capitalism now dominates the globe, both in economics and ideology, shapes every aspect of our world and influences everything from laws, wars and government to interpersonal relationships. "Introduci..

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Introducing Derrida: A Graphic Guide

Brilliant illustrated guide to the best-known and most controversial continental philosopher of the latter 20th century. Jacques Derrida is the most famous philosopher of the late 20th century. Yet De..

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Introducing Ethics: a Graphic Guide


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