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On Consolation: Finding Solace in Dark Times

When we lose someone we love, when we suffer loss or defeat, when catastrophe strikes - war, famine, pandemic - we go in search of consolation. Once the province of priests and philosophers, the langu..

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Open Society And Its Enemies   Vol 1


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Philosophical Texts - Oxford Philosophical Texts

The Oxford Philosophical Texts series consists of authoritative teaching editions of canonical texts in the history of philosophy from the ancient world down to modern times. Each volume provides a cl..

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The unexamined life is not worth living - Plato (c.427-347BC) This book traces the historical development of philosophical thought from the Ancient Greeks through the Enlightenment to the pres..

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Philosophy of Language 3E

Philosophy of Language provides a comprehensive, meticulous survey of twentieth-century and contemporary philosophical theories of meaning. Interweaving the historical development of the subject with ..

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Places of Mind:  Life of Edward Said

Drawing on extensive archival sources and hundreds of interviews, Timothy Brennan's Places of Mind is the first comprehensive biography of Said, one of the most controversial and celebrated intellectu..

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Poison for Breakfast

"This morning you had poison for breakfast." One day, Lemony Snicket finds a puzzling note pushed under his door and is forced to follow a winding trail of clues to solve the mystery of his immi..

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Pornographic Age, The

With The Pornographic Age, Alain Badiou offers a piercing indictment of what we have let ourselves become. This short, critical work, is a damning critique of the current age and of the democratic sy..

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Prince, The (Collins Classics)

HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics. `We have declared before that it is not only expedient but necessary for a prince to take care his foun..

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Prince, The : Oxford World's Classics

'A prince must not have any other object nor any other thought...but war, its institutions, and its discipline; because that is the only art befitting one who commands.' When Machiavelli's brief trea..

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Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters

A user's guide to rationality acts as a follow-up to the bestselling Enlightenment Now Humans today are often portrayed as cavemen out of time, poised to react to a lion in the grass with a suite..

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This is an authoritative new translation of Plato's "The Republic" by Christopher Rowe, with notes and an introduction. 'We set about founding the best city we could, because we could be confident tha..

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Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics & Religion

In "The Righteous Mind", psychologist Jonathan Haidt answers some of the most compelling questions about human relationships: Why can it sometimes feel as though half the population is living in a dif..

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Russell on Ethics

This text presents a comprehensive collection of Bertrand Russell's ethical writings, drawing on a range of his publications on ethical concerns, many of which have been difficult to access by student..

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Selected Works of Edward Said: 1966-2006, The

A definitive volume expanded and updated to do justice to the four decade career of one of the most important cultural and intellectual thinkers of the 21st century The renowned literary and cult..

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Sigmund Freud: Essays and Papers (riverrun editions)

'Freud the writer is what Joan Riviere so elegantly presents to the English-Language reader' Lisa Appignanesi from her preface to Sigmund Freud: Essays and Papers This collection focus..

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Socrates Express: In Search of Life Lessons from Dead Philosophers

The New York Times bestselling author of The Geography of Bliss embarks on a rollicking intellectual journey, following in the footsteps of history's greatest thinkers and showing us how each-from Epi..

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Spinoza Reader: The "Ethics" and Other Works

This anthology of the work of Baruch de Spinoza (1632-1677) presents the text of Spinoza's masterwork, the "Ethics", in what is now the standard translation by Edwin Curley. Also included are selectio..

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Stoic Challenge: A Philosopher's Guide to Becoming Tougher, Calmer, and More Resilient

In this practical, refreshingly optimistic guide, philosopher William B. Irvine explains how centuries-old wisdom can help us better cope with everything from the everyday stresses of modern living to..

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Stories We Tell Ourselves: Making Meaning in a Meaningless Universe

Throughout history we have told ourselves stories to try and make sense of our place in the universe. Richard Holloway takes us on a personal, scientific and philosophical journey to explore what he b..

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Sublime Object of Ideology

Slavoj Zizek, the maverick philosopher, author of over 30 books, acclaimed as the "Elvis of cultural theory," and today's most controversial public intellectual. His work traverses the fields of philo..

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Tao of Pooh & The Te of Piglet, The

"It's hard to be brave,' said Piglet, sniffing slightly, "when you're only a Very Small Animal." Rabbit, who had begun to write very busily, looked up and said: "It is because you are a very small ..

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This is Philosophy of Mind: An Introduction

This is Philosophy of Mind presents students of philosophy with an accessible introduction to the core issues related to the philosophy of mind. * Includes issues related to the mind-body problem, art..

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This Life: Why Mortality Makes Us Free

If this life is all there is, what should we do with it? Join Swedish philosopher Martin Hagglund on an original inquiry into the deepest questions of existence, beginning with a radical declaration: ..

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What is This Thing Called Science?

A brand new edition of an internationally renowned science bestseller. Now well into its fourth decade, What is this thing called science? has become something of a classic the world over (it's availa..

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Why Marx Was Right

In this combative, controversial book, Terry Eagleton takes issue with the prejudice that Marxism is dead and done with. Taking ten of the most common objections to Marxism-that it leads to political ..

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Wisdom of Frugality, The: Why Less Is More - More or Less

Why philosophers have advocated simple living for 2,500 years-and why we ignore them at our peril From Socrates to Thoreau, most philosophers, moralists, and religious leaders have seen frugality..

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Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance

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 insp..

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