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Philosophy

Cabinet of Philosophical Curiosities: A Collection of Puzzles, Oddities, Riddles and Dilemmas

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 unlo..

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Cambridge Companion to Socrates

The Cambridge Companion to Socrates is a collection of essays providing a comprehensive guide to Socrates, the most famous Greek philosopher. Because Socrates himself wrote nothing, our evidence comes..

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Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative?

After 1989, capitalism has successfully presented itself as the only realistic political-economic system - a situation that the bank crisis of 2008, far from ending, actually compounded. The book anal..

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Carpe Diem Regained: The Vanishing Art of Seizing the Day

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 t..

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Cave And The Light, The

Arthur Herman has now written the definitive sequel to his New York Times bestseller, How the Scots Invented the Modern World, and extends the themes of the book which sold half a million copies world..

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Communist Manifesto and Das Kapital, The

The unabridged versions of these definitive works are now available together as a highly designed paperback with flaps with a new introduction by Robert Weick. Part of the Knickerbocker Classics serie..

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Companion to Ethics, A

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Companion to Marx's Capital, a: The Complete Edition

The radical geographer guides us through the classic text of political economy. "My aim is to get you to read a book by Karl Marx called Capital, Volume 1, and to read it on Marx's own terms..." ..

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Complaint: Grievance among Friends

"It is not, nor it cannot come to good. But break, my heart, for I must hold my tongue." Thus spoke Hamlet, one of the great kvetchers of literature. Every day, gripers challenge our patience and com..

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Consolation of Philosophy, The

An eminent public figure under the Gothic emperor Theodoric, Boethius (c. AD 475-525) was also an exceptional Greek scholar and it was to the Greek philosophers that he turned when he fell from favour..

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Conspiracy Against the Human Race

2010 Bram Stoker Award Nominee for Superior Achievement in Nonfiction. The Conspiracy against the Human Race is renowned horror writer Thomas Ligotti's first work of nonfiction. Through impressively w..

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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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Core Questions in Philosophy 6E : A Text with Readings

Applying philosophy to everyday life.  Core Questions in Philosophy emphasizes the idea that philosophy is a subject de­voted to evaluating arguments and constructing theories. Presented in an engagin..

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Courage Calls to Courage Everywhere

One hundred years on from the first women in the UK securing the right to vote, and sixty years after women secured the right to sit as members of the House of Lords, Jeanette Winterson examines the r..

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Courage of Hopelessness, The

The maverick philosopher returns to explore today's idealogical, political and economic battles, and asks whether radical change is possible In these troubled times, even the most pessimistic dia..

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Courage of Hopelessness: Chronicles of a Year of Acting Dangerously

In these troubled times, even the most pessimistic diagnosis of our future ends with an uplifting hint that things might not be as bad as all that, that there is light at the end of the tunnel. Yet..

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Crack Wars: LITERATURE ADDICTION MANIA

Avital Ronell asks why "there is no culture without drug culture." She deals with the usual drugs and alcohol (and their celebrities: Freud's cocaine, Baudelaire's hashish, the Victorians' laudanum), ..

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Cracking Philosophy

This guide covers the main schools of thought from the Ancient Chinese philosophies of Confucius and Lao Tzu, Ancient wisdom from Aristotle, Plato, Zeno and Pythagoras through to those most influentia..

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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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Crimes Against Logic

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Critique Of Pure Reason

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Culture and the Death of God

New observations on the persistence of God in modern times and why "authentic" atheism is so very hard to come by How to live in a supposedly faithless world threatened by religious fundamentalism? Te..

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Declarations of Havana, The

In response to the American administration's attempt to isolate Cuba, Fidel Castro delivered a series of speeches designed to radicalize Latin American society. As Latin America experiences more revol..

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Demons

From the award-winning translators of Crime and Punishment, Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky. Dostoevsky first conceived of this book as a 'novel-pamphlet' in which he intended to 'say ever..

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Dialectic of Enlightenment

Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer are the leading figures of the Frankfurt School and this book is their magnum opus. Dialectic of Enlightenment is one of the most celebrated works of modern social ph..

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Dictations: ON HAUNTED WRITING

Channeling Goethe with one of literary criticism..

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Dilemmas for the Armchair Philosopher

In a democracy, should everyone--absolutely everyone--get a vote? Does it really matter if tigers become extinct? Why does murder carry a heavier penalty than attempted murder? If you don't like the s..

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Discourses & Selected Writings

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Dream of Enlightenment: The Rise of Modern Philosophy

The author of the celebrated The Dream of Reason vividly explains the rise of modern thought from Descartes to RousseauIn a short period - from the early 1640s to the eve of the French Revolution - De..

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Dream of Reason: A History of Western Philosophy from the Greeks to the Renaissance

Already a classic, this landmark account of early Western thought now appears in a new edition with expanded coverage of the Middle Ages. The Dream of Reason takes a fresh look at the writings of the ..

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Eastern Philosophy: The Greatest Thinkers and Sages from Ancient to Modern Times

Do not do unto others what you do not want done to yourself This Golden Rule of morality espoused by Confucius is just one of the many maxims that originate from Eastern philosophy. From Daoism t..

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Edward Said: His Thought as a Novel

In this personal portrait of Edward Said written by a close friend, Dominique Edde offers a fascinating and fresh presentation of his oeuvre from his earliest writings on Joseph Conrad to his most fam..

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Enigma of Reason: A New Theory of Human Understanding

If reason is what makes us human, then why do we humans often behave so irrationally? Taking us from desert ants to Aristotle, cognitive psychologists Hugo Mercier and Dan Sperber explore how our 'fla..

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Enlightenment: A Very Short Introduction

A foundational moment in the history of modern European thought, the Enlightenment continues to be a reference point for philosophers, scholars and opinion-formers. To many it remains the inspiration ..

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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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Essay on the Principle of Population and Other Writings

Malthus' life's work on human population and its dependency on food production and the environment was highly controversial on publication in 1798. He predicted what is known as the Malthusian catastr..

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Essays In Love

Perhaps it is true that we do not really exist until there is someone there to see us existing, we cannot properly speak until there is someone who can understand what we are saying in essence, we are..

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Essential Schopenhauer : Key Selections From The World As Will & Representation & Other Writings
Ethics

A profoundly beautiful and uniquely insightful description of the universe, Benedict de Spinoza's "Ethics" is one of the masterpieces of Enlightenment-era philosophy. This "Penguin Classics" edition i..

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Ethics in the Real World: 86 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, ..

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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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Every Time I Find the Meaning of Life, They Change it: Wisdom of the Great Philosophers on How to Live

"A humorous and philosophical trip through life, from the acclaimed author of Travels with Epicurus. As a young college student studying philosophy, Daniel Klein filled a notebook with short quotes f..

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Examined Lives: Twelve Great Thinkers and the Search for Wisdom, from Socrates to Nietzsche

Who are we? How should we live? Professor James Miller introduces twelve great philosophers who dedicated their lives to answering these questions. From Plato, who risked his reputation to tutor a tyr..

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Existentialism and Excess: The Life and Times of Jean-Paul Sartre

Jean-Paul Sartre is an undisputed giant of twentieth-century philosophy. His intellectual writings popularizing existentialism combined with his creative and artistic flair have made him a legend of F..

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Fanged Noumena: Collected Writings 1987-2007

A dizzying trip through the mind(s) of the provocative and influential thinker Nick Land. During the 1990s British philosopher Nick Land's unique work, variously described as "rabid nihilism," "m..

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Fifty Major Philosophers

A comprehensive update of the best-selling first edition, this revitalized new text presents readers with a series of clear, well-written entries focusing on fifty of the most influential philosophers..

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Fighting Theory

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For a Critique of the Political Economy of the Sign

What if the problems of modern society don't come from production, but rather consumption and the system of cultural signs? In this classic work from the defining intellectual of the postmodern, Jean ..

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Foucault with Marx

With this timely commitment, Jacques Bidet unites the theories of arguably the world's two greatest, emancipatory, political thinkers. In this far-reaching and decisive text, Bidet examines Marxian a..

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Four Histories : Richard II / Henry IV Parts I and 2 / Henry V

This volume contains the tetralogy of plays - Richard II, Henry IV Parts I and 2 and Henry V - written by Shakespeare c. 1595 to c. 1599. Each play possesses its own distinctive mood, tone and st..

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