Presented in the popular Cambridge Texts format are three early Platonic dialogues in a new English translation by Tom Griffith that combines elegance, accuracy, freshness and fluency. Together they o..
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..
For thirty years, Peter Singer's Practical Ethics has been the classic introduction to applied ethics. For this third edition, the author has revised and updated all the chapters and added a new chapt..
As a diplomat in turbulent fifteenth-century Florence, Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527) knew how quickly political fortunes could rise and fall. The Prince is his controversial handbook about the dynam..
One of the foremost examples of modern philosophy, Niccolo Machiavelli's "The Prince" is notorious for the morality it expounds, often summarized by the phrase, "The end justifies the means." With "Th..
'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..
This book offers a philosophical approach to religion that acknowledges both the diversity of religions and the many and varied dimensions of the religious life. Rather than restricting itself to Chri..
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..
The unabridged version of this definitive work is now available as a highly designed paperback with flaps with a new introduction by Odysseus Makridis. Part of the Knickerbocker Classics series, a mod..
Republic is the central work of the Western world's most famous philosopher. Essentially an inquiry into morality, Republic also contains crucial arguments and insights into many other areas of philos..
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..
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..
Science of Logic, first published between 1812 and 1816, is the work in which Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel outlined his vision of logic. Hegel's logic is a system of dialectics, i.e., a dialectical m..
The genealogy of the idea of security from ancient Greece to the war on terrorism In The Security Principle, French philosopher Fr d ric Gros takes a historical approach to the concept of "security," ..
'When you explore older atheisms, you will find some of your firmest convictions - secular or religious - are highly questionable. If this prospect disturbs you, what you are looking for may be freed..
An introduction to the philosophy of biology with a focus upon evolutionary theory. Sterelny (philosophy, Victoria U. of Wellington) and Griffiths (history and philosophy of science, U. of Sydney) set..
How did we find ourselves in a "post-truth" world of "alternative facts"? And can we get out of it? A Short History of Truth sets out to answer these questions by looking at the complex history of tru..
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..
In Status Anxiety, bestselling author Alain de Botton sets out to understand our universal fear of failure - and how we might change. We all worry about what others think of us. We all long to succeed..
A few years ago, Antoine Compagnon was asked to host a radio broadcast, every day for an entire summer, on a formidable subject: Michel de Montaigne. From that experience came this engaging and entert..
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..
Nietzsche was one of the most revolutionary and subversive thinkers in Western philosophy, and "Thus Spoke Zarathustra" remains his most famous and influential work. It describes how the ancient Persi..
Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer wrote the central text of "critical theory", Dialectic of Enlightenment, a measured critique of the Enlightenment reason that, they argued, had resulted in fascism an..
In this clear and evocative account, John Gaskin unfolds the thinking about nature, life, death and other worlds that informed the culture and society of the Classical world, drawing out its interest ..
A part of Harper Perennial's special "Resistance Library" highlighting classic works that illuminate the "Age of Trump": A boldly packaged reissue of the classic examination of dangerous nationalist p..
Being able to describe, evaluate and generate reasoning and arguments effectively, appropriately and sympathetically is a key life, professional and academic skill. But there are hidden complexities i..
Understanding the Political Philosophers is an absorbing and accessible introduction to the major philosophers and core texts of western political philosophy. Organised historically - beginning with S..
What is this thing called Philosophy? is the definitive textbook for all who want a thorough introduction to the field. It introduces philosophy using a question-led approach that reflects the discurs..
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..
What is truth? What value should we see in or attribute to it? The war over the meaning and utility of truth is at the center of contemporary philosophical debate, and its arguments have rocked the fo..
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 ..
New to Penguin Classics, The Will to Power contains some of Nietzsche's most fascinating and combative writings on nihilism, metaphysics and the future of Europe. Assembled by Nietzsche's sister afte..
This engaging survey of important works from late antiquity to the beginning of the Renaissance reveals the depth of thought and the diversity of expression that characterized the Middle Ages. Michael..
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..