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Science of Logic

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..

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Secular Sermons: Essays on Science & Philosophy

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Security Principle: From Serenity to Regulation, The

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," ..

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Selected Writings

The most important writings by the great and controversial Victorian polemicist. Carlyle was one of the great figures of his age: thunderous, passionate, irascible, sceptical and idealistic. This sele..

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Seven Types of Atheism

A meditation on the importance of atheism in the modern world - and its inadequacies and contradictions - by one of Britain's leading philosophers 'When you explore older atheisms, you will find ..

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Seven Types of Atheism

'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..

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Sex & Death

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..

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Shape of Things, The: A Philosophy of Design

This title includes an introduction by Martin Pawley. This book presents for the first time in English an array of essays on design by the seminal media critic and philosopher Vilem Flusser. It puts f..

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Short History of Truth: Consolations for a Post-Truth World

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..

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Slavoj Zizek: A Graphic Guide

Dubbed "The Elvis of Philosophy," Slavoj Zizeck is both a serious revolutionary and an absurdist prankster, published in academic journals and Abercrombie & Fitch catalogs. Besides his work on popu..

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Socrates in Love: The Making of a Philosopher

An innovative and insightful exploration of the passionate early life of Socrates and the influences that led him to become the first and greatest of philosophers Socrates: the philosopher whose ..

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Soren Kierkegaard

The Danish philosopher, theologian, and author Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) is widely considered to be one of the most important religious thinkers of the modern age. He is known as the 'father of ex..

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Soul of the Marionette: A Short Enquiry into Human Freedom

In The Soul of the Marionette, John Gray draws together the religious, philosophic and fantastical traditions that question the very idea of human freedom. We flatter ourselves about the nature of fr..

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Sources of Normativity

Ethical concepts are, or purport to be, normative. They make claims on us: they command, oblige, recommend, or guide. Or at least when we invoke them, we make claims on one another; but where does the..

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Species of Spaces & Other Pieces

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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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Stalking of Julia Gillard: How the Media and Team Rudd Brought Down the Prime Minister, The

'Don't write crap. Can't be that hard. And when you have written complete crap, then I think you should correct it.' Julia Gillard When Julia Gillard took the reins of the Australian Labor Party ..

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Stop Being Reasonable

What if you're not who you think you are? What if you don't really know the people closest to you? And what if your most deeply-held beliefs turn out to be...wrong? ..

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Story of Philosophy

This is the Story of Philosophy is the ultimate exploration of 2,500 years of Western philosophy. From the Ancient Greeks to modern thinkers, the Story of Philosophy brings a stunning and simple appro..

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Stupidity

"In Stupidity Avital Ronell explores the fading empire of cognition, modulating stupidity into idiocy, puerility, and the figure of the ridiculous philosopher instituted by Kant. Drawing on a range of..

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Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives

In the afterlife you may find that God is the size of a microbe and unaware of your existence. Or you may find the afterlife contains only those people whom you remember. In some afterlives you are sp..

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Summer With Montaigne

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..

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Sun Tzu's Art Of War

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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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Test Drive

The Test Drive deals with the war perpetrated by highly determined reactionary forces on science and research. How does the government at once promote and prohibit scientific testing and undercut the ..

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The World as Will and Representation, 7th Edition

The World as Will and Representation is the central work of the German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer. The value of this work is much disputed. Some rank Schopenhauer as one of the most original and ..

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Theory & Reality: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science

What makes science different from other ways of investigating the world? In "Theory and Reality" Peter Godfrey-Smith uses debates - such as the problem of confirmation, the new riddle of induction, an..

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Theory of Moral Sentiments

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Think Again: How to Reason and Argue

Learn how to be persuasive from the inspiring philosopher behind one of the most popular open online courses Our personal and political worlds are rife with arguments and disagreements, some of t..

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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

'It is always lucid, and is at its heart remarkably simple. You could extract its essence and offer it to thirsty young atheists.' - New Yorker Would Heaven be boring? Do you want to live forever? ..

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Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt: A Tyranny of Truth, The

'A genre-breaking insight into one of the greatest thinkers of the 20th century' Stylist's Emerald Street 'Incredible' Deborah Levy A hero of political thought, the largely unsung and often ..

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Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for Everyone and No One

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..

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Towards a New Manifesto

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..

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Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

In this 1921 opus, Wittgenstein defined the object of philosophy as the logical clarification of thoughts and proposed the solution to most philosophic problems by means of a critical method of lingui..

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Traveller's Guide to Classical Philosophy

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 ..

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True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements, The

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..

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Tu Arohae: Interdisciplinary Critical Thinking

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..

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Understanding the Political Philosophers: From Ancient to Modern Times

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..

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Varieties of Scientific Realism: Objectivity and Truth in Science

This book offers a comprehensive update on the scientific realism debate, enabling readers to gain a novel appreciation of the role of objectivity and truth in science and to understand fully the vari..

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Walden and Civil Disobedience

The oft-quoted transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau is best known for two works: "Walden" and "Civil Disobedience." First published in 1854, "Walden" documents the time Thoreau spent living with natu..

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Way of the Samurai

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Well-Being

The concept of well-being plays a central role in moral and political theory. Policies and actions are justified or criticized on the grounds that they make people better or worse off. But is there re..

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What Is Information?

In this wholly original addition to the quest to understand information, German philosopher Peter Janich argues that our understanding of information is based in the much broader history of scie..

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What is This Thing Called Knowledge?

What is knowledge? Where does it come from? What kinds of knowledge are there? Can we know anything at all? This lucid and engaging introduction grapples with these central questions in the theory of ..

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What is This Thing Called Philosophy?

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..

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What Kind of Creatures are We?

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 ..

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What Would Nietzsche Do?: How the Greatest Philosophers Would Solve Your Everyday Problems

Ever wondered if Schopenhauer could fix your broken heart? How Heraclitus might help you if you lost your phone? Given the chance, would Foucault leave the toilet seat up? With sections on Relationsh..

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What's the Use of Truth?

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..

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Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment

From one of America's most brilliant writers, a New York Times bestselling journey through psychology, philosophy, and lots of meditation to show how Buddhism holds the key to moral clarity and enduri..

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Why I am Not a Christian, and Other Essays on Religion and Related Subjects

Dedicated as few men have been to the life of reason, Bertrand Russell has always been concerned with the basic questions to which religion also addresses itself -- questions about man's place in the ..

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