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1001: Ideas That Changed the Way We Think

Drawing on a wide spectrum of topics-including politics, cosmology, the arts, philosophy and religious beliefs, 1001 Ideas That Changed the Way We Think traces the exponential growth of human knowledg..

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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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50 Ethics Ideas You Really Need to Know

Questions of ethics - about how we should act, our responsibilities to one another, the difference between right and wrong - have long been debated by philosophers the world over and form the foundati..

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50 Philosophy Classics: Thinking, Being, Acting, Seeing - Profound Insights & Powerful Thinking from Fifty Key Books

The sixth in the bestselling 50s series, and a lively entry point to the field by exploring the works of 50 of the most significant philosophers; including those that show us how to think (Descartes, ..

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50 Philosophy Classics: Your Shortcut to the Most Important Ideas on Being, Truth and Meaning

For over 2000 years, philosophy has been our best guide to the experience of being human, and the true nature of reality. From Aristotle, Plato, Epicurus, Confucius, Cicero and Heraclitus in ancient t..

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50 Philosophy Ideas You Really Need to Know

Have you ever lain awake at night fretting over how we can be sure of the reality of the external world? Perhaps we are in fact disembodied brains, floating in vats at the whim of some deranged puppet..

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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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Absolute Recoil: Towards a New Foundation of Dialectical Materialism

"In this major new work the leading philosopher Slavoj Zizek argues that philosophical materialism has failed to meet the key scientific, theoretical and political challenges of the modern world, from..

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Absolute Recoil: Towards A New Foundation of Dialectical Materialism

At the outset of the twentieth century, Lenin argued that materialism has to change its form with each new scientific discovery. Today, argues Slavoj Zizek in this major new work, we should apply this..

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Adventures of Sir Thomas Browne in the 21st Century
Age of Genius: The Seventeenth Century and the Birth of the Modern Mind

What happened to the European mind between 1605, when an audience watching Macbeth at the Globe might believe that regicide was such an aberration of the natural order that ghosts could burst from the..

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Age of Genius: The Seventeenth Century and the Birth of the Modern Mind

What happened to the European mind between 1605, when an audience watching Macbeth at the Globe might believe that regicide was such an aberration of the natural order that ghosts could burst from the..

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American Philosophy

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Ancient Art of Growing Old

Bette Davis said 'Old age ain't no place for sissies'. If that's true, we could all use a little help as we approach our twilight years. Translator Tom Payne turns to Ovid, Seneca, Hippocrates, Plato,..

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Archaeology of Knowledge

Madness, sexuality, power, knowledge--are these facts of life or simply parts of speech? In a series of works of astonishing brilliance, historian Michel Foucault excavated the hidden assumptions that..

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Architecture of Happiness, The

"The Architecture of Happiness" is Alain de Botton's exploration of the hidden links between buildings and our well being. Bestselling author Alain de Botton has written about love, travel, status and..

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Art of Comics: A Philosophical Approach

The Art of Comics is the first-ever collection of essays published in English devoted to the philosophical topics raised by comics and graphic novels. In an area of growing philosophical interest, th..

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Art of War

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Art of War

The Art of War is the oldest and most influential military strategy text in existence, and Sun Tzu's teachings on how to successfully respond to and handle situations of conflict is a must-read for fo..

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Art of War

"The ancient Chinese general Sun Tzu is universally recognized as the greatest military strategist in history, a master of warfare interpretation. This condensed version of his influential classic imp..

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Art of War & Other Classics of Eastern Philosophy

The words of ancient Chinese philosophers have influenced other thinkers across the world for more than 2,000 years and continue to shape our ideas today. The Art of War & Other Classics of Eastern Ph..

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Art of War, The

Dated to about the fifth century B.C., "The Art of War" is considered the world's oldest treatise on war. Attributed to Sun Tzu of the Zhou dynasty, the book is composed of 13 chapters, each addressin..

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Art of War: Bilingual Edition

Featuring the Chinese text on the left and the English translation on the right, this is a beautifully bound book that would make a unique gift or collector's item.Written in the 6th century BC, Sun T..

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Art of War: The New Illustrated Edition of the Classic Text

The masterpiece of the sage Sun Tzu is a military treatise written in China more than 2500 years ago. He recognized that we live in a world of conflict, which could not be ignored or denied but had to..

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At the Existentialist Cafe: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails

Paris, near the turn of 1933. Three young friends meet over apricot cocktails at the Bec-de-Gaz bar on the rue Montparnasse. They are Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir and their friend Raymond Aron..

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Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms

A condensed guide to life, Nassim Nicholas Taleb's The Bed of Procrustes is an invaluable collection of aphorisms to help you navigate the modern world. Second edition, revised and expanded Why are ..

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Being and Time

"What is the meaning of being?" This is the central question of Martin Heidegger's profoundly important work, in which the great philosopher seeks to explain the basic problems of existence. A central..

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Beyond Belief

What do people actually mean when they say 'God'? Around two-thirds of us say we believe in God or some 'higher power', but fewer than one in ten Australians attend church weekly. In Beyond Belief, H..

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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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Big Ideas in Brief

Big Ideas in Brief provides an accessible and easily understood tour of 200 key concepts that really matter. The ideas covered come from a wide range of subjects - Philosophy, Religion, Science, Polit..

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Big Six Historical Thinking Concepts

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Big Think Book: Discover Philosophy Through 99 Perplexing Problems

What makes me, me - and you, you? What is this thing called 'love'? Does life have a point? Is 'no' the right answer to this question? Philosophy transports us from the wonderful to the weird, from th..

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Birth of the Clinic

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Black Mirror: Fragments of an Obituary for Life

"Inspired by E. M. Forster's thought that 'Death destroys a man but the idea of it saves him', The Black Mirror takes death as an external viewpoint from which we may see our lives more clearly. Raymo..

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Brief Guide to Philosophical Classics: From Plato to Winnie the Pooh

Big ideas sometimes come from the strangest places. In this wide ranging introduction, James M Russell takes the fear out of philosophy and selects seventy-six works - from Plato, Descartes and Wittge..

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Brief History of Everything

A new edition of the best-selling work from one of the most forward-thinking and important philosophers of our time. Join one of the greatest contemporary philosophers on a breathtaking tour of time a..

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British Moralists: 1650-1800: v. 2: Hume-Bentham

This volume is part one of a two-volume set. It may be purchased separately or in conjunction with volume two. A reprint of the 1969 Oxford University Press edition. Volume I: Hobbes--Gay: Thomas Hobb..

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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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Chairs are Where the People Go: How to Live, Work,& Play in the City

Why shouldn't neighbourhoods change? Why is wearing a suit a good way to quit smoking? Why do people think that if you do one thing you're against something else? Is monogamy a trick? Why should makin..

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Challenge of Things: Thinking Through Troubled Times

A. C. Grayling's lucid and stimulating books, based on the idea that philosophy should engage with the world and make itself useful, are immensely popular. The Challenge of Things joins earlier collec..

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Challenge of Things: Thinking Through Troubled Times

A. C. Grayling's lucid and stimulating books, based on the idea that philosophy should engage with the world and make itself useful, are immensely popular. The Challenge of Things joins earlier collec..

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Civilisation and Its Discontents

In his final years, Freud devoted most of his energies to a series of highly ambitious works on the broadest issues of religion and society. Here, he argues that civilised values - and the impossible ..

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Civilization & its Discontents

Written in the decade before Freud s death, Civilization and Its Discontents may be his most famous and most brilliant work. It has been praised, dissected, lambasted, interpreted, and reinterpreted. ..

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Classical Education:  Stuff You Wish You'd Been Taught at School

How many times have you wished that your history stretched all the way back to Greek and Roman myths and legends? Or that you'd been taught Latin at school? Or perhaps you wish you knew all about the ..

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Communist Hypothesis

We know that communism is the right hypothesis. All those who abandon this hypothesis immediately resign themselves to the market economy, to parliamentary democracy - the form of state suited to capi..

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Congratulations, by the Way: Some Thoughts on Kindness

Three months after George Saunders gave a convocation address at Syracuse University, a transcript of that speech was posted on the website of "The New York Times, " where its simple, uplifting messag..

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Contemporary Philosophical Naturalism and Its Implications

One of the most pervasive and persistent questions in philosophy is the relationship between the natural sciences and traditional philosophical categories such as metaphysics, epistemology and the min..

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Contingency, Hegemony and Universality: Contemporary Dialogues on the Left

The Hegelian legacy, Left strategy, and post-structuralism versus Lacanian psychoanalysis...

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