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A Philosophy of Walking

By walking, you escape from the very idea of identity, the temptation to be someone, to have a name and a history ... The freedom in walking lies in not being anyone; for the walking body has no hi..

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A Terribly Serious Adventure: Philosophy at Oxford 1900-60

A TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT BOOK OF THE YEAR 2023 'A real achievement' New Statesman 'Beautifully portrays - and exemplifies - the combined wit and profundity, exuberance and rigour, of Oxfo..

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Age of Reason

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Animal Liberation Now

The landmark book that opened the world's eyes to the suffering of animals, fully rewritten and entirely updated Animal Liberation started a worldwide movement when it revealed the abuse of anima..

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Anti-Oedipus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia

An "introduction to the nonfascist life" (Michel Foucault, from the Preface) When it first appeared in France, Anti-Oedipus was hailed as a masterpiece by some and "a work of heretical madness" b..

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Architecture of Happiness

The Architecture of Happiness is Alain de Botton's exploration of the hidden links between buildings and our well being. In The Architecture of Happiness, bestselling author Alain de Botton explores o..

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Arguing About Metaethics

"Arguing about Metaethics" collects together some of the most exciting contemporary work in metaethics in one handy volume. In it, many of the most influential philosophers in the field discuss key qu..

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Aristotle: Understanding the World's Greatest Philosopher

Why has Aristotle had such an astounding influence on the world? What are his key ideas? What can he still teach us today? There is in Athens a rather plain ruin; a simple courtyard lined with fr..

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Aristotle: Understanding the World's Greatest Philosopher

Why has Aristotle had such an astounding influence on the world? What are his key ideas? What can he still teach us today? There is in Athens a rather plain ruin; a simple courtyard lined with fr..

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Art of War

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

Paris, near the turn of 1932-3. 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 Ar..

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Be Happier Now: 100 Simple Ways to Become Instantly Happier

Decades of research shows that happiness isn't about what you have or what you look like, but what you do. Be Happier Now gives readers one hundred simple things they can do right now to make an immed..

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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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Blood & Belonging: Journeys into the New Nationalism

In 1993 Michael Ignatieff set out on a journey to the former Yugoslavia, Ukraine, Germany, Quebec, Kurdistan and Northern Ireland in order to explore the many faces of modern nationalism. Why, after t..

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British Moralists: 1650-1800 (Volumes 1 and 2): Set of Two Volumes: Volume I, Hobbes - Gay and Volume II, Hume - Bentham

The volumes that comprise this set are also available for purchase individually: please see their separate listings for further information. A reprint of the 1969 Oxford University Press edition. ..

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Bullsh*t Comparisons: A field guide to thinking critically in a world of difference

Life is complicated, comparisons are easy. We consume enormous quantities of information every day from sources that are reliable, and those less trustworthy, including journalists, politicians, frien..

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Catastrophe Ethics: How to Be Good in a World Gone Bad

Philosopher Travis Rieder outlines a new ethics for the age of humanmade catastrophe. We are all asking, in a hyperglobalised world hurtling towards environmental destruction: how do we determine the ..

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Consolations of Philosophy

Alain de Botton's The Consolations of Philosophy takes the discipline of logic and the mind back to its roots. Drawing inspiration from six of the finest minds in history - Socrates, Epicurus, Seneca,..

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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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Crime and Punishment: Translated by Richard Pevear & Larissa Volokhonsky

The old woman was merely a sickness... it wasn't a human being I killed, it was a principle! TRANSLATED BY RICHARD PEVEAR & LARISSA VOLOKHONSKY ..

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Devils

Devils, also known in English as The Possessed and The Demons, was first published in 1871-2. The third of Dostoevsky's five major novels, it is at once a powerful political tract and a profound study..

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Doing Good Better: Effective Altruism and a Radical New Way to Make a Difference

Almost all of us want to make a difference. So we volunteer, donate to charity, recycle or try to cut down our carbon emissions. But rarely do we know how much of a difference we're really making. ..

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Ethics in the Real World: 90 Essays on Things that Matter - A Fully Updated and Expanded Edition

A revised edition of Peter Singer's powerful collection, featuring 37 new essays. A fully updated and expanded edition of Peter Singer's powerful collection, including 37 new essays. Free..

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Freedom: A Disease Without Cure

We are all afraid that new dangers pose a threat to our hard-won freedoms, so what deserves attention is precisely the notion of freedom. The concept of freedom is deceptively simple. We think we..

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Frontiers of Knowledge: What We Know About Science, History and The Mind

From the bestselling philosopher, a gripping history of science, thought, life on earth and the human mind - and what we might know in the future In very recent times humanity has learnt a vast a..

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History of Sexuality, The: 4: Confessions of the Flesh

The final, previously unpublished volume of one of the twentieth century's seminal works Foucault's History of Sexuality changed the way we think about power, selfhood and sexuality. In this four..

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How Philosophy Works: The concepts visually explained

Demystifying the key ideas of the world's greatest philosophers, and exploring all of the most important branches of thought including philosophy of science, philosophy of religion and feminist philos..

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How to Be Alone

Our fast-paced society does not approve of solitude; being alone is literally anti-social and some even find it sinister. Why is this so when autonomy, personal freedom and individualism are more high..

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How to be Radical in Philosophy

Radicality is at the very heart of philosophy. Sustaining this lifeblood of progressive thinking means refashioning philosophy constantly. It means engaging with the fundamental issues of living, work..

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How To Know a Person: The Art of Seeing Others Deeply and Being Deeply Seen

A practical, heartfelt guide to the art of truly knowing another person in order to foster deeper connections at home, at work, and throughout our lives-from the #1 New York Times bestselling author o..

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How to Say No: An Ancient Guide to the Art of Cynicism

An entertaining and enlightening collection of ancient writings about the philosophers who advocated simple living and rejected unthinking conformity. The Cynics were ancient Greek philosophers w..

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How to Think Like a Philosopher: Scholars, Dreamers and Sages Who Can Teach Us How to Live

How ought we to live? What is it to flourish as a human being? How should we best approach death? We all think about these questions at one time or another, and, as Socrates famously said, 'the unex..

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How to Think Like a Philosopher: Scholars, Dreamers and Sages Who Can Teach Us How to Live

An entertaining guide to history's most fascinating philosophers - from Sappho to Kant, and Aristotle to Simone de Beauvoir - which seeks to help us answer life's big questions. In showing how th..

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How to Think Like a Woman: Four Women Philosophers Who Taught Me How to Love the Life of the Mind

As a young woman growing up in a small, religious community, Regan Penaluna daydreamed about the big questions: Who are we and what is this strange world we find ourselves in? In college she discovere..

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How To Think More About Sex

Few of us tend to feel we're entirely normal when it comes to sex, and what we're supposed to be feeling rarely matches up with the reality. How to Think More About Sex argues that 21st-century sex is..

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How We Break: Navigating the Wear and Tear of Living

An expert, empathetic guide to the science, psychology and physiology of breaking, from the acclaimed author of How We Are Vincent Deary is a practitioner health psychologist who helps people cop..

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Humanly Possible: The great humanist experiment in living

Seven hundred years of heroic humanists (and their enemies), from the acclaimed author of How to Live and At The Existentialist Cafe The bestselling, prizewinning author of How to Live and At the..

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Hume: Moral Philosophy

This volume includes substantial selections from Hume's major works in moral thought and a number of peripheral works, which together provide an illuminating introduction to Hume's moral philosophy...

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I've Been Thinking

One of philosophy's finest minds looks back over a life in thought 'Who would have guessed that a philosopher's life could be so full of adventures?' Daniel C. Dennett, philosopher and cogni..

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Immanent Critiques: The Frankfurt School under Pressure

Fifty years after the appearance of The Dialectical Imagination, his pioneering history of the Frankfurt School, Martin Jay reflects on what may be living and dead in its legacy. Rather than treating ..

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Imperialism and the National Question

Fired up by the outbreak of the First World War and outraged by the capitulation of most socialist parties in the face of their respective national bourgeoisies, Lenin sought to understand the deeper ..

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Introducing Nietzsche: A Graphic Guide

Why must we believe that God is dead? Can we accept that traditional morality is just a 'useful mistake'? Did the principle of 'the will to power' lead to the Holocaust? What are the limitations of sc..

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Introducing Political Philosophy: A Graphic Guide

Essential illustrated guide to key ideas of political thought. Philosophers have always asked fundamental and disturbing questions about politics. Plato and Aristotle debated the merits of democracy...

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Language, Truth & Logic

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Letters from a Stoic (Collins Classics)

HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics. No man can live a happy life, or even a supportable life, without the study of wisdom Lucius Annae..

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Leviathan (ed. Edwin Curley)

This new edition of Hobbe's masterpiece is uniquely suited to meet the needs of both student and scholar. It offers a brilliant introduction by Edwin Curley, modernised spelling and punctuation of the..

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Meaning in Life

What makes a person's life meaningful? Thaddeus Metz offers a new answer to an ancient question which has recently returned to the philosophical agenda. He proceeds by examining what, if anything, a..

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Meditations

The Meditations are a set of personal reflections by Marcus Aurelius. He writes about the vicissitudes of his own life and explores how to live wisely and virtuously in an unpredictable world. P..

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Meditations

These spiritual reflections of Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius (AD 121-180) show a leader trying to make sense of himself and the universe, and cover diverse topics such as the question of virtue, human..

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Meditations on First Philosophy   With Selections From the Objections & Replies (2nd Revised edition)
Meditations: The Annotated Edition

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (121-180 CE) was the sixteenth emperor of Rome-and the most powerful man in the world. Yet he was also an intensely private person, with a rich interior life and one of the w..

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