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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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Art of Rhetoric, The

With the emergence of democracy in the city-state of Athens in the years around 460 BC, public speaking became an essential skill for politicians in the Assemblies and Councils - and even for or..

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Better Angels of Our Nature:  History of Violence & Humanity

This title is shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize 2012. This acclaimed book by Steven Pinker, author of "The Language Instinct" and "The Blank Slate", argues that, contrary to popular belief, hum..

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Brief Guide to Smart Thinking, A: From Zeno's Paradoxes to Freakonomics

Each book is summarised to convey a brief idea of what each one has to offer the interested reader, while a 'Speed Read' for each book delivers a quick sense of what each book is like to read and a hi..

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Can't We Make Moral Judgements?

How many times do we hear the statement 'It's not for me to judge'? It conveys one of the most popular ideas of our time: that to make judgements of others is essentially wrong. In this classic text, ..

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Communist Manifesto and Das Kapital, The

The unabridged versions of these definitive works are now available together in this highly designed jacketed hardcover with an introduction by Marx in Soho actor Bob Weick. Considered to be one of th..

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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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Conversations with Goethe

By the end of the nineteenth century, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was the world's most celebrated poet, novelist, critic and thinker. Today his name is echoed as that of a 'great man' alongside Plato, ..

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Crime and 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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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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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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Everyday Philosophy Made Easy: A Quick Review of What You Forgot You Knew

With Everyday Philosophy Made Easy, learn about the basic philosophical theories and writers that have helped shape western thinking throughout the ages. From Plato to Socrates, clear and concise expl..

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For the Good of the World: Is Global Agreement on Global Challenges Possible?

Can we human beings agree on a set of values which will allow us to confront the numerous threats that we and our planet face? Or will we continue our disagreements, rivalries and antipathies,..

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Fourfold Remedy: Epicurus and the Art of Happiness

Epicureanism offers the perfect cure for our anxious age. What can it teach us about the art of happiness? What do we really need in order to live a happy life? Over two thousand years ago the Gr..

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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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Heart of Things: An Anthology of Memory and Lament, The

Richard Holloway is one of our most beloved public thinkers. As Bishop of Edinburgh and Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church he put principle over Church policy to advocate for gay rights and women..

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Hobbit Virtues: Rediscovering Virtue Ethics Through J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings

A response to our fractured political discourse, Hobbit Virtues speaks to the importance of "virtue ethics" by examining the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien-with particular attention to his hobbits. ..

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How We Became Human

Over thousands of years, humans have developed mechanisms to help us live together in ever-larger social groups. We developed a set of 'moral emotions' such as empathy, guilt and outrage, as well as a..

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Humankind: A Hopeful History

INCLUDES THE STORY OF THE REAL-LIFE LORD OF THE FLIES 'It'd be no surprise if it proved to be the Sapiens of 2020' GUARDIAN 'A superb read - brisk, accessible and full of great stories' SUND..

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I Am Dynamite!: A Life of Friedrich Nietzsche

The Times Biography of the Year Longlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize 2019 'A strikingly original portrait of Nietzsche and beautifully written.' Antony Beevor 'Outstanding.' The Sun..

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I Think, Therefore I Draw: Understanding Philosophy Through Cartoons

What makes you think you know what you think you know? What if your right is my wrong? Is it now yet? Like the best comedians, the best cartoonists address philosophy's Big Que..

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Illustrated Walden: or, Life in the Woods

Henry David Thoreau built his small cabin on Walden Pond in 1845 and, for two years, lived there as simply as possible, eliminating the unnecessary material and spiritual details that intrude upon hum..

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Imagined, the Imaginary and the Symbolic, The

Levi-Strauss held that "the real, the symbolic and the imaginary" are three separate orders. Maurice Godelier demonstrates the contrary: the real is not separate from the symbolic and the imaginary. G..

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Instant Philosophy: Key Thinkers, Theories, Discoveries and Concepts

Instant Philosophy pulls together all the pivotal philosophical knowledge and thought into one concise volume. Each page contains a discrete 'cheat sheet', which tells you the most important facts in ..

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Introducing Baudrillard: A Graphic Guide

Illustrated guide to the controversial sociologist Jean Baudrillard, who died in 2007. Did the Gulf War take place? Is it possible to fake a bank robbery? Was sexual liberation a disaster? Jean Baudri..

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Introducing Postmodernism: A Graphic Guide To Cutting-Edge Thinking

What connects Marliyn Monroe, Disneyworld, "The Satanic Verses" and cyber space? Answer: Postmodernism. But what exactly is postmodernism? This graphic guide explains clearly the maddeningly enigmatic..

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Introduction to Non-classical Logic : From If to is

This revised and considerably expanded 2nd edition, published in 2008, brings together a wide range of topics, including modal, tense, conditional, intuitionist, many-valued, paraconsistent, relevant,..

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Les Liaisons Dangereuses

## Please check price and availability before ordering, thank you ## The complex moral ambiguities of seduction and revenge make Les Liaisons dangereuses (1782) one of the most scandalous and con..

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Letters from a Stoic: Epistulae Morales Ad Lucilium

A philosophy that saw self-possession as the key to an existence lived 'in accordance with nature', Stoicism called for restraint of animal instincts and severing of emotional ties. Seneca's contribut..

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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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Lives of the Stoics:  Art of Living from Zeno to Marcus Aurelius

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'In story after page-turning story, Lives of the Stoics brings ancient philosophers to life.' - David Epstein, bestselling author of Range 'Wonderful' - Chris ..

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Lives of the Stoics: The Art of Living from Zeno to Marcus Aurelius

For millennia, Stoicism has been the ancient philosophy that attracts those who seek greatness, from athletes to politicians and everyone in between. And no wonder: its embrace of self-mastery, virtue..

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Meditations

The unabridged version of this definitive work is now available in a highly designed jacketed hardcover with a new introduction by philosophy scholar Pierre Baumann. The personal writings of the Roma..

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Meditations on First Philosophy   With Selections From the Objections & Replies (2nd Revised edition)
Metaphysical Animals: How Four Women Brought Philosophy Back to Life

A ground-breaking book that examines the place of women in twentieth-century philosophy and is a call to arms for the present day 'Philosophy in a world of women. I reflected, talking with Mary, ..

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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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Nietzsche

In this vivid biography, Zweig eschews traditional academic discussion and focuses on Nietzsche's habits, passions and obsessions. Concentrating on the man rather than the work, on the tragedy of his ..

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On Consolation: Finding Solace in Dark Times

When we lose someone we love, when we suffer loss or defeat, when catastrophe strikes - war, famine, pandemic - we go in search of consolation. Once the province of priests and philosophers, the langu..

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Persuasion: Oxford World's Classics

'She had been forced into prudence in her youth, she learned romance as she grew older - the natural sequel of an unnatural beginning.' Anne Elliot seems to have given up on present happiness and has ..

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Philosophical Texts - Oxford Philosophical Texts

The Oxford Philosophical Texts series consists of authoritative teaching editions of canonical texts in the history of philosophy from the ancient world down to modern times. Each volume provides a cl..

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Philosophy of Language 3E

Philosophy of Language provides a comprehensive, meticulous survey of twentieth-century and contemporary philosophical theories of meaning. Interweaving the historical development of the subject with ..

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Places of Mind:  Life of Edward Said

Drawing on extensive archival sources and hundreds of interviews, Timothy Brennan's Places of Mind is the first comprehensive biography of Said, one of the most controversial and celebrated intellectu..

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Poison for Breakfast

"This morning you had poison for breakfast." One day, Lemony Snicket finds a puzzling note pushed under his door and is forced to follow a winding trail of clues to solve the mystery of his immi..

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Pornographic Age, The

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..

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Prince, The (Collins Classics)

HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics. `We have declared before that it is not only expedient but necessary for a prince to take care his foun..

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Prince, The : Oxford World's Classics

'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..

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Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters

A user's guide to rationality acts as a follow-up to the bestselling Enlightenment Now Humans today are often portrayed as cavemen out of time, poised to react to a lion in the grass with a suite..

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Reality+: Virtual Worlds and the Problems of Philosophy

From one of our leading thinkers, a dazzling philosophical journey through virtual worlds In the coming decades, the technology that enables virtual and augmented reality will improve beyond rec..

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Republic

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..

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Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics & Religion

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..

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