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A Brief History of Atlantis: Plato's Ideal State

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A Brief History of Atlantis: Plato's Ideal State

Stephen P. Kershaw

Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500; Religion & beliefs; Folklore, myths & legends

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A new translation of two of Plato's dialogues, Timaios and Kritias, with commentary and critical discussion including an exploration... [more]

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The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke

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The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke

Jeffrey C. Stewart (Professor and Chair of the Department of Black Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara)

Biography; History of the Americas; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; History of Western philosophy

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The definitive biography of Alain Locke, the first African American Rhodes Scholar and Harvard PhD in philosophy, Howard University... [more]

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How to Die: An Ancient Guide to the End of Life

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How to Die: An Ancient Guide to the End of Life

E. F. Watling Seneca

Philosophy; Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500

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Timeless wisdom on death and dying from the celebrated Stoic philosopher Seneca It takes an entire lifetime to learn... [more]

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The Dream of Enlightenment: The Rise of Modern Philosophy

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The Dream of Enlightenment: The Rise of Modern Philosophy

Anthony Gottlieb

Philosophy; Western philosophy, from c 1900 -

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Anthony Gottlieb's landmark The Dream of Reason and its sequel challenge Bertrand Russell's classic as the definitive history... [more]

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Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature: Thirtieth-Anniversary Edition

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Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature: Thirtieth-Anniversary Edition

Richard Rorty

Philosophy; History of Western philosophy; Philosophy: epistemology & theory of knowledge

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Includes the previously unpublished essay The philosopher as expert. [more]

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Jean-Francois Lyotard

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Jean-Francois Lyotard

Kiff Bamford

Biography: general; Philosophy; Western philosophy, from c 1900 -

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Kiff Bamford traces the circuitous journey of Jean-Francois Lyotard life and work, unravelling the thrust of Lyotard's main... [more]

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The Existentialist's Guide to Death, the Universe and Nothingness

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The Existentialist's Guide to Death, the Universe and Nothingness

Gary Cox (University of Birmingham, UK)

Philosophy; Phenomenology & Existentialism; Popular philosophy

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A philosophical guide to life, death, everything and nothing. It takes us on a journey through the themes most central to... [more]

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A New Stoicism: Revised Edition

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A New Stoicism: Revised Edition

Lawrence C. Becker

Philosophy; History of Western philosophy; Ethics & moral philosophy

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What would stoic ethics be like today if stoicism had coped successfully with the challenges of modern philosophy and experimental... [more]

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The Ring of Truth: The Wisdom of Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung

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The Ring of Truth: The Wisdom of Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung

Roger Scruton

Music; Romantic music (c 1830 to c 1900); Individual composers & musicians, bands & groups; Western philosophy: Enlightenment; Philosophy: aesthetics; Ethics & moral philosophy

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The vital, carefully crafted discussion on Wagner's masterpiece, offering deep insight into both the work itself and profound... [more]

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Sartre and Theology

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Sartre and Theology

Kate Kirkpatrick

Philosophy; Western philosophy, from c 1900 -; Theology

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Jean-Paul Sartre was one of the twentieth century's most prominent atheists. But his philosophy was informed by theological... [more]

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Utilitarianism: A Very Short Introduction

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Utilitarianism: A Very Short Introduction

Katarzyna De Lazari-Radek (Assistant Professor, University of Lodz, Institute of Philosophy), Peter Singer (Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics, Princeton University & Laureate Professor, University of Melbourne)

Philosophy; History of Western philosophy; Ethics & moral philosophy

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Utilitarianism is one of the most important and influential secular philosophies of modern times, and has drawn considerable... [more]

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How To Be A Stoic: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Living

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How To Be A Stoic: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Living

Massimo Pigliucci

Philosophy; Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500; Social & political philosophy

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'In this thought-provoking book, Massimo Pigliucci shares his journey of discovering the power of Stoic practices in a philosophical... [more]

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General Intellects: Twenty Five Thinkers for the 21st Century

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General Intellects: Twenty Five Thinkers for the 21st Century

McKenzie Wark

Philosophy; Western philosophy, from c 1900 -; History of ideas; Social theory

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A guide to the thinkers and the ideas that will shape the future [more]

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Hope Without Optimism

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Hope Without Optimism

Terry Eagleton

Philosophy; History of Western philosophy; Philosophy of mind; Psychology: emotions

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In a virtuoso display of erudition, thoughtfulness and humour, Terry Eagleton teases apart the concept of hope as it has been... [more]

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Affirming: Letters 1975-1997

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Affirming: Letters 1975-1997

Isaiah Berlin

Biography; Literary essays; Western philosophy, from c 1900 -; Social & political philosophy

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Scrutinising the leading politicians of the day, including Reagan, Thatcher and Gorbachev, this book draws illuminating sketches... [more]

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Emulating Alexander: How Alexander the Great's Legacy Fuelled Rome's Wars with Persia

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Emulating Alexander: How Alexander the Great's Legacy Fuelled Rome's Wars...

Glenn Barnett

History; Ancient history: to c 500 CE; Classical Greek & Roman archaeology; Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500

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An interesting new insight into the centuries-long struggle between the Roman and Persian Empires. [more]

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Einstein

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Einstein

Thomas Ryckman (Stanford University, USA), Arthur Fine

Philosophy; Western philosophy, from c 1900 -; Mathematics & Sciences; Physics

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Albert Einstein (1879-1955) was the most influential physicist of the 20th century. Less well known is that fundamental philosophical... [more]

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Heretics!: The Wondrous (and Dangerous) Beginnings of Modern Philosophy

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Heretics!: The Wondrous (and Dangerous) Beginnings of Modern Philosophy...

Steven Nadler, Ben Nadler

Graphic novels: true stories & non-fiction; Philosophy; History of Western philosophy; Popular science

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An entertaining, enlightening, and humorous graphic narrative of the dangerous thinkers who laid the foundation of modern... [more]

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Conditions

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Conditions

Alain Badiou

Philosophy; Western philosophy, from c 1900 -

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A collection of essays of the author. Beginning with a sustained critique of the so-called 'end of philosophy', it goes on... [more]

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Anti-Badiou: The Introduction of Maoism into Philosophy

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Anti-Badiou: The Introduction of Maoism into Philosophy

Francois Laruelle (Universite de Paris X, Nanterre, France)

Philosophy; Western philosophy, from c 1900 -

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A major new work by Francois Laruelle, in which he confronts another of the most radical thinkers at work in France today,... [more]

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From Communism to Capitalism: Theory of a Catastrophe

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From Communism to Capitalism: Theory of a Catastrophe

Michel Henry

Philosophy; Phenomenology & Existentialism; Social & political philosophy

Paperback

Both a unique witness of transformative events in the late 20th century, and a prescient analysis of our present economic... [more]

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Althusser's Lesson

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Althusser's Lesson

Jacques Ranciere

Philosophy; History of Western philosophy; Social & political philosophy

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Presents the foundations of the author's theoretical project. This title marks the moment at which he emerges from the tutelage... [more]

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Mathematics of the Transcendental

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Mathematics of the Transcendental

Alain Badiou

Philosophy; Western philosophy, from c 1900 -; Philosophy of mathematics

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In Mathematics of the Transcendental, Alain Badiou painstakingly works through the pertinent aspects of category theory, demonstrating... [more]

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Energy Dreams: Of Actuality

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Energy Dreams: Of Actuality

Michael Marder

Philosophy; Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500; Deconstructionism, Structuralism, Post-structuralism; Philosophy of science

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Energy Dreams interrogates the ontology of energy from the first coinage of the word energeia by Aristotle to the current... [more]

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The Hegel Variations: On the Phenomenology of Spirit

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The Hegel Variations: On the Phenomenology of Spirit

Fredric Jameson

Philosophy; Phenomenology & Existentialism

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New in paperback: Master philosopher and cultural theorist tackles the founder of modern dialectics [more]

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