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Our Great Purpose: Adam Smith on Living a Better Life

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Our Great Purpose: Adam Smith on Living a Better Life

Ryan Patrick Hanley

Biography: historical, political & military; Philosophy; Ethics & moral philosophy; Social & political philosophy; Economics; Self-help & personal development

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Hanley shows how Smith set forth a vision of the worthy life that is uniquely suited to people today. Full of invaluable insights... [more]

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The World in Thirty-Eight Chapters or Dr Johnson's Guide to Life

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The World in Thirty-Eight Chapters or Dr Johnson's Guide to Life

Henry Hitchings

Biography; Biography: literary; Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800; British & Irish history; Popular philosophy

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Part portrait of Britain's greatest man of letters, part guide to life, a witty and erudite re-evaluation of Dr Johnson's... [more]

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Live Like A Stoic: 52 Exercises for Cultivating a Good Life

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Live Like A Stoic: 52 Exercises for Cultivating a Good Life

Massimo Pigliucci, Gregory Lopez

Philosophy; Psychology; Self-help & personal development

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The answers to our daily worries and anxieties - big or small - lie at the heart of Stoic philosophy. Live Like a Stoic is... [more]

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Aristotle's Way: How Ancient Wisdom Can Change Your Life

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Aristotle's Way: How Ancient Wisdom Can Change Your Life

Edith Hall

Philosophy; Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500; Popular philosophy; Self-help & personal development

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`Wonderful and timely ... Hugely recommended' STEPHEN FRYWhat do you and an ancient philosopher have in common? In this handbook... [more]

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Buddhism for Meat Eaters: Simple Wisdom for a Kinder World

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Buddhism for Meat Eaters: Simple Wisdom for a Kinder World

Josephine Moon

Popular philosophy; Psychology

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For many years Josephine Moon struggled with the question of eating meat, fervently wishing to live as a vegetarian yet requiring... [more]

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A Philosophy of Luxury

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A Philosophy of Luxury

Lambert Wiesing

Theory of art; Philosophy; Philosophy: aesthetics; Ethics & moral philosophy; Cultural studies

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In this thought-provoking book Lambert Wiesing asks simply: What is luxury? Drawing on a fascinating range of examples, he... [more]

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Existentialism and Excess: The Life and Times of Jean-Paul Sartre

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Existentialism and Excess: The Life and Times of Jean-Paul Sartre

Gary Cox

Biography; Biography: literary; Phenomenology & Existentialism

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Jean-Paul Sartre is an undisputed giant of twentieth-century philosophy. His intellectual writings popularizing existentialism... [more]

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Life Finds a Way: What Evolution Teaches Us About Creativity

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Life Finds a Way: What Evolution Teaches Us About Creativity

Andreas Wagner

Popular philosophy; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Evolution

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How can new insights into evolution help us solve problems in life, art, business and science? [more]

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Philosophers: Their Lives and Works

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Philosophers: Their Lives and Works

DK

Philosophy

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From Confucius and Plato to Karl Marx and Noam Chomsky, this resource brings together more than 100 illustrated biographies... [more]

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Sex and the Failed Absolute

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Sex and the Failed Absolute

Slavoj Zizek

Philosophy; Philosophy: metaphysics & ontology; Social & political philosophy; Psychoanalytical theory (Freudian psychology); Marxism & Communism

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In the most rigorous articulation of his philosophical system to date, Slavoj Zizek provides nothing short of a new definition... [more]

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Rousseau

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Rousseau

Celine Spector

Philosophy; Western philosophy: c 1600 to c 1900; Social & political philosophy; Political science & theory

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Jean-Jacques Rousseau is one of the most controversial philosophers of the eighteenth century, and his groundbreaking work... [more]

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The Concept of Presocratic Philosophy: Its Origin, Development, and Significance

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The Concept of Presocratic Philosophy: Its Origin, Development, and Significance...

Andre Laks

Classical history & classical civilisation; Philosophy; Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500

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When we talk about Presocratic philosophy, we are speaking about the origins of Greek philosophy and Western rationality itself.... [more]

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The Opinion of Mankind: Sociability and the Theory of the State from Hobbes to Smith

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The Opinion of Mankind: Sociability and the Theory of the State from Hobbes...

Paul Sagar

European history; Social & political philosophy; Politics & government

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How David Hume and Adam Smith forged a new way of thinking about the modern state What is the modern state? Conspicuously... [more]

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Kierkegaard's Muse: The Mystery of Regine Olsen

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Kierkegaard's Muse: The Mystery of Regine Olsen

Joakim Garff

Biography; Biography: general; Philosophy

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The first biography of Kierkegaard's literary muse, from the author of the definitive life of the philosopher Kierkegaard's... [more]

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Philebus

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Philebus

Plato

Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500

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The only Platonic dialogue that takes as its central theme the fundamental Socratic question of the good, understood as that... [more]

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Becoming Beauvoir: A Life

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Becoming Beauvoir: A Life

Kate Kirkpatrick (King's College London, UK)

Biography; Biography: literary; Phenomenology & Existentialism; Popular philosophy; Feminism & feminist theory

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One is not born a woman, but becomes one , Simone de Beauvoir A symbol of liberated womanhood, Simone de Beauvoir's unconventional... [more]

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The Secret World of Farm Animals

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The Secret World of Farm Animals

Jeffrey Masson

Ethics & moral philosophy; Animals & society; Psychology: emotions; Mathematics & Sciences; Farm & working animals

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`An unbelievably inspiring book' Peter Wohlleben, author of The Hidden Life of TreesDid you know that pigs frequently throw... [more]

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A Political Philosophy: Arguments for Conservatism

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A Political Philosophy: Arguments for Conservatism

Roger Scruton

Social & political philosophy; Politics & government

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In this timely new edition of his classic book A Political Philosophy, celebrated conservative philosopher Roger Scruton interrogates... [more]

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Fools, Frauds and Firebrands: Thinkers of the New Left

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Fools, Frauds and Firebrands: Thinkers of the New Left

Roger Scruton

Social & political philosophy; Politics & government; Political science & theory; Socialism & left-of-centre democratic ideologies

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What does the Left look like and how has it evolved? Professor Roger Scruton delivers a critique of left-wing ideology today.... [more]

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How to be a conservative

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How to be a conservative

Roger Scruton

Social & political philosophy; Politics & government; Conservatism & right-of-centre democratic ideologies

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Renowned philosopher Roger Scruton draws on his own experience as a counter-culture presence in public life to explain conservatism... [more]

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Republic

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Republic

Plato

Ethics & moral philosophy

Paperback

In the definitive philosophic work the Republic, now available in a highly designed paperback with flaps, Plato ponders the... [more]

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Meditations

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Meditations

Marcus Aurelius

Biography: historical, political & military; Ethics & moral philosophy

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In Meditations, now available in a highly designed paperback with flaps, Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, who ruled from 161... [more]

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The Three Dimensions of Freedom

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The Three Dimensions of Freedom

Billy Bragg

Literary essays; Ethics & moral philosophy; Religion & politics; Politics & government

Paperback

He shows us that Freedom requires three dimensions to function: Liberty, Equality, and Accountability - and the result is... [more]

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The Elements of Arguments: An Introduction to Critical Thinking and Logic

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The Elements of Arguments: An Introduction to Critical Thinking and Logic...

Philip Turetzky

Philosophy; Philosophy: logic

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Examines such central critical thinking topics as informal fallacies, the difference between validity and truth, basic formal... [more]

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Why Liberalism Failed

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Why Liberalism Failed

Patrick J. Deneen

Social & political philosophy; Politics & government; Liberalism & centre democratic ideologies

Paperback

One of the most important political books of 2018. --Rod Dreher, American Conservative [more]

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