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How to Be Free: An Ancient Guide to the Stoic Life

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How to Be Free: An Ancient Guide to the Stoic Life

Epictetus

Philosophy; Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500; Ethics & moral philosophy

Hardback

A superb new edition of Epictetus's famed handbook on Stoicism-translated by one of the world's leading authorities on Stoic... [more]

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Consciousness Demystified

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Consciousness Demystified

Todd E. Feinberg (Chief, Beth Israel Medical Center), Jon M. Mallatt (Associate Professor, Washington State University)

Philosophy; Drug-induced states; Neurosciences

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Demystifying consciousness: how subjective experience can be explained by natural brain and evolutionary processes. [more]

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How to Be a Friend: An Ancient Guide to True Friendship

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How to Be a Friend: An Ancient Guide to True Friendship

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

Hardback

Ancient wisdom for modern readers --Page facing title page. [more]

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Reading Machiavelli: Scandalous Books, Suspect Engagements, and the Virtue of Populist Politics

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Reading Machiavelli: Scandalous Books, Suspect Engagements, and the Virtue...

John P. McCormick

Western philosophy: Medieval & Renaissance, c 500 to c 1600; Social & political philosophy; Politics & government

Hardback

To what extent was Machiavelli a "Machiavellian"? Was he an amoral adviser of tyranny or a stalwart partisan of... [more]

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The Lost History of Liberalism: From Ancient Rome to the Twenty-First Century

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The Lost History of Liberalism: From Ancient Rome to the Twenty-First Century...

Helena Rosenblatt

General & world history; European history; History of the Americas; Social & political philosophy; Politics & government; Liberalism & centre democratic ideologies

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The changing face of the liberal creed from the ancient world to today The Lost History of Liberalism challenges our most... [more]

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Get Smart: Philosophy: The Big Ideas You Should Know

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Get Smart: Philosophy: The Big Ideas You Should Know

Marcus Weeks

Philosophy; Popular philosophy

Hardback

Can you master the ideas of Plato, Kant, Nietzsche and Sartre? [more]

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Right Thinking on Abortion

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Right Thinking on Abortion

Nicola Wright

Philosophy; Ethical issues: abortion & birth control

Paperback

The Snowflake Chronicles is a series of short books that aims to challenge, move and stir us to think about issues that provoke... [more]

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Code of the Samurai: A Modern Translation of the Bushido Shoshinshu of Taira Shigesuke

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Code of the Samurai: A Modern Translation of the Bushido Shoshinshu of Taira...

Thomas Cleary, Oscar Ratti

History; Oriental & Indian philosophy; Sociology: customs & traditions

Paperback

The Code of the Samurai is a 400-year-old explication of the rules and expectations embodied in Bushido, the Japanese way... [more]

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Aristotle: Physics

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Aristotle: Physics

Aristotle

Philosophy; Physics

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English translation of books 1 though 8 of Aristotle's Physics. Includes an alternative text of book 7, in the appendix. [more]

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Be Like the Fox: Machiavelli's Lifelong Quest for Freedom

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Be Like the Fox: Machiavelli's Lifelong Quest for Freedom

Erica Benner

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; Western philosophy: Medieval & Renaissance, c 500 to c 1600; Social & political philosophy

Paperback

Was Niccolo Machiavelli really the cynical schemer of legend - or was he a profound ethical thinker, who tried to save the... [more]

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In Praise of Idleness: A Timeless Essay

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In Praise of Idleness: A Timeless Essay

Bertrand Russell, Bradley Trevor Greive

Philosophy; Western philosophy, from c 1900 -; Popular philosophy; Self-help & personal development

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New York Times bestselling author Bradley Trevor Greive breathes new life into Bertrand Russell's classic work, In Praise... [more]

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Dangerous Illusions: How Religion Deprives Us Of Happiness

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Dangerous Illusions: How Religion Deprives Us Of Happiness

Vitaly Malkin

Philosophy; Religion & beliefs; Philosophy of religion; Religion & politics; Religion & science; Agnosticism & atheism

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Based on 10 years of dedicated research, Dangerous Illusions is a battle cry for the human race to throw off religion in favour... [more]

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Forms of Enchantment: Writings on Art & Artists

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Forms of Enchantment: Writings on Art & Artists

Marina Warner

Art & Architecture; History of Art & Design Styles; Individual artists, art monographs; Western philosophy, from c 1900 -

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A series of enlightening perspectives on the art and visual culture of today's world from one of our pre-eminent writers.... [more]

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Meltdown: Why Our Systems Fail and What We Can Do About It

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Meltdown: Why Our Systems Fail and What We Can Do About It

Christopher Clearfield, Andras Tilcsik

Popular philosophy; Business & Economics; Business & management

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A ground-breaking big-ideas book exploring failure in business, government, and life - from the winners of the 2015 Financial... [more]

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Wabi Sabi: Japanese Wisdom for a Perfectly Imperfect Life

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Wabi Sabi: Japanese Wisdom for a Perfectly Imperfect Life

Beth Kempton

Art styles not defined by date; Popular philosophy; Psychology; Coping with stress; Self-help & personal development; Interior design, decor & style guides

Hardback

A guide to using the Japanese concept of wabi sabi to transform every area of your life, and find happiness right where you... [more]

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Elements in the Philosophy of Immanuel Kant: Kant's Power of Imagination

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Elements in the Philosophy of Immanuel Kant: Kant's Power of Imagination...

Rolf-Peter Horstmann (Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin)

Philosophy; Western philosophy: c 1600 to c 1900; Philosophy: epistemology & theory of knowledge; Philosophy of mind

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This Element is a study of how the power of imagination is, according to Kant, supposed to contribute to cognition. It is... [more]

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Michel Foucault's What is an Author?

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Michel Foucault's What is an Author?

Tim Smith-Laing

Literary theory; Philosophy

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Michel Foucault's 1969 essay What is an Author? sidesteps the stormy arguments surrounding intentional fallacy and the... [more]

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Augustine of Hippo's The City of God Against the Pagans

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Augustine of Hippo's The City of God Against the Pagans

Jonathan D. Teubner

Philosophy; Christian theology

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The City of God against the Pagans is a central text in the Western intellectual tradition. Made up of twenty-two lengthy... [more]

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James Surowiecki's The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many are Smarter than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economics, Societies, and Nations

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James Surowiecki's The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many are Smarter than the...

Nikki Springer

Philosophy; Social & political philosophy; Social, group or collective psychology; Occupational & industrial psychology; Organisational theory & behaviour

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In The Wisdom of Crowds, New Yorker columnist, Surowiecki, explores the question of whether the many are better than an elite... [more]

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Martin Buber's I and Thou

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Martin Buber's I and Thou

Simon Ravenscroft

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

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Martin Buber's I and Thou argues that humans engage with the world in two ways. One is with the attitude of an `I' towards... [more]

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William Wordsworth's Preface to The Lyrical Ballads

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William Wordsworth's Preface to The Lyrical Ballads

Alex Latter, Rachel Teubner

Literary theory; Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900 ; Literary studies: poetry & poets; Philosophy

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Central to the creative process of the Romantic poets that followed him, Wordsworth's Preface to the Lyrical Ballads has been... [more]

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The Courage of Hopelessness: Chronicles of a Year of Acting Dangerously

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The Courage of Hopelessness: Chronicles of a Year of Acting Dangerously...

Slavoj Zizek

Philosophy; Social & political philosophy; Religion & politics

Paperback

The maverick philosopher returns to explore today's idealogical, political and economic battles, and asks whether radical... [more]

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Why Read Hannah Arendt Now?

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Why Read Hannah Arendt Now?

Richard J. Bernstein

Philosophy; Political science & theory

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Recently there has been an extraordinary international revival of interest in Hannah Arendt. She was extremely perceptive... [more]

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The Art of Rhetoric

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The Art of Rhetoric

Aristotle

Semantics; Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500; Ethics & moral philosophy; Social & political philosophy; Political science & theory

Paperback

Aristotle's Art of Rhetoric is a treatise concerning the theory and practice of the most dynamic form of discourse in Classical... [more]

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Spinoza: A Life

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Spinoza: A Life

Steven Nadler (University of Wisconsin, Madison)

Biography: historical, political & military; Biography: literary; European history; Early modern history: c 1450 to c 1700; Philosophy; Western philosophy: Enlightenment

Hardback

The standard biography of the great seventeenth-century philosopher, now updated to draw on the latest archival discoveries,... [more]

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