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The Last Lecture: Lessons in Living - the international bestseller

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The Last Lecture: Lessons in Living - the international bestseller

Randy Pausch

Memoirs; Philosophy; Popular philosophy

Paperback

In September 2007, professor Randy Pausch stepped in front of an audience of 400 people at Carnegie Mellon University to deliver... [more]

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What Philosophy Can Do

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What Philosophy Can Do

Gary Gutting

Philosophy; Social & political philosophy; Popular philosophy

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A leading philosopher brings the tools of his trade to contentious contemporary debates. [more]

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Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar: Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes

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Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar: Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes...

Daniel Klein, Thomas Cathcart

Philosophy; Popular philosophy; Humour

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A New York Times bestseller with over 300,000 copies sold worldwide [more]

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I Am Right, You Are Wrong

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I Am Right, You Are Wrong

Edward De Bono

Popular philosophy; Psychology; Popular psychology

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Most of our everyday decision-making tends to be confrontational. Whether in large meetings, one-to-one or even in our own... [more]

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Every Time I Find the Meaning of Life, They Change It: Wisdom of the Great Philosophers on How to Live

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Every Time I Find the Meaning of Life, They Change It: Wisdom of the Great...

Daniel Klein

Philosophy; Popular philosophy

Paperback

The stunning sequel to the Sunday Times bestseller Travels with Epicurus [more]

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Freud: An Intellectual Biography

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Freud: An Intellectual Biography

Joel Whitebook (Columbia University, New York)

Biography; History of Western philosophy; Western philosophy, from c 1900 -; Popular philosophy; History of ideas; Psychoanalytical theory (Freudian psychology)

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Freud's enduring appeal, as a thinker and as an individual, extends to both general readers and professionals. This highly... [more]

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This Book Will Make You Think: Philosophical Quotes and What They Mean

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This Book Will Make You Think: Philosophical Quotes and What They Mean

Alain Stephen

Philosophy; Popular philosophy

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This Book Will Make You Think: Philosophical Quotes and What They Mean explains as simply as possible the ideas behind the... [more]

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Philosophy: Principles and Problems

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Philosophy: Principles and Problems

Roger Scruton (University of Oxford)

Philosophy; Popular philosophy

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This is a personal view of philosophy from a renowned critic and thinker. In it, Roger Scruton focuses on the ideas and arguments... [more]

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Treatise on Toleration

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Treatise on Toleration

Voltaire

Western philosophy: c 1600 to c 1900; Social & political philosophy; Popular philosophy

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First published in French as Traitae sur la Tolaerance, A l'occasion de la mort de Jean Calas, 1763 --Title page verso. [more]

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The Soul of the Marionette: A Short Inquiry Into Human Freedom

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The Soul of the Marionette: A Short Inquiry Into Human Freedom

Fellow John Gray (Institute of Education University of London UK)

Philosophy; Popular philosophy

Paperback

Originally published in 2015 by Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Books, Great Britain --Title page verso. [more]

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The Most Good You Can Do: How Effective Altruism Is Changing Ideas aboutLiving Ethically

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The Most Good You Can Do: How Effective Altruism Is Changing Ideas aboutLiving...

Peter Singer

Philosophy; Popular philosophy; Charities, voluntary services & philanthropy

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From the ethicist the New Yorker calls the most influential living philosopher, a new way of thinking about living ethically... [more]

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Beyond Belief: How We Find Meaning Without Religion

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Beyond Belief: How We Find Meaning Without Religion

Hugh Mackay

Popular philosophy; Religion & beliefs; Nature & existence of God; Religious issues & debates

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A powerful investigation into how we make sense of our lives and find purpose in an age without God. [more]

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Seriously Funny: The Endlessly Quotable Terry Pratchett

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Seriously Funny: The Endlessly Quotable Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett

Horror & ghost stories; Fantasy; Fiction-related items; Popular philosophy; Humour collections & anthologies

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`I'll be more enthusiastic about encouraging thinking outside the box when there's evidence of any thinking going on inside... [more]

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The Good Book: A Secular Bible

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The Good Book: A Secular Bible

A. C. Grayling

Philosophy; Popular philosophy; Spirituality & religious experience

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Drawing on the wisdom of 2,500 years of contemplative non-religious writing on all that it means to be human - from the origins... [more]

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So You've  Been Publicly Shamed

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So You've Been Publicly Shamed

Jon Ronson

Popular philosophy; Society & Social Sciences; Social groups; Impact of science & technology on society; Humour

Paperback

From the Sunday Times top-ten bestselling author of The Psychopath Test, a brilliant and hilarious new book exploring the... [more]

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Epicureanism: A Very Short Introduction

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Epicureanism: A Very Short Introduction

Catherine Wilson

Philosophy; Social & political philosophy; Popular philosophy; Philosophy of science

Paperback

This Very Short Introduction corrects the prevalent view of Epicureanism that often conjures up ideas of tasty delights and... [more]

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A Calendar of  Wisdom

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A Calendar of Wisdom

Leo Tolstoy

Social & political philosophy; Popular philosophy

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Banned in Russia under Communism, A Calendar of Wisdom was Tolstoy's last major work, and one of his most popular both during... [more]

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The Brain: An Illustrated History of Neuroscience

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The Brain: An Illustrated History of Neuroscience

Reference works; Popular philosophy; Mathematics & Sciences

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Here is the essential guide to the human brain, an authoritative reference book and timeline that examines the three pounds... [more]

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The Quest for a Moral Compass: A Global History of Ethics

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The Quest for a Moral Compass: A Global History of Ethics

Kenan Malik (Author)

Philosophy; Ethics & moral philosophy; Popular philosophy

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A history that has never been told before: the story of the global search for moral truth. [more]

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An Eye for an I: Philosophies of Personal Power

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An Eye for an I: Philosophies of Personal Power

Robert Spillane

Philosophy; Popular philosophy

Paperback

This book discusses ten philosophical perspectives, or worldviews, which present original ideas capable of evoking in us values... [more]

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The News: A User's Manual

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The News: A User's Manual

Alain de Botton

Philosophy; Popular philosophy; Media studies

Paperback

With an exploration of our obsession with media, this book examines a number of archetypal news stories - a plane crash, a... [more]

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The Virtues of the Table: How to Eat and Think

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The Virtues of the Table: How to Eat and Think

Julian Baggini

Philosophy; Popular philosophy; Cookery, food & drink

Paperback

An entertaining and thought-provoking look at the food on our plates, and what it can teach us about being human, from the... [more]

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Seeing Things as They Are: A Theory of Perception

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Seeing Things as They Are: A Theory of Perception

John Searle (Willis S. and Marion Slusser Professor of Philosophy, Willis S. and Marion Slusser Professor of Philosophy, Willis S. and Marion Slusser Professor of Philosophy)

Philosophy; Philosophy of mind; Popular philosophy

Hardback

This book provides a comprehensive account of the intentionality of perceptual experience. With special emphasis on vision... [more]

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Without God, Is Everything Permitted?: The 20 Big Questions in Ethics

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Without God, Is Everything Permitted?: The 20 Big Questions in Ethics

Julian Baggini

Philosophy; Ethics & moral philosophy; Popular philosophy

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One of Britain's most eminent philosophers tackles 20 provocative ethical questions. [more]

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Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance: 40th Anniversary Edition

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Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance: 40th Anniversary Edition

Robert M. Pirsig

Fiction & Literature; Popular philosophy; Travel writing

Paperback

Acclaimed as one of the most exciting books in the history of American letters, this modern epic became an instant bestseller... [more]

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