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Social & political philosophy

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12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

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12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

Jordan Peterson

Social & political philosophy; Popular philosophy; Psychology; Clinical psychology; Advice on careers & achieving success; Popular psychology

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Jordan Peterson's work as a clinical psychologist has reshaped the modern understanding of personality, and now he has become... [more]

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Scepticism: A Very Short Introduction

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Scepticism: A Very Short Introduction

Duncan Pritchard

Philosophy; Philosophy: epistemology & theory of knowledge; Social & political philosophy; Popular philosophy

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This book explores the nature of scepticism, asking when it is legitimate, for example as the driver of new ideas, and when... [more]

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Foucault: A Very Short Introduction

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Foucault: A Very Short Introduction

Gary Gutting

Literary theory; Philosophy; Western philosophy, from c 1900 -; Social & political philosophy

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Foucault is one of those rare philosophers who has become a cult figure. From aesthetics to the penal system; from madness... [more]

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In the Shadow of Justice: Postwar Liberalism and the Remaking of Political Philosophy

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In the Shadow of Justice: Postwar Liberalism and the Remaking of Political...

Katrina Forrester

Social & political philosophy; Politics & government; Political science & theory; Liberalism & centre democratic ideologies

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In this first-ever history of contemporary liberal theory, Forrester shows how liberal egalitarianism--a set of ideas about... [more]

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Rebel Ideas: The Power of Diverse Thinking

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Rebel Ideas: The Power of Diverse Thinking

Matthew Syed

Social & political philosophy; History of ideas; Psychology; Social, group or collective psychology; Popular psychology

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An inspiring book about creative problem-solving from the No.1 bestselling author of BOUNCE, BLACK BOX THINKING and YOU ARE... [more]

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For a Critique of the Political Economy of the Sign

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For a Critique of the Political Economy of the Sign

Jean Baudrillard

Semiotics & semiology; Philosophy; Social & political philosophy; Consumerism

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A material analysis of the sign which deepens Marx's critique of political economy for spectacular times. [more]

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The Myths We Live By: Adventures in Democracy, Free Speech and Other Liberal Inventions

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The Myths We Live By: Adventures in Democracy, Free Speech and Other Liberal...

Peter Cave

Philosophy; Ethics & moral philosophy; Social & political philosophy; Popular philosophy; Political structures: democracy; Advocate - Philosophy

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Discover how philosophy can shine a light on the world's most divisive issues [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 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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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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Entrenchment: Wealth, Power, and the Constitution of Democratic Societies

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Entrenchment: Wealth, Power, and the Constitution of Democratic Societies...

Paul Starr

Social & political philosophy; Politics & government; Political science & theory; Economic history

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An investigation into the foundations of democratic societies and the ongoing struggle over the power of concentrated wealth... [more]

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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

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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A Political Philosophy: Arguments for Conservatism

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A Political Philosophy: Arguments for Conservatism

Roger Scruton (University of Oxford)

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 (University of Oxford)

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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Disparities

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Disparities

Slavoj Zizek

Philosophy; Western philosophy, from c 1900 -; Social & political philosophy

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The concept of disparity has long been a topic of obsession and argument for philosophers but Slavoj Zizek would argue that... [more]

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This Life: Why Mortality Makes Us Free

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This Life: Why Mortality Makes Us Free

Martin Hagglund

Philosophy; Phenomenology & Existentialism; Social & political philosophy; Philosophy of religion

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'Any spiritual life must tremble with the anxiety of freedom, even in the most profound fulfillment of our aspirations...'... [more]

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Basic Income: A Radical Proposal for a Free Society and a Sane Economy

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Basic Income: A Radical Proposal for a Free Society and a Sane Economy

Philippe Van Parijs, Yannick Vanderborght

Social & political philosophy; Political science & theory; Business & Economics; Economic theory & philosophy; Economic history

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Powerful as well as highly engaging-a brilliant book. -Amartya Sen A Times Higher Education Book of the Week It may... [more]

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The Habermas-Rawls Debate

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The Habermas-Rawls Debate

James Finlayson

Philosophy; Western philosophy, from c 1900 -; Social & political philosophy

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In the 1990s, Jurgen Habermas and John Rawls had a famous exchange in the Journal of Philosophy. In this book, James Gordon... [more]

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The Infidel and the Professor: David Hume, Adam Smith, and the Friendship That Shaped Modern Thought

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The Infidel and the Professor: David Hume, Adam Smith, and the Friendship...

Dennis C. Rasmussen

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; Western philosophy: Enlightenment; Ethics & moral philosophy; Social & political philosophy; Economic history

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The story of the greatest of all philosophical friendships-and how it influenced modern thought David Hume is arguably... [more]

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The People vs. Democracy: Why Our Freedom Is in Danger and How to Save It

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The People vs. Democracy: Why Our Freedom Is in Danger and How to Save It...

Yascha Mounk

21st century history: from c 2000 -; Social & political philosophy; Politics & government; Political science & theory; Public administration; Political control & freedoms

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From India to Turkey, from Poland to the United States, authoritarian populists have seized power. Two core components of... [more]

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Towards a New Manifesto

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Towards a New Manifesto

Theodor Adorno

Philosophy; Social & political philosophy

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A fascinating dialogue on a new Communist Manifesto from two giants of twentieth century philosophy. [more]

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The Cosmopolitan Tradition: A Noble but Flawed Ideal

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The Cosmopolitan Tradition: A Noble but Flawed Ideal

Martha C. Nussbaum

Ethics & moral philosophy; Social & political philosophy; Popular philosophy; Politics & government

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The cosmopolitan political tradition defines people not according to nationality, family, or class but as equally worthy citizens... [more]

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The Seduction of Unreason: The Intellectual Romance with Fascism from Nietzsche to Postmodernism, Second Edition

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The Seduction of Unreason: The Intellectual Romance with Fascism from Nietzsche...

Richard Wolin

Social & political philosophy; Politics & government; Fascism & Nazism; Political structures: totalitarianism & dictatorship

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Ever since the shocking revelations of the fascist ties of Martin Heidegger and Paul de Man, postmodernism has been haunted... [more]

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Economy and Society: A New Translation

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Economy and Society: A New Translation

Max Weber

Social & political philosophy; Society & Social Sciences; Social theory; Political science & theory; Political ideologies; Economic theory & philosophy

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Keith Tribe's new translation presents Economy and Society as it stood when Max Weber died. One of the world's leading experts... [more]

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