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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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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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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 today and how has it evolved? Is there any foundation for resistance to its agenda without religious... [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

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One of the most important political books of 2018. --Rod Dreher, American Conservative [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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Marx, Capital and the Madness of Economic Reason

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Marx, Capital and the Madness of Economic Reason

David Harvey

Social & political philosophy; Politics & government; Marxism & Communism

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Marx's Capital is one of the most important texts of the modern era. The three volumes, published between 1867 and 1883, changed... [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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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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Maoism: A Global History

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Maoism: A Global History

Julia Lovell

History; General & world history; Social & political philosophy; Political science & theory; Marxism & Communism; Political leaders & leadership

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Maoism was a crucial motor of the Cold War: it shaped the course of the Vietnam War (and the international youth rebellions... [more]

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An Introduction to the Philosophy of Time

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An Introduction to the Philosophy of Time

Sam Baron, Kristie Miller

Philosophy; Social & political philosophy; Time (chronology), time systems & standards

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Time is central to our lived experience of the world. Yet it is difficult to reconcile the way we seem to experience time... [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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The Lives of Michel Foucault

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The Lives of Michel Foucault

David Macey

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

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The classic biography of the radical French philosopher [more]

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The Demons of Liberal Democracy

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The Demons of Liberal Democracy

Adrian Pabst

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

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In this book, Adrian Pabst contends that liberal democracy is undemocratic: intolerant about the values of ordinary people... [more]

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Why Free Will Is Real

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Why Free Will Is Real

Christian List

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

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Many scientists and scientifically-minded commentators are skeptical that free will exists. In clear, scientifically rigorous... [more]

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David Hume on Morals, Politics, and Society

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David Hume on Morals, Politics, and Society

David Hume

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

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A compact and accessible edition of Hume's political and moral writings with essays by a distinguished set of contributors... [more]

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Sophistry and Political Philosophy: Protagoras' Challenge to Socrates

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Sophistry and Political Philosophy: Protagoras' Challenge to Socrates

Robert Bartlett

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

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One of the central challenges to contemporary political philosophy is the apparent impossibility of arriving at any commonly... [more]

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Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

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Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress...

Steven Pinker

Philosophy; Ethics & moral philosophy; Social & political philosophy; Philosophy of science

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Is modernity really failing? [more]

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The Lessons of Tragedy: Statecraft and World Order

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The Lessons of Tragedy: Statecraft and World Order

Hal Brands, Charles Edel

Literary studies: classical, early & medieval; General & world history; Social & political philosophy; Politics & government

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An eloquent call to draw on the lessons of the past to address current threats to international order [more]

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The Limits of Tolerance: Enlightenment Values and Religious Fanaticism

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The Limits of Tolerance: Enlightenment Values and Religious Fanaticism

Denis Lacorne

Philosophy; Social & political philosophy; Philosophy of religion; Religious intolerance, persecution & conflict

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Denis Lacorne traces the emergence of the modern notion of religious tolerance in order to rethink how we should respond to... [more]

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Plato's Republic: A Ladybird Expert Book

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Plato's Republic: A Ladybird Expert Book

Angie Hobbs

Philosophy; Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500; Philosophy: epistemology & theory of knowledge; Social & political philosophy

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Part of the new Ladybird Expert series, Plato's Republic is an accessible, authoritative, and timely introduction to the influential... [more]

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Irrationality: A History of the Dark Side of Reason

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Irrationality: A History of the Dark Side of Reason

Justin E. H. Smith

Philosophy; History of Western philosophy; Philosophy: logic; Ethics & moral philosophy; Social & political philosophy; History of ideas

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A fascinating history that reveals the ways in which the pursuit of rationality often leads to an explosion of irrationality... [more]

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The Secular Enlightenment

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The Secular Enlightenment

Margaret Jacob

European history; Philosophy; Western philosophy: Enlightenment; Social & political philosophy; Religion & politics; Religion & science

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A major new history of how the Enlightenment transformed people's everyday lives The Secular Enlightenment is a panoramic... [more]

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