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Expulsion of the Triumphant Beast

Paperback, 01/06/1992, £8.95


Paperback, £2.95

Death & the labyrinth

Paperback, 12/02/2004, £19.99
This title was Foucault's only work on literature. Here he explores theory, criticism and psychology through the texts of Roussel, one of the fathers of experimental writing, whose work has been celebrated by the likes of Cocteau, Duchamp, Brenton, Grillet, Gide and Giacometti.


Paperback, 15/03/2005, £8.99
This is a personal view of philosophy from a renowned critic and thinker. In it, Roger Scruton focuses on the ideas and arguments which have attracted him to the subject and which have engaged his attention. He attempts to show how philosophy is relevant not just to intellectual questions, but to life in the modern world.

News from somewhere

7, 15/05/2005, £9.99
News from Somewhere tells the story of a philosopher's attempt to settle in rural Wiltshire.

Eclipse of reason

Paperback, 02/12/2004, £8.99
Max Horkheimer was a leading figure in hugely influential Frankfurt School who highlighted the tyrannical aspects of our new rational cure.

Philosophies of Science: An Introductory Survey

Hardback, 20/01/1972, £12.95

Introduction to the Theory of Knowledge

Paperback, 18/09/2006, £17.99
An Introduction to the Theory of Knowledge guides the reader through the key issues and debates in contemporary epistemology. Lucid, comprehensive and accessible, it is an ideal textbook for students who are new to the subject and for university undergraduates. The book is divided into five parts.

Dictionary of Important Ideas and Thinkers

Paperback, 01/08/2002, £12.00
Enables you to turn to the term in question for a description of its history, meaning and context. This work includes hundreds of entries, alphabetically arranged, with key words and concepts highlighted and cross-referenced. It features a special emphasis on multicultural influences and the long-neglected impact of women on the history of ideas.

I see a voice

Hardback, 18/01/1999, £19.99
The author offers a philosophical history of the human voice, noting how many leading thinkers of the age, particularly Freud, have viewed the voice as an outward expression of the soul, believing that careful listening to a voice, would lay bare the innermost fears and desires of its owner.

Soul of the World

Hardback, 18/03/2014, £19.95
Defends the experience of the sacred against fashionable forms of atheism. This book argues that our personal relationships, moral intuitions, and aesthetic judgments hint at a transcendent dimension that cannot be understood through the lens of science alone.

Contemporary French Philosophy

Paperback, 25/10/2001, £19.99
This text outlines the construction of the "subject" in modern philosophy, focusing in particular on the seminal work of Althusser, Lacan, Derrida and Foucault. It is argued that the question of the "subject" persists, even in those perspectives which seek to abandon it altogether.

When I Am Playing With My Cat, How

Hardback, 20/01/2011, £16.99
At the age of thirty-seven, Michel de Montaigne gave up his job as a magistrate and retired to his chateau to brood on his own private grief. This title offers a celebration of one of the most joyful and yet profound of all Renaissance writers whose work went on to have a huge impact on Shakespeare.

What is This Thing Called Ethics?

Paperback, 15/06/2010, £18.99
What is morality? How does moral theory help us deal with ethical issues in the world around us? This title covers topics such as: life and death issues such as abortion and global poverty; the meaning of life Major moral theories such as Utilitarianism, Kantian Ethics and Virtue Ethics; and, critiques of morality from Marx and Nietzsche.

Hope Without Optimism

Hardback, 02/10/2015, £18.99


Paperback, 21/11/1991, £10.99
This critical examination of Husserl's philosophy introduces those who work in the broadly "analytic" tradition to his arguments and ideas. It traces their origin and the way they developed from the earliest writings on logic to the last works on culture and the "Lebenswelt".

On the Internet

Paperback, 21/05/2001, £8.99
From Plato to Kierkegaard, this is one of the first books to bring philosophical insight to the debate on how far the internet can take us. Essential reading for all those on line, or interested in our place in the e-revolution.

Metaphysics Contemporary Readings

Paperback, 20/12/2001, £18.99
This comprehensive anthology of classic and contemporary readings by leading philosophers complements the second edition of Michael Loux's Metaphysics: A Contemporary Introduction (Routledge, 2001).

Philosophy the basics

Paperback, 13/05/2004, £11.99
These works by Warburton introduce philosophy through history and its key writings. Without assuming any previous knowledge of philosophy, this is a clear and concise introduction to important features such as Plato's "Republic".

Philosophy: The Classics

Paperback, 17/05/2006, £13.99
Provides an introduction and assessment of twenty-seven philosophical classics, from Plato's "Republic" to Rawls' "A Theory of Justice". This book covers all the A Level set texts, including chapters on Nietzsche's "Beyond Good and Evil", Russell's "The Problems of Philosophy" and Sartre's "Existentialism and Humanism".

Issues of Life and Death

7, 06/09/1999, £8.99

Wittgenstein: Beginners Guide

Paperback, 30/11/2001, £5.99


7, 08/05/2008, £6.99

Art of War

Paperback, 20/01/2006, £7.99

Into the Grey Zone: A Neuroscientist Explores the Border Between Life and Death

Hardback, 07/09/2017, £16.99
What does it mean if a mind can exist unharmed within a deeply damaged brain?Through cutting edge research and case studies that are poignant, tragic and uplifting, Dr Owen maps this inner universe of the self, showing us what it means to be alive and human.

On Liberty and Other Essays

Paperback, 17/04/2008, £6.99

Philosophical Enquiry

Paperback, 13/11/2008, £6.99

Art of War

Paperback, 20/05/2005, £12.00
To help readers better appreciate Art of War, Lynch provides an insightful introduction and a substantial interpretive essay discussing the military, political, and philosophical aspects of the work, in addition to maps, an index of names, and a glossary.

Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy 2ed.rev.

7, 21/08/2008, £10.99
A revised edition of the best-selling dictionary of philosophy, now with recommended web links. Contains over 3,000 entries, including biographies of nearly 500 philosophers. A wide-ranging and authoritative source of reference for students, teachers and an excellent introduction to philosophy for the general reader.

Art of War: The Ancient Classic

Hardback, 23/04/2010, £9.99
The original and bestselling leadership book! Sun Tzu's ideas on survival and success have been read across the world for centuries. Today they can still be applied to business, politics and life. The Art of War demonstrates how to win without conflict.

Critique of Pure Reason

Paperback, 28/02/1999, £36.99
The most accurate and informative English translation ever produced of this epochal philosophical text.

Mind: Your Consciousness is What and Where?

Hardback, 09/10/2017, £16.00
Eminent philosopher Ted Honderich presents a captivating introduction to his new and revolutionary theory of mind, 'Actualism'.

Penguin history of western philosophy

Paperback, 28/06/1990, £2.00
D.W. Hamlyn presents a history of the great philosophical thinkers and their responses to the profound problems involved in trying to understand the world and our place in it.

Krishnamurti Reader

Paperback, 22/02/1990, £8.99
A selection of writings of the influential spiritual teacher, Jiddu Krishnamurti.

Godel, Escher, Bach

Paperback, 30/03/2000, £14.99
'What is a self, and how can a self come out of inaminate matter?' This book examines this riddle. Linking together the music of J S Bach, the graphic art of Escher and the mathematical theorems of Godel, as well as ideas drawn from logic, biology, psychology, physics and linguistics, it reveals the mysteries of human thought processes.

Levi-Strauss Today

Paperback, 01/05/2004, £17.99
Claude Levi-Strauss has had a huge impact on the course of contemporary anthropology. This work gives an overview of the themes that have marked structural anthropology. It takes a look at how structuralism developed. It addresses the relevance of structuralism to contemporary anthropology and its deficiencies as a tool for understanding culture.

Ordinary Virtues: Moral Order in a Divided World

Hardback, 18/09/2017, £22.95
During a 3-year 8-nation journey, Michael Ignatieff found that while human rights is the language of states and liberal elites, the moral language that resonates with most people is that of everyday virtues: tolerance, forgiveness, trust, and resilience. These ordinary virtues are the moral system of global cities and obscure shantytowns alike.

In Defense of Lost Causes

Paperback, 09/10/2009, £13.99
Is global emancipation a lost cause? Are universal values outdated relics of an earlier age? This work takes on the reigning ideology with a plea that we should reappropriate several lost causes, and looks for the kernel of truth in the totalitarian politics of the past.

Driving With Plato

Paperback, 13/10/2011, £8.99
If life is meaningless as Sartre suggests, what is the point of being born? What does Freud have to say about losing one's virginity or Nietzsche about having a mid-life crisis? Drawing on philosophy, art, literature and psychology, this book explores the real meaning of the hoops we all have to jump through.

Philosophy of Mind: A Beginner's Guide

Paperback, 01/03/2005, £27.99
Philosophy of Mind: A Beginner's Guide is an introduction to the philosophy of mind. Specifically aimed at students with no background knowledge of the subject, Ravenscroft brings together the basic concepts and major theories of the subject.


Paperback, 25/06/2009, £6.99
In this dialogue Plato shows the pretensions of the leading sophist, Protagoras, challenged by the critical arguments of Socrates. The dialogue broadens out to consider the nature of the good life and the role of intellect and pleasure.

Workbook for Arguments: A Complete Course in Critical Thinking

Paperback, 15/11/2011, £17.99
A complete textbook for a course in critical thinking or informal logic. It contains the entire text of the fourth edition of the "Rulebook". It also includes homework exercises adapted from a wide range of actual arguments from newspapers, philosophical texts, literature, movies, YouTube videos, and other sources.

Human Predicament: A Candid Guide to Life's Biggest Questions

Hardback, 07/06/2017, £16.99
Are our lives meaningless? Is death bad? Would immortality be better? Alternatively, should we hasten our deaths by acts of suicide? Many people are tempted to offer comforting optimistic answers to these big questions. The Human Predicament offers a less sanguine assessment, and defends a substantial, but not unmitigated, pessimism.

Ethics at 3:AM: Questions and Answers on How to Live Well

Hardback, 03/07/2017, £19.99
3AM magazine follows up their 2014 publication Philosophy at 3AM: Questions and Answers with a new collection interviews, this time focused on ethics. Interviewer Richard Marhsall presents 26 interviews, balanced both in terms of specialty, gender, and seniority, so that the result is a balanced and engaging portrait of the state of the art in ethics today.

When Doing the Right Thing Is Impossible

Hardback, 03/07/2017, £14.99
In this accessible yet throught-provoking work, Lisa Tessman takes us through gripping examples of the impossible demands of morality - some epic, and others quotidian - whose central predicament is: How do we make decisions when morality demands we do something that we cannot?


Paperback, 01/07/2014, £8.99
What is the nature of friendship, and what is its significance in our lives? The author tracks historical ideas of friendship, gathers a diversity of friendship stories from the annals of myth and literature, and provides unexpected insights into our friends, ourselves, and the role of friendships in an ethical life.

Good Book: A Secular Bible

Paperback, 10/03/2016, £12.99

Lectures on the History of Moral Philosophy

Paperback, 15/11/2000, £26.95
A collection of the lectures on moral philosophy given by John Rawls over three decades of teaching at Harvard. This book looks at thinkers such as Leibniz, Hume and Kant, in their struggle to define the role of a moral conception in human life.

Lectures on the History of Political Philosophy

Paperback, 01/09/2008, £22.95
Offers readers an account of the liberal political tradition from a scholar viewed by many as the greatest contemporary exponent of the philosophy behind that tradition.
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