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Art of War

Paperback, 20/05/2005, £12.00
£10.80
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.

Art of War: The Ancient Classic

Hardback, 23/04/2010, £9.99
£8.99
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
£33.29
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
£14.40
Eminent philosopher Ted Honderich presents a captivating introduction to his new and revolutionary theory of mind, 'Actualism'.

Krishnamurti Reader

Paperback, 22/02/1990, £8.99
£8.09
A selection of writings of the influential spiritual teacher, Jiddu Krishnamurti.

Ordinary Virtues: Moral Order in a Divided World

Hardback, 18/09/2017, £22.95
£20.66
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.

Philosophy of Mind: A Beginner's Guide

Paperback, 01/03/2005, £27.99
£25.19
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.

Protagoras

Paperback, 25/06/2009, £6.99
£6.29
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.

When Doing the Right Thing Is Impossible

Hardback, 03/07/2017, £14.99
£13.49
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?

Friendship

Paperback, 01/07/2014, £8.99
£8.09
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
£11.69

Empathy: Why It Matters, And How To Get It

Paperback, 04/06/2015, £8.99
£8.09
Argues that our brains are wired for social connection: empathy is at the heart of who we are. Through encounters with actors, activists, designers, undercover journalists, bankers and neuroscientists, the author sets out the six life-enhancing habits of highly empathic people, whose skills enable them to connect with others in extraordinary ways.

Wonderbox: Curious histories of how to live

Paperback, 01/11/2012, £8.99
£8.09
Showing the lessons that can be learned from the past, the author explores twelve universal topics, from work and love to money and creativity, and reveals the wisdom that we've been missing. It stepping into the territory of Alain de Botton and Theodore Zeldin, is 'practical history' - using the past to think about our day to day lives.

Plato's Symposium

Paperback, 15/07/2017, £5.99
£5.39
More than 2,500 years after it was written, Symposium remains a key text for philosophers, historians, writers, artists and politicians. Plato imagines seven important historical figures, including the philosopher Socrates, debating eros (human love and desire).

Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics

Paperback, 04/07/2017, £5.99
£5.39
Aristotle, a student of Plato, wrote Nicomachean Ethics in 350 BCE, in a time of extraordinary intellectual development. Over two millennia later, his thorough exploration of virtue, reason, and the ultimate human good still forms the basis of the values at the heart of Western civilization.

Marcus Aurelius' Meditations

Paperback, 15/07/2017, £5.99
£5.39
Most likely written between 170 and 180, Meditations is a remarkable work, a unique insight into one of the most conscientious and able Roman emperors, Marcus Aurelius, who ruled at the apex of the empire's power.

Immanuel Kant's Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason

Paperback, 15/07/2017, £5.99
£5.39
Do we need religion to be good people? When Immanuel Kant tackled this question in 1793, he produced a book that remains a key text in the shaping of Western religious thought.

Fools, Frauds and Firebrands: Thinkers of the New Left

Hardback, 08/10/2015, £16.99
£15.29
What does the Left look like and how has it evolved? Professor Roger Scruton delivers a critique of left-wing ideology today.

Lectures on the History of Political Philosophy

Paperback, 01/09/2008, £22.95
£20.66
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.

John Stuart Mill's On Liberty

Paperback, 04/07/2017, £5.99
£5.39
One of the most significant works of political philosophy, John Stuart Mill's On Liberty (1859) defines and defends individual liberty, a cornerstone of classical liberal thinking.

Lectures on the History of Moral Philosophy

Paperback, 15/11/2000, £26.95
£24.26
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.

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche's On the Genealogy of Morality

Paperback, 04/07/2017, £5.99
£5.39
Written in 1887, when Nietzsche was at the height of his powers as a philosopher and writer, On the Genealogy of Morality criticizes the idea that there is just one acceptable moral code.

End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason

Paperback, 06/02/2006, £9.99
£8.99
Beautifully written, accessible and provocative, THE END OF FAITH is an impassioned plea for reason in a world divided by faith.

Dignity: A History

Paperback, 03/07/2017, £22.99
£20.69
In everything from philosophical ethics to legal argument to public activism, it has become commonplace to appeal to human dignity. Dignity refers to the fundamental moral worth or status supposedly belonging to all persons equally. But this is relatively new. In this volume, leading scholars across a range of disciplines attempt to clarify the variegated and murky history of "dignity," and explain how it arrived it is current and historically unusual meaning.

The Agony of Eros

Paperback, 07/04/2017, £9.50
£8.55
An argument that love requires the courage to accept self-negation for the sake of discovering the Other.

Scent of Time: A Philosophical Essay on the Art of Lingering

Paperback, 01/09/2017, £12.99
£11.69
In his philosophical reflections on the art of lingering, acclaimed cultural theorist Byung-Chul Han argues that the value we attach today to the vita activa is producing a crisis in our sense of time.

Carpe Diem Regained: The Vanishing Art of Seizing the Day

Paperback, 25/01/2018, £8.99
£8.09
Existentialism is backCarpe diem - `seize the day' - is one of the oldest pieces of life advice in Western history. In Carpe Diem Regained, Roman Krznaric reinvents existentialism for our age of information and choice overload.

On Liberty and the Subjection of Women

Paperback, 31/08/2006, £6.99
£6.29
Presents two works by the political and social radical English-speaking philosopher. One is regarded as a sacred text of liberalism. The other stresses the importance of equality for the sexes. These works provide a testimony to the hopes and anxieties of mid-Victorian England, and offer a consideration of what it truly means to be free.

Autobiography

Paperback, 23/11/1989, £11.99
£10.79
An autobiography of John Stuart Mill (1806-73). This title describes the pressures placed on him by his childhood, the mental breakdown he suffered as a young man, his struggle to understand a world of feelings and emotions far removed from his father's strict didacticism, and the later development of his own radical beliefs.

CLIFF NOTES UTOPIA

Paperback, £2.95
£2.66

Death & the labyrinth

Paperback, 12/02/2004, £19.99
£17.99
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.

News from somewhere

7, 15/05/2005, £9.99
£8.99
News from Somewhere tells the story of a philosopher's attempt to settle in rural Wiltshire.

Carpe Diem Regained: The Vanishing Art of Seizing the Day

Hardback, 06/04/2017, £14.99
£13.49
Invites us to confront our mortality and live with passion, consciousness and intention - a life with no regrets. This book unveils ways of seizing the day that humankind has discovered over the centuries, ones that we need to revive, from the personal to the political. It explores the lives of seize-the-day pioneers including nightclub dancers.

Walden

Paperback, 06/07/2017, £6.99
£6.29
In 1845, the author went to live in the woods near his hometown of Concord, Massachusetts. In this book, he documents his passion for the landscape and wildlife of Walden Pond, and his philosophical and political motivations for rejecting the materialism.

Expulsion of the Triumphant Beast

Paperback, 01/06/1992, £8.95
£8.06

Liberty: Incorporating Four Essays on Liberty

Paperback, 07/03/2002, £25.99
£23.39
An edition of Isaiah Berlin's classic of liberalism, "Four Essays on Liberty", this book incorporates a fifth essay, and adds further pieces on the same topic, so that Berlin's principal statements on liberty are available together. This book throws biographical light on Berlin's preoccupation with liberty in appendices drawn from his writings.

Rene Descartes' Meditations

Paperback, 04/07/2017, £5.99
£5.39
Rene Descartes posed questions about the nature of knowledge and the nature of being that philosophers still debate today. In Meditations, Descartes expands on his most famous pronouncement, "I think, therefore I am," which first appeared in an earlier text.

Plato's The Republic

Paperback, 04/07/2017, £5.99
£5.39
What is justice? How should an individual and a society behave justly? And how do they learn how to do so? These are just some of the core questions explored in The Republic, considered by many to be Plato's most important work.

Alasdair Macintyre's After Virtue

Paperback, 15/07/2017, £5.99
£5.39
One of the most vital and controversial works in twentieth-century world moral philosophy, After Virtue (1981) examines how we think about, talk about, and act out our moral views in the modern world.

Ludwig Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations

Paperback, 15/07/2017, £5.99
£5.39
In Philosophical Investigations, Ludwig Wittgenstein presents a radical approach to the philosophy of language and the mind, setting out a startlingly fresh conception of philosophy itself. Wittgenstein begins from the insight that most philosophical problems trace back to incorrect assumptions about the nature of language.

Soren Kierkegaard's The Sickness Unto Death

Paperback, 04/07/2017, £5.99
£5.39
Considered the father of the philosophical movement known as Christian existentialism, which focuses on the living human being, Kierkegaard takes readers on a journey from the human self, its spirit, despair and sin, through to faith in this major 1849 work.

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

Hardback, 07/09/2017, £16.99
£15.29
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.

Art of War

Paperback, 20/01/2006, £7.99
£7.19

Near-Death Experiences: Understanding Our Visions of the Afterlife

Hardback, 01/06/2016, £16.99
£15.29
Near-Death Experiences gives an account of the profound meaning and striking transformative effects that near-death experiences engender. They argue that the integrity of scientific inquiry is compatible with genuine understanding of the significance of human spirituality.

 

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