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Art of Reading

Hardback, 10/08/2017, £9.99
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End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason

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

Carpe Diem Regained: The Vanishing Art of Seizing the Day

Hardback, 06/04/2017, £14.99
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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.

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche's On the Genealogy of Morality

Paperback, 04/07/2017, £5.99
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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.

What Fanon Said: A Philosophical Introduction to His Life and Thought

Paperback, 17/08/2015, £14.95
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*A concise introduction to Fanon's thought that contextualises it within the world of philosophy.

Marcus Aurelius' Meditations

Paperback, 15/07/2017, £5.99
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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
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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
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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.

Walden

Paperback, 06/07/2017, £6.99
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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.

John Stuart Mill's On Liberty

Paperback, 04/07/2017, £5.99
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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.

Plato's Symposium

Paperback, 15/07/2017, £5.99
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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).

Ludwig Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations

Paperback, 15/07/2017, £5.99
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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.

Plato's The Republic

Paperback, 04/07/2017, £5.99
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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.

Protagoras

Paperback, 25/06/2009, £6.99
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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.

Godel, Escher, Bach

Paperback, 30/03/2000, £14.99
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'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.

Alasdair Macintyre's After Virtue

Paperback, 15/07/2017, £5.99
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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.

Dignity: A History

Paperback, 03/07/2017, £22.99
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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.

Empathy: Why It Matters, And How To Get It

Paperback, 04/06/2015, £8.99
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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.

Good Book: A Secular Bible

Paperback, 10/03/2016, £12.99
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Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics

Paperback, 04/07/2017, £5.99
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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.

Krishnamurti Reader

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

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

Hardback, 03/07/2017, £19.99
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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
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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?

Death & the labyrinth

Paperback, 12/02/2004, £19.99
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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.

Toward a Philosophy of the Act

Paperback, 01/06/1993, £14.99
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The earliest major work of the great Russian philosopher M. M. Bakhtin

Secularism: Politics, Religion, and Freedom

Hardback, 12/10/2017, £12.99
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Secularism, the belief that religion should not be part of the affairs of the state or part of public education, is an increasingly hot topic in global public, political, and religious debates. Andrew Copson tells the story of secularism, discussing secular republics and the challenges they can face from resurgent religious identity politics.

The Agony of Eros

Paperback, 07/04/2017, £9.50
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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
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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.

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

Paperback, 05/05/2016, £8.99
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A humorous and philosophical trip through life from the Sunday Times bestselling author

Utilitarianism and Other Essays

Paperback, 26/03/1987, £9.99
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Utilitarianism propounds the view that the value or rightness of an action rests in how well it promotes the welfare of those affected by it, aiming for 'the greatest happiness of the greatest number'. This book shows the creation and development of a system of ethics that has had an enduring influence on moral philosophy and legislative policy.

Big Ideas: The Little Book of Philosophy

Paperback, 07/06/2018, £8.99
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On Liberty and the Subjection of Women

Paperback, 31/08/2006, £6.99
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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
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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.

30-Second Philosophies: The 50 Most Thought-provoking Philosophies, Each Explained in Half a Minute

Paperback, 02/10/2017, £9.99
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A full-colour illustrated tour through philosophy's most famous - and most mind-bending - ideas

What Are You Doing With Your Life?

Paperback, 05/04/2018, £9.99
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`One of the greatest thinkers of the age' The Dalai Lama 'One of the five saints of the 20th century' - TIME magazine 'Krishnamurti influenced me profoundly' - Deepak Chopra Who are you?

Living with the Gods

Hardback, 17/09/2018, £30.00
£27.00

Merleau-Ponty: A Guide for the Perplexed

Paperback, 18/05/2006, £21.99
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Carpe Diem Regained: The Vanishing Art of Seizing the Day

Paperback, 25/01/2018, £8.99
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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.

More Than Happiness: Buddhist and Stoic Wisdom for a Sceptical Age

Paperback, 03/01/2019, £9.99
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An inspiring, critical and practical look at what we can learn from ancient wisdom.

Fable of the Bees and Other Writings: Publick Benefits'

Paperback, 15/11/1997, £14.00
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Published anonymously in 1723, "The Fable of the Bees" by Bernard Mandeville came to be regarded as the epitome of immorality. It is a naturalistic account of the mechanism of human desire. This abridged edition also includes "The Fable" and background readings from two sources.

Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge

Paperback, 09/08/1984, £14.99
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Many definitions of postmodernism focus on its nature as the aftermath of the modern industrial age when technology developed. This book extends that analysis to postmodernism by looking at the status of science, technology, and the arts, the significance of technocracy, and the way the flow of information is controlled in the Western world.

Crowd and the Mob: From Plato to Canetti

Paperback, 13/06/2011, £35.99
£32.39

Beginning Modernism

Paperback, 01/08/2010, £10.99
£9.89
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