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Culture Counts:Faith & feeling in a World Besieged

Hardback, 01/05/2007, £11.99
£10.79
What is culture? Why should we preserve it, and how? This book defends Western culture against its internal critics and external enemies, and argues that rumours of its death are seriously exaggerated. It shows our culture to be a continuing source of moral knowledge.

Romantic Rationalist

Paperback, 16/03/2017, £15.99
£14.39

Story of Philosophy: History of Western thought

Paperback, 04/07/2013, £9.99
£8.99
A highly accessible introduction for anyone who wants to gain a new perspective on philosophy's biggest thoughts.

Is Your Neighbour a Zombie?: Compelling Philosophical Puzzles That Challenge Your Beliefs

Hardback, 06/11/2014, £9.99
£8.99
Throughout history, philosophers have devised ingenious thought experiments to find solutions to the most fiendish of problems. The world's greatest thinkers have grappled with puzzles such as Free Will, Personal Identity and the Problem of Other Minds. Step into this intriguing world and try your own hand at such conundrums. Weigh up the possible outcomes to decide What Will the Crocodile Do?; ask yourself Can You Be Responsible for What is Unavoidable?; shake up your logical thinking and ponder Is It Rational to Believe in Monsters under the Bed? and figure out an honorable solution to Should You Run Over the Fat Man? This book will hone your mental skills, blow your preconceptions out of the water, and make you think twice about your daily decisions.

Eloquence of Mary Astell, The

Paperback, 31/03/2005, £26.50
£23.85
Practically ignored for over 200 years, Mary Astell's writing returned to prominence in the latter part of the 20th century in a celebrated biography by Ruth Perry. Self-educated, Astell was an avid political thinker, philosopher, educationalist & early feminist. Until recently, little attention has been paid to her importance.

Life of Apollonius of Tyana

7, 01/04/1996, £14.95
£13.46

Deleuze and Lifelong Learning: Creativity, Events and Ethics

Hardback, 04/03/2015, £65.00
£58.50
This book examines Gilles Deleuze's ideas about creativity in the context of lifelong learning, offering an original take on this important contemporary topic using cinematic parallels. Discussing Deleuze's difficult notion of 'counter-actualization' as a form of creative practice, it draws practical consequences for those across a diverse sector.

Chaos, Creativity and Cosmic Consciousness

Paperback, 01/11/2001, £14.99
£13.49
Three of the most original thinkers of our time explore issues that call into question our current views of reality, morality, and the nature of life.

Six ways of Atheism

Paperback, 29/05/2009, £9.50
£8.55

Plato: Guide For The Perplexed

Paperback, 24/10/2007, £23.99
£21.59
It is widely agreed that Plato laid the foundations for the whole history of western thought and, well over 2000 years later, his work is still studied by every student of philosophy. This title provides an account of Plato's philosophy, his major works and ideas, providing a guide to the important thought of this key philosopher.

Key Terms in Logic

Paperback, 02/09/2010, £12.99
£11.69
Suitable for those facing the study of Logic for the first time, this book covers key thinkers, terms and texts. Part of "The Key Terms in Philosophy" series, it provides detailed summaries of the important concepts in the study of logic and the application of logic to the rest of philosophy.

Starting With Hobbes

Paperback, 18/06/2009, £14.99
£13.49
Thomas Hobbes was one of the important and influential philosophers of the seventeenth century. Covering various key concepts of his work, this book provides an introduction to the ideas of this significant thinker. It leads the reader through the full range of Hobbes' ideas and, uniquely, not just his political philosophy.

Starting With Berkeley

Paperback, 25/06/2009, £12.99
£11.69
George Berkeley (1685-1753) was one of the most important and influential philosophers in the history of Western thought. This book provides a detailed overview of Berkeley's philosophy, an interpretation of his arguments, and the opportunity for the reader to critically engage with Berkeley's philosophical moves.

Starting With Rousseau

Paperback, 15/06/2009, £12.99
£11.69
Jean Jacques Rousseau is one of the most important and influential thinkers of the Enlightenment period and, indeed, of the whole history of philosophy. His political theory heavily influenced the French Revolution, development of socialist theory and the growth of nationalism. This book presents an overview of Rousseau's thought.

Starting With Leibniz

Paperback, 04/11/2010, £14.99
£13.49
Gottfried Leibniz was one of the most important and influential philosophers of the seventeenth century and, alongside Descartes and Spinoza, one of the three great Rationalist thinkers. Covering the key concepts of his work, this book provides an accessible introduction to the ideas of this hugely significant thinker.

Running with the Pack: Thoughts From the Road on Meaning and Mortality

Paperback, 06/03/2014, £8.99
£8.09
Mark Rowlands explores the intimate relationship between running and thinking, especially thoughts about the meaning of life, in this brilliant follow-up to The Philosopher and the Wolf

Elementary Logic

Paperback, 23/08/2012, £14.99
£13.49
The book provides a crystal-clear introduction to propositional logic suitable for any reader studying logic for the first time.

First as Tragedy, Then as Farce

Paperback, 01/10/2009, £7.99
£7.19
Argues that the liberal idea of the end of history, declared by Francis Fukuyama during the 1990s, has had to die twice.

Immortalization Commission

Hardback, 27/01/2011, £18.99
£17.09
For most of our history religion provided a clear explanation for life and the afterlife. But in the early twentieth century this framework came under relentless pressure as new ideas - from psychiatry to evolution to Communism - seemed to suggest that our fate was now in our own hands. This book raises questions about what it means to be human.

Persuaders: Hidden Industry that wants to Change Your Mind

Paperback, 05/02/2015, £12.99
£11.69
An eye-opening expose of the men and women who change our minds.

Black Mirror: Fragments of an Obituary for Life

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £12.99
£11.69
The Black Mirror is a deeply moving and startlingly original celebration of everyday life, by one of our leading thinkers and writers, who has been described as 'One of Britain's greatest intellectual all-rounders... Someone who comes closer than most ever will to knowing everything' (Independent)

Introducing Baudrillard: A Graphic Guide

Paperback, 31/03/2011, £7.99
£7.19
Illustrated guide to the controversial sociologist Jean Baudrillard, who died in 2007.

Good Life: Philosophy from Cradle to Grave

Paperback, 06/10/2016, £8.99
£8.09
From the bestselling author of The Philosopher and the Wolf comes a gripping and provocative story of one man's life through a philosophical lens

Sophie's World: A Novel About the History of Philosophy

Paperback, 11/08/1997, £7.99
£7.19
A rollercoaster ride through the history of philosophy - and a huge bestseller.

Notes on Suicide

Paperback, 23/09/2015, £10.99
£9.89
Through a sweeping historical overview of suicide, a moving literary survey of famous suicide notes, and a psychological analysis of himself, Simon Critchley offers us an insight into what it means to possess the all too human gift and curse of being of being able to choose life or death.

I and Thou

Paperback, 07/07/2013, £6.95
£6.26

Ideas

Paperback, 26/04/2012, £19.99
£17.99

Law, Legislation and Liberty

Paperback, 03/09/2012, £19.99
£17.99

Napoleon

Paperback, 07/04/2010, £20.99
£18.89
Napoleon was originally published in 1935 by Presse Universitaires de Frances; this translation was first published in two volumes in 1969 by Routledge Kegan Paul, Ltd.

Open Society and Its Enemies

Paperback, 01/04/2011, £21.99
£19.79

After The Open Society

Paperback, 26/08/2011, £19.99
£17.99

Teachings of Don Juan

7, 22/02/1990, £8.99
£8.09
First book in the "Don Juan" series. The author meets Don Juan and is introduced to his magical world and philosophy by means of hallucinogenic plants and special exercises.

Why Rousseau Was Wrong: Christianity and the Secular Soul

Paperback, 31/01/2013, £14.99
£13.49
Why secular humanism leads to guilt, political correctness and fear of giving offence -- and how the Church can help.

Socrates: Guide For The Perplexed

Paperback, 30/06/2009, £14.99
£13.49
Offers an introduction to Socrates, suitable for undergraduate students taking courses in Ancient and Greek Philosophy. This book suggests that it is in fact the Socratic insistence on self-knowledge that makes Socrates at once so pivotal and so elusive for the student of philosophy.

Concept of Mind

7, 03/08/2000, £8.99
£8.09
Lets us re-examine many cherished ideas about knowledge, imagination, consciousness and the intellect. This book features a classic example of philosophy.

Critical Rationalism

Paperback, 24/09/2003, £9.99
£8.99
Drawing upon the work of Karl Popper and W.W. Bartley III, this text argues for an approach to rationality freed from authoritarian dependence on reasons and justification. It proposes an objectivist interpretation to make sense of single-case probabilities, even in a deterministic universe.

Key terms in ethics

Paperback, 04/11/2010, £12.99
£11.69
Offers an introduction to a central topic in philosophy. This book offers an overview of the key terms, concepts, thinkers and major works in the history of this key area of philosophical thought. It is useful to undergraduate students of moral philosophy and to the general reader curious about how philosophy tackles issues relating to morality.

Dialogue Between Fashion and Death

Paperback, 26/08/2010, £4.99
£4.49
Explores the power of fashion and its strange irrationality. The author - poet and philosopher - also imagines conversations between Hercules and Atlas, Nature and an Icelander, and the Earth and the Moon, as well as producing a simple essay praising the humble bird.

Philosophy of Mind A-Z

Paperback, 12/07/2006, £12.99
£11.69
A comprehensive guide to the main positions, debates, key figures and problems as well as important terms in the philosophy of mind, this volume contains entries on historical and contemporary key figures, explaining the importance of the longstanding debates and how the contemporary field has been shaped.

Creative Mind: Myths and Mechanisms

Paperback, 18/09/2003, £21.99
£20.00
The Second edition of The Creative Mind has been updated to include recent developments in artificial intelligence, with a new preface, introduction and conclusion by the author.

Russian Thinkers

7, 28/07/1994, £9.99
£8.99
The theme that links the essays in this book, written over 30 years, is the phenomenon of the Russian intelligentsia, which Isaiah Berlin describes as "the largest single Russian contribution to social change in the world".

British Idealism: A Guide for the Perplexed

Paperback, 01/11/2011, £17.99
£16.19
An introduction to the ideas and writings of the British Idealists. It offers a thorough account of this key philosophical movement. It explores the contribution of British Idealism to contemporary philosophical, political and social debates, emphasising the continuing relevance of the central themes.

Relativism: A Guide for the Perplexed

Paperback, 08/05/2008, £13.99
£12.59
Offers a comprehensive introduction to relativism and how it applies to the different parts of the basic, foundational areas of philosophy and, indeed, to every area of human enquiry. This guide provides a summary of the role of relativism in three key academic disciplines: science, politics, and religion.

Starting With Derrida

Paperback, 22/11/2007, £13.99
£12.59
Introduces Jacques Derrida's major works and ideas by tracing Derrida's reading (and re-reading) of Plato, Aristotle and Hegel throughout his writings. This book encourages the reader to enter Derrida's varied and complex legacy through the moments in Derrida's work that are concerned with the question of origins and beginnings.

Deconstruction and Criticism

Paperback, 15/11/2004, £7.99
£7.19
This is the book that introduced deconstruction as a tool for literary and cultural theorists throughout the English-speaking world, and set the ball rolling for the subsequent controversies over the use of theory to study liuterature.

Existentialism: Guide For Perplexed

Paperback, 07/11/2006, £16.99
£15.29
Explains and explores key themes and ideas, guiding the reader towards an understanding of demanding material. This guide begins with the question of 'What is Existentialism?' and then moves on to provide an analysis of the key thinkers, writers and texts - both philosophical and literary - central to existentialism.

 

 

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