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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

God Delusion

Paperback, 19/05/2016, £9.99
£8.00
While Europe is becoming increasingly secularized, the rise of religious fundamentalism, whether in the Middle East or Middle America, is dramatically and dangerously dividing opinion around the world. In this book, the author attacks God in all his forms. He shows how religion fuels war, foments bigotry and abuses children.

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, £22.99
£20.69

After The Open Society

Paperback, 26/08/2011, £19.99
£17.99

Teachings of Don Juan

7, 22/02/1990, £9.99
£8.99
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.

Can Science Explain Religion?: The Cognitive Science Debate

Hardback, 07/01/2016, £22.49
£20.24
Drawing on scientific research and logical argument James Jones directly confronts the claims that cognitive science can eliminate, or debunk, religion. He provides an accessibly written, persuasive account of why these claims are not convincing.

Socrates: Guide For The Perplexed

Paperback, 30/06/2009, £15.99
£14.39
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.

Making Moral Decisions

Paperback, 19/10/2000, £32.99
£29.69
Themes in Religious Studies series>

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, £15.99
£14.39
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, £19.99
£17.99
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.

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".

Concept of Mind

7, 03/08/2000, £12.99
£11.69
Lets us re-examine many cherished ideas about knowledge, imagination, consciousness and the intellect. This book features a classic example of philosophy.

British Idealism: A Guide for the Perplexed

Paperback, 01/11/2011, £18.99
£17.09
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, £16.99
£15.29
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, £17.99
£16.19
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.

Heidegger: A Guide for the Perplexed

Paperback, 19/06/2008, £15.99
£14.39
Martin Heidegger is one of the twentieth century's controversial philosophers. This title provides an account of Heidegger's philosophy, suitable for the student who needs to reach an understanding of this important thinker. It covers Heidegger's oeuvre, offering not only exposition of "Being and Time", but also his later work.

Plato: Guide For The Perplexed

Paperback, 24/10/2007, £31.99
£28.79
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.

Story of Philosophy

Hardback, 02/05/2016, £16.99
£15.29
With an exploration of 2,500 years of Western philosophy. This title takes you from the origins of philosophy to the present day, from Plato to Popper and into the future. It includes thoughts on our modern society, exploring science and democracy, and posing the question: where do we go from here?

Purity and Danger: An Analysis of the Concepts of Pollution and Taboo

Paperback, 12/04/1984, £17.99
£16.19
Various points are raised in this book which illuminate matters in the philosophy of religion and science, showing us why and how anthropology has become such an intellectual disapline. This is both gracefully and comprehensively written.

Man of reason

Paperback, 29/07/1993, £27.99
£25.19
This new edition of Genevieve Lloyd's classic study of the maleness of reason in philosophy contains a new introduction and bibliographical essay assessing the book's place in the explosion of writing and gender since 1984.

Germinal Life

7, 18/02/1999, £28.99
£26.09
The companion volume to Keith Ansell Pearson's hugely successful Viroid Life.Taking its orientation from the though of Gilles Deleuze, Germinal Life embarks on a fascinating tour of ethology, biology, ethics, literature and cyborgs.

Hume's Naturalism

7, 25/02/1999, £31.99
£28.79
Written specifically for the beginner this book provides an overall perspective of Hume's work, dealing specifically with Hume's masterpieces, The Treatise on Human Nature and The Dialogues on Natural Religion.

Ethics, Humans and Other Animals

7, 28/09/2000, £24.99
£22.49
An introductory textbook on the ethics of our treatment of animals. With the beginner firmly in mind, each chapter introduces one of three standard approaches in ethical theory: utilitarianism, rights and virtue ethics.

Autobiography of Bertrand Russell

Paperback, 10/03/2000, £25.99
£23.39
Bertrand Russell was one of the most influential figures of the 20th century and his autobiography is one of the most compelling and vivid ever written. This compact paperback edition contains an introduction by Michael Foot.

Philosophy and Adventure Virtual

Paperback, 27/09/2001, £33.99
£30.59
This lucid collection of essays the continental-analytic divide, bringing the virtual to centre stage and arguing its importance for re-thinking such central philosophical questions as time and life.

Freedom and Organisation 1814-1914

Paperback, 12/04/2001, £21.99
£19.79
Charts the struggle between freedom and control, two determining forces in 19th-century history, from the defeat of Napoleon and the Congress of Vienna to the lead-up to the First World War. Russell also considers the founding of democracy in America and the emerging Imperialism in Europe.

Berlely and the Principles of Human Knowledge

Paperback, 07/06/2001, £20.99
£18.89
Introduces and assesses Berkeley's life and the background to the Principles, the ideas and text in the Principles, Berkeley's continuing importance to philosophy. Essential reading for students coming to Berkeley for the first time.

On Humour

Paperback, 31/05/2002, £18.99
£17.09
This is a fascinating and beautifully written book on what philosophy can tell us about humour and about what it is to be human. It will fascinate and intrigue anyone with a sense of humour, which hopefully is all of us.

Lover's Discourse: Fragments

Paperback, 04/07/2002, £8.99
£8.09
The language we use when we are in love is not a language we speak, for it is addressed to ourselves and to our imaginary beloved. This book revives - beyond the psychological or clinical enterprises which have characterised such researches in our culture - the notion of the amorous subject.

Creative Mind: Myths and Mechanisms

Paperback, 18/09/2003, £23.99
£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.

Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid

Paperback, 15/01/1999, £19.99
£17.99
Godel, Escher, Bach is a Pulitzer Prize--winning treatise exploring patterns and symbols in the thinking of mathematician Kurt Godel, artist M. C. Escher and composer Johann Sebastian Bach. A groundbreaking book that has set the standard for interdisciplinary writing. A book every thinking reader must have.

Republic of Plato

Paperback, 17/11/2016, £16.99
£15.29
"Long regarded as the most accurate rendering of Plato s Republic that has yet been published, this widely acclaimed work is the first strictly literal translation of a timeless classic. This second ed"

Experience and Nature

Paperback, 25/07/1998, £11.99
£10.79

Thinking from A to Z

Paperback, 27/06/2007, £16.99
£15.29
Helps those who want to argue well and think critically. Using topical examples, this book includes such entries as: Principle of Charity; Lawyer's Answer; Least Worst Option; Poisoning the Well; Sentimentality; Sunk Cost Fallacy; Weasel Words; and, 'You would say that wouldn't you'.

Human Knowledge: Its Scope and Limits

Paperback, 17/02/2009, £16.99
£15.29
How do we know what we 'know'? How did we - as individuals and as a society - come to accept certain knowledge as fact? This title questions the reliability of our assumptions on knowledge. It investigates the relationship between 'individual' and 'scientific' knowledge.

On Cloning

Paperback, 16/06/2004, £18.99
£17.09
John Harris presents a defence of cloning, by exposing the rhetorical nature of the arguments against it. He tackles each of the myths in turn and argues that some of the most cherished human values, such as the right to start a family and freedom from state control, actually support the case for cloning.

On the Public

Paperback, 23/03/2005, £18.99
£17.09
The media often talk about public opinion, the 'American' or 'British' public, or the movie-going public. A public can hold an opinion and be divided.

On the human condition

5, 16/08/2005, £88.99
£80.09

Ethical

Paperback, 27/12/2002, £32.25
£29.03
The essays indicate both the history of reflection on ethics in Continental thought as well as its contemporary viability. Readers will find discussions of the ethical as it is treated in the phenomenological, genealogical, deconstructive and discourse ethical currents of Continental philosophy.

Concise Companion to Modernism

Paperback, 02/11/2002, £32.25
£29.03
* Offers an innovative approach to understanding the Modernist literary mind in Britain. * Helps readers to grasp the intellectual and cultural contexts of literary Modernism. * Organised around contemporary ideas such as Freudianism and eugenics rather than literary genres.

Seneca: A Life

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £9.99
£8.99
Philosopher, dramatist, rhetorician, Stoic and pragmatist, Seneca was one of the most contradictory figures in ancient Rome, embracing a stern ascetic morality while amassing a fortune under Nero and eventually committing suicide. This biography reveals a life lived perilously in the gap between ideals and reality.

Tragic Sense of Life in Men and Nations

Paperback, 01/06/1978, £37.00
£33.30
Expresses the anguish of modern man as he is caught up in the struggle between the dictates of reason and the demands of his own heart.

Matters of the Mind

Paperback, 29/05/2001, £29.99
£26.99
In Matters of the Mind, the distinguished philosopher William Lyons presents a popular and authoritative account of the dramatically different ways in which philosophers have thought about the mind over the last hundred years.

Get Set for Philosophy

Paperback, 21/03/2003, £16.99
£15.29
This is the first book to combine an introduction to Philosophy as a degree subject with the practical study and assessment skills that the student is likely to need.

 

 

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