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Most Good You Can Do: How Effective Altruism is Changing Ideas About Living Ethically

Paperback, 02/09/2016, £12.99
From the ethicist the New Yorker calls "the most influential living philosopher," a new way of thinking about living ethically

How Proust Can Change Your Life

Paperback, 09/04/1998, £8.99
'Dazzling' John Updike

Essential Writings of Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Paperback, 05/12/2013, £12.99
'Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains' is the dramatic opening line of The Social Contract, published in 1762. It laid the groundwork for both the American and French Revolutions. This translation includes Discourse on the Origin and Foundations of Inequality Among Men and The Social Contract in full.

Roland Barthes Reader

Paperback, 15/07/1993, £14.99
An introduction to the thinking of the French intellectual, Roland Barthes, as applied to such diverse topics as Gide, Garbo, striptease, photography and the Eiffel Tower. The pieces in this collection were written over a period of three decades.

Camera Lucida

7, 15/07/1993, £9.99
Examining the themes of presence and absence, the relationship between photography and theatre, history and death, these 'reflections on photography' begin as an investigation into the nature of photographs. Then, as Barthes contemplates a photograph of his mother as a child, the book becomes an exposition of his own mind.

Giordano Bruno: Cause, Principle & Unity

Paperback, 26/11/1998, £27.99
A new translation of Bruno's most characteristic and important texts on causality and magic.

Cambridge Companion to Medieval Jewish Philosophy

Paperback, 11/09/2003, £36.99
An introduction to Jewish philosophical thought during the Middle Ages.

Germinal Life

7, 18/02/1999, £28.99
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.

Thinking from A to Z

Paperback, 27/06/2007, £16.99
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
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.

Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid

Paperback, 15/01/1999, £19.99
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
"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, £12.99

On Cloning

Paperback, 16/06/2004, £18.99
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
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


Paperback, 27/12/2002, £32.25
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
* 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
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.

On War

Paperback, 17/04/2008, £8.99
This abridged edition of On War by Beatrice Heuser, using the acclaimed translation by Michael Howard and Peter Paret, selects the central books in which Clausewitz's views on the nature and theory of war are developed.


Paperback, 13/11/2008, £7.99


Paperback, 17/04/2008, £6.99


Paperback, 29/01/2004, £8.99
Are high moral standards essential or should we give our preference to the pragmatist who gets things done or negotiates successfully? Taking the form of a dialogue between Socrates, Gorgias, Polus and Callicles, this title debates perennial questions about the nature of government and those who aspire to public office.

At the Existentialist Cafe: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails

Paperback, 02/03/2017, £10.99
Paris, near the turn of 1932-3. Three young friends meet over apricot cocktails at the Bec-de-Gaz bar on the rue Montparnasse. They are Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir and their friend Raymond Aron, who opens their eyes to a radical new way of thinking...

Worldly Philosophers

7, 25/05/2000, £10.99
Defines the common thread linking the world's greatest economic thinkers and explores the philosophies that motivate them. This work enables us to see more deeply into our history, and provides the new theme that connects thinkers as different as Adam Smith and Karl Marx: the desire to understand how a capitalist society works.

Rights of Man

Paperback, 31/05/1984, £6.99
Presents an overview of Paine's career as political theorist and pamphleteer, and supplies background material to "Rights of Man". This book discusses how Paine created a language of modern politics that brought various issues to the common man and the working classes and assesses the debt owed to Paine by American and British radical traditions.

Being Generous

Paperback, 01/12/2010, £9.99

Sayings And Anecdotes

Paperback, 10/05/2012, £9.99
A unique edition of the sayings of Diogenes, whose biting wit and eccentricity inspired the anecdotes that express his Cynic philosophy. It includes the accounts of his immediate successors, such as Crates and Hipparchia, and the witty moral preacher Bion. The contrasting teachings of the Cyrenaics and the hedonistic Aristippos complete the volume.

Republic and the Laws

Paperback, 14/08/2008, £7.99


Paperback, 08/05/2008, £9.99

Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback, 27/02/2014, £8.99
The concept of law lies at the heart of our social and political life, shaping the character of our community and underlying issues from racism and abortion to human rights and international war. The revised edition of this Very Short Introduction examines the central questions about law's relation to justice, morality, and democracy.


7, 29/11/2001, £10.99
If a man supports Arsenal one day and Spurs the next then he is fickle but not necessarily illogical. From this starting point, and assuming no previous knowledge of logic, this work takes the reader through the whole gamut of logical expressions in a simple way.

Consolations of Philosophy

Paperback, 10/07/2008, £8.99
"First published as an Oxford world's classics paperback 2000. Reissued 2008"--Copyright page.


Paperback, 12/06/2008, £7.99

Pocket Philosophical Dictionary

Paperback, 11/08/2011, £9.99
Voltaire's Pocket Philosophical Dictionary is a major work of the European Enlightenment. It consists of a series of short essays, arranged alphabetically, whose unifying thread is an attack on religious and political intolerance. Highly entertaining, its concern with intolerance and its consequences is still relevant today.

On the Aesthetic Education of Man

Paperback, 29/09/2016, £9.99


Paperback, 27/09/2012, £9.99
"The Republic", Plato's masterwork, was first enjoyed 2,400 years ago and remains one of the most widely-read books in the world: as a foundational work of Western philosophy, and for the richness of its ideas and virtuosity of its writing. This title presents a translation of Plato's "The Republic" along with notes and an introduction.


Paperback, 02/09/2004, £4.99
The Mediations of the great Roman philosopher-emperor Marcus Aurelius are simple yet profound works of stoic philosophy that continue to offer guidance and consolation to many with their eloquence, wisdom and humility.


Paperback, 25/08/2005, £4.99

Meditations on First Philosophy

7, 08/05/2008, £8.99
In Descartes's Meditations, the thinker rejects all his former beliefs in the quest for new certainties. He develops new conceptions of body and mind to create a new science of nature. This new translation includes a wide-ranging, accessible introduction, notes and full selections from the Objections and Replies.

Free Will: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback, 24/06/2004, £8.99
Do we really make our own decisions? Or are we compelled to act by factors beyond our control? This introduction is an investigation of one of the most important problems of Western philosophy. It looks at a range of issues surrounding this fundamental philosophical question, exploring it from the ideas of the Greek and medieval philosophers.

Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback, 21/02/2002, £8.99
How ought we to live? What really exists? How do we know? This book introduces many themes in ethics, knowledge, and the self, via readings from Plato, Hume, and other writers. It emphasizes throughout the point of doing philosophy, explains how many areas of philosophy are related, and explores the contexts in which philosophy was and is done.
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