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Unlearning with Hannah Arendt

Paperback, 06/08/2015, £9.99

Absolute Recoil

Paperback, 23/09/2015, £12.99
Zizek's philosophical masterwork, now out in paperback

Introducing Derrida

7, 01/09/2005, £9.99
The Introducing series is renowned throughout the world for its ingenious combination of graphic illustration and intelligent, precise text by leading academics on some of the most challenging subjects around. This is an examination of one of the most famous philosophers of the 20th century.

Introducing Aristotle

Paperback, 03/08/2006, £9.99

Introducing Rousseau

7, 03/05/2007, £9.99
Introducing Rousseau presents a maverick thinker whose Enlightenment ideas revolutionized our understanding of childhood, education, government and language forever.Did Rousseau inspire the French Revolution? Can we trace Romanticism, psychoanalysis and Existentialism back to him? This great introduction charts Rousseau's turbulent life of lost innocence, persecution and paranoia.

Introducing Machiavelli

Paperback, 06/12/2007, £9.99
'Machiavellian' is a popular byword for treachery and opportunism. This book traces the colourful life of this paradoxical realist whose clear-sighted patriotism made him the first truly modern political scientist. It brings the creative turbulence of Renaissance Italy to life.

Culture and Materialism

Paperback, 21/10/2005, £11.99
A comprehensive introduction to the work of one of the outstanding intellectuals of the twentieth century.

Inventing the Individual: The Origins of Western Liberalism

Paperback, 29/01/2015, £9.99
Asks us to rethink the evolution of the ideas on which modern societies and government are built, and argues that the core of what is now our system of beliefs emerged much earlier than we think.

Status Anxiety

Paperback, 13/01/2005, £10.99
Looking at history, philosophy, economics, art and politics, this book reveals the many ingenious ways that great minds have overcome their worries.

Penguin Dictionary of Philosophy 2ed

7, 28/07/2005, £10.99
What do philosophers mean by 'absolute' and 'akrasia'? What are 'Polish notation' and 'prime matter'? What contributions to human thought were made by Plato, Machiavelli, Kant and Derrida? This dictionary answers these and other questions.

On the Shortness of Life

Paperback, 02/09/2004, £4.99
The Stoic writings of the philosopher Seneca offer powerful insights into the art of living and the importance of reason and morality and continue to provide profound guidance to many through their eloquence, lucidity and timeless wisdom.

Nicomachean Ethics

Paperback, 29/01/2004, £8.99
Addresses the question of how to live well, and originates the concept of cultivating a virtuous character as the basis of his ethical system. In this title, the author sets out to examine the nature of happiness. It discusses the nature of practical reasoning, the value and the objects of pleasure, and the different forms of friendship.

Art of War

Paperback, 30/04/2008, £6.99
States that throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. This book presents works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.

Man's Search for Meaning

Paperback, 06/05/2004, £7.99
A prominent Viennese psychiatrist before the war, Viktor Frankl was uniquely able to observe the way that both he and others in Auschwitz coped with the experience. He noticed that it was the men who comforted others and who gave away their last piece of bread who survived the longest.

Puzzle of God

Paperback, 02/08/1999, £8.99
Peter Vardy's much acclaimed introduction to the study of ideas about God - now revised and updated.

Critique of Pure Reason

Paperback, 29/11/2007, £15.99
Offers a framework upon which the whole of modern philosophy is based. This book presents an investigation into the nature of human reason, its knowledge and illusions. It brings together the two opposing schools of philosophy: rationalism, which grounds our knowledge in reason, and empiricism, which traces our knowledge to experience.

Consolations of Philosophy

Paperback, 01/03/2001, £10.99
Sets six of the finest minds in the history of philosophy to work on the problems of everyday life. Here then are Socrates, Epicurus, Seneca, Montaigne, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche on some of the things that bother us all: lack of money, the pain of love, inadequacy, anxiety; the fear of failure and the pressure to conform.

Trouble in Paradise

Paperback, 05/11/2015, £9.99
Setting out to diagnose the condition of global capitalism, the ideological constraints we are faced with in our lives, and the bleak future promised by this system, this book explores the possibilities - and the traps - of new emancipatory struggles.

Why Grow Up?: Subversive Thoughts for an Infantile Age

Paperback, 28/01/2016, £9.99
Explores the forces that are arrayed against maturity, and shows how philosophy can help us want to grow up. This book discusses childhood, adolescence, sex, and culture, and asks how the idea of travel can help us build a model of maturity that makes growing up a good option and leaves space in our culture for grown-ups.

I Ching

Paperback, 05/02/2015, £16.99
Consulted through the ages, in both China and the West, for answers to fundamental questions about the world and our place in it, this book deals with three thousand years to ancient shamanistic practices involving the ritual preparation of the shoulder bones of oxen.

Fear and Trembling

Paperback, 25/08/2005, £4.99

On the pleasure of hating

Paperback, 02/09/2004, £4.99
William Hazlitt's tough combative writings on subjects ranging from slavery to the imagination, boxing matches to the monarchy, established him as one of the greatest radicals of his age and have insspired journalists and political satirists ever since.

Why I am So Wise

Paperback, 02/09/2004, £4.99
One of the most iconoclastic thinkers of all time, Friedrich Nietzsche continues to challenge the boundaries of conventional religion and morality with his subversive theories of the 'superman', the individual will, the death of God and the triumph of an all-powerful human life force.

Nietzsche: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback, 19/10/2000, £7.99
For a century, Nietzsche has been among the most controversial of modern writers. Since his death in 1900, he has been appropriated as an icon by a diverse spectrum of people, whose interpretation of his philosophy have been equally varied. This work examines the ambiguities in is writings, traces his development, and explodes many misconceptions.


Paperback, 30/08/2012, £7.99
Offers a traveller's account of a newly-discovered island (Utopia) where the inhabitants enjoy a social order based on natural reason and justice, and human fulfillment is open to all.


Paperback, 17/04/2008, £7.99

Beyond Good and Evil

Paperback, 14/08/2008, £7.99
This superb new translation of Nietzsche's mature masterpiece, Beyond Good and Evil, offers the most comprehensively annotated text, complemented by a lucid introduction by one of the most eminent of Nietzsche scholars, Robert C. Holub.

On the Genealogy of Morals

Paperback, 14/08/2008, £7.99

Thus Spoke Zarathustra

Paperback, 14/08/2008, £8.99


Paperback, 11/09/2008, £8.99

Three Early Modern Utopias : Utopia, New Atlantis and the Isle of Pine

Paperback, 13/11/2008, £7.99
A unique edition of three early modern utopian texts, using a contemporary translation of More's Utopia and examining the Renaissance world view as shown by these writers. The edition includes the illustrative material that accompanied early editions of Utopia, full chronologies of the authors, notes, and glossary.

Rights of Man, Common Sense, and Other Political Writings

Paperback, 13/11/2008, £6.99
Thomas Paine was the first international revolutionary. His Common Sense was the most widely read pamphlet of the American Revolution, while his Rights of Man sent out a clarion call for revolution throughout the world. This collection brings together Paine's most powerful political writings in the first fully annotated edition of these works.

Classical Philosophy: A History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps: Volume 1

Paperback, 10/03/2016, £10.99
In 43 lively chapters Peter Adamson tells the story of philosophy from its beginnings to Plato and Aristotle. Most histories jump from one famous name to another, but Adamson shows that the people and ideas in between, usually overlooked, are fascinating and significant. Based on his popular podcasts, this is serious history with a light touch.

Nicomachean Ethics

Paperback, 11/06/2009, £7.99
In the Nicomachean Ethics Aristotle examines the nature of happiness, which he defines as a specially good kind of life. He considers the nature of practical reasoning, friendship, and the role and importance of the moral virtues in the best life. This new edition features a revised translation and valuable new introduction and notes.

Repetition and Philosophical Crumbs

Paperback, 14/05/2009, £8.99
These two complementary works give the reader a unique insight into the breadth and substance of Kierkegaard's thought. One reads like a novel and the other a Platonic dialogue but both concern the nature of love, faith, and happiness. These are the first translations to convey the literary quality and philosophical precision of the originals.

Continental Philosophy

Paperback, 18/02/1988, £33.99
This is an accessible introduction to the often difficult authors of modern Continental European philosophy from the Enlightenment onward. A central theme is the development of theories of the Self - the transcendental self, human nature, the human acting through will, and God himself.

What Does ia All Mean?

7, 30/09/2004, £10.99
In this cogent and accessible introduction to philosophy, the distinguished author of Mortal Questions and The View From Nowhere sets forth the central problems of philosophical inquiry for the beginning student.

Hastening That Waits: Karl Barth's Ethics

Paperback, 28/12/1995, £59.00
A new study of the ethical thought of one of this century's greatest and most influential theologians, Karl Barth. The book relates Barth's ideas to contemporary ideas in religious ethics - including the problem of war, the ethical roles of the Bible and the Church, human freedom, and individual and corporate morality.

On Obligations: De Officiis

Paperback, 08/05/2008, £8.99
On Obligations was written by Cicero after the murder of Julius Caesar to provide principles of behaviour for aspiring politicians. Though written for first-century Romans it has been adopted as a guide to political conduct in every major era in the West: by the early Christians, in the high Middle Ages, in the Renaissance, and in the age of the Enlightenment.

Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding

Paperback, 10/07/2008, £8.99
The Enquiry considers the origin and processes of human thought and argues that we should liberate ourselves from the 'superstition' of false metaphysics and religion. This edition places the work in its historical and philosophical context.

Dialogues and Essays

Paperback, 11/09/2008, £9.99
Stoic philosopher and tutor to the young emperor Nero, Seneca wrote moral essays - exercises in practical philosophy - on how to live in a troubled world. Strikingly applicable today, his thoughts on happiness and other subjects are here combined in a clear, modern translation with an introduction on Seneca's life and philosophy.

Ecce Homo

Paperback, 03/09/2009, £7.99
Ecce Homo is an autobiography like no other. Nietzsche passes under review all his previous books and reaches a final reckoning with his many enemies. Ecce Homo is the summation of an extraordinary philosophical career.


Paperback, 25/06/2009, £7.99
Phaedrus is widely recognized as one of Plato's most profound and beautiful works. It takes the form of a dialogue between Socrates and Phaedrus and its ostensible subject is love, especially homoerotic love. This new translation is accompanied by an introduction and full notes that discuss the structure of the dialogue and elucidate issues that might puzzle the modern reader.

Twilight of the Idols

Paperback, 09/10/2008, £7.99

On the Nature of the Universe

Paperback, 09/10/2008, £9.99
This ed. of this translation originally published: 1997.

Discourses on Livy

Paperback, 11/12/2008, £9.99
Machiavelli's commentary on Livy's history of Rome sets out his fundamental preference for a republican state. This translation is richly annotated, providing the contemporary reader with sufficient historical, linguistic, and political information to understand and interpret the revolutionary affirmations Machiavelli made, based on the historical evidence he found in Livy.

Epistemic Injustice: Power and the Ethics of Knowing

Paperback, 02/07/2009, £24.49
Epistemology as it has traditionally been pursued has been impoverished by the lack of any theoretical framework conducive to revealing the ethical and political aspects of our epistemic conduct. Miranda Fricker shows that virtue epistemology provides a general epistemological idiom in which these issues can be fruitfully and forcefully discussed.

Meditations: With Selected Correspondence

Paperback, 15/09/2011, £7.99
Marcus Aurelius' Meditations is a private notebook of philosophical reflections with universal significance. Drawing on Stoic philosophy, Marcus confronts challenges that affect us all in our struggle to live meaningful lives. This edition includes a selection of Marcus' correspondence with his tutor Fronto which complements the Meditations.


Paperback, 26/02/2009, £9.99


Paperback, 26/02/2009, £6.99
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