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Way of Man

Paperback, 04/04/2002, £7.99
Martin Buber presents the essential teachings of Hasidism, the mystical Jewish movement which swept Eastern Europe in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Suicide: A Study in Sociology

Paperback, 21/02/2002, £15.99
Originally published in 1897, this is Durkheim's pioneering attempt to offer a sociological explanation for a phenomenon regarded until then as exclusively psychological and individualistic.

Flying Saucers

Paperback, 11/04/2002, £11.99
Written in the 1950s at the height of popular fascination with UFOs, this is the great psychologist's brilliantly prescient meditation on the phenomenon that gripped the world.

Logic of Scientific Discovery

Paperback, 21/02/2002, £18.99
First published in English in 1959, Karl Popper's "The Logic of Scientific Discovery" revolutionized contemporary thinking about science and knowledge and is one of the most widely read books about science written in the 20th century.

Poverty of Historicism

Paperback, 21/02/2002, £13.99
"The Poverty of Historicism" is a devastating criticism of the idea that there are fixed laws in history and that human beings are able to predict them. Popper dedicated the book to all those "who fell victim to the fascist and communist belief in Inexorable Laws of Historical Destiny".

Being and Nothingness 2ed

Paperback, 28/08/2003, £20.99
This monumental book, regarded by many as Sartre's greatest achievement, is one of the most influential philosophical works of the 20th century. In it Sartre set out his fundamental views on philosophy and laid the foundations of existentialism.

Unended Quest: An Intellectual Autobiography

Paperback, 09/05/2002, £13.99
A brilliant account of the life of one of the most influential thinkers of the twentieth century. Popper also explains some of the central ideas in his work, making this ideal reading for anyone coming to his life and work for the first time.

Conjectures and Refutations

Paperback, 02/05/2002, £17.99
One of Karl Popper's most wide-ranging and popular works, it provides the clearest statement of the fundamental idea that guided his work: that our knowledge grows by an unending process of trial and error.

Book of Nonsense

Paperback, 20/06/2002, £13.99
One of the world's most loved writers, Lear's verse has delighted whole generations of readers. Now A Book of Nonsense is available once again from his original publishers.

Fairies in Tradition and Literature

Paperback, 20/06/2002, £13.99
This remarkable book explores the history of fairies in literature and tradtion.

There Ain't No Black in the Union Jack

Paperback, 11/07/2002, £14.99
This classic book is a powerful indictment of contemporary attitudes to race, in which the author accuses British intellectuals and politicians on both sides of the political divide of refusing to take race seriously.

Collected Poems

Paperback, 11/07/2002, £13.99
This selection of Blake's work was commissioned in 1905 by the firm of George Routledge from W.B. Yeats. Yeats, one of the few poets comparable to Blake, prepared a unique selection of his poetic and prose writings.

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

Paperback, 12/09/2002, £15.99
In this classic work Mary Douglas identifies the concern for pirity as a key theme at the heart of every society. She reveals its wide-ranging impact on our attitudes tp society, values, cosmology and knowledge.

Dogma of Christ: And Other Essays on Religion, Psychology and Culture

Paperback, 29/07/2004, £13.99
When he was 26, the great psychoanalyst and philosopher Erich Fromm abandoned Judaism, though he himself was descended from a long line of rabbis and the product of a devout Jewish upbringing. This title contains essays that show a man who would eventually establish himself as a major thinker, producing some of that era's astute political works.

Gravity and Grace

Paperback, 12/09/2002, £15.99
On the fiftieth anniversary of the first English edition, this Routledge Classics edition offers the English reader the complete text of this landmark work for the first time ever.

Language of Fiction: Essays in Criticism and Verbal Analysis of the English Novel

Paperback, 12/09/2002, £13.99
Now including a new introduction from the author, this major work from one of England's finest living writers is essential reading for all those who care about the creation and appreciation of literature.

Folk Devils and Moral Panics

Paperback, 01/04/2011, £19.99

Reel to Real

Paperback, 01/09/2008, £19.99
A collection of essays on film. It is suitable for those who believe that movies are worth arguing about.

Outside in the Teaching Machine

Paperback, 01/09/2008, £19.99
A collection of essays on works of literature, such as Salman Rushdie's controversial "Satanic Verses", and twentieth century thinkers, such as Jacques Derrida and Karl Marx. It questions and deconstructs power structures where ever they operate.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Paperback, 09/09/2014, £19.99
"Originally published in 1874 by Dunker & Humbolt, Leipzig, as Psychologie vom empirischen Standpunkte."

Principles of Literary Criticism

Paperback, 18/05/2001, £21.99

Impact of Science on Society

Paperback, 14/04/2016, £15.99
Previously published: New York: Simon and Schuster, 1953.

Content and Consciousness

Paperback, 12/03/2010, £15.99
Elucidates a problem integral to the history of Western philosophical thought - the relationship of the mind and body. This work develops a theory of the human mind and consciousness based on the advances in the field that came to be known as cognitive science.

Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy

Paperback, 12/03/2010, £18.99
A work of social theory. It contributes to the way for a balanced consideration of some of the most important social movements.

Science, Order and Creativity

Paperback, 01/09/2010, £16.99
Tracing the history of science from Aristotle to Einstein, from the Pythagorean theorem to quantum mechanics, this title offers intriguing insights into how scientific theories come into being, how to eliminate blocks to creativity and how science can lead to an understanding of society, the human condition and the human mind itself.

From Solon to Socrates: Greek History and Civilization During the 6th and 5th Centuries BC

Paperback, 27/08/2010, £16.99
Stressing the unity of Greek history and the centrality of Athens, the author covers a rich and diverse range of political, economic, military and cultural issues in the Greek world, from the early history of the Greeks, including early Sparta and the wars with Persia, to the ascendancy of Athens and the Peloponnesian War.

From the Gracchi to Nero

Paperback, 27/08/2010, £16.99
Presents the history of the Roman world from 133 BC to 68 AD. This book explores the decline and fall of the Roman Republic and the establishment of the Pax Romana under the early Principate.


Paperback, 07/04/2010, £20.99
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

After The Open Society

Paperback, 26/08/2011, £19.99

Myths We Live By

Paperback, 01/04/2011, £16.99
Originally published: 2004. With new foreword.

Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion

Paperback, 31/08/2011, £18.99

Deprivation and Delinquency

Paperback, 01/09/2011, £18.99

Shakespeare's Ghost Writers

Paperback, 22/03/2010, £17.99
Presents an examination of the authorship controversy surrounding Shakespeare: the claim made repeatedly that the plays were ghost written. This title asks what is at stake in the imputation that 'Shakespeare' did not write the plays, and shows that the plays themselves both thematize and theorize that controversy.

Why I am Not a Christian

Paperback, 02/02/2004, £15.99
Why I am not a Christian is considered one of the most blasphemous philosophical documents ever written, and at a time when we have faith schools and wars over religious beliefs, its message today couldn't be more relevant.

Location of Culture

Paperback, 01/09/2004, £18.99
Homi Bhabha is one of that small group occupying the front ranks of cultural theoretical thought. Any serious discussion of post-colonial/postmodern scholarship is inconceivable without referencing Mr. Bhabha. - Toni Morrison

Varieties of Religious Experience

Paperback, 01/02/2008, £15.99
A study of human spirituality in its different forms. This book also includes stories of revelation, religious devotion and mystical experience.

Moral Law

Paperback, 18/01/2005, £11.99
A translation of Kant's classic statement of his moral philosophy with analysis and notes, Kant ranks with Plato and Aristotle as one of the most important philosophers of all time

Colonialism and Neocolonialism

Paperback, 01/02/2006, £13.99
Shows Sartre, a philosopher, passionately engaged in using philosophy as a force for change in the world. An important influence on postcolonial thought, this book takes on resonance in the light of the West's bout of interference in the non-Western world.

Conquest of Happiness

Paperback, 01/02/2006, £16.99
Leading the reader step by step through the causes of unhappiness and the personal choices, compromises and sacrifices that (may) lead to the final, affirmative conclusion of 'The Happy Man', this book is written by Bertrand Russell.

Gender Trouble

Paperback, 01/05/2006, £20.99
Arguing that traditional feminism is wrong to look to a natural notion of the female, or indeed of sex or gender, this book questions the category 'woman' and continues in this vein with examinations of 'the masculine' and 'the feminine'. It considers gender as a reiterated social "performance" rather than the expression of a prior reality.

In Other Worlds

Paperback, 01/05/2006, £17.99
Analyzes the relationship between language, women and culture in both Western and non-Western contexts. Developing an integration of ontemporary methodologies - deconstruction, Marxism and feminism, this work turns explains major debates in the study of literature and culture. It is a useful tool for studying our own and other worlds of culture.

Specters of Marx

Paperback, 01/05/2006, £19.99
Presenting a rethinking of the basic concepts and categories of Western philosophy in the latter part of the twentieth century, this work contains writings central to our understanding of language, meaning, identity, ethics and values.

Outlaw Culture

Paperback, 01/05/2006, £15.99
Targeting cultural icons as diverse as Madonna and Spike Lee, this work presents a collection of feminist explorations.

Constitution of Liberty

Paperback, 04/09/2006, £19.99
Intended for those seeking to understand ideas that have become the orthodoxy in the age of the globalized economy.

Judgements on History and Historians

Paperback, 01/02/2007, £15.99
Ranging from the days of Ancient Egypt, through the Reformation to the time of Napoleon, this work presents a history of western civilisation. It was written during the time when the European empires spanned the globe, the modern age was being forged in the nationalist revolutions of 1848, and the western civilisation was in its pomp.

Idea of a Social Science and Its Relation to Philosophy

Paperback, 03/09/2007, £13.99
Draws from the works of such thinkers as Ludwig Wittgenstein, JS Mill and Max Weber to make his case. The author addresses the possibility and practice of a comprehensive 'science of society'.
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