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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 113 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book How the World Thinks: A Global History of Philosophy by Julian Baggini
    How the World Thinks: A Global History of Philosophy - by Julian Baggini

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781783782307 | ISBN 10: 1783782307

    In this groundbreaking global overview of philosophy, Julian Baggini travels the world to provide a wide-ranging map of human thought.   One of the great unexplained wonders of human history is that written philosophy flowered entirely separatel ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Lies That Bind: Rethinking Identity by Kwame Anthony Appiah
    The Lies That Bind: Rethinking Identity - by Kwame Anthony Appiah

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781781259245 | ISBN 10: 1781259240

    We often think identity is personal. But the identities that shape the world, our struggles, and our hopes, are social ones, shared with countless others. Our sense of self is shaped by our family, but also by affiliations that spread out from there, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mind is the Ride by Jet McDonald
    Mind is the Ride - by Jet McDonald

    £16.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781783526901 | ISBN 10: 1783526904

    When Jet McDonald cycled four thousand miles to India and back, he didn't want to write a straightforward travel book. He wanted to go on an imaginative journey. Mind is the Ride takes the reader on a physical and intellectual adventure from West to ... more

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  • Cover image of book Humankind: Solidarity with Non-Human People by Timothy Morton
    Humankind: Solidarity with Non-Human People - by Timothy Morton

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781788731003 | ISBN 10: 178873100x

    A radical call for solidarity between humans and non-humans.   What is it that makes humans human? As science and technology challenge the boundaries between life and non-life, between organic and inorganic, this ancient question is more timel ... more

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  • Cover image of book Radical Sacrifice by Terry Eagleton
    Radical Sacrifice - by Terry Eagleton

    £18.99   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780300233353 | ISBN 10: 0300233353

    A trenchant analysis of sacrifice as the foundation of the modern, as well as the ancient, social order.  The modern conception of sacrifice is at once cast as a victory of self-discipline over desire and condescended to as destructive and ar ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Short History of Truth: Consolations for a Post-Truth World by Julian Baggini
    A Short History of Truth: Consolations for a Post-Truth World - by Julian Baggini

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781786488893 | ISBN 10: 1786488892

    The thinking person's tonic for our troubling times.   How did we find ourselves in a "post-truth" world of "alternative facts"? And can we get out of it? A Short History of Truth sets out to answer these questions by looking at the complex histor ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Courage of Hopelessness: Chronicles of a Year of Acting Dangerously by Slavoj Žižek
    The Courage of Hopelessness: Chronicles of a Year of Acting Dangerously - by Slavoj Žižek

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780141986098 | ISBN 10: 0141986093

    In these troubled times, even the most pessimistic diagnosis of our future ends with an uplifting hint that things might not be as bad as all that, that there is light at the end of the tunnel.   Yet, argues Slavoj Žižek, it is only when we have ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Philosopher and the Wolf: Lessons from the Wild on Love, Death and Happiness by Mark Rowlands
    The Philosopher and the Wolf: Lessons from the Wild on Love, Death and Happiness - by Mark Rowlands

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781783784578 | ISBN 10: 1783784571

    This fascinating book charts the relationship between Mark Rowlands, a rootless philosopher, and Brenin, his extraordinarily well-travelled wolf. More than just an exotic pet, Brenin exerted an immense influence on Rowlands as both a person, and, str ... more

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  • Cover image of book On Practice and Contradiction by Mao Tse-Tung, with an introduction by Slavoj Žižek
    On Practice and Contradiction - by Mao Tse-Tung, with an introduction by Slavoj Žižek

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781786633408 | ISBN 10: 178663340x

    The writings that underpinned the Chinese revolution, introduced by Slavoj Žižek.  These early philosophical writings underpinned the Chinese revolutions, and Mao’s clarion call to insurrection has lost none of its ability to stir the blo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hope Without Optimism by Terry Eagleton
    Hope Without Optimism - by Terry Eagleton

    £10.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780300226447 | ISBN 10: 0300226446

    In a virtuoso display of erudition, thoughtfulness and humour, Terry Eagleton teases apart the concept of hope as it has been (often mistakenly) conceptualised over six millennia, from ancient Greece to today. He distinguishes hope from simple optimi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Grand Hotel Abyss: The Lives of the Frankfurt School by Stuart Jeffries
    Grand Hotel Abyss: The Lives of the Frankfurt School - by Stuart Jeffries

    £10.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781784785697 | ISBN 10: 1784785695

    Who were the Frankfurt School — Benjamin, Adorno, Marcuse, Horkheimer—and why do they matter today?   In 1923, a group of young radical German thinkers and intellectuals came together to at Victoria Alle 7, Frankfurt, determined to explain ... more

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  • Cover image of book Romantic Rationalist: A William Godwin Reader by William Godwin, edited by Peter Marshall
    Romantic Rationalist: A William Godwin Reader - by William Godwin, edited by Peter Marshall

    £15.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781629632285 | ISBN 10: 1629632287

    William Godwin (1756–1836) was one of the first exponents of utilitarianism and the first modern proponent of anarchism. He was not only a radical philosopher but a pioneer in libertarian education, a founder of communist economics, and an acute an ... more

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  • Cover image of book Cabinet of Philosophical Curiosities: A Collection of Puzzles, Oddities, Riddles and Dilemmas by Roy Sorensen
    Cabinet of Philosophical Curiosities: A Collection of Puzzles, Oddities, Riddles and Dilemmas - by Roy Sorensen

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781846685224 | ISBN 10: 1846685222

    An entertaining miscellany of logical curiosities - from anecdotes and proofs to puzzles and puns - found outside the classroom.  If you want to learn how to conform to confound, raze hopes, succeed your successor, order absence in the absenc ... more

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  • Cover image of book At the Existentialist Cafe: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails by Sarah Bakewell
    At the Existentialist Cafe: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails - by Sarah Bakewell

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780099554882 | ISBN 10: 0099554887

    Paris, near the turn of 1933. 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 thi ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Philosophy of Loneliness by Lars Svendsen, translated by Kerri Pierce
    A Philosophy of Loneliness - by Lars Svendsen, translated by Kerri Pierce

    £12.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781780237473 | ISBN 10: 1780237472

    Loneliness is a difficult subject to address, because it has such negative connotations. But the truth is that wherever there are people, there is loneliness: everyone is lonely at some point in their lives. You can be lonely in a crowd or at home, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tetralogue: I
    Tetralogue: I'm Right, You're Wrong - by Timothy Williamson

    £7.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780198777175 | ISBN 10: 0198777175

    Four people with radically different outlooks on the world meet on a train and start talking about what they believe. Their conversation varies from cool logical reasoning to heated personal confrontation. Each starts off convinced that he or she is ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Routledge Guidebook to Foucault by Chloe Taylor
    The Routledge Guidebook to Foucault - by Chloe Taylor

    £18.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780415717847 | ISBN 10: 0415717841

    Michel Foucault’s The History of Sexuality is one of the most influential philosophical works of the twentieth century and has been instrumental in shaping the study of Gender, Feminist Theory and Queer Theory. But Foucault’s writing can be a dif ... more

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  • Cover image of book Walking with Plato: A Philosophical Hike Through the British Isles by Gary Hayden
    Walking with Plato: A Philosophical Hike Through the British Isles - by Gary Hayden

    £12.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781780746562 | ISBN 10: 1780746563

    "If one keeps on walking, everything will be alright.” So said Danish writer Søren Kierkegaard, and so thought philosophy buff Gary Hayden as he set off on Britain's most challenging trek: to walk from John O'Groats to Land's End. But it wasn't al ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Good Life: Philosophy from Cradle to Grave by Mark Rowlands
    A Good Life: Philosophy from Cradle to Grave - by Mark Rowlands

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781847089502 | ISBN 10: 184708950x

    Myshkin was born on a certain day and died on a certain day - and some things happened to him in between. These things presented him with ethical questions and this book is a record of his attempt to answer those questions. Discovered by his son afte ... more

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  • Cover image of book Logic: The Ancient Art of Reason by Dr Earl Fontainelle
    Logic: The Ancient Art of Reason - by Dr Earl Fontainelle

    £5.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781904263920 | ISBN 10: 1904263925

    How do you tell what's right from what's wrong? Can you always? What's the difference between deduction, induction and abduction? What are the best techniques for making an argument logically sound?  In this fascinating little book, the smallest ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ethics: The Art of Character by Gregory Beabout and Mike Hannis
    Ethics: The Art of Character - by Gregory Beabout and Mike Hannis

    £5.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781904263937 | ISBN 10: 1904263933

    What is a good life, and how is it related to a happy one? What are virtues, and how do they affect the nature of friendships?  Ethicists Gregory Beabout and Mike Hannis describe various approaches, ancient and modern, to those timeless question ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Challenge of Things: Thinking Through Troubled Times by A. C. Grayling
    The Challenge of Things: Thinking Through Troubled Times - by A. C. Grayling

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781408864623 | ISBN 10: 1408864622

    A. C. Grayling's lucid and stimulating books, based on the idea that philosophy should engage with the world and make itself useful, are immensely popular.  The Challenge of Things joins earlier collections like The Reason of Things and Think ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Good Book: A Secular Bible by A. C. Grayling
    The Good Book: A Secular Bible - by A. C. Grayling

    £12.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781408871348 | ISBN 10: 1408871343

    Drawing on the wisdom of 2,500 years of contemplative non-religious writing on all that it means to be human from the origins of the universe to small matters of courtesy and kindness in everyday life A. C. Grayling, Britains most popular and wi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Can Non-Europeans Think? by Hamid Dabashi, with a foreword by Walter Mignolo
    Can Non-Europeans Think? - by Hamid Dabashi, with a foreword by Walter Mignolo

    £12.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781783604197 | ISBN 10: 1783604190

    What happens to thinkers who operate outside the European philosophical pedigree? In this powerfully honed polemic, Hamid Dabashi argues that they are invariably marginalised, patronised and misrepresented.  Challenging, pugnacious and stylis ... more

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  • Cover image of book Trouble in Paradise: From the End of History to the End of Capitalism by Slavoj Zizek
    Trouble in Paradise: From the End of History to the End of Capitalism - by Slavoj Zizek

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780141979540 | ISBN 10: 0141979542

    In Trouble in Paradise, Slavoj Zizek, one of our most famous, most combative philosophers, explains how by drawing on the ideas of communism, we can find a way out of the crisis of capitalism.  There is obviously trouble in the global capitalist ... more

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  • Cover image of book Philosophy in the Islamic World: A Very Short Introduction by Peter Adamson
    Philosophy in the Islamic World: A Very Short Introduction - by Peter Adamson

    £7.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780199683673 | ISBN 10: 0199683670

    In the history of philosophy, few topics are so relevant to today's cultural and political landscape as philosophy in the Islamic world. Yet, this remains one of the lesser-known philosophical traditions.   In this Very Short Introduction, Pe ... more

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  • Cover image of book Revolutionaries of the Soul: Reflections on Magicians, Philosophers, and Occultists by Gary Lachman
    Revolutionaries of the Soul: Reflections on Magicians, Philosophers, and Occultists - by Gary Lachman

    £15.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780835609265 | ISBN 10: 083560926x

    Explorers of occult mysteries and the edges of consciousness change the way we view not only the nature of reality, but also our deepest sense of self. Insightful author Gary Lachman presents punchy, enlightening, and intriguing biographies of some o ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dissensus: On Politics and Aesthetics by Jacques Rancire
    Dissensus: On Politics and Aesthetics - by Jacques Rancire

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781472583550 | ISBN 10: 1472583558

    Dissensus: On Politics and Aesthetics brings together some of Jacques Rancire's most recent writings on art and politics to show the critical potential of two of his most important concepts: the aesthetics of politics and the politics of aesthetics. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Living with a Wild God: A Non-Believer
    Living with a Wild God: A Non-Believer's Search for the Truth About Everything - by Barbara Ehrenreich

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781847084101 | ISBN 10: 1847084109

    Barbara Ehrenreich is an acclaimed social critic on both sides of the Atlantic, renowned for her trenchant, witty polemics, her pieces of journalism, and her trademark intelligence. She writes with unparalleled precision, insight and a rationalist's ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Philosophy of Walking by Frdric Gros, translated by John Howe. Illustrated by Clifford Harper
    A Philosophy of Walking - by Frdric Gros, translated by John Howe. Illustrated by Clifford Harper

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781781688373 | ISBN 10: 1781688370

    "A long walk, Gros suggests, allows us to commune with the sublime."(New York Times) "It is only ideas gained from walking that have any worth."(Nietzsche) By walking, you escape from the very idea of identity, the temptation to be someone, to ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy by David Graeber
    The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy - by David Graeber

    £18.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781612193748 | ISBN 10: 1612193749

    From the author of the blockbuster international bestseller Debt: The First 5,000 Years comes a revelatory account of the way bureaucracy rules our lives. Where does the desire for endless rules, regulations, and bureaucracy come from? How did we ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Brief Guide to Philosophical Classics: From Plato to Winnie the Pooh by Diane Law,
    A Brief Guide to Philosophical Classics: From Plato to Winnie the Pooh - by Diane Law,

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781849010016 | ISBN 10: 1849010013

    Big ideas sometimes come from the strangest places. In this wide ranging introduction, James M Russell takes the fear out of philosophy and selects seventy-six works - from Plato, Descartes and Wittgenstein to Philip K Dick and the Moomins as well as ... more

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  • Cover image of book Introducing Walter Benjamin: A Graphic Guide by Howard Caygill, Alex Coles and Andrezej Klimowski
    Introducing Walter Benjamin: A Graphic Guide - by Howard Caygill, Alex Coles and Andrezej Klimowski

    £6.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781848316928 | ISBN 10: 1848316925

    Walter Benjamin is often considered the key modern philosopher and critic of modern art. Tracing his influence on modern aesthetics and cultural history, Introducing Walter Benjamin highlights his commitment to political transformation of the art ... more

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  • Cover image of book Without God, is Everything Permitted? The 20 Big Questions in Ethics by Julian Baggini
    Without God, is Everything Permitted? The 20 Big Questions in Ethics - by Julian Baggini

    £9.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781780875972 | ISBN 10: 1780875975

    Can it ever be right to kill? Is terrorism ever justified? Should euthanasia be legal? Are some people superior to others? Do animals have rights?  Some ethical judgements are easy: one side is wrong and the other is right. But how do we hand ... more

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  • Cover image of book Radio Benjamin by Walter Benjamin, edited by Lecia Rosenthal
    Radio Benjamin - by Walter Benjamin, edited by Lecia Rosenthal

    £20.00   hardback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781781685754 | ISBN 10: 1781685754

    This collection of the legendary thinkers radio broadcasts brings together some of his most accessible and fascinating thinking. Walter Benjamin was fascinated by the impact of new technology on culture, an interest that extended beyond his renown ... more

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  • Cover image of book Introducing Existentialism: A Graphic Guide by Richard Appignanesi and Oscar Zarate
    Introducing Existentialism: A Graphic Guide - by Richard Appignanesi and Oscar Zarate

    £6.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781848316133 | ISBN 10: 1848316135

    Richard Appignanesi goes on a personal quest of Existentialism in its original state. He begins with Camus question of suicide: Must life have a meaning to be lived? Is absurdity at the heart of Existentialism? Or is Sartre right: is Existentialis ... more

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  • Cover image of book Missing Out: In Praise of the Unlived Life by Adam Phillips
    Missing Out: In Praise of the Unlived Life - by Adam Phillips

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780141031811 | ISBN 10: 0141031816

    Missing Out is a meditation on reality and opportunity by Adam Phillips.   We all have two lives - the life we live and the life of our fantasies. But it is the life unlived - the person we have failed to be - that can trouble and even haunt ... more

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  • Cover image of book Who is Who? The Philosophy of Doctor Who by Kevin S. Decker
    Who is Who? The Philosophy of Doctor Who - by Kevin S. Decker

    £19.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781780765532 | ISBN 10: 1780765533

    When you have been wandering the cosmos from one end of eternity to another for nearly a thousand years, what's your philosophy of life, the universe, and everything? Doctor Who is 50 years' old in 2013. Through its long life on television and beyond ... more

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  • Cover image of book Demanding the Impossible by Slavoj Zizek
    Demanding the Impossible - by Slavoj Zizek

    £14.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780745672298 | ISBN 10: 0745672299

    Where are we today and what is to be done? Slavoj Zizek ponders these questions in this unique and timely book. Based on live interviews, the book captures Zizek at his irrepressible best, elucidating such topics as the uprisings of the Arab Spring ... more

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  • Cover image of book Philosophy for Life: And Other Dangerous Situations by Jules Evans
    Philosophy for Life: And Other Dangerous Situations - by Jules Evans

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781846043215 | ISBN 10: 1846043212

    In his engaging book, Jules Evans explains how ancient philosophy saved his life, and how we can all use it to become happier, wiser and more resilient. Jules imagines a dream school, which includes 12 of the greatest and most colourful thinkers the ... more

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  • Cover image of book What it Means to be Human: Reflections from 1791 to the Present by Joanna Bourke
    What it Means to be Human: Reflections from 1791 to the Present - by Joanna Bourke

    £10.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781844086450 | ISBN 10: 1844086453

    Fiercely intelligent, always provocative, Joanna Bourke turns to the subject of the human animal.  In 1872, a woman known only as 'An Ernest Englishwoman' published an open letter entitled 'Are women animals?', in which she protested the fact t ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Wonderbox: Curious Histories of How to Live by Roman Krznaric
    The Wonderbox: Curious Histories of How to Live - by Roman Krznaric

    £8.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781846683947 | ISBN 10: 1846683947

    There are many ways to try to improve our lives - we can turn to the wisdom of philosophers, the teachings of religions or the latest experiments of psychologists. But we rarely to look to history for inspiration - and when we do it can be surprising ... more

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  • Cover image of book In the Beginning, She Was by Luce Irigaray
    In the Beginning, She Was - by Luce Irigaray

    £19.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781441106377 | ISBN 10: 1441106375

    In this new book, crucial for understanding her journey, Luce Irigaray goes further than in Speculum and questions the work of the Pre-Socratics at the root of our culture. Reminding us of the story of Ulysses and Antigone, she demonstrates how, from ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Little History of Philosophy by Nigel Warburton
    A Little History of Philosophy - by Nigel Warburton

    £9.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780300187793 | ISBN 10: 0300187793

    Philosophy begins with questions about the nature of reality and how we should live. These were the concerns of Socrates, who spent his days in the ancient Athenian marketplace asking awkward questions, disconcerting the people he met by showing them ... more

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  • Cover image of book Arguably by Christopher Hitchens
    Arguably - by Christopher Hitchens

    £20.00   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780857892584 | ISBN 10: 0857892584

    'As soon as we abandon our own reason', wrote Bertrand Russell, 'and are content to rely upon authority, there is no end to our troubles.'  For over forty years, Christopher Hitchens has proclaimed truth where others have spun falsehood and ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Year of Dreaming Dangerously by Slavoj Zizek
    The Year of Dreaming Dangerously - by Slavoj Zizek

    £7.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781781680421 | ISBN 10: 1781680426

    The renowned philosopher finds a utopian future in worldwide protests.  Call it the year of dreaming dangerously: 2011 caught the world off guard with a series of shattering events. While protesters in New York, Cairo, London, and Athens took to th ... more

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  • Cover image of book When I Am Playing With My Cat, How Do I Know She Is Not Playing With Me? by Saul Frampton
    When I Am Playing With My Cat, How Do I Know She Is Not Playing With Me? - by Saul Frampton

    £10.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780571234585 | ISBN 10: 0571234585

    In the year 1570, at the age of thirty-seven, Michel de Montaigne gave up his job as a magistrate and retired to his chteau, situated a few miles north of the Dordogne in south western France, to brood on his own private grief - the deaths of his be ... more

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  • Cover image of book Philosophy and the Hitchhiker
    Philosophy and the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - by Nicholas Joll (Editor)

    £15.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780230291126 | ISBN 10: 0230291120

    This is the 'philosophy and. .' book that really needed to be written because it is about The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. For (to paraphrase the great man himself) Hitchhiker's is not above a little philosophy in the same way that the sea is ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Complete Philosophy Files by Stephen Law and Daniel Postgate
    The Complete Philosophy Files - by Stephen Law and Daniel Postgate

    £9.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781444003345 | ISBN 10: 1444003348

    The brilliantly entertaining The Philosophy Files and The Philosophy Files 2 in one omnibus edition.  Is there a God, should I eat meat, where does the universe come from, could I live for ever as a robot? These are the big questions readers ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Shrink and the Sage: A Guide to Living by Julian Baggini and Antonia Macaro
    The Shrink and the Sage: A Guide to Living - by Julian Baggini and Antonia Macaro

    £9.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781848313774 | ISBN 10: 1848313772

    Should we be happy pessimists?  How much should we care about our appearance?  What should you do before you die?   Philosopher Julian Baggini and therapist Antonia Macaro present their unique brand of self-help with a distin ... more

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  • Cover image of book Introducing Bertrand Russell: A Graphic Guide (2nd revised edition) by Dave Robinson, illustrated by Judy Groves
    Introducing Bertrand Russell: A Graphic Guide (2nd revised edition) - by Dave Robinson, illustrated by Judy Groves

    £7.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781848313026 | ISBN 10: 1848313020

    Bertrand Russell changed Western philosophy forever. He co-authored the infamous Principia Mathematica, the most difficult book ever written on the logic of mathematics. A pioneer in logical analysis, he was a resolute empiricist who tackled many puz ... more

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  • Cover image of book What? Are These Really the Twenty Most Important Questions in Human History? by Mark Kurlansky
    What? Are These Really the Twenty Most Important Questions in Human History? - by Mark Kurlansky

    £9.99   hardback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781408815755 | ISBN 10: 1408815753

    What is What? Could it be that noted author Mark Kurlansky has written a very short, terrifically witty, deeply thought-provoking book entirely in the form of questions? A book that draws on philosophy, religion, literature, policy indeed, all of c ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Myths We Live By by Mary Midgley
    The Myths We Live By - by Mary Midgley

    £16.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780415610247 | ISBN 10: 0415610249

    Myths, as Mary Midgley argues in this powerful book, are everywhere. In political thought they sit at the heart of theories of human nature and the social contract; in economics in the pursuit of self interest; and in science the idea of human beings ... more

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  • Cover image of book Introducing Slavoj Zizek: A Graphic Guide by Christopher Kul-Want and Piero
    Introducing Slavoj Zizek: A Graphic Guide - by Christopher Kul-Want and Piero

    £7.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781848312937 | ISBN 10: 1848312938

    A brand-new Introducing title on the worlds most dangerous philosopher.   Slavoj Zizek is one of those rare philosophers writing today whose fame exceeds academia and who is widely known publicly.   Zizeks work and writings ... more

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  • Cover image of book Time by Eva Hoffman
    Time - by Eva Hoffman

    £8.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781846680434 | ISBN 10: 1846680433

    A radical exploration of our relationship with life's most ineffable element.  Time is the one dimension of experience we cannot elude. But the nature of lived time is changing dramatically. We are living ever longer, but we suffer from e ... more

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  • Cover image of book What Should I Do? Philosophers on the Good, the Bad, and the Puzzling by Alexander George and Elisa MaI (Editors)
    What Should I Do? Philosophers on the Good, the Bad, and the Puzzling - by Alexander George and Elisa MaI (Editors)

    £14.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780199586127 | ISBN 10: 0199586128

    Is it ever OK to be dishonest? Is it wrong to enjoy violent video games, or to cheat on one's tax returns? Should we be vegetarians? When is war justified? Are there any moral facts, or is morality relative?  Life throws ethical questions ... more

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  • Cover image of book Derrida: A Very Short Introduction by Simon Glendinning
    Derrida: A Very Short Introduction - by Simon Glendinning

    £7.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780192803450 | ISBN 10: 019280345x

    Jacques Derrida, the French philosopher, developed his critical technique known as 'deconstruction'. His work is associated with ideas surrounding both post-structuralism and post-modern philosophy, and he was known to have challenged some of the unq ... more

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  • Cover image of book Conscience: A Very Short Introduction by Paul Strohm
    Conscience: A Very Short Introduction - by Paul Strohm

    £7.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780199569694 | ISBN 10: 019956969x

    Where does our conscience come from? How reliable is it?   In the West conscience has been relied upon for two thousand years as a judgement that distinguishes right from wrong. It has effortlessly moved through every period division and ... more

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  • Cover image of book Did Somebody Say Totalitarianism? Four Interventions in the (Mis)Use of a Notion by Slavoj Zizek
    Did Somebody Say Totalitarianism? Four Interventions in the (Mis)Use of a Notion - by Slavoj Zizek

    £13.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781844677139 | ISBN 10: 1844677133

    Undermining the liberal-democratic consensus that enables the designation of totalitarianism.  In some circles, a nod towards totalitarianism is enough to dismiss any critique of the status quo. Such is the insidiousness of the neo-liberal ideo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Believing Bullshit: How Not to Get Sucked into an Intellectual Black Hole by Stephen Law
    Believing Bullshit: How Not to Get Sucked into an Intellectual Black Hole - by Stephen Law

    £15.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781616144111 | ISBN 10: 1616144114

    Members of the Heavens Gate suicide cult believed they were taking a ride to heaven aboard a UFO. Muslim suicide bombers expect to be greeted after death by seventy-two heavenly virgins. Significant numbers of people believe that aliens built the py ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Gramscian Moment: Philosohy, Hegemony and Marxism by Peter Thomas
    The Gramscian Moment: Philosohy, Hegemony and Marxism - by Peter Thomas

    £31.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781608461165 | ISBN 10: 1608461165

    The influence of Antonio Gramsci's thought is only exceeded by the diverse interpretations to which it has been subjected, resulting in contradictory images of the true Gramsci.   Drawing on the recent flurry of linguistic work on his P ... more

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  • Cover image of book Philosophical Essays by Teodros Kiros
    Philosophical Essays - by Teodros Kiros

    £17.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781569023389 | ISBN 10: 1569023387

    Philosophical Essays seeks to present the idea of democracy systematically beginning with the ancient philosophers and ending with the modern philosopher, John Rawls. Democracy as we have come to know it is associated with the Greek Philosophers, Pla ... more

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  • Cover image of book Introducing Baudrillard: A Graphic Guide by Christopher Horrocks, illustrated by Zoran Jevtic
    Introducing Baudrillard: A Graphic Guide - by Christopher Horrocks, illustrated by Zoran Jevtic

    £7.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781848312074 | ISBN 10: 1848312075

    An illustrated guide to the controversial sociologist Jean Baudrillard, who died in 2007. Did the Gulf War take place? Is it possible to fake a bank robbery? Was sexual liberation a disaster? Jean Baudrillard has been hailed as one of France ... more

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  • Cover image of book Post-Anarchism: A Reader by Duane Rousselle and Sreyyya Evren
    Post-Anarchism: A Reader - by Duane Rousselle and Sreyyya Evren

    £26.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780745330860 | ISBN 10: 074533086x

    Post-anarchism has been of considerable importance in the discussions of radical intellectuals across the globe in the last decade. In its most popular form, it demonstrates a desire to blend the most promising aspects of traditional anarchist theory ... more

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  • Cover image of book How to Live: A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer by Sarah Bakewell
    How to Live: A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer - by Sarah Bakewell

    £10.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780099485155 | ISBN 10: 009948515x

    Part biography, part self-help, an original, funny and moving portrait of Montaigne, Renaissance nobleman and essayist.  How to get on well with people, how to deal with violence, how to adjust to losing someone you love? How to live? &nb ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error by Kathryn Schulz
    The Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error - by Kathryn Schulz

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781846270741 | ISBN 10: 184627074x

    Being wrong is an inescapable part of being alive. And yet, we go through life tacitly assuming (or loudly insisting) that we are right about nearly everything - from our political beliefs to our private memories, from our grasp of scientific fact to ... more

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  • Cover image of book SoulPancake: Chew on Life
    SoulPancake: Chew on Life's Big Questions - by Rainn Wilson

    £13.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781401310332 | ISBN 10: 1401310338

    In this digital, turbocharged era, few of us stop to consider lifes big questions. Rainn Wilson, known for his deft portrayal of Dwight on NBCs The Office, would like to change that. Together with some friends, he launched a Web site called SoulPan ... more

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  • Cover image of book Cycling - Philosophy for Everyone: A Philosophical Tour de Force by Fritz Allhoff, Jess Ilundin-Agurruza and Michael W. Austin (Editors)
    Cycling - Philosophy for Everyone: A Philosophical Tour de Force - by Fritz Allhoff, Jess Ilundin-Agurruza and Michael W. Austin (Editors)

    £12.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781444330274 | ISBN 10: 1444330276

    Covering interesting and varied philosophical terrain, Cycling: Philosophy for Everyone explores in a fun but critical way the rich philosophical, cultural, and existential experiences that arise when two wheels are propelled by human energy.   ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ideas That Matter: A Personal Guide for the 21st Century by A.C. Grayling
    Ideas That Matter: A Personal Guide for the 21st Century - by A.C. Grayling

    £12.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780753826188 | ISBN 10: 0753826186

    'Ideas are the cogs that drive history, and understanding them is half way to being aboard that powerful juggernaut rather than under its wheels'.   This is a book that celebrates the power of ideas: thought can, and does, change the world. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Talking with Sartre: Conversations and Debates by Edited and Translated by John Gerassi
    Talking with Sartre: Conversations and Debates - by Edited and Translated by John Gerassi

    £16.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780300159011 | ISBN 10: 0300159013

    What would it be like to be privy to the mind of one of the twentieth centurys greatest thinkers? John Gerassi had just this opportunity; as a child, his mother and father were very close friends with Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, and the ... more

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  • Cover image of book The 60-Second Philosopher: Expand Your Mind on a Minute or So a Day! by Andrew Pessin
    The 60-Second Philosopher: Expand Your Mind on a Minute or So a Day! - by Andrew Pessin

    £6.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781851686889 | ISBN 10: 1851686886

    Philosophy means "love of wisdom" in Greek. Unfortunately, as much as we all love wisdom, we dont all have the time to spend acquiring it! This fabulous little book provides the perfect antidote. Split into 60 one-minute chapters, Andrew Pessin offe ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Philosophers
    The Philosophers' Secret Fire: A History of the Imagination - by Patrick Harpur

    £9.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781906069063 | ISBN 10: 1906069069

    In this dazzling history of the imagination, Patrick Harpur links together fields as far apart as Greek philosophy and depth psychology, Renaissance magic and tribal ritual, Romantic poetry and modern models of the Universe, to trace how myths have b ... more

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  • Cover image of book Existentialism: A Beginner
    Existentialism: A Beginner's Guide - by Thomas Wartenberg

    £9.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781851685936 | ISBN 10: 1851685936

    Existentialism pervades modern culture, yet if you ask most people what it means, they wont be able to tell you. In this lively and topical introduction, Wartenberg reveals a vibrant mode of philosophical inquiry that addresses concerns at the h ... more

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  • Cover image of book Islamic Philosophy: A Beginner
    Islamic Philosophy: A Beginner's Guide - by Majid Fakhry

    £9.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781851686254 | ISBN 10: 1851686258

    From the introduction of Greek Philosophy into the Muslim world in the eighth century, right through to modern times, Majid Fakhry charts the evolution and interaction of philosophy, theology, and mysticism in the Islamic context. Highlighting key in ... more

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  • Cover image of book Authority and the Individual by Bertrand Russell
    Authority and the Individual - by Bertrand Russell

    £11.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780415487337 | ISBN 10: 0415487331

    From Ancient Greek philosophy to the French Revolution to the modern welfare state, in Authority and the Individual Bertrand Russell tackles the perennial questions of the balance between authority and human freedom.   With characteristic cl ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Book of Atheist Spirituality: An Elegant Argument for Spirituality Without God by Andre Comte-Sponville
    The Book of Atheist Spirituality: An Elegant Argument for Spirituality Without God - by Andre Comte-Sponville

    £12.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780553819908 | ISBN 10: 0553819909

    Can we do without religion? Can we have ethics without God? Is there such thing as 'atheistic spirituality'?  In this powerful book, the internationally bestselling author Andr Comte-Sponville presents a philosophical exploration of athe ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Horrors and Absurdities of Religion by Arthur Schopenhauer
    The Horrors and Absurdities of Religion - by Arthur Schopenhauer

    £4.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780141191591 | ISBN 10: 0141191597

    A fascinating examination of ethics, religion and psychology, this selection of Schopenhauer's works contains scathing attack on the nature and logic of religion, and an essay on ethics that ranges from the American slavery debate to the vices of Bud ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Philosophical Baby: What Children
    The Philosophical Baby: What Children's Minds Tell Us About Truth, Love and the Meaning of Life - by Alison Gopnik

    £14.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781847921079 | ISBN 10: 1847921078

    For most of us, having a baby is the most profound, intense, and fascinating experience of our lives. Now scientists and philosophers are starting to appreciate babies, too.   The last decade has witnessed a revolution in our understanding of ... more

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  • Cover image of book Violence by Slavoj Zizek
    Violence - by Slavoj Zizek

    £9.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781846680274 | ISBN 10: 1846680271

    Does the advent of capitalism and, indeed, civilisation cause more violence than it prevents? Is there violence in the simple idea of 'the neighbour'? And could the appropriate form of action against violence today simply be to contemplate, to think? ... more

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  • Cover image of book Existentialism for Beginners by David Cogswell, illustrated by Joe Lee
    Existentialism for Beginners - by David Cogswell, illustrated by Joe Lee

    £11.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781934389218 | ISBN 10: 1934389218

    Existentialism For Beginners is an entertaining romp through the history of a philosophical movement that has had a broad and enduring influence on Western culture. From the middle of the Nineteenth Century through the late Twentieth Century, existen ... more

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  • Cover image of book Blackwell Great Minds: Camus by David Sherman
    Blackwell Great Minds: Camus - by David Sherman

    £22.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781405159319 | ISBN 10: 1405159316

    Reflecting the profound influence he continues to exert on popular consciousness, Camus examines the complete body of works of French author and philosopher Albert Camus, providing a comprehensive analysis of Camus most important works most notabl ... more

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  • Cover image of book Introducing Ethics: A Graphics Guide by Dave Robinson & Chris Garratt
    Introducing Ethics: A Graphics Guide - by Dave Robinson & Chris Garratt

    £7.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781848310087 | ISBN 10: 1848310080

    Are humans really selfish and greedy, or generous and kind? Does anyone have the right to tell you what good and bad mean? Is morality about obeying a set of rules or thinking about the consequences?   Ethics affects everyone. Moral d ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Meaning of Life: A Very Short Introduction by Terry Eagleton
    The Meaning of Life: A Very Short Introduction - by Terry Eagleton

    £7.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780199532179 | ISBN 10: 0199532176

    'Philosophers have an infuriating habit of analysing questions rather than answering them', writes Terry Eagleton, who, in these pages, asks the most important question any of us ever ask, and attempts to answer it. So what is the meaning of life? &n ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Threat to Reason: How the Enlightenment Was Hijacked and How We Can Reclaim it by Daniel Hind
    The Threat to Reason: How the Enlightenment Was Hijacked and How We Can Reclaim it - by Daniel Hind

    £7.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781844672530 | ISBN 10: 1844672530

    "A profound and much-needed contribution... In the spirit of Enlightenment thinkers, he both reveals the contradictions and hypocrisies of contemporary politcs, and also points a way forward..."(Joel Bakan, author of The Corporation) "Since Septem ... more

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  • Cover image of book 42: Deep Thought on Life, the Universe, and Everything by Mark Vernon
    42: Deep Thought on Life, the Universe, and Everything - by Mark Vernon

    £9.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781851685608 | ISBN 10: 185168560x

    In The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the supercomputer Deep Thought pronounces 42 as the answer to life, the Universe, and everything. Three decades after the publication of this iconic book, acclaimed philosopher Mark Vernon returns to the truth ... more

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  • Cover image of book Nietzsche for Beginners by Marc Sautet and Patrick Boussignac
    Nietzsche for Beginners - by Marc Sautet and Patrick Boussignac

    £11.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781934389058 | ISBN 10: 1934389056

    The unorthodox life and ideas of Friedrich Nietzsche come alive in this documentary history. Nietzsche For Beginners presents a clear picture of the time in which this revolutionary philosopher lived and worked. We meet the luminaries of the age ... more

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  • Cover image of book Introducing Philosophy: A Graphic Guide to the History of Thinking by Dave Robinson and Judy Groves.
    Introducing Philosophy: A Graphic Guide to the History of Thinking - by Dave Robinson and Judy Groves.

    £7.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781840468533 | ISBN 10: 184046853x

    Philosophers have always enjoyed asking awkward and provocative questions, such as: What is the nature of reality? What are human beings really like? What is special about the human mind and consciousness? Are we free to choose who we are and what we ... more

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  • Cover image of book Game Theory: A Very Short Introduction by Ken Binmore
    Game Theory: A Very Short Introduction - by Ken Binmore

    £7.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780199218462 | ISBN 10: 0199218463

    Games are everywhere: Drivers manoeuvring in heavy traffic are playing a driving game. Bargain hunters bidding on eBay are playing an auctioning game. A firm negotiating next year's wage is playing a bargaining game. The opposing candidates in an ele ... more

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  • Cover image of book Je, Tu, Nous; Towards a Culture of Difference. by Luce Irigaray
    Je, Tu, Nous; Towards a Culture of Difference. - by Luce Irigaray

    £15.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780415771986 | ISBN 10: 0415771986

    Exploring womens experiences of motherhood, abortion, the AIDS crisis and the beauty industry, this book presents one of the most important thinkers of our day in her own words.  A passionate celebrator of 'sexual difference', Luce Irigaray ... more

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  • Cover image of book Paradoxes from A to Z by Michael Clark
    Paradoxes from A to Z - by Michael Clark

    £15.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780415420839 | ISBN 10: 0415420830

    This updated second edition is the essential guide to paradoxes and takes the reader on a lively tour of puzzles that have taxed thinkers from Zeno to Galileo and Lewis Carroll to Bertrand Russell. Michael Clark uncovers an array of conundrums, such ... more

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  • Cover image of book Existentialism: A Very Short Introduction by Thomas R. Flynn
    Existentialism: A Very Short Introduction - by Thomas R. Flynn

    £7.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780192804280 | ISBN 10: 0192804286

    Existentialism was one of the leading philosophical movements of the twentieth century. Focusing on its seven leading figures, Sartre, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Kierkegaard, de Beauvoir, Merleau-Ponty and Camus, this Very Short Introduction provides a cl ... more

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  • Cover image of book On Translation by Paul Ricoeur
    On Translation - by Paul Ricoeur

    £19.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780415357784 | ISBN 10: 0415357780

    Paul Ricoeur was one of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century. In this short and accessible book, he turns to a topic at the heart of much of his work: What is translation and why is it so important?  Reminding us that Th ... more

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  • Cover image of book Zizek
    Zizek's Politics - by Jodi Dean

    £39.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780415951760 | ISBN 10: 0415951763

    A critical introduction to the political thought of one of the most important, original and enigmatic philosophers writing today. Zizek's Politics provides an original interpretation and defence of the Slovenian philosopher's radical critique of libe ... more

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  • Cover image of book Rebel Alliances: The Means and Ends of Contemporary British Anarchists by Benjamin Franks
    Rebel Alliances: The Means and Ends of Contemporary British Anarchists - by Benjamin Franks

    £15.00   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781904859406 | ISBN 10: 1904859402

    Rebel Alliances offers an applied philosophical perspective on contemporary class-struggle anarchism in Britain.  It identifies the main principles distinguishing this tradition from competing Leninist, liberal and social-democratic groupings. F ... more

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  • Cover image of book Reading Art, Reading Irigaray: The Politics of Art by Women by Hilary Robinson
    Reading Art, Reading Irigaray: The Politics of Art by Women - by Hilary Robinson

    £62.00   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781860649530 | ISBN 10: 186064953x

    Luce Irigaray is one of the foremost philosophers and feminist thinkers of our day. Her work has had an enormous impact on the visual arts and is widely taught and read across the field - yet the actual implications of this influential body of though ... more

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  • Cover image of book What Do Existentialists Believe? by Richard Appignanesi
    What Do Existentialists Believe? - by Richard Appignanesi

    £6.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781862078635 | ISBN 10: 1862078637

    Existentialism is not a unified doctrine in any convential sense. It breaks ranks with all previous philosophy, unsettles orthodox religion, and questions the supremacy of science. However, the question it poses is of fundamental importance to us all ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus
    The Myth of Sisyphus - by Albert Camus

    £4.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780141023991 | ISBN 10: 0141023996

    Inspired by the myth of a man condemned to ceaselessly push a rock up a mountain and watch it roll back to the valley below, The Myth of Sisyphus transformed twentieth-century philosophy with its impassioned argument for the value of life in a world ... more

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  • Cover image of book Fear and Trembling by Soren Kierkegaard
    Fear and Trembling - by Soren Kierkegaard

    £4.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780141023939 | ISBN 10: 0141023937

    The Father of Existentialism, Kierkegaard transformed philosophy with his conviction that we must all create our own nature; in this great work of religious anxiety, he argues that a true understanding of God can only be attained by making a personal ... more

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  • Cover image of book Miracles and Idolatry by Francois Voltaire
    Miracles and Idolatry - by Francois Voltaire

    £4.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780141023922 | ISBN 10: 0141023929

    Voltaire's short, radical and iconoclastic essays on philosophical ideas from angels to idolatry, miracles to wickedness, make wry observations about human beliefs, and mock hypocrisy and extravagant piety - his call to his fellow men to act with rea ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Symposium by Plato
    The Symposium - by Plato

    £4.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780141023847 | ISBN 10: 0141023848

    Plato's retelling of the discourses between Socrates and his friends on such subjects as love and desire, truth and illusion, spiritual transcendence and the qualities of a good ruler, profoundly affected the ways in which we view human relationships ... more

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  • Cover image of book Foucault: A Very Short Introduction by Gary Gutting
    Foucault: A Very Short Introduction - by Gary Gutting

    £7.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780192805577 | ISBN 10: 0192805576

    Foucault is one of those rare philosophers who has become a cult figure. Born in 1926 in France, over the course of his life he dabbled in drugs, politics, and the Paris SM scene, all whilst striving to understand the deep concepts of identity, knowl ... more

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  • Cover image of book To Heal a Fractured World: The Ethics of Responsibility by Jonathan Sacks
    To Heal a Fractured World: The Ethics of Responsibility - by Jonathan Sacks

    £16.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780826480392 | ISBN 10: 082648039x

    One of Judaism's most distinctive and challenging ideas is its ethics of responsibility. We have been given the gift of freedom and we in turn have to honour and enhance the freedom of others. More than in any previous generation, we have been tempte ... more

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  • Cover image of book Humanity: An Emotional History by Stuart Walton
    Humanity: An Emotional History - by Stuart Walton

    £8.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9781843541059 | ISBN 10: 184354105x

    A bold and strikingly innovative study of how basic emotions rule the world. Walton contends that in the last two hundred and fifty years there have been big changes in the unwritten rules that govern what can be expressed in public and in private. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
    Meditations - by Marcus Aurelius

    £4.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780141018829 | ISBN 10: 0141018828

    The Meditations of the great Roman Philosopher-Emperor Marcus Aurelius are simple yet profound works of stoic philosophy. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Political Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction by David Miller
    Political Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction - by David Miller

    £7.99   paperback   (2003) - ISBN 13: 9780192803955 | ISBN 10: 0192803956

    This book introduces readers to the concepts of political philosophy. It starts by explaining why the subject is important and how it tackles basic ethical questions such as 'how should we live together in society?'   It looks at politica ... more

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  • Cover image of book Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction by Edward Craig
    Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction - by Edward Craig

    £7.99   paperback   (2002) - ISBN 13: 9780192854216 | ISBN 10: 0192854216

    How ought we to live? What really exists? How do we know?  This book introduces important themes in ethics, knowledge, and the self, via readings from Plato, Hume, Descartes, Hegel, Darwin, and Buddhist writers. It emphasizes throughout the poin ... more

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  • Cover image of book Kierkegaard: A Very Short Introduction by Patrick Gardiner
    Kierkegaard: A Very Short Introduction - by Patrick Gardiner

    £7.99   paperback   (2002) - ISBN 13: 9780192802569 | ISBN 10: 0192802569

    Soren Kierkegaard (1813-55), one of the most original thinkers of the nineteenth century, wrote widely on religious, psychological, and literary themes. This book shows how Kierkegaard developed his views in emphatic opposition to prevailing opinions ... more

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  • Cover image of book Poststructuralism: A Very Short Introduction by Catherine Belsey
    Poststructuralism: A Very Short Introduction - by Catherine Belsey

    £7.99   paperback   (2002) - ISBN 13: 9780192801807 | ISBN 10: 0192801805

    Poststructuralism changes the way we understand the relations between human beings, their culture, and the world.   Following a brief account of the historical relationship between structuralism and poststructuralism, this Very Short Introduc ... more

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  • Cover image of book Plato Not Prozac! by Lou Marinoff
    Plato Not Prozac! - by Lou Marinoff

    £10.99   paperback   (2001) - ISBN 13: 9780060931360 | ISBN 10: 0060931361

    If you're facing a dilemma - whether it's handling a relationship, living ethically, dealing with a career change, or finding meaning in life - the world's most important thinkers from centuries past will help guide you toward a solution compatible w ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Modern Prince and Other Writings by Antonio Gramsci
    The Modern Prince and Other Writings - by Antonio Gramsci

    £10.99   paperback   (2000) - ISBN 13: 9780717801336 | ISBN 10: 0717801330

    Selections from the Italian philosopher and revolutionary. 192 pages. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Nietzsche: A Very Short Introduction by Michael Tanner
    Nietzsche: A Very Short Introduction - by Michael Tanner

    £7.99   paperback   (2000) - ISBN 13: 9780192854148 | ISBN 10: 0192854143

    The philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) was almost wholly neglected during his sane life, which came to an abrupt end in 1889. Since then he has been appropriated as an icon by an astonishingly diverse spectrum of people, whose interpretati ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Thomas Paine Reader. by Thomas Paine (Michael Foot, Issac Kramnick, eds)
    The Thomas Paine Reader. - by Thomas Paine (Michael Foot, Issac Kramnick, eds)

    £11.99   paperback   (1987) - ISBN 13: 9780140444964 | ISBN 10: 0140444963

    All of Paine's supreme masterpieces are included here: The Rights of Man, a magnificent defence of the French Revolution against Edmund Burke and, according to A.J.P.Taylor, 'the best statement of democratic belief in any language'; Common Sense, who ... more

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  • Cover image of book Why I Am Not a Christian by Bertrand Russell
    Why I Am Not a Christian - by Bertrand Russell

    £15.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780415325103 | ISBN 10: 0415325102

    Considered one of the most blasphemous documents ever written, and at a time when we have faith schools and wars over religious beliefs, its message today could not be more relevant. Russell snatches away religion's comfortable responses to the etern ... more

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