• Boy the Mole the Fox and the Horse
    Boy the Mole the Fox and the Horse
    A reminder of the most important things in life. A book of hope for uncertain times.

    Enter the world of Charlie's four unlikely friends, discover their story and their most poignant life lessons. Charlie's first book includes his most-loved illustrations and new ones too.

    The conversations of the boy, the mole, the fox and the horse have been shared thousands of times online, recreated in school art classes, hung on hospital walls and turned into tattoos.

    'A wonderful work of art and a wonderful window into the human heart' Richard Curtis

    ISBN: 9781529105100
    Publication date: 10/10/2019
    Price: $40.00
    Author: Mackesy, Charlie
    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
  • Can't Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation
    Can't Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation
    An incendiary personal and cultural investigation of burnout

    Are you tired, stressed and trying your best but somehow still not doing enough? Has the bottom half of your To Do list been locked in place for months? Is everything becoming work as your job seeps into your evenings, you monetise your hobbies and perform your leisure time on social media?

    This is burnout - what increasingly like the defining feature of our lives. We are exhausted. But burnout is not a personal failing. It is a creeping part of modern culture, shaped by deep-rooted political, historical and economic forces, and it is affecting how we work, parent, socialise and inhabit the world.

    Anne Helen Petersen identifies burnout with moving clarity - what it feels like and how it manifests across communities. Through her own experience, original interviews and detailed analysis, she traces the institutional and generational causes of burnout. And, in doing so, she helps us to let go of our guilt and imagine a possible future.

    Reassuring, insightful and galvanising, Can't Even is essential reading for all of us.

    ISBN: 9781784744489
    Publication date: 19/01/2021
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Petersen, Anne Helen
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Classical Philosophy in a Nutshell
    Classical Philosophy in a Nutshell
    From Socrates' fascinating discussions of morality and virtue to Pythagoras' attempts to understand the arrangement of the cosmos, the thinkers of the ancient world provided us with an astonishing array of ideas that has helped to shape the modern world.

    Ranging across Ancient Greek and Roman philosophy from Anaximander to Plotinus, Classical Philosophy in a Nutshell explains important ideas such as Plato's Theory of Forms, Zeno's Paradox, and the Stoicism of Marcus Aurelius.

    Filled with helpful diagrams and simple summaries of complex theories, this essential introduction brings the great ideas of antiquity to everyone.

    ISBN: 9781788283717
    Publication date: 15/10/2018
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Moore, Michael
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.99
  • Communist Manifesto
    Communist Manifesto

    The Communist Manifesto was first published in London in 1848, by two young men in their late twenties. Its impact reverberated across the globe and throughout the next century, and it has come to be recognised as one of the most important political texts ever written. Maintaining that the history of all societies is a history of class struggle, the manifesto proclaims that communism is the only route to equality, and is a call to action aimed at the proletariat. It is an essential read for anyone seeking to understand our modern political landscape.

    Published to coincide with the 200th anniversary of Karl Marx's birth, this pocket edition includes a new introduction by the economist and bestselling author of And the Weak Suffer What They Must? and Adults in the Room, Yanis Varoufakis.

    ISBN: 9781784873691
    Publication date: 26/04/2018
    Price: $15.99
    Author: Marx, Karl
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.99
  • Concept of Anxiety
    Concept of Anxiety
    Brilliantly synthesizing human insights with Christian dogma, Soren Kierkegaard presented, in 1844, The Concept of Anxiety as a landmark "psychological deliberation," suggesting that our only hope in overcoming anxiety was not through "powder and pills" but by embracing it with open arms. While Kierkegaard's Danish prose is surprisingly rich, previous translations-the most recent in 1980-have marginalized the work with alternately florid or slavishly wooden language. With a vibrancy never seen before in English, Alastair Hannay, the world's foremost Kierkegaard scholar, has finally re-created its natural rhythm, eager that this overlooked classic will be revivified as the seminal work of existentialism and moral psychology that it is. From The Concept of Anxiety: "And no Grand Inquisitor has such frightful torments in readiness as has anxiety, and no secret agent knows as cunningly how to attack the suspect in his weakest moment, or to make so seductive the trap in which he will be snared; and no discerning judge understands how to examine, yes, exanimate the accused as does anxiety, which never lets him go, not in diversion, not in noise, not at work, not by day, not by night."

    ISBN: 9781631490040
    Publication date: 26/01/2015
    Price: $31.99
    Author: Kierkegaard, Soren
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $31.99
  • Deep Thought 42 Fantastic Quotes that Define Philosophy
    Deep Thought 42 Fantastic Quotes that Define Philosophy
    Gary Cox guides us through 42 of the most misunderstood, misquoted, provocative and significant quotes in the history of philosophy providing a witty and compelling commentary along the way. This entertaining and illuminating collection of quotes doesn't merely list who said what and when, it explores who each philosopher is and what he or she really meant when they said what they said.

    Viewing each quote as a philosophical thesis in itself, Cox probes the writings of everyone from Douglas Adams to A.J. Ayer and Thomas Aquinas to Karl Marx. This is a philosophical journey through history, culture and writing to bring us to a deeper understanding of why we think the way we do.

    As Douglas Adams points out, if there is no final answer to the question, 'What is the meaning of life?', '42' is as good or bad an answer as any other. Here Cox shows that 42 quotes might be even better!

    ISBN: 9781350066588
    Publication date: 20/08/2020
    Price: $21.99
    Author: Cox, Gary
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $21.99
  • Eastern Philosophy The Greatest Thinkers and Sages from Ancient to Modern Times
    Eastern Philosophy The Greatest Thinkers and Sages from Ancient to Modern Times
    Do not do unto others what you do not want done to yourself

    This Golden Rule of morality espoused by Confucius is just one of the many maxims that originate from Eastern philosophy. From Daoism to Islam, and from The Buddha to Zoroaster, the Eastern world contains some of the most ancient and influential approaches to philosophy that exist to date.

    Spanning from 1200 BCE to the present day, this fascinating guide covers a wide breadth of Eastern thinkers including Muhammad, Lao Tzu and Gandhi. These individuals and their philosophical concepts are introduced in a lively and lucid narrative with fascinating biographical detail.

    Packed with wisdom spanning thousands of years, Eastern Philosophy introduces some unique approaches to some of life's great questions.

    ISBN: 9781789503876
    Publication date: 15/07/2019
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Burns, Kevin
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Essays and Aphorisms
    Essays and Aphorisms
    One of the greatest philosophers of the nineteenth century, Schopenhauer (1788-1860) believed that human action is determined not by reason but by 'will' - the blind and irrational desire for physical existence. This selection of his writings on religion, ethics, politics, women, suicide, books and many other themes is taken from Schopenhauer's last work, Parerga and Paralipomena, which he published in 1851. These pieces depict humanity as locked in a struggle beyond good and evil, and each individual absolutely free within a Godless world, in which art, morality and self-awareness are our only salvation. This innovative - and pessimistic - view has proved powerfully influential upon philosophy and art, directly affecting the work of Nietzsche, Wittgenstein and Wagner among others. Arthur Schopenhauer was born in Danzig in 1788 where his family, of Dutch origin, owned a respected trading house. Arthur was expected to inherit the business, but hated the work and in 1807, after his father's suicide and the sale of the business, he enrolled in the grammar school at Gotha. He went on to study medicine and science at Gottingen University and in 1810 began to study philosophy. In 1811 he transferred to Berlin to write his doctoral thesis, and began to write The World as Will and Idea, a complete exploration of his philosophy, which was finished in 1818. Although the book failed to sell, his belief in his own views sustained him through twenty-five years of frustrated desire for fame. During his middle life he travelled widely in Europe and in 1844 brought out a much expanded edition of his book, which after his death became one of the most widely read of all philosophical works. His fame was established in 1851 with the publication of Parerga and Paralipomena, a collection of dialogues, essays and aphorisms. He died in 1860.

    R.J. Hollingdale has translated works by, among others, Schopenhauer, Goethe, T.A. Hoffmann, Lichtenburg and Theodor Fontane, as well as eleven of Nietzsche's books, many for the Penguin Classics. He has published two books on Nietzsche and was Honorary President of the British Nietzsche Society until his death in 2003.

    ISBN: 9780141395913
    Publication date: 06/11/2014
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Schopenhauer, Arthur
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $35.00
  • Essays in Love
    Essays in Love
    With an introduction by Sheila Heti. A unique love story and a classic work of philosophy, rooted in the mysterious workings of the human heart and mind Perhaps it is true that we do not really exist until there is someone there to see us existing, we cannot properly speak until there is someone who can understand what we are saying in essence, we are not wholly alive until we are loved. A man and a woman meet over casual conversation on a flight from Paris to London, and so begins a love story - from first kiss to first argument, elation to heartbreak, and everything in between. Each stage of the relationship is illuminated with startling clarity, as de Botton explores emotions often felt but rarely understood. With the verve of a novelist and the insight of a philosopher, Alain de Botton uncovers the mysteries of the human heart. Essays In Love is an iconic book - one that should be read by anyone who has ever fallen in love.

    ISBN: 9781447275329
    Publication date: 01/01/2015
    Price: $24.99
    Author: De Botton, Alain
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Ethics Subjectivity and Truth Essential Works of Michel Foucault 1954-1984
    Ethics Subjectivity and Truth Essential Works of Michel Foucault 1954-1984
    Ethics is taken from the highly influential series of courses Foucault taught at the College de France from 1970 to 1982. This volume also includes a selection of engaging and unusually candid interviews, as well as excerpts from Foucault's key writing on ethics.

    ISBN: 9780241435090
    Publication date: 06/08/2020
    Price: $30.00
    Author: Foucault, Michel
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Existentialist's Survival Guide
    Existentialist's Survival Guide
    SOren Kierkegaard, Friedrich Nietzsche, Jean-Paul Sartre, and other towering figures of existentialism grasped that human beings are, at heart, moody creatures, susceptible to an array of psychological setbacks, crises of faith, flights of fancy, and other emotional ups and downs. Rather than understanding moods-good and bad alike-as afflictions to be treated with pharmaceuticals, this swashbuckling group of thinkers generally known as existentialists believed that such feelings not only offer enduring lessons about living a life of integrity, but also help us discern an inner spark that can inspire spiritual development and personal transformation. To listen to Kierkegaard and company, how we grapple with these feelings shapes who we are, how we act, and, ultimately, the kind of lives we lead.

    In The Existentialist's Survival Guide, Gordon Marino, director of the Hong Kierkegaard Library at St. Olaf College and boxing correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, recasts the practical takeaways existentialism offers for the twenty-first century. From negotiating angst, depression, despair, and death to practicing faith, morality, and love, Marino dispenses wisdom on how to face existence head-on while keeping our hearts intact, especially when the universe feels like it's working against us and nothing seems to matter.

    What emerges are life-altering and, in some cases, lifesaving epiphanies-existential prescriptions for living with integrity, courage, and authenticity in an increasingly chaotic, uncertain, and inauthentic age.

    ISBN: 9780062436009
    Publication date: 22/07/2019
    Price: $36.99
    Author: Marino, Gordon
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $36.99
  • Fourfold Remedy Epicurus and the Art of Happiness
    Fourfold Remedy Epicurus and the Art of Happiness
    What do we really need in order to live a happy life? An Epicurean antidote to anxiety

    Over two thousand years ago the Greek philosopher Epicurus offered a seemingly simple answer: all we really want is pleasure.

    Today we tend to associate the word 'Epicurean' with the enjoyment of fine food and wine and decadent self-indulgence. But, as philosopher John Sellars shows, these things are a world away from the vision of a pleasant life developed by Epicurus and his followers who were more concerned with mental pleasures and avoiding pain. Their goal, in short, was a life of tranquillity.

    In this uplifting and elegant book, Sellars walks us through the history of Epicureanism from a private garden on the edge of ancient Athens to the streets of Rome, showing us how it can help us think anew about joy, friendship, nature and being alive in the world.

    ISBN: 9780241419564
    Publication date: 07/01/2021
    Price: $26.00
    Author: Sellars, John
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $26.00
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