• History of Philosophy
    History of Philosophy
    The story of philosophy is an epic tale- an exploration of the ideas, views and teachings of some of the most creative minds known to humanity. But since the long-popular classic, Bertrand Russell's History of Western Philosophy, first published in 1945, there has been no comprehensive and entertaining, single-volume history of this great intellectual journey.

    With his characteristic clarity and elegance A. C. Grayling takes the reader from the world-views and moralities before the age of the Buddha, Confucius, and Socrates, through Christianity's dominance of the European mind, to the Renaissance and Enlightenment, and on to Mill, Nietzsche, Sartre, and philosophy today. And, since the story of philosophy is incomplete without mention of the great philosophical traditions of India, China and the Persian-Arabic world, he gives a comparative survey of them too.

    Accessible for students and eye-opening for philosophy readers, he covers epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, aesthetics, logic, the philosophy of mind, the philosophy of language, political philosophy and the history of debates in these areas of enquiry, through the ideas of the celebrated philosophers as well as less well-known influential thinkers. He also asks what we have learnt from this body of thought, and what progress is still to be made.

    The first authoritative and accessible one-volume history of philosophy for decades, remarkable for its range and accessibility, this is a landmark work.

    ISBN: 9780241304556
    Publication date: 20/06/2019
    Price: $38.00
    Author: Grayling, A. C.
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • History of Philosophy
    History of Philosophy
    The story of philosophy is an epic tale- an exploration of the ideas, views and teachings of some of the most creative minds known to humanity. But since the long-popular classic Bertrand Russell's History of Western Philosophy, first published in 1945, there has been no comprehensive and entertaining, single-volume history of this great intellectual journey.

    With his characteristic clarity and elegance A. C. Grayling takes the reader from the world-views and moralities before the age of the Buddha, Confucius and Socrates, through Christianity's dominance of the European mind to the Renaissance and Enlightenment, and on to Mill, Nietzsche, Sartre, and philosophy today. And, since the story of philosophy is incomplete without mention of the great philosophical traditions of India, China and the Persian-Arabic world, he gives a comparative survey of them too.

    Intelligible for students and eye-opening for philosophy readers, he covers epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, aesthetics, logic, the philosophy of mind, the philosophy of language, political philosophy and the history of debates in these areas of enquiry, through the ideas of the celebrated philosophers as well as less well-known influential thinkers. He also asks what we have learnt from this body of thought, and what progress is still to be made.

    The first authoritative and accessible single-volume history of philosophy for decades, remarkable for its range and clarity, this is a landmark work.

    ISBN: 9780241304549
    Publication date: 27/08/2020
    Price: $30.00
    Author: Grayling, A. C.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Homo Deus
    Homo Deus
    Sapiens showed us where we came from. Homo Deus shows us where we're going. War is obsolete. You are more likely to commit suicide than be killed in conflict. Famine is disappearing. You are at more risk of obesity than starvation. Death is just a technical problem. Equality is out - but immortality is in. What does our future hold? Yuval Noah Harari, author of the bestselling phenomenon Sapiens envisions a not-too-distant world in which we face a new set of challenges. Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first century - from overcoming death to creating artificial life. It asks the fundamental questions: Where do we go from here? And how will we protect this fragile world from our own destructive powers? "Homo Deus will shock you. It will entertain you. Above all, it will make you think in ways you had not thought before". (Daniel Kahneman, author of Thinking Fast, and Slow).

    ISBN: 9781784703936
    Publication date: 06/04/2017
    Price: $30.00
    Author: Harari, Yuval Noah
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • How To Be a Stoic
    How To Be a Stoic
    How can we cope when life's events seem beyond our control? These words of consolation and inspiration from the three great Stoic philosophers - Epictetus, Seneca and Marcus Aurelius - offer ancient wisdom on how to face life's adversities and live well in the world.GREAT IDEAS. 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. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.

    ISBN: 9780241475263
    Publication date: 24/09/2020
    Price: $12.99
    Author: Epictetus
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $12.99
  • How to be a Stoic Ancient Wisdom for Modern Living
    How to be a Stoic Ancient Wisdom for Modern Living
    "In this thought-provoking book, Massimo Pigliucci shares his journey of discovering the power of Stoic practices in a philosophical dialogue with one of Stoicism's greatest teachers." (RYAN HOLIDAY, BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE OBSTACLE IS THE WAY AND THE DAILY STOIC). Who am I? What am I doing? How ought I to live my life? Stoicism teaches us to acknowledge our emotions, reflect on what causes them and redirect them for our own good. Whenever we worry about how to be happy, we are worrying about how to lead a good life. No goal seems more elusive. Massimo Pigliucci explores this remarkable philosophy and how its wisdom can be applied to our everyday lives in the quest for meaning. He shows how stoicism teaches us the importance of a person's character, integrity and compassion. Whoever we are, we can take something away from stoicism and, in How to be a Stoic, with its practical tips and exercises, meditations and mindfulness, he also explains how relevant it is to every part of our modern lives.

    ISBN: 9781846045073
    Publication date: 04/05/2017
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Pigliucci, Massimo
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • How to Think a Guide for the Perplexed
    How to Think a Guide for the Perplexed
    Most of us don't want to think, writes the American essayist Alan Jacobs. Thinking is trouble. It can force us out of familiar, comforting habits, and it can complicate our relationships with like-minded friends. Finally, thinking is slow, and that's a problem when our habits of consuming information (mostly online) leave us lost in the echo chamber of social media, where speed and factionalism trump accuracy and nuance.In this clever, witty book, Jacobs diagnoses the many forces that prevent thought - forces that have only worsened in the age of Twitter, such as "alternative facts," and information overload. He also dispels the many myths we hold about what it means to think well. (For example: it's impossible to "think for yourself.")Drawing on sources as far-flung as the novelist Marilynne Robinson, the basketball legend Wilt Chamberlain, the British philosopher John Stuart Mill and the Christian theologian C.S. Lewis, Jacobs digs into the nuts and bolts of the cognitive process, offering hope that each of us can reclaim our mental lives from the whirlpool of what now passes for public debate.After all, if we can learn to think together, perhaps we can learn to live together.

    ISBN: 9781781259566
    Publication date: 26/10/2017
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Jacobs, Alan
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $24.99
  • Humankind A Hopeful History
    Humankind A Hopeful History
    It's a belief that unites the left and right, psychologists and philosophers, writers and historians. It drives the headlines that surround us and the laws that touch our lives. From Machiavelli to Hobbes, Freud to Dawkins, the roots of this belief have sunk deep into Western thought. Human beings, we're taught, are by nature selfish and governed by self-interest.

    Humankind makes a new argument: that it is realistic, as well as revolutionary, to assume that people are good. The instinct to cooperate rather than compete, trust rather than distrust, has an evolutionary basis going right back to the beginning of Homo sapiens. By thinking the worst of others, we bring out the worst in our politics and economics too.

    In this major book, internationally bestselling author Rutger Bregman takes some of the world's most famous studies and events and reframes them, providing a new perspective on the last 200,000 years of human history. From the real-life Lord of the Flies to the Blitz, a Siberian fox farm to an infamous New York murder, Stanley Milgram's Yale shock machine to the Stanford prison experiment, Bregman shows how believing in human kindness and altruism can be a new way to think - and act as the foundation for achieving true change in our society.

    It is time for a new view of human nature.

    ISBN: 9781408898949
    Publication date: 19/05/2020
    Price: $34.99
    Author: Bregman, Rutger
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $34.99
  • I Ching The Book of Change
    I Ching The Book of Change
    In a radically new translation and interpretation of the I Ching, David Hinton strips this ancient Chinese masterwork of the usual apparatus and discovers a deeply poetic and philosophical text. Teasing out an elegant vision of the cosmos as ever-changing yet harmonious, Hinton reveals the seed from which Chinese philosophy, poetry, and painting grew. Although it was and is widely used for divination, the I Ching is also a book of poetic philosophy, deeply valued by artists and intellectuals, and Hinton's translation restores it to its original lyrical form. Previous translations have rendered the I Ching as a divination text full of arcane language and extensive commentary. Though informative, these versions rarely hint at the work's philosophical heart, let alone its literary beauty. Here, Hinton translates only the original stratum of the text, revealing a fully formed work of literature in its own right. The result is full of wild imagery, fables, aphorisms, and stories. Acclaimed for the eloquence of his many translations of ancient Chinese poetry and philosophy, Hinton has reinvented the I Ching as an exciting contemporary text at once primal and postmodern.

    ISBN: 9780374536428
    Publication date: 01/06/2017
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Hinton, David
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Joyous Science
    Joyous Science
    The Joyous Science is a liberating voyage of discovery as Nietzsche's realization that 'God is dead' and his critique of morality, the arts and modernity give way to an exhilarating doctrine of self-emancipation and the concept of eternal recurrence. Here is Nietzsche at his most personal and affirmative; in his words, this is a book of 'exuberance, restlessness, contrariety and April showers'. With its unique voice and style, its playful combination of poetry and prose, and its invigorating quest for self-emancipation, The Joyous Science is a literary tour de forceand quite possibly Nietzsche's best book.

    ISBN: 9780141195391
    Publication date: 03/12/2018
    Price: $26.00
    Author: Nietzsche, Friedrich
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
  • Labyrinth
    Labyrinth
    As graduates embark on the next phase of their lives, what better way to get them accustomed to the rat race they are about to enter than by introducing them to the philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre? Cleverly told through the story of a pair of rats trapped in the labyrinth of existence, this allegory humorously conveys the key ideas of Sartre's existential philosophy in graphic-novel form-accessible for students and readers of all ages.

    In addition, two reputable Sartre scholars have contributed the introduction and afterword: Gary Cox, a British philosopher with a doctorate from the University of Birmingham, and Christine Daigle, professor of philosophy at Brock University in Canada.

    ISBN: 9781419740022
    Publication date: 14/04/2020
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Argon, Ben
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $29.99
  • Leviathan
    Leviathan
    Written during the turmoil of the English Civil War, "Leviathan" is an ambitious work of philosophy. Claiming that man's essential nature is competitive and selfish, Thomas Hobbes formulates the case for a powerful sovereign - or "Leviathan" - to enforce peace and the law, focusing on security instead of the anarchic freedom he believed humanity would otherwise choose. This view shocked many of his contemporaries and the work was publicly burnt for sedition and blasphemy. In his rejection of Aristotle's view of man as a naturally social being, and his analysis of the ways in which society can and should function, Hobbes began a new form of political science.

    ISBN: 9780140431957
    Publication date: 19/11/1981
    Price: $21.00
    Author: Hobbes, Thomas
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $21.00
  • Little Book of Philosophy
    Little Book of Philosophy
    If you want to know your Socrates from your Sartre and your Confucius from your Kant, strap in for this whirlwind tour of the highlights of philosophy. Including accessible primers on:





    The early Ancient Greek philosophers and the `big three': Socrates, Plato and Aristotle
    Key schools of philosophy and their impact on modern life
    Insights into the main questions philosophers have explored over the years: Who am I? What is the meaning of life? Do I have free will?
    Practical applications for the theories of Descartes, Kant, Wollstonecraft, Marx, Nietzsche and many more.


    This illuminating little book will introduce you to the key thinkers, themes and theories you need to know to understand how human ideas have sculpted the world we live in and the way we think today.

    ISBN: 9781786858085
    Publication date: 13/06/2019
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Poulton, Rachel
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.99
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