• Republic
    Republic
    This is an authoritative new translation of Plato's "The Republic" by Christopher Rowe, with notes and an introduction. 'We set about founding the best city we could, because we could be confident that if it was good we would find justice in it'. "The Republic", Plato's masterwork, was first enjoyed 2,400 years ago and remains one of the most widely-read books in the world: as a foundational work of Western philosophy, and for the richness of its ideas and virtuosity of its writing. Presented as a dialogue between Plato's teacher Socrates and various interlocutors, it is an exhortation to philosophy, inviting its readers to reflect on the choices to be made if we are to live the best life available to us. This complex, dynamic work creates a picture of an ideal society governed not by the desire for money, power or fame, but by philosophy, wisdom and justice. Christopher Rowe's accurate and enjoyable new translation remains faithful to the many variations of the "Republic's" tone, style and pace.
    This edition also contains a chronology, further reading, an outline of the work's main arguments and an introduction discussing Plato's relationship with Socrates, and the "Republic's" style, ideas and historical context.

    ISBN: 9780141442433
    Publication date: 27/09/2012
    Price: $23.00
    Author: Plato
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
  • School of Life an Emotional Education
    School of Life an Emotional Education
    What does it mean to live wisely and well in the twenty-first century? And how should we go about doing it?

    These are the most important questions to ask ourselves and the ones we most often avoid dealing with. This insightful, witty and generous book reveals one simple answer to the question of a good life- emotional intelligence.

    Emotional intelligence will not make you into a perfect person. It will not save you from moments of self-doubt, frustration or lost temper. Instead it will allow you to understand that these moments are completely normal, completely human, and that there is no such thing as perfect. There is only good enough - and that really is good enough.

    ISBN: 9780241985830
    Publication date: 03/09/2020
    Price: $30.00
    Author: De Botton, Alain
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • School of Life Dictionary
    School of Life Dictionary
    A dictionary is a guide to language. This dictionary is for the distinctive language that The School of Life 'speaks': that of emotions. It is a selection of over 160 words and phrases that shed light on our feelings about ourselves, other people, and the workings of the modern world.

    Too often, we struggle to find the right words to explain what we mean; this dictionary is a tool to help us convey our true intentions with economy and precision.

    The School of Life - an organisation dedicated to making sense of our emotional lives - offers us a complete vocabulary with which to understand some of our key emotional states and ideas and to express them succinctly and successfully to the world.

    ISBN: 9780995753594
    Publication date: 02/11/2017
    Price: $50.00
    Author: School Of Life
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $50.00
  • Simply Philosophy
    Simply Philosophy
    Understanding philosophy has never been easier.Combining bold, elegant graphics with easy-to-understand text, Simply Philosophy is the perfect introduction to the subject for those who are short of time but hungry for knowledge.Artfully simple, it covers more than 90 key philosophical ideas, organized by major philosophical themes - metaphysics and epistemology, analytic and continental philosophy, the philosophy of mind, ethics, political philosophy, and logic.Each pared-back entry explains a core philosophical concept more clearly than ever before, demystifying the groundbreaking theories of famous thinkers - from Plato's ideal forms to Kant's categorical imperative and Nietzsche's bermensch to Wittgenstein's private language argument. The essential ideas of the major philosophical schools and traditions, such as empiricism, rationalism, materialism, and dualism, can be grasped in seconds.Whether you are studying philosophy at school or college, or simply want a jargon-free overview of the subject, this indispensable guide is packed with everything you need to understand the basics quickly and easily.

    ISBN: 9780241446690
    Publication date: 04/02/2021
    Price: $24.00
    Author: DK
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $24.00
  • Socrates in Love the Making of a Philosopher
    Socrates in Love the Making of a Philosopher
    An innovative and insightful exploration of the passionate early life of Socrates and the influences that led him to become the first and greatest of philosophers

    Socrates: the philosopher whose questioning gave birth to the ideas of Western thought, and whose execution marked the end of the Athenian Golden Age. Yet despite his pre-eminence among the great thinkers of history, little of his life story is known. What we know tends to begin in his middle age and end with his trial and death. Our conception of Socrates has relied upon Plato and Xenophon - men who met him when he was in his fifties and a well-known figure in war-torn Athens.

    There is mystery at the heart of Socrates' story: what turned the young Socrates into a philosopher? What drove him to pursue with such persistence, at the cost of social acceptance and ultimately of his life, a whole new way of thinking about the meaning of existence?

    In this revisionist biography, Armand D'Angour draws on neglected sources to explore the passions and motivations of young Socrates, showing how love transformed him into the philosopher he was to become. What emerges is the figure of Socrates as never previously portrayed: a heroic warrior, an athletic wrestler and dancer - and a passionate lover. Socrates in Love sheds new light on the formative journey of the philosopher, finally revealing the identity of the woman who Socrates claimed inspired him to develop ideas that have captivated thinkers for 2,500 years.

    ISBN: 9781408883822
    Publication date: 05/03/2020
    Price: $24.99
    Author: D'Angour, Armand
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Tao Te Ching
    Tao Te Ching
    Reflect upon the wisdom within this translation of the Tao Te Ching. Lao-Tzu's Tao Te Ching, or Book of the Way, is the classic manual on the art of living and one of the wonders of the world. In eighty-one brief chapters, the Tao Te Ching nods at the basic predicatment of being alive and gives advice that imparts balance and perspective, a serene and generous spirit. This book is about wisdom in action. It teaches how we work for the good with the effortless skill that comes from being in accord with the Tao (the basic principle of the universe) and applies equally to good government and sexual love, to childrearing, business, and ecology. The Tao Te Ching is the most widely traslated book in world literature, after the Bible. Yet the lucidity of the original has eluded most previous translations, and they have obscured some of its central ideas.

    ISBN: 9781577151166
    Publication date: 26/11/2015
    Price: $22.99
    Author: Tzu, Lao
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.99
  • There Are Places in the World Where Rules Are Less Important Than Kindness
    There Are Places in the World Where Rules Are Less Important Than Kindness
    One of our most beloved scientists, a fearless free spirit, Carlo Rovelli is also a masterful storyteller. In this collection of writings, the logbook of an intelligence always on the move, he follows his curiosity and invites us on a voyage through science, literature, philosophy and politics.

    Written with his usual clarity and wit, these pieces, most of which were first published in Italian newspapers, range widely across time and space- from Newton's alchemy to Einstein's mistakes, from Nabokov's lepidoptery to Dante's cosmology, from travels in Africa to the consciousness of an octopus, from mind-altering psychedelic substances to the meaning of atheism. Charming, pithy and elegant, this book is the perfect gateway to the universe of one of the most influential physicists of our age.

    ISBN: 9780241454688
    Publication date: 03/11/2020
    Price: $40.00
    Author: Rovelli, Carlo
    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
  • Thus Spoke Zarathustra
    Thus Spoke Zarathustra
    No modern philosopher has been more completely misquoted and misrepresented than Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900). His phrase, "God is dead", his insistence that the meaning of life is to be found in purely human terms, and his doctrine of the superman and the will to power were all later seized upon and unrecognizably twisted by, among others, Nazi intellectuals. This translation of "Thus spoke Zarathustra" a spiritual odyssey through the modern world, enables the reader to judge for themselves an original thinker who has had a powerful influence upon such 20th century writers as Shaw, Mann, Sartre and Camus.

    ISBN: 9780140441185
    Publication date: 01/01/1964
    Price: $17.99
    Author: Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $17.99
  • Wealth of Nations
    Wealth of Nations
    The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith. It is symbolic that Adam Smith's masterpiece of economic analysis, The Wealth of Nations, was first published in 1776, the same year as the "Declaration of Independence." In his book, Smith fervently extolled the simple yet enlightened notion that individuals are fully capable of setting and regulating prices for their own goods and services. He argued passionately in favor of free trade, yet stood up for the little guy. The Wealth of Nations provided the first--and still the most eloquent--integrated description of the workings of a market economy.
    The result of Smith's efforts is a witty, highly readable work of genius filled with prescient theories that form the basis of a thriving capitalist system. This unabridged edition offers the modern reader a fresh look at a timeless and seminal work that revolutionized the way governments and individuals view the creation and dispersion of wealth--and that continues to influence our economy right up to the present day.

    ISBN: 9780553585971
    Publication date: 05/05/2003
    Price: $22.99
    Author: Smith, Adam
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.99
  • What Is Existentialism
    What Is Existentialism
    'It is possible for man to snatch the world from the darkness of absurdity'

    How should we think and act in the world? These writings on the human condition by one of the twentieth century's great philosophers explore the absurdity of our notions of good and evil, and show instead how we make our own destiny simply by being.

    One of twenty new books in the bestselling Penguin Great Ideas series. This new selection showcases a diverse list of thinkers who have helped shape our world today, from anarchists to stoics, feminists to prophets, satirists to Zen Buddhists.

    ISBN: 9780241475232
    Publication date: 24/09/2020
    Price: $12.99
    Author: de Beauvoir, Simone
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $12.99
  • What Would Nietzsche Do?
    What Would Nietzsche Do?
    Ever wondered if Schopenhauer could fix your broken heart? How Heraclitus might help you if you lost your phone? Given the chance, would Foucault leave the toilet seat up? With sections on Relationships, Self and Identity, How to Live, Art and Aesthetics, and Politics, there is an answer to each of modern life's questions here. Each section is comprised of a collection of questions, from 'Is Shakespeare better than the Simpsons?' to 'Should I get a takeaway tonight?'; from little niggling questions, to the great mysteries of human existence. With Marcus Weeks's illuminating commentary on each philosopher's answer to the question at hand, you'll be spouting Socrates and discussing Descartes before you know it. A guide to life, of sorts, and also a fantastic introduction to philosophy for anyone looking to broaden their knowledge of the subject.

    ISBN: 9781844039265
    Publication date: 01/06/2017
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Weeks, Marcus
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
  • Witcraft The Invention of Philosophy in English
    Witcraft The Invention of Philosophy in English
    This fresh and brilliant history of how philosophy became established in English presents a new form of philosophical storytelling. Ree tells the story of philosophy as it was lived and practised, embedded in its time and place, by men and women from many walks of life, engaged with the debates and culture of their age. And, by focusing on works in English, he shows them to be quite as diverse, inventive and cosmopolitan as their continental counterparts. Compelling intellectual portraits of celebrated British and American philosophers rub shoulders with the remarkable philosophical work of literary writers, such as William Hazlitt and George Eliot, as well as a carnival of overlooked characters - priests and poets, teachers, servants and crofters, thinking for themselves and reaching their own conclusions about religion, politics, art and everything else.

    The book adopts a novel structure, examining its subject at fifty-year intervals from the sixteenth century to the twentieth. It is full of stories and personalities as well as ideas, and shows philosophy springing from the life around it. Witcraft overturns the established orthodoxies of the history of philosophy, and celebrates the diversity, vitality and inventiveness of philosophical thought.

    ISBN: 9780141027418
    Publication date: 23/04/2020
    Price: $32.00
    Author: Ree, Jonathan
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
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