Category: Philosophy

Essence of Nihilism

Verso | October 11, 2016 | 384 pages
A groundbreaking classic of contemporary philosophy for the first time in English translation Between 1961 and 1970, Emanuele Severino was subjected to a thorough investigation by the Vatican Inquisition. The "fundamental incompatibility" identified between his thought and Christian doctrine... More Info

Grand Hotel Abyss

Verso | September 20, 2016 | 448 pages
"Grand Hotel Abyss investigates the lives and afterlives of the critical theorists who formed the Frankfurt School"--  More Info

Walter Benjamin

Belknap Press | November 21, 2016 | 768 pages
Walter Benjamin was perhaps the twentieth century's most elusive intellectual. His writings defy categorization, and his improvised existence has proven irresistible to mythologizers. In a major new biography, Howard Eiland and Michael Jennings present a comprehensive portrait of the man and his... More Info


Scribner | November 15, 2016 | 352 pages
A brilliant and groundbreaking argument that innovation and progress are often achieved by revisiting and retooling ideas from the past rather than starting from scratch—from The Guardian columnist and contributor to The Atlantic. Innovation is not always as innovative as it may seem. This is the... More Info

Primary Greatness

Simon & Schuster | November 15, 2016 | 224 pages
From Stephen R. Covey—the late, legendary author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People—a set of principles for achieving a happy and fulfilling life of primary greatness. Many of us are hurting. We have chronic problems, dissatisfactions, and disappointments. Although we generally make it... More Info

Adorno and Existence

Harvard University Press | November 14, 2016 | 272 pages
Adorno was forever returning to the philosophies of bourgeois interiority, seeking the paradoxical relation between their manifest failure and their hidden promise. As Peter E. Gordon shows, Adorno s writings on Kierkegaard, Husserl, and Heidegger present us with a photographic negative a... More Info

A Matter of Life and Death

August 18, 2016 | 232 pages
This book brings together contributors from different backgrounds including a Holocaust survivor and a death row inmate, to explore perspectives on death. Each contributor offers commentary on a written or visual work that best expresses death to them. A meaningful volume for the bereaved and those... More Info

Philosophy of Nature

John Wiley & Sons | July 5, 2016 | 288 pages
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Logic: A Very Short Introduction

Oxford Paperbacks | October 12, 2000 | 160 pages
This book is an introduction to modern formal logic. It is not a text book, however, but explores the philosophical roots of the subject. Each chapter takes some philosophical problem or logical conundrum, and explains how it may be handled in light of modern logic.  More Info

Between Quran and Kafka

Polity | October 17, 2016 | 300 pages
What connects Shiite passion plays with Brecht’s drama? Which of Goethe’s poems were inspired by the Quran? How can Ibn Arabi’s theology of sighs explain the plays of Heinrich von Kleist? And why did the Persian author Sadeq Hedayat identify with the Prague Jew Franz Kafka? ‘One who knows... More Info

The Edge of Reason

Yale University Press | September 22, 2016 | 272 pages
An urgent defense of reason, the essential method for resolving--or even discussing--divisive issues Reason, long held as the highest human achievement, is under siege. According to Aristotle, the capacity for reason sets us apart from other animals, yet today it has ceased to be a universally... More Info

Come and Take It

October 1, 2016 | 320 pages
Cody Wilson, a self-described crypto-anarchist and rogue thinker, combines the controversial yet thrilling story of the production of the first ever 3D printable gun with a startling philosophical manifesto that gets to the heart of the twenty-first century debate over the freedom of information... More Info

Political Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

OUP Oxford | June 26, 2003 | 160 pages
This book introduces readers to the concepts of political philosophy - authority, democracy, freedom and its limits, justice, feminism, multiculturalism, and nationality. Accessibly written and assuming no previous knowledge of the subject, it encourages the reader to think clearly and critically... More Info

One World Now

September 27, 2016 | 280 pages
"One World Now" seamlessly integrates major developments of the past decade into Peter Singer's classic text on the ethics of globalization, "One World." Singer, often described as the world's most influential philosopher, here addresses such essential concerns as climate change, economic... More Info

Highly Sensitive People in an Insensitive World

Jessica Kingsley Publishers | June 21, 2016 | 160 pages
What does it mean to be a highly sensitive person? How is it different from introversion, or shyness? And what unique advantages does high sensitivity have to offer? Ilse Sand answers all these questions and encourages other highly sensitive people to ride out the lows and embrace the creativity... More Info

Interview You: Who Do You Think You Are?

Carpet Bombing Culture | August 15, 2016 | 128 pages
Don t wait to be discovered. Discover yourself. Inside you ll find - the real you. Go on an adventure of self-discovery with this feast of fun and fascinating questions, tests, games, quizzes and tips to help you uncover the superstar within. Unleash your hidden legend and fast track yourself all... More Info

A Buddhist Grief Observed

August 9, 2016 | 136 pages
A Buddhist scholar and teacher suffers deep grief, "a season in hell," after the death of his wife. Amid the world-shattering pain of loss, what helps? In this brave record of his devastating experience, Guy Newland recounts falling to pieces and then learning to make sense of his pain and grief... More Info

A Lover's Discourse

Hill and Wang | October 12, 2010 | 256 pages
A Lover’s Discourse, at its 1978 publication, was revolutionary: Roland Barthes made unprecedented use of the tools of structuralism to explore the whimsical phenomenon of love. Rich with references ranging from Goethe’s Werther to Winnicott, from Plato to Proust, from Baudelaire to Schubert, A... More Info

Reading Capital

November 10, 2015 | 688 pages
Originally published in 1965, Reading Capital is a landmark of French thought and radical theory, which sought to reconstruct Western Marxism from its foundations. Previously only available in English in a highly abridged form, this 50th anniversary edition restores original chapters by Roger... More Info

Living and Dying With Confidence

July 12, 2016 | 216 pages
This guide provides a day planner to help readers prepare for death intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually. Anyen Rinpoche, a Tibetan monk, presents ancient and rich Tibetan Buddhist teachings on the topic in a contemporary, accessible manner. Learn how to release your attachments, embrace... More Info

The Divine Madness of Philip K. Dick

Oxford University Press, USA | May 27, 2016 | 240 pages
Widely recognized as one of the most inventive science fiction writers of all time, Philip K. Dick is an author whose literary sophistication elevated the sci-fi genre into the storytelling powerhouse it is today. His works, known for their portrayals of simulated realities interspersed with... More Info

Anger and Forgiveness

Oxford University Press, USA | May 2, 2016 | 272 pages
We live in a culture of apology and forgiveness. But while there are a few thinkers who criticize forgiveness in favor of retribution, philosopher and intellectual Martha C. Nussbaum is unique in criticizing the supposed virtue from the other side: forgiveness, Nussbaum asserts, is at its heart... More Info

The Language Hoax

Oxford University Press, USA | June 1, 2016 | 184 pages
Japanese has a term that covers both green and blue. Russian has separate terms for dark and light blue. Does this mean that Russians perceive these colors differently from Japanese people? Does language control and limit the way we think? This short, opinionated book addresses the Sapir-Whorf... More Info

Living with Intent

Harmony | May 3, 2016 | 288 pages
"I'm trying to meditate one day but urgent thoughts keep intruding. Don't forget to take cupcakes to school! I have to prepare for my presentation for the wellness conference! Is that lunch with the other moms tomorrow or next week? My to-do list is stampeding through my mind, trampling any chance... More Info

Qur'an and Women

September 9, 2015 | 212 pages
A Muslim feminist seeks to reshape readings of the Qur an on women, from within, in this bold and liberating book."  More Info

Introducing Literary Criticism

Icon Books | December 3, 2015 | 176 pages
Comic-book style Introducing Graphic Guide to understanding and practicing literary criticism, looking at key figures, theories and controversies.  More Info

What Is Subjectivity?

March 1, 2016 | 160 pages
Jean-Paul Sartre, at the height of his powers, debates with Italy s leading intellectuals In 1961, the prolific French intellectual Jean-Paul Sartre was invited to give a talk at the Gramsci Institute in Rome. In attendance were some of Italy s leading Marxist thinkers, such as Enzo Paci, Cesare... More Info

Purification Practice in Tibetan Buddhism

May 31, 2016 | 160 pages
This is an indispensable guide for all practioners. In Purification Practice in Tibetan Buddhism, Geshe Jampa Gyatso explains The Bodhisattva's Confession of Downfalls a daily practice for purifying negativities. This essential practice helps us to clear negative thoughts and actions from our body,... More Info

Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed

Picador | April 5, 2016 | 288 pages
SIXTEEN LITERARY LUMINARIES ON THE CONTROVERSIAL SUBJECT OF BEING CHILDLESS BY CHOICE, COLLECTED IN ONE FASCINATING ANTHOLOGY One of the main topics of cultural conversation during the last decade was the supposed "fertility crisis," and whether modern women could figure out a way to have it all-a... More Info

The Inspired Teacher

Skyhorse Publishing Company Incorporated | March 1, 2016 | 240 pages
Donna Quesada had been teaching for about a dozen years when the first signs of burnout hit her. Rather than give in to her frustration, she reached for Buddha’s teachings, the Zen wisdom that formed the basis of her own longtime spiritual practice. She survived the semester and gradually... More Info

The Path

Simon & Schuster | April 1, 2016 | 256 pages
For the first time an award-winning Harvard professor shares the lessons from his wildly popular course on classical Chinese philosophy, showing you how these ancient ideas can guide you on the path to a good life today. The lessons taught by ancient Chinese philosophers surprisingly still apply,... More Info

Don't Be a Jerk

New World Library | February 15, 2016 | 328 pages
The Shōbōgenzō (The Treasury of the True Dharma Eye) is a revered eight-hundred-year-old Zen Buddhism classic written by the Japanese monk Eihei Dōgen. Despite the timeless wisdom of his teachings, many consider the book difficult to understand and daunting to read. In Don’t Be a Jerk, Zen... More Info

Hope in the Dark

February 9, 2016 | 192 pages
Bestselling author Rebecca Solnit reminds us that activism has changed the world in remarkable ways.  More Info

You Are Not Your Fault and Other Revelations: The Collected Wit and Wisdom of Wes "Scoop" Nisker

March 15, 2016 | 272 pages
Wes "Scoop” Nisker is an award-winning broadcast journalist and commentator, a renowned Buddhist meditation teacher, a best selling author and a captivating performer. InHow to be an Earthling, Wes draws on his diverse experiences delivering a collection that brims with the insight, humor and... More Info

What Kind of Creatures Are We?

January 11, 2015 | 176 pages
In clear, precise, and non-technical language, Chomsky elaborates on fifty years of scientific development in the study of language, sketching how his own work has implications for the origins of language, the close relations that language bears to thought, and its biological basis. Moving from... More Info

Manifestly Haraway

April 1, 2016 | 224 pages
Electrifying, provocative, and controversial when first published thirty years ago, Donna Haraway's "Cyborg Manifesto" is even more relevant today, when the divisions that she so eloquently challenges--of human and machine but also of gender, class, race, ethnicity, sexuality, and location--are... More Info

The Use of Bodies

Stanford University Press | March 16, 2016 | 320 pages
The final volume in "Homo Sacer," Giorgio Agamben's wide-ranging investigation of the foundations of Western politics and culture.  More Info

Reason After Its Eclipse

University of Wisconsin Pres | April 21, 2016 | 265 pages
Distinguished historian Martin Jay surveys the idea of reason in Western thought over two millennia, from the ancient Greeks to the Frankfurt School and since.  More Info


HarperOne | January 26, 2016 | 240 pages
The Zen master and one of the world's most beloved teachers returns with a concise, practical guide to understanding and developing our most powerful inner resource—silence—to help us find happiness, purpose, and peace. Many people embark on a seemingly futile search for happiness, running as... More Info

A Guide for the Perplexed

Harper Perennial | November 17, 2015 | 176 pages
An inspired critique of modern materialistic values and a road map for achieving one's true, higher potential from "one of the wisest minds of our time."* "This is what my life has been leading to," said the maverick economist E. F. Schumacher upon completing A Guide for the Perplexed, his... More Info

How English Became English

Oxford University Press | January 1, 2016 | 192 pages
The English Language is spoken by more than a billion people throughout the world. But where did English come from? And how has it evolved into the language used today? In How English Became English Simon Horobin investigates the evolution of the English language, examining how the language... More Info


Oxford University Press | February 1, 2016 | 160 pages
Hinduism is practised by nearly eighty per cent of India's population, and by some seventy million people outside India. In this Very Short Introduction, Kim Knott offers a succinct and authoritative overview of this major religion, and analyses the challenges facing it in the twenty-first century.... More Info

The Ways of the World

Oxford University Press, USA | March 3, 2016 | 352 pages
David Harvey is one of most famous Marxist intellectuals in the past half century, as well as one of the world's most cited social scientists. Beginning in the early 1970s with his trenchant and still-relevant book Social Justice and the City and through this day, Harvey has written numerous books... More Info

Out of Eden

Oxford University Press | March 1, 2016 | 240 pages
In this changing world of what is deemed socially and politically "correct," polygamy is perhaps the last great taboo. Over the course of the last thousand years, monogamy-at least in name-has been the default setting for coupledom and procreation. And yet, throughout history, there have been... More Info

The Toltec Art of Life and Death

HarperElixir | October 27, 2015 | 416 pages
From the beloved teacher of spiritual wisdom and author of the phenomenal New York Times and international bestseller The Four Agreements comes a profound new spiritual masterwork. Don Miguel Ruiz has been lauded the world over for his deep integrity, insight, and wisdom. Now in The Toltec Art of... More Info

We Are All Cannibals

March 15, 2016 | 176 pages
On Christmas Eve 1951, Santa Claus was hanged and then publicly burned outside of the Cathedral of Dijon in France. That same decade, ethnologists began to study the indigenous cultures of central New Guinea, and found men and women affectionately consuming the flesh of the ones they loved.... More Info

Of Reality

March 15, 2016 | 248 pages
Drawing on Nietzsche and Heidegger, Vattimo develops in this volume a philosophy to combat the newest enemy of freedom and democracy: complacency toward reality. It is no accident, Vattimo argues, that the call to embrace reality has emerged at a time when the inequalities of liberal capitalism are... More Info

Arendt and America

University of Chicago Press | October 20, 2015 | 416 pages
Books about Hannah Arendt abound; but there are none that deal with Arendt's 30-year time in America, at least not until now. Richard King's study of Arendt and America will be quick to establish itself as one of the most significant publications in intellectual history in recent years. Arendt's... More Info


University of Chicago Press | October 16, 2015 | 289 pages
Though contemporary European philosophy and critical theory have long had a robust engagement with Christianity, there has been no similar engagement with Buddhism—a surprising lack, given Buddhism's global reach and obvious affinities with much of Continental philosophy. This volume fills that... More Info

About the Beginning of the Hermeneutics of the Self

University of Chicago Press | December 29, 2015 | 152 pages
In 1980, Michel Foucault began a vast project of research on the relationship between subjectivity and truth, an examination of conscience, confession, and truth-telling that would become a crucial feature of his life-long work on the relationship between knowledge, power, and the self. The... More Info