Category: Philosophy

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Who's Afraid of Academic Freedom?

February 10, 2015 | 448 pages
In these seventeen essays, distinguished senior scholars discuss the conceptual issues surrounding the idea of freedom of inquiry and scrutinize a variety of obstacles to such inquiry that they have encountered in their personal and professional experience.  More Info
$25.00

What Does Europe Want?

December 9, 2014 | 240 pages
Slavoj Žižek and Srecko Horvat combine their critical clout to emphasize the dangers of ignoring Europe's growing wealth gap and the parallel rise in right-wing nationalism, which is directly tied to the fallout from the ongoing financial crisis and its prescription of imposed austerity. To... More Info
$26.00

Animals As Persons

October 1, 2009 | 235 pages
Professor:  Prof. Craig McFarlane
Course Codes:  LAWS 4102
Semester:  Winter-2015
Gary L. Francione explains our historical and contemporary attitudes about animals by distinguishing the issue of animal use from that of animal treatment. He then presents a theory of animal rights that focuses on the need to accord all sentient nonhumans the right not to be treated as property.  More Info
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Cannibal Metaphysics

Univocal Publishing | December 1, 2014 | 245 pages
The iconoclastic Brazilian anthropologist and theoretician Eduardo Viveiros de Castro, well known in his discipline for helping initiate its “ontological turn,” offers a vision of anthropology as “the practice of the permanent decolonization of thought.” After showing that Amazonian and... More Info
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Before the Law

University of Chicago Press | December 10, 2012 | 151 pages
Professor:  Prof. Craig McFarlane
Course Codes:  LAWS 4102
Semester:  Winter-2015
Animal studies and biopolitics are two of the most dynamic areas of interdisciplinary scholarship, but until now, they have had little to say to each other. Bringing these two emergent areas of thought into direct conversation in Before the Law, Cary Wolfe fosters a new discussion about the status... More Info
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Some We Love, Some We Hate

Harper Collins | August 9, 2011 | 368 pages
Professor:  Prof. Craig McFarlane
Course Codes:  LAWS 4102
Semester:  Winter-2015
Does living with a pet really make people happier and healthier? What can we learn from biomedical research with mice? Who enjoys a better quality of life—–the chicken destined for your dinner plate or the rooster in a Saturday night cockfight? Why is it wrong to eat the family dog? Drawing on... More Info
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The Order of Things

Psychology Press | January 26, 2015 | 422 pages
Professor:  Prof. Karim Karim
Course Codes:  COMM 6000
Semester:  Winter-2015
"The work numbers among those outward signs of culture the trained eye should find on prominent display in every private library. Have you read it? One's social and intellectual standing depends on the response." -- Michel de Certeau  More Info
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No Mud, No Lotus

Parallax Press | December 9, 2014 | 192 pages
The secret to happiness is to acknowledge and transform suffering, not to run away from it. In No Mud, No Lotus, Thich Nhat Hanh offers practices and inspiration for transforming suffering and finding true joy. Thich Nhat Hanh acknowledges that because suffering can feel so bad, we try to run away... More Info
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Girls and Philosophy

Open Court Publishing Company | November 11, 2014 | 288 pages
The drama-comedy Girls — often unfairly written off as Sex and the City for the millennial generation — has made TV history and provoked controversy for its pitilessly accurate portrayal of four oddly sympathetic twentysomething female characters, notable for their self-absorption, empathy... More Info
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The Age of Atheists

Simon & Schuster | December 23, 2014 | 640 pages
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2014 From one of England’s most distinguished intellectual historians comes “an exhilarating ride…that will stand the test of time as a masterful account of” (The Boston Globe) one of the West’s most important intellectual movements: Atheism. In 1882,... More Info
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Speech Matters

December 21, 2014 | 248 pages
To understand one another as individuals and to fulfill the moral duties that require such understanding, we must communicate with each other. We must also maintain protected channels that render reliable communication possible, a demand that, Seana Shiffrin argues, yields a prohibition against... More Info
$36.95

Bruno Latour

Pluto Press | October 23, 2014 | 248 pages
Bruno Latour, the French sociologist, anthropologist and long-established superstar in the social sciences is revisited in this pioneering account of his ever-evolving political philosophy. Breaking from the traditional focus on his metaphysics, most recently seen in Harman's book Prince of... More Info
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Infinite Thought

Bloomsbury Academic | December 18, 2014 | 176 pages
Alain Badiou (1937- ) is one of the most high profile and controversial philosophers writing in France today. A leading light in the generation of thinkers who come of intellectual age in 1968, his work deftly draws on a wide range of intellectual traditions and thinkers from Plato and Lucretius,... More Info
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The Universal Exception

Bloomsbury Academic | December 18, 2014 | 464 pages
Slavoj Žižek is one of the world's foremost cultural commentators: a prolific writer and thinker, whose adventurous, unorthodox and wide-ranging writings have won him a unique place as one of the most high profile thinkers of our time. The Universal Exception brings together some of Žižek's... More Info
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Fallen Leaves

Simon & Schuster | December 9, 2014 | 208 pages
The final and most personal work from Pulitzer Prize–winning author and historian Will Durant—discovered thirty-two years after his death—is a message of insight for everyone who has sought meaning in life or the council of a wise friend in navigating life’s journey. From 1968 to 1978, Will... More Info
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The Morning After

September 2, 2014 | 320 pages
Only the most fearless of political journalists would dare to open the old wounds of the 1995 Quebec referendum, a still-murky episode in Canadian history that continues to defy our understanding. The referendum brought one of the world's most successful democracies to the brink of the unknown, and... More Info

On Bullshit

January 1, 2005 | 67 pages
Presents a theory of bullshit, how it differs from lying, how those who engage in it change the rules of conversation, and how indulgence in bullshit can alter a person's ability to tell the truth.  More Info
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The Missing Pieces

Semiotext | October 8, 2014 | 88 pages
• A boarder for two years following a national funeral, Mirabeau is removed from the Pantheon and transferred to the cemetery of Clamart when his pornographic novels are discovered • A photograph taken by Hessling on Christmas night, 1943, of a young woman nailed alive to the village gate of... More Info
$76.95

For a New West

Polity | November 10, 2014 | 272 pages
At a recent meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, it was reported that a ghost was haunting the deliberations of the assembled global elite - that of the renowned social scientist and economic historian, Karl Polanyi. In his classic work, The Great Transformation, Polanyi documented the... More Info
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Laruelle

October 1, 2014 | 304 pages
Laruelle is one of the first books in English to undertake in an extended critical survey of the work of the idiosyncratic French thinker François Laruelle, the promulgator of non-standard philosophy. Laruelle, who was born in 1937, has recently gained widespread recognition, and Alexander R.... More Info

Radio Benjamin

Verso | October 7, 2014 | 320 pages
From 1927 to 1933, Walter Benjamin wrote and presented more than eighty broadcasts over the new medium of radio. Radio Benjamin gathers, for the first time in English, the surviving transcripts. This eclectic collection shows the range of Benjamin's thinking and includes stories for young and old,... More Info

Fields of Blood

October 28, 2014 | 432 pages
From the renowned and bestselling author of A History of God, a sweeping exploration of religion's connection to violence. For the first time in American history, religious self-identification is on the decline. Some have cited a perception that began to grow after September 11: that faith in... More Info
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Coming Back to Life

New Society Publishers | November 1, 2014 | 352 pages
Deepening global crises surround us. We are beset by climate change, fracking, tar sands extraction, and pipelines traversing pristine land, to say nothing of Fukushima, the worst nuclear disaster in history. Many of us feel called to respond to these threats to life on our planet, but we are... More Info

Distinction

Harvard University Press | January 26, 1984 | 613 pages
Examines differences in taste between modern French classes, discusses the relationship between culture and politics, and outlines the strategies of pretension  More Info
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Versions of Academic Freedom

University of Chicago Press | October 17, 2014 | 177 pages
Advocates of academic freedom often view it as a variation of the right to free speech and an essential feature of democracy. Stanley Fish argues here for a narrower conception of academic freedom, one that does not grant academics a legal status different from other professionals. Providing a... More Info

The Philosophy of Beards

British Library Board | October 23, 2014 | 80 pages
Sure to be popular in the hipper precincts of Brooklyn (to say nothing of the Pacific Northwest), this eccentric Victorian volume makes a strong case for the universal wearing of beards. Reminding us that since ancient times the beard has been an essential symbol of manly distinction, Thomas S.... More Info
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On Doubt

August 1, 2014 | 105 pages
In On Doubt, Vilém Flusser refines Martin Heidegger's famous declaration that “language is the dwelling of Being.” For Flusser, “the word is the dwelling of being,” because in fact, in the beginning, there was the word. On Doubt is a treatise on the human intellect, its relation to... More Info
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Heidegger's Way of Being

February 12, 2015 | 112 pages
Richard Capobianco makes the case that the core matter of Heidegger's lifetime of thought was Being as the temporal emergence of all beings and things.  More Info
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Rumi: Soul Fury

HarperOne | October 14, 2014 | 208 pages
A seminal collection of poetry from the medieval Sufi mystic—the most popular poet in America—and his “soul friend,” Shams Tabriz, which illuminate the evocative and deeply spiritual dimensions of friendship and love, compiled by the foremost Rumi translator and author of The Essential... More Info

Fifty Thinkers Who Shaped the Modern World

Atlantic Books (UK) | September 1, 2013 | 416 pages
"Fifty Thinkers Who Shaped the Modern World" profiles fifty landmark philosophers, scientists, political and social theorists as well as spiritual leaders whose ideas have defined the age we live in. It offers a crisp analysis of their key ideas, and in some cases a re-evaluation of their... More Info
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Leonard Cohen and Philosophy

Open Court | October 14, 2014 | 288 pages
From the early years, when he morphed from celebrated poet to provocative singer/songwriter, to his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Leonard Cohen has endured as one of the most enigmatic and profound figures in all of popular music. With his uniquely compelling voice and unparalleled... More Info
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Absolute Recoil

Verso | October 1, 2014 | 440 pages
"In this major new work the leading philosopher Slavoj éZiézek argues that philosophical materialism has failed to meet the key scientific, theoretical and political challenges of the modern world, from relativity theory and quantum physics to Freudian psychoanalysis and the failure of... More Info

Biscuit for Your Thoughts?

September 9, 2014 | 100 pages
Adorable dog photos paired with pearls of human wisdom that have been reinterpreted through canine eyes Capable of endless energy, unconditional love, and a childlike fascination with the world, dogs have more to teach humans than the other way around. Biscuit for Your Thoughts illustrates this in... More Info
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Four Meditations on Happiness

Atlantic Books | January 1, 2014 | 256 pages
In this original and thought-provoking book, philosopher Michael Hampe sets out to help us understand happiness. The right and proper path to a happy life is a topic that has been debated for millennia. There are many theories, from those of ancient philosophy to those of modern neuroscience, but... More Info
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Stay

Yale University Press | November 12, 2013 | 264 pages
A leading public critic reminds us of the compelling reasons people throughout time have found to stay alive  More Info
$16.95

Understanding Beliefs

MIT Press | August 1, 2014 | 168 pages
Our beliefs constitute a large part of our knowledge of the world. We have beliefs about objects, about culture, about the past, and about the future. We have beliefs about other people, and we believe that they have beliefs as well. We use beliefs to predict, to explain, to create, to console, to... More Info

Not Like a Native Speaker

October 1, 2014 | 192 pages
Although the era of European colonialism has long passed, misgivings about the inequality of the encounters between European and non-European languages persist in many parts of the postcolonial world. This unfinished state of affairs, this lingering historical experience of being caught among... More Info

Mind in the Balance

September 1, 2014 | 264 pages
By establishing a dialogue in which the meditative practices of Buddhism and Christianity speak to the theories of modern philosophy and science, B. Alan Wallace reveals the theoretical similarities underlying these disparate disciplines and their unified approach to making sense of the objective... More Info
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Race Unmasked

January 26, 2015 | 304 pages
Race, while drawn from the visual cues of human diversity, is an idea with a measurable past, an identifiable present, and an uncertain future. The concept of race has been at the center of both triumphs and tragedies in American history and has had a profound effect on the human experience. Race... More Info
$33.00

A Path Appears

Knopf | September 23, 2014 | 400 pages
The Pulitzer Prize-winning authors of Half the Sky present a narrative road map about making a difference in the world, explaining how to identify effective local and global aid initiatives and participate in successful fundraisers and charities. 200,000 first printing.  More Info

The Marshmallow Test

Little, Brown | September 23, 2014 | 336 pages
Renowned psychologist Walter Mischel, designer of the famous Marshmallow Test, explains what self-control is and how to master it. A child is presented with a marshmallow and given a choice: Eat this one now, or wait and enjoy two later. What will she do? And what are the implications for her... More Info

Unthink

Coronet | August 14, 2014 | 272 pages
Your life is dominated by your unconscious mind: by thoughts you're unaware of and movements you don't realise you are making. Words, colours, mannerisms and other cues you don't realise are affecting you, change what you think. The confidence you have in your ability to reason and to consciously... More Info
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How Should We Live?

July 1, 2014 | 264 pages
What is your highest ideal? What code do you live by? We all know that these differ from person to person. Artists, scientists, social activists, farmers, executives, and athletes are guided by very different ideals. Nonetheless for hundreds of years philosophers have sought a single, overriding... More Info
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The Village Effect

Random House Canada | August 26, 2014 | 432 pages
In her surprising, entertaining and persuasive new book, award-winning author and psychologist Susan Pinker shows how face-to-face contact is crucial for learning, happiness, resilience and longevity. From birth to death, human beings are hard-wired to connect to other human beings. Face to face... More Info
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Waking Up

Simon & Schuster | September 9, 2014 | 256 pages
For the millions of Americans who want spirituality without religion, Sam Harris’s new book is a guide to meditation as a rational spiritual practice informed by neuroscience and psychology. From multiple New York Times bestselling author, neuroscientist, and “new atheist” Sam Harris, Waking... More Info
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The Art of Communicating

HarperOne | September 2, 2014 | 176 pages
Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, bestselling author of Peace Is Every Step and one of the most respected and celebrated religious leaders in the world, delivers a powerful path to happiness through mastering life's most important skill. In this precise and practical guide, Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh... More Info

Thought Revolution - Updated with New Stories

Atria Books | August 26, 2014 | 224 pages
Discover your hidden brainpower with this newly expanded guide to the simple but powerful technique that unlocks potential in all areas of your life. Former banker and CEO Bill Donius drove his bank’s eightfold growth over twelve years. And the surprising secret to his success is something we all... More Info
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Living in Balance

August 1, 2014 | 360 pages
As our world grows increasingly more complex and stressful, developing our capacity for dynamic balance in our lives, work, and relationships becomes more and more vital. Based on the ancient wisdom traditions, contemporary neuroscience research, and the insights of indigenous cultures throughout... More Info
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Social Choice and Individual Values

July 1, 2014 | 152 pages
Kenneth J. Arrow's pathbreaking "impossibility theorem" was a watershed innovation in the history of welfare economics, voting theory, and collective choice, demonstrating that there is no voting rule that satisfies the four desirable axioms of decisiveness, consensus, nondictatorship, and... More Info
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Intimate Strangers

August 26, 2014 | 320 pages
Hannah Arendt, Herbert Marcuse, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, and Edward Said each steered major intellectual and political schools of thought shaping American political discourse after World War II. Yet none of them was American, and this was crucial to their thinking, which relied on ways of arguing... More Info

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