Category: Philosophy

$43.95

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 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
$32.00

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

The Birth of Biopolitics

Picador USA | March 30, 2010 | 368 pages
Professor:  Prof. Craig McFarlane
Course Codes:  LAWS 3005
Semester:  Fall-2014
The sixth volume in Foucault’s prestigious, groundbreaking series of lectures at the Collège de France from 1970 to 1984.  More Info

Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life

Stanford Univ Pr | September 19, 1998 | 199 pages
Professor:  Prof. Craig McFarlane
Course Codes:  LAWS 3005
Semester:  Fall-2014
One of Italy’s most original philosophers aims to connect the problem of pure possibility, potentiality, and power with the problem of political and social ethics in a context where the latter has lost its previous religious, metaphysical, and cultural grounding.  More Info
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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
$35.00

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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Hermeneutic Communism

August 1, 2014 | 264 pages
Having lost much of its political clout and theoretical power, communism no longer represents an appealing alternative to capitalism. In its original Marxist formulation, communism promised an ideal of development, but only through a logic of war, and while a number of reformist governments still... 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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On Grief and Grieving

Scribner | August 12, 2014 | 272 pages
Ten years after the death of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, this commemorative edition of her final book combines practical wisdom, case studies, and the authors’ own experiences and spiritual insight to explain how the process of grieving helps us live with loss. Includes a new introduction and... More Info
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On Death and Dying

Scribner | August 12, 2014 | 304 pages
Ten years after Elisabeth Kübler-Ross’s death, a commemorative edition with a new introduction and updated resources section of her beloved groundbreaking classic on the five stages of grief. One of the most important psychological studies of the late twentieth century, On Death and Dying grew... More Info
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Life Lessons

Scribner | August 12, 2014 | 240 pages
Ten years after Elisabeth Kübler-Ross’s death: “An inspiring…guide to life, distilled from the experiences of people who face death” (Kirkus Reviews)—the beloved classic now with a new introduction and updated resources section. Is this really how I want to live my life? Each one of us... More Info
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On Tocqueville

August 11, 2014 | 272 pages
Featuring excerpts from Democracy in America and The Old Regime & Revolution, an exploration of the observations on American life from a 19th-century French philosopher prove that his thoughts on “American Exceptionalism” are still relevant today.  More Info
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On Marx

August 11, 2014 | 256 pages
An accessible introduction to the philosophy of Karl Marx provides a framework for the theories of class struggle, alienation and revolution that ruled over the lives of millions of Communist citizens and sparked the attention of academics and intellectuals.  More Info
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Cinders

May 1, 2014 | 80 pages
“More than fifteen years ago,” Jacques Derrida writes in the prologue to this remarkable and uniquely revealing book, “a phrase came to me, as though in spite of me. . . . It imposed itself upon me with the authority, so discreet and simple it was, of a judgment: 'cinders there are' (il y a... More Info
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Psychiatry Disrupted

McGill Queens Univ | May 1, 2014 | 264 pages
A provocative argument against conventional study, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of "mental illness."  More Info

Life Lessons from Kierkegaard

Pan Macmillan | September 12, 2013 | 128 pages
'The School of Life offers radical ways to help us raid the treasure trove of human knowledge' Independent on Sunday Soren Kierkegaard was a Danish philosopher, theologian, literary stylist and social critic. Born in 1813 in Copenhagen, his philosophical work addressed living as a single individual... More Info

Life Lessons from Freud

Pan Macmillan | September 12, 2013 | 128 pages
'The School of Life offers radical ways to help us raid the treasure trove of human knowledge' Independent on Sunday Sigmund Freud is best known as the father of psychoanalysis. Born in 1856, he was a physiologist, medical doctor and psychologist who spent most of his life in Vienna, Austria. He... More Info

Life Lessons from Nietzsche

Pan Macmillan | September 12, 2013 | 128 pages
'The School of Life offers radical ways to help us raid the treasure trove of human knowledge' Independent on Sunday Friedrich Nietzsche was a German philosopher, poet and cultural critic. He is best known for his controversial idea of 'life affirmation' that challenged traditional morality and all... More Info
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The End of Night

Back Bay Books | July 22, 2014 | 336 pages
A creative non-fiction writing instructor describes how ever-present, modern artificial lights have changed the way humans experience darkness and bemoans the fact that the primal dark sky can no longer influence science and art. 40,000 first printing.  More Info
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When Things Fall Apart

Shambhala Publications | September 19, 2014 | 148 pages
Describes a traditional Buddhist approach to suffering and how embracing the painful situation and using communication, negative habits, and challenging experiences leads to emotional growth and happiness.  More Info
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Man's Search for Meaning

Beacon Press | September 19, 2014 | 165 pages
Frankl's timeless memoir and meditation on finding meaning in the midst of suffering With a new Foreword by Harold S. Kushner and a new Biographical Afterword by William J. WinsladePsychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death... More Info

Reconciliation(s)

McGill Queens Univ | September 19, 2014 | 313 pages
The transformation of conflict and post-conflict societies through transitional justice is recognized as vital to the process of peace-building. It is widely argued that 'reconciliation' is a key element of this process. This title presents a dialogue on the nature and realization of... More Info

Touching a Nerve

W W Norton & Company Incorporated | July 7, 2014 | 304 pages
What happens when we accept that everything we feel and think stems not from an immaterial spirit but from electrical and chemical activity in our brains? In this thought-provoking narrative—drawn from professional expertise as well as personal life experiences—trailblazing neurophilosopher... More Info

Atheists

Bloomsbury Continuum | July 3, 2014 | 320 pages
The clash between atheism and religion has become the defining battle of the 21st century. Books on and about atheism retain high profile and popularity, and atheist movements on both sides of the Atlantic capture headlines with high-profile campaigns and adverts. However, very little has been... More Info

The Cambridge Companion to Lacan

Cambridge University Press | July 31, 2003 | 287 pages
This collection of specially commissioned essays, first published in 2003, explores key dimensions of Lacan's life and works.  More Info
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Towards the Light

Bloomsbury Publishing | June 19, 2014 | 352 pages
In Towards the Light, A.C. Grayling tells the story of the long and difficult battle for freedom in the West, from the Reformation to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, from the battle for the vote to the struggle for the right to freedom of conscience. As Grayling passionately affirms, it... More Info
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Among the Dead Cities

Bloomsbury USA Academic | June 19, 2014 | 376 pages
Is it ever right to target civilians in a time of war? Or do the ends sometimes justify the means? The twentieth century - the age of 'total war' - marked the first time that civilian populations came to be seen as legitimate military targets. At this policy's most terrible extreme came the... More Info
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Pedagogy of Hope

Bloomsbury USA Academic | June 19, 2014 | 240 pages
With the publication of Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Paulo Freire established himself as one of the most important and radical educational thinkers of his time. In Pedagogy of Hope, Freire revisits the themes of his masterpiece, the real world contexts that inspired them and their impact in that very... More Info
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The Three Ecologies

Bloomsbury USA Academic | June 19, 2014 | 152 pages
Extending the definition of ecology to encompass social relations and human subjectivity as well as environmental concerns, The Three Ecologies argues that the ecological crises that threaten our planet are the direct result of the expansion of a new form of capitalism and that a new ecosophical... More Info

The Shambhala Principle

Harmony | June 2, 2014 | 224 pages
One of Tibet's highest and most respected lamas elucidates for us the principles of Shambhala, or the path to happiness, set down by his legendary father, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Dear Reader, We humans have come to a crossroads in our history: we can either destroy the world or create a good... More Info
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Wrong-Doing, Truth-Telling

March 1, 2014 | 360 pages
Three years before his death Michel Foucault gave a series of lectures at the Catholic University of Louvain that have remained relatively unknown until only recently. Entitled Wrong-Doing, Truth-Telling, these lectures provides the missing link between Foucault's early work on sexuality and... More Info

Anxiety

Polity | March 31, 2014 | 288 pages
Jacques Lacan is widely recognized as a key figure in the history of psychoanalysis and one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th Century. In Anxiety, now available for the first time in English, he explores the nature of anxiety, suggesting that it is not nostalgia for the object that... More Info
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Let's Talk About Love

Bloomsbury Academic | March 13, 2014 | 256 pages
For his 2007 critically acclaimed 33 1/3 series title, Let’s Talk About Love, Carl Wilson went on a quest to find his inner Céline Dion fan and explore how we define ourselves by what we call good and bad, what we love and what we hate. At once among the most widely beloved and most reviled and... More Info
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Child Honouring

Homeland Press | March 15, 2012 | 313 pages
The philosophy of Child Honouring is captured in this anthology of essays by leading child advocacy proponents. The introduction by Raffi and foreword by the Dalai Llama focus on the importance of looking at the world and the future through the lens of "what's best for kids is what's best for us... More Info

The Barbaric Heart

Polipoint Press | September 19, 2014 | 189 pages
How can we keep faith in the idea of the United States, whose economy and government seem so thoroughly possessed by what White calls the Barbaric Heart? With his trademark wit, White argues that true resolution of our climate change crisis is likely to come from an unexpected quarter: the arts,... More Info
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Politics and the Other Scene

Verso Books | January 2, 2012 | 192 pages
Essays on politics by the pupil of Althusser.  More Info

Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking

W W Norton & Company Incorporated | May 5, 2014 | 512 pages
The philosophy professor behind Breaking the Spell and Consciousness Explained offers exercises and tools to stretch the mind, offering new ways to consider, discuss and argue positions on dangerous subject matter including evolution, the meaning of life and free will.  More Info
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Spartakus

December 15, 2013 | 180 pages
On December 29, 1918, the Spartakus League, a Marxist revolutionary movement, rose up in Germany calling for an end to class rule by the bourgeoisie. Massive demonstrations followed and more than 500,000 Berliners took to the streets in January--only to be crushed by police and anticommunist... More Info
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The Imperial University

September 19, 2014 | 400 pages
The Imperial University brings together scholars to explore the policing of knowledge by explicitly linking the academy to the broader politics of militarism, racism, nationalism, and neoliberalism that define the contemporary imperial state. Based on multidisciplinary research, autobiographical... More Info

The Craftsman

March 1, 2009 | 326 pages
This text presents a philosophically-minded enquiry into the idea of craftsmanship. It is divided into three parts: addressing the craftsman at work; the development of skill; and whether motivation counts for more than talent.  More Info
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Enlightenment 2. 0

April 15, 2014 | 352 pages
The co-author of the internationally bestselling The Rebel Sell brings us slow politics: promoting slow thought, slow deliberation and slow debate Over the last twenty years, the political systems of the western world have become increasingly dividedâe"not between right and left, but between crazy... More Info

Introducing Hegel

Icon Books | May 24, 2011 | 175 pages
INTRODUCING guide to the hugely influential German thinker. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel is one of the greatest thinkers of all time. No other philosopher has had such a profound impact on the ideas and political events of the 20th century. Hegel's influential writings on philosophy, politics,... More Info
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Introducing Heidegger

Icon Books | September 7, 2010 | 176 pages
Unique graphic introductions to big ideas and thinkers, written by experts in the field.  More Info

Animals as Persons

October 1, 2009 | 235 pages
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

Culture and the Death of God

Yale University Press | March 25, 2014 | 248 pages
DIVNew observations on the persistence of God in modern times and why “authentic” atheism is so very hard to come by/div  More Info

Introducing Kierkegaard

Icon Books | April 4, 2013 | 176 pages
A graphic guide to Kierkegaard, the founder of Existentialism.  More Info

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