Category: Philosophy

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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
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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
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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
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Introducing Kierkegaard

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

Icon Books | April 16, 2014 | 174 pages
Traces the history of the subject from ancient Greeks to the present day.  More Info
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Introducing Semiotics

Icon Books | September 1, 2010 | 175 pages
Unique graphic introductions to big ideas and thinkers, written by experts in the field.  More Info
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Introducing Media Studies

Icon Books | April 16, 2014 | 172 pages
Unique graphic introductions to big ideas and thinkers, written by experts in the field.  More Info
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Introducing Time

Icon Books | April 16, 2014 | 172 pages
Time.  More Info
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Introducing Shakespeare

Icon Books | April 16, 2014 | 175 pages
Explores how Shakespeare became famous and influential, and why he is still considered a great writer.  More Info
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Hinduism

Icon Books | April 16, 2014 | 171 pages
Provides an introduction to Hinduism in graphic novel format, discussing its history, beliefs, gods, sacred texts, philosophical and mythological aspects, and everyday practices.  More Info
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Introducing Jung

Icon Books | April 16, 2014 | 171 pages
Presents an introduction in graphic novel format to the life and philosophy of the Swiss psychoanalyst, discussing his early study with Sigmund Freud and his later work on the psychology of religion and archetypal figures.  More Info

Paradox

MIT Press | February 14, 2014 | 240 pages
An introduction to paradoxes showing that they are more than mere puzzles but can prompt new ways of thinking.  More Info

Queer phenomenology

Duke University Press Books | November 13, 2006 | 223 pages
Theoretical study of the spatialization of sexuality through a consideration of how the "orientation" of bodies within a social space informs concepts of sexual desire.  More Info
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Final Solutions

Pluto Press | October 20, 2013 | 224 pages
Final Solutions offers a ground-breaking and genuinely unique analysis of modern genocide. Sabby Sagall draws on the insights of the Frankfurt school and Wilhelm Reich to create an innovative combination of Marxism and psychoanalysis. He argues that genocide is a product of an "irrational"... More Info

Ideas Have Consequences: Expanded Edition

January 1, 2013 | 256 pages
Originally published in 1948, at the height of post–World War II optimism and confidence in collective security, Ideas Have Consequences uses “words hard as cannonballs” to present an unsparing diagnosis of the ills of the modern age. Widely read and debated at the time of its first... More Info

The Vitality of Contradiction

McGill Queens Univ | December 1, 2013 | 368 pages
In The Vitality of Contradiction, Bruce Gilbert provides an exposition of Hegel's political philosophy to establish not only that societies fail because of their contradictions, but also how the unsurpassable oppositions of social life cultivate freedom. He moves beyond Hegel's works to consider... More Info

Responsibility for Justice

Oxford University Press | February 28, 2013 | 224 pages
In her long-awaited Responsibility for Justice, Young discusses our responsibilities to address "structural" injustices in which we among many are implicated (but for which we are not to blame), often by virtue of participating in a market, such as buying goods produced in sweatshops, or... More Info
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Ways of seeing

December 31, 1969 | 166 pages
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Philosophy for Life and Other Dangerous Situations

October 15, 2013 | 320 pages
Before they were the stuff of dry college courses, the twelve thinkers showcased here were radical, sometimes persecuted, thought pioneers. They also meant their work to be useful, rather than theoretical. As a college student plagued by panic attacks and depression, Jules Evans found a powerful... More Info

A Life Worth Living: Albert Camus and the Quest for Meaning

Belknap Press | November 7, 2013 | 210 pages
Exploring themes that preoccupied Albert Camus--absurdity, silence, revolt, fidelity, and moderation--Robert Zaretsky portrays a moralist who refused to be fooled by the nobler names we assign to our actions, and who pushed himself, and those about him, to challenge the status quo. For Camus,... More Info
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Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology After the End of the World

University of Minnesota Press | October 1, 2013 | 240 pages
Having set global warming in irreversible motion, we are facing the possibility of ecological catastrophe. But the environmental emergency is also a crisis for our philosophical habits of thought, confronting us with a problem that seems to defy not only our control but also our understanding.... More Info

Seven Thousand Ways to Listen

Atria Books | October 8, 2013 | 288 pages
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author, “a consummate storyteller with a rare gift for making the invisible visible” (Publishers Weekly), this beautifully written spiritual memoir explores the endless ways we can listen for life’s deepest messages. Listening is the doorway to... More Info

The Mark of the Sacred

October 28, 2013 | 240 pages
Jean-Pierre Dupuy, prophet of what he calls "enlightened doomsaying," has long warned that modern society is on a path to self-destruction. In this book, he pleads for a subversion of this crisis from within, arguing that it is our lopsided view of religion and reason that has set us on this... More Info

Why Have Children?

MIT Press (MA) | September 1, 2013 | 272 pages
In contemporary Western society, people are more often called upon to justify the choice not to have children than they are to supply reasons for having them. In this book, Christine Overall maintains that the burden of proof should be reversed: that the choice to have children calls for more... More Info

Perplexities of Consciousness

Bradford Book | September 1, 2013 | 240 pages
A philosopher argues that we know little about our own inner lives.  More Info

The Bodhisattva's Brain

September 13, 2013 | 280 pages
If we are material beings living in a material world -- and all the scientificevidence suggests that we are -- then we must find existential meaning, if there is such a thing, inthis physical world. We must cast our lot with the natural rather than the supernatural. ManyWesterners with spiritual... More Info

The Best Buddhist Writing 2013

Shambhala Publications | September 24, 2013 | 336 pages
An eclectic and thought-provoking collection of Buddhist and Buddhist-inspired writings on a wide range of issues published in North America during 2012. This latest edition in The Best Buddhist Writing series is a thoughtful, inspiring collection of writings from a Buddhist perspective. Selected... More Info

Religion Without God

October 1, 2013 | 176 pages
In his last book, Ronald Dworkin addresses timeless questions: What is religion and what is God's place in it? What are death and immortality? He joins a sense of cosmic mystery and beauty to the claim that value is objective, independent of mind, and immanent in the world. Belief in God is one... More Info

Why Photography Matters

MIT Press (MA) | August 23, 2013 | 112 pages
Photography matters, writes Jerry Thompson, because of how it works -- not only as anartistic medium but also as a way of knowing. It matters because how we understand what photographyis and how it works tell us something about how we understand anything. With these provocativeobservations,... More Info

Homo sacer

Stanford Univ Pr | April 16, 1998 | 199 pages
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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Marxism

Totem Books | April 15, 2009 | 176 pages
Explores, in graphic novel format, Karl Marx's life, history, original philosophy, politics, and criticism of capitalism that inspired vast twentieth century revolutions.  More Info
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Introducing Buddha

Icon Books | February 28, 2009 | 175 pages
Introduces the basic tenents of Buddhism, and discusses the religion's influence on Asia and Western thought through stories and illustrations.  More Info

Introducing Camus

May 15, 2012 | 176 pages
A graphic guide to the life and work of Nobel prize-winning intellectual Albert Camus.  More Info
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Philosophy and Non-Philosophy

Univocal Pub Llc | May 1, 2013 | 200 pages
Each generation invents new practices and new writings of philosophy. Ours should have been able to introduce certain mutations that would at least be equivalent with those of cubism, abstract art, and twelve-tone serialism: it has only partially done so. But after all the deconstructions, after... More Info
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Solitary Confinement: Social Death and Its Afterlives

University of Minnesota Press | August 1, 2013 | 368 pages
Prolonged solitary confinement has become a widespread and standard practice in U.S. prisons—even though it consistently drives healthy prisoners insane, makes the mentally ill sicker, and, according to the testimony of prisoners, threatens to reduce life to a living death. In this profoundly... More Info

Matter and Consciousness

MIT Press | August 16, 2013 | 240 pages
An updated edition of an authoritative text showing the relevance for philosophy of mind of theoretical and experimental results in the natural sciences.  More Info

Buddha

Penguin Group USA | April 16, 2014 | 205 pages
A portrait of the Buddha explores his identities both as an archetypal religious icon and as a man, chronicling his journey from his decision to leave a life of ease and power to his attainment of spiritual enlightenment.  More Info
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The Art of Communicating

HarperOne | August 13, 2013 | 176 pages
The Art of Communicating by Thich Nhat Hanh has descriptive copy which is not yet available from the Publisher.  More Info

Problems of Dostoevsky's Poetics

U of Minnesota Press | April 16, 1984 | 333 pages
This book is the ideal introduction to the thought of Mikhail Bakhtin. Bakhtin is becoming established as one of the giants of 20th century literary criticsm, despite his work being unknown in the West until the 1970's. This book is less about Dostoyevsky per se, rather a profound meditation on how... More Info

Anti-Badiou

Continuum | February 28, 2013 | 288 pages
This compelling and highly original book represents a confrontation between two of the most radical thinkers at work in France today: Alain Badiou and the author, François Laruelle.At face value, the two have much in common: both espouse a position of absolute immanence; both argue that philosophy... More Info

An Inquiry Into Modes of Existence

August 19, 2013 | 520 pages
In a new approach to philosophical anthropology, Bruno Latour offers answers to questions raised in We Have Never Been Modern: If not modern, what have we been, and what values should we inherit? An Inquiry into Modes of Existence offers a new basis for diplomatic encounters with other societies at... More Info

The Order of Things

Psychology Press | April 16, 2014 | 422 pages
"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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The Self Beyond Itself

May 28, 2013 | 507 pages
"A critique of 'free will' that draws on neuroscience, philosophy, and religion"--Provided by publisher.  More Info

Grammar Matters

Arbeiter Ring Pub | November 1, 2010 | 101 pages
It is hard to find someone who doesn't have a pet peeve about language. The act of bemoaning the decline of language has become something of a cottage industry. High profile, self-appointed language police worry that new forms of popular media are contributing to sloppiness, imprecision, and a... More Info
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Agonistics

Verso Books | July 9, 2013 | 228 pages
Passionate defense of“the political” by the author of TheDemocratic Paradox  More Info
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The Neighbor

June 10, 2013 | 216 pages
In Civilization and Its Discontents, Freud made abundantly clear what he thought about the biblical injunction, first articulated in Leviticus 19:18 and then elaborated in Christian teachings, to love one's neighbor as oneself.  More Info
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Running with the Pack

Granta | April 16, 2014 | 218 pages
'Most of the serious thinking I have done over the past twenty years has been done while running.' Mark Rowlands has run for most of his life. He has also been a professional philosopher. And for him the two - running and philosophising - are inextricably connected. In Running with the Pack he... More Info

Fundamentalism

Oxford University Press, USA | February 8, 2007 | 154 pages
Fundamentalism is seen as the major threat to world peace today, a conclusion impossible to ignore since the events in New York on September 11, 2001. But what does "fundamentalism" really mean? Since it was coined by American Protestant evangelicals in the 1920s, the use of the term... More Info

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