Category: Philosophy

$29.95

The View of Life

University of Chicago Press | June 19, 2015 | 240 pages
Published in 1918, The View of Life is Georg Simmel’s final work. Famously deemed “the brightest man in Europe” by George Santayana, Simmel addressed diverse topics across his essayistic writings, which influenced scholars in aesthetics, epistemology, and sociology. Nevertheless, certain core... More Info
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Why the World Does Not Exist

Polity | July 7, 2015 | 200 pages
Where do we come from? Are we merely a cluster of elementary particles in a gigantic world receptacle? And what does it all mean? In this highly original new book, the philosopher Markus Gabriel challenges our notion of what exists and what it means to exist. He questions the idea that there is a... More Info
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Phenomenology

Polity | July 13, 2015 | 224 pages
This comprehensive new book introduces the core history of phenomenology and assesses its relevance to contemporary psychology, philosophy of mind, and cognitive science. From critiques of artificial intelligence research programs to ongoing work on embodiment and enactivism, the authors trace how... More Info
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Freedom to fail

Polity | June 22, 2015 | 104 pages
Martin Heidegger is widely regarded as one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth-century, and his seminal text Being and Time is considered one of the most significant texts in contemporary philosophy. Yet his name has also been mired in controversy because of his affiliations with... More Info
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Punishment in Popular Culture

NYU Press | June 5, 2015 | 320 pages
The way a society punishes demonstrates its commitment to standards of judgment and justice, its distinctive views of blame and responsibility, and its particular way of responding to evil. Punishment in Popular Culture examines the cultural presuppositions that undergird America’s distinctive... More Info
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Richard Outram

Guernica Editions | July 2, 2015 | 218 pages
Something of a ?foreigner? in his own country, Richard Outram was uncommonly dedicated to living an "examined life" and to the act of creation for its own reward. This book represents a posthumous, introductory panorama of this late Canadian poet?s work, written by those who continue to admire his... More Info
$21.00

Waking Up

Simon & Schuster | June 16, 2015 | 256 pages
For the millions of Americans who want spirituality without religion, Sam Harris’s latest New York Times bestseller is a guide to meditation as a rational practice informed by neuroscience and psychology. From Sam Harris, neuroscientist and author of numerous New York Times bestselling books,... More Info
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The Road to Character

Random House | April 14, 2015 | 320 pages
Evaluates America's transition to a culture that values self-promotion over humility, explaining the importance of an engaged inner life in personal fulfillment.  More Info
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No-Nonsense Guide to Religion

New Internationalist | March 29, 2010 | 144 pages
"Religion" is a term that the media often use without any clarification. But it is a loaded word that encompasses hundreds of different beliefs. Religion can be seen as a source of war and peace, love and hate, dialogue and narrow-mindedness. The globalization of communications has raised awareness... More Info
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About Canada

Brunswick Books | January 1, 2010 | 190 pages
Casting a critical gaze over the exploitation of animals in agriculture, fashion, and entertainment, this manifesto investigates Canada's antiquated laws for such industries as the fur trade, seal hunting, the Calgary Stampede, puppy mills, horse slaughter, and the virtually unregulated vivisection... More Info

10 Mindful Minutes

Perigee | June 2, 2015 | 224 pages
This journal provides prompts and exercises to guide you to a fuller practice of mindfulness no matter what your current level of experience. Inspired by Goldie’s 10 Mindful Minutes , which offered parents “simple and effective ways…to create calmer, kinder, happier families” (USA TODAY),... More Info
$33.00

Faith Versus Fact

Viking Adult | May 19, 2015 | 336 pages
The New York Times bestselling author explains why any attempt to make religion compatible with science is doomed to fail In his provocative new book, evolutionary biologist Jerry A. Coyne lays out in clear, dispassionate detail why the toolkit of science, based on reason and empirical study, is... More Info

How Not to Be Wrong

Penguin Books | May 26, 2015 | 480 pages
The Freakonomics of math—a math-world superstar unveils the hidden beauty and logic of the world and puts its power in our hands The math we learn in school can seem like a dull set of rules, laid down by the ancients and not to be questioned. In How Not to Be Wrong, Jordan Ellenberg shows us how... More Info
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The Man Who Counted

W. W. Norton | May 4, 2015 | 256 pages
A collection of famous mathematical puzzles, taken from a popular newspaper column, features the "writings" of the fictional author, Malba Tahan, who describes different mathematical puzzles and solutions applied to real situations. Simultaneous.  More Info

Stone

May 1, 2015 | 376 pages
Stone maps the force, vivacity, and stories within our most mundane matter, stone. For too long stone has served as an unexamined metaphor for the “really real”: blunt factuality, nature's curt rebuke. Yet, medieval writers knew that stones drop with fire from the sky, emerge through the... More Info
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Shadow Work

Counterpoint | May 12, 2015 | 304 pages
With the exception of sleep, humans spend more of their lifetimes on work than any other activity. It is central to our economy, society, and the family. It underpins our finances and our sense of meaning in life. Given the overriding importance of work, we need to recognize a profound... More Info
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Environmental Philosophy

Polity | April 27, 2015 | 240 pages
Climate change, habitat loss, rising extinction rates - such problems call for more than just new policies and practices. They raise fundamental questions about the world and our place in it. What, for instance, is the natural world? Do we humans belong to it? Which parts of it are we morally... More Info
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Islamic Political Thought

March 29, 2015 | 320 pages
In sixteen concise chapters on key topics, this book provides a rich, authoritative, and up-to-date introduction to Islamic political thought from the birth of Islam to today, presenting essential background and context for understanding contemporary politics in the Islamic world and beyond.... More Info

Headscarves and Hymens

April 21, 2015 | 176 pages
Mona Eltahawy is an Egyptian woman who wrote an article for Foreign Policy entitled "Why Do They Hate Us?"; "they" being Muslim men, "us" being women. The piece sparked controversy, of course, making it clear that misogyny in the Arab world is something that engages and enrages the public. In... More Info
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The Case for Intercultural Education in a Multicultural World

Mosaic Press (NY) | April 1, 2014 | 220 pages
This volume brings together many of Professor Gundara’s essays and contributions to the evolving international field of intercultural education. He has argued that within the field of education there is an urgent problem to address intercultural challenges in more and more complex multicultural... More Info
$27.50

Adventure Time and Philosophy

Open Court | February 1, 2015 | 288 pages
Adventure Time and Philosophy is a monster-beating, wild ride of philosophical mayhem. One of the deepest and most thoughtful television shows ever to assault human brain waves, Adventure Time shows us what the world could be like, challenging everything we know about life, meaning, heroism, and... More Info

Ethics

Oneworld Publications Limited | November 1, 2014 | 224 pages
From Confucianism to Kant’s categorical imperative, from the Ancient Greeks to Amnesty International, This essential volume presents ethics through a fascinating global historical lens and relates it to everyday life and 21st-century politics. Peter Cave traces the development of this key branch... More Info

Concrete Reveries

Penguin Group Canada | June 2, 2009 | 288 pages
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Introduction to Non-Marxism

Univocal Pub Llc | February 15, 2015 | 190 pages
Following the collapse of the communist states it was assumed that Marxist philosophy had collapsed with it. In Introduction to Non-Marxism, François Laruelle aims to recover Marxism along with its failure by asking the question "What is to be done with Marxism itself?" To answer, Laruelle resists... More Info
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How to Walk

May 12, 2015 | 120 pages
How to Walk is the fourth title in Parallax’s popular Mindfulness Essentials Series of how-to titles by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, introducing beginners and reminding seasoned practitioners of the essentials of mindfulness practice. Slow, concentrated walking while focusing on in- and... More Info

Philosophizing Ad Infinitum

Suny Press | January 2, 2015 | 218 pages
An original and insightful account of nature and our place in it from one of France's preeminent historians of philosophy.  More Info
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Reproduction, Race, and Gender in Philosophy and the Early Life Sciences

Suny Press | January 2, 2015 | 300 pages
Investigates the impact of theories of reproduction and heredity on the emerging concepts of race and gender at the end of the eighteenth and the beginning of the nineteenth centuries.  More Info
$25.95

Happiness, Democracy, and the Cooperative Movement

Suny Press | January 2, 2015 | 319 pages
Examines the political significance of ideas about happiness through the work of utilitarian philosophers William Thompson and Jeremy Bentham.  More Info

Environmental Philosophy in Asian Traditions of Thought

Suny Press | January 2, 2015 | 440 pages
Seminal essays on environmental philosophy from Indian, Chinese, and Japanese traditions of thought.  More Info
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Caught in the Pulpit

Pitchstone Llc | May 1, 2015 | 280 pages
What is it like to be a preacher or rabbi who no longer believes in God? In this expanded and updated edition of their groundbreaking study, Daniel C. Dennett and Linda LaScola comprehensively and sensitively expose an inconvenient truth that religious institutions face in the new transparency of... More Info
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Solidarity Unionism

PM Press | April 1, 2015 | 128 pages
Critical reading for all who care about the future of labor, Solidarity Unionism draws deeply on Staughton Lynd's experiences as a labor lawyer and activist in Youngstown, Ohio, and on his profound understanding of the history of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO). The book helps us... More Info
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Axel Honneth

Polity | March 2, 2015 | 240 pages
With his insightful and wide-ranging theory of recognition, Axel Honneth has decisively reshaped the Frankfurt School tradition of critical social theory. Combining insights from philosophy, sociology, psychology, history, political economy, and cultural critique, Honneth’s work proposes nothing... More Info
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The Anti-Witch

March 15, 2015 | 232 pages
The anti-witch—first published in 2009 under the title Désorceler—is Jeanne Favret-Saada's third and concluding monograph on witchcraft in the Bocage (West France). This first English edition (translated by anthropologist Matthew Carey) presents a synthesis of ethnographic theory and... More Info
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Silence

HarperOne | January 27, 2015 | 208 pages
One of the world's most beloved teachers and Zen masters shares a profound, concise, and practical guide to understanding and developing our most powerful inner resource—silence—to help us find happiness, purpose, and peace. We spend a lot of our lives searching for happiness, running from one... More Info
$33.95

Conscience

March 1, 2015 | 240 pages
Many consider conscience to be one of the most important--if not the fundamental--quality that makes us human, distinguishing us from animals, on one hand, and machines on the other. But what is conscience, exactly? Is it a product of our biological roots, as Darwin thought, or is it a purely... More Info
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There Is Simply Too Much to Think About

Viking Press | March 31, 2015 | 544 pages
This collection of nonfiction work from the Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Adventures of Augie March and Henderson the Rain King is arranged chronologically and includes his literary criticisms, interviews, speeches and insights and reflections.  More Info
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13 Ways of Looking at the Death Penalty

February 10, 2015 | 224 pages
Nation states and communities throughout the world have reached certain decisions about capital punishment: It is the destruction of human life. It is ineffective as a deterrent for crime. It is an instrument the state uses to contain or eliminate its political adversaries. It is a tool of... More Info
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Life Driven Purpose

Pitchstone Llc | April 1, 2015 | 216 pages
Every thinking person wants to lead a life of meaning and purpose. For thousands of years, holy books have told us that such a life is available only through obedience and submission to some higher power. Today, the faithful keep popular devotionals and tracts within easy reach on bedside tables... More Info
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A Death on Diamond Mountain

Gotham | March 17, 2015 | 304 pages
An investigative reporter explores an infamous case where an obsessive and unorthodox search for enlightenment went terribly wrong.  More Info

The Future of an Illusion

Penguin UK | August 7, 2008 | 112 pages
This investigation of religion by greatest psychoanalyst of the twentieth-century explores the role faith can take in the life of man, what it can mean to us and why as a species we are inclined towards it. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see... More Info

The Power at the End of the Economy

December 4, 2014 | 144 pages
In his latest book, the influential critic Brian Massumi offers a new theory of political economy that demonstrates how emotional, affective and nonconscious decisions work together with rational self-interest in the shaping of neoliberalism. Massumi's analysis shows the potential for a new... More Info
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Thrive

Harmony | March 17, 2015 | 352 pages
Looking way beyond power and money, the president of The Huffington Post Media Group introduces the Third Metric—the importance of wellbeing, wisdom and fulfillment—which will help all of us reinvent what it means to be successful in the workplace and in our personal lives. 100,000 first... More Info
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Let the Elephants Run

February 19, 2015 | 256 pages
Written by David Usher, the award-winning musician and founder of CloudID Creativity Lab in Montreal, this book is based on his wildly popular speaking engagements. Usher believes creativity is in our DNA; it's in everyone, not just the creative class. This book helps readers reignite creativity in... More Info

Becoming Human

House of Anansi | June 18, 2008 | 166 pages
Acclaimed as a man "who inspires the world" (Maclean's) and a "nation builder" (Globe and Mail), Jean Vanier has made a difference in the lives of countless people — including those with disabilities and the many young people who have been moved by his life's work. Becoming Humanis a modern... More Info
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The Rise

Simon & Schuster | March 17, 2015 | 272 pages
From celebrated art historian, curator, and teacher Sarah Lewis, a fascinating examination of how our most iconic creative endeavors—from innovation to the arts—are not achievements but conversions, corrections after failed attempts. The gift of failure is a riddle: it will always be both the... More Info
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The Idea of Europe

January 2, 2015 | 48 pages
The extraordinary meditation on Europe by the “brilliantly illuminating” (Alain de Botton) public intellectual In this remarkable short book, the foremost intellectual of our age brings a lifetime of erudition to bear on a subject that he has grappled with for decades, and whose future is... More Info

The Malaise of Modernity

House of Anansi | July 2, 1991 | 135 pages
In Malaise of Modernity, Charles Taylor focuses on the key modern concept of self-fulfillment, often attacked as the central support of what Christopher Lasch has called the culture of narcissism. To Taylor, self-fulfillment, although often expressed in self-centered ways, isn't necessarily a... More Info
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There Are Two Sexes

January 1, 2015 | 352 pages
Antoinette Fouque cofounded the Mouvement de Libération des Femmes (MLF) in France in 1968 and spearheaded its celebrated "Psychanalyse et Politique," a research group that informed the cultural and intellectual heart of French feminism. Rather than reject Freud's discoveries on the pretext of... More Info

A Theory of the Drone

The New Press | January 6, 2015 | 304 pages
The Parisian research scholar and author of Manhunts offers a philosophical perspective on the role of drone technology in today's changing military environments and the implications of drone capabilities in enabling democratic choices. 12,500 first printing.  More Info
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Listening to Killers

February 26, 2015 | 312 pages
"Listening to Killers offers an inside look at twenty years' worth of murder files from Dr. James Garbarino, a leading expert psychological witness who listens to killers so that he can testify in court. The author offers detailed accounts of how killerstravel a path that leads from childhood... More Info

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