Category: Philosophy

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

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

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

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

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

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

Silence

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

Hinduism

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

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

Nothing

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

Democracy

Oxford University Press, USA | January 1, 2016 | 312 pages
Ancient Greece first coined the concept of "democracy," yet almost every major ancient Greek thinker--from Plato and Aristotle onwards--were ambivalent or even hostile to democracy in any form. The explanation is quite simple: the elite perceived majority power as tantamount to a dictatorship of... More Info

Gratitude

November 24, 2015 | 64 pages
A deeply moving testimony and celebration of how to embrace life. In January 2015, Oliver Sacks was diagnosed with a recurrence of cancer, and he shared this news in a New York Times essay that inspired readers all over the world: "I cannot pretend I am without fear. But my predominant feeling is... 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

Ultimate Questions

February 22, 2016 | 144 pages
We human beings had no say in existing--we just opened our eyes and found ourselves here. We have a fundamental need to understand who we are and the world we live in. Reason takes us a long way, but mystery remains. When our minds and senses are baffled, faith can seem justified--but faith is not... More Info

Primates and Philosophers

March 22, 2016 | 232 pages
Can virtuous behavior be explained by nature, and not by human rational choice? In Primates and Philosophers, renowned primatologist Frans de Waal explores the biological foundations of one of humanity’s most cherished traits: morality. Drawing on Darwin, recent scientific advances, and his... More Info

The Quotable Jung

November 3, 2015 | 376 pages
"The Description for this book, The Quotable Jung, will be forthcoming"--  More Info

Agamben

Polity | February 15, 2016 | 224 pages
Until recently, ï¿1⁄2continentalï¿1⁄2 philosophy has been tied either to the German tradition of phenomenology or to French post-structuralist concerns with the conditions of language and textuality. Giorgio Agamben draws upon and departs from both these lines of thought by directing his... More Info

Martin Heidegger Saved My Life

University of Minnesota Press | September 2, 2015 | 84 pages
In Martin Heidegger Saved My Life, Grant Farred combines autobiography with philosophical rumination to offer this unusual meditation on American racism. In the fall of 2013 while raking leaves outside his home, Farred experienced a racist encounter: a white woman stopped to ask him, "Would you... More Info

The Future We Want

Macmillan | February 2, 2016 | 208 pages
A stirring blueprint for American equality, from the "breakout stars" (The New York Times) of the young new left The Occupy movement gave us energy and language, but its critics were quick to ask "What are the ideas?"The Future We Want is the answer. In a sharp, rousing collective manifesto,... More Info

Between Levinas and Heidegger

Suny Press | July 2, 2015 | 276 pages
Investigates the philosophical relationship between Levinas and Heidegger in a nonpolemical context, engaging some of philosophy's most pressing issues.  More Info

Sacrifice in the Post-Kantian Trad

Suny Press | July 2, 2015 | 226 pages
An examination of the philosophical notion of sacrifice from Kant to Nietzsche.  More Info

A Year of Daily Calm

National Geographic Society | December 29, 2015 | 256 pages
The graceful companion to National Geographic's top-selling Daily Calm, this beautifully designed journal is the perfect antidote to combat the stresses of everyday life. Thoughtful quotations, easy-to-follow exercises, and space to record personal reflections guide readers toward a more mindful,... More Info

On the Government of the Living

Picador | March 8, 2016 | 384 pages
In these lectures delivered in 1980, Michel Foucault gives an important new inflection to his history of 'regimes of truth.' Following on from the themes of knowledge-power and governmentality, he turns his attention here to the ethical domain of practices of techniques of the self. Why and how, he... More Info

Theoretical Writings

Bloomsbury Academic | December 3, 2015 | 256 pages
Alain Badiou is arguably the most original and influential philosopher working in France today. Working against the tide of postmodern orthodoxy, Badiou revitalizes philosophy's perennial attempt to provide a systematic theory of truth. Theoretical Writings presents, in Badiou's own words, 'the... More Info

Fallen Leaves

Simon and Schuster | December 22, 2015 | 208 pages
The author and historian offers his opinions on such topics as youth, old age, religion, morals, sex, war, politics, and art.  More Info

Unlock Your Future

Createspace Independent Publishing Platform | January 7, 2016 | 114 pages
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Paradigms for a Metaphorology

What role do metaphors play in philosophical language? Are they impediments to clear thinking that should be eradicated in the interests of terminological exactness? Or can they be used by philosophers to indicate the attitudes that regulate an epoch?  More Info

Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome

Simon and Schuster | March 15, 2016 | 368 pages
Written with humor and personality, this debut memoir recounts a woman’s spiritual quest of experiencing thirty religions before her thirtieth birthday. Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome is for questioners, doubters, misfits, and seekers of all faiths, and tackles the universal struggle to heal what... More Info

Bouncing Forward

Simon and Schuster | October 6, 2015 | 400 pages
The first book of its kind in the new science of posttraumatic growth: A cutting-edge look at how trauma victims can beat the odds to survive and thrive. The uplifting science of posttraumatic growth presents groundbreaking research and proven methods to find new resilience in the face of... More Info

God is Red

Fulcrum Publishing | June 24, 2016 | 325 pages
The seminal work on Native religious views, asking questions about our species and our ultimate fate.  More Info

Hardcore Zen

Simon and Schuster | December 1, 2015 | 232 pages
Zen, plain and simple, with no BS. This is not your typical Zen book. Brad Warner, a young punk who grew up to be a Zen master, spares no one. This bold new approach to the "Why?" of Zen Buddhism is as strongly grounded in the tradition of Zen as it is utterly revolutionary. Warner's voice is... More Info

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