Category: Philosophy

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Elbow Room

Bradford Book | August 7, 2015 | 248 pages
In this landmark 1984 work on free will, Daniel Dennett makes a case for compatibilism. His aim, as he writes in the preface to this new edition, was a cleanup job, "saving everything that mattered about the everyday concept of free will, while jettisoning the impediments." In Elbow Room, Dennett... More Info
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Foucault Against Himself

Arsenal Pulp PressLtd | October 1, 2015 | 192 pages
Essays on Foucault reframing his legacy and building new ways of thinking about the struggle against society's mechanisms of domination.  More Info
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Why I Am a Salafi

Soft Skull Press | July 14, 2015 | 320 pages
The Salafi are a conservative Muslim sect misunderstood by most Americans, and even many Muslims. The New York Times' first reference to Salafis as a distinct group appears in 1979 after a band of armed men seized control of the Great Mosque in Mecca. After 1979, there is not another mention of... More Info

This Is Happy

August 18, 2015 | 288 pages
'"All sorrows can be borne if you put them into a story or tell a story about them, ' Isak Dinesen once said. Sorrows are all pain otherwise, pain without sense or meaning. But joys, too, it seems to me, need their context. And sometimes their coexistence needs to be borne. The coexistence or... More Info
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Of God and Man

John Wiley & Sons | September 15, 2015 | 180 pages
In this engaging dialogue, Zygmunt Bauman, sociologist and philosopher, and Stanislaw Obirek, theologian and cultural historian, explore the place of spirituality and religion in the world today and in the everyday lives of individuals. Their conversation ranges from the plight of monotheistic... More Info
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Can Non-Europeans Think?

Zed Books | April 9, 2015 | 272 pages
What happens with thinkers who operate outside the European philosophical 'pedigree'? Why is European Philosophy 'Philosophy', but African philosophy 'ethnophilosophy'? In Japan, Kojin Karatani, in Cuba, Roberto Fernandez Retamar, or even in the United States people like Cornel West, whose thinking... More Info
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Introducing Psychology

Totem Books | August 30, 2015 | 171 pages
Examines the history of psychology; describes the main schools of thought; and introduces such key figures as Freud, Skinner, and Piaget.  More Info
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Introducing Postmodernism

Totem Books | August 30, 2015 | 189 pages
Explains the idea of postmodernism in graphic novel format, a concept that has been used to define the cultural condition of the world.  More Info
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Introducing Critical Theory

Totem Books | August 30, 2015 | 175 pages
Provides information in graphic novel format about the wealth of critical theories from sources including deconstructionists, poststructuralists, postmodernists, second-wave feminists, new historicists, and cultural materialists.  More Info
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Chaos

Totem Books | August 30, 2015 | 176 pages
An accessible introduction to an astonishing and controversial theory explains how chaos makes its presence felt in many varieties of event, from the fluctuation of animal populations to the ups and downs of the stock market.  More Info
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Introducing Ethics

Icon Books | August 30, 2015 | 175 pages
What is the place of individual choice and consequence in a post-Holocaust world of continuing genocidal ethnic cleansing? Is "identity" now a last-ditch cultural defence of ethnic nationalisms and competing fundamentalisms? In a climate of instant information, free markets and possible ecological... More Info
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Introducing Philosophy

Totem Books | August 30, 2015 | 176 pages
Explains, in graphic novel format, the thinking of the most important philosophers in the Western tradition, including Aristotle, Francis Bacon, and Jean-Paul Sartre.  More Info
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Psychoanalysis and Transversality

Semiotext(e) | January 5, 2015 | 384 pages
Originally published in French in 1972, Psychoanalysis and Transversality gathers all the articles that Félix Guattari wrote between 1955 and 1971. It provides a fascinating account of his intellectual and political itinerary before Anti-Oedipus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia (1972), the... More Info
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Striking Beauty

June 14, 2015 | 288 pages
The first book to focus on the intersection of Western philosophy and the Asian martial arts, Striking Beauty collapses the boundaries between Eastern and Western thought, comparatively studying the historical and philosophical traditions of martial arts practice and their ethical value in the... More Info

Practices of Selfhood

Polity | May 4, 2015 | 180 pages
Contemporary understanding of human subjectivity has come a long way since the Cartesian 'thinking thing' or Freud's view of the self struggling with its unconscious. We no longer think of ourselves as stable and indivisible units or combinations thereof - instead, we see the self as constantly... More Info
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The Existentialist Moment

John Wiley & Sons | August 10, 2015 | 240 pages
No summary available.
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The Triumph of Religion

By Lacan
John Wiley & Sons | July 17, 2015 | 96 pages
No summary available.
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Emotion

May 1, 2015 | 180 pages
Emotion is at the centre of our personal and social lives. To love or to hate, to be frightened or grateful is not just a matter of how we feel on the inside: our emotional responses direct our thoughts and actions, unleash our imaginations, and structure our relationships with others. Yet the role... More Info
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On Freedom, Love, and Power

University of Toronto Press | June 9, 2015 | 324 pages
One of the most important and original thinkers of the twentieth century, Jacques Ellul (1912-1994) was a noted sociologist, historian, law professor, and self-described "Christian anarchist." At the University of Bordeaux, Ellul taught and wrote extensively on the relationship between technology... More Info
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Layers in Husserl's Phenomenology

April 13, 2015 | 340 pages
Layers in Husserl's Phenomenology situates Husserl firmly within the trajectory of later Continental thought and contributes to the recent reconsideration of Husserl as a legitimate precursor to the thought of Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Emmanuel Levinas, and Jacques Derrida.  More Info
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Heidegger's Way of Being

July 10, 2015 |
In Heidegger's Way of Being, the follow-up to his 2010 book, Engaging Heidegger, Richard Capobianco makes the case clearly and compellingly 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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No Gods, No Masters, No Peripheries

PM Press | July 1, 2015 | 416 pages
Was anarchism in areas outside of Europe an import and a script to be mimicked? Was it perpetually at odds with other currents of the Left? The authors in this collection take up these questions of geographical and political peripheries. Building on recent research that has emphasized the plural... More Info
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Optimism Within

American Roots | May 31, 2015 | 32 pages
Rendered deaf and blind by scarlet fever at the age of a year and a half, Helen Keller, with the help of Anne Sullivan, other teachers, and her own determination, learned to read, write, and speak several languages. Keller became an advocate for people with disabilities and fought for human rights... More Info
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The Numberverse

Crown House Pub Limited | April 25, 2014 | 253 pages
A journey into the world of numbers, which are over our heads, under our feet, and all around us. The Numberverse is especially for people who don't like maths. If you're one of those people who find maths boring, hard, annoying or pointless then The Numberverse is for you to enjoy. First we'll... More Info

Provocations

Crown House Pub Limited | August 30, 2015 | 306 pages
Foreword by A.C Grayling. This book is ideal for teachers, whether they are P4C trained or just experimenting with philosophy. It will help teachers to present ideas and stimulate discussions which both accommodate and engage adolescent appetites. Are human beings flawed? Is murder an act of... More Info
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The Philosophy Shop

Crown House Publishing | August 30, 2015 | 320 pages
Contributors - Peter Adamson, Grant Bartely, Peter Cave, A.C.Grayling, Michael Hand, Angela Hobbs, Peter Worley, Amie Lynn Thomasson. A veritable emporium of philosophical puzzles and challenges to develop thinking in all classrooms.Imagine a one-stop shop stacked to the rafters with everything you... More Info
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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

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 | August 30, 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

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
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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
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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

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
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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

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

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
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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

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

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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