Category: Philosophy

Distinction

Harvard University Press | October 24, 1984 | 613 pages
Examines differences in taste between modern French classes, discusses the relationship between culture and politics, and outlines the strategies of pretension  More Info
$10.95

The Philosophy of Beards

British Library Board | October 23, 2014 | 80 pages
Sure to be popular in the hipper precincts of Brooklyn (to say nothing of the Pacific Northwest), this eccentric Victorian volume makes a strong case for the universal wearing of beards. Reminding us that since ancient times the beard has been an essential symbol of manly distinction, Thomas S.... More Info
$26.95

Versions of Academic Freedom

University of Chicago Press | October 17, 2014 | 177 pages
Advocates of academic freedom often view it as a variation of the right to free speech and an essential feature of democracy. Stanley Fish argues here for a narrower conception of academic freedom, one that does not grant academics a legal status different from other professionals. Providing a... More Info
$24.95

On Doubt

August 1, 2014 | 105 pages
In On Doubt, Vilém Flusser refines Martin Heidegger's famous declaration that “language is the dwelling of Being.” For Flusser, “the word is the dwelling of being,” because in fact, in the beginning, there was the word. On Doubt is a treatise on the human intellect, its relation to... More Info
$40.00

Heidegger's Way of Being

February 12, 2015 | 112 pages
Richard Capobianco makes the case that the core matter of Heidegger's lifetime of thought was Being as the temporal emergence of all beings and things.  More Info
$31.00

Rumi: Soul Fury

HarperOne | October 14, 2014 | 208 pages
A seminal collection of poetry from the medieval Sufi mystic—the most popular poet in America—and his “soul friend,” Shams Tabriz, which illuminate the evocative and deeply spiritual dimensions of friendship and love, compiled by the foremost Rumi translator and author of The Essential... More Info
$25.00

Fifty Thinkers Who Shaped the Modern World

Atlantic Books (UK) | September 1, 2013 | 416 pages
"Fifty Thinkers Who Shaped the Modern World" profiles fifty landmark philosophers, scientists, political and social theorists as well as spiritual leaders whose ideas have defined the age we live in. It offers a crisp analysis of their key ideas, and in some cases a re-evaluation of their... More Info
$24.50

Leonard Cohen and Philosophy

Open Court | October 14, 2014 | 288 pages
From the early years, when he morphed from celebrated poet to provocative singer/songwriter, to his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Leonard Cohen has endured as one of the most enigmatic and profound figures in all of popular music. With his uniquely compelling voice and unparalleled... More Info
$35.00

Absolute Recoil

Verso | October 1, 2014 | 440 pages
"In this major new work the leading philosopher Slavoj éZiézek argues that philosophical materialism has failed to meet the key scientific, theoretical and political challenges of the modern world, from relativity theory and quantum physics to Freudian psychoanalysis and the failure of... More Info

Biscuit for Your Thoughts?

September 9, 2014 | 100 pages
Adorable dog photos paired with pearls of human wisdom that have been reinterpreted through canine eyes Capable of endless energy, unconditional love, and a childlike fascination with the world, dogs have more to teach humans than the other way around. Biscuit for Your Thoughts illustrates this in... More Info
$28.00

Four Meditations on Happiness

Atlantic Books | January 1, 2014 | 256 pages
In this original and thought-provoking book, philosopher Michael Hampe sets out to help us understand happiness. The right and proper path to a happy life is a topic that has been debated for millennia. There are many theories, from those of ancient philosophy to those of modern neuroscience, but... More Info
$30.50

Stay

Yale University Press | November 12, 2013 | 264 pages
A leading public critic reminds us of the compelling reasons people throughout time have found to stay alive  More Info
$16.95

Understanding Beliefs

MIT Press | August 1, 2014 | 168 pages
Our beliefs constitute a large part of our knowledge of the world. We have beliefs about objects, about culture, about the past, and about the future. We have beliefs about other people, and we believe that they have beliefs as well. We use beliefs to predict, to explain, to create, to console, to... More Info
$40.00

Race Unmasked

October 24, 2014 | 304 pages
Race, while drawn from the visual cues of human diversity, is an idea with a measurable past, an identifiable present, and an uncertain future. The concept of race has been at the center of both triumphs and tragedies in American history and has had a profound effect on the human experience. Race... More Info

Not Like a Native Speaker

October 1, 2014 | 192 pages
Although the era of European colonialism has long passed, misgivings about the inequality of the encounters between European and non-European languages persist in many parts of the postcolonial world. This unfinished state of affairs, this lingering historical experience of being caught among... More Info
$18.95

Mind in the Balance

September 1, 2014 | 264 pages
By establishing a dialogue in which the meditative practices of Buddhism and Christianity speak to the theories of modern philosophy and science, B. Alan Wallace reveals the theoretical similarities underlying these disparate disciplines and their unified approach to making sense of the objective... More Info
$33.00

A Path Appears

Knopf | September 23, 2014 | 400 pages
The Pulitzer Prize-winning authors of Half the Sky present a narrative road map about making a difference in the world, explaining how to identify effective local and global aid initiatives and participate in successful fundraisers and charities. 200,000 first printing.  More Info

The Marshmallow Test

Little, Brown | September 23, 2014 | 336 pages
Renowned psychologist Walter Mischel, designer of the famous Marshmallow Test, explains what self-control is and how to master it. A child is presented with a marshmallow and given a choice: Eat this one now, or wait and enjoy two later. What will she do? And what are the implications for her... More Info
$18.99

Unthink

Coronet | August 14, 2014 | 272 pages
Your life is dominated by your unconscious mind: by thoughts you're unaware of and movements you don't realise you are making. Words, colours, mannerisms and other cues you don't realise are affecting you, change what you think. The confidence you have in your ability to reason and to consciously... More Info
$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
$29.95

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
$32.00

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
$19.99

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
$29.95

Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life

Stanford Univ Pr | October 24, 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
$23.95

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
$23.99

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
$22.95

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
$22.00

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
$19.95

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
$18.99

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
$18.99

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
$16.95

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
$16.95

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
$17.95

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
$29.95

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
$11.99

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
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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
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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
$18.00

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
$17.95

When Things Fall Apart

Shambhala Publications | October 24, 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
$16.00

Man's Search for Meaning

Beacon Press | October 24, 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 | October 24, 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
$26.50

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

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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