Category: Philosophy

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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
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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
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When Things Fall Apart

Shambhala Publications | July 30, 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
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Man's Search for Meaning

Beacon Press | July 30, 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 | July 30, 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
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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
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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
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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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Pedagogy of Hope

Bloomsbury USA Academic | June 19, 2014 | 240 pages
With the publication of Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Paulo Freire established himself as one of the most important and radical educational thinkers of his time. In Pedagogy of Hope, Freire revisits the themes of his masterpiece, the real world contexts that inspired them and their impact in that very... More Info
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The Three Ecologies

Bloomsbury USA Academic | June 19, 2014 | 152 pages
Extending the definition of ecology to encompass social relations and human subjectivity as well as environmental concerns, The Three Ecologies argues that the ecological crises that threaten our planet are the direct result of the expansion of a new form of capitalism and that a new ecosophical... More Info
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The Shambhala Principle

Harmony | June 2, 2014 | 224 pages
One of Tibet's highest and most respected lamas elucidates for us the principles of Shambhala, or the path to happiness, set down by his legendary father, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Dear Reader, We humans have come to a crossroads in our history: we can either destroy the world or create a good... More Info

The Birth of Biopolitics

Picador USA | March 30, 2010 | 368 pages
The sixth volume in Foucault’s prestigious, groundbreaking series of lectures at the Collège de France from 1970 to 1984.  More Info
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Wrong-Doing, Truth-Telling

March 1, 2014 | 360 pages
Three years before his death Michel Foucault gave a series of lectures at the Catholic University of Louvain that have remained relatively unknown until only recently. Entitled Wrong-Doing, Truth-Telling, these lectures provides the missing link between Foucault's early work on sexuality and... More Info
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Anxiety

Polity | March 31, 2014 | 288 pages
Jacques Lacan is widely recognized as a key figure in the history of psychoanalysis and one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th Century. In Anxiety, now available for the first time in English, he explores the nature of anxiety, suggesting that it is not nostalgia for the object that... More Info
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Let's Talk About Love

Bloomsbury Academic | March 13, 2014 | 256 pages
For his 2007 critically acclaimed 33 1/3 series title, Let’s Talk About Love, Carl Wilson went on a quest to find his inner Céline Dion fan and explore how we define ourselves by what we call good and bad, what we love and what we hate. At once among the most widely beloved and most reviled and... More Info
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Child Honouring

Homeland Press | March 15, 2012 | 313 pages
The philosophy of Child Honouring is captured in this anthology of essays by leading child advocacy proponents. The introduction by Raffi and foreword by the Dalai Llama focus on the importance of looking at the world and the future through the lens of "what's best for kids is what's best for us... More Info

The Barbaric Heart

Polipoint Press | July 30, 2014 | 189 pages
How can we keep faith in the idea of the United States, whose economy and government seem so thoroughly possessed by what White calls the Barbaric Heart? With his trademark wit, White argues that true resolution of our climate change crisis is likely to come from an unexpected quarter: the arts,... More Info
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Politics and the Other Scene

Verso Books | January 2, 2012 | 192 pages
Essays on politics by the pupil of Althusser.  More Info

Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking

W W Norton & Company Incorporated | May 5, 2014 | 512 pages
The philosophy professor behind Breaking the Spell and Consciousness Explained offers exercises and tools to stretch the mind, offering new ways to consider, discuss and argue positions on dangerous subject matter including evolution, the meaning of life and free will.  More Info
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Spartakus

December 15, 2013 | 180 pages
On December 29, 1918, the Spartakus League, a Marxist revolutionary movement, rose up in Germany calling for an end to class rule by the bourgeoisie. Massive demonstrations followed and more than 500,000 Berliners took to the streets in January--only to be crushed by police and anticommunist... More Info
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The Imperial University

July 30, 2014 | 400 pages
The Imperial University brings together scholars to explore the policing of knowledge by explicitly linking the academy to the broader politics of militarism, racism, nationalism, and neoliberalism that define the contemporary imperial state. Based on multidisciplinary research, autobiographical... More Info

The Craftsman

March 1, 2009 | 326 pages
This text presents a philosophically-minded enquiry into the idea of craftsmanship. It is divided into three parts: addressing the craftsman at work; the development of skill; and whether motivation counts for more than talent.  More Info
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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

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

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

Introducing Economics

Icon Books | July 30, 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 | July 30, 2014 | 172 pages
Unique graphic introductions to big ideas and thinkers, written by experts in the field.  More Info

Introducing Time

Icon Books | July 30, 2014 | 172 pages
Time.  More Info
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Introducing Shakespeare

Icon Books | July 30, 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 | July 30, 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 | July 30, 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

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