Category: Philosophy

First as tragedy, then as farce

Verso Books | October 15, 2009 | 157 pages
Examines the failure of liberalism during the threatened collapse of financial systems in the 2009 worldwide recession, during which large amounts of cash were distributed to save financial institutions without regard for other liberal objectives.  More Info

Global Ethics

Acumen Publishing | September 1, 2011 | 288 pages
The study of global ethics addresses some of the most pressing ethical concerns today, including rogue states, torture, scarce resources, poverty, migration, consumption, global trade, medical tourism, and humanitarian intervention. How we resolve - or fail to resolve - the dilemmas of global... More Info


Acumen Publishing | June 15, 2011 | 160 pages
From the now iconic Barack Obama "Hope" poster of the 2008 presidential campaign to the pit-head "Camp Hope" of the families of the trapped Chilean miners, the language of hope can be hugely powerful as it draws on resources that are uniquely human and universal. We are beings who hope. But what... More Info


Verso Books | October 24, 2011 | 256 pages
A provocative intellectual assault on the iconic philosopher.  More Info

Path of Compassion

May 15, 2012 | 239 pages
Tells stories from the life of Prince Siddhartha who left his family, renounced his lifestyle, and spent several years seeking spiritual enlightenment to eventually become the Buddha.  More Info

Hitchens Vs. Blair

House of Anansi | March 15, 2011 | 88 pages
Presents the text of a debate between former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and British intellectual Christopher Hitchens about the role and influence of religion in the modern world.  More Info

The cosmic time of empire

Univ of California Pr | June 20, 2019 | 211 pages
Combining original historical research with literary analysis, Adam Barrows takes a provocative look at the creation of world standard time in 1884 and rethinks the significance of this remarkable moment in modernism for both the processes of imperialism and for modern literature. As... More Info

Retooling the Humanities

Univ of Alberta Pr | October 1, 2010 | 424 pages
Is market-driven research healthy? Responding to the language of “knowledge mobilization” that percolates through Canadian postsecondary education, the literary scholars who contributed these essays address the challenges that an intensified culture of research capitalism brings to the... More Info

Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance

Harper Perennial Modern Classics | August 2, 2005 | 464 pages
"With a new introduction by the author"--Jacket.  More Info


House of Anansi Pr | September 16, 2008 | 230 pages
Collected here, the Massey Lectures from legendary novelist Margaret Atwood investigate the highly topical subject of debt. She doesn't talk about high finance or managing money; instead, she goes far deeper to explore debt as an ancient and central motif in religion, literature, and the structure... More Info

The case for God

June 20, 2019 | 406 pages
Karen Armstrong Knopf Canada, 2009 Hardcover, 406 pages ISBN: 9780307397430 This book is not currently in stock, but is available to order (1-2 weeks). From the bestselling author of A History of God and The Great Transformation comes a balanced, nuanced understanding of the role religion plays... More Info

Gödel, Escher, Bach | June 20, 1999 | 800 pages
A scientist and mathematician explores the mystery and complexity of human thought processes from an interdisciplinary point of view  More Info

In Defense of Lost Causes

Verso Books | October 15, 2009 | 530 pages
Is global emancipation a lost cause? Are universal values outdated relics of an earlier age? In this combative major new work, philosophical sharpshooter Slavoj Zizek takes on the reigning ideology with a plea that we should re-appropriate several “lost causes,” and looks for the kernel of... More Info


Ig Pub | June 20, 2019 | 168 pages
Reprint of a seminal 1928 work from the father of public relations and modern political spin  More Info