Category: Philosophy


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 | August 17, 2019 | 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

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


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

The Imperial University

August 17, 2019 | 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

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

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

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

Introducing Kierkegaard

Icon Books | April 4, 2013 | 176 pages
A graphic guide to Kierkegaard, the founder of Existentialism.  More Info

Introducing Economics

Icon Books | August 17, 2019 | 174 pages
Traces the history of the subject from ancient Greeks to the present day.  More Info

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

Introducing Media Studies

Icon Books | August 17, 2019 | 172 pages
Unique graphic introductions to big ideas and thinkers, written by experts in the field.  More Info

Introducing Time

Icon Books | August 17, 2019 | 172 pages
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Introducing Shakespeare

Icon Books | August 17, 2019 | 175 pages
Explores how Shakespeare became famous and influential, and why he is still considered a great writer.  More Info


Icon Books | August 17, 2019 | 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

Introducing Jung

Icon Books | August 17, 2019 | 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


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

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

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

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

The Mark of the Sacred

October 28, 2013 | 240 pages
Jean-Pierre Dupuy, prophet of what he calls "enlightened doomsaying," has long warned that modern society is on a path to self-destruction. In this book, he pleads for a subversion of this crisis from within, arguing that it is our lopsided view of religion and reason that has set us on this... More Info

Why Have Children?

MIT Press (MA) | September 1, 2013 | 272 pages
In contemporary Western society, people are more often called upon to justify the choice not to have children than they are to supply reasons for having them. In this book, Christine Overall maintains that the burden of proof should be reversed: that the choice to have children calls for more... More Info

Perplexities of Consciousness

Bradford Book | September 1, 2013 | 240 pages
A philosopher argues that we know little about our own inner lives.  More Info

The Bodhisattva's Brain

September 13, 2013 | 280 pages
If we are material beings living in a material world -- and all the scientificevidence suggests that we are -- then we must find existential meaning, if there is such a thing, inthis physical world. We must cast our lot with the natural rather than the supernatural. ManyWesterners with spiritual... More Info

The Best Buddhist Writing 2013

Shambhala Publications | September 24, 2013 | 336 pages
An eclectic and thought-provoking collection of Buddhist and Buddhist-inspired writings on a wide range of issues published in North America during 2012. This latest edition in The Best Buddhist Writing series is a thoughtful, inspiring collection of writings from a Buddhist perspective. Selected... More Info

Religion Without God

October 1, 2013 | 176 pages
In his last book, Ronald Dworkin addresses timeless questions: What is religion and what is God's place in it? What are death and immortality? He joins a sense of cosmic mystery and beauty to the claim that value is objective, independent of mind, and immanent in the world. Belief in God is one... More Info

Why Photography Matters

MIT Press (MA) | August 23, 2013 | 112 pages
Photography matters, writes Jerry Thompson, because of how it works -- not only as anartistic medium but also as a way of knowing. It matters because how we understand what photographyis and how it works tell us something about how we understand anything. With these provocativeobservations,... More Info

Introducing Camus

May 15, 2012 | 176 pages
A graphic guide to the life and work of Nobel prize-winning intellectual Albert Camus.  More Info


Totem Books | April 15, 2009 | 176 pages
Explores, in graphic novel format, Karl Marx's life, history, original philosophy, politics, and criticism of capitalism that inspired vast twentieth century revolutions.  More Info

Introducing Buddha

Icon Books | February 28, 2009 | 175 pages
Introduces the basic tenents of Buddhism, and discusses the religion's influence on Asia and Western thought through stories and illustrations.  More Info

Philosophy and Non-Philosophy

Univocal Pub Llc | May 1, 2013 | 200 pages
Each generation invents new practices and new writings of philosophy. Ours should have been able to introduce certain mutations that would at least be equivalent with those of cubism, abstract art, and twelve-tone serialism: it has only partially done so. But after all the deconstructions, after... More Info

Solitary Confinement: Social Death and Its Afterlives

University of Minnesota Press | August 1, 2013 | 368 pages
Prolonged solitary confinement has become a widespread and standard practice in U.S. prisons—even though it consistently drives healthy prisoners insane, makes the mentally ill sicker, and, according to the testimony of prisoners, threatens to reduce life to a living death. In this profoundly... More Info

Matter and Consciousness

MIT Press | August 16, 2013 | 240 pages
An updated edition of an authoritative text showing the relevance for philosophy of mind of theoretical and experimental results in the natural sciences.  More Info


Penguin Group USA | August 17, 2019 | 205 pages
A portrait of the Buddha explores his identities both as an archetypal religious icon and as a man, chronicling his journey from his decision to leave a life of ease and power to his attainment of spiritual enlightenment.  More Info

The Art of Communicating

HarperOne | August 13, 2013 | 176 pages
The Art of Communicating by Thich Nhat Hanh has descriptive copy which is not yet available from the Publisher.  More Info

Problems of Dostoevsky's Poetics

U of Minnesota Press | August 17, 1984 | 333 pages
This book is the ideal introduction to the thought of Mikhail Bakhtin. Bakhtin is becoming established as one of the giants of 20th century literary criticsm, despite his work being unknown in the West until the 1970's. This book is less about Dostoyevsky per se, rather a profound meditation on how... More Info


Continuum | February 28, 2013 | 288 pages
This compelling and highly original book represents a confrontation between two of the most radical thinkers at work in France today: Alain Badiou and the author, François Laruelle.At face value, the two have much in common: both espouse a position of absolute immanence; both argue that philosophy... More Info

An Inquiry Into Modes of Existence

August 19, 2013 | 520 pages
In a new approach to philosophical anthropology, Bruno Latour offers answers to questions raised in We Have Never Been Modern: If not modern, what have we been, and what values should we inherit? An Inquiry into Modes of Existence offers a new basis for diplomatic encounters with other societies at... More Info

The Self Beyond Itself

May 28, 2013 | 507 pages
"A critique of 'free will' that draws on neuroscience, philosophy, and religion"--Provided by publisher.  More Info

Grammar Matters

Arbeiter Ring Pub | November 1, 2010 | 101 pages
It is hard to find someone who doesn't have a pet peeve about language. The act of bemoaning the decline of language has become something of a cottage industry. High profile, self-appointed language police worry that new forms of popular media are contributing to sloppiness, imprecision, and a... More Info