Category: Philosophy

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

The Neighbor

June 10, 2013 | 216 pages
In Civilization and Its Discontents, Freud made abundantly clear what he thought about the biblical injunction, first articulated in Leviticus 19:18 and then elaborated in Christian teachings, to love one's neighbor as oneself.  More Info

Running with the Pack

Granta | June 20, 2019 | 218 pages
'Most of the serious thinking I have done over the past twenty years has been done while running.' Mark Rowlands has run for most of his life. He has also been a professional philosopher. And for him the two - running and philosophising - are inextricably connected. In Running with the Pack he... More Info


Oxford University Press, USA | February 8, 2007 | 154 pages
Fundamentalism is seen as the major threat to world peace today, a conclusion impossible to ignore since the events in New York on September 11, 2001. But what does "fundamentalism" really mean? Since it was coined by American Protestant evangelicals in the 1920s, the use of the term... More Info

Why Have Children?

MIT Press (MA) | February 3, 2012 | 253 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

Making History

June 20, 1994 | 364 pages
A collection of twenty historical and review essays published over a period of thirty years covers topics ranging from Mary Wollstonecraft to the British family  More Info

The Promise of Happiness

Duke University Press Books | April 6, 2010 | 326 pages
DIVThe Promise of Happiness is a provocative cultural critique of the imperative to be happy. It asks what follows when we make our desires and even our own happiness conditional on the happiness of others: “I just want you to be happy”; “I’m happy if you’re happy.” Combining philosophy... More Info

50 Things You're Not Supposed To Know: Religion

The Disinformation Company | November 15, 2011 | 144 pages
Everything that Holy Men of all stripes don't want you to know about religions major and minor.  More Info

On Music

Routledge | May 31, 2013 | 168 pages
Opinionated and example-filled, this extremely concise and accessible book provides a survey of some fundamental and longstanding debates about the nature of music. The central arguments and ideas of historical and contemporary philosophers are presented with the goal of making them as accessible... More Info

Human Rights As a Way of Life

Stanford University Press | June 5, 2013 | 216 pages
As the first book in English dedicated to Bergson's political philosophy, this study develops an original concept of human rights as a medium of self-care and personal transformation.  More Info

History of Madness

Taylor & Francis US | April 2, 2009 | 725 pages
Challenging entrenched views of madness and reason, History of Madness is one of the classics of 20th century thought. It is Foucaultʼs first major work, written in a dazzling and sometimes enigmatic literary style. It also introduces many of the inspiring and radical themes that he was to write... More Info

24/7: Terminal Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep

Verso | June 4, 2013 | 144 pages
Capitalism’s colonization of every hour in the day 24/7: Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep explores some of the ruinous consequences of the expanding non-stop processes of twenty-first-century capitalism. The marketplace now operates through every hour of the clock, pushing us into constant... More Info


Verso Books | June 4, 2013 | 304 pages
Composed in a series of scenes, Aisthesis–Rancière's definitive statement on the aesthetic–takes its reader from Dresden in 1764 to New York in 1941. Along the way, we view the Belvedere Torso with Winckelmann, accompany Hegel to the museum and Mallarmé to the Folies-Bergère, attend a... More Info

The God Argument

Bloomsbury USA | March 26, 2013 | 288 pages
What are the arguments for and against religion and religious belief--all of them--right across the range of reasons and motives that people have for being religious, and do they stand up to scrutiny? Can there be a clear, full statement of these arguments that once and for all will show what is at... More Info

The Way of a Pilgrim

Image | October 1, 1992 | 208 pages
Tells the story of a nineteenth-century's Russian peasant and his spiritual quest for a life of constant prayer, as he learns from a spiritual father and sets out on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem.  More Info

Arts of the Political

Duke University Press Books | March 22, 2013 | 253 pages
DIVIn the West, "the Left," understood as a loose conglomeration of interests centered around the goal of a fairer and more equal society, still struggles to make its voice heard and its influence felt, even amid an overwhelming global recession. In Arts of the Political: New Openings for the Left,... More Info

Ethics of Liberation

Duke University Press Books | February 8, 2013 | 715 pages
DIVAvailable in English for the first time, a masterwork by Enrique Dussel, one of the world's foremost philosophers, and a cornerstone of the philosophy of liberation, which he helped to found and develop./div  More Info

Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking

W. W. Norton | May 6, 2013 | 384 pages
One of the world's leading philosophers offers aspiring thinkers his personal trove of mind-stretching thought experiments.  More Info

On Changing the World

Haymarket Books | December 11, 2012 | 200 pages
Michael Löwy highlights the cultural, ?spiritual,” and ethical dimensions of Marxist thought largely neglected by most of the existing literature.  More Info

Wild Comfort

Trumpeter | March 9, 2010 | 256 pages
In an effort to make sense of the deaths in quick succession of several loved ones, Kathleen Dean Moore turned to the comfort of the wild, making a series of solitary excursions into ancient forests, wild rivers, remote deserts, and windswept islands to learn what the environment could teach her in... More Info

World Peace and Other 4th-Grade Achievements

Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | April 2, 2013 | 272 pages
An experienced, award-winning educator discusses his years practicing a game with his fourth grade class, describing the conflict resolution and collective problem-solving utilized by nine-year-olds to fight for and negotiate world peace in the classroom.  More Info

Poetry, Language, Thought

Harper Perennial Modern Classics | November 6, 2001 | 256 pages
Essential reading for students and anyone interested in the great philosophers, this book opened up appreciation of Martin Heidegger beyond the confines of philosophy to the reaches of poetry. In Heidegger's thinking, poetry is not a mere amusement or form of culture but a force that opens up the... More Info

Hitler's Philosophers

Yale University Press | May 21, 2013 | 328 pages
Hitler had a dream to rule the world, not only with the gun but also with his mind. He saw himself as a "philosopher-leader" and astonishingly gained the support of many intellectuals of his time. In this compelling book, Yvonne Sherratt explores Hitler's relationship with philosophers and uncovers... More Info


Univocal Pub Llc | February 1, 2013 | 170 pages
Is there any room left for freedom in a programmed world? This is the essential question that Vilém Flusser asks in Post-History. Written as a series of lectures to be delivered at universities in Brazil, Israel, and France, it was subsequently developed as a book and published for the first time... More Info

Speech Begins After Death

March 1, 2013 | 96 pages
Speech Begins after Death is a transcript of critic Claude Bonnefoy's interview with Michel Foucault in which he reflects on his approach to the written word throughout his life, from his school days to his discovery of the pleasure of writing. Never before published in English, this is one of... More Info

Why Internet Porn Matters

February 27, 2013 | 152 pages
This book examines the impact of the internet on pornography's social and political effects and provides a new theory of sex, speech, and power in light of today's drive toward self-exposure.  More Info

Thinking, Fast and Slow

Anchor Canada | April 2, 2013 | 512 pages
Two systems drive the way we think and make choices, Daniel Kahneman explains: System One is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System Two is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. Examining how both systems function within the mind, Kahneman exposes the extraordinary capabilities as well as the... More Info

Being and Time

Suny Press | July 1, 2010 | 482 pages
A revised translation of Heidegger's most important work.  More Info

The Enigma of Perception

McGill Queens Univ | May 1, 2013 | 232 pages
An innovative exploration of how we acquire knowledge and the principle on which that theory depends.  More Info

Marxism and Ethics

January 2, 2013 | 249 pages
Marxism and Ethics is a comprehensive and highly readable introduction to the rich and complex history of Marxist ethical theory as it has evolved over the last century and a half. Paul Blackledge argues that Marx s ethics of freedom underpin his revolutionary critique of capitalism. Marx s... More Info

Deleuze Beyond Badiou

February 24, 2013 | 232 pages
First published in 1997, Alain Badiou's Deleuze: The Clamor of Being cast Gilles Deleuze as a secret philosopher of the One. In this work, Clayton Crockett rehabilitates Deleuze's position within contemporary political and philosophical thought, advancing an original reading of the thinker's major... More Info

Plato's Republic

December 18, 2012 | 400 pages
Plato's Republic is one of the best-known and most widely-discussed texts in the history of philosophy. But how might we get to the heart of this work today, 2,500 years after its original composition? Alain Badiou breathes life into Plato's landmark text and revives its universality. Rather than... More Info

L'Incident D'Antioche

Columbia University Press | February 10, 2013 | 216 pages
Offers an English-French bilingual edition of a noted philosopher's play, in which statesmen, workers and revolutionaries struggle to reconcile the nature and practice of politics. Reprint.  More Info

What More Do You Want?

Tuttle Publishing | April 9, 2013 | 224 pages
We've all had moments in our lives when we've thought, "Something is missing. There must be more to life than this." It is this sense that often brings people to the practice of Zen. By turning to Zen, they acknowledge that this "something" lies not in externals, but rather in seeking to transcend... More Info

Introducing Foucault

Icon Books | August 1, 2009 | 175 pages
Presents an account, in graphic novel form, of Foucault's life and his philosophies on the concepts of power, authorship, transgression, and sex, and discusses how his ideas have influenced modern society.  More Info

Basic Problems of Phenomenology

Continuum | February 7, 2013 | 208 pages
Basic Problems of Phenomenology presents the first English translation of Martin Heidegger's early lecture course from the Winter of 1919/1920, in which he attempts to clarify phenomenology by looking at the phenomenon of life, which he sees as the primary area of research for phenomenology.... More Info

We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For

The New Press | November 21, 2007 | 257 pages
In a collection of spiritual and political reflections, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Color Purple offers a voice of serenity, clarity, and insight in an all too chaotic modern world as she shares her thoughts on freedom, environmental awareness, compassion, and peace, both within... More Info

The End(s) of Community

Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press | March 1, 2013 | 220 pages
This book stems from an examination of how Western philosophy has accounted for the foundations of law. In this tradition, the character of the "sovereign" or "lawgiver" has provided the solution to this problem. But how does the sovereign acquire the right to found law? As soon as we ask this... More Info

In the Beginning, She Was

Continuum | December 27, 2012 | 176 pages
In this new book, crucial for understanding her journey, Luce Irigaray goes further than in Speculum and questions the work of the Pre-Socratics at the root of our culture. Reminding us of the story of Ulysses and Antigone, she demonstrates how, from the beginning, Western tradition represents an... More Info

Thinking the Twentieth Century

Penguin Group USA | January 29, 2013 | 432 pages
Offers a narrative of the United States' history during the past 100 years, not by discussing the events, but by discussing ideas, and highlighting the thoughts and thinkers that helped shape the century. 75,000 first printing.  More Info

Aristotle: Eudemian Ethics

Cambridge University Press | December 6, 2012 | 204 pages
Aristotle's Eudemian Ethics has been unjustly neglected in comparison with its more famous counterpart the Nicomachean Ethics. This is in large part due to the fact that until recently no complete translation of the work has been available. But the Eudemian Ethics is a masterpiece in its own right,... More Info

Foucault Effect: St

University of Chicago Press | July 9, 1991 | 318 pages
Based on Michel Foucault's 1978 and 1979 lectures at the Collège de France on governmental rationalities and his 1977 interview regarding his work on imprisonment, this volume is the long-awaited sequel to Power/Knowledge. In these lectures, Foucault examines the art or activity of government both... More Info

Living Thought

December 31, 2012 | 296 pages
This book, itself by a major Italian philosopher, explores the distinctive traits of Italian theory and philosophy, reflecting on why it has been growing in popularity and why people have turned to it for answers to real-world issues and problems.  More Info


Penguin Group USA | February 24, 2009 | 312 pages
Offering a groundbreaking study of the application of the science of choice, a guide that uses colorful examples from all aspects of life demonstrates how it is possible to design environments that make it more likely for us to act in our own interests. Reprint.  More Info

An Introduction to Buddhism

Cambridge University Press | November 30, 2012 | 552 pages
In this new edition of the best-selling Introduction to Buddhism, Peter Harvey provides a comprehensive introduction to the development of the Buddhist tradition in both Asia and the West. Extensively revised and fully updated, this new edition draws on recent scholarship in the field, exploring... More Info

The Red Book

W. W. Norton | December 17, 2012 | 600 pages
This portable edition of the infamous journal by the Swiss psychologist presents his thoughts, experiences and everything he felt after a period of time spent seeing visions, hearing voices and inducing hallucinations. 25,000 first printing.  More Info

Race, Monogamy, and Other Lies They Told You

Univ of California Press | June 12, 2012 | 274 pages
Uses scientific evidence from diverse fields to counter three pervasive myths about human behavior--that people are divided into biological races, humans are naturally aggressive, and men and women drastically differ in behavior.  More Info

Lincoln's Tragic Pragmatism

Harvard University Press | January 7, 2013 | 832 pages
In their famous debates, Lincoln and Douglas struggled with how to behave when an ethical conflict like slavery strained democracy’s commitment to rule by both consent and principle. What conscience demands and what it can persuade others to agree to are not always the same. Ultimately, this... More Info

The Ecstasy of Communication

Semiotext | December 14, 2012 | 128 pages
"The need to speak, even if one has nothing to say, becomes more pressing whenone has nothing to say, just as the will to live becomes more urgent when life has lost itsmeaning."--from The Ecstasy of Communication Firstpublished in France in 1987, The Ecstasy of Communication was... More Info

Walter Benjamin

January 9, 2013 | 320 pages
Arguing that the importance of painting and other visual art for Benjamin's epistemology has yet to be appreciated, Weigel undertakes the first systematic analysis of their significance to his thought. She does so by exploring Benjamin's dialectics of secularization, an approach that allows... More Info