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Introducing the Enlightenment

Icon Books | September 1, 2010 | 176 pages
Unique graphic introductions to big ideas and thinkers, written by experts in the field.  More Info
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Introducing Empiricism

Icon Books | August 20, 2019 | 176 pages
"Our knowledge comes primarily from experience - what our senses tell us. But is experience really what it seems? The experimental breakthroughs in 17th-century science of Kepler, Galileo and Newton informed the great British empiricist tradition, which accepts a 'common-sense' view of the world -... More Info
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Introducing Wittgenstein

Icon Books | August 20, 2019 | 175 pages
This is a superlative graphic guide described as 'warm, witty and wise' by Jonathan Ree to an enigmatic master of twentieth-century philosophy.  More Info
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Introducing Continental Philosophy

Icon Books | June 5, 2014 | 176 pages
What makes philosophy on the continent of Europe so different and exciting? And why does it have such a reputation for being 'difficult'? Continental philosophy was initiated amid the revolutionary ferment of the 18th century, philosophers such as Kant and Hegel confronting the extremism of the... More Info
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Introducing Sociology

Icon Books | November 3, 2016 | 176 pages
Sociology is interested in the way citizens shape a society and the way a society shapes its citizens. Simply, it is the study of how society functions, or how it doesn t. In the series inimitable style, "Introducing Sociology: A Graphic Guide" traces the origins of sociology from... More Info
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Introducing Sartre

Icon Books | August 20, 2019 | 175 pages
INTRODUCING guide to the father of existentialism and one of 20th century philosophy's most famous characters. Jean-Paul Sartre was once described as being, next to Charles de Gaulle, the most famous Frenchman of the 20th century. Between the ending of the Second World War in 1945 and his death in... More Info
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Introducing Lacan

Icon Books | August 20, 2019 | 170 pages
Unique graphic introductions to big ideas and thinkers, written by experts in the field.  More Info
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Introducing Evolutionary Psychology

Icon Books | September 2, 2010 | 176 pages
How did the mind evolve? How does the human mind differ from the minds of our ancestors, and from the minds of our nearest relatives, the apes? What are the universal features of the human mind, and why are they designed the way they are? If our minds are built by selfish genes, why are we so... More Info
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Introducing Cultural Studies

Icon Books | August 20, 2019 | 173 pages
Explores the origins of the field in Britain and its migration to the USA, Canada, France, Australia, and South Asia, examining the ideas of its leading exponents and providing a flavor of its use around the world.  More Info

Introducing Romanticism

Icon Books | August 20, 2019 | 174 pages
Romanticism is crucial to an understanding of modern Western culture. Philosophy, art, literature, music, and politics were all transformed in the turbulent period between the French Revolution of 1789 and the Communist Manifesto of 1848. This was the age of the 'Romantic revolution', when modern... More Info
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Introducing Plato

Icon Books | November 4, 2010 | 176 pages
Unique graphic introductions to big ideas and thinkers, written by experts in the field.  More Info
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Introducing Machiavelli

Icon Books | January 1, 2012 | 174 pages
Illustrated guide to the crucial Italian philosopher and author of The Prince. 'Machiavellian' is a popular byword for treachery and opportunism. Machiavelli's classic book on statecraft, The Prince, published over 400 years ago, remains controversial to this day because of its electrifying... More Info
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Introducing Consciousness

Icon Books | September 2, 2010 | 175 pages
Introducing Consciousness" provides a comprehensive guide to the current state of consciousness studies. It starts with the history of the philosophical relation between mind and matter, and proceeds to scientific attempts to explain consciousness in terms of neural mechanisms, cerebral computation... More Info
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Introducing Fascism

Icon Books | August 20, 2019 | 173 pages
Did Fascism end with the Allied victory over the Axis powers in 1945, or has it been lying dormant and is now re-awakening as we move into the 21st century? Introducing Fascism trace the origins of Fascism in 19th-century traditions of ultra-conservatism, the ideas of Nietzsche, Wagner and other... More Info

Introducing Linguistics

Icon Books | August 20, 2019 | 175 pages
In graphic novel format, looks at the underpinnings of language, including the rules that control languages around the world.  More Info

American Politics

Icon Books | August 2, 2018 | 176 pages
Following in the footsteps of the highly successful Queer: A Graphic History, illustrator Julia Scheele teams up with Dr Laura Locker in this comic-book introduction to the political history of the Land of Opportunity. How dida political outsider like Trump win the 2016 presidential election? Why... More Info

Love Voltaire Us Apart

Icon Books | July 6, 2017 | 112 pages
The paperback edition of Julia Edelman's brilliant book, in which she expands upon her hit New Yorker article and hilariously imagines relationship advice from history's greatest minds  More Info
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Introducing Existentialism

Icon Books | January 14, 2014 | 176 pages
Richard Appignanesi goes on a personal quest of Existentialism in its original state. He begins with Camus' question of suicide: 'Must life have a meaning to be lived?' Is absurdity at the heart of Existentialism? Or is Sartre right: is Existentialism 'the least scandalous, most technically... More Info

Introducing Mathematics

Icon Books | August 20, 2019 | 176 pages
What is mathematics, and why is it such a mystery to so many people? Mathematics is the greatest creation of human intelligence. It affects us all.  More Info
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Introducing Political Philosophy

Icon Books | August 20, 2019 | 176 pages
Essential illustrated guide to key ideas of political thought. Philosophers have always asked fundamental and disturbing questions about politics. Plato and Aristotle debated the merits of democracy. The origins of society, the state and government authority were issues addressed by Hobbes,... More Info

Introducing Game Theory

Icon Books | March 2, 2017 | 176 pages
Why did countries engage in a nuclear arms race? How do we make decisions when we don’t have all the information? What makes international environmental cooperation possible? Game theory is the study of how we make a decision when the outcome of our moves depends on the decisions of someone else.... More Info
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Introducing Descartes

Icon Books | August 20, 2019 | 171 pages
Unique graphic introductions to big ideas and thinkers, written by experts in the field.  More Info

How to Sound Cultured

Icon Books | August 4, 2016 | 400 pages
'Damn, all my cheating secrets revealed. In book form' Stephen Fry Which philosopher had the maddest hairstyle? Which novelist drank 50 cups of black coffee every day? What on earth did Simone de Beauvoir see in Jean-Paul Sartre? How to Sound Cultured offers a wry and yet profoundly useful look... More Info

Grass-Fed Nation

Icon Books | May 5, 2016 | 208 pages
For years we ve been told that, thanks to their high saturated fat content, the foods for which evolution has adapted us grass-fed meat, grass-fed dairy products, eggs from hens running on pasture are unhealthy. In their place we eat processed factory foods and we ve witnessed a growing epidemic of... More Info
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Introducing Literary Criticism

Icon Books | December 3, 2015 | 176 pages
Comic-book style Introducing Graphic Guide to understanding and practicing literary criticism, looking at key figures, theories and controversies.  More Info

The Persuaders

Icon Books | February 4, 2016 | 288 pages
Every day, many people will try to change your mind, but they won’t reason with you. Instead, you’ll be nudged, anchored, incentivised and manipulated in barely noticeable ways. It’s a profound shift in the way we interact with one another.Philosopher James Garvey explores the hidden story of... More Info
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Introducing Islam

Icon Books | August 20, 2019 | 173 pages
Islamic culture has produced some of the finest achievements of humanity. "Introducing Islam" is a fascinating look into a sometimes misunderstood faith.  More Info
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Introducing Relativity

Icon Books | August 20, 2019 | 176 pages
Beginning near the speed of light and proceeding to explorations of space-time and curved spaces, Introducing Relativity plots a visually accessible course through the thought experiments that have given shape to contemporary physics. Scientists from Newton to Hawking add their unique contributions... More Info

Introducing Statistics

Icon Books | August 20, 2019 | 174 pages
From the medicine we take, the cars we drive, the clothes we wear to even the beer we drink, statistics give shape to everything we do. Yet, for all their ubiquity, most of us really don't know what to make of statistics. Exploring the history, mathematics, philosophy and practical use of... More Info
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Introducing Logic

Icon Books | August 20, 2019 | 175 pages
Looks at the historical development of logic, decoding its symbols and methods, and highlighting the influence it has had on the sciences and philosophy.  More Info
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Introducing Nietzsche

Icon Books | August 20, 2019 | 175 pages
Looks at the important theories of the famous philosopher, including his thoughts about existentialism, psychoanalysis, semiotics, and postmodernism.  More Info

Introducing Ethics

Icon Books | August 20, 2019 | 175 pages
What is the place of individual choice and consequence in a post-Holocaust world of continuing genocidal ethnic cleansing? Is "identity" now a last-ditch cultural defence of ethnic nationalisms and competing fundamentalisms? In a climate of instant information, free markets and possible ecological... More Info

Alain Badiou

Icon Books | August 26, 2014 | 176 pages
Compact Introducing guide to one of the most controversial and challenging French philosophers in contemporary philosophy.  More Info

Introducing Walter Benjamin

Icon Books | August 20, 2019 | 176 pages
The German Jewish philosopher and critic Walter Benjamin (1892?1940) was one of the first critics to recognize that a technology that could reproduce art could also destroy it. With its brilliant combination of words and images, this book is the ideal introduction to this key modern philosopher and... More Info

Harry's Last Stand

Icon Books | June 5, 2014 | 224 pages
‘As one of the last remaining survivors of the Great Depression and the Second World War, I will not go gently into that good night.  More Info
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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

Introducing Kierkegaard

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

Icon Books | August 20, 2019 | 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 | August 20, 2019 | 172 pages
Unique graphic introductions to big ideas and thinkers, written by experts in the field.  More Info
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Introducing Time

Icon Books | August 20, 2019 | 172 pages
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Introducing Shakespeare

Icon Books | August 20, 2019 | 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 | August 20, 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 20, 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
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Introducing Slavoj Žižek

Icon Books | August 20, 2019 | 176 pages
A unique graphic introduction to Zizek - the Elvis of Philosophy - one of the world's most maverick current thinkers.  More Info
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Introducing Bertrand Russell

Icon Books | December 20, 2011 | 176 pages
A graphic celebration of Bertrand Russell's life and work.  More Info

Introducing Chomsky. John Maher and Judy Groves

Icon Books | November 1, 2011 | 176 pages
Compact INTRODUCING guide to the seminal linguist and irrepressible critic of right-wing America.  More Info
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Introducing Baudrillard

Icon Books | July 19, 2011 | 175 pages
Unique graphic introductions to big ideas and thinkers, written by experts in the field.  More Info
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Introducing Aristotle

Icon Books | November 9, 2010 | 176 pages
Unique graphic introductions to big ideas and thinkers, written by experts in the field.  More Info

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