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by Anthony Kenny
This book is no less than a guide to the whole of Western philosophy--the ideas that have undergirded our civilization for two-and-a-half thousand years. Anthony Kenny tells the story of philosophy from ancient Greece through the Middle Ages and
by Peter L. Phillips Simpson
From the Outside
by Roberto Esposito
Amid a devastating economic crisis, two tragic events coming from the outside – the wave of immigration and Islamic terrorism – have radically changed the profile and significance of the space we call Europe. Given a paradigm leap of
by Olli Lagerspetz
<p>What is dirt? What does it really mean to be dirty? Or clean? Dirt and cleaning are often associated with ideas of guilt, otherness, and social control, but also with living responsibly and in harmony with the environment. In this witty and ...
by Gay Watson
<p>In <i>A Philosophy of Emptiness</i>, Gay Watson reclaims <span style="line-height: 1.45em;">emptiness as a positive, empowering state, an antidote to the obsession </span><span style="line-height: 1.45em;">with substance and ...
by Lars Svendsen
<p><span style="line-height: 1.45em;">What is human freedom, and what are the main threats to it today? These </span><span style="line-height: 1.45em;">questions and more are discussed in Lars Svendsen’s comprehensive </span><span ...
by Lars Svendsen
<p><p>Drawing on the latest research in the fields of philosophy, psychology and the social sciences, A Philosophy of Loneliness explores the different kinds of loneliness, the philosophy of emotions, why some people are lonelier than ...
by Christopher Hamilton
<i>A Philosophy of Tragedy</i> explores the tragic condition of humanity in the modern age. Christopher Hamilton draws as much on literature as he does on philosophy, including the tragic theatre, and does not simply propose an account of our ...
Eight Essential Dialogues
<i>A Plato Reader</i> offers eight of Plato’s best-known works—<i>Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Meno, Phaedo, Symposium, Phaedrus</i>, and <i>Republic</i>—unabridged, expertly introduced and annotated, and in widely admired translations by C. D. C.
by Roger Scruton
Over the past twenty years, Roger Scruton has been developing a conservative view of human beings, society and culture. The tone of this book is positive and the arguments are recommendations with the aim of convincing the reader that rumours of
Deciding What to Do and Believe
by David A. Hunter
<p>A thoroughly updated introduction to the concepts, methods, and standards of critical thinking, <i>A Practical Guide to Critical Thinking: Deciding What to Do and Believe, Second Edition</i> is a unique presentation of the formal ...
Be a Good Person
by Dave Robinson
Ethical philosophy has a long and distinguished history, but how can you apply it to your life? ...
See the Bigger Picture
by Trevor Curnow
An Introducing Practical Guide to how philosophy can be used in everyday life. ...
Consolations for a Post-Truth World
by Julian Baggini
Finding Wisdom in Children's Literature
by Thomas E. Wartenberg
<b>Taking Picture Books Seriously: What can we learn about philosophy through children's books?</b> <p>This warm and charming volume casts a spell on adult readers as it unveils the surprisingly profound philosophical wisdom contained in ...
Notes on a Man Without Prejudice
by Antoine Compagnon
<p>In his writing and his person, Michel de Montaigne embodied the Humanist ideal. He stands at the start of the French Renaissance in philosophy and literature. But what does Montaigne have to tell us about how to think and live today? In forty
by Agnes Heller
Written by one of the most influential figures in post-World-War-II social thought, <i>A Theory of Modernity</i> is a comprehensive analysis of the main dynamics of modernity, which discusses the technological, social and political elements of ...
by Mary Wollstonecraft
<p>Written during a time of great political turmoil, social anxiety, and against the backdrop of the French Revolution, Wollstonecraft's argument continues to challenge and inspire. This revised and expanded <em>Third Edition</em> is again based
by Mary Wollstonecraft
<b>Vintage Feminism- classic feminist texts in short form</b>WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ZOE WILLIAMS<b> ...
A Heathrow Diary
by Alain de Botton
We all spend longer than we would like waiting around in airports, but we rarely discover anything about our fellow travellers or those who work there. In the summer of 2009, however, Alain de Botton was given unprecedented, unrestricted accessAudio Book