• Colonizer & the Colonized
    Colonizer & the Colonized
    ISBN: 9781788167727
    Title: Colonizer & the Colonized
    Author: MEMMI ALBERT

    In this classic study of European colonialism, Albert Memmi examines the psychological effects of colonial ideology and system on both the coloniser and those colonised.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
  • Comfort Book
    Comfort Book
    ISBN: 9781786898296
    Title: Comfort Book
    Author: HAIG MATT

    Nothing is stronger than a small hope that doesn't give up.The Comfort Book is a collection of little islands of hope. It gathers consolations and stories that give new ways of seeing ourselves and the world.Matt Haig's mix of philosophy, memoir and self-reflection builds on the wisdom of philosophers and survivors through the ages, from Marcus Aurelius to Nellie Bly, Emily Dickinson to James Baldwin.This is the book to pick up when you need the wisdom of a friend, the comfort of a hug or a reminder that hope comes from unexpected places.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
  • Communist Manifesto
    Communist Manifesto
    ISBN: 9780141395906
    Title: Communist Manifesto

    Edited by Samuel H. Beer, with key selections from Capital and The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte, this volume features an especially helpful introduction that serves as a guide to Marxist political and economic theory and to placing the specific writings in their contemporary setting.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $20.00
  • Communist Manifesto (Pop Penguin)
    Communist Manifesto (Pop Penguin)
    ISBN: 9780141194899
    Title: Communist Manifesto (Pop Penguin)
    Author: MARX KARL

    The Communist Manifestochanged the face of the twentieth century beyond recognition, inspiring millions to revolution, forming the basis of political systems that still dominate countless lives and continuing to ignite violent debate about class and capitalism today.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $14.00
  • Complete Musashi: Book of Five Rings & Other Works: Definitive Translations of the Complete Writings of Miyamoto Musashi - Japan's Greatest Samurai
    Complete Musashi: Book of Five Rings & Other Works: Definitive Translations of the Complete Writings of Miyamoto Musashi - Japan's Greatest Samurai
    ISBN: 9784805316160
    Title: Complete Musashi: Book of Five Rings & Other Works: Definitive Translations of the Complete Writings of Miyamoto Musashi - Japan's Greatest Samurai

    The culmination of 25 years of research, Alex Bennett's groundbreaking English translation of Miyamoto Musashi's The Book of Five Rings reveals the true meaning of the original work.

    This piece of writing by famed samurai Musashi (1584-1645) is the single-most influential work on samurai swordsmanship, offering insights into samurai history, the Zen Buddhist state of "no-mind" that enables warriors to triumph and the philosophical meaning of Bushido--"the way of the warrior."

    Until now, English translations of The Book of Five Rings have been based on inaccurate copies of Musashi's long-lost original manuscript. Bennett's translation is the first to be based on a careful reconstruction of the original text by Japan's foremost Musashi scholar. By identifying discrepancies among the existing copies, adding missing texts and correcting over 150 incorrect characters, this source is the closest representation of Musashi's original work possible. Utilizing this new source, Bennett captures the subtle nuance of the classic Japanese text, resulting in the most accurate English translation of The Book of Five Rings available.

    This book also includes translations of five other known works by Musashi--three of them translated for the first time. The texts are richly annotated by Bennett, who includes an extensive introduction on Musashi's life and legacy.

    The Complete Musashi: The Book of Five Rings and Other Works will be widely read by those interested in Japanese culture, Samurai history and martial arts--setting a new standard against which all other translations will be measured.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00

  • Conquest of Happiness
    Conquest of Happiness
    ISBN: 9780415378475
    Title: Conquest of Happiness

    Originally published: London: George Allen & Unwin, 1930. With a new pref.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
  • Consolations of Philosophy
    Consolations of Philosophy
    ISBN: 9780140276619
    Title: Consolations of Philosophy

    Alain de Botton, best-selling author of How Proust can Change Your Life , has set six of the finest minds in the history of philosophy to work on the problems of everyday life. Here then are Socrates, Epicurus, Seneca, Montaigne, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche on some of the things that bother us all; lack of money, the pain of love, inadequacy, anxiety, the fear of failure and the pressure to conform.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Cosmological Koans: A Journey to the Heart of Physics
    Cosmological Koans: A Journey to the Heart of Physics
    ISBN: 9780141991764
    Title: Cosmological Koans: A Journey to the Heart of Physics

    Could there be a civilization on a mote of dust? How much of your fate have you made? Who cleans the universe?Through more than fifty Koans - pleasingly paradoxical vignettes following the ancient Zen tradition - leading physicist Anthony Aguirre takes the reader across the world from Japan to Italy, and through ideas spanning the age, breadth and depth of the Universe. Using these beguiling Koans and a flair for explaining complex science, Aguirre covers cosmic questions that scientific giants from Aristotle to Galileo and Heisenberg have grappled with, from the meaning of quantum theory and the nature of time to the origin of multiple universes.Playful and enlightening, Cosmological Koans explores the strange hinterland between the deep structure of the physical world and our personal experience of it, giving us what Einstein himself called 'the most beautiful and deepest experience' anyone can have- a sense of the mysterious.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
  • Courage of Hopelessness: Chronicles of a Year of Acting Dangerously
    Courage of Hopelessness: Chronicles of a Year of Acting Dangerously
    ISBN: 9780141986098
    Title: Courage of Hopelessness: Chronicles of a Year of Acting Dangerously
    Author: ZIZEK SLAVOJ

    In these troubled times, even the most pessimistic diagnosis of our future ends with an uplifting hint that things might not be as bad as all that, that there is light at the end of the tunnel.

    Yet, argues Slavoj Aixek, it is only when we have admitted to ourselves that our situation is completely hopeless - that the light at the end of the tunnel is in fact the headlight of a train approaching us from the opposite direction - that fundamental change can be brought about.

    Surveying the various challenges in the world today, from mass migration and geopolitical tensions to terrorism, the explosion of rightist populism and the emergence of new radical politics - all of which, in their own way, express the impasses of global capitalism - Aixek explores whether there still remains the possibility for genuine change. Today, he proposes, the only true question is, or should be, this- do we endorse the predominant acceptance of capitalism as a fact of human nature, or does today's capitalism contain strong enough antagonisms to prevent its infinite reproduction? Can we, he asks, move beyond the failure of socialism, and beyond the current wave of populist rage, and initiate radical change before the train hits?

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Courage to be Happy: True Contentment is Within Your Power
    Courage to be Happy: True Contentment is Within Your Power
    ISBN: 9781760529710
    Title: Courage to be Happy: True Contentment is Within Your Power

    This book is a compass. Navigate and discover along your path the courage to be happy. The Courage to be Happy presents profound insights into living life courageously and finding happiness along the way. It has already sold more than a million copies in Japan and is a sequel to The Courage to be Disliked, which has changed lives across the globe as an international bestselling sensation. As in The Courage to be Disliked, we follow a Socratic dialogue between a philosopher and a young man. The philosopher believes that the key to a life of happiness and fulfilment is offered to us by the theories of Alfred Adler, a forgotten giant of 19th century psychology who has long been overshadowed by his two contemporaries, Freud and Jung. The young man is full of doubt that life can be genuinely improved by simply changing his thinking. Patiently, the philosopher explains the essence of Adler's 'psychology of courage', taking the young man through the mental steps necessary to achieve it, and demonstrating to the young man and to us the changes this psychology will bring to the way we live our lives. This is a work that is truly life-changing in its power and universally applicable in its scope.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Crooked Timber of Humanity - Chapters in the History of Ideas 2e
    Crooked Timber of Humanity - Chapters in the History of Ideas 2e
    ISBN: 9780691155937
    Title: Crooked Timber of Humanity - Chapters in the History of Ideas 2e

    "Out of the crooked timber of humanity, no straight thing was ever made."--Immanuel Kant

    Isaiah Berlin was one of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century--an activist of the intellect who marshaled vast erudition and eloquence in defense of the endangered values of individual liberty and moral and political plurality. In The Crooked Timber of Humanity he exposes the links between the ideas of the past and the social and political cataclysms of our own time: between the Platonic belief in absolute truth and the lure of authoritarianism; between the eighteenth-century reactionary ideologue Joseph de Maistre and twentieth-century Fascism; between the romanticism of Schiller and Byron and the militant--and sometimes genocidal--nationalism that convulses the modern world.

    This new edition features a revised text that supplants all previous versions, a new foreword in which award-winning novelist John Banville discusses Berlin's life and ideas, particularly his defense of pluralism, and a substantial new appendix that provides rich context, including letters by Berlin and previously uncollected writings, most notably his virtuoso review of Bertrand Russell's A History of Western Philosophy.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $52.00
  • Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance & the Art of Living
    Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance & the Art of Living
    ISBN: 9781781257654
    Title: Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance & the Art of Living

    The Stoics' unique blend of practicality and wisdom has been inspiring the most successful among us for centuries, from Roman emperors to Barack Obama, and most recently via Ryan Holiday's bestselling The Obstacle is the Way. If that book introduced readers to the idea that what is in the way is the way, The Daily Stoic widens our view on the Stoic philosophy and shows that it can be applied to any problem. From how to manage failure to getting what you want, the ideas of Seneca, Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius and others continue to be vitally relevant to today's doers and thinkers. Here, in bold new translations, language is stripped down to reveal powerful aphorisms that cut straight to the heart of our day-to-day challenges.Presented in a page-per-day format, this daily resource of Stoic inspiration combines quotations with calls to further reflection and action. Arranged topically, this guide features twelve principles for overcoming obstacles and achieving greater satisfaction. It introduces readers to a new daily ritual and new orientation that will bring them balanced action, insight, effectiveness, and serenity.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Das Kapital abridged
    Das Kapital abridged
    ISBN: 9780895267115
    Title: Das Kapital abridged

    Marx, Heinrich Karl, was born in Trier on May 5, 1818, the son of the lawyer and later counsellor of justice Heinrich Marx, who, as is shown by the baptismal certificate of his son, converted with his family from Judaism to Protestantism in 1824. After concluding his preparatory education at Trier Gymnasium, Karl Marx studied from 1835 in Bonn and then in Berlin, first law and later philosophy, attaining his Dr. Phil. in Berlin in 1841 with a dissertation on the philosophy of Epicurus. In the same year he moved to Bonn in order to qualify as a lecturer, but the obstacles which the government laid in the path of his friend Bruno Bauer, officially there as lecturer in theology, which culminated in Bauer's removal from the university, soon made it clear to him that there was no room for him at a Prussian university. - This was the time when the younger elements of the radical bourgeoisie of the Rhineland, tinged with Young Hegelianism, urged, in agreement with the liberal leaders Camphausen and Hansemann, the publication of a big opposition paper in Cologne; Marx and Bauer were also consulted as capable main contributors. A concession - necessary at that time - was quietly obtained by a devious route, and the Rheinische Zeitung appeared on January 1, 1842. Marx contributed lengthy articles from Bonn for the new paper; foremost among these were: a critique of proceedings in the Rhine Province Assembly, a study of the situation of the peasant vintners on the Mosel, and another on wood theft and the relevant legislation. In October 1842 he took over the management of the paper and moved to Cologne. From this point the paper adopted a sharply appositional character. But the management was so adroit that despite first double censorship, and then triple censorship, imposed upon the paper (first the ordinary censor, then the Regierungspr sident, and finally a Mr. von Saint-Paul dispatched ad hoc from Berlin), the government found this sort of newspaper hard to deal with and therefore decided to forbid further publication of the paper as of April 1, 1843. Marx's resignation from the editorial board on this date bought a three months' stay of execution, but then the paper was finally suppressed.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $44.00
  • Deep Thought: 42 Fantastic Quotes That Define Philosophy
    Deep Thought: 42 Fantastic Quotes That Define Philosophy
    ISBN: 9781350066588
    Title: Deep Thought: 42 Fantastic Quotes That Define Philosophy
    Author: COX GARY

    Gary Cox guides us through 42 of the most misunderstood, misquoted, provocative and significant quotes in the history of philosophy providing a witty and compelling commentary along the way. This entertaining and illuminating collection of quotes doesn't merely list who said what and when, it explores who each philosopher is and what he or she really meant when they said what they said.
    Viewing each quote as a philosophical thesis in itself, Cox probes the writings of everyone from Douglas Adams to A.J. Ayer and Thomas Aquinas to Karl Marx. This is a philosophical journey through history, culture and writing to bring us to a deeper understanding of why we think the way we do.
    As Douglas Adams points out, if there is no final answer to the question, 'What is the meaning of life?', '42' is as good or bad an answer as any other. Here Cox shows that 42 quotes might be even better!

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.00
  • Dictionary of Symbols reissue
    Dictionary of Symbols reissue
    ISBN: 9781681371979
    Title: Dictionary of Symbols reissue

    From the Egyptians on, no form of learning was more vital to the ancient world than the knowledge of symbols, and it was no less important to the civilizations of the Orient, even into modern times. In the Occident, thinking about symbols shaped the great art of the medieval age, and, to a very large extent, the new developments of the renaissance and the baroque, before gaining a distinctly new importance with the discovery of the "unconscious" in the twentieth century. The poet and art critic Juan Eduardo Cirlot's Dictionary of Symbolsfirst came out in 1958; soon translated into English, it has since proved an indispensable and endlessly stimulating resource for scholars and students of fields from art to literature to psychology to philosophy. Whether discussing the nature of the Mandala, the symbolic dimensions of the cow, heron, hippopotamus, or planet Saturn, Cirlot's book is an unrivaled source of information, instruction, inspiration, and simple pleasure. This new, expanded edition of the Dictionaryincludes new entries as well as an epilogue by Cirlot's daughter Victoria discussing her father's poetry and work as an art critic and its close connection to Surrealism.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $60.00
  • Draw Your Weapons
    Draw Your Weapons
    ISBN: 9781925498622
    Title: Draw Your Weapons

    A single book might not change the world. But this utterly original meditation on art and war might transform the way you see the world--and that makes all the difference.
    -How to live in the face of so much suffering? What difference can one person make in this beautiful, imperfect, and imperiled world?-
    Through a dazzling combination of memoir, history, reporting, visual culture, literature, and theology, Sarah Sentilles offers an impassioned defense of life lived by peace and principle. It is a literary collage with an urgent hope at its core: that art might offer tools for remaking the world.
    In Draw Your Weapons, Sentilles tells the true stories of Howard, a conscientious objector during World War II, and Miles, a former prison guard at Abu Ghraib, and in the process she challenges conventional thinking about how war is waged, witnessed, and resisted. The pacifist and the soldier both create art in response to war: Howard builds a violin; Miles paints portraits of detainees. With echoes of Susan Sontag and Maggie Nelson, she investigates images of violence from the era of slavery to the drone age. In doing so, Sentilles wrestles with some of our most profound questions: What does it take to inspire compassion? What impact can one person have? How should we respond to violence when it feels like it can't be stopped?
    Draw Your Weapons stirs and confronts, disturbs and illuminates. A single book might not change the world, but this lucid, radiant, and utterly original meditation on art and war might transform the way you see the world--and that makes all the difference.
    Advance praise for Draw Your Weapons
    -With a stunning weave of ideas and images, Sarah Sentilles shows us the world we've broken, and she shows us how soldiers, prisoners, artists, thinkers--all of us--are, piece by piece, repairing it. Fearless, stirring, rhythmic, this book pulses with energy and is full of insights, dark yet ultimately hopeful.---Nick Flynn, author of Another Bullshit Night in Suck City
    -Draw Your Weapons is as much about peace as it is about war; it is as much about life as it is about death. Sarah Sentilles, with her passionate, clear-eyed prose and her brilliant, generous mind, confronts us with the realities of standing idly by in a world that urgently needs voices of peace and reconciliation. She puts real faces on the stories we hear all the time in the news and forget about. The stories in this book--about violence and love and endurance and vulnerability--are unforgettable, and they are very much the stories of our time. You will be riveted, educated, implicated, and changed by this book.---Emily Rapp, author of The Still Point of the Turning World
    -This is a beautiful, harrowing, and moving collage that portrays the making of art as a powerful response to making war. Every reader will feel profoundly changed by it.---Alice Elliott Dark, author of In the Gloaming

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • Dreams: Vintage Minis
    Dreams: Vintage Minis
    ISBN: 9781784874094
    Title: Dreams: Vintage Minis

    Selected from the writings of Sigmund Freud.

    A series of short books by the world's greatest writers on the experiences that make us human

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $10.00
  • Economic Philosophy
    Economic Philosophy
    ISBN: 9780367540876
    Title: Economic Philosophy

    Joan Robinson (1903-1983) was one of the greatest economists of the twentieth century and a fearless critic of free-market capitalism. A major figure in the controversial 'Cambridge School' of economics in the post-war period, she made fundamental contributions to the economics of international trade and development.

    In Economic Philosophy Robinson looks behind the curtain of economics to reveal a constant battle between economics as a science and economics as ideology, which she argued was integral to economics. In her customary vivid and pellucid style, she criticizes early economists Adam Smith and David Ricardo, and neo-classical economists Alfred Marshall, Stanley Jevons and Leon Walras, over the question of value. She shows that what they respectively considered to be the generators of value - labour-time, marginal utility or preferences - are not scientific but 'metaphysical', and that it is frequently in ideology, not science, that we find the reason for the rejection of economic theories. She also weighs up the implications of the Keynesian revolution in economics, particularly whether Keynes's theories are applicable to developing economies. Robinson concludes with a prophetic lesson that resonates in today's turbulent and unequal economy: that the task of the economist is to combat the idea that the only values that count are those that can be measured in terms of money.

    This Routledge Classics edition includes a new foreword by Sheila Dow.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.00
  • Essays in Idleness & Hojoki
    Essays in Idleness & Hojoki
    ISBN: 9780141192109
    Title: Essays in Idleness & Hojoki
    Author: KENKO & CHOMEI

    New to Penguin Classics: two of the most important Buddhist tracts from Japan
    Both of these works on life's fleeting pleasures are by Buddhist monks from medieval Japan, but each represents a different worldview. In "Essays "in "Idleness," his lively and sometimes ribald collection of anecdotes, advice, and observations, Kenko displays his fascination with earthly matters. In the short memoir "Hojoki," however, Chomei recounts his decision to withdraw from worldly affairs and live as a hermit.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
  • Essays in Love
    Essays in Love
    ISBN: 9781447275329
    Title: Essays in Love

    With an introduction by Sheila HetiA unique love story and a classic work of philosophy, rooted in the mysterious workings of the human heart and mind.Perhaps it is true that we do not really exist until there is someone there to see us existing, we cannot properly speak until there is someone who can understand what we are saying in essence, we are not wholly alive until we are loved.A man and a woman meet over casual conversation on a flight from Paris to London, and so begins a love story - from first kiss to first argument, elation to heartbreak, and everything in between. Each stage of the relationship is illuminated with startling clarity, as de Botton explores emotions often felt but rarely understood. With the verve of a novelist and the insight of a philosopher, Alain de Botton uncovers the mysteries of the human heart. Essays In Love is an iconic book - one that should be read by anyone who has ever fallen in love.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Ethics Subjectivity & Truth: Essential Works of Michel Foucault 1954-1984
    Ethics Subjectivity & Truth: Essential Works of Michel Foucault 1954-1984
    ISBN: 9780241435090
    Title: Ethics Subjectivity & Truth: Essential Works of Michel Foucault 1954-1984

    'A fabulous journey through thirty years of political and intellectual ferment ... will reorient our reading of Foucault's major works' Didier Eribon

    The Essential Works of Michel Foucault offers the definitive collection of his articles, interviews and seminars from across thirty years of his extraordinary career. This first volume, Ethics, contains the summaries of Foucault's renowned courses at the Collège de France, as well as key writings and candid interviews on ethical matters: from the role of the intellectual and philosopher in society to friendship, sexuality and the care of the self and others.

    Edited by Paul Rabinow
    Translated by Robert Hurley and Others

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Every Time I Find the Meaning of Life, They Change It: Wisdom of the Great Philosophers on How to Live
    Every Time I Find the Meaning of Life, They Change It: Wisdom of the Great Philosophers on How to Live
    ISBN: 9781925355680
    Title: Every Time I Find the Meaning of Life, They Change It: Wisdom of the Great Philosophers on How to Live
    Author: KLEIN DANIEL

    "A humorous and philosophical trip through life, from the acclaimed author of Travels with Epicurus. As a young college student studying philosophy, Daniel Klein filled a notebook with short quotes from the world's greatest thinkers, hoping to find some guidance on how to live the best life he could. Now, from the vantage point of his eighth decade, Klein revisits the wisdom he relished in his youth with this collection of philosophical gems, adding new ones that strike a chord. From Epicurus to Emerson and Marcus Aurelius to Peter Singer, each pithy extract is annotated with Klein's inimitable charm and insights. He tackles life's biggest questions, leaving us entertained and enlightened."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
  • Examined Life: How We Lose & Find Ourselves
    Examined Life: How We Lose & Find Ourselves
    ISBN: 9780099549031
    Title: Examined Life: How We Lose & Find Ourselves

    A Sunday Times bestseller Longlisted for the Guardian first book award A Radio 4 Book of the Week This book is about learning to live. In simple stories of encounter between a psychoanalyst and his patients, The Examined Life reveals how the art of insight can illuminate the most complicated, confounding and human of experiences. These are stories about our everyday lives: they are about the people we love and the lies that we tell; the changes we bear, and the grief. Ultimately, they show us not only how we lose ourselves but how we might find ourselves too.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Existentialism Is a Humanism
    Existentialism Is a Humanism
    ISBN: 9780300115468
    Title: Existentialism Is a Humanism

    It was to correct common misconceptions about his thought that Sartre accepted an invitation to speak on October 29, 1945, at the Club Maintenant in Paris. The unstated objective of his lecture ("Existentialism Is a Humanism") was to expound his philosophy as a form of "existentialism," a term much bandied about at the time. Sartre asserted that existentialism was essentially a doctrine for philosophers, though, ironically, he was about to make it accessible to a general audience. The published text of his lecture quickly became one of the bibles of existentialism and made Sartre an international celebrity. The idea of freedom occupies the center of Sartre's doctrine. Man, born into an empty, godless universe, is nothing to begin with. He creates his essence--his self, his being--through the choices he freely makes ("existence precedes essence"). Were it not for the contingency of his death, he would never end. Choosing to be this or that is to affirm the value of what we choose. In choosing, therefore, we commit not only ourselves but all of mankind. This edition ofExistentialism Is a Humanismis a translation of the 1996 French edition, which includes Arlette Elkaïm-Sartre's introduction and a Q & A with Sartre about his lecture. Paired with "Existentialism Is a Humanism" is another seminal Sartre text, his commentary on Camus'sThe Stranger. In her foreword, intended for an American audience, acclaimed Sartre biographer Annie Cohen-Solal offers an assessment of both works.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
  • Feline Philosophy: Cats & the Meaning of Life
    Feline Philosophy: Cats & the Meaning of Life
    ISBN: 9780241351147
    Title: Feline Philosophy: Cats & the Meaning of Life
    Author: GRAY JOHN

    The history of philosophy has been a predictably tragic or comical succession of palliatives for human disquiet. Thinkers from Spinoza to Berdyaev have pursued the perennial questions of how to be happy, how to be good, how to be loved, and how to live in a world of change and loss. But perhaps we can learn more from cats-the animal that has most captured our imagination-than from the great thinkers of the world. In Feline Philosophy, the philosopher John Gray discovers in cats a way of living that is unburdened by anxiety and self-consciousness, showing how they embody answers to the big questions of love and attachment, mortality, morality, and the Self: Montaigne's house cat, whose unexamined life may have been the one worth living; Meo, the Vietnam War survivor with an unshakable capacity for "fearless joy"; and Colette's Saha, the feline heroine of her subversive short story "The Cat", a parable about the pitfalls of human jealousy. Exploring the nature of cats, and what we can learn from it, Gray offers a profound, thought-provoking meditation on the follies of human exceptionalism and our fundamentally vulnerable and lonely condition. He charts a path toward a life without illusions and delusions, revealing how we can endure both crisis and transformation, and adapt to a changed scene, as cats have always done.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
  • Flip: Who You Really Are & Why It Matters
    Flip: Who You Really Are & Why It Matters
    ISBN: 9780141992563
    Title: Flip: Who You Really Are & Why It Matters

    Why do we know so much more about the cosmos than our own consciousness? Are there limits to the scientific method? Why do we assume that only science, mathematics and technology reveal truth?

    The Flip shows us what happens when we realise that consciousness is fundamental to the cosmos and not some random evolutionary accident or surface cognitive illusion; that everything is alive, connected, and 'one'. We meet the people who have made this visionary, intuitive leap towards new forms of knowledge- Mark Twain's prophetic dreams, Marie Curie's s?ances, Einstein's cosmically attuned mind. But these forms of knowledge are not archaic; indeed, they are essential in a universe that has evolved specifically to be understandable by the consciousnesses we inhabit.

    The Flip peels back the layers of our beliefs about the world to reveal a visionary, new way of understanding ourselves and everything around us, with huge repercussions for how we live our lives. After all, once we have flipped, we understand that the cosmos is not just human. The human is also cosmic.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • For Small Creatures Such As We: Rituals & Reflections for Finding Wonder
    For Small Creatures Such As We: Rituals & Reflections for Finding Wonder
    ISBN: 9781760525354
    Title: For Small Creatures Such As We: Rituals & Reflections for Finding Wonder
    Author: SAGAN SASHA

    'A charming book, ringing with the joy of existence.' - Richard Dawkins 'How often have you asked yourself: What is the meaning of life? Sasha Sagan finds it everywhere - with her family, around the world, and especially among the stars... Read her work; you'll have a deeper appreciation for your every step, every bite, and every breath.' - Bill Nye, CEO of The Planetary Society Sasha Sagan's parents - the astronomer Carl Sagan and the writer and producer, Ann Druyan - taught her that the natural world and vast cosmos are full of profound beauty, and that science reveals truths more wondrous than any myth or fable. When Sagan herself became a mother, she began her own hunt for the phenomena behind our most treasured occasions - from births to deaths, holidays to weddings, anniversaries, and more - growing these roots into a new set of rituals for her young daughter to honour the joy and significance of each experience without relying on a religious framework. Part memoir, part handbook and part social history, For Small Creatures Such as We is a luminous exploration of all of Earth's marvels that requires no faith in order to be believed.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
  • Four Archetypes
    Four Archetypes
    ISBN: 9780691150499
    Title: Four Archetypes
    Author: JUNG CARL

    One of Jung's most influential ideas has been his view, presented here, that primordial images, or archetypes, dwell deep within the unconscious of every human being. The essays in this volume gather together Jung's most important statements on the archetypes, beginning with the introduction of the concept in Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious. In separate essays, he elaborates and explores the archetypes of the Mother and the Trickster, considers the psychological meaning of the myths of Rebirth, and contrasts the idea of Spirits seen in dreams to those recounted in fairy tales.

    This paperback edition of Jung's classic work includes a new foreword by Sonu Shamdasani, Philemon Professor of Jung History at University College London.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $31.00
  • Four Horsemen: The Discussion That Sparked an Atheist Revolution
    Four Horsemen: The Discussion That Sparked an Atheist Revolution
    ISBN: 9780593080399
    Title: Four Horsemen: The Discussion That Sparked an Atheist Revolution



    Includes a foreword by STEPHEN FRY

    'A classic for our time...And all time.'- Michael Shermer

    'The words of Hitchens, Dawkins, Harris and Dennett are needed more than ever. These are the heirs to Voltaire.'- Matt Ridley

    Known as the 'four horsemen' of New Atheism, these four big thinkers of the twenty-first century met only once. Their electrifying examination of ideas on this remarkable occasion was intense and wide-ranging. Everything that was said as they agreed and disagreed with one another, interrogated ideas and exchanged insights - about religion and atheism, science and sense - speaks with urgency to our present age.

    Questions they asked of each other included- 'Is it ever possible to win a war of ideas? Is spirituality the preserve of the religious? Are there any truths you would rather not know? Would you want to see the end of faith?'
    The dialogue was recorded, and is now transcribed and presented here with new introductions from the surviving three horsemen.

    With a sparkling introduction from Stephen Fry, it makes essential reading for all their admirers and for anyone interested in exploring the tensions between faith and reason.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $27.00
  • Fourfold Remedy Epicurus & the Art of Happiness
    Fourfold Remedy Epicurus & the Art of Happiness
    ISBN: 9780241419564
    Title: Fourfold Remedy Epicurus & the Art of Happiness
    Author: SELLARS JOHN

    What do we really need in order to live a happy life? An Epicurean antidote to anxiety

    Over two thousand years ago the Greek philosopher Epicurus offered a seemingly simple answer: all we really want is pleasure.

    Today we tend to associate the word 'Epicurean' with the enjoyment of fine food and wine and decadent self-indulgence. But, as philosopher John Sellars shows, these things are a world away from the vision of a pleasant life developed by Epicurus and his followers who were more concerned with mental pleasures and avoiding pain. Their goal, in short, was a life of tranquillity.

    In this uplifting and elegant book, Sellars walks us through the history of Epicureanism from a private garden on the edge of ancient Athens to the streets of Rome, showing us how it can help us think anew about joy, friendship, nature and being alive in the world.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $26.00
  • Fragments of an Infinite Memory: My Life with the Internet
    Fragments of an Infinite Memory: My Life with the Internet
    ISBN: 9781681372808
    Title: Fragments of an Infinite Memory: My Life with the Internet

    A deeply informed, yet playful and ironic look at how the internet has changed human experience, memory, and our sense of self, and that belongs on the shelf with the best writings of Roland Barthes and Jean Baudrillard.

    "One day, as I was daydreaming on the boulevard Beaumarchais, I had the idea--it came and went in a flash, almost in spite of myself--of Googling to find out what I'd been up to and where I'd been two evenings before, at five o'clock, since I couldn't remember on my own." So begins Maël Renouard's Fragments of an Infinite Memory, a provocative and elegant inquiry into life in a wireless world. Renouard is old enough to remember life before the internet but young enough to have fully accommodated his life to the internet and the gadgets that support it. Here this young philosopher, novelist, and translator tries out a series of conjectures on how human experience, especially the sense of self, is being changed by our continual engagement with a memory that is impersonal and effectively boundless. Renouard has written a book that is rigorously impressionistic, deeply informed historically and culturally, but is also playful, ironic, personal, and formally adventurous, a book that withstands comparison to the best of Roland Barthes and Jean Baudrillard.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
  • Free Will
    Free Will
    ISBN: 9781451683400
    Title: Free Will
    Author: HARRIS SAM

    A belief in free will touches nearly everything that human beings value. It is difficult to think about law, politics, religion, public policy, intimate relationships, morality - as well as feelings of remorse or personal achievement - without first imagining that every person is the true source of his or her thoughts and actions. And yet the facts tell us that free will is an illusion. In this enlightening book, Sam Harris argues that this truth about the human mind does not undermine morality or diminish the importance of social and political freedom, but it can and should change the way we think about some of the most important questions in life.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $31.00
  • French Art of Not Giving a F*ck: The Simple Secret to True Happiness, the French Way
    French Art of Not Giving a F*ck: The Simple Secret to True Happiness, the French Way
    ISBN: 9781760529185
    Title: French Art of Not Giving a F*ck: The Simple Secret to True Happiness, the French Way

    It's time to stop giving a f*ck! Be calm... Stop stressing... Embrace the universe... Try yoga... Be fulfilled... and that's an order! We hear these commands everywhere, and we often torture ourselves to 'try harder', yet somehow we never feel we've done quite enough. It's about time we stopped feeling guilty for not being perfect, and instead simply allowed ourselves to be angry, be tired, be silly, be passionate - to stop giving a f*ck, and just be. This international bestseller explains why the key to true mindfulness is freeing ourselves from social and often self-imposed stresses-and highlights how we can embrace life more fully by giving ourselves a break. One of the world's leading teachers of meditation and mindfulness, Midal offers us a new solution to the perennial problem of our too-much, too-fast modern life. It's OK, he urges us, to say no to the things that don't fulfill us. It's necessary, in fact, to give ourselves a break and say, simply, 'F*ck it! C'est la vie'. The French Art of Not Giving a F*ck grants each of us permission to stop doing the things that don't make us happy. So we have room in our lives for the things that do.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.00
  • French Art of Not Trying Too Hard
    French Art of Not Trying Too Hard
    ISBN: 9781788163279
    Title: French Art of Not Trying Too Hard

    Sick of striving? Giving up on grit? Had enough of hustle culture? Daunted by the 10,000-hour rule? Relax: As the French know, it's the best way to be better at everything.

    In the realm of love, what could be less seductive than someone who's trying to seduce you? Seduction is the art of succeeding without trying, and that's a lesson the French have mastered. We can see it in their laissez-faire parenting, chic style, haute cuisine, and enviable home cooking: They barely seem to be trying, yet the results are world-famous--thanks to a certain je ne sais quoi that is the key to a more creative, fulfilling, and productive life. For fans of both Mark Manson's The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck and Alain de Botton's How Proust Can Change Your Life, philosopher Ollivier Pourriol's The French Art of Not Trying Too Hard draws on the examples of such French legends as Descartes, Stendhal, Rodin, Cyrano de Bergerac, and Françoise Sagan to show how to be efficient à la française, and how to effortlessly reap the rewards.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $28.00
  • From Bacteria to Bach & Back: The Evolution of Minds
    From Bacteria to Bach & Back: The Evolution of Minds
    ISBN: 9780141978048
    Title: From Bacteria to Bach & Back: The Evolution of Minds

    How did we come to have minds? For centuries, poets, philosophers, psychologists, and physicists have wondered how the human mind developed its unrivaled abilities. Disciples of Darwin have explained how natural selection produced plants, but what about the human mind?

    In From Bacteria to Bach and Back, Daniel C. Dennett builds on recent discoveries from biology and computer science to show, step by step, how a comprehending mind could in fact have arisen from a mindless process of natural selection. A crucial shift occurred when humans developed the ability to share memes, or ways of doing things not based in genetic instinct. Competition among memes produced thinking tools powerful enough that our minds don't just perceive and react, they create and comprehend.

    An agenda-setting book for a new generation of philosophers and scientists, From Bacteria to Bach and Back will delight and entertain all those curious about how the mind works.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Frontiers of Knowledge: What We Know about Science, History & the Mind - & How We Know It
    Frontiers of Knowledge: What We Know about Science, History & the Mind - & How We Know It
    ISBN: 9780241304587
    Title: Frontiers of Knowledge: What We Know about Science, History & the Mind - & How We Know It
    Author: GRAYLING A C

    What do we know, and how do we know it? What do we now know that we don't know? And what have we learnt about the obstacles to knowing more? In a time of deepening battles over what knowledge and truth mean, these questions matter more than ever.

    Bestselling polymath and philosopher A. C. Grayling seeks to answer them in three crucial areas at the frontiers of knowledge- science, history, and psychology. In each area he illustrates how each field has advanced to where it is now, from the rise of technology to quantum theory, from the dawn of humanity to debates around national histories, from ancient ideas of the brain to modern theories of the mind.

    A remarkable history of science, life on earth, and the human mind itself, this is a compelling and fascinating tour de force, written with Grayling's verve, clarity and remarkable breadth of knowledge.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Full Catastrophe Living
    Full Catastrophe Living
    ISBN: 9780345536938
    Title: Full Catastrophe Living
    Author: KABAT-ZINN JON

    The landmark work on mindfulness, meditation, and healing, now revised and updated after twenty-five years Stress. It can sap our energy, undermine our health if we let it, even shorten our lives. It makes us more vulnerable to anxiety and depression, disconnection and disease. Based on Jon Kabat-Zinn's renowned mindfulness-based stress reduction program, this classic, groundbreaking work--which gave rise to a whole new field in medicine and psychology--shows you how to use medically proven mind-body approaches derived from meditation and yoga to counteract stress, establish greater balance of body and mind, and stimulate well-being and healing. By engaging in these mindfulness practices and integrating them into your life from moment to moment and from day to day, you can learn to manage chronic pain, promote optimal healing, reduce anxiety and feelings of panic, and improve the overall quality of your life, relationships, and social networks. This second edition features results from recent studies on the science of mindfulness, a new Introduction, up-to-date statistics, and an extensive updated reading list. "Full Catastrophe Living" is a book for the young and the old, the well and the ill, and anyone trying to live a healthier and saner life in our fast-paced world. Praise for "Full Catastrophe Living"" " "One of the great classics of mind/body medicine . . . More than any other, "Full Catastrophe Living" is the book that enabled Americans to discover the inner life. This book has brought peace of mind to hundreds and thousands of people and healed countless lives. This is your chance to let it heal yours."--Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D., author of "Kitchen Table Wisdom" "A wonderful guidebook for those of us who choose life and healing . . . I hope you all make that choice and read the book."--Bernie S. Siegel, M.D., author of "Love, Medicine & Miracles" "Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn eloquently explains the power of paying attention and increasing awareness. I strongly recommend this book for everyone who wants to begin healing their life."--Dean Ornish, M.D., author of "Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease"

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $47.00
  • Godel Escher Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
    Godel Escher Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
    ISBN: 9780465026562
    Title: Godel Escher Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid

    Douglas Hofstadters book is concerned directly with the nature of ?maps or links between formal systems. However, according to Hofstadter, the formal system that underlies all mental activity transcends the system that supports it. If life can grow out of the formal chemical substrate of the cell, if consciousness can emerge out of a formal system of firing neurons, then so too will computers attain human intelligence. Gödel Escher and Bach is a wonderful exploration of fascinating ideas at the heart of cognitive science: meaning, reduction, recursion, and much more.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Godless Gospel: Was Jesus a Great Moral Teacher?
    Godless Gospel: Was Jesus a Great Moral Teacher?
    ISBN: 9781783786695
    Title: Godless Gospel: Was Jesus a Great Moral Teacher?

    Do Jesus's teachings add up to a coherent moral system, still relevant today? From the Sunday Times bestselling author of How the World Thinks.
    Even if we don't believe that Jesus was the son of God, we tend to think he was a great moral teacher. But was he? And how closely do idealised values such as our love of the family, helping the needy, and the importance of kindness, match Jesus's original tenets? Julian Baggini challenges our assumptions about Christian values - and about Jesus - by focusing on Jesus's teachings in the Gospels, stripping away the religious elements such as the accounts of miracles or the resurrection of Christ. Reading closely this new 'godless' Gospel, included as an appendix, Baggini asks how we should understand Jesus's attitude to the renunciation of the self, to politics, or to sexuality, as expressed in Jesus's often elusive words. An atheist from a Catholic background, Baggini introduces us to a more radical Jesus than popular culture depicts. And as he journeys deeper into Jesus's worldview, and grapples with Jesus's sometimes contradictory messages, against his scepticism he finds that Jesus's words amount to a purposeful and powerful philosophy, which has much to teach us today.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
  • Great Guide: What David Hume Can Teach Us about Being Human &Living Well
    Great Guide: What David Hume Can Teach Us about Being Human &Living Well
    ISBN: 9780691226477
    Title: Great Guide: What David Hume Can Teach Us about Being Human &Living Well

    Invaluable wisdom on living a good life from one of the Enlightenment's greatest philosophers

    David Hume (1711-1776) is perhaps best known for his ideas about cause and effect and his criticisms of religion, but he is rarely thought of as a philosopher with practical wisdom to offer. Yet Hume's philosophy is grounded in an honest assessment of nature--human nature in particular. The Great Guide is an engaging and eye-opening account of how Hume's thought should serve as the basis for a complete approach to life.

    In this enthralling book, Julian Baggini masterfully interweaves biography with intellectual history and philosophy to give us a complete vision of Hume's guide to life. He follows Hume on his life's journey, literally walking in the great philosopher's footsteps as Baggini takes readers to the places that inspired Hume the most, from his family estate near the Scottish border to Paris, where, as an older man, he was warmly embraced by French society. Baggini shows how Hume put his philosophy into practice in a life that blended reason and passion, study and leisure, and relaxation and enjoyment.

    The Great Guide includes 145 Humean maxims for living well, on topics ranging from the meaning of success and the value of travel to friendship, facing death, identity, and the importance of leisure. This book shows how life is far richer with Hume as your guide.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
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