• Heart Talk: Poetic Wisdom for a Better Life
    Heart Talk: Poetic Wisdom for a Better Life
    ISBN: 9781760527969
    Title: Heart Talk: Poetic Wisdom for a Better Life
    Author: WADE CLEO

    A beautifully illustrated book from Cleo Wade-the artist, poet, and speaker who has been called "the Millennial Oprah" by New York magazine-that offers creative inspiration and life lessons through poetry, mantras, and affirmations, perfect for fans of the bestseller Milk & Honey.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche Or the Realm of Shadows
    Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche Or the Realm of Shadows
    ISBN: 9781788733731
    Title: Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche Or the Realm of Shadows

    Henri Lefebvre saw Marx as an unavoidable, necessary, but insufficient starting poin' , and always insisted on the importance of Hegel to understanding Marx. Metaphilosophy also suggested the significance he ascribed to Nietzsche, in the realm of shadow' through which philosophy seeks to think the world. Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche- or the Realm of the Shadows proposes that the modern world is, at the same time, Hegelian in terms of the state, Marxist in terms of the social and society and Nietzschean in terms of civilisation and its values. As early as 1939, Lefebvre had pioneered a French reading of Nietzsche that rejected the philosophe' s appropriation by fascists, bringing out the tragic implications of Nietzsch' s proclamation that God is dea' long before this approach was followed by such later writers as Foucault, Derrida and Deleuze. Forty years later, in the last of his philosophical writings, Lefebvre juxtaposed the contributions of the three great thinkers, in a text tha' s themes remain surprisingly relevant today.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $43.00
  • Hermeneutics: Facts & Interpretation In The Age Of Information
    Hermeneutics: Facts & Interpretation In The Age Of Information
    ISBN: 9780241257852
    Title: Hermeneutics: Facts & Interpretation In The Age Of Information
    Author: CAPUTO JOHN D

    Is anything ever not an interpretation? Does interpretation go all the way down? Is there such a thing as a pure fact that is interpretation-free? If not, how are we supposed to know what to think and do? These tantalizing questions are tackled by renowned American thinker John D Caputo in this wide-reaching exploration of what the traditional term 'hermeneutics' can mean in a postmodern, twenty-first century world. As a contemporary of Derrida's and longstanding champion of rethinking the disciplines of theology and philosophy, for decades Caputo has been forming alliances across disciplines and drawing in readers with his compelling approach to what he calls "radical hermeneutics." In this new introduction, drawing upon a range of thinkers from Heidegger to the Parisian "1968ers" and beyond, he raises a series of probing questions about the challenges of life in the postmodern and maybe soon to be 'post-human' world.'

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
  • High-Grade Living: A Guide to Creativity, Clarity & Mindfulness
    High-Grade Living: A Guide to Creativity, Clarity & Mindfulness
    ISBN: 9781760760342
    Title: High-Grade Living: A Guide to Creativity, Clarity & Mindfulness

    In an increasingly frenetic and fractured world, we have lost the essence of ourselves. This book is a guide to stripping away artifice in your life to discover your 'broad place', where you come into contact with your higher self as a creative and conscious human.High-Grade Living demonstrates how a strong foundation of meditation can benefit all areas of your life, from the home to relationships, creativity and happiness. The book examines how to audit, edit and refine your home through considered exercises on assessing excess and determining how well your possessions reflect who you are. Other prompts will help your creativity flow and establish how your words and actions embody who you want to be. Author Jacqui Lewis is a long-time practitioner of Integrated Meditation and founder of multiple businesses who has lived life at the extremes of stress and anxiety, and now teaches others the grounded, innovative and resilient approach that brought her back to herself.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
  • History of Philosophy
    History of Philosophy
    ISBN: 9780241304549
    Title: History of Philosophy
    Author: GRAYLING A C

    The first authoritative and accessible single-volume history of philosophy to cover both Western and Eastern traditions, from one of the world's most eminent thinkers

    The story of philosophy is an epic tale, spanning civilizations and continents. It explores some of the most creative minds in history. But not since the long-popular classic Bertrand Russell's A History of Western Philosophy, published in 1945, has there been a comprehensive and entertaining single-volume history of this great, intellectual, world-shaping journey.

    With characteristic clarity and elegance, A. C. Grayling takes the reader from the worldviews and moralities before the age of the Buddha, Confucius, and Socrates through Christianity's capture of the European mind, from the Renaissance and Enlightenment on to Mill, Nietzsche, Sartre and, finally, philosophy today. Bringing together these many threads that all too often run parallel, he surveys in tandem the great philosophical traditions of India, China and the Persian-Arabic world.

    Perfect for students and revelatory to enthusiasts of philosophy, Grayling's narrative dramatizes the interchange between and within eras and epochs, asking what we have learned, but also what progress is still to be made. Destined to be his magnum opus, and astonishing in its range and accessibility, this is a landmark work.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • History of Solitude
    History of Solitude
    ISBN: 9781509536580
    Title: History of Solitude

    Solitude has always had an ambivalent status: the capacity to enjoy being alone can make sociability bearable, but those predisposed to solitude are often viewed with suspicion or pity.

    Drawing on a wide array of literary and historical sources, David Vincent explores how people have conducted themselves in the absence of company over the last three centuries. He argues that the ambivalent nature of solitude became a prominent concern in the modern era. For intellectuals in the romantic age, solitude gave respite to citizens living in ever more complex modern societies. But while the search for solitude was seen as a symptom of modern life, it was also viewed as a dangerous pathology: a perceived renunciation of the world, which could lead to psychological disorder and anti-social behaviour.

    Vincent explores the successive attempts of religious authorities and political institutions to manage solitude, taking readers from the monastery to the prisoner's cell, and explains how western society's increasing secularism, urbanization and prosperity led to the development of new solitary pastimes at the same time as it made traditional forms of solitary communion, with God and with a pristine nature, impossible. At the dawn of the digital age, solitude has taken on new meanings, as physical isolation and intense sociability have become possible as never before. With the advent of a so-called loneliness epidemic, a proper historical understanding of the natural human desire to disengage from the world is more important than ever.

    The first full-length account of its subject, A History of Solitude will appeal to a wide general readership.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
  • History of Western Philosophy
    History of Western Philosophy
    ISBN: 9780671201586
    Title: History of Western Philosophy

    Hailed as "lucid and magisterial" byThe Observer, this book is universally acclaimed as the outstanding one-volume work on the subject of Western philosophy.

    Considered to be one of the most important philosophical works of all time, the History of Western Philosophy is a dazzlingly unique exploration of the ideologies of significant philosophers throughout the ages--from Plato and Aristotle through to Spinoza, Kant and the twentieth century. Written by a man who changed the history of philosophy himself, this is an account that has never been rivaled since its first publication over sixty years ago.

    Since its first publication in 1945, Lord Russell's A History of Western Philosophy is still unparalleled in its comprehensiveness, its clarity, its erudition, its grace, and its wit. In seventy-six chapters he traces philosophy from the rise of Greek civilization to the emergence of logical analysis in the twentieth century.

    Among the philosophers considered are: Pythagoras, Heraclitus, Parmenides, Empedocles, Anaxagoras, the Atomists, Protagoras, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, the Cynics, the Sceptics, the Epicureans, the Stoics, Plotinus, Ambrose, Jerome, Augustine, Benedict, Gregory the Great, John the Scot, Aquinas, Duns Scotus, William of Occam, Machiavelli, Erasmus, More, Bacon, Hobbes, Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, Rousseau, Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, the Utilitarians, Marx, Bergson, James, Dewey, and lastly the philosophers with whom Lord Russell himself is most closely associated--Cantor, Frege, and Whitehead, coauthor with Russell of the monumental Principia Mathematica.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $59.00
  • Hold Everything Dear: Dispatches on Survival & Resistance
    Hold Everything Dear: Dispatches on Survival & Resistance
    ISBN: 9781784783723
    Title: Hold Everything Dear: Dispatches on Survival & Resistance
    Author: BERGER JOHN

    A profound meditation on what political resistance means today, by one of the most compelling radical voices of our age.
    From Hurricane Katrina, 9/11 and 7/7, to resistance in Ramallah and traumatic dislocation in the Middle East, Berger explores the countless personal choices, encounters, illuminations, sacrifices, griefs and memories that occur in the grip of political resistance. These thoughtful reflections reveal how the political can be found at the core of human existence, from the relentlessness of daily life in the West Bank, to the potential force of desire, to the unflinching gaze of Pasolini's political film.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $21.00
  • How Philosophy Works
    How Philosophy Works
    ISBN: 9780241363188
    Title: How Philosophy Works

    Demystifying the key ideas of the world's greatest philosophers, and exploring all of the most important branches of thought including philosophy of science, philosophy of religion and feminist philosophy in a uniquely visual way, this book is the perfect introduction to the history of philosophy.

    A clear and accessible guide to philosophy, How Philosophy Works combines bold infographics and jargon-free text to demystify fundamental concepts. Covering everything from ethics to epistemology and phenomenology, the book presents the ideas and theories of key philosophical traditions and philosophers - from Plato and Socrates to Nietzsche and Wittgenstein via Kant - in a novel, easy-to-understand way.

    Its infographics will help you to understand the elements of philosophy on a conceptual level and, by tackling life's "big questions", it will help you to look at the world in an entirely new way.

    With its unique graphic approach and clear, authoritative text, How Philosophy Works is the perfect introduction to philosophy, and the ideal companion to DK's The Philosophy Book in the "Big Ideas" series.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
  • How the French Think: an Affectionate Portrait on an Intellectual People
    How the French Think: an Affectionate Portrait on an Intellectual People
    ISBN: 9780241961063
    Title: How the French Think: an Affectionate Portrait on an Intellectual People

    WINNER OF THE GRAND PRIX DU LIVRE D'IDEES The French: serious and frivolous, charming and infuriating, rational and mystical, pessimistic, pleasure-loving - and perhaps more than any other people, intellectual. This original and entertaining book shows exactly what makes the French so ... French."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • How the World Thinks: A Global History of Philosophy
    How the World Thinks: A Global History of Philosophy
    ISBN: 9781783782307
    Title: How the World Thinks: A Global History of Philosophy

    'There to fill the Sapiens-size hole in your life' Observer

    In this groundbreaking global overview of philosophy, Julian Baggini travels the world to provide a wide-ranging map of human thought.

    One of the great unexplained wonders of human history is that written philosophy flowered entirely separately in China, India and Ancient Greece at more or less the same time. These early philosophies have had a profound impact on the development of distinctive cultures in different parts of the world. What we call 'philosophy' in the West is not even half the story.

    Julian Baggini sets out to expand our horizons in How the World Thinks, exploring the philosophies of Japan, India, China and the Muslim world, as well as the lesser-known oral traditions of Africa and Australia's first peoples. Interviewing thinkers from around the globe, Baggini asks questions such as: why is the West is more individualistic than the East? What makes secularism a less powerful force in the Islamic world than in Europe? And how has China resisted pressures for greater political freedom?

    Offering deep insights into how different regions operate, and paying as much attention to commonalities as to differences, Baggini shows that by gaining greater knowledge of how others think we take the first step to a greater understanding of ourselves.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • How to Argue with a Cat: A Human's Guide to the Art of Persuasion
    How to Argue with a Cat: A Human's Guide to the Art of Persuasion
    ISBN: 9781846149573
    Title: How to Argue with a Cat: A Human's Guide to the Art of Persuasion

    Learn how to persuade cats--the world's most skeptical and cautious negotiators--with this primer on rhetoric and argument from theNew York Times bestselling author ofThank You for Arguing!

    Cats are skilled manipulators who can talk you into just about anything without a single word (or maybe a meow or two). They can get you to drop whatever you're doing and play with them. They can make you serve their dinner way ahead of schedule. They can get you to sit down right this instant and provide a lap. On the other hand, try getting a cat to do whatyou want....

    While it's hard, persuading a cat is possible. And after that, persuading humans becomes a breeze, and that is what you will learn in this book.How to Argue with a Catwill teach you how to:

    #65533; Hold an intelligent conversation--one of the few things easier to do with a cat than a human.
    #65533; Argue logically, even if your opponent is furry and irrational.
    #65533; Hack up a fallacy (the hairball of logic).
    #65533; Make your body do the talking (cats are very good at this).
    #65533; Master decorum: the art of fitting in with cats, venture capitalists, or humans.
    #65533; Learn the wisdom of predator timing to pounce at the right moment.
    #65533; Get someone to do something or stop doing it.
    #65533; Earn any creature's respect and loyalty.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • How To Be A Stoic: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Living
    How To Be A Stoic: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Living
    ISBN: 9781846045073
    Title: How To Be A Stoic: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Living

    'In this thought-provoking book, Massimo Pigliucci shares his journey of discovering the power of Stoic practices in a philosophical dialogue with one of Stoicism's greatest teachers.' RYAN HOLIDAY, BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE OBSTACLE IS THE WAY AND THE DAILY STOIC

    Who am I?

    What am I doing?

    How ought I to live my life?

    Stoicism teaches us to acknowledge our emotions, reflect on what causes them and redirect them for our own good. Whenever we worry about how to be happy, we are worrying about how to lead a good life. No goal seems more elusive.

    Massimo Pigliucci explores this remarkable philosophy and how its wisdom can be applied to our everyday lives in the quest for meaning. He shows how stoicism teaches us the importance of a person's character, integrity and compassion.

    Whoever we are, we can take something away from stoicism and, in How to be a Stoic, with its practical tips and exercises, meditations and mindfulness, he also explains how relevant it is to every part of our modern lives.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • How to Be Content: An Ancient Poet's Guide for an Age of Excess
    How to Be Content: An Ancient Poet's Guide for an Age of Excess
    ISBN: 9780691182520
    Title: How to Be Content: An Ancient Poet's Guide for an Age of Excess

    What the Roman poet Horace can teach us about how to live a life of contentment

    What are the secrets to a contented life? One of Rome's greatest and most influential poets, Horace (65-8 BCE) has been cherished by readers for more than two thousand years not only for his wit, style, and reflections on Roman society, but also for his wisdom about how to live a good life--above all else, a life of contentment in a world of materialistic excess and personal pressures. In How to Be Content, Stephen Harrison, a leading authority on the poet, provides fresh, contemporary translations of poems from across Horace's works that continue to offer important lessons about the good life, friendship, love, and death.

    Living during the reign of Rome's first emperor, Horace drew on Greek and Roman philosophy, especially Stoicism and Epicureanism, to write poems that reflect on how to live a thoughtful and moderate life amid mindless overconsumption, how to achieve and maintain true love and friendship, and how to face disaster and death with patience and courage. From memorable counsel on the pointlessness of worrying about the future to valuable advice about living in the moment, these poems, by the man who famously advised us to carpe diem, or "harvest the day," continue to provide brilliant meditations on perennial human problems.

    Featuring translations of, and commentary on, complete poems from Horace's Odes, Satires, Epistles, and Epodes, accompanied by the original Latin, How to Be Content is both an ideal introduction to Horace and a compelling book of timeless wisdom.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
  • How to Be Good: Or How to Be Moral & Virtuous in a Wicked World
    How to Be Good: Or How to Be Moral & Virtuous in a Wicked World
    ISBN: 9781350154599
    Title: How to Be Good: Or How to Be Moral & Virtuous in a Wicked World
    Author: COX GARY

    "What is goodness? Is goodness achievable, and if so, how? If being a good person is a matter of doing the right thing, then what is the right thing to do? Is it acting rationally, promoting happiness, exercising moderation in all things or respecting the freedom of others, or is it somehow a concoction of all these abilities, wisely adjusted to suit circumstances?
    In this instructive, entertaining and often humorous book, Gary Cox, best-selling author of How to Be an Existentialistand How to Be a Philosopher, investigates the phenomenon of goodness and what, if anything, it is to be a good person and a paragon of virtue. Part easygoing exploration of the age-old subject of moral philosophy, part personal development and improvement manual, How to be Goodcarefully leads the reader on a fascinating journey through the often strange and surprising world of ethics.
    This book covers issues from abortion to animal rights and delves into the meaning, achievability and reality of goodness through an examination of the work of major philosophical thinkers such as Aristotle, Ayer, Bentham, Gautama Buddha, Hare, Hobbes, Kant, Mill, Nietzsche, Moore, Plato, Sartre, Singer, Thomson and Warnock."

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $39.00
  • How to Disagree: 20 Thought-Provoking Lessons
    How to Disagree: 20 Thought-Provoking Lessons
    ISBN: 9781781319345
    Title: How to Disagree: 20 Thought-Provoking Lessons

    Whether it's in the local, national or international arena, there are huge divisions both within and between political parties, and views and values fluctuate wildly across society. Nobody seems able to agree. Nobody even seems able to agree to disagree. So, what can we do?

    In this book, we'll look at how we can discuss divisive topics more effectively. We'll examine the different modes and methods of discourse and analysis and, through examining some of the common obstacles to productive conversations, we discuss actionable ways to encourage positive, helpful debate.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
  • How to Find the Right Words
    How to Find the Right Words
    ISBN: 9781912891511
    Title: How to Find the Right Words

    Life constantly requires us to give other people some hugely awkward messages: that we don't love them anymore; that we do love them (though we're not meant to); that they smell a bit; that they're fired; that we're furious with them (though we adore them) or that their music is too loud... Often, out of embarrassment, we just stay quiet. Occasionally we explode. And typically, we stumble about, looking for the right words - dreading that we didn't find them and thereby causing more hurt than we should. This is a book to help us locate the best possible words to get across a range of life's most difficult messages. With twenty case studies drawn from relationships, friendships, work, our families and service situations, we are gently shown what we might - in an ideal world - find ourselves saying to make our intentions known while causing minimal harm. We are guided, among other topics, to how best to end a relationship, how to make it up with a child and how gently to let down a friend who wants more. We laugh, we recognise our troubles - and we're introduced to a range of deeply empathetic ways to navigate some of our most acute social dilemmas.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $32.00
  • How to Give: An Ancient Guide to Giving & Receiving
    How to Give: An Ancient Guide to Giving & Receiving
    ISBN: 9780691192093
    Title: How to Give: An Ancient Guide to Giving & Receiving

    Timeless wisdom on generosity and gratitude from the great Stoic philosopher Seneca

    To give and receive well may be the most human thing you can do--but it is also the closest you can come to divinity. So argues the great Roman Stoic thinker Seneca (c. 4 BCE-65 CE) in his longest and most searching moral treatise, "On Benefits" (De Beneficiis). James Romm's splendid new translation of essential selections from this work conveys the heart of Seneca's argument that generosity and gratitude are among the most important of all virtues.

    For Seneca, the impulse to give to others lies at the very foundation of society; without it, we are helpless creatures, worse than wild beasts. But generosity did not arise randomly or by chance. Seneca sees it as part of our desire to emulate the gods, whose creation of the earth and heavens stands as the greatest gift of all. Seneca's soaring prose captures his wonder at that gift, and expresses a profound sense of gratitude that will inspire today's readers.

    Complete with an enlightening introduction and the original Latin on facing pages, How to Give is a timeless guide to the profound significance of true generosity.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
  • How to Live a Good Life: A Guide to Choosing Your Personal Philosophy
    How to Live a Good Life: A Guide to Choosing Your Personal Philosophy
    ISBN: 9780525566144
    Title: How to Live a Good Life: A Guide to Choosing Your Personal Philosophy

    A collection of essays by fifteen philosophers presenting a thoughtful, introductory guide to choosing a philosophy for living an examined and meaningful life. A VINTAGE ORIGINAL

    Socrates famously said "the unexamined life is not worth living," but what does it mean to truly live philosophically?

    This thought-provoking, wide-ranging collection brings together essays by fifteen leading philosophers reflecting on what it means to live according to a philosophy of life. From Eastern philosophies (Daoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism) and classical Western philosophies (such as Aristotelianism and Stoicism), to the four major religions, as well as contemporary philosophies (such as existentialism and effective altruism), each contributor offers a lively, personal account of how they find meaning in the practice of their chosen philosophical tradition.

    Together, the pieces in How to Live a Good Life provide not only a beginner's guide to choosing a life philosophy but also a timely portrait of what it means to live an examined life in the twenty-first century.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00

  • How to Think Politically: Sages, Scholars & Statesmen Whose Ideas Have Shaped the World
    How to Think Politically: Sages, Scholars & Statesmen Whose Ideas Have Shaped the World
    ISBN: 9781472961785
    Title: How to Think Politically: Sages, Scholars & Statesmen Whose Ideas Have Shaped the World

    "A wonderful introduction to history's most influential scribblers."--Steven Pinker

    What is truly at stake in politics? Nothing less than how we should live, as individuals and as communities. This book goes beyond the surface headlines, the fake news and the hysteria to explore the timeless questions posed and answers offered by a diverse group of the 30 greatest political thinkers who have ever lived.

    Are we political, economic, or religious animals? Should we live in small city-states, nations, or multinational empires? What values should politics promote? Should wealth be owned privately or in common? Do animals also have rights? There is no idea too radical for this global assortment of thinkers, which includes: Confucius; Plato; Augustine; Machiavelli; Burke; Wollstonecraft; Marx; Nietzsche; Gandhi; Qutb; Arendt; Nussbaum, Naess and Rawls.

    In each brief chapter, the authors paint a vivid portrait of these often prescient, always compelling political thinkers, showing how their ideas grew out of their own dramatic lives and times and evolved beyond them. Now more than ever we need to be reminded that politics can be a noble, inspiring and civilising art. And if we want to understand today's political world, we need to understand the foundations of politics and its architects. This is the perfect guide to both.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • How to Think: A Guide for the Perplexed
    How to Think: A Guide for the Perplexed
    ISBN: 9781781259573
    Title: How to Think: A Guide for the Perplexed
    Author: JACOBS ALAN

    How to Think is a contrarian treatise on why we're not as good at thinking as we assume - but how recovering this lost art can rescue our inner lives from the chaos of modern life.Most of us don't want to think, writes the American essayist Alan Jacobs. Thinking is trouble. It can force us out of familiar, comforting habits, and it can complicate our relationships with like-minded friends. Finally, thinking is slow, and that's a problem when our habits of consuming information (mostly online) leave us lost in the echo chamber of social media, where speed and factionalism trump accuracy and nuance.In this clever, witty book, Jacobs diagnoses the many forces that prevent thought - forces that have only worsened in the age of Twitter, such as "alternative facts," and information overload. He also dispels the many myths we hold about what it means to think well. (For example: it's impossible to "think for yourself.")Drawing on sources as far-flung as the novelist Marilynne Robinson, the basketball legend Wilt Chamberlain, the British philosopher John Stuart Mill and the Christian theologian C.S. Lewis, Jacobs digs into the nuts and bolts of the cognitive process, offering hope that each of us can reclaim our mental lives from the whirlpool of what now passes for public debate.After all, if we can learn to think together, perhaps we can learn to live together.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
  • How to Win an Argument: an Ancient Guide to the Art of Persuasion
    How to Win an Argument: an Ancient Guide to the Art of Persuasion
    ISBN: 9780691164335
    Title: How to Win an Argument: an Ancient Guide to the Art of Persuasion

    All of us are faced countless times with the challenge of persuading others, whether we're trying to win a trivial argument with a friend or convince our coworkers about an important decision. Instead of relying on untrained instinct--and often floundering or failing as a result--we'd win more arguments if we learned the timeless art of verbal persuasion, rhetoric. "How to Win an Argument "gathers the rhetorical wisdom of Cicero, ancient Rome's greatest orator, from across his works and combines it with passages from his legal and political speeches to show his powerful techniques in action. The result is an enlightening and entertaining practical introduction to the secrets of persuasive speaking and writing--including strategies that are just as effective in today's offices, schools, courts, and political debates as they were in the Roman forum.

    "How to Win an Argument" addresses proof based on rational argumentation, character, and emotion; the parts of a speech; the plain, middle, and grand styles; how to persuade no matter what audience or circumstances you face; and more. Cicero's words are presented in lively translations, with illuminating introductions; the book also features a brief biography of Cicero, a glossary, suggestions for further reading, and an appendix of the original Latin texts.

    Astonishingly relevant, this unique anthology of Cicero's rhetorical and oratorical wisdom will be enjoyed by anyone who ever needs to win arguments and influence people--in other words, all of us.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $38.00

  • How We Became Human: & Why We Need to Change
    How We Became Human: & Why We Need to Change
    ISBN: 9781760982010
    Title: How We Became Human: & Why We Need to Change
    Author: DEAN TIM

    Over thousands of years, humans have developed mechanisms to help us live together in ever-larger social groups. We developed a set of 'moral emotions' such as empathy, guilt and outrage, as well as a tendency to favour people in our in-groups and a propensity to punish perceived wrongdoers. Our culture also evolved, giving us powerful tools like religion and politics that could expand community sizes and maintain moral order. While these mechanisms served our ancestors well, though, our evolved sense of right and wrong is out of step with the modern world. Social media can turn outrage into an addiction, gender equality is still hampered by caveman thinking, and implicit bias turns to explicit oppression. How do we separate what's natural from what's right? How can we reshape our thinking to thrive in the modern world? Here one of Australia's brightest philosophers charts the evolution of morality from the first humans to today, and shows us how we can turn towards a better future. Prasie for How We Became Human: 'In the battle of our genes, our minds, our souls, which wins? Hate and love, good and evil, right and wrong. Let Tim Dean unlock the mystery of being human. There are some thinkers just made for our times: Dean is one of them.' - Stan Grant

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Human Condition 2md Edition
    Human Condition 2md Edition
    ISBN: 9780226586601
    Title: Human Condition 2md Edition

    The past year has seen a resurgence of interest in the political thinker Hannah Arendt, "the theorist of beginnings," whose work probes the logics underlying unexpected transformations--from totalitarianism to revolution.

    A work of striking originality, The Human Condition is in many respects more relevant now than when it first appeared in 1958. In her study of the state of modern humanity, Hannah Arendt considers humankind from the perspective of the actions of which it is capable. The problems Arendt identified then--diminishing human agency and political freedom, the paradox that as human powers increase through technological and humanistic inquiry, we are less equipped to control the consequences of our actions--continue to confront us today. This new edition, published to coincide with the sixtieth anniversary of its original publication, contains Margaret Canovan's 1998 introduction and a new foreword by Danielle Allen.

    A classic in political and social theory, The Human Condition is a work that has proved both timeless and perpetually timely.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $49.00

  • I Find that Offensive!
    I Find that Offensive!
    ISBN: 9781849549813
    Title: I Find that Offensive!
    Author: FOX CLAIRE

    When you hear that now ubiquitous phrase ‘I find that offensive’, you know you’re being told to shut up. While the terrible murder of the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists demonstrated that those who offend can face the most brutal form of censorship, there’s a broader threatening climate where we all have to walk on eggshells to avoid saying anything offensive – or else.

    Competitive offence-claiming is ratcheting up well beyond religious sensibilities. So, while Islamists and feminists may seem to have little in common, they are both united in demanding retribution in the form of bans, penalties and censorship of those who hurt their feelings. Undoubtedly, these cris de coeur are genuine. Young Muslims crying out in horror at offensive cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad really do seem to feel the slight personally. And so do young women who seem individually distraught by pictures of scantily clad models in lads’ magazines. ‘Offendees’ dismiss ‘sticks and stones might break your bones but words will never hurt me’ as an insensitive misunderstanding of the damage words can inflict on vulnerable individuals.

    But how did we become so thin-skinned? This book blames three culprits: official multiculturalism’s relativistic conflation of tolerance with positive ‘recognition’; narcissistic identity politics that proclaims the personal is political; and, finally, therapeutic educational interventions such as anti-bullying campaigns, through which the young are taught that psychological harm is interchangeable with physical violence.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $25.00
  • Imagined, the Imaginary & the Symbolic
    Imagined, the Imaginary & the Symbolic
    ISBN: 9781786637703
    Title: Imagined, the Imaginary & the Symbolic

    Exploring the close relationship between the real and the symbolic and imaginary

    What you imagined is not always imaginary, but everything that is imaginary is imagined. It is by imagining that people make the impossible become possible. In mythology or religion, however, those things that are imagined are never experienced as being imaginary by believers. The realm of the imagined is even more real than the real; it is super-real, surreal.

    L vi-Strauss held that "the real, the symbolic and the imaginary" are three separate orders. Maurice Godelier demonstrates the contrary: that the real is not separate from the symbolic and the imaginary. For instance, for a portion of humanity, rituals and sacred objects and places attest to the reality and therefore the truth that God, gods or spirits exist. The symbolic enables people to signify what they think and do, encompassing thought, spilling over into the whole body, but also pervading temples, palaces, tools, foods, mountains, the sea, the sky and the earth. It is real.

    Godelier's book goes to the strategic heart of the social sciences, for to examine the nature and role of the imaginary and the symbolic is also to attempt to account for the basic components of all societies and ultimately of human existence. And these aspects in turn shape our social and personal identity.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $43.00

  • In Praise of Idleness: A Timeless Essay
    In Praise of Idleness: A Timeless Essay
    ISBN: 9781760640736
    Title: In Praise of Idleness: A Timeless Essay

    New York Times bestselling author Bradley Trevor Greive (BTG) breathes fresh life into Bertrand Russell's classic work, In Praise of Idleness, with a new introduction, biographical afterword, historical notes, additional quotations and comic illustrations. In this revolutionary essay, Russell argues that we can achieve far more by doing far less, and that traditional wealth accumulation is a form of cultural
    and moral poverty. Demanding greater depth from our age of abundant creativity, he heralds the next wave of curious and enlightened citizens. Encouraging readers to take back their lives and live more fully, Russell's penetrating insights and exquisite turns of phrase are as relevant today as
    when they were first written. With the added wit and wisdom of BTG, this is an essential handbook for getting more out of life.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $21.00
  • Infinite Resignation
    Infinite Resignation
    ISBN: 9781912248193
    Title: Infinite Resignation

    The author of the contemporary classic, In the Dust of This Planet, is back with another raw and unsettling look at the human condition.

    Comprised of aphorisms, fragments, and observations both philosophical and personal, Thacker's new book traces the contours of pessimism, caught as it often is between a philosophical position and a bad attitude. Reflecting on the universe's "looming abyss of indifference," Thacker explores the pessimism of a range of philosophers, from the well-known (Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, Camus), to the lesser-known (E.M. Cioran, Lev Shestov, Miguel de Unamuno). Readers will find food for thought in Thacker's handling of a range of themes in Christianity and Buddhism, as well as his engagement with literary figures (from Dostoevsky to Thomas Bernhard, Osamu Dazai, and Fernando Pessoa), whose pessimism about the world both inspires and depresses Thacker. By turns melancholic, misanthropic, and darkly funny, ("Birth is a metaphysical injury -- healing takes time -- the span of one's life"), many will find Infinite Resignation a welcome antidote to the exuberant imbecility of our times.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $43.00
  • Inner Self: The Joy of Discovering Who We Really Are
    Inner Self: The Joy of Discovering Who We Really Are
    ISBN: 9781760787745
    Title: Inner Self: The Joy of Discovering Who We Really Are
    Author: MACKAY HUGH

    'How can I get in touch with this real self, underlying all my surface behaviour? How can I become myself?' Carl Rogers, US psychotherapistThe Inner Self is a book about the ways we hide from the truth about ourselves - both as individuals and as human beings - and the psychological freedom we enjoy when we finally face that most searching question of all: 'Who am I, really?'Hugh Mackay, one of Australia's most respected social psychologists, explores our 'top 20' hiding places - from addiction to materialism, nostalgia to victimhood. His explanation for our evasiveness is simple but profound: we fear the demands of love.He argues that love is our highest ideal, the richest source of life's meaning and purpose, and the key to our emotional security, personal serenity and confidence.Yet Mackay exposes the great paradox of human nature that while love brings out our best, we don't always want our best brought forward. Love promotes goodness, but we don't always want to be good.Powerfully written and drawing on a lifetime of research, The Inner Self shows how we can overcome our reluctance to live lovingly and, in the process, lead more meaningful and fulfilling lives.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Interpretation of Dreams: The Psychology Classic
    Interpretation of Dreams: The Psychology Classic
    ISBN: 9780857088444
    Title: Interpretation of Dreams: The Psychology Classic

    Part of the bestselling Capstone Classics Series edited by Tom Butler-Bowdon, this collectible, hard-back edition of The Interpretation of Dreams provides an accessible and insightful edition of this important work of psychology

    Sigmund Freud's The Interpretation of Dreams introduced his ground-breaking theory of the unconscious and explored how interpreting dreams can reveal the true nature of humanity. Regarded as Freud's most significant work, this classic text helped establish the discipline of psychology and is the foundational work in the field of psychoanalysis. Highly readable and engaging, the book both provides a semi-autobiographical look into Freud's personal life - his holidays in the Alps, spending time with his children, interacting with friends and colleagues - and delves into descriptions and analyses of the dreams themselves.

    Freud begins with a review of literature on dreams written by a broad range of ancient and contemporary figures - concluding that science has learned little of the nature of dreams in the past several thousand years. Although the prevailing view was that dreams were merely responses to 'sensory excitation, ' Freud felt that the multifaceted dimensions of dreams could not be attributed solely to physical causes. By the time Freud began writing the book he had interpreted over a thousand dreams of people with psychoses and recognised the connection between the content of dreams and a person's mental health. Among his conclusions were that a person's dreams:

    • Prefer using recent impressions, yet also have access to early childhood memories
    • Unify different people, places, events and sensations into one story
    • Usually focus on small or unnoticed things rather than major events
    • Are almost always 'wish fulfilments' which are about the self
    • Have many layers of meaning which are often condensed into a single image

    The Interpretation of Dreams: The Psychology Classic is as riveting today as it was over a century ago. Anyone with interest in the workings of the unconscious mind will find this book an invaluable source of original insights and foundational scientific concepts. This edition includes an insightful Introduction by Sarah Tomley, a psychology writer and practicing psychotherapist. Tomley considers paints a picture of Freud's life and times, reveals the place of The Interpretation of Dreams in the context of Freud's other writings, and draws out the key points of the work.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $24.00
  • Intersectionality
    ISBN: 9781509539680
    Title: Intersectionality

    The concept of intersectionality has become a central topic in academic and activist circles alike. But what exactly does it mean, and why has it emerged as such a vital lens through which to explore how social inequalities of race, class, gender, sexuality, age, ability, and ethnicity shape one another?

    In this fully revised and expanded second edition of their popular text, Patricia Hill Collins and Sirma Bilge provide a much-needed introduction to the field of intersectional knowledge and praxis. Analyzing the emergence, growth, and contours of the concept of intersectionality, the authors also consider its global reach through an array of new topics such as the rise of far-right populism, reproductive justice, climate change, and digital environments and cultures. Accessibly written and drawing on a plethora of lively examples to illustrate its arguments, the book highlights intersectionality's potential for understanding complex architecture of social and economic inequalities and bringing about social justice-oriented change.

    Intersectionality will be an invaluable resource for anyone grappling with the main ideas, debates, and new directions in this field.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $43.00
  • Intimate History of Humanity
    Intimate History of Humanity
    ISBN: 9780749396237
    Title: Intimate History of Humanity

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.00
  • Introducing Jung: a Graphic Guide
    Introducing Jung: a Graphic Guide
    ISBN: 9781848318557
    Title: Introducing Jung: a Graphic Guide

    Carl Gustav Jung was the enigmatic and controversial father of analytical psychology. This updated edition of Introducing Jung brilliantly explains the theories that underpin Jung's work, delves into the controversies that led him to break away from Freud and describes his near psychotic breakdown, from which he emerged with radical new insights into the nature of the unconscious mind - and which were published for the first time in 2009 in The Red Book. Step by step, MaggieHyde demonstrates how it was entirely logical for him to explore the psychology of religion, alchemy, astrology, the I Ching and other phenomena rejected by science in his investigation of his patients' dreams, fantasies and psychic disturbances.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $16.00
  • Islam & the Future of Tolerance: A Dialogue
    Islam & the Future of Tolerance: A Dialogue
    ISBN: 9780674241480
    Title: Islam & the Future of Tolerance: A Dialogue

    "A civil but honest dialogue... As illuminating as it is fascinating."
    --Ayaan Hirsi Ali

    Is Islam a religion of peace or war? Is it amenable to reform? Why do so many Muslims seem to be drawn to extremism? And what do words like jihadism and fundamentalism really mean? In a world riven by misunderstanding and violence, Sam Harris--a famous atheist--and Majid Nawaz--a former radical--demonstrate how two people with very different religious views can find common ground and invite you to join in an urgently needed conversation.

    "How refreshing to read an honest yet affectionate exchange between the Islamist-turned-liberal-Muslim Maajid Nawaz and the neuroscientist who advocates mindful atheism, Sam Harris... Their back-and-forth clarifies multiple confusions that plague the public conversation about Islam."
    --Irshad Manji, New York Times Book Review

    "It is sadly uncommon, in any era, to find dialogue based on facts and reason--but even more rarely are Muslim and non-Muslim intellectuals able to maintain critical distance on broad questions about Islam. Which makes Islam and the Future of Tolerance something of a unicorn... Most conversations about religion are marked by the inability of either side to listen, but here, at last, is a proper debate."
    --New Statesman

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
  • It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be: the World's Best Selling Book
    It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be: the World's Best Selling Book
    ISBN: 9780714843377
    Title: It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be: the World's Best Selling Book
    Author: ARDEN PAUL

    It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be is a handbook of how to succeed in the world: a pocket bible for the talented and timid alike to help make the unthinkable thinkable and the impossible possible.The world's top advertising guru, Paul Arden, offers up his wisdom on issues as diverse as problem solving, responding to a brief, communicating, playing your cards right, making mistakes, and creativity - all endeavours that can be applied to aspects of modern life.This uplifting and humorous little book provides a unique insight into the world of advertising and is a quirky compilation of quotes, facts, pictures, wit and wisdom - all packed into easy-to-digest, bite-sized spreads. If you want to succeed in life or business, this book is a must.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
  • Japonisme: Ikigai, Forest Bathing, Wabi-Sabi & More
    Japonisme: Ikigai, Forest Bathing, Wabi-Sabi & More
    ISBN: 9780008286040
    Title: Japonisme: Ikigai, Forest Bathing, Wabi-Sabi & More

    A Japanese-inspired guide to living a happier, more fulfilled life.

    Japonisme explores the Japanese art of finding

    contentment and includes practical tips and tricks

    to live a happier, healthier, more thoughtful life.

    What is your ikigai (purpose)? How do you practice mindfulness in the unpredictability and chaos of everyday life?

    From shinrinyoku (forest bathing), calligraphy, ikebana

    (fl ower arranging) to tea ceremonies and their approach to

    food, the Japanese have found contentment through traditions,philosophies, and the practice of art. This book shows how we can all incorporate aspects of Japonisme into our daily lives.

    Enhance your lifestyle and enrich your mind by looking at life

    through the lens of wabi-sabi (the transient nature of life),

    kintsugi (repairing broken ceramics with gold) or kaizen

    (habit-forming techniques), in an accessible, practical way.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $25.00
  • Kindness of Strangers: How a Selfish Ape Invented a New Moral Code
    Kindness of Strangers: How a Selfish Ape Invented a New Moral Code
    ISBN: 9781786078186
    Title: Kindness of Strangers: How a Selfish Ape Invented a New Moral Code

    "A fine achievement."--Peter Singer, author of The Life You Can Save and The Most Good You Can Do
    A sweeping psychological history of human goodness -- from the foundations of evolution to the modern political and social challenges humanity is now facing.
    How did humans, a species of self-centered apes, come to care about others? Since Darwin, scientists have tried to answer this question using evolutionary theory. In The Kindness of Strangers, psychologist Michael E. McCullough shows why they have failed and offers a new explanation instead. From the moment nomadic humans first settled down until the aftermath of the Second World War, our species has confronted repeated crises that we could only survive by changing our behavior. As McCullough argues, these choices weren't enabled by an evolved moral sense, but with moral invention -- driven not by evolution's dictates but by reason.

    Today's challenges -- climate change, mass migration, nationalism -- are some of humanity's greatest yet. In revealing how past crises shaped the foundations of human concern, The Kindness of Strangers offers clues for how we can adapt our moral thinking to survive these challenges as well.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $43.00

  • Kindness Revolution: How We Can Rebuild Trust, Restore Hope & Live with Generosity & Optimism
    Kindness Revolution: How We Can Rebuild Trust, Restore Hope & Live with Generosity & Optimism
    ISBN: 9781760879938
    Title: Kindness Revolution: How We Can Rebuild Trust, Restore Hope & Live with Generosity & Optimism
    Author: MACKAY HUGH

    Revolutions never start at the top. If we dare to dream of a more loving country - kinder, more compassionate, more cooperative, more respectful, more inclusive, more egalitarian, more harmonious, less cynical - there's only one way to start turning that dream into a reality: each of us must live as if this is already that country.

    Following the ravages of 2020's bushfires and pandemic on our mental and emotional health and on the economy, Hugh Mackay reflects on the challenges we faced during that year of upheaval and the questions many of us have asked. What really matters to me? Am I living the kind of life I want? What sort of society do I want us to become?

    Urging us not to let those questions go, and pointing to our inspiring displays of kindness and consideration, our personal sacrifices for the common good and our heightened appreciation of the value of local neighbourhoods and communities, he asks in turn: 'Could we become renowned as a loving country, rather than simply a "lucky" one?'

    Absorbing, wise and inspiring, The Kindness Revolution is a distillation of Hugh Mackay's life's work. Written for our times, this truly remarkable book shows how crises and catastrophes often turn out to be the making of us.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
  • Labyrinth: An Existential Odyssey with Jean-Paul Sartre
    Labyrinth: An Existential Odyssey with Jean-Paul Sartre
    ISBN: 9781419740022
    Title: Labyrinth: An Existential Odyssey with Jean-Paul Sartre

    An original look at the philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre--told in cartoons

    As graduates embark on the next phase of their lives, what better way to get them accustomed to the rat race they are about to enter than by introducing them to the philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre? Cleverly told through the story of a pair of rats trapped in the labyrinth of existence, this allegory humorously conveys the key ideas of Sartre's existential philosophy in graphic-novel form--accessible for students and readers of all ages.
    In addition, two reputable Sartre scholars have contributed the introduction and afterword: Gary Cox, a British philosopher with a doctorate from the University of Birmingham, and Christine Daigle, professor of philosophy at Brock University in Canada.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
  • Learning to Die: Wisdom in the Age of Climate Crisis
    Learning to Die: Wisdom in the Age of Climate Crisis
    ISBN: 9780889775633
    Title: Learning to Die: Wisdom in the Age of Climate Crisis

    In this powerful little book, two leading intellectuals illuminate the truth about where our environmental crisis is taking us. Writing from an island on Canada's Northwest coast, Robert Bringhurst and Jan Zwicky weigh in on the death of the planet versus the death of the individual. For Zwicky, awareness and humility are the foundation of the equanimity with which Socrates faced his death: he makes a good model when facing the death of the planet, as well as facing our own mortality. Bringhurst urges readers to tune their minds to the wild. The wild has healed the world before, and it is the only thing that stands any chance of healing the world now -- though it is unlikely to save Homo sapiens in the process.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
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