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  • Ideas That Matterby A. C. Grayling

    Basic Books 2010; US$ 18.99

    From “Absolutism? to “Zeitgeist,? a major philosopher celebrates the power of ideas in our modern age more...

  • Thinking of Answersby A. C. Grayling

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2010; US$ 11.99

    The essays in this book, drawn mainly from A. C. Grayling's columns in Prospect, the Dubliner and The Times , are in fact responses to questions set by editors and readers . ~ If beauty existed only in the eye of the beholder, would that make it an unimportant quality? ~ Are human rights political? ~ Can ethics be derived from... more...

  • The Good Bookby A. C. Grayling

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 32.99

    Drawing on the wisdom of 2,500 years of contemplative non-religious writing on all that it means to be human - from the origins of the universe to small matters of courtesy and kindness in everyday life - A. C. Grayling, Britain's most popular and widely read philosopher, has created a secular bible. Designed to be read as narrative and also to be... more...

  • Among the Dead Citiesby A. C. Grayling

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 11.99

    Britain and the USA carried out a massive bombing offensive against the cities of Germany and Japan in the course of the Second World War, which ended with the destruction of Hamburg, Dresden, Tokyo, Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Was the bombing of civilian targets justified by the necessities of war? Or was it, in fact, a crime against humanity? How should... more...

  • Towards the Lightby A. C. Grayling

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 11.99

    The often-violent conflicts of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries were sparked by the pursuit of freedom of thought. In time, this drive led to bitter fighting, including the English Civil War. Then came revolutions in America and France that swept away monarchies for more representative forms of government and making possible the abolition of... more...

  • Liberty in the Age of Terrorby A. C. Grayling

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2010; US$ 11.99

    "The means of defence against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home." James Madison Our societies, says Anthony Grayling, are under attack not only from the threat of terrorism, but also from our governments' attempts to fight that threat by reducing freedom in our own societies - think the 42-day detention controversy,... more...

  • The God Argumentby A. C. Grayling

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 11.99

    There has been a bad-tempered quarrel between defenders and critics of religion in recent years. Both sides have expressed themselves acerbically because there is a very great deal at stake in the debate. This book thoroughly and calmly examines all the arguments and associated considerations offered in support of religious belief, and does so... more...

  • The Mystery of Thingsby A C Grayling

    Orion Publishing Group 2010; Not Available

    Following the huge success of THE MEANING OF THINGS and THE REASON OF THINGS, a third collection of bestselling essays from Britain's top philosopher. 'Human genius has done much, and promises much, in the way of removing the mystery from many things in our world; at the same time it recognises and honours the mystery in things too.' In... more...

  • The Form of Thingsby A C Grayling

    Orion Publishing Group 2010; Not Available

    The bestseller from our pre-eminent philosopher, A.C. Grayling 'Grief and loneliness, depression, despair and failure - those things are the common human lot at least at times in all our lives'. Yet it is philosophy which, while not providing an answer to these problems, can enable us to prepare for them, and create strategies with which... more...

  • The Reason of Thingsby A C Grayling

    Orion Publishing Group 2010; Not Available

    The follow-up to THE MEANING OF THINGS which continues A.C. Grayling's philosophical journey through life The most important question we can ask ourselves is: what kind of life is the best? This is the same as asking: How does one give meaning to one's life? How can one justify one's existence and make it worthwhile? How does one make experience... more...