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- Wiley 2011; US$ 15.99
The civilisation of the Ancient Greeks has been immensely influential on the language, politics, educational systems, philosophy, science and arts of Western culture. As well as instigating itself as the birthplace of the Olympics, Ancient Greece is famous for its literature, philosophy, mythology and the beautiful architecture- to which thousands... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 12.99
Does Buddhism require faith? Can an atheist or agnostic follow the Buddha?s teachings without believing in reincarnation or organized religion? This is one man?s confession. In his classic Buddhism Without Beliefs , Stephen Batchelor offered a profound, secular approach to the teachings of the Buddha that struck an emotional chord with Western... more...
- Wiley 2010; US$ 15.99
Is your knowledge of The Crusades less than tip-top? Maybe you're curious about Columbus, or you're desperate to read about the Black Death in all its gory detail? Whatever your starting point, this expert guide has it all - from kings, knights and anti-Popes, to invasion, famine, the Magna Carta and Joan of Arc (and a few rebellious peasants thrown... more...
- Penguin Group US 1998; US$ 12.99
A national bestseller and acclaimed guide to Buddhism for beginners and practitioners alike In this simple but important volume, Stephen Batchelor reminds us that the Buddha was not a mystic who claimed privileged, esoteric knowledge of the universe, but a man who challenged us to understand the nature of anguish, let go of its origins, and... more...
- Penguin Group US 2005; US$ 12.99
Stephen Batchelor's seminal work on humanity's struggle between good and evil In the national bestseller Living with the Devil , Batchelor traces the trajectory from the words of the Buddha and Christ, through the writings of Shantideva, Milton, and Pascal, to the poetry of Baudelaire, the fiction of Kafka, and the findings of modern physics... more...
- Penguin Group US 2001; US$ 12.99
The understanding of the nature of reality is the insight upon which the Buddha was able to achieve his own enlightenment. This vision of the sublime is the source of all that is enigmatic and paradoxical about Buddhism. In Verses from the Center , Stephen Batchelor explores the history of this concept and provides readers with translations of the... more...
- Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 31.99
A renowned philosopher of the mind, also known for his groundbreaking work on Buddhism and cognitive science, Evan Thompson combines the latest neuroscience research on sleep, dreaming, and meditation with Indian and Western philosophy of the mind, casting new light on the self and its relation to the brain. Thompson shows how the self is a changing... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 22.08
The Buddhist view of the mind - how it works, how it goes wrong, how to put it right - is increasingly being recognised as profound and highly practical by scientists, counsellors and other professionals. In The Psychology of Awakening, this powerful vision of human nature, and its implications for personal and social life, are for the first time... more...