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  • Russellby A.C. Grayling

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 9.99

    Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) is one of the most famous philosophers of the 20th century. In this account of his life and work A.C. Grayling introduces both his technical contributions to logic and philosophy, and his wide-ranging views on education, politics, war, and sexual morality. 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...

  • 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...

  • The Quarrel Of The Ageby A.C. Grayling

    Orion Publishing Group 2013; Not Available

    William Hazlitt is England's greatest essayist. He was also a philosopher, a painter, a controversialist and a radical, whose critical writings about literature, the theatre and art were ardently admired in his day. He is the author of the first confessional autobiography of sexual passion, a biographer of Napoleon, a friend of, and profound influence... more...

  • What is Good?by A.C. Grayling

    Orion Publishing Group 2011; US$ 8.99

    One of the most fundamental questions in our life is to find out what we value - what principles we want to live by and which codes we will use to guide our behaviour. Most of us want to live a good life. But what, in today's secular society, does 'good' actually mean? To classical Greeks, the acquisition of knowledge, the enjoyment of the senses,... more...

  • Wittgensteinby A.C. Grayling

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 7.99

    A. C. Grayling's accessible introduction to Wittgenstein's work describes both his early and later philosophy, the differences and connections between them, and gives a fresh assessment of Wittgenstein's continuing influence on contemporary thought. more...

  • The Quarrel Of The Ageby A.C. Grayling

    Orion 2013; US$ 29.66

    William Hazlitt is England's greatest essayist. He was also a philosopher, a painter, a controversialist and a radical, whose critical writings about literature, the theatre and art were ardently admired in his day. He is the author of the first confessional autobiography of sexual passion, a biographer of Napoleon, a friend of, and profound influence... more...