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- Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 11.18
In her bestselling book Losses and Gains , Lya Luft draws on her own experiences of loss and gain in marriage and family to address the universal themes of childhood, love and maturity. She portrays love as the common thread through all phases of life. As children, the unconditional love we receive from our parents determines our expectations for... more...
- Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 7.99
Niccolo Machiavelli's name has become a byword for duplicity and immorality. Is his sinister reputation deserved? Quentin Skinner focuses on "The Prince", the "Discourses", and "The History of Florence", and distils from them an introduction to Machiavelli's doctrines. more...
- Open Road Media 2013; US$ 14.99
Who was the real Karl Marx? In the Western world, and especially in the United States, Karl Marx is perceived as the spiritual godfather of Lenin and Stalin?someone bent on creating a state where everyone worships a centralized bureaucracy. Social philosopher Erich Fromm argues that Marx has been entirely misrepresented and misunderstood, and... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 131.00
If we want to be autonomous, what do we want? The author shows that contemporary value-neutral and metaphysically economical conceptions of autonomy, such as that of Harry Frankfurt, face a serious problem. Drawing on Plato, Augustine, and Kant, this book provides a sketch of how 'ancient' and 'modern' can be reconciled to solve it. But at what expense?... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 15.98
In this absorbing and provocative new book from one of Britain's most elegant and original prose stylists, psychoanalyst Adam Phillips addresses a variety of urgent concerns - many centred around the idea of balance. When might we know that enough is enough? Does the road of excess ever lead to the palace of wisdom? What is the role of the parent,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 26.95
'This is a quite remarkable book, a pleasure to read. Not only is it clear and informative but also by turns witty, melancholic and insightful. The book is astonishingly erudite, but wears this learning so lightly and so charmingly that it is both easy and gripping to read.' Robert Eaglestone, Royal Holloway, University of London Penelope waits... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 77.99
In Philosophical Issues in Counseling and Psychotherapy, James Hansen proposes resolutions to four fundamental philosophical questions about knowing, effectiveness, and truth. Presented within the context of the author's struggle to reconcile these philosophical questions with his understanding of patient care, Hansen gives unity and meaning... more...
- Reaktion Books 2009; US$ 27.95
?Living involves being exposed to pain every second?not necessarily as aninsistent reality, but always as a possibility,? writes Arne Vetlesen in A Philosophy of Pain, a thought-provoking look at an inevitable and essential aspect of the human condition more...