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  • You Are Not So Smartby David McRaney

    Penguin Group US 2011; US$ 12.99

    An entertaining illumination of the stupid beliefs that make us feel wise, based on the popular blog of the same name.   Whether you?re deciding which smartphone to purchase or which politician to believe, you think you are a rational being whose every decision is based on cool, detached logic. But here?s the truth: You are not so smart. You?re... more...

  • Losses and Gainsby Lya Fett Luft

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 10.17

    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...

  • Realizing Freedom: Hegel, Sartre and the Alienation of Human Beingby Dr Gavin Rae

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00

    A first in English, this book engages with the ways in which Hegel and Sartre answer the difficult questions: What is it to be human? What place do we have in the world? How should we live? What can we be? more...

  • A Common Humanityby Raimond Gaita

    The Text Publishing Company 2011; US$ 25.95

    In this marvellous book, Raimond Gaita discusses ideas about love and hatred, good and evil, guilt and forgiveness. Moving, wise and inspiring, A Common Humanity explores personal, political and philosophical ideas about the kind of society and the sort of public conversation we might have in the twenty-first century. more...

  • Action in Contextby Anton Leist

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 133.00

    The book illustrates the concept of action in three different contexts - the justification of actions, people?s life history, and pragmatism.Because of itscomprehensive view, this volume marks a departure from the atomistic approach of action theory. Thisin itself raises a number of questions, which the ten contributors to this volume deal with in... more...

  • Grounds for Respectby Kristi Giselsson

    Lexington Books 2012; US$ 84.99

    Grounds for Respect broaches a question that is of vital importance to all; namely, what grounds do we need in order to justify respect for others? In exploring this question the author provides not only a critical overview of traditional and contemporary approaches to ? and critiques of ? the concept of a common humanity, but also offers a distinctively... more...

  • Posthuman Suffering and the Technological Embraceby Anthony Miccoli

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 74.99

    Posthuman Suffering investigates the core assumptions of posthumanist discourse via philosophy, cultural studies, psychoanalytic theory, and close textual and filmic readings of Thomas Pynchon's The Crying of Lot 49, Don DeLillo's White Noise and Steven Spielberg's film, AI: Artificial Intelligence, bringing the more ontological and epistemological... more...

  • The Emotionsby Julien Deonna; Fabrice Teroni

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 36.95

    The emotions present deep philosophical problems that have preoccupied philosophers such as Aristotle, David Hume and William James. This book is an ideal introduction to the philosophy of the emotions and will be of interest to those in related disciplines such as psychology and political theory. more...

  • Securityby John T. Hamilton

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 39.50

    From national security and social security to homeland and cyber-security, "security" has become one of the most overused words in culture and politics today. Yet it also remains one of the most undefined. What exactly are we talking about when we talk about security? In this original and timely book, John Hamilton examines the discursive versatility... more...

  • The Turbulent Universeby Paul Kurtz

    Prometheus Books 2013; US$ 11.99

    In his final book, the late Paul Kurtz outlines his personal vision for a planetary ethics inspired by scientific wisdom. Blending realism and optimism, he lays out the basic principles of an ethical approach that he calls humanist eupraxsophy --that is, the application of practical moral choices inspired by scientific wisdom. Emphasizing the dramatic... more...