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- Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 9.86
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...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 11.27
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...
- De Gruyter 2007; US$ 154.00
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... more...
- Lexington Books 2009; US$ 77.99
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...
- Stanford University Press 2012; US$ 21.95
Social scientists and scholars in the humanities all rely on first-person descriptions of experience to understand how subjects construct their worlds. The problem they always face is how to integrate first-person accounts with an impersonal stance. Over the course of the twentieth century, this problem was compounded as the concept of experience... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 44.95
The emotions are at the centre of our lives and, for better or worse, imbue them with much of their significance. The philosophical problems stirred up by the existence of the emotions, over which many great philosophers of the past have laboured, revolve around attempts to understand what this significance amounts to. Are emotions feelings, thoughts,... more...
- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 24.95 US$ 19.96
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...
- 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...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 50.00
It is commonly agreed that we live in an age of globalization, but the profound consequences of this development are rarely understood. Usually, globalization is equated with the expansion of economic and financial markets and the proliferation of global networks of communication. In truth, much more is at stake: Traditional concepts of individual... more...