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  • A Singular Modernityby Fredric Jameson

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 17.95

    The concepts of modernity and modernism are amongst the most controversial and vigorously debated in contemporary philosophy and cultural theory. In this intervention, Fredric Jameson?perhaps the most influential and persuasive theorist of postmodernity?excavates and explores these notions in a fresh and illuminating manner. The extraordinary revival... more...

  • The Wisdom of Thoreauby Philosophical Library

    Philosophical Library/Open Road 2010; US$ 7.99

      A leader of the transcendentalist movement?s revelations and discoveries through the simple life   In excerpts collected here from his most important works, Henry David Thoreau documents his experiences in nature and the wisdom he finds in his explorations of sound, reading, solitude, and other aspects of leading a simple life at Walden. A... more...

  • 50 Big Ideas You Really Need to Knowby Ben Dupre

    Quercus 2013; Not Available

    50 Big Ideas You Really Need to Know is a concise, accessible and popular guide to the central tenets of Western thought. Every important principle of philosophy, religion, politics, economics, the arts and the sciences is profiled in a series of short illustrated essays, complemented by an informative array of timelines and box features. more...

  • The Big Questions: Philosophyby Simon Blackburn

    Quercus 2013; Not Available

    Bestselling author Simon Blackburn tackles the key questions in philosophy--and provides easy-to-understand and enlightening answers. In Big Questions: Philosophy , bestselling author Simon Blackburn addresses the 20 essential questions: What is the meaning of life? Am I free? Why is there something and not nothing? What do we really know? Is there... more...

  • Philosophy in Minutesby Marcus Weeks

    Quercus 2014; Not Available

    Philosophy in Minutes distills 200 of the most important philosophical ideas into easily digestible, bite-sized sections. The core information for every topic - including debates such as the role of philosophy in science and religion, key thinkers from Aristotle to Marx, and introductions to morality and ethics - is explained in straightforward... more...

  • Critique of Instrumental Reasonby Max Horkheimer; Matthew O'Connell

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 17.95

    These essays, written between 1949 and 1967, focus on a single theme: the triumph in the twentieth century of the state-bureaucratic apparatus and ?instrumental reason? and the concomitant liquidation of the individual and the basic social institutions and relationships associated with the individual. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Why Do We Live?by B. P. Pai

    SBPRA 2014; US$ 2.99

    Why Do We Live? A Simple Answer to a Complex Question is an analytical book that prompts readers to think about the realities of life. It was written to make us understand the complexities around us and to see through the complex behavior of different groups of people. Author B. P. Pai researched many different faiths, only to discover different answers... more...

  • Aphorismsby Franz Kafka; Daniel Frank

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 18.95 US$ 13.99

    The aphorism eludes definition: it can appear to be a random jotting or a more polished observation. Whether arbitrary fragment or crystalline shard, an aphorism captures the inception of a thought. Franz Kafka composed aphorisms during two periods in his life. A series of 109 was written between September 1917 and April 1918, in Zürau, West Bohemia,... more...

  • The Problems of Philosophyby Bertrand Russell

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 8.95

    Immensely intelligible, thought-provoking guide by Nobel prize-winner considers such topics as the distinction between appearance and reality, the existence and nature of matter, idealism, inductive logic, intuitive knowledge, many other subjects. For students and general readers, there is no finer introduction to philosophy than this informative,... more...

  • Discourse on Method and Meditationsby René Descartes; Elizabeth S. Haldane; G. R. T. Ross

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 5.95

    Is it possible to be certain of anything? If so, how? The father of modern philosophy and the founder of rational method in philosophical thought, René Descartes (1596?1650) sought the answers to these questions and in doing so, addressed the most important of methods of thinking and understanding truth. In Discourse on Method, he applies a scientific... more...