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  • Liberality and Civilizationby Gilbert Murray

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 85.00

    First published in 1938, these lectures argue that liberality is the foundation of civilization. According to Gilbert Murray, civilization provides the surplus of security, leisure and wealth that makes liberality possible; a failure of liberality is the surest test of the failure of a civilization. This is a fascinating reissue that will be of great... more...

  • Political Philosophy - A Complete Introduction: Teach Yourselfby Phil Parvin; Clare Chambers

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; US$ 11.99

    Written by Phil Parvin and Clare Chambers, who are current political philosophy lecturers and leading researchers, Political Philosophy - The Essentials is designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. It covers the key areas that students are expected to be confident in, outlining the basics in clear jargon-free English, and... more...

  • Understand Political Philosophy: Teach Yourselfby Mel Thompson

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; US$ 8.99

    Understand Political Philosophy is an in-depth guide to the philosophers and political ideas who have shaped our society. Quickly and easily get to grips with the key thinkers and theories, from Aristotle to Wollstonecraft, from capitalism to utilitarianism. With exploration of contemporary issues and current debates, this book will put political... more...

  • Philosophy and the Social Problemby Will Durant

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Will Durant was an influential American philosopher who sought to offer a unified perspective of the whole of Western thought, as well as to present philosophical issues and problems in accessible language that could appeal to a broad audience. In Philosophy and the Social Problem, Durant tackles his greatest concern: that of reducing human misery... more...

  • Essential Political Philosophy: Flashby Mel Thompson

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; US$ 5.99

    The books in this bite-sized new series contain no complicated techniques or tricky materials, making them ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious. Essential Political Philosophy is a short, simple and to-the-point guide to political philosophy. In just 96 pages, the reader will discover all the key ideas, from altruism to utilitarianism.... more...

  • Comradely Greetingsby Slavoj Zizek; Nadezhda Tolokonnikova

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 9.95

    ?We are the rebels asking for the storm, and believing that truth is only to be found in an endless search ... Two years of prison for Pussy Riot is our tribute to a destiny that gave us sharp ears, allowing us to sound the note A when everyone else is used to hearing G flat.? In an extraordinary exchange of letters, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, imprisoned... more...

  • Reading Political Philosophyby Derek Matravers; Jonathan Pike; Nigel Warburton

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 41.95

    This clear and thorough introduction provides students with the skills necessary to understand the main thinkers, texts and arguments of political philosophy and thought. Each chapter comprises a brief overview of a major political thinker, followed by an introduction to one or more of their most influential works and an introduction to key secondary... more...

  • What Is Coming?by H. G. Wells

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    World War I forever altered the course of human history, and thinkers and activists around the globe were galvanized by the goal of developing ideas and means by which to avoid future conflicts. In What Is Coming?, science fiction luminary H. G. Wells throws his hat in the ring, imagining a future in which the spread of socialism and other progressive... more...

  • In the Fourth Yearby H. G. Wells

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Many readers associate H. G. Wells solely with his bestselling science fiction novels, including The War of the Worlds and The Time Machine. But to Wells himself, fiction was of secondary importance, and his nonfiction essays like those collected in In the Fourth Year took center stage. This collection presents Wells' thoughtful insights on World... more...

  • Slaveryby William E. Channing

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Renowned Unitarian preacher, thinker, and theologian William E. Channing takes an in-depth look at the issue of slavery in this compelling volume. Written at a time when the United States was still profiting mightily from the fruits of slave labor, Channing presents a multi-faceted moral argument against the practice, as well as a practical model for... more...