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  • Foucault - The Key Ideas: Teach Yourselfby Paul Oliver

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; US$ 13.99

    Foucault - The Key Ideas is a concise introduction to the life, works and ideas of this ground-breaking modern philosopher. This book will not only guide you through the events of Foucault's life and help you to understand his most complex ideas with ease; it will also demonstrate the practical impact of those ideas on life today. Covering everything... more...

  • The Form of Thingsby A.C. Grayling

    Orion 2010; US$ 10.99

    The bestseller from our pre-eminent philosopher, A.C. Grayling 'Grief and loneliness, depression, despair and failure - those things are the common human lot at least at times in all our lives'. Yet it is philosophy which, while not providing an answer to these problems, can enable us to prepare for them, and create strategies with which to deal... more...

  • The Heart of Thingsby A.C. Grayling

    Orion 2010; US$ 12.99

    The new bestseller from one of Britain's most pre-eminent philosophers and arguably the best known, A.C. Grayling Everyone wishes to live a life that is satisfying and fulfilling, in which there is achievement and pleasure, and which has the respect of people one, in turn, respects. And one of the fundamentals to living such a life is to reflect... more...

  • Philosophy Made Simple: Flashby Mel Thompson

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; US$ 4.99

    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. Philosophy is a short, simple and to-the-point guide to philosophy. In just 96 pages, the reader will discover the ideas of all the key figures, from Socrates to Wittgenstein. Ideal... more...

  • The Mystery of Thingsby A.C. Grayling

    Orion 2010; US$ 10.99

    Following the huge success of THE MEANING OF THINGS and THE REASON OF THINGS, a third collection of bestselling essays from Britain's top philosopher. 'Human genius has done much, and promises much, in the way of removing the mystery from many things in our world; at the same time it recognises and honours the mystery in things too.' In this collection... more...

  • Ideas That Matterby A.C. Grayling

    Orion 2009; US$ 15.99

    Leading philosopher's guide to the ideas that will shape the 21st century 'Ideas are the cogs that drive history, and understanding them is half way to being aboard that powerful juggernaut rather than under its wheels'. This is a book that celebrates the power of ideas: thought can, and does, change the world. And, in turn, ideas evolve. Fundamentalism,... more...

  • The Great Philosophers:Collingwoodby Aaron Ridley

    Orion 2011; US$ 2.99

    R. G. Collingwood 1889-1943Many philosophers have been interested in aesthetics, but Collingwood was passionate about art. His theories were never merely theoretical: aesthetics for him was a vivid, vibrant thing, to be experienced immediately in worked paint and in sculpted stone, in poetry and music.Art and life were no dichotomy for Collingwood... more...

  • The Great Philosophers:Schopenhauerby Michael Tanner

    Orion 2011; US$ 2.99

    Schopenhauer 1788 – 1860Western philosophy’s most profound and unrelenting pessimist, Schopenhauer hymned the miseries of human existence with a joylessness that was little short of lyrical. Yet he thrilled to the beauties of music and art.How did such deep bleakness and such sublime enthusiasm come to coincide in one man, one mind? Only by squaring... more...

  • The Great Philosophers:Democritusby Paul Cartledge

    Orion 2011; US$ 2.99

    Part of the GREAT PHILOSOPHERS series. Democritus c. 460-c. 370BC The Renaissance's 'Laughing Philosopher'; our own age's 'Prophet of Quark': throughout the modern philosophical tradition, Democritus has been a man little known beyond his labels. Yet if the image of the cheerful ironist understates his true seriousness, that of father of modern... more...

  • The Great Philosophers: Platoby Bernard Williams

    Orion 2011; US$ 2.99

    Plato c428 – c348BCWithout the work of Plato, western thought is, quite literally, unthinkable. No single influence has been greater, in every age and in every philosophic field. Even those thinkers who have rejected Plato’s views have found themselves working to an agenda he set.Yet between the neo-platonist interpretations and the anti-platonist... more...