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  • New Scienceby Giambattista Vico; Anthony Grafton; David Marsh

    Penguin Books Ltd 1999; US$ 18.32

    Barely acknowledged in his lifetime, the New Science of Giambattista Vico (1668-1744) is an astonishingly perceptive and ambitious attempt to decipher the history, mythology and laws of the ancient world. Discarding the Renaissance notion of the classical as an idealised model for the modern, it argues that the key to true understanding of the past... more...

  • The Social Construction of Realityby Peter L. Berger; Thomas Luckmann

    Open Road Media 2011; US$ 17.99

    The classic work that redefined the sociology of knowledge and has inspired a generation of philosophers and thinkers   In this seminal book, Peter L. Berger and Thomas Luckmann examine how knowledge forms and how it is preserved and altered within a society. Unlike earlier theorists and philosophers, Berger and Luckmann go beyond intellectual... more...

  • What's It All About?by Julian Baggini

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 8.99

    Is there an ultimate meaning to human existence? Julian Baggini argues in What's It All About that meaning can be found in a variety of ways. He succinctly breaks down six answers people commonly suggest when considering what life is all about--helping others, serving humanity, being happy, becoming successful, enjoying each day as if it were your... more...

  • You Are Not So Smartby David McRaney

    Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 5.82

    An entertaining illumination of the stupid beliefs that make us feel wise. You believe you are a rational, logical being who sees the world as it really is, but journalist David McRaney is here to tell you that you're as deluded as the rest of us. But that's OK- delusions keep us sane. You Are Not So Smart is a celebration of self-delusion.... more...

  • Hume's 'A Treatise of Human Nature'by John P. Wright

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 32.00

    Examines the development of Hume's ideas and their relation to eighteenth-century theories of the imagination and passions. more...

  • Passions and Perceptionsby Jacques Brunschwig; Martha C. Nussbaum

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 46.00

    This volume considers the important contributions to philosophy made by the philosophers of the Hellenistic schools. more...

  • What Minds Can Doby Pierre Jacob

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 32.00

    This 1997 book explores the representational powers of a person's mind. more...

  • Understand Humanism: Teach Yourselfby Mark Vernon

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; US$ 13.99

    Understand Humanism is the definitive introduction to this diverse and increasingly prominent philosophy. This guide teaches you everything you need to know about humanism, from it's ancient origins and key figures, to humanist answers to pressing modern issues, like climate change and identity politics. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute... more...

  • Explore Humanismby Mark Vernon

    Hodder Education 2012; US$ 9.58

    Everything you need to get started. more...

  • Meaning and Value in a Secular Ageby Nathan Bupp; Paul Kurtz

    Prometheus Books 2012; US$ 11.99

    The secular age has confronted human beings with a fundamental challenge. While the naturalistic worldview rooted in science has persuasively shown that traditional religious conceptions of the universe are unsustainable, it has so far offered no compelling secular narratives to replace the religious narratives so entrenched in civilization. In the... more...