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by Anthony Gottlieb
In a short period - from the early 1640s to the eve of the French Revolution - Descartes, Hobbes, Spinoza, Locke, Leibniz, and Hume all made their mark on Western thought. <i>The Dream of Enlightenment </i>tells their story and that of the birth
The Science of the Mind and the Myth of the Self
by Thomas Metzinger
by Leslie Jamison
A powerful yet refreshing essay collection centred around themes of confession, illness, violence and sentimentality from an exciting new American talent. ...
Concerning Computers, Minds, and the Laws of Physics
by Roger Penrose
by Ray et al Monk
by David Malouf
In the first <i>Quarterly Essay</i> for 2011, David Malouf returns to one of the most fundamental questions and gives it a modern twist- what makes for a happy life? With grace and profundity, Malouf discusses new and old ways to talk about ...
A New Way of Remembering the Past and Imagining the Future
by Theodore Zeldin
by A C Grayling
The story of philosophy is an epic tale- an exploration of the ideas, views and teachings of some of the most creative minds known to humanity. But since the long-popular classic, Bertrand Russell's <i>History of Western Philosophy</i>, first ...
How Moral Revolutions Happen
by Kwame Anthony Appiah
<p>In this groundbreaking work, Kwame Anthony Appiah, hailed as "one of the most relevant philosophers today" (New York Times Book Review), changes the way we understand human behavior and the way social reform is brought about. In brilliantly ...
by Henry David Thoreau
In 1897, thirty-five years after Thoreau's death, Houghton Mifflin issued a two-volume "Holiday Edition" of <i>Walden</i> illustrated with thirty remarkable engravings, daguerreotypes, and period photographs. In 1902 the publisher collected the ...
The Art of Self-Restraint in an Age of Excess
by Svend Brinkmann
<p>‘Because you’re worth it’, proclaims the classic cosmetics ad. ‘Just do it!’ implores the global sports retailer. Everywhere we turn, we are constantly encouraged to experience as much as possible, for as long as
by Friedrich Nietzsche
<i>The Joyous Science</i> is a liberating voyage of discovery as Nietzsche's realization that 'God is dead' and his critique of morality, the arts and modernity give way to an exhilarating doctrine of self-emancipation and the concept of eternal
8 Promises to Make you Feel Good About Who You Are and the Life You Live
by Domonique Bertolucci
<DIV>Most people are terribly unkind to themselves. They make harsh judgements, engage in endless self-criticism and are unforgiving of even the smallest of failings. At the same time these people are often loving and kind parents, generous and ...
A Metaphysics of Mixture
by Emanuele Coccia
<p>We barely talk about them and seldom know their names. Philosophy has always overlooked them; even biology considers them as mere decoration on the tree of life. And yet plants give life to the Earth: they produce the atmosphere that ...
Learn everything you need to know about the world of philosophy- from the key thinkers to modern concepts in a brand new portable size.<BR><BR>To the complete novice learning about philosophy can be daunting - <i>The Little Book of Philosophy ...
by Jay Lampert
Combining two a central topics in philosophy in the 20th Century, this book considers the ethics and impact of decision-making alongside the philosophy of time.<br>When we make simple decisions, like the decision to wake up at 8 a.m. tomorrow, ...
by Carl C Schlam
Interviews with Laurent Jeanpierre and Dork Zabunyan
by Jacques Rancière
The development of Rancière’s philosophical work, from his formative years through the political and methodological break with Louis Althusser and the lessons of May 68, is documented here, as are the confrontations with other thinkers, ...