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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Mainten...

Robert M. Pirsig

At its heart, the story is all too simple: a man and his son take a lengthy motorcycle trip through America. But this is not a simple trip at all, for around every corner, through mountain and desert, wind and rain, and searing heat a...

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Published: Aug 2005

How to Do Things with Words

J. L. Austin

2018 Reprint of 1962 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition software. Reprint of the First Edition. John L. Austin was a British philosopher of language and leading proponent of ordina...

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Published: Oct 2018

Free Will

Sam Harris

A BELIEF IN FREE WILL touches nearly everything that human beings value. It is difficult to think about law, politics, religion, public policy, intimate relationships, morality—as well as feelings of remorse or personal achievement...

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Published: Mar 2012

The Consolations of Philosophy

Alain de Botton

From the internationally heralded author of How Proust Can Change Your Life comes this remarkable new book that presents the wisdom of some of the greatest thinkers of the ages as advice for our day to day struggles.Solace for the bro...

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Published: Apr 2001

Best Things in Life

Peter Kreeft

What are the best things in life? Questions like that may boggle your mind. But they don't boggle Socrates. The indomitable old Greek brings his unending questions to Desperate State University. With him come the same mind-opening and...

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Published: Jul 1984

Who Am I to Judge?: Responding to Rel...

Edward Sri

"Don't be so judgmental!""Why are Christians so intolerant?""Why can't we just coexist?"In an age in which preference has replaced morality, many people find it difficult to speak the truth, afraid of the...

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Published: Feb 2017

The Courage to Be

Paul Tillich

In this classic and deeply insightful book, one of the world's most eminent philosophers describes the dilemma of modern man and points a way to the conquest of the problem of anxiety. This edition includes a new introduction by Peter...

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Published: Jul 2000

The Meaning of Happiness: The Quest f...

Alan Watts

Deep down, most people think that happiness comes from having or doing something. Here, in Alan Watts's groundbreaking third book (originally published in 1940), he offers a more challenging thesis: authentic happiness comes from embr...

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Published: Jun 2017

The Duck That Won the Lottery: And 99...

Julian Baggini

From the author of the "hugely entertaining"(Publishers Weekly) The Pig That Wants to Be Eaten, lessons in debunking the faulty arguments we hear every dayThis latest book from the pop philosophy author of The Pig That Wants to Be Eat...

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Published: Apr 2009

Montaigne: Essays

Michel de Montaigne

Reflections by the creator of the essay form, display the humane, skeptical, humorous, and honest views of Montaigne, revealing his thoughts on sexuality, religion, cannibals, intellectuals, and other unexpected themes. Included are s...

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Published: Jul 1993

The Virtue of Selfishness

Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand here sets forth the moral principles of Objectivism, the philosophy that holds man's life--the life proper to a rational being--as the standard of moral values and regards altruism as incompatible with man's nature, with th...

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Published: Nov 1964

The Doors of Perception and Heaven an...

Aldous Huxley

Two classic complete books -- The Doors of Perception (originally published in 1954) and Heaven and Hell (originally published in 1956) -- in which Aldous Huxley, author of the bestselling Brave New World, explores, as only he can, th...

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Published: May 2004

The System of Objects (Radical Thinke...

Jean Baudrillard

A cultural critique of the commodity in consumer society, The System of Objects is a tour de force – a theoretical letter-in-a-bottle tossed into the ocean in 1968, which brilliantly communicates to us all the live ideas of the day....

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Published: Jan 2006

Watchmen and Philosophy: A Rorschach ...

William Irwin

Alan Moore's Watchmen is set in 1985 and chronicles the alternative history of the United States where the US edges dangerously closer to nuclear war with the Soviet Union. Within this world exists a group of crime busters, who don el...

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Published: Feb 2009

Patience: The Art of Peaceful Living

Allan Lokos

"As founder and guiding teacher of the Community Meditation Center in New York, Allan Lokos has an arsenal of tools for coping with stressful situations." - Rachel Lee Harris, New York TimesTo survive the roller-coaster ride of life...

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Published: Dec 2011

Introducing Existentialism: A Graphic...

Richard Appignanesi

This is Richard Appignanesi's erudite investigation of Existentialism, the philosophical and cultural movement that prioritizes individual experience.Richard Appignanesi is a novelist, editor, publisher, and research fellow at King's ...

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Published: Jan 2014

The Categories

Aristotle

The Categories (Greek Κατηγορίαι Katēgoriai; Latin Categoriae) is a text from Aristotle's Organon that enumerates all the possible kinds of things that can be the subject or the predicate of a proposition. They are "pe...

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Published: Oct 2019

Happy: Why More or Less Everything Is...

Derren Brown

Everyone says they want to be happy. But that's much more easily said than done. What does being happy actually mean? And how do you even know when you feel it? Across the millennia, philosophers have thought long and hard about happi...

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Published: Nov 2018

Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduct...

Christopher Butler

Postmodernism has become the buzzword of contemporary society over the last decade. But how can it be defined? In this highly readable introduction the mysteries of this most elusive of concepts are unraveled, casting a critical light...

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Published: Jan 2003

A Short History of Decay

E. M. Cioran

E. M. Cioran confronts the place of today's world in the context of human history—focusing on such major issues of the twentieth century as human progress, fanaticism, and science—in this nihilistic and witty collection of aphoris...

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Published: Nov 2012

The Trouble with Being Born

E. M. Cioran

"One of the most delicate minds of real power writing today."—Susan SontagIn this volume, which reaffirms the uncompromising brilliance of his mind, Cioran strips the human condition down to its most basic components, birt...

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Published: Feb 2013

Existentialism For Beginners

David Cogswell

Existentialism For Beginners is a lighthearted romp through the history of a philosophical movement that had broad-reaching influence on Western culture, politics and the arts during the period of mid-19th century through the late 20t...

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Published: Aug 2008

AMERICAN RONIN: THE WAY OF WALKING AL...

Scott Cunningham

Miyamoto Musashi, Japan's Greatest Swordsman, wrote a list of 21 precepts for his favorite student shortly before his own death. In AMERICAN RONIN: THE WAY OF WALKING ALONE, veteran, poet, and "philosopher" Joseph Hall appli...

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Published: Sep 2018

A Theologico-Political Treatise and A...

Benedict de Spinoza

2 important works. Spinoza's "A Theologico-Political Treatise" presents an eloquent plea for religious liberty, demonstrating that true religion consists of the practice of simple piety, independent of philosophical speculation. In th...

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Published: Nov 2004

Freedom Evolves

Daniel C. Dennett

Can there be freedom and free will in a deterministic world? Renowned philosopher Daniel Dennett emphatically answers "yes!" Using an array of provocative formulations, Dennett sets out to show how we alone among the animals...

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Published: Jan 2004

Story of Philosophy: The Lives and Op...

Will Durant

A brilliant and concise account of the lives and ideas of the great philosophers -- Plato, Aristotle, Bacon, Spinoza, Voltaire, Kant, Schopenhauer, Spencer, Nietzsche, Bergson, Croce, Russell, Santayana, James and Dewey -- The Story o...

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Published: Oct 1967

Wabi Sabi: The Art of Everyday Life

Diane Durston

With “slow living” as the newest incarnation of the simplicity movement, the search for fresh inspiration on ways to live a more authentic life is as pressing as ever. Turning to Eastern traditions, people are discovering the Japa...

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Published: Aug 2006

Voluntary Simplicity Second Revised E...

Duane Elgin

First published in 1981, VOLUNTARY SIMPLICITY was quickly recognized as a powerful and visionary work in the emerging dialogue over sustainable living. Now-more than twenty years later and with many of the planet′s environmental str...

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Published: Jan 2010

Discourses, Fragments, Handbook

Epictetus

'About things that are within our power and those that are not.'Epictetus' Discourses have been the most widely read and influential of all writings of Stoic philosophy, from antiquity onwards. They set out the core ethical principles...

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Published: Mar 2014

The End of History and the Last Man

Francis Fukuyama

Ever since its first publication in 1992, The End of History and the Last Man has provoked controversy and debate. Francis Fukuyama's prescient analysis of religious fundamentalism, politics, scientific progress, ethical codes, and wa...

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Published: Feb 2006
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