Philosophy - General

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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...

Published: Feb 2009

The Wisdom of the Myths: How Greek My...

Luc Ferry

More than 100,000 copies sold in FranceA fascinating new journey through Greek mythology that explains the myths' timeless lessons and meaningHeroes, gods, and mortals. The Greek myths are the founding narratives of Western civilizati...

Published: Jan 2014

Postmodernism: A Graphic Guide to Cut...

Richard Appiananesi

What connects Marliyn Monroe, Disneyworld, "The Satanic Verses" and cyber space? Answer: Postmodernism. But what exactly is postmodernism? This graphic guide explains clearly the maddeningly enigmatic concept that has been used to def...

Published: Sep 2008

Understanding the Dreams You Dream Re...

Ira Milligan

For those who have ever had a dream in which they think God was speaking to them, this practical guide, written from the Christian perspective, helps readers understand the symbolic language of dreams.

Published: Jan 2005

Philosophy: Who Needs It

Ayn Rand

Who needs philosophy? Ayn Rand's answer: Everyone. This collection of essays was the last work planned by Ayn Rand before her death in 1982. In it, she summarizes her view of philosophy and deals with a broad spectrum of topics. Acco...

Published: Nov 1984

What the Future of Humanity Could Be!...

The Aquarian Team The Aquarian Team

Do you wonder where the world is going? Do you feel like the only stability left is change? Why are we here, and where do we go from here? In this book, we explore key aspects such as politics, economy, education, art, nature, the rol...

Published: Nov 2012

Do You Think What You Think You Think...

Julian Baggini

Explore the gray areas in your gray matter?philosophical brainteasers from the bestselling author of The Pig That Wants to Be Eaten Is your brain ready for a thorough philosophical health check? The author of the international bestsel...

Published: Sep 2007

The Big Lebowski and Philosophy: Keep...

William Irwin

Celebrate the Dude with an abiding look at the philosophy behind The Big LebowskiIs the Dude a bowling-loving stoner or a philosophical genius living the good life? Naturally, it's the latter, and The Big Lebowski and Philosophy expla...

Published: May 2012

Democracy: An American Novel

Henry Adams

An instant bestseller when first published in 1880, Democracy is the quintessential American political novel. At its heart is Madeleine Lee, a young widow who comes to Washington, D.C., to understand the workings of power. Pursued by ...

Published: Jul 2003

Six Great Ideas

Mortimer Jerome Adler

This enlightening study is the result of group discussions at Dr. Adler's annual seminar in Aspen, Colorado, and conversations between Dr. Adler and Bill moyers filmed for public television. 6 cassettes.

Published: Dec 1997

Planning Into Excellence

Dr Tadesse a. Alemayehu Mba

Why need Planning Into Excellence? Because Excellence: - goes beyond difficulties - goes beyond impossibilities-resolves problems and puzzles-burns the gates of Ignorance-takes you to a new level of consciousness and ideaPlanning Into...

Published: Mar 2016

Plato: Meno and Phaedo (Cambridge Tex...

Long Alex

Plato's Meno and Phaedo are two of the most important works of ancient western philosophy and continue to be studied around the world. The Meno is a seminal work of epistemology. The Phaedo is a key source for Platonic metaphysics and...

Published: Oct 2010

As a Man Thinketh

James Allen

2018 Reprint of the 1913 Edition. As a Man Thinketh was first published in 1903. In it, Allen describes how man is the creator and shaper of his destiny by the thoughts which he thinks. We rise and fall in exact accordance with the ch...

Published: Feb 2017

Thinking Life: A Philosophical Fictio...

Mark Anderson

Thinking Life is a narrative exploration of such themes as the decline of the contemporary university, man's alienation from nature, modern melancholia, Dionysian intoxication, the relative value of knowledge, truth, and artistry in t...

Published: Jan 2018

Men in Dark Times

Hannah Arendt

Essays on Karl Jaspers, Rosa Luxemburg, Pope John XXIII, Isak Dinesen, Bertolt Brecht, Randall Jarrell, and others whose lives and work illuminated the early part of the century. Index.

Published: Mar 1970

De Anima


David Bolotin's translation of Aristotle's DE ANIMA, or ON SOUL, aims above all at fidelity to the Greek. It treats Aristotle as a teacher regarding what soul really is, and hence it tries to convey the meaning--to the extent possible...

Published: Aug 2018

Poetics and Rhetoric


Poetics and Rhetoric, by Aristotle, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of c...

Published: Jan 2006

Jesus and Lao Tzu: The Parallel Sayin...

Martin Aronson

Comparing the New Testament with the Tao Te Ching, Taoism’s most sacred book, Jesus and Lao Tzu reveals a surprising set of examples in which these two spiritual masters point their followers in the same direction. With over 90 para...

Published: Oct 2002

Who Designed the Designer?: A Redisco...

Michael Augros

The "New Atheists" are pulling no punches. If the world of nature needs a designer, they ask, then why wouldn't the designer itself need a designer, too? Or if it can exist without any designer behind it, then why can't we j...

Published: Apr 2015

The Satanic Narratives: A Modern Sata...

Damien Ba'al

Please note: This is a short book (seven thousand words).The Satanic Narratives - A Modern Satanic Bible is a foundational text thoroughly deconstructing Satan, the adversarial archetype and the individualism of the Left-Hand Path. Th...

Published: Oct 2015

Black: The brilliance of a non-color

Alain Badiou

Who hasn't had the frightening experience of stumbling around in the pitch dark? Alain Badiou experienced that primitive terror when he, with his young friends, made up a game called "The Stroke of Midnight." The furtive discovery of...

Published: Nov 2016

What Is To Be Done?: A Dialogue on Co...

Alain Badiou

The fall of the Berlin wall was seen by many as the final triumph of liberal democracy over communism. But now, in the wake of the great financial crisis of 2008 and its aftermath, things look a little different. New questions are ari...

Published: Jan 2016

Complaint: From Minor Moans to Princi...

Julian Baggini

'Popular philosophy of the best kind' Financial TimesAll major social advances started with a complaint: Emmeline Pankhurst, Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela each brought about change by protesting that the status quo was wrong ...

Published: Jan 2010

The Ego Trick

Julian Baggini

Are you still the person who lived fifteen, ten or five years ago? Fifteen, ten or five minutes ago? Can you plan for your retirement if the you of thirty years hence is in some sense a different person? What and who is the real you? ...

Published: Sep 2012

The Hobbit and Philosophy: For When Y...

Gregory Bassham

A philosophical exploration of J.R.R. Tolkien's beloved classic—just in time for the December 2012 release of Peter Jackson's new film adaptation, The Hobbit: An Unexpected JourneyJ.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit is one of the best-loved...

Published: Oct 2012

Thought: A Very Short Introduction

Tim Bayne

There is no denying that thinking comes naturally to human beings and that thinking is indeed central to what it means to be human. But what are thoughts? How does the brain--billions of tiny neurons and synapses--accomplish thought? ...

Published: Apr 2013

An Introduction to the Principles of ...

Jeremy Bentham

A classic of both philosophy and jurisprudence, this 1789 work articulates an important statement of the foundations of utilitarian philosophy. It also represents a pioneering study of crime and punishment. Bentham's reasoning remains...

Published: Jun 2007

Understanding Objectivism: A Guide to...

Michael S. Berliner

Based on a series of lectures given in 1983 by Dr. Leonard Peikoff, Understanding Objectivism offers a deeper and more profound study of Ayn Rand's philosophy, and outlines a methodology of how to approach the study of Objectivism ...

Published: Mar 2012

Ayn Rand For Beginners

Andrew Bernstein

Ayn Rand, author of the best-selling novels, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, is beloved by millions of readers, and equally despised by a significant number of detractors. Her novels and her revolutionary philosophy of Objectivis...

Published: Aug 2009


Mustafa Boxwala MD

Who wants any boring old book? This one has a whole new approach to it. How do you feel about not spending any more money on caffeine? Quite a deal, isn't it? Get a deeper view on the book, take your time. How often do you take your t...

Published: Mar 2014
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