Philosophy - General

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Lyrical and Critical Essays

Albert Camus

“Here now, for the first time in a complete English translation, we have Camus’s three little volumes of essays, plus a selection of his critical comments on literature and his own place in it. As might be expected, the main inter...

Published: Sep 1970

The Secret Heart of the Clock

Elias Canetti

From one of the preeminent intellectual figures of the twentieth century, a highly personal testimonial of what Canetti himself chooses to term "notations," bits and pieces: notes, aphorisms, fragments. Taken together, they present an...

Published: Dec 2005

Humour: A Very Short Introduction

Noel Carroll

Humour is a universal feature of human life. It has been discovered in every known human culture, and thinkers have discussed it for over two thousand years. In this Very Short Introduction Noel Carroll considers the nature and value ...

Published: Mar 2014

Finite and Infinite Games

James Carse

"There are at least two kinds of games," states James Carse as he begins this extraordinary book. "One could be called finite; the other infinite."Finite games are the familiar contests of everyday life; they are p...

Published: Dec 2012

Heidegger and a Hippo Walk Through Th...

Thomas Cathcart

Q. Why are there almost as many jokes about death as there are about sex? A. Because they both scare the pants off us. Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein first made a name for themselves with the outrageously funny New York Times best...

Published: Oct 2010

Varied Types: Essays on Literature

G. K. Chesterton

Collected here are G.K. Chesterton's essays on important literary figures (and influences on literature), including: William Morris, Lord Byron, Bret Harte, Queen Victoria, Charlotte Brontë, and many others.

Published: Dec 2005

BioShock and Philosophy: Irrational G...

Luke Cuddy

Considered a sign of the 'coming of age' of video games as an artistic medium, the award-winning BioShock franchise covers vast philosophical ground. BioShock and Philosophy: Irrational Game, Rational Book presents expert reflections...

Published: Jun 2015

Druids: A Very Short Introduction

Barry Cunliffe

The Druids have been known and discussed for at least 2400 years, first by Greek writers and later by the Romans, who came in contact with them in Gaul and Britain. According to these sources, they were a learned caste who officiated...

Published: Jul 2010

The Descent of Man

Charles Darwin

In The Origin of Species, Charles Darwin refused to discuss human evolution, believing the subject too "surrounded with prejudices." He had been reworking his notes since the 1830s, but only with trepidation did he finally p...

Published: Jun 2004

Against Nature

Lorraine Daston

A pithy work of philosophical anthropology that explores why humans find moral orders in natural orders.Why have human beings, in many different cultures and epochs, looked to nature as a source of norms for human behavior? From ancie...

Published: May 2019

Pataphysical Essays (Imagining Scienc...

Rene Daumal

Pataphysics: the science of imaginary solutions, of laws governing exceptions and of the laws describing the universe supplementary to this one. Alfred Jarry's posthumous novel, Exploits and Opinions of Dr. Faustroll, Pataphysician, f...

Published: May 2012

Science in the Soul: Selected Writing...

Richard Dawkins

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The legendary biologist and bestselling author mounts a timely and passionate defense of science and clear thinking with this career-spanning collection of essays, including twenty pieces published in the...

Published: Jun 2018

The Second Sex

Simone de Beauvoir

The classic manifesto of the liberated woman, this book explores every facet of a woman's life.

Published: May 2011

The Simple Man's Burden

Vergil Den

We follow a day in the life of a quietly desperate company man as he shares with us his dark and cynical, yet humorous thoughts of his absurd and unpredictable day as a management consultant. He provides reflections on topics such as...

Published: Jan 2011

Cinders (Posthumanities)

Jacques Derrida

"More than fifteen years ago," Jacques Derrida writes in the prologue to this remarkable and uniquely revealing book, "a phrase came to me, as though in spite of me. . . . It imposed itself upon me with the authority, s...

Published: May 2014

Meditations on First Philosophy: In w...

Rene Descartes

The book is made up of six meditations, in which Descartes first discards all belief in things which are not absolutely certain, and then tries to establish what can be known for sure. The meditations were written as if he was meditat...

Published: Feb 2009

Selections From The Principles of Phi...

Rene Descartes

This volume contains selections from the Principles of Philosophy of Rene Descartes. This volume was translated by John Veitch, LL.D., late Professor of Logic and Rhetoric in the University of Glasgow. This volume contains a letter o...

Published: Feb 2009

Democracy And Education

John Dewey

John Dewey's "Democracy and Education" addresses the challenge of providing quality public education in a democratic society. In this classic work Dewey calls for the complete renewal of public education, arguing for the fus...

Published: Aug 2011

A More Complete Beast

Jack Donovan

A More Complete Beast is men's writer Jack Donovan's third book in a series that started with the runaway cult hit, The Way of Men. The second book, Becoming a Barbarian, showed disconnected modern men - men born into the anti-identit...

Published: Sep 2018

Veronica Mars and Philosophy: Investi...

George A. Dunn

Veronica Mars is a kick-ass private investigator, smart and street-wise. But what can her character tell us about larger life issues, such as knowledge and skepticism, trust and friendship, revenge, race, gender, and feminism? What ma...

Published: May 2014

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...

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...

Published: Aug 2006

Life's Dominion: An Argument about Ab...

Ronald D. Dworkin

One of the country's most distinguished scholars presents a brilliantly original approach to the twin dilemmas of abortion and euthanasia, showing why they arouse such volcanic controversy and how we as a society can reconcile our val...

Published: Jun 1994

The Meaning of Life: A Very Short Int...

Terry Eagleton

The phrase "the meaning of life" for many seems a quaint notion fit for satirical mauling by Monty Python or Douglas Adams. But in this spirited Very Short Introduction, famed critic Terry Eagleton takes a serious if often amusing loo...

Published: Jun 2008

Love Never Faileth: Eknath Easwaran o...

Eknath Easwaran

Passages from four great Christian mystics with a line-by-line commentary.

Published: Sep 1996

Sons of Anarchy and Philosophy: Brain...

Jason T. Eberl

"Brains before bullets" – ancient and modern wisdom for "mechanics and motorcycle enthusiasts"Essential reading for fans of the show, this book takes readers deeper into the Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club, the T...

Published: Sep 2013

This We Are

Tom Evans

This We Are is the sequel to This We Know.This We Are explores what we are, where we came from and where we might be heading.Perhaps unlike any other species on the planet, we have the ability and 'smarts' to influence our own evoluti...

Published: Sep 2013

Meditations on the Peaks: Mountain Cl...

Julius Evola

Evola articulates the close relationship between the physical rigors of mountain climbing and the ascent of the initiate toward self-transcendence.  Julius Evola, a leading exponent of esoteric thought, was also an ardent mountain cl...

Published: Feb 1998

A Philosopher's Guide to Living

Luc Ferry

Eight months on the bestseller lists in France! From the timeless wisdom of the ancient Greeks to Christianity, the Enlightenment, existentialism, and postmodernism, Luc Ferry’s instant classic brilliantly and accessibly explains ...

Published: Jan 2012

Philosophy of Mind, Revised Edition: ...

Edward Feser

In this lively and entertaining introduction to the philospohy of the mind, Edward Feser explores the questions central to the discipline.

Published: Feb 2007
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