Philosophy - General

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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

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

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

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

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

The Fiery Brook: Selected Writings (R...

Ludwig Feuerbach

Central essays by Feuerbach, advancing his humanist and atheist thought.Feuerbach's departure from the traditional philosophy of Hegel opened the door for generations of radical philosophical thought. His philosophy has long been ackn...

Published: Jan 2013

Supernatural and Philosophy: Metaphys...

Galen Foresman

No doubt the years hunting monsters and saving the universe have had their toll on the Winchesters, but their toughest and most gruesome battles are contained in this book. Think Lucifer was diabolically clever? Think again. No son...

Published: Sep 2013

Sleep: A Very Short Introduction

Russell Foster

Why do we need sleep? What is sleep? What happens when we don't get enough? This Very Short Introduction addresses the biological and psychological aspects of sleep, providing a basic understanding of what sleep is and how it is measu...

Published: May 2012

Dream Psychology

Sigmund Freud

Freud believed that the function of dreams is to preserve sleep by representing as fulfilled wishes that would otherwise awaken the dreamer.[149] In Freud's theory dreams are instigated by the daily occurrences and thoughts of everyda...

Published: Jul 2014

Nietzsche: A Graphic Guide (Introduci...

Laurence Gane

Why must we believe that God is dead? Can we accept that traditional morality is just a 'useful mistake'? Did the principle of 'the will to power' lead to the Holocaust? What are the limitations of scientific knowledge? Is human evolu...

Published: Feb 2009

The Infinite Way

Joel S. Goldsmith

THIS DeVorss edition IS THE ORIGINAL 1947 TEXTSince the beginning of time, human nature has driven people to explore beyond their surroundings. The results have shaped the world not just in terms of geographic boundaries, but also in ...

Published: Sep 1979

Shanzhai: Deconstruction in Chinese

Byung-Chul Han

Tracing the thread of "decreation" in Chinese thought, from constantly changing classical masterpieces to fake cell phones that are better than the original.Shanzhai is a Chinese neologism that means "fake," originally coined to descr...

Published: Oct 2017

The Agony of Eros

Byung-Chul Han

Byung-Chul Han is one of the most widely read philosophers in Europe today, a member of the new generation of German thinkers that includes Markus Gabriel and Armen Avanessian. In The Agony of Eros, a bestseller in Germany, Han consid...

Published: Mar 2017

The Hierarchy of Heaven and Earth

Douglas Edison Harding

This book begins with the question 'Who am I?' and immediately sets off in an astonishingly original direction. Why didn't anyone before Harding think of responding to this question like this? It's so obvious, once you see it. Harding...

Published: Aug 2011
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