Philosophy - Mind & Body

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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

On Being: A Scientist's Exploration o...

Peter Atkins

Peter Atkins is the shining exception to the rule that scientists make poor writers. A Fellow at Oxford and a leading chemist, he has won admiration for his precise, lucid, and yet rigorous explanations of science. Now he turns his f...

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Published: Nov 2012

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

Conversations on Consciousness: What ...

Susan Blackmore

In Conversations on Consciousness, Susan Blackmore interviews some of the great minds of our time, a who's who of eminent thinkers, all of whom have devoted much of their lives to understanding the concept of consciousness. The interv...

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Published: Jan 2007

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

Notes Toward a Performative Theory of...

Judith Butler

A Times Higher Education Book of the WeekJudith Butler elucidates the dynamics of public assembly under prevailing economic and political conditions, analyzing what they signify and how. Understanding assemblies as plural forms of per...

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Published: Feb 2018

The World Beyond Your Head: On Becomi...

Matthew B. Crawford

A groundbreaking new book from the bestselling author of Shop Class as SoulcraftIn his bestselling book Shop Class as Soulcraft, Matthew B. Crawford explored the ethical and practical importance of manual competence, as expressed thro...

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Published: Apr 2016

Self Comes to Mind: Constructing the ...

Antonio Damasio

A leading neuroscientist explores with authority, with imagination, and with unparalleled mastery how the brain constructs the mind and how the brain makes that mind conscious. Antonio Damasio has spent the past thirty years research...

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Published: Sep 2011

Consciousness Explained

Daniel C. Dennett

Consciousness is notoriously difficult to explain. On one hand, there are facts about conscious experience--the way clarinets sound, the way lemonade tastes--that we know subjectively, from the inside. On the other hand, such facts ar...

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Published: Oct 1992

Emotions: A Very Short Introduction

Dylan Evans

Emotion: A Very Short Introduction

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Published: Feb 2010

The Essential Transcendentalists

Richard G. Geldard

Interest abounds in the work of the Transcendentalists, such as Emerson, Thoreau, and Bronson Alcott. Each year, tens of thousands of readers rediscover Transcendental thought in books and articles, and in visits to historic sites, su...

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Published: Oct 2005

The Spirit of Spinoza: Healing the Mi...

Neal Grossman

BENEDICT SPINOZA was a 17th century philosopher and spiritual psychotherapist. This intellectual self-help book provides important insights from Spinoza's system of thought in a format accessible to the general reader, as well as to t...

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Published: Apr 2014

Death (The Open Yale Courses Series)

Shelly Kagan

There is one thing we can be sure of: we are all going to die. But once we accept that fact, the questions begin. In this thought-provoking book, philosophy professor Shelly Kagan examines the myriad questions that arise when we confr...

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Published: Apr 2012

How to Age

Anne Karpf

THE SCHOOL OF LIFE IS DEDICATED TO EXPLORING LIFE'S BIG QUESTIONS IN HIGHLY-PORTABLE PAPERBACKS, FEATURING FRENCH FLAPS AND DECKLE EDGES, THAT THE NEW YORK TIMES CALLS "DAMNABLY CUTE." WE DON'T HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS, BUT WE W...

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Published: Jan 2015

Every Time I Find the Meaning of Life...

Daniel Klein

A humorous and philosophical trip through life, from the New York Times–bestselling coauthor of Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar . . . Daniel Klein's fans have fallen in love with the warm, humorous, and thoughtful way he shows...

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Published: May 2017

Tumor

Anna Leahy

Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. One in two men and one in three women will develop invasive cancer. Tumors have the power to redefine identities and change ho...

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Published: Sep 2017

The Psychedelic Experience: A Manual ...

Timothy Leary

"Originally publishedby Citadel in 1992, a new introduction by Daniel Pinchbeck has been added to this edition, and the book has been entirely reset, but is otherwise unchanged."--Title page verso.

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Published: Jun 2017

How to Be Alone

Sara Maitland

IN THIS AGE OF CONSTANT CONNECTIVITY, LEARN HOW TO ENJOY SOLITUDE AND FIND HAPPINESS WITHOUT OTHERS.Our fast-paced society does not approve of solitude; being alone is antisocial and some even find it sinister. Why is this so when aut...

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Published: Sep 2014

The Ego Tunnel: The Science of the Mi...

Thomas Metzinger

This is a radical rethinking of the nature of consciousness. "The Ego Tunnel", a major work from one of the brightest of the new generation of philosophers of mind, proposes a simple yet radical rethinking of the nature of consciousne...

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Published: Aug 2010

Man on Fire: Lessons From a Perpetual...

Dr Matt Motil

Man on Fire is written for anyone that knows their life hasn't reached their fullest potential. Written by someone who has failed repeatedly on the path to alignment and success. Part autobiography, part how-to book, Dr. Matt Motil s...

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Published: Feb 2017

Life on the Rocks: Finding Meaning in...

Peg O'Connor

Addiction and recovery are, at their core, about the meaning of life. Life on the Rocks is the first book to address addiction and recovery from a Western philosophical perspective, offering a powerful set of tools sharpened over mill...

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Published: Jan 2016

Introducing Consciousness: A Graphic ...

David Papineau

Introducing Consciousness starts with the problem of the philosophical relation between mind and matter, explains the historical origins of this problem, and traces different scientific attempts to explain consciousness. Along the way...

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Published: Dec 2010

Philosophic Foundations of Quantum Me...

Hans Reichenbach

Written by an internationally renowned philosopher, this volume offers a three-part philosophical interpretation of quantum physics. The first part reviews the basics of quantum mechanics; the second outlines the mathematical methods ...

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Published: Feb 2011

The Philosophy of Space and Time

Hans Reichenbach

A brilliantly clear and penetrating exposition of developments in physical science and mathematics brought about by the advent of non-Euclidean geometries, including in-depth coverage of the foundations of geometry, the theory of time...

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Published: Jun 1957

In Praise of Forgetting: Historical M...

David Rieff

A leading contrarian thinker explores the ethical paradox at the heart of history's wounds The conventional wisdom about historical memory is summed up in George Santayana's celebrated phrase, "Those who cannot remember the past ...

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Published: Apr 2017

The Analysis of the Mind

Bertrand Russell

This book has grown out of an attempt to harmonize two different tendencies, one in psychology, the other in physics, with both of which I find myself in sympathy, although at first sight they might seem inconsistent. On the one hand,...

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Published: Apr 2008

Discognition

Steven Shaviro

What is consciousness? What is it like to feel pain, or to see the color red? Do robots and computers really think? For that matter, do plants and amoebas think? If we ever meet intelligent aliens, will we be able to understand what t...

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Published: Mar 2016

Walden and Civil Disobedience (Well R...

Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau's 1854 Walden is an indisputable masterpiece of American literature. The book is an intensely influential philosophical work exploring Thoreau's decision to expand his understanding of society through personal intr...

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Published: Feb 2016

42: Deep Thought on Life

Mark Vernon

Mark Vernon takes his inspiration from 42 of the funniest, wisest, and quirkiest quotations about the big questions in life, and uses these as starting points for his brilliant observations. In each chapter he explains what the great...

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Published: Mar 2008

The Mind--Body Problem (The MIT Press...

Jonathan Westphal

Philosophers from Descartes to Kripke have struggled with the glittering prize of modern and contemporary philosophy: the mind-body problem. The brain is physical. If the mind is physical, we cannot see how. If we cannot see how the m...

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Published: Sep 2016
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