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Recently Published

A Short History of Truth Consolations for a Post-Truth World by Julian Baggini A Short History of Truth Consolations for a Post-Truth World

The thinking person's tonic for our troubling times
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017

On Being Awesome A Unified Theory of How Not to Suck by Nick Riggle On Being Awesome A Unified Theory of How Not to Suck


Format: Hardback - Released: 19/09/2017

My Grandmother's Hands Racialized Trauma and the Pathways to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa (Resmaa Menakem) Menakem My Grandmother's Hands Racialized Trauma and the Pathways to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies


Format: Paperback - Released: 12/09/2017

Science Fiction and the Moral Imagination Visions, Minds, Ethics by Russell Blackford Science Fiction and the Moral Imagination Visions, Minds, Ethics

In this highly original book, Russell Blackford discusses the intersection of science fiction and humanity's moral imagination. With the rise of science and technology in the 19th century, and our continually improving understanding of the cosmos, writers and thinkers soon...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/09/2017

A Slap in the Face Why Insults Hurt - And Why They Shouldn't by William B. (Professor of Philosophy, Wright State University) Irvine A Slap in the Face Why Insults Hurt - And Why They Shouldn't
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In A Slap in the Face, William Irvine undertakes a wide-ranging investigation of insults, their history, the role they play in social relationships, and the science behind them. He offers advice, based primarily on the writings of the Stoic philosophers,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

Incontinence of the Void Economico-Philosophical Spandrels by Slavoj Zizek Incontinence of the Void Economico-Philosophical Spandrels

If the most interesting theoretical interventions emerge today from the interspaces between fields, then the foremost interspaceman is Slavoj Zizek. In Incontinence of the Void (the title is inspired by a sentence in Samuel Beckett's late masterpiece Ill Seen Ill...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

Modern Ethics in 77 Arguments A Stone Reader by Peter Catapano Modern Ethics in 77 Arguments A Stone Reader

From the editors of the widely influential The Stone Reader comes the most thorough and engaging guide to modern ethical thought available.
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/08/2017

Understanding Ignorance The Surprising Impact of What We Don't Know by Daniel R. (Chair, Gettysburg College) DeNicola Understanding Ignorance The Surprising Impact of What We Don't Know
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Ignorance is trending. Politicians boast, I'm not a scientist. Angry citizens object to a proposed state motto because it is in Latin, and This is America, not Mexico or Latin America. Lack of experience, not expertise, becomes a credential. Fake...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/08/2017

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Knowledge: The Root of All Happiness by Knowledge: The Root of All Happiness

This philosophy book deals with the fundamental principles of life in an accessible way. It is designed to be read by everyone regardless of religion, culture or scientific opinion. It cuts across religious and cultural beliefs and contemplates the truths...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/09/2017

30-Second Philosophies The 50 Most Thought-provoking Philosophies, Each Explained in Half a Minute by Stephen Law, Julian Baggini 30-Second Philosophies The 50 Most Thought-provoking Philosophies, Each Explained in Half a Minute
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A full-colour illustrated tour through philosophy's most famous - and most mind-bending - ideas
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2017

Midlife A Philosophical Guide by Kieran Setiya Midlife A Philosophical Guide

Philosophical wisdom and practical advice for overcoming the problems of middle age How can you reconcile yourself with the lives you will never lead, with possibilities foreclosed, and with nostalgia for lost youth? How can you accept the failings of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/10/2017

Philosophy for Life: Teach Yourself The Ideas That Shape Our World and How To Use Them by Mel Thompson Philosophy for Life: Teach Yourself The Ideas That Shape Our World and How To Use Them

Philosophy For Life is the definitive introduction to to the history of Western thought, covering all of the main thinkers and branches of philosophy, and providing a toolkit for using philosophy in your daily life.
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/10/2017

Shanzhai Deconstruction in Chinese by Byung-Chul (Professor, Universitat der Kunste Berlin) Han Shanzhai Deconstruction in Chinese
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Shanzhai is a Chinese neologism that means fake, originally coined to describe knock-off cell phones marketed under such names as Nokir and Samsing. These cell phones were not crude forgeries but multifunctional, stylish, and as good as or better than...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/10/2017

Positive Nihilism My Confrontation with Heidegger by Hartmut Lange Positive Nihilism My Confrontation with Heidegger

There is a beyond of reason and unreason. It is the human psyche. -- Positive NihilismLike many German intellectuals, Hartmut Lange has long grappled with Heidegger. Positive Nihilism is the result of a lifetime of reading Being and Time and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/10/2017

Inconsistencies by Marcus Steinweg Inconsistencies

Those who continue to think never return to their point of departure. -- InconsistenciesThese 130 short texts -- aphoristic, interlacing, and sometimes perplexing -- target a perennial philosophical problem: Our consciousness and our experience of reality are inconsistent, fragmentary, and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/10/2017

The Kahlil Gibran Collection by Kahlil Gibran The Kahlil Gibran Collection


Format: Hardback - Released: 15/10/2017

Meditations on Self-Discipline and Failure Stoic Exercise for Mental Fitness by William Ferraiolo Meditations on Self-Discipline and Failure Stoic Exercise for Mental Fitness

A Stoic demonstrates exercises in self-governance and peace of mind through mental discipline.
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/10/2017

What We Think About When We Think About Football by Simon Critchley What We Think About When We Think About Football

What do we think about when we think about football? Football is about so many things: memory, history, place, social class, gender (especially masculinity, but increasingly femininity too), family identity, tribal identity, national identity, the nature of groups. It is...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/11/2017

My Notebook by Eric Cantona My Notebook

The Manchester United legend succinctly shares his view of life through his own drawings and captions, with characteristic wit and wordplay.
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/11/2017

Stoicism and the Art of Happiness: Teach Yourself by Donald Robertson Stoicism and the Art of Happiness: Teach Yourself

Ancient truths that will revolutionize your life.Discover how the ancient wisdom of the Stoic philosophers can provide you with a philosophy of life in the twenty first century which will make you more resilient, more positive, more successful and more...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/12/2017

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Philosophical Provocations 55 Short Essays by Colin McGinn Philosophical Provocations 55 Short Essays

In Philosophical Provocations, Colin McGinn offers a series of short, sharp essays that take on philosophical problems ranging from the concept of mind to paradox, altruism, and the relation between God and the Devil. Avoiding the usual scholarly apparatus and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

The Art of Reading by Damon Young The Art of Reading

A beautiful celebratory tribute to the powers of one of our most undervalued skills - an ideal gift for the avid reader. 'What you are doing right now is, cosmically speaking, against the odds.' As young children, we are taught...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/08/2017

Ten Things Video Games Can Teach Us (about life, philosophy and everything) by Jordan Erica Webber, Daniel Griliopoulos Ten Things Video Games Can Teach Us (about life, philosophy and everything)
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An accessible introduction to the most important philosophical ideas through the lens of modern video games.
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/08/2017

The Mountain Dwellers by P. R. Brown The Mountain Dwellers

The mountain dweller touches on themes of fundamental importance: Individuality, language, political correctness, religion, education, mediocrity and role models.
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/08/2017

Why We Hate Cheap Things and Other Money-Related Essays by The School of Life Why We Hate Cheap Things and Other Money-Related Essays

This volume explores the way we can easily grow disenchanted with our immediate circumstances and pine for what is exotic, costly and out of reach - and it gently returns us to ourselves, full of new found wonder and gratitude.
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/07/2017

The Policy Test Five Parameters for Evaluating Public Policy by Dr. Phil Hutchinson, Rupert Read The Policy Test Five Parameters for Evaluating Public Policy
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On what basis do we make policy decisions? And how should we assess the ones that have been made? In The Policy Test, philosophers Phil Hutchinson and Rupert Read argue that we need to move beyond mere evidence-based politics and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/07/2017

The Importance of Being Funny Why We Need More Jokes in Our Lives by Al Gini The Importance of Being Funny Why We Need More Jokes in Our Lives

As the late, great stand-up comic Joan Rivers put it: 'If you can laugh at it, you can live with it!' This book is for anyone who enjoys a good laugh, but also wants to know why.
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/07/2017

The Compleat Thunks by Ian Gilbert The Compleat Thunks

A brain workout book for uncertain times. We are living in a world where facts don't count, certainty no longer exists and complexity means we never quite know what will happen next.
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/07/2017

The Human Predicament A Candid Guide to Life's Biggest Questions by David (University of Cape Town) Benatar The Human Predicament A Candid Guide to Life's Biggest Questions

Are our lives meaningless? Is death bad? Would immortality be better? Alternatively, should we hasten our deaths by acts of suicide? Many people are tempted to offer comforting optimistic answers to these big questions. The Human Predicament offers a less...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/06/2017

What Would Nietzsche Do? How the greatest philosophers would solve your everyday problems by Marcus Weeks What Would Nietzsche Do? How the greatest philosophers would solve your everyday problems

Let the greatest minds of every generation advise you on the everyday problems in your life.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/06/2017

Community, Immunity and the Proper Roberto Esposito by Greg Bird Community, Immunity and the Proper Roberto Esposito

It is widely apparent in our hyper-globalized world that the epistemologies, institutions, and practices underwriting it have reached a state of profound crisis. In the globalized world, everything is inevitably brought into proximity and correlation. Wars, natural disasters, climatic upheaval,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/05/2017

Bertrand Russell by Robert Hyde Bertrand Russell


Format: Paperback - Released: 31/05/2017

Karl Marx by Robert Hyde Karl Marx


Format: Paperback - Released: 31/05/2017

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