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  • WISE WORDS : The Philosophy of Everyday Life
    WISE WORDS : The Philosophy of Everyday Life
    TROMBLEY STEPHEN
    ISBN: 9781784976521
    Title: WISE WORDS : The Philosophy of Everyday Life
    Author: TROMBLEY STEPHEN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A philosophical miscellany, as diverting as it is instructive, centred on an eclectic sequence of themes, ranging from advice to ageing, from backbiting to bigotry, from freedom to friendship, and from work to walking.

    Stephen Trombley mines the canon of two and half millennia of Western thought for observations that reflect the seriousness, the joy and the strangeness of human existence, counterpointing these words of wisdom with episodes – sometimes humorous, sometimes poignant, sometimes plain odd – from the lives of the great philosophers.

    WISE WORDS includes, on each of its themes, the thoughts of philosophers from the distant past to the present. The result is a multi-dimensional treatment of each theme that crosses temporal, national and ideological boundaries.

    Imprint: HEAD OF ZEUS
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • WONDER WOMAN AND PHILOSOPHY : THE AMAZONIAN MYSTIQUE
    WONDER WOMAN AND PHILOSOPHY : THE AMAZONIAN MYSTIQUE
    HELD JACOB M
    ISBN: 9781119280750
    Title: WONDER WOMAN AND PHILOSOPHY : THE AMAZONIAN MYSTIQUE
    Author: HELD JACOB M
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Wonder Woman and Philosophy: The Amazonian Mystique explores a wide range of philosophical questions surrounding the most popular female superhero of all time, from her creation as feminist propaganda during World War II up to the first female lead in the blockbuster DC movie-franchise.

    Imprint: WILEY
    RRP: $26.95

    Price: $26.95
  • WORLD AS WILL AND REPRESENTATION - VOLUME 1
    WORLD AS WILL AND REPRESENTATION - VOLUME 1
    SCHOPENHAUER ARTHUR
    ISBN: 9780486217611
    Title: WORLD AS WILL AND REPRESENTATION - VOLUME 1
    Author: SCHOPENHAUER ARTHUR
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Arthur Schopenhauer's Die Welt als Wille und Vorstellung is one of the most important philosophical works of the nineteenth century, the basic statement of one important stream of post-Kantian thought. It is without question Schopenhauer's greatest work. Conceived and published before the philosopher was 30 and expanded 25 years later, it is the summation of a lifetime of thought.

    For 70 years, the only unabridged English translation of this work was the Haldane-Kemp collaboration. In 1958, a new translation by E. F. J. Payne appeared that decisively supplanted the older one. Payne's translation is superior because it corrects nearly 1,000 errors and omissions in the Haldane-Kemp translation, and it is based on the definitive 1937 German edition of Schopenhauer's work prepared by Dr. Arthur Hubscher. Payne's edition is the first to translate into English the text's many quotations in half a dozen languages. It is thus the most useful edition for the student or teacher.

    Imprint: DOVER
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • WORLD AS WILL AND REPRESENTATION - VOLUME 2
    WORLD AS WILL AND REPRESENTATION - VOLUME 2
    SCHOPENHAUER ARTHUR
    ISBN: 9780486217628
    Title: WORLD AS WILL AND REPRESENTATION - VOLUME 2
    Author: SCHOPENHAUER ARTHUR
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Arthur Schopenhauer's Die Welt als Wille und Vorstellung is one of the most important philosophical works of the 19th century, the basic statement of one important stream of post-Kantian thought. It is without question Schopenhauer's greatest work, and, conceived and published before the philosopher was 30 and expanded 25 years later, it is the summation of a lifetime of thought.

    For 70 years, the only unabridged English translation of this work was the Haldane-Kemp collaboration. In 1958, a new translation by E. F. J. Payne appeared which decisively supplanted the older one. Payne's translation is superior because it corrects nearly 1,000 errors and omissions in the Haldane-Kemp translation, and it is based on the definitive 1937 German edition of Schopenhauer's work prepared by Dr. Arthur Hubscher. Payne's edition is the first to translate into English the text's many quotatioins in half a dozen languages, and Mr. Payne has provided a comprehensive index of 2,500 items. It is thus the most useful edition for the student or teacher.

    Imprint: DOVER
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • WORLD BEYOND YOUR HEAD : HOW TO FLOURISH IN AN AGE OF DISTRACTION
    WORLD BEYOND YOUR HEAD : HOW TO FLOURISH IN AN AGE OF DISTRACTION
    CRAWFORD MATTHEW
    ISBN: 9780241959442
    Title: WORLD BEYOND YOUR HEAD : HOW TO FLOURISH IN AN AGE OF DISTRACTION
    Author: CRAWFORD MATTHEW
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    In an age of perpetual distraction, how do we focus on what matters most?

    In the modern age something is always seeking to occupy our attention. Many of us rarely have a moment to ourselves, let alone to be ourselves, leaving us feeling disconnected and out of touch. In this entertaining follow-up to his bestselling The Case for Working With Your Hands, Matthew Crawford argues that by reconnecting with the people, places and things around us, we create meaningful relationships that make us happier and allow us to flourish.

    Drawing on moral philosophy, cognitive science, the work lessons of craftsmen and his own life lessons as an academic and mechanic, he shows how each of us can learn to live in the world around us.

    'A philosophical treatise on how to cope with modernity.' Observer

    'Rich and rewarding.' Observer

    'Elegant and impassioned.' New Statesman

    'Deserves our full attention.' Sunday Times

    'Persuasive, entertaining.' Financial Times



    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $26.99
    Price: $26.99
  • WORLD OF PERCEPTION
    WORLD OF PERCEPTION
    MERLEAU-PONTY MAURICE
    ISBN: 9780415773812
    Title: WORLD OF PERCEPTION
    Author: MERLEAU-PONTY MAURICE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    'In simple prose Merleau-Ponty touches on his principle themes. He speaks about the body and the world, the coexistence of space and things, the unfortunate optimism of science - and also the insidious stickiness of honey, and the mystery of anger.' - James Elkins Maurice

    Merleau-Ponty was one of the most important thinkers of the post-war era. Central to his thought was the idea that human understanding comes from our bodily experience of the world that we perceive: a deceptively simple argument, perhaps, but one that he felt had to be made in the wake of attacks from contemporary science and the philosophy of Descartes on the reliability of human perception.

    From this starting point, Merleau-Ponty presented these seven lectures on The World of Perception to French radio listeners in 1948.

    Available in a paperback English translation for the first time in the Routledge Classics series to mark the centenary of Merleau-Ponty's birth, this is a dazzling and accessible guide to a whole universe of experience, from the pursuit of scientific knowledge, through the psychic life of animals to the glories of the art of Paul Cezanne.

    Imprint: ROUTLEDGE
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • WORLD THE FLESH AND THE DEVIL : An Enquiry into the Future of the Three Enemies of the Rational Soul
    WORLD THE FLESH AND THE DEVIL : An Enquiry into the Future of the Three Enemies of the Rational Soul
    BERNAL J D
    ISBN: 9781786630926
    Title: WORLD THE FLESH AND THE DEVIL : An Enquiry into the Future of the Three Enemies of the Rational Soul
    Author: BERNAL J D
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: DECEMBER 2017 NEW RELEASE

    A pioneering book proposing a transhumanist vision of the future, from one of the most influential visionary scientists of the twentieth century

    Deemed by Arthur C. Clarke to be "the most brilliant attempt at scientific prediction ever made", The World, the Flesh and the Devil is most famous for having been the first to propose the so-called Bernal Sphere, a type of space habitat intended for permanent residence. Written by one of the most well-known and controversial scientists of the twentieth century, this futuristic essay explores radical changes to human bodies and intelligence, as well as suggesting their impact on society in the future. It includes far-reaching visions of the future of space research and colonisation, material sciences, genetic engineering and near-technology, as well as the idea of a universal brain of the species to be created by technological means. In Bernal's view, it will be possible for the material conditions of civilisation to reach a state of materialist utopia on earth. For all three realms, the world, the flesh and the devil, Bernal attempted to map out the utmost limit of technoscientific progress of which he could conceive, and found that there are almost no limits.

    Introduced by McKenzie Wark

    Imprint: VERSO
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • ZEN AND THE ART OF MOTORCYCLE MAINTENANCE
    ZEN AND THE ART OF MOTORCYCLE MAINTENANCE
    PIRSIG ROBERT M
    ISBN: 9780099786405
    Title: ZEN AND THE ART OF MOTORCYCLE MAINTENANCE
    Author: PIRSIG ROBERT M
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance caused a sensation when it was first published in 1974.The story of the narrator, his son Chris and their month-long motorcycle odyssey from Minnesota to California profoundly affected an entire generation. Both personal and philosophical, this book is a compelling study of relationships, values, madness and, eventually, enlightenment.

    Imprint: VINTAGE CLASSICS
    RRP: $14.99

    Price: $14.99
  • ZIZEK AND HIS CONTEMPORARIES : ON THE EMERGENCE OF THE SLOVENIAN LACAN
    ZIZEK AND HIS CONTEMPORARIES : ON THE EMERGENCE OF THE SLOVENIAN LACAN
    MOTOH HELENA
    ISBN: 9781441105134
    Title: ZIZEK AND HIS CONTEMPORARIES : ON THE EMERGENCE OF THE SLOVENIAN LACAN
    Author: MOTOH HELENA
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    The popularity of the inimitable Slavoj Zizek has perhaps cast a shadow over the collective influence exerted by Slovenian intellectuals on modern day philosophy. This book relocates Zizek as a thinker whose ideas are born of a specifically Slovenian context.

    Imprint: CONTINUUM
    RRP: $45.00

    Price: $45.00
  • ZIZEK NOW
    ZIZEK NOW
    KHADER JAMIL
    ISBN: 9780745653716
    Title: ZIZEK NOW
    Author: KHADER JAMIL
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Arguably the most prolific and widely read philosopher of our time, Slavoj Zizek has made indelible interventions into a number of disciplines in the so-called human sciences that have transformed the terms of discussion in these fields. Although his work has been the subject of many volumes of searching criticism and commentary, there is no assessment to date of the value of his work for the development of these disciplines. Zizek Now brings together distinguished critics to explore the utility and far-ranging implications of i ek's thought and provide an evaluation of the difference his work makes or promises to make in their chosen fields. As such, the volume offers chapters on quantum physics and Zizek's transcendentalist materialist theory of the subject, Hegel's absolute, materialist Christianity, postcolonial violence, eco-politics, ceremonial acts, and the postcolonial revolutionary subject. Contributors to the volume include Adrian Johnston, Ian Parker, Todd McGowan, Bruno Bosteels, Erik Vogt, Verena Andermatt Conley, Joshua Ramey, Jamil Khader, and Zizek himself.

    Imprint: POLITY
    RRP: $37.99

    Price: $37.99
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