Do you consider yourself stoical? Do a bit of meditation or mindfulness practice? Buddhism and Stoicism have a lot to offer modern readers seeking the good life, but they're also radical systems that ask much of their followers. I... read more

More Than Happiness: Buddhist and Stoic Wisdom for a Sceptical Age
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From the bestselling author of Born on a Blue Day and Thinking in Numbers, a delightful and eclectic exploration of language, and what it can teach us about ourselves and our lives.Why is the name 'Cleopatra' not allowed in Iceland? Why do clocks 'talk' to t... read more

Every Word is a Bird We Teach to Sing
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These authors range from John Henry Newman in the nineteenth century to Joseph Needham, who died in 1995, and include G. K. Chesterton, Arnold Toynbee, R. H. Tawney, Malcolm Muggeridge, T. S. Eliot and C. S Lewis. Their reactions vary fro... read more

Intellectuals and the Decline of Religion: Essays and Reviews
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Series:Very Short Introductions

To understand China, it is essential to understand Confucianism. First formulated in the sixth century BCE, the teachings of Confucius would come to dominate Chinese society, politics, economics, and ethics. In this Very Short Introduction, Daniel K. Gardner e... read more

Confucianism: A Very Short Introduction
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Series:Mindfulness Series

Why am I here? Do I really know anything? What does it all mean? These are questions we all ask ourselves at some point in our lives. Mindfulness & The Big Questions offers an enlightening approach to these universal existential conundrums... read more

Mindfulness and the Big Questions: Philosophy for Now
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Series:Untimely Meditations

There is a beyond of reason and unreason. It is the human psyche. -- Positive Nihilism Like many German intellectuals, Hartmut Lange has long grappled with Heidegger. Positive Nihilism is the result of a lifetime of reading Being and Time and offers... read more

Positive Nihilism: My Confrontation with Heidegger
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Series:Dover Books on History, Political and Social Science Ser.

A polemic writing by the famous "Red Rosa" Luxemburg, Reform or Revolution (1899) explains why capitalism can never overcome its internal contradictions. An effective refutation of revisionist interpretations of Marxist doctrine, it defines the position of sc... read more

Reform or Revolution and Other Writings
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Some of our strongest, most lasting relationships are hidden in plain view-those we have with objects. What do our possessions do for us? And how do they do it? In The Promise of Things, Ruth Quibell explores what our possessions say about us: who we think we are, what we long... read more

The Promise of things
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The Metaphysics
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - A bold new work from theauthor of The Black Swan that challenges many of our long-held beliefs about risk and reward, politics and religion, finance and personal responsibility
 
In his most provocative and practical book yet,one o... read more

Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life
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A. C. Grayling's lucid and stimulating books, based on the idea that philosophy should engage with the world and make itself useful, are immensely popular. The Challenge of Things joins earlier collections like The Reason of Things and Thin... read more

The Challenge of Things - Thinking Through Troubled Times
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Series:What is History Series

What is the history of knowledge? This engaging and accessible introduction explains what is distinctive about the new field of the history of knowledge (or, as some scholars say, knowledges in the plural ) and how it differs from the history of science, intellectua... read more

What is the History of Knowledge?
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