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The Righteous Mind

Jonathan HaidtPaperback In The Righteous Mind, psychologist Jonathan Haidt answers some of the most compelling questions about human relationships:Why can it sometimes feel as though half the populat...

Francis Fukuyama

Liberalism and Its Discontents

HardbackFrancis Fukuyama A defence of liberalism by the renowned political philosopher'We need more thinkers as wise as Fukuyama digging their fingers into the soil of our predicament' The New York T...

100 philosopers the wisdom of the world's great thinkers

HardbackLesley Levene A definitive treasury of philosophers from around the world, from ancient times to the modern day. A must-read for anyone wanting answers to the most important questions, from t...

Benjamin Moser

Sontag : Her Life and Work

Hardback No writer is as emblematic of the American twentieth century as Susan Sontag. Mythologized and misunderstood, lauded and loathed, a girl from the suburbs who became a proud symbol of...

Lives of the Stoics : The Art of Living from Zeno to Marcus Aurelius

Ryan Holiday & Stephen Hanselman Paperback For millennia, Stoicism has been the ancient philosophy that attracts those who seek greatness, from athletes to politicians and everyone in between. An...

The Flame of Reason : Clear Thinking for the Twenty-First Century

HardbackChrister Sturmark A passionate, highly accessible clarion call to a world dangerously threatened by irrational superstitions of all kinds. In country after country, conspiracy theories and re...

Martha C. Nussbaum

The Cosmopolitan Tradition

PaperbackMartha C. Nussbaum The cosmopolitan political tradition in Western thought begins with the Greek Cynic Diogenes, who, when asked where he came from, responded that he was a citizen of the wo...

The Philosophy of an Explorer : 16 Life-lessons from Surviving the Extreme

PaperbackErling Kagge Surviving extreme conditions can teach us to lead a fulfilled life. No one knows this better than Erling Kagge, who was the first man in history to reach all of the Earth's pole...

Steven Pinker


PaperbackSteven Pinker Humans today are often portrayed as cavemen out of time, poised to react to a lion in the grass with a suite of biases, blind spots, and illusions. But cognitive scientist and ...

The Communist Manifesto

HardbackFriedrich Engels - Karl Marx A rousing call to arms whose influence is still felt today, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels' The Communist Manifesto is edited with an introduction by Gareth Stedm...

Friedrich Nietzsche

God is Dead. God Remains Dead. And We Have Killed Him.

PaperbackFriedrich Nietzsche 'We have left dry land and put out to sea! We have burned the bridge behind us - what is more, we have burned the land behind us!'Nietzsche's devastating demolition of re...

Democracy in America

Alexis de TocquevillePaperback It is accompanied by detailed explanatory annotations and an introduction addressing Democracy in America's canonic and iconic place in American life. "Backgrounds" inc...

Alain de Botton

The School of Life

PaperbackAlain de Botton THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER The essential guide to how to live wisely and well in the twenty-first century - from Alain de Botton, the bestselling author of The Consolations ...


Dialogues and Letters

Paperback Seneca A major writer and a leading figure in the public life of Rome, Seneca (c. 4BC-AD 65) ranks among the most eloquent and influential masters of Latin prose. This selection explore...


Dialogues and Essays

Paperback Seneca 'No man is crushed by misfortune unless he has first been deceived by prosperity.'In these dialogues and essays the Stoic philosopher Seneca outlines his thoughts on how to live ...

There Are Places in the World Where Rules Are Less Important Than Kindness

Carlo Rovelli - Hardback One of the most inspiring thinkers of our age, the bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics transforms the way we think about the world with his reflections on ...

Nasty, Brutish, and Short : Adventures in Philosophy with Kids

Scott Hershovitz - Hardback Some of the best philosophers in the world can be found in the most unlikely places: in preschools and playgrounds. They gather to debate questions about metaphysics an...

The Enlightenment: The Pursuit of Happiness 1680-1790

Paperback Ritchie Robertson The Enlightenment is one of the formative periods of Western history, yet more than 300 years after it began, it remains controversial. It is often seen as the fountai...

The Art of War

Paperback Sun-Tzu Still a source of inspiration for soldiers on the battlefield and managers in the boardroom 2000 years after it was written, Sun-Tzu's The Art of War is the most influential boo...

Waypoints : A Journey on Foot

Paperback Robert Martineau A spellbinding travel book, exploring the psychology of walking, pilgrimage, solitude and escape. 'An extraordinary, dreamlike journey through West Africa' Adharanand Fi...

How to be Perfect

PaperbackMike Schur How can we live a more ethical life? This question has plagued people for thousands of years, but it's never been tougher to answer than it is now, thanks to challenges great and...

Philosophy for Gardeners

HardbackKate Collyns Explore ideas, consider the big questions and learn life lessons in your garden. Gardening is an innately thoughtful as well as practical pastime: planning ahead, imagining how p...

Chronicles of Dissent

PaperbackNoam Chomsky An accessible, powerful overview of Noam Chomsky's political thoughtIn sixteen extended talks with Alternative Radio's David Barsamian, Noam Chomsky explains why the 'war on dru...
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