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  • 24/7: Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep, Paperback
    24/7: Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep explores some of the ruinous consequences of the expanding non-stop processes of twenty-first-century capitalism. The marketplace now operates through every hour of the clock, pushing us into constant activity and eroding forms of community and political e..
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  • 50 Philosophy Classics: Your Shortcut to the Most Important Ideas on Being, Truth, and Meaning, Paperback
    For over 2000 years, philosophy has been our best guide to the experience of being human, and the true nature of reality. From Aristotle, Plato, Epicurus, Confucius, Cicero and Heraclitus in ancient times to 17th century rationalists Descartes, Leibniz and Spinoza, from 20th-century greats Jean-Paul..
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  • A Contemporary Introduction to Free Will, Paperback
    Accessible to students with no background in the subject, A Contemporary Introduction to Free Will provides an extensive and up-to-date overview of all the latest views on this central problem of philosophy. Opening with a concise introduction to the history of the problem of free will--and its plac..
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  • A Fierce Heart: Finding Strength, Courage, and Wisdom in Any Moment, Paperback
    Spring Washam is a founder of the East Bay Meditation Center, one of the most diverse and accessible Dharma centers in the United States. In A Fierce Heart, Washam shares her contemporary, unique interpretation of the Buddha's 2,500-year-old teachings, with short chapters that get to the heart of mi..
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  • A Force for Good: The Dalai Lama's Vision for Our World, Hardcover
    For more than half a century, in such books as "The Art of Happiness "and" The Dalai Lama s Little Book of Inner Peace, " the Dalai Lama has guided us along the path to compassion and taught us how to improve our inner lives. In "A Force for Good, " with the help of his longtime friend Daniel Golema..
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  • A Grammar of the Multitude: For an Analysis of Contemporary Forms of Life, Paperback
    Globalization is forcing us to rethink some of the categories -- such as "the people" -- that traditionally have been associated with the now eroding state. Italian political thinker Paolo Virno argues that the category of "multitude," elaborated by Spinoza and for the most part left fallow since th..
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  • A Little Bit of Buddha: An Introduction to Buddhist Thought, Hardcover
    At its heart, Buddhism blossoms from one source: the words and life of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha. Chad Mercree, a lifetime student of Buddhist philosophy and meditation, reveals in simple language how Buddhism can yield personal growth in the modern world. Because every journey is unique, Mercr..
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  • A Manual for Living, Paperback
    Epictetus was for former Roman slave and great Stoic philosopher whose talks have been admired for more than 1500 years. Destined to be a rediscovered in the tradition of The Art of War and Baltasar Gracian's The Art of Worldly Wisdom. A Manual for Living presents the essence of perennial stoic wisd..
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  • A Practical Guide to Ethics: Living and Leading with Integrity, Paperback
    This essential new text is designed for courses in contemporary moral issues, applied ethics, and leadership. Emphasizing personal choice in the study of ethics, the authors take the reader on a journey of self-discovery rather than a mere academic survey of the field of ethics.A Practical Guide to ..
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  • A Slap in the Face: Why Insults Hurt--And Why They Shouldn't, Paperback
    Insults are part of the fabric of daily life. But why do we insult each other? Why do insults cause us such pain? Can we do anything to prevent or lessen this pain? Most importantly, how can we overcome our inclination to insult others? In A Slap in the Face, William Irvine undertakes a wide-rangin..
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  • A Treatise of Human Nature, Paperback
    ``One of the greatest of all philosophical works, covering knowledge, imagination, emotion, morality, and justice.`` -- Baroness Warnock, The ListPublished in the mid-18th century and received with indifference (it ``fell dead-born from the press,`` noted the author), David Hume's comprehensive thre..
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  • A Treatise of Human Nature: Being an Attempt to Introduce the Experimental Method of Reasoning Into Mor, Paperback
    One of the most significant works of Western philosophy, Hume's Treatise was published in 1739-40, before he was thirty years old. A pinnacle of English empiricism, it is a comprehensive attempt to apply scientific methods of observation to a study of human nature, and a vigorous attack upon the pri..
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  • Aberrant Movements: The Philosophy of Gilles Deleuze, Paperback
    There is always something schizophrenic about logic in Deleuze, which represents another distinctive characteristic: a deep perversion of the very heart of philosophy. Thus, a preliminary definition of Deleuze's philosophy emerges: an irrational logic of aberrant movements. -- from Aberrant Movemen..
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  • Absolute Tao: Subtle Is the Way to Love, Happiness and Truth, Paperback
    Moving beyond the usual interpretations of this classic Chinese text -- that of using it as an indicator of what to do next or attempting to predict the future -- Osho is using the Tao Te Ching as Lao Tzu intended: to ignite the flame of individual awareness and insight. His commentaries on these se..
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  • Adventure Time and Philosophy: The Handbook for Heroes, Paperback
    Adventure Time and Philosophy is a monster-beating, wild ride of philosophical mayhem. One of the deepest and most thoughtful television shows ever to assault human brain waves, Adventure Time shows us what the world could be like, challenging everything we know about life, meaning, heroism, and eve..
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  • Alien Phenomenology, or What It's Like to Be a Thing, Paperback
    Humanity has sat at the center of philosophical thinking for too long. The recent advent of environmental philosophy and posthuman studies has widened our scope of inquiry to include ecosystems, animals, and artificial intelligence. Yet the vast majority of the stuff in our universe, and even in our..
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  • American Horror Story and Philosophy: Life Is But a Nightmare, Paperback
    In American Horror Story and Philosophy, philosophers with varying backgrounds and interests explore different aspects of this popular ``erotic thriller`` TV show, with its enthusiastic cult following and strong critical approval. The result is a collection of intriguing and provocative thoughts on ..
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  • American Philosophy: A Love Story, Hardcover
    The epic wisdom contained in a lost library helps the author turn his life aroundJohn Kaag is a dispirited young philosopher at sea in his marriage and his career when he stumbles upon West Wind, a ruin of an estate in the hinterlands of New Hampshire that belonged to the eminent Harvard philosopher..
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  • American Philosophy: A Love Story, Paperback
    The epic wisdom contained in a lost library helps the author turn his life aroundJohn Kaag is a dispirited young philosopher at sea in his marriage and his career when he stumbles upon West Wind, a ruin of an estate in the hinterlands of New Hampshire that belonged to the eminent Harvard philosopher..
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  • An Aesthetic Education in the Era of Globalization, Paperback
    During the past twenty years, the world's most renowned critical theorist--the scholar who defined the field of postcolonial studies--has experienced a radical reorientation in her thinking. Finding the neat polarities of tradition and modernity, colonial and postcolonial, no longer sufficient for i..
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  • An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, Paperback
    This 1748 treatise by David Hume offers an accessible account of his unprecedented and challenging notions about the limitations of the human mind. It expounds the most influential theory of causality in modern times -- one that prompted Kant to create an entirely new school of thought. Highly contr..
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  • Art of War, Paperback
    Written in China over two thousand years ago, Sun Tzu's The Art of War provides the first known attempt to formulate a rational basis for the planning and conduct of military operations. These wise, aphoristic essays contain principles acted upon by such twentieth-century Chinese generals as Mao Tse..
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  • As a Man Thinketh (Chump Change Edition), Hardcover
    Original, Unabridged version of As a Man Thinketh by James Allen, offered here for chump change. In this classic book on thinking, the book describes how each of us shapes the events around us, creating our own lives.As himself Allen describes, ``It shows how, in his own thought-world, each man hold..
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  • As If: Idealization and Ideals, Hardcover
    Idealization is a fundamental feature of human thought. We build simplified models in our scientific research and utopias in our political imaginations. Concepts like belief, desire, reason, and justice are bound up with idealizations and ideals. Life is a constant adjustment between the models we m..
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  • As One Is: To Free the Mind from All Conditioning, Paperback
    Contains a series of 8 lectures, given in Ojai, California in 1955 by Krishnamurti. This volume addresses issues such as: the nature of violence; the problem of change; the conditioning of the mind; how to achieve peace; the nature of worship and spiritual practice; and how to really listen. NUME CA..
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  • At Home in the World: Sounds and Symmetries of Belonging, Paperback
    To be at home in the world is an expression of attachment observed in all living beings and the specifically human need to create a world of shared meaningful experiences. Differing from the older forms of homesickness, homelessness in our times is not just about loss of a particular place, but can ..
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  • Awakening to the Dream: The Gift of Lucid Living, Paperback
    For centuries, philosophers and theologians have pondered questions such as "Who are we?" and "What is the self? Awakening to the Dream" is a book about you and your true identity."Awakening to the Dream" is a very clear, approachable overview of the enigmatic philosophy of Advaita Vedanta, also kno..
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  • Batman and Philosophy: The Dark Knight of the Soul, Paperback
    Why doesn't Batman just kill the Joker and end everyone's misery? Can we hold the Joker morally responsible for his actions? Is Batman better than Superman? If everyone followed Batman's example, would Gotham be a better place? What is the Tao of the Bat? Batman is one of the most complex cha..
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  • Batman, Superman, and Philosophy: Badass or Boyscout?, Paperback
    Batman or Superman? Which of these heroic figures is morally superior? Which is more dramatically effective? Which is more democratic? Which shows us the better way to fight crime? In Batman, Superman, and Philosophy, 26 philosophers evaluate Superman vs. Batman in order to decide which of them ``wi..
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  • Beyond Good and Evil: Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future, Paperback
    After kicking open the doors to twentieth-century philosophy in Thus Spake Zarathustra, Friedrich Nietzsche refined his ideal of the superman with the 1886 publication of Beyond Good and Evil. Conventional morality is a sign of slavery, Nietzsche maintains, and the superman goes beyond good and evi..
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  • Birth of a New Earth: The Radical Politics of Environmentalism, Paperback
    In response to unprecedented environmental degradation, activists and popular movements have risen up to fight the crisis of climate change and the ongoing devastation of the earth. The environmental movement has undeniably influenced even its adversaries, as the language of sustainability can be fo..
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  • Bob Dylan and Philosophy: It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Thinking), Paperback
    The legions of Bob Dylan fans know that Dylan is not just a great composer, writer, and performer, but a great thinker as well. In Bob Dylan and Philosophy, eighteen philosophers analyze Dylan's ethical positions, political commitments, views on gender and sexuality, and his complicated and controv..
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  • Book of Five Rings, Hardcover
    There are various Ways. There is the Way of salvation by the law of Buddha, the Way of Confucius governing the Way of learning, the Way of healing as a doctor, as a poet teaching the Way of Waka, tea, archery, and many arts and skills. Each man practises as he feels inclined. It is said the warrior'..
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  • Bring Me the Rhinoceros: And Other Zen Koans That Will Save Your Life, Paperback
    Bring Me the Rhinoceros is an unusual guide to happiness and a can opener for your thinking. For fifteen hundred years, Zen koans have been passed down through generations of masters, usually in private encounters between teacher and student. This book deftly retells more than a dozen traditional k..
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  • Bubbles: Spheres Volume I: Microspherology, Hardcover
    An epic project in both size and purview, Peter Sloterdijk's three-volume, 2,500-page Spheres is the late-twentieth-century bookend to Heidegger's Being and Time. Rejecting the century's predominant philosophical focus on temporality, Sloterdijk, a self-described ``student of the air,`` reinterprets..
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  • Buda Viviente, Cristo Viviente, Paperback
    Through anecdotes, scripture references, and teachings from both traditions, this book compiles the thoughts of a world-renowned Buddhist who points to mindfulness as an integral part of all religious practice and teaches how to cultivate it in life. Exploring the spiritual crossroads where the trad..
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  • Buddhist Boot Camp, Hardcover
    Buddhism is all about training the mind, and boot camp is an ideal training method for this generation's short attention span. The chapters in this small book can be read in any order, and are simple and easy to understand. Each story, inspirational quote, and teaching offers mindfulness-enhancing t..
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  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Philosophy: Fear and Trembling in Sunnydale, Paperback
    Twenty-three essays by young professional philosophers examine crucial ethical and metaphysical aspects of the Buffyverse (the world of Buffy). Though the show already attracted much scholarly attention, this is the first book to fully disinter the intellectual issues. Designed by Whedon as a multil..
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  • Bushido: Samurai Ethics and the Soul of Japan, Paperback
    At the turn of the twentieth century, when Japan was evolving from an isolated feudal society into a modern nation, a Japanese educator wrote this book to introduce the rest of the world to his society's traditional values. Author Inazo Nitobe defines bushido (the way of the warrior) as the source o..
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  • Bushido: The Way of the Samurai, Paperback
    In eighteenth-century Japan, Tsunetomo Yamamoto created the Hagakure, a document that served as the basis for samurai warrior behavior. Its guiding principles greatly influenced the Japanese ruling class and shaped the underlying character of the Japanese psyche, from businessmen to soldiers. Bushid..
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  • Can Non-Europeans Think?, Paperback
    Philosophy claims to be the search for knowledge, unbound by any fetters. Yet even a cursory analysis of how it is conceived when it exists outside the European tradition reveals a troubling bias. While European philosophy, for example is simply known as ``philosophy,`` African philosophy is all too..
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  • Changing the Subject: Philosophy from Socrates to Adorno, Hardcover
    Ask a question and it is reasonable to expect an answer or a confession of ignorance. But a philosopher may defy expectations. Confronted by a standard question arising from a normal way of viewing the world, a philosopher may reply that the question is misguided, that to continue asking it is, at t..
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  • Chronicles of a Liquid Society, Hardcover
    A posthumous collection of essays about the modern world from one of Europe's greatest, and best-selling, literary figures Umberto Eco was an international cultural superstar. In this, his last collection, the celebrated essayist and novelist observes the changing world around him with irrepressible..
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  • Chuang-Tzu: The Tao of Perfect Happiness--Selections Annotated & Explained, Paperback
    The timeless wisdom of this classic Taoist text can become a companion on your own spiritual journey.The Chuang-tzu is the second major text of the Taoist tradition. It was compiled in the third century BCE and follows the lead of the best-known and oldest of all Taoist texts, the Tao-te-ching (Book..
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  • Complete Poison Blossoms from a Thicket of Thorn: The Zen Records of Hakuin Ekaku, Hardcover
    Following his translation of just over half the original text in 2014, Norman Waddell presents the complete teaching record of Zen master Hakuin, now available in English with extensive explanations, notes, and even the wry, helpful comments that students attending Hakuin's lectures inscribed in the..
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  • Complete Works of Aristotle, Volume 1: The Revised Oxford Translation, Hardcover
    The Oxford Translation of Aristotle was originally published in 12 volumes between 1912 and 1954. It is universally recognized as the standard English version of Aristotle. This revised edition contains the substance of the original Translation, slightly emended in light of recent scholarship; three..
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  • Complete Works of Aristotle, Volume 2: The Revised Oxford Translation, Hardcover
    The Oxford Translation of Aristotle was originally published in 12 volumes between 1912 and 1954. It is universally recognized as the standard English version of Aristotle. This revised edition contains the substance of the original Translation, slightly emended in light of recent scholarship; three..
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  • Confucius: The Analects, Hardcover
    One of the four books collection on Confucius' teachings, The Analects used to be required reading in China for all public service jobs. The Analects are comprised of quotes, speeches, and records of conversations that students and fellow politicians had with Confucius. Written during his stint as M..
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