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  • 1984 and Philosophy: Is Resistance Futile?, Paperback
    Although the year 1984 is hurtling back into the distant past, Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four continues to have a huge readership and to help shape the world of 2084. Sales of Orwell's terrifying tale have recently spiked because of current worries about alternate facts, post-truth, and fake ne..
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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 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 Letter in the Scroll: Understanding Our Jewish Identity and Exploring the Legacy of the World's Oldest Religion, Paperback
    For too long, Jews have defined themselves in light of the bad things that have happened to them. And it is true that, many times in the course of history, they have been nearly decimated: when the First and Second Temples were destroyed, when the Jews were expelled from Spain, when Hitler proposed ..
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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 Rasa Reader: Classical Indian Aesthetics, Paperback
    From the early years of the Common Era to 1700, Indian intellectuals explored with unparalleled subtlety the place of emotion in art. Their investigations led to the deconstruction of art's formal structures and broader inquiries into the pleasure of tragic tales. Rasa, or taste, was the word they c..
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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 Thousand Machines: A Concise Philosophy of the Machine as Social Movement, Paperback
    In this ``concise philosophy of the machine,`` Gerald Raunig provides a historical and critical backdrop to a concept proposed forty years ago by the French philosophers Felix Guattari and Gilles Deleuze: the machine, not as a technical device and apparatus, but as a social composition and concatena..
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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 Voice and Nothing More, Paperback
    A new, philosophically grounded theory of the voice -- the voice as the lever of thought, as one of the paramount embodiments of the psychoanalytic object.Plutarch tells the story of a man who plucked a nightingale and finding but little to eat exclaimed: ``You are just a voice and nothing more.`` P..
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  • Abortion Rights: For and Against, Paperback
    This book features opening arguments followed by two rounds of reply between two moral philosophers on opposing sides of the abortion debate. In the initial opening essays, Kate Greasley and Christopher Kaczor lay out what they take to be the best case for and against abortion rights. In the ensuing..
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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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  • Action Versus Contemplation: Why an Ancient Debate Still Matters, Hardcover
    All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone, Blaise Pascal wrote in 1654. But then there's Walt Whitman, in 1856: "Whoever you are, come forth Or man or woman come forth / You must not stay sleeping and dallying there in the house." It is truly an ancient deb..
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  • After Finitude, Paperback
    Acclaimed debut from a student of Alain Badiou, which promises to have a significant impact on the future of continental philosophy. NUME CARTE: After Finitude, PaperbackISBN: 1441173838PRET EDITURA: 99.99AUTOR(i): Quentin MeillassouxEDITURA: Bloomsbury AcademicCOPERTA: BrosataDATA APARITIEI: Noiemb..
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  • Against Empathy, Paperback
    From one of the world's leading psychologists, comes an interesting investigation that overturns widely held assumptions to reveal one of the most profound yet largely overlooked sources of human conflict. NUME CARTE: Against Empathy, PaperbackISBN: 0099597829PRET EDITURA: 58.99AUTOR(i): Paul BloomE..
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  • Alone Time, Hardcover
    The prevalent discomfort with periods of solitude motivates Stephanie Rosenbloom to travel through Paris, Istanbul, Florence and New York exploring the unique quirks of each as a place to be alone in. NUME CARTE: Alone Time, HardcoverISBN: 0593076761PRET EDITURA: 99.99AUTOR(i): Stephanie RosenbloomE..
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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
    David Hume's Enquiry concerning Human Understanding is the definitive statement of the greatest philosopher in the English language. His arguments in support of reasoning from experience, and against the ``sophistry and illusion``of religiously inspired philosophical fantasies, caused controversy in..
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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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  • An Inquiry Into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns, Paperback
    Over the past twenty-five years, Bruno Latour has developed a research protocol different from the actor-network theory with which his name is now associated--a research protocol that follows the different types of connectors that provide specific truth conditions. These are the connectors that prom..
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  • An Intelligent Person's Guide to Philosophy, Paperback
    ``Philosophy's the 'love of wisdom', can be approached in two ways: by doing it, or by studying how it has been done,`` so writes the eminent philosopher Roger Scruton. In this user-friendly book, he chooses to introduce philosophy by doing it. Taking the discipline beyond theory and ``intellectuali..
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  • Answering Your Call: A Guide for Living Your Deepest Purpose, Paperback
    This spiritual how-to book helps readers discern what they are called to do, find the courage to respond to that call, and stay on course to make that vision a reality.Author John P. Schuster first explains what it means to be called to something larger than ourselves -- to find the life that best f..
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  • AQA Religious Ethics for AS and A2, Paperback
    Covers all necessary topics of the Religious Ethics A-Level specification. NUME CARTE: AQA Religious Ethics for AS and A2, PaperbackISBN: 0415549337PRET EDITURA: 144.99AUTOR(i): Jill OliphantEDITURA: Taylor and FrancisCOPERTA: BrosataDATA APARITIEI: Martie 2011DATA PUBLICARE: 2011FORMAT: 245x190x19..
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  • Artificial Intelligence: The Basics, Paperback
    An engaging and jargon-free introduction to AI. It explores the philosophical questions underpinning AI and introduces the cutting-edge science involved. NUME CARTE: Artificial Intelligence: The Basics, PaperbackISBN: 0415564832PRET EDITURA: 106.99AUTOR(i): Kevin WarwickEDITURA: Taylor and FrancisCO..
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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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  • Backlash: What Happens When We Talk Honestly about Racism in America, Hardcover
    When George Yancy penned a New York Times op-ed entitled "Dear White America" asking white Americans to confront the ways that they benefit from racism, he knew his article would be controversial. But he was unprepared for the flood of vitriol in response. The resulting blowback played out in the na..
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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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  • Because We Say So, Paperback
    The West's most prominent critic of US imperialism returns with another essential counter-punch to American hegemony. Noam Chomsky is the world's bestselling and most influential political writer, bar none. Now in paperback. NUME CARTE: Because We Say So, PaperbackISBN: 0241972485PRET EDITURA: 58.99..
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  • Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson: All and Everything, First Series, Paperback
    With Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson, G. I. Gurdjieff intended to ``destroy, mercilessly . . . the beliefs and views about everything existing in the world.`` This novel beautifully brings to life the visions of humanity for which Gurdjieff has become esteemed. Beelzebub, a man of worldly (and oth..
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  • Being Good, Paperback
    A short and accessible guide, aimed at general readers and students, from the author of }Think{. NUME CARTE: Being Good, PaperbackISBN: 0192853775PRET EDITURA: 49.99AUTOR(i): Simon BlackburnEDITURA: Oxford University PressCOPERTA: BrosataDATA APARITIEI: Martie 2002DATA PUBLICARE: 2002FORMAT: 152x114..
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  • Being Perfect, Hardcover
    A few times in your life, someone will tell you something so right, so deeply true that it changes you forever. That is what Anna Quindlen, author of the timeless bestseller A Short Guide to a Happy Life, does here. In Being Perfect, she shares wisdom that, perhaps without knowing it, you have longe..
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  • Believe, Paperback
    When you understand who you are, then you are able to discover what you are capable of.Studies have shown that over seventy percent of the population is challenged with depression at one point in their lives. Depression is a clear and simple expression of what occurs within a person when they experi..
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  • Big Ideas: The Little Book of Philosophy, Paperback
    A compact, portable introduction to the history, concepts, and thinking behind philosophy laid out in DK's signature visual style--the ultimate guide to understanding philosophy on the go. Take Descartes along on your day trip This compact guide explores the history and concepts of philosophy, and d..
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  • Big Ideas: The Little Book of Psychology, Paperback
    A compact, portable introduction to the history, concepts, and thinking behind psychology laid out in DK's signature visual style--the ultimate guide to understanding psychology on the go. Take Freud to your fiesta This compact guide enables you to explore more than 100 groundbreaking ideas in the f..
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  • Big Ideas: The Little Book of Shakespeare, Paperback
    This compact, portable volume brings the plays and poems of William Shakespeare to life with photography, images, timelines, and quotes--the ultimate guide to understanding Shakespeare on the go. Take the Bard to the beach This compact guide brings Shakespeare's plays and poems to life with infograp..
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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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  • Book of Why, Hardcover
    Arguing that correlation does sometimes imply causation, despite the influence of the contrary idea across the developing scientific thought of the past, }The Book Of Why{ presents what causal thinking can reveal about the contemporary world, and how it can be understood as central to human and arti..
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  • Breath, Mind, and Consciousness, Paperback
    Modern scientists are just now beginning to understand what yogis have known for centuries--that the life force animating our physical bodies is regulated by breath, and that the breath energy is controlled by the mind. The esoteric and practical science of Swar Yoga--presented in this book for the ..
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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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