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  • Daily Rituals by Mason Currey
    Daily Rituals (English, Paperback) Mason Currey

    'Utterly fascinating' Daisy Goodwin, Sunday Times

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  • Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
    Sapiens (English, Paperback) Yuval Noah Harari

    **Over 1 million copies sold** **The Sunday Times #1 bestseller** FIRE gave us power FARMING made us hungry for more MONEY gave us purpose SCIENCE made us deadly This is the thrilling account of our extraordinary history - from insignificant apes to rulers of the world.

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  • In Search of Isaiah Berlin by Henry Hardy
    In Search of Isaiah Berlin (English, Hardback) Henry Hardy

    Isaiah Berlin was one of the greatest thinkers of the twentieth century - a man who set ideas on fire. His defence of liberty and plurality was passionate and persuasive and inspired a generation. His ideas - especially his reasoned rejection of excessive certainty and political despotism - have become even more prescient and vital today....

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  • The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes by Jonathan Rose
    The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (English, Paperback) Jonathan Rose

    Presents the history of the British working classes from the preindustrial era to the twentieth century. This title discovers which books people read, how they educated themselves, and what they knew. It includes a preface that uncovers the author's journey into labour history, and its link to intellectual history.

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  • The Origins and History of Consciousness by Erich Neumann
    The Origins and History of Consciousness (English, Paperback) Erich Neumann

    The Origins and History of Consciousness draws on a full range of world mythology to show how individual consciousness undergoes the same archetypal stages of development as human consciousness as a whole. Erich Neumann was one of C. G. Jung's most creative students and a renowned practitioner of analytical psychology in his own right. In this influential book, Neumann shows how the stages begin...

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  • Ocean of Sound by David Toop
    Ocean of Sound (English, Paperback) David Toop

    The classic account of ambient music, with a new foreword by Michel Faber

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  • The Art Of Memory by Frances A. Yates
    The Art Of Memory (English, Paperback) Frances A. Yates

    Based on a technique of impressing 'places' and 'images' on the mind, the ancient Greeks created an elaborate memory system which in turn was inherited by the Romans and passed into the European tradition, to be revived, in occult form, during the Renaissance.

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  • The Conquest of Bread by Peter Kropotkin
    The Conquest of Bread (English, Paperback) Peter Kropotkin

    Focuses on the beliefs which surged around the world in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and which have a renewed relevance and poignancy. This book shows how modern society is organized with the brutal, narrow few clinging onto their wealth and privileges at the expense of the many.

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  • The Philosophers' Secret Fire by Patrick Harpur
    The Philosophers' Secret Fire (English, Paperback) Patrick Harpur

    In this dazzling history of the imagination, Patrick Harpur links together fields as far apart as Greek philosophy and depth psychology, Renaissance magic and tribal ritual, Romantic poetry and modern models of the Universe, to trace how myths have been used to make sense of the world.

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  • A New History of Western Philosophy by Anthony Kenny
    A New History of Western Philosophy (English, Paperback) Anthony Kenny

    Sir Anthony Kenny presents a fascinating and authoritative new history of Western philosophy. Specially written for a broad popular readership, Kenny's lucid and stimulating history will become the definitive work for anyone interested in the people and ideas that shaped the course of Western thought.

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  • Mummies, Cannibals and Vampires by Richard Sugg
    Mummies, Cannibals and Vampires (English, Paperback) Richard Sugg

    Mummies, Cannibals and Vampires charts in vivid detail the largely forgotten history of European corpse medicine, which saw kings, ladies, gentlemen, priests and scientists prescribe, swallow or wear human blood, flesh, bone, fat, brains and skin in an attempt to heal themselves of epilepsy, bruising, wounds, sores, plague, cancer, gout and depression. In this comprehensive and accessible text,...

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  • How We Invented Freedom & Why It Matters by Daniel Hannan
    How We Invented Freedom & Why It Matters (English, Paperback) Daniel Hannan

    A timely, ambitious and vivid history of freedom - and how it happens to be a uniquely British invention.

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  • The History of Sexuality: 3 by Michel Foucault
    The History of Sexuality: 3 (English, Paperback) Michel Foucault

    Written by a sociologist and historian of ideas whose works include "Madness and Civilization", "The Archaeology of Knowledge", "The Birth of the Clinic" and "Discipline and Punish".

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  • Cambridge Studies in Economics, Choice, and Society: Humanomics: Moral Sentiments and the Wealth of Nations for the Twenty-First Century by Vernon L. Smith
    Cambridge Studies in Economics, Choice, and Society: Humanomics: Moral Sentiments and the Wealth of Nations for the Twenty-First Century (English, Paperback) Vernon L. Smith, Bart J. Wilson

    Articulates Adam Smith's model of human sociality, illustrated in experimental economic games that relate easily to business and everyday life. Shows how to re-humanize the study of economics in the twenty-first century by integrating Adam Smith's two great books into contemporary empirical analysis.

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  • The Incandescent by Michel Serres
    The Incandescent (English, Paperback) Michel Serres

    The first translation of the volumes in Michel Serres' classic 'Humanism' tetralogy, this ambitious philosophical narrative explores what it means to be human. With his characteristic breadth of references including art, poetry, science, philosophy and literature, Serres paints a new picture of what it might mean to live meaningfully in contemporary society. He tells the story of humankind (from...

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  • Past Imperfect by Tony Judt
    Past Imperfect (English, Paperback) Tony Judt

    A political analysis of the years between 1944-1956, reprinted to commemorate the work of Tony Judt

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  • The Great Debate by Yuval Levin
    The Great Debate (English, Paperback) Yuval Levin

    "In a Burkean manner, Mr. Levin enriches through wisdom rather than prescription. He gives us something more than a manual of past lessons-namely, the historical framework to achieve greater understanding."-Wall Street Journal

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  • Freedom's Laboratory by Audra J. Wolfe
    Freedom's Laboratory (English, Hardback) Audra J. Wolfe

    Closing in the present day with a discussion of the recent March for Science and the prospects for science and science diplomacy in the Trump era, the book demonstrates the continued hold of Cold War thinking on ideas about science and politics in the United States.

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  • Global Intellectual History by Samuel Moyn
    Global Intellectual History (English, Paperback) Samuel Moyn

    Where do ideas fit into historical accounts that take an expansive, global view of human movements and events? Teaching scholars of intellectual history to incorporate transnational perspectives into their work, while also recommending how to confront the challenges and controversies that may arise, this original resource explains the concepts, concerns, practice, and promise of "global...

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  • The Catholic Enlightenment by Ulrich L. Lehner
    The Catholic Enlightenment (English, Paperback) Ulrich L. Lehner

    "Whoever needs an act of faith to elucidate an event that can be explained by reason is a fool, and unworthy of reasonable thought." This line, spoken by the notorious 18th-century libertine Giacomo Casanova, illustrates a deeply entrenched perception of religion, as prevalent today as it was hundreds of years ago. It is the sentiment behind the narrative that Catholic beliefs were incompatible...

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