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    A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and the Beautiful (English, Paperback) Edmund Burke

    In his Enquiry Edmund Burke overturned the Platonic tradition in aesthetics and replaced metaphysics with psychology. His revolutions in method and sensibility influenced later philosophers and literary and artistic movements from the Gothic novel to Romanticism and beyond. This new edition guides the reader through Burke's arguments.

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    A New History of Western Philosophy (English, Paperback) Sir 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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    Event (English, Paperback) Slavoj Zizek

    An Event can be an occurrence that shatters ordinary life, a radical political rupture, a transformation of reality, a religious belief, the rise of a new art form, or an intense experience such as falling in love. This book examines the new and highly-contested concept of Event.

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    Secret History and Historical Consciousness from Renaissance to Romanticism (Paperback) Peter Burke

    The leading cultural historian Professor Peter Burke offers here several innovative approaches to cultural history. A key topic, from which the volume derives its name, is 'secret history'

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    The History Manifesto (English, Paperback) David Armitage, Jo Guldi

    A call to arms to historians and everyone interested in history in contemporary society. This title is also available as Open Access.

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    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 Idea of North (English, Paperback) Peter Davidson

    Now available in b-format paperback, this is an acclaimed exploration of the conception of 'north' as represented in art, literature and myth.

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    Economics of Good and Evil (English, Paperback) Tomas Sedlacek, Vaclav Havel

    In The Economics of Good and Evil, Sedlacek challenges widely-held beliefs about economics and culture by tracing the study and themes of economics throughout history.

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    The Swerve (Paperback) Stephen Greenblatt

    Almost six hundred years ago, a short, genial man took a very old manuscript off a library shelf. With excitement, he saw what he had discovered and ordered it copied. This book details how one manuscript, plucked from a thousand years of neglect, made possible the world as we know it.

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    A Case of Hysteria (English, Paperback) Sigmund Freud

    A Case of Hysteria reveals how Freud dealt with patients and interpreted their statements. A crucial text in the development of his theories, it is famous for its literary qualities, and the story of 'Dora' and her unhappy family is as dramatic as a modern novel. This new translation includes a fascinating introduction to the work.

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    Bakunin: Statism and Anarchy (English, Paperback) Mikhail Bakunin

    This book is a complete and authoritative English rendition of the last work of the great Russian anarchist Michael Bakunin.

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    The Heirs of Plato (English, Paperback) John Dillon

    Presents a study of the various directions in philosophy taken by Plato's followers in the first seventy years after his death in 347 BC - the period generally known as 'The Old Academy'. This book provides an introductory chapter on the school itself and also a summary of Plato's philosophical heritage.

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    The Civilizing Process (English, Paperback) Norbert Elias

    * Completely overhauled version of the combined classic texts The History of Manners and State Formation and Civilization. * Revised throughout, updated postscript and bibliography, and line corrections made from the original version. * Contents lists combined and restructured. .

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    Nietzsche and Dostoevsky (English, Hardback) Jeff Love

    Nietzche and Dostoevsky are collected essays on Nietzsche Dostoevsky and twentieth-century intellectual history.

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    Lost in the Shadow of the Word (English, Hardback) Benjamin Paloff

    Scholars of modernism have long addressed how literature, painting, and music reflected the radical reconceptualization of space and time in the early twentieth century. In this wide-ranging study, Benjamin Paloff contends that writers in Central and Eastern Europe felt this impact quite distinctly from their counterparts in Western Europe.

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    The Last of the Light (English, Hardback) Peter Davidson

    Peter Davidson's The Last of the Light is a meditation on twilight in the Western arts and imagination, in thought, painting and literature.

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    The Greatest Minds and Ideas of All Time (English, Hardback) Will Durant

    A compendium of the greatest thoughts, greatest minds and greatest books - listed in accessible and concise form - from one of the world's greatest scholars.

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    Jung: A Very Short Introduction (English, Paperback) Anthony Stevens

    Explains the basic concepts of Jungian psychology, and examines Jung's views on such disparate subjects as myth, religion, alchemy, 'sychronicity', and the psychology of gender differences. This book also discusses the stages of life, Jung's theory of psychological types, the interpretation of dreams, and the practice of Jungian analysis.

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    The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Logic (English, Paperback) Catarina Dutilh Novaes

    The very first dedicated, comprehensive companion to medieval logic, covering both the Latin and Arabic sister traditions.

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    The Penguin History of Economics (Paperback) Professor Roger E. Backhouse

    Presents a history of economic thought since the ancient world. This book discusses from Homer to Marx to John Stuart Mill. It shows how to keep your Keynsians from your post-Keynsians and New Keynsians.

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