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  • General Intellects by McKenzie Wark
    General Intellects (English, Paperback) McKenzie Wark

    A guide to the thinkers and the ideas that will shape the future

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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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  • Provincializing Europe by Dipesh Chakrabarty
    Provincializing Europe (English, Paperback) Dipesh Chakrabarty

    Addresses the mythical figure of Europe that is often taken to be the original site of modernity in many histories of capitalist transition in non-Western countries. This book proposes that every case of transition to capitalism is a case of translation as well and categories into the categories and self-understandings of capitalist modernity.

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  • Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought: Seneca: Moral and Political Essays by Lucius Annaeus Seneca
    Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought: Seneca: Moral and Political Essays (English, Paperback) Lucius Annaeus Seneca

    This volume offers translations of the most important of Seneca's 'Moral Essays': On Anger, On Mercy, On the Private Life and the first four books of On Favours. A general introduction describes Seneca's life and career and explains the fundamental ideas underlying the Stoic moral, social and political philosophy in the essays.

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  • Jung: A Very Short Introduction by Anthony Stevens
    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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  • Visions of Politics 3 Volume Set Visions of Politics: Regarding Method Volume 1 by Quentin Skinner
    Visions of Politics 3 Volume Set Visions of Politics: Regarding Method Volume 1 (English, Paperback) Quentin Skinner

    The first of three volumes of essays by Quentin Skinner, one of the world's leading intellectual historians. This collection includes some of his most important philosophical and methodological statements written over the past four decades, each of which has been carefully revised for publication in this form.

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  • Event by Slavoj Zizek
    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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  • On Belief by Slavoj Zizek
    On Belief (English, Paperback) Slavoj Zizek

    What is the basis for belief in an era when globalisation, multiculturalism and big business is the new religion? Renowned philosopher and irrepressible cultural critic takes on all comers in this compelling new book.

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  • The Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction by Jerry Brotton
    The Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction (English, Paperback) Jerry Brotton

    This wide-ranging exploration of the Renaissance sees the period as a time of unprecedented intellectual excitement and cultural experimentation and interaction on a global scale. It guides the reader through the key issues that defined the period, from art, architecture, and literature, to advances in science, trade and travel.

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  • In Our Time by Melvyn Bragg
    In Our Time (English, Hardback) Melvyn Bragg, Simon Tillotson

    A fascinating insight to a selection of the show's best episodes, published to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the popular Radio 4 programme.

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  • Modern German Thought from Kant to Habermas by Henk de Berg
    Modern German Thought from Kant to Habermas (Multiple languages, Paperback) Henk de Berg, Duncan Large

    The first book that presents key original texts from the modern German philosophical tradition to English-language students and scholars of German, with introductions, commentaries, and annotations that make them accessible.

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  • Statistics on the Table by Stephen M. Stigler
    Statistics on the Table (English, Paperback) Stephen M. Stigler

    This lively collection of essays examines statistical ideas with an ironic eye for their essence and what their history can tell us for current disputes. The topics range from 17th-century medicine and the circulation of blood, to the cause of the Great Depression, to the determinations of the shape of the Earth and the speed of light.

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  • The Normal and the Pathological by Georges Canguilhem
    The Normal and the Pathological (Multiple languages, Paperback) Georges Canguilhem

    The Normal and the Pathological is one of the crucial contributions to the history of science in the last half century.

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  • Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought: Montesquieu: The Spirit of the Laws by Charles de Secondat,Baron de Montesquieu
    Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought: Montesquieu: The Spirit of the Laws (Multiple languages, Paperback) Charles de Secondat,Baron de Montesquieu

    This is the first complete, scholarly English-language edition of "The Spirit of the Laws" since 1750. It is one of the central texts in the history of 18th-century thought and this annotated edition focuses attention on Montesquieu's use of sources and his text as a whole.

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  • The Sense of the Past by Bernard Williams
    The Sense of the Past (English, Paperback) Bernard Williams

    A collection of essays on the history of philosophy. It covers subjects such as the sixth century BC to the twentieth AD, from Homer to Wittgenstein by way of Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Hume, Sidgwick, Collingwood, and Nietzsche.

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  • Hobbes and Republican Liberty by Quentin Skinner
    Hobbes and Republican Liberty (English, Paperback) Quentin Skinner

    Quentin Skinner is one of the foremost historians in the world, and in Hobbes and Republican Liberty he offers a dazzling comparison of two rival theories about the nature of human liberty. This book complements Professor Skinner's Liberty before Liberalism, and is a work of similar breadth and power.

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  • The Humanist World of Renaissance Florence by Brian Jeffrey Maxson
    The Humanist World of Renaissance Florence (English, Paperback) Brian Jeffrey Maxson

    This book offers the first synthetic interpretation of the humanist movement in Renaissance Florence in more than fifty years. Brian Jeffrey Maxson shows how this network of humanists enabled the launch of a cultural movement that established Florence as the pre-eminent center of learning in Italy, and that spread beyond Italy to the rest of Europe.

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  • Poetry and Theology in the Modernist Period by Anthony Domestico
    Poetry and Theology in the Modernist Period (English, Hardback) Anthony Domestico

    In doing so, this book offers a new literary history of the modernist period, one that attends both to the material circulation of texts and to the broader intellectual currents of the time.

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  • The Natural and the Human by Stephen Gaukroger
    The Natural and the Human (English, Paperback) Stephen Gaukroger

    Stephen Gaukroger presents an original account of the development of science and our understanding of ourselves during a period which saw a fundamental shift in how the role of science was seen. At the core of the shift lies the aim of understanding human behaviour and motivations in empirical rather than theological and metaphysical terms.

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  • Strange and Secret Peoples by Carole G. Silver
    Strange and Secret Peoples (English, Paperback) Carole G. Silver

    Teeming with creatures - both real and imagined - this study in cultural history illuminates the hidden web of connections between the Victorian fascination with fairies and their lore and the dominant preoccupations of Victorian culture at large.

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