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  • Meditations
    Meditations (English, Hardback) Marcus Aurelius

    Offers a range of spiritual reflections and exercises developed as the leader struggled to understand himself and make sense of the universe. This book covers diverse topics such as the question of virtue, human rationality, the nature of the gods and emotions.

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  • On the Shortness of Life
    On the Shortness of Life (English, Paperback) Seneca

    The Stoic writings of the philosopher Seneca offer powerful insights into the art of living and the importance of reason and morality and continue to provide profound guidance to many through their eloquence, lucidity and timeless wisdom.

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  • A Guide to the Good Life
    A Guide to the Good Life (English, Hardback) William B. Irvine

    Using the psychological insights and the practical techniques of the ancient Roman Stoics, Irvine offers a road map for anyone seeking to avoid the feelings of chronic dissatisfaction that plague so many.

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  • Letters from a Stoic
    Letters from a Stoic (English, Hardback) Lucius Annaeus Seneca

    Selected from the Epistulae Morales ad Lucilium, this title presents a set of 'essays in disguise' from one of the insightful philosophers of the Silver Age of Roman literature.

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  • Letters from a Stoic
    Letters from a Stoic (Multiple languages, Paperback) Lucius Annaeus Seneca

    A philosophy that saw self-possession as the key to an existence lived "in accordance with nature", Stoicism called for restraint of animal instincts and severing of emotional ties. Seneca's contribution to a seemingly unsympathetic creed was to transform it into an inspiring declaration of the dignity of the individual mind.

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  • The Myth of Sisyphus (mass market paperback)
    The Myth of Sisyphus (mass market paperback) (English, Paperback) Albert Camus

    Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook...

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  • Meditations
    Meditations (English, Paperback) Marcus Aurelius

    The Mediations of the great Roman philosopher-emperor Marcus Aurelius are simple yet profound works of stoic philosophy that continue to offer guidance and consolation to many with their eloquence, wisdom and humility.

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  • The Art of Travel
    The Art of Travel (English, Paperback) Alain de Botton

    Provides an insight into everything from holiday romance to hotel mini-bars, airports to sight-seeing. This book suggests how we might be happier on our journeys.

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  • The Republic
    The Republic (English, Paperback) Plato

    Presented in the form of a dialogue between Socrates and three different interlocutors, this book is an enquiry into the notion of a perfect community and the ideal individual within it. It addresses the purpose of education and the role of both women and men as 'guardians' of the people.

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  • Humankind
    Humankind (English, Hardback) Timothy Morton

    A radical call for solidarity between humans and non-humans

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  • Phenomenology of Spirit
    Phenomenology of Spirit (Multiple languages, Paperback) G. W. F. Hegel

    Expounds upon consciousness, self-consciousness, reason, spirit, religion and absolute knowing and also supports Kant, denounces skepticism and hails idealism.

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  • The Human Condition
    The Human Condition (English, Paperback) Hannah Arendt

    Considering humankind from the perspective of the actions of which it is capable, this text addresses diminishing human agency and political freedom - the paradox that as human powers increase through technology and inquiry, we are less equipped to control the consequences of our actions.

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  • The Hemlock Cup
    The Hemlock Cup (Paperback) Bettany Hughes

    We think the way we do because Socrates thought the way he did. In The Hemlock Cup, acclaimed historian Bettany Hughes gives Socrates the biography he deserves, painstakingly piecing together Socrates' life and using fresh evidence to get closer to the man who asked 'how should we live?' - a question as relevant now as it has ever been.

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  • A Book Forged in Hell
    A Book Forged in Hell (English, Paperback) Steven Nadler

    When it appeared in 1670, Baruch Spinoza's Theological-Political Treatise was denounced as the most dangerous book ever published - "godless," "full of abominations," "a book forged in hell ...by the devil himself." This title the tells of story of incendiary ideas and vicious backlash.

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  • A Thousand Years of Nonlinear History
    A Thousand Years of Nonlinear History (English, Paperback) Manuel de Landa

    More than a simple expository history, A Thousand Years of Nonlinear History sketches the outlines of a renewed materialist philosophy of history in the tradition of Fernand Braudel, Gilles Deleuze, and Felix Guattari, while also engaging the critical new understanding of material processes derived from the sciences of dynamics.

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  • Being and Time
    Being and Time (English, Paperback) Martin Heidegger

    A revised translation of Heidegger's most important work.

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  • Montaigne
    Montaigne (English, Paperback) Stefan Zweig

    Written during the Second World War, Zweig's typically passionate and readable biography of Michel de Montaigne, is also a heartfelt argument for the importance of intellectual freedom, tolerance and humanism. Zweig draws strong parallels between Montaigne's age, when Europe was torn in two by conflict between Catholicism and Protestantism, and his own, in which the twin fanaticisms of Fascism and...

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  • Meditations
    Meditations (English, Paperback) Marcus Aurelius

    A translation of one of the most important texts of Western philosophy.

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  • Philosophy in the Hellenistic and Roman Worlds
    Philosophy in the Hellenistic and Roman Worlds (English, Hardback) Peter Adamson

    Peter Adamson offers an accessible, humorous tour through a period of eight hundred years when some of the most influential of all schools of thought were formed. He introduces us to Cynics and Skeptics, Epicureans and Stoics, emperors and slaves, and traces the development of early Christian philosophy and of ancient science.

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  • The System of Objects
    The System of Objects (Multiple languages, Paperback) Jean Baudrillard

    A cultural critique of the commodity in consumer society, The System of Objects is a tour de force a theoretical letter-in-a-bottle tossed into the ocean in 1968, which brilliantly communicates to us all the live ideas of the day.

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