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  • On the Shortness of Life by Seneca
    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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  • Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
    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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  • Philosophical Investigations by Ludwig Wittgenstein
    Philosophical Investigations (English, Paperback) Ludwig Wittgenstein

    In this definitive new en face German-English edition, Wittgenstein experts Peter Hacker and Joachim Schulte have incorporated significant editorial changes to earlier editions of Philosophical Investigations in order to reflect more closely Wittgenstein's original intentions.

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  • Simulacra and Simulation by Jean Baudrillard
    Simulacra and Simulation (English, Paperback) Jean Baudrillard

    Develops a theory of contemporary culture that relies on displacing economic notions of cultural production with notions of cultural expenditure. This book represents an effort to rethink cultural theory from the perspective of a concept of cultural materialism, one that radically redefines postmodern formulations of the body.

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  • Either/Or by Soren Kierkegaard
    Either/Or (English, Paperback) Soren Kierkegaard

    Published in 1843, this is one of the earliest of Kierkegaard's major works. The author plays devil's advocate putting forward two opposing points of view challenging the reader to question the different alternatives. This book is written to provoke philosophical debate.

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  • Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
    Meditations (English, Paperback) Marcus Aurelius

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

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  • The Myth of Sisyphus (mass market paperback) by Albert Camus
    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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  • Human, All Too Human & Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche
    Human, All Too Human & Beyond Good and Evil (English, Paperback) Friedrich Nietzsche

    Human, All Too Human (1878) marks the point where Nietzsche abandons German romanticism for the French Enlightenment. The result is one of the cornerstones of his life's work. Beyond Good and Evil (1886) is a scathing and powerful critique of philosophy, religion and science.

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  • A Guide to the Good Life by William B. Irvine
    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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  • Socrates in Love by Armand D'Angour
    Socrates in Love (English, Hardback) Armand D'Angour

    An innovative and insightful exploration of the passionate early life of Socrates and the influences that led him to become the first and greatest of philosophers.

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  • Dialectic of Enlightenment by Theodor Adorno
    Dialectic of Enlightenment (English, Paperback) Theodor Adorno

    A classic of twentieth-century thought, charting how reason regressed back into myth and superstition

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  • Simone Weil: An Anthology by Simone Weil
    Simone Weil: An Anthology (English, Paperback) Simone Weil

    Simone Weil was one of the foremost thinkers of the twentieth century: a philosopher, theologian, critic, sociologist and political activist. This anthology spans the wide range of her thought, and includes an extract from her best-known work 'The Need for Roots', exploring the ways in which modern society fails the human soul; her thoughts on the misuse of language by those in power; and the...

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  • Essays and Aphorisms by Arthur Schopenhauer
    Essays and Aphorisms (English, Hardback) Arthur Schopenhauer

    One of the philosophers of the nineteenth century, believed that human action is determined not by reason but by 'will' - the blind and irrational desire for physical existence. This title includes his writings on religion, ethics, politics, women, suicide, books and many other themes.

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  • Plato's Republic by Angie Hobbs
    Plato's Republic (English, Hardback) Angie Hobbs

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  • Ubuntu Contributionism by Michael Tellinger
    Ubuntu Contributionism (English, Paperback) Michael Tellinger $23.25 $29.00
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  • Difference and Repetition by Gilles Deleuze
    Difference and Repetition (English, Paperback) Gilles Deleuze

    Since its publication in 1968, Difference and Repetition, an exposition of the critique of identity, has come to be considered a contemporary classic in philosophy and one of Gilles Deleuze's most important works. The text follows the development of two central concepts, those of pure difference and complex repetition. It shows how the two concepts are related, difference implying divergence and...

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  • The Birth of Tragedy by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
    The Birth of Tragedy (English, Paperback) Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

    Philosopher's classic study declares that Greek tragedy achieved greatness through a fusion of elements of Apollonian restraint and control with Dionysian components of passion and the irrational.

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  • Montaigne by Stefan Zweig
    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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  • How to Be Free by Epictetus
    How to Be Free (English, Hardback) Epictetus

    A new edition of Epictetus' famed handbook on Stoicism has been translated by one of the world's leading authorities on Stoic philosophy.

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  • Dark Ecology by Timothy Morton
    Dark Ecology (English, Paperback) Timothy Morton

    Timothy Morton explores the foundations of the ecological crisis to reestablish our ties to nonhuman beings and rediscover playfulness and joy. Dark ecology puts us in an uncanny position of radical self-knowledge, illuminating our place in the biosphere and our belonging to a species in a sense that is far less obvious than we like to think.

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