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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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  • Justice
    Justice (Paperback) Michael Sandel

    Is it always wrong to lie? Should there be limits to personal freedom? Can killing sometimes be justified? Is the free market fair? What is the right thing to do? This title invites readers of all ages and political persuasions on a journey of moral reflection, and shows how reasoned debate can illuminate our lives.

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  • Antifragile
    Antifragile (English, Paperback) Nassim Nicholas Taleb

    Tough times don't last. Tough people do. In this book, the author shows that highly improbable and unpredictable events underlie almost everything about our world.

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  • Democracy and Its Crisis
    Democracy and Its Crisis (English, Hardback) A. C. Grayling

    An urgent exploration of the challenges facing democracy today

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  • The Road Less Travelled
    The Road Less Travelled (Paperback) M. Scott Peck

    Scott Peck, a psychiatrist, suggests ways in which facing our difficulties - and suffering through the changes - can enable us to reach a higher level of self-understanding. Hugely influential, it has now sold over ten million copies - and has changed many people's lives round the globe.

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  • Ethics in the Real World
    Ethics in the Real World (English, Paperback) Peter Singer

    Peter Singer is often described as the world's most influential philosopher. He is also one of its most controversial. The author of important books such as Animal Liberation, Practical Ethics, Rethinking Life and Death, and The Life You Can Save, he helped launch the animal rights and effective altruism movements and contributed to the development of bioethics. Now, in Ethics in the Real World,...

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  • The Craftsman
    The Craftsman (Paperback) Richard Sennett

    Most of us have to work. But is work just a means to an end? In trying to make a living, have we lost touch with the idea of making things well? This book offers an exploration of craftsmanship - the desire to do a job well for its own sake - as a template for living.

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  • Religion for Atheists
    Religion for Atheists (English, Paperback) Alain de Botton

    All of us, whether religious, agnostic or atheist, are searching for meaning. In this book, a non-believer both rejects the supernatural claims of the major religions and points out just how many good ideas they sometimes have about how we should live. It looks at the God debate with fresh eyes.

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  • Materialism
    Materialism (English, Hardback) Terry Eagleton

    A brilliant introduction to the philosophical concept of materialism and its relevance to contemporary science and culture

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  • Sum
    Sum (English, Paperback) David Eagleman

    What happens to us when we die? And what does that tell us about being human?

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  • The Republic - the Influential Classic
    The Republic - the Influential Classic (English, Hardback) Plato

    The newest deluxe edition in the bestselling Capstone Classics Series This ancient classic has had a make-over. In recent years these Capstone Classic deluxe editions have caught the book buying public's imagination.

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  • The Pig That Wants to Be Eaten
    The Pig That Wants to Be Eaten (Paperback) Julian Baggini

    Presents 100 thought experiments - short scenarios which pose a problem in a vivid and concrete way - and invites readers to think about possible answers for him/herself. This book includes experiments that cover identity, religion, art, ethics, language, knowledge and more.

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  • Treatise on Toleration
    Treatise on Toleration (English, Paperback) Voltaire

    "First published in French as Traitae sur la Tolaerance, A l'occasion de la mort de Jean Calas, 1763"--Title page verso.

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  • Freud
    Freud (English, Hardback) Joel Whitebook

    This book presents a radical look at the founder of psychoanalysis in his broader cultural context, addressing critical issues and challenging stereotypes.

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  • The Art of Happiness
    The Art of Happiness (English, Paperback) Epicurus

    Offers teachings of Epicurus - about life and death, religion and science, physical sensation, happiness, morality, and friendship-attracted legions of adherents throughout the ancient Mediterranean world and deeply influenced later European thought. This volume includes all of his extant writings - his letters, doctrines, and Vatican sayings.

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  • Classical Philosophy
    Classical Philosophy (English, Hardback) Peter Adamson

    In 43 lively chapters Peter Adamson tells the story of philosophy from its beginnings to Plato and Aristotle. Most histories jump from one famous name to another, but Adamson shows that the people and ideas in between, usually overlooked, are fascinating and significant. Based on his popular podcasts, this is serious history with a light touch.

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  • The Most Good You Can Do
    The Most Good You Can Do (English, Paperback) Peter Singer

    From the ethicist the New Yorker calls "the most influential living philosopher," a new way of thinking about living ethically

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  • How to Age
    How to Age (English, Paperback) Anne Karpf, The School of Life

    A deep and thoughtful look at what it means to age, how to do it well and why we care at all

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  • This Is Water
    This Is Water (English, Hardback) David Foster Wallace

    David Foster Wallace probes the challenges of daily living and offers advice that renews us with every reading.

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  • How to Stay Sane
    How to Stay Sane (English, Paperback) Philippa Perry

    A handbook to console, nourish and gently lead us on the path to emotional balance

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