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  • Capitalist Realism by Mark Fisher
    Capitalist Realism (English, Paperback) Mark Fisher

    A bestselling analysis of the ways in which capitalism has presented itself as the only realistic political-economic system.

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  • Free Will by Sam Harris
    Free Will (English, Paperback) Sam Harris $13.88
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  • What Is Philosophy for? by Mary Midgley
    What Is Philosophy for? (English, Paperback) Mary Midgley

    Why should anybody take an interest in philosophy? Is it just another detailed study like metallurgy? Or is it similar to history, literature and even religion: a study meant to do some personal good and influence our lives?...

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  • The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
    The Prince (English, Paperback) Niccolo Machiavelli

    HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics.

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  • The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
    The Prince (English, Hardback) Niccolo Machiavelli, Tim Parks

    How can a leader be strong and decisive, yet still inspire loyalty in his followers? When is it necessary to break the rules? Is it better to be feared than loved? Examining regimes and their rulers the world over and throughout history, from Roman Emperors to renaissance Popes, the author answers all these questions.

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  • Like A Thief In Broad Daylight by Slavoj Zizek
    Like A Thief In Broad Daylight (Hardback) Slavoj Zizek

    In recent years, techno-scientific progress has started to utterly transform our world - changing it almost beyond recognition. In this extraordinary new book, renowned philosopher Slavoj Zizek turns to look at the brave new world of Big Tech, revealing how, with each new wave of innovation, we find ourselves moving closer and closer to a bizarrely literal realisation of Marx's prediction that...

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  • How Will Capitalism End? by Wolfgang Streeck
    How Will Capitalism End? (English, Paperback) Wolfgang Streeck

    The provocative political thinker asks if it will be with a bang or a whimper

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  • The Open Society and Its Enemies by Sir Karl Popper
    The Open Society and Its Enemies (English, Paperback) Sir Karl Popper

    `If in this book harsh words are spoken about some of the greatest among the intellectual leaders of mankind, my motive is not, I hope, to belittle them. It springs rather from my conviction that, if our civilization is to survive, we must break with the habit of deference to great men.'...

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

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

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  • Political Philosophy by Adam Swift
    Political Philosophy (English, Paperback) Adam Swift

    * New edition of this hugely successful textbook by a leading political philosopher * Introduces students to the key issues of political philosphy: social justice, democracy, liberty, equality, community.

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  • Man, the State, and War by Kenneth N. Waltz
    Man, the State, and War (English, Paperback) Kenneth N. Waltz

    What are the causes of war? To answer this question, Waltz examines the ideas of major thinkers throughout the history of Western civilization. He explores works both by classic political philosophers, such as St. Augustine, Hobbes, Kant, and Rousseau, and by modern psychologists and anthropologists to discover ideas intended to explain war among states and related prescriptions for peace.

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  • A New Philosophy of Society by Manuel DeLanda
    A New Philosophy of Society (English, Paperback) Manuel DeLanda

    Offers a look at how the contemporary world is characterized by an extraordinary social complexity. This book takes the reader on a journey that starts with personal relations and climbs up one scale at a time to territorial states and beyond.

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  • Notes Toward a Performative Theory of Assembly by Judith Butler
    Notes Toward a Performative Theory of Assembly (English, Paperback) Judith Butler

    Judith Butler elucidates the dynamics of public assembly under prevailing economic and political conditions. Understanding assemblies as plural forms of performative action, she extends her theory of performativity to show why precarity destruction of the conditions of livability is a galvanizing force and theme in today's highly visible protests.

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  • Theory and Methods in Political Science by Vivien Lowndes
    Theory and Methods in Political Science (English, Paperback) Vivien Lowndes

    Integrating guides to further reading and clear examples of how research methods can be applied, it enables readers to feel confident about taking their study of politics forward. An ideal foundation for study and research in political science, this textbook will be essential to students at any stage of their degree.

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  • Public Philosophy by Michael J. Sandel
    Public Philosophy (English, Paperback) Michael J. Sandel

    Liberals often worry that inviting moral and religious argument into the public sphere runs the risk of intolerance and coercion. These essays respond to that concern by showing that substantive moral discourse in a pluralist society is not at odds with progressive public purposes.

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  • What Money Can't Buy by Michael Sandel
    What Money Can't Buy (English, Paperback) Michael Sandel

    Should we financially reward children for good marks? Is it ethical to pay people to donate organs? What about hiring mercenaries to fight our wars, outsourcing inmates to for-profit prisons or selling citizenship? In this title, the author asks: Isn't there something wrong with a world in which everything is for sale?

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  • Utopia by Saint Thomas More
    Utopia (English, Paperback) Saint Thomas More

    Offers a traveller's account of a newly-discovered island (Utopia) where the inhabitants enjoy a social order based on natural reason and justice, and human fulfillment is open to all.

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  • On Liberty by John Stuart Mill
    On Liberty (Paperback) John Stuart Mill

    Explores the risks and responsibilities of liberty. Examining the tyranny that can come both from government and from the herd-like opinion of the majority, this title proposes a freedom to think, unite, and pursue our pleasures as the most important freedoms, as long as we cause no harm to others.

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  • Fools, Frauds and Firebrands by Roger Scruton
    Fools, Frauds and Firebrands (English, Paperback) Roger Scruton

    What does the Left look like today and how has it evolved? Is there any foundation for resistance to its agenda without religious faith?

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  • Aesthetics and Politics by Theodor W. Adorno
    Aesthetics and Politics (English, Paperback) Theodor W. Adorno, Walter Benjamin

    Features the text in the great controversies over literature and art between thinkers who have become giants of 20th-century philosophy.

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