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The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever
The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever
by Christopher Hitchens
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From the #1 New York Times best-selling author of God Is Not Great, a provocative and entertaining guided tour of atheist and agnostic thought through the ages--with never-before-published pieces by Salman Rushdie, Ian McEwan, and Ayaan Hirsi Ali... (read more)

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Surfaces and Essences: Analogy as the Fuel and Fire of Thinking
Surfaces and Essences: Analogy as the Fuel and Fire of Thinking
by Douglas Hofstadter and Emmanuel Sander
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Analogy is the core of all thinking. This is the simple but unorthodox premise that Pulitzer Prize–winning author Douglas Hofstadter and French psychologist Emmanuel Sander defend in their new work. Hofstadter has been grappling with the mysteries... (read more)

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Religion for Atheists: A Non-Believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion
Religion for Atheists: A Non-Believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion
by Alain De Botton
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What if religions are neither all true nor all nonsense? The long-running and often boring debate between fundamentalist believers and non-believers is finally moved forward by Alain de Botton’s inspiring new book, which boldly argues that the... (read more)

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Passwords (Radical Thinkers)
Passwords (Radical Thinkers)
by Jean Baudrillard
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In the spirit of Gilles Deleuze’s Abécédaire, Passwordsoffers us twelve entry points into Baudrillard’s thought.... (read more)

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God, No!: Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales
God, No!: Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales
by Penn Jillette
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A scathingly funny reinterpretation of the Ten Commandments from the larger, louder half of world-famous magic duo Penn and Teller reveals an atheist's experience in the world: from performing on the Vegas strip with Siegfried and Roy to children and... (read more)

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Philosophy Bites. by David Edmonds, Nigel Warburton
Philosophy Bites. by David Edmonds, Nigel Warburton
by David Edmonds
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What does Anthony Grayling think about atheism? Adrian Moore about infinity? For the last three years, some of the world's leading philosophers have held forth on their favorite topics on the immensely popular website philosophybites.com. The site now... (read more)

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The Good Book: A Humanist Bible
The Good Book: A Humanist Bible
by A C Grayling
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Drawn from the wealth of secular literature and philosophy in both Western and Eastern traditions, using the same techniques of editing, redaction, and adaptation that produced the holy books of the Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions, The Good Book... (read more)

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What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets
What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets
by Michael J. Sandel
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A renowned political philosopher rethinks the role that markets and money should play in our society. Should we pay children to read books or to get good grades? Should we put a price on human life to decide how much pollution to allow? Is it ethical to... (read more)

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The Necessity of Errors
The Necessity of Errors
by John Roberts
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Truth and error are interdependent; claims to truth can be made only in the light of previous error. In The Necessity of Errors, John Roberts explores how, up to Hegel, emphasis was placed on error as something that dissolves truth and needs to be... (read more)

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Examined Life: Excursions with Contemporary Thinkers
Examined Life: Excursions with Contemporary Thinkers
by Astra Taylor
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Examined Life boldly takes philosophy out of the dark corners of the academy and into the streets, reminding us that great ideas are born through profound engagement with the hustle and bustle of everyday life, not in isolation from it. A companion to... (read more)

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Some Thoughts Concerning Education: Including of the Conduct of the Understanding (Philosophical Classics)
Some Thoughts Concerning Education: Including of the Conduct of the Understanding (Philosophical Classics)
by John Locke
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In the influential essays included in this volume, the renowned English philosopher John Locke (1632-1704) advocated a more "modernized" course of education. Focusing on the curriculum, the stimulation of children's interests and imagination, and the... (read more)

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Betraying Spinoza: The Renegade Jew Who Gave Us Modernity
Betraying Spinoza: The Renegade Jew Who Gave Us Modernity
by Rebecca Goldstein
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Part of the Jewish Encounter series In 1656, Amsterdam’s Jewish community excommunicated Baruch Spinoza, and, at the age of twenty–three, he became the most famous heretic in Judaism. He was already germinating a secularist challenge to... (read more)

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The Life of the Mind (Harvest/HBJ Book)
The Life of the Mind (Harvest/HBJ Book)
by Hannah Arendt
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The authors final work, presented in a one-volume edition, is a rich, challenging analysis of mans mental activity, considered in terms of thinking, willing, and judging. Edited by Mary McCarthy; Indices.... (read more)

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Design and Truth
Design and Truth
by Robert Grudin
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“If good design tells the truth,” writes Robert Grudin in this path-breaking book on esthetics and authority, “poor design  tells a lie,  a lie usually related . . . to the  getting or  abusing of power.” From... (read more)

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Poetry, Language, Thought (Perennial Classics)
Poetry, Language, Thought (Perennial Classics)
by Martin Heidegger
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Poetry, Language, Thought collects Martin Heidegger's pivotal writings on art, its role in human life and culture, and its relationship to thinking and truth. Essential reading for students and anyone interested in the great philosophers, this book opens... (read more)

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Tyranny of the Normal
Tyranny of the Normal
by Leslie Fiedler
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Bound Together By the common thread of bioethics, these essays encompass such issues as abortion, the removal of life support, the role that doctors play in our society, and how we confront old age and Eros. Controversial, at times infuriating, Fiedler's... (read more)

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Why Does the World Exist?: An Existential Detective Story
Why Does the World Exist?: An Existential Detective Story
by Jim Holt
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Tackling the “darkest question in all of philosophy” with “raffish erudition” (Dwight Garner, New York Times), author Jim Holt explores the greatest metaphysical mystery of all: why is there something rather than nothing? This... (read more)

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Hume
Hume
by Harold Noonan
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The father of modern scepticism and perhaps the most important English philosopher, Hume was lauded within his own lifetime as a pivotal figure of the Enlightenment. His 'naturalist' approach to a wide variety of philosophical topics resulted in highly... (read more)

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The Portable Plato (Viking Portable Library)
The Portable Plato (Viking Portable Library)
by Plato
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Writing in the fourth century B.C., in an Athens that had suffered a humiliating defeat in the Peloponnesian War, Plato formulated questions that have haunted the moral, religious, and political imagination of the West for more than 2,000 years: what is... (read more)

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Experience and Education
Experience and Education
by John Dewey
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Experience and Education is the best concise statement on education ever published by John Dewey, the man acknowledged to be the pre-eminent educational theorist of the twentieth century. Written more than two decades after Democracy and Education (Dewey'... (read more)

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