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Sex and Philosophy: Rethinking de Beauvoir and Sartre
Sex and Philosophy: Rethinking de Beauvoir and Sartre
by Edward Fullbrook
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Descartes (Oneworld Philosophers)
Descartes (Oneworld Philosophers)
by Harry M Bracken
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THis is an indispensible guide to the life and philosophy of Rene Descartes, one of the most controversial figures of his age, and the founder of modern rational thought.... (read more)

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The Agnostic Reader
The Agnostic Reader
by S T Joshi
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This reader prints selections of some of the most profound and pioneering discussions of agnosticism over the past two centuries, including essays by Thomas Henry Huxley (who coined the term), Bertrand Russell, Albert Einstein, Isaac Asimov, and others.... (read more)

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Assholes: A Theory
Assholes: A Theory
by Aaron James
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In the spirit of the mega-selling On Bullshit, philosopher Aaron James presents a theory of the asshole that is both intellectually provocative and existentially necessary. What does it mean for someone to be an asshole? The answer is not obvious... (read more)

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Driving with Plato: The Meaning of Life's Milestones
Driving with Plato: The Meaning of Life's Milestones
by Robert Rowland Smith
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What if you could have your first kiss again, but this time see it through the eyes of Shakespeare? Or learn to ride a bicycle with Einstein? Or take your driving test with Jack Kerouac? In Driving with Plato, former Oxford don Robert Rowland Smith lets... (read more)

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Why I Am Not a Christian: And Other Essays on Religion and Related Subjects
Why I Am Not a Christian: And Other Essays on Religion and Related Subjects
by Bertrand Russell
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Dedicated as few men have been to the life of reason, Bertrand Russell has always been concerned with the basic questions to which religion also addresses itself -- questions about man's place in the universe and the nature of the good life, questions... (read more)

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Blue & Brown Books
Blue & Brown Books
by Ludwig Wittgenstein
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Filled with hundreds of specific examples and organized into a coherent framework of practical concepts that can be applied by managers and entrepreneurs at all levels, Built to Last provides a master blueprint for building organizations that will... (read more)

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Fingerprints of God: What Science Is Learning about the Brain and Spiritual Experience
Fingerprints of God: What Science Is Learning about the Brain and Spiritual Experience
by Barbara Bradley Hagerty
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The New York Times bestseller that explores the startling discoveries that science is making about faith. Is spiritual experience real? Or is it a delusion? When we pray, what happens? Can science explain God? In Fingerprints of God, National Public... (read more)

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The Atheist's Guide to Christmas
The Atheist's Guide to Christmas
by Robin Harvie
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So, what do you get an atheist for Christmas? This collection of smart, funny essays, of course—short works by 42 resolutely secular-minded geniuses about how to survive (and even enjoy) the holiday season…without feeling the Christmas... (read more)

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Great Philosophers Who Failed at Love
Great Philosophers Who Failed at Love
by Andrew Shaffer
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Few people have failed at love as spectacularly as the great philosophers. Although we admire their wisdom, history is littered with the romantic failures of the most sensible men and women of every age, including: Friedrich Nietzsche: "Ah, women. They... (read more)

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Epistemology: A Beginner's Guide (Beginner's Guides)
Epistemology: A Beginner's Guide (Beginner's Guides)
by Robert M Martin
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Epistemology is the philosophical study of knowledge. Without knowledge, scientific enquiry is meaningless and we cant analyse the world around us. But what exactly is it and how do we obtain it? Presuming no prior experience of philosophy, this book... (read more)

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On Certainty
On Certainty
by Ludwig Wittgenstein
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Written over the last 18 months of his life and inspired by his interest in G. E. Moore's defense of common sense, this much discussed volume collects Wittgenstein's reflections on knowledge and certainty, on what it is to know a proposition for sure.... (read more)

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Violence: Big Ideas/Small Books
Violence: Big Ideas/Small Books
by Slavoj Zizek
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Philosopher, cultural critic, and agent provocateur Slavoj Zižek constructs a fascinating new framework to look at the forces of violence in our world. Using history, philosophy, books, movies, Lacanian psychiatry, and jokes, Slavoj Zižek... (read more)

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Sophie's World: A Novel about the History of Philosophy
Sophie's World: A Novel about the History of Philosophy
by Jostein Gaarder
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A page-turning novel that is also an exploration of the great philosophical concepts of Western thought, Sophies World has fired the imagination of readers all over the world, with more than twenty million copies in print. One day fourteen-year-old... (read more)

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Locke (Oneworld Thinkers)
Locke (Oneworld Thinkers)
by Edward Feser
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The philosophy of John Locke has dramatically shaped the way we live today. He is quoted in the Declaration of Independence and has had a lasting influence on many of our political systems, shaping our ideas on rights, government by consent, religious... (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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Not only can the man rant, he can write. From the larger, louder half of the world-famous magic duo Penn & Teller comes a scathingly funny reinterpretation of The Ten Commandments. They are The Penn Commandments, and they reveal one outrageous and... (read more)

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New Essays on Semantic Externalism and Self-Knowledge (Bradford Books)
New Essays on Semantic Externalism and Self-Knowledge (Bradford Books)
by Susanna Nuccetelli
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Semantic externalism is the thesis that the contents of some words and thoughts depend in part on properties external to the person who entertains them. In a departure from the widely held doctrine of internalism, externalists maintain that not all... (read more)

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Being and Nothingness
Being and Nothingness
by Jean Paul Sartre
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A philosophical classic and major cornerstone of modern existentialism Often criticized and all-too-rarely understood, the philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre encompasses the dilemmas and aspirations of the individual in contemporary society. Being and... (read more)

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Answers for Aristotle: How Science and Philosophy Can Lead Us to a More Meaningful Life
Answers for Aristotle: How Science and Philosophy Can Lead Us to a More Meaningful Life
by Massimo Pigliucci
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How should we live? According to philosopher and biologist Massimo Pigliucci, the greatest guidance to this essential question lies in combining the wisdom of 24 centuries of philosophy with the latest research from 21st century science. In Answers... (read more)

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A Small Treatise on the Great Virtues: The Uses of Philosophy in Everyday Life
A Small Treatise on the Great Virtues: The Uses of Philosophy in Everyday Life
by A Comte Sponville
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In this graceful, incisive book, writer-philosopher André Comte-Sponville reexamines the classical virtues to help us understand "what we should do, who we should be, and how we should live." In the process, he gives us an entirely new perspective... (read more)

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