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The Panopticon Writings (Radical Thinkers)
The Panopticon Writings (Radical Thinkers)
by Jeremy Bentham
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This shrinkwrapped set contains twelve Verso Radical Thinkers volumes at a discounted price: Machiavelli and Usby Louis Althusser Race, Nation, Class: Ambiguous Identitiesby Etienne Balibar and Immanuel WallersteinPasswordsby Jean Baudrillard The... (read more)

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The End of Faith: Religion, Terror & the Future of Reason
The End of Faith: Religion, Terror & the Future of Reason
by Sam Harris
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This important and timely book delivers a startling analysis of the clash of faith and reason in today's world. Harris offers a vivid historical tour of mankind's willingness to suspend reason in favor of religious beliefs, even when those beliefs are... (read more)

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Faith No More: Why People Reject Religion
Faith No More: Why People Reject Religion
by Phil Zuckerman
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During his 2009 inaugural speech, President Obama described the United States as a nation of "Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus--and nonbelievers." It was the first time an American president had acknowledged the existence of this rapidly growing... (read more)

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The Christian Delusion: Why Faith Fails
The Christian Delusion: Why Faith Fails
by John W Loftus
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In this anthology of recent criticisms aimed at the reasonableness of Christian belief, Loftus has assembled fifteen outstanding articles by leading skeptics, expanding on themes introduced in his first critically acclaimed book, "Why I Became an Atheist.... (read more)

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The New Atheism: Taking a Stand for Science and Reason
The New Atheism: Taking a Stand for Science and Reason
by Victor J Stenger
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In recent years a number of bestselling books have forcefully argued that belief in God can no longer be defended on rational or empirical grounds, and that the scientific worldview has rendered obsolete the traditional beliefs held by Christianity... (read more)

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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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Happiness: A History
Happiness: A History
by Darrin Mcmahon
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Drawing on numerous sources, including art and architecture, poetry and scripture, music and theology, literature and myth, McMahon offers a sweeping intellectual history of man's most elusive yet coveted goal--happiness.... (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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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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Socrates Cafe: A Fresh Taste of Philosophy
Socrates Cafe: A Fresh Taste of Philosophy
by Christopher Phillips
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Christopher Phillips is a man on a mission: to revive the love of questions that Socrates inspired long ago in ancient Athens. "Like a Johnny Appleseed with a master's degree, Phillips has gallivanted black and forth across America, to cafe's and coffee... (read more)

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Heidegger and a Hippo Walk Through Those Pearly Gates: Using Philosophy (and Jokes!) to Explore Life, Death, the Afterlife, and Everything in Between
Heidegger and a Hippo Walk Through Those Pearly Gates: Using Philosophy (and Jokes!) to Explore Life, Death, the Afterlife, and Everything in Between
by Thomas Cathcart
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Q. Why are there almost as many jokes about death as there are about sex? A. Because they both scare the pants off us. Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein first made a name for themselves with the outrageously funny New York Times bestseller Plato and a... (read more)

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Politics and History: Montesquieu, Rousseau, Marx (Radical Thinkers)
Politics and History: Montesquieu, Rousseau, Marx (Radical Thinkers)
by Louis Althusser
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In the first two essays of this book, Louis Althusser analyses the work of two of the greatest thinkers of the Enlightenment - Montesquieu and Rousseau. He shows that although they made considerable advances towards establishing a science of politics... (read more)

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Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature: Thirtieth-Anniversary Edition
Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature: Thirtieth-Anniversary Edition
by Richard Rorty
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When it first appeared in 1979, Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature hit the philosophical world like a bombshell. In it, Richard Rorty argued that, beginning in the seventeenth century, philosophers developed an unhealthy obsession with the notion of... (read more)

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Descartes: A Beginner's Guide
Descartes: A Beginner's Guide
by Harry Bracken
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The father of modern philosophy, Descartes is still one of the most widely discussed philosophers today. Putting rationalism above all else, he sought to base all knowledge of the world on a single idea: “I think, therefore I am”. This... (read more)

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The Oxford Handbook of Wittgenstein
The Oxford Handbook of Wittgenstein
by Oskari Kuusela
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Since the middle of the 20th century Ludwig Wittgenstein has been an exceptionally influential and controversial figure wherever philosophy is studied. This is the most comprehensive volume ever published on Wittgenstein: thirty-five leading scholars... (read more)

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The Antichrist (Great Books in Philosophy)
The Antichrist (Great Books in Philosophy)
by Friedrich Nietzsche
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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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Kant's Religion Within the Boundaries of Mere Reason (Briefly)
Kant's Religion Within the Boundaries of Mere Reason (Briefly)
by David Mills Daniel
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Kant's Religion Within The Bounds of Mere Reason was written late in his life, following his most famous works including Critique of Pure Reason and Groundwork of Metaphysics of Morals. In it he considers the consequences of transcendental criticism for... (read more)

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A History of Modern Japanese Aesthetics
A History of Modern Japanese Aesthetics
by Michele F Marra
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This collection of essays, a companion volume to Modern Japanese Aesthetics, constitutes the first history of modern Japanese aesthetics in any language. It introduces readers through lucid and readable translations to works on the philosophy of art... (read more)

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Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement, #53: Minds and Persons
Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement, #53: Minds and Persons
by Anthony Ohear
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Collection of original essays by leading researchers on philosophy of mind and action.... (read more)

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