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    Theories of Truth: An Introduction

    Timothy M. Mosteller 9781441119698
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    Colors of Veracity

    Vera Schwarcz 9780824838744
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    Embodied Aesthetics

    Alfonsina (edt) Scarinzi 9789004281509
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General
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When Things Fall Apart
When Things Fall Apart
by Pema Chodron
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How can we go on living "when things fall apart" — when we are overcome by pain, fear, and anxiety? Pema Chödrön's answer to that question contains some spectacularly good news: there is a fundamental happiness readily available to each one of us,... (read more)

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    Deleuze

    Alain Badiou 9780816631407
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Ethics
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This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life
This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life
by David Foster Wallace
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Only once did David Foster Wallace give a public talk on his views on life, during a commencement address given in 2005 at Kenyon College. The speech is reprinted for the first time in book form in This Is Water. How does one keep from going through... (read more)

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Aesthetics
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In Praise of Shadows
In Praise of Shadows
by Junichiro Tanizaki
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An essay on aesthetics by the Japanese novelist, this book explores architecture, jade, food, and even toilets, combining an acute sense of the use of space in buildings. The book also includes descriptions of laquerware under candlelight and women... (read more)

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Atheism and Humanism
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Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion
Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion
by Sam Harris
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For the millions of Americans who want spirituality without religion, Sam Harrisand#8217;s new book is a guide to meditation as a rational spiritual practice informed by neuroscience and psychology.andlt;brandgt;andlt;brandgt;From multiple andlt;Iandgt... (read more)

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Logic
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My Best Mathematical and Logic Puzzles (94 Edition)
My Best Mathematical and Logic Puzzles (94 Edition)
by Martin Gardner
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The noted expert and longtime author of Scientific American's Mathematical Games column selects 70 of his favorite "short" puzzles. Enthusiasts can challenge their skills with such mind-bogglers as The Returning Explorer, The Mutilated Chessboard... (read more)

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Surveys
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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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One day when Sophie comes home from school, she finds two questions in her mail: "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" Before she knows it, she is pondering all the great questions of Western philosophy (from the Greeks to Kant, to Marx... (read more)

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Anthologies
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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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General
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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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Sale Books
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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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Used Books
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Religion for Atheists (12 Edition)
Religion for Atheists (12 Edition)
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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What I'm Giving | December 1, 2014

Edward O. Wilson: IMG Edward O. Wilson: What I'm Giving



At Powell's, we feel the holidays are the perfect time to share our love of books with those close to us. For this special blog series, we reached... Continue »
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Shelf Talkers, Staff Pick | October 7, 2014

The Meaning of Human Existence



Through a brilliant melding of science and philosophy, "The father of sociobiology" boldly tackles humanity's biggest questions — namely, what... Continue »
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    The Meaning of Human Existence

    Edward O. Wilson 9780871401007
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