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The Indispensability of Mathematics

Mark Colyvan

The Quine-Putnam indispensability argument in the philosophy of mathematics urges us to place mathematical entities on the same ontological footing as other theoretical entities essential to our best scientific theories. Recently, the argument has come... (read more)

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The God Delusion

Richard Dawkins

A typically bold and incisive book from one of our great science writers, The God Delusion pulls no punches. I gave it to my cousin in hardcover last year, and he hasn't stopped citing passages since. "There are lots of people out there," Dawkins notes... (read more)

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Dictionary of Philosophy

A R Lacey

First published in 1976, the DICTIONARY OF PHILOSOPHY has established itself as the best available text of its kind, explaining often unfamiliar, complicated, and diverse terminology. The DICTIONARY takes the most common terms and notions and clarifies... (read more)

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Interrogating Cultural Studies: Theory, Politics and Practice

Paul Bowman

This book presents an original and innovative new approach to the field of cultural studies in the form of a series of dynamically executed interviews with some of the worlds leading and some of the most challenging emergent cultural theorists, from both... (read more)

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A Philosopher's Compass

Jonathan Jacobs

Designed to accompany any Introductory Philosophy textbook, this supplement is especially useful in classes using primary source readings. Its chief aim is to focus students on appreciating and considering issues in a philosophical manner. The book... (read more)

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Missing Out: In Praise of the Unlived Life

Adam Phillips

A transformative book about the lives we wish we had and what they can teach us about who we are All of us lead two parallel lives: the one we are actively living, and the one we feel we should have had or might yet have. As... (read more)

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Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books

Azar Nafisi

Every Thursday morning for two years in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Azar Nafisi, a bold and inspired teacher, secretly gathered seven of her most committed female students to read forbidden Western classics. Some came from conservative and religious... (read more)

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