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 Philosophy

Series:Very Short Introductions

To understand China, it is essential to understand Confucianism. First formulated in the sixth century BCE, the teachings of Confucius would come to dominate Chinese society, politics, economics, and ethics. In this Very Short Introduction, Daniel K. Gardner e... read more

Confucianism: A Very Short Introduction
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Series:The\Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Ser.

Explore the mind and world of the brilliant neurosurgeon-turned-Sorcerer Supreme Doctor Stephen Strange
Essays from two-dozen philosophers illuminate how essential philosophical concepts, including existentialism, epistemology, metaphysics, and ethics, combine... read more

Doctor Strange and Philosophy
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What's the best way to answer some of the biggest questions in life-questions like- Does God exist? What is the meaning of life? Is there a basic principle for all moral decisions? What is the best way to organise society? How d... read more

I Think, Therefore I Draw: Understanding Philosophy Through Cartoons
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Some of our strongest, most lasting relationships are hidden in plain view-those we have with objects. What do our possessions do for us? And how do they do it? In The Promise of Things, Ruth Quibell explores what our possessions say about us: who we think we are, what we long... read more

The Promise of things
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These authors range from John Henry Newman in the nineteenth century to Joseph Needham, who died in 1995, and include G. K. Chesterton, Arnold Toynbee, R. H. Tawney, Malcolm Muggeridge, T. S. Eliot and C. S Lewis. Their reactions vary fro... read more

Intellectuals and the Decline of Religion: Essays and Reviews
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In Scatterlings, Martin Shaw walks the myth-lines of seven stories based in and around his homeland of Dartmoor, England. Rather than the commentaries on such tales being primarily balanced against other literary sources, Shaw uses what actually o... read more

Scatterlings: Getting Claimed in the Age of Amnesia
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The Wealth of Nationsby Adam Smith It is symbolic that Adam Smith's masterpiece of economic analysis, The Wealth of Nations, was first published in 1776, the same year as the "Declaration of Independence." In his book, Smith fervently extolled the simple yet enlightened notion tha... read more

Nophoto
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Philosophy begins with questions about the nature of reality and how we should live. These were the concerns of Socrates, who spent his days in the ancient Athenian marketplace asking awkward questions, disconcerting the people he met by showing them how little they genuinely understood. This engaging... read more

A Little History of Philosophy
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The Gift brilliantly argues for the importance of creativity in our increasingly money-driven society. Reaching deep into literature, anthropology and psychology Lewis Hyde's modern masterpiece has at its heart the simple and important idea that a 'gift' can inspire and change our lives.

The Gift: How the Creative Spirit Transforms the World
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A. C. Grayling's lucid and stimulating books, based on the idea that philosophy should engage with the world and make itself useful, are immensely popular. The Challenge of Things joins earlier collections like The Reason of Things and Thin... read more

The Challenge of Things - Thinking Through Troubled Times
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The Bedside Book of Philosophy will expand your mind, put your neurons through their paces and question the foundations of your opinions and knowledge itself. You'll discover that you can't even trust your own senses - even though they are all you have. Filled with philosophical puzzles that have intr... read more

Bedside Book of Philosophy
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Reading Level:General Adult

Real salutes what the world has to offer. This visually stunning, thought-provoking book is about looking around with awareness, noticing life's quiet details, and knowing that the honesty of time changes everything--from a human face, a family home, or a fragile sampler book of antique lace. Real is... read more

Real: Living a Balanced Life
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