Children are, in many ways, born philosophers. Without prompting, they ask some of the largest questions: about time, mortality, happiness and the meaning of it all. Yet sadly, too often, this inborn curiosity is not developed and with a... read more

Big Ideas for Curious Minds: An Introduction to Philosophy
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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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When you explore older atheisms, you will find some of your firmest convictions - secular or religious - are highly questionable. If this prospect disturbs you, what you are looking for may be freedom from thought.'For a generation now, public debate has been corroded by ... read more

Seven Types of Atheism
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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 if you're not who you think you are?  What if you don't really know the people closest to you?  And what if your most deeply-held beliefs turn out to be...wrong?  In Stop Being Reasonable,philosopher Eleanor Gordon-Smith tells gripping true stories... read more

Stop Being Reasonable
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In The Soul of the Marionette, John Gray draws together the religious, philosophic and fantastical traditions that question the very idea of human freedom. We flatter ourselves about the nature of free will and yet the most enormous ... read more

The Soul of the Marionette - A Short Enquiry into Human Freedom
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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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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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Why was Sartre afraid of lobsters? What makes art great? Are the jokes in Kant’s Critique of Judgment funny? Does philosophy actually make philosophers wiser? As ... read more

There Are Two Errors in the the Title of This Book: A Sourcebook of Philosophical Puzzles, Problems, and Paradoxes. Robert M. Martin
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What is the history of knowledge? This engaging and accessible introduction explains what is distinctive about the new field of the history of knowledge (or, as some scholars say, knowledges in the plural ) and how it differs from the history of science, intellectua... read more

What is the History of Knowledge?
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Do you consider yourself stoical? Do a bit of meditation or mindfulness practice? Buddhism and Stoicism have a lot to offer modern readers seeking the good life, but they're also radical systems that ask much of their followers. I... read more

More Than Happiness: Buddhist and Stoic Wisdom for a Sceptical Age
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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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