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The Art of War

By: Sun Tzu

Price: $14.95

Publisher: UK, Macmillan Collector's Library: 2018

Seller ID: 9781509827954

ISBN: 1509827951

Condition: New


This is a fresh, contemporary translation of Sun Tzu's The Art of War for the 21st century. As well as its historical importance, it is one of the most influential political and business books of our era. This edition rediscovers the essential clarity of the ancient masterpiece, cited by generals from a dozen Chinese dynasties, international business leaders, and modern military field manuals. It also contains a full commentary on Sun Tzu, the man and his ideas, contemporary of Confucius and Buddha; and a critical guide to further reading. This is the perfect introduction to one of the world's... View more info

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The Consolations of Philosophy [Popular Penguins]

By: Alain de Botton

Price: $12.95

Publisher: UK, Penguin: 2008

Seller ID: 9780141038377

ISBN: 0141038373

Condition: New


Alain de Botton's The Consolations of Philosophy takes the discipline of logic and the mind back to its roots. Drawing inspiration from six of the finest minds in history - Socrates, Epicurus, Seneca, Montaigne, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche - he addresses lack of money, the pain of love, inadequacy, anxiety and conformity. De Botton's book led one critic to call philosophy 'the new rock and roll'. About the Author: Alain de Botton was born in Zurich, Switzerland in 1969 and now lives in London. He is a writer of essayistic books that have been described as a 'philosophy of everyday life.' He's ... View more info

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Philosophy : Who Needs It

By: Ayn Rand

Price: $13.95

Publisher: USA, Signet: 2000

Edition: Centenary Edition

Seller ID: 9780451138934

ISBN: 0451138937

Condition: New


This collection of essays was the last work planned by Ayn Rand before her death in 1982. In it, she summarizes her view of philosophy and deals with a broad spectrum of topics. According to Ayn Rand, the choice we make is not whether to have a philosophy, but which one to have: rational, conscious, and therefore practical; or contradictory, unidentified, and ultimately lethal. Written with all the clarity and eloquence that have placed Ayn Rand's Objectivist philosophy in the mainstream of American thought, these essays range over such basic issues as education, morality, censorship, and infl... View more info

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Capitalism : The Unknown Ideal

By: Ayn Rand

Price: $14.95

Publisher: USA, Signet: 1987

Seller ID: 9780451147950

ISBN: 0451147952

Condition: New


The foundations of capitalism are being battered by a flood of altruism, which is the cause of the modern world's collapse. This is the view of Ayn Rand, a view so radically opposed to prevailing attitudes that it constitutes a major philosophic revolution. In this series of essays, she presents her stand on the persecution of big business, the causes of war, the default of conservatism, and the evils of altruism. Here is a challenging new look at modern society by one of the most provocative intellectuals on the American scene. 'One of the most revolutionary and powerful works on capitalis... View more info

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The Virtue of Selfishness

By: Ayn Rand

Price: $14.95

Publisher: USA, Signet: 2011

Edition: 50

Seller ID: 9780451163936

ISBN: 0451163931

Condition: New


Ayn Rand here sets forth the moral principles of Objectivism, the philosophy that holds man's life -- the life proper to a rational being -- as the standards of moral values and regards altruism as incompatible with man's nature, with the creative requirements of his survival, and with a free society. About the Author: A Life More Compelling Than Fiction' was the slogan of the 1997 Academy Award-nominated documentary AynRand- A Sense of Life. The film poster describes AynRand as 'The most original, uncompromising and controversial writer/philosopher of the twentieth century.' Born and raised ... View more info

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The Tao of Pooh and the The Te of Piglet

By: Benjamin Hoff

Price: $33.95

Publisher: UK, Egmont: 2015

Edition: Second Special Edition

Seller ID: 9780416199253

ISBN: 0416199259

Condition: New


'It's hard to be brave,' said Piglet, sniffing slightly, 'when you're only a Very Small Animal.' Winnie-the-Pooh is `The Bear for all Ages', and now he's more fun than ever before. Join in The Tao of Pooh and the Te of Piglet! Pooh's Way of doing things seems strangely close to the ancient principle of Taoist philosophy, while Piglet exhibits the very important principle in Taoism of the Te, meaning Virtue of the Small. The author's explanations of Taoism and Te through Pooh and Piglet show that this is not an ancient and remote philosophy but something that you can use, here and now. An... View more info

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On the Warrior's Path [Second Edition] Philosophy, Fighting and Martial Arts Mythology

By: Daniele Bolelli

Price: $29.95

Publisher: USA, Blue Snake Books: 2008

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 9781583942192

ISBN: 158394219X

Condition: New


The urge to forge one's character by fighting, in daily life as well as on the mat, appeals to something deep within us. More than a collection of fighting techniques, martial arts constitute a path to developing body, spirit, and awareness. On the Warrior's Path connects the martial arts with this larger perspective, merging subtle philosophies with no-holds-barred competition, Nietzsche with Bruce Lee, radical Taoism and Buddhism with the Star Wars Trilogy, traditional martial arts with basketball and American Indian culture. At the center of all these phenomena is the warrior. Though this a... View more info

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The Art of Living: The Classical Manual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness

By: Epictetus

Price: $24.95

Publisher: USA, Harper Collins: 2007

Seller ID: 002858

ISBN: 0061286052

Condition: New


"An immense dose of Epictetus would do us all a great deal of good, and I am grateful (beyond irony) to Tom Wolfe for reviving Epictetus" - Harold Bloom. So what makes the writings of this former slave so powerful today? Epictetus observed that although everyday life is fraught with difficulty, a life of virtue is within reach. He dedicated his life to outlining the simple way to happiness, fulfillment, and tranquility. By putting into practice the 93 witty, wise, and razor-sharp instructions that make up "The Art of Living", readers learn to gracefully meet the challenges of everyday life as ... View more info

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The Denial of Death

By: Ernest Becker

Price: $29.95

Publisher: UK, Souvenir Press: 2011

Seller ID: 9780285638976

ISBN: 0285638971

Condition: New


Ernest Becker tackles our relationship to mortality and searches for alternative ways to live. Winner of the 1974 Pulitzer Prize and the culmination of Ernest Becker's life's work, The Denial of Death is one of the twentieth-century's great works. In it Ernest Becker passionately seeks to understand the basis of human existence. Taking the fundamental fact of existence as man's refusal to acknowledge his own mortality, Becker sheds new light on humanity and the meaning of life itself. Becker views human civilisation and achievement as an attempt to transcend a sense of mortality. Mankind seeks... View more info

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Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for Everyone and No One

By: Friedrich Nietzsche

Price: $9.95

Publisher: UK, Penguin: 1978

Seller ID: 000624

ISBN: 0140441182

Condition: New


Nietzsche was one of the most revolutionary and subversive thinkers in Western philosophy, and Thus Spoke Zarathustra remains his most famous and influential work. It describes how the ancient Persian prophet Zarathustra descends from his solitude in the mountains to tell the world that God is dead and that the Superman, the human embodiment of divinity, is his successor. With blazing intensity and poetic brilliance, Nietzsche argues that the meaning of existence is not to be found in religious pieties or meek submission, but in an all-powerful life force: passionate, chaotic and free. R. J H... View more info

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The Restful Mind : A New Way of Thinking : A New Way of Life

By: Gyalwa Dokhampa

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Yellow Kite: 2018

Seller ID: 9781444762310

ISBN: 1444762311

Condition: New


The restless mind is frightened of silence, easily bored, and busy, busy, busy. The restful mind is creative and alert, relaxed and confident. The step from one to the other is all in the way we think. His Eminence Gyalwa Dokhampa has a real understanding of the pressures of modern life and how our crowded minds have left us too little space to stretch and grow. He shows us new ways to calm body and mind, become more aware, better able to deal with problems and appreciate the moment. It is with our mind that we create our world. Here's how to open it up and let the world in. About the Author:... View more info

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The Warrior Within : The Philosophies of Bruce Lee

By: John Little

Price: $29.95

Publisher: USA, Chartwell Books: 2016

Seller ID: 9780785834441

ISBN: 0785834443

Condition: New


Inspire and educate yourself with this comprehensive guide to the tactful and legendary ways of renowned martial arts master, Bruce Lee! During his lifetime, legendary martial artist Bruce Lee formulated a complex personal philosophy--a synthesis of Eastern and Western ideals--that extolled the virtues of knowledge and total mastery of one's self. However, most of his philosophical writings could be found only within the personal library of the Bruce Lee estate--until now. The Warrior Within is the most comprehensive volume of these teachings, meant to help you apply Lee's philosophies to y... View more info

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Tao Te Ching: The Ancient Classic

By: Lao Tzu

Price: $21.95

Publisher: UK, Capstone Publishing: 2012

Seller ID: 003629

ISBN: 0857083112

Condition: New


A luxury, keep-sake edition of an ancient Chinese scripture This ancient text, fundamental to Taoism, has become a source of inspiration and guidance for millions in modern society. It's focus on attunement, rather than mindless striving, offers an alternative to command-and-control leadership and a different way of seeing personal success a position that has led to this ancient Chinese text becoming an internationally bestselling personal development guide. Now the text has been given a makeover and this deluxe, gift edition is set to become the market leader, following in the footsteps of th... View more info

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Tao Te Ching

By: Lao Tzu

Price: $5.99

Publisher: USA, Dover Publications: 1997

Edition: Dover Thrift Edition

Seller ID: 9780486297927

ISBN: 0486297926

Condition: New


An integral part of Chinese thought for more than 2,000 years, the Tao Te Ching teaches individual peace and harmony through meditation. One of the most influential books in history. Tao (the Way) is one of the most profound and influential of the world's spiritual traditions, and the Tao Te Ching (The Book of the Way and Its Virtue) has left its imprint on Far Eastern philosophy, art, and literature for over two thousand years. This classic of meditative insight was an important influence on Buddhist thought. Its key tenet is wu-wei, naturalness and simplicity, a mystical path of spontaneity ... View more info

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Meditations [Penguin Classics]

By: Marcus Aurelius

Price: $14.95

Publisher: UK, Penguin: 2015

Edition: Penguin Classics

Seller ID: 9780140449334

ISBN: 0140449337

Condition: New


Written in Greek by an intellectual Roman emperor without any intention of publication, the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius (AD 121-180) offer a wide range of fascinating spiritual reflections and exercises developed as the leader struggled to understand himself and make sense of the universe. Spanning from doubt and despair to conviction and exaltation, they cover such diverse topics as the question of virtue, human rationality, the nature of the gods and Aurelius's own emotions. But while the Meditations were composed to provide personal consolation, in developing his beliefs Marcus also crea... View more info

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Meditations [Popular Penguins]

By: Marcus Aurelius

Price: $12.95

Publisher: UK, Penguin: 2011

Edition: Popular Penguin

Seller ID: 9780143566328

ISBN: 0143566326

Condition: New


These spiritual reflections of Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius (AD 121-180) show a leader trying to make sense of himself and the universe, and cover diverse topics such as the question of virtue, human rationality and the nature of the gods. In developing his personal beliefs, Aurelius created one of the greatest works of philosophy: a series of wise and practical aphorisms that have been consulted by statesmen, thinkers and everyday philosophers for almost two thousand years. About the Author: Marcus Aurelius Antoninus was born in AD 121, in the reign of the emperor Hadrian. At first he was c... View more info

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Meditations

By: Marcus Aurelius

Price: $7.99

Publisher: USA, Dover: 2018

Edition: Dover Thrift Editions

Seller ID: 9780486298238

ISBN: 048629823X

Condition: New


Stirring reflections on the human condition provide a fascinating glimpse into the mind and personality of a highly principled Roman warrior and emperor of the 2nd century. One of the world's most famous and influential books, Meditations, by the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius (A.D. 121 180), incorporates the stoic precepts he used to cope with his life as a warrior and administrator of an empire. Ascending to the imperial throne in A.D. 161, Aurelius found his reign beset by natural disasters and war. In the wake of these challenges, he set down a series of private reflections, outlining a phi... View more info

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The Heart Sutra: Becoming a Buddha Through Meditation

By: Osho

Price: $19.95

Publisher: USA, Osho International: 2014

Seller ID: 000638

ISBN: 1938755901

Condition: New


The Heart Sutra, originally a very short set of verses, was given in privacy. It was a message to one of Buddha's close disciples, Sariputra, and was specifically addressed to him. Over time, the Heart Sutra became one of Buddhism's core teachings. In these ten talks Osho presents the powerful message of these ancient words and brings them to a modern audience - one with different minds and needs than the original audiences of Buddha more than 2,500 years ago. Osho's message is not about Buddha the historical figure: instead, he addresses his readers and listeners and encourages them to discov... View more info

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The Art of War [Collins Classics]

By: Sun Tzu

Price: $9.99

Publisher: UK, William Collins: 2018

Seller ID: 9780008296445

ISBN: 0008296448

Condition: New


HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics. The ancient Chinese art of warfare written by military strategist Sun Tzu in the 5th century BC. About the Author: Sun Tzu was a Chinese general, military tactician and philosopher living in the 5th century BC. He is traditionally credited as the author of The Art of War. View more info

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The Art of War [Collins Classics]

By: Sun Tzu

Price: $5.99

Publisher: UK, William Collins: 2011

Seller ID: 9780007420124

ISBN: 0007420129

Condition: New


Written in the 6th century BC, Sun Tzu's The Art of War is a Chinese military treatise that is still revered today as the ultimate commentary on war and military strategy. Focussing on the principle that one can outsmart your foe mentally by thinking very carefully about strategy before resorting to physical battle, this philosophy continues to be applied to the corporate and business world. Sun Tzu's timeless appraisal of the different aspects of warfare are laid out in 13 chapters, including sections on `Laying Plans', `Waging War' and `Terrain'. Words that are as resonant today in ever... View more info

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The Art of War [Popular Penguins]

By: Sun Tzu

Price: $12.95

Publisher: UK, Penguin: 2009

Edition: Popular Penguins

Seller ID: 9780141045276

ISBN: 0141045272

Condition: New


Offering ancient wisdom on how to use skill, cunning, tactics and discipline to outwit your opponent, this bestselling 2000-year-old military manual is still worshipped by soldiers on the battlefield and managers in the boardroom as the ultimate guide to winning. View more info

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The Art of War [Penguin Classics]

By: Sun Tzu

Price: $14.95

Publisher: UK, Penguin: 2008

Edition: Penguin Classics

Seller ID: 9780140455526

ISBN: 0140455523

Condition: New


Still a source of inspiration for soldiers on the battlefield and managers in the boardroom 2000 years after it was written, Sun-Tzu's The Art of War is the most influential book of strategy in the world, translated from the Chinese by John Minford in Penguin Classics. 'Ultimate excellence lies not in winning every battle, but in defeating the enemy without ever fighting' For more than two thousand years, Sun-Tzu's The Art of War has provided leaders with profound insights into the use of skill, tactics, psychology and discipline to outwit opponents. Said to have inspired Napoleon, and u... View more info

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The Art of War : The Ancient Classic

By: Sun Tzu

Price: $20.95

Publisher: UK, Capstone Publishing: 2010

Seller ID: 9780857080097

ISBN: 0857080091

Condition: New


The original and bestselling leadership book! Sun Tzu's ideas on survival and success have been read across the world for centuries. Today they can still be applied to business, politics and life. The Art of War demonstrates how to win without conflict. It shows that with enough intelligence and planning, it is possible to conquer with a minimum of force and little destruction. This luxury hardback edition includes an introduction by Tom Butler-Bowdon that draws out lessons for managers and business leaders, and highlights the power of Sun Tzu's thinking in everyday life. View more info

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The Unfettered Mind : Writings from A Zen Master to a Master Swordsman

By: Takuan Soho

Price: $32.95

Publisher: USA, Shambhala: 2012

Seller ID: 9781590309865

ISBN: 1590309863

Condition: New


This classic samurai-era text fused Japanese swordsmanship with Zen and influenced the direction that the art has taken ever since. Written by the seventeenth-century Zen master Takuan Soho (1573-1645), The Unfettered Mind is a book of advice on swordsmanship and the cultivation of right mind and intention. It was written as a guide for the samurai Yagyu Munenori, who was a great swordsman and rival to the legendary Miyamoto Musashi. Takuan was a giant in the history of Zen; he was also a gardener, calligrapher, poet, author, adviser to samurai and shoguns, and a pivotal figure in Zen painting... View more info