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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: 50th Anniversary Edition

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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Ethics

By: Benedict de Spinoza

Price: $16.95

Publisher: UK, Penguin: 2005

Edition: Penguin Classics

Seller ID: 9780140435719

ISBN: 0140435719

Condition: New


A profoundly beautiful and uniquely insightful description of the universe, Benedict de Spinoza's Ethics is one of the masterpieces of Enlightenment-era philosophy. This Penguin Classics edition is edited and translated from the Latin by Edwin Curley, with an introduction by Stuart Hampshire. Published shortly after his death, the Ethics is undoubtedly Spinoza's greatest work - an elegant, fully cohesive cosmology derived from first principles, providing a coherent picture of reality, and a guide to the meaning of an ethical life. Following a logical step-by-step format, it defines in turn ... 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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The Analects of Confucius (Translation and Notes by Simon Leys)

By: Confucius

Price: $24.95

Publisher: USA, WW Norton & Co: 1997

Seller ID: 9780393316995

ISBN: 0393316998

Condition: New


In this terse, brilliant translation, Simon Leys restores the human dimension to Confucius. He emerges a full-blooded character with a passion for politics and a devotion to the ideals of a civilization he saw in decline. Leys's notes draw Confucius into conversation with the great thinkers of the Western tradition. In all, this volume provides new readers the perfect introduction to a classic work. About the Translator: Simon Leys is the pseudonym of Pierre Ryckmans, a noted scholar and astringent observer of Chinese culture and politics. View more info

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The Analects of Confucius (A Literal Translation with an Introduction and Notes by Chichung Huang)

By: Confucius

Price: $21.95

Publisher: USA, Oxford University Press: 1997

Seller ID: 9780195112764

ISBN: 0195112768

Condition: New


In the long river of human history, if one person can represent the civilization of a whole nation, it is perhaps Master Kong, better known as Confucius in the West. If there is one single book that can be upheld as the common code of a whole people, it is perhaps Lun Yu, or The Analects. Surely, few individuals in history have shaped their country's civilization more profoundly than Master Kong. The great Han historiographer, Si-ma Qian, writing 2,100 years ago said, "He may be called the wisest indeed!" And, as recently as 1988, at a final session of the first international conference of Nob... View more info

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The First Ten Books (Translated by D. C. Lau)

By: Confucius

Price: $10.99

Publisher: UK, Penguin: 2005

Seller ID: 9780141023809

ISBN: 0141023805

Condition: New


Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are. Perhaps the most widely read thinker of all time, Confucius transformed Chinese philosophy with his belief that the greatest goal in life was pursuit of 'The Way'- ... View more info

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The Analects [Edited by Raymond Dawson]

By: Confucius

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Oxford University Press: 2010

Edition: Oxford World's Classics

Seller ID: 9780199540617

ISBN: 0199540616

Condition: New


Few individuals have shaped their country's civilization more profoundly than the Master Kong (Confucius, 551-479 BC). Compulsory reading in the late Imperial period for all who wished to enter the Civil Service or Government, his sayings and those of his disciples form the foundation of a distinct social, ethical, and intellectual system. They have retained their freshness and vigour throughout the two and a half millennia of their currency, and are still admired even in today's China. This lively new translation with clear explanatory notes by one of the foremost scholars of classical Chines... View more info

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The Most Venerable Book (Shang Shu)

By: Confucius

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Penguin: 2014

Edition: Penguin Classics

Seller ID: 9780141197463

ISBN: 0141197463

Condition: New


A wonderfully enjoyable storehouse of ancient Chinese history and legends, which also has an important role in understanding 21st-century China 'And remember: Heaven's blessing will cease forever if there's despair and poverty in your lands' The Most Venerable Book (also known as The Book of History) is one of the Five Classics, a key work of Chinese literature which preserves some of the most ancient and dramatic chronicles of the history, both real and mythological, of the Chinese state. For many centuries it was a central work for anyone wishing to work for the Imperial administration... View more info

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

By: Daniele Bolelli

Price: $27.95

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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Twilight of the Idols and The Anti-Christ

By: Friedrich Nietzsche

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Penguin: 1990

Edition: Penguin Classics

Seller ID: 9780140445145

ISBN: 0140445145

Condition: New


In these two devastating works, Nietzsche offers a sustained and often vitriolic attack on the morality and the beliefs of his time, in particular those of Hegel, Kant and Schopenhauer. Twilight of the Idols is a 'grand declaration of war' on reason, psychology and theology that combines highly charged personal attacks on his contemporaries with a lightning tour of his own philosophy. It also paves the way for The Anti-Christ, Nietzsche's final assault on institutional Christianity, in which he identifies himself with the 'Dionysian' artist and confronts Christ- the only opponent he feels wort... View more info

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Human, All Too Human

By: Friedrich Nietzsche

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Penguin: 1994

Edition: Penguin Classics

Seller ID: 9780140446173

ISBN: 0140446176

Condition: New


Written after Nietzsche had ended his friendship with Richard Wagner and had been forced to leave academic life through ill health, Human, All Too Human (1878) can be read as a monument to his personal crisis. It also marks the point when he matured as a philosopher, rejecting the German romanticism espoused by Wagner and Schopenhauer and instead returning to sources in the French Enlightenment. Here he sets out his unsettling views in a series of 638 stunning aphorisms - assessing subjects ranging from art to arrogance, boredom to passion, science to vanity and women to youth. This work also ... View more info

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The Will To Power

By: Friedrich Nietzsche

Price: $22.95

Publisher: UK, Penguin: 2017

Edition: Penguin Classics

Seller ID: 9780141195353

ISBN: 0141195355

Condition: New


'This world is the will to power - and nothing besides! And even you yourselves are this will to power - and nothing besides!' One of the great minds of modernity, Friedrich Nietzsche smashed through the beliefs of his age. These writings, which did much to establish his reputation as a philosopher, offer some of his most powerful and troubling thoughts- on how the values of a new, aggressive elite will save a nihilistic, mediocre Europe, and, most famously, on the 'will to power' - ideas that were seized upon and twisted by later readers. Taken from Nietzsche's unpublished notebooks and a... 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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Critique of Pure Reason

By: Immanuel Kant

Price: $32.95

Publisher: UK, Penguin: 2008

Edition: Penguin Classics

Seller ID: 9780140447477

ISBN: 0140447474

Condition: New


In the Critique of Pure Reason, Immanuel Kant laid out a framework upon which the whole of modern philosophy is based. This Penguin Classics edition is translated from the German and edited with an introduction by Marcus Weigelt, based on the translation by Max Muller. Kant's Critique of Pure Reason. It presents a profound and challenging investigation into the nature of human reason, its knowledge and illusions. Reason, Kant argues, is the seat of certain concepts that precede experience and make it possible, but we are not therefore entitled to draw conclusions about the natural world fro... View more info

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Critique of Pure Reason

By: Immanuel Kant

Price: $23.95

Publisher: USA, Dover: 2003

Edition: 2003

Seller ID: 9780486432540

ISBN: 0486432548

Condition: New


In his monumental Critique of Pure Reason, German philosopher Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) argues that human knowledge is limited by the capacity for perception. He attempts a logical designation of two varieties of knowledge: a posteriori, the knowledge acquired through experience; and a priori, knowledge not derived through experience. Kant maintains that the most practical forms of human knowledge employ the a priori judgments that are possible only when the mind determines the conditions of its own experience. This accurate translation by J. M. Meiklejohn offers a simple and direct rendering ... 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 Complete Musashi : The Book of Five Rings and Other Works : The Definitive Translations of the Complete Writings of Miyamoto Musashi - Japan's Greatest Samurai

By: Miyamoto Musashi

Price: $24.95

Publisher: USA, Tuttle: 2018

Seller ID: 9784805314760

ISBN: 4805314761

Condition: New


Miyamoto Musashi (1584-1645) is the most famous Samurai who ever lived. His magnum opus, the Go-Rin-Sho or Book of Five Rings is a classic that is still read by tens of thousands of people each year-Japanese and foreigners alike. Alex Bennett's groundbreaking new translation of The Book of Five Rings reveals the true meaning of this text for the first time. Like Sun Tzu's The Art of War, Musashi's book offers unique insights, not just for warriors, but for anyone wanting to apply the Zen Buddhist principle of awareness to achieve success in their endeavors. This book sheds new light on Japa... View more info

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The Greatest Miracle in the World

By: Og Mandino

Price: $13.95

Publisher: USA, Bantam: 1977

Seller ID: 9780553279726

ISBN: 0553279726

Condition: New


The Greatest Miracle in the World. 'The greatest miracle in the world' contains the Memorandum from God to you. A great inspirational writer tells his story - a narrative that will hold you spellbound as it reveals exciting new secrets for your personal happiness and success. View more info