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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

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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

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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

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Publisher: USA, Signet: 1987

Seller ID: 9780451147950

ISBN: 0451147952

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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

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Publisher: USA, Signet: 2011

Edition: 50th Anniversary Edition

Seller ID: 9780451163936

ISBN: 0451163931

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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

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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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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

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Publisher: USA, Harper Collins: 2007

Seller ID: 002858

ISBN: 0061286052

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"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

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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

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Publisher: UK, Penguin: 1978

Seller ID: 000624

ISBN: 0140441182

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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

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Publisher: UK, Penguin: 1990

Edition: Penguin Classics

Seller ID: 9780140445145

ISBN: 0140445145

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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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Critique of Pure Reason

By: Immanuel Kant

Price: $32.95

Publisher: UK, Penguin: 2008

Edition: Penguin Classics

Seller ID: 9780140447477

ISBN: 0140447474

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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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Meditations [Penguin Classics]

By: Marcus Aurelius

Price: $14.95

Publisher: UK, Penguin: 2015

Edition: Penguin Classics

Seller ID: 9780140449334

ISBN: 0140449337

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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

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Publisher: UK, Penguin: 2011

Edition: Popular Penguin

Seller ID: 9780143566328

ISBN: 0143566326

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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

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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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Plato : Five Dialogues : Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Meno, Phaedo

By: Plato

Price: $12.95

Publisher: USA, Hackett Publishing: 2002

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 9780872206335

ISBN: 0872206335

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The second edition of Five Dialogues presents G. M. A. Grube's distinguished translations, as revised by John Cooper for Plato, Complete Works . A number of new or expanded footnotes are also included along with an updated bibliography. View more info

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Discourse on Method and Meditations on First Philosophy [Fourth Edition]

By: Rene Descartes

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Publisher: USA, Hackett Publishing: 1999

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 9780872204201

ISBN: 0872204200

Condition: New


This edition contains Donald Cress's completely revised translation of the Meditations (from the corrected Latin edition) and recent corrections to Discourse on Method , bringing this version even closer to Descartes's original, while maintaining the clear and accessible style of a classic teaching edition. About the Translator: Donald A. Cress is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin, Parkside. View more info

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The Sickness Unto Death

By: Soren Kierkegaard

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Penguin: 1989

Edition: Penguin Classics

Seller ID: 9780140445336

ISBN: 0140445331

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One of the most remarkable philosophical works of the nineteenth century, The Sickness Unto Death is also famed for the depth and acuity of its modern psychological insights. Writing under the pseudonym Anti-Climacus, Kierkegaard explores the concept of 'despair', alerting readers to the diversity of ways in which they may be described as living in this state of bleak abandonment - including some that may seem just the opposite - and offering a much-discussed formula for the eradication of despair. With its penetrating account of the self, this late work by Kierkegaard was hugely influential u... View more info

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Physics and Philosophy : The Revolution in Modern Science

By: Werner Heisenberg

Price: $22.95

Publisher: UK, Penguin: 2000

Edition: Penguin Modern Classics

Seller ID: 9780141182155

ISBN: 0141182156

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Nobel Prize winner Werner Heisenberg's classic account explains the central ideas of the quantum revolution, and his celebrated Uncertainty Principle. The theme of Heisenberg's exposition is that words and concepts familiar in daily life can lose their meaning in the world of relativity and quantum physics. This in turn has profound philosophical implications for the nature of reality and for our total world view. 'It carries the reader, with remarkable clarity, from the esoteric world of atomic physics to the world of people, language and the conception of our shared reality' Paul Davies. View more info