This is the perfect primer for anyone interested in the foundation of Western thought and a unique companion for visitors to Greek and Roman sites. John Gaskin unfolds the thinking about nature, life, death and other worlds that informed the culture ... read more
The Baby is a mother's project and a writer's project-how to reconcile these two demanding roles? What is a baby? And why are there so few of them in literature? Through notes taken in the months after her first child was born, Darrieussecq, in her characteristically ingenious style, makes... read more
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
|Author:||Richard Jenkyns (Introduction by); Lucretius Staff; A. E. Stallings (Translator)|
|Series:||Penguin Classics Ser.|
The acclaimed new translation of the classic poem at the heart of Stephen Greenblatt's The Swerve
Lucretius' poem On the Nature of Things combines a scientific and philosophical treatise with some of the greatest poetry ever written. With intense moral fer... read more
Learn everything you need to know about the world of philosophy- from the key thinkers to modern concepts in a brand new portable size. To the complete novice learning about philosophy can be daunting - The Little Book of Philosophy changes all that. With the use o... read more
What would it be like to free yourself from limitations and soar beyond your boundaries? What can you do each day to discover inner peace and serenity? The Untethered Soul--now a #1 New York Times bestseller--offers simple yet profound answers to thes... read more
An innovative and insightful exploration of the passionate early life of Socrates and the influences that led him to become the first and greatest of philosophers.Socrates: the philosopher whose questioning gave birth to the foundations of Western thought, and whose execution ma... read more
A book which speaks directly to the confusions and agonies of existence, detailing a personal, philosophical odyssey.
"In this book of brief essays, Singer applies his controversial ways of thinking to issues like climate change, extreme poverty, animals, abortion, euthanasia, human genetic selection, sports doping, the sale of kidneys, the ethics of high-priced art, and ways of increas... read more
THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERFrom the timeless wisdom of ancient Greece through to Christianity, the Enlightenment, existentialism and postmodernism, A Brief History of Thought brilliantly and accessibly explains the enduring teachings of... read more
In God, Reza Aslan sheds new light on mankind's relationship with the divine and challenges our perspective on faith and the birth of religion. From the origins of spiritual thought to the concept of an active, engaged, divine presence that underlies all creation, Aslan examines... read more
The first ever global overview of philosophy: how it developed around the world and impacted the cultures in which it flourished.