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
|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
|Author:||Alain de Botton|
From the author of The Architecture of Happiness, a bold argument on how we can still benefit, without believing, from the wisdom, the beauty, and the consolatory power that religion has to offer.
What if r... read more
|Author:||Henry Kraemer; Brandon Marcus|
Blending philosophy and humor, here are 250 thought-provoking, challenging, and strange questions--from the profound "what is the meaning of life?" to the playful "is a hotdog a sandwich?" and eve... read more
A book which speaks directly to the confusions and agonies of existence, detailing a personal, philosophical odyssey.
Any Baedeker will tell us where we ought to travel, but only Alain de Botton will tell us how and why. With the same intelligence and insouciant charm he brought to How Proust Can Save Your Life, de Botton considers the pleasures of anticipation; the allure of the exotic, and t... 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
"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 first ever global overview of philosophy: how it developed around the world and impacted the cultures in which it flourished.
The phenomenal New York TimesBestseller by Nobel Prize-winner Daniel Kahneman, Thinking Fast and Slowoffers a whole new look at the way our minds work, and how we make decisions.Why is there more chance we'll believe something if it's in a bold type face? Why are judges mo... read more
"The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work" is Alain de Botton's lucid exploration of a subject key to most of our lives. Why do so many of us love or hate our work? How has it come to dominate our lives? And what should we do about it? Work makes us. Without it we are at a... read more
Philosophy : 50 in 500 unravels its most central concepts through five tightly focused chapters. From metaphysics to modern economic theories, from grou ndbreaking advances inspired in psychology to its relationship with postmodernist theory, this book examines t... read more