What if you're not who you think you are? What if you don't really know the people closest to you? And what if your most deeply-held beliefs turn out to be...wrong? In Stop Being Reasonable,philosopher Eleanor Gordon-Smith tells gripping true stories... read more
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... 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
A controversial call to arms, Against Empathy argues that the natural impulse to share the feelings of others can lead to immoral choices in both public policy and in our personal relationships.
|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
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
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 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