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Making Money
The Philosophy of Crisis Capitalism
Written by Ole Bjerg


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: April 22, 2014
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-265-4 (1-78168-265-8)

In Making Money, author Ole Bjerg turns money into a matter of philosophical rather than economic analysis. Using the thinking of Slavoj Žižek, while still engaging with mainstream economic literature, the book provides a genuinely philosophical theory of money. This theory is unfolded in reflections on the nature of monetary phenomenon such... Read more >
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Plato at the Googleplex
Why Philosophy Won't Go Away
Written by Rebecca Goldstein


Format: Hardcover, 480 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-37819-4 (0-307-37819-5)

From the acclaimed writer and thinker—whose award-winning books include both fiction and nonfiction—a dazzlingly original plunge into the drama of philosophy, revealing its hidden but essential role in today’s debates on love, religion, politics, and science.

Imagine that Plato came to life in the twenty-first century and set out on a multicity... Read more >
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June 3, 2014
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Willing Slaves Of Capital
Spinoza And Marx On Desire
Written by Frederic Lordon


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-160-2 (1-78168-160-0)

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The Happy Life
The Search for Contentment in the Modern World
Written by David Malouf


Format: Hardcover, 112 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: January 8, 2013
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-90771-4 (0-307-90771-6)

By Australia’s greatest contemporary author, an elegant, succinct meditation on what makes for a happy life.

“Happiness surely is among the simplest of human emotions and the most spontaneous,” says David Malouf. But what exactly are we looking for when we chase happiness? At this particular moment in history, privileged, industrialized... Read more >
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July 15, 2014
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On The Pleasure Principle In Culture
Illusions Without Owners
Written by Robert Pfaller


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: July 15, 2014
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-174-9 (1-78168-174-0)

For many illusions it is easy to find owners—people who declare their belief in things such as life after death, human reason, or the self-regulation of financial markets. Yet there are also different kinds of illusions, too, for example, in art: trompe l'oeil painting pleases its observers with "anonymous illusions"—illusions where... Read more >
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America the Philosophical

Written by Carlin Romano


Format: Trade Paperback, 688 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 23, 2013
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-80470-9 (0-345-80470-8)

This bold, insightful book argues that America today towers as the most philosophical culture in the history of the world, an unprecedented marketplace for truth and debate.

With verve and keen intelligence, Carlin Romano—Pulitzer Prize finalist, award-winning book critic, and professor of philosophy—takes on the widely held belief that the United States... Read more >
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The Heart of Zen
Enlightenment, Emotional Maturity, and What It Really Takes for Spiritual Liberation
Written by Jun Po Denis Kelly Roshi and Keith Martin-Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: April 15, 2014
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-764-7 (1-58394-764-7)

The Heart of Zen represents the next generation of spiritual books because it addresses awakening and spiritual life within the context of creating lasting change through the integration of spiritual insight into the flow and flux of everyday life. Jun Po Denis Kelly Roshi explains how well trained meditation students may... Read more >
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Lacan
In Spite Of Everything
Written by Elisabeth Roudinesco


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: March 18, 2014
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-162-6 (1-78168-162-7)

Jacques Lacan continues to be subject to the most extravagant interpretations. Angelic to some, he is demonic to others. To recall Lacan’s career, now that the heroic age of psychoanalysis is over, is to remember an intellectual and literary adventure that occupies a founding place in our modernity. Lacan went against... Read more >
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