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Essays in Understanding, 1930-1954
Formation, Exile, and Totalitarianism
Written by Hannah Arendt


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: June 7, 2005
Price: $21.00
ISBN: 978-0-8052-1186-3 (0-8052-1186-1)

Few thinkers have addressed the political horrors and ethical complexities of the twentieth century with the insight and passionate intellectual integrity of Hannah Arendt. She was irresistibly drawn to the activity of understanding in an effort to endow historical, political, and cultural events with meaning. Essays in Understanding assembles many of... Read more >
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Radio Benjamin

Written by Walter Benjamin
Edited by Lecia Rosenthal
Translated by Jonathan Lutes


Format: Hardcover, 424 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: October 28, 2014
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-575-4 (1-78168-575-4)

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Plato at the Googleplex
Why Philosophy Won't Go Away
Written by Rebecca Goldstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 6, 2015
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-45672-4 (0-307-45672-2)

Is philosophy obsolete? Are the ancient questions still relevant in the age of cosmology and neuroscience, not to mention crowd-sourcing and cable news? The acclaimed philosopher and novelist Rebecca Newberger Goldstein provides a dazzlingly original plunge into the drama of philosophy, revealing its hidden role in today’s debates on religion, morality... Read more >
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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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Ethical Wisdom
The Search for a Moral Life
Written by Mark Matousek


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 5, 2012
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-7679-3068-0 (0-7679-3068-1)

In this engagingly written and deeply insightful book, bestselling author Mark Matousek explores a perennially troubling question: How can we be both good and evil?

Contrary to what we’ve been taught in our reason-obsessed culture, argues Matousek, emotions are the bedrock of ethical life; without them, human beings cannot be empathic, moral... Read more >
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The Bourgeois
Between History and Literature
Written by Franco Moretti


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: August 5, 2014
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-304-0 (1-78168-304-2)

“The bourgeois ... Not so long ago, this notion seemed indispensable to social analysis; these days, one might go years without hearing it mentioned. Capitalism is more powerful than ever, but its human embodiment seems to have vanished. ‘I am a member of the bourgeois class, feel myself to be such... Read more >
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The Intervals of Cinema

Written by Jacques Ranciere
Translated by John Howe


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-606-5 (1-78168-606-8)

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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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Absolute Recoil
Towards A New Foundation Of Dialectical Materialism
Written by Slavoj Zizek


Format: Hardcover, 444 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-682-9 (1-78168-682-3)

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