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8 Featured Titles

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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: 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 >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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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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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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The Great Partnership
Science, Religion, and the Search for Meaning
Written by Jonathan Sacks


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: September 2, 2014
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-8052-1250-1 (0-8052-1250-7)

National Jewish Book Awards 2012, Finalist
Dorot Foundation Award for
Modern Jewish Thought and Experience

Impassioned, erudite, thoroughly researched, and beautifully reasoned, The Great Partnership argues not only that science and religion are compatible, but that they complement each other—and that the world needs both.

“Atheism deserves better than the new atheists,” 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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