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The Four Global Truths
Awakening to the Peril and Promise of Our Times
Written by Darrin Drda


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: EVOLVER EDITIONS
On Sale: October 25, 2011
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-321-2 (1-58394-321-8)

With the planet increasingly threatened with catastrophe and perhaps even collapse, many seekers are looking to past, proven models to create meaningful change in their lives. One such model is Buddhism’s Four Noble Truths: the reality of suffering, the root cause of suffering, the end of suffering, and the path to... Read more >
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On Ugliness

Written by Umberto Eco


Format: Trade Paperback, 456 pages
Publisher: Rizzoli
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-0-8478-3723-6 (0-8478-3723-8)

In the mold of his acclaimed History of Beauty, renowned cultural critic Umberto Eco’s On Ugliness is an exploration of the monstrous and the repellant in visual culture and the arts. What is the voyeuristic impulse behind our attraction to the gruesome and the horrible? Where does the magnetic appeal of... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.

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Peace
Prayers, Inspirations, and Meditations to Heal our World
Written by June Eding


Format: Hardcover, 128 pages
Publisher: Hatherleigh Press
On Sale: October 29, 2013
Price: $12.50
ISBN: 978-1-57826-465-0 (1-57826-465-0)

What is peace? What is its purpose, spiritually, emotionally, and globally? Peace seeks to ground this concept in its cultural contexts and explore it through the thoughts and words of humanity’s greatest peacemakers. Peace is the cornerstone of civilization, allowing all nations to grow and thrive while enabling individuals to learn... Read more >
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The Ascent of Humanity
Civilization and the Human Sense of Self
Written by Charles Eisenstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: EVOLVER EDITIONS
On Sale: February 5, 2013
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-535-3 (1-58394-535-0)

Charles Eisenstein explores the history and potential future of civilization, tracing the converging crises of our age to the illusion of the separate self. In this landmark book, Eisenstein explains how a disconnection from the natural world and one another is built into the foundations of civilization: into science, religion, money... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Ascent of Humanity
Civilization and the Human Sense of Self
Written by Charles Eisenstein


Format: Hardcover, 576 pages
Publisher: EVOLVER EDITIONS
On Sale: February 5, 2013
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-636-7 (1-58394-636-5)

Charles Eisenstein explores the history and potential future of civilization, tracing the converging crises of our age to the illusion of the separate self. In this landmark book, Eisenstein explains how a disconnection from the natural world and one another is built into the foundations of civilization: into science, religion, money... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible

Written by Charles Eisenstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-724-1 (1-58394-724-8)

This inspirational and thought-provoking book serves as an empowering antidote to the cynicism, frustration, paralysis, and overwhelm so many of us are feeling, replacing it with a grounding reminder of what’s true: we are all connected, and our small, personal choices bear unsuspected transformational power. By fully embracing and practicing this... Read more >
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The Archaeology of Knowledge

Written by Michel Foucault


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 12, 1982
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-394-71106-5 (0-394-71106-8)

Madness, sexuality, power, knowledge--are these facts of life or simply parts of speech?  The Archaeology of Knowledge begins at the level of "things said" and moves quickly to illuminate the connections between knowledge, language, and action in a style at once profound and personal.  A summing up of Foucault's own methodological assumptions, this... Read more >
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The Foucault Reader

Written by Michel Foucault


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 12, 1984
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-394-71340-3 (0-394-71340-0)

Edited by Paul Rainbow.  Michel Foucault was one of the most influential thinkers in the contemporary world, someone whose work has affected the teaching of half a dozen disciplines ranging from literary criticism to the history of criminology. The Foucault Reader contains selections from each area of Foucault's work as well as... Read more >

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Power/Knowledge
Selected Interviews and Other Writings, 1972-1977
Written by Michel Foucault


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 12, 1980
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-394-73954-0 (0-394-73954-X)

Edited and with an afterword by Colin Gordon.  In this set of essays and interviews, Foucault interprets his writings on such themes as sexuality, politics, and punishment, stressing the contribution of each to the magnificent--and terrifying--portrait of society that he is compiling.  As Foucault shows, what he has always been describing is the... Read more >

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When I Am Playing with My Cat, How Do I Know That She Is Not Playing with Me?
Montaigne and Being in Touch with Life
Written by Saul Frampton


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 17, 2012
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27865-4 (0-307-27865-4)

A celebration of Montaigne, the most enjoyable and yet profound of all Renaissance writers.

In the year 1570, at the age of thirty-seven, Michel de Montaigne gave up his job as a magistrate and retired to his château to brood on the deaths of his best friend, his father, his brother, and... Read more >
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On Truth

Written by Harry G. Frankfurt


Format: Hardcover, 112 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: October 31, 2006
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-26422-0 (0-307-26422-X)

Having outlined a theory of bullshit and falsehood, Harry G. Frankfurt turns to what lies beyond them: the truth, a concept not as obvious as some might expect.

Our culture's devotion to bullshit may seem much stronger than our apparently halfhearted attachment to truth. Some people (professional thinkers) won't even acknowledge "true"... Read more >
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Basic Teachings of the Great Philosophers

Written by S.E. Frost


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 1, 1962
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-03007-6 (0-385-03007-X)

A complete summary of the views of some of the most important philosophers in Western civilization. Includes Plato, Descartes, Spinoza, Kant, Hegel, Dewey, Sartre and many others. Read more >

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Explore Everything
Place-Hacking the City
Written by Bradley Garrett


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: October 8, 2013
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-129-9 (1-78168-129-5)

It is assumed that every inch of the world has been explored and charted; that there is nowhere new to go. But perhaps it is the everyday places around us–the cities we live in–that need to be rediscovered. What does it feel like to find the city’s edge, to explore its... Read more >
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Gone Boy
A Father's Search for the Truth in His Son's Murder
Written by Gregory Gibson


Format: Trade Paperback, 360 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: June 21, 2011
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-55643-959-9 (1-55643-959-8)

On December 14, 1992, Gregory Gibson’s eighteen-year-old son Galen was murdered, shot in the doorway of his college library by a fellow student gone berserk. The killer was jailed for life, but for Gibson the tragedy was still unfolding. The morning of the shooting, he learned, college officials had intercepted but... Read more >
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Back to Normal
Why Ordinary Childhood Behavior Is Mistaken for ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, and Autism Spectrum Disorder
Written by Enrico Gnaulati, PhD


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: September 17, 2013
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-7334-6 (0-8070-7334-2)

A veteran clinical psychologist exposes why doctors, teachers, and parents incorrectly diagnose healthy American children with serious psychiatric conditions.
 
In recent years there has been an alarming rise in the number of American children and youth assigned a mental health diagnosis. Current data from the Centers for Disease Control reveal a 41... Read more >
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Betraying Spinoza
The Renegade Jew Who Gave Us Modernity
Written by Rebecca Goldstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 306 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: August 11, 2009
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-8052-1159-7 (0-8052-1159-4)

In 1656, Amsterdam’s Jewish community excommunicated Baruch Spinoza, and, at the age of twenty–three, he became the most famous heretic in Judaism. He was already germinating a secularist challenge to religion that would be as radical as it was original. He went on to produce one of the most ambitious systems... Read more >
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A Girl's Guide to Modern European Philosophy

Written by Charlotte Greig


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: May 12, 2009
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-317-0 (1-59051-317-7)

Susannah’s official boyfriend, Jason, is the perfect foil for her student lifestyle. He is ten years older, an antiques dealer, and owns a stylish apartment that prevents her from having to live in the seedy digs on campus. This way, she can take her philosophy major very seriously and dabble in... Read more >
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Dark Pool of Light, Volume One
The Neuroscience, Evolution, and Ontology of Consciousness
Written by Richard Grossinger
Foreword by Jeffrey J. Kripal and Nick Herbert


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: August 21, 2012
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-434-9 (1-58394-434-6)

In books like Embryogenesis and Embryos, Galaxies, and Sentient Beings, author Richard Grossinger brought together the subjects of biological embryology and the esoteric process of human consciousness becoming embodied ("The embryo is the universe writing itself on its own body"). In Dark Pool of Light, his latest creation, Grossinger weaves neuroscience-based... Read more >
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Dark Pool of Light, Volume Two
Consciousness in Psychospiritual and Psychic Ranges
Written by Richard Grossinger
Foreword by John Friedlander and Kenneth Warren


Format: Trade Paperback, 472 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: August 28, 2012
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-484-4 (1-58394-484-2)

In books like Embyogenesis and Embryos, Galaxies, and Sentient Beings, author Richard Grossinger brought together the subjects of biological embryology and the esoteric process of human consciousness becoming embodied ("The embryo is the universe writing itself on its own body"). In Dark Pool of Light, his three-volume series of books discussing... Read more >
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Dark Pool of Light, Volume Three
The Crisis and Future of Consciousness
Written by Richard Grossinger
Foreword by Zia Inayat Khan and Curtis McCosco


Format: Trade Paperback, 584 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: December 18, 2012
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-485-1 (1-58394-485-0)

In books like Embyogenesis and Embryos, Galaxies, and Sentient Beings, author Richard Grossinger brought together the subjects of biological embryology and the esoteric process of human consciousness becoming embodied (“The embryo is the universe writing itself on its own body”). In Dark Pool of Light, his three-volume series of books discussing... Read more >
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The Night Sky, Updated and Expanded Edition
Soul and Cosmos: The Physics and Metaphysics of the Stars and Planets
Written by Richard Grossinger
Foreword by Bernadette Mayer


Format: Trade Paperback, 840 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: September 30, 2014
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-710-4 (1-58394-710-8)

Ever since Homo sapiens first looked up at the stars, we as a species have been looking for meaning in the mysteries of the night sky. Over the millennia, as our knowledge, science, and technology developed, the stories we told ourselves about the universe and our place in it developed as... Read more >
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On the New

Written by Boris Groys


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: July 15, 2014
Price: $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-292-0 (1-78168-292-5)

On the New looks at the economies of exchange and valuation that drive modern culture's key sites: the intellectual marketplace and the archive. As ideas move from one context to another, newness is created. This continuous shifting of the line that separates the valuable from the worthless, culture from profanity, is... Read more >
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The Theory of Communicative Action: Volume 1
Reason and the Rationalization of Society
Written by Juergen Habermas
Translated by Thomas Mccarthy


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: March 1, 1985
Price: $37.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-1507-0 (0-8070-1507-5)

“A major contribution to contemporary social theory. Not only does it provide a compelling critique of some of the main perspectives in 20th century philosophy and social science, but it also presents a systematic synthesis of the many themes which have preoccupied Habermas for thirty years.” -Times Literary Supplement Read more >

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The Theory of Communicative Action: Volume 2
Lifeword and System: A Critique of Functionalist Reason
Written by Juergen Habermas
Translated by Thomas Mccarthy


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: March 1, 1985
Price: $36.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-1401-1 (0-8070-1401-X)

“One of the broadest, most comprehensive, elaborate and intensely theoretical works in social theory. Social theory and philosophy may never be the same again.” -Philosophy and Social Criticism
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Life Work

Written by Donald Hall


Format: Trade Paperback, 136 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: April 15, 2003
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-7133-5 (0-8070-7133-1)

Distinguished poet Donald Hall reflects on the meaning of work, solitude, and love.

“The best new book I have read this year, of extraordinary nobility and wisdom. It will remain with me always.”–Louis Begley, The New York Times

“A sustained meditation on work as the key to personal happiness. . . . Life... Read more >
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