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Encountering God
A Spiritual Journey from Bozeman to Banaras
Written by Diana L. Eck


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 28, 2014
Price: $24.00

Religion scholar Diana Eck is director of the Pluralism Project, which seeks to map the new religious diversity of the United States, particularly the increasing presence of Hindu, Buddhist, and Muslim communities. In this tenth-anniversary edition of Encountering God, Eck shows why dialogue with people of other faiths remains crucial in... Read more >
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Hating Perfection (Revised Edition)
A Subtle Search for the Best Possible World
Written by John F. Williams


Format: eBook, 396 pages
On Sale: May 14, 2013
Price: $11.99

The best heaven and the worst hell are the same place. Travel with author John F. Williams into the jungles of Laos and into a new understanding of existence.

In lively short stories, Hating Perfection shows the everyday world as uncanny, equally strange as the imaginary worlds of Borges or Kafka. This... Read more >
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Hating Perfection (Revised Edition)
Hating Perfection (Revised Edition)
Written by John F. Williams
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Hating Perfection (Revised Edition)
A Subtle Search for the Best Possible World
Written by John F. Williams


Format: Trade Paperback, 396 pages
On Sale: May 14, 2013
Price: $19.99

The best heaven and the worst hell are the same place. Travel with author John F. Williams into the jungles of Laos and into a new understanding of existence. 

In lively short stories, Hating Perfection shows the everyday world as uncanny, equally strange as the imaginary worlds of Borges or Kafka. This... Read more >
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The Consolations of Philosophy
The Consolations of Philosophy
Written by Alain De Botton
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ISBN: 9780307833501
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The Consolations of Philosophy

Written by Alain De Botton


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: January 23, 2013
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From the author of How Proust Can Change Your Life, a delightful, truly consoling work that proves that philosophy can be a supreme source of help for our most painful everyday problems.

Perhaps only Alain de Botton could uncover practical wisdom in the writings of some of the greatest thinkers of all... Read more >
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The Happy Life
The Happy Life
Written by David Malouf
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307907714
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The Happy Life
The Search for Contentment in the Modern World
Written by David Malouf


Format: Hardcover, 112 pages
On Sale: January 8, 2013
Price: $19.95

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...

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


Format: eBook, 112 pages
On Sale: January 8, 2013
Price: $11.99

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...

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Meaning and Value in a Secular Age
Meaning and Value in a Secular Age
Edited by Nathan Bupp
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ISBN: 9781616142315
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Meaning and Value in a Secular Age
Why Eupraxsophy Matters - The Writings of Paul Kurtz
Edited by Nathan Bupp


Format: Trade Paperback, 361 pages
On Sale: June 26, 2012
Price: $19.00

The secular age has confronted human beings with a fundamental challenge. While the naturalistic worldview rooted in science has persuasively shown that traditional religious conceptions of the universe are unsustainable, it has so far offered no compelling secular narratives to replace the religious narratives so entrenched in civilization. In the absence... Read more >
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Meaning and Value in a Secular Age
Why Eupraxsophy Matters - The Writings of Paul Kurtz
Written by Paul Kurtz
Edited by Nathan Bupp


Format: eBook
On Sale: June 26, 2012
Price: $11.99

The secular age has confronted human beings with a fundamental challenge. While the naturalistic worldview rooted in science has persuasively shown that traditional religious conceptions of the universe are unsustainable, it has so far offered no compelling secular narratives to replace the religious narratives so entrenched in civilization. In the absence... Read more >
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Thinking, Fast and Slow
Thinking, Fast and Slow
Written by Daniel Kahneman, Read by Patrick Egan
Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9780739357989
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Thinking, Fast and Slow

Written by Daniel Kahneman
Read by Patrick Egan


Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
On Sale: October 25, 2011
Price: $50.00

The guru to the gurus at last shares his knowledge with the rest of us. Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman's seminal studies in behavioral psychology, behavioral economics, and happiness studies have influenced numerous other authors, including Steven Pinker and Malcolm Gladwell. In Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman at last offers his own... Read more >
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Thinking, Fast and Slow
Thinking, Fast and Slow
Written by Daniel Kahneman, Read by Patrick Egan
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Thinking, Fast and Slow

Written by Daniel Kahneman
Read by Patrick Egan


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: October 25, 2011
Price: $24.00

The guru to the gurus at last shares his knowledge with the rest of us. Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman's seminal studies in behavioral psychology, behavioral economics, and happiness studies have influenced numerous other authors, including Steven Pinker and Malcolm Gladwell. In Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman at last offers his own... Read more >
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Who Am I?
Who Am I?
Written by Richard David Precht, Translated by Shelley Frisch
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ISBN: 9780385531184
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Who Am I?
And If So, How Many?
Written by Richard David Precht
Translated by Shelley Frisch


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: August 23, 2011
Price: $16.00

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What is truth? What is love? Does life have meaning? Bestselling author Richard David Precht, “the Mick Jagger of the nonfiction book” (Tagesanzeiger Zürich), has traveled the globe searching for answers—and his odyssey has become one of the most... Read more >
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Who Am I?
Who Am I?
Written by Richard David Precht, Translated by Shelley Frisch
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ISBN: 9780385531177
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Who Am I?
And If So, How Many?
Written by Richard David Precht
Translated by Shelley Frisch


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: August 23, 2011
Price: $13.99

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TRANSLATED INTO 23 LANGUAGES, WITH MORE THAN ONE MILLION COPIES SOLD
 
What is truth? What is love? Does life have meaning? Bestselling author Richard David Precht, “the Mick Jagger of the nonfiction book” (Tagesanzeiger Zürich), has traveled the globe searching for answers—and his odyssey has become one of the most... Read more >
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A Humanist Funeral Service and Celebration
A Humanist Funeral Service and Celebration
Written by Corliss Lamont, Revised by Beth K. Lamont and J. Sierra Oliva
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781616144098
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A Humanist Funeral Service and Celebration

Written by Corliss Lamont
Revised by Beth K. Lamont and J. Sierra Oliva


Format: Trade Paperback, 66 pages
On Sale: April 26, 2011
Price: $13.00

First published in 1940, this book has been helpful for over half a century to people not comfortable with the religious format of typical funeral services. The author, renowned humanist Corliss Lamont, last revised the text in 1977. Now, from her own experience as a humanist chaplain, Beth K. Lamont, widow... Read more >
Walden
Walden
Written by Henry David Thoreau, Read by Lloyd James, Illustrated by Michael McCurdy, Foreword by Terry Tempest Williams
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781590307458
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Walden

Written by Henry David Thoreau
Read by Lloyd James
Illustrated by Michael McCurdy
Foreword by Terry Tempest Williams


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
On Sale: November 16, 2010
Price: $18.00

In July 1845, Henry David Thoreau built a small cottage in the woods near Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts. During the two years and two months he spent there, he began to write Walden, a chronicle of his communion with nature that became one of the most influential and compelling books... Read more >
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Forbidden Fruit
The Ethics of Secularism
Written by Paul Kurtz


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 29, 2010
Price: $11.99

Paul Kurtz, America's leading secular humanist philosopher, affirms that it is possible to live the good life and be morally responsible, without belief in religion. In this original and penetrating book, Kurtz delineates the means by which humanity can transcend the limitations of traditional religious loyalties and achieve a higher stage... Read more >
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Counterrevolution and Revolt

Written by Herbert Marcuse


Format: eBook
On Sale: July 1, 2010
Price: $19.00

In this book Herbert Marcuse makes clear that capitalism is now reorganizing itself to meet the threat of a revolution that, if realized, would be the most radical of revolutions: the first truly world-historical revolution. Capitalism's counterrevolution, however, is largely preventive, and in the Western world altogether preventive. Yet capitalism is... Read more >
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The Code for Global Ethics
The Code for Global Ethics
Written by Rodrigue Tremblay, Preface by Paul Kurtz
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781616141721
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The Code for Global Ethics
Ten Humanist Principles
Written by Rodrigue Tremblay
Preface by Paul Kurtz


Format: Hardcover, 300 pages
On Sale: April 27, 2010
Price: $27.00

Humanists have long contended that morality is a strictly human concern and should be independent of religious creeds and dogma. This principle was clearly articulated in the two Humanist Manifestos issued in the mid-twentieth century and in Humanist Manifesto 2000, which appeared at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Now this... Read more >
Within Reason
Within Reason
Written by Donald Calne
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ISBN: 9780307493309
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Within Reason
Rationality and Human Behavior
Written by Donald Calne


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: February 10, 2010
Price: $11.99

It has long been a central conviction of western humanistic thought that reason is the most godlike of human traits, and that it makes us unique among animals. Yet if reason directs what we do, why is human behavior so often violent, irrational and disastrous?

In Within Reason, leading neurologist Donald B... Read more >
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A Wealth of Insights
A Wealth of Insights
Written by Bill Cooke
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781591027270
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A Wealth of Insights
Humanist Thought Since the Enlightenment
Written by Bill Cooke


Format: Hardcover, 528 pages
On Sale: December 30, 2009
Price: $29.99

Humanism is a relatively young word, coined only in 1808, and yet it is the most transcultural mode of thought ever conceived. Centered on the plight of all humans in the here and now and committed to reason, free thought, and producing a better, more democratic world, humanism encompasses positive and... Read more >
Science, Culture, and Free Spirits
Science, Culture, and Free Spirits
Written by Jonathan R. Cohen
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ISBN: 9781591026808
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Science, Culture, and Free Spirits
A Study of Nietzsche's Human, All-Too-Human
Written by Jonathan R. Cohen


Format: Trade Paperback, 305 pages
On Sale: September 15, 2009
Price: $36.95

In this insightful study, Nietzsche specialist Jonathan R. Cohen argues that Human, All-Too-Human (1878) represents the crucial watershed for Nietzsche’s philosophical development, the moment at which he "becomes who he is." Here Nietzsche breaks his early allegiance to Schopenhauer and Wagner by offering acute criticisms, which often are diametric reversals of... Read more >
The Future of Naturalism
The Future of Naturalism
Edited by John R. Shook and Paul Kurtz
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781591027317
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The Future of Naturalism

Edited by John R. Shook and Paul Kurtz


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
On Sale: July 28, 2009
Price: $28.99

Naturalism is widely regarded as the dominant philosophical worldview in the West. The prestige of science and the power of technology have driven naturalism to prominence, even as deep questions mount on all sides.

In this volume of all new essays, prominent philosophers consider a wide variety of challenges to naturalism... Read more >
Nonviolence
Nonviolence
Written by Mark Kurlansky, Foreword by Dalai Lama
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ISBN: 9780307497109
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Nonviolence
The History of a Dangerous Idea
Written by Mark Kurlansky
Foreword by Dalai Lama


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: January 21, 2009
Price: $11.99

In this timely, highly original, and controversial narrative, New York Times bestselling author Mark Kurlansky discusses nonviolence as a distinct entity, a course of action, rather than a mere state of mind. Nonviolence can and should be a technique for overcoming social injustice and ending wars, he asserts, which is why... Read more >
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Human, All Too Human
Human, All Too Human
Written by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, Translated by Helen Zimmern and Paul V. Cohn, Introduction by J. M. Kennedy
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Human, All Too Human

Written by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Translated by Helen Zimmern and Paul V. Cohn
Introduction by J. M. Kennedy


Format: Trade Paperback, 536 pages
On Sale: December 16, 2008
Price: $15.99

Human, All Too Human (1878) is often considered the start of Friedrich Nietzsche’s mature period. A complex work that explores many themes to which Nietzsche later returned, it marks a significant departure from his previous thinking. Here Nietzsche breaks with his early allegiance to Schopenhauer and Wagner, and establishes the overall... Read more >
Forbidden Fruit
Forbidden Fruit
Written by Paul Kurtz
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ISBN: 9781591026662
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Forbidden Fruit
The Ethics of Secularism
Written by Paul Kurtz


Format: Trade Paperback, 326 pages
On Sale: November 25, 2008
Price: $17.99

Paul Kurtz, America's leading secular humanist philosopher, affirms that it is possible to live the good life and be morally responsible, without belief in religion. In this original and penetrating book, Kurtz delineates the means by which humanity can transcend the limitations of traditional religious loyalties and achieve a higher stage... Read more >
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Nonviolence
Nonviolence
Written by Mark Kurlansky, Foreword by Dalai Lama
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ISBN: 9780812974478
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Nonviolence
The History of a Dangerous Idea
Written by Mark Kurlansky
Foreword by Dalai Lama


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: April 8, 2008
Price: $15.00

In this timely, highly original, and controversial narrative, New York Times bestselling author Mark Kurlansky discusses nonviolence as a distinct entity, a course of action, rather than a mere state of mind. Nonviolence can and should be a technique for overcoming social injustice and ending wars, he asserts, which is why... Read more >
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