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Philosophy Made Simple
Philosophy Made Simple
Written by Richard H. Popkin and Avrum Stroll
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307823250
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Philosophy Made Simple

Written by Richard H. Popkin and Avrum Stroll


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: January 22, 2014
Price: $10.99

For almost four decades, Made Simple books have set the standard for continuing education and home study. In answer to the changing needsof today's marketplace, the Made Simple series for the '90s presents a thoroughly up-to-the-minute portfolio of skills, information, and experience, with revised and updated editions of bestselling titles, plus... Read more >
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The Big Questions: Philosophy

Written by Simon Blackburn


Format: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $12.95

Bestselling author Simon Blackburn tackles the key questions in philosophy—and provides easy-to-understand and enlightening answers.

In Big Questions: Philosophy, bestselling author Simon Blackburn addresses the 20 essential questions:

What is the meaning of life? Am I free? Why is there something and not nothing? What do we really know? Is there such a... Read more >
How to Outwit Aristotle

Written by Peter Cave


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $12.95

Everything you ever wanted to know about philosophy in 35 bite-size chapters: From the realm of the unconscious to the principles of logic, How to Outwit Aristotle will help you think like a philosopher. Witty and accessible, this is a superb introduction to the subject by one of Britain’s most engaging... Read more >
Philosophy: A Beginner's Guide to the Ideas of 100 Great Thinkers

Written by Jeremy Harwood


Format: eBook, 192 pages
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $12.95

From philosophy’s founding fathers like Thales, Socrates, and Plato to great minds of the post-modern era like Sartre, Ayer, and Feyerabend, this essential guide distills the thoughts of the world’s most influential minds and explains their answers to some of philosophy’s key questions. Is there a Supreme Being? Who am I?... Read more >
The Story of Philosophy

Written by James Garvey and Jeremy Stangroom


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $12.95

The Story of Philosophy sees philosophy for what it is: a passionate, exhilarating quest for human understanding that cannot be reduced to dry categories or simple definitions. Accessible writing, brilliant scholarship and over 150 colour illustrations combine to form a richly informative and highly entertaining work of narrative history.

Packed with intriguing... Read more >
Words of Wisdom

Written by Gareth Southwell


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $16.95

Words of Wisdom brings together 360 of philosophy’s most famous quotations, explaining their meaning and telling the stories behind them. Western philosophy may be said to have begun in ancient Greece, where, inscribed in his temple at Delphi, the words of the god Apollo commanded those who sought wisdom to first... Read more >
50 Philosophy Ideas You Really Need to Know

Written by Ben Dupre


Format: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: October 1, 2013
Price: $12.95

Have you ever laid awake at night fretting over how we can be sure of the reality of the external world? Perhaps we are in fact disembodied brains, floating in vats at the whim of some deranged puppet-master? If so, you are not alone—and what’s more, you are in exalted company... Read more >
The Five-Minute Philosopher
80 Unquestionably Good Answers to 80 Unanswerable Big Questions
Written by Gerald Benedict


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 1, 2012
Price: $8.99

Wise and down-to-earth answers to 80 of the eternal questions that we are likely to ponder, in our more thoughtful moments, on our life's journey - from 'Is there a God?' to 'Is a human being just another animal?' Read more >
Passion of the Western Mind
Passion of the Western Mind
Written by Richard Tarnas
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307804525
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Passion of the Western Mind

Written by Richard Tarnas


Format: eBook, 560 pages
On Sale: October 19, 2011
Price: $11.99

"[This] magnificent critical survey, with its inherent respect for both the 'Westt's mainstream high culture' and the 'radically changing world' of the 1990s, offers a new breakthrough for lay and scholarly readers alike...Allows readers to grasp the big picture of Western culture for the first time."
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Chinese Philosophy - Simple Guides

Written by Peter Nancarrow


Format: eBook, 144 pages
On Sale: July 26, 2011
Price: $10.95

THIS BOOK WILL HELP YOU

• to appreciate the variety, subtlety and wisdom of a unique philosophical tradition

• to understand the major schools of thought that have shaped Chinese civilization

• to draw on a rich cultural resource for different perspectives on questions of our time

• to recognize traditional concepts that continue to... Read more >
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Greek Philosophy - Simple Guides

Written by Sophia Macdonald


Format: eBook, 144 pages
On Sale: July 26, 2011
Price: $10.95

THIS BOOK WILL HELP YOU

• to appreciate the revolution in thinking brought about by the Ancient Greek philosophers, who sought to make sense of the world through analysis, reasoning and argument

• to recognize the key ideas of the most significant philosophers and their contribution to Western thought

• to learn about the...

Read more >
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Chinese Philosophy - Simple Guides
Chinese Philosophy - Simple Guides
Written by Peter Nancarrow
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781857334890
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Chinese Philosophy - Simple Guides

Written by Peter Nancarrow


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
On Sale: August 4, 2009
Price: $10.95

THIS BOOK WILL HELP YOU

• to appreciate the variety, subtlety and wisdom of a unique philosophical tradition

• to understand the major schools of thought that have shaped Chinese civilization

• to draw on a rich cultural resource for different perspectives on questions of our time

• to recognize traditional concepts that continue to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
Greek Philosophy - Simple Guides
Greek Philosophy - Simple Guides
Written by Sophia Macdonald
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781857334883
Our Price: $10.95
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Greek Philosophy - Simple Guides

Written by Sophia Macdonald


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
On Sale: August 4, 2009
Price: $10.95

THIS BOOK WILL HELP YOU

• to appreciate the revolution in thinking brought about by the Ancient Greek philosophers, who sought to make sense of the world through analysis, reasoning and argument

• to recognize the key ideas of the most significant philosophers and their contribution to Western thought

• to learn about the... Read more >
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The Philosopher's Handbook
The Philosopher's Handbook
Edited by Stanley Rosen
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307559074
Our Price: $13.99
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The Philosopher's Handbook
Essential Readings from Plato to Kant
Edited by Stanley Rosen


Format: eBook, 656 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2009
Price: $13.99

An ideal introduction for the casual reader and a beneficial reference for the student, The Philosopher's Handbook features the writings of some of the world's most influential philosophers. Based on the premise that all human beings are curious about their existence, Rosen's collection brings together primary excerpts from the works of... Read more >
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Essays
Essays
Written by Michel de Montaigne, Translated by John Florio
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781591022701
Our Price: $13.99
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Essays

Written by Michel de Montaigne
Translated by John Florio


Format: Trade Paperback, 285 pages
On Sale: December 15, 2004
Price: $13.99

Living at a time of religious strife and the decline of the intellectual optimism that had begun in the Renaissance, Michel Eyquem de Montaigne (1533-1592) expressed in his writings both a deep skepticism about human affairs and a wide-ranging intellectual curiosity reflective of the age. Having witnessed firsthand the bloody armed... Read more >
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