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The Turbulent Universe
The Turbulent Universe
Written by Paul Kurtz
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ISBN: 9781616147358
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The Turbulent Universe

Written by Paul Kurtz


Format: Trade Paperback, 310 pages
On Sale: April 16, 2013
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In his final book, the late Paul Kurtz outlines his personal vision for a planetary ethics inspired by scientific wisdom. Blending realism and optimism, he lays out the basic principles of an ethical approach that he calls humanist eupraxsophy--that is, the application of practical moral choices inspired by scientific wisdom. Emphasizing... Read more >
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The Righteous Mind
The Righteous Mind
Written by Jonathan Haidt
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ISBN: 9780307455772
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The Righteous Mind
Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion
Written by Jonathan Haidt


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
On Sale: February 12, 2013
Price: $16.00

As America descends deeper into polarization and paralysis, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt has done the seemingly impossible—challenged conventional thinking about morality, politics, and religion in a way that speaks to everyone on the political spectrum. Drawing on his twenty five years of groundbreaking research on moral psychology, he shows how moral...

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Infinitely Demanding
Infinitely Demanding
Written by Simon Critchley
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ISBN: 9781781680179
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Infinitely Demanding
Ethics of Commitment, Politics of Resistance
Written by Simon Critchley


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
On Sale: January 16, 2013
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The clearest, boldest and most systematic statement of Simon Critchley’s influential views on philosophy, ethics, and politics, Infinitely Demanding identifies a massive political disappointment at the heart of liberal democracy. Arguing that what is called for is an ethics of commitment that can inform a radical politics, Critchley considers the possibility... Read more >
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Ethics
Ethics
Written by Alain Badiou, Translated by Peter Hallward
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ISBN: 9781781680186
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Ethics
An Essay on the Understanding of Evil
Written by Alain Badiou
Translated by Peter Hallward


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: January 15, 2013
Price: $17.95

Alain Badiou, one of the most powerful voices in contemporary French philosophy, shows how our prevailing ethical principles serve ultimately to reinforce an ideology of the status quo and fail to provide a framework for an effective understanding of the concept of evil. Read more >
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Soul Repair
Soul Repair
Written by Rita Nakashima Brock and Gabriella Lettini
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780807029077
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Soul Repair
Recovering from Moral Injury after War
Written by Rita Nakashima Brock and Gabriella Lettini


Format: Hardcover, 174 pages
On Sale: November 6, 2012
Price: $24.95

The first book to explore the idea and effect of moral injury on veterans, their families, and their communities
 
Although veterans make up only 7 percent of the U.S. population, they account for an alarming 20 percent of all suicides. And though treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder has undoubtedly alleviated suffering and... Read more >
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Soul Repair
Recovering from Moral Injury after War
Written by Rita Nakashima Brock and Gabriella Lettini


Format: eBook
On Sale: November 6, 2012
Price: $24.95

The first book to explore the idea and effect of moral injury on veterans, their families, and their communities
 
Although veterans make up only 7 percent of the U.S. population, they account for an alarming 20 percent of all suicides. And though treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder has undoubtedly alleviated suffering and... Read more >
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The Republic
The Republic
Written by Plato
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ISBN: 9780345803696
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The Republic
The Complete and Unabridged Jowett Translation
Written by Plato


Format: eBook, 416 pages
On Sale: October 30, 2012
Price: $5.99

 

Toward the end of the astonishing period of Athenian creativity that furnished Western civilization with the greater part of its intellectual, artistic, and political wealth, Plato wrote The Republic, his discussion of the nature and meaning of justice and of the ideal state and its ruler. All subsequent European thinking about...

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Social and Political Philosophy
Social and Political Philosophy
Written by John Somerville and Ronald Santoni
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ISBN: 9780307826350
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Social and Political Philosophy
Readings From Plato to Gandhi
Written by John Somerville and Ronald Santoni


Format: eBook, 560 pages
On Sale: September 12, 2012
Price: $11.99

An anthology of basic statements by the most influential social and political philosophers of Western civilization. Includes Plato, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Rousseau, Mill, Marx and Engels, Hitler, Gandhi, and others. Read more >
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Political Evil
Political Evil
Written by Alan Wolfe
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ISBN: 9780307473011
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Political Evil
What It Is and How to Combat It
Written by Alan Wolfe


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: September 4, 2012
Price: $16.00

A timely, eye-opening examination of political evil, a concept widely misunderstood and desperately in need of clarification in our ever more chaotic world.

In an age of genocide, terrorism, ethnic cleansing, and torture, evil threatens us in ways radically different from tsunamis and financial panics. Nature unleashes its wrath and people rush... Read more >
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The Republic and Other Works
The Republic and Other Works
Written by Plato, Translated by Benjamin Jowett
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ISBN: 9780307823007
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The Republic and Other Works

Written by Plato
Translated by Benjamin Jowett


Format: eBook, 560 pages
On Sale: June 27, 2012
Price: $7.99

A compilation of the essential works of Plato in  one paperback volume: The Republic, The  Symposium, Parmenides, Euthyphro, Apology,  Crito, and Phaedo. Read more >
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The Righteous Mind
The Righteous Mind
Written by Jonathan Haidt
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ISBN: 9780307377906
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The Righteous Mind
Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion
Written by Jonathan Haidt


Format: Hardcover, 448 pages
On Sale: March 13, 2012
Price: $28.95

Why can’t our political leaders work together as threats loom and problems mount? Why do people so readily assume the worst about the motives of their fellow citizens? In The Righteous Mind, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt explores the origins of our divisions and points the way forward to mutual understanding.
 
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The Righteous Mind
The Righteous Mind
Written by Jonathan Haidt
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ISBN: 9780307907035
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The Righteous Mind
Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion
Written by Jonathan Haidt


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: March 13, 2012
Price: $11.99

Why can’t our political leaders work together as threats loom and problems mount? Why do people so readily assume the worst about the motives of their fellow citizens? In The Righteous Mind, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt explores the origins of our divisions and points the way forward to mutual understanding.
 
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The Book of Mirdad
The Strange Story of a Monastery which was Once Called The Ark
Written by Mikhail Naimy


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 1, 2012
Price: $1.99

A classic of spiritual literature - Mikhail Naimy, a contemporary of Kahlil Gibran, author of The Prophet, has woven legend, mysticism, philosophy and poetry into a powerful allegorical story that has touched the hearts of millions of readers. Read more >
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Passion of the Western Mind
Passion of the Western Mind
Written by Richard Tarnas
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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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Political Evil
Political Evil
Written by Alan Wolfe
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ISBN: 9780307701473
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Political Evil
What It Is and How to Combat It
Written by Alan Wolfe


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: September 27, 2011
Price: $13.99

A timely, eye-opening examination of political evil, a concept widely misunderstood and desperately in need of clarification in our ever more chaotic world.

In an age of genocide, terrorism, ethnic cleansing, and torture, evil threatens us in ways radically different from tsunamis and financial panics. Nature unleashes its wrath and people rush... Read more >
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Anti-Nietzsche

Written by Malcolm Bull


Format: eBook
On Sale: September 1, 2011
Price: $24.95

Nietzsche, the philosopher seemingly opposed to everyone, has met with remarkably little opposition himself. He remains what he wanted to be— the limit-philosopher of a modernity that never ends. In this provocative, sometimes disturbing book, Bull argues that merely to reject Nietzsche is not to escape his lure. He seduces by... Read more >
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Essays in Understanding, 1930-1954
Essays in Understanding, 1930-1954
Written by Hannah Arendt
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ISBN: 9780307787033
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Essays in Understanding, 1930-1954
Formation, Exile, and Totalitarianism
Written by Hannah Arendt


Format: eBook, 496 pages
On Sale: April 13, 2011
Price: $15.99

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 irresistible drawn to the activity of understanding, in an effort to endow historic, political, and cultural events with meaning. Essays in Understanding assembles many of... Read more >
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Secrets
Secrets
Written by Sissela Bok
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ISBN: 9780307761729
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Secrets
On the Ethics of Concealment and Revelation
Written by Sissela Bok


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: March 16, 2011
Price: $13.99

Shows how the ethical issues raised by secrets and secrecy in our careers or private lives take us to the heart of the critical questions of private and public morality. Read more >
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The Life of Meaning
Reflections on Faith, Doubt, and Repairing the World
Edited by Bob Abernethy and William Bole
Foreword by Tom Browkaw


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $18.95

PBS's Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly, which Bob Abernethy conceived and anchors, has been described as "the best spot on the television landscape to take in the broad view of the spiritual dimension of American life . . ." by the Christian Science Monitor. "Finally," wrote the San Francisco Chronicle, "something intelligent... Read more >
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La Muerta y la Doncella

Written by Ariel Dorfman


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $14.95

La muerte y la doncella, la obra latinoamericana mas representada en la historia del mundo, ha llegado a constituirse en un clasico sobre la justicia y el perdon, la memoria y el olvido. Dorfman se ha propuesto a explorar preguntas pocas veces hechas en voz alta: "¿Como pueden los represores y... Read more >
Negative Ethnicity
From Bias to Genocide
Written by Koigi Wa Wamwere


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $10.95

"Negative ethnicity" is Koigi wa Wamwere’s name for the deep-seated tensions in Africa that the world has seen flare so terrifyingly. The genocide in Rwanda and "ethnic" killing in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, and elsewhere stand out as examples. Wa Wamwere argues that these clashes cannot properly be described... Read more >
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Overcoming Speechlessness
A Poet Encounters the Horror in Rwanda, Eastern Congo, and Palestine/Israel
Written by Alice Walker


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $9.95

In 2006, Alice Walker, working with Women for Women International, visited Rwanda and the eastern Congo to witness the aftermath of the genocide in Kigali. Invited by Code Pink, an antiwar group working to end the Iraq War, Walker traveled to Palestine/Israel three years later to view the devastation on the... Read more >
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Right & Wrong & Palestine
and Palestine, 9-11, Iraq, 7-7. . .
Written by Ted Honderich


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $18.95

Philosopher Ted Honderich insightfully relates four shattering current events in this articulate, well-reasoned moral and political analysis. Exploring the war in Iraq, the controversy in Palestine, and the tragic events of 9-11 and London’s 7-7, Honderich elucidates the great questions of right and wrong in a conflict-ridden era. Read more >
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Sent by Earth
A Message from the Grandmother Spirit
Written by Alice Walker


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $5.00

Now more timely than ever, Alice Walker’s Sent By Earth reflects on the tragedy of September 11, 2001, and addresses the anger many Americans felt at the presumed perpetrator of the attack: Osama bin Laden. In powerfully reflective, nuanced, and above all heartfelt prose, Walker explores the seeds of hatred and... Read more >
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Exuberant Skepticism

Written by Paul Kurtz


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

For more than three decades, philosopher Paul Kurtz has been a strong advocate of skepticism, not only as a philosophical position, but also as a fulfilling way of life. Contrary to the view that skepticism is merely a negative, nay saying, or debunking stance toward commonly held beliefs, skepticism as defined... Read more >
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