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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.


Available
July 15, 2014
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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 >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Willing Slaves Of Capital
Spinoza And Marx On Desire
Written by Frederic Lordon


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-160-2 (1-78168-160-0)

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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 >
Also available as an eBook.


Available
July 15, 2014
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Saint Paul
A Screenplay
Written by Pier Paolo Pasolini


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: July 15, 2014
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-288-3 (1-78168-288-7)

Presented here for the first time in English is a remarkable screenplay about the apostle Paul by Pier Paolo Pasolini, legendary filmmaker, novelist, poet, and radical intellectual activist. Written between the appearance of his renowned film Teorema and the shocking, controversial Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom, St Paul was... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.


Available
July 15, 2014
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On The Pleasure Principle In Culture
Illusions Without Owners
Written by Robert Pfaller


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: July 15, 2014
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-174-9 (1-78168-174-0)

For many illusions it is easy to find owners—people who declare their belief in things such as life after death, human reason, or the self-regulation of financial markets. Yet there are also different kinds of illusions, too, for example, in art: trompe l'oeil painting pleases its observers with "anonymous illusions"—illusions where... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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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 >
Also available as an eBook.

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Out of Time
The Pleasures and the Perils of Ageing
Written by Lynne Segal and Elaine Showalter


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: July 1, 2014
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-299-9 (1-78168-299-2)

As the baby boomers approach their sixth or seventh decade, they are faced with new challenges and questions of politics and identity. In the footsteps of Simone de Beauvoir, Out of Time looks at many of the issues facing the aged–the war of the generations and baby-boomer bashing, the politics of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.
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