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 Philosophy

Reading Level:4 Non Fiction

One of the world's greatest thinkers tells the heroic story of human progress - and why we neglect it at our peril.Is modernity really failing? Or have we failed to appreciate progress and the ideals that make it possible?If you... read more

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: 9780141979090
: Penguin Books, Limited
: Penguin Books, Limited
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: Steven Pinker
: Paperback
: English
: 303.44
: 576
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Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress
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This illuminating study of Benjamin's final essay helps unlock the mystery of this great philosopher Revolutionary critic of the philosophy of progress, nostalgic of the past yet dreaming of the future, romantic partisan of materialism... read more

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: 9781784786410
: Verso Books
: Verso Books
: 21.00 cmmm X 15.00 cmmm X 2.20 cmmm
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: Michael Lowy
: en
: 148
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Fire Alarm Reading Walter Benjamin's 'on the Concept of History'
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Reason, we are told, is what makes us human, the source of our knowledge and wisdom. If reason is so useful, why didn't it also evolve in other animals? If reason is that reliable, why do we produce so much thoroughly reasoned nonsense? In th... read more

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: 9780241957851
: Penguin Books Ltd
: Penguin Books Ltd
: 198mm X 129mm
: United Kingdom
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: Dan Sperber
: Paperback
: 1
: English
: 121.3
: 416
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The Enigma of Reason: A New Theory of Human Understanding
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"A stimulating book about combating despair and complacency with searching reflection." --Heller McAlpin, NPR.org Named a Best Book of 2018 by NPR. One of Lit Hub's 15 Books You Should Read in September and one of Outside's Best Books of FallA revelatory A... read more

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: 9781783784943
: Granta Books
: Granta Books
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: John Kaag
: Hardback
: 193
: 272
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Hiking With Nietzsche: Becoming Who You Are
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Category:

 Philosophy

Studies on contemporary art and culture by one of the most original, critical and analytical minds of this century.

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: 9780805202410
: Random House USA Inc
: Random House Inc
: 202mm X 135mm X 17mm
: United States
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: Walter Benjamin
: Paperback
: 169
: 809
: 288
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Illuminations
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What do we think about when we think about football? Football is about so many things: memory, history, place, social class, gender (especially masculinity, but increasingly femininity too), family identity, tribal identity, national identity, the na... read more

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: 9781781259221
: Profile Books Limited
: Profile Books Limited
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: Simon Critchley
: Paperback
: English
: 796.33401
: 208
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What We Think about When We Think about Football
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Category:

 Philosophy

Series:Penguin Great Ideas Ser.

Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives -... read more

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: 9780141023991
: Penguin Books, Limited
: Penguin Books, Limited
: 181mm X 111mm X 8mm
: United Kingdom
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: Albert Camus
: Paperback
: 2005
: English
: 194
: 144
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Myth of Sisyphus (Penguin Great Ideas)
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Category:

 Philosophy

Series:Pelican Bks.

What is reality, really? Are humans more special or important than the non-human objects we perceive? How does this change the way we understand the world? We humans tend to believe that things are only real in as much as we perceive them, an idea... read more

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: 9780241269152
: Penguin Books, Limited
: Penguin Books, Limited
: 181mm X 111mm
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: Graham Harman
: Paperback
: English
: 111
: 336
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Object-oriented Ontology : A New Theory of Everything
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Category:

 Philosophy

Series:Object Lessons Ser.

Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. A 3-year-old asks her physician father about his job, and his inability to provide a succinct and accurate answer inspires a critical look at the profession of modern medicine. In sorti... read more

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: 9781501338175
: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
: Bloomsbury Academic
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: Andrew Bomback; Christopher Schaberg (Contribution by); Ian Bogost (Contribution by)
: Paperback
: English
: 610.695
: 160
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Doctor
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Now in his ninth decade, former Bishop of Edinburgh Richard Holloway has spent a lifetime at the bedsides of the dying, guiding countless men and women towards peaceful deaths. A positive and profound exploration of the many important lessons w... read more

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: 9781786890214
: Canongate Books
: Canongate Books
: 214mm X 135mm
: United Kingdom
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: Richard Holloway
: Hardback
: Main
: English
: 202.3
: 176
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Waiting for the Last Bus : Reflections on Life and Death
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Category:

 Nature

Series:Posthumanities

Having set global warming in irreversible motion, we are facing the possibility of ecological catastrophe. But the environmental emergency is also a crisis for our philosophical habits of thought, confronting us with a problem that seems to... read more

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: 9780816689231
: University of Minnesota Press
: University of Minnesota Press
: 216mm X 140mm X 15mm
: United States
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: Timothy Morton
: Paperback
: 110
: 240
: 15 black and white illustrations and 8 color plates
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Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology After the End of the World
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Category:

 Philosophy

In a virtuoso display of erudition, thoughtfulness and humour, Terry Eagleton teases apart the concept of hope as it has been (often mistakenly) conceptualised over six millennia, from ancient Greece to today. He distinguishes hope from simple optimism, cheeriness, desire, ... read more

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: 9780300226447
: Yale University Press
: Yale University Press
: 9mm X 6mm
: United States
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: Terry Eagleton
: Paperback
: 617
: 179
: 178
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Hope Without Optimism
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