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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: Verso Books
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Fire Alarm Reading Walter Benjamin's 'on the Concept of History'
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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
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: Walter Benjamin
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Illuminations
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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
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: Dan Sperber
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The Enigma of Reason: A New Theory of Human Understanding
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Where do we go when we die? Or is there nowhere to go? Is death something we can do or is it just something that happens to us?
Now in his ninth decade, former Bishop of Edinburgh Richard Holloway has spent a lifetime at the bedsides of t... read more

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: 9781786890214
: Canongate Books
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: United Kingdom
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: Richard Holloway
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Waiting for the Last Bus : Reflections on Life and Death
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'Wonderful and timely a Hugely recommended' STEPHEN FRY What do you and an ancient philosopher have in common? It turns out much more than you might thinka Aristotle was an extraordinary thinker, perhaps the greatest in history. Yet he was preoccupied by an ordinary question- ho... read more

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: 9781847924087
: penguin random house
: Jonathan Cape
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: Edith Hall
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Aristotle's Way
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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
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: Albert Camus
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: 2005
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Myth of Sisyphus (Penguin Great Ideas)
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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
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: Graham Harman
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Object-oriented Ontology : A New Theory of Everything
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'This moving account of the life [Rowlands] lived with an adopted wolf will be recognized as a seminal work of philosophy that forces us to re-evaluate our view of the human animal' John Gray, author of Straw DogsThis fa... read more

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: 9781783784578
: Granta Books
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: Mark Rowlands
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The Philosopher and the Wolf : Lessons from the Wild on Love, Death and Happiness
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: 9781408893210
: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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: Rutger Bregman
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Utopia for Realists
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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
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: United States
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: Timothy Morton
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Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology After the End of the World
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Modern history is haunted by the disasters of the century--world wars, concentration camps, Hiroshima, and the Holocaust--grief, anger, terror, and loss beyond words, but still close, still impending. How can we write or think about disaster when by its very nature it de... read more



“The disaster ruins everything, all the while leaving everything intact.” The Writing of the Disaster concerns the effect upon language, upon literature, so to call it, of what Blanchot, thinking of the Holocaust, calls the disaster: something beyond the reac... read more

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: 9780803261204
: University of Nebraska Press
: University of Nebraska Press
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: Maurice Blanchot
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: New edition
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The Writing of the Disaster
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This title provides a profoundly moving exploration of the intelligence and personality of one of the world's most mysterious, beguiling creatures.

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: 9781471146756
: Simon & Schuster Ltd
: Simon & Schuster Ltd
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: Sy Montgomery
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: en
: 594.56
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The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness
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