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 Philosophy

Series:Penguin Classics Ser.

The acclaimed new translation of the classic poem at the heart of Stephen Greenblatt's The Swerve
 
Lucretius' poem On the Nature of Things combines a scientific and philosophical treatise with some of the greatest poetry ever written. With intense moral fer... read more

The Nature of Things
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In later life Basho turned to Zen Buddhism, and the travel sketched in this volume relfect his attempts to cast off earthly attachments and reach out to spiritual fulfillment. The sketches are written in the "haibun" style--a linking of ve... read more

The Narrow Road to the Deep North and Other Travel Sketches
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Blending philosophy and humor, here are 250 thought-provoking, challenging, and strange questions--from the profound "what is the meaning of life?" to the playful "is a hotdog a sandwich?" and eve... read more

Questions for Deep Thinkers: 200+ of the Most Challenging Questions You (Probably) Never Thought to Ask
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How to Think is a contrarian treatise on why we're not as good at thinking as we assume - but how recovering this lost art can rescue our inner lives from the chaos of modern life.Most of us don't want to think, writes the American essayist Alan Jacobs. Thi... read more

How To Think: A Guide for the Perplexed
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 Philosophy

Reading Level:General Adult

The guru to the gurus at last shares his knowledge with the rest of us. Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman's seminal studies in behavioral psychology, behavioral economics, and happiness studies have influenced numerous other authors, including Steven Pinker and Malcolm Gladwe... read more

Thinking, Fast and Slow
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In God, Reza Aslan sheds new light on mankind's relationship with the divine and challenges our perspective on faith and the birth of religion. From the origins of spiritual thought to the concept of an active, engaged, divine presence that underlies all creation, Aslan examines... read more

God: A Human History
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The flip side of knowledge is ignorance. This book explores the vast scope of ignorance, even in an age when we think we know more than ever before. By marking off this ocean of ignorance into manageable categories, the author provides a kind ... read more

Ignorance: Everything You Need to Know about Not Knowing
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"In this book of brief essays, Singer applies his controversial ways of thinking to issues like climate change, extreme poverty, animals, abortion, euthanasia, human genetic selection, sports doping, the sale of kidneys, the ethics of high-priced art, and ways of increas... read more

Ethics in the Real World
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There has been a bad-tempered quarrel between defenders and critics of religion in recent years. Both sides have expressed themselves acerbically because there is a very great deal at stake in the debate. This book thoroughly and calmly exa... read more

God Argument: The Case Against Religion and for Humanism
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How did we find ourselves in a "post-truth" world of "alternative facts"? And can we get out of it? A Short History of Truth sets out to answer these questions by looking at the complex history of truth and falsehood. It identifies ten... read more

A Short History of Truth - Consolations for a Post-Truth World
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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... read more

The Philosopher and the Wolf : Lessons from the Wild on Love, Death and Happiness
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We live in small worlds. Conscious change requires deliberate effort, and so, for the most part, we avoid it. But what happens when something occurs, from within or without, that changes all that? The first book in the mesmerizing How To Live trilogy, How We Are examines how we negotiate change in our... read more

How We are: How to Live book 1
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