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Reading Level:General Adult

Is there life after death? Can we prove the big bang theory? In his engrossing and accessible style, Dr Kerry Spackman uses everyday examples to answer these questions and other diverse issues. the Ant and the Ferrari is a magical tour-de-force that takes on the big questions in life and answers them ... read more

Ant and the Ferrari Lifting the Hood on Truth, Society and the Universe
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This fascinating book charts the relationship between Mark Rowlands, a rootless philosopher, and Brenin, his extraordinarily well-travelled wolf. More than just an exotic pet, Brenin exerted an immense influence on Rowlands as both a person, and, strangely enough, as a philosopher, leading him to re-e... read more

The Philosopher and the Wolf: Lessons from the Wild on Love, Death and Happiness
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Series:The Tanner Lectures on Human Values

Vanity Fair has declared the Age of Irony over. Joan Didion has lamented that Obama's United States is an "irony-free zone." Here Jonathan Lear argues that irony is one of the tools we use to live seriously, to get the hang of becoming human. It forces us to experience disruptions in our habitual ways... read more

A Case for Irony
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Series:Little Books on Big Themes

 "In On Passion celebrated Australian poet Dorothy Porter delves headfirst into the passions, both literary and earthly. We discover the young Dorothy Porter's 'drug of choice' was none other than romantic love and that 'some of the most deeply passionate experiences of her life happened between ... read more

On Passion
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Following on from the success of the first edition of "What Philosophers Think", this second edition brings together a collection of interviews with some of the world's most important and influential philosophers and intellectuals and leading figures in the arts and politics, including: Bernard Willia... read more

What More Philosophers Think
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"It is only ideas gained from walking that have any worth."--Nietzsche In A Philosophy of Walking, a bestseller in France, leading thinker Frederic Gros charts the many different ways we get from A to B -- the pilgrimage, the promenade, the protest march, the nature ramble -- and reveals what they say... read more

A Philosophy of Walking
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Here as Virilio states, "all one can do is guess." But Virilio's position is not one of pure guessery. His extrapolationist position against his delirium state, has the architecture of a 23rd century scientist: three parts - fractal geometry, two parts - theory of general relativity, o... read more

Grey Ecology
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Why is progress a pernicious myth? Why do beliefs that humanity can be improved end in farce or horror? Is atheism a hangover from Christian faith? John Gray, one of the most iconoclastic thinkers of our time, smashes through civilization's long cherished beliefs, overturning our view of the world and... read more

Gray's Anatomy: Selected writing
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Series:Challenges in Contemporary Theology

After Writing provides a significant contribution to the growing genre of works which offers a challenge to modern and postmodern accounts of Christianity. Catherine Pickstock shows how Platonic philosophy did not assume a primacy of metaph... read more

After Writing: On The Liturgical Consummation of Philosophy
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What happens when we lose someone we love? A death, a separation or the break-up of a relationship are some of the hardest times we have to live through. We may fall into a nightmare of depression, lose the will to live and see no hope for the future. What matters at this crucial point is whether or n... read more

The New Black : Mourning, melancholia and depression
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Filled with wonderful stories about domestic and wild animals, about friendship and love, about the experience of mountaineering and the metaphysical contemplation of landscape, The Philosopher's Dog is a wonderful and moving work.

The Philosopher's Dog
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Series:Thinking in Action

Many otherwise enlightened people often dismiss etiquette as a trivial subject or - worse yet - as nothing but a disguise for moral hypocrisy or unjust social hierarchies. Such sentiments either mistakenly assume that most manners merely frame the "real issues" of any interpersonal exchange or are th... read more

On Manners
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