In the year 1570, at the age of thirty-seven, Michel de Montaigne gave up his job as a magistrate and retired to his chateau to brood on his own private grief - the deaths of his best friends, his father, his brother, and most recently his first-born child. But finding his mind agitated rather than se... read more

When I Am Playing With My Cat, How Do I Know She Is Not Playing With Me?: Montaigne and Being in Touch With Life
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Series:The\School of Life Ser.

In How to Deal with Adversity, Christopher Hamilton explores how we face trials and tribulations in everyday life, and why adversity, from small setbacks to larger, more life-defining problems, affects and shapes us so fundamentally. In this book from The School of Life series, drawing upon history, p... read more

How to Deal with Adversity (The School of Life series)
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Series:Mindfulness Series

Why am I here? Do I really know anything? What does it all mean? These are questions we all ask ourselves at some point in our lives. Mindfulness & The Big Questions offers an enlightening approach to these universal existential conundrums, a... read more

Mindfulness and the Big Questions: Philosophy for Now
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The way that we feel is governed by two separate and often conflicting dispositions: instinct and emotion. Instincts are inherent and unlearned; they provide us with deeply ingrained patterns of response to different kinds of stimuli. Emotions are subjective and personal; they govern our thoughts and ... read more

This Book Has Feelings: Adventures in the Philosophy and Psychology of Your Mind
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Series:The School of Life
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Our relationship with money is one that lasts a lifetime. It can be as important as family life, as competitive as work, and as exciting and secretive as love. Yet books about money tend to take one of two routes: a) how to get more, or b) how to... read more

How to Worry Less About Money (The School of Life series)
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AS READ ON BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK. Paris, near the turn of 1933. Three young friends meet over apricot cocktails at the Bec-de-Gaz bar on the rue Montparnasse. They are Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir and their friend Raym... read more

At the Existentialist Cafe Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails
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What makes me, me - and you, you? What is this thing called 'love'? Does life have a point? Is 'no' the right answer to this question? Philosophy transports us from the wonderful to the weird, from the funny to the very serious indeed. With the aid of tall stories, jokes, fascinating insights and comm... read more

Big Think Book: Discover Philosophy Through 99 Perplexing Problems
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What does it really mean to love another person? Is there such a thing as the 'perfect' partner? How does infatuation differ from the real thing? The need to love is central to our idea of happiness, yet it sometimes seems that the more we reflect on it the more elusive it becomes. In this lucid ... read more

Conditions of Love: The Philosophy of Intimacy
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Raimond Gaita has developed an original, powerful and sometimes controversial conception of the nature of ethical thought, and has made an outstanding contribution to moral philosophy, not least for his distinctive vision of the nature of moral philosophy as an academic discipline.

A Sense for Humanity: The Ethical Thought of Raimond Gaita
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From Galileo and Newton to Thomas Hobbes and Martin Luther King, Jr., thinkers throughout history have consciously employed scientific techniques to better understand the non-physical world. The Age of Reason and the Enlightenment led theorists to apply scientific reasoning to the non-scientific disci... read more

The Moral Arc How Science and Reason Lead Humanity toward Truth, Justice, and Freedom
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Stronger, more effective leaders can improve their decision-making and influence their organisations and ultimately the global market place in a way that brings about good for the whole of society. The Leader's Way takes leaders on a progressive path, first learning new techniques for themselves, the... read more

The Leader's Way: Business, Buddhism and Happiness in an Interconnected World
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"In The Art of Reading, philosopher Damon Young delights in the pleasures of this intimate pursuit through a rich sample of literature: from Virginia Woolf's diaries to Batman comics. He writes with honesty and humour about the blunders and revelations of his own bookish life.... read more

The Art of Reading
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