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30-Second Philosophies The 50 Most Thought-provoking Philosophies, Each Explained in Half a Minute Stephen Law, Julian Baggini, Barry Loewer

I Think Therefore I Am, Existentialism, Dialectical Materialism? The Socratic Method and Deconstruction? Sure, you know what they all mean. That is, you’ve certainly heard of them. But do you know eno …

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Baudrillard and the Millennium Chris Horrocks

Here Horrocks presents Baudrillard’s diagnosis of our biggest media event–the Millennium, which is the virus on everyone’s mind. …

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Darwin and Fundamentalism Merryl Wyn Davies

Charles Darwin evolutionized the western view of human development and inaugurated a paradigmatic shift that has reverberated throughout science ever since. His work and conclusions surrounding evolut …

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Derrida and the End of History Professor Stuart Sim

Derrida’s critique of Fukuyama’s claim that history “as we know it” has ended is highlighted as one of his most valuable contributions to the postmodern cultural debate. This book places Derrida’s rej …

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Don’t Get Fooled Again Richard Wilson

Why is it that, time and again, intelligent, educated people end up falling for ideas that turn out on closer examination to be nonsense? We live in a supposedly rational age, yet crazy notions seem i …

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Ecology and the End of Postmodernism George Myerson

In 1979 Jean-Francois Lyotard claimed to have laid the ‘grand narrative’ to rest. Yet the ecological disasters of recent years Myerson argues, herald a return of the big story, and in a new way are a …

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Foucault and Queer Theory Tamsin Spargo

Foucault’s theories on power, crime and sexuality have enourmously influenced the postmodern debates within postfeminism, cultural studies, sociology, and history. …

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Heidegger and the Nazis Jeff Collins

Martin Heidegger’s enthusiastic advocacy of Nazism has left discordant traces in the political culture of postmodernity. As a philosopher, he proposed an extraordinary thinking calculated to “overcome …

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Introducing Aesthetics A Graphic Guide Christopher Kul-Want, Piero

What is beauty, and what is truth? These are some of the questions which aesthetics tries to answer. In our everyday life, we talk about the ‘aesthetics’ of an artwork or a piece of design. But aesthe …

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Introducing Alain Badiou A Graphic Guide Michael J. Kelly, Piero

The works of French philosopher Alain Badiou range from novels, poems, “romanopéras” and popular political treatises to elaborate philosophical arguments engaging with mathematical theory. Throughout …

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Introducing Aristotle A Graphic Guide Rupert Woodfin, Judy Groves

“Introducing Aristotle” guides the reader through an explosion of theories, from the establishment of systematic logic to the earliest rules of science. Aristotle’s authority extended beyond his own l …

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Introducing Baudrillard A Graphic Guide Chris Horrocks, Zoran Jetvic

Illustrated guide to the controversial sociologist Jean Baudrillard, who died in 2007. Did the Gulf War take place? Is it possible to fake a bank robbery? Was sexual liberation a disaster? Jean Baudri …

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Introducing Bertrand Russell A Graphic Guide Dave Robinson, Judy Groves

Bertrand Russell changed Western philosophy forever. He tackled many puzzles–how our minds work, how we experience the world, and what the true nature of meaning is. In “Introducing Bertrand Russell …

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Introducing Camus A Graphic Guide David Mariowitz, Alain Korkos

“Introducing Camus” portrays a man who was an intellectual in the tradition of the great French humanists, a Resistance fighter during World War II, and also a great sensualist for whom sun, sea, sex, …

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Introducing Continental Philosophy A Graphic Guide Christopher Kul-Want, Piero

What makes philosophy on the continent of Europe so different and exciting? And why does it have such a reputation for being ‘difficult’? Continental philosophy was initiated amid the revolutionary fe …

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Introducing Critical Theory A Graphic Guide Professor Stuart Sim, Borin Van Loon

What might a ‘theory of everything’ look like? Is science an ideology? Who were Adorno, Horkheimer or the Frankfurt School? The decades since the 1960s have seen an explosion in the production of crit …

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Introducing Derrida A Graphic Guide Jeff Collins, Bill Mayblin

Brilliant illustrated guide to the best-known and most controversial continental philosopher of the latter 20th century. Jacques Derrida is the most famous philosopher of the late 20th century. Yet De …

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Introducing Descartes A Graphic Guide Dave Robinson, Chris Garratt

“Introducing Descartes” explains why he is usually called the father of modern philosophy. It is a clear and accessible guide to all the puzzling questions that Descartes asked about human beings and …

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Introducing Eastern Philosophy A Graphic Guide Richard Osborne, Borin Van Loon

Compact INTRODUCING guide to the historical and philosophical basis of Eastern cultures. Eastern philosophy is the most ancient form of thought known to humanity. Introducing Eastern Philosophy focuse …

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Introducing Empiricism A Graphic Guide Dave Robinson, Bill Mayblin

Our knowledge comes primarily from experience – what our senses tell us. But is experience really what it seems? The experimental breakthroughs in 17th-century science of Kepler, Galileo and Newton in …

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