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Philosophy
#1
The Great Philosophers: The Lives and Ideas of History's Greatest Thinkers
Stephen Law.
Publisher: Quercus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781780877471.  Daedalus Item Code: 42358
 
Since our earliest societies, humankind has struggled to understand our place in the universe, and the nature of existence. We rely on our wisest and most perceptive thinkers to help answer those ... (Read More)
 
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#2
The Story of Philosophy: A History of Western Thought
James Garvey & Jeremy Stangroom.
Publisher: Quercus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781780877532.  Daedalus Item Code: 42375
 
It is a story with plot twists, accidental discoveries, and disastrous love affairs, and its characters are monks, madmen, and vagabonds. A novel by Charles Dickens or Victor Hugo? No—the story of ... (Read More)
 
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#3
I Used to Know That: Philosophy: Stuff You Forgot From School
Lesley Levene.
Publisher: Reader's Digest.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781606523230.  Daedalus Item Code: 40651
 
"All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusions is called a philosopher," quipped Ambrose Bierce, and in this primer on great thinkers and great thoughts, classicist Lesley Levene reveals ... (Read More)
 
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#4
Big Ideas in Brief: 200 World-Changing Concepts Explained in an Instant
Ian Crofton.
Publisher: Quercus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780857386182.  Daedalus Item Code: 41235
 
Whether you need a refresher or a crash course, the author of Science Without the Boring Bits and The Kings and Queens of England serves up these 200 key concepts of science, ... (Read More)
 
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#5
Heidegger: A (Very) Critical Introduction
S.J. McGrath.
Publisher: Eerdmans.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780802860071.  Daedalus Item Code: 32206
 
Martin Heidegger (1889–1976) is one of the greatest conundrums in the philosophical world, alternately inspiring and mind-bogglingly frustrating. In this critical introduction S.J. McGrath offers a ... (Read More)
 
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#6
Socrates in Sichuan: Chinese Students Search for Truth, Justice, and the (Chinese) Way
Peter J. Vernezze.
Publisher: Potomac.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781597976725.  Daedalus Item Code: 34990
 
When philosophy professor Peter Vernezze took a sabbatical to serve as a Peace Corps volunteer in China, he also started a weekly philosophical discussion group with students at Sichuan Normal ... (Read More)
 
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#7
How Proust Can Change Your Life
Alain de Botton.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780330354912.  Daedalus Item Code: 41256
 
This very funny book comes as an unlikely combination of two vastly divergent conventions: the literary biography and the self-help manual. The author of On Love transforms Marcel Proust's ... (Read More)
 
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#8
The Trolley Problem, or Would You Throw the Fat Guy Off the Bridge?: A Philosophical Conundrum
Thomas Cathcart.
Publisher: Workman.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780761175131.  Daedalus Item Code: 39063
 
In his first solo effort since he and college pal Danny Klein co-authored Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar and other books about how jokes can illuminate philosophical ideas, Thomas ... (Read More)
 
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#9
The Inner Chapters: The Classic Taoist Text
Chuang Tzu. Solala Towler, trans.
Publisher: Watkins.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781906787998.  Daedalus Item Code: 30866
 
The writings of Chuang Tzu stand alongside the Tao Te Ching as foundational classics of Taoism. Dating to the 4th century BC, The Inner Chapter is full of fantastical tales—for example, ... (Read More)
 
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#10
Socrates: Greek Philosopher
Richard Bowen. Iassen Ghiuselev, illus.
Publisher: Mason Crest.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781590841501.  Daedalus Item Code: 31001
 
The teacher of Plato and the founder of much of Western philosophy, Socrates is depicted here as a man who questioned everything that was assumed, proclaiming that he knew nothing even as he made ... (Read More)
 
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