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Philosophy
#1
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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#2
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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#3
The Thinking Life: How to Thrive in the Age of Distraction
P.M. Forni.
Publisher: St. Martin's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780312625719.  Daedalus Item Code: 42770
 
How do we turn off the noise of daily life, turn on our brains, and get back to the fundamental human activity known as thinking? This book by the author of Choosing Civility and The ... (Read More)
 
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#4
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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#5
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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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
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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#8
Heidegger and a Hippo Walk Through Those Pearly Gates: Using Philosophy (and Jokes!) to Explore Life, Death, the Afterlife, and Everything in Between
Thomas Cathcart & Daniel Klein.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670020836.  Daedalus Item Code: 31100
 
Q.: Why are there almost as many jokes about death as there are about sex? A.: Because they both scare the pants off us. First making a name for themselves with the outrageously funny Plato and a ... (Read More)
 
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#9
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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#10
Sex and Philosophy: Rethinking de Beauvoir and Sartre
Edward Fullbrook & Kate Fullbrook.
Publisher: Continuum.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781847060662.  Daedalus Item Code: 42591
 
Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir were two of the most brilliant, influential, and scandalous intellectuals of the 20th century, remembered as much for the lives they led as for their influence ... (Read More)
 
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