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Epistemology

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  • Until the End of Time

    Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe

    by Brian Greene

    From the world-renowned physicist and bestselling author of The Elegant Universe and The Fabric of the Cosmos, a captivating exploration of deep time and humanity's search for purposeIn both time and space, the cosmos is astoundingly vast, and yet is governed by simple, elegant, universal mathematical laws.On this cosmic timeline, our human era is spectacular but fleeting. Someday, we know, we ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Black Swan

    The Impact of the Highly Improbable

    by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

    What have the invention of the wheel, Pompeii, the Wall Street Crash, Harry Potter and the internet got in common? Why are all forecasters con-artists? What can Catherine the Great's lovers tell us about probability? Why should you never run for a train or read a newspaper? This book is all about Black Swans: the random events that underlie our lives, from bestsellers to world disasters. Their ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The New York Trilogy

    by Paul Auster

    The New York Trilogy is perhaps the most astonishing work by one of America's most consistently astonishing writers. The Trilogy is three cleverly interconnected novels that exploit the elements of standard detective fiction and achieve a new genre that is all the more gripping for its starkness. It is a riveting work of detective fiction worthy of Raymond Chandler, and at the same time a profound ... Read more

    $11.43 AUD

  • Kant: 4 books in English translation

    by Immanuel Kant

    This file includes: The Critique of Pure Reason; The Critique of Practical Reason, Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals; and The Metaphysical Elements of Ethics. According to Wikipedia: "Immanuel Kant (22 April 1724 12 February 1804) was an 18th-century German philosopher from the Prussian city of Königsberg (now Kaliningrad, Russia). He is regarded as one of the most influential ... Read more

    $1.52 AUD

  • The Virtue of Selfishness

    by Ayn Rand

    A collection of essays that sets forth the moral principles of Objectivism, Ayn Rand's controversial, groundbreaking philosophy.Since their initial publication, Rand's fictional works—Anthem, The Fountainhead, and *Atlas Shrugged—*have had a major impact on the intellectual scene. The underlying theme of her famous novels is her philosophy, a new morality—the ethics of rational self-interest—that ... Read more

    $10.11 AUD

  • Stoic Six Pack (Illustrated)

    Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, Golden Sayings, Fragments and Discourses of Epictetus, Letters from a Stoic and The Enchiridion

    by Epictetus and 2 more

    “You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.”- Marcus Aurelius, Meditations.Stoic Six Pack brings together the six essential texts of Stoic Philosophy:Meditations by Marcus AureliusThe Golden Sayings of EpictetusFragments of EpictetusSelected Discourses of Ep... ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD

  • The Denial of Death

    by Ernest Becker

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1974 and the culmination of a life's work, The Denial of Death is Ernest Becker's brilliant and impassioned answer to the 'why' of human existence. In bold contrast to the predominant Freudian school of thought, Becker tackles the problem of the vital lie - man's refusal to acknowledge his own mortality.The book argues that human civilisation is a defence against ... Read more

    $15.17 AUD

  • The Fabric of Reality

    by David Deutsch

    An extraordinary and challenging synthesis of ideas uniting Quantum Theory, and the theories of Computation, Knowledge and Evolution, Deutsch's extraordinary book explores the deep connections between these strands which reveal the fabric of realityin which human actions and ideas play essential roles. ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • I Am a Strange Loop

    by Douglas R Hofstadter

    One of our greatest philosophers and scientists of the mind asks, where does the self come from -- and how our selves can exist in the minds of others. Can thought arise out of matter? Can self, soul, consciousness, "I" arise out of mere matter? If it cannot, then how can you or I be here? I Am a Strange Loop argues that the key to understanding selves and consciousness is the "strange loop"-a ... Read more

    $25.99 AUD

  • The Hemlock Cup

    Socrates, Athens and the Search for the Good Life

    by Bettany Hughes

    We think the way we do because Socrates thought the way he did. His aphorism 'The unexamined life is not worth living' may have originated twenty-five centuries ago, but it is a founding principle of modern life. For seventy years Socrates was a vigorous citizen of Golden Age Athens, philosophising in the squares and public arenas rather than in the courts of kings, before his beloved city turned ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Case For Ordinary People In National History: Towards New Narratives Of Australia’s Past

    by Justin Cahill

    The settlement of Australia and New Zealand were among the most ambitions experiments in social engineering ever attempted. But the hundreds of thousands of ordinary people who made it happen are often absent from the standard histories.This is my case for including ordinary people in national history. It describes an emerging genre of history known as the ‘new history from below’, which focuses ... Read more

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  • The Problems of Philosophy

    by Bertrand Russell

    A lively and still one of the best introductions to philosophy, this book pays off both a closer reading for students and specialists, and a casual reading for the general public. Bertrand Russell's masterpiece, in that it brings in a wider audience to the greatest pursuit of all...the life of the mind. ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD

  • Is God a Mathematician?

    by Mario Livio

    Bestselling author and astrophysicist Mario Livio examines the lives and theories of history’s greatest mathematicians to ask how—if mathematics is an abstract construction of the human mind—it can so perfectly explain the physical world.Nobel Laureate Eugene Wigner once wondered about “the unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics” in the formulation of the laws of nature. Is God a Mathematician? ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • The Soul of the Marionette

    A Short Enquiry into Human Freedom

    by John Gray

    TLS BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2016'Gray must be one of the best read of contemporary philosophers, trawling insouciantly through high-, middle- and low-brow literature with the sharp-eyed eclecticism of a magpie of genius' John Banville, Guardian'Like Isaiah Berlin with a thing for sci-fi' Tibor Fischer, SpectatorEveryone thinks they want to be free - or do they? John Gray's thought-stirring new b... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Oracle Night

    by Paul Auster

    Oracle Night is a compulsively readable novel by 'one of the great writers of our time.' (San Francisco Chronicle).Several months into his recovery from a near-fatal illness, novelist Sidney Orr enters a stationery shop in Brooklyn and buys a blue notebook. It is September 18, 1982, and for the next nine days Orr will live under the spell of this blank book, trapped inside a world of eerie ... Read more

    $11.43 AUD

  • Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology

    Expanded Second Edition

    by Ayn Rand and 2 more

    Today man's mind is under attack by all the leading schools of philosophy. We are told that we cannot trust our senses, that logic is arbitrary, that concepts have no basis in reality. Ayn Rand opposes that torrent of nihilism, and she provides the alternative in this eloquent presentation of the essential nature--and power--of man's conceptual faculty. She offers a startlingly original solution ... Read more

    $23.31 AUD

  • Delphi Collected Works of René Descartes (Illustrated)

    by René Descartes and 1 more

    series Delphi Series Seven #25
    The father of modern western philosophy, René Descartes formulated the first modern version of mind-body dualism, promoting the development of a new science grounded in observation and experiment. Applying an original system of methodical doubt, he dismissed apparent knowledge derived from the senses and reason, establishing a new epistemic foundation on the basis of intuition, expressed in the ... Read more

    $3.06 AUD

  • Discourse on the Origin of Inequality

    by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    series Dover Thrift Editions
    If humans are benevolent by nature, how do societies become corrupt? And how do governments founded upon the defense of individual rights degenerate into tyranny? These are the questions addressed by Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Discourse on the Origin of Inequality, a strikingly original inquiry into much-explored issues of 18th-century (and subsequent) philosophy: human nature and the best form of ... Read more

    $3.84 AUD

  • The Enlightenment Collection

    by Baruch Spinoza and 10 more

    The Enlightenment included a range of ideas centered on the sovereignty of reason and the evidence of the senses as the primary sources of knowledge and advanced ideals such as liberty, progress, toleration, fraternity, constitutional government and separation of church and state. In France, the central doctrines of the Enlightenment philosophers were individual liberty and religious tolerance, in ... Read more

    $0.99 AUD

  • The Allegory of the Cave

    by Plato and 1 more

    Plato’s Allegory of the Cave is one of the most elegant and important metaphors in Western philosophy. It is a dialogue between Plato's brother Glaucon and his mentor Socrates, narrated by the latter, in which Plato elucidates his Theory of Forms. ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD

  • The View From Nowhere

    by Thomas Nagel

    Human beings have the unique ability to view the world in a detached way: We can think about the world in terms that transcend our own experience or interest, and consider the world from a vantage point that is, in Nagel's words, "nowhere in particular". At the same time, each of us is a particular person in a particular place, each with his own "personal" view of the world, a view that we can ... Read more

    $51.14 AUD

  • Ultimate Questions

    by Bryan Magee

    How to live meaningfully in the face of the unknowableWe human beings had no say in existing—we just opened our eyes and found ourselves here. We have a fundamental need to understand who we are and the world we live in. Reason takes us a long way, but mystery remains. When our minds and senses are baffled, faith can seem justified—but faith is not knowledge. In Ultimate Questions, acclaimed ... Read more

    $16.71 AUD

  • On Being

    A scientist's exploration of the great questions of existence

    by Peter Atkins

    In this scientific 'Credo', Peter Atkins considers the universal questions of origins, endings, birth, and death to which religions have claimed answers. With his usual economy, wit, and elegance, unswerving before awkward realities, Atkins presents what science has to say. While acknowledging the comfort some find in belief, he declares his own faith in science's capacity to reveal the deepest ... Read more

    $13.19 AUD

  • The Diamond Sutra

    Transforming the Way We Perceive the World

    by Mu Soeng

    In this brilliant new translation and commentary on The Diamond Sutra--one of the sublime wisdom teachings of Mahayana Buddhism--Mu Soeng integrates this ancient wisdom teaching with current scientific and psychological thought. His clear and readable commentary traces the connections between these teachings and contemporary theories of quantum reality, explores the sutra within the framework of ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD