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  • The Wreck of Western Culture

    humanism revisited

    by John Carroll ...
    Humanism built Western civilisation as we know it today. Its achievements include the liberation of the individual, democracy, universal rights, and widespread prosperity and comfort. Its ambassadors are the heroes of modern culture: Erasmus, Holbein, Shakespeare, Velázquez, Descartes, Kant, and Freud.Those who sought to contain humanism’s pride within a frame of higher truth — Luther, Calvin, ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • Enlightenment Now

    The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

    by Steven Pinker ...
    **THE TOP TEN SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'Bristles with pure, crystalline intelligence, deep knowledge and human sympathy' Richard Dawkins**Is modernity really failing? Or have we failed to appreciate progress and the ideals that make it possible?If you follow the headlines, the world in the 21st century appears to be sinking into chaos, hatred, and irrationality. Yet Steven Pinker shows that this is ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Stoic Six Pack

    Meditations, Letters From a Stoic and 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.”Stoic Six Pack brings together the six essential texts of Stoic Philosophy:Meditations by Marcus AureliusThe Golden Sayings of EpictetusFragments of EpictetusDiscourses of EpictetusSeneca’s Letters from a Stoic: Epi... ... Read more

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  • To Have or To Be?

    by Erich Fromm ...
    From the legendary psychoanalyst who wrote The Art of Loving and Escape from Freedom: A profound critique of materialism in favor of living with meaning.Life in the modern age began when people no longer lived at the mercy of nature and instead took control of it. We planted crops so we didn’t have to forage, and produced planes, trains, and cars for transport. With televisions and computers, we ... Read more

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  • Letter to a Christian Nation

    A Challenge to the Faith of America

    by Sam Harris ...
    "A hard-hitting polemic against religious fundamentalism" - Foreword by Richard Dawkins' Thousands of people have written to tell me that I am wrong not to believe in God. The most hostile of these communications have come from Christians. This is ironic, as Christians generally imagine that no faith imparts the virtues of love and forgiveness more effectively than their own. The truth is that ... Read more

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  • The Art of Loving

    by Erich Fromm ...
    The landmark bestseller that changed the way we think about love: “Every line is packed with common sense, compassion, and realism” (Fortune).The Art of Loving is a rich and detailed guide to love—an achievement reached through maturity, practice, concentration, and courage. In the decades since the book’s release, its words and lessons continue to resonate. Erich Fromm, a celebrated psychoanalyst ... Read more

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  • Happy

    Why More or Less Everything is Absolutely Fine

    by Derren Brown ...
    The Sunday Times Bestseller'Really brilliant and just crammed with wisdom and insight. It will genuinely make a difference to me and the way I think about myself.' Stephen Fry___Everyone says they want to be happy. But that's much more easily said than done. What does being happy actually mean? And how do you even know when you feel it?In Happy Derren Brown explores changing concepts of happiness ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Blank Slate

    The Modern Denial of Human Nature

    by Steven Pinker ...
    'A passionate defence of the enduring power of human nature ... both life-affirming and deeply satisfying' Daily TelegraphRecently many people have assumed that we are blank slates shaped by our environment. But this denies the heart of our being: human nature. Violence is not just a product of society; male and female minds are different; the genes we give our children shape them more than our ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Rings of Saturn

    by W.G. Sebald ...
    Translated by Michael Hulse ...
    ‘Sebald is the Joyce of the 21st Century’ The TimesWhat begins as the record of W. G. Sebald’s own journey on foot through coastal East Anglia, from Lowestoft to Bungay, becomes the conductor of evocations of people and cultures past and present. From Chateaubriand, Thomas Browne, Swinburne and Conrad, to fishing fleets, skulls and silkworms, the result is an intricately patterned and haunting ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The Social Construction of Reality

    A Treatise in the Sociology of Knowledge

    A watershed event in the field of sociology, this text introduced “a major breakthrough in the sociology of knowledge and sociological theory generally” (George Simpson, American Sociological Review**).**In this seminal book, Peter L. Berger and Thomas Luckmann examine how knowledge forms and how it is preserved and altered within a society. Unlike earlier theorists and philosophers, Berger and ... Read more

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  • The Denial of Death

    by Ernest Becker ...
    'It made me rethink the roots of our deepest fears and insecurities, and why we often disappoint ourselves in how we manifest them' Bill Clinton, GuardianWinner 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, ... Read more

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  • The World As I See It

    A fascinating collection of Einstein’s observations about life, religion, nationalism, and a host of personal topics that engaged the genius’s intellectIn the aftermath of the First World War, Einstein writes about his hopes for the League of Nations, his feelings as a German citizen about the growing anti-Semitism and nationalism of his country, and his myriad opinions about the current affairs ... Read more

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  • The Art of Being

    by Erich Fromm ...
    A guide to well-being from the renowned social psychologist and New York Times–bestselling author of The Art of Loving and Escape from Freedom.Though laptops, smartphones, and TVs have in many ways made life more convenient, they have also disconnected us from the real world. Days are spent going from screen to machine, machine to screen. In The Art of Being, renowned humanist philosopher and ... Read more

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  • Invitation to Sociology

    A Humanistic Perspective

    The most popularly read, adapted, anthologized, and incorporated primer on sociology ever written for modern readersAcclaimed scholar and sociologist Peter L. Berger lays the groundwork for a clear understanding of sociology in his straightforward introduction to the field, much loved by students, professors, and general readers. Berger aligns sociology in the humanist tradition—revealing its ... Read more

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  • Think!

    Before It's Too Late

    The world is full of problems and conflicts. So why can we not solve them? According to Edward de Bono, world thinking cannot solve world problems because world thinking is itself the problem. And this is getting worse: we are so accustomed to readily available information online that we search immediately for the answers rather than thinking about them. Our minds function like trying to drive a ... Read more

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  • Essays in Humanism

    An inspiring collection of the great thinker’s views on a rapidly changing worldNuclear proliferation, Zionism, and the global economy are just a few of the insightful and surprisingly prescient topics scientist Albert Einstein discusses in this volume of collected essays from between 1931 and 1950. Written with a clear voice and a thoughtful perspective on the effects of science, economics, and ... Read more

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  • Summary: The End of Faith

    Review and Analysis of Sam Harris's Book

    The must-read summary of Sam Harris’s book: “The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason”.This complete summary of “The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason” by Sam Harris, a prominent American philosopher and writer, presents his examination of the dangers of faith and organized religion in society. In his book, the author states that he believes these to be ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Little Book of Humanism

    Universal lessons on finding purpose, meaning and joy

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERWe all want to lead a happy life. Traditionally, when in need of guidance, comfort or inspiration, many people turn to religion. But there has been another way to learn how to live well - the humanist way - and in today's more secular world, it is more relevant than ever.In THE LITTLE BOOK OF HUMANISM, Alice Roberts and Andrew Copson share over two thousand years of ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • You are Not So Smart

    Why Your Memory is Mostly Fiction, Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook and 46 Other Ways You're Deluding Yourself

    by David McRaney ...
    How many of your Facebook friends do you think you know? Would you help a stranger in need? Do you know why you’re so in love with your new smartphone? The truth is: you’re probably wrong. You are not so smart.In this international bestseller, award-winning journalist David McRaney examines the assorted ways we mislead ourselves every single day. A psychology course with all the boring bits taken ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • On Being Human

    by Erich Fromm ...
    An insightful look at alienation in the modern world from the New York Times–bestselling author of The Art of Loving and Escape from Freedom.Social psychologist Erich Fromm observed the spread of alienation in the 1960s, arguing that humans who were once dynamic, creative beings were reduced to fixating on TV screens, emotionally paralyzed by anxieties over threats like nuclear war. Though we may ... Read more

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  • Toward a Psychology of Being

    This book is a continuation of my Motivation and Personality, published in 1954. It was constructed in about the same way, that is, by doing one piece at a time of the larger theoretical structure. It is a predecessor to work yet to be done toward the construction of a comprehensive, systematic and empirically based general psychology and philosophy which includes both the depths and the heights ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • A Philosophy of Walking

    Translated by John Howe ...
    By walking, you escape from the very idea of identity, the temptation to be someone, to have a name and a history ... The freedom in walking lies in not being anyone; for the walking body has no history, it is just an eddy in the stream of immemorial life.In A Philosophy of Walking, a bestseller in France, leading thinker Fr�d�ric Gros charts the many different ways we get from A to B-the ... Read more

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  • The Complete Essays of Montaigne (107 annotated essays in 1 eBook + The Life of Montaigne + The Letters of Montaigne)

    Translated by Charles Cotton ...
    This carefully crafted ebook: “The Complete Essays of Montaigne (107 annotated essays in 1 eBook + The Life of Montaigne + The Letters of Montaigne)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.Table of Contents:Preface.; The Life of Montaigne; The Letters of Montaigne.; The Author to the Reader.; Book the First; That Men by Various Ways Arrive at the Same End.; ... Read more

    $0.99 AUD

  • All Things Shining

    Reading the Western Classics to Find Meaning in a Secular Age

    An inspirational book that is “a smart, sweeping run through the history of Western philosophy. Important for the way it illuminates life today and for the controversial advice it offers on how to live” (The New York Times).“What constitutes human excellence?” and “What is the best way to live a life?” These are questions that human beings have been asking since the beginning of time. In their ... Read more

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