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  • Principles of Philosophy

    by René Descartes

    Principles of Philosophy was written in Latin by René Descartes. Published in 1644, it was intended to replace Aristotle's philosophy and traditional Scholastic Philosophy. This volume contains a letter of the author to the French translator of the Principles of Philosophy serving for a Preface and a letter to the most serene princess, Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Frederick, King of Bohemia, ... Read more

    $1.52 AUD

  • The Myth of Sisyphus

    by Albert Camus and 1 more

    In this profound and moving philosophical statement, Camus poses the fundamental question: Is life worth living? If human existence holds no significance, what can keep us from suicide?As Camus argues, if there is no God to give meaning to our lives, humans must take on that purpose themselves. This is our 'absurd' task, like Sisyphus forever rolling his rock up a hill, as the inevitability of ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Poetics of Space

    by Gaston Bachelard and 3 more

    A beloved multidisciplinary treatise comes to Penguin ClassicsSince its initial publication in 1958, The Poetics of Space has been a muse to philosophers, architects, writers, psychologists, critics, and readers alike. The rare work of irresistibly inviting philosophy, Bachelard’s seminal work brims with quiet revelations and stirring, mysterious imagery. This lyrical journey takes as its premise ... Read more

    $8.79 AUD

  • Thus Spoke Zarathustra

    by Friedrich Nietzsche and 1 more

    'Enigmatic, vatic, emphatic, passionate . . . Nietzsche's works together make a unique statement in the literature of European ideas' A. C. GraylingNietzsche was one of the most revolutionary thinkers in Western philosophy, and Thus Spoke Zarathustra remains his most influential work. It describes how the ancient Persian prophet Zarathustra descends from his solitude in the mountains to tell the ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Politics of Experience and The Bird of Paradise

    by R. D. Laing

    In ‘The Politics of Experience’ and the visionary ‘Bird of Paradise’, R.D. Laing shows how the straitjacket of conformity imposed on us all leads to intense feelings of alienation and a tragic waste of human potential. He throws into question the notion of normality, examines schizophrenia and psychotherapy, transcendence and ‘us and them’ thinking, and illustrates his ideas with a remarkable case ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Infinite Ground

    by Martin MacInnes

    'Some best-kept secrets are best not kept...' Guardian, Best Books of 2016Waterstones' Book of the MonthCarlos has disappeared. A retired inspector takes the case, but what should be a routine investigation becomes something strange, even sinister. As the inspector relives and retraces the missing man's footsteps, the trail leads him away from the city sprawl and deep into the country's rainforest ... Read more

    $8.46 AUD

  • The Sickness Unto Death

    A Christian Psychological Exposition of Edification and Awakening by Anti-Climacus

    by Soren Kierkegaard and 1 more

    One of the most remarkable philosophical works of the nineteenth century, The Sickness Unto Death is also famed for the depth and acuity of its modern psychological insights. Writing under the pseudonym Anti-Climacus, Kierkegaard explores the concept of 'despair', alerting readers to the diversity of ways in which they may be described as living in this state of bleak abandonment - including some ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

    by Simon Critchley

    series Very Short Introductions
    Simon Critchley's Very Short Introduction shows that Continental philosophy encompasses a distinct set of philosophical traditions and practices, with a compelling range of problems all too often ignored by the analytic tradition. He discusses the ideas and approaches of philosophers such as Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre, Habermas, Foucault, and Derrida, and introduces key ... Read more

    $11.65 AUD

  • The Wisdom of Life

    by Arthur Schopenhauer

    Collected here are four short essays, Division of the Subject, Personality, or What a Man Is, Property, or What a Man Has, Position, or a Man's Place in the Estimation of Others, by the world renowned philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer. ... Read more

    $1.52 AUD

  • The Lily of the Field and the Bird of the Air

    Three Godly Discourses

    by Søren Kierkegaard and 2 more

    A masterful new translation of one of Kierkegaard's most engaging worksIn the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus tells his followers to let go of earthly concerns by considering the lilies of the field and the birds of the air. Søren Kierkegaard's short masterpiece on this famous gospel passage draws out its vital lessons for readers in a rapidly modernizing and secularizing world. Trenchant, brilliant, ... Read more

    $16.71 AUD

  • Existentialism Made Easy: Flash

    by Mel Thompson and 1 more

    The books in this bite-sized new series contain no complicated techniques or tricky materials, making them ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious. Existentialism Made Easy is a short, simple and to-the-point guide to existentialism. In just 96 pages, the reader will discover all the key ideas, from altruism to utilitarianism. Ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD

  • Studies in Pessimism

    A Series of Essays

    by Arthur Schopenhauer

    Collected here are nine short essays, On the Sufferings of the World, The Vanity of Existence, On Suicide, Immortality: A Dialogue, Psychological Observations, On Education, Of Women, On Noise, and, A Few Parables, by the world renowned philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer. ... Read more

    $1.09 AUD

  • A Literary Review

    by Soren Kierkegaard and 1 more

    While ostensibly commenting on the work of a contemporary novelist, Kierkegaard used this review as a critique of his society and age. The influence of this short piece has been far-reaching. The apocalyptic final sections are the source for central notions in Heidegger's Being and Time. Later readers have seized on the essay as a prophetic analysis of our own time. Its concepts have been drawn ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Out of My Head

    On the Trail of Consciousness

    by Tim Parks

    Is my experience real?Or just a movie in my head?Am I no more than a super computer?You are your brain, neuroscientists tell us. Everything happens in there. Yet even the most sophisticated brain scan cannot tell us who we are. Nothing in our neurons remotely suggests the rich nature of our experience, the colours, sounds and smells that make up our lives.When Tim Parks came across a radical new ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • How to Be an Existentialist

    or How to Get Real, Get a Grip and Stop Making Excuses

    by Gary Cox

    H**ow to Be an Existentialist is a witty and entertaining book about the philosophy of existentialism. It is also a genuine self-help book offering clear advice on how to live according to the principles of existentialism formulated by Nietzsche, Sartre, Camus, and the other great existentialist philosophers. An attack on contemporary excuse culture, the book urges us to face the hard existential ... Read more

    $25.73 AUD

  • All Things Are Possible

    by Leo Shestov

    “All Things Are Possible” is a 1920 English translation of the 1905 work by the Ukrainian/Russian existentialist philosopher Shestov. It draws on the aphoristic style of Nietzsche and deals with as diverse issues as science, rationalism and religion. This edition also includes an interesting foreword by D. H. Lawrence. Highly recommended for those with an interest in philosophy, and particularly ... Read more

    $11.54 AUD

  • Existentialism: A Very Short Introduction

    by Thomas Flynn

    series Very Short Introductions
    Existentialism was one of the leading philosophical movements of the twentieth century. Focusing on its seven leading figures, Sartre, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Kierkegaard, de Beauvoir, Merleau-Ponty and Camus, this Very Short Introduction provides a clear account of the key themes of the movement which emphasized individuality, free will, and personal responsibility in the modern world. Drawing in ... Read more

    $11.65 AUD

  • The Seducer's Diary

    by John Updike and 3 more

    "In the vast literature of love, The Seducer's Diary is an intricate curiosity--a feverishly intellectual attempt to reconstruct an erotic failure as a pedagogic success, a wound masked as a boast," observes John Updike in his foreword to Søren Kierkegaard's narrative. This work, a chapter from Kierkegaard's first major volume, Either/Or, springs from his relationship with his fiancée, Regine ... Read more

    $16.71 AUD

  • Rituals

    by Adrienne Dixon and 2 more

    In Rituals, Amsterdam of the fifties, sixties and seventies is viewed from the perspective of the capricious Inni Wintrop. An unintentional suicide survivor, the unexpected gift of life returned lends him the curiousity, and impartiality, to survey others' lives and rountines.Inni's opposite, the one-eyed downhill skier Arnold Taads measures his life by the clock, while his disowned son Philip ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Burnout Society

    by Byung-Chul Han

    Our competitive, service-oriented societies are taking a toll on the late-modern individual. Rather than improving life, multitasking, "user-friendly" technology, and the culture of convenience are producing disorders that range from depression to attention deficit disorder to borderline personality disorder. Byung-Chul Han interprets the spreading malaise as an inability to manage negative ... Read more

    $14.62 AUD

  • Spiritual Exercises for the Postmodern Christian

    by Matthew C. Kruger

    This book offers a challenging spirituality for a world filled with uncertainty and emotional struggle. Drawing from the work of ancient and contemporary thinkers, the author constructs a path to understanding oneself and understanding God in new and profound ways. This end is pursued by the use of spiritual exercises, mental practices which make changing one's way of life a real possibility. ... Read more

    $24.63 AUD

  • Rethinking Existentialism

    by Jonathan Webber

    In Rethinking Existentialism, Jonathan Webber articulates an original interpretation of existentialism as the ethical theory that human freedom is the foundation of all other values. Offering an original analysis of classic literary and philosophical works published by Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, and Frantz Fanon up until 1952, Webber's conception of existentialism is developed in ... Read more

    $82.93 AUD

  • What Is Existentialism?

    by Simone de Beauvoir

    'It is possible for man to snatch the world from the darkness of absurdity'How should we think and act in the world? These writings on the human condition by one of the twentieth century's great philosophers explore the absurdity of our notions of good and evil, and show instead how we make our own destiny simply by being.One of twenty new books in the bestselling Penguin Great Ideas series. This ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Solitary Confinement

    Social Death and Its Afterlives

    by Lisa Guenther

    Prolonged solitary confinement has become a widespread and standard practice in U.S. prisons—even though it consistently drives healthy prisoners insane, makes the mentally ill sicker, and, according to the testimony of prisoners, threatens to reduce life to a living death. In this profoundly important and original book, Lisa Guenther examines the death-in-life experience of solitary confinement ... Read more

    $30.79 AUD