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  • The Myth of Sisyphus

    by Albert Camus ...
    Translated by Justin O'Brien ...
    series Penguin Modern Classics
    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 Unbearable Lightness of Being

    by Milan Kundera ...
    'A cult figure.' Guardian'A dark and brilliant achievement.' Ian McEwan'Shamelessly clever ... Exhilaratingly subversive and funny.' Independent'A modern classic ... As relevant now as when it was first published. ' John BanvilleA young woman is in love with a successful surgeon; a man torn between his love for her and his womanising. His mistress, a free-spirited artist, live... ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Descartes: Philosophy in an Hour

    Philosophy for busy people. Read a succinct account of the philosophy of Descartes in just one hour.Descartes was the first modern philosopher. His scepticism led him to doubt all certainties, until finally he arrived at his famous maxim 'I think therefore I am'. He would also apply his rationalism with great effect in science and mathematics, conceiving a scheme for scientific method and ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Thomas Aquinas: Philosophy in an Hour

    Philosophy for busy people. Read a succinct account of the philosophy of Aquinas in just one hour.Thomas Aquinas remains the unacknowledged maestro of Scholasticism – the static, cumulative philosophy of the medieval period. More a method of learning than pure theology, Aquinas’ Scholasticism saw the careful synthesis of Christian doctrine with Greek rationalism – an amalgamation that came to ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • The Poetics of Space

    Translated by Maria Jolas ...
    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

    $11.99 AUD

  • Heidegger: Philosophy in an Hour

    Philosophy for busy people. Read a succinct account of the philosophy of Heidegger in just one hour.One of the two major philosophical traditions of the twentieth century was linguistic analysis, derived largely from Wittgenstein. The other, diametrically opposed, came from Heidegger, and its fundamental question was: ‘What is the meaning of existence?’ For Heidegger, this was not a query that ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD

  • Hume: Philosophy in an Hour

    Philosophy for busy people. Read a succinct account of the philosophy of Hume in just one hour.Hume reduced philosophy to ruins, denying the existence of everything except our actual perceptions themselves. The world is nothing more than part of my consciousness. Yet we know the world remains, and we go on as before. What Hume expressed was the status of our knowledge about the world – a world in ... Read more

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  • Thus Spoke Zarathustra

    Translated by R. J. Hollingdale ...
    '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

  • Nausea

    series Penguin Modern Classics
    Jean-Paul Sartre's first published novel, Nausea is both an extended essay on existentialist ideals, and a profound fictional exploration of a man struggling to restore a sense of meaning to his life. This Penguin Modern Classics edition is translated from the French by Robert Baldick with an introduction by James Wood.Nausea is both the story of the troubled life of an introspective historian, ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Burnout Society

    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

    $19.99 AUD

  • Nasty, Brutish, and Short

    Adventures in Philosophy with Kids

    'Witty and learned ... Hershovitz intertwines parenting and philosophy, recounting his spirited arguments with his kids about infinity, morality, and the existence of God' Jordan Ellenberg, author of ShapeA funny, wise guide to the art of thinking, and why the smallest people have the answers to the biggest questions'Anyone can do philosophy, every kid does...'Some of the best philosophers in the ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Infinite Ground

    '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

    $8.99 AUD

  • The Sickness Unto Death

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

    Translated by Alastair Hannay ...
    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

  • The Aristos

    by John Fowles ...
    Two years after The Collector had brought him international recognition and a year before he published The Magus, John Fowles set out his ideas on life in The Aristos. The chief inspiration behind them was the fifth century BC philosopher Heraclitus. In the world he posited of constant and chaotic flux the supreme good was the Aristos, 'of a person or thing, the best or most excellent its kind'. ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

    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

    $11.99 AUD

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

    Three Godly Discourses

    Translated by Bruce H. Kirmmse ...
    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

    $16.99 AUD

  • Existentialism Made Easy: Flash

    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

  • The Wisdom of Life

    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

    $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Berkeley: Philosophy in an Hour

    Philosophy for busy people. Read a succinct account of the philosophy of Berkeley in just one hour.Berkeley’s philosophy denies the existence of matter. According to his work, there is no material world, only our own experience. So when you don’t see something, it isn’t there. Then how does the world persist? Because it is supported by the continuous perception of an all-seeing God. Berkeley’s ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Studies in Pessimism

    A Series of Essays

    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

    $1.99 AUD

  • The Seducer's Diary

    "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

    $16.99 AUD

  • A Literary Review

    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

  • 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

    $11.99 AUD