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  • Notes from Underground

    First published in 1864 and considered by many to be one of the first existentialist novels, "Notes from Underground" is a work by Russian author Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky about a man who is disenchanted with society, and seeks to explain his alienation through a series of journal notes and fragments from his daily life. The novel follows the Underground Man, an unnamed main character who has ... Read more

    $0.99 AUD

  • Sick Souls, Healthy Minds

    How William James Can Save Your Life

    by John Kaag ...
    From the celebrated author of American Philosophy: A Love Story and Hiking with Nietzsche, a compelling introduction to the life-affirming philosophy of William JamesIn 1895, William James, the father of American philosophy, delivered a lecture entitled "Is Life Worth Living?" It was no theoretical question for James, who had contemplated suicide during an existential crisis as a young man a ... Read more

    $19.35 AUD

  • American Philosophy

    A Love Story

    by John Kaag ...
    The epic wisdom contained in a lost library helps the author turn his life aroundJohn Kaag is a dispirited young philosopher at sea in his marriage and his career when he stumbles upon West Wind, a ruin of an estate in the hinterlands of New Hampshire that belonged to the eminent Harvard philosopher William Ernest Hocking. Hocking was one of the last true giants of American philosophy and a direct ... Read more

    $13.63 AUD

  • Meditations

    Wisdom from one of the greatest philosophical minds in all of Roman historyDivided into twelve books, these meditations chronicle Aurelius’s personal quest for self-improvement. This enduring text from one of history’s greatest warriors and leaders has been compared to St. Augustine’s Confessions for its timelessness, clarity, and candor. These writings, composed between 161 and 180 CE, set forth ... Read more

    $5.49 AUD

  • How to Live

    A Life of Montaigne in one question and twenty attempts at an answer

    How to get on well with people, how to deal with violence, how to adjust to losing someone you love? How to live?This question obsessed Renaissance nobleman Michel Eyquem de Montaigne (1533-92), who wrote free-roaming explorations of his thought and experience, unlike anything written before. Into these essays he put whatever was in his head: his tastes in wine and food, his childhood memories, ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • At The Existentialist Café

    Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails

    Shortlisted for the PEN Hessell-Tiltman PrizeParis, near the turn of 1932-3. Three young friends meet over apricot cocktails at the Bec-de-Gaz bar on the rue Montparnasse. They are Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir and their friend Raymond Aron, who opens their eyes to a radical new way of thinking…‘It’s not often that you miss your bus stop because you’re so engrossed in reading a book about ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Two Popes

    Official Tie-in to Major New Film Starring Sir Anthony Hopkins

    On 28 February 2013, a 600-year-old tradition was shattered: the conservative Pope Benedict XVI made a startling announcement. He would resign. Reeling from the news, the College of Cardinals rushed to Rome to congregate in the Sistine Chapel to pick his successor. Their unlikely choice? Francis, the first non-European pope in 1,200 years, a one time tango club bouncer, a passionate football fan, ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Walden

    This edition of Walden is specially formatted with illustrations and a Touch-or-Click Table of Contents.Henry David Thoreau was born David Henry Thoreau on July 12, 1817 in Concord, Massachusetts. Mr. Thoreau was an author, poet, abolitionist, naturalist, surveyor, transcendentalist, and philosopher. Thoreaus works intertwine his love of history philosophy and nature. Many of his theories about ... Read more

    $1.41 AUD

  • The Complete Marcus Aurelius: The Meditations

    The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius

    Marcus Aurelius was Emperor of Rome from 161 AD until 180 AD, and is remembered as the last of the "Five Good Emperors", and also one of the most important of the "Stoic" school of philosophers."Meditations" was originally titled "To Myself", and was not intended to be made widely read, but was rather written by Marcus Aurelius for his own edification. It was written in Greek whilst on Campaign ... Read more

    $2.99 AUD

  • Story of Philosophy

    by Will Durant ...
    A brilliant and concise account of the lives and ideas of the great philosophers, from Plato to Dewey.Few write for the non-specialist as well as Will Durant, and this book is a splendid example of his eminently readable scholarship. Durant’s insight and wit never cease to dazzle; The Story of Philosophy is a key book for anyone who wishes to survey the history and development of philosophical ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Stephen Hawking - Biography of a Thinking Man

    by Carmen Beatty ...
    On the 8th of January 2012 a man who discovered at 21 that he had motor neurone disease, which usually means a few years' degeneration then death, celebrated his 70th birthday. Stephen Hawking was born January 8, 1942 in Oxford, England. Even as a child, he exhibited a fascination for mathematics, science and the sky.  At age 21, while studying cosmology at Cambridge, Stephen was diagnosed with ... Read more

    $5.69 AUD

  • The Age of Genius

    The Seventeenth Century and the Birth of the Modern Mind

    What happened to the European mind between 1605, when an audience watching Macbeth at the Globe might believe that regicide was such an aberration of the natural order that ghosts could burst from the ground, and 1649, when a large crowd, perhaps including some who had seen Macbeth forty-four years earlier, could stand and watch the execution of a king? Or consider the difference between a magus ... Read more

    $13.63 AUD

  • The Prophet AND The Broken Wings

    Two books in One

    by Kahlil Gibran ...
    TWO BOOKS IN ONE: THE PROPHET (WITH ALL THE DRAWINGS!) THE BROKEN WINGS THE PROPHET   First published 1926. The twelve illustrations in this volume are reproduced from original drawings by the author. Gibran's best-known work is The Prophet, a book composed of 26 poetic essays. The Prophet became especially popular during the 1960s with the American counter-culture and New Age movements. Since ... Read more

    $3.99 AUD

  • An Introduction to Western Philosophy

    For some people philosophy is everything. For others it’s nothing. It’s a subject that solves problems, causes arguments and even brings war. But what is philosophy, and who are the famous men and women who have changed our world with their ideas?In this eBook, you will find simple biographies and basic explanations of the ideas of twenty of the most important western philosophers. It can be read ... Read more

    $3.79 AUD

  • THE REPUBLIC

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    by plato ...
    The Republic (Greek: Πολιτεία, Politeia) is a Socratic dialogue, written by Plato around 380 BC, concerning the definition of δικαιοσύνη (justice), the order and character of the just city-state and the just man, reason by which ancient readers used the name On Justice as an alternative title (not to be confused with the spurious dialogue also titled On Justice). The dramatic date of the dialogue ... Read more

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  • The Voyage of the Beagle: A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World

    I have stated in the preface to the first Edition of this work, and in the Zoology of the Voyage of the Beagle, that it was in consequence of a wish expressed by Captain Fitz Roy, of having some scientific person on board, accompanied by an offer from him of giving up part of his own accommodations, that I volunteered my services, which received, through the kindness of the hydrographer, Captain ... Read more

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  • Memories, Dreams, Reflections: An Autobiography

    by Carl Jung ...
    ‘I can understand myself only in the light of inner happenings. It is these that make up the singularity of my life, and with these my autobiography deals’ Carl JungAn eye-opening biography of one of the most influential psychiatrists of the modern age, drawing from his lectures, conversations, and own writings.In the spring of 1957, when he was eighty-one years old, Carl Gustav Jung undertook the ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Autobiography of a Spiritually Incorrect Mystic

    by Osho ...
    Understand the life and teachings of Osho, one of the twentieth century’s most unusual gurus and philosophers, in Autobiography of a Spiritually Incorrect Mystic.In 1990, Osho prepared for his departure from the body that had served him for fifty-nine years—in the words of his attending physician—“as calmly as though he were packing for a weekend in the country.” Who was this man, known as the Sex ... Read more

    $11.65 AUD

  • Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions

    Deluxe Illustrated E-Reader Edition

    The "Deluxe Illustrated E-Reader Edition" of Flatland is the edition you've been waiting for; a nicely formatted e-reader edition of the classic novella Flatland, including all original illustrations, a table of contents, original footnotes, and bonus footnotes. "The best introduction one can find into the manner of perceiving dimensions." -- Isaac Asimov. First published in 1884, Edwin A. Abbott ... Read more

    $1.41 AUD

  • The Question of God

    C.S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud Debate God, Love, Sex, and the Meaning of Life

    "This elegantly written and compelling comparison of the worldviews of Sigmund Freud and C. S. Lewis provides a riveting opportunity to consider the most important questions mankind has ever asked: Is there a God? Does he care about me? This profound book is for anyone who is earnestly seeking answers about truth, the meaning of life, and God's existence."-- Francis Collins, Director, National ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD

  • 50 CLASSIC BIOGRAPHIES

    by Various ...
    H.G. WELLS LIFE OF CHARLES DICKENS LIFE OF GENERAL ROBERT E. LEE NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE FREDERICK DOUGLASS ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON HONORE DE BALZAC ABRAHAM LINCOLN ALFRED TENNYSON HOMER AND HIS AGE SAINT AUGUSTIN THE STORY OF ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA ABELARD AND HELOISE QUEEN ELIZABETH AND THE EARL OF LEICESTER MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS AND LORD BOTHWELL QUEEN CHRISTINA OF SWEDEN AND THE MARQUIS MONALDESCHI K.. ... Read more

    $4.26 AUD

  • The Autobiography of Charles Darwin

    The autobiography of one of the most influential people of the modern age. This was taken from writings and letters that Darwin wrote for his family, edited by his son Francis Darwin, and published posthumously. ... Read more

    $4.26 AUD

  • Stories of an alchemist

    The extraordinary childhood years of the founder of Damanhur in 33 tales

    These stories are evidently, all together, a Book of Alchemy that I hope is also a bit amusing: a new way to teach, perhaps, in life. In the manifestation of natural powers, in the excesses during their use during the formation and growth of everyone, many forces, subtle and not, show up suddenly and equally quickly disappear, in order to be replaced by other experiences still. The extraordinary ... Read more

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  • WALDEN

       I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practice resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of ... Read more

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