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  • The Passions and the Interests

    Political Arguments for Capitalism before Its Triumph

    Book 2 - Princeton Classics
    In this volume, Albert Hirschman reconstructs the intellectual climate of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries to illuminate the intricate ideological transformation that occurred, wherein the pursuit of material interests--so long condemned as the deadly sin of avarice--was assigned the role of containing the unruly and destructive passions of man. Hirschman here offers a new interpretation ... Read more

    $25.99 AUD

  • Logic

    The Laws of Truth

    Logic is essential to correct reasoning and also has important theoretical applications in philosophy, computer science, linguistics, and mathematics. This book provides an exceptionally clear introduction to classical logic, with a unique approach that emphasizes both the hows and whys of logic. Here Nicholas Smith thoroughly covers the formal tools and techniques of logic while also imparting a ... Read more

    $63.99 AUD

  • How to Grow Old

    Ancient Wisdom for the Second Half of Life

    Translated by Philip Freeman ...
    series Ancient Wisdom for Modern Readers
    Timeless wisdom on growing old gracefully from one of ancient Rome's greatest philosophersWorried that old age will inevitably mean losing your libido, your health, and possibly your marbles too? Well, Cicero has some good news for you. In How to Grow Old, the great Roman orator and statesman eloquently describes how you can make the second half of life the best part of all—and why you might ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • Maimonides

    Life and Thought

    A comprehensive and accessible account of the life and thought of Judaism's most celebrated philosopherMaimonides was the greatest Jewish philosopher and legal scholar of the medieval period, a towering figure who has had a profound and lasting influence on Jewish law, philosophy, and religious consciousness. This book provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to his life and work, ... Read more

    $33.99 AUD

  • The Federal Reserve and the Financial Crisis

    Ben Bernanke's history of the Federal Reserve and its response to the 2008 financial crisisIn 2012, Ben Bernanke, chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, gave a series of lectures about the Federal Reserve and the 2008 financial crisis, as part of a course at George Washington University on the role of the Federal Reserve in the economy. In this unusual event, Bernanke revealed important background ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Is Multiculturalism Bad for Women?

    Polygamy, forced marriage, female genital mutilation, punishing women for being raped, differential access for men and women to health care and education, unequal rights of ownership, assembly, and political participation, unequal vulnerability to violence. These practices and conditions are standard in some parts of the world. Do demands for multiculturalism--and certain minority group rights in ... Read more

    $37.99 AUD

  • Through the Eye of a Needle

    Wealth, the Fall of Rome, and the Making of Christianity in the West, 350-550 AD

    by Peter Brown ...
    Jesus taught his followers that it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter heaven. Yet by the fall of Rome, the church was becoming rich beyond measure. Through the Eye of a Needle is a sweeping intellectual and social history of the vexing problem of wealth in Christianity in the waning days of the Roman Empire, written by the world's foremost scholar ... Read more

    $31.99 AUD

  • This Time Is Different

    Eight Centuries of Financial Folly

    Throughout history, rich and poor countries alike have been lending, borrowing, crashing--and recovering--their way through an extraordinary range of financial crises. Each time, the experts have chimed, "this time is different"--claiming that the old rules of valuation no longer apply and that the new situation bears little similarity to past disasters. With this breakthrough study, leading ... Read more

    $25.99 AUD

  • In Pursuit of the Perfect Portfolio

    The Stories, Voices, and Key Insights of the Pioneers Who Shaped the Way We Invest

    How the greatest thinkers in finance changed the field and how their wisdom can help investors todayIs there an ideal portfolio of investment assets, one that perfectly balances risk and reward? In Pursuit of the Perfect Portfolio examines this question by profiling and interviewing ten of the most prominent figures in the finance world—Jack Bogle, Charley Ellis, Gene Fama, Marty Leibowitz, Harry ... Read more

    $30.99 AUD

  • A Certain Ambiguity

    A Mathematical Novel (New in Paper)

    While taking a class on infinity at Stanford in the late 1980s, Ravi Kapoor discovers that he is confronting the same mathematical and philosophical dilemmas that his mathematician grandfather had faced many decades earlier--and that had landed him in jail. Charged under an obscure blasphemy law in a small New Jersey town in 1919, Vijay Sahni is challenged by a skeptical judge to defend his belief ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • Midlife

    A Philosophical Guide

    by Kieran Setiya ...
    Philosophical wisdom and practical advice for overcoming the problems of middle ageHow can you reconcile yourself with the lives you will never lead, with possibilities foreclosed, and with nostalgia for lost youth? How can you accept the failings of the past, the sense of futility in the tasks that consume the present, and the prospect of death that blights the future? In this self-help book with ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • The Old Enemy

    Satan and the Combat Myth

    by Neil Forsyth ...
    The description for this book, The Old Enemy: Satan and the Combat Myth, will be forthcoming. ... Read more

    $63.99 AUD