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  • The Expanding Circle

    Ethics, Evolution, and Moral Progress

    by Peter Singer ...
    What is ethics? Where do moral standards come from? Are they based on emotions, reason, or some innate sense of right and wrong? For many scientists, the key lies entirely in biology--especially in Darwinian theories of evolution and self-preservation. But if evolution is a struggle for survival, why are we still capable of altruism?In his classic study The Expanding Circle, Peter Singer argues ... Read more

    $22.87 AUD

  • Meaning in Life and Why It Matters

    series The University Center for Human Values Series #35
    A fresh reflection on what makes life meaningfulMost people, including philosophers, tend to classify human motives as falling into one of two categories: the egoistic or the altruistic, the self-interested or the moral. According to Susan Wolf, however, much of what motivates us does not comfortably fit into this scheme. Often we act neither for our own sake nor out of duty or an impersonal ... Read more

    $29.03 AUD

  • The Mystery of the Invisible Hand

    A Henry Spearman Mystery

    Fictional sleuth Henry Spearman returns to solve a murder mystery involving art and economicsHenry Spearman, the balding economics professor with a knack for solving crimes, returns in The Mystery of the Invisible Hand—a clever whodunit of campus intrigue, stolen art, and murder. Having just won the Nobel Prize, Spearman accepts an invitation to lecture at Monte Vista University. He arrives in the ... Read more

    $19.35 AUD

  • Myth and Measurement

    The New Economics of the Minimum Wage - Twentieth-Anniversary Edition

    From David Card, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, and Alan Krueger, a provocative challenge to conventional wisdom about the minimum wageDavid Card and Alan B. Krueger have already made national news with their pathbreaking research on the minimum wage. Here they present a powerful new challenge to the conventional view that higher minimum wages reduce jobs for low-wage workers. In a work ... Read more

    $36.07 AUD

  • Twelve Who Ruled

    The Year of Terror in the French Revolution

    by R. R. Palmer ...
    series Princeton Classics #99
    The Reign of Terror continues to fascinate scholars as one of the bloodiest periods in French history, when the Committee of Public Safety strove to defend the first Republic from its many enemies, creating a climate of fear and suspicion in revolutionary France. R. R. Palmer's fascinating narrative follows the Committee's deputies individually and collectively, recounting and assessing their ... Read more

    $31.67 AUD

  • Delphi

    A History of the Center of the Ancient World

    by Michael Scott ...
    A comprehensive narrative history of the ancient world's center, from its founding to its modern rediscoveryThe oracle and sanctuary of the Greek god Apollo at Delphi were known as the "omphalos"—the "center" or "navel"—of the ancient world for more than 1,000 years. Individuals, city leaders, and kings came from all over the Mediterranean and beyond to consult Delphi's oracular priestess; to set ... Read more

    $22.87 AUD

  • The Technology Trap

    Capital, Labor, and Power in the Age of Automation

    "Made me look at the industrial revolution, invention, sleeping beauties, contexts and the forces that shape our societies differently."—David Byrne, New York Times Book ReviewHow the history of technological revolutions can help us better understand economic and political polarization in the age of automationFrom the Industrial Revolution to the age of artificial intelligence, The Technology Trap ... Read more

    $37.83 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

    $25.51 AUD

  • The Box

    How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger - Second Edition with a new chapter by the author

    by Marc Levinson ...
    In April 1956, a refitted oil tanker carried fifty-eight shipping containers from Newark to Houston. From that modest beginning, container shipping developed into a huge industry that made the boom in global trade possible. The Box tells the dramatic story of the container's creation, the decade of struggle before it was widely adopted, and the sweeping economic consequences of the sharp fall in ... Read more

    $25.51 AUD

  • Spinoza's Religion

    A New Reading of the Ethics

    A bold reevaluation of Spinoza that reveals his powerful, inclusive vision of religion for the modern ageSpinoza is widely regarded as either a God-forsaking atheist or a God-intoxicated pantheist, but Clare Carlisle says that he was neither. In Spinoza’s Religion, she sets out a bold interpretation of Spinoza through a lucid new reading of his masterpiece, the Ethics. Putting the question of ... Read more

    $37.83 AUD

  • Two Cheers for Anarchism

    Six Easy Pieces on Autonomy, Dignity, and Meaningful Work and Play

    A spirited defense of the anarchist approach to lifeJames Scott taught us what's wrong with seeing like a state. Now, in his most accessible and personal book to date, the acclaimed social scientist makes the case for seeing like an anarchist. Inspired by the core anarchist faith in the possibilities of voluntary cooperation without hierarchy, Two Cheers for Anarchism is an engaging, high-spirited ... Read more

    $22.87 AUD

  • The China Model

    Political Meritocracy and the Limits of Democracy

    How China's political model could prove to be a viable alternative to Western democracyWesterners tend to divide the political world into "good" democracies and “bad” authoritarian regimes. But the Chinese political model does not fit neatly in either category. Over the past three decades, China has evolved a political system that can best be described as “political meritocracy.” The China Model ... Read more

    $25.51 AUD