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  • The Ethics of Aristotle

    by Aristotle ...
    The ancient Greek philosopher’s classic work on happiness and its roots in virtue and good character.How should we live? What is the importance of such qualities as courage, generosity, and wisdom? The man who would become one of the greatest influences on Western thinking about morality explores these questions and delves into topics such as practical reasoning, friendship, pleasure, and our role ... Read more

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  • The Doors of Perception

    And Heaven and Hell

    by Aldous Huxley ...
    Discover this profound account of Huxley's famous experimentation with mescalin that has influenced writers and artists for decades.‘Concise, evocative, wise and, above all, humane, The Doors of Perception is a masterpiece’ Sunday TimesIn 1953, in the presence of an investigator, Aldous Huxley took four-tenths of a gram of mescalin, sat down and waited to see what would happen. When he opened his ... Read more


  • Farrow and Ball How to Redecorate

    Transform your home with paint & paper

    Series series Farrow & Ball
    'Beautifully photographed spaces, from urban apartments to stately country houses, illustrate the ways paint can change a room's feel, with lots of practical, easy-to-follow tips. If you've ever deliberated between shades of white, or wondered where the firm's famous colour names came from, you'll find the answers here.' - Elle DecorationFollowing in the footsteps of the bestselling How to ... Read more


  • Think Like a Monk: The secret of how to harness the power of positivity and be happy now

    by Jay Shetty ...
    The Sunday Times Number One BestsellerJay Shetty, social media superstar and host of the #1 podcast ‘On Purpose’, distils the timeless wisdom he learned as a practising monk into practical steps anyone can take every day to live a less anxious, more meaningful life.Over the past three years, Jay Shetty has become a favourite in the hearts and minds of millions of people worldwide. One of his clips ... Read more


  • Mutual Aid

    A Factor of Evolution

    Series series Critical Editions
    "Make no mistake: the story that started with Pyotr Alexeyevich Kropotkin is far from finished. On the contrary, I believe there's a good chance that it's only just begun."-Rutger Bregman, Utopia for Realists and Humankind"Russian social theorist Peter Kropotkin ... argued that voluntary cooperation has been key to the flourishing of human civilization."-The New York Times"The book is undeniably ... Read more


  • Looking at a Far Mountain - Revisited

    A Study of Kendo Kata

    by Paul Budden ...
    Looking at a Far Mountain-revisited is a remarkable comprehensive survey of the core of kendo, an internationally practiced martial sport derived from the ancient Japanese warrior art of the sword and heavily influenced by the tenets of Shinto, Confucianism, and, particularly, Zen Buddhism.This is the first study outside of Japan and the first in English of the history, philosophy, and technical ... Read more


  • Dreamtime

    by John Moriarty ...
    his is a revised and enlarged edition of John Moriarty's first published work, which has been out of print since 1994. A Book of Revelations mediated by stories and personal excursions in literature, philosophy and sacred writings, Moriarty articulates the wisdom of humanity, drawing on cultural landscapes in India, China, Egypt, Australia, the Americas and Europe. Now recognized as a classic of ... Read more

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  • The Buddha In Daily Life

    An Introduction to the Buddhism of Nichiren Daishonin

    Nichiren Daishonin Buddhism encourages the belief that, through its faith and practices, spiritual and material blessings and benefits can be available to everyone in this life. Needs can be met, and success achieved, not merely for oneself but for others (and the world) through dedication to the Lotus Sutra, a central teaching of Buddhism. It combines these personal objectives with the commitment ... Read more


  • Marcus Aurelius: The Dialogues

    by Alan Stedall ...
    ‘In this delightful and well written book, Alan Stedall … has done an enormous service in making some of Marcus Aurelius’s reflections very accessible to the modern reader’ Faith & Freedom ‘The Dialogues are eminently readable and immediate …in places it is irresistible’ The Philosopher ‘I was drawn deeper and deeper into the simple solid reasoning …Stedall’s imagined dialogue had me fully in the ... Read more


  • On Liberty

    On Liberty is a philosophical work by 19th century English philosopher John Stuart Mill, first published in 1859. To the Victorian readers of the time it was a radical work, advocating moral and economic freedom of individuals from the state. ... Read more

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  • Theurgy: Theory and Practice

    The Mysteries of the Ascent to the Divine

    by P. D. Newman ...
    Connects the magical practice of theurgy to the time of Homer• Explores the many theurgic themes and events in the Odyssey and the Iliad• Analyzes the writings of Neoplatonists Porphyry and Proclus, showing how both describe the technical ritual praxis of theurgy in Homeric terms• Examines the methods of telestikē, a form of theurgic statue animation and technique to divinize the soul, and how ... Read more


  • Place of Repose

    St Cuthbert’s Last Journey

    Series Book 2 - The Cuthbert Novels
    The year is 875, and the Danish King of York, Halfden Ragnarsson, is carrying fire and sword across Northumbria, burning churches and monasteries and killing their inhabitants. The once-great Christian kingdom is at the mercy of the heathen. The monks of Lindisfarne flee, taking the relics of Saint Cuthbert and the Lindisfarne Gospels with them. Their journey in search of a new home for the Saint ... Read more


  • Walden

    Published in 1854, Thoreau's "Walden" is one the most prominent works of transcendental literature."Walden" chronicles the two years that Thoreau spent in a cabin on the property owned by his friend and fellow transcendentalist writer Ralph Waldo Emerson. The cabin was near a body of water called Walden Pond. Thoreau's book made Walden Pond so famous that today it's often used to signify any ... Read more

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  • Powers and Thrones

    A New History of the Middle Ages

    by Dan Jones ...
    The instant Sunday Times bestsellerA Times, New Statesman and Spectator Book of the Year'Simply the best popular history of the Middle Ages there is' Sunday Times'A great achievement, pulling together many strands with aplomb' Peter Frankopan, Spectator, Books of the Year'It's so delightful to encounter a skilled historian of such enormous energy w... ... Read more


  • 人生4千個禮拜

    時間不是用來掌控的,直面「生命的有限」,打造游刃有餘的時間運用觀 Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals

    Series series SMILE
    {我應該躺平,還是積極產出?}時間永遠不夠用/工作永遠做不完/夢想永遠達不到?──人生就是一場時間管理。【朱家安 導讀】★亞馬遜網站編輯選書★●《衛報》專欄作家探討「時間有限」的概念,融合第一人稱報導、哲學歷史漫談、智慧文獻及心理學,提出我們對時間的許多想像,並非不不可改變的事實,一切都是我們的選擇。●即使活到八十歲,也不過四千多個禮拜而已。這本書從真正務實的角度講時間管理,打破淺薄而不具意義的建議,直指「終級的時間管理就是生命的管理」。時間是我們最大的煩惱,因為我們感到不夠用。廣受好評的《衛報》專欄作家奧利佛.柏克曼在這本談論時間與時間管理的書中,提供輕快有趣的哲學指南,讓我們放棄流於表面的效率解決法,改而思考在面對人生的有限性時,如何依舊尋得喜悅。人類的平均壽命短到令人髮指,小... ... Read more


  • The Soul of Man Under Socialism and Selected Critical Prose

    by Oscar Wilde ...
    Selection includes The Portrait of Mr W.H., Wilde's defence of Dorian Gray, reviews, and the writings from 'Intentions' (1891): 'The Decay of Lying, 'Pen, Pencil, Poison', and 'The Critic as Artist'.Wilde is familiar to us as the ironic critic behind the social comedies, as the creator of the beautiful and doomed Dorian Gray, as the flamboyant aesthete and the demonised homosexual. This volume ... Read more


  • Kropotkin

    The Politics of Community

    by Brian Morris ...
    The nineteenth century witnessed the growth of anarchist literature, which advocated a society based on voluntary cooperation without government authority. Although his classical writings on mutual aid and the philosophy of anarchism are still published today, Peter Kropotkin remains a neglected figure. A talented geographer and a revolutionary socialist, Kropotkin was one of the most important ... Read more

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  • I'll Burn That Bridge When I Get To It!

    Heretical Thoughts on Identity Politics, Cancel Culture, and Academic Freedom

    Norman Finkelstein first made his name while still in graduate school when he exposed an acclaimed national bestseller as a hoax. He went on in subsequent decades to subject Israel's apologists as well as Holocaust hucksters to withering scrutiny.In his new book, Finkelstein focuses his keen forensic eye on the canonical texts of identity politics. After methodically parsing them, Finkelstein ... Read more


  • The Prophet

    An immediate success when first published in 1923, ‘The Prophet’ is a modern classic, having been translated into more than forty languages and sold more than ten million copies in the United States alone. Today it stands as one of the most beloved and translated books in history.As a prophet named Almustafa is about to board a ship to travel back to his homeland after twelve years in exile, he is ... Read more


  • Four Thousand Weeks

    Embrace your limits. Change your life. Make your four thousand weeks count.

    **The instant Sunday Times bestseller**What if you tried to stop doing everything, so you could finally get round to what counts?Rejecting the futile modern obsession with 'getting everything done,' Four Thousand Weeks introduces readers to tools for constructing a meaningful life by embracing rather than denying their limitations.Drawing on the insights of both ancient and contemporary ... Read more


  • How To Be A Stoic

    Ancient Wisdom for Modern Living

    A philosophy still relevant in the modern world, Pigliucci, one of the top philosophers on Twitter and a regular contributor to the New York Times, Newsweek, Washington and Huffington Posts, shows how you can apply stoicism to your everyday life and make it more meaningful. With practical tips and exercises, meditations and mindfulness, this is perfect for fans of Jules Evans' Philosophy of Life - ... Read more


  • Free Agents

    How Evolution Gave Us Free Will

    An evolutionary case for the existence of free willScientists are learning more and more about how brain activity controls behavior and how neural circuits weigh alternatives and initiate actions. As we probe ever deeper into the mechanics of decision making, many conclude that agency—or free will—is an illusion. In Free Agents, leading neuroscientist Kevin Mitchell presents a wealth of evidence ... Read more


  • Reflections; Or Sentences And Moral Maxims

    The famous book "Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims" was written by the French author and moralist François, duc de La Rochefoucauld. It is a compilation of proverbs and observations about morality, conduct, and interpersonal relationships. La Rochefoucauld explores topics like love, self-interest, friendship, hypocrisy, and vanity as he digs into the complexity of human nature. He places ... Read more


  • Filmosophy

    Filmosophy is a provocative new manifesto for a radically philosophical way of understanding cinema. It coalesces twentieth-century ideas of film as thought (from Hugo Münsterberg to Gilles Deleuze) into a practical theory of "film-thinking," arguing that film style conveys poetic ideas through a constant dramatic "intent" about the characters, spaces, and events of film. Discussing contemporary ... Read more