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  • The Price of Peace

    Money, Democracy, and the Life of John Maynard Keynes

    **NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An “outstanding new intellectual biography of John Maynard Keynes [that moves] swiftly along currents of lucidity and wit” (The New York Times), illuminating the world of the influential economist and his transformative ideas“A timely, lucid and compelling portrait of a man whose enduring relevance is always heightened when crisis strikes.”—The Wall Street Journal* ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • Perdurabo, Revised and Expanded Edition

    The Life of Aleister Crowley

    A rigorously researched biography of the founder of modern magick, as well as a study of the occult, sexuality, Eastern religion, and moreThe name “Aleister Crowley” instantly conjures visions of diabolic ceremonies and orgiastic indulgences—and while the sardonic Crowley would perhaps be the last to challenge such a view, he was also much more than “the Beast,” as this authoritative biography ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • At the Existentialist Café

    Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails with Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Albert Camus, Martin Heidegger, Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Others

    Named one of the Ten Best Books of 2016 by the New York Times, a spirited account of a major intellectual movement of the twentieth century and the revolutionary thinkers who came to shape it, by the best-selling author of How to Live Sarah Bakewell.Paris, 1933: three contemporaries meet over apricot cocktails at the Bec-de-Gaz bar on the rue Montparnasse. They are the young Jean-Paul Sartre, ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • 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

    $4.99 USD

  • Albert Camus

    A Life

    by Olivier Todd ...
    Translated by Benjamin Ivry ...
    In this enormously engaging, vibrant, and richly researched biography of Albert Camus, the French writer and journalist Olivier Todd has drawn on personal correspondence, notebooks, and public records never before tapped, as well as interviews with Camus's family, friends, fellow workers, writers, mentors, and lovers.Todd shows us a Camus who struggled all his life with irreconcilable conflicts- ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • At the Risk of Thinking

    An Intellectual Biography of Julia Kristeva

    series Psychoanalytic Horizons
    At the Risk of Thinkingis the first biography of Julia Kristeva--one of the most celebrated intellectuals in the world. Alice Jardine brings Kristeva's work to a broader readership by connecting Kristeva's personal journey, from her childhood in Communist Bulgaria to her adult life as an international public intellectual based in Paris, with the history of her ideas. Informed by extensive ... Read more

    $23.09 USD

  • Montaigne in Barn Boots

    An Amateur Ambles Through Philosophy

    by Michael Perry ...
    The beloved memoirist and bestselling author of Population: 485 reflects on the lessons he’s learned from his unlikely alter ego, French Renaissance philosopher Michel de Montaigne."The journey began on a gurney," writes Michael Perry, describing the debilitating kidney stone that led him to discover the essays of Michel de Montaigne. Reading the philosopher in a manner he equates to chickens ... Read more

    $9.49 USD

  • How to Live

    Or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer

    Winner of the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award for BiographyHow to get along with people, how to deal with violence, how to adjust to losing someone you love—such questions arise in most people’s lives. They are all versions of a bigger question: how do you live? How do you do the good or honorable thing, while flourishing and feeling happy?This question obsessed Renaissance writers, none ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Be Like the Fox: Machiavelli In His World

    by Erica Benner ...
    “Remarkable, engaging.… Be Like the Fox can be read with pleasure by anyone interested in the craft of politics and the life of ideas.”—New York Times Book ReviewIn the five hundred years since he wrote The Prince, Machiavelli’s name has been linked to tyranny and the doctrine that “the ends justify the means.” But that is not what he stood for. In Be Like the Fox, Erica Benner takes us back to ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Montaigne

    by Stefan Zweig ...
    Translated by Will Stone ...
    series Pushkin Collection
    Written during the Second World War, Zweig's typically passionate and readable biography of Michel de Montaigne, is also a heartfelt argument for the importance of intellectual freedom, tolerance and humanism. Zweig draws strong parallels between Montaigne's age, when Europe was torn in two by conflict between Catholicism and Protestantism, and his own, in which the twin fanaticisms of Fascism and ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • My Own Life

    by David Hume ...
    In a final, short summary of his life and works, David Hume wrote My Own Life as he suffered from gastrointestinal issues that ultimately killed him. Despite his bleak prognosis, Hume remains lighthearted and inspirational throughout. He discusses his life growing up, his family relationships, and his desire to constantly improve his works and his reputation as an author. He confesses, "I have ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • The Courtier and the Heretic: Leibniz, Spinoza, and the Fate of God in the Modern World

    "Exhilarating…Stewart has achieved a near impossibility, creating a page-turner about jousting metaphysical ideas, casting thinkers as warriors." —Liesl Schillinger, New York Times Book ReviewOnce upon a time, philosophy was a dangerous business—and for no one more so than for Baruch Spinoza, the seventeenth-century philosopher vilified by theologians and political authorities everywhere as “the ... Read more

    $12.29 USD

  • For Strasbourg

    Conversations of Friendship and Philosophy

    The eminent philosopher pays homage to his beloved French city and the philosophical friendships he had there—“an illuminating addition to his legacy” (The Times Literary Supplement).A towering figure in twentieth-century philosophy, Jacques Derrida was born in Algeria, but spent four decades living in the French city of Strasbourg, located on the border between France and Germany. This moving ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Maimonides

    The Life and World of One of Civilization's Greatest Minds

    This authoritative biography of Moses Maimonides, one of the most influential minds in all of human history, illuminates his life as a philosopher, physician, and lawgiver. A biography on a grand scale, it brilliantly explicates one man’s life against the background of the social, religious, and political issues of his time.Maimonides was born in Córdoba, in Muslim-ruled Spain, in 1138 and died in ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Son of Life

    by thesonoflife ...
    We will never find a rich life if we are seeking it in the wrong places. True glory resides within us.Mystique interests people because it is so rare. You need to have come far in your spiritual path to understand this almost forgotten, yet baffling, topic. This book speaks of large riddles, such as who we are and where humanity is going. This book sheds light on different religions, where they ... Read more

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  • 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

    $2.99 USD

  • 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

    $0.99 USD

  • The Harvard Psychedelic Club

    How Timothy Leary, Ram Dass, Huston Smith, and Andrew Weil Killed the Fifties and Ushered in a New Age for America

    by Don Lattin ...
    “[Don Lattin] has created a stimulating and thoroughly engrossing read.” —Dennis McNally, author of A Long Strange Trip: The Inside History of the Grateful Dead, and Desolate Angel: Jack Kerouac, the Beat Generation, and AmericaIt is impossible to overstate the cultural significance of the four men described in Don Lattin’s The Harvard Psychedelic Club. Huston Smith, tirelessly working to promote ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • Socrates

    A Man for Our Times

    by Paul Johnson ...
    A brilliant portrait of the Greek philosopher who personified philosophy.Socrates was undeniably one of the greatest thinkers of all time, yet he wrote nothing. Throughout his life, and indeed until his very last moment alive, Socrates fully embodied his philosophy in thought and deed. It is through the story of his life that we can fully grasp his powerful actions and ideas.In his highly ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • 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 USD

  • 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

    $8.99 USD

  • The Hemlock Cup

    Socrates, Athens and the Search for the Good Life

    We think the way we do because Socrates thought the way he did; in his unwavering commitment to truth and in the example of his own life, he set the standard for all subsequent Western philosophy. And yet, for twenty-five centuries, he has remained an enigma: a man who left no written legacy and about whom everything we know is hearsay, gleaned from the writings of Plato, Xenophon and Aristophanes ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • MY BONDAGE and MY FREEDOM: (An African American Heritage Book)

    In Frederick Douglass' autobiography My Bondage and My Freedom we can see the power of literacy and belief. Douglass transforms himself from slave to an abolitionist, journalist, orator, and one of the most powerful voices to emerge from the American civil rights movement with little more than force of will. His breadth of his accomplishments gave hope to generations of people who came after him ... Read more

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  • Great Philosophers Who Failed at Love

    “Amazing stories! Incredible quotes! Sordid details! This book shows that a genius in the realm of thought can be a dummy in the land of love.” — Tom Morris, author of If Aristotle Ran General MotorsWhat do René Descartes, John Locke, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and Jean-Paul Sartre have in common? That’s right: they were all hopeless failures when it came to romance. Author Andrew Shaffer explores the ... Read more

    $10.99 USD