The Art of Living

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    Science

    By Steve Fuller

    In this challenging and provocative book, Steve Fuller contends that our continuing faith in science in the face of its actual history is best understood as the secular residue of a religiously inspired belief in divine providence. Our faith in science is the promise of a life as it shall be, as…

    Paperback – 2014-08-28
    Routledge
    The Art of Living

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    Money

    By Eric Lonergan

    Eric Lonergan explores our complex relationship with money. In a provocative and insightful analysis, he argues that few things seem to matter more to us, but few things are as poorly understood. Economists have long worked with the theory that our relationship to money is rational, but not all our…

    Paperback – 2014-03-31
    Routledge
    The Art of Living

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    Failure

    By Colin Feltham

    Failure, success's ugly sister, is inevitable - cognitively, biologically and morally. We all make mistakes, we all die, and we all get it wrong. A chain of flaws can be traced through all phenomena, natural and human. We see impending and actual failures in individual lives, in marriages,…

    Paperback – 2012-06-26
    Routledge
    The Art of Living

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    Love

    By Tony Milligan

    What is love? What is it to be loved? Can we trust love? Is it overrated? These are just some of the questions Tony Milligan pursues in his novel exploration of a subject that has occupied philosophers since the time of Plato. Tackling the mood of pessimism about the nature of love that reaches…

    Paperback – 2011-11-16
    Routledge
    The Art of Living

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    Hope

    By Stan van Hooft

    From the now iconic Barack Obama 'Hope' poster of the 2008 presidential campaign to the pit-head 'Camp Hope' of the families of the trapped Chilean miners, the language of hope can be hugely powerful as it draws on resources that are uniquely human and universal. We are beings who hope. But what…

    Paperback – 2011-04-26
    Routledge
    The Art of Living

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    Commitment

    By Piers Benn

    Most of us care about certain people and things, and some of these concerns become personal commitments, involving our values, our relationships, our work and our religious or political stances. But what is commitement, and why should it matter? Is social commitment - for example, to the family -…

    Paperback – 2010-09-30
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    The Art of Living

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    Forgiveness

    By Eve Garrard, David McNaughton

    Forgiveness usually gets a very good press in our culture: we are deluged with self-help books and television shows all delivering the same message, that forgiveness is good for everyone, and is always the right thing to do. But those who have suffered seriously at the hands of others often and…

    Paperback – 2010-09-29
    Routledge
    The Art of Living

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    Distraction

    By Damon Young

    Most of us struggle with distraction every day: the familiar feeling that our attention is not quite where it should be. We feel it at work and at home and it can be frustrating and uncomfortable. But what is distraction? In his lucid, timely book, Damon Young shows that distraction is more than…

    Paperback – 2010-04-26
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    The Art of Living

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    Faith

    By Theo Hobson

    In "Faith", the theologian Theo Hobson explores the notion of faith and the role it plays in our lives. He unpacks the concept to ask whether faith is dependent on religion or whether it is also a general secular phenomenon. In exploring this question Hobson ranges widely over theology, philosophy,…

    Paperback – 2009-09-01
    Routledge
    The Art of Living

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    Death

    By Todd May

    The fact that we will die, and that our death can come at any time, pervades the entirety of our living. There are many ways to think about and deal with death. Among those ways, however, a good number of them are attempts to escape its grip. In this book, Todd May seeks to confront death in its…

    Paperback – 2009-05-01
    Routledge
    The Art of Living

  • Me book cover

    Me

    By Mel Thompson

    'Who am I?' In a world where randomness and chance make life transient and unpredictable, religion, psychology and philosophy have all tried, in their different ways, to answer this question and to give meaning and coherence to the human person. How we should construct a meaningful 'me' - and to…

    Paperback – 2009-05-01
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    The Art of Living

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    Middle Age

    By Christopher Hamilton

    Middle age, for many, marks a key period for a radical reappraisal of one's life and way of living. The sense of time running out, both from the perspective that one's life has ground to a halt, and from the point of view of the greater closeness of death, and the sense of loneliness engendered by…

    Paperback – 2009-05-01
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    The Art of Living

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    Sport

    By Colin McGinn

    Whether it's conkers in the schoolyard, kicking a football in the park, or playing tennis on Wimbledon Centre Court, sport impacts all of our lives. But what is sport and why do we do it? Colin McGinn, renowned philosopher (and kiteboarder), reflects on our love of sport and explores the value it…

    Paperback – 2008-08-20
    Routledge
    The Art of Living

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    Pets

    By Erica Fudge

    'When I play with my cat, who knows if I am not a pastime to her more than she is to me?' - Michel de Montaigne. Why do we live with pets? Is there something more to our relationship with them than simply companionship? What is it we look for in our pets and what does this say about us as human…

    Paperback – 2008-08-20
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    The Art of Living

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    Wellbeing

    By Mark Vernon

    The politics of wellbeing and the new science of happiness have shot up the agenda since Martin Seligman coined the phrase "positive psychology". After all, who does not want to live the good life? So ten years on, why is it that much of this otherwise welcome debate sounds like as much apple-pie -…

    Paperback – 2008-08-20
    Routledge
    The Art of Living

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    Deception

    By Ziyad Marar

    Most of us think we are about 15 per cent cleverer, nicer, more attractive and better drivers than others think we are. It seems deception begins at home. After all the most convincing liars convince themselves first. Sellers and buyers, parents and children, friends and lovers must conceal from…

    Paperback – 2008-08-20
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    The Art of Living

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    Fame

    By Mark Rowlands

    One of the most distinctive cultural phenomena of recent years has been the rise and rise of fame. In this book, Mark Rowlands argues that our obsession with fame has transformed it. Fame was once associated with excellence or achievement in some or other field of endeavour. But today we are…

    Paperback – 2008-08-20
    Routledge
    The Art of Living

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    Hunger

    By Raymond Tallis

    Understanding hunger is the key to understanding ourselves. While they seem the most obvious things about us, our hungers are also deeply mysterious, arising out of, and casting light on, the unique character of human consciousness. In humans, physiological need is transformed into a multitude of…

    Paperback – 2008-08-20
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    The Art of Living

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    Clothes

    By John Harvey

    Clothes protect our vulnerable skin and they keep us warm or cool. They help us show that we are young or old, rich or poor, at work or play, and whether we may be good to know. But though they are basic, much as food and shelter are - and also may be beautiful - they have long had a bad press in…

    Paperback – 2008-08-20
    Routledge
    The Art of Living