• Main Currents in Sociological Thought: Volume One: Montesquieu, Comte, Marx, De Tocqueville and the Sociologists and the Revolution of 1848 book cover

    Main Currents in Sociological Thought: Volume One

    Montesquieu, Comte, Marx, De Tocqueville and the Sociologists and the Revolution of 1848

    By Raymond Aron

    This is the first part of Raymond Aron's landmark two-volume study of the sociological tradition—arguably the definitive work of its kind. More than a work of reconstruction, Aron's study is, at its deepest level, an engagement with the very question of modernity: How did the intellectual currents…

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  • Main Currents in Sociological Thought: Volume 2: Durkheim, Pareto, Weber book cover

    Main Currents in Sociological Thought: Volume 2

    Durkheim, Pareto, Weber

    By Raymond Aron

    This is the second of Raymond Aron's classic two-volume survey of the sociological tradition - arguably the definitive work of its kind. Aron explores the work of three figures who profoundly shaped sociology as it entered the twentieth century: Emile Durkheim, who continued Auguste Comte's quest…

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  • The Bounds of Sense: An Essay on Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason book cover

    The Bounds of Sense

    An Essay on Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason

    By Peter Strawson

    Peter Strawson (1919-1986) was one of the leading British philosophers of his generation and a leading figure in a golden age for British philosophy centred around Oxford between 1950 and 1970. The Bounds of Sense is one of the most influential books ever written about Kant’s philosophy, and is one…

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  • The Singularity of Literature book cover

    The Singularity of Literature

    By Derek Attridge

    The Iliad and Beowulf provide rich sources of historical information. The novels of Henry Fielding and Henry James may be instructive in the art of moral living. Some go further and argue that Emile Zola and Harriet Beecher Stowe played a part in ameliorating the lives of those existing in harsh…

    Paperback – 2017-04-27
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  • The Philosopher's Dog book cover

    The Philosopher's Dog

    By Raimond Gaita

    In this beautifully written book Raimond Gaita tells inspirational, poignant, sometimes funny but never sentimental stories of the dogs, cats and cockatoos that lived and died within his own family. He asks fascinating questions about animals: Is it wrong to attribute the concepts of love, devotion…

    Paperback – 2016-09-22
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  • The Impact of Science on Society book cover

    The Impact of Science on Society

    By Bertrand Russell

    Many of the revolutionary effects of science and technology are obvious enough. Bertrand Russell saw in the 1950s that there are also many negative aspects of scientific innovation. Insightful and controversial in equal measure, Russell argues that science offers the world greater well-being than…

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  • Aping Mankind book cover

    Aping Mankind

    By Raymond Tallis

    Neuroscience has made astounding progress in the understanding of the brain. What should we make of its claims to go beyond the brain and explain consciousness, behaviour and culture? Where should we draw the line? In this brilliant critique Raymond Tallis dismantles "Neuromania", arising out of…

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  • Psychology from An Empirical Standpoint book cover

    Psychology from An Empirical Standpoint

    By Franz Brentano

    Franz Brentano is one of the founding fathers of twentieth century philosophy, celebrated for introducing the concept of intentionality to philosophy as well as making significant contributions to ethics and logic. His work exerted great influence on major philosophers such as Edmund Husserl, but…

    Paperback – 2014-09-09
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  • Descartes: The Project of Pure Enquiry book cover

    Descartes

    The Project of Pure Enquiry

    By Bernard Williams

    Descartes has often been called the 'father of modern philosophy'. His attempts to find foundations for knowledge, and to reconcile the existence of the soul with the emerging science of his time, are among the most influential and widely studied in the history of philosophy. This is a classic and…

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  • Law, Legislation and Liberty: A new statement of the liberal principles of justice and political economy book cover

    Law, Legislation and Liberty

    A new statement of the liberal principles of justice and political economy

    By F. A. Hayek

    With a new foreword by Paul Kelly 'I regard Hayek's work as a new opening of the most fundamental debate in the field of political philosophy' – Sir Karl Popper 'This promises to be the crowning work of a scholar who has devoted a lifetime to thinking  about society and its values. The entire…

    Paperback – 2012-09-03
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  • The Greek Philosophers: from Thales to Aristotle book cover

    The Greek Philosophers

    from Thales to Aristotle

    By W. K. C. Guthrie

    With an new foreword by James Warren Long renowned as one of the clearest and best introductions to ancient Greek philosophy for non-specialists, W.K.C Guthrie’s The Greek Philosophers offers us a brilliant insight into the hidden foundations of Greek philosophy – foundations that underpin Western…

    Paperback – 2012-09-03
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  • The World of Parmenides: Essays on the Presocratic Enlightenment book cover

    The World of Parmenides

    Essays on the Presocratic Enlightenment

    By Karl Sir Popper

    With a new foreword by Scott Austin 'I hope that these essays may illustrate the thesis that all history is or should be the history of problem situations, and that in following this principle we may further our understanding of the Presocratics and other thinkers of the past. The essays also try…

    Paperback – 2012-04-26
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