Philosophy: Critical Thinking

  • An Essay on the Principle of Population book cover

    An Essay on the Principle of Population

    1st Edition

    By Nick Broten

    Thomas Robert Malthus’ 1798 Essay on the Principle of Population helped change the direction of economics, politics, and the natural sciences with its reasoning and problem solving. The central topic of the essay was the idea, extremely prevalent in the 18th and 19th centuries, that human society…

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  • The Souls of Black Folk book cover

    The Souls of Black Folk

    1st Edition

    By Jason Xidias

    W.E.B Du Bois’ The Souls of Black Folk is a seminal work in the field of sociology, a classic of American literature – and a solid example of carefully-structured reasoning. One of the most important texts ever written on racism and black identity in America, the work contains powerful arguments…

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  • Kicking Away the Ladder book cover

    Kicking Away the Ladder

    1st Edition

    By Sulaiman Hakemy

    South Korean economist Ha-Joon Chang used his 2003 work Kicking Away The Ladder to challenge the central orthodoxies of development economics, using his creative thinking skills to shine new light on an old topic. Creative thinkers are often distinguished by their willingness to challenge received…

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  • Why We Can't Wait book cover

    Why We Can't Wait

    1st Edition

    By Jason Xidias

    Martin Luther King’s policy of non-violent protest in the struggle for civil rights in the United States during the second half of the twentieth century led to fundamental shifts in American government policy relating to segregation, and a cultural shift in the treatment of African Americans. King’…

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    The Prince

    1st Edition

    By Riley Quinn, Ben Worthy

    How should rulers rule? What is the nature of power? These questions had already been asked when Niccolò Machiavelli wrote The Prince in 1513. But what made his thinking on the topic different was his ability to interpret evidence: to look at old issues and find new meaning within them. Many of…

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  • Capitalism and Freedom book cover

    Capitalism and Freedom

    1st Edition

    By Sulaiman Hakemy

    Milton Friedman was arguably the single most influential economist of the 20th-century. His influence, particularly on conservative politics in America and Great Britain, substantially helped – as both supporters and critics agree – to shape the global economy as it is today. Capitalism and…

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  • The End of History and the Last Man book cover

    The End of History and the Last Man

    1st Edition

    By Ian Jackson, Jason Xidias

    Francis Fukuyama’s controversial 1992 book The End of History and the Last Man demonstrates an important aspect of creative thinking: the ability to generate hypotheses and create novel explanations for evidence. In the case of Fukuyama’s work, the central hypothesis and explanation he put forward…

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  • States and Social Revolutions: A Comparative Analysis of France, Russia, and China book cover

    States and Social Revolutions

    A Comparative Analysis of France, Russia, and China, 1st Edition

    By Riley Quinn

    Many people want to understand what revolutions are and – especially – how they come about, from the academics who study them to the states that wish to prevent (or, in some cases, provoke) them. But it is arguably the US scholar Theda Skocpol who has done most to create a viable model of…

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  • After Virtue book cover

    After Virtue

    1st Edition

    By Jon W. Thompson

    Alasdair MacIntyre’s 1981 After Virtue was a ground-breaking contribution to modern moral philosophy. Dissatisfied with the major trends in the moral philosophy of his time, MacIntyre argued that modern moral discourse had no real rational basis. Instead, he suggested, if one wanted to build a…

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  • Theory of International Politics book cover

    Theory of International Politics

    1st Edition

    By Riley Quinn, Bryan Gibson

    Kenneth Waltz’s 1979 Theory of International Politics is credited with bringing about a “scientific revolution” in the study of international relations – bringing the field into a new era of systematic study. The book is also a lesson in reasoning carefully and critically. Good reasoning is…

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  • Characteristics of Negro Expression book cover

    Characteristics of Negro Expression

    1st Edition

    By Mercedes Aguirre, Benjamin Lempert

    A critical analysis of African-American novelist and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston' 1934 essay Characteristics of Negro Expression: A crushing evaluation of the many racial prejudices of 1930s America, including a common presumption that African American art was unoriginal –…

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    Structural Anthropology

    1st Edition

    By Jeffrey A. Becker, Kitty Wheater

    Claude Lévi-Strauss is probably the most complex anthropological theorist of all time. His work continues to influence present-day thinkers in his field, but he is perhaps even more influential beyond it. As one of the key figures in the development of what is known today as ‘French theory,’…

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