Philosophy: Critical Thinking

  • Culture's Consequences: Comparing Values, Behaviors, Institutes and Organizations across Nations book cover

    Culture's Consequences

    Comparing Values, Behaviors, Institutes and Organizations across Nations, 1st Edition

    By Katherine Erdman

    The Dutch anthropologist Geert Hofstede is recognized as a pioneer in the fields of international management and social psychology – and his work is a perfect example of the ways in which interpretative skills can help solve problems and provide the foundation for strong thinking and understanding…

    Paperback – 2018-02-21
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    Situated Learning

    1st Edition

    By Charmi Patel

    Social anthropologist Jean Lave and computer scientist Etienne Wenger’s seminal Situated Learning helped change the fields of cognitive science and pedagogy by approaching learning from a novel angle. Traditionally, theories of learning and education had focused on processes of cognition – the…

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  • Burton Malkiel's A Random Walk Down Wall Street book cover

    Burton Malkiel's A Random Walk Down Wall Street

    1st Edition

    By Nicholas Burton

    Burton Malkiel’s 1973 A Random Walk Down Wall Street was an explosive contribution to debates about how to reap a good return on investing in stocks and shares. Reissued and updated many times since, Malkiel’s text remains an indispensable contribution to the world of investment strategy – one that…

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  • Centuries of Childhood book cover

    Centuries of Childhood

    1st Edition

    By Eva-Marie Prag, Joseph Tendler

    A critical analysis of Centuries of Childhood, in which the French historian Philippe Aries offers a fundamentally fresh interpretation of what childhood is and what the institution means for society at large. Aries's core idea is that ‘childhood,’ as we understand it today – a special time…

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  • The Old Social Classes And The Revolutionary Movements Of Iraq book cover

    The Old Social Classes And The Revolutionary Movements Of Iraq

    1st Edition

    By Dale J. Stahl

    How do you solve a problem like understanding Iraq? For Hanna Batatu, the solution to this conundrum lay in generating alternative possibilities that effectively side-stepped the conventional wisdom of the time. Historians had long held that Iraq – like other artificial creations of ex-colonial…

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  • The Problem of Unbelief in the 16th Century book cover

    The Problem of Unbelief in the 16th Century

    1st Edition

    By Joseph Tendler

    Febvre asked this core question in The Problem of Unbelief: “Could sixteenth-century people hold religious views that were not those of official, Church-sanctioned Christianity, or could they simply not believe at all?” The answer informed a wider debate on modern history, particularly modern…

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  • Baruch Spinoza's Ethics book cover

    Baruch Spinoza's Ethics

    1st Edition

    By Gary Slater, Andreas Vrahimis

    Baruch Spinoza’s Ethics is a dense masterpiece of sustained argumentative reasoning. It earned its place as one of the most important and influential books in Western philosophy by virtue of its uncompromisingly direct arguments about the nature of God, the universe, free will, and human morals.…

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  • Susan Sontag's On Photography book cover

    Susan Sontag's On Photography

    1st Edition

    By Nico Epstein

    Susan Sontag’s 1997 text, On Photography, brought photographic theory into the university classroom with its staunch defence of the medium as art and inspired a new wave of Marxist Criticism in the field.  Sontag explains the way in which we are addicted to images and depend on them for…

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  • Pierre Bourdieu's Outline of a Theory of Practice book cover

    Pierre Bourdieu's Outline of a Theory of Practice

    1st Edition

    By Rodolfo Maggio

    In Outline of a Theory of Practice, Bourdieu questions the preeminent ideas of social anthropologists such as Levi-Strauss who stressed the structural principles governing human action rather than the actions themselves and, Bourdieu asserts, doesn’t account for all observable nuances of behaviour.…

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  • Yasser Tabbaa's The Transformation of Islamic Art During the Sunni Revival book cover

    Yasser Tabbaa's The Transformation of Islamic Art During the Sunni Revival

    1st Edition

    By Bilal Badat

    Tabbaa’s Transformation offers an innovative approach to understanding the profound changes undergone by Islamic art and architecture during the often neglected Medieval Islamic period.  Examining devices such as calligraphy, arabesque, muqarnas, and stonework, Tabbaa argues we propagated in a…

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  • John Berger's Ways of Seeing book cover

    John Berger's Ways of Seeing

    1st Edition

    By Emmanouil Kalkanis

    Ways of Seeing is a key art-historical work that continues to provoke widespread debate. It is comprised of seven different essays, three of which are pictorial and the other containing texts and images.  Berger first examines the relationship between seeing and knowing, discussing how our…

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  • Griselda Pollock's Vision and Difference: Feminism, Femininity and Histories of Art book cover

    Griselda Pollock's Vision and Difference

    Feminism, Femininity and Histories of Art, 1st Edition

    By Karina Jakubowicz

    Vision and Difference, published in 1988, is one of the most significant works in feminist visual culture arguing that feminist art history of is a political as well as academic endeavour.  Pollock expresses how images are key to the construction of sexual difference, both in visual culture…

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