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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…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
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  • 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…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
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  • 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…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
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  • 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…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
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  • 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…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
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  • 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…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
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  • 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 –…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
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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,’…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
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  • Religion Within the Boundaries of Mere Reason

    1st Edition

    By Ian Jackson

    The eighteenth-century philosopher Immanuel Kant is as daunting as he is influential: widely considered to be not only one of the most challenging thinkers of all time, but also one of the most important. His Religion Within the Boundaries of Mere Reason takes on two of his central preoccupations –…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
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  • Symposium

    1st Edition

    By Richard Ellis, Simon Ravenscroft

    Plato’s Symposium, composed in the early fourth century BC, demonstrates how powerful the skills of reasoning and evaluation can be. Known to philosophers for its seminal discussion of the relationship of love to knowledge, it is also a classic text for demonstrating the two critical thinking…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
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  • Philosophical Investigations

    1st Edition

    By Michael O' Sullivan

    Many still consider Ludwig Wittgenstein’s 1953 Philosophical Investigations to be one of the breakthrough works of twentieth-century philosophy. The book sets out a radically new conception of philosophy itself, and demonstrates all the attributes of a fine analytical mind. Taking an argument from…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
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  • Competitive Strategy

    Creating and Sustaining Superior Performance, 1st Edition

    By Pádraig Belton

    Michael E. Porter’s 1980 book Competitive Strategy is a fine example of critical thinking skills in action. Porter used his strong evaluative skills to overturn much of the accepted wisdom in the world of business. By exploring the strengths and weaknesses of the accepted argument that the best…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
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