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  • The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat

    1st Edition

    By Dario Krpan, Alexander O' Connor

    In The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, neurologist Oliver Sacks looked at the cutting-edge work taking place in his field, and decided that much of it was not fit for purpose. Sacks found it hard to understand why most doctors adopted a mechanical and impersonal approach to their patients, and…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

    1st Edition

    By Ruth Scobie

    Mary Wollstonecraft’s 1792 Vindication of the Rights of Women is an incendiary attack on the place of women in 18th-century society. Often considered to be the earliest widely-circulated work of feminism, the book is a powerful example of what can be achieved by creative thinkers – people who…

    Paperback – 2017-07-13
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • The Politics of Piety

    The Islamic Revival and the Feminist Subject, 1st Edition

    By Jessica Johnson, Ian Fairweather

    Saba Mahmood’s 2005 Politics of Piety is an excellent example of evaluation in action. Mahmood’s book is a study of women’s participation in the Islamic revival across the Middle East. Mahmood – a feminist social anthropologist with left-wing, secular political values – wanted to understand why…

    Paperback – 2017-07-06
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • The Global Cold War

    Third World Interventions And The Making Of Our Times, 1st Edition

    By Patrick Glenn, Bryan Gibson

    For those who lived through the Cold War period, and for many of the historians who study it, it seemed self-evident that the critical incidents that determined its course took place in the northern hemisphere, specifically in the face-off between NATO and the Warsaw Pact in Europe. In this view,…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution

    1st Edition

    By Duncan Money, Jason Xidas

    How was it possible for opponents of slavery to be so vocal in opposing the practice, when they were so accepting of the economic exploitation of workers in western factories – many of which were owned by prominent abolitionists? David Brion Davis's The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution,…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • The Federalist Papers

    1st Edition

    By Jeremy Kleidosty, Jason Xidias

    The 85 essays that maker up The Federalist Papers’ clearly demonstrate the vital importance of the art of persuasion. Written between 1787 and 1788 by three of the “Founding Fathers” of the United States, the Papers were written with the specific intention of convincing Americans that it was in…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • Politics

    1st Edition

    By Katherine Berrisford, Riley Quinn

    Aristotle remains one of the most celebrated thinkers of all time in large part thanks to his incisive critical thinking skills. In Politics, which can be considered one of the foundational books of the western political tradition, the focus is on problem-solving, and particularly on the generation…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order

    1st Edition

    By Riley Quinn

    The end of the Cold War, which occurred early in the 1990s, brought joy and freedom to millions. But it posed a difficult question to the world's governments and to the academics who studied them: how would world order be remade in an age no longer dominated by the competing ideologies of…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • Democracy and its Critics

    1st Edition

    By Astrid Noren Nilsson, Elizabeth Morrow, Riley Quinn

    There are few better examples of analysis – the critical thinking skill of understanding how an argument is built – than Robert Dahl’s Democracy and its Critics. In this work, the American political theorist closely analyzes the democratic political system and then evaluates whether the arguments…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • Reflections on the Revolution in France

    1st Edition

    By Riley Quinn

    Edmund Burke’s 1791 Reflections on the Revolution in France is a strong example of how the thinking skills of analysis and reasoning can support even the most rhetorical of arguments. Often cited as the foundational work of modern conservative political thought, Burke’s Reflections is a sustained…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • Judgment under Uncertainty

    Heuristics and Biases, 1st Edition

    By Camille Morvan, William J. Jenkins

    Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman’s 1974 paper ‘Judgement Under Uncertainty: Heuristics and Biases’ is a landmark in the history of psychology. Though a mere seven pages long, it has helped reshape the study of human rationality, and had a particular impact on economics – where Tversky and Kahneman’…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • Capital in the Twenty-First Century

    1st Edition

    By Nick Broten

    Thomas Piketty is a fine example of an evaluative thinker. In Capital in the Twenty-First Century, he not only provides detailed and sustained explanations of why he sees existing arguments relating to income and wealth distribution as flawed, but also gives us very detailed evaluations of the…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

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