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Georg Simmel Essays on Art and Aesthetics
ISBN: PB: 9780226621098, ISBN: HB: 9780226620930, University of Chicago Press, July 2020
392 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
Georg Simmel is one of the most original German thinkers of the twentieth century and is considered a founding architect of the modern discipline of sociology. Ranging over fundamental questions of the relationship of self and society, his influentia...
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£28,00
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£84,00
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Engineering Ethics Contemporary and Enduring Debates
ISBN: PB: 9780300209242, Yale University Press, July 2020
216 pp., 20.9x13.9 cm
The first engineering ethics textbook to use debates as the framework for presenting engineering ethics topics, this engaging, accessible survey explores the most difficult and controversial issues that engineers face in daily practice. Written by a...
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£18,00
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Lions' Den Zionism and the Left from Hannah Arendt to Noam Chomsky
ISBN: PB: 9780300251845, ISBN: HB: 9780300222982, Yale University Press, July 2020
400 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
In this lively intellectual history of the political Left, cultural critic Susie Linfield investigates how eight prominent twentieth-century intellectuals struggled with the philosophy of Zionism, and then with Israel and its conflicts with the Arab...
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£15,00
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£25,00
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Life Death
ISBN: HB: 9780226699516, University of Chicago Press, June 2020
328 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
One of Jacques Derrida's richest and most provocative works, "Life Death" challenges and deconstructs one of the most deeply rooted dichotomies of Western thought: life and death. Here Derrida rethinks the traditional philosophical understanding of t...
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£36,00
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Seeing into the Future A Short History of Prediction
ISBN: HB: 9781789142297, Reaktion Books, June 2020
288 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
If there is anything that distinguishes us from animals, it is our ability to understand that such a thing as the future exists and our willingness to try and look into it. But how have people through the ages gone about making predictions? What wer...
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£17,00
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Two Thumbs Up How Critics Aid Appreciation
ISBN: HB: 9780226064284, University of Chicago Press, June 2020
256 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
Far from an elite practice reserved for the highly educated, criticism is all around us. We turn to the Yelp reviewers to decide what restaurants are best, to Rotten Tomatoes to guide our movie choices, and to a host of voices on social media for cri...
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£36,00
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Seeing Silence
ISBN: HB: 9780226693521, University of Chicago Press, May 2020
328 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 14 halftones, 1 table
"To hear silence is to find stillness in the midst of the restlessness that makes creative life possible and the inescapability of death acceptable". So writes Mark C. Taylor in his latest book, a philosophy of silence for our nervous, chattering age...
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£28,00
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Human
ISBN: PB: 9781789142143, Reaktion Books, May 2020
208 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 40 colour illus.
What does it mean to be human? And what, if anything, does it have to do with being a member of the animal species Homo sapiens? This dazzling book gets to the very heart of our rather unscientific motivations and prejudices, showing how they are of...
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£12,95
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Action versus Contemplation Why an Ancient Debate Still Matters
ISBN: PB: 9780226706634, ISBN: HB: 9780226032238, University of Chicago Press, May 2020
256 pp., 21.6x13.9 cm, 7 halftones
"All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone", Blaise Pascal wrote in 1654. But then there's Walt Whitman, in 1856: "Whoever you are, come forth! Or man or woman come forth! / You must not stay sleeping and dal...
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£19,00
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Philosopher's Economist Hume and the Rise of Capitalism
ISBN: HB: 9780226597447, University of Chicago Press, May 2020
328 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 1 halftone
Although David Hume's contributions to philosophy are well known, his work on economics has been largely overlooked. "A Philosopher's Economist" offers the definitive account of Hume's "worldly philosophy", and argues that economics served as a unify...
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