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Freedom An Unruly History
ISBN: HB: 9780674988330, Harvard University Press, July 2020
400 pp., 23.5x15.5 cm, 29 photos
We tend to think of freedom as something that is best protected by carefully circumscribing the boundaries of legitimate state activity. But who came up with this understanding of freedom, and for what purposes? In a masterful and surprising reapprai...
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£28,95
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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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On Not Being Someone Else Tales of Our Unled Lives
ISBN: HB: 9780674238084, Harvard University Press, June 2020
192 pp., 20.9x13.9 cm, 3 illus.
We each live one life, formed by paths taken and untaken. Choosing a job, getting married, deciding on a place to live or whether to have children – every decision precludes another. But what if you'd gone the other way? It can be a seductive thought...
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£23,95
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Science under Fire Challenges to Scientific Authority in Modern America
ISBN: HB: 9780674987913, Harvard University Press, June 2020
288 pp., 23.5x15.5 cm
Americans today are often skeptical of scientific authority. Many conservatives dismiss climate change and Darwinism as liberal fictions, arguing that "tenured radicals" have coopted the sciences and other disciplines. Some progressives, especially i...
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£31,95
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Theory of the Gimmick Aesthetic Judgment and Capitalist Form
ISBN: HB: 9780674984547, Harvard University Press, June 2020
384 pp., 23.5x15.5 cm, 38 photos, 4 illus.
Repulsive and yet strangely attractive, the gimmick is a form that can be found virtually everywhere in capitalism. It comes in many guises: a musical hook, a financial strategy, a striptease, a novel of ideas. Above all, acclaimed theorist Sianne Ng...
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£28,95
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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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