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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...
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...
Philosophy of Simple Living
ISBN: HB: 9781789142273, Reaktion Books, April 2020
200 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
Today, simple living is a rallying cry for anti-consumerists, environmentalists and anyone concerned with humanity's effect on the planet. But what is so revolutionary about a simple life? Why are we so fascinated with simplicity today? Why do we sti...
What Is Time? An Enquiry
ISBN: PB: 9781789142365, Reaktion Books, April 2020
176 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 4 illus.
We refer to time constantly and we measure its passing – but do we know what it actually is? In "What Is Time?", Truls Wyller enquires into time's complex nature, juxtaposing the latest scientific theories with our personal experience of chronology....
Understanding Animals Philosophy for Dog and Cat Lovers
ISBN: HB: 9781789141597, Reaktion Books, August 2019
208 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 1 illus.
How do animals perceive the world? What does it really feel like to be a cat, or a dog? In "Understanding Animals", Lars Svendsen investigates how humans can attempt to understand the lives of other animals. The book delves into animal communication,...
Earthly Immortalities How the Dead Live On in the Lives of Others
ISBN: HB: 9781789140583, Reaktion Books, April 2019
304 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm
In this thought-provoking and book, Peter Moore examines the often overlooked issues concerning human mortality – the fragile ways in which the dead can be said to 'live on' in earthly terms: through their children, their work, the memories of others...
Madness of Knowledge On Wisdom, Ignorance and Fantasies of Knowing
ISBN: HB: 9781789140729, Reaktion Books, March 2019
384 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm
Many human beings have considered the powers and the limits of human knowledge, but few have wondered about the power that the idea of knowledge has over us. The Madness of Knowledge is the first book to investigate this emotional inner life of knowl...
Angels in Mourning Sublime Madness, Ennui and Melancholy in Modern Thought
ISBN: HB: 9781780239729, Reaktion Books, July 2018
176 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
Sublime madness and ennui: melancholy is a condition of imbalance, chaotic and desolate, and a keystone of modern Western thought. In "Angels in Mourning", Roger Bartra explores how three lucid European thinkers – Immanuel Kant, Max Weber and Walter...
Isaac Newton and Natural Philosophy
ISBN: HB: 9781780239064, Reaktion Books, February 2018
272 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 43 illus., 12 in colour
Isaac Newton is regarded as one of the greatest scientists in history, yet the spectrum of his interests was much broader than that of a contemporary scientist. He was deeply involved in alchemical, religious and biblical studies, and in the later pa...
Soren Kierkegaard
ISBN: PB: 9781780239231, Reaktion Books, February 2018
208 pp., 20x13 cm, 35 illus.
The Danish philosopher, theologian and author Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) is widely considered to be one of the most important religious thinkers of the modern age. He is known as the "father of existentialism", but his work was also influential on...