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Oxford's Very Short Introductions series offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects -- from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, and Literary Theory to History. Not simply a textbook of definitions, each volume provides trenchant and provocative - yet always balanced - discussions of the central issues in a given topic. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make often challenging topics highly readable. Whatever the area of study, whatever the topic that fascinates the reader, the series has a handy and affordable guide that will likely prove indispensable.

"The Very Short Introductions range from worth reading to wonderfully appealingâ Much of the pleasure to be found in them is the bedrock one of good nonfiction: facts." - The New Yorker Magazine

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Aesthetics: A Very Short Introduction

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Bence Nanay

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01 January 2020
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Albert Camus: A Very Short Introduction

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Oliver Gloag

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01 May 2020
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American Intellectual History: A Very Short Introduction

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Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen

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01 March 2021
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Analytic Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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Michael Beaney

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23 January 2018
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Anarchism: A Very Short Introduction

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Colin Ward

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30 December 2004
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Ancient Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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Julia Annas

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18 January 2001
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Animal Rights: A Very Short Introduction

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David DeGrazia

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16 May 2002
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Aristocracy: A Very Short Introduction

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William Doyle

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28 November 2010
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Aristotle: A Very Short Introduction

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Jonathan Barnes

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18 January 2001
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Atheism: A Very Short Introduction

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Julian Baggini

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28 August 2003
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Augustine: A Very Short Introduction

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Henry Chadwick

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07 June 2001
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Beauty: A Very Short Introduction

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Roger Scruton

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08 April 2011
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Buddha: A Very Short Introduction

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Michael Carrithers

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07 June 2001
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Buddhist Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

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Damien Keown

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01 September 2020
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Causation: A Very Short Introduction

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Stephen Mumford and Rani Lill Anjum

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01 January 2014
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Choice Theory: A Very Short Introduction

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Michael Allingham

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28 November 2002
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Christian Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

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D. Stephen Long

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01 October 2010
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Citizenship: A Very Short Introduction

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Richard Bellamy

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30 November 2008
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Cognitive Neuroscience: A Very Short Introduction

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Richard Passingham

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01 December 2016
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Confucianism: A Very Short Introduction

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Daniel K. Gardner

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26 August 2014
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Conscience: A Very Short Introduction

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Paul Strohm

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14 June 2011
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Consciousness: A Very Short Introduction

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Susan Blackmore

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02 January 2018
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Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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Simon Critchley

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07 June 2001
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Corruption: A Very Short Introduction

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Leslie Holmes

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01 July 2015
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Critical Theory: A Very Short Introduction

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Stephen Eric Bronner

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20 October 2017
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Derrida: A Very Short Introduction

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Simon Glendinning

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02 September 2011
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Descartes: A Very Short Introduction

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Tom Sorell

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18 January 2001
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Emotion: A Very Short Introduction

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Dylan Evans

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01 December 2019
Very Short Introductions

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Engels: A Very Short Introduction

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Terrell Carver

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31 July 2003
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Environmental Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

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Robin Attfield

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13 February 2019
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Epicureanism: A Very Short Introduction

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Catherine Wilson

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01 February 2016
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Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

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Simon Blackburn

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01 April 2021
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Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

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Simon Blackburn

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14 September 2009
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Existentialism: A Very Short Introduction

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Thomas Flynn

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06 November 2006
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Foucault: A Very Short Introduction

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Gary Gutting

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01 December 2019
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Free Speech: A Very Short Introduction

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Nigel Warburton

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15 April 2009
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Free Will: A Very Short Introduction

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Thomas Pink

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05 August 2004
Very Short Introductions

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Freemasonry: A Very Short Introduction

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Andreas Önnerfors

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01 January 2018
Very Short Introductions

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French Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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Stephen Gaukroger and Knox Peden

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01 October 2020
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Fundamentalism: A Very Short Introduction

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Malise Ruthven

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08 February 2007
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Genius: A Very Short Introduction

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Andrew Robinson

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29 January 2011
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German Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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Andrew Bowie

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22 July 2010
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Governance: A Very Short Introduction

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Mark Bevir

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25 November 2012
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Habermas: A Very Short Introduction

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Gordon Finlayson

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25 August 2005
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Happiness: A Very Short Introduction

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Daniel M. Haybron

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01 October 2013
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Hegel: A Very Short Introduction

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Peter Singer

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06 December 2001
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Heidegger: A Very Short Introduction

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Michael Inwood

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24 March 2019
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Hermeneutics: A Very Short Introduction

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Jens Zimmermann

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15 December 2015
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Hobbes: A Very Short Introduction

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Richard Tuck

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29 August 2002
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Humanism: A Very Short Introduction

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Stephen Law

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11 February 2011
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Hume: A Very Short Introduction

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A. J. Ayer

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18 January 2001
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Humour: A Very Short Introduction

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Noel Carroll

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01 March 2014
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Identity: A Very Short Introduction

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Florian Coulmas

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28 April 2019
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Ideology: A Very Short Introduction

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Michael Freeden

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18 December 2003
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Indian Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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Sue Hamilton

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07 June 2001
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Kant: A Very Short Introduction

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Roger Scruton

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06 December 2001
Very Short Introductions

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Kierkegaard: A Very Short Introduction

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Patrick Gardiner

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16 May 2002
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Knowledge: A Very Short Introduction

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Jennifer Nagel

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01 November 2014
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Leibniz: A Very Short Introduction

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Maria Rosa Antognazza

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01 December 2016
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Liberalism: A Very Short Introduction

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Michael Freeden

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01 August 2015
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Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

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Jonathan Culler

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11 August 2011
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Locke: A Very Short Introduction

Updated Edition

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John Dunn

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31 July 2003
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Logic: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

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Graham Priest

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26 December 2017
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Love: A Very Short Introduction

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Ronald de Sousa

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01 February 2015
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Magic: A Very Short Introduction

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Owen Davies

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20 February 2012
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Marx: A Very Short Introduction

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Peter Singer

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01 May 2018
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Medical Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

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Tony Hope and Michael Dunn

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01 February 2019
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Medieval Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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John Marenbon

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01 April 2016
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Memory: A Very Short Introduction

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Jonathan K. Foster

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15 December 2008
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Metaphysics: A Very Short Introduction

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Stephen Mumford

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08 September 2012
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Montaigne: A Very Short Introduction

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William M. Hamlin

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22 October 2020
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Nationalism: A Very Short Introduction

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Steven Grosby

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03 November 2005
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Nietzsche: A Very Short Introduction

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Michael Tanner

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01 February 2001
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Nuclear Weapons: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

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Joseph M. Siracusa

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01 July 2015
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Objectivity: A Very Short Introduction

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Stephen Gaukroger

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23 May 2012
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Philosophical Method: A Very Short Introduction

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Timothy Williamson

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01 November 2020
Very Short Introductions

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Philosophy in the Islamic World: A Very Short Introduction

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Peter Adamson

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01 November 2015
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Philosophy of Biology: A Very Short Introduction

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Samir Okasha

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01 February 2020
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Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

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Raymond Wacks

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01 April 2014
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Philosophy of Physics: A Very Short Introduction

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David Wallace

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01 July 2021
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Philosophy of Religion: A Very Short Introduction

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Tim Bayne

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22 April 2018
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Philosophy of Science: Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

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Samir Okasha

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28 September 2016
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Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

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Edward Craig

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01 December 2020
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Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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Edward Craig

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16 May 2002
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Plato: A Very Short Introduction

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Julia Annas

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15 May 2003
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Political Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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David Miller

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18 September 2003
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Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction

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Christopher Butler

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16 January 2003
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Poststructuralism: A Very Short Introduction

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Catherine Belsey

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28 November 2002
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Presocratic Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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Catherine Osborne

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16 September 2004
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Privacy: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

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Raymond Wacks

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01 June 2015
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Reality: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan Westerhoff

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13 January 2012
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Romanticism: A Very Short Introduction

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Michael Ferber

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17 October 2010
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Rousseau: A Very Short Introduction

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Robert Wokler

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06 December 2001
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Russell: A Very Short Introduction

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A. C. Grayling

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16 May 2002
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Scepticism: A Very Short Introduction

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Duncan Pritchard

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01 December 2019
Very Short Introductions

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Schopenhauer: A Very Short Introduction

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Christopher Janaway

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16 May 2002
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Science and Religion: A Very Short Introduction

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Thomas Dixon

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01 August 2008
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Socialism: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

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Michael Newman

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01 December 2020
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Socrates: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

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C.C.W. Taylor

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01 November 2019
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Spinoza: A Very Short Introduction

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Roger Scruton

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29 August 2002
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