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Theodor Adorno: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Andrew Bowie

9780198833864
Paperback
May 2022

Very Short Introductions

Adorno was a German philosopher, and social and cultural theorist whose work is seen as increasingly relevant to understanding the pathologies of contemporary society. This book considers his life and work, from the philosophical tradition he worked from to his explorations of reason and social theory, and critical assessments of modern culture.

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John Stuart Mill: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Gregory Claeys

9780198749998
Paperback
February 2022

Very Short Introductions

John Stuart Mill (1806-73) is widely regarded as the leading liberal philosopher, economist, and political theorist of nineteenth century Britain. This book offers a brief survey of his life and ideas, highlighting the philosophical context for his work, exploring the key themes in his writings, and analysing their lasting influence.

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Hume: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

James A. Harris

9780198849780
Paperback
September 2021

Very Short Introductions

Written by one of the world's leading experts in the field, this book offers a clear account of the contributions to philosophy made by one of Britain's greatest thinkers. Harris covers Hume's main interests of human nature, morality, politics, and religion, and explores the philosophical questions that remain at the heart of the subject today.

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The History of Continua: Philosophical and Mathematical Perspectives

£100.00

Stewart Shapiro, Geoffrey Hellman

9780198809647
Hardback
December 2020

Mathematical and philosophical thought about continuity has changed considerably over the ages, from Aristotle's insistence that a continuum is a unified whole, to the dominant account today, that a continuum is composed of infinitely many points. This book explores the key ideas and debates concerning continuity over more than 2500 years.

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Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

£8.99

Edward Craig

9780198861775
Paperback
September 2020

Very Short Introductions

How ought we to live? What really exists? How do we know? Edward Craig discusses some of the key questions philosophy engages with. He explores important themes in ethics, knowledge, and the self, alongside a new chapter for this edition on free will, discussing determinism and indeterminism in the context of Descartes and Hegel's work.

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Philosophical Method: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Timothy Williamson

9780198810001
Paperback
August 2020

Very Short Introductions

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French Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Stephen Gaukroger, Knox Peden

9780198829171
Paperback
July 2020

Very Short Introductions

This book covers French philosophy from its origins in the sixteenth century up to the present, analysing it within its social, political, and cultural context. Throughout, the book explores the dilemma sustained by the markedly national conception of French philosophy, and its history of speaking out on matters of universal concern.

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Albert Camus: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Oliver Gloag

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Paperback
February 2020

Very Short Introductions

Albert Camus is one of the best known philosophers of the twentieth century, as well as a widely read novelist. This book contextualises Camus in his troubled and conflicted times, and analyses the enduring popularity of his major philosophical and literary works in connection with contemporary political, social, and cultural issues.

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Early Modern German Philosophy (1690-1750)

£26.49

Corey W. Dyck

9780198803317
Paperback
January 2020

Early Modern German Philosophy (1690-1750) provides translations of some of the key texts of early German philosophers, in many cases for the first time. Collectively, the texts make a strong case for a Philosophical tradition which has typically been underappreciated, until now.

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Foucault: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

£8.99

Gary Gutting

9780198830788
Paperback
September 2019

Very Short Introductions

Foucault is one of those rare philosophers who has become a cult figure. From aesthetics to the penal system; from madness and civilisation to avant-garde literature, he rejected old models of thinking and replaced them with versions that are still debated today. This book introduces and explores aspects of his life, work, and thought.

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Socrates: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

£8.99

C.C.W. Taylor

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Paperback
August 2019

Very Short Introductions

Christopher Taylor introduces the life and philosophy of Socrates, whose work has played a central role in shaping Western philosophical thinking for centuries. Examining what we can deduce about Socrates from the writings of his contemporaries (as he himself left none), Taylor traces the reception and influence of his thought to the modern day.

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Heidegger: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

£8.99

Michael Inwood

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Paperback
January 2019

Very Short Introductions

Martin Heidegger is one of the twentieth century's greatest yet most enigmatic and divisive philosophers. Michael Inwood explores the major themes of Heidegger's seminal work, Being and Time, as well his later thought and association with Nazism.

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Hellenistic Philosophy

£20.99

John Sellars

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Paperback
July 2018

John Sellars presents a broad and lively introduction to Hellenistic philosophy (c.330-30 BC). This was a rich period for philosophy, with the birth of Epicureanism and Stoicism, alongside the activities of Platonists, Aristotelians, and Cynics. Sellars offers accessible coverage of all areas from epistemology to ethics and politics.

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Stoicism: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Brad Inwood

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Paperback
July 2018

Very Short Introductions

Stoicism is two things: a long past philosophical school of ancient Greece and Rome, and an enduring philosophical movement that still inspires people in the twenty-first century to re-think and re-organize their lives in order to achieve personal satisfaction. Brad Inwood presents the long history that connects these.

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Marx: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

£8.99

Peter Singer

9780198821076
Paperback
March 2018

Very Short Introductions

Marx is one of the most influential philosophers of all time, whose theories about society, economics, and politics have shaped and directed political and social thought for 150 years. In this new edition, Peter Singer discusses the legacy and impact of Marx's core theories, considering how they apply to twenty first century politics and society.

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Analytic Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Michael Beaney

9780198778028
Paperback
November 2017

Very Short Introductions

Michael Beaney introduces analytic philosophy by exploring some of the key ideas of Gottlob Frege, Bertrand Russell, G. E. Moore, Ludwig Wittgenstein, and Susan Stebbing. He also considers how analytic philosophy has developed and spread to become the dominant philosophical tradition across the world.

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Leibniz: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Maria Rosa Antognazza

9780198718642
Paperback
September 2016

Very Short Introductions

This Very Short Introduction considers who Leibniz was and introduces his overarching intellectual vision. It follows his pursuit of the systematic reform and advancement of all the sciences, to be undertaken as a collaborative enterprise supported by an enlightened ruler, and his ultimate goal of the improvement of the human condition.

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The Enlightenment: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

John Robertson

9780199591787
Paperback
September 2015

Very Short Introductions

This Very Short Introduction explores the history of the 18th-century Enlightenment movement. Considering its intellectual commitments, Robertson then turns to their impact on society, and the ways in which Enlightenment thinkers sought to further the goal of human betterment, by promoting economic improvement and civil and political justice.

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On Liberty, Utilitarianism and Other Essays

Second Edition

£6.99

John Stuart Mill, Mark Philp, Frederick Rosen

9780199670802
Paperback
July 2015

Oxford World's Classics

The four essays in this volume examine the most central issues that face liberal democratic regimes. They tackle the protection of individual liberty, the basic principles of ethics, the benefits and the costs of representative institutions, and the central importance of gender equality in society.

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Echoes from the Cave: Philosophical Conversations since Plato

£75.99

Lisa Gannett

9780195433692
Paperback
August 2014

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