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Trust: A Very Short Introduction

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Katherine Hawley

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August 2012

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Katherine Hawley explores the key ideas about trust in this Very Short Introduction. Drawing on a wide range of disciplines including philosophy, psychology, and evolutionary biology, she emphasizes the nature and importance of trusting and being trusted, from our intimate bonds with significant others to our relationship with the state.

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Introducing Philosophy: A Text with Integrated Readings, International Edition, Tenth edition

Tenth Edition

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Robert C. Solomon, Clancy Martin, Kathleen M. Higgins

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August 2012

Combines exceptionally clear explanations with excerpts of works from Western philosophy and alternative perspectives

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Objectivity: A Very Short Introduction

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Stephen Gaukroger

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May 2012

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Objectivity is both an essential and elusive philosophical concept. This Very Short Introduction explores the theoretical and practical problems raised by objectivity, and also deals with the way in which particular understandings of objectivity impinge on social research, science, and art.

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Philosophy Bites

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David Edmonds, Nigel Warburton

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January 2012

Philosophy Bites is a selection of the best interviews from the hugely successful podcast of the same name. Leading philosophers discuss a wide range of philosophical issues, from ethics to aesthetics to metaphysics, in a lively, informal, personal way. Time, infinity, evil, friendship, animals, wine, sport, tragedy—all human life is here.

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Romanticism: A Very Short Introduction

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Michael Ferber

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September 2010

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Michael Ferber considers Romanticism in its time of growth in Western Europe, examining various types of Romantic literature, music, painting, religion, and philosophy. He provides examples and quotations throughout to demonstrate the diverse nature of the momement.

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German Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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Andrew Bowie

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May 2010

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German philosophy remains the core of modern philosophy. This Very Short Introduction discusses the idea that German philosophy forms one of the most revealing responses to the problems of modernity. Including many significant German philosophers, and other more neglected thinkers, he provides an insight into German philosophical traditions.

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Free Speech: A Very Short Introduction

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Nigel Warburton

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February 2009

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How important is free speech? Should it be defended at any cost? Or should we set limits on what can and cannot be said? This Very Short Introduction offers a lively and thought-provoking guide to these questions, exploring both the traditional philosophical arguments as well as the practical issues and controversies facing society today.

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The Consolation of Philosophy

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Boethius, Peter Walsh

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July 2008

Oxford World's Classics

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The Meaning of Life: A Very Short Introduction

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Terry Eagleton

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April 2008

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We have all wondered about the meaning of life. Is there an answer? Is it up to us? Or is the question a bogus one? Terry Eagleton takes a witty, stimulating look at this most compelling of questions - and proposes his own answer.

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Existentialism: A Very Short Introduction

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Thomas Flynn

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October 2006

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Sartre, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Kierkegaard, de Beauvoir, Merleau-Ponty and Camus. These were some of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century, and the key existentialist thinkers. This Very Short Introduction provides an accessible account of the existentialist movement, and of the themes of individuality, free will, and personal responsibility which make it a 'philosophy as a way of life'.

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Presocratic Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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Catherine Osborne

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April 2004

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Philosophy for the 21st Century: A Comprehensive Reader

£86.99

Steven M. Cahn

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February 2003

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Spinoza: A Very Short Introduction

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Roger Scruton

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May 2002

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Russell: A Very Short Introduction

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A. C. Grayling

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February 2002

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Indian Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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Sue Hamilton

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February 2001

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Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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Simon Critchley

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February 2001

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Ancient Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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Julia Annas

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October 2000

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