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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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Debating Democracy: Do We Need More or Less?

£16.99

Jason Brennan, Hélène Landemore

9780197540824
Paperback
December 2021

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The Movement for Black Lives: Philosophical Perspectives

£22.99

Brandon Hogan, Michael Cholbi, Alex Madva, Benjamin S. Yost

9780197507780
Paperback
November 2021

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Introducing Political Philosophy: A Policy-Driven Approach

£24.99

Andrew Walton, William Abel, Elizabeth Kahn, Tom Parr

9780198783275
Paperback
February 2021

Offering a uniquely policy-driven approach, Introducing Political Philosophy is the only text to showcase contemporary policy problems through the lens of key debates in political philosophy.

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Cicero: Political Philosophy

£19.99

Malcolm Schofield

9780199684922
Paperback
January 2021

Founders of Modern Political and Social Thought

This book offers an innovative account of Cicero's treatment of key political ideas: liberty and equality, government, law, cosmopolitanism and imperialism, republican virtues, and ethical decision-making in politics. Cicero (106-43 BC), a major figure in Roman politics, was the first to articulate a philosophical rationale for republicanism.

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John Rawls: Debating the Major Questions

£25.99

Jon Mandle, Sarah Roberts-Cady

9780190859206
Paperback
July 2020

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Emotion: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

£8.99

Dylan Evans

9780198834403
Paperback
September 2019

Very Short Introductions

Drawing on the latest scientific research, from anthropology and psychology to neuroscience and artificial intelligence, Evans takes the reader on a fascinating journey into the human heart, discussing the evolution of emotions and their biological basis, the science of happiness, and the role that emotions play in memory and decision making.

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Scepticism: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Duncan Pritchard

9780198829164
Paperback
September 2019

Very Short Introductions

This book explores the nature of scepticism, asking when it is legitimate, for example as the driver of new ideas, and when it is problematic. It also tackles how scepticism is related to contemporary social and political phenomena, such as fake news, and examines a radical form of scepticism which maintains that knowledge is impossible.

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What Is Race?: Four Philosophical Views

£25.49

Joshua Glasgow, Sally Haslanger, Chike Jeffers, Quayshawn Spencer

9780190610180
Paperback
July 2019

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Heidegger: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

£8.99

Michael Inwood

9780198828662
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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Stoicism: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Brad Inwood

9780198786665
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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Utilitarianism: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Katarzyna de Lazari-Radek, Peter Singer

9780198728795
Paperback
July 2017

Very Short Introductions

Utilitarianism is one of the most important and influential secular philosophies of modern times, and has drawn considerable debate and controversy. This Very Short Introduction considers its origins, its relevance to modern moral challenges, and the arguments and discussions around utilitarian approaches.

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Second Treatise of Government and A Letter Concerning Toleration

£9.99

John Locke, Mark Goldie

9780198732440
Paperback
June 2016

Oxford World's Classics

Locke's Second Treatise is a classic of political philosophy. It helped entrench ideas of a social contract, human rights, and consent as guiding principles for modern Western democracy. His Letter calls for religious tolerance and separation of church and state. This edition offers an essential guide to these two foundational works.

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Epicureanism: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Catherine Wilson

9780199688326
Paperback
December 2015

Very Short Introductions

This Very Short Introduction corrects the prevalent view of Epicureanism that often conjures up ideas of tasty delights and hedonism. Wilson explains the philosophical and scientific ideas of Epicurus and his followers and the legacy of Epicureanism on later European thought.

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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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The Equality of the Sexes: Three Feminist Texts of the Seventeenth Century

£30.99

Desmond M. Clarke

9780199673513
Paperback
September 2013

The seventeenth century witnessed the first publications that argued for the equality of men and women. Desmond M. Clarke presents new translations of the three most important ones, with excerpts from the authors' related writings, together with an extensive introduction to the religious and philosophical context within which they argued.

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The Oxford Handbook of the History of Political Philosophy

£30.00

George Klosko

9780199679539
Paperback
June 2013

Oxford Handbooks

Fifty distinguished contributors survey the entire history of political philosophy. They consider questions about how the subject should best be studied; they examine historical periods and great theorists in their intellectual contexts; and they discuss aspects of the subject that transcend periods, such as democracy, the state, and imperialism.

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Military Ethics: An Introduction with Case Studies

£29.99

Stephen Coleman

9780199846290
Paperback
September 2012

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