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Why Does the World Exist? An Existential Detective Story
Holt, Jim

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Tackling the “darkest question in all of philosophy” with “raffish erudition” (Dwight Garner, New York Times), author Jim Holt explores the greatest metaphysical mystery of all: why is there something rather than nothing? This runaway bestseller, which has captured the ima...


The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire
Chopra, Deepak

$21.00 $9.39

This groundbreaking new book from Chopra contains a dramatic premise: not only are everyday coincidences meaningful, they actually provide glimpses of the field of infinite possibilities that lies at the heart of all things.


Surfing with Sartre: An Aquatic Inquiry into a Life of Meaning
James, Aaron

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Author Aaron James uses the experience and the ethos of surfing to explore key concepts in philosophy. The existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre once declared "the ideal limit of aquatic sports . . . is waterskiing." The avid surfer and lavishly credentialed academic philosopher Aaron James...


Every Time I Find the Meaning of Life, They Change It: Wisdom of the Great Philosophers on How to Live
Klein, Daniel

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Daniel Klein’s fans have fallen in love with the warm, humorous, and thoughtful way he shows how philosophy resonates in everyday life. Readers of his popular books Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar . . . and Travels with Epicurus come for enlightenment and stay for the entertainment.As a youn...


My Beautiful Despair: The Philosophy of Kim Kierkegaardashian
Kierkegaardashian, Kim

$24.99 $5.79

In an age where the line between news and entertainment is blurrier than ever before, and the difference between a celebrity and the leader of the free world is nil, Kierkegaardashian’s insights perfectly reflect our absurd, hilarious, and deeply disturbing new era.


Exact Thinking in Demented Times: The Vienna Circle and the Epic Quest for the Foundations of Science
Sigmund, Karl

$42.00 $13.69

A dazzling group biography of the early twentieth-century thinkers who transformed the way the world thought about math and science.Inspired by Albert Einstein's theory of relativity and Bertrand Russell and David Hilbert's pursuit of the fundamental rules of mathematics, some of the most brillia...


Basic Writings of Existentialism
Marino, Gordon (Edt)

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Basic Writings of Existentialism, unique to the Modern Library, presents the writings of key nineteenth- and twentieth-century thinkers broadly united by their belief that because life has no inherent meaning that humans can discover, we must determine meaning for ourselves. This anthology brings...


Maharishi & Me: Seeking Enlightenment with the Beatles' Guru
Shumsky, Susan

$35.76 $10.09

Susan Shumsky is a successful author in the human potential field. But in the 1970s, in India, the Swiss Alps, and elsewhere, she served on the personal staff of the most famous guru of the 20th century—Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.Maharishi died in 2008 at age ninety, but his influence endures through ...


The Existentialist's Survival Guide: How to Live Authentically in an Inauthentic Age
Marino, Gordon

$31.99 $9.39

Sophisticated self-help for the 21st century - when every crisis feels like an existential crisisSoren Kierkegaard, Frederick Nietzsche, Jean-Paul Sartre, and other towering figures of existentialism grasped that human beings are, at heart, moody creatures, susceptible to an array of psychologica...


The Book That Changed America: How Darwin's Theory of Evolution Ignited a Nation
Fuller, Randall

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A compelling portrait of a unique moment in American history when the ideas of Charles Darwin reshaped American notions about nature, religion, science and raceThroughout its history America has been torn in two by debates over ideals and beliefs. Randall Fuller takes us back to one of those tur...


The Futilitarians: Our Year of Thinking, Drinking, Grieving, and Reading
Gisleson, Anne

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Anne Gisleson had lost her twin sisters, had been forced to flee her home during Hurricane Katrina, and had witnessed cancer take her beloved father. Before she met her husband, Brad, he had suffered his own trauma, losing his partner and the mother of his son to cancer in her young thirties. "Ho...


Surfing with Sartre: An Aquatic Inquiry into a Life of Meaning
James, Aaron

$36.95 $13.69

Author Aaron James uses the experience and the ethos of surfing to explore key concepts in philosophy. The existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre once declared "the ideal limit of aquatic sports . . . is waterskiing." The avid surfer and lavishly credentialed academic philosopher Aaron James...


Breakfast with Socrates: An Extraordinary (Philosophical) Journey Through Your Ordinary Day
Smith, Robert Rowland

$15.99 $7.29

Ever want to have a bagel with Hegel? Eggs with Bacon? Or spend a day with Socrates, Mill, Herodotus, or Kant, able to pick their brains about the most mundane moments of your life? Former Oxford Philosophy Fellow Robert Rowland Smith thought he would, and so with dry wit and marvelous invention,...


Fortunes of Feminism: From State-Managed Capitalism to Neoliberal Crisis
Fraser, Nancy

$33.09 $10.89

Nancy Fraser’s major new book traces the feminist movement’s evolution since the 1970s and anticipates a new - radical and egalitarian - phase of feminist thought and action.During the ferment of the New Left, "Second Wave" feminism emerged as a struggle for women’s liberation and took its place ...


The Philosophy of Marx
Balibar, Étienne

$26.43 $10.09

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The Book That Changed America: How Darwin's Theory of Evolution Ignited a Nation
Fuller, Randall

$24.00 $7.99

Throughout its history America has been torn in two by debates over ideals and beliefs. Randall Fuller takes us back to one of those turning points, in 1860, with the story of the influence of Charles Darwin’s just-published On the Origin of Species on five American intellectuals, including Bron...


Nature (Penguin Great Ideas)
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

$14.57 $5.79

Through his writing and his own personal philosophy, the famed philosopher unburdened his young country of Europe's traditional sense of history and showed Americans how to be creators of their own circumstances. His mandate, which called for harmony with, rather than domestication of, nature, an...


Man Is the Measure
Abel, Reuben

$25.11 $7.29

One of the best introductory texts in philosophy in recent years. It is freshly written, its points well-illustrated with concrete examples, and enlivened with strong doses of critical common sense.


At the Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being and Apricot Cocktails
Bakewell, Sarah

$22.00 $6.59

Paris, near the turn of 1932-3. Three young friends meet over apricot cocktails at the Bec-de-Gaz bar on the rue Montparnasse. They are Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, and their friend Raymond Aron, who opens their eyes to a radical new way of thinking . . .


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