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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...


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

$21.95 $7.99

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...


What Is Called Thinking?
Heidegger, Martin

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''For an acquaintance with the thought of Heidegger,'' ...


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

$36.00 $4.39

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...


Futurability: The Age of Impotence and the Horizon of Possibility
Berardi, Franco

$22.95 $8.69

A comprehensive philosophy of contemporary life and politics, by one of the sharpest critics of the presentWe live in an age of impotence. Stuck between global war and global finance, between identity and capital, we seem incapable of producing the radical change that is so desperately needed. Me...


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 $4.39

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.


Escape from Evil
Becker, Ernest

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"An urgent essay that bears all the marks of a final philosophical raging against the dying of the light. . . . The beauty - and terror - of his final testament lies in his unsparing analysis of how men from time immemorial have sought scapegoats and victims in order to bolster their intimations...


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

$31.99 $7.29

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...


Adorno, Foucault and the Critique of the West
Cook, Deborah

$39.95 $15.79

Adorno, Foucault and the Critique of the West argues that critical theory continues to offer valuable resources for critique and contestation during this turbulent period. To assess these resources, it examines the work of two of the twentieth century's more prominent social theorists: Theodor W....


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...


The Capitalist Unconscious: Marx and Lacan
Tomsic, Samo

$39.42 $12.29

A major systematic study of the connection between Marx and Lacan's work Finalist for the American Board and Academy of Psychoanalysis Book Prize Despite a resurgence of interest in Lacanian psychoanalysis, particularly in terms of the light it casts on capitalist ideology--as witnessed by the ...


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...


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

$35.00 $3.09

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...


Nature (Penguin Great Ideas)
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

$14.48 $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...


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...


Man Is the Measure
Abel, Reuben

$24.94 $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.


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