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            Humankind: A Hopeful History

            Humankind: A Hopeful History (Paperback)

            By Bregman, Rutger

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            THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'A beacon of hope for a frighted world' DANNY DORLING 'This is the book we need right now' TELEGRAPH 'It'd be no surprise if it proved to be the Sapiens of 2020' GUARDIAN It's a belief that unites the left and right, psychologists and philosophers, wri...ters and historians. It drives the headlines that surround us and the laws that touch our lives. From Machiavelli to Hobbes, Freud to Dawkins, the roots of this belief have sunk deep into Western thought. Human beings, we're taught, are by nature selfish and governed by self-interest. Humankind makes a new argument: that it is realistic, as well as revolutionary, to assume that people are good. By thinking the worst of others, we bring out the worst in our politics and economics too. In this major book, internationally bestselling author Rutger Bregman takes some of the world's most famous studies and events and reframes them, providing a new perspective on the last 200,000 years of human history. From the real-life Lord of the Flies to the Blitz, a Siberian fox farm to an infamous New York murder, Stanley Milgram's Yale shock machine to the Stanford prison experiment, Bregman shows how believing in human kindness and altruism can be a new way to think - and act as the foundation for achieving true change in our society. It is time for a new view of human nature.
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            ISBN 9781408898956
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            To Be Fair: The Ultimate Guide to Fairness in the 21st Century

            To Be Fair: The Ultimate Guide to Fairness in the 21st Century (Hardback)

            By Fenton, Ben

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            What does it mean 'to be fair', how do we decide what we mean by Fair Play and why does unfairness cause us such anguish? We take it for granted and talk about it constantly, but when fairness is broken, why does its absence gnaw at what it means to be human? Fairness has gone mi...ssing in Western society, Ben Fenton argues in this polemic on the common impulse that holds humanity together. Fenton, one of Britain's most experienced news reporters, defines what we mean by fairness and reveals where it sits in the make-up of our species. He traces the evolution of the instinct to be fair from prehistoric man to Black Lives Matter and explores its place in history, politics, sport, law, business and even in war.
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            ISBN 9781912914241
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2021
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            How Philosophy Works: The concepts visually explained

            How Philosophy Works: The concepts visually explained (Hardback)

            By DK

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            Demystifying the key ideas of the world's greatest philosophers, and exploring all of the most important branches of thought including philosophy of science, philosophy of religion and feminist philosophy in a uniquely visual way, this book is the perfect introduction to the hist...ory of philosophy. A clear and accessible guide to philosophy, How Philosophy Works combines bold infographics and jargon-free text to demystify fundamental concepts. Covering everything from ethics to epistemology and phenomenology, the book presents the ideas and theories of key philosophical traditions and philosophers - from Plato and Socrates to Nietzsche and Wittgenstein via Kant - in a novel, easy-to-understand way. Its infographics will help you to understand the elements of philosophy on a conceptual level and, by tackling life's big questions , it will help you to look at the world in an entirely new way. With its unique graphic approach and clear, authoritative text, How Philosophy Works is the perfect introduction to philosophy, and the ideal companion to DK's The Philosophy Book in the Big Ideas series.
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            ISBN 9780241363188
            Released NZ 2 Jul 2019
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            How to Argue With a Racist: History, Science, Race and Reality

            How to Argue With a Racist: History, Science, Race and Reality (Paperback)

            By Rutherford, Adam

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            The Sunday Times bestselling manifesto for a twenty-first century understanding of human evolution and variation - and a weapon against scientific racism

            ISBN 9781474611251
            Released NZ 9 Feb 2021
            Publisher Orion Publishing
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            A Philosopher Looks at Human Beings
              

            A Philosopher Looks at Human Beings (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ruse, Michael

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            • Pub Date
              30 Jul 21

            Considers why humans consider themselves superior to all other animals, and whether they are right to do so.

            ISBN 9781108820431
            Released NZ 30 Jul 2021
            Publisher Cambridge University Press
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            Time's Monster: History, Conscience and Britain's Empire
             

            Time's Monster: History, Conscience and Britain's Empire (Hardback)

            By Satia, Priya

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            For generations, British thinkers told the history of an empire whose story was still very much in the making. While they wrote of conquest, imperial rule in India, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean was consolidated. While they described the development of imperial gover...nance, rebellions were brutally crushed. As they reimagined empire during the two world wars, decolonization was compromised. Priya Satia shows how these historians not only interpreted the major political events of their time but also shaped the future that followed. Satia makes clear that historical imagination played a significant role in the unfolding of empire. History emerged as a mode of ethics in the modern period, endowing historians from John Stuart Mill to Winston Churchill with outsized policymaking power. Braided with this story is an account of alternative visions articulated by anticolonial thinkers such as William Blake, Mahatma Gandhi, and E. P. Thompson. By the mid-twentieth century, their approaches had reshaped the discipline of history and the ethics that came with it. Time's Monster reveals the dramatic consequences of writing history today as much as in the past. Against the backdrop of enduring global inequalities, debates about reparations, and the crisis in the humanities, Satia's is an urgent moral voice.
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            ISBN 9780241464120
            Released NZ 5 Jan 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Beyond Bad: How obsolete morals are holding us back

            Beyond Bad: How obsolete morals are holding us back (Hardback)

            By Paley, Chris

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            In Beyond Bad author Chris Paley explores how morals are holding humanity back.

            ISBN 9781529327090
            Released NZ 8 Jun 2021
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
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            Rethink: How We Can Make a Better World
             

            Rethink: How We Can Make a Better World (Hardback)

            By Rajan, Amol

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            • Pub Date
              10 Aug 21

            After darkness, there is always light In a time of increasing uncertainty, Rethink offers a guide to a much-needed global 'reset moment', with leading international figures giving us glimpses of a better future after the pandemic. Each contribution explores a different aspect of ...public and private life that can be re-examined - from Pope Francis on poverty and Dalai Lama on the role of ancient wisdom to Lady Hale on the courts and Tara Westover on the education divide; from Emma Dabiri on identity and Steven Pinker on Human Nature to Xine Yao on masks and Jarvis Cocker on environmental revolution. Collectively, they offer a roadmap for positive change after a year of unprecedented hardship. Based on the hit BBC podcast, and with introductions by presenter and journalist Amol Rajan, Rethink gives us the opportunity to consider what a better world might look like and reaffirms that after darkness there is always light. RETHINK List of contributors Pope Francis Rethinking Poverty Mohammad Hanif Rethinking Intimacy Amanda Levete Rethinking How We Live Lord Peter Hennessy Rethinking Democracy Lady Hale Rethinking the Courts Jarvis Cocker Rethinking an Environmental Revolution Margaret Macmillan Rethinking International Cooperation Niall Ferguson Rethinking Progress Tara Westover Rethinking the Education Divide Amb. Samantha Power Rethinking Global Governance Kang Kyung-wha Rethinking Accountability Reed Hastings Rethinking Togetherness Carlo Rovelli Rethinking Humanity Stuart Russell Rethinking AI Caleb Femi Rethinking Education Clare Chambers Rethinking the Body Tim Berners-Lee Rethinking the Digital Divide Andy Murray Rethinking Equality in Sport Colin Jackson Rethinking Our Responsibility for Our Health Rebecca Adlington Rethinking the Athlete's Life Emma Dabiri Rethinking Identity Gina McCarthy Rethinking Activism Steven Pinker Rethinking Human Nature Eliza Manningham-Buller Rethinking Health Inequality Matthew Walker Rethinking Sleep DeRay McKesson Rethinking the Im
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            ISBN 9781785947179
            Released NZ 10 Aug 2021
            Publisher Ebury Publishing
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Fathoms: The World in the Whale
              

            Fathoms: The World in the Whale (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Giggs, Rebecca

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            • Pub Date
              20 Jul 21

            Finalist for the 2020 Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction A delving, haunted, and poetic debut (The New York Times Book Review) about the awe-inspiring lives of whales, revealing what they can teach us about ourselves, our planet, and our relationship with other species. When writer Rebe...cca Giggs encountered a humpback whale stranded on her local beachfront in Australia, she began to wonder how the lives of whales reflect the condition of our oceans. Fathoms: The World in the Whale is a work of bright and careful genius (Robert Moor, New York Times bestselling author of On Trails), one that blends natural history, philosophy, and science to explore: How do whales experience ecological change? How has whale culture been both understood and changed by human technology? What can observing whales teach us about the complexity, splendor, and fragility of life on earth? In Fathoms, we learn about whales so rare they have never been named, whale songs that sweep across hemispheres in annual waves of popularity, and whales that have modified the chemical composition of our planet's atmosphere. We travel to Japan to board the ships that hunt whales and delve into the deepest seas to discover how plastic pollution pervades our earth's undersea environment. With the immediacy of Rachel Carson and the lush prose of Annie Dillard, Giggs gives us a masterly (The New Yorker) exploration of the natural world even as she addresses what it means to write about nature at a time of environmental crisis. With depth and clarity, she outlines the challenges we face as we attempt to understand the perspectives of other living beings, and our own place on an evolving planet. Evocative and inspiring, Fathoms immediately earns its place in the pantheon of classics of the new golden age of environmental writing (Literary Hub).
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            ISBN 9781982120702
            Released NZ 20 Jul 2021
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
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            Fate & Philosophy: A Journey Through Life's Great Questions
              

            Fate & Philosophy: A Journey Through Life's Great Questions (Paperback)

            By Flynn, Jim

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            "Jim Flynn examines the tough decisions we face and urges us to think philosophically, not be influenced by subconscious conditioning inherited from our parents, our religion, or any other influences. An introduction to philosophy, and a tour through modern science, from research... on the workings of the human brain to deciphering the matter that makes up the universe"--Publisher information.
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            ISBN 9781877551321
            Published NZ 2 Jul 2012
            Publisher Awa Press
            Interest Age 14+ years
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