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            How We Became Human

            How We Became Human (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Dean, Dr. Tim

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            Over thousands of years, humans have evolved mechanisms to help us live together in ever-larger social groups. We developed a set of 'moral emotions' such as empathy, guilt and outrage, as well as a tendency to favour people in our in-groups and a propensity to punish perceived w...rongdoers. Our culture also evolved, giving us powerful tools like religion and politics that could expand community sizes and maintain moral order. While these mechanisms served our ancestors well, though, seeing morality in such black and white terms is not right for the complex world of today. Social media can turn outrage into an addiction, gender equality is still hampered by caveman thinking, and implicit bias turns to explicit oppression. How can we shake off our innate ideas of how to live now that they don't quite match up with the modern world? How do we separate what's natural from what's right? Here one of Australia's brightest philosophers charts the evolution of morality from the first humans to today, and shows us how we can turn towards a better future.
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            ISBN 9781760982010
            Published NZ 27 Jul 2021
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse Deluxe (Yellow) Edition
             

            The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse Deluxe (Yellow) Edition (Hardback)

            By Mackesy, Charlie

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            #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER - USA TODAY BESTSELLER The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse is not only a thought-provoking, discussion-worthy story, the book itself is an object of art. - Elizabeth Egan, The New York Times From British illustrat...or, artist, and author Charlie Mackesy comes a journey for all ages that explores life's universal lessons, featuring 100 color and black-and-white drawings. What do you want to be when you grow up? asked the mole. Kind, said the boy. Charlie Mackesy offers inspiration and hope in uncertain times in this beautiful book, following the tale of a curious boy, a greedy mole, a wary fox and a wise horse who find themselves together in sometimes difficult terrain, sharing their greatest fears and biggest discoveries about vulnerability, kindness, hope, friendship and love. The shared adventures and important conversations between the four friends are full of life lessons that have connected with readers of all ages.
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            ISBN 9780063142787
            Publisher HarperOne
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            The Right to Sex: The Sunday Times Bestseller

            The Right to Sex: The Sunday Times Bestseller (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Srinivasan, Amia

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            We still do not know how to talk about sex. The current debate about sexual entitlement, objectification, rape culture or pornography fixates on the idea of consent as an objective frame through which to view our sexual encounters. Yet stripped of morality and ethics, consent is ...a blunt tool, of limited use when contemplating one of the oldest and most important problems: the shape and meaning of sex. What is the meaning of sex in a culture where online pornography shapes the sexual psyches of almost all young people? How do we address new questions about sexual entitlement, from incels to the politics of desire? How do we deny that sex is a commodity to be evenly distributed, while simultaneously insisting women have the right to sell it? Searching, trenchant and extraordinarily original, The Right to Sex is a landmark dismantling of the politics and ethics of sex in this world, animated by the hope of a different one.
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            ISBN 9781526612557
            Released NZ 31 Aug 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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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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            The Little Book of Humanist Weddings: Enduring inspiration for celebrating love and commitment
             

            The Little Book of Humanist Weddings: Enduring inspiration for celebrating love and commitment (Hardback)

            By Copson, Andrew; Roberts, Alice

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              27 Dec 21

            Universal guidance and wisdom on celebrating love and partnership, inspired by humanist thought

            ISBN 9780349429731
            Released NZ 27 Dec 2021
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
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            The Alignment Problem: How Can Artificial Intelligence Learn Human Values?
             

            The Alignment Problem: How Can Artificial Intelligence Learn Human Values? (Paperback, Main)

            By Christian, Brian

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            • Pub Date
              30 Nov 21

            How do we prevent AI working against us?

            ISBN 9781786494337
            Released NZ 30 Nov 2021
            Publisher Atlantic Books
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            In Search of the Soul: A Philosophical Essay

            In Search of the Soul: A Philosophical Essay (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Cottingham, John

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            How our beliefs about the soul have developed through the ages, and why an understanding of it still matters today The concept of the soul has been a recurring area of exploration since ancient times. What do we mean when we talk about finding our soul, how do we know we have one..., and does it hold any relevance in today's scientifically and technologically dominated society? From Socrates and Augustine to Darwin and Freud, In Search of the Soul takes readers on a concise, accessible journey into the origins of the soul in Western philosophy and culture, and examines how the idea has developed throughout history to the present. Touching on literature, music, art, and theology, John Cottingham illustrates how, far from being redundant in contemporary times, the soul attunes us to the importance of meaning and value, and experience and growth. A better understanding of the soul might help all of us better understand what it is to be human. Cottingham delves into the evolution of our thoughts about the soul through landmark works-including those of Aristotle, Plato, and Descartes. He considers the nature of consciousness and subjective experience, and discusses the psychoanalytic view that large parts of the human psyche are hidden from direct conscious awareness. He also reflects on the mysterious and universal longing for transcendence that is an indelible part of our human makeup. Looking at the soul's many dimensions - historical, moral, psychological, and spiritual - Cottingham makes a case for how it exerts a powerful pull on all of us. In Search of the Soul is a testimony to how the soul remains a profoundly significant aspect of human flourishing.
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            ISBN 9780691207797
            Released NZ 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
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            Series Princeton ANZ Paperbacks
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            The Ant and the Ferrari
              

            The Ant and the Ferrari (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Spackman, Dr. Kerry

            Is there life after death? Can we prove the big bang theory? In his engrossing and accessible style, Dr Kerry Spackman uses everyday examples to answer these questions and other diverse issues. the Ant and the Ferrari is a magical tour-de-force that takes on the big questions in ...life and answers them in Dr Kerry Spackman's easily accessible writing style. this is one of those rare books that will change your beliefs - and in doing so will change your life. tHE ANt AND tHE FERRARI offers readers a clear, navigable path through the big questions that confront us all today. What is the meaning of life? Can we be ethical beings in today's world? Can we know if there is life after death? Is there such a thing as Absolute truth? What caused the Big Bang and why should you care?
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            ISBN 9781869509590
            Published NZ 1 Jun 2012
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age 14+ years
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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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            Dare to Speak: Defending Free Speech for All
             

            Dare to Speak: Defending Free Speech for All (Paperback)

            By Nossel, Suzanne

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              1 Nov 21

            A must read. -Margaret Atwood A vital, necessary playbook for navigating and defending free speech today by the CEO of PEN America, Dare To Speak provides a pathway for promoting free expression while also cultivating a more inclusive public culture. Online trolls and fascist cha...t groups. Controversies over campus lectures. Cancel culture versus censorship. The daily hazards and debates surrounding free speech dominate headlines and fuel social media storms. In an era where one tweet can launch-or end-your career, and where free speech is often invoked as a principle but rarely understood, learning to maneuver the fast-changing, treacherous landscape of public discourse has never been more urgent. In Dare To Speak, Suzanne Nossel, a leading voice in support of free expression, delivers a vital, necessary guide to maintaining democratic debate that is open, free-wheeling but at the same time respectful of the rich diversity of backgrounds and opinions in a changing country. Centered on practical principles, Nossel's primer equips readers with the tools needed to speak one's mind in today's diverse, digitized, and highly-divided society without resorting to curbs on free expression. At a time when free speech is often pitted against other progressive axioms-namely diversity and equality-Dare To Speak presents a clear-eyed argument that the drive to create a more inclusive society need not, and must not, compromise robust protections for free speech. Nossel provides concrete guidance on how to reconcile these two sets of core values within universities, on social media, and in daily life. She advises readers how to: Use language conscientiously without self-censoring ideas; Defend the right to express unpopular views; And protest without silencing speech. Nossel warns against the increasingly fashionable embrace of expanded government and corporate controls over speech, warning that such strictures can reinforce the marginalization of lesser-heard voices. She argues th
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            ISBN 9780062966049
            Released NZ 1 Nov 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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