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            Nietzsche: A Very Short Introduction

            Nietzsche: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback, New edition)

            By Tanner, Michael

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            For a century, Nietzsche has been among the most controversial of modern writers. Since his death in 1900, he has been appropriated as an icon by a diverse spectrum of people, whose interpretation of his philosophy have been equally varied. This work examines the ambiguities in i...s writings, traces his development, and explodes many misconceptions.
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            ISBN 9780192854148
            Released NZ 1 Jan 2001
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Very Short Introductions
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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
            Series How Things Work
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            Meditations

            Meditations (Paperback)

            By Descartes, Rene

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            Widely regarded as the father of modern Western philosophy, Descartes sought to look beyond established ideas and create a thought system based on reason. In this work, he meditates on doubt, the human soul, God, truth and the nature of existence itself.

            ISBN 9780141192963
            Released NZ 15 Sep 2010
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Penguin Great Ideas
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            How to Keep an Open Mind: An Ancient Guide to Thinking Like a Skeptic

            How to Keep an Open Mind: An Ancient Guide to Thinking Like a Skeptic (Hardback)

            By Empiricus, Sextus; Translated with commentary by Bett, Richard

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            How ancient skepticism can help you attain tranquility by learning to suspend judgment Along with Stoicism and Epicureanism, Skepticism is one of the three major schools of ancient Greek philosophy that claim to offer a way of living as well as thinking. How to Keep an Open Mind ...provides an unmatched introduction to skepticism by presenting a fresh, modern translation of key passages from the writings of Sextus Empiricus, the only Greek skeptic whose works have survived. While content in daily life to go along with things as they appear to be, Sextus advocated-and provided a set of techniques to achieve-a radical suspension of judgment about the way things really are, believing that such nonjudging can be useful for challenging the unfounded dogmatism of others and may help one achieve a state of calm and tranquility. In an introduction, Richard Bett makes the case that the most important lesson we can draw from Sextus's brand of skepticism today may be an ability to see what can be said on the other side of any issue, leading to a greater open-mindedness. Complete with the original Greek on facing pages, How to Keep an Open Mind offers a compelling antidote to the closed-minded dogmatism of today's polarized world.
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            ISBN 9780691206042
            Released NZ 15 Jul 2021
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Ancient Wisdom for Modern Readers
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            The Enlightenment: The Pursuit of Happiness 1680-1790
             

            The Enlightenment: The Pursuit of Happiness 1680-1790 (Paperback)

            By Robertson, Ritchie

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            The Enlightenment is one of the formative periods of Western history, yet more than 300 years after it began, it remains controversial. It is often seen as the fountainhead of modern values such as human rights, religious toleration, freedom of thought and evidence-based argument.... Others accuse the Enlightenment of putting forward a scientific rationality which ignores the complexity and variety of human beings. Answering the question 'what is Enlightenment?' Kant famously urged men and women above all to 'have the courage to use your own understanding'. Robertson shows how the thinkers of the Enlightenment did just that, seeking a rounded understanding of humanity in which reason was balanced with emotion and sensibility. His book goes behind the controversies about the Enlightenment to return to its original texts and to show that above all it sought to increase human happiness in this world. It is a master-class in 'big picture' history, about one of the foundational epochs of modern times.
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            ISBN 9780141979403
            Released NZ 2 Aug 2022
            Publisher Penguin
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            Kant's Human Being: Essays on His Theory of Human Nature
             

            Kant's Human Being: Essays on His Theory of Human Nature (Hardback)

            By Louden, Robert B.

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            In Kant's Human Being, Robert B. Louden continues and deepens avenues of research first initiated in his highly acclaimed book, Kant's Impure Ethics.

            ISBN 9780199768714
            Released NZ 25 Aug 2011
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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            The Correspondence of Thomas Hobbes: The Correspondence of Thomas Hobbes: Volume I: 1622-1659
             

            The Correspondence of Thomas Hobbes: The Correspondence of Thomas Hobbes: Volume I: 1622-1659 (Hardback)

            By Hobbes, Thomas; Edited by Malcolm, Noel

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            This first of two volumes contains the letters of Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679), supplemented with explanatory notes, and full biographical and bibliographical information. This publication sheds new light on the intellectual life of a major European thinker.

            ISBN 9780198240655
            Released NZ 22 Sep 1994
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Clarendon Edition of the Works of Thomas Hobbes
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            The Correspondence of Thomas Hobbes: The Correspondence of Thomas Hobbes: Volume I: 1622-1659
             

            The Correspondence of Thomas Hobbes: The Correspondence of Thomas Hobbes: Volume I: 1622-1659 (Paperback, New edition)

            By Hobbes, Thomas; Edited by Malcolm, Noel

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            One of two volumes, this is the first complete collection of letters by the political theorist Thomas Hobbes. The letters reflect his many interests, touching on theology, metaphysics, physics, optics, mathematics, psychology and literary criticism.

            ISBN 9780198237471
            Released NZ 1 Jan 1998
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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            Series Clarendon Edition of the Works of Thomas Hobbes
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            Ethics Vindicated: Kant's Transcendental Legitimation of Moral Discourse
             

            Ethics Vindicated: Kant's Transcendental Legitimation of Moral Discourse (Hardback)

            By Bencivenga, Ermanno

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            A short monograph on Kant, specifically his ideas about freedom and morality, but with important relevance to questions at the heart of philosophy.

            ISBN 9780195307351
            Released NZ 5 Dec 2006
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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            Causation and Laws of Nature in Early Modern Philosophy
             

            Causation and Laws of Nature in Early Modern Philosophy (Hardback)

            By Ott, Walter

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            Causation and Laws of Nature in Early Modern Philosophy is a study of one of the most important debates in 17th- and 18th-century philosophy: the nature of causation. Ott offers controversial readings of such canonical figures as Descartes, Locke, and Hume, and explores related t...opics such as intentionality, necessity, and relations.
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            ISBN 9780199570430
            Released NZ 9 Sep 2009
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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