Tag: Philosophy

The Second Sex

Newly translated and unabridged in English for the first time, Simone de Beauvoir’s masterwork is a powerful analysis of the Western notion of “woman,” and a groundbreaking exploration of inequality and otherness.  This long-awaited new edition reinstates significant portions of the original French text that were cut in the first English translation. Vital and groundbreaking, Bea... »

Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar

This New York Times bestseller is the hilarious philosophy course everyone wishes they’d had in school Outrageously funny, Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar . . . has been a breakout bestseller ever since authors-and born vaudevillians-Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein did their schtick on NPR’s Weekend Edition. Lively, original, and powerfully informative, Plato and a Platypus Walk ... »

Truth and Truthfulness: An Essay in Genealogy

What does it mean to be truthful? What role does truth play in our lives? What do we lose if we reject truthfulness? No philosopher is better suited to answer these questions than Bernard Williams. Writing with his characteristic combination of passion and elegant simplicity, he explores the value of truth and finds it to be both less and more than we might imagine. Modern culture exhibits two att... »

Reincarnation: Past Lives and the Akashic Record

This book contains a collection of Akashic Records readings from a variety of subjects who came to Lois Wetzel over the years for “past life readings”. The lifetimes viewed are narrated by Lois, and at the end of each client’s session is a discussion between Lois and the client about the lives narrated. Also noted are the results in the client’s life from knowing about thes... »

Status Anxiety

Anyone who’s ever lost sleep over an unreturned phone call or the neighbor’s Lexus had better read Alain de Botton’s irresistibly clear-headed new book, immediately. For in its pages, a master explicator of our civilization and its discontents turns his attention to the insatiable quest for status, a quest that has less to do with material comfort than with love. To demonstrate h... »

The 4-Hour Workweek, Expanded and Updated: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich

Review “It’s about time this book was written. It is a long-overdue manifesto for the mobile lifestyle, and Tim Ferriss is the ideal ambassador. This will be huge.”-Jack Canfield, Co-creator of Chicken Soup for the Soul®, 100+ million copies sold “This is a whole new ball game.  Highly recommended.”-Dr. Stewart D. Friedman, Director of the Work/Life Integration Projec... »

The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable

Amazon.com Review Bestselling author The Black Swan, in which he examines the influence of highly improbable and unpredictable events that have massive impact. Engaging and enlightening, The Black Swan is a book that may change the way you think about the world, a book that Guest Reviewer: Chris Anderson Chris Anderson is editor-in-chief of Four hundred years ago, Francis Bacon warned that our min... »

Bad Childhood-Good Life

In this important book, Dr. Laura Schlessinger shows men and women that they can have a Good Life no matter how Bad their Childhood. For each of us, there is a connection between our early family dynamics and experiences and our current attitudes and decisions. Many of the people Dr. Laura has helped did not realize how their histories impacted their adult lives, or how their choices in people, re... »

Alien Phenomenology, or What It’s Like to Be a Thing (Posthumanities)

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The Cube

Spread the word . . . but keep the secret! The Cube is an imagination game—and more—that holds a secret you are dared not to reveal. Last seen making the rounds in the coffeehouses of Eastern Europe, the Cube is rumored to be of ancient Sufi origin, but no one really knows for certain. This mystery game just seems to reappear when and where it is needed. Now it is here! Inside these pa... »

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