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Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do?
Sandel, Michael J.
(Softcover)

56% off list price of $15.00

In his acclaimed book - based on his legendary Harvard course - Sandel offers a rare education in thinking through the complicated issues and controversies we face in public life today. It has emerged as a most lucid and engaging guide for those who yearn for a more robust and thoughtful public d...


The Sunflower: An Inquiry into the Possibility and Limits of Forgiveness
Wiesenthal, Simon
(Softcover)

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The Pig That Wants to Be Eaten
Baggini, Julian
(Softcover)

63% off list price of $15.00

Both entertaining and startling, The Pig That Wants to Be Eaten offers one hundred philosophical puzzles that stimulate thought on a host of moral, social, and personal dilemmas. Taking examples from sources as diverse as Plato and Steven Spielberg, author Julian Baggini presents abstract philoso...


Assholes: A Theory
James, Aaron
(Paperback)

56% off list price of $14.95

What does it mean for someone to be an asshole? The answer is not obvious, despite the fact that we are often personally stuck dealing with people for whom there is no better name. Try as we might to avoid them, assholes are found everywhere and in multiple iterations: smug assholes, royal asshol...


Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them
Greene, Joshua
(Paperback)

63% off list price of $18.00

Our brains were designed for tribal life, for getting along with a select group of others (Us) and for fighting off everyone else (Them). But modern times have forced the world’s tribes into a shared space, resulting in epic clashes of values along with unprecedented opportunities. As the w...


Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them
Greene, Joshua
(Paperback)

51% off list price of $18.00

Our brains were designed for tribal life, for getting along with a select group of others (Us) and for fighting off everyone else (Them). But modern times have forced the world’s tribes into a shared space, resulting in epic clashes of values along with unprecedented opportunities. As the w...


Ethics 101: From Altruism and Utilitarianism to Bioethics and Political Ethics, an Exploration of the Concepts of Right and Wrong (Adams 101)
Boone, Brian
(Hardcover)

59% off list price of $15.99

Explore the mysteries of morality and the concept of right and wrong with this accessible, engaging guide featuring basic facts along with an overview of modern-day issues ranging from business ethics and bioethics to political and social ethics.Ethics 101 offers an exciting look into the history...


The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life That Matters
Smith, Emily Esfahani
(Hardcover)

71% off list price of $28.00

In a culture obsessed with happiness, this wise, stirring book points the way toward a richer, more satisfying life.Too many of us believe that the search for meaning is an esoteric pursuit - that you have to travel to a distant monastery or page through dusty volumes to discover life’s secrets. ...


The Monarchy of Fear: A Philosopher Looks at Our Political Crisis
Nussbaum, Martha C.
(Hardcover)

70% off list price of $25.99

From one of the world’s most celebrated moral philosophers comes a thorough examination of the current political crisis and recommendations for how to mend our divided country.For decades Martha C. Nussbaum has been an acclaimed scholar and humanist, earning dozens of honors for her books and ess...


Strangers Drowning: Impossible Idealism, Drastic Choices, and the Urge to Help
Macfarquhar, Larissa
(Paperback)

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What does it mean to devote yourself wholly to helping others? In Strangers Drowning, Larissa MacFarquhar seeks out people living lives of extreme ethical commitment and tells their deeply intimate stories; their stubborn integrity and their compromises; their bravery and their recklessness; thei...


Altruism: The Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the World
Ricard, Matthieu
(Paperback)

59% off list price of $19.99

"A careful, detailed, hard-nosed assessment of what is needed both for individual happiness and for the welfare of the planet.... This book is so rich, so diverse...that it is best kept as an inspiring resource to be consulted over many years." Wall Street Journal Matthieu Ricard, author of the i...


Immortality: The Quest to Live Forever and How It Drives Civilization
Cave, Stephen
(Paperback)

66% off list price of $17.99

A fascinating work of popular philosophy and history that both enlightens and entertains, Stephen Cave’s Immortality investigates whether it just might be possible to live forever and whether we should want to. But it also makes a powerful argument, which is that it’s our very preoccupation with ...


The Soul of the Marionette: A Short Inquiry into Human Freedom
Gray, John
(Paperback)

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In his brilliantly enjoyable and freewheeling new book, John Gray draws together the religious, philosophic, and fantastical traditions that question the very idea of human freedom. We flatter ourselves about the nature of free will and yet the most enormous forces--logical, physical, metaphysic...


The Silence of Animals
Gray, John
(Paperback)

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In a book by turns chilling and beautiful, John Gray continues the thinking that made his Straw Dogs such a cult classic. Gray draws on an extraordinary array of memoirs, poems, fiction, and philosophy to reimagine our place in the world. Writers as varied as Ballard, Borges, Freud, and Conrad ha...


What Have We Done: The Moral Injury of Our Longest Wars
Wood, David
(Hardcover)

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Most Americans are now familiar with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and its prevalence among troops. In this groundbreaking new book, David Wood examines the far more pervasive yet less understood experience of those we send to war: moral injury, the violation of our fundamental values of ...


The Moral Arc: How Science Makes Us Better People
Shermer, Michael
(Paperback)

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Bestselling author Michael Shermer's exploration of science and morality that demonstrates how the scientific way of thinking has made people, and society as a whole, more moralFrom Galileo and Newton to Thomas Hobbes and Martin Luther King, Jr., thinkers throughout history have consciously empl...


Why Courage Matters
McCain, John
(Hardcover)

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In this inspirational book, John McCain tells his favorite stories of courage, examples of people who faced adversity and triumphed. For anyone who has ever wondered where courage comes from and how certain people are able to find the resolve to take great risks, John McCain offers stories of for...


The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap
Taibbi, Matt
(Paperback)

55% off list price of $17.00

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST, NPR, AND KIRKUS REVIEWS A scathing portrait of an urgent new American crisis   Over the last two decades, America has been falling deeper and deeper into a statistical mystery:   Poverty go...


An Appeal to the World: The Way to Peace in a Time of Division
Alt, Franz
(Hardcover)

78% off list price of $14.99

In this brief yet profound address to global humanity, His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet reveals that we all hold the seeds of world peace within us: “I see with ever greater clarity that our spiritual well-being depends,” the Nobel Peace Prize winner writes, “on our innate human nature, our n...


Unique: Telling Your Story in the Age of Brands and Social Media
Cooke, Phil
(Paperback)

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Today's culture is more connected than any time in history, but all of this connectivity comes with a price. We live in a world that's become cluttered, distracted, and disrupted by social media, with the average person receiving as many as 5,000 messages a day in one form or another. If you're a...


Ten Philosophical Mistakes
Adler, Mortimer J.
(Paperback)

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In this delightfully lucid and accessible book, America's foremost philosopher explores the ten errors in the development of modern thought, and examines the serious consequences they have in our everyday lives. From the mistake of identifying happiness with having a good time to the argument ov...


Why Honor Matters
Sommers, Tamler
(Hardcover)

73% off list price of $27.00

A controversial call to put honor at the center of morality.To the modern mind, the idea of honor is outdated, sexist, and barbaric. It evokes Hamilton and Burr and pistols at dawn, not visions of a well-organized society. But for philosopher Tamler Sommers, a sense of honor is essential to livin...


Ethics: An Essay on the Understanding of Evil (Radical Thinkers)
Badiou, Alain
(Paperback)

60% off list price of $17.95

Alain Badiou's "Ethics" shows how the prevailing ethical principles of the modern liberal democracy serve ultimately to reinforce the status quo because they can provide no effective understanding of evil. Taking on the doctrine of universal human rights, Badiou dispenses of the "ethical delirium...


The Punitive Society: Lectures at the College De France, 1972-1973
Foucault, Michel
(Paperback)

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These thirteen lectures on the "punitive society," delivered at the College de France in the first three months of 1973, examine the way in which the relations between justice and truth that govern modern penal law were forged, and question what links them to the emergence of a new punitive regim...


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