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The Great Philosophers: The Lives and Ideas of History's Greatest Thinkers

by Stephen Law

Since the beginning of time mankind has struggled with the big questions surrounding our existence. Whilst most people have heard of Socrates, Machiavelli and Nietzsche, many are less clear on their theories...


Theoretical Models of Counseling and Psychotherapy

by Kevin A Fall & Jan Miner Holden

This text provides a comprehensive overview of a variety of major counseling theories and focuses on the integration of different theoretical models. Appropriate for advanced undergraduates and graduate students,...


You Kant Make It Up!: Strange Ideas from History's Great Philosophers

by Gary Hayden

Drawing on the writings of the great philosophers, You Kant Make it Up sends the reader on thrilling, non-stop tour of their most outrageous and counter-intuitive conclusions. Augustine said that babies deserve...


Plato's Podcasts: The Ancients' Guide to Modern Living

by Mark Vernon

Do you ever get the feeling that something went wrong? What with credit crunches, the war on terror, and unemployment, it is natural to hark back to less complicated times. In this witty and inspiring book,...


Modern French Philosophy: From Existentialism to Postmodernism

by Robert Wicks

This handy guide provides detailed coverage of all the key movements of the last 100 years of French though and gives short but readable accounts of the life, works and influence of famous philosophers and eccentric...


Medieval Philosophy: A Beginner's Guide

by Sharon M. Kaye

Why do good things happen to bad people? Can we prove whether God exists? What is the difference between right and wrong? Medieval Philosophers were centrally concerned with such questions: questions which are...


The Bloomsbury Companion to Locke

by S.-J. Savonius-Wroth, Paul Schuurman & Jonathan Walmsley

John Locke (1632-1704) was a leading seventeenth-century philosopher and widely considered to be the first of the British Empiricists. One of the most influential Enlightenment thinkers, his major works and...


Fanon for Beginners

by Deborah Baker Wyrick

Philosopher, psychoanalyst, politician, propagandist, prophet...although difficult to categorize, Frantz Fanon (1925–1961) is one of the most important thinkers of the 20th century and one of our most powerful...


The Lagoon: How Aristotle Invented Science

by Armand Marie Leroi

A brilliant study of Aristotle as biologist

The philosophical classics of Aristotle loom large over the history of Western thought, but the subject he most loved was biology. He wrote vast volumes about animals....


The Bloomsbury Companion to Leibniz

by Brandon C. Look

The Bloomsbury Companion to Leibniz presents a comprehensive and authoritative introduction to the life, thought and work of one of the great polymaths of the modern world, G.W. Leibniz.

This guide enriches the...


A Godsend

by J. M. Dragunas

Join in the adventures of Cross as he travels through an untamed world. A world where nature has grown out of control and has reached its full, lethal, potential. A world whose only remaining humans are sacrificing...


Nothingness and the Meaning of Life: Philosophical Approaches to Ultimate Meaning Through Nothing and Reflexivity

by Nicholas Waghorn

What is the meaning of life? Does anything really matter? In the past few decades these questions, perennially associated with philosophy in the popular consciousness, have rightly retaken their place as central...


Zizek: A Guide for the Perplexed

by Sean Sheehan

One of the most widely-read thinkers writing today, Slavoj �i�ek's work can be both thrilling and perplexing in equal measure. �i�ek: A Guide for the Perplexed is the most up-to-date guide available...


The Guattari Effect

by Eric Alliez & Andrew Goffey

The Guattari Effect brings together internationally renowned experts on the work of the French psychoanalyst, philosopher and political activist F�lix Guattari with philosophers, psychoanalysts, sociologists,...


Reading Ranciere: Critical Dissensus

by Paul Bowman & Richard Stamp

Over the past 40 years, Jacques Ranci�re's work has defined itself through a remarkable set of philosophical differences in relation to other key figures working in the fields of politics, philosophy and aesthetics....


Melancholy and the Archive: Trauma, History and Memory in the Contemporary Novel

by Jonathan Boulter

Melancholy and the Archive examines how trauma, history and memory are represented in key works of major contemporary writers such as David Mitchell, Paul Auster, Haruki Murakami and Jose Saramago. The book...


Stoic Ethics: Epictetus and Happiness as Freedom

by William O. Stephens

Soon after Aristotle's death, several schools of ancient philosophy arose, each addressing the practical question of how to live a good, happy life. The two biggest rivals, Stoicism and Epicureanism, came to...


Interrogating the Real

by Slavoj Žižek, Rex Butler & Scott Stephens

Interrogating the Real is the first volume of the collected writings of Slavoj �i�ek - undoubtedly one of the world's leading contemporary cultural commentators, and one of the most inspiring, provocative...


Guattari's Diagrammatic Thought: Writing Between Lacan and Deleuze

by Janell Watson

F�lix Guattari was a French political militant, practicing psychoanalyst and international public intellectual. He is best known for his work with the philosopher Gilles Deleuze on the two-volume Capitalism...


Deleuze and the Diagram: Aesthetic Threads in Visual Organization

by Jakub Zdebik

Deleuze and the Diagram charts Deleuze's corpus according to aesthetic concepts such as the map, the sketch and the drawing to bring out a comprehensive concept of the diagram. In his interrogation of Deleuze's...