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Pathways of Buddhist Thought: Essays from the Wheel

by Ven Nyanaponika

 

Originally published in 1971.

The essays in this volume cover some of the most important aspects of Buddhism and include discussion of such themes as the nature of Buddhism, Buddhist ethics and philosophical...


Lucid Exposition of the Middle Way: The Essential Chapters from the Prasannapada of Candrakirti

by Mervyn Sprung

Originally published in 1979.

The Prasannapada is the explanation of the versed aphorisms of Nagarjuna which are the first and basic statement of the Buddhist philosophy of the middle way. When first published,...


The Buddhist Way of Life: Its Philosophy and History

by F Harold Smith

Originally published in 1951.

This study of Buddhism deals with the early tradition, followed by a brief consideration of its historicity and the form the religion takes in Sri Lanka, Burma and Thailand. The...


Philosophies of India

by Heinrich Zimmer

Originally published in 1973.

The volume is divided into four sections:

  1. The introduction places the position of the Buddhist Tantras within Mahayana Buddhism and recalls their early literary history, especially...

The Buddhist Tantras: Light on Indo-Tibetan Esotericism

by Alex Wayman

Originally published in 1973.

The volume is divided into four sections:

  1. The introduction places the position of the Buddhist Tantras within Mahayana Buddhism and recalls their early literary history, especially...

Pons Asinorum, or the Future of Nonsense Democritus or the Future of Laughter Mrs Fisher or the Future of Humour, Babel, or the Past, Present and Futu

by Gould, Graves, Paget, Edinger

Pons Asinorum

Or

The Future of Nonsense

George Edinger and E J C Neep

Originally published in 1929.

"A most entertaining essay, rich in quotation from the old masters of clownship's craft." Saturday Review

The...


Scheherazade or the Future of the English Novel Thamyris or Is There a Future for Poetry? Saxo Grammaticus Deucalion or the Future of Literary Critici

by Trevelyan, Weekley, West, Carruthers

Scheherazade

Or the Future of the English Novel

John Carruthers

Originally published in 1928

"A brilliant essay..." Daily Herald

A survey of contemporary fiction in England and America lends to the conclusion...


Science Industry and Society: Studies in the Sociology of Science

by Stephen and Steven Cotgrove & Box

Originally published in 1970. Two major changes have characterised science in the twentieth century. Firstly, there has been its rapid growth. Secondly, and central to the theme his book - science is no longer...


Ethnicity: Anthropological Constructions

by Marcus Banks

Ethnicity has been a key concept in anthropology and sociology for many years, yet many people still seem uncertain as to its meaning, its relevance, and its relationship to other concepts such as `race' and...


Environmentalism and Cultural Theory: Exploring the Role of Anthropology in Environmental Discourse

by Kay Milton

The last decade has seen a dramatic increase in the attention paid by social scientists to environmental issues, and a gradual acknowledgement, in the wider community, of the role of social science in the public...


Managing Environmental Pollution

by Andrew Farmer

Presents a comprehensive introduction to the nature of pollution, its impact on the environment, and the practical options and regulatory frameworks for pollution control. Sources of pollution, regulatory controls,...


The Eight Technologies of Otherness

by Dr Sue Golding & Sue Golding

The Eight Technologies of Otherness is a bold and provocative re-thinking of identities, politics, philosophy, ethics, and cultural practices. In this groundbreaking text, old essentialism and binary divides...


Political Journalism: New Challenges, New Practices

by Raymond Kuhn & Erik Neveu

Political Journalism explores practices of political journalism, ranging from American 'civic journalism' to the press corps covering the European Union in Brussels, from Bangkok newsrooms to French and Italian...


Old Age

by John Vincent

Recent decades have seen a fundamental change in the age structure of many western societies. In these societies it is now common for a fifth to a quarter of the population to be retired, for fewer babies to...


The Social Science Encyclopedia

by Adam Kuper

The Social Science Encyclopedia, first published in 1985 to acclaim from social scientists, librarians and students, was thoroughly revised in 1996, when reviewers began to describe it as a classic. This third...


Hobbes: Morals and Politics

by D D Raphael & D. D. Raphael

Hobbes' writing surprises, shocks, amuses and, above all stimulates criticism both of himself and of our conventional wisdom. This book, which is both expository and critical, concentrates on Hobbes' s ethical...


Legacy of Soviet Dissent

by Robert Horvath

During the 1970s, dissidents like Sakharov and Solzhenitsyn dominated Western perceptions of the USSR, but were then quickly forgotten, as Gorbachev's reformers monopolised the spotlight. This book restores...


The Republican Brain: The Science of Why They Deny Science--And Reality

by Chris Mooney

Bestselling author Chris Mooney uses cutting-edge research to explain the psychology behind why today's Republicans reject reality-it's just part of who they are.

From climate change to evolution, the rejection...


The Devil We Don't Know: The Dark Side of Revolutions in the Middle East

by Nonie Darwish

Respected human rights activist Nonie Darwish assesses the potential for freedom to succeed following the recent revolutions in the Middle East

The recent powerful wave of Middle East uprisings has fueled both...


Bin Laden's Legacy: Why We're Still Losing the War on Terror

by Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Why al Qaeda is winning its war against the West-and America has been playing right into its hands In the decade since 9/11, the United States has grown weaker: It has been bogged down by costly wars in Iraq...