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Kierkegaard's Muse: The Mystery of Regine Olsen

Joakim Garff · Princeton University Press
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

The first biography of Kierkegaard's literary muse and one-time fiancée, from the author of the definitive biography of the philosopherKierkegaard's Muse, the first biography of Regine Olsen (1822-1904) , the literary inspiration and one-time fiancée of Danish philosopher Søren...
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The Boy Who Loved Too Much: A True Story of Pathological Friendliness

Jennifer Latson · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The poignant story of a boy's coming-of-age complicated by Williams syndrome, a genetic disorder that makes people biologically incapable of distrust.What would it be like to see everyone as a friend? Twelve-year-old Eli D'Angelo has a genetic disorder that obliterates social inhibitions,...
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The Soul's Code: In Search of Character and Calling

JAMES HILLMAN · Ballantine Books
Pages: 352
Format: Paperback

"[An] acute and powerful vision . . . Offers a renaissance of humane values." - Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul and The Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life Plato called it "daimon," the Romans "genius," the Christians "guardian angel"; today...
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Arts of Being Yoruba: Divination, Allegory, Tragedy, Proverb, Panegyric

Adélékè Adé??k?? · Indiana University Press
Pages: 226
Format: Paperback

There is a culturally significant way of being Yorùbá that is expressed through dress, greetings, and celebrations -- no matter where in the world they take place. Adélékè Adéèkó documents Yorùbá patterns of behavior and articulates a philosophy of how to be Yorùbá in this innovative...
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Art's Philosophical Work

Andrew Benjamin · Rowman & Littlefield International
Format: Print book

What is the work of art? How does art work as art? Andrew Benjamin contends that the only way to address these questions is by developing a radically new materialist philosophy of art, and by rethinking the history of art from within that perspective. A materialist philosophy of art starts...
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The Philosophy Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

Dk. · Dk Publishing
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

Now in paperback, The Philosophy Book explores the history and concepts of philosophy, and demystifies what can often be daunting subject matter.Are the ideas of René Descartes, Mary Wollstonecraft, John Locke, and Thomas Hobbes still relevant today? The Philosophy Book unpacks the writings...
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The Age of Lone Wolf Terrorism

Mark S Hamm · Columbia University Press
Pages: 322
Format: Hardcover

The lethality of lone-wolf terrorism has reached an all-time high in the United States. Isolated individuals using firearms with high-capacity magazines are committing brutally efficient killings with the aim of terrorizing others, yet there is little consensus on what connects these crimes...
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Brave Girls: Raising Young Women with Passion and Purpose to Become Powerful Leaders

Stacey Radin Dr. · Atria Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

An empowering guide to cultivating confident, passionate, and powerful young leaders during the most formative stage of life: the middle school years.After years of research as a psychologist and consultant for women struggling in the professional world, Stacey Radin made a groundbreaking...
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Finance for Normal People: How Investors and Markets Behave

Meir Statman · Oxford University Press
Pages: 488
Format: Hardcover

Finance for Normal People teaches behavioral finance to people like you and me - normal people, neither rational nor irrational. We are consumers, savers, investors, and managers - corporate managers, money managers, financial advisers, and all other financial professionals. The book guides...
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Cicero: On the Commonwealth and On the Laws

Marcus Tullius Cicero · Cambridge University Press
Pages: 212
Format: Hardcover

Cicero's On the Commonwealth and On the Laws were his first and most substantial attempts to adapt Greek theories of political life to the circumstances of the Roman Republic. They represent Cicero's understanding of government and remain his most important works of political philosophy....
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War: An Enquiry

A C Grayling · Yale University Press
Pages: 268
Format: Hardcover

A renowned philosopher challenges long-held views on just wars, ethical conduct during war, why wars occur, how they alter people and societies, and more For residents of the twenty-first century, a vision of a future without warfare is almost inconceivable. Though wars are terrible and destructive,...
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While the City Slept: A Love Lost to Violence and a Wake-Up Call for Mental Health Care in America

Eli Sanders · Penguin Books
Pages: 318
Format: Paperback

"Binged Making a Murderer? Try . . . [this] riveting portrait of a tragic, preventable crime." - Entertainment WeeklyEdgar Award finalist for Best Fact CrimeA Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter's gripping account of one young man's path to murder - and a wake-up call for mental...
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Moral Imagination: Essays

David Bromwich · Princeton University Press
Pages: 350
Format: Print book

Spanning many historical and literary contexts, Moral Imagination brings together a dozen recent essays by one of America's premier cultural critics. David Bromwich explores the importance of imagination and sympathy to suggest how these faculties may illuminate the motives of human...
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Kant: The Metaphysics of Morals

Lara Denis · Cambridge University Press
Pages: 308
Format: Paperback

The Metaphysics of Morals is Kant's final major work in moral philosophy. In it, he presents the basic concepts and principles of right and virtue and the system of duties of human beings as such. The work comprises two parts: the Doctrine of Right concerns outer freedom and the rights...
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