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The Jewel in the Mess

Abernethy, Alan
Writing from his own experience, Bishop Alan Abernethy examines how his years of leadership in the church caused him to lose sight of the original awe that called him to his faith.

Thinking 101

Ahn, Woo-Kyoung
Why do we think we're better prepared for job interviews than we are? Why does no one act on climate change? Why do we over think when something bad happens to us?

Sharing the Wisdom of Time

and Friends, Pope Francis
In his Preface, Pope Francis lays out his reasons for this collection of wisdom stories and the movement he hopes it inspires. He also contributes as a fellow elder, offering a story from his own life at the start of each chapter .

Leibniz: A Very Short Introduction

Antognazza, Maria Rosa (Professor of Phi
This Very Short Introduction considers who Leibniz was and introduces his overarching intellectual vision. It follows his pursuit of the systematic reform and advancement of all the sciences, to be undertaken as a collaborative enterprise supported by an enlightened ruler, and his ultimate goal of the improvement of the human condition.

Introducing Freud: A Graphic Guide

Appignanesi, Richard
Demystifies the facts of Freud's discovery of psychoanalysis. This book tells the story of Freud's life and ideas from his upbringing in 19th-century Vienna, his early medical career and his encounter with cocaine, to the gradual evolution of his theories on the unconscious, dreams and sexuality.

God Explained in a Taxi Ride

Arden, Paul
Looks at the nature of religious belief.


Arendt, Dr. Hannah
Hannah Arendt's penetrating observations of the modern world, based on a profound knowledge of the past, have been fundamental to our understanding of the political landscape.

Eichmann And The Holocaust

Arendt, Hannah
Inspired by the trial of a bureaucrat who helped cause the Holocaust, this radical work on the banality of evil stunned the world with its exploration of a regime's moral blindness and one man's insistence that he be absolved all guilty because he was 'only following orders'.

The Portable Hannah Arendt

Arendt, Hannah
Hannah Arendt is considered one of the major contributors to social and political thought in the twentieth century. This title includes selections from her major works, including "The Origins of Totalitarianism", "Between Past and Future", "Men in Dark Times", "The Jew as Pariah", and "The Human Condition", as well as shorter writings and letters.


This work contains Artistotle's views on what makes a good human life. It has served as an influence on the history of ideas and offers insights into the human condition.

1001 Ideas that Changed the Way We Think

Arp, Robert
Generously illustrated with more than 700 illustrations and photographs, this wonderfully diverse book celebrates history's most groundbreaking ideas and is a resounding testament to the power of original thought.