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50 Philosophy Classics: Your Shortcut to the Most Important Ideas on Being, Truth and Meaning

Butler-Bowdon, Tom
A fresh new look for the bestselling collection of summaries of the greatest works of philosophy, from ancient times to the present-day.


Cain, Susan
Our lives are driven by a fact that most of us can't name and don't understand. It defines who our friends and lovers are, which careers we choose, and whether we blush when we're embarrassed. This title shows how the brain chemistry of introverts and extroverts differs, and how society misunderstands and undervalues introverts.

The Plague

Camus, Albert
The townspeople of Oran are in the grip of a deadly plague, which condemns its victims to a swift and horrifying death. Fear, isolation and claustrophobia follow as they are forced into quarantine. This title tells the story of bravery and determination against the precariousness of human existence.

Eros the Bittersweet

Carson, Anne
Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all timeA book about romantic love, Eros the Bittersweet is Anne Carson's exploration of the concept of "eros" in both classical philosophy and literature.

How to Think Like a Philosopher : Scholars, Dreamers and Sages Who Can Teach Us How to Live

Cave, Peter
In showing how the great philosophers of human history lived and thought and what they thought about the popular philosopher Peter Cave provides an accessible and enjoyable introduction to thinking philosophically and how it can change our everyday lives.

In Defence of Witches: Why women are still on trial

Chollet, Mona
A short, feminist polemic that argues that the afterlife of the witch hunts continues today: the same reasons for which women were demonized in the past - being single, ageing, deciding to not have children - lead to them be persecuted now.

Because We Say So

Chomsky, Noam

The Most Human Human: What Artificial Intelligence Teaches Us About Being Alive

Christian, Brian
AI is on the brink of a new dawn. And so are we... Telling the difference between humans and computers used to be easy. But artificial intelligence is now so advanced that it is capable of behaving, and even thinking, in ways that have long been considered exclusive to humankind. The time has come to rethink what being human actually means...

Body Language: Writers on Identity, Physicality, and Making Space for Ourselves

Chung, Nicole
Bodies are serious, irreverent, sexy, fragile, strong, political, and inseparable from our experiences and identities as human beings. Pushing the dialogue and challenging monolithic myths, this collection of essays tackles topics like weight, ability, desire, fertility, illness, and the embodied experience of race in deep, challenging ways.

Ancient Mediterranean Philosophy: An Introduction

Clark, Professor Stephen
A comprehensive and accessible introduction to ancient Mediterranean philosophy, designed specifically for use by undergraduate students.

How to Be You : Simone de Beauvoir and the art of authentic living

Cleary, Skye
'It isn't easy to be authentic. Skye Cleary's How to Be You is the guide you need if you are serious about figuring out how to live a life truly worth living. And why wouldn't you?' Massimo Pigliucci, author of How to Be a Stoic

Introducing Semiotics: A Graphic Guide

Cobley, Paul
Outlines the development of sign study from its classical precursors to contemporary post-structuralism. This title identifies the key semioticians and their work and explains the simple concepts behind difficult terms. It is suitable for those who wish to know why signs are crucial to human existence.