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            Mental Immunity: Infectious Ideas, Mind-Parasites, and the Search for a Better Way to Think
             

            Mental Immunity: Infectious Ideas, Mind-Parasites, and the Search for a Better Way to Think (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Norman, Andrew

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            • Pub Date
              2 Jun 21

            Astonishingly irrational ideas are spreading. Covid denial persists in the face of overwhelming evidence. Anti-vaxxers compromise public health. Conspiracy thinking hijacks minds and incites mob violence. Toxic partisanship is cleaving nations, and climate denial has pushed our p...lanet to the brink. Meanwhile, American Nazis march openly in the streets, and Flat Earth theory is back. What the heck is going on Why is all this happening, and why now More important, what can we do about it In Mental Immunity, Andy Norman shows that these phenomena share a root cause. We live in a time when the so-called right to your opinion is thought to trump our responsibilities. The resulting ethos effectively compromises mental immune systems, allowing mind parasites to overrun them. Conspiracy theories, evidence-defying ideologies, garden-variety bad ideas: these are all species of mind parasite, and each of them employs clever strategies to circumvent mental immune systems. In fact, some of them compromise cultural immune systems - the things societies do to prevent bad ideas from spreading. Norman shows why all of this is more than mere analogy: minds and cultures really do have immune systems, and they really can break down. Fortunately, they can also be built up: strengthened against ideological corruption. He calls for a rigorous science of mental immune health - what he calls cognitive immunology - and explains how it could revolutionize our capacity for critical thinking. Hailed as a feast for thought, Mental Immunity melds cutting-edge work in science and philosophy into an astonishingly enlightening and productive solution to the signature problem of our age. A practical guide to spotting and removing bad ideas, a stirring call to transcend our petty tribalisms, and a serious bid to bring humanity to its senses.
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            ISBN 9780063138896
            Released NZ 2 Jun 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            The Frontiers of Knowledge: What We Know About Science, History and The Mind

            The Frontiers of Knowledge: What We Know About Science, History and The Mind (Hardback)

            By Grayling, A. C.

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            In very recent times humanity has learnt a vast amount about the universe, the past, and itself. But through our remarkable successes in acquiring knowledge we have learned how much we have yet to learn: the science we have, for example, addresses just 5% of the universe; pre-his...tory is still being revealed, with thousands of historical sites yet to be explored; and the new neurosciences of mind and brain are just beginning. What do we know, and how do we know it? What do we now know that we don't know? And what have we learnt about the obstacles to knowing more? In a time of deepening battles over what knowledge and truth mean, these questions matter more than ever. Bestselling polymath and philosopher A. C. Grayling seeks to answer them in three crucial areas at the frontiers of knowledge: science, history, and psychology. In each area he illustrates how each field has advanced to where it is now, from the rise of technology to quantum theory, from the dawn of humanity to debates around national histories, from ancient ideas of the brain to modern theories of the mind. A remarkable history of science, life on earth, and the human mind itself, this is a compelling and fascinating tour de force, written with Grayling's verve, clarity and remarkable breadth of knowledge.
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            ISBN 9780241304563
            Released NZ 6 May 2021
            Publisher Penguin
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            If You Should Fail: A Book of Solace

            If You Should Fail: A Book of Solace (Hardback)

            By Moran, Joe

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            Do you ever feel like a failure? Enter widely-acclaimed observer of daily life Professor Joe Moran, not to tell you that everything will be ok in the end, but to reassure you that failure is an occupational hazard of being human. It is the small print in life's terms and conditio...ns. If You Should Fail is about how modern life makes us feel like failures, frauds and imposters; how in a world of broadcasting success we need more narratives of failures; and how not every failure can be made into a success, but that's ok. It is encouraging to read that Leonardo da Vinci and Virginia Woolf, for example, felt like failures. Woolf wrote that she wanted to look life in the face and to see it for what it was. The truth is cruel, but it can be loved. Combining philosophy, psychology, history and literature, Moran's ultimately upbeat reflections on being human and his critique of how we live now offers comfort and hope. As Samuel Beckett advised, despair young and never look back . . .
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            ISBN 9780241422793
            Released NZ 5 Nov 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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            Women in the Picture: Women, Art and the Power of Looking
             

            Women in the Picture: Women, Art and the Power of Looking (Hardback)

            By McCormack, Catherine

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              20 Jul 21

            A feminist visual manifesto

            ISBN 9781785785894
            Released NZ 20 Jul 2021
            Publisher Icon Books Ltd
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            The Six Secrets of Intelligence: Change the way you think about thinking
             

            The Six Secrets of Intelligence: Change the way you think about thinking (Paperback)

            By Adams, Craig

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              1 Jun 21

            Six ideas that reveal how to see through lies, deceptions and empty rhetoric, and a warning that we currently misunderstand both intelligence and education.

            ISBN 9781785786525
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2021
            Publisher Icon Books Ltd
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            The Interior Silence: 10 Lessons from Monastic Life
             

            The Interior Silence: 10 Lessons from Monastic Life (Hardback)

            By Sands, Sarah; Kuper, Simone; Shadrooh, Milad

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            • Pub Date
              27 Jul 21

            Part travelogue, part spiritual self-help book; A modern-day pilgrimage to ten monasteries around the world.

            ISBN 9781780724546
            Released NZ 27 Jul 2021
            Publisher Short Books Ltd
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            The Force of Nonviolence: An Ethico-Political Bind

            The Force of Nonviolence: An Ethico-Political Bind (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Butler, Judith

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            Towards a form of aggressive nonviolence.

            ISBN 9781788732772
            Released NZ 30 Mar 2021
            Publisher Verso Books
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            The Road Less Travelled: Classic Editions
             

            The Road Less Travelled: Classic Editions (Paperback)

            By Peck, M. Scott

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            Drawing on the experiences of his career as a psychiatrist, Scott Peck combines scientific and spiritual views to guide us through the difficult, painful times in life by showing us how to confront our problems through the key principles of discipline, love and grace.

            ISBN 9781846046391
            Released NZ 2 Mar 2021
            Publisher Ebury Publishing
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            Time's Monster: History, Conscience and Britain's Empire
             

            Time's Monster: History, Conscience and Britain's Empire (Hardback)

            By Satia, Priya

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            For generations, British thinkers told the history of an empire whose story was still very much in the making. While they wrote of conquest, imperial rule in India, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean was consolidated. While they described the development of imperial gover...nance, rebellions were brutally crushed. As they reimagined empire during the two world wars, decolonization was compromised. Priya Satia shows how these historians not only interpreted the major political events of their time but also shaped the future that followed. Satia makes clear that historical imagination played a significant role in the unfolding of empire. History emerged as a mode of ethics in the modern period, endowing historians from John Stuart Mill to Winston Churchill with outsized policymaking power. Braided with this story is an account of alternative visions articulated by anticolonial thinkers such as William Blake, Mahatma Gandhi, and E. P. Thompson. By the mid-twentieth century, their approaches had reshaped the discipline of history and the ethics that came with it. Time's Monster reveals the dramatic consequences of writing history today as much as in the past. Against the backdrop of enduring global inequalities, debates about reparations, and the crisis in the humanities, Satia's is an urgent moral voice.
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            ISBN 9780241464120
            Released NZ 5 Jan 2021
            Publisher Penguin
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            Oceania: Neocolonialism, Nukes & Bones
             

            Oceania: Neocolonialism, Nukes & Bones (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Vltchek, Andre

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            Oceania: neocolonialism, nukes and bones is a critical appraisal of the destructive consequences of colonialism and later neocolonialism and how they have reshaped and undermined the very essence of Pacific humanity. It provides a rather uncomfortable but justifiably powerful mor...al message that the perils of Oceania need drawing attention to for the future survival of Pacific peoples and cultures who, isolated from the main centres of global power, are often relegated to the margins of development and progress. Andre Vltchek spent five years living and traveling throughout Oceania. During his journey he interviewed politicians, social-workers, journalists, teachers, doctors and the local inhabitants. He became friends with the great Pacific writer Epeli Hau'ofa who declared him an 'honorary citizen of Oceania, ' and he intricately documented the appalling effects Western government policies, corporate strategies and military operations were having on the islands and the peoples of the Pacific.
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            ISBN 9786027354326
            Released NZ 21 Feb 2016
            Publisher Badak Merah Semesta
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