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            Courage Is Calling: Fortune Favors the Brave
             

            Courage Is Calling: Fortune Favors the Brave (Hardback)

            By Holiday, Ryan

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            The first book in a four-book series about Stoic virtues ... Ryan Holiday breaks down the most foundational virtue of all--courage. Through engaging stories about historic and contemporary leaders, including Winston Churchill, Barack Obama, and Eleanor Roosevelt, as well as some ...lesser known but equally as remarkable people, Holiday shows you how to practice courage in your daily life --
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            ISBN 9780593191675
            Publisher Penguin
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            Being and Nothingness
             

            Being and Nothingness (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Sartre, Jean-Paul; Translated by Richmond, Sarah

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            Revisit one of the most important pillars in modern philosophy with this new English translation--the first in more than 60 years--of Jean-Paul Sartre's seminal treatise on existentialism. This is a philosophy to be reckoned with, both for its own intrinsic power and as a profoun...d symptom of our time (The New York Times). In 1943, Jean-Paul Sartre published his masterpiece, Being and Nothingness, and laid the foundation of his legacy as one of the greatest twentieth century philosophers. A brilliant and radical account of the human condition, Being and Nothingness explores what gives our lives significance. In a new and more accessible translation, this foundational text argues that we alone create our values and our existence is characterized by freedom and the inescapability of choice. Far from being an internal, passive container for our thoughts and experiences, human consciousness is constantly projecting itself into the outside world and imbuing it with meaning. Now with a new foreword by Harvard professor of philosophy Richard Moran, this clear-eyed translation guarantees that the groundbreaking ideas that Sartre introduced in this resonant work will continue to inspire for generations to come.
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            ISBN 9781982105457
            Publisher Washington Square Press
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            The Philosophy of Information
             

            The Philosophy of Information (Paperback)

            By Floridi, Luciano

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            Luciano Floridi presents a book that will set the agenda for the philosophy of information -- the study of the nature of information and the development of information-theoretic and computational methodologies for philosophy. It revitalizes old philosophical questions, poses new ...problems, and it has already produced a wealth of important results.
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            ISBN 9780199232390
            Released NZ 22 Jan 2013
            Publisher Oxford University Press
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Foundations of Information Ethics

            Foundations of Information Ethics (Paperback)

            Edited by Burgess, John T. F.; Knox, Emily J. M.

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            As discussions about the roles played by information in economic, political, and social arenas continue to evolve, the need for an intellectual primer on information ethics that also functions as a solid working casebook for LIS students and professionals has never been more urge...nt.
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            ISBN 9781783304271
            Released NZ 1 Jul 2019
            Publisher Facet Publishing
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            We the Gamers: How Games Teach Ethics and Civics

            We the Gamers: How Games Teach Ethics and Civics (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Schrier, Karen

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            Combining research-based perspectives and current examples including Minecraft and Animal Crossing: New Horizons, We the Gamers shows how games can be used in ethics, civics, and social studies education to inspire learning, critical thinking, and civic change.

            ISBN 9780190926113
            Released NZ 15 Jul 2021
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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            The Actuality of Communism
             

            The Actuality of Communism (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bosteels, Bruno

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            A new salvo in Verso's burgeoning series on communism, after Badiou, Zizek and Groys.

            ISBN 9781781687673
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2014
            Publisher Verso Books
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Republic

            The Republic (Paperback, New edition)

            By Plato; Introduction by Lane, Melissa; Translated by Lee, Desmond

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            Presented in the form of a dialogue between Socrates and three different interlocutors, Republic is an enquiry into the notion of a perfect community and the ideal individual within it. This work addresses the purpose of education and the role of both women and men as 'guardians'... of the people.
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            ISBN 9780140455113
            Released NZ 19 Sep 2007
            Publisher Penguin
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            Series Penguin Classics
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            Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters

            Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters (Hardback)

            By Pinker, Steven

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            Humans today are often portrayed as cavemen out of time, poised to react to a lion in the grass with a suite of biases, blind spots, and illusions. But cognitive scientist and rational optimist Steven Pinker argues that this cannot be the whole picture. A list of the ways in whic...h we are stupid cannot explain how we're so smart: how we discovered the laws of nature, transformed the planet, and lengthened and enriched our lives. Indeed, if humans were fundamentally irrational, how did they discover the benchmarks for rationality against which humans fall short? The topic could not be more timely. In the 21st century, humanity is reaching new heights of scientific understanding - and at the same time appears to be losing its mind. How can a species that sequenced the genome and detected the Big Bang produce so much fake news, conspiracy theories, and 'post-truth' rhetoric? Rationality explains the key tools for rational thinking, guiding the reader through the basics of logic, critical thinking, probability, correlation and causation, and helping us to make rational choices alone and with others. Rationality matters. As the world reels from foolish choices made in the past and dreads a future that may be shaped by senseless choices in the present, rationality may be the most important asset that citizens and influencers command. Steven Pinker, the great defender of human progress, having documented how the world is not falling apart, now shows how we can enhance rationality in our lives and in the public sphere. Rationality is the perfect toolkit to seize our own fates.
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            ISBN 9780241380277
            Released NZ 28 Sep 2021
            Publisher Penguin
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            Free Will: Philosophers and Neuroscientists in Conversation
             

            Free Will: Philosophers and Neuroscientists in Conversation (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Maoz, Uri; Sinnott-Armstrong, Walter

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              14 Apr 22

            What is free will? Can it exist in a determined universe? How can we determine who, if anyone, possesses it? Philosophers have debated the extent of human free will for millennia. In recent decades neuroscientists have joined the fray with questions of their own. Which neural mec...hanisms could enable conscious control of action? What are intentional actions? Do contemporary developments in neuroscience rule out free will or, instead, illuminate how it works? Over the past few years, neuroscientists and philosophers have increasingly come to understand that both fields can make substantive contributions to the free-will debate, so working together is the best path forward to understanding whether, when, and how our choices might be free This book contains thirty bidirectional exchanges between neuroscientists and philosophers that focus on the most critical questions in the neurophilosophy of free will. It mimics a lively, interdisciplinary conference, where experts answer questions and follow-up questions from the other field, helping each discipline to understand how the other thinks and works. Each chapter is concise and accessible to non-experts-free from disciplinary jargon and highly technical details-but also employs thorough and up-to-date research from experts in the field. The resulting collection should be useful to anyone who wants to get up to speed on the most fundamental issues in the rising field of the neurophilosophy of free will. It will interest experts from philosophy or neuroscience who want to learn about the other discipline, students in courses on a host of related topics, and lay readers who are fascinated by these profound issues.
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            ISBN 9780197572160
            Released NZ 14 Apr 2022
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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            The Enlightenment: The Pursuit of Happiness 1680-1790
              

            The Enlightenment: The Pursuit of Happiness 1680-1790 (Paperback)

            By Robertson, Ritchie

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              28 Apr 22

            The Enlightenment is one of the formative periods of Western history, yet more than 300 years after it began, it remains controversial. It is often seen as the fountainhead of modern values such as human rights, religious toleration, freedom of thought, scientific thought as an e...xemplary form of reasoning, and rationality and evidence-based argument. Others accuse the Enlightenment of putting forward a scientific rationality which ignores the complexity and variety of human beings, propagates shallow atheism, and aims to subjugate nature to so-called technical progress. Answering the question 'what is Enlightenment?' Kant famously urged men and women above all to 'have the courage to use your own understanding'. Robertson shows how the thinkers of the Enlightenment did just that, seeking a rounded understanding of humanity in which reason was balanced with emotion and sensibility. His book goes behind the controversies about the Enlightenment to return to its original texts and to show that above all it sought to increase human happiness in this world by promoting scientific inquiry and reasoned argument. His book overturns many received opinions - for example, that enlightenment necessarily implied hostility to religion (though it did challenge the authority traditionally assumed by the Churches). It is a master-class in 'big picture' history, about one of the foundational epochs of modern times.
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            ISBN 9780141979403
            Publisher Penguin
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