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            How to Think about God: An Ancient Guide for Believers and Nonbelievers

            How to Think about God: An Ancient Guide for Believers and Nonbelievers (Hardback)

            By Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Translated by Freeman, Philip

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            Stoics view both the gods and a supreme God as essential elements. This belief system is clearly expressed by Cicero in a central section of his book The Nature of the Gods. Freeman presents a new translation of this central section which had tremendous influence on religious thi...nkers for centuries to come.
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            ISBN 9780691183657
            Released NZ 15 Oct 2019
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Ancient Wisdom for Modern Readers
            Language (English)
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            Self-Confidence: A Philosophy
             

            Self-Confidence: A Philosophy (Hardback)

            By Pepin, Charles

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            An essential read for anyone who has encountered a crisis of confidence.

            ISBN 9780008324018
            Released NZ 21 Feb 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Morality: Restoring the Common Good in Divided Times

            Morality: Restoring the Common Good in Divided Times (Hardback)

            By Sacks, Jonathan

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            Tie-in to his Radio 4 series, thought leader Jonathan Sacks on how we can build a strong collective morality for the modern era.

            ISBN 9781473617315
            Released NZ 12 Mar 2020
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
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            The Book of Why: The New Science of Cause and Effect

            The Book of Why: The New Science of Cause and Effect (Paperback)

            By Pearl, Judea; Mackenzie, Dana

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            'Correlation does not imply causation.' This mantra was invoked by scientists for decades in order to avoid taking positions as to whether one thing caused another, such as smoking and cancer and carbon dioxide and global warming. But today, that taboo is dead. The causal revolut...ion, sparked by world-renowned computer scientist Judea Pearl and his colleagues, has cut through a century of confusion and placed cause and effect on a firm scientific basis. Now, Pearl and science journalist Dana Mackenzie explain causal thinking to general readers for the first time, showing how it allows us to explore the world that is and the worlds that could have been. It is the essence of human and artificial intelligence. And just as Pearl's discoveries have enabled machines to think better, The Book of Why explains how we can think better.
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            ISBN 9780141982410
            Released NZ 20 Aug 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Dear Friend, You Must Change Your Life': The Letters of Great Thinkers

            Dear Friend, You Must Change Your Life': The Letters of Great Thinkers (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Bronowski, Ada

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            In Dear Friend, you must change your life, we see some of the most fascinating thinkers in history at their most private and profound, reaching out to a friend, sharing, testing, confirming discoveries about the complexity of life, how to rise above its hardships and enjoy its pl...easures. We see writers embrace the roots of philosophical thought afresh, by grappling with real, lived experience giving us unique insight into their ideas and worldviews that their more polished, public work often does not provide. We see artists sound the foundations of their artistic and moral integrity. Ranging from Seneca and Marcus Aurelius to Flora Tristan and Walter Benjamin, to Elizabeth of Bohemia and Giacomo Leopardi, to Mahatma Gandhi and Maurice B jart, we see how the philosophical letter as a form of thinking, and thinking freely, spans across the ages and often forms some of the most interesting and lively of philosophical writings. Each letter is given a contextualising preface by an expert that brings out the reason this particular letter is a philosophical letter for life. As such, Dear Friend, you must change your life provides a unique introduction to an array of thinkers throughout history as well as an argument for philosophy as conversation, a conversation which has been ongoing for centuries.
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            ISBN 9781350089198
            Released NZ 20 Feb 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Art of Making Memories: How to Create and Remember Happy Moments
              

            The Art of Making Memories: How to Create and Remember Happy Moments (EPUB ebook)

            By Wiking, Meik

            "Happy memories are essential to our mental health. They strengthen our identity, sense of purpose and relationships. Meik's new book will teach you how to create and remember happy moments and will change how you think about happy memories." Dr Rangan Chatterjee, Number One best...selling author of The 4 Pillar Plan and BBC Breakfast GP The third book from the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute and internationally bestselling author of The Little Book of Hygge, Meik Wiking.Why is it that a piece of music, a smell, a taste can take us back to something we had forgotten? How is it that we remember our first kiss in detail, but barely remember anything of a fortnight's holiday from five years ago? Memories are the cornerstones of our identity, shaping who we are, how we act, and how we feel. But how do we make and keep the memories that bring us lasting joy?Happiness expert Meik Wiking has the answers. In The Art of Making Memories he brings together his extensive research drawn from the world's biggest study on happy memories (which involved 1000 people from 75 countries), conducted at the Happiness Research Institute, along with data and diaries, interviews, global surveys and studies, and real-life behavioural science and happiness experiments, to explain the nuances of nostalgia, the different ways we form memories around our experiences, and how we can become better at recalling them.Written in Meik's warm and funny trademark style, filled with infographics, illustrations, and photographs, and featuring "Happy Memory Tips", The Art of Making Memoriesis a life-affirming read which show you it's easier than you think to make your life unforgettable.
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            ISBN 9780241376065
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            Language en
            Released NZ 19 Sep 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Force of Nonviolence: The Ethical in the Political
             

            The Force of Nonviolence: The Ethical in the Political (Hardback)

            By Butler, Judith

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            Towards a form of aggressive non-violence - following on from Butler's Precarious Life and Frames of War Situating non-violence at the cross-roads of the ethical and political, The Force of Non-Violence brings into focus the ethical binds that emerge within the force field of vio...lence. Non-violence is very often misunderstood as a passive practice that emanates from a calm region of the soul, or as an individualist ethic with an unrealistic relation to existing forms of power. This book argues for an aggressive form of non-violence that struggles with psychic ambivalence and seeks to embody social ideals of inter-dependency and equality. Only through a critique of individualism can the ethical and political ideal of non-violence be understood in relation to the ideal of equality and the demand for grievability. In this psychosocial and philosophical reflection that draws upon Foucault, Fanon, Freud, and Benjamin, Butler argues that to oppose violence now requires understanding its different modalities, including the regulation of the grievability of lives. The book shows how racial and demographic phantasms enter into the rationale for inflicting state violence and other modes of letting die by investing violence in those who are most severely exposed to its effects and subjugated to its lethal power. The struggle for non-violence is found in modes of resistance and movements for social transformation that separate off aggression from its destructive aims to affirm the living potentials of radical egalitarian politics.
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            ISBN 9781788732765
            Released NZ 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Verso Books
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            Memory, Historic Injustice, and Responsibility

            Memory, Historic Injustice, and Responsibility (Hardback)

            By Booth, W. James

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            What is it to do justice to the absent victims of past injustice, given the distance that separates us from them? Grounded in political theory and guided by the literature on historical justice, W. James Booth restores the dead to their central place at the heart of our understan...ding of why and how to deal with past injustice. Testimonies and accounts from the race war in the United States, the Holocaust, post-apartheid South Africa, Argentina's Dirty War and the conflict in Northern Ireland help advance and defend Booth's claim that caring for the dead is a central part of addressing past injustice. Memory, Historic Injustice, and Responsibility is an insightful and original book on the relationship of past and present in thinking about what it means to do justice. A valuable addition to the currently available literature on historical justice which will be of great interest to students and scholars of political science, philosophy, history, and law.
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            ISBN 9780367342210
            Released NZ 21 Nov 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Integrity in Business and Management

            Integrity in Business and Management (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Orlitzky, Marc; Monga, Manjit

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            This book highlights the interconnectedness of integrity with philosophical history, leadership, managerial decision-making, and organizational effectiveness in a wide variety of contexts (e.g., time theft in organizations and family business). Well-known researchers in business ...ethics from all around the world reframe the literature on integrity in business and management and develop updated and more comprehensive models of integrity. Integrity in Business and Management connects integrity to both ancient thought and the modern philosophy of pragmatism, but also explains how contemporary societal trends may shape the way we think about integrity. The final chapter warns against oversocialized conceptualizations of integrity and argues for a clear differentiation between personal integrity and moral integrity. Aimed at researchers and academics in the fields of business ethics and organizational leadership, Integrity in Business and Management explicates and critiques prior models of managerial integrity in a wide variety of disciplines, covering economics, moral philosophy, business ethics, organizational behavior, sociology, history, and psychology and offers a helpful set of readings in advanced undergraduate and postgraduate courses of business ethics, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, and leadership to stimulate discussions about personal integrity, moral integrity, and organizational leadership.
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            ISBN 9780367870782
            Released NZ 20 Dec 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Abu l-Barakat al-Baghdadi s Metaphysical Philosophy: The Kitab al-Mu tabar

            Abu l-Barakat al-Baghdadi s Metaphysical Philosophy: The Kitab al-Mu tabar (Paperback)

            By Pavlov, Moshe

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            Abu'l-Barakat is a renowned philosopher of the Arabic-Jewish milieu who composed in his magnum opus the Kitab al-Mu'tabar, a comprehensive metaphysics which challenged the accepted notions of the traditional metaphysical philosophy. 'Abu'l-Barakat al-Baghdadi's Metaphysical Philo...sophy' examines the novel philosophical conceptions of the first book of the Metaphysics of the Kitab al-Mu'tabar. The aim is to present a developed conception of Abu'l-Barakat's systematic metaphysics. This is accomplished by following the order of topics discussed, while translating the relevant passages. These different topics comprise stages of cognition that move from an analysis of time, creation and causality to the conception of a higher spiritual realm of mental entities and a conception of God as the First Knower and Teacher. The epistemological and ontological conceptions are analyzed at each culminating stage. 'Abu'l-Barakat al-Baghdadi's Metaphysical Philosophy' analyzes vast portions of the metaphysical study for the first time. The book will thus be a valuable resource for all those seeking an original and broad metaphysics, and for students and scholars of Jewish and Islamic Philosophy. Furthermore, it is of importance for those seeking a metaphysics related to scientific theories and those interested in the history of science and metaphysics.
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            ISBN 9780367877170
            Released NZ 20 Dec 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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