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            How to be Good: Or How to be Moral and Virtuous in a Wicked World
             

            How to be Good: Or How to be Moral and Virtuous in a Wicked World (Paperback)

            By Cox, Gary

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              16 Apr 20

            What is goodness? Is goodness achievable, and if so, how? If being a good person is a matter of doing the right thing, then what is the right thing to do? Is it acting rationally, promoting happiness, exercising moderation in all things or respecting the freedom of others, or is ...it somehow a concoction of all these abilities, wisely adjusted to suit circumstances? In this instructive, entertaining and often humorous book, Gary Cox, best-selling author of How to Be an Existentialist and How to Be a Philosopher, investigates the phenomenon of goodness and what, if anything, it is to be a good person and a paragon of virtue. Part easygoing exploration of the age-old subject of moral philosophy, part personal development and improvement manual, How to be Good carefully leads the reader on a fascinating journey through the often strange and surprising world of ethics. This book covers issues from abortion to animal rights and delves into the meaning, achievability and reality of goodness through an examination of the work of major philosophical thinkers such as Aristotle, Ayer, Bentham, Gautama Buddha, Hare, Hobbes, Kant, Mill, Nietzsche, Moore, Plato, Sartre, Singer, Thomson and Warnock.
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            ISBN 9781350154599
            Released NZ 16 Apr 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Philosophy 100 Essential Thinkers
             

            Philosophy 100 Essential Thinkers (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Stokes, Philip

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            Who am I? What is justice? What does it mean to live a good life? Many of the fundamental questions of philosophy are questions that we begin to ask ourselves as young adults when we look at the world around us, at ourselves, and try to make sense of things. This engaging and acc...essible book invites the reader to explore the questions and arguments of philosophy through the work of one hundred of the greatest thinkers within the Western intellectual tradition. Covering philosophical, scientific, political and religious thought over a period of 2500 years, Philosophy will serve as an excellent guide for those interested in knowing about individual thinkers-such as Plato, Aristotle, Rousseau and Nietzsche, to name just a few-and the questions and observations that inspired them to write. By presenting individual thinkers, details of their lives and the concerns and circumstances that motivated them, this book makes philosophy come to life as a relevant and meaningful approach to thinking about the contemporary world. A lucid and engaging book full of thought-provoking quotations, as well as clear explanations and definitions, Philosophy is sure to encourage students and laymen alike to investigate further.
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            ISBN 9781784284145
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            Released NZ 15 Mar 2017
            Publisher Arcturus Publishing Ltd
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            Marx and Human Nature: Refutation of a Legend

            Marx and Human Nature: Refutation of a Legend (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Geras, Norman

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            'Striking elegance, economy, and argumentative power.'-Times Literary Supplement

            ISBN 9781784782351
            Released NZ 23 Mar 2016
            Publisher Verso Books
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            Humankind: A Hopeful History
             

            Humankind: A Hopeful History (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bregman, Rutger

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              19 May 20

            It's a belief that unites the left and right, psychologists and philosophers, writers and historians. It drives the headlines that surround us and the laws that touch our lives. And its roots sink deep into Western thought: from Machiavelli to Hobbes, Freud to Pinker, the tacit a...ssumption is that humans are bad. Humankind makes the case for a new argument: that it is realistic, as well as revolutionary, to assume that people are good. When we think the worst of others, it brings out the worst in our politics and economics too. In his long-awaited second book, international-bestselling author Rutger Bregman shows how believing in human kindness and altruism can be a new way to think - and act as the foundation for achieving true change in our society. It is time for a new view of human nature.
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            ISBN 9781408898949
            Released NZ 19 May 2020
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            Aristotle's Way: How Ancient Wisdom Can Change Your Life

            Aristotle's Way: How Ancient Wisdom Can Change Your Life (Paperback)

            By Hall, Edith

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            `Wonderful and timely ... Hugely recommended' STEPHEN FRYWhat do you and an ancient philosopher have in common? Aristotle's way is not to apply rules - it's about engaging with the texture of existence, and striding purposefully towards a life well lived.

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            Released NZ 2 Jul 2019
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            The Mythology in Our Language - Remarks on Frazer's Golden Bough
             

            The Mythology in Our Language - Remarks on Frazer's Golden Bough (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Wittgenstein, Ludwig; Edited by Da Col, Giovanni; Preface by Palmie, Stephan

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            In 1931 Ludwig Wittgenstein wrote his famous Remarks on Frazer's Golden Bough, published posthumously in 1967. At that time, anthropology and philosophy were in close contact - thinkers drew heavily on anthropology's theoretical terms, in order to help them explore the limits of ...human belief and imagination. This is a translation of his work.
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            ISBN 9780990505068
            Released NZ 31 Aug 2020
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            Meditations (Translated by George Long with an Introduction by Alice Zimmern)
              

            Meditations (Translated by George Long with an Introduction by Alice Zimmern) (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Aurelius, Marcus; Translated by Long, George; Introduction by Zimmern, Alice

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            Marcus Aurelius was born in Rome in 121 AD and would become its Emperor from 161 to 180. Considered by Machiavelli as the last of the good Emperors, Marcus Aurelius would become one of the most important of the Stoic philosophers. Educated in oratory, he would turn aside from rhe...toric to the study of the Stoic philosophy, of which he was the last distinguished representative. The Meditations, which he wrote in Greek, are among the most noteworthy expressions of this system, and exhibit it favorably on its practical side. The work is a series of twelve books that he intended for his own guidance and self-improvement, which picture with faithfulness the mind and character of this noblest of the Emperors. Simple in style and sincere in tone, they record for all time the height reached by pagan aspiration in its effort to solve the problem of conduct. In Marcus Aurelius's practice of this philosophy along with his teaching he showed that even in a palace life may be led well. This edition is printed on premium acid-free paper, follows the highly-regarded translation of George Long, and includes an introduction by Alice Zimmern.
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            ISBN 9781420951103
            Released NZ 16 Jun 2015
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            Philosophical Investigations
             

            Philosophical Investigations (Paperback, 4th Edition)

            By Wittgenstein, Ludwig; Edited by Hacker, P. M. S.; Schulte, Joachim

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            An en face German-English version of one of the most important works of 20th-century philosophy. It corrects mistakes to text and illustrations and misleading renderings of the German in Anscombe's earlier translation.

            ISBN 9781405159296
            Released NZ 6 Nov 2009
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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            Less Than Nothing: Hegel and the Shadow of Dialectical Materialism
             

            Less Than Nothing: Hegel and the Shadow of Dialectical Materialism (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Zizek, Slavoj

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            Slavoj i ek s masterwork on the Hegelian legacy.

            ISBN 9781781681275
            Released NZ 10 Sep 2013
            Publisher Verso Books
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            Meditations

            Meditations (Paperback)

            By Aurelius, Marcus; Translated by Hays, Gregory

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            This title provides a new translation of one of the most important texts of Western philosophy.

            ISBN 9780753820162
            Released NZ 1 Aug 2004
            Publisher Orion Publishing
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