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            Humankind: A Hopeful History

            Humankind: A Hopeful History (Hardback)

            By Bregman, Rutger

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            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 9781408898932
            Released NZ 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Philosopher Queens: The lives and legacies of philosophy's unsung women

            The Philosopher Queens: The lives and legacies of philosophy's unsung women (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Buxton, Rebecca; Whiting, Lisa

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            Where are all the women philosophers? The answer is right here.

            ISBN 9781783528011
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Aristotle: His Life and School

            Aristotle: His Life and School (Hardback)

            By Natali, Carlo; Edited by Hutchinson, D. S.

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            This definitive biography shows that Aristotle's philosophy is best understood on the basis of a firm knowledge of his life and of the school he founded. First published in Italian, and now translated, updated, and expanded for English readers, this concise chronological narrativ...e is the most authoritative account of Aristotle's life and his Lyceum
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            ISBN 9780691096537
            Released NZ 15 Jul 2013
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Language (English)
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            Being Happy
             

            Being Happy (Paperback)

            By Epicurus, n / a

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            Being Happy contains all of the extant writing by Epicurus - one of the most influential classical philosophers and the father of Epicureanism. He stresses the therapeutic impact of philosophy, and his belief that happiness comes through understanding how the world works. GREAT I...DEAS. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.
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            ISBN 9780241473269
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Penguin Great Ideas
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            On the Shortness of Life
             

            On the Shortness of Life (Paperback)

            By Seneca

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            The Stoic writings of the philosopher Seneca offer powerful insights into the art of living and the importance of reason and morality and continue to provide profound guidance to many through their eloquence, lucidity and timeless wisdom.

            ISBN 9780141018812
            Released NZ 1 Mar 2005
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Penguin Great Ideas
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            The Invention of Medicine: From Homer to Hippocrates
             

            The Invention of Medicine: From Homer to Hippocrates (Hardback)

            By Lane Fox, Robin

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            Medicine is one of the great fields of achievement of the Ancient Greeks. Hippocrates is celebrated worldwide as the father of medicine and the Hippocratic Oath is admired throughout the medical profession as a founding statement of ethics and ideals. In the fifth century BC, Gre...eks even wrote of medicine as a newly discovered craft they had invented. Robin Lane Fox's remarkable book puts their invention of medicine in a wider context, from the epic poems of Homer to the first doctors known to have been active in the Greek world. He examines what we do and do not know about Hippocrates and his Oath and the many writings that survive under his name. He then focuses on seven core texts which give the case histories of named individuals, showing that they belong far earlier than previously recognised. Their re-dating has important consequences for the medical awareness of the great Greek dramatists and the historians Herodotus and Thucydides. Robin Lane Fox pieces together the doctor's thinking from his terse observations and relates it in a new way to the history of Greek prose and ideas. This original and compelling book opens windows onto many other aspects of the classical world, from women's medicine to street-life, art, sport, sex and even botany. It fills a dark decade in a new way and carries readers along an extraordinary journey form Homer's epics to the grateful heirs of the Greek case histories, first in the Islamic world and then in early modern Europe.
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            ISBN 9780241277058
            Released NZ 17 Nov 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Thus Spoke Zarathustra

            Thus Spoke Zarathustra (Paperback, New impression)

            By Nietzsche, Friedrich; Translated by Hollingdale, R. J.; Introduction by Hollingdale, R.

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            The ancient Persian prophet Zarathustra descends from the mountains to tell the world that God is dead and that Superman, the human embodiment of divinity, is his successor. Nietzsche argues that the meaning of existence is not religious.

            ISBN 9780140441185
            Released NZ 1 Jan 1964
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Classics
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            Think: A Compelling Introduction to Philosophy

            Think: A Compelling Introduction to Philosophy (Paperback, New edition)

            By Blackburn, Simon

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            This is a text about the big questions in life: knowledge, consciousness, fate, God, truth, goodness, justice. It is for anyone who believes there are big questions out there, but does not know how to approach them. Think sets out to explain what they are and why they are importa...nt.
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            ISBN 9780192854254
            Released NZ 31 Oct 2020
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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            How to Tell a Joke: An Ancient Guide to the Art of Humor
             

            How to Tell a Joke: An Ancient Guide to the Art of Humor (Hardback)

            By Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Translated with commentary by Fontaine, Michael

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              23 Mar 21

            Timeless advice about how to use humor to win over any audience Can jokes win a hostile room, a hopeless argument, or even an election? You bet they can, according to Cicero, and he knew what he was talking about. One of Rome's greatest politicians, speakers, and lawyers, Cicero ...was also reputedly one of antiquity's funniest people. After he was elected commander-in-chief and head of state, his enemies even started calling him the stand-up Consul. How to Tell a Joke provides a lively new translation of Cicero's essential writing on humor alongside that of the later Roman orator and educator Quintilian. The result is a timeless practical guide to how a well-timed joke can win over any audience. As powerful as jokes can be, they are also hugely risky. The line between a witty joke and an offensive one isn't always clear. Cross it and you'll look like a clown, or worse. Here, Cicero and Quintilian explore every aspect of telling jokes-while avoiding costly mistakes. Presenting the sections on humor in Cicero's On the Ideal Orator and Quintilian's On the Orator's Education, complete with an enlightening introduction and the original Latin on facing pages, How to Tell a Joke examines the risks and rewards of humor and analyzes basic types that readers can use to write their own jokes. Filled with insight, wit, and examples, including more than a few lawyer jokes, How to Tell a Joke will appeal to anyone interested in humor or the art of public speaking.
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            ISBN 9780691206165
            Released NZ 23 Mar 2021
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Ancient Wisdom for Modern Readers
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            Philosophy of Religion: A Very Short Introduction

            Philosophy of Religion: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

            By Bayne, Tim

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            Philosophy of religion contains some of our most burning questions about the role of religion in the world, and the relationship between believers and God. Tim Bayne considers the core debates surrounding the concept of God; the relationship between faith and reason; and the prob...lem of evil, before looking at reincarnation and the afterlife.
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            ISBN 9780198754961
            Released NZ 8 Mar 2018
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Very Short Introductions
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