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The Tyranny of Choice

Renata Salecl

A brilliant study on the nature of choice, and how limitless freedom can lead to despair

Paraphernalia

Steven Connor

A unique and quirky exploration of the stories and meanings behind the everyday objects that shape our lives.

Democracy

Paul Ginsborg

Despite the global expansion of democracy, a looming threat has appeared in the countries that claim to love it most: declining electoral turnout, dim…

Intellectual Impostures

Jean Bricmont

When Intellectual Impostures was published in France, it sent shock waves through the Left Bank establishment. When it was published in Britain, it pr…

Moral Relativism

Steven Lukes

Everyone holds beliefs. So what gives us the right to judge the behaviour of other people in a world where moralities are diverse and conflicting?

Runaway World

Anthony Giddens

'Before the current global era it is impossible to imagine that comparable events [like September 11] could have occurred, reflecting as they do o…

The Origins of Political Order

Francis Fukuyama

Francis Fukuyama's most important book since the pathbreaking End of History

The Enigma of Capital

David Harvey

Radical sociologist David Harvey explains how capitalism came to dominate the world, why it resulted in the current financial crisis – and why it'…

The Tales of Rabbi Nachman

Martin Buber

The classic tales of Rabbi Nachman of Bratzlav

The Denial of Death

Ernest Becker

Ernest Becker tackles our relationship to mortality and searches for alternative ways to live

Driving With Plato

Robert Rowland Smith

Everything you'll need to know about history's greatest thinkers on life's big moments

The Age of Empathy

Frans de Waal

Empathy is not just a human trait – we can see it across the animal kingdom as a key element of evolutionary success

We-Think

Charles Leadbeater

The man The Spectator calls 'the new wizard of the web' explores the ways in which mass collaboration is dramatically reshaping our approach t…

Selected

Anjana Ahuja

A groundbreaking, definitive exploration of the history and science of leadership that uses untapped evolutionary history and science to explain every…

Breakfast With Socrates

Robert Rowland Smith

A journey through an ordinary day in the company of some extraordinary ideas – the book of the 2008 Frankfurt Book Fair that's already destined to…

Complaint

Julian Baggini

'This book could change the way we live … [a] relaxed, affable, yet startlingly lucid analysis of humanity's tendency to complain' – The…

Bodies

Susie Orbach

'A timely counterblast against our harsh new visual culture, obsessed with the perfection of the physical self.' – The Times

Time

Eva Hoffman

A radical exploration – are we coming to the end of time as we know it?

Essays in Zen Buddhism

Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki

A collection of the most important essays of D.T. Suzuki, the leading authority on Buddhism of the twentieth century

A Week at the Airport

Alain de Botton

An uplifting and unique journey through the days and nights of the UK's largest airport

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