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OUR BOOK OF THE MONTH IS BEAUTIFUL WORLD, WHERE ARE YOU BY SALLY ROONEY
OUR BOOK OF THE MONTH IS BEAUTIFUL WORLD, WHERE ARE YOU BY SALLY ROONEY

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  • Martin Luther King Jr.

    A Tough Mind And A Tender Heart

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    'Far from being the pious injunction of a Utopian dreamer, the command to love one's enemy is an absolute necessity for our survival' Advocating love as strength and non-violence as the most powerful weapon there is, these sermons and writings from the heart of the civil rights movement show Martin Luther King's rhetorical power at its most fiery and uplifting.Paperback: 128 PagesProduct Dimensions: 111 x 181 mmISBN: 9780241473252Published by Penguin Books

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  • Sojourner Truth

    Ain't I A Woman?

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    'I am a woman's rights. I have plowed and reaped and husked and chopped and mowed, and can any man do more than that? I am as strong as any man that is now' A former slave and one of the most powerful orators of her time, Sojourner Truth fought for the equal rights of Black women throughout her life. This selection of her impassioned speeches is accompanied by the words of other inspiring African-American female campaigners from the nineteenth century.Paperback: 112 PagesProduct Dimensions: 1...

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  • Peter Kropotkin

    Anarchist Communism

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    'Everywhere you will find that the wealth of the wealthy springs from the poverty of the poor' Fuelled by anger at injustice and optimism about humankind's ability to make a better, truly communal society, the anarchist writings of Peter Kropotkin have influenced radicals the world over, from nineteenth-century workers to today's activists.Paperback: 128 PagesProduct Dimensions: 111 x 181 mmISBN: 9780241472408Published by Penguin Books

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  • Epicurus

    Being Happy

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    'It is impossible to live the pleasant life without also living sensibly, nobly and justly' The ancient Greek philosopher and teacher Epicurus argued that pleasure - not sensual hedonism, but the absence of pain or fear - is the highest goal of life. His hugely influential lessons on happiness are a call to appreciate the joy of being alive.Paperback: 80 PagesProduct Dimensions: 111 x 181 mmISBN: 9780241473269Published by Penguin Books

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  • Georges Perec

    Brief Notes On The Art And Manner Of Arranging One's Books

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    'A problem of space first of all, then a problem of order' One of the most singular and extravagant imaginations of the twentieth century, the novelist and essayist Georges Perec was a true original who delighted in wordplay, puzzles, taxonomies and seeing the extraordinary in the everyday. In these virtuoso writings about books and language, he discusses different ways of reading, a list of the things he really must do before he dies and the power of words to overcome the chaos of the world....

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  • Inazō Nitobe

    Bushido: The Soul Of Japan

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    'What Japan was she owed to the samurai. They were not only the flower of the nation, but its root as well.' Inazo Nitobe's book, the most influential ever written on Bushido, or the samurai Way of the Warrior, argues that the philosophy of Bushido is the true key to understanding 'the soul of Japan'.Paperback: 144 PagesProduct Dimensions: 111 x 181 mmISBN: 9780241472439Published by Penguin Books

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  • Giacomo Leopardi

    Dialogue Between Fashion And Death

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    Leopardi, poet and philosopher, explores in humorous but savage dialogue the power of fashion and its strange irrationality. He also imagines conversations between Hercules and Atlas, Nature and an Icelander, and the Earth and the Moon, as well as producing a simple essay praising the humble bird.Paperback: 112 pagesProduct Dimensions: 111 x 181 mmISBN: 9780141192550Published by Penguin Books

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  • Sören Kierkegaard

    Fear And Trembling

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    The Father of Existentialism, Kierkegaard transformed philosophy with his conviction that we must all create our own nature; in this great work of religious anxiety, he argues that a true understanding of God can only be attained by making a personal 'leap of faith'.Paperback: 160 PagesProduct Dimensions: 111 x 181 mmISBN: 9780141023939Published by Penguin Books

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    Friedrich Nietzsche

    God Is Dead. God Remains Dead. And We Have Killed Him.

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    'We have left dry land and put out to sea! We have burned the bridge behind us - what is more, we have burned the land behind us!' Nietzsche's devastating demolition of religion would have seismic consequences for future generations. With God dead, he envisages a brilliant future for humanity: one in which individuals would at last be responsible for their destinies.Paperback: 128 PagesProduct Dimensions: 111 x 181 mmISBN: 9780241472842Published by Penguin Books

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  • Epictetus, Seneca and Marcus Aurelius

    How To Be A Stoic

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    'Don't hope that events will turn out the way you want, welcome events in whichever way they happen' How can we cope when life's events seem beyond our control? These words of consolation and inspiration from the three great Stoic philosophers - Epictetus, Seneca and Marcus Aurelius - offer ancient wisdom on how to face life's adversities and live well in the world.Paperback: 128 PagesProduct Dimensions: 111 x 181 mmISBN: 9780241475263Published by Penguin Books

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  • René Descartes

    Meditations

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    Widely regarded as the father of modern Western philosophy, Descartes sought to look beyond established ideas and create a thought system based on reason. In this profound work he meditates on doubt, the human soul, God, truth and the nature of existence itself.Paperback: 144 pagesProduct Dimensions: 111 x 181 mmISBN: 9780141192963Published by Penguin Books

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  • Marcus Aurelius

    Meditations

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    Written in Greek by an intellectual Roman emperor without any intention of publication, the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius offer a wide range of fascinating spiritual reflections and exercises developed as the leader struggled to understand himself and make sense of the universe. Spanning from doubt and despair to conviction and exaltation, they cover such diverse topics as the question of virtue, human rationality, the nature of the gods and Aurelius's own emotions. But while the Meditations...

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  • Voltaire

    Miracles And Idolatry

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    Voltaire's short, radical and iconoclastic essays on philosophical ideas from angels to idolatry, miracles to wickedness, make wry observations about human beliefs, and mock hypocrisy and extravagant piety - his call to his fellow men to act with reason and see through the lies they are fed by their leaders has provided inspiration to freethinkers everywhere.Paperback: 144 pagesProduct Dimensions: 111 x 181 mmISBN: 9780141023922Published by Penguin Books

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  • Rabindranath Tagore

    Nationalism

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    Tagore was a fierce opponent of British rule in India. In this work he discusses the resurgence of the East and the challenge it poses to Western supremacy, calling for a future beyond nationalism, based instead on cooperation and racial tolerance.Paperback: 112 pagesProduct Dimensions: 111 x 181 mmISBN: 9780141192970Published by Penguin Books

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  • Charles Dickens

    Night Walks

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    Charles Dickens describes in Night Walks his time as an insomniac, when he decided to cure himself by walking through London in the small hours, and discovered homelessness, drunkenness and vice on the streets. This collection of essays shows Dickens as one of the greatest visionaries of the city in all its variety and cruelty.Paperback: 128 pagesProduct Dimensions: 111 x 181 mmISBN: 9780141047508Published by Penguin Books

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  • Epictetus

    Of Human Freedom

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    In this personal and practical guide to moral self-improvement and living a good life, the second-century philosopher Epictetus tackles questions of freedom and imprisonment, stubbornness and fear, family, friendship and love, and leaves an intriguing document of daily life in the classical world.Paperback: 112 pagesProduct Dimensions: 111 x 181 mmISBN: 9780141192352Published by Penguin Books

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  • John Stuart Mill

    On Liberty

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    In one of the most influential philosophical works ever writen, John Stuart Mill explores the risks and responsibilities of liberty. Examining the tyranny that can come both from government and from the herd-like opinion of the majority, Mill proposes a freedom to think, unite, and pursue our pleasures as the most important freedoms, as long as we cause no harm to others.Paperback: 192 pagesProduct Dimensions: 111 x 181 mmISBN: 9780141046945Published by Penguin Books

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  • William Hazlitt

    On The Pleasure Of Hating

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    William Hazlitt's tough, combative writings on subjects ranging from slavery to the imagination, boxing matches to the monarchy, established him as one of the greatest radicals of his age and have inspired journalists and political satirists ever since.Paperback: 128 pagesProduct Dimensions: 111 x 181 mmISBN: 9780141018928Published by Penguin Books

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  • Seneca

    On The Shortness Of Life

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    The Stoic writings of the philosopher Seneca offer powerful insights into the art of living, the importance of reason and morality, and continue to provide profound guidance to many through their eloquence, lucidity and timeless wisdom.Paperback: 112 PagesProduct Dimensions: 111 x 181 mmISBN: 9780141018812Published by Penguin Books

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  • Arthur Schopenhauer

    On The Suffering Of The World

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    On the Suffering of the World is a collection of the later aphoristic writings of Arthur Schopenhauer, known for their incisive, aphoristic style and dark, pessimistic view of human existence.Paperback: 144 PagesProduct Dimensions: 111 x 181 mmISBN: 9780141018942Published by Penguin Books

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  • Aristotle

    One Swallow Does Not Make A Summer

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    'One swallow does not make a summer; neither does one day. Similarly neither can one day, or a brief space of time, make a man blessed and happy' What does it mean to be a good person? Ranging over eternal questions of right and wrong, pleasure and self-control, friendship and courage, Aristotle's lectures on ethics are among the most lasting and profound philosophical works of all time.Paperback: 128 PagesProduct Dimensions: 111 x 181 mmISBN: 9780241472866Published by Penguin Books

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  • Albert Camus

    Reflections On The Guillotine

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    'When silence or tricks of language contribute to maintaining an abuse that must be reformed or a suffering that can be relieved, then there is no other solution but to speak out' Written when execution by guillotine was still legal in France, Albert Camus' devastating attack on the 'obscene exhibition' of capital punishment remains one of the most powerful, persuasive arguments ever made against the death penalty.Paperback: 96 PagesProduct Dimensions: 111 x 181 mmISBN: 9780241475225Published...

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    John Berger

    Steps Towards A Small Theory Of The Visible

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    'We live within a spectacle of empty clothes and unworn masks' In this series of remarkable pieces from across his career, John Berger celebrates and dissects the close links between art and society and the individual. Few writers give a more vivid and moving sense of how we make art and how art makes us.Paperback: 112 PagesProduct Dimensions: 111 x 181 mmISBN: 9780241472873Published by Penguin Books

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  • Penguin

    Suffragette Manifestos

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    'We women are roused. Now that we are roused, we will never be quiet again' Bringing together the voices of women who fought for equal rights and representation - from aristocrats and actresses to mill workers and trade unionists - these speeches, pamphlets, letters and articles form an inspiring testament to the power of a movement.Paperback: 144 PagesProduct Dimensions: 111 x 181 mmISBN: 9780241472415Published by Penguin Books

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  • Lao Tzu

    Tao Te Ching

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    Fundamental to Chinese philosophy and religion, the Tao Te Ching is a simple guidebook for virtue, encouraging peace, understanding and humility. Ranging from political advice to common wisdom, it has also served as an inspiration to artists across the ages and throughout the world.Paperback: 96 pagesProduct Dimensions: 111 x 181 mmISBN: 9780141043685Published by Penguin Books

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  • Sun-tzu

    The Art Of War

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    Offering ancient wisdom on how to use skill, cunning, tactics and discipline to outwit your opponent, this bestselling 2000-year-old military manual is still worshipped by soldiers on the battlefield and managers in the boardroom as the ultimate guide to winning.Paperback: 112 pagesProduct Dimensions: 111 x 181 mmISBN: 9780141023816Published by Penguin Books

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  • Oscar Wilde

    The Decay Of Lying

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    'Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life' The two works brought together here, 'The Decay of Lying' and 'The Critic as Artist', are Oscar Wilde's wittiest and most profound writings on aesthetics, in which he proposes that criticism is the highest form of creation and that lying, the telling of a beautiful untruth, is the ultimate aim of art.Paperback: 144 PagesProduct Dimensions: 111 x 181 mmISBN: 9780241472453Published by Penguin Books

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  • Confucius

    The First Ten Books

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    Perhaps the most widely read thinker of all time, Confucius transformed Chinese philosophy with his belief that the greatest goal in life was pursuit of 'The Way': a search for virtue not as a means to rewards in this world or the next, but as the pinnacle of human existence.Paperback: 80 PagesProduct Dimensions: 111 x 181 mmISBN: 9780141023809Published by Penguin Books

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  • Hannah Arendt

    The Freedom To Be Free

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    'People can only be free in relation to one another.' Three exhilarating and inspiring essays in which the great twentieth-century political philosopher argues that there can be no freedom without politics, and no politics without freedom.Paperback: 128 PagesProduct Dimensions: 111 x 181 mmISBN: 9780241472880Published by Penguin Books

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  • Arthur Schopenhauer

    The Horrors And Absurdities Of Religion

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    A fascinating examination of ethics, religion and psychology, this selection of Schopenhauer's works contains scathing attack on the nature and logic of religion, and an essay on ethics that ranges from the American slavery debate to the vices of Buddhism.Paperback: 128 pagesProduct Dimensions: 111 x 181 mmISBN: 9780141191591Published by Penguin Books

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    Albert Camus

    The Myth Of Sisyphus

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    Inspired by the myth of a man condemned to ceaselessly push a rock up a mountain and watch it roll back to the valley below, The Myth of Sisyphus transformed twentieth-century philosophy with its impassioned argument for the value of life in a world without religious meaning.Paperback: 144 pagesProduct Dimensions: 111 x 181 mmISBN: 9780141023991Published by Penguin Books

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  • Charles Baudelaire

    The Painter Of Modern Life

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    Poet, aesthete and hedonist, Baudelaire was also one of the most groundbreaking art critics of his time. Here he explores beauty, fashion, dandyism, the purpose of art and the role of the artist, and describes the painter who, for him, expresses most fully the drama of modern life.Paperback: 128 pagesProduct Dimensions: 111 x 181 mmISBN: 9780141192765Published by Penguin Books

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  • Simone Weil

    The Power Of Words

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    'There are certain words which possess, in themselves, when properly used, a virtue which illumines and lifts up towards the good' The philosopher and activist Simone Weil was one of the most courageous thinkers of the twentieth century. Here she writes, with honesty and moral clarity, about the manipulation of language by the powerful, the obligations of individuals to one another and the needs - for order, equality, liberty and truth - that make us human.Paperback: 128 PagesProduct Dimensio...

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    Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    The Social Contract

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    Rousseau’s explosive cry for human liberty helped to spark the French Revolution and has haunted our discussions of how we should rule one another ever since—seen as both a blueprint for political terror and as a fundamental statement of democracy.Paperback: 176 pagesProduct Dimensions: 111 x 181 mmISBN: 9780141018881Published by Penguin Books

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  • Plato

    The Symposium

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    Plato's retelling of the discourses between Socrates and his friends on such subjects as love and desire, truth and illusion, spiritual transcendence and the qualities of a good ruler, profoundly affected the ways in which we view human relationships, society and leadership - and shaped the whole tradition of Western philosophy.Paperback: 128 pagesProduct Dimensions: 111 x 181 mmISBN: 9780141023847Published by Penguin Books

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  • Chuang Tzu

    The Tao Of Nature

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    Chuang Tzu examines the nature of existence in these dialogues and essays, from the battle to grasp the purpose of life to the search for knowledge. A collection of some of the most absorbing and charming philosophy ever written, The Tao of Nature is also about perfection, perception, the value of skills and the truth revealed by complete understanding.Paperback: 176 pagesProduct Dimensions: 111 x 181 mmISBN: 9780141192741Published by Penguin Books

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  • Saigyo, Kamo no Chomei and Yoshida Kenko

    Three Japanese Buddhist Monks

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    'I have relinquished all that ties me to the world, but the one thing that still haunts me is the beauty of the sky' These simple, inspiring writings by three medieval Buddhist monks offer peace and wisdom amid the world's uncertainties, and are an invitation to relinquish earthly desires and instead taste life in the moment.Paperback: 112 PagesProduct Dimensions: 111 x 181 mmISBN: 9780241472910Published by Penguin Books

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  • Simone de Beauvoir

    What Is Existentialism?

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    'It is possible for man to snatch the world from the darkness of absurdity' How should we think and act in the world? These writings on the human condition by one of the twentieth century's great philosophers explore the absurdity of our notions of good and evil, and show instead how we make our own destiny simply by being.Paperback: 128 PagesProduct Dimensions: 111 x 181 mmISBN: 9780241475232Published by Penguin Books

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  • Audre Lorde

    When I Dare To Be Powerful

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    'Women so empowered are dangerous' Written with a 'black woman's anger' and the precision of a poet, these searing pieces by the groundbreaking writer Audre Lorde are a celebration of female strength and solidarity, and a cry to speak out against those who seek to silence anyone they see as 'other'.Paperback: 128 PagesProduct Dimensions: 111 x 181 mmISBN: 9780241473153Published by Penguin Books

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  • Henry David Thoreau

    Where I Lived, And What I Lived For

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    Thoreau's account of his solitary and self-sufficient home in the New England woods remains an inspiration to the environmental movement - a call to his fellow men to abandon their striving, materialistic existences of 'quiet desperation' for a simple life within their means, finding spiritual truth through awareness of the sheer beauty of their surroundings.Paperback: 112 pagesProduct Dimensions: 111 x 181 mmISBN: 9780141023977Published by Penguin Books

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  • Friedrich Nietzsche

    Why I Am So Wise

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    One of the most iconoclastic thinkers of all time, Friedrich Nietzsche continues to challenge the boundaries of conventional religion and morality with his subversive theories of the ‘superman’, the individual will, the death of God and the triumph of an all-powerful human life force.Paperback: 96 pagesProduct Dimensions: 111 x 181 mmISBN: 9780141018973Published by Penguin Books

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  • George Orwell

    Why I Write

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    Whether puncturing the lies of politicians, wittily dissecting the English character or telling unpalatable truths about war, Orwell's timeless, uncompromising essays are more relevant, entertaining and essential than ever in today's era of spin.Paperback: 128 PagesProduct Dimensions: 111 x 181 mmISBN: 9780141019000Published by Penguin Books

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  • John Berger

    Why Look At Animals?

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    John Berger broke new ground with his penetrating writings on life, art and how we see the world around us. Here he explores how the ancient relationship between man and nature has been broken in the modern consumer age, with the animals that used to be at the centre of our existence now marginalized and reduced to spectacle.Paperback: 112 pagesProduct Dimensions: 111 x 181 mmISBN: 9780141043975Published by Penguin Books

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    Peter Singer

    Why Vegan?

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    'So the only question is: do animals other than man suffer?' One of the great moral philosophers of the modern age, Peter Singer asks unflinching questions about how we should live our lives. The ideas collected in these writings, arguing that human tyranny over animals is a wrong comparable to racism and sexism, triggered the animal rights movement and gave impetus to the rise in vegan eating.Paperback: 96 PagesProduct Dimensions: 111 x 181 mmISBN: 9780241472385Published by Penguin Books

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  • Paul Reps

    Writings From The Zen Masters

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    These are unique stories of timeless wisdom and understanding from the Zen Masters. With rich and fascinating tales of swords, tigers, tea, flowers and dogs, the writings of the Masters challenge every perception - and seek to bring all readers closer to enlightenment.Paperback: 128 pagesProduct Dimensions: 111 x 181 mmISBN: 9780141043845Published by Penguin Books

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