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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Philosophy / Filosofie

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Philosophy / Filosofie
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From Confucius and Plato to Karl Marx and Noam Chomsky, this book brings together more than 100 illustrated biographies of the world's great philosophers.

Introduced with a stunning portrait of each featured philosopher, each profile traces the ideas, friendships, loves, and rivalries that inspired the world's greatest thinkers and influenced their work, offering revealing insights into what drove them to question the meaning of life, and come up with new ways of understanding the world and the history of ideas.

Lavishly illustrated with photographs and paintings of philosophers, their homes, friends, studies, and their personal belongings, together with pages from original manuscripts, first editions, and correspondence, this book introduces the key ideas, themes, and working methods of each featured individual, setting their ideas within a wider historical and cultural context.

Charting the development of ideas across the centuries in both the East and West, from ancient Chinese philosophy to the work of contemporary thinkers, Philosophers provides a compelling glimpse into the personal lives, loves, and influences of the great philosophers as they probed into life's 'big ideas'.
Publication date: 2019-09-05
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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Philosophy / Filosofie
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Discover the world's greatest myths and legends - from Greek mythology to Norse mythology - in this comprehensive guide.

What did Japanese mythology say about the beginning of the Universe? How did Oedipus become the classic tragic hero in Greek mythology? Who brought about the origin of death in Maori mythology? Combining vivid retellings of famous legends with over 1,000 illustrations of characters, famous artworks, and artefacts, Myths and Legends makes it easier than ever before to understand the stories that are central to every culture.

Delve into the well-known tales of the ancient Greeks, which hold the key to such phrases as 'Achilles' heel', to the lesser-known but richly colourful myths of Africa and the Americas. Explore global ideas such as fate and fortune, and the Underworld, and find out about the key characters - heroes, tricksters, gods - that make up each myth system.
Filled with the cultural and religious meanings behind each legend, and the influence they have had both in their own time and in today's world, this book is a must-have for all mythology enthusiasts.
Publication date: 2019-06-30
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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Philosophy / Filosofie

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Philosophy / Filosofie
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Demystifying the key ideas of the world's greatest philosophers, and exploring all of the most important branches of thought including philosophy of science, philosophy of religion and feminist philosophy in a uniquely visual way, this book is the perfect introduction to the history of philosophy.

A clear and accessible guide to philosophy, How Philosophy Works combines bold infographics and jargon-free text to demystify fundamental concepts. Covering everything from ethics to epistemology and phenomenology, the book presents the ideas and theories of key philosophical traditions and philosophers - from Plato and Socrates to Nietzsche and Wittgenstein via Kant - in a novel, easy-to-understand way.

Its infographics will help you to understand the elements of philosophy on a conceptual level and, by tackling life's 'big questions', it will help you to look at the world in an entirely new way.

With its unique graphic approach and clear, authoritative text, How Philosophy Works is the perfect introduction to philosophy, and the ideal companion to DK's The Philosophy Book in the 'Big Ideas' series.
Publication date: 2019-08-12
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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Philosophy / Filosofie

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Philosophy / Filosofie
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Political philosophy is a field of study which aims to clarify our most fundamental ethical questions as human beings living in societies under conditions of scarce resources and unequal power: How should we live? What does a good life look like? What kind of social and political arrangements are most conducive to living good lives? Puzzles in contemporary political philosophy shows the relevance of classical and contemporary thinkers to our own lives and the world we live in today. This introduction uses a wealth of real-world examples drawn from the South African context to explore some of these questions: We value freedom but where should the limits to our freedom lie? What do we mean by equality? Do we mean that we want people to be equally happy, or equally successful, or equally well fed? We think of democracies as places where citizens can enjoy a certain measure of justice, but what is meant by 'justice'? Is it a particular form of distribution of goods, of services, of opportunities? Is justice the same as 'equality' or is there a difference? Are some forms of inequality 'just'? Is justness the same as 'fairness'? Written in simple, jargon-free language, this introduction to some of the most important debates in contemporary politics is an essential guide for undergraduate South African students of political philosophy.
Publication date: 2012-01-11
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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Philosophy / Filosofie

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Philosophy / Filosofie
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“Civilization rests on a series of successful conversations.” - Sam Harris

Neuroscientist, philosopher, podcaster and bestselling author Sam Harris, has been exploring some of the greatest questions concerning the human mind, society, and the events that shape our world.

Harris' search for deeper understanding of how we think has led him to engage and exchange with some of our most brilliant and controversial contemporary minds - Daniel Kahneman, Robert Sapolsky, Anil Seth and Max Tegmark - in order to unpack and understand ideas of consciousness, free will, extremism, and ethical living.

For Harris, honest conversation, no matter how difficult or contentious, represents the only path to moral and intellectual progress.

Featuring twelve conversations from the hit podcast, these electric exchanges fuse wisdom with rigorous interrogation to shine a light on what it means to make sense of our world today.
Publication date: 2020-10-31
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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Philosophy / Filosofie
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Slow down, relax and find happiness.
Let Japanese Monk and chief priest of the Soto Zen temple give you refuge from the chaotic world.
Drawing on centuries of wisdom, renowned Zen Buddhist priest Shunmyo Masuno applies the essence of Zen to modern life in clear, practical, easily adopted lessons--one a day for 100 days. Discover the secrets to a calmer, more joyful life:
Understand uchimizu: conveying your true intentions without asserting them
Welcome a Zen mindset into your life and your home
Immerse yourself in zazen, and sweep the clutter from your mind
Create gateways between the different aspects of your life
In Zen: The Art of Simple Living, you will learn to find happiness not by seeking out extraordinary experiences but by making small changes--to what you do, how you think, how you interact with others, and how you appreciate the present moment. With each task, you will open yourself up to a renewed sense of peace, inner calm and joy.
Publication date: 2019-03-31
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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Philosophy / Filosofie

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Philosophy / Filosofie
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Why does one smoker die of lung cancer but another live to 100? The answer is 'The Hidden Half' - those random, unknowable variables that mess up our attempts to comprehend the world. We humans are very clever creatures - but we're idiots about how clever we really are. In this entertaining and ingenious book, Blastland reveals how in our quest to make the world more understandable, we lose sight of how unexplainable it often is. The result - from GDP figures to medicine - is that experts know a lot less than they think. Filled with compelling stories from economics, genetics, business, and science, The Hidden Half is a warning that an explanation which works in one arena may not work in another. Entertaining and provocative, it will change how you view the world.
Publication date: 2019-04-26
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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Philosophy / Filosofie

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Philosophy / Filosofie
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Into the Eyes of the Beloved is a unique spiritual and poetic guide on practical aspects and applications of the yoga philosophy and meditation according to yoga teacher Quinzell Vorster. Included in the guide is a collection of soul poems, woven into a guided instruction that celebrates life and the Beloved. Quinzell brings together over 13 years of sitting and yoga teaching in this reflective guide that invites awareness and inner stillness.
Over the years, her yoga practice has offered her not only physical exercises, but also moments to become spiritually centered and still on the mat. That stillness and centering slowly trickled through to her daily life as she practised to be mindful, and clear the mirror of her mind in order to be fully present to God - the Beloved - in her life. This practice ultimately deepened and became an integral part of her traditional faith.

Into the Eyes of the Beloved is 'n unieke spirituele en poëtiese gids oor die praktiese aspekte en toepassings van die jogafilosofie en meditasie volgens die joga-instruktrise Quinzell Vorster. Ingeweef by die gids is 'n versameling spirituele gedigte, wat die lewe en die Geliefde vier. Quinzell bring meer as 13 jaar se meditasie en joga onderrig byeen in hierdie reflektiewe gids wat op bewuswees en innerlike stilte gerig is.
Oor die jare het haar jogapraktyk haar nie net fisiese joga-oefeninge gebied nie, maar ook die geleentheid om spiritueel gesentreerd te raak en stil te word op die mat. Die stilte en gesentreerdheid het mettertyd na haar daaglikse lewe uitgebrei, namate sy geoefen het om bewustelik in die oomblik te leef, die spieël van haar gedagtes skoon te vee, en volledig beskikbaar te wees aan God - die Geliefde - in haar lewe. Uiteindelik het hierdie praktyk verdiep en 'n integrerende deel van haar tradisionele geloof geword.
Publication date: 2019-10-01
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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Philosophy / Filosofie

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Philosophy / Filosofie
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The sequel to the global bestseller The Courage To Be Disliked, the Japanese phenomenon in applying twentieth-century psychology to contemporary dilemmas continues with life-changing advice on finding happiness. _______________________________________________________________________________ In The Courage To Be Happy, Ichiro Kishimi and Fumitake Koga again distil their wisdom into simple yet profound advice to show us how we, too, can use twentieth-century psychological theory to find true happiness. ON THE COURAGE TO BE DISLIKED: The ideas proffered here will certainly make you think twice about the real cause of the emotional drama in your life. A thought-provoking read. - Mail on Sunday. A real game-changer - Marie Claire.
Publication date: 2019-06-26
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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Philosophy / Filosofie

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Philosophy / Filosofie
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A hugely influential philosophical work of prose poetry, Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet is an inspirational, allegorical guide to living First published in the 1920's, The Prophet is perhaps the most famous work of religious fiction of the twentieth century, and has sold millions of copies in more than twenty languages. Gibran's Prophet speaks of many things central to daily life: love, marriage, death, beauty, passion, eating, work and play. The spiritual message he imparts, of finding divinity through love, blends eastern mysticism, religious faith and philosophy with simple advice. The Prophet became the bible of 1960s culture and was credited with founding the New Age movement, yet it still continues to inspire people around the world today. This edition is illustrated with Gibran's famous visionary paintings. 'His work goes on from generation to generation' Daily Mail 'To read it was to transcend ordinary levels of perception, to become aware ... of a more intense level of being' Independent
Publication date: 2019-02-26
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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Philosophy / Filosofie

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Philosophy / Filosofie
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'n Eeu-oue-debat is of die mens, veral mans, van nature magsugtig en gewelddadig is. Dié boek ondersoek die probleem vanuit 'n historiese en filosofiese perspektief.
Die skrywer aanvaar die tese oor die gewelddadige natuur van die mens. Maar ook: wat is in die geskiedenis gedoen om dié “natuur” teen te werk of vrede te bevorder?

Hy reken dat die mens ook 'n morele verbeelding het wat die droom van vrede bevorder. Nog 'n (moontlike omstrede) punt is dat hy ook meen dat die morele verbeelding 'n funksie van die brein is wat deur sogenaamde heilige tekste ingekleur word.
Publication date: 2019-09-19
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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Philosophy / Filosofie

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Philosophy / Filosofie
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Selected as a Book of the Year in The Times Literary Supplement 'This lucid and riveting new biography at once rescuses Kierkegaard from the scholars and shows why he is such an intriguing and useful figure' Observer Soren Kierkegaard, one of the most passionate and challenging of modern philosophers, is now celebrated as the father of existentialism - yet his contemporaries described him as a philosopher of the heart. Over about a decade in the 1840s and 1850s, writings poured from his pen analysing love and suffering, courage and anxiety, religious longing and defiance, and forging a new philosophical style rooted in the inward drama of being human. As Christianity seemed to sleepwalk through a changing world, Kierkegaard dazzlingly revealed its spiritual power while exposing the poverty of official religion. His restless creativity was spurred on by his own failures: his relationship with the young woman whom he promised to marry, then left to devote himself to writing, haunted him throughout his life. Though tormented by the pressures of celebrity, he deliberately lived amidst the crowds in Copenhagen, known by everyone but, he felt, understood by no one. When he collapsed exhausted at the age of 42, he was still pursuing the question of existence: how to be a human being in this world? Clare Carlisle's innovative and moving biography writes Kierkegaard's remarkable life as far as possible from his own perspective, conveying what it was like to be this Socrates of Christendom - as he put it, living life forwards yet only understanding it backwards.
Publication date: 2020-03-30
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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Philosophy / Filosofie

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Philosophy / Filosofie
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For thousands of years, mathematicians have used the timeless art of logic to see the world more clearly. In The Art of Logic, Royal Society Science Book Prize nominee Eugenia Cheng shows how anyone can think like a mathematician - and see, argue and think better. Learn how to simplify complex decisions without over-simplifying them. Discover the power of analogies and the dangers of false equivalences. Find out how people construct misleading arguments, and how we can argue back. Eugenia Cheng teaches us how to find clarity without losing nuance, taking a careful scalpel to the complexities of politics, privilege, sexism and dozens of other real-world situations. Her Art of Logic is a practical and inspiring guide to decoding the modern world.
Publication date: 2019-08-31
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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Philosophy / Filosofie

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Philosophy / Filosofie
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In The Map of Knowledge Violet Moller traces the journey taken by the ideas of three of the greatest scientists of antiquity - Euclid, Galen and Ptolemy - through seven cities and over a thousand years. In it, we follow them from sixth-century Alexandria to ninth-century Baghdad, from Muslim Cordoba to Catholic Toledo, from Salerno's medieval medical school to Palermo, capital of Sicily's vibrant mix of cultures, and - finally - to Venice, where that great merchant city's printing presses would enable Euclid's geometry, Ptolemy's system of the stars and Galen's vast body of writings on medicine to spread even more widely.

In tracing these fragile strands of knowledge from century to century, from east to west and north to south, Moller also reveals the web of connections between the Islamic world and Christendom, connections that would both preserve and transform astronomy, mathematics and medicine from the early Middle Ages to the Renaissance.

Vividly told and with a dazzling cast of characters, The Map of Knowledge is an evocative, nuanced and vibrant account of our common intellectual heritage.
Publication date: 2020-09-25
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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Philosophy / Filosofie
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Charles Handy is one of the giants of contemporary thought. His books on management - including Understanding Organizations and Gods of Management - have changed the way we view business. His work on broader issues and trends - such as Beyond Certainty and The Second Curve - has changed the way we view society. In his new book, Handy builds on a life's work to glimpse into the future and see what challenges and opportunities the next generation faces. How will people cope with change in a world where the old certainties no longer apply? What goals will and should they set themselves? How will they find purpose and fulfilment in their lives? Clear-eyed and optimistic by turns, he sets out the questions that everyone needs to ask themselves, and points us in the direction of the answers.
Publication date: 2020-05-28

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