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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Philosophy / Filosofie

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Philosophy / Filosofie
R 50
'Why do I know a few more things? Why am I so clever altogether?' Self-celebrating and self-mocking autobiographical writings from Ecce Homo, the last work iconoclastic German philosopher Nietzsche wrote before his descent into madness. One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.
Publication date: 2016-04-01
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9781472277862

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Philosophy / Filosofie

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Philosophy / Filosofie
R 355
A dazzling insight into what gives meaning to our life and to us as a species. What makes us human? From Carlo Rovelli on the particles of dust that make us, to Caitlin Moran on the joy of Friday nights, and A C Grayling on how we express ourselves through culture: this illuminating book shares 130 mind-expanding answers to that question. We all want to understand our place in the universe and find a sense of purpose in the life. This book will help the reader navigate that journey with the help of leading names from the worlds of literature, history, philosophy, politics, sport, comedy and popular culture.
Publication date: 2022-07-15
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9781919825472

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Philosophy / Filosofie

Translator: J.L. de Villiers
Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Philosophy / Filosofie
R 145
Die oorspronklike Latynse teks Encomium Moriae verskyn in 1511 en word tydens Erasmus se leeftyd 39 keer herdruk. Afrikaanslesers ken dit hoofsaaklik in die Engelse of Nederlandse vorms daarvan.
Publication date: 2002-12-01
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9781529364507

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Philosophy / Filosofie

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Philosophy / Filosofie
R 475
'A serious - and seriously readable - book about the deep issues that our shallow age has foolishly tried to dodge' - Douglas Murray 'A crystal-clear analysis of the multiple failures of 'me-first' contemporary liberalism' - Giles Fraser For millennia, philosophical, ethical and theological reflection was commonplace among the intellectually curious. But the wisdom that some of the greatest minds across the centuries continue to offer us remains routinely ignored in our modern pursuit of self-fulfilment, economic growth and technological advancement. Sohrab Ahmari, the influential Op-Ed editor at the New York Post, offers a brilliant examination of our postmodern Western culture, and an analysis of the paradox at its heart: that the 'freedoms' we enjoy - to be or do whatever we want, subject only to consent, with everything morally neutral or relative - are at odds with the true freedom that comes from the pursuit of the collective good. Rather than the insatiable drive to satisfy our individual appetites, this collective good involves self-sacrifice and self-control. It requires us to diminish so that others may grow. What responsibility do we have to our parents? Should we think for ourselves? Are sexual ethics purely a private matter? How do we justify our lives? These, and other questions explored in the company of a surprising range of ancient and contemporary thinkers - reveal how some of the most ancient moral problems are as fresh and relevant to our age as they were to our ancestors. By plumbing the depths of each question, the book underscores the poverty of our contemporary narratives around race, gender, privilege (and much else), exposing them as symptoms of a deep cultural crisis in which we claim a false superiority over the past, and helps us work our way back to tradition, to grasp at the thin, bare threads in our hands, while we still can.
Publication date: 2021-06-15
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9780857380975

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Philosophy / Filosofie

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Philosophy / Filosofie
R 310
THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER The complete history of the world, from the beginning of time to the present day, based on the beliefs and writings of the secret societies. Jonathan Black examines the end of the world and the coming of the Antichrist or is he already here? How will he make himself known and what will become of the world when he does?, and the end of Time. Having studied theology and learnt from initiates of all the great secret societies of the world, Jonathan Black has learned that it is possible to reach an altered state of consciousness in which we can see things about the way the world works that hidden from our everyday commonsensical consciousness. This history shows that by using secret techniques, people such as Leonardo da Vinci, Isaac Newton and George Washington have worked themselves into this altered state and been able to access supernatural levels of intelligence. This book will leave you questioning every aspect of your life and spotting hidden messages in the very fabric of society and life itself. It will open your mind to a new way of living and leave you questioning everything you have been taught and everything you've taught your children.
Publication date: 2010-09-01
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9781847498274

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Philosophy / Filosofie

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Philosophy / Filosofie
R 105
The Prophet is a book of 26 prose poetry essays written in English by the Lebanese artist, philosopher and writer Kahlil Gibran. The prophet, Almustafa, has lived in the foreign city of Orphalese for 12 years and is about to board a ship which will carry him home. He is stopped by a group of people, with whom he discusses topics such as life and the human condition.
Publication date: 2020-10-15
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9780241472903

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Philosophy / Filosofie

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Philosophy / Filosofie
R 145
'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. One of twenty new books in the bestselling Penguin Great Ideas series. This new selection showcases a diverse list of thinkers who have helped shape our world today, from anarchists to stoics, feminists to prophets, satirists to Zen Buddhists.
Publication date: 2020-10-30
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9781780724454

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Philosophy / Filosofie

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Philosophy / Filosofie
R 170
Is there no escaping bad luck?, Can God be bothered?, How can we learn from the experts? With a light touch, Pigeons Bearing Bad News distils complex philosophical thought from the ancient world to the present day into a collection of fascinating arguments on dreams, jokes, time-travel and AI. Part of the Mobile Philosopher series, this little book will inspire and provoke you, luring you away from newsfeeds and notifications to enrich your mind with deep thoughts and surprising controversies. This is mezze for the soul.
Publication date: 2020-12-05
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9780241472880

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Philosophy / Filosofie

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Philosophy / Filosofie
R 145
'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. One of twenty new books in the bestselling Penguin Great Ideas series. This new selection showcases a diverse list of thinkers who have helped shape our world today, from anarchists to stoics, feminists to prophets, satirists to Zen Buddhists.
Publication date: 2020-10-30
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9781781257654

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Philosophy / Filosofie

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Philosophy / Filosofie
R 300
Where can you find joy? What's the true measure of success? How should we manage anger? Find meaning? Conquer grief? The answers to these questions and more lie at the heart of Stoic philosophy. The Daily Stoic is a compelling, accessible guide to living a good life, offering daily doses of this classic wisdom. Long the secret weapon of history's great figures, from emperors to artists and activists to fighter pilots, the principles of Stoicism have shone brightly through the centuries as a philosophy for doers. Tested in the laboratory of human experience over the last two thousand years, this timeless knowledge is essential to navigating the complexities of modern life. The Daily Stoic offers a daily devotional of Stoic insights and exercises, featuring all-new translations from the Emperor Marcus Aurelius, the playwright Seneca, and the slave-turned-philosopher Epictetus, as well as diamonds like Zeno, Cleanthes and Musonius Rufus. On each page, one for every day of the year, you'll find one of their pithy, powerful quotations, as well as historical anecdotes and provocative commentary to help you tackle any problem or approach any goal. By following these teachings over the course of a year (and, indeed, for years to come) you'll find the serenity, self-knowledge, and resilience you need to live well.
Publication date: 2016-11-15
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9781611806977

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Philosophy / Filosofie

Translator: Thomas Cleary
Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Philosophy / Filosofie
R 235
The most prestigious and influential book on strategy and dealing with conflict, beautifully translated for clear, accessible reading.

In the words of Sun Tzu, 'To win without fighting is best.' This timeless Chinese classic captures the essence of military strategy used in ancient East Asia, with lessons on how to handle conflict confidently, efficiently, and successfully. The techniques and instructions discussed in The Art of War apply to competition and conflict on every level, from the interpersonal to the international. Its aim is invincibility, victory without battle, and unassailable strength through an understanding of the physics, politics, and psychology of conflict.

Thomas Cleary's translation is a breakthrough achievement that has been a gold standard among translations for three decades, offering the complete text in eminently readable prose with short commentaries by other ancient Chinese strategists and philosophers interwoven throughout.
Publication date: 2020-03-31
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9781928530374

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Philosophy / Filosofie

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Philosophy / Filosofie
R 220
Jare se gewoontes, die verlede se stories en herhalende emosionele patrone bring mee dat die meeste van ons vasgevang sit binne ons eie droomwêreld. Hier beleef en herleef ons dieselfde storie oor en oor, alhoewel die karakters en dekor soms verander. Binne hierdie droomstorie, of sekerlik eerder nagmerrie, is ons vasgevang. Dit is lyding, dit is hel. Daar is gelukkig 'n weg (Tao) uit die doolhof van hierdie skyn-lewe, en dit is: word wakker. Dan hoef jy nie eens te wonder hoe om die droomstorie te probeer oplos of hoe om die karakters te benader nie; nee, jy word eenvoudig wakker en jou hele droomwêreld tuimel ineen. Presies wat Abel Pienaar in hierdie boek met jou wil deel. 'n Gids na wakker word, innerlike vryheid en lewensgeluk.
Publication date: 2021-06-28
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9780627029745

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Philosophy / Filosofie

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Philosophy / Filosofie
R 385
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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9780008463632

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Philosophy / Filosofie

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Philosophy / Filosofie
R 360
Julia Baird's intimate study of phosphorescence is full of wisdom and joy; a roadmap for rediscovering our inner light after the darkest of times. We now know just how much we should treasure the times when we feel happy, content and at peace. When we feel this way we seek out life's experiences with a sense of optimism and hope. But how do we move forward with life now that everything has changed? Now that we appreciate just how fragile and fleeting these feelings can be? Is it possible to access a light, our own source of phosphorescence that can sustain us in this brave new world? In this wise and inspiring book, bestselling author Julia Baird reflects on her encounters with phosphorescence, a luminescent phenomenon found in the nature, and how she was able to cultivate her own 'inner light' in the face of a life-threatening illness. When we spend time in nature, humble ourselves to the mystery of the world, and recognise the 'soothing power of the ordinary', we are able to discover hidden sources of strength and resilience. It is these experiences that sustain us, help us place one foot in front of the other and cultivate our own essential light which will light our path in good times and bad.
Publication date: 2021-07-15
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9781928426790

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Philosophy / Filosofie

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Philosophy / Filosofie
R 270
'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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