Philosophy

Front Cover of The Sayings of Confucius by Confucius
The Sayings of Confucius - Confucius

The Sayings of Confucius by Confucius is a beautifully illustrated book of the sayings taken from the 1861 translation by Dr Legge. Printed on handmade paper untrimmed on two sides, limited to 1400 copies and illustrated by E A Cox.

R150.00
Front Cover of From Religion to Philosophy by F M Cornford
From Religion to Philosophy - F M Cornford

From Religion to Philosophy by F M Cornford shows that the remarkable burst of abstract speculation among pre-Socratic thinkers of the sixth century B.C. emerged directly from the religious thought of the preceding era in Greece. Classicists, historians of religion, students of ancient history, and everyone concerned with the subject of myth will find this lucid and highly original work to be a source of rich insights about the organic nature and continuity of Western thought.

R90.00
Front cover of The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
The God Delusion - Richard Dawkins

The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins caused a sensation when it was published in 2006. Within weeks it became the most hotly debated topic, with Dawkins himself branded as either saint or sinner for presenting his hard-hitting, impassioned rebuttal of religion of all types. His argument could hardly be more topical. While Europe is becoming increasingly secularized, the rise of religious fundamentalism, whether in the Middle East or Middle America, is dramatically and dangerously dividing opinion around the world.

R65.00
Front cover of The Role of the Reader by Umberto Eco
The Role of the Reader - Umberto Eco

The Role of the Reader by Umberto Eco sets forth in this collection of nine essays, a dialectic between 'open' and 'closed' texts, between a work of art that actively involves the 'addressee' in its production and one that holds the 'addressee' at bay and seeks to evoke a limited and predetermined response. He investigates the contributions of contemporary semantics to the study of narrative, and connects the modalities of textual interpretation with the problem of possible worlds.

R80.00
Front cover of Discipline and Punish by Michel Foucault
Discipline and Punish - Michel Foucault

Discipline and Punish by Michel Foucault shows the development of the Western system of prisons, police organizations, administrative and legal hierarchies for social control - and the growth of disciplinary society as a whole. He also reveals that between school, factories, barracks and hospitals all share a common organization, in which it is possible to control the use of an individual's time and space hour by hour. In the Middle Ages there were gaols and dungeons, but punishment was for the most part a spectacle.

R65.00
Front Cover of Introducing: Chomsky by John Maher and Judy Groves
Introducing: Chomsky - John Maher and Judy Groves

Introducing: Chomsky by John Maher and Judy Groves is a graphic guide to the pioneering linguist and social reformer

R60.00
Front cover of How Reading Changed My Life by Anna Quindlen
How Reading Changed My Life - Anna Quindlen

How Reading Changed My Life by Anna Quindlen features in the series 'Library of Contemporary Thought". In it Qindlen writes 'I read because I loved it more than any other activity on earth'.

R45.00
Front Cover of Words of Wisdom by Gareth Southwell
Words of Wisdom - Gareth Southwell

Words of Wisdom by Gareth Southwell brings together 360 of Philosophy's most famous quotations, explaining their meaning and telling the stories behind them. With the author's usual humour and clarity of style, the whole 2,500 year history of philosophy is laid bare.

R75.00
Front Cover of The Origins of Greek Thought by Jean-Pierre Vernant
The Origins of Greek Thought - Jean-Pierre Vernant

The Origins of Greek Thought by Jean-Pierre Vernant relates the cultural achievement of the ancient Greeks to their physical and social environment and shows that what they believed in was inseparable from the way they lived. The emergence of rational thought, Vernant claims, is closely linked to the advent of the open-air politics that characterised life in the Greek polis.

R90.00