Philosophy/Politics

Front cover of The Pig That Wants to be Eaten by Julian Baggini
The Pig That Wants to be Eaten - Julian Baggini

The Pig That Wants to be Eaten by Julian Baggini presents 100 thought experiments - short scenarios which pose a problem in a vivid and concrete way - and invites the reader to think about possible answers for him/herself. Experiments cover identity, religion, art, ethics, language, knowledge and many more.

R85.00
Front cover of Berkeley by Talia Mae Bettcher
Berkeley - Talia Mae Bettcher

Berkeley by Talia Mae Bettcher is a clear and thorough account of Berkeley's philosophy. The book covers the whole range of Berkeley's philosophical work, offering an accessible review of his views on philosophy and common sense and the nature of philosophical perplexity, together with an examination of his two major philosophical works, The Principles of Human Knowledge and Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous.

R130.00
Front cover of The Garments of Court and Palace by Phillip Bobbitt
The Garments of Court and Palace - Phillip Bobbitt

The Garments of Court and Palace by Phillip Bobbitt is a fascinating history and commentary by the man Henry Kissinger called "the outstanding political philosopher of our time." The Prince, a political treatise by the Florentine public servant and political theorist Niccolo Machiavelli is widely regarded as the single most influential book on politics—and in particular on the the politics of power—ever written. In this groundbreaking book, Philip Bobbitt explores this often misunderstood work in the context of the time.

R110.00
Front cover of Aristotle and an Aardvark go to Washington by Thomas Cathcart & Daniel Klein
Aristotle and an Aardvark go to Washington (CD) - Thomas Cathcart & Daniel Klein

Aristotle and an Aardvark go to Washington (CD) by Thomas Cathcart & Daniel Klein two excellent philosopher-comedians return just in time to save us from the double-speak, flim-flam, and alternate reality of politics in America.

R90.00
Front cover of The News by Alain de Botton
The News - Alain de Botton

The News by Alain de Botton is a witty and insightful exploration of our twenty-first century obsession with media. Why do we keep checking the news? Today, the news occupies the same dominant position in our lives as religion once did. But rarely do we consider how it touches us. Here, Alain de Botton examines a number of archetypal news stories - a plane crash, a murder, a political scandal, a celebrity interview - from a fresh perspective to ask intriguing questions: why do disaster stories titillate? why obsess over love lives of the famous?

R130.00
Front cover of Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking by Daniel C Dennett
Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking - Daniel C Dennett

Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking by Daniel C Dennett offers seventy-seven of Dennett's most successful "imagination-extenders and focus-holders" meant to guide you through some of life s most treacherous subject matter: evolution, meaning, mind, and free will. With patience and wit, Dennett deftly deploys his thinking tools to gain traction on these thorny issues while offering readers insight into how and why each tool was built. Over a storied career, Daniel C. Dennett has engaged questions about science and the workings of the mind.

R160.00
Front cover of 50 big Ideas You Really need to Know by Ben Dupre
50 big Ideas You Really need to Know - Ben Dupre

50 big Ideas You Really need to Know by Ben Dupre is a concise, accessible and popular guide to the central tenets of Western thought. Every important principle of philosophy, religion, politics, economics, the arts and the sciences is profiled in a series of short illustrated essays, complemented by an informative array of timelines and box features.

R125.00
Front cover of When I am Playing with My Cat by Saul Frampton
When I am Playing with My Cat, How Do I Know She is Not Playing with Me? - Saul Frampton

When I am Playing with My Cat, How Do I Know She is Not Playing with Me? by Saul Frampton offers a celebration of perhaps the most joyful and yet profound of all Renaissance writers, whose work went on to have a huge impact on Shakespeare, and whose writings offer a user's guide to existence even to the present day. In the year 1570, at the age of thirty-seven, Michel de Montaigne gave up his job as a magistrate and retired to his chateau to brood on his own private grief - the deaths of his best friends, his father, his brother, and most recently his first-born child.

R130.00
Front cover of Distrust That Particular Flavor by William Gibson
Distrust That Particular Flavor - William Gibson

Distrust That Particular Flavor: Encounters with a future that's already here by William Gibson brings together for the first time his writings on a wide variety of contemporary subjects: the differing cultures of Japan and Singapore; music and the movies; what's wrong with the internet; the interactive relationship between writers and readers; and many others.

R110.00
Front cover of Monty Python and Philosophy edited by Gary L Hardcastle and George A Reisch
Monty Python and Philosophy - Gary L Hardcastle and George A Reisch

Monty Python and Philosophy edited by Gary L Hardcastle and George A Reisch takes fifteen experts in topics like mythology, Buddhism, feminism, logic, ethics, the philosophy of science and brings their expertise to bear on Python movies such as Monty Python’s Life of Brian and Flying Circus mainstays such as the Argument Clinic, the Dead Parrot Sketch, and, of course, the Bruces, the Pythons’ demented, song-filled vision of an Australian philosophy department.

R155.00
Front cover of Spitstyd deur Wilhelm Jordaan
Spitstyd - Wilhelm Jordaan

Spitstyd deur Wilhelm Jordaan is die versamelde koerantrubrieke wat in Beeld en Die Burger verskyn het.

R90.00
Front Cover of World Order by Henry Kissinger
World Order - Henry Kissinger

World Order by Henry Kissinger makes his monumental investigation into the 'tectonic plates' of global history and state relations World Order is the summation of Henry Kissinger's thinking about history, strategy and statecraft. As if taking a perspective from far above the globe, it examines the great tectonic plates of history and the motivations of nations, explaining the attitudes that states and empires have taken to the rest of the world from the formation of Europe to our own times.

R230.00
Front cover of What? by Mark Kurlansky
What? - Mark Kurlansky

What? by Mark Kurlansky asks what is What? Could it be that noted author Mark Kurlansky has written a very short, terrifically witty, deeply thought-provoking book entirely in the form of questions? A book that draws on philosophy, religion, literature, policy - indeed, all of civilization - to ask what may well be the twenty most important questions in human history? Or has he given us a really smart, impossibly amusing game of twenty questions?

R85.00
Front cover of Sincerity by R Jay Magill Jr
Sincerity - R Jay Magill Jr

Sincerity by R Jay Magill Jr argues that we can't shake sincerity's deep theological past, emotional resonance, and the sense of conscience it has carved in the Western soul. From Protestant theology to paintings by crazy people, from French satire to the anti-hipster movement, Magill navigates history, religion, art, and politics to create a portrait of an ideal that, despite its abuse, remains a strange magnetic north in our secular moral compass. People have long been duped by "straight-talking" politicians, confessional talk-show hosts, and fake-earnest advertisers.

R98.00
Front cover of Don't Vote! by P J O'Rourke
Don't Vote! - P J O'Rourke

Don't Vote! by P J O'Rourke is his latest political masterpiece. Using his signature wit and keen observational skills, O'Rourke reflects on his forty year career as a political commentator, spanning his addled hippie youth to his current state of right-wing grouch maturity.

R60.00
Front cover of Bob Dylan and Philosophy by Peter Vernezze and Carl J Porter
Bob Dylan and Philosophy - Peter Vernezze and Carl J Porter

Bob Dylan and Philosophy edited by Peter Vernezze and Carl J Porter lets eighteen philosophers analyse Dylan’s ethical positions, political commitments, views on gender and sexuality, and his complicated and controversial attitudes toward religion. All phases of Dylan’s output are covered, from his early acoustic folk ballads and anthem-like protest songs to his controversial switch to electric guitar to his sometimes puzzling, often profound music of the 1970s and beyond.

R155.00
Front cover of In God's Shadow by Michael Walzer
In God's Shadow - Michael Walzer

In God's Shadow by Michael Walzer reveals political theorist Michael Walzer's findings after decades of thinking about the politics of the Hebrew Bible. Attentive to nuance while engagingly straightforward, Walzer examines the laws, the histories, the prophecies, and the wisdom of the ancient biblical writers and discusses their views on such central political questions as justice, hierarchy, war, the authority of kings and priests, and the experience of exile. Because there are many biblical writers with differing views, pluralism is a central feature of biblical politics.

R215.00