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History of ideas

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Selected from the books Sapiens and Homo Deus by Yuval Noah HarariHow did money come to be invented? Why does it now have such significance in our liv...
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VINTAGE MINIS: GREAT MINDS. BIG IDEAS. LITTLE BOOKS.How do we choose between what is fair and just, and what our debtors demand of us? Yanis Varoufaki...

The Renaissance
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More than ever before, the Renaissance stands as one of the defining moments in world history. Between 1400 and 1600, European perceptions of society,...
A philosophical enquiry into the origin of our ideas of the sublime and beautiful
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'Pain and pleasure are simple ideas, incapable of definition.' In 1757 the 27-year-old Edmund Burke argued that our aesthetic responses are experienc...

The descent of man
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'A breeze of a read, makes you see our male-manufactured world a little differently' Matt Haig'GRAYSON PERRY FOR KING AND QUEEN OF ENGLAND. Imagine h...
Utopia for realists
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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER FROM THE VIRAL SENSATION TAKING ON THE BILLIONAIRES 'Listen out for Rutger Bregman. He has a big future shaping the futur...

The path
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The Sunday Times Top 10 and International Bestseller: Ancient Chinese philosophy for modern life from Harvard's most popular professor The first book ...
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Though he was a prolific writer and an original thinker of vast erudition, Jung lacked a gift for clear exposition and his ideas are less widely appre...

Talking to my daughter
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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'Why is there so much inequality?' Xenia asks her father, the world-famous economist Yanis Varoufakis. Drawing on memories ...
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'The book is a house of wonders' The New York Times'Steven Johnson is the Darwin of technology' Walter Issacson, author of Steve JobsWhat connects Pal...

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What is 'nothing'? What remains when you take all the matter away? Can empty space - a void - exist? This Very Short Introduction explores the science...
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One of the most profound thinkers of modern history, Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-78) was a central figure of the European Enlightenment. He was also ...

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This lively and accessible introduction to Plato focuses on the philosophy and argument of his writings, drawing the reader into Plato's way of doing ...
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Schopenhauer is the most readable of German philosophers. This book gives a succinct explanation of his metaphysical system, concentrating on the orig...

Start with why
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Why are some people and organizations more inventive, pioneering and successful than others? And why are they able to repeat their success again and a...
Books that changed the world
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In 'Books That Changed the World', Andrew Taylor sets himself the task of choosing and profiling the 50 most important and influential books in the history of the world. His selections range from classics like the 'Iliad' and the 'Analects', through treatises like Newton's Principia, and more modern works, such as 'Ulysses'.

Unforbidden pleasures
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So much has been written about forbidden pleasures. What about pleasures that are unforbidden?Society is fascinated by taboo - we spend our lives chas...
God created humanism
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In this compelling account of the origins and evolution of our secular worldview, Theo Hobson shows how Christian values continue to underpin our publ...

The conquest of bread
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'Well-being for all is not a dream.'In this brilliantly enjoyable, challenging rallying-cry of a book, Kropotkin lays out the heart of his anarchist b...
Proust and the squid
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'We were never born to read', says Maryanne Wolf. 'No specific genes ever dictated reading's development. Human beings invented reading only a few tho...