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The News: A User’s Manual
Explores our relationship with 'the news'. Mixing current affairs with philosophical reflections, this title offers a guide to the precautions we should take before venturing anywhere near the news and the 'noise' it generates.
We all worry about what others think of us. We all long to succeed and fear failure. We all suffer - to a greater or lesser degree, usually privately and with embarrassment - from status anxiety. This title looks at history,...
The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work
Why do so many of us love or hate our work? How has it come to dominate our lives? And what should we do about it? This title explores our love-hate relationship with our jobs.
The Office: A Hardworking History
This book traces the office from origins among merchants and monks to the gleaming glass towers of New York and the space age sweatshops of Silicon Valley, finding a legacy of invention and ingenuity - the telephone, the...
The Brain That Changes Itself
A new discovery called neuroplasticity is overthrowing the centuries-old notion that the adult human brain is fixed and unchanging. It is, instead, able to change its own structure and function, even into old age. We see a woman...
The Emotional Life of Your Brain
How to retrain our brain to improve our emotional behaviour by pioneering neuroscientist
The Woman Who Changed Her Brain
Young began life severely learning disabled, and built herself a better brain and a brain training program that has helped thousands of others do the same. In the past five years, the idea that self-improvement can happen in the...
You are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto
Reveals how the internet is deadening personal interaction, stifling genuine inventiveness and even changing us as people. Showing us the way to a future where individuals mean more than machines, this book is a searing manifesto...
How are We to Live?: Ethics in an Age of Self Interest
Singer suggests that people who take an ethical approach to life often find a deeper satisfaction in what they are doing.
An exploration of love, a subject that has occupied philosophers since the time of Plato. Tackling the mood of pessimism about the nature of love that reaches back through Schopenhauer and Kierkegaard, it examines the links...
Solitude and Loneliness
Referencing ancient Buddhist scripts and cultural touchstones such as Into The Wild, the art of Edward Hopper, and the work of Charlie Chaplin, Sarvananda considers how we think and feel about being alone.
The Architecture of Happiness
What makes a house truly beautiful? Why are many new houses so ugly? Why do we argue so bitterly about sofas and pictures - and can differences of taste ever be satisfactorily resolved? The author looks at buildings across the...
The Fear of Insignificance: Searching for Meaning in the Twenty-first Century
Making use of existential philosophy, the experimental results of existential psychology, and his twenty-five years of clinical experience in existential psychoanalysis, Strenger shows how the commoditization of the self has led...
A Little History of Philosophy
Philosophy begins with questions about the nature of reality and how we should live. This book introduces the great thinkers in Western philosophy and explores their most compelling ideas about the world and how best to live in...
Distraction: A Philosopher’s Guide to Being Free
Shows how rewarding patient, sensitive and thoughtful attention to the world can be. This book suggests that the opposite of a life of distraction is one of genuine freedom.
Colin Feltham brings a much needed perspective on our perpetual striving towards perfectibility. Time to accept our non-omniscience and to rethink what it means to fail.
How to be Idle
As Oscar Wilde said, doing nothing is hard work. The Protestant work ethic has most of us in its thrall, and the idlers of this world have the odds stacked against them. This book presents us with a laid-back argument for a...
Why Love Matters: How Affection Shapes a Baby’s Brain
'Why Love Matters' explains why love is essential to brain development in the early years of life, particularly to the development of our social and emotional brain systems, and presents the startling discoveries that provide the...
Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World
A book and CD package. Mindfulness reveals the secrets of lifelong happiness and details a unique programme developed by Oxford University psychologist Professor Mark Williams with colleagues around the world.
Argues that positive psychology has overlooked and sidelined the ancient wisdom on wellbeing, notably from the Greek philosophers. This work shows that wellbeing is not found in a focus on pleasure, or even the pursuit of...
Conditions of Love: The Philosophy of Intimacy
Drawing on such writers and thinkers as Plato, Tolstoy, Freud and Stendhal, this title explores how our perception of love is formed by culture and history. It is suitable for those who believe or disbelieve in love.
The Little Veggie Patch Co’s Guide to Backyard Farming
Fabian Capomolla and Mat Pember are back with 'The Little Veggie Patch Co's Guide to Backyard Farming'.
The Little Veggie Patch Co.: How to Grow Food in Small Spaces
Lots of Fun packed full of all the information you'll need (plus some hilarious tips and stories from the little Veggie Patch boys own experience along the way), this colourful guide is for anyone interested in growing their own...
Philosophy in the Garden
Why did Marcel Proust have bonsai beside his bed? What was Jane Austen doing in Chawton, coveting an apricot? How was Friedrich Nietzsche inspired by his Italian Gedankenbaum, 'thought tree'? In Philosophy in the Garden, Damon...
How to Change the World
What difference can you make in the world?
How to Think More About Sex
Think more about sex by thinking about it in a different way
How to Find Fulfilling Work
Find life-enhancing work and realise your potential with this enlightening read
How to Worry Less About Money
Break free of your destructive relationship with money, and learn how money can make you happy
How to Stay Sane
A handbook to console, nourish and gently lead us on the path to emotional balance
How to Thrive in the Digital Age
Discover how to live well with technology
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