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The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse (Hardcover): Charlie Mackesy The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse (Hardcover)
Charlie Mackesy 5
R405 R324 Discovery Miles 3 240 Save R81 (20%) Ships in 11 - 16 working days

A book of hope for uncertain times.

The conversations between the four characters in this book - the boy, the mole, the fox and the horse - have been shared thousands of times online, recreated in school art classes, turned into tattoos, they inspire parents and grandparents, comfort children, cheer people who feel lonely, are grieving, need courage, or a reminder that they are not alone and to keep going when life is hard.

Enter the world of Charlie Mackesy's creations, these four unlikely friends, discover their story and their most poignant and universal life lessons. The book includes Charlie's most loved illustrations and new ones too.

'The world needs Charlie’s work right now.' Miranda Hart

‘My hope is that the book goes some way to helping people live more courageously, more honestly and with more love for themselves and others.’ Charlie Mackesy

The World Looks Like This From Here - Thoughts On African Psychology (Paperback): Kopano Ratele The World Looks Like This From Here - Thoughts On African Psychology (Paperback)
Kopano Ratele
R250 R215 Discovery Miles 2 150 Save R35 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

What does the world look like from Africa? What does it mean to think, feel, express without apology for being African? How does one teach society and children to be African – with full consciousness and pride? In institutions of learning, what would a textbook on African-centred psychology look like? How do researchers and practitioners engage in African social psychology, African-centred child development, African neuropsychology, or any area of psychology that situates African realities at the centre?

Questions such as these are what Kopano Ratele grapples with in this lyrical, philosophical and poetic treatise on practising African psychology in a decolonised world view. Employing a style common in philosophy but rarely used in psychology, the book offers thoughts about the ideas, contestation, urgency and desire around a psychological praxis in Africa for Africans.

While setting out a framework for researching, teaching and practicing African psychology, the book in part coaxes, in part commands and in part urges students of psychology, lecturers, researchers and therapists to reconsider and reach beyond their received notions of African psychology.

The Oracle - The Jubilean Mysteries Unveiled (Hardcover): Jonathan Cahn The Oracle - The Jubilean Mysteries Unveiled (Hardcover)
Jonathan Cahn 1
R510 R422 Discovery Miles 4 220 Save R88 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

To know what the future holds, know what the past is hiding.

This book will open your eyes to groundbreaking mysteries that will impact not only how you understand the past, but also how you can be ready for the future. Jonathan Cahn, author of the New York Times best sellers The Harbinger, The Mystery of the Shemitah, The Book of Mysteries, and The Paradigm, now unveils The Oracle, in which he opens up the Jubilean mysteries and a revelation so big that it lies behind everything from the rise and fall of nations and empires (even America), to the current events of our day, to the future, to end-time prophecy, and much more.

  • Could an ancient prophecy and a mysterious ordinance given in a Middle Eastern desert over three thousand years ago be determining the events of our day?
  • Could some of the most famous people of modern history and current events be secretly linked to this mystery-even a modern president of the United States?
  • Could this ancient revelation pinpoint the events of our times down to the year, month, and day of their occurring?
  • Could a mysterious phenomenon be manifesting on the world stage on an exact timetable determined from ancient times?
  • Could these manifestations have altered-and now be altering-the course of world events?

Jonathan Cahn takes the reader on a journey to find the man called the Oracle. One by one each of the Jubilean mysteries will be revealed through the giving of a vision. The Oracle will uncover the mysteries of The Stranger, The Lost City, The Man With the Measuring Line, The Land of Seven Wells, The Birds, The Number of the End, The Man in the Black Robe, The Prophet's Song, The Matrix of Years, The Day of the Lions, The Awakening of the Dragon, and much more.

The reader will discover the ancient scrolls that contain the appointed words that have determined the course of world history from the onset of modern times up to our day. The revelation is so big that it will involve and open up the mysteries of everything and everyone from Mark Twain to Moses, from King Nebuchadnezzar to Donald Trump, from the fall of empires to the rise of America, from a mystery hidden in a desert cave to another in an ancient scroll, from the palace of the Persian Empire to the US Senate, from the Summer of Love to the Code of Babylon, and much, much more. Ultimately the Oracle will reveal the secret that lies behind end-time prophecy and the mystery of the end of the age.

As with The Harbinger and The Book of Mysteries, Cahn reveals the mysteries through a narrative. A traveler is given seven keys; each will open up one of seven doors. Behind each door lies a stream of mysteries. The reader will be taken on a journey of angels and prophetic revelations waiting to be discovered behind each of the seven doors-the ancient secrets that lie behind the world-changing events of modern times-and revelations of what is yet to come.

Hailed as a mind-blowing masterpiece, The Oracle will reveal mysteries that are absolutely real, amazing, stunning, mind-blowing, and life-changing.

Prepare to be blown away.

Being Black In The World (Paperback, New Edition): N. Chabani Manganyi Being Black In The World (Paperback, New Edition)
N. Chabani Manganyi
R280 R241 Discovery Miles 2 410 Save R39 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Being Black In The World, one of N. Chabani Manganyi’s first publications, was written in 1973 at a time of global socio-political change and renewed resistance to the brutality of apartheid rule and the emergence of Black Consciousness in the mid-1960s.

Manganyi is one of South Africa’s most eminent intellectuals and an astute social and political observer. He has written widely on subjects relating to ethno-psychiatry, autobiography, black artists and race. In 2018 Manganyi’s memoir, Apartheid and the Making of a Black Psychologist was awarded the prestigious ASSAf (The Academy of Science of South Africa) Humanities Book Award. Publication of Being-Black-in-the-World was delayed until the young Manganyi had left the country to study at Yale University. His publishers feared that the apartheid censorship board and security forces would prohibit him from leaving the country, and perhaps even incarcerate him, for being a ‘radical revolutionary’. The book found a limited public circulation in South Africa due to this censorship and original copies were hard to come by.

This new edition is an invitation to a younger generation of citizens to engage with early decolonialising thought by an eminent South African intellectual. While the essays in this book are clearly situated in the material and social conditions of that time, they also have a timelessness that speaks to our contemporary concerns regarding black subjectivity, affectivity and corporeality, the persistence of a racial (and racist) order and the possibilities of a renewed de-colonial project. Each of these short essays can be read as self-contained reflections on what it meant to be black during the apartheid years. Manganyi is a master of understatement, and yet this does not stop him from making incisive political criticisms of black subjugation under apartheid. The essays will reward close study for anyone trying to make sense of black subjectivity and the persistence of white insensitivity to black suffering.

Ahead of its time, the ideas in this book are an exemplary demonstration of what a thoroughgoing and rigorous de-colonial critique should entail. The re-publication of this classic text is enriched by the inclusion of a foreword and annotation by respected scholars Garth Stevens and Grahame Hayes respectively, and an afterword by public intellectual Njabulo S. Ndebele.

Fight Back - End the Cycles of Anxiety and Depression (Paperback): Mike Oglesbee Fight Back - End the Cycles of Anxiety and Depression (Paperback)
Mike Oglesbee
R287 R241 Discovery Miles 2 410 Save R46 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Life on the Other Side - Fifty Things Learned in Retirement (Hardcover): Brian Forst Life on the Other Side - Fifty Things Learned in Retirement (Hardcover)
Brian Forst
R603 R491 Discovery Miles 4 910 Save R112 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Classic Philosophical Questions: Pearson New International Edition (Paperback, 14th edition): Robert Mulvaney Classic Philosophical Questions: Pearson New International Edition (Paperback, 14th edition)
Robert Mulvaney
R1,401 Discovery Miles 14 010 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Classic and Contemporary Primary Source Readings. Classic Philosophical Questions has presented decades of students with the most compelling classic and contemporary primary source readings on the most enduring and abiding questions in philosophy. Classic Philosophical Questions is a longstanding and highly respected anthology of basic readings in philosophy, taken from ancient, modern, and contemporary sources. Issues are treated in a fundamentally open manner with arguments pro and con for the various positions covered. All selections are taken from primary sources, with introductions and study guides to facilitate reading for the beginning student. Teaching and Learning Experience Personalize Learning - MySearchLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. Improve Critical Thinking - Philosophical issues, "To Think About" questions and quotations, biographical sketches, and more, all help to encourage students to examine their assumptions, discern hidden values, evaluate evidence and assess their conclusions. Engage Students - The selections within Classic Philosophical Questions contain explanatory introductions, study questions and a glossary of terms to facilitate easier reading for the beginning student. Support Instructors- Teaching your course just got easier! You can create a Customized Text or use our PowerPoint Presentation Slides. Plus, Classic Philosophical Questions maintains the independence of each work. It does not make the assumption that a student has previously read the material when it presents issues of knowledge, metaphysics, ethics, etc. - thus allowing you to arrange the order of topics to your course needs.

Philosopher's Way, The: Pearson New International Edition - Thinking Critically About Profound Ideas (Paperback, Pearson... Philosopher's Way, The: Pearson New International Edition - Thinking Critically About Profound Ideas (Paperback, Pearson New International Edition)
John Chaffee
R1,578 Discovery Miles 15 780 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Students learn to critically think about philosophy. The Philosopher's Way inspires students to think like a philosopher, helping them become more accomplished critical thinkers and develop the analytical tools needed to think philosophically about important issues. This text features readings from major philosophical texts and commentary to guide students in their understanding of the topics. It is organized by questions central to the main branches of philosophy and examines the ideas of philosophers past and present. A better teaching and learning experience This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience-for you and your students. Here's how: *Personalize Learning - MySearchLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. *Improve Critical Thinking - Critical thinking features challenge students to go beyond their reading and explore the connections philosophy has in their everyday lives. *Engage Students - Full-color visuals bring topics to life, and writing examples give students a foundation for their own philosophical exploration. *Support Instructors - MySearchLab, Instructor's Manual, Test Bank, MyTest, and PowerPoint slides are available.

Algorithms to Live By - The Computer Science of Human Decisions (Paperback): Brian Christian, Tom Griffiths Algorithms to Live By - The Computer Science of Human Decisions (Paperback)
Brian Christian, Tom Griffiths 3
R302 R204 Discovery Miles 2 040 Save R98 (32%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A fascinating exploration of how computer algorithms can be applied to our everyday lives. In this dazzlingly interdisciplinary work, acclaimed author Brian Christian and cognitive scientist Tom Griffiths show us how the simple, precise algorithms used by computers can also untangle very human questions. Modern life is constrained by limited space and time, limits that give rise to a particular set of problems. What should we do, or leave undone, in a day or a lifetime? How much messiness should we accept? The authors explain how to have better hunches and when to leave things to chance, how to deal with overwhelming choices and how best to connect with others. From finding a spouse to finding a parking spot, from organizing one's inbox to understanding the workings of human memory, Algorithms To Live By is full of practical takeaways to help you solve common decision-making problems and illuminate the workings of the human mind.

The Good Place and Philosophy - Everything is Forking Fine! (Paperback): William Irwin The Good Place and Philosophy - Everything is Forking Fine! (Paperback)
William Irwin; Edited by Kimberly S. Engels
R423 R358 Discovery Miles 3 580 Save R65 (15%) In stock

Dive into the moral philosophy at the heart of all four seasons of NBC's The Good Place, guided by academic experts including the show's philosophical consultants Pamela Hieronymi and Todd May, and featuring a foreword from creator and showrunner Michael Schur Explicitly dedicated to the philosophical concepts, questions, and fundamental ethical dilemmas at the heart of the thoughtful and ambitious NBC sitcom The Good Place Navigates the murky waters of moral philosophy in more conceptual depth to call into question what Chidi's ethics lessons--and the show--get right about learning to be a good person Features contributions from The Good Place's philosophical consultants, Pamela Hieronymi and Todd May, and introduced by the show's creator and showrunner Michael Schur (Parks and Recreation, The Office) Engages classic philosophical questions, including the clash between utilitarianism and deontological ethics in the "Trolley Problem," Kant's categorical imperative, Sartre's nihilism, and T.M Scanlon's contractualism Explores themes such as death, love, moral heroism, free will, responsibility, artificial intelligence, fatalism, skepticism, virtue ethics, perception, and the nature of autonomy in the surreal heaven-like afterlife of the Good Place Led by Kimberly S. Engels, co-editor of Westworld and Philosophy

Utopia - The Influential Classic (Hardcover): Thomas More Utopia - The Influential Classic (Hardcover)
Thomas More; Series edited by Tom Butler-Bowdon
R276 R233 Discovery Miles 2 330 Save R43 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Sir Thomas More (1477 - 1535) remains one of the most enigmatic thinkers in history, due to the enduring mysteries surrounding his best-known work, Utopia. In his socio-political work, More writes of a traveller's account of a newly discovered island in which the inhabitants share a common culture and way of life. As the traveller describes the harmony, equality, and prosperity of the island, a dramatic contrast is drawn between his imagined community and the very real poverty, crime and political corruption of 16th century Europe. In Utopia, More explores topics such as crime, punishment, education, multi-religion societies, divorce, euthanasia and women's rights, making the book as relevant today as it was 500 years ago. Part of the bestselling Capstone Classics Series edited by Tom Butler-Bowdon, this attractive, high-quality edition also features an introduction from writer, economist and historian, Niall Kishtainy.

Aesthetics - A Comprehensive Anthology (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Steven M Cahn, Stephanie Ross, Sandra L. Shapshay Aesthetics - A Comprehensive Anthology (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Steven M Cahn, Stephanie Ross, Sandra L. Shapshay
R1,418 Discovery Miles 14 180 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A revised second edition of the bestselling anthology on the major figures and themes in aesthetics and philosophy of art, the ideal resource for a comprehensive introduction to the study of aesthetics Aesthetics: A Comprehensive Anthology offers a well-rounded and thorough introduction to the evolution of modern thought on aesthetics. In a collection of over 60 readings, focused primarily on the Western tradition, this text includes works from key figures such as Plato, Hume, Kant, Nietzsche, Danto, and others. Broad in scope, this volume also contains contemporary works on the value of art, frequently-discussed continental texts, modern perspectives on feminist philosophy of art, and essays by authors outside of the community of academic philosophy, thereby immersing readers in an inclusive and balanced survey of aesthetics. The new second edition has been updated with contemporary essays, expanding the volume's coverage to include the value of art, artistic worth and personal taste, questions of aesthetic experience, and contemporary debates on and new theories of art. This edition also incorporates new and more standard translations of Kant's Critique of the Power of Judgment and Schopenhauer's The World as Will and Representation, as well as texts by Rousseau, Hegel, DuBois, Alain Locke, Budd, Robinson, Saito, Eaton and Levinson. Presents a comprehensive selection of introductory readings on aesthetics and philosophy of art Helps readers gain a deep historical understanding and clear perspective on contemporary questions in the field Offers new essays specifically selected to promote inclusivity and to highlight contemporary discussions Introduces new essays on topics such as environmental and everyday aesthetics, evolutionary aesthetics, and the connections between aesthetics and ethics Appropriate for both beginning and advanced students of philosophical aesthetics, this selection of texts initiates readers into the study of the foundations of and central developments in aesthetic thought.

Oor Gode En Afgode (Afrikaans, Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Marthinus Versfeld Oor Gode En Afgode (Afrikaans, Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Marthinus Versfeld; Foreword by Ernst Wolff
R182 Discovery Miles 1 820 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Oor Gode En Afgode is ’n herdruk van ’n vyftal essays van die Suid-Afrikaanse filosoof Marthinus Versfeld.

Die bundel het oorspronklik reeds in 1948 verskyn, maar die kwessies wat hierin bespreek word, is vandag steeds aktueel. Versfeld se groot bekommernis hier is dat die Westerse mens se opvatting van redelikheid en sy verhouding met die wŕreld om ons, sedert die Verligting baie verskraal het. Met verwysings na die kerkvader Augustinus en groot Middeleeuse filosowe soos Thomas van Aquinas, toon Versfeld aan dat hierdie ouer denkers se sienings van die skepping en die Skepper tot ’n meer ge´ntegreerde beeld van die mens en sy plek in die werklikheid kan bydra, ’n siening wat ook in ons postmoderne era aanklank by denkende lesers behoort te vind.

Die bundel bevat verder ’n kritiese bespreking van die Franse filosoof Jean-Jacques Rousseau en die oordrewe rol van die Staat in ons tyd (iets wat bekommerde Suid-Afrikaners met instemming kan lees), die verval in moraliteit en die oorheersing van die masjien in die lewe van die gewone mens. Dit is nie Versfeld se toeganklikste werk nie, maar die skrywer slaag steeds daarin om ingewikkelde filosofiese begrippe in eenvoudige taal oor te dra.

Die bundel word ingelei deur prof. Ernst Wolff, ’n kenner van die werk van Versfeld.

The School Of Life - An Emotional Education (Paperback): Alain De Botton, The School of Life The School Of Life - An Emotional Education (Paperback)
Alain De Botton, The School of Life
R265 R212 Discovery Miles 2 120 Save R53 (20%) Ships in 11 - 16 working days

The essential guide to how to live wisely and well in the twenty-first century - from Alain de Botton, the bestselling author of The Consolations of Philosophy, The Art of Travel and The Course of Love.

This is a book about everything you were never taught at school. It's about how to understand your emotions, find and sustain love, succeed in your career, fail well and overcome shame and guilt. It's also about letting go of the myth of a perfect life in order to achieve genuine emotional maturity. Written in a hugely accessible, warm and humane style, The School of Life is the ultimate guide to the emotionally fulfilled lives we all long for - and deserve.

This book brings together ten years of essential and transformative research on emotional intelligence, with practical topics including:

  • how to understand yourself
  • how to master the dilemmas of relationships
  • how to become more effective at work
  • how to endure failure
  • how to grow more serene and resilient
What It Means to Be Human - The Case for the Body in Public Bioethics (Hardcover): O Carter Snead What It Means to Be Human - The Case for the Body in Public Bioethics (Hardcover)
O Carter Snead
R802 Discovery Miles 8 020 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A leading expert on public bioethics advocates for a new conception of human identity in American law and policy. The natural limits of the human body make us vulnerable and therefore dependent, throughout our lives, on others. Yet American law and policy disregard these stubborn facts, with statutes and judicial decisions that presume people to be autonomous, defined by their capacity to choose. As legal scholar O. Carter Snead points out, this individualistic ideology captures important truths about human freedom, but it also means that we have no obligations to each other unless we actively, voluntarily embrace them. Under such circumstances, the neediest must rely on charitable care. When it is not forthcoming, law and policy cannot adequately respond. What It Means to Be Human makes the case for a new paradigm, one that better represents the gifts and challenges of being human. Inspired by the insights of Alasdair MacIntyre and Charles Taylor, Snead proposes a vision of human identity and flourishing that supports those who are profoundly vulnerable and dependent-children, the disabled, and the elderly. To show how such a vision would affect law and policy, he addresses three complex issues in bioethics: abortion, assisted reproductive technology, and end-of-life decisions. Avoiding typical dichotomies of conservative-versus-liberal and secular-versus-religious, Snead recasts debates over these issues and situates them within his framework of embodiment and dependence. He concludes that, if the law is built on premises that reflect the fully lived reality of life, it will provide support for the vulnerable, including the unborn, mothers, families, and those nearing the end of their lives. In this way, he argues, policy can ensure that people have the care they need in order to thrive. In this provocative and consequential book, Snead rethinks how the law represents human experiences so that it might govern more wisely, justly, and humanely.

Pandemic! 2 - Chronicles of a Time Lost (Paperback): Slavoj Zizek Pandemic! 2 - Chronicles of a Time Lost (Paperback)
Slavoj Zizek
R393 R325 Discovery Miles 3 250 Save R68 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Be Water, My Friend - The True Teachings of Bruce Lee (Hardcover): Shannon Lee Be Water, My Friend - The True Teachings of Bruce Lee (Hardcover)
Shannon Lee
R350 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R70 (20%) Ships in 11 - 16 working days

Bruce Lee's daughter illuminates her father's most powerful life philosophies, and how we can apply his teachings to our daily lives 'Empty your mind; be formless, shapeless like water' Bruce Lee is a cultural icon, world renowned for his martial arts and film legacy. But Lee was also a deeply philosophical thinker, believing that martial arts are more than just an exercise in physical discipline - they are a perfect metaphor for personal growth. In Be Water, My Friend, Shannon Lee shares previously untold stories from her father's life along with the concepts at the core of his teachings. Each chapter reveals a lesson from Bruce Lee, expanding on the foundation of his iconic 'be water' philosophy to reveal a path to an enlightened way of being. This is an inspirational call to action to consider our lives with new eyes and a testament to Lee's unique power to ignite our imaginations and transform our lives.

Il Paradiso - by Dante Alighieri (Afrikaans, Paperback): Cas Vos Il Paradiso - by Dante Alighieri (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Cas Vos
R240 R206 Discovery Miles 2 060 Save R34 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Il Paradiso is die hoogtepunt van Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) se driedelige werk. Hy gebruik van die aangrypendste metafore en vergelykings om sy reis te beskryf. Hy is sonder twyfel een van die briljantste digters ooit.

Cas Vos se vertaling is die eerste vertaling daarvan in digvorm in Afrikaans. Hy wend verrassende en sprankelende metafore en vergelykings in sy vertaling aan en hy vertaal al die Latynse himnes op ’n indrukwekkende wyse.

Die leser word uitgenooi om die reis na die Paradiso onder die klank van sange en lieflike beelde te onderneem. ‘n Youtube-opname deur Hennie Maas van beeld en klank vergesel die bundel. Die uitmuntende akteur Dawid Minnaar lees dele uit die vertaling voor. Die opname laat die leser van Il Paradiso die tersines visueel en klankryk ervaar.

Transportation and the Culture of Climate Change - Accelerating Ride to Global Crisis (Paperback): Tatiana Prorokova-Konrad Transportation and the Culture of Climate Change - Accelerating Ride to Global Crisis (Paperback)
Tatiana Prorokova-Konrad
R760 Discovery Miles 7 600 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This interdisciplinary collection of eleven original essays focuses on the environmental impact of transportation, which is, as Tatiana Prorokova-Konrad and Brian C. Black note in their introduction, responsible for 26 percent of global energy use. Approaching mobility not solely as a material, logistical question but as a phenomenon mediated by culture, the book interrogates popular assumptions deeply entangled with energy choices. Rethinking transportation, the contributors argue, necessarily involves fundamental understandings of consumption, freedom, and self. The essays in Transportation and the Culture of Climate Change cover an eclectic range of subject matter, from the association of bicycles with childhood to the songs of Bruce Springsteen, but are united in a central conviction: "Transport is a considerable part of our culture that is as hard to transform as it is for us to stop using fossil fuels - but we do not have an alternative.

Metahistory - The Historical Imagination in Nineteenth-Century Europe (Paperback, Fortieth Anniversary Edition): Hayden White Metahistory - The Historical Imagination in Nineteenth-Century Europe (Paperback, Fortieth Anniversary Edition)
Hayden White
R647 R538 Discovery Miles 5 380 Save R109 (17%) In stock

Since its initial publication in 1973, Hayden White's Metahistory has remained an essential book for understanding the nature of historical writing. In this classic work, White argues that a deep structural content lies beyond the surface level of historical texts. This latent poetic and linguistic content - which White dubs the "metahistorical element" - essentially serves as a paradigm for what an "appropriate" historical explanation should be. To support his thesis, White analyzes the complex writing styles of historians like Michelet, Ranke, Tocqueville, and Burckhardt, and philosophers of history such as Marx, Hegel, Nietzsche, and Croce. The first work in the history of historiography to concentrate on historical writing as writing, Metahistory sets out to deprive history of its status as a bedrock of factual truth, to redeem narrative as the substance of historicality, and to identify the extent to which any distinction between history and ideology on the basis of the presumed scientificity of the former is spurious. This fortieth-anniversary edition includes a new preface in which White explains his motivation for writing Metahistory and discusses how reactions to the book informed his later writing. In a new foreword, Michael S. Roth, a former student of White's and the current president of Wesleyan University, reflects on the significance of the book across a broad range of fields, including history, literary theory, and philosophy. This book will be of interest to anyone-in any discipline-who takes the past as a serious object of study.

Passions of Our Time (Hardcover): Julia Kristeva Passions of Our Time (Hardcover)
Julia Kristeva; Translated by Sheila Malovany-Chevallier, Constance Borde
R785 R634 Discovery Miles 6 340 Save R151 (19%) In stock

Julia Kristeva is a true polymath, an intellectual of astonishingly wide range whose erudition and insight have been brought to bear on psychoanalysis, literary criticism, gender and sex, and cultural critique. Passions of Our Time showcases recent essays of Kristeva's that demonstrate the scope of her capacious intellect, her gifts as a stylist, and the profound contribution of her thought to the challenges of the present. The collection begins with vivid recollection of celebrating, as a child in Bulgaria, Alphabet Day, the holiday honoring the Cyrillic letters, which proceeds outward into a contemplation of the writer as translator. Kristeva considers literature with Barthes, freedom through Rousseau, Teresa of Avila and mystical experience, Simone de Beauvoir's dream life, and Antigone and the psychic life of women. A group of essays drawing on her psychoanalytic work delve into Freud, Lacan, maternal eroticism, and the continued importance of psychoanalysis today. In a series of striking investigations, she thinks through disability and normativity, monotheism and secularization, the need to believe and the desire to know. Calling for the courage to renew and reinvent humanism, she outlines the principles of a stance founded on the importance of respecting human life. Finally, Kristeva discusses French culture and diversity, rethinking universalism and interrogating the potential for Islam and psychoanalysis to meet, and pays homage to Beauvoir by rephrasing her dictum into the provocative "One is born woman, but I become one."

Out Of The Dark Night - Essays On Decolonization (Paperback): Archille Mbembe Out Of The Dark Night - Essays On Decolonization (Paperback)
Archille Mbembe
R385 R331 Discovery Miles 3 310 Save R54 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Achille Mbembe is one of the world’s most profound critics of colonialism and its consequences, a major figure in the emergence of a new wave of French critical theory. His writings examine the complexities of decolonization for African subjectivities and the possibilities emerging in its wake. In Out of the Dark Night, he offers a rich analysis of the paradoxes of the postcolonial moment that points toward new liberatory models of community, humanity and planetarity.

In a nuanced consideration of the African experience, Mbembe makes sweeping interventions into debates about citizenship, identity, democracy, and modernity. He eruditely ranges across European and African thought to provide a powerful assessment of common ways of writing and thinking about the world. Mbembe criticizes the blinkers of European intellectuals, analyzing France’s failure to heed postcolonial critiques of ongoing exclusions masked by pretenses of universalism. He develops a new reading of African modernity that further develops the notion of Afropolitanism, a novel way of being in the world that has arisen in decolonized Africa in the midst of both destruction and the birth of new societies.

Out of the Dark Night reconstructs critical theory’s historical and philosophical framework for understanding colonial and postcolonial events and expands our sense of the futures made possible by decolonization..

The Wheels of Society (Paperback): Tony Wilson The Wheels of Society (Paperback)
Tony Wilson
R379 R315 Discovery Miles 3 150 Save R64 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Written with verve and a mordant wit, 'The Wheels of Society' is a vivid, cogent, ground-breaking proposal for us to re-think ourselves in order to steer civilisation back to safety. As a species we seem to cling on to the power and influence of 'the old normal'. Forests and valleys are decimated so that businessmen can be in Manchester 30 minutes faster; thousands of airline seats are sold for the price of a free-range chicken so that hundreds of short-haul planes can devastate the atmosphere and enable drunken escapades in Barcelona rather than Soho; the rich get even richer and the poor get Covid 19. Bankers conspire in the fraudulent abuse of people's savings, yet can keep their loot, saved by governments supposed to protect their citizens but who fail to hold a single perpetrator to account. Is this how we are supposed to be? The biology of society becomes visible when hubris is side-stepped. First, natural selfishness must be overcome before individuals can assemble altruistically into a working group - a rather wonderful achievement. Our cooperating groups, which make up the hierarchy of society, are living things in their own right. Then, once assembled, the group must perform trial-and-error cycles to do life's vital functions. Wilson's 'assembly-and-performance thinking' combines these two mechanisms into a simple scientific theory of society which applies, with variations, to all cooperating creatures - not just to humans.

The Courage To Be Disliked - How to free yourself, change your life and achieve real happiness (Paperback, Main): Ichiro... The Courage To Be Disliked - How to free yourself, change your life and achieve real happiness (Paperback, Main)
Ichiro Kishimi, Fumitake Koga 1
R253 R191 Discovery Miles 1 910 Save R62 (25%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The Japanese phenomenon that teaches us the simple yet profound lessons required to liberate our real selves and find lasting happiness. The Courage to be Disliked shows you how to unlock the power within yourself to become your best and truest self, change your future and find lasting happiness. Using the theories of Alfred Adler, one of the three giants of 19th century psychology alongside Freud and Jung, the authors explain how we are all free to determine our own future free of the shackles of past experiences, doubts and the expectations of others. It's a philosophy that's profoundly liberating, allowing us to develop the courage to change, and to ignore the limitations that we and those around us can place on ourselves. The result is a book that is both highly accessible and profound in its importance. Millions have already read and benefited from its wisdom. Now that The Courage to be Disliked has been published for the first time in English, so can you.

The Good Ancestor - How to Think Long Term in a Short-Term World (Paperback): Roman Krznaric The Good Ancestor - How to Think Long Term in a Short-Term World (Paperback)
Roman Krznaric
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'This is the book our children's children will thank us for reading' - The Edge, U2 How can we be good ancestors? From the first seeds sown thousands of years ago, to the construction of the cities we still inhabit, to the scientific discoveries that have ensured our survival, we are the inheritors of countless gifts from the past. Today, in an age driven by the tyranny of the now, with 24/7 news, the latest tweet, and the buy-now button commanding our attention, we rarely stop to consider how our actions will affect future generations. With such frenetic short-termism at the root of contemporary crises, the call for long-term thinking grows every day - but what is it, has it ever worked, and can we even do it? In The Good Ancestor, leading public philosopher Roman Krznaric argues that there is still hope. From the pyramids to the NHS, humankind has always had the innate ability to plan for posterity and take action that will resonate for decades, centuries, even millennia to come. If we want to become good ancestors, now is the time to recover and enrich this imaginative skill. The Good Ancestor reveals six profound ways in which we can all learn to think long-term, exploring how we can reawaken oft-neglected but uniquely human talents like 'cathedral thinking' that expand our time horizons and sharpen our foresight. Drawing on radical solutions from around the world, Krznaric celebrates the innovators who are reinventing democracy, culture and economics so that we all have the chance to become good ancestors and create a better tomorrow.

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