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A witty insight into the contentment that can be found by rediscovering the joys of everyday things.
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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...
Anne Karpf; The School of Life
A deep and thoughtful look at what it means to age, how to do it well and why we care at all
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What to do when faced with adversity and how to derive meaning from it
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An entertaining and thought-provoking look at the food on our plates, and what it can teach us about being human, from the author of The Ego Trick and The Pig...
Dalai Lama XIV
Argues that religion is not a necessity for pursuing a spiritual life. This modern-day polemic outlines those ethics that the Dalai Lama believes should be central to our lives.
A. C. Grayling
Drawing on the wisdom of 2,500 years of contemplative non-religious writing on all that it means to be human - from the origins of the universe to small...
Julian Baggini; Antonia Macaro
Based on their Financial Times Weekend column, philosopher Julian Baggini and his psychotherapist partner Antonia Macaro offer intriguing answers to life's questions.
'In this entertaining, educative and gracefully written book, Julian Baggini explores the questions of the nature of the self and in what sense it persists through time ... This is...
The Big Questions series is designed to let renowned experts address the 20 most fundamental and frequently asked questions of a major branch of science or philosophy.
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