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Sisters Of Sinai
Sisters Of Sinai Janet Soskice
Narrative non-fiction at its best: an exciting, fascinating and thought-provoking book about the discovery of an early New Testament manuscript on Mount Sinai by two audacious Victorian ladies.
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The Rings of Saturn
The Rings of Saturn W.G. Sebald
VINTAGE VOYAGES: A world of journeys, from the tallest mountains to the depths of the mind
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The Little Book Of Philosophy
The Little Book Of Philosophy Andre Comte-Sponville
André Comte-Sponville's brilliant and thought-provoking follow-up to A Short Treatise on the Great Virtues is an ambitious introduction to the central concepts of philosophy, from morality to death, from liberty to wisdom.
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Men That God Made Mad
Men That God Made Mad Derek Lundy
An utterly original and compelling book about Northern Ireland, as seen through the prism of Derek Lundy's own family
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The Aristos
The Aristos John Fowles
'A brave attempt to look at the world and to decide what an intelligent man should think about it' Sunday Times
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Animal Liberation
Animal Liberation Peter Singer
'An extraordinary book which has had extraordinary effects... Widely known as the bible of the animal liberation movement' Independent on Sunday
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Within Reason
Within Reason Margaret Gullan-Whur
The first biography in a generation of one of the most influential thinkers in the history of philosophy. Written with impressive skill and confidence. . . . Insight and scholarship give this biography an honoured place, if not eternity, than at least for several decades to come. - SUNDAY TELEGRAPH.
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Civilization
Civilization Roger Osborne
Through a vivid and dramatic interrogation of the past, this book examines and illuminates the nature of Western civilization from its earliest incarnations to the present.
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The Closing Of The Western Mind Charles Freeman
'Entertaining... An excellent and readable account of the development of Christian doctrine' New York Times
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The Voice Of The Thunder
The Voice Of The Thunder Laurens Van Der Post
An urgent manifestop for renewal in the human spirit, a clarion call for recognition of life's great imperatives, and a stirring vision of hope for our discordant time.
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Uneasy Ethics Simon Lee
A Pimlico Original which explores the moral dimension of five key issues in the new millennium - by asking the reader 'what would you have done?'.
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The Pimlico History Of Western Philosophy
The Pimlico History Of Western Philosophy RICHARD H. POPKIN
From Plato to Wittgenstein and from Aquinas to Heidegger, the volume provides lively, in-depth and up-to-date historical analysis of all the key figures, schools and movements of Western philosophy. Richard Popkin has assembled 63 leading scholars to forge a highly approachable chronological account of the development of Western philosophical traditions.
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Concepts and Categories
Concepts and Categories Isaiah Berlin
'The most imaginative, distinguished and erudite of historians of ideas in this country. ' Anthony Quinton, Spectator
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Personal Impressions
Personal Impressions Isaiah Berlin
The third, enlarged edition of Isaiah Berlin's remarkable series of character portraits, Personal Impressions
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The Passion Of The Western Mind
The Passion Of The Western Mind Richard Tarnas
The most lucid and concise presentation of Western thought. The writing is elegant and carries the reader with the momentum of a novel. 'It really is a noble performance.' - Joseph Campbell
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The Forty-Nine Steps Roberto Calasso
A unique and fascinating exploration of the essential thinkers of our time - by the author of the bestselling The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony.
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An Intimate History Of Humanity
An Intimate History Of Humanity Theodore Zeldin
‘Theodore Zeldin’s all-embracing history of our feelings through the ages [is] brilliantly original and unsettling… A seductive and unusually thought provoking book’ Sunday Telegraph
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AD 381
AD 381 Charles Freeman
A provoking - and timely - examination of one of the most important moments in Church history.
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The Zurau Aphorisms
The Zurau Aphorisms Franz Kafka
The essential philosophical writings of one of the twentieth century's greatest writers are now published for the first time in a single volume with an introduction and afterword by the celebrated writer Roberto Calasso.
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Descartes' Error
Descartes' Error Antonio Damasio
‘Crucial reading’ - New York Times Book Review
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On Truth
On Truth Harry G. Frankfurt
The author of On Bullshit (2005) returns with a witty and insightful itty-bitty disquisition on the personal and societal importance of truth.
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