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Philosophical

Choosing a good book to read, especially a philosophical book, can always be a challenge for the reader. The number of philosophers and philosophical books is very large, and if one, without sufficient knowledge, simply wants to read a book in this field, one will undoubtedly doubt his choice. At ShopiPersia we have compiled a collection of the best philosophical books and put them up for sale. Our shipping is free for Europe & UK.

  • Ethics: An Essay on the Understanding of Evil by Alain Badiou

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    “Ethical questions dominate today’s political and academic agendas. While government think-tanks ponder the dilemmas of bio-ethics, medical ethics and professional ethics, respect for human rights and reverence for the Other have become matters of virtually instinctive consensus.” “Alain Badiou, one of the most powerful and unusual voices in contemporary French philosophy, explodes the facile assumptions behind this recent ethical turn.

     

  • In Praise of Love Book by Alain Badiou and Nicolas Truong

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    Love without risk is an impossibility, like war without death. Caught between consumerism and casual sexual encounters devoid of passion, love today – without the key ingredient of chance – is in mortal danger. Alain Badiou proposes a vision of love as an adventure of the individual.

     

  • The art question Book by Nigel Warburton

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    ‘What is art?’ is a question many of us want answered but are too afraid to ask. It is the very question that Nigel Warburton demystifies in this brilliant and accessible little book. With customary clarity, he explains art theories, that are much discussed but little understood, by thinkers such as Clive Bell, R.G Collingwood and Wittgenstein. He illuminates other perplexing problems in art, such as the artist’s intention, representation and emotion.

  • Freedom: An Introduction with Readings by Nigel Warburton

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    This introduction to the arguments about individual freedom is ideal for newcomers to philosophy or political thought. Each chapter considers a fundamental argument about the scope of individual freedom, including the concepts of negative and positive freedom, freedom of belief, the Harm Principle, and freedom of speech and expression. Each argument is then clearly linked to a reading from key thinkers on each of these problems: Isaiah Berlin, Jeremy Waldron, Jonathan Wolff, Bernard Williams, Ronald Dworkin, H.L.A. Hart and Charles Taylor.

  • Philosophy: The Classics Book by Nigel Warburton

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    This brisk and invigorating tour through the great books of western philosophy explores the works of Plato, Aristotle, Boethius, Machiavelli, Descartes, Hobbes, Spinoza, Locke, Hume, Rousseau, Kant, Schopenhauer, Mill, Kierkegaard, Marx and Engels, Nietzsche, Russell, Ayer, Sartre, Wittgenstein, and Rawls.

  • Philosophy: The Basics Book by Nigel Warburton

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    Now in its fourth edition, Nigel Warburton’s best-selling book gently eases the reader into the world of philosophy. Each chapter considers a key area of philosophy, explaining and exploring the basic ideas and themes.

  • Les Belles Images Book by Simone de Beauvoir

    Les Belles Images Book by Simone de Beauvoir

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    Simone De Beauvoir’s novel ‘Les Belles Images’ deals with the theme of inauthenticity. De Beauvoir sets the novel in France, during the post-war of the 1960s. In the book, she describes the affluent burgeoise characters who fulfill glamorous positions, earn high incomes, and display their wealth.

  • Adieux A Farewell to Sartre Book by Simone de Beauvoir

    Adieux: A Farewell to Sartre Book by Simone de Beauvoir

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    Simone de Beauvoir’s first-person account of the last ten years of Sartre’s life, and it is heartbreaking to read in several places…. The prose is characteristic of de Beauvoir: deeply and intimately detailed, meticulous, and dense in some places…. it gives the reader an even more thorough understanding of the devoted side of de Beauvoir–and the very human and mortal side of the great philosopher Sartre.

  • Picasso's Animals Book by Boris Friedewald

    Picasso’s Animals Book by Boris Friedewald

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    This beautifully designed book is filled with illustrations and photographs of the many animals in Picasso’s life—those he painted and drew, as well as those he loved. One of the few under-examined aspects of Picasso’s life and work was his love of animals.

  • The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work Book by Alain de Botton

    The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work Book by Alain de Botton

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    The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work is an exploration of the joys and perils of the modern workplace, beautifully evoking what other people wake up to do each day–and night–to make the fre. And yet we rarely ask ourselves how we got there or what our occupations mean to us.

  • The News A User's Manual Book by Alain de Botton

    The News: A User’s Manual Book by Alain de Botton

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    In this dazzling book, de Botton takes 25 archetypal news stories – from an aircrash to a murder, a celebrity interview to a political scandal – and submits them to unusually intense analysis. … Inspired by writing the book, he created a news outlet The Philosopher’s Mail which grew into: The Book of Life.

  • The meaning of life by Alain de Botton (Farsi)

    The meaning of life by Alain de Botton (Farsi)

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    When it comes to existential questions such as ‘what is the meaning of life’, Alain suggests that the ultimate goal of life is fulfilment and a sense of serving others. When jobs become meaningless, it is often because they have become disconnected from how we serve other people and why it matters.

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