Philosophy and Classics Recommendations

Greek Myths: A New Retelling Cover Image
By Charlotte Higgins, Chris Ofili (Drawings by)
$26.00
ISBN: 9780593316269
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Published: Pantheon - January 11th, 2022

A brilliantly original, landmark retelling of Greek myths, recounted as if they were actual scenes being woven into textiles by the women who feature prominently in them—including Athena, Helen, Circe and Penelope


Twelve Caesars: Images of Power from the Ancient World to the Modern Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780691222363
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Published: Princeton University Press - October 12th, 2021

From the bestselling author of SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome, the fascinating story of how images of Roman autocrats have influenced art, culture, and the representation of power for more than 2,000 years


On Revolution (The French List) Cover Image
By Jean-Paul Sartre, Chris Turner (Translated by)
$12.50
ISBN: 9780857429056
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Published: Seagull Books - August 12th, 2021

A two-part essay on the “myth” of revolution and the figure of the artist.

Iconic French novelist, playwright, and essayist Jean-Paul Sartre is widely recognized as one of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century, and his work has remained relevant and thought-provoking through the decades.


Philosophy in 40 Ideas: Lessons for Life Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781912891474
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Published: School of Life - July 6th, 2021

A thought-provoking introduction to philosophy; spanning the history of thought in 40 key ideas.

Philosophy is a discipline committed to helping us live wiser and less sorrowful lives. This book artfully draws together forty of the greatest and most useful ideas found in philosophy, taking us on a journey around key concepts from both Eastern and Western cultures.


The Pocket Stoic Cover Image
$12.00
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ISBN: 9780226682969
Published: University of Chicago Press - October 6th, 2020

To counter the daily anxieties, stress, and emotional swings caused by the barrage of stimuli that plagues modern life, many people have been finding unexpected solace in a philosophy from a very different and distant time: Stoicism.


The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780307455772
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Published: Vintage - February 12th, 2013

The bestseller that challenges conventional thinking about morality, politics, and religion in a way that speaks to conservatives and liberals alike—a “landmark contribution to humanity’s understanding of itself” (The New York Times Book Review).


Foucault in California: [A True Story--Wherein the Great French Philosopher Drops Acid in the Valley of Death] Cover Image
By Simeon Wade, Heather Dundas (Foreword by)
$15.00
ISBN: 9781597145374
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Published: Heyday Books - June 1st, 2021

A "wildly entertaining" and "masterly" memoir (Times Literary Supplement) now in paperback


The Philosopher Responds: An Intellectual Correspondence from the Tenth Century (Library of Arabic Literature #72) Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781479806355
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Published: New York University Press - March 2nd, 2021

Questions and answers from two great philosophers


The Subversive Simone Weil: A Life in Five Ideas Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780226549330
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Published: University of Chicago Press - February 23rd, 2021

Known as the “patron saint of all outsiders,” Simone Weil (1909–43) was one of the twentieth century’s most remarkable thinkers, a philosopher who truly lived by her political and ethical ideals.


Capital Hates Everyone: Fascism or Revolution (Semiotext(e) / Intervention Series) Cover Image
By Maurizio Lazzarato, Robert Hurley (Translated by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781635901382
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Published: Semiotext(e) - March 9th, 2021

Why we must reject the illusory consolations of technology and choose revolution over fascism.


SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781631492228
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Published: Liveright - September 6th, 2016

New York Times Bestseller
A New York Times Notable Book
Named one of the Best Books of the Year by the Wall Street Journal, the Economist, Foreign Affairs, and Kirkus Reviews
Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award (Nonfiction)
Shortlisted for the Cundill Prize in Historical Literature


The Wretched of the Earth Cover Image
By Frantz Fanon, Richard Philcox (Translator), Homi K. Bhabha (Foreword by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802141323
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Published: Grove Press - March 1st, 2005

First published in 1961, Frantz Fanon's The Wretched of the Earth is a masterful and timeless interrogation of race, colonialism, psychological trauma, and revolutionary struggle. In 2020, it found a new readership in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests and the centering of narratives interrogating race by Black writers.


Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative? Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781846943171
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Published: Zero Books - December 16th, 2009

After 1989, capitalism has successfully presented itself as the only realistic political-economic system - a situation that the bank crisis of 2008, far from ending, actually compounded. The book analyses the development and principal features of this capitalist realism as a lived ideological framework.


Great Thinkers: Simple Tools from Sixty Great Thinkers to Improve Your Life Today. Cover Image
By The School of Life, Alain de Botton (Editor), Stuart Patience (Illustrator)
$29.99
ISBN: 9780993538704
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Published: School of Life - January 30th, 2018

A collection of simple - and surprisingly relevant - tools from great thinkers throughout history.



History of Western Philosophy Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780671201586
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Published: Touchstone -

Hailed as “lucid and magisterial” by The Observer, this book is universally acclaimed as the outstanding one-volume work on the subject of Western philosophy.

Considered to be one of the most important philosophical works of all time, the History of Western Philosophy is a dazzlingly unique exploration of the ideologies of significant philosophers


Meditations: A New Translation (Modern Library Classics) Cover Image
By Marcus Aurelius, Gregory Hays (Translated by)
$11.00
ISBN: 9780812968255
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Published: Modern Library - May 6th, 2003

Nearly two thousand years after it was written, Meditations remains profoundly relevant for anyone seeking to lead a meaningful life.