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The Will of the People: A Modern Myth

Democracies today are in the grip of a myth: the myth of the will of the people. Populist movements use the idea to challenge elected representatives. Politicians, content to invoke the will of the people, fail in their duty to make responsible and accountable decisions. And public contest over political choices is stifled by fears that opposing the will of the people will be perceived as elitist.

Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions

An upbeat cultural evaluation of the sources of illogical decisions explores the reasons why irrational thought often overcomes level-headed practices, offering insight into the structural patterns that cause people to make the same mistakes repeatedly.

The Principle of Hope, Volume 2

The Principle of Hope is one of the great works of the human spirit. It is a critical history of the utopian vision and a profound exploration of the possible reality of utopia. Even as the world has rejected the doctrine on which Bloch sought to base his utopia, his work still challenges us to think more insightfully about our own visions of a better world.

The Four Noble Truths
The Four Noble Truths Sented by Rebecca

A guide to some of central teachings of Buddhism based on recent UK lectures by the Dalai Lama. This volume includes: "The Four Noble Truths", a central tenet of Tibetan Buddhism; the need to balance spiritual and material values; and "Compassion, The Basis for Human Happiness".

A Walk through the Heavens, 4th Edition

What is that star called? Where is the Great Bear? A Walk through the Heavens is a beautiful guide to the pathways in the night sky, and which answers these questions and more.

Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity

"A gifted and thoughtful writer, Metzl brings us to the frontiers of biology and technology, and reveals a world full of promise and peril." ― Siddhartha Mukherjee MD, New York Times bestselling author of The Emperor of All Maladies and The Gene

Shifting Ground: Knowledge and Reality, Transgression and Trustworthiness

This volume of essays by Naomi Scheman brings together her views on epistemic and socio-political issues, views that draw on a critical reading of Wittgenstein as well as on liberatory movements and theories, all in the service of a fundamental reorientation of epistemology.

H.L.A. Hart
H.L.A. Hart Sented by Steve Bark

H.L.A. Hart is among the most important philosophers of the twentieth century, with an especially great influence on the philosophy of law. His 1961 book The Concept of Law has become an enduring classic of legal philosophy, and has also left a significant imprint on moral and political philosophy.

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