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  • The Myth of Sisyphus

    The Myth of Sisyphus
    av Albert Camus

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141023991

    Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enrich…

  • On the Shortness of Life

    On the Shortness of Life
    av Seneca

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141018812

    Timeless advice on the art of living well, from the celebrated Penguin Great Ideas series The writings of the ancient Roman philosopher Seneca offer powerful insights into stoicism, morality and the importance of reason, and continue to provide prof…

  • Anarchist Communism

    Anarchist Communism
    av Peter Kropotkin

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780241472408

    'Everywhere you will find that the wealth of the wealthy springs from the poverty of the poor' Fuelled by anger at injustice and optimism about humankind's ability to make a better, truly communal society, the anarchist writings of Peter Kropotkin h…

  • Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism

    Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism
    av Vladimir Lenin

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141192567

    Vladimir Lenin created this hugely significant Marxist text to explain fully the inevitable flaws and destructive power of Capitalism: that it would lead unavoidably to imperialism, monopolies and colonialism. He prophesied that those third world co…

  • Bushido: The Soul of Japan

    Bushido: The Soul of Japan
    av Inazo Nitobe

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780241472439

    'What Japan was she owed to the samurai. They were not only the flower of the nation, but its root as well.' Inazo Nitobe's book, the most influential ever written on Bushido, or the samurai Way of the Warrior, argues that the philosophy of Bushido…

  • Meditations

    Meditations
    av Marcus Aurelius

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141018829

    Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enrich…

  • What Is Existentialism?

    What Is Existentialism?
    av Simone de Beauvoir

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780241475232

    'It is possible for man to snatch the world from the darkness of absurdity' How should we think and act in the world? These writings on the human condition by one of the twentieth century's great philosophers explore the absurdity of our notions of…

  • Eichmann and the Holocaust

    Eichmann and the Holocaust
    av Hannah Arendt

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141024004

    Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enrich…

  • Being Happy

    Being Happy
    av n/a Epicurus

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780241473269

    'It is impossible to live the pleasant life without also living sensibly, nobly and justly' The ancient Greek philosopher and teacher Epicurus argued that pleasure - not sensual hedonism, but the absence of pain or fear - is the highest goal of lif…

  • The Horrors and Absurdities of Religion

    The Horrors and Absurdities of Religion
    av Arthur Schopenhauer

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141191591

    A fascinating examination of ethics, religion and psychology, this selection of Schopenhauer's works contains scathing attack on the nature and logic of religion, and an essay on ethics that ranges from the American slavery debate to the vices of Bu…

  • God is Dead. God Remains Dead. And We Have Killed Him.

    God is Dead. God Remains Dead. And We Have Killed Him.
    av Friedrich Nietzsche

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780241472842

    'We have left dry land and put out to sea! We have burned the bridge behind us - what is more, we have burned the land behind us!' Nietzsche's devastating demolition of religion would have seismic consequences for future generations. With God dead,…

  • Suffragette Manifestos

    Suffragette Manifestos

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780241472415

    'We women are roused. Now that we are roused, we will never be quiet again' Bringing together the voices of women who fought for equal rights and representation - from aristocrats and actresses to mill workers and trade unionists - these speeches,…

  • A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

    A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
    av Mary Wollstonecraft

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141018911

    Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enrich…

  • Why Look at Animals?

    Why Look at Animals?
    av John Berger

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141043975

    John Berger broke new ground with his penetrating writings on life, art and how we see the world around us. Here he explores how the ancient relationship between man and nature has been broken in the modern consumer age, with the animals that used t…

  • The Communist Manifesto

    The Communist Manifesto
    av Friedrich Engels

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141018935

    Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enrich…

  • How To Be a Stoic

    How To Be a Stoic

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780241475263

    'Don't hope that events will turn out the way you want, welcome events in whichever way they happen' How can we cope when life's events seem beyond our control? These words of consolation and inspiration from the three great Stoic philosophers - Ep…

  • The Symposium

    The Symposium
    av Plato

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141023847

    Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enrich…

  • Civilization and its Discontents

    Civilization and its Discontents
    av Sigmund Freud

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141018997

    Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enrich…

  • Why Vegan?

    Why Vegan?
    av Peter Singer

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780241472385

    'So the only question is: do animals other than man suffer?' One of the great moral philosophers of the modern age, Peter Singer asks unflinching questions about how we should live our lives. The ideas collected in these writings, arguing that human…

  • The Freedom to Be Free

    The Freedom to Be Free
    av Hannah Arendt

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780241472880

    'People can only be free in relation to one another.' Three exhilarating and inspiring essays in which the great twentieth-century political philosopher argues that there can be no freedom without politics, and no politics without freedom. One of t…

  • The Prince

    The Prince
    av Niccolo Machiavelli

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141018850

    Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enrich…

  • The Social Contract

    The Social Contract
    av Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141018881

    Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enrich…

  • The Painter of Modern Life

    The Painter of Modern Life
    av Charles-Pierre Baudelaire

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141192765

    Poet, aesthete and hedonist, Baudelaire was also one of the most groundbreaking art critics of his time. Here he explores beauty, fashion, dandyism, the purpose of art and the role of the artist, and describes the painter who, for him, expresses mos…

  • The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

    The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
    av Walter Benjamin

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141036199

    One of the most important works of cultural theory ever written, Walter Benjamin's groundbreaking essay explores how the age of mass media means audiences can listen to or see a work of art repeatedly – and what the troubling social and politi…

  • Fear and Trembling

    Fear and Trembling
    av Soren Kierkegaard

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141023939

    Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enrich…

  • Nature

    Nature
    av Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141036823

    Originally published anonymously, Nature was the first modern essay to recommend the appreciation of the outdoors as an all-encompassing positive force. Emerson’s writings were recognized as uniquely American in style and content, and launched…

  • On Liberty

    On Liberty
    av John Stuart Mill

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141046945

    In one of the most influential philosophical works ever writen, John Stuart Mill explores the risks and responsibilities of liberty. Examining the tyranny that can come both from government and from the herd-like opinion of the majority, Mill propos…

  • Why I Write

    Why I Write
    av George Orwell

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141019000

    Whether puncturing the lies of politicians, wittily dissecting the English character or telling unpalatable truths about war, Orwell's timeless, uncompromising essays are more relevant, entertaining and essential than ever in today's era of spin.

  • On Solitude

    On Solitude
    av Michel de Montaigne

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141043852

    Blending intellectual speculation with anecdote and personal reflection, the Renaissance thinker and writer Montaigne pioneered the modern essay. This selection contains his idiosyncratic and timeless writings on subjects as varied as the virtues of…

  • On the Suffering of the World

    On the Suffering of the World
    av Arthur Schopenhauer

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141018942

    Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enrich…

  • Man Alone with Himself

    Man Alone with Himself
    av Friedrich Nietzsche

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141036687

    Friedrich Nietzsche was one of the most revolutionary thinkers in Western philosophy. Here he sets out his subversive views in a series of aphorisms on subjects ranging from art to arrogance, boredom to passion, science to vanity, rejecting conventi…

  • A Confession

    A Confession
    av Leo Tolstoy

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141036694

    Describing Tolstoy's crisis of depression and estrangement from the world, A Confession is an autobiographical work of exceptional emotional honesty. It describes his search for 'a practical religion not promising future bliss but giving bliss on ea…

  • Nationalism

    Nationalism
    av Rabindranath Tagore

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141192970

    Tagore was a fierce opponent of British rule in India. In this work he discusses the resurgence of the East and the challenge it poses to Western supremacy, calling for a future beyond nationalism, based instead on cooperation and racial tolerance.…

  • On Suicide

    On Suicide
    av David Hume

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141023953

    Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enrich…

  • Reflections on the Guillotine

    Reflections on the Guillotine
    av Albert Camus

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780241475225

    'When silence or tricks of language contribute to maintaining an abuse that must be reformed or a suffering that can be relieved, then there is no other solution but to speak out' Written when execution by guillotine was still legal in France, Albe…

  • Books v. Cigarettes

    Books v. Cigarettes
    av George Orwell

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141036618

    Beginning with a dilemma about whether he spends more money on reading or smoking, George Orwell's entertaining and uncompromising essays go on to explore everything from the perils of second-hand bookshops to the dubious profession of being a criti…

  • Days of Reading

    Days of Reading
    av Marcel Proust

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141036731

    In these inspiring essays about why we read, Proust explores all the pleasures and trials that we take from books, as well as explaining the beauty of Ruskin and his work, and the joys of losing yourself in literature as a child. Throughout history,…

  • An Answer to the Question: 'What is Enlightenment?'

    An Answer to the Question: 'What is Enlightenment?'
    av Immanuel Kant

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141043883

    Immanuel Kant was one of the most influential philosophers in the whole of Europe, who changed Western thought with his examinations of reason and the nature of reality. In these writings he investigates human progress, civilization, morality and wh…

  • A Room of One's Own

    A Room of One's Own
    av Virginia Woolf

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141018980

    Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enrich…

  • Of Human Freedom

    Of Human Freedom
    av Epictetus

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141192352

    In this personal and practical guide to moral self-improvement and living a good life, the second-century philosopher Epictetus tackles questions of freedom and imprisonment, stubbornness and fear, family, friendship and love, and leaves an intrigui…

  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
    av Thomas Paine

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141018904

    Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enrich…

  • The Jewish State

    The Jewish State
    av Theodor Herzl

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141192901

    'We shall live at last as free men on our own soil, and die peacefully in our own homes' Theodor Herzl's passionate advocacy of the founding of a Jewish state grew out of his conviction that Jews would never be assimilated into the populations in wh…

  • On Natural Selection

    On Natural Selection
    av Charles Darwin

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141018966

    Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enrich…

  • Human Happiness

    Human Happiness
    av Blaise Pascal

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141036793

    Created by the seventeenth-century philosopher and mathematician Pascal, the essays contained in Human Happiness are a curiously optimistic look at whether humans can ever find satisfaction and real joy in life – or whether a belief in God is…

  • The Power of Words

    The Power of Words
    av Simone Weil

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780241472903

    'There are certain words which possess, in themselves, when properly used, a virtue which illumines and lifts up towards the good' The philosopher and activist Simone Weil was one of the most courageous thinkers of the twentieth century. Here she w…

  • The Sickness Unto Death

    The Sickness Unto Death
    av Soren Kierkegaard

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141036656

    Influencing philosophers such as Sartre and Camus, and still strikingly modern in its psychological insights, Kierkegaard’s The Sickness Unto Death explores the concept of ‘despair’ as a symptom of the human condition and describes…

  • On Friendship

    On Friendship
    av Michel de Montaigne

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141018867

    Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enrich…

  • The Art of War

    The Art of War
    av Tzu Sun

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141023816

    Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enrich…

  • When I Dare to Be Powerful

    When I Dare to Be Powerful
    av Audre Lorde

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780241473153

    'Women so empowered are dangerous' Written with a 'black woman's anger' and the precision of a poet, these searing pieces by the groundbreaking writer Audre Lorde are a celebration of female strength and solidarity, and a cry to speak out against th…

  • On Conspiracies

    On Conspiracies
    av Niccolo Machiavelli

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141192772

    Machiavelli is one of the most famous strategists of all time. In this collection he discusses the dangers of conspiracies, and the component parts of an army, vital for gaining and holding power in his day. He also gives advice on tactics and disci…