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Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci

1st Edition

Sigmund Freud
August 01, 2016

Sigmund Freud was already internationally acclaimed as the principal founder of psychoanalysis when he turned his attention to the life of Leonardo da Vinci. It remained Freud’s favourite composition. Compressing many of his insights into a few pages, the result is a fascinating picture of some of...

Letter to a Priest

Letter to a Priest

1st Edition

Simone Weil
August 01, 2016

Hailed by Albert Camus as ‘the only great spirit of our times’, Simone Weil was one of great essayists and activists of the twentieth century. Her writings on the nature of religious faith and spirituality have inspired many subsequent thinkers. Wrestling with the moral dilemmas entailed by...

Myth and Meaning

Myth and Meaning

1st Edition

Claude Lévi-Strauss
April 11, 2016

The anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss was one of the greatest intellectuals of the twentieth century. His work has had a profound impact not only within anthropology but also linguistics, sociology and philosophy. In this short book he examines the nature and role of myth in human history,...

The Undiscovered Self

The Undiscovered Self

1st Edition

Carl Gustav Jung
November 26, 2015

Written three years before his death, The Undiscovered Self combines acuity with concision in masterly fashion and is Jung at his very best. Offering clear and crisp insights into some of his major theories, such as the duality of human nature, the unconscious, human instinct and spirituality, Jung...

What I Believe

What I Believe

1st Edition

Bertrand Russell
November 02, 2015

Bertrand Russell is widely regarded as one of the greatest philosophers of the twentieth century and a brilliant writer and commentator on social and political affairs. What I Believe offers a lucid and concise insight into Russell’s thinking on issues that preoccupied him throughout his life:...

Relativity

Relativity

1st Edition

Albert Einstein
July 02, 2013

Time magazine's "Man of the Century", Albert Einstein is the founder of modern physics and his theory of relativity is the most important scientific idea of the modern era. In this short book, Einstein explains, using the minimum of mathematical terms, the basic ideas and principles of the theory...

On Dialogue

On Dialogue

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David Bohm
July 02, 2013

David Bohm is considered one of the best physicists of all time. He also had a deep interest in human communication and creativity. Influential in both management and communication theory in what is known 'Bohm Dialogue', On Dialogue is both inspiring and pioneering. Bohm considers the origin and...

The Sovereignty of Good

The Sovereignty of Good

1st Edition

Iris Murdoch
July 02, 2013

Iris Murdoch was one of the great philosophers and novelists of the twentieth century and The Sovereignty of Good is her most important and enduring philosophical work. She argues that philosophy has focused, mistakenly, on what it is right to do rather than good to be and that only by restoring...

Sketch for a Theory of the Emotions

Sketch for a Theory of the Emotions

1st Edition

Jean-Paul Sartre
July 02, 2013

Philosopher, novelist, dramatist and existentialist Jean-Paul Sartre is one of the greatest writers of all time. He was fascinated by the role played by the emotions in human life and placed them at the heart of his philosophy. This brilliant short work - which contains some of the principal...

Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

1st Edition

Ludwig Wittgenstein
July 02, 2013

Ludwig Wittgenstein is one of the greatest and most fascinating philosophers of all time. His Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, composed in a series of remarkable numbered propositions, was the only book he published in his lifetime. He tackles nothing less than the question of whether there is such...

Routledge Great Minds: Complete Set

Routledge Great Minds: Complete Set

1st Edition


July 01, 2013

Routledge Great Minds presents ten of the best shorter works from the Classics series where some of its leading authors provide, in brief and accessible form, pithy statements of their ideas and arguments. Ideal for those unfamiliar with their work as a whole, for the time-pressed, or for the...

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