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Portraits from Memory And Other Essays

Portraits from Memory And Other Essays

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Bertrand Russell
November 30, 2020

‘I have come to think that one of the main causes of trouble in the world is dogmatic and fanatical belief in some doctrine for which there is no adequate evidence.’ – Bertrand Russell Portraits from Memory is one of Bertrand Russell’s most self-reflective and engaging books. Whilst not intended ...

The Problem of China

The Problem of China

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Bertrand Russell
November 30, 2020

'China, by her resources and her population, is capable of being the greatest power in the world after the United States.' - Bertrand Russell, The Problem of China In 1920 the philosopher Bertrand Russell spent a year in China as Professor of philosophy at the University of Beijing (then Peking),...

Modern Man in Search of a Soul

Modern Man in Search of a Soul

2nd Edition

C.G. Jung
May 17, 2001

Modern Man in Search of a Soul is the perfect introduction to the theories and concepts of one of the most original and influential religious thinkers of the twentieth century. Lively and insightful, it covers all of his most significant themes, including man's need for a God and the mechanics of ...

The Culture Industry Selected Essays on Mass Culture

The Culture Industry Selected Essays on Mass Culture

2nd Edition

Theodor W Adorno, J. M. Bernstein
May 17, 2001

The creation of the Frankfurt School of critical theory in the 1920s saw the birth of some of the most exciting and challenging writings of the twentieth century. It is out of this background that the great critic Theodor Adorno emerged. His finest essays are collected here, offering the reader ...

Romantic Image

Romantic Image

2nd Edition

Frank Kermode
October 12, 2001

For the past four decades Frank Kermode, critic and writer, has steadily established himself as one of the most brilliant minds of his generation. Questioning the public's harsh perception of 'the artist', Kermode at the same time gently pokes fun at artists' own, often inflated, self-image. He ...

The Wheel of Fire

The Wheel of Fire

2nd Edition

G. Wilson Knight
May 18, 2001

Originally published in 1930, this classic of modern Shakespeare criticism proves both enlightening and innovative. Standing head and shoulders above all other Shakespearean interpretations, this is the masterwork of the brilliant English scholar, G. Wilson Knight. Founding a new and influential ...

The Need for Roots Prelude to a Declaration of Duties Towards Mankind

The Need for Roots Prelude to a Declaration of Duties Towards Mankind

2nd Edition

Simone Weil
October 12, 2001

Hailed by Andre Gide as the patron saint of all outsiders, Simone Weil's short life was ample testimony to her beliefs. In 1942 she fled France along with her family, going firstly to America. She then moved back to London in order to work with de Gaulle. Published posthumously The Need for Roots ...

Man for Himself An Inquiry into the Psychology of Ethics

Man for Himself An Inquiry into the Psychology of Ethics

1st Edition

Erich Fromm
April 24, 2003

Erich Fromm fought long and hard for the rights and freedoms of the individual. He also recognized that fundamental to this pursuit is the promotion of self-knowledge. In encouraging people to analyze their own behavior, Fromm identified the crucial link between psychology and ethics that underpins...

The Way of Man According to the Teachings of Hasidism

The Way of Man According to the Teachings of Hasidism

2nd Edition

Martin Buber
April 04, 2002

Martin Buber was one of the most significant religious thinkers of the twentieth century. In this short and remarkable book he presents the essential teachings of Hasidism, the mystical Jewish movement which swept through Eastern Europe in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Told through ...

Why I am not a Christian and Other Essays on Religion and Related Subjects

Why I am not a Christian and Other Essays on Religion and Related Subjects

2nd Edition

Bertrand Russell
February 02, 2004

While its tone is playful and frivolous, this book poses tough questions over the nature of religion and belief. Religion provides comfortable responses to the questions that have always beset humankind - why are we here, what is the point of being alive, how ought we to behave? Russell ...

Mysticism: Christian and Buddhist

Mysticism: Christian and Buddhist

2nd Edition

D.T. Suzuki
May 09, 2002

If the Western world knows anything about Zen Buddhism, it is down to the efforts of one remarkable man, D.T. Suzuki. The twenty-seven year-old Japanese scholar first visited the West in 1897, and over the course of the next seventy years became the world's leading authority on Zen. His radical and...

England Under the Tudors

England Under the Tudors

1st Edition

G.R. Elton
September 27, 2018

‘Anyone who writes about the Tudor century puts his head into a number of untamed lions’ mouths.’ G.R. Elton, Preface Geoffrey Elton (1921–1994) was one of the great historians of the Tudor period. England Under the Tudors is his major work and an outstanding history of a crucial and turbulent ...

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