Philosophy

In the Absence of Human Beauty

Oct 14th, 2016 | By

This book is a collection of vivid philosophical fragments engaging with ethical and sceptical themes by means of an engagement with several major European thinkers, including Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Levinas and Wittgenstein. Reviewers have called it ‘absorbing’ and ‘profound’. “A gripping oddity infused with a sense of drama rare among contemporary British philosophers,” says one Amazon review.

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The Fall Revisited

Sep 11th, 2016 | By

by Steve Taylor The Fall was originally published in the UK in 2005. I started to write it in the summer of 2001 – I have a very vivid memory of taking a break from writing Chapter 4 of the book, switching on the radio and hearing about the terrorists attacks on the World Trade

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Featured book – Stargazers

Aug 18th, 2016 | By

What exactly distinguishes the good life? Is it pleasure? Is it virtue? Is it wisdom? Or is it something else? Each of the ancient philosophers of Greece and Rome had an answer, because for them it was the most important question. Stargazers takes us into their lives, depicting their efforts to understand the nature of

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Featured author – Jennifer Kavanagh

Mar 14th, 2016 | By

Jennifer Kavanagh is an author whose work ranges widely, through non-fiction and fiction, business and spirituality. She has worked in publishing for nearly thirty years, and has run a community centre in London’s East End, worked with street homeless people and refugees, and set up microcredit programmes in London, and in Africa. She has also

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Overview of More Than Allegory, new from Bernardo Kastrup

Feb 7th, 2016 | By

“Over the years I have felt that the limitations of mainstream religion increasingly outweigh its potential benefits, but More Than Allegory sees into its heart, enabling us to consider religion with fresh perspective and redeeming it for our generation.” ~ Rupert Spira Publishing April 29th 2016 To mark the online availability of my new book

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Framespotting

Jan 26th, 2016 | By

Behind the Scenes Ever wanted to look behind the scenes at a theatre, a rock concert, or an airport? Of course you have: backstage is a hidden world where exciting things go on, a secret world most of us rarely get to see. There’s a hidden world behind everyday life too. “Framing” operates behind the

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On Being Human by Micheal Marsh

Dec 10th, 2015 | By

What comes into our minds when thinking about consciousness? Is it, to quote a lesser-known remark (made in completely different circumstances) by Sir Winston Churchill – ‘a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma’? In piercing the gloom, I prefer the phrase ‘being conscious’ – indicating that consciousness is not an additional appendage of

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Publication Date

Nov 27th, 2015 | By

New from JHP Non-Fiction Titles Incompatible Ballerina and Other Essays by Charles William Johns ISBN: 978-1-78279-875-0 (Paperback) £14.99 $25.95 AMAZON US AMAZON UK INDIEBOUND EISBN: 978-1-78279-876-7 (eBook) £8.99 $12.99 AMAZON US AMAZON UK HIVE INDIEBOUND   ‘Philosophy’ (one form of neurosis) is the proper place for thinking neurosis. It is there where one form of

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Meaning in Absurdity – Bernardo Kastrup

Nov 20th, 2015 | By

Extract The calls of the absurd – with their simultaneous contradictoriness, symbolism, and physical reality – have led us to review some of the latest, groundbreaking results coming out of experimental physics. These results, among which one finds the experimental confirmation of quantum entanglement and the correlation between global mind states and physical events, have

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Who’s Right about whose Right? 

Nov 10th, 2015 | By

by Jack E. Brush Once again, we are observing the failure of “rights talk” to resolve the most pressing social issues of our day. In an interview last Saturday on the Christian Broadcasting Network, Jeb Bush defended the view that Christian business owners have the right to refuse service at same-sex marriages. Quoting “Huffington Post”:

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