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The absurd, irresistible Simon Templar lives on

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The stories of The Saint – the most enduring of the Clubland Heroes of the 1920s – still prove as preposterous and readable as ever

Teach Yourself

Your Brain and You

Nicky Hayes
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Nicky Hayes
Teach Yourself

Philosophy In a Week: Teach Yourself

Mel Thompson
Authors:
Mel Thompson

Learn in a week, remember for a lifetime!In just one week, this accessible book will give you knowledge to last forever. End of chapter summaries and multiple choice questions are all designed to help you test your knowledge and gain confidence. So whether you are a student or you simply want to widen your knowledge, you will find this seven-day course a very memorable introduction.Sunday: Think about knowledge like a philosopherMonday: Consider what science is and how we gain knowledge of the natural worldTuesday: Explore how we speak and think, and how this relates to the philosophy of mind.Wednesday: Learn how philosophers view and engage with religionThursday: Engage with ethics - how we decide what is the right thing to doFriday: Discover how political philosophers have balanced the role of government with individual freedom.Saturday: Explore continental ideas such as existentialism and how the next generation of philosophers may build on them.

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Psychology In A Week: Teach Yourself

Nicky Hayes
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Nicky Hayes
Teach Yourself

Use Philosophy to be Happier

Mark Vernon
Authors:
Mark Vernon

Happiness. We all want it - but how can we get it? Author Mark Vernon has solved the problem by collecting the wisdom of the greatest minds in history and making their thinking on the things that matter most in life accessible and, above all, practical. Full of everyday examples to make sometimes high-blown philosophy entertaining and relevant, this book shows you how you can crack the secret to living The Good Life.

Teach Yourself

Philosophy of Mind: Teach Yourself

Mel Thompson
Authors:
Mel Thompson

What is your mind? How is it related to your body? What is the effect of artificial intelligence and information technology? These and many other issues are explored in TEACH YOURSELF PHILOSOPHY OF MIND. - Investigate ideas about the mind, from ancient Greece to present-day cognitive science. - Explore the concepts of memory and free will. - Consider issues relating the mind to religion and artistic creativity. - Examine the impact of information technology on our understanding of the mind and the way it works.

Hodder & Stoughton

The Philosophers Beach Book

Mel Thompson
Authors:
Mel Thompson

The Philosopher's Beach Book invites you to relax and think; to wiggle your toes in the sand (literally or metaphorically) and reflect on the meaning of life. Have you ever stretched out on a holiday beach or taken a relaxed stroll in the evening, musing on your life 'back home' - your family, your work, your values - and wondered if it all makes sense? This book invites you to ask questions; to explore the assumptions of everyday life; to challenge your own values. You may go on holiday to see something new, but it also offers you a new perspective on the familiar. From the distance of your (literal or metaphorical) beach, now is the chance to give life a gentle, intellectual prod.

Teach Yourself

Philosophy of Science: Teach Yourself

Mel Thompson
Authors:
Mel Thompson
Teach Yourself

Eastern Philosophy: Teach Yourself

Mel Thompson
Authors:
Mel Thompson

Eastern Philosophy examines key ideas that developed within the ancient civilisations of India and China. It presents a range of philosophies that both inform discussion of personal, moral and social issues and address the fundamental questions about the nature of reality and the place and purpose of human life within it.From the erotic images of Tantra to the simple precision of Zen, and from the social order in traditional Confucian teaching to the rich variety of Hindu ideas and lifestyles, Eastern Philosophy provides a feast of ideas of universal relevance.Eastern Philosophy:- Looks at the ethical and social implications of Eastern philosophy.- Gives key terms in their original language with full explananations.- Points to parallels with Western thought, where appropriate.- Provides essential background information for appreciating the religions of India and the Far East.

Hodder & Stoughton

Psychology: Bullet Guides

Nicky Hayes
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Nicky Hayes
Hodder & Stoughton

Ethics Made Easy: Flash

Mel Thompson
Authors:
Mel Thompson
Hodder & Stoughton

Existentialism Made Easy: Flash

Mel Thompson, Nigel Rodgers
Authors:
Mel Thompson, Nigel Rodgers

The books in this bite-sized new series contain no complicated techniques or tricky materials, making them ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious. Existentialism Made Easy is a short, simple and to-the-point guide to existentialism. In just 96 pages, the reader will discover all the key ideas, from altruism to utilitarianism. Ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious, Existentialism Made Easy is a quick, no-effort way to break into this fascinating topic.

Hodder & Stoughton

Essential Political Philosophy: Flash

Mel Thompson
Authors:
Mel Thompson

The books in this bite-sized new series contain no complicated techniques or tricky materials, making them ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious. Essential Political Philosophy is a short, simple and to-the-point guide to political philosophy. In just 96 pages, the reader will discover all the key ideas, from altruism to utilitarianism. Ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious, Essential Political Philosophy is a quick, no-effort way to break into this fascinating topic.

Teach Yourself

Psychology for the Curious: Teach Yourself

Nicky Hayes
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Nicky Hayes
Teach Yourself

Understand Existentialism: Teach Yourself

Mel Thompson, Nigel Rodgers
Authors:
Mel Thompson, Nigel Rodgers

Understand Existentialism breaks down a complex mode of thought into more manageable sections, enabling you to get to grips with the key concepts within the movement. Chart the origins and development of existentialism in a variety of disciplines and learn about significant thinkers from Sartre and De Beauvoir to Beckett and Camus. Whether you are a newcomer or more experienced student, this book will enhance your understanding of a brand of philosophy designed to give meaning and direction amongst the uncertainties of modern life.NOT GOT MUCH TIME?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding.THINGS TO REMEMBERQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.TRY THISInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

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Understand Applied Psychology: Teach Yourself

Nicky Hayes
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Nicky Hayes
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Understand the Philosophy of Religion: Teach Yourself

Mel Thompson
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Mel Thompson
Teach Yourself

Understand Ethics: Teach Yourself

Mel Thompson
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Mel Thompson
Teach Yourself

Understand Philosophy: Teach Yourself

Mel Thompson
Authors:
Mel Thompson

This book is the essential introduction to the history of Western thought. Covering all the key thinkers, both ancient and modern, and all the major branches of philosophy, it will give you new insights about the world we live in. Packed full of examples and clear explanations, and with key terms defined and explained, it is ideal whether you are student looking for a quick refresher or just want to explore this fascinating topic out of personal interest.NOT GOT MUCH TIME?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.TEST YOURSELFTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of psychology.FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBERQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.TRY THISInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

Teach Yourself

Understand Political Philosophy: Teach Yourself

Mel Thompson
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Mel Thompson
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The Good Life

Mark Vernon
Authors:
Mark Vernon

Happiness. We all want it - but how can we get it? Author Mark Vernon has solved the problem by collecting the wisdom of the greatest minds in history and making their thinking on the things that matter most in life accessible and, above all, practical. Full of everday examples to make sometimes high-blown philosophy entertaining and relevant, this book shows you in just 30 steps how you can crack the secret to living The Good Life.