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Hardy, Grant

Summary: "[This series] is an epic, comprehensive survey of the East's most influential philosphers and thinkers. In 36 lectures, [the student will be introduced to] the men and women responsible for molding Asian philosophy and for giving birth to a wide variety of spiritual and ideological systems, including Hinduism, Daoism, Confucianism, Sufism, and Buddhism."--Www.thegreatcourses.com.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 109 GRE
Call number: DVD 109 GRE

Nadler, Steven M.

Summary: "This entertaining and enlightening graphic narrative tells the exciting story of the seventeenth-century thinkers who challenged authority--sometimes risking excommunication, prison, and even death--to lay the foundations of modern philosophy and science and help usher in a new world ... Heretics! tells the story of their ideas, lives, and times in a vivid new way. Crisscrossing Europe as it...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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Summary: In recent decades, the philosophy of humor has been recognized as a legitimate subfield of philosophy. The reason for this? Because to understand how humor works is to better understand the nature of human experience. In these 24 insightful, informative, illuminating, and (yes) humorous lectures, explore the philosophical theories and explanations of humor, from blatantly obvious puns to...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 128 TAK
Call number: DVD 128 TAK

Bakewell, Sarah

Summary: Paris, 1933: three contemporaries meet over apricot cocktails at the Bec-de-Gaz bar on the rue Montparnasse. They are the young Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, and longtime friend Raymond Aron, a fellow philosopher who raves to them about a new conceptual framework from Berlin called Phenomenology. “You see,” he says, “if you are a phenomenologist you can talk about this cocktail and make...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Other Press 2016

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Consider This, Call number: 109 Bakewell 2016

Goldstein, Rebecca

Summary: "From the acclaimed writer and thinker--whose award-winning books include both fiction and non-fiction--a dazzlingly original plunge into the drama of philosophy, revealing its hidden but essential role in today's debates on love, religion, politics, and science. Imagine that Plato came to life in the 21st century and set out on a multi-city speaking tour: How would he handle a host on Fox News...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Consider This, Call number: 184 GOL

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1 available in Consider This, Call number: 184 Goldstein 2014

McCarthy, Michael

Summary: "The moth snowstorm, a phenomenon Michael McCarthy remembers from his boyhood when moths 'would pack a car's headlight beams like snowflakes in a blizzard,' is a distant memory. Wildlife is being lost, not only in the wholesale extinctions of species but also in the dwindling of those species that still exist. The Moth Snowstorm records in painful detail this rapid dissolution of nature's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New York Review Books 2015

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Abram, David

Summary: [In this book, the author] draws on sources as diverse as the philosophy of Merleau-Ponty, Balinese shamanism, Apache storytelling, and his own experience as an accomplished sleight-of-hand magician to reveal the subtle dependence of human cognition on the natural environment. He explores the character of perception and excavates the sensual foundations of language, which - even at its most...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 1996

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 128 ABR

Flynn, Sarah Wassner

Summary: "Information about why certain people, animals and things are considered "cute" and the scientific background, for children"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic Kids 2019

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Halpern, Paul

Summary: Albert Einstein and Erwin Schrödinger were friends and comrades-in-arms against what they considered the most preposterous aspects of quantum physics: its indeterminacy. Einstein famously quipped that God does not play dice with the universe, and Schrödinger is equally well known for his thought experiment about the cat in the box who ends up “spread out” in a probabilistic state, neither...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 530 HAL

McDougall, Christopher

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2015

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 796 MCD

Moody, Raymond A.

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "In this book Dr. Moody shares the groundbreaking results of four decades of research into the philosophy of nonsense, revealing new ways to understand and experience life, death, and spirituality"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Llewellyn Publications 2020

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Odell, Jenny

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Summary: "A galvanizing critique of the forces vying for our attention--and our personal information--that redefines what we think of as productivity, reconnects us with the environment, and reveals all that we've been too distracted to see about ourselves and ourworld Nothing is harder to do these days than nothing. But in a world where our value is determined by our 24/7 data productivity. doing...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Melville House 2019

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Summary: Those who wish to pursue a life of pure reason are often attracted to the movement known as secular humanism. This program explores the movement by presenting several humanist inquiries, including: How and why do religions develop? Can morality exist without religion? Is there a humanist narrative that can take the place of myth? How can public policy become truly rational? The film features...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Gibian, Rebecca

Summary: Given her incredible tenure as a Supreme Court justice as well as her monumental impact on the modern women's rights movement, Ginsburg has become one of the most prominent political leaders of today. This book offers wisdom from her, based on comments she has made on particular topics of importance.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Skyhorse Publishing 2019

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Hawking, Stephen

Summary: Stephen Hawking was one of the greatest minds of our time and a figure of inspiration after defying his ALS diagnosis at age twenty-one. He is known for both his breakthroughs in theoretical physics as well as his ability to make complex concepts accessible for all, and was beloved for his mischievous sense of humor. Within these pages, he provides his personal views on our biggest challenges...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 2018

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 501 HAW

Kimmerer, Robin Wall

5 holds on 2 copies

Summary: "An inspired weaving of indigenous knowledge, plant science, and personal narrative from a distinguished professor of science and a Native American whose previous book, Gathering Moss, was awarded the John Burroughs Medal for outstanding nature writing. As a botanist and professor of plant ecology, Robin Wall Kimmerer has spent a career learning how to ask questions of nature using the tools...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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Meadows, Susannah

Summary: "True stories about people who triumphed over seemingly impossible medical diagnoses using untraditional, inventive therapies and perseverance--and about what scientists are discovering on the psychology of healing and the mind-body connection--from the author of theNew York TimesMagazinearticle about her own son, "The Boy with the Thorn in his Joints," which led to this book about other...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 610 MEA

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 610 MEA

Ross, David-Dorian

Summary: One of the most intimidating aspects of pursuing martial arts is understanding which approach is best for you. Discover an introduction to many styles of martial arts, including kung fu, karate, tae kwon do, judo, jeet kune do, and krav maga. Learn about the physical and mental aspects of martial arts, from the proper form for blocks, kicks, and punches to the necessary self-discipline and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Teaching Company 2017

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796.8 MAR
Call number: DVD 796.8 MAR

Wittman, Robert K.

Summary: "This exploration of the private wartime diary of Alfred Rosenberg--Hitler's 'chief philosopher' and architect of Nazi ideology--interweaves the story of its recent discovery with the revelation of its never-before-published contents, which are contextualized by the authors: The result is a unprecedented, page-turning narrative of the Nazi rise to power, the Holocaust, and Hitler's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, An Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2016

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 940.53 WIT

McDougall, Christopher

Summary: "While researching Born to Run, Chris McDougall encountered the story of Pheidippides, the legendary ancient Greek 'all-day runner.' Later, when McDougall met a dedicated amateur historian, he saw a connection to one of the most fascinating mysteries of World War II: how did a small band of Resistance fighters surrounded by German troops kidnap a top German general? What he discovered is that...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2015

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 940.53 MCD

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 940.53 McDougall 2015

Summary: Demystifying the key ideas of the world's greatest philosophers, and exploring all of the most important branches of thought, including philosophy of science, philosophy of religion, and feminist philosophy in a uniquely visual way, this resource is the perfect introduction to the subject.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: DK Publishing 2019

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1 available in Consider This, Call number: 100 HOW

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1 available in Consider This, Call number: 100 How 2019

Derrida, Jacques.

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Summary: "The most influential of contemporary philosophers explores the idea of friendship and its political consequences, past and future."--Publisher's description.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Verso 2005

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Gleiser, Marcelo

Summary: "Do all questions have answers? How much can we know about the world? Is there such a thing as an ultimate truth? To be human is to want to know, to understand our origins and the meaning of our lives. In The Island of Knowledge, physicist Marcelo Gleiser traces our search for answers to the most fundamental questions of existence, the origin of the universe, the nature of reality, and the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Perseus Books Group 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 501 GLE

Nhất Hạnh

Summary: How can we clear the fog of illusion and see things as they really are? Nhất Hạnh show us how mindfulness practices can help us see our real selves. He brings his signature clarity, compassion and humour in these pithy meditations that will lead readers to achieve an awakened, more relaxed state of self-awareness.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Parallax Press 2019

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