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Introducing Ethics for Everyday Life - A Practical GuideEthical philosophy has a long and distinguished history, but how can you apply it to your life? This Practical Guide explores the alternative ethical philosophies and how we can all use these to aid us with everyday dilemmas. Introducing Ethics for Everyday Life provides advice on whether human beings really are selfish and greedy, why you might want to be a good person, and how to pick an ethical philosophy ...
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Introducing the Freud Wars: A Graphic GuideCompact INTRODUCING guide on the debates surrounding psychoanalysis's most contested figure. Freud is universally recognised as a pivotal figure in modern culture. Yet the man and his work continually attract scandal, outrage and scientific suspicion. Was he a psychological genius or a peddler of humbug? Despite his atheism, did he invent a new religious cult? Is he to blame for disguising the prevalence of ...
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Introducing Slavoj Zizek: A Graphic GuideDubbed "The Elvis of Philosophy" Slavoj Zizeck is both a serious revolutionary and an absurdist prankster, published in academic journals and Abercrombie & Fitch catalogs. Besides his work on popular culture, Zizek is concerned with politics and ideology. Introducing Slavoj Zizek reveals a provocateur whose work on Lacanian psychoanalysis collides with Marxist philosophy—creating the world's hippest philosopher. ...
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Introducing Happiness: a Practical GuideBy looking at the history of thought, this guide will help you do things which support your well-being, free yourself from the various disturbances of life, overcome irrational expectations that cause us distress, and understand the causes of suffering.
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Introducing Lacan: A Graphic GuideJacques Lacan is now regarded as a major psychoanalytical theorist alongside Freud and Jung, although recognition has been delayed by fierce arguments over his ideas. Written by a leading Lacanian analyst, Introducing Lacan guides the reader through his innovations, including his work on paranoia, his addition of structural linguistics to Freudianism and his ideas on the infant mirror phase. It also traces Lacan's ...
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Stalin's General: The Life of Georgy ZhukovDrawing on rich new sources from the recently-opened Soviet archives, Geoffrey Roberts has fashioned the definitive, first full-scale biography of this seminal 20th century figure.
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Positive Psychology: A Practical GuideThis Practical Guide uses positive psychology to show you how to identify - and play on - your character strengths, how to change your mindset, how to boost your positive emotions, and how to become more resilient.
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Freud: A Graphic GuideFreud revolutionized the way we think about ourselves. His psychoanalytic terms such as Id, Ego, libido, neurosis and Oedipus Complex have become a part of our everyday vocabulary. But do we know what they really mean? Introducing Freud successfully demystifies the facts of Freud's discovery of psychoanalysis. Irreverent and witty but never trivial, the book tells the story of Freud's life and ideas from his ...
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Feminism: A Graphic GuideThe term 'feminism' came into English usage around the 1890s, but women's conscious struggle to resist discrimination and sexist oppression goes much further back. This completely new and updated edition of Introducing Feminism surveys the major developments that have affected women's lives from the 17th century to the present day. Introducing Feminism is an invaluable reference book for anyone seeking the story ...
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Psychology of Success: A Practical GuideWhat is it about entrepreneurs or medal-winning athletes that makes them successful? What secrets about their brains could the rest of us benefit from knowing to improve our own careers? This accessible guide explores how successful people think, and how the organizations they work in foster a culture of success.
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Capitalism: A Graphic GuideCapitalism now dominates the globe, both in economics and ideology, shapes every aspect of our world and influences everything from laws, wars and government to interpersonal relationships. Introducing Capitalism tells the story of its remarkable and often ruthless rise, evolving through strife and struggle as much as innovation and enterprise. Tracing capitalism from its beginning to the present day, Dan Cryan ...
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The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English LanguageWhat is the actual connection between disgruntled and gruntled? What links church organs to organized crime, California to the Caliphate, or brackets to codpieces? The Etymologicon springs from Mark Forsyth's Inky Fool blog on the strange connections between words. It's an occasionally ribald, frequently witty and unerringly erudite guided tour of the secret labyrinth that lurks beneath the English language, ...
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Introducing Melanie Klein: A Graphic GuideINTRODUCING guide to the pioneering child psychoanalyst. Born in Vienna in 1882, Melanie Klein became a pioneer in child psychoanalysis and developed several ground-breaking concepts about the nature and crucial importance of the early stages of infantile development. Although she was a devoted Freudian, many of her ideas were seen within the psychoanalytic movement as highly controversial, and this led to heated ...
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Introducing Philosophy for Everyday Life: a Practical GuideThis book will show how philosophy can help to improve your thinking about everyday life. And by improving the quality of your thinking, you can improve the quality of your life. It will make you more aware of what you think and why - and how you can change what you think.
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