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Product Description: Make America Great Again? Donald Trump is an asshole is a fact widely agreed upon—even by his supporters, who actually like that about him. But his startling political rise makes the question of just what sort of asshole he is, and how his assholedom may help to explain his success, one not just of philosophical interest but of almost existential urgency...read more

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9780385542036 | Doubleday, May 3, 2016, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Make America Great Again?

Twenty-five years after the end of the Cold War, a new Cold War is being waged in our societies. During the Cold War a theoretical model of man was developed by economists and the military, an egotistical being interested only in his own benefit and in duping his opponents to achieve his ends: a modern homo oeconomicus. After his career in the Cold War ended, he was not scrapped but adapted to the needs of the twenty-first century. He became the ringmaster of a new era of information capitalism. He sought to read, control and influence thoughts; to predict, price and eliminate risks. Today stock-market trading is guided by him. He uses computer algorithms and Big Data to build up detailed pictures of our preferences and then suggest and sell goods to us. The model has become a self-fulfilling prophecy. We are no longer the masters of our own fate. The Game of Life runs without us. Schirrmacher traces the progress of this extreme rationalization of social life from the Cold War games of the 1950s Rand Corporation to the stock-market trading techniques that brought about the financial crash of 2008, showing how these developments were interwoven with the rise of game theory, rational choice theory and neoliberal economics. The state and politics increasingly submitted themselves to the logic of computerized game theory and an economistic view of the world, evading real decision-making in the process. In this brave new world individuals, alone in front of their computers, may think they are constructing a reality of their own choosing, but in fact they are being manipulated all along by others who are setting the rules of the game. This international bestseller by one of Germany?s most distinguished journalists is a powerful indictment of a way of thinking that has become pervasive and threatens to undermine not only parliaments and constitutions but also the sovereignty of the individual to be the person he or she wants to be.

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9780745686868 | Polity Pr, November 9, 2015, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Twenty-five years after the end of the Cold War, a new Cold War is being waged in our societies.

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9780745686875 | Polity Pr, December 2, 2015, cover price $16.95

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Product Description: The perfect graduation gift for every young adult entering the real world.In the New York Times bestseller Nick Hornby calls “helpful, stimulating, and very timely” (The Believer), philosopher Aaron James presents a theory of the asshole that is both intellectually provocative and existentially necessary...read more

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9780385535656 | Doubleday, October 30, 2012, cover price $23.95 | About this edition: In the spirit of the mega-selling On Bullshit, philosopher Aaron James presents a theory of the asshole that is both intellectually provocative and existentially necessary.

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9780804171359 | Reprint edition (Anchor Books, April 22, 2014), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: The perfect graduation gift for every young adult entering the real world.

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Product Description: The Ego and His Own, the seminal defence of individualism, coloured the thinking of Friedrich Nietzsche, Max Ernst, Henrik Ibsen and Victor Serge, among many others, some of whom would vigorously deny any such influence in later years...read more

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9780312068622, titled "The Fictions of Anita Brookner: Illusions of Romance" | Palgrave Macmillan, December 1, 1991, cover price $49.95 | also contains The Ego and His Own: The Case of the Individual Against Authority, The Fictions of Anita Brookner: Illusions of Romance | About this edition: The Fictions of Anita Brookner is the first full-length study of this controversial contemporary writer.

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9781781681565 | Verso Books, January 14, 2014, cover price $19.95 | also contains The Ego and His Own: The Case of the Individual Against Authority | About this edition: The Ego and His Own, the seminal defence of individualism, coloured the thinking of Friedrich Nietzsche, Max Ernst, Henrik Ibsen and Victor Serge, among many others, some of whom would vigorously deny any such influence in later years.
9780486445816 | Dover Pubns, December 16, 2005, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Credited with influencing the philosophies of Nietzsche and Ayn Rand and the development of libertarianism and existentialism, this prophetic 1844 work challenges the very notion of a common good as the driving force of civilization.

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Product Description: The Ego and His Own, the seminal defence of individualism, coloured the thinking of Friedrich Nietzsche, Max Ernst, Henrik Ibsen and Victor Serge, among many others, some of whom would vigorously deny any such influence in later years...read more

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9780312068622, titled "The Fictions of Anita Brookner: Illusions of Romance" | Palgrave Macmillan, December 1, 1991, cover price $49.95 | also contains The Ego And His Own: The Case of the Individual Against Authority, The Fictions of Anita Brookner: Illusions of Romance | About this edition: The Fictions of Anita Brookner is the first full-length study of this controversial contemporary writer.

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9781781681565 | Verso Books, January 14, 2014, cover price $19.95 | also contains The Ego And His Own: The Case of the Individual Against Authority | About this edition: The Ego and His Own, the seminal defence of individualism, coloured the thinking of Friedrich Nietzsche, Max Ernst, Henrik Ibsen and Victor Serge, among many others, some of whom would vigorously deny any such influence in later years.
9780881890044 | Western World Pr, June 1, 1982, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Credited with influencing the philosophies of Nietzsche and Ayn Rand and the development of libertarianism and existentialism, this prophetic 1844 work challenges the very notion of a common good as the driving force of civilization.

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Product Description: Suppose you knew that, though you yourself would live your life to its natural end, the earth and all its inhabitants would be destroyed thirty days after your death. To what extent would you remain committed to your current projects and plans? Would scientists still search for a cure for cancer? Would couples still want children?In Death and the Afterlife, philosopher Samuel Scheffler poses this thought experiment in order to show that the continued life of the human race after our deaths--the "afterlife" of the title--matters to us to an astonishing and previously neglected degree...read more
By Niko Kolodny (contributor)

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9780199982509 | Oxford Univ Pr, October 7, 2013, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Suppose you knew that, though you yourself would live your life to its natural end, the earth and all its inhabitants would be destroyed thirty days after your death.

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Product Description: The Beloved Self is about the holy grail of moral philosophy, an argument against egoism that proves that we all have reasons to be moral. Part One introduces three different versions of egoism. Part Two looks at attempts to prove that egoism is false, and shows that even the more modest arguments that do not try to answer the egoist in her own terms seem to fail...read more

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9780199655168 | Oxford Univ Pr, July 22, 2012, cover price $37.95 | About this edition: The Beloved Self is about the holy grail of moral philosophy, an argument against egoism that proves that we all have reasons to be moral.

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Product Description: One of the most controversial figures on the intellectual scene, Ayn Rand was the proponent of a moral philosophy of rational self-interest that stands in sharp opposition to the ethics of altruism and self-sacrifice. Her unique philosophy, Objectivism, has gained a worldwide following...read more
By Anna Fields (narrator)

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9780786191949 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, December 1, 2010), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: One of the most controversial figures on the intellectual scene, Ayn Rand was the proponent of a moral philosophy of rational self-interest that stands in sharp opposition to the ethics of altruism and self-sacrifice.

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Product Description: Max Stirner (1806-1856) is recognized in the history of political thought because of his egoist classic The Ego and Its Own. Stirner was a student of Hegel, and a critic of the Young Hegelians and the emerging forms of socialist and communist thought in the 1840s...read more

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9780739141557 | Lexington Books, September 30, 2010, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: Max Stirner (1806-1856) is recognized in the history of political thought because of his egoist classic The Ego and Its Own.

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9780739141564 | Lexington Books, September 30, 2010, cover price $37.99 | About this edition: Max Stirner (1806-1856) is recognized in the history of political thought because of his egoist classic The Ego and Its Own.

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Product Description: The Beloved Self is about the holy grail of moral philosophy, an argument against egoism that proves that we all have reasons to be moral. Part One introduces three different versions of egoism. Part Two looks at attempts to prove that egoism is false, and shows that even the more modest arguments that do not try to answer the egoist in her own terms seem to fail...read more

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9780199213306 | Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, June 29, 2010, cover price $73.00 | About this edition: The Beloved Self is about the holy grail of moral philosophy, an argument against egoism that proves that we all have reasons to be moral.

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