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  • - A Guide for the Spiritual Journey
    by Mark Vernon
    £23.99 - 31.49

  • by Mark Vernon
    £35.99

    Argues that positive psychology has overlooked and sidelined the ancient wisdom on wellbeing, notably from the Greek philosophers. This work shows that wellbeing is not found in a focus on pleasure, or even the pursuit of happiness itself. Rather, it is a question of meaning and responding to the great challenge: the search for transcendence.

  • by Mark Vernon
    £108.49

    Business: The Key Concepts provides everything you need to know about concepts and terms. It combines detail and accessibility and explores new developments in business.

  • by Mark Vernon
    £2.99 - 8.49

    Love: All That Matters argues that the modern view on love has been distorted by a fixation on romantic love that has depleted our resources for living through the darker sides of love, whereas in fact there are several ways in which humans give and experience love over the course of their lives and it is best to have access to them all.Vernon draws on science, psychology, philosophy and literature, to examine eight different kinds of love, each associated with a phase of human development. From infant narcissism and the emergence of eros, through puberty and the rush of romantic love, to the end of life and the love of God, this is a beguiling tour of the most mysterious force of all.This accessible and readable book will appeal to both students and general readers, giving a fascinating introduction to the psychology and philosophy of love - and what matters most about it.

  • by Mark Vernon
    £12.99

    Die groen Fragen behandeln grundlegende Probleme und Konzepte in Wissenschaft und Philosophie, die Forscher und Denker seit jeher umtreiben. Anspruch der ambitionierten Reihe ist es, die Antworten auf diese Fragen zu prasentieren und damit die wichtigsten Gedanken der Menschheit in einzigartigen Ubersichten zu bundeln. Im vorliegenden Band Gott widmet sich Mark Vernon 20 bedeutenden Fragen zu Glaube, Religion und Spiritualitat.

  • - The Ancients' Guide to Modern Living
    by Mark Vernon
    £4.99 - 8.49

    Use Ancient Wisdom to revitalise your life!Do you ever get the feeling that something went wrong? What with credit crunches, wars, congestion charges, and unemployment, it is natural to hark back to less complicated times. In this witty and inspiring book, Mark Vernon does just that. However, we are not talking about the 1980s try 400BC! Filled with timeless insight into life, relationships, work and partying, Plato's Podcasts takes a sideways glance at modern living and presents the would-be thoughts of Ancient Philosophers on various topics central to our 21st century existence. From Plato on podcasts to Epicurus on bottled water, this is a funny but profound take on what life means today (and two thousand years ago).

  • - 30 Steps to Perfect the Art of Living
    by Mark Vernon
    £2.99

    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 important things 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.

  • by Mark Vernon
    £2.99

    This new title in the popular 'Flash' series gets straight to the key facts about Humanism. In just 96 pacy, jargon-free pages, you will:- see why humanism matters- study its ancient roots- understand explore the enlightenment- discover contemporary humanism- learn where science fits inand much more besides!

  • by Mark Vernon
    £2.99 - 10.49

    Understand Humanism is the definitive introduction to this diverse and increasingly prominent philosophy. This guide teaches you everything you need to know about humanism, from it's ancient origins and key figures, to humanist answers to pressing modern issues, like climate change and identity politics.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.

  • by Mark Vernon
    £10.98

    The forgotten story of Christianity, inward sight and life in all its fullness today.

  • by Mark Vernon
    £30.99

    Mark Vernon offers penetrating insights on the idea of friendship, using philosophy and modern culture to ask about friendship and sex, work, politics and spirituality. He also explores how notions of friendship may or may not be changing because of the internet, and looks at the psychology of friendship.

  • - Deep Thought on Life, the Universe, and Everything
    by Mark Vernon
    £9.49

    In 42, Mark Vernon takes 42 aphorisms from people who've lived life richly-from Marcus Aurelius to Monty Python-as starting points for those of us now who are looking to live life to the full.

  • by Mark Vernon
    £18.99 - 21.49

    Here is a practical guide to the essentials of business. This book provides everything you need to know about the key concepts and terms, from accountability to zero-sum game. Everything from management, economics and finance to marketing, organizational behaviour and operations is covered in just the right amount of detail to make things clear and intelligible. Business: The Key Concepts: * is detailed yet approachable* considers new developments in business, notably eBusiness and contemporary business ethics* covers established subjects, taking an international and strategic perspective that balances theory and practice* suggests specific further reading for many concepts and also includes an extensive bibliography. Whether you're already in business and could do with a handy reference guide, or you're a student needing an introduction to the fundamentals, Business: The Key Concepts is the perfect companion.

  • by Mark Vernon
    £29.99

    The politics of wellbeing and the new science of happiness have shot up the agenda since Martin Seligman coined the phrase "e;positive psychology"e;. After all, who does not want to live the good life? So ten years on, why is it that much of this otherwise welcome debate sounds like as much apple-pie - "e;work less"e;, "e;earn enough"e;, "e;keep fit"e;, "e;find meaning"e;, "e;enjoy freedoms"e;? The reason is not, ultimately, cynicism. Rather, it is because a central, tricky question is being glossed over: just what is wellbeing? Mark Vernon argues that positive psychology has overlooked and sidelined the ancient wisdom on wellbeing, notably from the Greek philosophers. Now is the time to pay it proper attention.Vernon shows, surprisingly, that wellbeing is not found in a focus on pleasure, or even the pursuit of happiness itself. Rather, it is a question of meaning and responding to the great challenge of our day: the search for transcendence. For at root, the life that is going well cultivates a way of life based upon love: it is that which draws you out of yourself - in friends, hopes and ultimately the contemplation of mystery - and orientates a life towards that which is good.

  • - Jesus, The Last Inkling, And The Evolution Of Consciousness
    by Mark Vernon
    £10.99

    Christianity is in crisis in the West. The Inkling friend of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, Owen Barfield, analysed why. He developed an account of our spiritual predicament that is radical and illuminating. Barfield realized that the human experience of life shifts fundamentally over periods of cultural time. Our perception of nature, the cosmos and the divine changes dramatically across history.Mark Vernon uses this startling insight to tell the inner story of 3000 years of Christianity, beginning from the earliest Biblical times. Drawing, too, on the latest scholarship and spiritual questions of our day, he presents a gripping account of how Christianity constellated a new perception of what it is to be human. For 1500 years, this sense of things informed many lives, though it fell into crisis with the Reformation, scientific revolution and Enlightenment.But the story does not stop there. Barfield realised that there is meaning in the disenchantment and alienation experienced by many people today. It is part of a process that is remaking our sense of participation in the life of nature, the cosmos and the divine. Its a new stage in the evolution of human consciousness.

  • by Mark Vernon
    £17.49

    Learn whenever and however you want with this unique audio guide to philosophy.

  • - Science, Religion and the Meaning of Life
    by Mark Vernon
    £48.49

    If science has replaced God, is life necessarily meaningless? This book argues that the advances of science and the retreat of religion in secular society does not have to mean a life without spirituality.

  • by Mark Vernon
    £33.99

    Mark Vernon offers penetrating insights on the idea of friendship, using philosophy and modern culture to ask about friendship and sex, work, politics and spirituality. He also explores how notions of friendship may or may not be changing because of the internet, and looks at the psychology of friendship.

  • by Mark Vernon
    £3.99

    Can the existence of God be proved by reason alone? Has scientific discovery destroyed the intellectual basis for religion? Does the presence of evil in the world mean that God does not care about us? And why does fundamentalism flourish in an age of progress? In Big Questions: God, Mark Vernon addresses these and many more perennial dilemmas, drawing on physics and philosophy, spiritual traditions and religious experience. He explores the place of religion in relation to science, in making sense of evil, in understanding history and in explaining value. Asking the big questions again for himself, he finds new areas of thought and perception. Big Questions: God is a subtle but compelling argument for the necessity of a spiritual dimension in modern society and offers profound insights on humanity's constant battle to make sense of the transcendent.

  • - 30 Steps to Perfecting the Art of Living
    by Mark Vernon
    £2.99

    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.

  • by Mark Vernon
    £19.49

    The authentic spiritual quest is marked not by certainties but by questions and doubt. Mark Vernon who was a priest, and left an atheist explores the wonder of science, the ups and downs of being 'spiritual but not religious', the insights of ancient philosophy, and God the biggest question.

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