BIG THOUGHTS

Collections of essays, tomes on big ideas, philosophical treatises and more.

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  1. Philosophy: An Illustrated History Of Thought

    Philosophy: An Illustrated History of Thought

    $24.95

    Here is the essential guide to philosophy. Philosophy: An Illustrated History of Thought is an authoritative yet fun reference book and timeline on the compilation of human knowledge. Both art and science attempt answers to the big questions -- what is truth, how to be good, and where did we come from? -- but philosophy is the interpreter we use to verify it all. We need it to make sense of the simplest math and the most esoteric poetry, and it has even created a science of information itself. We begin our journey at the boundary of myth and reason, and along the way we visit the thoughts of the most high-flying of minds who could see that nothing, not ever-changing words, limitless numbers, or mystical visions, were beyond examination. Learn More
  2. The Partly Cloudy Patriot

    Partly Cloudy Patriot

    $15.00

    Sarah Vowell travels through the American past and, in doing so, investigates the dusty, bumpy roads of her own life. Learn More
  3. Outliers (trade paperback)

    Outliers: The Story of Success

    $16.99

    In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of 'outliers'--the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. Learn More
  4. Otherwise Known as the Human Condition

    Otherwise Known as the Human Condition: Selected Essays and Reviews

    $18.00

    Geoff Dyer has earned the devotion of passionate fans on both sides of the Atlantic through his wildly inventive, romantic novels as well as several brilliant, uncategorizable works of nonfiction. All the while he has been writing some of the wittiest, most incisive criticism we have on an astonishing array of subjects—music, literature, photography, and travel journalism—that, in Dyer’s expert hands, becomes a kind of irresistible self-reportage. Learn More
  5. One Ring Circus

    One Ring Circus: Dispatches from the World of Boxing

    $16.95

    Most readers of Katherine Dunn know and love her for her groundbreaking, National Book Award-nominated, bestselling novel GEEK LOVE; few, however are familiar with her journalistic work, in particular her essays and articles on boxing which she has penned over the last two and a half decades. Learn More
  6. On Bullshit

    On Bullshit

    $9.95

    One of the most salient features of our culture is that there is so much bullshit. Everyone knows this. Learn More
  7. Obsolete

    Obsolete: An Encyclopedia of Once-Common Things Passing Us

    $15.95

    Thanks to advancing technology and shifting mores, the amount of change we experience in our lifetimes is truly exceptional. Objects and practices that are commonplace can very quickly become outmoded. In this witty and informative collection of short essays, journalist and social commentator Anna Jane Grossman takes a thoughtful look at what everyday apparatuses, ideas, and behaviors are quickly disappearing—or else have already left the building. Learn More
  8. Not Tht Kind Of Girl

    Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned"

    $28.00

    In Not That Kind of Girl, Dunham illuminates the experiences that are part of making one’s way in the world: falling in love, feeling alone, being ten pounds overweight despite eating only health food, having to prove yourself in a room full of men twice your age, finding true love, and most of all, having the guts to believe that your story is one that deserves to be told. Learn More
  9. No Regrets

    No Regrets: 3 Discussions

    $9.00

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    A follow-up to n+1's 2007 pamphlet What We Should Have Known, No Regrets talks to twelve writers, editors, academics, and artists about life and reading in their early twenties. Learn More
  10. No Gods No Masters

    No Gods No Masters

    $24.95

    The first English translation of Guerin's monumental anthology of anarchism, published here in one volume. Learn More

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