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  • 100 Ideas For Primary Teachers

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    100 Ideas For Primary Teachers

    Questioning is key to effective teaching and learning, yet practical questioning strategies that are immediately useable in the classroom can be hard to come by. ‘Questioning’ presents practical strategies, games and activities not only to help teachers improve their own questioning in the classroom, but also to allow pupils to develop an understanding of how they too can ask effective questions to develop their learning. Using philosophical approaches including ownership, authenticity, balance and Socratic principles, Peter Worley, founder of The Philosophy Foundation, provides guidance and ideas on how questioning can help pupils reach the next step and activate their own thinking. He also encourages teachers to reflect on their own practice and the effect of questioning on children’s progress.

    £14.99
  • 30-Second Philosophies

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    30-Second Philosophies

    A full-colour illustrated tour through philosophy’s most famous – and most mind-bending – ideas

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    £9.99
  • Democracy and Its Crisis

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    Democracy and Its Crisis

    An urgent exploration of the challenges facing democracy today

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  • Four Thousand Weeks

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    Four Thousand Weeks

    The average human lifespan is absurdly, outrageously, insultingly brief: if you live to 80, you have about four thousand weeks on earth. How should we use them best? Of course, nobody needs telling that there isn’t enough time. We’re obsessed by our lengthening to-do lists, our overfilled inboxes, the struggle against distraction, and the sense that our attention spans are shrivelling. Yet we rarely make the conscious connection that these problems only trouble us in the first place thanks to the ultimate time-management problem: the challenge of how best to use our four thousand weeks. ‘Four Thousand Weeks’ is an uplifting, engrossing and deeply realistic exploration of this problem.

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  • Frank Ramsey

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    Frank Ramsey

    Frank Ramsey was a brilliant Cambridge philosopher, mathematician, and economist who died in 1930 at 26 having made landmark contributions to decision theory, game theory, mathematics, logic, semantics, philosophy of science, and the theory of truth. This rich biography tells the story of his extraordinary life and intellectual achievement.

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  • How To Be A Liberal

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    How To Be A Liberal

    ‘A tour de force.’THE SECRET BARRISTER

    ‘Urgent and engaging.’NICK COHEN, OBSERVER COLUMNIST

    ‘Courageous.’ JAMES O’BRIEN, LBC

    From Brexit Britain to Trump’s America to Orban’s Hungary, liberalism is under attack. In a soaring narrative that stretches from the English Civil War to the 2008 financial crash and the rise of populism, Ian Dunt tells the epic story of the development of liberal thought. It is a rallying cry for those who still believe in freedom and reason.

    £25.00
  • Hume

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    Hume

    Written by one of the world’s leading experts in the field, this book offers a clear account of the contributions to philosophy made by one of Britain’s greatest thinkers. Harris covers Hume’s main interests of human nature, morality, politics, and religion, and explores the philosophical questions that remain at the heart of the subject today.

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  • Morality

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    Morality

    In today’s world of cultural climate change, argues Jonathan Sacks, we have outsourced morality to the markets on the one hand, and to government on the other. Yet while the markets have brought wealth to many and the state has done much to contain the worst excesses of inequality, neither is capable of bearing the moral weight of showing us how to live. Talking to key modern influences and thinkers, and drawing inspiration from the Bible and the historical experience of the Jewish people, Sacks outlines the key factors in establishing, maintaining and passing on resilient moral values within a broad group.

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  • On the Meaning of Life

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    On the Meaning of Life

    Drawing on a wealth of thinkers, writers and scientists, ‘On the Meaning of Life’ breathes new vitality into one of the very biggest questions faced by humanity.

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  • Spirit of Cricket

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    Spirit of Cricket

    If someone were to say ‘it’s not tennis’, or ‘not football’ of shabby behaviour in any walk of life, he or she would not be understood. If they said ‘it’s not cricket’, they probably would be (though less reliably than a century ago). Is there some special spirit of cricket? The laws of cricket, like the laws of the land, aim at a sort of justice or balancing between different factions. The purpose behind cricket’s laws, and behind changes in them, is often to calibrate the balance in the game between batsmen and bowlers, between attack and defence, between safety and risk. Cricketing lawmakers are interested in the overall appeal of the game to players and spectators alike. Mike Brearley alternates between issues and examples within the game – from ‘Mankading’ and the ‘Sandpaper’ affair to sledging, mental disintegration and racism – as well as broader issues such as the spirit and letter of the law.

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  • The Basic Writings of Bertrand Russell

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    The Basic Writings of Bertrand Russell

    Featuring seminal work in the philosophies of mathematics and language, this comprehensive collection also makes available his provocative and controversial views on religion and international relations.

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  • The Invention of Surgery

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    The Invention of Surgery

    A fascinating history of the practice of surgery from one of the leading figures in the field, chronicling centuries of scientific breakthroughs by the discipline’s most dynamic, pioneering doctors. Written by an author with plenty of experience holding a scalpel, Dr. David Schneider’s ‘The Invention of Surgery’ is an in-depth biography of the practice that has leapt forward over the centuries from the dangerous guesswork of ancient Greek physicians through the world-changing ‘implant revolution’ of the 20th century. ‘The Invention of Surgery’ explains this dramatic progress and highlights the personalities of the discipline’s most dynamic historical figures.

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  • Time

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    Time

    What is time? This book describes the developing physics of the concept of time from Newton, via Einstein, to the present day, and the related philosophical aspects. It also discusses the psychological experience of time and insights from cognitive science.

    £8.99
  • Walter Benjamin

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    Walter Benjamin

    A Graphic Guide to Walter Benjamin, tracing his influence on modern aesthetics and cultural history as well as his particular focus on the tension between Marxism and Zionism, and between word and image in modern art.

    £7.99
  • What Makes Us Human?

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    What Makes Us Human?

    A dazzling insight into what gives meaning to our life and to us as a species. What makes us human? This illuminating book shares 130 mind-expanding answers to that question. We all want to understand our place in the universe and find a sense of purpose in the life. This book will help the reader navigate that journey with the help of leading names from the worlds of literature, history, philosophy, politics, sport, comedy and popular culture. Originally broadcast as a popular feature on the Jeremy Vine Show on BBC Radio 2 from 2013-2021, ‘What Makes Us Human?’ includes short essays from: Andrew Marr, Carlo Rovelli, Marian Keyes, Alain de Botton, Robert Webb, Richard Dawkins, Stephen Fry, and many more.

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    £20.00