Philosophers have always enjoyed asking awkward and provocative questions, such as: What is the nature of reality? What are human beings really like? What is special about the human mind and consciousness? Are we free to choose who we are and what we do? Can we prove that God exists? Can we be certain a ...Show more
This 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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Introducing Political Philosophy explains the subject s central concepts and presents the major political theorists from Plato to Michel Foucault. How did governments get started? Why should they be obeyed? Could we live without them? How much power should they have? Is freedom a right? Which is the bes ...Show more
A Practical Guide to improving your outlook on life
What connects Marilyn Monroe, Disneyworld, "The Satanic Verses" and cyber space? Answer: Postmodernism. But what exactly is postmodernism? This graphic guide explains clearly the maddeningly enigmatic concept that has been used to define the world's cultural condition over the last three decades. "Intro ...Show more
INTRODUCING guide to the history and theory of still controversial 'speaking cure'. The ideas of psychoanalysis have permeated Western culture. It is the dominant paradigm through which we understand our emotional lives, and Freud still finds himself an iconic figure. Yet despite the constant stream of ...Show more
What is psychology? When did it begin? Where did it come from? How does psychology compare with related subjects such as psychiatry and psychotherapy? To what extent is it scientific? "Introducing Psychology" answers all these questions and more, explaining what the subject has been in the past and what ...Show more
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This Practical Guide will help you achieve healthier ways of relating by understanding some of the underlying psychological drivers that permeate relationships, work on these unconscious motivating factors to eliminate kneejerk reactions to make your relationship more loving and fulfilling, and better e ...Show more
There are a number of treatments available to us for various types of disorders. But how can we choose wisely? This work is useful for those who want to understand psychotherapy. It also takes us through the captivating mind of Hegel and is suitable for those trying to understand such thinkers as Marx, ...Show more
Psychotherapy is now hardly contentious, a safety net for the perils of modern life. But what - really - is it all about? Here is a unique and valuable summary of this complex profession, focussing on the main types of therapies: the 'talking cures' of psychoanalysis; behavioural and cognitive technique ...Show more
What is psychotherapy? How can we choose wisely from so much on offer? This book provides a valuable summary of the main therapies: the "talking cures" of psychoanalysis, behavioral and cognitive techniques, somatic solutions, humanist gestalt and existential approaches, and individual and group therap ...Show more
This book will help you understand what resilience is, and what you can do to become more resilient. Using a Cognitive Behavioural coaching approach, it gives practical steps to increase your resilience in a way that will save you emotional energy as well as time, allowing you to become more effective a ...Show more