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homeHome: a philosophy of personal space

This book is an invitation to reflect of self and home, identity and belonging.

It is published by Brimstone Press and available in both paperback and ebook editions, with a very special introductory offer.

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MudThrough Mud and Barbed Wire

The story of two two great religious thinkers who found themselves on opposite sides in the Great War, and whose experience of the battlefields shaped their thinking and their lives - Paul Tillich (a Lutheran chaplain) and Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (a Catholic stretcher-bearer).

I've self-published this title, and have made both paperback and e-book versions available as cheaply as possible. Click the cover for more information.


An introduction to each branch of philosophy, from'Teach Yourself'

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buddhism'Buddhism: key ideas'

Formerly published by Hodder in their Teach Yourself series,101 Key ideas: Buddhism is now available as an e-book. It offers easy and flexible access to Buddhist idea.

'I was having trouble getting my head round many aspects of my Buddhism A-Level but as soon as I read this book it all became clear. It is a match between a dictionary and a text book, it only tells you the things you really need to know. I could not reccommend it enough to anyone who is either studying the subject or thinking of becoming a Buddhist.' (from a review on Amazon)

Priced at only £1.53, it just has to be a bargain! Click on the cover for further details.


AQAAQA Religious Studies (Year 2)

This substantial textbook, written with John Frye and Debbie Herring, is endorsed by the examination board for those taking Religious Studies papers at AQA. You'll know if you need this book!

John FryeYou can buy this title on Amazon (and support this website at no cost to yourself) by clicking...

AQA A-level RS Year 2

And here's John Frye himself...


Access for Students Series

For many years, students have successfully used mythree titles in Hodder's 'Access to Religion and Philosophy' series.

Now the original editions are out-of-print, I have made them available as e-books and paperbacks. From £1.99 / $2.99 for the e-books, and £7.99 / $9.99 for paperbacks.

Ethical theory Phil and eth science


philosophy for lifePhilosophy for Life

Published by Teach Yourself books, this is a substantially re-worked version of my earlier Understand Philosophy, with an emphasis on personal relevance.

In a 'post-truth' situation, misguided by 'fake news', ethical thinking becomes ever more important. Click the cover for more information.

Copies of the old edition, both new and used, are still available.


PBBThe life of reason does not always yield a reasonable life!

They may have behaved badly, but this book will give you an introduction to the thought of some great philosophers, including... Nietzsche, Russell, Sartre, Wittgenstein and Heidegger.

The book is co-authored with Nigel Rodgers.

 


beachThe Philosopher's Beach Book

The Philosopher's Beach Book offers you a light but thought-provoking read any time you want to grab a few moments out of your routine and do a bit of non-routine thinking.

Thirty five questions about life and its meaning, introducing a range of philosophical ideas and thinkers. It's light enough to read on the beach, but with ideas to get you thinking. And it's not just for holidays!


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mugAlthough words are my stock-in-trade, I find that some of my best thinking is done when walking, particularly when I get an opportunity to get out into inspiring countryside, or along a coastal path, as here at near Durdle Door in Dorset.

Some things can be seen but never fully expressed. At such times, I find that the most important thing is just to look, with an open mind, waiting to be influenced or inspired.

The world is not what we think about, but what we live in!


Ethics for Life

The ever-popular Understand Ethics gets a personal makeover and new sections to bring it up to date.

Ethics for lifeClick on the cover for more information.

Copies of the old edition, both new and used, are still available.


'ME', published in Acumen's 'The Art of Living' series, is the book in which I first explored my theory of personal space and how it shapes our lives.

meWhat does it mean to be 'me'? What has made me who I am? Can I change?

If you have asked yourself these questions, you need to read ME!


 

Listen in, but watch out!

John Murray learning / Teach Yourself have produced a Philosophy Masterclass audiobook.

Half of it is taken straight from my Philosophy for Life title - so if you've read the book, you might not want to get the audiobook.

However, it also offers material from Mark Vernon, and if you click on the sample on Amazon, you will hear most of the introduction to Philosophy for Life, beautifully read, for nothing!


'Of making many books there is no end, and much study wearies the body.'

Ecclesiastes 12:12

Google?

Has Google killed off the need for basic introductions to factual subjects? Why get a book, whether printed or electronic, when more information than you can possibly need is available at a click of a mouse? If in doubt, click here 


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I have these and other basic introductions to Buddhism, both for schools and for the general reader.


... for the Curious

Audio books, from Hodder & Stoughton with discussions chaired by Mark Vernon.

 

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world philLarge format and illustrated, academics from both the UK and the USA contribute to this introduction to philosophy from the perspective of both East and West.

It is out of print, but used copies are available via Amazon.

To see my other out of print titles that may be available used, just click here.