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Learning to Philosophize in Ancient Greece (Apprendre a philosopher dans l’antiquite)

PHILOSOPHY This book by Ilsetraut and Pierre Hadot is an introduction to the Handbook of Epictetus, a great stoic work from the 2nd century AD, and to the commentary of the Handbook written three centuries later by a Neoplatonician, Simplicius. A global approach to these works, their formal and doctrinal characteristics, and the study of […]

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The Handbook of Epictetus (Manuel d’Epictete)

PHILOSOPHY The Handbook of Epictetus is a book compiled by Arrian (95-175) in which he sets out the doctrine of the stoic philosopher, Epictetus (50-127). Its leading principle is to attach importance only to things that depend on us. What really depends on us is the representation we have of things. By mastering them, we […]

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Conversations with Emmanuel Levinas 1992-1994 (Entretiens avec Emmanuel Levinas 1992-1994)

PHILOSOPHY Followed by Levinas Between Philosophy and Jewish Thought  It is as a disciple that Michaël de Saint-Cheron undertook to “converse with a Emmanuel Levinas in the evening of his life.” An ultimate conversation, full of twilight and hope, tenderness and admiration. It is about, as it often occurs with the writer of Totalité et […]

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Theater and Society in Ancient Greece (Theatre et societe dans la Grece antique)

  HISTORY Theater is probably the liveliest aspect of the Ancient Greek inheritance: the tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and the comedies of Aristophanes have been produced and played throughout the centuries with the freedom which only great texts allow. But what do we know about the theatrical practices of the Greeks? For what purpose […]

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Goodnight Girls Inc. (Mademoiselle Bonsoir)

THEATER PLAYS – CLASSICS Goodnight Girls Inc. (Mademoiselle Bonsoir) followed by The Queen of the Bitches (La reine des garces) Discover these two musicals by the author of the classic novel L’ECUME DES JOURS, that had never had been played or published before their publication with LE LIVRE DE POCHE in 2009, for the 50th anniversary […]

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The Invention of Pleasure. Cyrenaic Fragments (L’Invention du plaisir. Fragments cyrenaiques)

PHILOSOPHY A Greek thought which considers the realization of pleasure as the main objective for wisdom In the field of ideas, the Greek invented everything. Among their forgotten inventions exists a hedonistic trend (for which the fulfillment of pleasure is the main aim of wisdom) that we call  Cyrenaic because it developed at Cyrene, in […]

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Encyclopaedia of Freemasonry (Encyclopedie de la Franc-Maçonnerie)

ESOTERISM – ENCYCLOPAEDIA An international approach: more than 620 entries and 40 authors This Encyclopaedia of Freemasonry aims to fill a gap: in spite of many books dealing with the Royal Art, no reference work was ever conceived for a general audience with a concern for general knowledge that would, once and for all, ―take […]

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A History of Slavery. From the Antiquity to Present Day (Une histoire de l’esclavage. De l’antiquite a nos jours)

HISTORY Slavery is the most horrendous of all the institutions and, for that very reason, one of the less well examined. Up to now, no book gave an overview of slavery from its origins to modern times : such is the gap that this book would like to fill. We find there the main stages […]

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A History of Racism (Une histoire du racisme)

HISTORY Racism takes many shapes. All of them have an origin, a date and a place of birth. This book aims to examine their numerous genealogies. Skimming through the Greek-Roman world, Middle Ages and the classic period, it endeavours its forms in the XIXth and XXth centuries, from the Dreyfus affair to the Shoah, from […]

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The Greek Sculpture (La Sculpture grecque)

HISTORY OF ART From the Charioteer of Delphi to the Parthenon friezes, from the Venus de Milo to the Victory of Samothrace… This book offers a journey through the splendors of Ancient Greece. Sculpting is THE Greek art and, as painting and music have almost disappeared, the only one we can follow in its continuing […]

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