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High Concept

The Darker the Night, the Brighter the Stars: A Neuropsychologist's Odyssey Through Consciousness Cover Image
The Self Illusion: How the Social Brain Creates Identity Cover Image
The Essential Tversky Cover Image
Becoming Political: Spinoza’s Vital Republicanism and the Democratic Power of Judgment Cover Image
Seeming and Being in Plato’s Rhetorical Theory Cover Image

Empirical Scrutiny

How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence Cover Image
Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why Things Are Better Than You Think Cover Image
Lessons from the Lobster: Eve Marder's Work in Neuroscience Cover Image
The Cosmic Web: Mysterious Architecture of the Universe Cover Image
Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray Cover Image


Reporter: A Memoir Cover Image
The Lost Education of Horace Tate: Uncovering the Hidden Heroes Who Fought for Justice in Schools Cover Image
Barracoon: The Story of the Last
Lincoln's Tragic Pragmatism: Lincoln, Douglas, and Moral Conflict Cover Image
The Darkening Age: The Christian Destruction of the Classical World Cover Image

Relating to Each Other— or Not

Women & Power: A Manifesto Cover Image
The Death of Truth: Notes on Falsehood in the Age of Trump Cover Image
The Common Good Cover Image
Spiral: Trapped in the Forever War Cover Image
The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America Cover Image


There There: A novel Cover Image
The Great Fall (The German List) Cover Image
The Cost of Living: A Working Autobiography Cover Image
Calypso Cover Image
The Lifters Cover Image


Modernists and Mavericks: Bacon, Freud, Hockney and the London Painters Cover Image
Unnamable: The Ends of Asian American Art Cover Image
The Photographs of Joan Leigh Fermor: Artist and Lover Cover Image
The Ghost Script: A Graphic Novel Cover Image
I, Rene Tardi, Prisoner of War in Stalag 2b Cover Image

Close Reading

Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context Cover Image
Anna Karenina and Others Cover Image
Tyrant: Shakespeare on Politics Cover Image
Neruda: The Poet's Calling Cover Image
Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth Cover Image

Recent Features

Extra Hidden Life, Among the Days (Wesleyan Poetry) Cover Image
The Great Silence: Science and Philosophy of Fermi's Paradox Cover Image
The Order of Time Cover Image
Gun Love: A Novel Cover Image
The Ashtray: (Or the Man Who Denied Reality) Cover Image

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