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Book of the Month - May 2014

Our May Book of the Month is a critically acclaimed analysis of the challenges of modern society. Santiago Sia’s book ‘Society in its Challenges: Philosophical Considerations of Living in Society’, provides a fresh perspective, demonstrating the utility that philosophy can offer in answering some of our biggest social questions, including the power and limits of human freedom, economic crisis and accountability, the role of academia and education, public office and moral society, and the meaning and significance of life.

In her foreword to the book, Mary McAleese, former President of Ireland, states: “I congratulate Santiago on the publication of his latest book…it is a wonderful and generous gift on his part of continuing service to the people and to the spirit, which animates the very best of what it is to be human.”

To find out more about this book, please click here to read a sample extract and contents page. 

We are offering all of our readers a generous 60% discount on this best-selling title. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code BOMMAY14 during checkout. Please note that this is a time limited offer that will expire on 3rd June 2014.

Please see below for highlights of the praise this book has been receiving:


“I have no doubt that Santiago’s book will help provoke the kind of probing discussions we need to be having about how we can live humanly together, draw wisdom from information and experience and not simply accrete knowledge … a very important addition to his impressive corpus of writings and wise scholarship and to our civic discourse.”

—Mary McAleese, Former President of Ireland


“Santiago Sia provides a much-needed antidote to the popular myth that philosophy cannot be of service to our societies. He demonstrates its usefulness to our societies and our dire need for education that develops the ability to analyse and reflect, weigh and assess different options, consider the long and the short term, and ultimately to decide where we want our societies to go on the basis of a considered reflection of who we want to be. The thoughtful and well-written essays will reward anyone interested in our societies and the legacy we will leave to future generations.”

—Sjur Bergan, Head of the Education Department, Directorate of Democratic Citizenship and Participation; Directorate General II Democracy, Council of Europe, Strasbourg, France

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