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    • Fail Better

    • Why Baseball Matters
    • By: Mark Kingwell
    • Narrated by: Jerry Lord
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Weaving elements of memoir, philosophical reflection, sports writing, and humour, Fail Better is an intellectual love letter to baseball by one of North America's most engaging philosophers. Kingwell illustrates complex concepts like theoretically infinite game-space, "time out of time", and the rules of civility with accessible examples drawn from the game, its history, and his own halting efforts to hit 'em where they ain't.

    Regular price: $24.69

    • Wish I Were Here

    • Boredom and the Interface
    • By: Mark Kingwell
    • Narrated by: Adam Lofbomm
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Are you bored of the endless scroll of your social media feed? Do you swipe left before considering the human being whose face you just summarily rejected? Do you skim articles on your screen in search of intellectual stimulation that never arrives? If so, this book is the philosophical lifeline you have been waiting for. Offering a timely meditation on the profound effects of constant immersion in technology, also known as the Interface, Wish I Were Here draws on philosophical analysis of boredom and happiness to examine the pressing issues such as screen addiction....

    Regular price: $17.49