Subway Line

A series by Misha Waiman, Michael Eskin, Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Durs Grünbein and Andrea Köhler

17 Vorurteile, die wir Deutschen gegen Amerika und die Amerikaner haben und die so nicht ganz stimmen können
By Misha Waiman
Series: Subway Line, no. 1. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 9,870. Language: German. Published: July 25, 2012 by Upper West Side Philosophers, Inc.. Category: Nonfiction
In this witty philosophical polemic, Misha Waiman uncovers the paradoxes and absurdities underlying Germans’ love-hate relationship with the US and its culture.
The DNA of Prejudice: On the One and the Many
By Michael Eskin
Series: Subway Line, no. 2. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 18,610. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2012 by Upper West Side Philosophers, Inc.. Category: Nonfiction
Winner of the 2010 Next Generation Indie Book Award for Social Change. This book takes the reader through the many layers of meaning that accompany the word ‘prejudice’. By critically confronting the ways in which we think and speak about prejudice, Michael Eskin clears the path for a new understanding of prejudice as a concept, a phenomenon, and a lived experience.
Fatal Numbers: Why Count on Chance
By Hans Magnus Enzensberger
Series: Subway Line, no. 3. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 12,490. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2012 by Upper West Side Philosophers, Inc.. Category: Essay
Tracing the interface between chance and probability in medical diagnostics, risk models, economics, and the fluctuations of financial markets, "Fatal Numbers" goes straight to the heart of what it means  to live, plan, and make decisions in a globalized, digitized, hyperlinked, science-driven, and uncertain world ...
The Vocation of Poetry
By Durs Grünbein
Series: Subway Line, no. 4. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 14,480. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2012 by Upper West Side Philosophers, Inc.. Category: Essay
In a sequence of rivetingly personal essays, Europe's premier contemporary poet and essayist, Durs Grünbein, reflects on his own evolution as an artist and on the meaning and importance of poetry for life in general.
The Waiting Game: An Essay on the Gift of Time
By Andrea Köhler
Series: Subway Line, no. 5. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 21,330. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2012 by Upper West Side Philosophers, Inc.. Category: Essay
Graced with lyricism, "The Waiting Game" is an engaging meditation on the ways in which human beings are forced — and choose — to mark time, from earliest childhood to the final moments of life. This is an unsparing, yet often poetic, essay on the ordeals and pleasures inherent in the universal experience of waiting.
Yoga for the Mind: A New Ethic for Thinking and Being & Meridians of Thought
By Michael Eskin
Series: Subway Line, no. 6. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 24,900. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2013 by Upper West Side Philosophers, Inc.. Category: Nonfiction
"Yoga for the Mind is Slow Thought for a Fast Life." We are constituted to think and reflect, to query and question, to seek answers and not stop at the answers we find. In short, we are philosophical creatures. How, then, can we achieve more fulfilling lives as philosophical beings? This question is at the core of Yoga for the Mind, a rich philosophical supplement to the daily diet of existence.
The Wisdom of Parenthood: An Essay
By Michael Eskin
Series: Subway Line, no. 7. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 7,110. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2013 by Upper West Side Philosophers, Inc.. Category: Nonfiction
THE WISDOM OF PARENTHOOD is a provocative meditation on the meaning, experience and practice of parenthood both as a universally human phenomenon across history and, more specifically, in the age of assisted reproduction, in vitro fertilization, gestational surrogacy, “third-party production,” international adoption and the transformation of the nuclear family with the rise of LGBT parenting.