Perspectiva seeks to understand the relationship between systems, souls and society in a time of crisis, and to develop methods, grounded in an applied philosophy of education, to help us meet the challenges of our time.
As part of this broader endeavour, Perspectiva Press will specialise in short books of between 20,000 and 50,000 words, with occasional longer works. These books will be beautiful, well-presented and distinctive. Their purpose is to shape and share thinking that helps to:
It is unusual for a charity like Perspectiva to become a publisher, even a small one, but we value books as dignified cultural artefacts with their own kind of analogue power, and we believe ideas travel further and connect more deeply when they are rooted in the mandate of a publication designed to last for years, not merely moments. We also saw a gap in the market for books that specialise in the kinds of integrative and imaginative sensibilities that speak to the challenges of our time.
The Matter With Things by Iain McGilchrist
(pre-order via link).
In this landmark new book The Matter With Things (published by Perspectiva Press), Iain McGilchrist addresses some of the oldest and hardest questions humanity faces – ones that, however, have a practical urgency for all of us today…
Newly published – purchase here.
The Entangled Activist: Learning to recognise the master’s tools by Anthea Lawson
A seasoned campaigner on how your sense of power and possibility changes when you realise ‘getting the bastards’ is not working.
A psychosocial therapist on refashioning politics by meeting people where they are.
Unlearn by Hanno Burmester
A compass for societal transformation, arising from the personal testimony of coming out in the shadow of Nazi Germany.
A Cognitive Scientist and Contemplative on the nature of ‘collective wisdom’ and what we need to do to get there.
Authors include Jonathan Rowson (ed), Layman Pascal (ed), Zak Stein, Bonnitta Roy, Daniel Gortz, Lene Rachel Andersen, Sarah Stein Lubrano, Minna Salami, John Vervaeke & Christopher Mastropietro, Tom Murray, Mark Vernon & Jonathan Jong, Siva Thambisetty, & Brent Cooper.