Botswana nonfiction books

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How To Behave: A Pocket Manual of Republican Etiquette, and Guide to Correct Personal Habits - Samuel Roberts Wells

Plato - Laws artwork Laws
Plato
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 29 October 2008
Publisher: Public Domain
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In The Laws, Plato describes in detail a comprehensive system of legislation in a small agricultural utopia he named Magnesia. His laws not only govern crime and punishment, but also form a code of conduct for all aspects of life in his ideal state - from education, sport and religion to sexual behaviour, marriage and drinking parties.


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Laws - Plato

Plato - Apology artwork Apology
Plato
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 03 November 2008
Publisher: Public Domain
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The Apology is Plato's version of the speech given by Socrates as he defended himself in 399 BC against the charges of "corrupting the young, and by not believing in the gods in whom the city believes. The Apology begins with Socrates saying he does not know if the men of Athens (his jury) have been persuaded by his accusers. This first sentence is crucial to the theme of the entire speech. Indeed, in the Apology Socrates will suggest that philosophy begins with a sincere admission of ignorance; he later clarifies this, dramatically stating that whatever wisdom he has, comes from his knowledge that he knows nothing.


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Apology - Plato

Xenophon - The Memorable Thoughts of Socrates artwork The Memorable Thoughts of Socrates
Xenophon
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 10 January 2006
Publisher: Public Domain
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In writing he was clear and to the point; his practical mind made his work interesting. His "Anabasis" is a true story as delightful as a fiction; his "Cyropaedia" is a fiction full of truths. He wrote "Hellenica, " that carried on the history of Greece from the point at which Thucydides closed his history until the battle of Mantineia. He wrote a dialogue between Hiero and Simonides upon the position of a king, and dealt with the administration of the little realm of a man's household in his "OEconomicus, " a dialogue between Socrates and Critobulus, which includes the praise of agriculture.


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The Memorable Thoughts of Socrates - Xenophon

Plato - The Republic artwork The Republic
Plato
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 27 August 2008
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Republic  is a Socratic dialogue, written by Plato around 380 BC, concerning the definition of justice , the order and character of the just city-state and the just man.


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The Republic - Plato

Plato - Statesman artwork Statesman
Plato
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 07 November 2008
Publisher: Public Domain
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The dialogue reflects contemporary controversies on the method of definition; but its logical exercises and the impressive myth of the two cosmic eras serve to bring out its essential political teaching. The Statesman is Plato's neglected political work, but it is crucial for an understanding of the development of his political thinking.


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Statesman - Plato

Frederic William Farrar - Seekers after God artwork Seekers after God
Frederic William Farrar
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 21 March 1903
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In this book, first published in 1890, one of the most prolific British writers on theology of the late 19th century offers a full account of the lives and thinking of "three great heathen philosophers": Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius, whom Farrar deems "the most clear-sighted moralists among ancient philosophers [and] with the single exception of Socrates, the best and holiest characters presented to us in the records of antiquity"; and Seneca, "because in him we can best study the inevitable signs which mark, even in the works of men of genius, a degraded people and a decaying literature.


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Seekers after God - Frederic William Farrar

Mary Scharlieb - Youth and Sex artwork Youth and Sex
Mary Scharlieb
Genre: Family & Relationships
Publish Date: 12 October 2004
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a scientific book on how teens think about sex and the genetics behind kids and sex and educates regarding the matter.


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Youth and Sex - Mary Scharlieb

William Alexander Clouston - Book of Wise Sayings artwork Book of Wise Sayings
William Alexander Clouston
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1895
Publisher: Public Domain
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The ordinary reader will probably be somewhat surprised to discover in the aphorisms of the ancient Greeks and Hindus several close parallels to the doctrines of the Old and New Testaments, and he will have reasoned justly if he conclude that the so-called "heathens" could have derived their spiritual light only from the same Source as that which inspired the Hebrew prophets and the Christian apostles.


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Book of Wise Sayings - William Alexander Clouston

Aristotle - Politics: A Treatise on Government artwork Politics: A Treatise on Government
Aristotle
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 05 June 2009
Publisher: Public Domain
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Ristotle provided many brilliant insights into the political thinking, strategy, of leaders and the military. In many ways, it remains unsurpassed and it ought to be required reading in undergraduate classes on political strategy. Aristotle referred to leaders of each city-state over decades, if not centuries.


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Politics: A Treatise on Government - Aristotle

Niccolò Machiavelli - The Prince artwork The Prince
Niccolò Machiavelli
Genre: Political
Publish Date: 04 October 2010
Publisher: Public Domain
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The Prince is an extended analysis of how to acquire and maintain political power. The chapters are dedicatedf to Lorenzo de Medici. The dedication declares Machiavelli's intention to discuss in plain language the conduct of great men and the principles of princely government. He does so in hope of pleasing and enlightening the Medici family.


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The Prince - Niccolò Machiavelli

Ralph Waldo Emerson - Essays artwork Essays
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1579
Publisher: Public Domain
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Essays: First Series, is a series of essays written by Ralph Waldo Emerson. This book contains: History, Self-Reliance , Compensation, Spiritual Laws, Love, Friendship, Prudence, Heroism, The Over-Soul, Circles, Intellec, Art.


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Essays - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ella Wheeler Wilcox - The Heart of the New Thought artwork The Heart of the New Thought
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 01 January 1919
Publisher: Public Domain
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Mina Parker, tireless mom and author of 365 Excuse Me. . . (inspired by the late Lynn Grabhorn), introduces the new Hampton Roads Collection of motivational classics. These affordable digital shorts will help the harried and the hurried to breathe deep, reassess, and re-purpose their day in the time it takes to drink a large latte. These short essays and meditations are filled with practical advice for creating our best possible life, a daily dose of this common sense approach to New Thought, or the law of attraction, is just what we need to bring our broken world back into harmony. To read this book is to feel a rhythm like a heartbeat: steady, natural, life-affirming.


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The Heart of the New Thought - Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Newell Dwight Hillis - The Investment of Influence artwork The Investment of Influence
Newell Dwight Hillis
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 01 January 1929
Publisher: Public Domain
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Philosophical book which says that how the glory of our fathers was their emphasis of the principle of self care and self culture. Finding that he who first made the most of himself was best fitted to make something of others, the teachers of yesterday unceasingly plied men with motives of personal responsibility. Influenced by the former generation, our age has organized the principle of individualism into its home, its school, its market place and forum. By reason of the increase in gold, books, travel and personal luxuries, some now feel that selfness is beginning to degenerate into selfishness. The time, therefore, seems to have fully come when the principle of self care should receive its complement through the principle of care for others. These chapters assert the debt of wealth to poverty, the debt of wisdom to ignorance, the debt of strength to weakness. If "A Man's Value to Society" affirms the duty of self culture and character, these studies emphasize the law of social sympathy and social service.


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The Investment of Influence - Newell Dwight Hillis

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - Beyond Good and Evil artwork Beyond Good and Evil
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 30 December 1899
Publisher: Public Domain
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Beyond Good and Evil is a book by the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. It takes up and expands on the ideas of his previous work, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, but approached from a more critical, polemical direction. In Beyond Good and Evil, Nietzsche accuses past philosophers of lacking critical sense and blindly accepting Judeo-Christian premises in their consideration of morality. The work moves into the realm "beyond good and evil" in the sense of leaving behind the traditional morality which Nietzsche subjects to a destructive critique in favor of what he regards as an affirmative approach that fearlessly confronts the perspectivistic nature of knowledge and the perilous condition of the modern individual. In it he exposes the deficiencies of those usually called "philosophers" and identifies the qualities of the "new philosophers" imagination, self-assertion, danger, originality, and the "creation of values".


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Beyond Good and Evil - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

John Abercrombie - The Philosophy of the Moral Feelings artwork The Philosophy of the Moral Feelings
John Abercrombie
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1843
Publisher: Public Domain
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This book tells the leading facts relating to the intellectual powers, and to trace the principles which ought to guide us in the investigation of truth.


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The Philosophy of the Moral Feelings - John Abercrombie

Immanuel Kant - The Critique of Pure Reason artwork The Critique of Pure Reason
Immanuel Kant
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1803
Publisher: Public Domain
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This thory as an attempt to bridge the gap between rationalism and empiricism and, in particular, to counter the radical empiricism of David Hume.


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The Critique of Pure Reason - Immanuel Kant

François de Salignac de la Mothe- Fénelon - The Existence of God artwork The Existence of God
François de Salignac de la Mothe- Fénelon
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1714
Publisher: Public Domain
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Richard Swinburne presents a substantially rewritten and updated edition of his most celebrated book. No other work has made a more powerful case for the probability of the existence of God. Swinburne gives a rigorous and penetrating analysis of the most important arguments for theism: the cosmological argument; arguments from the existence of laws of nature and the 'fine-tuning' of the universe; from the occurrence of consciousness and moral awareness; and from miracles and religious experience. He claims that while none of these arguments are deductively valid, they do give inductive support to theism and that, even when the argument from evil is weighed against them, taken together they offer good grounds to support the probability that there is a God. The overall structure of the discussion and its conclusion have been retained for this new edition, but much has been changed in order to strengthen the argumentation and to take account of Swinburne's subsequent work onthe nature of consciousness and the problem of evil, and of the latest philosophical and scientific writing, especially in respect of the laws of nature and the argument from fine-tuning. This is now the definitive version of a classic in the philosophy of religion.


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The Existence of God - François de Salignac de la Mothe- Fénelon

384 BC-322 BC Aristotle - Poetics. English artwork Poetics. English
384 BC-322 BC Aristotle
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 03 November 2008
Publisher: Public Domain
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In this book, Aristotle offers an account of what he calls "poetry" (a term which in Greek literally means "making" and in this context includes drama—comedy, tragedy, and the satyr play—as well as lyric poetry, epic poetry, and the dithyramb-A song sung to praise Dionysus, the God of wine and fertility).


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Poetics. English - 384 BC-322 BC Aristotle

Newell Dwight Hillis - A Man's Value to Society artwork A Man's Value to Society
Newell Dwight Hillis
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 01 January 1929
Publisher: Public Domain
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Not all men are of equal value. Not many Platos: only one, to whom a thousand lesser minds look up and learn to think. Not many Dantes: one, and a thousand poets tune their harps to his and repeat his notes. Not many Raphaels: one, and no second. But a thousand lesser artists looking up to him are lifted to his level. Not many royal hearts—great magazines of kindness. Happy the town blessed with a few great minds and a few great hearts. One such citizen will civilize an entire community.


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A Man's Value to Society - Newell Dwight Hillis

Ellen Marriage - Another Study of Woman artwork Another Study of Woman
Ellen Marriage
Genre: Social Science
Publish Date: 01 March 2010
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is book of Gender Studies of women. At Paris there are almost always two separate parties going on at every ball and rout. First, an official party, composed of the persons invited, a fashionable and much-bored circle. Each one grimaces for his neighbor's eye; most of the younger women are there for one person only; when each woman has assured herself that for that one she is the handsomest woman in the room, and that the opinion is perhaps shared by a few others, a few insignificant phrases are exchanged, as: "Do you think of going away soon to La Crampade?" "How well Madame de Portenduere sang!" "Who is that little woman with such a load of diamonds?" Or, after firing off some smart epigrams, which give transient pleasure, and leave wounds that rankle long, the groups thin out, the mere lookers on go away, and the waxlights burn down to the sconces.


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Another Study of Woman - Ellen Marriage

1694-1778 Voltaire - A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 artwork A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1
1694-1778 Voltaire
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1777
Publisher: Public Domain
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From the French Dictionnaire Philosophique, translated by William F. Fleming. The Philosophical Dictionary is not a sustained work, but a compilation of articles contributed to Diderot's Encyclopédie. The quality of the articles bear witness to the great genius and intellect of François-Marie Arouet, more known as Voltaire


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A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 - 1694-1778 Voltaire

Woodrow Wilson - When a Man Comes to Himself artwork When a Man Comes to Himself
Woodrow Wilson
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 03 February 1924
Publisher: Public Domain
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It is a very wholesome and regenerating change which a man undergoes when he comes to himself. It is not only after periods of recklessness or infatuation, when has played the spendthrift or the fool, that a man comes to comes to himself. He comes to himself after experiences of which he alone may be aware: when he has left off being wholly preoccupied with his own powers and interests and with every petty plan that centers in himself; when he has cleared his eyes to see the world as it is, and his own true place and function in it.


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When a Man Comes to Himself - Woodrow Wilson

Enrico Ferri - Criminal Sociology artwork Criminal Sociology
Enrico Ferri
Genre: Social Science
Publish Date: 01 January 1929
Publisher: Public Domain
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His work served as the basis for Argentina's penal code of 1921. His arguments for crime prevention over punishment were eventually rejected by Italian dictator Benito Mussolini after his rise to power. He was one of the founders of modern criminology.


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Criminal Sociology - Enrico Ferri

1855?-1897 Duchess - How to Marry Well artwork How to Marry Well
1855?-1897 Duchess
Genre: Family & Relationships
Publish Date: 25 December 2008
Publisher: Public Domain
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"HOW TO MARRY WELL" by Margaret Wolfe Hungerford (aka The Duchess), is just a brilliant work in so many ways. Fans of the Victorian era will rejoice to hear that particular 'voice' in her writing. And history lovers will be able to comb it over for delicious tidbits as Ms. Hungerford reveals her advice to young women, and her expectations of how they might act. I particularly liked where she admonishes society for releasing girls into society with so little education. "A smattering of French, a word or two of German, an idea of what music really means, as gained from three years' acquaintances with scales and movements, and songs without words--and that is all! There is, of course, a good deal of reading of the scientific masters that serves only to puzzle the brains half given to the matter in hand, and then the girl is emancipated from the schoolroom". And I personally found her advice to be most sound. And I'm plotting, even as I write this, on to how to get my own daughter to read this tract. It's short and fun, though I must tell you that Ms. Hungerford is not a duchess. She's just a mom and a writer with common sense and an active imagination.


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How to Marry Well - 1855?-1897 Duchess

Harriet Martineau - How to Observe artwork How to Observe
Harriet Martineau
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1875
Publisher: Public Domain
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This is a philosophy book. No books are so little to be trusted as travels. All travellers do and must generalize too rapidly. Most, if not all, take a fact for a principle, or the exception for the rule, more or less; and the quickest minds, which love to reason and explain more than to observe with patience, go most astray. My faith in travels received a mortal wound when I travelled. I read, as I went along, the books of those who had preceded me, and found that we did not see with the same eyes. Even descriptions of nature proved false. The traveller had viewed the prospect at a different season, or in a different light, and substituted the transient for the fixed. Still I think travels useful. Different accounts give means of approximation to truth; and by-and-by what is fixed and essential in a people will be brought out.


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How to Observe - Harriet Martineau

John Marshall - A Short History of Greek Philosophy artwork A Short History of Greek Philosophy
John Marshall
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1914
Publisher: Public Domain
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This book gives the account of Greek philosophy which, within strict limits of brevity, shall be at once authentic and interesting—authentic, as being based on the original works themselves, and not on any secondary sources; interesting, as presenting to the ordinary English reader, in language freed as far as possible from technicality and abstruseness, the great thoughts of the greatest men of antiquity on questions of permanent significance and value.


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A Short History of Greek Philosophy - John Marshall

David Hume - A Treatise of Human Nature artwork A Treatise of Human Nature
David Hume
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1775
Publisher: Public Domain
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Hume's comprehensive effort to form an observationally grounded study of human nature employs John Locke's empiric principles to construct a theory of knowledge from which to evaluate metaphysical ideas. A key to modern studies of eighteenth-century Western philosophy, the Treatise considers numerous classic philosophical issues, including causation, existence, freedom and necessity, and morality.


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A Treatise of Human Nature - David Hume

Woodrow Wilson - On Being Human artwork On Being Human
Woodrow Wilson
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 03 February 1924
Publisher: Public Domain
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Woodrow Wilsonís philosophical essay on what makes a person human, this essay underlines the necessity for everyone in the modern world to embrace humane behavior.


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On Being Human - Woodrow Wilson

William Edward Hartpole Lecky - The Map of Life artwork The Map of Life
William Edward Hartpole Lecky
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1898
Publisher: Public Domain
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To hear such a man talk frankly about the most frequently met difficulties of conduct and character in the modern world is a treat to any lover of sane and informed thinking. If there is an absence of sweeping conclusions and violent dogmatism, if the balance is held scrupulously even, and all that can be said on both sides of knotty questions impartially rehearsed, that is only another way of saying that the thinking is sane and informed.


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The Map of Life - William Edward Hartpole Lecky

Henry Clay Trumbull - A Lie Never Justifiable artwork A Lie Never Justifiable
Henry Clay Trumbull
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1902
Publisher: Public Domain
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That there was need of a book on the subject, of which this treats, will be evidenced to those who examine its contents. Whether this book meets the need, it is for those to decide who its readers are. Because of the obvious gain in lying in times of extremity, and because of the manifest peril or cost of truth-telling in an emergency, attempts have been made, by interested or prejudiced persons, all along the ages, to reconcile the general duty of adhering to an absolute standard of right, with the special inducements, or temptations, to depart from that standard for the time being. It has been claimed by many that the results of a lie would, under certain circumstances, justify the use of a lie.


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A Lie Never Justifiable - Henry Clay Trumbull

Immanuel Kant - Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysic of Morals artwork Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysic of Morals
Immanuel Kant
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 11 February 1804
Publisher: Public Domain
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The nature and theoretical underpinnings of ethics have been an intellectual driving force animating the pursuits of great scholars.


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Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysic of Morals - Immanuel Kant

Benedictus de Spinoza - Improvement of the Understanding artwork Improvement of the Understanding
Benedictus de Spinoza
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 20 February 1677
Publisher: Public Domain
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On The Improvement Of The Understanding, is a seventeenth-century unfinished work of philosophy by the 17th century philosopher Baruch Spinoza.


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Improvement of the Understanding - Benedictus de Spinoza

David Hume - An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding artwork An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
David Hume
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1747
Publisher: Public Domain
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In this novel Hume explains his theory of epistemology, and argues against other current theories, including those of John Locke, George Berkeley, and Nicolas Malebranche.


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An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding - David Hume

Oscar Wilde - The Soul of Man under Socialism artwork The Soul of Man under Socialism
Oscar Wilde
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1890
Publisher: Public Domain
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Wilde did not see kindness or altruism per se as a problem; what worried him was its misapplication in a way which leaves unaddressed the roots of the problem: "the altruistic virtues have really prevented the carrying out of this aim. Just as the worst slave-owners were those who were kind to their slaves, and so prevented the horror of the system being realised by those who suffered from it, and understood by those who contemplated it, so, in the present state of things in England, the people who do most harm are the people who try to do most good" while preserving the system.


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The Soul of Man under Socialism - Oscar Wilde

Henry Frederick Cope - Levels of Living artwork Levels of Living
Henry Frederick Cope
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 01 January 1923
Publisher: Public Domain
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This book is written about the levels of living. The ideal is the mold in which the real is cast. Half of success is in seeing the significance of little things. You do not make life sacred by looking sad. Sympathy is a key that fits the lock of any heart. To live wholly for possessions is to paralyze the life to the possibility of permanently possessing anything. This is never a wrong world to him who is right with its heart.


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Levels of Living - Henry Frederick Cope

Thomas Troward - The Law and the Word artwork The Law and the Word
Thomas Troward
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1915
Publisher: Public Domain
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This book explores the connection between thought energy, scientific reasoning, and creative power. Chapters include Some Facts in Nature, Some Psychic Experiences, Man's Place in the Creative Order, The Law of Wholeness, The Soul of the Subject, The Promises, and Death and Immortality.


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The Law and the Word - Thomas Troward

Honoré de Balzac - Study of a Woman artwork Study of a Woman
Honoré de Balzac
Genre: Social Science
Publish Date: 31 December 1849
Publisher: Public Domain
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The Marquise de Listomere is one of those young women who have been brought up in the spirit of the Restoration. She has principles, she fasts, takes the sacrament, and goes to balls and operas very elegantly dressed; her confessor permits her to combine the mundane with sanctity. Always in conformity with the Church and with the world, she presents a living image of the present day, which seems to have taken the word "legality" for its motto. At the present moment she is strictly virtuous from policy, possibly from inclination. Some women are reserving their opinion of her until the moment when Monsieur de Listomere becomes a peer of France, when she herself will be thirty-six years of age, a period of life when most women discover that they are the dupes of social laws.


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Study of a Woman - Honoré de Balzac

Honoré de Balzac - The Physiology of Marriage, Part 2 artwork The Physiology of Marriage, Part 2
Honoré de Balzac
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1849
Publisher: Public Domain
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The Physiology of Marriage coolly examines the economics and power relationships of seduction and love. Balzac proposes that marriage and the selection of a wife be treated as a science, and examines topics ranging from moral education to methods for foiling adulterous relationships.


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The Physiology of Marriage, Part 2 - Honoré de Balzac

Tito Vignoli - Myth and Science artwork Myth and Science
Tito Vignoli
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1913
Publisher: Public Domain
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Myth, as it is understood by us, and as it will be developed and explained in this work, cannot be defined in summary terms, since its multiform and comprehensive nature embraces and includes all primitive action, as well as much which is consecutive and historical in the intelligence and feelings of man, with respect to the immediate and the reflex interpretation of the world, of the Individual, and of the society in which our common life is passed. We hold that myth is, in its most general and comprehensive nature, the spontaneous and imaginative form in which the human intelligence and human emotions conceive and represent themselves and things in general; it is the psychical and physical mode in which man projects himself into all those phenomena which he is able to apprehend and perceive.


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Myth and Science - Tito Vignoli

George Berkeley - A Essay Towards a New Theory of Vision artwork A Essay Towards a New Theory of Vision
George Berkeley
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1752
Publisher: Public Domain
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Berkeley's first major work, An Essay towards a New Theory of Vision, in which he discussed the limitations of human vision and advanced the theory that the proper objects of sight are not material objects, but light and color.


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A Essay Towards a New Theory of Vision - George Berkeley

Jane Addams - Democracy and Social Ethics artwork Democracy and Social Ethics
Jane Addams
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1901
Publisher: Public Domain
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Social work is must for mothers, such as the needs of children, public health, and world peace. If women were to be responsible for cleaning up their communities and making them better places to live, they needed the vote to be effective in doing so.


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Democracy and Social Ethics - Jane Addams

René Descartes - The Selections from the Principles of Philosophy artwork The Selections from the Principles of Philosophy
René Descartes
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1649
Publisher: Public Domain
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The present volume contains a reprint of the preface and the first part of the Principles of Philosophy, together with selections from the second, third and fourth parts of that work, corresponding to the extracts in the French edition of Gamier, are also given, as well as an appendix containing part of Descartes' reply to the Second Objections (viz. , his formal demonstrations of the existence of Deity). The translation is based on the original Latin edition of the Principles, published in 1644.


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The Selections from the Principles of Philosophy - René Descartes

Benedictus de Spinoza - Ethics — Part 1 artwork Ethics — Part 1
Benedictus de Spinoza
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 20 February 1677
Publisher: Public Domain
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Ethics-Part One focuses on the ultimate ground of all being, i.e., God. God is not the God of classical theism. Instead, it is the only 'substance' in the universe and contains all other things in terms of its 'attributes' as 'modes'. Thus we do not have independent existence, but exist as modes of God.


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Ethics — Part 1 - Benedictus de Spinoza

George William Foote - Arrows of Freethought artwork Arrows of Freethought
George William Foote
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1914
Publisher: Public Domain
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Archbishop Thomson recently addressed "a working-men's meeting" in the Drill Hall, Sheffield. It was densely crowded by six or seven thousand people, and this fact was cited by the Archbishop as a proof that the working classes of England have not yet lost interest in the Christian faith. But we should very much like to know how it was ascertained that all, or even the major portion, of the vast audience were working-men.


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Arrows of Freethought - George William Foote

Plato - Apology, Crito, and Phaedo of Socrates artwork Apology, Crito, and Phaedo of Socrates
Plato
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 12 October 2004
Publisher: Public Domain
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What Homer was to Epic poetry, what Cicero and Demosthenes were to oratory, and what Shakespeare was to the drama of England, Plato was to ancient philosophy, not unapproachable nor unapproached, but possessing an inexplicable but unquestioned supremacy. The theme revolves around religious philosophy.


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Apology, Crito, and Phaedo of Socrates - Plato

Fyodor Dostoyevsky - Notes from the Underground artwork Notes from the Underground
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 08 February 1881
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Published in 1864, Notes from Underground is considered the author's first masterpiece - the book in which he "became" Dostoevsky - and is seen as the source of all his later works. Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, whose acclaimed translations of The Brothers Karamazov and Crime and Punishment have become the standard versions in English, now give us a superb new rendering of this early classic.


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Notes from the Underground - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Ulrich Bonnell Phillips - American Negro Slavery artwork American Negro Slavery
Ulrich Bonnell Phillips
Genre: Social Science
Publish Date: 21 January 1934
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

An historical discussion of slavery, by an astute historian whose ideologies were those of an affirmed racist.


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American Negro Slavery - Ulrich Bonnell Phillips

Benedictus de Spinoza - Ethics — Part 3 artwork Ethics — Part 3
Benedictus de Spinoza
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 20 February 1677
Publisher: Public Domain
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Ethics-Part Three concerns the nature of the emotions. In it, Spinoza distinguishes between actions and passions, the nature of things to 'endeavor' towards their self-preservation, and understands goodness and badness in terms of pleasure and pain. Desire, pleasure and pain are the primary emotions and all other emotions are combinations of them.


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Ethics — Part 3 - Benedictus de Spinoza

Benedictus de Spinoza - Ethics — Part 2 artwork Ethics — Part 2
Benedictus de Spinoza
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 20 February 1677
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Ethics-Part 2 is based on the nature and origin of the mind. It explains the results, which must necessarily follow from the essence of God which are able to lead us, as it were by the hand, to the knowledge of the human mind and its highest blessedness.


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Ethics — Part 2 - Benedictus de Spinoza

Pierre-Joseph Proudhon - What is Property? artwork What is Property?
Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
Genre: Social Science
Publish Date: 31 December 1864
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Author looks at the ways in which property is a natural right - in which people own the produce of their labor - but also can further greed, social classes, and crime.


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What is Property? - Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

Friedrich Engels - Feuerbach: The roots of the socialist philosophy artwork Feuerbach: The roots of the socialist philosophy
Friedrich Engels
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 04 August 1895
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This work is a testimony with regard to the method employed by Marx and Engels in arriving at their philosophical conclusions. It is the statement of the philosophical foundations of modern socialism by one who helped to lay them; it is an old man's account of the case upon the preparation of which he has spent his entire life, for, this work, short as it is, represents the results of forty years of toil and persevering effort.


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Feuerbach: The roots of the socialist philosophy - Friedrich Engels

Annie Wood Besant - The Basis of Morality artwork The Basis of Morality
Annie Wood Besant
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 20 September 1933
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Evolution is the only stable basis for talking about morality. This is a short philosophical piece presented by Annie Wood Bessant. Her ideas on divinity, daoism..


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The Basis of Morality - Annie Wood Besant

Henry David Thoreau - Civil Disobedience artwork Civil Disobedience
Henry David Thoreau
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1865
Publisher: Public Domain
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In it, Thoreau argues that individuals should not permit governments to overrule or atrophy their consciences, and that they have a duty to avoid allowing such acquiescence to enable the government to make them the agents of injustice. Thoreau was motivated in part by his disgust with slavery and the Mexican-American War.


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Civil Disobedience - Henry David Thoreau

Benedictus de Spinoza - Ethics — Part 5 artwork Ethics — Part 5
Benedictus de Spinoza
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 20 February 1677
Publisher: Public Domain
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Ethics-Part Five covers the nature of the good life and true religion. The good life is acting on pure reason and coming to understand ourselves. To the extent that we understand ourselves, we understand God. The love of God derives from this understanding. We can achieve a kind of immortality, but one acts from a bad motive if one is good due to seeking eternal life.


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Ethics — Part 5 - Benedictus de Spinoza

Benedictus de Spinoza - Ethics — Part 4 artwork Ethics — Part 4
Benedictus de Spinoza
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 20 February 1677
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Ethics-Part Four covers both the idea of human 'servitude' and the strength of the emotions. Spinoza focuses on the nature of the active life. We pursue the good and avoid the bad; virtue is the power to do the good, the power of reason to rule the emotions. Rational control is hard to achieve but it is possible. We are only free when our actions are determined by our reason alone.


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Ethics — Part 4 - Benedictus de Spinoza

George Manville Fenn - A Young Hero artwork A Young Hero
George Manville Fenn
Genre: Family & Relationships
Publish Date: 31 December 1908
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a prettily produced little book. It's not very long and doesn't have anything like the usual Manville Fenn subtle plot. The plot itself consists of an opening scene in which Doctor Martin, a most learned gentleman, is teaching Phil, the hero, his Latin. Phil is perhaps eight or none years of age, not older then that, Dr Martin is French, while Phil is English.


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A Young Hero - George Manville Fenn

Leonard Trelawny Hobhouse - Liberalism artwork Liberalism
Leonard Trelawny Hobhouse
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1910
Publisher: Public Domain
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Liberals espouse a wide array of views depending on their understanding of these principles, but generally they support ideas such as free and fair elections, civil rights, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, free trade, and private property. Liberalism first became a distinct political movement during the Age of Enlightenment, when it became popular among philosophers and economists in the Western world. Liberalism rejected the notions, common at the time, of hereditary privilege, state religion, absolute monarchy, and the Divine Right of Kings.


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Liberalism - Leonard Trelawny Hobhouse

Walter Pater - Plato and Platonism artwork Plato and Platonism
Walter Pater
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1893
Publisher: Public Domain
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By Platonism, the author clarifies, is meant not Neo-Platonism of any kind, but the leading principles of Plato's doctrine, which I have tried to see in close connexion with himself as he is presented in his own writings. The critique here presented of Plato's work is never independent of Plato as a man or Plato as philosopher, but rather enables Pater to study the close relation between author and text. The diversity of areas covered is in itself a fine achievement, and Pater is able to give each area enough attention to make it self-sufficient (each chapter was originally a lecture), yet at the same time, he succeeds in unifying all the areas to make for a well-structured book.


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Plato and Platonism - Walter Pater

Max Stirner - The Ego and His Own artwork The Ego and His Own
Max Stirner
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1855
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a philosophy book. In this book, his most famous, Max Stirner presents a philosophical case for a radical egoism that shuns the socially-oriented outlooks of both 'establishment' ideologies and of revolutionaries in favor of an extreme individualism. The book is most widely talked about today only through the lens of other philosophers' thought: Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels launched a famous assault on it in The German Ideology, and some draw a connection between Stirner's thoughts here and Nietzsche's egoism a generation later. But it is worth reading in its own right, as much for its lyricism as the challenge of its philosophical proposals.


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The Ego and His Own - Max Stirner

Frank B. Anderson - Morals in Trade and Commerce artwork Morals in Trade and Commerce
Frank B. Anderson
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 01 January 1935
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The most beautiful thing about youth is its power and eagerness to make ideals, and he is unfortunate who goes out into the world without some picture of services to be rendered, or of a goal to be attained. There are very few of us who, at some time or another, have not cherished these ideals, perhaps secretly and half ashamed as though to us alone had come an inspiration of a career that should touch the pulses of the world and leave it better than we found it. And in the making of youthful ideals we have changed very little with the passage of the centuries. The character of the ideals has changed with changing needs, but not we ourselves. Our young men still see visions; they still fill the future with conflict and with struggle and prospectively live out their lives with the crown of achievement in the distance. It is well that it should be so. The ideals of our youth are the motive-power of our lives, and even those of us who have lived far into the eras of disappointment would not willingly wipe from our memories even the most extravagant day dreams from which we drew energy and hope and fortitude and self-reliance.


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Morals in Trade and Commerce - Frank B. Anderson

William Hurrell Mallock - A Critical Examination of Socialism artwork A Critical Examination of Socialism
William Hurrell Mallock
Genre: Social Science
Publish Date: 01 January 1923
Publisher: Public Domain
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Socialism, whatever may be its more exact definition, stands for an organisation of society, and more especially for an economic organisation, radically opposed to, and differing from, the organisation which prevails to-day. So much we may take for granted; but here, before going further, it is necessary to free ourselves from a very common confusion. When socialism, as thus defined, is spoken of as a thing that exists—as a thing that has risen and is spreading—two ideas are apt to suggest themselves to the minds of all parties equally, of which one coincides with facts, while the other does not, having, indeed, thus far at all events, no appreciable connection with them; and it is necessary to get rid of the false idea, and concern ourselves only with the true.


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A Critical Examination of Socialism - William Hurrell Mallock

David Hume - Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion artwork Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion
David Hume
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1775
Publisher: Public Domain
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Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion is a philosophical work. Through dialogue, three philosophers named Demea, Philo, and Cleanthes debate the nature of God's existence. While all three agree that god exists, they differ sharply in opinion on God's nature or attributes and how, or if, humankind can come to knowledge of a deity.


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Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion - David Hume

Oscar Wilde - Shorter Prose Pieces artwork Shorter Prose Pieces
Oscar Wilde
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1899
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Shorter Prose Pieces By Oscar Wilde Phrases and Philosophies for the use of the young - shorter prose pieces. The first duty in life is to be as artificial as possible. What the second duty is no one has as yet discovered. Wickedness is a myth invented by good people to account for the curious attractiveness of others. If the poor only had profiles there would be no difficulty in solving the problem of poverty. Those who see any difference between soul and body have neither. A really well-made buttonhole is the only link between Art and Nature. Religions die when they are proved to be true. Science is the record of dead religions. The well-bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves.


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Shorter Prose Pieces - Oscar Wilde

ca. 337-422 Faxian, 551 BC-479 BC Confucius & Mencius - Chinese Literature artwork Chinese Literature
Comprising the Analects of Confucius, the Sayings of Mencius, the Shi-King, the Travels of Fâ-Hien, and the Sorrows of Han
ca. 337-422 Faxian, 551 BC-479 BC Confucius & Mencius
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 02 January 2015
Publisher: Project Gutenberg
Seller: Public Domain

The strangest figure that meets us in the annals of Oriental thought is that of Confucius. To the popular mind he is the founder of a religion, and yet he has nothing in common with the great religious teachers of the East. We think of Siddartha, the founder of Buddhism, as the very impersonation of romantic asceticism, enthusiastic self-sacrifice, and faith in the things that are invisible. Zoroaster is the friend of God, talking face to face with the Almighty, and drinking wisdom and knowledge from the lips of Omniscience. Mohammed is represented as snatched up into heaven, where he receives the Divine communication which he is bidden to propagate with fire and sword throughout the world. These great teachers lived in an atmosphere of the supernatural. They spoke with the authority of inspired prophets. They brought the unseen world close to the minds of their disciples. They spoke positively of immortality, of reward or punishment beyond the grave. The present life they despised, the future was to them everything in its promised satisfaction. The teachings of Confucius were of a very different sort. Throughout his whole writings he has not even mentioned the name of God. He declined to discuss the question of immortality. When he was asked about spiritual beings, he remarked, “If we cannot even know men, how can we know spirits?”


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Chinese Literature - ca. 337-422 Faxian, 551 BC-479 BC Confucius & Mencius

James Gibbons - The Faith of Our Fathers artwork The Faith of Our Fathers
James Gibbons
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1875
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Explains the basic tenets of the Catholic Faith and why we hold them. Delves into the historical background of virtually everything people find hard to understand about our Religion, such as priestly celibacy, sacred images, the Church and the Bible, the primacy of Peter, Communion under one kind, invocation of the Saints, etc.


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The Faith of Our Fathers - James Gibbons

Charles Eliot - Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 1 artwork Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 1
Charles Eliot
Genre: Social Science
Publish Date: 01 January 1931
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book, more than any other documents the history of Buddhism and Hinduism - very realistically, placing it in the right context time and place wise. It also gives a good review of the two religions' thoughts and believes, including comparing them against one another.


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Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 1 - Charles Eliot

Timothy Shay Arthur - Lessons in Life, for All Who Will Read Them artwork Lessons in Life, for All Who Will Read Them
Timothy Shay Arthur
Genre: Social Science
Publish Date: 31 December 1884
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book is about the values, beliefs, and habits of middle-class life in pre-Civil War America.


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Lessons in Life, for All Who Will Read Them - Timothy Shay Arthur

Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield - Letters to His Son on the Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman, 1751 artwork Letters to His Son on the Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman, 1751
Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1772
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It has described letters provide great insight into the social construction of masculinity in the 1700s. There is likely something of interest here for any student of the history of this time period, or the study of masculinity. My Dear Friend: I received yours yesterday morning together with the Prussian, papers, which I have read with great attention. If courts could blush, those of Vienna and Dresden ought, to have their falsehoods so publicly, and so undeniably exposed. The former will, I presume, next year, employ an hundred thousand men, to answer the accusation; and if the Empress of the two Russias is pleased to argue in the same cogent manner, their logic will be too strong for all the King of Prussia's rhetoric. I well remember the treaty so often referred to in those pieces, between the two Empresses, in 1746. The King was strongly pressed by the Empress Queen to accede to it. Wassenaer communicated it to me for that purpose. I asked him if there were no secret articles; suspecting that there were some, because the ostensible treaty was a mere harmless, defensive one.


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Letters to His Son on the Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman, 1751 - Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield

Havelock Ellis - Little Essays of Love and Virtue artwork Little Essays of Love and Virtue
Havelock Ellis
Genre: Social Science
Publish Date: 01 January 1922
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In these essays, the author tried to set forth, as clearly as possible, certain fundamental principles, together with their practical application to the life of our time. Some of these principles were stated, more briefly and technically, in Ellis's larger Studies of sex; others were therein implied but only to be read between the lines. Here they are expressed in simple language and with some detail. Contents: children and parents; meaning of purity; objects of marriage; husbands and wives; love rights of women; play function of sex; individual and the race.


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Little Essays of Love and Virtue - Havelock Ellis

Enrico Ferri - The Positive School of Criminology artwork The Positive School of Criminology
Enrico Ferri
Genre: Social Science
Publish Date: 31 December 1900
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The classic school, which looks upon the crime as a juridical problem, occupies itself with its name, its definition, its juridical analysis, leaves the personality of the criminal in the background and remembers it only so far as exceptional circumstances explicitly stated in the law books refer to it: whether he is a minor, a deaf-mute, whether it is a case of insanity, whether he was drunk at the time the crime was committed.


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The Positive School of Criminology - Enrico Ferri

Jane Addams - A New Conscience and an Ancient Evil artwork A New Conscience and an Ancient Evil
Jane Addams
Genre: Social Science
Publish Date: 31 December 1911
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This in-depth look at Chicago’s white slave trade takes its direction from the stories of both rural and immigrant women. These are harrowing tales of prostitution, from which poor women were not powerful enough to break free. Addams presents these sensationalized tales in hopes of social change in the form of decent wages and education for women.


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A New Conscience and an Ancient Evil - Jane Addams

William Stebbing - Analysis of Mr. Mill's System of Logic artwork Analysis of Mr. Mill's System of Logic
William Stebbing
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 01 January 1926
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

No adequate definition is possible till the properties of the thing to be defined are known. Previously we can define only the scope of the inquiry. Now, Logic has been considered as both the science of reasoning, i. e. the analysis of the mental process when we reason, and the art of reasoning, i. e. the rules for the process. The term reasoning, however, is not wide enough. Reasoning means either syllogising, or (and this is its truer sense) the drawing inferences from assertions already admitted. But the Aristotelian or Scholastic logicians included in Logic terms and propositions, and the Port Royal logicians spoke of it as equivalent to the art of thinking. Even popularly, accuracy of classification, and the extent of command over premisses, are thought clearer signs of logical powers than accuracy of deduction. On the other hand, the definition of logic as a 'science treating of the operations of the understanding in the search of truth', though wide enough, would err through including truths known from intuition; for, though doubtless many seeming intuitions are processes of inference, questions as to[Pg 2] what facts are real intuitions belong to Metaphysics, not to Logic.


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Analysis of Mr. Mill's System of Logic - William Stebbing

William Thomas Thornton - Old-Fashioned Ethics and Common-Sense Metaphysics artwork Old-Fashioned Ethics and Common-Sense Metaphysics
William Thomas Thornton
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1879
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This philosophical book contains theory of ethics , moral philosophy and metaphysics of philosophy. It remarks on the old fashioned ethics being followed and also comments upon the moral and metaphysics philosophy.


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Old-Fashioned Ethics and Common-Sense Metaphysics - William Thomas Thornton

Edward Berens - Advice to a Young Man upon First Going to Oxford artwork Advice to a Young Man upon First Going to Oxford
Edward Berens
Genre: Family & Relationships
Publish Date: 29 March 2007
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a collection of letters from an uncle who had studied at Oxford to his nephew who is embarking on his education there. The letters contain solid advice that young men and women entering university and further studies.


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Advice to a Young Man upon First Going to Oxford - Edward Berens

René Descartes - Discours de la méthode artwork Discours de la méthode
René Descartes
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1655
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Le Discours de la méthode est aussi l'occasion pour Descartes de présenter une morale provisoire, tenant en quelques maximes de conduite, et de développer des considérations sur les animaux (théorie des « animaux-machines ») et sur le rôle du cœur dans la circulation du sang. Enfin, le traité présente des déclarations sur le rapport de l'homme à la nature, représentatives de la modernité, puisque Descartes y dit que les hommes doivent se « rendre comme maîtres et possesseurs de la nature », par le progrès des techniques, au premier plan desquelles il recommande d'améliorer la médecine.


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Discours de la méthode - René Descartes

Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield - Letters to His Son on the Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman, 1753-54 artwork Letters to His Son on the Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman, 1753-54
Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1772
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It has described letters provide great insight into the social construction of masculinity in the 1700s. There is likely something of interest here for any student of the history of this time period, or the study of masculinity. My Dear Friend: It is now above a fortnight since I have received a letter from you. I hope, however, that you are well, but engrossed by the business of Lord Albemarle's 'bureau' in the mornings, and by business of a genteeler nature in the evenings; for I willingly give up my own satisfaction to your improvement, either in business or manners.


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Letters to His Son on the Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman, 1753-54 - Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield

孔子 - 论语 artwork 论语
孔子
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 01 July 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

1. 子曰:“学而时习之,不亦说乎?有朋自远方来,不亦乐乎?人不知而不愠,不亦君子乎?” 2. 有子曰:“其为人也孝弟,而好犯上者,鲜矣;不好犯上,而好作乱者,未之有也。君子务本,本立而道生。孝弟也者,其为仁之本与!” 3. 子曰:“巧言、令色,鲜矣仁!”


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论语 - 孔子

管仲 - 管子 artwork 管子
管仲
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 26 June 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

凡有地牧民者,務在四時,守在倉廩。國多財,則遠者來;地闢舉,則民留處;倉廩實,則知禮節;衣食足,則知榮辱;上服度,則六親固;四維張,則君令行。故省刑之要,在禁文巧;守國之度,在飾四維;順民之經,在明鬼神、只山川、敬宗廟、恭祖舊。不務天時,則財不生;不務地利,則倉廩不盈。野蕪曠,則民乃菅;上無量,則民乃妄。文巧不禁,則民乃淫;不璋兩原,則刑乃繁。不明鬼神,則陋民不悟;不只山川,則威令不聞;不敬宗廟,則民乃上校;不恭祖舊,則孝悌不備。四維不張,國乃滅亡。


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管子 - 管仲

無名氏 - 文子 artwork 文子
無名氏
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 26 June 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

老子曰:「有物混成,先天地生,惟像無形,窈窈冥冥,寂寥淡漠,不聞其聲,吾強為之名,字之曰道。」夫道者,高不可極,深不可測,苞裹天地,稟受無形,原流泏泏,沖而不盈,濁以靜之徐清,施之無窮,無所朝夕,表之不盈一握,約而能張,幽而能明,柔而能剛,含陰吐陽,而章三光;山以之高,淵以之深,獸以之走,鳥以之飛,麟以之遊,鳳以之翔,星曆以之行;以亡取存,以卑取尊,以退取先。古者三皇,得道之統,立於中央,神與化遊,以撫四方。是故能天運地墆,輪轉而無廢,水流而不止,與物終始。風興雲蒸,雷聲雨降,並應無窮,已雕已琢,還復於樸。無為為之而合乎生死,無為言之而通乎德,恬愉無矜而得乎和,有萬不同而便乎生。和陰陽,節四時,調五行,潤乎草木,浸乎金石,禽獸碩大,毫毛潤澤,鳥卵不敗,獸胎不殰,父無喪子之憂,兄無哭弟之哀,童子不孤,婦人不孀,虹蜺不見,盜賊不行,含德之所致也。大常之道,生物而不有,成化而不宰,萬物恃之而生,莫知其德,恃之而死,莫之能怨,收藏畜積而不加富,佈施稟受而不益貧;忽兮怳兮,不可為像兮,怳兮忽兮,用不詘兮,窈兮冥兮,應化無形兮,遂兮通兮,不虛動兮,與剛柔卷舒兮,與陰陽俯仰兮。


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文子 - 無名氏

呂尚 - 六韜 artwork 六韜
呂尚
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 27 May 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

《六韬》又称《太公六韬》、《太公兵法》,是中国古代的一部著名的道家兵书。中国汉族古典军事文化遗产的重要组成部分,其内容博大精深,思想精邃富赡,逻辑缜密严谨,是古代汉族军事思想精华的集中体现。


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六韜 - 呂尚

孔子 - 論語 artwork 論語
孔子
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 23 May 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

1. 子曰:「學而時習之,不亦說乎?有朋自遠方來,不亦樂乎?人不知而不慍,不亦君子乎?」 2. 有子曰:「其為人也孝弟,而好犯上者,鮮矣;不好犯上,而好作亂者,未之有也。君子務本,本立而道生。孝弟也者,其為仁之本與!」 3. 子曰:「巧言、令色,鮮矣仁!」


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論語 - 孔子

陸西星 - 封神演義 artwork 封神演義
陸西星
Genre: Social Science
Publish Date: 22 May 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

古風一首: 混沌初分盤古先,太極兩儀四像懸。子天醜地人寅出,避除獸患有巢賢。 燧人取火免鮮食,伏羲畫卦陰陽前。神農治世嚐百草,軒轅禮樂婚姻聯。 少昊五帝民物阜,禹王治水洪波蠲。承平享國至四百,桀王無道乾坤顛, 日縱妹喜荒酒色,成湯造亳洗腥羶,放桀南巢拯暴虐,雲霓如願後蘇全。


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封神演義 - 陸西星

列禦寇 - 列子 artwork 列子
列禦寇
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 21 May 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

子列子居鄭圃,四十年人無識者。國君卿大夫視之,猶眾庶也。國不足,將嫁於衛。弟子曰:「先生往無反期,弟子敢有所謁;先生將何以教?先生不聞壺丘子林之言乎?」子列子笑曰:「壺子何言哉?雖然,夫子嘗語伯昏瞀人。吾側聞之,試以告女。其言曰:有生不生,有化不化。不生者能生生,不化者能化化。生者不能不生,化者不能不化。故常生常化。常生常化者,無時不生,無時不化。陰陽爾,四時爾,不生者疑獨,不化者往復。往復,其際不可終;疑獨,其道不可窮。


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列子 - 列禦寇

老子 - 道德經 artwork 道德經
老子
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 21 May 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

道可道,非常道。名可名,非常名。無名,天地之始;有名,萬物之母。故常無欲,以觀其妙;常有欲,以觀其徼。此兩者,同出而異名,同謂之玄。玄之又玄,眾妙之門。


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道德經 - 老子

無名氏 - 禮記 artwork 禮記
無名氏
Genre: Social Science
Publish Date: 21 May 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

《曲禮》曰:「毋不敬,儼若思,安定辭。」安民哉! 敖不可長,欲不可從,志不可滿,樂不可極。 賢者狎而敬之,畏而愛之。愛而知其惡,憎而知其善。積而能散,安安而能遷。臨財毋茍得,臨難毋茍免。很毋求勝,分毋求多。疑事毋質,直而勿有。


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禮記 - 無名氏

墨翟 - 墨子 artwork 墨子
墨翟
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 16 May 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

入國而不存其士,則亡國矣。見賢而不急,則緩其君矣。非賢無急,非士無與慮國,緩賢忘士而能以其國存者,未曾有也。 昔者文公出走而正天下,桓公去國而霸諸侯,越王句踐遇吳王之醜,而尚攝中國之賢君。三子之能達名成功於天下也,皆於其國抑而大醜也。太上無敗,其次敗而有以成,此之謂用民。


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墨子 - 墨翟

王诩 - 鬼谷子 artwork 鬼谷子
王诩
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 16 May 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

鬼谷子,姓王名詡,春秋時人。常入雲夢山採藥修道。因隱居清溪之鬼谷谷先生。 鬼谷子為縱橫家之鼻祖,蘇秦與張儀為其最傑出的兩個弟子〔見《戰國策孫臏與龐涓亦為其弟子之說〔見《孫龐演義》〕。


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鬼谷子 - 王诩

劉安 - 淮南子 artwork 淮南子
劉安
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 16 May 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

夫道者,覆天載地,廓四方,柝八極,高不可際,深不可測,包裹天地,稟授無形。原流泉浡,沖而徐盈;混混滑滑,濁而徐清。故植之而塞於天地,橫之而彌於四海,施之無窮而無所朝夕。舒之幎於六合,卷之不盈於一握。約而能張,幽而能明,弱而能強,柔而能剛。橫四維而含陰陽,紘宇宙而章三光。


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淮南子 - 劉安

尹喜 - 關尹子 artwork 關尹子
尹喜
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 14 May 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

關尹子曰:非有道不可言,不可言即道,非有道不可思,不可思即道。天物怒流,人事錯錯然,若若乎回也,戛戛乎鬥也,勿勿乎似而非也。而爭之,而介之,而哯之,而嘖之,而去之,而要之。言之如吹影,思之如鏤塵。聖智造迷,鬼神不識。惟不可為,不可致,不可測,不可分,故曰天曰命曰神曰元,合曰道。


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關尹子 - 尹喜

王通 - 文中子中說 artwork 文中子中說
王通
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 14 May 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

周公,聖人之治者也,後王不能舉,則仲尼述之,而周公之道明。仲尼,聖人之備者也,後儒不能達,則孟軻尊之,而仲尼之道明。文中子,聖人之修者也,孟軻之徒歟,非諸子流矣。蓋萬章、公孫丑不能極師之奧,盡錄其言,故孟氏章句略而多闕。房、杜諸公不能臻師之美,大宣其教,故王氏「續經」抑而不振。


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文中子中說 - 王通

William Rounseville Alger - The Friendships of Women artwork The Friendships of Women
William Rounseville Alger
Genre: Family & Relationships
Publish Date: 31 December 1904
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is a story book. Do you remember your best friend from grade school? Your time together was precious; your fights were devastating. Even at that young age, the power of friendships between girlfriends was undeniable. When The Friendships of Women debuted in 1987, it struck a chord within women worldwide. At last, a book addressed the unique power--and occasional pain--of women's friendships. Updated for women who face increasing challenges today, Dee continues to explore the depths and heights of women's friendships and shows you how to nurture your friendships to new levels of intimacy and trust. Join her as she looks at three biblical models of women's friendships. You'll soon discover how to increase the power and reduce the pain in your closest, most meaningful relationships.


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The Friendships of Women - William Rounseville Alger

Plato - Sophist artwork Sophist
Plato
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 07 November 2008
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Cobb's introduction contains a detailed summary of the entire dialogue, clarifying the main themes and the general structure. He offers a fresh interpretation of the dialogue that shows how each theme contributes to the exploration of the nature of, and the relation between, philosophy and sophistry.


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Sophist - Plato

Plato - Phaedrus artwork Phaedrus
Plato
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 30 October 2008
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Ostensibly a discussion about love, the debate in the Phaedrus also encompasses the art of rhetoric and how it should be practised. This new edition contains an introductory essay outlining the argument of the dialogue as a whole and Plato's arguments about rhetoric and eros in particular.


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Phaedrus - Plato

Martin Farquhar Tupper - Probabilities : An aid to Faith artwork Probabilities : An aid to Faith
Martin Farquhar Tupper
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1888
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is a philosophy book. Our minds as it were into some angelic prior state. If, as we have seen probable, evil (a concretion always, not an abstraction) made some perceptible ravages even in the unbounded sphere of a heavenly creation, how much more rapid and overwhelming would its avalanche (once ill-commenced) be seen, when the site of its infliction was a poor band of men and women prisoned on a speck of earth. How likely was it that, in the lapse of no long time, the whole world should have been 'corrupt before God, and filled with wickedness'. How probable, that taking into account the great duration of pristine human life, the wicked family of man should speedily have festered up into an intolerable guiltiness. And was this dread result of the primal curse and disobedience to be regarded as the Adversary's triumph.


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Probabilities : An aid to Faith - Martin Farquhar Tupper

Francis Lynde - Empire Builders artwork Empire Builders
Francis Lynde
Genre: Transportation
Publish Date: 01 January 1930
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It describes the relationship between big business expansion with the focus on building and operating railroads in the West and how the right of ways were obtained and the effects of the land owners and those who used public land to graze their stock. Insight was provided into the forming of associations and back room planning to take control of the Rail Road Commission. Lots of politics and all the good and bad events associated with strong arm political elections.


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Empire Builders - Francis Lynde

John Morley - On Compromise artwork On Compromise
John Morley
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1873
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The main field of discussion touching Compromise in expression and avowal lies in the region of religious belief. In politics no one seriously contends that respect for the feelings and prejudices of other people requires us to be silent about our opinions. A republican, for instance, is at perfect liberty to declare himself so. Nobody will say that he is not within his rights if he should think it worth while to practise this liberty, though of course he will have to face the obloquy which attends all opinion that is not shared by the more demonstrative and vocal portions of the public.


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On Compromise - John Morley

Jean-Jacques Rousseau - A Discourse Upon the Origin and the Foundation Of artwork A Discourse Upon the Origin and the Foundation Of
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 01 July 1778
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Age of Enlightenment profoundly enriched religious and philosophical understanding and continues to influence present-day thinking. Works collected here include masterpieces by David Hume, Immanuel Kant, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau, as well as religious sermons and moral debates on the issues of the day, such as the slave trade. The Age of Reason saw conflict between Protestantism and Catholicism transformed into one between faith and logic — a debate that continues in the twenty-first century.


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A Discourse Upon the Origin and the Foundation Of - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Plato - Menexenus artwork Menexenus
Plato
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 23 October 2008
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Menexenus, though not without real Hellenic interest, falls very far short of the rugged grandeur and political insight of the great historian. The fiction of the speech having been invented by standing the anachronism which puts into her mouth an allusion to the peace of Antalcidas, an event occurring forty years after the date of the supposed oration.


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Menexenus - Plato

Plato - Protagoras artwork Protagoras
Plato
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 03 November 2008
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Protagoras, like several of the Dialogues , is put into the mouth of Socrates, who describes a conversation which had taken place between himself and the great Sophist at the house of Callias. Lombardo and Bell have translated this important early dialogue on virtue, wisdom, and the nature of Sophistic teaching into an idiom remarkable for its liveliness and subtlety. Michael Frede has provided a substantial introduction that illuminates the dialogue's perennial interest, its Athenian political background, and the particular difficulties and ironic nuances of its argument.


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Protagoras - Plato


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