Botswana nonfiction books

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Beyond Good and Evil - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

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
Seller: Public Domain

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

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

Niccolò Machiavelli - The Prince artwork The Prince
Niccolò Machiavelli
Genre: Political
Publish Date: 04 October 2010
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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

Aristotle - Politics: A Treatise on Government artwork Politics: A Treatise on Government
Aristotle
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 05 June 2009
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson - Essays artwork Essays
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1579
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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

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

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
Seller: Public Domain

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

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

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
Seller: Public Domain

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

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

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

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
Seller: Public Domain

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

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
Seller: Public Domain

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

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
Seller: Public Domain

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

The Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry - The Royal Wedding - Official Souvenir Programme artwork The Royal Wedding - Official Souvenir Programme
Official Souvenir Programme for the Royal Wedding of HRHPrince William of Wales, K.G. with Miss Catherine Middleton
The Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry
Genre: Non-Fiction
Publish Date: 28 April 2011
Publisher: PWPHTrading Limited, on behalf of Prince William and PrinceHarry
Seller: PWPH Trading Limited

This is the Souvenir Official Programme published to mark the marriage of Prince William to Miss Catherine Middleton.  The Programme includes the full Order of Service (as used by guests in the Abbey), a personal message of thanks from Prince William and Catherine Middleton, and a never-before-seen photo of the couple taken by photographer Mario Testino.  The Official Programme will feature Prince William’s Coat of Arms on the front cover and Catherine Middleton’s new Coat of Arms on the back. Official Programmes have long been a Royal tradition, and they were produced to mark the weddings of The Prince and Princess of Wales in 1981 and The Duke and Duchess of York in 1986. On the Wedding Day, physical copies of the Wedding Programme will be sold on the wedding route for £2. Proceeds from the sale of the Wedding Programme will go to benefit the Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry. This digital version is made available to you by kind permission of the Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry. The Ceremonial, the Marriage Service and the Procession published by Gracious Permission of Her Majesty The Queen. Visit the official wedding website at www.officialroyalwedding2011.org.


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The Royal Wedding - Official Souvenir Programme - The Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry

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

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

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
Seller: Public Domain

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

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

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

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
Seller: Public Domain

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

Harriet Martineau - How to Observe artwork How to Observe
Harriet Martineau
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1875
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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

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
Seller: Public Domain

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

James Russell Lowell - Among My Books artwork Among My Books
James Russell Lowell
Genre: Social Science
Publish Date: 31 December 1869
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is an essay book. Benvenuto Cellini tells us that when, in his boyhood, he saw a salamander come out of the fire, his grandfather forthwith gave him a sound beating, that he might the better remember so unique a prodigy. Though perhaps in this case the rod had another application than the autobiographer chooses to disclose, and was intended to fix in the pupil's mind a lesson of veracity rather than of science, the testimony to its mnemonic virtue remains. Nay, so universally was it once believed that the senses, and through them the faculties of observation and retention, were quickened by an irritation of the cuticle, that in France it was customary to whip the children annually at the boundaries of the parish, lest the true place of them might ever be lost through neglect of so inexpensive a mordant for the memory. From this practice the older school of critics would seem to have taken a hint for keeping fixed the limits of good taste, and what was somewhat vaguely called classical English. To mark these limits in poetry, they set up as Hermae the images they had made to them of Dryden, of Pope, and later of Goldsmith. Here they solemnly castigated every new aspirant in verse, who in turn performed the same function for the next generation, thus helping to keep always sacred and immovable the ne plus ultra alike of inspiration and of the vocabulary.


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Among My Books - James Russell Lowell

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
Seller: Public Domain

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

Immanuel Kant - The Metaphysical Elements of Ethics artwork The Metaphysical Elements of Ethics
Immanuel Kant
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 11 February 1804
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

If there exists a philosophy, then there must also be for this philosophy a system of pure rational concepts, independent of any condition of intuition, in other words, a metaphysic. It may be asked whether metaphysical elements are required also for every practical philosophy, which is the doctrine of duties, and therefore also for Ethics.


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The Metaphysical Elements of Ethics - Immanuel Kant

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
Seller: Public Domain

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

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
Seller: Public Domain

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

Clarence Darrow - Crime: Its Cause and Treatment artwork Crime: Its Cause and Treatment
Clarence Darrow
Genre: Social Science
Publish Date: 13 March 1938
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

All natural phenomena affect the activities of man. It has been repeatedly observed that the number of crimes of assault and murder increases in the summer months and fluctuates with extreme heat or a cooler temperature. The nervous system of man is responsive to all sorts of physical and psychological influences, and criminologists take these into account in considering crime, as doctors take them into account in treating disease. Man is influenced by substantially all the things that affect other structures and by many things that do not.


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Crime: Its Cause and Treatment - Clarence Darrow

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
Seller: Public Domain

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

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
Seller: Public Domain

"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

John Stuart Mill - Utilitarianism artwork Utilitarianism
John Stuart Mill
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 07 May 1873
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book remains the classic defence of the view that we ought to aim at maximizing the welfare of all sentient creatures, and that welfare consists of their happiness.


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Utilitarianism - John Stuart Mill

Immanuel Kant - The Critique of Practical Reason artwork The Critique of Practical Reason
Immanuel Kant
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1787
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In this book the history of moral philosophy elaborates the basic themes of Kant's moral theory, gives the most complete statement of his highly original theory of freedom of the will, and develops his practical metaphysics.


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The Critique of Practical Reason - Immanuel Kant

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
Seller: Public Domain

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
Seller: Public Domain

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 - 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
Seller: Public Domain

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

Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius - The Consolation of Philosophy artwork The Consolation of Philosophy
Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 01 January 2000
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This experience inspired the text, which reflects on how evil can exist in a world governed by God (the problem of theodicy), and how happiness can be attainable amidst fickle fortune, while also considering the nature of happiness and God. It has been described as "by far the most interesting example of prison literature the world has ever seen.


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The Consolation of Philosophy - Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius

Samuel Roberts Wells - How To Behave: A Pocket Manual of Republican Etiquette, and Guide to Correct Personal Habits artwork How To Behave: A Pocket Manual of Republican Etiquette, and Guide to Correct Personal Habits
Samuel Roberts Wells
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1874
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is an honest and earnest little book, if it has no other merit; and has been prepared expressly for the use of the young people of our great Republic, whom it is designed to aid in becoming, what we are convinced they all desire to be, true American ladies and gentlemen. Desiring to make our readers something better than mere imitators of foreign manners, often based on social conditions radically different from our own--something better than imitators of _any_ manners, in fact, we have dwelt at greater length and with far more emphasis upon general principles, than upon special observances, though the latter have their place in our work. It has been our first object to impress upon their minds the fact, that good manners and good morals rest upon the same basis, and that justice and benevolence can no more be satisfied without the one than without the other.


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

Enrico Ferri - Criminal Sociology artwork Criminal Sociology
Enrico Ferri
Genre: Social Science
Publish Date: 01 January 1929
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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

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

Booker T. Washington - The Future of the American Negro artwork The Future of the American Negro
Booker T. Washington
Genre: Social Science
Publish Date: 13 November 1915
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The American educator and author of "Up from Slavery" sets forth his ideas regarding the history of enslaved and freed African Americans and their need for education in order to advance themselves.


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The Future of the American Negro - Booker T. Washington

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
Seller: Public Domain

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

Woodrow Wilson - On Being Human artwork On Being Human
Woodrow Wilson
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 03 February 1924
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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

David Hume - An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding artwork An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
David Hume
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1747
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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

David Hume - Essays artwork Essays
David Hume
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1775
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In general, the thesis in this essay is that a country’s peace as well as its ability to defend itself is only possible through industry. During times of peace, the workers who normal labor in agriculture would have time to indulge in luxury and become well-versed in the arts and fine culture. However, if the peace was shattered, these same laborers would comprise the military. The book discusses these ideas as they relate to issues of foreign trade and assumes that vital trade across borders will not only allow for better culture and luxuries but foreign trade would have the added benefit of increasing the possibility for industry and thus this would also strengthen the military by adding more members.


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Essays - David Hume

Plato - Statesman artwork Statesman
Plato
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 07 November 2008
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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

Anders Björn Drachmann - Atheism in Pagan Antiquity artwork Atheism in Pagan Antiquity
Anders Björn Drachmann
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 01 January 1935
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Drachman defines "atheism" functionally in this book as disbelief in the pagan divinities. He traces the concept from notions of ungodliness to the later, more philosophical, rejection of the pagan divinities themselves, but leaves room, by his functional definition, for the "atheism" of the monotheists in the Jewish and later Christian traditions.


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Atheism in Pagan Antiquity - Anders Björn Drachmann

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
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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

Benedictus de Spinoza - Improvement of the Understanding artwork Improvement of the Understanding
Benedictus de Spinoza
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 20 February 1677
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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

Oscar Wilde - The Soul of Man under Socialism artwork The Soul of Man under Socialism
Oscar Wilde
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1890
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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

Tito Vignoli - Myth and Science artwork Myth and Science
Tito Vignoli
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1913
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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

Epictetus - The Golden Sayings of Epictetus artwork The Golden Sayings of Epictetus
Epictetus
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 05 February 2006
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The Golden Sayings of Epictetus , including the Hymn of Cleanthes. Epictetus was a Greek Stoic philosopher. Epictetus taught that philosoph was a way of life, and note purely theoretical.


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The Golden Sayings of Epictetus - Epictetus

Plato - Apology, Crito, and Phaedo of Socrates artwork Apology, Crito, and Phaedo of Socrates
Plato
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 12 October 2004
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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

Jane Addams - Democracy and Social Ethics artwork Democracy and Social Ethics
Jane Addams
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1901
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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
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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

Oscar Wilde - Shorter Prose Pieces artwork Shorter Prose Pieces
Oscar Wilde
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1899
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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

Charles Bradlaugh - Ancient and Modern Celebrated Freethinkers artwork Ancient and Modern Celebrated Freethinkers
Charles Bradlaugh
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 29 January 1891
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In these pages, appearing under the title of "Half-Hours with the Freethinkers", are collected in a readable form an abstract of the lives and doctrines of some of those who have stood foremost in the ranks of Free-thought in all countries and in all ages; and we trust that our efforts to place in the hands of the poorest of our party a knowledge of works and workers—some of which and whom would otherwise be out of their reach—will be received by all in a favorable light. We shall, in the course of our publication, have to deal with many writers whose opinions widely differ from our own, and it shall be our care to deal with them justly and in all cases to allow them to utter in their own words their essential thinkings.


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Ancient and Modern Celebrated Freethinkers - Charles Bradlaugh

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
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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

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

George William Foote - Arrows of Freethought artwork Arrows of Freethought
George William Foote
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1914
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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

Emerson Hough - The Story of the Outlaw artwork The Story of the Outlaw
Emerson Hough
Genre: True Crime
Publish Date: 01 January 1923
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Though born in Iowa, author Emerson Hough moved to rural New Mexico and practiced as a frontier lawyer there for many years. Along the way, he met some very interesting characters, including many of the Wild West's most infamous outlaws. This volume includes biographies and narrative sketches that detail the lives and misdeeds of some of the most notorious desperadoes.


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The Story of the Outlaw - Emerson Hough

Henry Frederick Cope - Levels of Living artwork Levels of Living
Henry Frederick Cope
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 01 January 1923
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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
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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

Henry David Thoreau - Civil Disobedience artwork Civil Disobedience
Henry David Thoreau
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1865
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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

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - Thus Spake Zarathustra artwork Thus Spake Zarathustra
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 30 December 1899
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19th-century literary and philosophical masterpiece introduces the controversial doctrine of the Ubermensch, or "superman," a term later perverted by Nazi propagandists. A provocative work that was designed to inspire readers to transcend the limitations of conventional morality.


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Thus Spake Zarathustra - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Leonard Trelawny Hobhouse - Liberalism artwork Liberalism
Leonard Trelawny Hobhouse
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1910
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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

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
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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

Xenophon - The Memorable Thoughts of Socrates artwork The Memorable Thoughts of Socrates
Xenophon
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 10 January 2006
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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

384 BC-322 BC Aristotle - Poetics. English artwork Poetics. English
384 BC-322 BC Aristotle
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 03 November 2008
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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

Aristotle - Categoriae. English artwork Categoriae. English
Aristotle
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 01 November 2000
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Thus, a real man and a figure in a picture can both lay claim to the name 'animal'; yet these are equivocally so named, for, though they have a common name, the definition corresponding with the name differs for each. For should any one define in what sense each is an animal, his definition in the one case will be appropriate to that case only.


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Categoriae. English - Aristotle

David Hume - Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion artwork Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion
David Hume
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1775
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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

John Fiske - The Unseen World and Other Essays artwork The Unseen World and Other Essays
John Fiske
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1900
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This is a philosophy book. The more-crude theories of early times are to be chiefly distinguished from the less-crude theories of to-day as being largely the products of random guesswork. Hypothesis, or guesswork, indeed, lies at the foundation of all scientific knowledge. The riddle of the universe, like less important riddles, is unravelled only by approximative trials, and the most brilliant discoverers have usually been the bravest guessers. Kepler's laws were the result of indefatigable guessing, and so, in a somewhat different sense, was the wave-theory of light. But the guesswork of scientific inquirers is very different now from what it was in older times.


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The Unseen World and Other Essays - John Fiske

1694-1778 Voltaire - A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 10 artwork A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 10
1694-1778 Voltaire
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1777
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This book is author’s principal essay in philosophy, though not a sustained work. The miscellaneous articles he contributed to Diderot’s Encyclopédie which compose this Dictionary embody a mass of scholarly research, criticism, and speculation, lit up with pungent sallies at the formal and tyrannous ecclesiasticism of the period and the bases of belief on which it stood. These short studies reflect every phase of author’s sparkling genius. Though some of the views enunciated in them are now universally held, and others have become obsolete through extended knowledge, they were startlingly new when author, at peril of freedom and reputation, spread them before the people of all civilized nations, who read them still with their first charm of style and substance.


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A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 10 - 1694-1778 Voltaire

Aristotle - The Ethics of Aristotle artwork The Ethics of Aristotle
Aristotle
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 01 January 1976
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This volume is the great work of moral philosophy by ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle, a companion to his Politics. This English translation, with an introduction by British philosopher John Alexander Smith, was first published in 1911.


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The Ethics of Aristotle - Aristotle

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
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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

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

Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius - The Theological Tractates and The Consolation of Philosophy artwork The Theological Tractates and The Consolation of Philosophy
Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 29 August 2004
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Theological Tractates The classical and Christian worlds meet in Boethius (c. 480-524 CE), the last writer of purely literary Latin from antiquity. His "Tractates" examine the Trinity and incarnation in Aristotelian terms. His "Consolation of Philosophy," a dialogue between himself and Philosophy, is theistic in tone but draws on Greek, especially Neoplatonist, sources.


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The Theological Tractates and The Consolation of Philosophy - Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius

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

William James - The Will to Believe : and Other Essays in Popular Philosophy artwork The Will to Believe : and Other Essays in Popular Philosophy
William James
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 25 August 1910
Publisher: Public Domain
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The paper on Psychical Research is added to the volume for convenience and utility. Attracted to this study some years ago by my love of sportsmanlike fair play in science, I have seen enough to convince me of its great importance, and I wish to gain for it what interest I can. The American Branch of the Society is in need of more support, and if my article draws some new associates thereto, it will have served its turn.


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The Will to Believe : and Other Essays in Popular Philosophy - William James

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
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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

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
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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

John Ruskin - Our Fathers Have Told Us artwork Our Fathers Have Told Us
John Ruskin
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 30 December 1899
Publisher: Public Domain
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This book is a historical/theological/sociological/philosophical/architectural/archetypal background of the cathedral at amiens. Ruskin's style takes a bit of getting used to, but the book overall is interesting, and he has moments that are simply profound.


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Our Fathers Have Told Us - John Ruskin

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - Homer and Classical Philology artwork Homer and Classical Philology
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 30 December 1899
Publisher: Public Domain
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In this book Hellenism is looked upon as a superseded and hence very insignificant point of view by the author.


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Homer and Classical Philology - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

John Fiske - The Destiny of Man artwork The Destiny of Man
John Fiske
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1900
Publisher: Public Domain
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This book is composed of sixteen chapters that anticipate philosophical questions from a typical non-scientific audience: the origins of atheism, the shifting hierarchal positions of humanity through history as proposed by Copernicus and later by Darwin, human brain size, and the dawning of consciousness as a result of the growth and development of moral sentiment and inventiveness through natural selection. Interestingly, at the end of the book, the book discusses the historical power relationships of ruling governments and predicts that as humans evolve and become more civilized, war will eventually end.


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The Destiny of Man - John Fiske

Arthur Schopenhauer - Essays of Schopenhauer artwork Essays of Schopenhauer
Arthur Schopenhauer
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 20 September 1860
Publisher: Public Domain
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This selection of his writings on religion, ethics, politics, women and many other themes is taken from Schopenhauer's last work, Parerga and Paralipomena. He depicts humanity as locked in a struggle beyond good and evil, each individual absolutely free within a Godless world in which art, morality and self-awareness are our only salvation. This innovative and pessimistic view proved powerfully influential upon philosophy and art.


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Essays of Schopenhauer - Arthur Schopenhauer

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

John Bunyan - The Holy war, made by King Shaddai upon Diabolus, for the regaining of the metropolis of the world; or, the losing and taking again of the town of Mansoul artwork The Holy war, made by King Shaddai upon Diabolus, for the regaining of the metropolis of the world; or, the losing and taking again of the town of Mansoul
John Bunyan
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1687
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book is about 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.


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The Holy war, made by King Shaddai upon Diabolus, for the regaining of the metropolis of the world; or, the losing and taking again of the town of Mansoul - John Bunyan

Voltaire - A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 4 artwork A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 4
Voltaire
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1777
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Philosophical Dictionary first appeared in 1764 in a “pocket edition” designed to be carried about one’s person. It consists of a series of short essays on a variety of topics all of which are tied together as examples of Voltaire’s withering criticism of “the infamous thing” – examples of tyranny and persecution by a privileged orthodoxy in Church and State of those individuals who disagree.


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A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 4 - Voltaire

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

David MacDill - Secret Societies artwork Secret Societies
David MacDill
Genre: Social Science
Publish Date: 15 October 2004
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book is a fascinating discussion of secret societies such as the Masons and Odd Fellows, written from a 19th century Christian perspective.


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Secret Societies - David MacDill

Charles Wheeler Pierson - Our Changing Constitution artwork Our Changing Constitution
Charles Wheeler Pierson
Genre: Social Science
Publish Date: 01 January 1934
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is based on the power of the federal government of America and amendments that took place in its Constitution.


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Our Changing Constitution - Charles Wheeler Pierson

Arnold Bennett - The Plain Man and His Wife artwork The Plain Man and His Wife
Arnold Bennett
Genre: Family & Relationships
Publish Date: 01 January 1931
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The plain man on a plain day wakes up, slowly or quickly according to his temperament, and greets the day in a mental posture which might be thus expressed in words: "Oh, Lord! Another day! What a grind!" If you ask me whom I mean by the plain man, my rep.


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The Plain Man and His Wife - Arnold Bennett

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - Thoughts out of Season Part I artwork Thoughts out of Season Part I
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 24 August 1900
Publisher: Public Domain
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A corpse is a pleasant thought for a worm, and a worm is a dreadful thought for every living creature. Worms fancy their kingdom of heaven in a fat body; professors of philosophy seek theirs in rummaging among Schopenhauer's entrails, and as long as rodents exist, there will exist a heaven for rodents. In this, we have the answer to our first question: How does the believer in the new faith picture his heaven?.


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Thoughts out of Season Part I - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

George Berkeley - A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge artwork A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge
George Berkeley
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1752
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book largely seeks to refute the claims made by his contemporary John Locke about the nature of human perception. Wherein the chief causes of error and difficulty in the sciences with the grounds of scepticism, atheism and irreligion are inquired into.


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A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge - George Berkeley

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

Henry David Thoreau - Walden artwork Walden
Henry David Thoreau
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1861
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It details Thoreau’s life for two years, two months, and two days around the shores of Walden Pond. Walden is neither a novel nor a true autobiography, but a social critique of the Western World, with each chapter heralding some aspect of humanity that needed to be either renounced or praised. Along with his critique of the civilized world, Thoreau examines other issues afflicting man in society, ranging from economy and reading to solitude and higher laws. He also takes time to talk about the experience at Walden Pond itself, commenting on the animals and the way people treated him for living there, using those experiences to bring out his philosophical positions.


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Walden - Henry David Thoreau

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

Helen Hamilton Gardener - Men, Women, and Gods artwork Men, Women, and Gods
Helen Hamilton Gardener
Genre: Social Science
Publish Date: 01 January 1925
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It makes the human heart a stone. Love that means no more than that, is not love at all. No heart that has ever loved can see the object of its affection in pain and itself be happy. The thing is impossible. Any religion that can make that possible is more to be dreaded than war or famine or pestilence or death. It would eat out all that is great and beautiful and good in this life. It would make life a mockery and love a curse.


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Men, Women, and Gods - Helen Hamilton Gardener

Frank Wilson Blackmar - History of Human Society artwork History of Human Society
Frank Wilson Blackmar
Genre: Social Science
Publish Date: 01 January 1931
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book tells what we know of man, how he first lived, how he worked with other men, what kinds of houses he built, what tools he made, and how he formed a government under which to live. So we learn of the activities of men in the past and what they have passed on to us. In this way we may become acquainted with the different stages in the process which we call civilization.


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History of Human Society - Frank Wilson Blackmar


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