Gambia nonfiction books

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Beyond Good and Evil - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

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

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

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

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

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

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

Adeline Trafton - An American Girl Abroad artwork An American Girl Abroad
Adeline Trafton
Genre: Family & Relationships
Publish Date: 31 December 1844
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

First published in 1872, this first-person narrative gives an account of a young American girl's travels in Europe during the 1860s.


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An American Girl Abroad - Adeline Trafton

George Henry Napheys - The Physical Life of Woman: artwork The Physical Life of Woman:
George Henry Napheys
Genre: Social Science
Publish Date: 31 December 1875
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The book explains about the three great positions in life, as the MAIDEN, the WIFE, and the MOTHER. Under the first of these is discussed the mysterious change she undergoes when ripening from the indifferent girl to the tender and sensitive virgin. The dangers she runs at this critical epoch are carefully noted, and the rules to prevent and remedy them clearly set forth. The all-absorbing topic of Love, is next treated of in a pure and elevated style, but strictly from the physician's point of view, and many salutary hints are given to direct the passion to noble ends and in proper channels, and to teach the youthful reader how to shun unfortunate unions.


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The Physical Life of Woman: - George Henry Napheys

Marion Foster Washburne - Study of Child Life artwork Study of Child Life
Marion Foster Washburne
Genre: Family & Relationships
Publish Date: 31 December 1862
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The various sensations which the baby experiences—heat, light, contact, motion, etc.—are so many stimuli to the development of these centers. If the stimulus is too great, the development is sometimes unduly hastened, with serious results, which show themselves chiefly in later life. The child who is brought up a noisy room, is constantly talked to and fondled, is likely to develop prematurely, to talk and walk at an early age; also to fall into nervous decay at an early age. And even if by reason of an unusually good heredity he escapes these dangers, it is almost certain that his intellectual power is not so great in adult life as it would have been under more favorable conditions. A new baby, like a young plant, requires darkness and quiet for the most part. As he grows older, and shows a spontaneous interest in his surroundings, he may fittingly have more light, more companionship, and experience more sensations.


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Study of Child Life - Marion Foster Washburne

Catharine Esther Beecher - An Essay on Slavery and Abolitionism artwork An Essay on Slavery and Abolitionism
Catharine Esther Beecher
Genre: Social Science
Publish Date: 31 December 1877
Publisher: Public Domain
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The honoured and beloved name which that lady bears, so associated as it is at the South, North, and West, with all that is elegant in a scholar, refined in a gentleman, and elevated in a Christian, the respectable sect with which she is connected, the interesting effusions of her pen, and her own intellectual and moral worth, must secure respect for her opinions and much personal influence. This seems to be a sufficient apology for presenting to the public some considerations in connexion with her name; considerations which may exhibit in another aspect the cause she advocates, and which it may be appropriate to consider. As such, they are respectfully commended to the public, and especially to that portion of it for which they are particularly designed.


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An Essay on Slavery and Abolitionism - Catharine Esther Beecher

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

Emilie Van Beil Jacobs - Where We Live artwork Where We Live
A Home Geography
Emilie Van Beil Jacobs
Genre: Social Science
Publish Date: 31 December 1912
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

American educator Emilie Van Beil Jacobs describes Philadelphia in detail and then the world and North America in this geography book for students, published in 1913 and illustrated with maps and photos.


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Where We Live - Emilie Van Beil Jacobs

John Stevens Cabot Abbott - The Child at Home artwork The Child at Home
John Stevens Cabot Abbott
Genre: Family & Relationships
Publish Date: 31 December 1876
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The author devoted his life to writing books with children and young people in mind. In his own words, "This book is intended not for entertainment, but for solid instruction. I have endeavoured, however, to present instruction in an attractive form to gain the attention of the young. Though the book is particularly intended for children, or rather for young persons, it is hoped that it will aid parents in their efforts for moral and religious instruction". The subjects covered are: responsibility, deception, obedience, religious truth, piety & traits of character. The book is filled with examples drawn from real life that will speak directly to the heart of the child who cares for his never-dying soul.


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The Child at Home - John Stevens Cabot Abbott

Epictetus - The Golden Sayings of Epictetus artwork The Golden Sayings of Epictetus
Epictetus
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 05 February 2006
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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

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

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
Seller: Public Domain

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

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

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
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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

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
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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

Victor Hugo - Littérature et Philosophie mêlées artwork Littérature et Philosophie mêlées
Victor Hugo
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1833
Publisher: Public Domain
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Extrait: Il y a dans la vie de tout écrivain consciencieux un moment où il sent le besoin de compter avec le passé, de classer en ordre et de dater les diverses empreintes qu'il a prises de la forme de son esprit à différentes époques, de coordonner, tout en les mettant franchement en lumière, les contradictions plutôt superficielles que radicales de sa vie, et de montrer, s'il y a lieu, par quels rapports mystérieux et intimes les idées divergentes en apparence de sa première jeunesse se rattachent à la pensée unique et centrale qui s'est peu à peu dégagée du milieu d'elles et qui a fini par les résorber toutes.


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Littérature et Philosophie mêlées - Victor Hugo

Lydia Maria Francis Child - An Appeal in Favor of that Class of Americans Called Africans artwork An Appeal in Favor of that Class of Americans Called Africans
Lydia Maria Francis Child
Genre: Social Science
Publish Date: 31 December 1832
Publisher: Public Domain
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Child's abolitionist arguments still ring resoundingly for freedom, human rights, and equality. On this reading (number three or four), the most compelling part of the text are the biographies and the review of history to prove to her Euro-American readers that Americans of African descent were truly equals in every way to every other American.


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An Appeal in Favor of that Class of Americans Called Africans - Lydia Maria Francis Child

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
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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

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

Frederic Lockwood Lipman - Creating Capital artwork Creating Capital
Frederic Lockwood Lipman
Genre: Social Science
Publish Date: 31 December 1865
Publisher: Public Domain
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The object of this paper is to discuss money-making; to examine its prevalence as an aim among people generally and the moral standards which obtain among those who consciously seek to make money. The desire to make money is common to most men. Stronger or weaker, in some degree it is present in the mind of nearly every one. Now, how far does this desire grow to be an aim or object in our lives, and to what extent is such an aim a worthy one? The typical money-maker as commonly pictured in our imagination is a narrow, grasping, selfish individual who has chosen to follow lower rather than higher ideals and who often is tempted, and always may be tempted, to employ illegitimate means for the attainment of his ends. The aims he has adopted are made to stand in opposition to the practice of certain virtues. Thus we contrast profits and patriotism; enriching one's self and philanthropy; getting all the law allows and justice; taking advantage of the other fellow and honesty; becoming engrossed in acquisition and love of family. Now, such contrasts obviously prove nothing more than that money-making is and would be a vicious aim if pursued regardless of these virtues, and it could well be replied that consideration of patriotism, philanthropy, love of family, etc. , must in themselves impel one to earn and to save'. The love of money is the root of all evil' implies an exclusive devotion to acquisition that may well be criticized. But aside from this there is no doubt that amid the confused ideas held on the subject, aiming to make money is commonly regarded as in some sort of antagonism to the social virtues.


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Creating Capital - Frederic Lockwood Lipman

Thomas Clarkson - Thoughts on the Necessity of Improving the Condition of the Slaves in the British Colonies artwork Thoughts on the Necessity of Improving the Condition of the Slaves in the British Colonies
Thomas Clarkson
Genre: Social Science
Publish Date: 25 September 1846
Publisher: Public Domain
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This subject was taken up for consideration, so early as when the Abolition of the slave trade was first practically thought of, and by the very persons who first publicly embarked in that cause in England; but it was at length abandoned by them, not on the ground that Slavery was less cruel, or wicked, or impolitic, than the slave trade, but for other reasons. In the first place there were not at that time so many obstacles in the way of the Abolition, as of the Emancipation of the Negroes. In the second place Abolition could be effected immediately, and with but comparatively little loss, and no danger. Emancipation, on the other hand, appeared to be rather a work of time. It was beset too with many difficulties, which required deep consideration, and which, if not treated with great caution and prudence, threatened the most alarming results.


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Thoughts on the Necessity of Improving the Condition of the Slaves in the British Colonies - Thomas Clarkson

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
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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

1694-1778 Voltaire - A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 10 artwork A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 10
1694-1778 Voltaire
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1777
Publisher: Public Domain
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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

John Stuart Mill - A System of Logic: Ratiocinative and Inductive artwork A System of Logic: Ratiocinative and Inductive
John Stuart Mill
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1872
Publisher: Public Domain
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In this book author formulated the five principles of inductive reasoning that are known as Mill's methods. This work is important insofar as it outlines the empirical principles author would use to justify his moral and political philosophies. An article in "Philosophy of Recent Times" has described this book as an "attempt to expound a psychological system of logic within empiricist principles.


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A System of Logic: Ratiocinative and Inductive - John Stuart Mill

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

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - Lives of Celebrated Women artwork Lives of Celebrated Women
Samuel Griswold Goodrich
Genre: Social Science
Publish Date: 31 December 1859
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It may indeed be true that the happiness of women is generally to be found in the quiet of the domestic circle ; but that all, without distinction, should be confined to it, and that whenever one of the sex departs from it.


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Lives of Celebrated Women - Samuel Griswold Goodrich

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

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

Harry Crécy Yarrow - A Further Contribution to the Study of the Mortuary Customs of the North American Indians artwork A Further Contribution to the Study of the Mortuary Customs of the North American Indians
Harry Crécy Yarrow
Genre: Social Science
Publish Date: 02 January 2015
Publisher: Project Gutenberg
Seller: Public Domain

In view of the fact that the present paper will doubtless reach many readers who may not, in consequence of the limited edition, have seen the preliminary volume on mortuary customs, it seems expedient to reproduce in great part the prefatory remarks which served as an introduction to that work; for the reasons then urged, for the immediate study of this subject, still exist, and as time flies on become more and more important.


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A Further Contribution to the Study of the Mortuary Customs of the North American Indians - Harry Crécy Yarrow

Benedictus de Spinoza - The Philosophy of Spinoza artwork The Philosophy of Spinoza
Benedictus de Spinoza
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 20 February 1677
Publisher: Public Domain
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Spinoza's philosophy encompasses nearly every area of philosophical discourse, including metaphysics, epistemology, political philosophy, ethics, philosophy of mind and philosophy of science. It earned Spinoza an enduring reputation as one of the most important and original thinkers of the seventeenth century.


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The Philosophy of Spinoza - Benedictus de Spinoza

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
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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

André Dacier - The Preface to Aristotle's Art of Poetry artwork The Preface to Aristotle's Art of Poetry
André Dacier
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1721
Publisher: Public Domain
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The Preface to Aristotle's Art of Poetry, in this book has artistic poetry from Aristotle. Its about his creativity and style to write poems. His all poems are related to philosophy.


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The Preface to Aristotle's Art of Poetry - André Dacier

Jacob Abbott - Rollo's Philosophy. [Air] artwork Rollo's Philosophy. [Air]
Jacob Abbott
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 30 October 1879
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The main view, in the discussions which are offered to the juvenile world, relates rather to their effect upon the habits of thinking, reasoning, and observation.


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Rollo's Philosophy. [Air] - Jacob Abbott

William Hurrell Mallock - Is Life Worth Living? artwork Is Life Worth Living?
William Hurrell Mallock
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1878
Publisher: Public Domain
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The inquiry certainly has often been made before; but it has never been made properly; it has never been made in the true scientific spirit. It has always been vitiated either by diffidence or by personal feeling; and the positive school, though they rejoice to question everything else, have, at least in this country, left the worth of life alone.


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Is Life Worth Living? - William Hurrell Mallock

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

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

Alexandre Dumas - Marquise Brinvillier artwork Marquise Brinvillier
Alexandre Dumas
Genre: True Crime
Publish Date: 04 December 1870
Publisher: Public Domain
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Dominicus Soto, a very famous canonist and theologian, confessor to Charles V, present at the first meetings of the Council of Trent under Paul III, propounds a question about a man who had lost a paper on which he had written down his sins. It happened that this paper fell into the hands of an ecclesiastical judge, who wished to put in information against the writer on the strength of this document. Now this judge was justly punished by his superior, because confession is so sacred that even that which is destined to constitute the confession should be wrapped in eternal silence. In accordance with this precedent, the following judgment, reported in the 'Traite des Confesseurs', was given by Roderic Acugno. A Catalonian, native of Barcelona, who was condemned to death for homicide and owned his guilt, refused to confess when the hour of punishment arrived.


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Marquise Brinvillier - Alexandre Dumas

Honoré de Balzac - Petty Troubles of Married Life, Second Part artwork Petty Troubles of Married Life, Second Part
Honoré de Balzac
Genre: Family & Relationships
Publish Date: 31 December 1849
Publisher: Public Domain
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The Petty Troubles of Married Life, Balzac thought to create a fictional married couple -- Adolphe and Caroline -- along with a cast of supporting characters. While it is not a novel, it is an amusing collection of incidents in a married life, both from the point of the husband and the wife.


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Petty Troubles of Married Life, Second Part - Honoré de Balzac

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 - 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

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

Benedictus de Spinoza - Ethics — Part 3 artwork Ethics — Part 3
Benedictus de Spinoza
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 20 February 1677
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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

Benedictus de Spinoza - Ethics — Part 1 artwork Ethics — Part 1
Benedictus de Spinoza
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 20 February 1677
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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


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