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Youth and Sex - Mary Scharlieb

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

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - Beyond Good and Evil artwork Beyond Good and Evil
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 30 December 1899
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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


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Beyond Good and Evil - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

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

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

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

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

David Hume - Essays artwork Essays
David Hume
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1775
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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

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

Plato - Laws artwork Laws
Plato
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 29 October 2008
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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


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Laws - Plato

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

Alexander Bain - Practical Essays artwork Practical Essays
Alexander Bain
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1902
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is philosophy book. On the prevailing errors on the mind, proposed to be considered in this paper, some relate to the Feelings, others to the Will. In regard to Mind as a whole, there are still to be found among us some remnants of a mistake, once universally prevalent and deeply rooted, namely, the opinion that mind is not only a different fact from body—which is true, and a vital and fundamental truth —but is to a greater or less extent independent of the body. In former times, the remark seldom occurred to any one, unless obtruded by some extreme instance, that to work the mind is also to work a number of bodily organs; that not a feeling can arise, not a thought can pass, without a set of concurring bodily processes. At the present day, however, this doctrine is very generally preached by men of science. The improved treatment of the insane has been one consequence of its reception. The husbanding of mental power, through a bodily régime, is a no less important application.


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Practical Essays - Alexander Bain

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thomas Troward - The Law and the Word artwork The Law and the Word
Thomas Troward
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1915
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Victor Hugo - L'homme Qui Rit artwork L'homme Qui Rit
Victor Hugo
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1868
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

L’Homme qui rit suit les destins croisés de plusieurs personnages. Le premier est Ursus (ours en latin), un vagabond qui s’habille de peaux d’ours et est accompagné d’un loup domestique, Homo (homme en latin). Ursus et Homo voyagent à travers l’Angleterre en traînant une cahute, dont Ursus se sert pour haranguer les foules et vendre des potions.


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L'homme Qui Rit - Victor Hugo

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

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

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

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

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

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

John Fiske - The Unseen World and Other Essays artwork The Unseen World and Other Essays
John Fiske
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1900
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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

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

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

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

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


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Phaedrus - Plato

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

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


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

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

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

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


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论语 - 孔子

王诩 - 鬼谷子 artwork 鬼谷子
王诩
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 04 July 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

鬼谷子,姓王名诩,春秋时人。常入云梦山采药修道。因隐居清溪之鬼谷谷先生。 鬼谷子为纵横家之鼻祖,苏秦与张仪为其最杰出的两个弟子〔见《战国策孙膑与庞涓亦为其弟子之说〔见《孙庞演义》〕。


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鬼谷子 - 王诩

朱名世 - 牛郎织女传 artwork 牛郎织女传
朱名世
Genre: Social Science
Publish Date: 04 July 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

诗曰: 七夕牛郎逢织女,恩情千载不更移。 三生有幸团圆日,化乐天宫岂忍离? 为贪欢娱致坎坷,贬下凡尘受折磨。 感得玉皇补遗恨,鹊桥相会胜如初。


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牛郎织女传 - 朱名世

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

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


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Myth and Science - Tito Vignoli

管仲 - 管子 artwork 管子
管仲
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 26 June 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
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凡有地牧民者,務在四時,守在倉廩。國多財,則遠者來;地闢舉,則民留處;倉廩實,則知禮節;衣食足,則知榮辱;上服度,則六親固;四維張,則君令行。故省刑之要,在禁文巧;守國之度,在飾四維;順民之經,在明鬼神、只山川、敬宗廟、恭祖舊。不務天時,則財不生;不務地利,則倉廩不盈。野蕪曠,則民乃菅;上無量,則民乃妄。文巧不禁,則民乃淫;不璋兩原,則刑乃繁。不明鬼神,則陋民不悟;不只山川,則威令不聞;不敬宗廟,則民乃上校;不恭祖舊,則孝悌不備。四維不張,國乃滅亡。


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管子 - 管仲

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

吕坤 - 呻吟语 artwork 呻吟语
吕坤
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 07 July 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

呻吟,病声也。呻吟语,病时语也。病中疾痛,惟病者知,难与他人道,亦惟病时觉,既愈,旋复忘也。 予小子生而昏弱善病,病时呻吟,辄志所苦以自恨曰:“慎疾,无复病。”已而弗慎,又复病,辄又志之。盖世病备经,不可胜志。一病数经,竟不能惩。语曰:“三折肱成良医。”予乃九折臂矣。沉痼年年,呻吟犹昨。嗟嗟!多病无完身,久病无完气,予奄奄视息,而人也哉?


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呻吟语 - 吕坤

文子 - 文子 artwork 文子
文子
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 04 July 2014
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老子曰:“有物混成,先天地生,惟像无形,窈窈冥冥,寂寥淡漠,不闻其声,吾强为之名,字之曰道。”夫道者,高不可极,深不可测,苞裹天地,禀受无形,原流泏泏,冲而不盈,浊以静之徐清,施之无穷,无所朝夕,表之不盈一握,约而能张,幽而能明,柔而能刚,含阴吐阳,而章三光;山以之高,渊以之深,兽以之走,鸟以之飞,麟以之游,凤以之翔,星历以之行;以亡取存,以卑取尊,以退取先。古者三皇,得道之统,立于中央,神与化游,以抚四方。是故能天运地墆,轮转而无废,水流而不止,与物终始。风兴云蒸,雷声雨降,并应无穷,已雕已琢,还复于朴。无为为之而合乎生死,无为言之而通乎德,恬愉无矜而得乎和,有万不同而便乎生。和阴阳,节四时,调五行,润乎草木,浸乎金石,禽兽硕大,毫毛润泽,鸟卵不败,兽胎不殰,父无丧子之忧,兄无哭弟之哀,童子不孤,妇人不孀,虹蜺不见,盗贼不行,含德之所致也。大常之道,生物而不有,成化而不宰,万物恃之而生,莫知其德,恃之而死,莫之能怨,收藏畜积而不加富,布施禀受而不益贫;忽兮恍兮,不可为像兮,恍兮忽兮,用不诎兮,窈兮冥兮,应化无形兮,遂兮通兮,不虚动兮,与刚柔卷舒兮,与阴阳俯仰兮。


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文子 - 文子

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

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


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論語 - 孔子

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

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

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


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The Soul of Man under Socialism - Oscar Wilde

Michael Clarke - The Story of Troy artwork The Story of Troy
Michael Clarke
Genre: Social Science
Publish Date: 31 December 1915
Publisher: Public Domain
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In this book of incredible scope, anthropologist Fay-Cooper Cole offers an extensive overview of life for the natives of the Davao District. Cole covers such subjects as personal adornment, warfare and art. Illustrations included.


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The Story of Troy - Michael Clarke

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

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

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

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

William Andrus Alcott - The Young Woman's Guide artwork The Young Woman's Guide
William Andrus Alcott
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 28 March 1859
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The book belongs to Philosophy. This work was begun, soon after the appearance of the Young Man's Guide and was partially announced to the public. For reasons, however, which I have not room to give in this place, it was thought proper to defer its publication till the appearance of several other volumes in the same spirit, involving more particularly the relative duties. I wish to have it distinctly understood, that I do not propose to give a complete manual of the social and moral duties of young women. Every one has his own way of looking at things, and I have mine. Some of the duties of young women have appeared to me to receive from other writers less attention than their comparative importance demands; and others especially those which are connected with the great subject of "temperance in all things" I have believed to be treated, in several respects, erroneously. Permit me, however, to say, that while I have not intended to follow the path, or repeat the ideas of any other writer, I have not attempted to avoid either the one or the other. If I have presented here and there a thought which had already come before the public from my own pen, I can only say that I did not intend it, although I did not take special pains to avoid it. The sum is this. I have presented my thoughts, without so much reference to what has already been said by myself or others, as to what I have supposed to be the necessities of those for whom I write. I have gone straight forward, asking no questions; and I trust I shall be dealt with in a manner equally direct.


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The Young Woman's Guide - William Andrus Alcott

Charles Bradlaugh - Ancient and Modern Celebrated Freethinkers artwork Ancient and Modern Celebrated Freethinkers
Charles Bradlaugh
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 29 January 1891
Publisher: Public Domain
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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

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


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On Being Human - Woodrow Wilson

Constantin-François Volney - The Ruins, or, Meditation on the Revolutions of Empires and the Law of Nature artwork The Ruins, or, Meditation on the Revolutions of Empires and the Law of Nature
Constantin-François Volney
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1819
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From first-hand observations and study, Volney demonstrates that early Nile Valley Africans provided a basis for the civilization of his time.


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The Ruins, or, Meditation on the Revolutions of Empires and the Law of Nature - Constantin-François Volney

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

Plato - Sophist artwork Sophist
Plato
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 07 November 2008
Publisher: Public Domain
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Cobb's introduction contains a detailed summary of the entire dialogue, clarifying the main themes and the general structure. He offers a fresh interpretation of the dialogue that shows how each theme contributes to the exploration of the nature of, and the relation between, philosophy and sophistry.


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Sophist - Plato

Fergus Hume - A Coin of Edward VII artwork A Coin of Edward VII
Fergus Hume
Genre: Social Science
Publish Date: 31 December 1902
Publisher: Public Domain
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This early work by Fergus Hume was originally published in 1903 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'A Coin of Edward VII' is a detective novel of murder and romantic competition. Fergusson Wright Hume was born on 8th July 1859 in England, the second son of Dr. James Hume. The family migrated to New Zealand where Fergus was enrolled at Otago Boys' High School, and later continued his legal and literary studies at the University of Otago. Hume returned to England in 1888 where he resided in London for a few years until moving to the Essex countryside. There he published over 100 novels, mainly in the mystery fiction genre, though none had the success of his début work.


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A Coin of Edward VII - Fergus Hume

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

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


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Statesman - Plato

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


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The Selections from the Principles of Philosophy - René Descartes

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

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


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Levels of Living - Henry Frederick Cope

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


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Liberalism - Leonard Trelawny Hobhouse

Joseph Rickaby - Moral Philosophy artwork Moral Philosophy
Joseph Rickaby
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 01 January 1932
Publisher: Public Domain
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Moral Philosophy is divided into Ethics, Deontology, and Natural Law. Ethics consider human acts in their bearing on human happiness; or, what is the same thing, in their agreement or disagreement with man's rational nature, and their making for or against his last end.


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Moral Philosophy - Joseph Rickaby

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


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The Memorable Thoughts of Socrates - Xenophon

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

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

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


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Ethics — Part 1 - Benedictus de Spinoza

Xenophon - The Symposium artwork The Symposium
Xenophon
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 2014
Publisher: Project Gutenberg
Seller: Public Domain

For myself, (1) I hold to the opinion that not alone are the serious transactions of “good and noble men” (2) most memorable, but that words and deeds distinctive of their lighter moods may claim some record. (3) In proof of which contention, I will here describe a set of incidents within the scope of my experience. (4)


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The Symposium - Xenophon

Robert Vane Russell - The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India - Volume IV of IV artwork The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India - Volume IV of IV
Robert Vane Russell
Genre: Social Science
Publish Date: 31 December 1914
Publisher: Public Domain
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This book tells the Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India. We know that an extensive traffic in children destined for human sacrifice used to go on in the Khond country, the agents who sometimes purchased, but more frequently kidnapped, the children, whom they sold to the Khonds, and were so debased that they occasionally sold their own offspring, though they knew of course the fate that awaited them. Moreover, apart from the demand for sacrificial purposes, the practice of selling men as agricultural labourers was until a few years ago by no means uncommon in the wilder parts of the Chota Nagpur Division, where labour is scarce and cash payments are almost unknown. I not long ago saw a Dhumkuria in a Sargflja village in which the boys and girls all slept every night. " Colonel Dalton considered it uncertain that the practice led to actual immorality, but the fact can hardly be doubted. Sexual intercourse before marriage, Sir H. Risley says, is tacitly recognised, and is so generally practised that in the opinion of the best observers no Oraon girl is a virgin at the time of her marriage. "To call this state of things immoral is to apply a modern conception to primitive habits of life. Within the tribe, indeed, the idea of sexual morality seems hardly to exist, and the unmarried Oraons are not far removed from the condition of modified promiscuity which prevails among many of the Australian tribes. Provided that the exogamous circle defined by the totem is respected, an unmarried woman may bestow her favours on whom she will. If, however, she becomes pregnant, arrangements are made to get her married without delay.


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The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India - Volume IV of IV - Robert Vane Russell

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


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Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion - David Hume

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

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

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


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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

L. Emmett Holt - The Care and Feeding of Children artwork The Care and Feeding of Children
L. Emmett Holt
Genre: Family & Relationships
Publish Date: 01 January 1924
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book is The Care and Feeding of Children a catechism for the use of mothers and children's nurses and described the how care of the children are Weight, Growth, and Development.


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The Care and Feeding of Children - L. Emmett Holt

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

Among Plato's later dialogues, the Parmenides is one of the most significant. In this book, Allen provides a superb translation of the Parmenides along with a structural analysis that proceeds on the assumption that formal elements, logical and dramatic, are important to its interpretation and that the argument of the Parmenides is aporetic, a statement of metaphysical perplexities


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Parmenides - Plato

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

Walter Pater - Plato and Platonism artwork Plato and Platonism
Walter Pater
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1893
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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

Alice Cunningham Fletcher - Indian Games and Dances with Native Songs artwork Indian Games and Dances with Native Songs
Alice Cunningham Fletcher
Genre: Social Science
Publish Date: 06 April 1923
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The adaptations from Indian ceremonies and sports here offered will enable those who take part in them to follow in happy mood some of the paths of expression that were opened long ago by thoughtful men and women as they lived, worked and played on this land in undisturbed intimacy with nature. Some of the thoughts bred of this intimacy find their expression in these dances and games, and it may help toward a better understanding of them and their spirit to tell briefly how the Indian looked upon and regarded his relation to nature. The natives of America thought of the cosmos as a unit that was throbbing with the same life-force of which they were conscious within themselves; a force that gave to the rocks and hills their stable, unchanging character; to every living thing on land or water the power of growth and of movement; to man the ability to think, to will and to bring to pass. This universal and permeating life-force was always thought of as sacred, powerful, like a god. To it a name was given that varied in the different languages; in the Omaha tongue it was called Wakon'da. Through Wakon'da all things in nature were related and more or less interdependent, the sky, the earth, the animals and men. Nature was, in a sense, the manifestation of Wakon'da, consequently it was regarded as something more than the means by which physical life was sustained and became the religious and ethical instructor of man.


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Indian Games and Dances with Native Songs - Alice Cunningham Fletcher

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

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


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The Friendships of Women - William Rounseville Alger

Pierre Souvestre - Fantômas artwork Fantômas
Pierre Souvestre
Genre: Social Science
Publish Date: 01 January 2009
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In the mode reminiscent of Sherlock Holmes and his ineradicable nemesis, the virtually immortal Professor Moriarty, Inspector Juve dedicates himself to the relentless pursuit of that evil genius Fantomas. He is, as they say in petrified Paris, "Nothing. . . Everything. . . Nobody. . . Somebody". And what does he do? He "spreads terror", diabolically, craftily beyond all imagining: slashes throats of kindly old ladies; stuffs strangled British socialites into trunks; boldly robs Russian princesses in their hotel rooms; pushes witnesses off speeding trains to their deaths. Can Juve prevail against that hellish power.


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Fantômas - Pierre Souvestre

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

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
Seller: Public Domain

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

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
Seller: Public Domain

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

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - Ainsi Parlait Zarathoustra artwork Ainsi Parlait Zarathoustra
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 24 August 1900
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Ainsi parlait Zarathoustra est une oeuvre philosophique magistrale. Elle a bouleversé la pensée de l'Occident. "Nietzsche démolit, il sape", disait Gide. Il remet définitivement l'homme en question. Poète-prophète, Zarathoustra se retire dans la montagne et revient parmi les hommes pour leur parler. Sa leçon essentielle : "Vouloir libère". Son leitmotiv : rejeter ce qui n'est pas voulu, conquis comme tel, tout ce qui est subi. C'est le sens du fameux: "Deviens celui que tu es". La vertu est souvent le droit du plus faible, elle paralyse tout, désir, création et joie. Le surhomme nietzschéen est celui qui a la plus grande diversité d'instincts qui s'opposent puissamment mais qu'il maîtrise. La pensée de Nietzsche est un défi permanent. Elle échappe à tout système politique. La ferveur de sa poésie, sa vigou.


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Ainsi Parlait Zarathoustra - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - Thus Spake Zarathustra artwork Thus Spake Zarathustra
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 30 December 1899
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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

Plato - Cratylus artwork Cratylus
Plato
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 26 September 2008
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Cratylus has always been a source of perplexity to the student of Plato. While in fancy and humour, and perfection of style and metaphysical originality, this dialogue may be ranked with the best of the Platonic writings, there has been an uncertainty about the motive of the piece, which interpreters have hitherto not succeeded in dispelling. We need not suppose that Plato used words in order to conceal his thoughts, or that he would have been unintelligible to an educated contemporary.


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Cratylus - Plato

Plato - Charmides artwork Charmides
Plato
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 15 August 2008
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It may be described as 'mens sana in corpore sano', the harmony or due proportion of the higher and lower elements of human nature which 'makes a man his own master', according to the definition of the Republic. In the accompanying translation the word has been rendered in different places either Temperance or Wisdom, as the connection seemed to require: for in the philosophy of Plato (Greek) still retains an intellectual element and is not yet relegated to the sphere of moral virtue, as in the Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle.


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Charmides - Plato

Plato - Timaeus artwork Timaeus
Plato
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 15 September 2008
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Timaeus is one of Plato's dialogues, mostly in the form of a long monologue given by the titular character, written circa 360 BC. The work puts forward speculation on the nature of the physical world and human beings and is followed by the dialogue Critias.


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Timaeus - Plato

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
Seller: Public Domain

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

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

Plato - Crito artwork Crito
Plato
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 01 March 1999
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Crito seems intended to exhibit the character of Socrates in one light only, not as the philosopher, fulfilling a divine mission and trusting in the will of heaven, but simply as the good citizen, who having been unjustly condemned is willing to give up his life in obedience to the laws of the state .


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Crito - Plato

John Bates Clark - Social Justice Without Socialism artwork Social Justice Without Socialism
John Bates Clark
Genre: Social Science
Publish Date: 31 December 1913
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It came into use in the thirties of the last century, and expressed a certain disappointment over the result of political reform. The bill which gave more men the right to vote did not give them higher wages. The conditions of labor were deplorable before the Reform Bill was passed and they continued to be so for some time afterwards. A merely political change, therefore, was not all that was wanted, and it was necessary to carry democracy into a social sphere in order to improve the condition of the poorer classes. The term "Socialism", therefore, was chosen to describe a play of forces that would act in this way on society itself, and was an excellent term for describing this right and just tendency. The name was quickly adopted by those with whose practical plans most of us do not agree; but its original idea was democracy carried into business, and at present that is the dominant tendency of all successful parties.


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Social Justice Without Socialism - John Bates Clark


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