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Beyond Good and Evil - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

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


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Improvement of the Understanding - Benedictus de Spinoza

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


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The Physiology of Marriage, Part 2 - Honoré de Balzac

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

Benedictus de Spinoza - Ethics — Part 2 artwork Ethics — Part 2
Benedictus de Spinoza
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 20 February 1677
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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 3 artwork Ethics — Part 3
Benedictus de Spinoza
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 20 February 1677
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Ethics-Part Three concerns the nature of the emotions. In it, Spinoza distinguishes between actions and passions, the nature of things to 'endeavor' towards their self-preservation, and understands goodness and badness in terms of pleasure and pain. Desire, pleasure and pain are the primary emotions and all other emotions are combinations of them.


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Ethics — Part 3 - Benedictus de Spinoza

Harriet Martineau - How to Observe artwork How to Observe
Harriet Martineau
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1875
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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

Pierre-Joseph Proudhon - What is Property? artwork What is Property?
Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
Genre: Social Science
Publish Date: 31 December 1864
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Author looks at the ways in which property is a natural right - in which people own the produce of their labor - but also can further greed, social classes, and crime.


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What is Property? - Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

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


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The Prince - Niccolò Machiavelli

Plato - The Republic artwork The Republic
Plato
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 27 August 2008
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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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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The Philosophy of the Moral Feelings - John Abercrombie

David Hume - A Treatise of Human Nature artwork A Treatise of Human Nature
David Hume
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1775
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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

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


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A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 10 - 1694-1778 Voltaire

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

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
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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

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
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The nature and theoretical underpinnings of ethics have been an intellectual driving force animating the pursuits of great scholars.


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Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysic of Morals - Immanuel Kant

Immanuel Kant - The Critique of Pure Reason artwork The Critique of Pure Reason
Immanuel Kant
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1803
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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

Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield - Letters to His Son on the Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman, 1751 artwork Letters to His Son on the Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman, 1751
Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1772
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It has described letters provide great insight into the social construction of masculinity in the 1700s. There is likely something of interest here for any student of the history of this time period, or the study of masculinity. My Dear Friend: I received yours yesterday morning together with the Prussian, papers, which I have read with great attention. If courts could blush, those of Vienna and Dresden ought, to have their falsehoods so publicly, and so undeniably exposed. The former will, I presume, next year, employ an hundred thousand men, to answer the accusation; and if the Empress of the two Russias is pleased to argue in the same cogent manner, their logic will be too strong for all the King of Prussia's rhetoric. I well remember the treaty so often referred to in those pieces, between the two Empresses, in 1746. The King was strongly pressed by the Empress Queen to accede to it. Wassenaer communicated it to me for that purpose. I asked him if there were no secret articles; suspecting that there were some, because the ostensible treaty was a mere harmless, defensive one.


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

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

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


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Essays - David Hume

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


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The Selections from the Principles of Philosophy - René Descartes

Fyodor Dostoyevsky - Notes from the Underground artwork Notes from the Underground
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 08 February 1881
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Published in 1864, Notes from Underground is considered the author's first masterpiece - the book in which he "became" Dostoevsky - and is seen as the source of all his later works. Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, whose acclaimed translations of The Brothers Karamazov and Crime and Punishment have become the standard versions in English, now give us a superb new rendering of this early classic.


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Notes from the Underground - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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
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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

Voltaire - A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 4 artwork A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 4
Voltaire
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1777
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The Philosophical Dictionary first appeared in 1764 in a “pocket edition” designed to be carried about one’s person. It consists of a series of short essays on a variety of topics all of which are tied together as examples of Voltaire’s withering criticism of “the infamous thing” – examples of tyranny and persecution by a privileged orthodoxy in Church and State of those individuals who disagree.


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A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 4 - Voltaire

Henry David Thoreau - On the Duty of Civil Disobedience artwork On the Duty of Civil Disobedience
Henry David Thoreau
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1848
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An argument that people should not permit governments to overrule their consciences, and that people have a duty to avoid allowing such acquiescence to enable the government to make them the agents of injustice.


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On the Duty of Civil Disobedience - Henry David Thoreau

Benedictus de Spinoza - Ethics — Part 4 artwork Ethics — Part 4
Benedictus de Spinoza
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 20 February 1677
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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 5 artwork Ethics — Part 5
Benedictus de Spinoza
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 20 February 1677
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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

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
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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

Ralph Waldo Emerson - Essays artwork Essays
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1579
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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

Calvin Olin Davis - A Guide to Methods and Observation in History artwork A Guide to Methods and Observation in History
Calvin Olin Davis
Genre: Social Science
Publish Date: 31 December 1870
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The outlines herewith presented have grown out of the necessities of a course conducted by the writer in the training of teachers in the University of Michigan. The course has been styled Methods and High School Observations in History. It has been open only to seniors and graduate students who have specialized in history and who expect to teach that subject in high schools. The work has consisted of one class meeting per week for eighteen weeks and of twenty hour-observations of history teaching in the AnnArbor High School. The outlines therefore were designed to serve as a guide to these observations and as a basis for subsequent discussions.


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A Guide to Methods and Observation in History - Calvin Olin Davis

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


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Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion - David Hume

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
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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

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

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
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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

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

Stephen Haskins Carpenter - The Philosophy of Evolution artwork The Philosophy of Evolution
Stephen Haskins Carpenter
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1877
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Evolution by natural selection is a theory about the process of change. Although Darwin’s original theory did not specify that genes account for an organism’s heritable traits, that is now universally accepted among modern evolutionists.


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The Philosophy of Evolution - Stephen Haskins Carpenter

Arthur Schopenhauer - Studies in Pessimism artwork Studies in Pessimism
Arthur Schopenhauer
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 20 September 1860
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It is a collection of philosophical essays on varied topics such as education, women, suicide. The author points out our psychological weaknesses, it allows you to step outside the box to see yourself.


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Studies in Pessimism - Arthur Schopenhauer

Fredrika Bremer - The Home artwork The Home
Fredrika Bremer
Genre: Social Science
Publish Date: 31 December 1864
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It is a essay book. My sweet friend', said Judge Frank, in a tone of vexation', it is not worth while reading aloud to you if you keep yawning incessantly, and looking about, first to the right and then to the left;' and with these words he laid down a treatise of Jeremy Bentham, which he had been reading, and rose from his seat. 'Ah, forgive me, dear friend!' returned his wife', but really these good things are all somewhat indigestible, and I was thinking about——Come here, dear Brigitta!' said Mrs. Elise Frank, beckoning an old servant to her, to whom she then spoke in an under tone. Whilst this was going on, the Judge, a handsome strong-built man of probably forty, walked up and down the room, and then suddenly pausing as if in consideration, before one of the walls, he exclaimed to his wife, who by this time had finished her conversation with the old servant", See, love, now if we were to have a door opened here—and it could very easily be done, for it is only a lath-and-plaster wall—we could then get so conveniently into our bedroom, without first going through the sitting-room and the nursery—it would indeed be capital!


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The Home - Fredrika Bremer

Benedictus de Spinoza - Ethica. English artwork Ethica. English
Benedictus de Spinoza
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1676
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One of the most important parts of Spinoza's philosophy is that according to him God is visible in Nature, God and Nature are two names for the same reality. He was a rationalist and only believed in explanations based on reason. There are many interpretations of Spinoza's ideas about God: from atheist to pantheist. Spinoza also wrote about freedom, politics, true knowledge and more.


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Ethica. English - Benedictus de Spinoza

St. George Tucker - Dissertation on Slavery artwork Dissertation on Slavery
St. George Tucker
Genre: Social Science
Publish Date: 31 December 1861
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The following book form a part of a course of Lectures on Law and Police, delivered in the University of William and Mary, in this commonwealth. The Author considering the Abolition of Slavery in this State, as an object of the first importance.


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Dissertation on Slavery - St. George Tucker

Paul Henri Thiry Holbach - The System of Nature, Volume 1 artwork The System of Nature, Volume 1
Paul Henri Thiry Holbach
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1788
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Man seeks to range out of his sphere: notwithstanding the reiterated checks his ambitious folly experiences, he still attempts the impossible; strives to carry his researches beyond the visible world; and hunts out misery in imaginary regions. He would be a metaphysician before he has become a practical philosopher. He quits the contemplation of realities to meditate on chimeras. He neglects experience to feed on conjecture, to indulge in hypothesis. He dares not cultivate his reason, because from his earliest days he has been taught to consider it criminal. He pretends to know his date in the indistinct abodes of another life, before he has considered of the means by which he is to render himself happy in the world he inhabits: in short, man disdains the study of Nature.


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The System of Nature, Volume 1 - Paul Henri Thiry Holbach

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

Paul Henri Thiry Holbach - The System of Nature, Volume 2 artwork The System of Nature, Volume 2
Paul Henri Thiry Holbach
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1788
Publisher: Public Domain
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If man possessed the courage, if he had the requisite industry to recur to the source of those opinions which are most deeply engraven on his brain; if he rendered to himself a faithful account of the reasons which make him hold these opinions as sacred; if he coolly examined the basis of his hopes, the foundation of his fears, he would find that it very frequently happens, those objects, or those ideas which move him most powerfully, either have no real existence, or are words devoid of meaning, which terror has conjured up to explain some sudden disaster; that they are often phantoms engendered by a disordered imagination, modified by ignorance; the effect of an ardent mind distracted by contending passions, which prevent him from either reasoning justly, or consulting experience in his judgment.


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The System of Nature, Volume 2 - Paul Henri Thiry Holbach

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

Mary Wollstonecraft - Vindication of the Rights of Woman artwork Vindication of the Rights of Woman
Mary Wollstonecraft
Genre: Social Science
Publish Date: 31 December 1796
Publisher: Public Domain
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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman is a treatise on overcoming the ways in which women in her time are oppressed and denied their potential in society, with concomitant problems for their households and society as a whole. The dedication is to Charles M. Talleyrand-Périgord, the late bishop of Autun whose views on female education were distasteful to Wollstonecraft. The introduction sets out her view that neglect of girls’ education is largely to blame for the condition of adult women.


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Vindication of the Rights of Woman - Mary Wollstonecraft

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

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

James Walker - The Spirit Proper to the Times. artwork The Spirit Proper to the Times.
James Walker
Genre: Family & Relationships
Publish Date: 31 December 1873
Publisher: Public Domain
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This chapter begins part two of the novel, and it is set six months after the date that the medivac plane took Cole to a hospital. Cole still had a lot of pain, and he had limited use of his right hand because of the bear attack. The reader learns that Cole’s father has been arrested and charged with child abuse for what he has done to Cole. Garvey and Cole’s mom are with him at the hospital as he is being led to the juvenile detention center. Even though out of the hospital, Cole goes through months of physical therapy to regain even a little use of his limbs. Cole and his mother have a heart-warming reconciliation. She apologizes for not defending Cole against his father, and she says that she has stopped drinking. Cole comments that this is the first time that she has ever really opened up to him, and the two hug.


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The Spirit Proper to the Times. - James Walker

John Morley - On Compromise artwork On Compromise
John Morley
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1873
Publisher: Public Domain
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The main field of discussion touching Compromise in expression and avowal lies in the region of religious belief. In politics no one seriously contends that respect for the feelings and prejudices of other people requires us to be silent about our opinions. A republican, for instance, is at perfect liberty to declare himself so. Nobody will say that he is not within his rights if he should think it worth while to practise this liberty, though of course he will have to face the obloquy which attends all opinion that is not shared by the more demonstrative and vocal portions of the public.


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On Compromise - John Morley

James MacQueen - A General Plan for a Mail Communication by Steam, Between Great Britain and the Eastern and Western Parts of the World artwork A General Plan for a Mail Communication by Steam, Between Great Britain and the Eastern and Western Parts of the World
James MacQueen
Genre: Transportation
Publish Date: 31 December 1869
Publisher: Public Domain
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Startling as the subject of connecting China and New South Wales with Great Britain, through the West Indies, may at first sight appear, both as regards time and expense, still few things are more practicable. The labour and expense of crossing the Isthmus of America, either by Panama or by Lake Nicaragua, by a land conveyance, is trifling. With eight steam-boats,  ONLY FOUR ADDITIONAL to the number already in the West Indies, added to the present sailing-packet establishment, the whole Plan for the Western World, extending it westward to China and New South Wales, can, in the mean time, as the following pages will show you, be put into execution to the fullest extent, with a very great saving in time, and with very great regularity.


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A General Plan for a Mail Communication by Steam, Between Great Britain and the Eastern and Western Parts of the World - James MacQueen

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


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Study of a Woman - Honoré de Balzac

William Crosbie Hunter - Evening Round Up artwork Evening Round Up
William Crosbie Hunter
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1865
Publisher: Public Domain
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Nervous breakdowns are increasing as a result of the American worry phobia. It's a maddening, nerve racking pace they go. To keep up the gait there is an incessant battle for wealth, and the struggle wears and weakens the nervous systems. Both men and women go the terrific gait. Men and women having this health-destroying worry, mate and marry and they lay foundations for deficient progeny that suffers from the sins of the parents. The phobia is almost universal; it has permeated all classes of society from highest to lowest.


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Evening Round Up - William Crosbie Hunter

Henry Longueville Mansel - The Philosophy of the Conditioned artwork The Philosophy of the Conditioned
Henry Longueville Mansel
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1865
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This is a collection of essays, first published in Contemporary Review, which contain a fierce counter-attack. Mill is castigated for his alleged misunderstandings of Hamilton, for his ignorance of Kant and for his contempt for metaphysics itself. Mansel defends, against Mill, the intelligibility of arguing for an unknown God and even of saying that God is good, albeit in some non-standard and perhaps analogical sense of the term. Issues at stake between Mill on the one side and Hamilton and Mansel on the other, include the status of metaphysics itself, the relation of Faith to Reason and the freedom of the Will.


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The Philosophy of the Conditioned - Henry Longueville Mansel

James Payn - Some Private Views artwork Some Private Views
James Payn
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1880
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In this book some private views of author on different things are collected. The thoughts I am about to set down are not my thoughts, for, as my friends say, I have given up the practice of thinking, or it may be, as my enemies say, I never had it.


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Some Private Views - James Payn

Arthur Schopenhauer - Essays of Schopenhauer artwork Essays of Schopenhauer
Arthur Schopenhauer
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 20 September 1860
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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

ca. 337-422 Faxian, 551 BC-479 BC Confucius & Mencius - Chinese Literature artwork Chinese Literature
Comprising the Analects of Confucius, the Sayings of Mencius, the Shi-King, the Travels of Fâ-Hien, and the Sorrows of Han
ca. 337-422 Faxian, 551 BC-479 BC Confucius & Mencius
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 02 January 2015
Publisher: Project Gutenberg
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The strangest figure that meets us in the annals of Oriental thought is that of Confucius. To the popular mind he is the founder of a religion, and yet he has nothing in common with the great religious teachers of the East. We think of Siddartha, the founder of Buddhism, as the very impersonation of romantic asceticism, enthusiastic self-sacrifice, and faith in the things that are invisible. Zoroaster is the friend of God, talking face to face with the Almighty, and drinking wisdom and knowledge from the lips of Omniscience. Mohammed is represented as snatched up into heaven, where he receives the Divine communication which he is bidden to propagate with fire and sword throughout the world. These great teachers lived in an atmosphere of the supernatural. They spoke with the authority of inspired prophets. They brought the unseen world close to the minds of their disciples. They spoke positively of immortality, of reward or punishment beyond the grave. The present life they despised, the future was to them everything in its promised satisfaction. The teachings of Confucius were of a very different sort. Throughout his whole writings he has not even mentioned the name of God. He declined to discuss the question of immortality. When he was asked about spiritual beings, he remarked, “If we cannot even know men, how can we know spirits?”


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

Friedrich Schiller - Aesthetical Essays of Frederich Schiller artwork Aesthetical Essays of Frederich Schiller
Friedrich Schiller
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 08 May 1805
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The special subject of the greater part of the letters and essays of Schiller contained in this volume is Aesthetics; and before passing to any remarks on his treatment of the subject it will be useful to offer a few observations on the nature of this topic, and on its treatment by the philosophical spirit of different ages.


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Aesthetical Essays of Frederich Schiller - Friedrich Schiller

William Petty - Essays on Mankind and Political Arithmetic artwork Essays on Mankind and Political Arithmetic
William Petty
Genre: Social Science
Publish Date: 31 December 1686
Publisher: Public Domain
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The book is a collection essays. In these essay matters like mankind and politics and discussed. The ensuing essay concerning the growth of the city of London was entitled "Another Essay", intimating that some other essay had preceded it, which was not to be found. I having been much importuned for that precedent essay, have found that the same was about the growth, increase, and multiplication of mankind, which subject should in order of nature precede that of the growth of the city of London, but am not able to procure the essay itself, only I have obtained from a gentleman, who sometimes corresponded with Sir W. Petty, an extract of a letter from Sir William to him, which I verily believe containeth the scope thereof; wherefore, I must desire the reader to be content therewith, till more can be had. The extract of a letter concerning the scope of an essay intended to precede another essay concerning the growth of the City of London, &c. An Essay in Political Arithmetic, concerning the value and increase of People and Colonies. The scope of this essay is concerning people and colonies, and to make way for "Another Essay" concerning the growth of the city of London. I desire in this first essay to give the world some light concerning the numbers of people in England, with Wales, and in Ireland; as also of the number of houses and families wherein they live, and of acres they occupy.


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Essays on Mankind and Political Arithmetic - William Petty

1694-1778 Voltaire - Letters on England artwork Letters on England
1694-1778 Voltaire
Genre: Social Science
Publish Date: 31 December 1777
Publisher: Public Domain
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This book discusses English religious sects, politics, scientists and writers with great admiration, yet the clever Voltaire also flattered his French readers with humorous references to the old-fashioned clothes and speech of the Quakers and to antics in the House of Commons. At first banned in France, this intriguing and often comic account of a culture viewed through foreign eyes was to prove highly influential in shaping French attitudes to England.


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Letters on England - 1694-1778 Voltaire

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
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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

William Lloyd Garrison - No Compromise with Slavery artwork No Compromise with Slavery
William Lloyd Garrison
Genre: Social Science
Publish Date: 31 December 1878
Publisher: Public Domain
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This is a social book. William Garrison held nothing back in this awe-inspiring super-critcal rant against the church and the state in this speech. The cowardly behavior exhibited on all sides towards the unspeakable evil of slavery during those times was appalling. We face the same situation today with our wars on foreign people groups. We somehow see them as less than human and not deserving of human rights. I wish we had a speaker like this today that could speak for them. Ron Paul is the closest example I can think of, but he has a much more calm approach. Sometimes people need to stand up and scream to all that will listen that what we are doing is wrong. That should come from the church, but the church is a part of it.


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No Compromise with Slavery - William Lloyd Garrison

Henry Philip Tappan - A Review of Edwards's artwork A Review of Edwards's
Henry Philip Tappan
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1880
Publisher: Public Domain
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It is a philosophy book. A thorough investigation into the possibilites of a free will and the consequences of Edward's system. Now this philosophical necessity Edwards does hold to characterize the connexion of motive and volition. Discussions respecting the will, have, unhappily, been confounded with theological opinions, and hence have led to theological controversies, where predilections for a particular school or sect, have generally prejudged the conclusions of philosophy. As a part of the mental constitution, the will must be subjected to the legitimate methods of psychological investigation, and must abide the result. If we enter the field of human consciousness in the free, fearless, and honest spirit of Baconian observation in order to arrive at the laws of the reason or the imagination, what should prevent us from pursuing the same enlightened course in reference to the will.


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A Review of Edwards's - Henry Philip Tappan

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

James Gibbons - The Faith of Our Fathers artwork The Faith of Our Fathers
James Gibbons
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1875
Publisher: Public Domain
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Explains the basic tenets of the Catholic Faith and why we hold them. Delves into the historical background of virtually everything people find hard to understand about our Religion, such as priestly celibacy, sacred images, the Church and the Bible, the primacy of Peter, Communion under one kind, invocation of the Saints, etc.


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The Faith of Our Fathers - James Gibbons

Humphrey - History, Manners, and Customs of the North American Indians artwork History, Manners, and Customs of the North American Indians
Humphrey
Genre: Social Science
Publish Date: 31 December 1853
Publisher: Public Domain
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A "Memoir of Old Humphrey, with Gleanings from his Portfolio" a charming biography accompanies our edition of his most interesting works. Every Sunday school and Family Library should be supplied with the entertaining and useful productions of Old Humphrey's versatile and sanctified genius. T. O. SUMMERS. NASHVILLE, TENN. , Sept. 27, 1855. PREFACE. The present volume is in substance a reprint from a work published by the London Religious Tract Society , and is, we believe, chiefly compiled from the works of our enterprising countryman, CATLIN. It is rendered especially attractive by the spirited and impressive pictorial illustrations of Indian life and scenery with which it abounds.


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History, Manners, and Customs of the North American Indians - Humphrey

Émile Souvestre - An Attic Philosopher in Paris — Volume 3 artwork An Attic Philosopher in Paris — Volume 3
Émile Souvestre
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1853
Publisher: Public Domain
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An Attic Philosopher in Paris — Volume 3 is a book of Philosophy. The nights are already become cold and long; the sun, shining through my curtains, no more wakens me long before the hour for work; and even when my eyes are open, the pleasant warmth of the bed keeps me fast under my counterpane. Every morning there begins a long argument between my activity and my indolence; and, snugly wrapped up to the eyes, I wait like the Gascon, until they have succeeded in coming to an agreement. This morning, however, a light, which shone from my door upon my pillow, awoke me earlier than usual. In vain I turned on my side; the persevering light, like a victorious enemy, pursued me into every position. At last, quite out of patience, I sat up and hurled my nightcap to the foot of the bed! (I will observe, by way of parenthesis, that the various evolutions of this pacific headgear seem to have been, from the remotest time, symbols of the vehement emotions of the mind; for our language has borrowed its most common images from them.)


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An Attic Philosopher in Paris — Volume 3 - Émile Souvestre

Michel de Montaigne - The Essays of Montaigne — Complete artwork The Essays of Montaigne — Complete
Michel de Montaigne
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1591
Publisher: Public Domain
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In a vivid, contemporary style he surprises us with entertaining quotations; he moves swiftly from thought to thought, often digressing from an idea only to return to it triumphantly, having caught up with it elsewhere, and in so doing leads the reader along the criss-cross paths of a journey of discovery. Montaigne set out to discover himself. What he discovered instead was the human race.


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The Essays of Montaigne — Complete - Michel de Montaigne

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
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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

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

王永彬 - 围炉夜话 artwork 围炉夜话
王永彬
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 01 July 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
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寒夜围炉,田家妇子之乐也。顾篝灯坐对,或默默然无一言,或嘻嘻然言非所宜言,皆无所谓乐,不将虚此良夜乎?余识字农人也。岁晚务闲,家人聚处,相与烧、煨山芋,心有所得,辄述诸口,命儿辈缮写存之,题曰围炉夜话。但其中皆随得随录,语无伦次且意浅辞芜,多非信心之论,特以课家人消永夜耳,不足为外人道也。倘蒙有道君子惠而正之,则幸甚。


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围炉夜话 - 王永彬

颜之推 - 颜氏家训 artwork 颜氏家训
颜之推
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 01 July 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
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自从隋文帝杨坚统一南北朝分裂的局面以来,在漫长的古代社会里,颜氏家训是一部影响比较普遍而深远的作品。王三聘古今事物考二写道:“古今家训,以此为祖。”袁衷等所记庭帏杂录下写道:“六朝颜之推家法最正,相传最远。”这一则由于儒家的大肆宣传,再则由于佛教徒的广为征引,三则由于颜氏后裔的多次翻刻;于是泛滥书林,充斥人寰,“由近及远,争相矜式”,岂仅如王钺所说的“北齐黄门颜之推家训二十篇,篇篇药石,言言龟鉴,凡为人子弟者,可家置一册,奉为明训,不独颜氏”而已!


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颜氏家训 - 颜之推

洪自诚 - 菜根谭 artwork 菜根谭
洪自诚
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 01 July 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
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栖守道德者,寂寞一时;依附权势者,凄凉万古。故达人观物外之物,思身后之身,宁受一时之寂寞,毋取万古之凄凉。 涉世浅,点染亦浅;历事深,机械亦深。故君子与其练达,不若朴鲁;与其曲谨,不若疏狂。


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菜根谭 - 洪自诚

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

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

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

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

Peter A. Speek - A Stake in the Land artwork A Stake in the Land
Peter A. Speek
Genre: Social Science
Publish Date: 01 January 1921
Publisher: Public Domain
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American scholar Peter Alexander Speek of the Library of Congress examines the Americanization of immigrants to the United States, especially those who settle on the land, in this study published in 1921.


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A Stake in the Land - Peter A. Speek

Arthur Schopenhauer - The Essays of Arthur Schopenhauer; Religion, a Dialogue, Etc. artwork The Essays of Arthur Schopenhauer; Religion, a Dialogue, Etc.
Arthur Schopenhauer
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 20 September 1860
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a book of collection of philosophical essays by Arthur Schopenhauer. Various essays in this book includes : RELIGION: A DIALOGUE, A FEW WORDS ON PANTHEISM , ON BOOKS AND READING , ON PHYSIOGNOMY , PSYCHOLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS , THE CHRISTIAN SYSTEM.


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The Essays of Arthur Schopenhauer; Religion, a Dialogue, Etc. - Arthur Schopenhauer

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
Seller: Public Domain

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

Jules Michelet - Les Femmes de la Révolution artwork Les Femmes de la Révolution
Jules Michelet
Genre: Social Science
Publish Date: 31 December 1873
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Ce livre paraît le jour où l'on ferme les livres, où les événements prennentla parole, où recommence la guerre européenne, interrompue quaranteannées.


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Les Femmes de la Révolution - Jules Michelet

Henri Grégoire - De la littérature des nègres, ou Recherches sur leurs facultés intellectuelles, leurs qualités morales et leur littérature artwork De la littérature des nègres, ou Recherches sur leurs facultés intellectuelles, leurs qualités morales et leur littérature
Henri Grégoire
Genre: Social Science
Publish Date: 31 December 1807
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Sous le nom d'Éthiopiens, les Grecs comprenoient tous les hommes noirs. Cette assertion s'appuie sur des passages de la bible des Septante, d'Hérodote, Théophraste, Pausanias, Athénée, Héliodore, Eusèbe, Flavius Josephe. Ils sont appelés de même par Pline l'ancien et Térence. On distinguoit les Éthiopiens orientaux, ou indiens, ou d'Asie, des Éthiopiens occidentaux, ou d'Afrique. Rome connut ceux-ci sans doute dans ses guerres avec les Carthaginois, qui en avoient dans leurs armées, à ce que prétend Macpherson, fondé sur un passage de Frontin. Rome ayant plus que la Grèce des relations fréquentes avec les côtes occidentales de l'Afrique, quelquefois, dans les auteurs latins, les Noirs furent appelés Africains. Mais en Orient, on continua de les désigner sous l1e nom d'Éthiopiens, parce qu'ils y arrivoient par la voie de l'Éthiopie, qui depuis l'an 651 paya, pendant assez longtemps aux Arabes, un tribut annuel d'esclaves, et qui, pour acquitter ce tribut, en tiroit peut-être de l'intérieur de l'Afrique. On les employoit à la guerre, car dans celle des croisades, on voit à Hébron, et au siége de Jérusalem, en 1099, des Noirs à cheveux crépus, que Guillaume de Malmesbury appelle également Éthiopiens.


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De la littérature des nègres, ou Recherches sur leurs facultés intellectuelles, leurs qualités morales et leur littérature - Henri Grégoire

Edward Tyson - A Philological Essay Concerning the Pygmies of the Ancients artwork A Philological Essay Concerning the Pygmies of the Ancients
Edward Tyson
Genre: Social Science
Publish Date: 31 December 1707
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Found in this volume is a philological essay concerning the pygmies, the cynocephali, the satyrs and sphinges of the ancients, wherein it will appear that they were all either apes or monkeys; and not men.


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A Philological Essay Concerning the Pygmies of the Ancients - Edward Tyson

Victor Hugo - Littérature et Philosophie mêlées artwork Littérature et Philosophie mêlées
Victor Hugo
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 31 December 1833
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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

Charles Dudley Warner - Backlog Studies artwork Backlog Studies
Charles Dudley Warner
Genre: Social Science
Publish Date: 31 December 1871
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The fire on the hearth has almost gone out in New England; the hearth has gone out; the family has lost its center; age ceases to be respected; sex is only distinguished by a difference between millinery bills and tailors' bills; there is no more toast-and-cider; the young are not allowed to eat mince-pies at ten o'clock at night; half a cheese is no longer set to toast before the fire; you scarcely ever see in front of the coals a row of roasting apples, which a bright little girl, with many a dive and start, shielding her sunny face from the fire with one hand, turns from time to time; scarce are the gray-haired sires who strop their razors on the family Bible, and doze in the chimney-corner. A good many things have gone out with the fire on the hearth.


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Backlog Studies - Charles Dudley Warner

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

Denis Diderot & Jules Assézat - Entretien d’un père avec ses enfants artwork Entretien d’un père avec ses enfants
Denis Diderot & Jules Assézat
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 30 July 1784
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Denis Diderot signe un conte moral dialogué mettant en scène les membres de sa famille et plus particulièrement son père, « homme d’un excellent jugement ». La discussion porte sur la validité de l’application de toutes les lois, dans cet ouvrage publié en 1773.


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Entretien d’un père avec ses enfants - Denis Diderot & Jules Assézat

Rudolph Adams Van Middeldyk - The History of Puerto Rico artwork The History of Puerto Rico
Rudolph Adams Van Middeldyk
Genre: Social Science
Publish Date: 31 December 1831
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In this book the Spanish-American War brought a definitive end to Spain's hold on the New World. In its place stepped the fledgling superpower in the north. And one of its newest spoils of war was Puerto Rico.


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The History of Puerto Rico - Rudolph Adams Van Middeldyk

Alexandre Dumas - Marquise De Ganges artwork Marquise De Ganges
Alexandre Dumas
Genre: True Crime
Publish Date: 04 December 1870
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Then a head, muffled so closely in a black satin mantle that no feature could be distinguished, was thrust from one of the carriage windows, and looking around, seemed to seek for some decisive sign on the house front. The unknown lady appeared to be satisfied by her inspection, for she turned back to her companion.


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Marquise De Ganges - Alexandre Dumas

Henry Rowe Schoolcraft - Algic Researches, Comprising Inquiries Respecting the Mental Characteristics of the North American Indians, Vol. 1 of 2 artwork Algic Researches, Comprising Inquiries Respecting the Mental Characteristics of the North American Indians, Vol. 1 of 2
Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
Genre: Social Science
Publish Date: 31 December 1863
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is proposed by the author to publish the result of his observation on the mythology, distinctive opinions, and intellectual character of the aborigines. The character and peculiarities of the tribes have been studied under favourable circumstances and new aspects; offering, it is believed, an insight into their mental constitution, as yet but imperfectly understood. Hitherto our information has related rather to their external customs and manners, their physical traits and historical peculiarities, than to what may be termed the philosophy of the Indian mind. Such an examination required time and diligence. Much of the earlier part of it was necessarily devoted to clearing the ground of inquiry, by acquiring the principles of the languages, and obtaining data for generalization.


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Algic Researches, Comprising Inquiries Respecting the Mental Characteristics of the North American Indians, Vol. 1 of 2 - Henry Rowe Schoolcraft

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
Seller: Public Domain

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

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

William Wilberforce - Lettre à l'Empereur Alexandre sur la traite des noirs artwork Lettre à l'Empereur Alexandre sur la traite des noirs
William Wilberforce
Genre: Social Science
Publish Date: 28 July 1833
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Lorsque Votre Majesté apposait son nom à la mémorable déclaration promulguée, au sujet de la Traite des Noirs, par les Souverains assemblés au Congrès de Vienne, ce n'était pas pour se conformer à des actes diplomatiques que commandaient les circonstances: elle croyait, j'en suis convaincu, remplir un devoir solennel et sacré, dicté par les motifs les plus puissans de la morale et de la religion.


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Lettre à l'Empereur Alexandre sur la traite des noirs - William Wilberforce

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

列御寇 - 列子 artwork 列子
列御寇
Genre: Philosophy
Publish Date: 02 July 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

子列子居郑圃,四十年人无识者。国君卿大夫视之,犹众庶也。国不足,将嫁于卫。弟子曰:“先生往无反期,弟子敢有所谒;先生将何以教?先生不闻壶丘子林之言乎?”子列子笑曰:“壶子何言哉?虽然,夫子尝语伯昏瞀人。吾侧闻之,试以告女。其言曰:有生不生,有化不化。不生者能生生,不化者能化化。生者不能不生,化者不能不化。故常生常化。常生常化者,无时不生,无时不化。阴阳尔,四时尔,不生者疑独,不化者往复。往复,其际不可终;疑独,其道不可穷。


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列子 - 列御寇

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

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


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文中子中說 - 王通

William Bodham Donne - Old Roads and New Roads artwork Old Roads and New Roads
William Bodham Donne
Genre: Transportation
Publish Date: 31 December 1881
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

First published in 1852, this little volume looks at the development of highways throughout the world starting from the most Ancient Roads.


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Old Roads and New Roads - William Bodham Donne


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