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The Conduct of Life

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Ralph Waldo Emerson


This is the best of Emerson's later works, qualifying his earlier popular essays, series one and two, with the heavier hand of experience. T…

The Discovery Of The Future

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H. G. Wells


The Discovery of the Future is a 1902 philosophical lecture by H. G. Wells that argues for the knowability of the future. It was originally …

Creative Unity

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Rabindranath Tagore


Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore talks of the many things he feels is necessary for creativity through joy of unity, he covers many topics like t…

An Inquiry into the Human Mind on the Principles of Common Sense

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Thomas Reid


"That excellent book by Thomas Reid, the Inquiry into the Human Mind (first edition, 1764; 6th edition, 1810), as a negative proof of t…

Thus Spake Zarathustra: A Book for All and None (version 2) (includes annotatio…

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Friedrich Nietzsche


The modern British philosopher, Anthony M. Ludovici, said that this text “is unquestionably Nietzsche’s opus magnum.” However, he warns the …

Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (Version 2)

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Ludwig Wittgenstein


The Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus is the only book published by Ludwig Wittgenstein. Any summary would frankly do the work an injustice - t…

A Philosophical Enquiry

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Edmund Burke


Burke's A Philosophical Enquiry is an important treatise in the history of philosophical aesthetics, putting forth a theory of two concepts …

מדינת היהודים (The Jewish State)

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Theodor Herzl


Der Judenstaat (German, The Jewish State) is a book written by Theodor Herzl and published in 1896 in Leipzig and Vienna by M. Breitenstein'…

The Life of the Spirit and the Life of Today

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Evelyn Underhill


Underhill emphasizes the practical, here-and-now nature of spiritual life. She argues that spirituality is a genuine and abiding human fact,…

Culture and Anarchy

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Matthew Arnold


Culture and Anarchy is a series of periodical essays by Matthew Arnold, first published in Cornhill Magazine 1867-68 and collected as a book…

Perpetual Peace, A Philosophic Essay (Trueblood Translation)

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Immanuel Kant


This essay, written in 1795, puts forth a plan for a lasting peace between nations and peoples. Kant puts forth necessary means to any peace…

Talks by Abdul Baha Given in Paris

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Abdu’L-Bahá ‘Abbás


“Much has already been written of the visit of Abdul Baha, Abbas Effendi, to Europe,” writes Lady Blomfield in her Preface to Paris Talks, “…

On Propositions: What They Are and How They Mean

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Bertrand Russell


In this piece, Bertrand Russell offers an account of propositions. This essay has been widely regarded as a turning point in Russell's thoug…

The Vocation of the Scholar

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Johann Gottlieb Fichte


Johann Gottlieb Fichte (German: [ˈjoːhan ˈɡɔtliːp ˈfɪçtə]; May 19, 1762 – January 27, 1814) was a German philosopher. He was one of t…

El libro del té

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Kakuzō Okakura


Si los libros tienen personalidad propia, sin duda este es un volumen sereno y sabio. Esta obra amable, concebida como un acercamiento entre…

The Poverty of Philosophy

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Karl Marx


This work is a scathing criticism of the economic and philosophical arguments of Pierre-Joseph Proudhon's The Philosophy of Poverty. (Summar…

The Practice and Theory of Bolshevism

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Bertrand Russell


This book records Bertrand Russell's impressions of the new regime after a 1920 visit to Russia following the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution, inc…

Philosophical Essays

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Bertrand Russell


Six out of seven essays appearing here were reprinted from other publications; indeed, this 1910 collection went out of print, so that two o…

History of Modern Philosophy

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Alfred William Benn


This book is a brief, but cogent discussion of Western philosophy-- from Francis Bacon and Giordano Bruno through Descartes, Spinoza, and Le…

Anthropology

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Immanuel Kant


Immanuel Kant gave a series of lectures on anthropology 1772-1773, 1795-1796 at the University of Königsberg, which was founded in 1544…

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