Philosophy

Fables de La Fontaine, livre 10

Read by Jean Lambert


Jean de la Fontaine


Toujours observateur des comportements humains, Jean de La Fontaine ne cesse de les mettre en scène dans ces 16 fables, tantôt …

What Is Love?

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Ernest Dowson


LibriVox volunteers bring you 14 recordings of What Is Love? by Ernest Dowson. This was the Weekly Poetry project for July 15, 2012.Ernest C…

Considerations on Representative Government

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John Stuart Mill


Mill's volume was published in 1861 as an argument favoring this form of governance. Mill covers what forms of government work best, includi…

The Arabic Hidden Words

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Bahá'U'Lláh


Kalimát-i-Maknúnih or The Hidden Words is a book written in Baghdad around 1857 by Bahá'u'lláh, the founder of t…

Lectures of Col. R.G. Ingersoll, Volume 2

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Robert G. Ingersoll


A second volume of lectures by the most famous orator of the 19th century. Ingersoll was a tireless crusader for the dignity of humanity, an…

Six Characters in Search of an Author

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Luigi Pirandello


Six Characters in Search of an Author (Sei personaggi in cerca d'autore) is the most famous and celebrated play by the Italian writer Luigi …

Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 002

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Various


A collection of ten short nonfiction works in the public domain. The essays, speeches and reports included in this collection were independ…

Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám (Le Gallienne) - Version 2

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Omar Khayyám


One of the greatest works of poetry in history, this lyric poem presents the deep feelings and emotions of the poet on subjects such as life…

Omega: The Last Days of the World

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Camille Flammarion


Omega: The Last Days of the World is a science fiction novel published in 1894 by Camille Flammarion. On 25th century Earth, a comet made mo…

De Profundis (version 2)

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Oscar Wilde


This is a letter written from prison in 1897 by Oscar Wilde to Lord Alfred Douglas, in which he recounts how he came to be in prison and cha…

Essay on the Trial by Jury

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Lysander Spooner


FOR more than six hundred years that is, since Magna Carta, in 1215 there has been no clearer principle of English or American constitutiona…

The Madman: His Parables And Poems and The Forerunner: His Parables And Poems

Read by David Wales


Kahlil Gibran


Two short books by the Lebanese-American writer, poet, and mystic. Reflections on existence and life, purpose and meaning. His most famous w…

Tusculan Disputations

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Marcus Tullius Cicero


Tusculan Disputations (Latin: TUSCULANARUM DISPUTATIONUM) is divided into five books which discuss death, pain, grief, perturbations and vir…

Good Sense

Read by Roger Melin


Baron Paul Henri Thiry D' Holbach and Paul Henri Thiry, Baron D'Holbach


In 1770, Baron D'Holbach published his masterpiece, "Systeme de la Nature", which for a long time passed as the posthumous work of…

Religio Medici and Hydriotaphia

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Thomas Browne


Religio Medici (The Religion of a Doctor) sets out Sir Thomas Browne's spiritual testament as well as being an early psychological self-port…

A Ballade of Suicide

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G. K. Chesterton


LibriVox volunteers bring you 18 recordings of A Ballade of Suicide by G. K. Chesterton. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for May 20,…

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…

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