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The Art of Controversy (or: The Art of Being Right)

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Arthur Schopenhauer


The Art of Controversy (or The Art of Being Right) (Die Kunst, Recht zu Behalten) is a short treatise written in 1831 by the German philosop…

Wage-Labour and Capital

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Karl Marx


Originally written as a series of newspaper articles in 1847, Wage-Labour and Capital was intended to give an overview of Marx’s central the…

God and the State

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Mikhail Bakunin


Bakunin's most famous work, published in various lengths, this version is the most complete form of the work published hitherto.Originally t…

Eleven Theses on Feuerbach

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Karl Marx


The “Theses on Feuerbach” are eleven short philosophical notes written by Karl Marx in 1845. They outline a critique of the ideas of Marx’s …

Aphorisms

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Oscar Wilde


In 1894, Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900) published two collections of aphorisms: A Few Maxims For The Instruction Of The Over-Educated, in the Sa…

Has a Frog a Soul?

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Thomas Henry Huxley


Thomas Huxley, known as “Darwin’s Bulldog” for his championing and development of Darwinism, was perhaps the most important Victorian biolog…

The Unreality of Time

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John Mctaggart


John McTaggart was a British metaphysician and philosophical idealist. In this famous article for the periodical Mind, he introduced the not…

Prince Bull: A Fairy Tale from 'Reprinted Pieces'

In Charles Dickens 200th Anniversary Collection Vol. 1

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Charles Dickens


The Charles Dickens 200th Anniversary Collection comprises short works previously unrecorded for LibriVox - fiction, essays, poetry, letters…

Chapter XXXII – Of the Principles of Christian Politics

In Leviathan (Books III and IV)

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Thomas Hobbes


In Books 3 and 4 of Leviathan, Thomas Hobbes elaborates on the political philosophy set forth in the first two books, by considering the nat…

Chapter 2, Part 1

In The Subjection of Women

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John Stuart Mill


The Subjection of Women is the title of an essay written by John Stuart Mill in 1869, possibly jointly with his wife Harriet Taylor Mill, st…

General View of Distribution

In Principles of Economics, Book 6: The Distribution of National Income

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Alfred Marshall


Principles of Economics was a leading economics textbook of Alfred Marshall (1842-1924), first published in 1890. Marshall began writing the…

10 - Karma

In Buddhist Writings

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Henry Clarke Warren, translator and Varioustranslated Byhenry Clarke Warren


An anthology of Buddhist scriptures, appropriate as an introduction to its vast literature, or as a sampler for those who want to better und…

Mathematical Appendix, Part 1

In Principles of Economics, The Appendices

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Alfred Marshall


Principles of Economics was a leading economics textbook of Alfred Marshall (1842-1924), first published in 1890. Marshall began writing the…

2.1 A Declaration of War

In The 9/11 Commission Report

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9/11 Commission


9/11 Commission Report, formally titled Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, is the official…