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Charmides

Charmides

Plato. | Philosophy (Academic)
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The Charmides (Ancient Greek: Χαρμίδης) is a dialogue of Plato, in which Socrates engages a handsome and popular boy in a conversation about the meaning of sophrosyne, a Greek word usually translated into English as "temperance", "self-control", or "restraint". As is typical with Platonic...

The Case of Wagner

The Case of Wagner

Friedrich Nietzsche | Philosophy (Academic)
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The Case Against Wagner was one Nietzsche's last books, and his wittiest. In Wagner's music, in his doctrine, in his whole concept of art, Nietzsche saw the confirmation, the promotion, even the encouragement, of that decadence and degeneration which is now rampant in Europe

The Essays of Arthur Schopenhauer

The Essays of Arthur Schopenhauer

T. Bailey Sanders | Philosophy (Academic)
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Arthur Schopenhauer is one of the most important 19th century philosophers, most famous for his work, The World as Will and Representation. He is known for having espounced a sort of philosophical pessimism that saw life as being essentially evil and futile, but saw hope in aesthetics, sympathy...

A history of Jewish Medieval Philosophy

A history of Jewish Medieval Philosophy

Isaac Husik | Philosophy (Academic)
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No excuse is needed for presenting to the English reader a History of Mediæval Jewish Philosophy. The English language, poor enough in books on Jewish history and literature, can boast of scarcely anything at all in the domain of Jewish Philosophy. The Jewish Encyclopedia has no article on...

Discourse on Method

Discourse on Method

Rene Descartes | Philosophy (Academic)
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The Discourse on the Method is a philosophical and autobiographical treatise published by René Descartes in 1637. Its full name is Discourse on the Method of Rightly Conducting One's Reason and of Seeking Truth in the Sciences (French title: Discours de la méthode pour bien conduire sa raison...

The Problems of Philosophy

The Problems of Philosophy

Bertrand Russel | Philosophy (Academic)
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The Problems of Philosophy is an introduction to the discipline of philosophy, written during a Cambridge lectureship that Russell held in 1912. In it, Russell asks the fundamental question, “Is there any knowledge in the world which is so certain that no reasonable man could doubt it”...

The Complete Aristotle

The Complete Aristotle

Aristotle | Philosophy (Academic)
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His writings cover many subjects, including physics, metaphysics, poetry, theater, music, logic, rhetoric, linguistics, politics, government, ethics, biology, and zoology. Together with Plato and Socrates (Plato's teacher), Aristotle is one of the most important founding figures in Western...

Anthem

Anthem

Ayn Rand | Philosophy (Academic)
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In Anthem, Rand examines a frightening future in which individuals have no name, no independence, and no values. Equality 7-2521 lives in the dark ages of the future where all decisions are made by committee, all people live in collectives, and all traces of individualism have been wiped out...

Zadig, The Book of Faith

Zadig, The Book of Faith

Voltaire.. | Philosophy (Academic)
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This novel tells the story of Zadig, a philosopher in ancient Babylonia. The author does not attempt any historical accuracy, and some of the problems Zadig faces are thinly disguised references to social and political problems of Voltaire's own day. The book is philosophical in nature, and...

Siddharta

Siddharta

Herman Hesse | Philosophy (Academic)
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In the novel, Siddhartha, a young man, leaves his family for a contemplative life, then, restless, discards it for one of the flesh. He conceives a son, but bored and sickened by lust and greed, moves on again. Near despair, Siddhartha comes to a river where he hears a unique sound. This sound...