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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 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...

The Book of Tea

The Book of Tea

Kakuzo Okakura | Philosophy (Academic)
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In 1906 in turn-of-the century Boston, a small, esoteric book about tea was written with the intention of being read aloud in the famous salon of Isabella Gardner. It was authored by Okakura Kakuzo, a Japanese philosopher, art expert, and curator. Little known at the time, Kakuzo would emerge as...

The Argonautica

The Argonautica

Apollonius Rhodius | Philosophy (Academic)
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The Argonautica has impacted our culture from the Aeneid to Star Trek. The Golden Fleece has become a byword for 'an unobtainable object.' And who can forget Ray Harryhausen's classic stop motion animation in the 1963 film Jason and the Argonauts? The pre-Raphaelite John William Waterhouse...

Aesop's Fables

Aesop's Fables

Aesop | Philosophy (Academic)
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The anonymously authored Aesop Romance (usually dated to the 1st or 2nd century CE; see above) begins with a vivid description of Aesop's appearance, saying he was "of loathsome aspect...potbellied, misshapen of head, snub-nosed, swarthy, dwarfish, bandy-legged, short-armed, squint-eyed...

Ethics 2

Ethics 2

Benedict de Spinoza | Philosophy (Academic)
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Spinoza begins by describing what can be known about God. God is infinite being, according to Spinoza. God is infinite substance, consisting of infinite attributes, each of which expresses God’s eternal and infinite essence (I, Prop. XI).1 God necessarily exists, argues Spinoza, because...