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by Conor McHugh, Jonathan Way & Daniel Whiting

Epistemology, like ethics, is normative. Just as ethics addresses questions about how we ought to act, so epistemology addresses questions about how we ought to believe and enquire. We can also ask metanormative...

Waste Your Time

by Julian Poerksen & Robert E. Goodwin

"The economization of our entire lifespan and the apparent compulsion to constant self-optimization are dead ends into which the dynamics of the market economy have led us. Julian Poerksen asks how we might...

Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, Volume 55

by Victor Caston

Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy is a volume of original articles on all aspects of ancient philosophy. The articles may be of substantial length, and include critical notices of major books. OSAP is now...

Fear and Trembling

by Soren Kierkegaard

Søren Kierkegaard was a Danish philosopher, theologian and religious author interested in human psychology. He is regarded as a leading pioneer of existentialism and one of the greatest philosophers of the...

Reconstructing Schopenhauer's Ethics

by Sandra Shapshay

At the apex of his influence, from about 1860 up to the start of World War I, Schopenhauer was known first and foremost as a philosopher of pessimism. Still today, his main reputation is as one of the few philosophers...

Cognition Switch #2

by Henry Cowles, Martin Rees, Michael Shermer & Peter Staudenmaier et al.

Cognition Switch: An Artefact for the Transmission of New Ideas

Issue #2: January 2019

Featuring Ideas by: 

Michael Shermer, Peter Staudenmaier, Sabine Hossenfelder, Kate Raworth, Benjamin G Martin, Noah Charney,...

Cognition Switch: Mind #1

by Gaia Vince, Michael Regnier, Jenny Diski & Geoff Watts et al.

Cognition Switch: Mind

An Artefact for the Transmission of New Ideas on Mind and Mental Well-Being

Issue #1: December 2018

Featuring Articles by: Gaia Vince, Michael Regnier, Jenny Diski, Geoff Watts, Lucy Maddox,...

Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy, Volume VIII

by Daniel Garber & Donald Rutherford

Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy is an annual series, presenting a selection of the best current work in the history of early modern philosophy. It focuses on the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries—the...

The Life and Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius

by George Long

This book deals with the works and the life of the great emperor and stoic philosopher Marcus Aurelus. He was the last of the Five Good Emperors of Roman Empire. He is known as one of the most important Stoic...

Philosophy of Recreation

by Benjamin W. Richardson & George J. Romanes

In all places of the civilized world, and in all classes, the struggle for existence is now more keen than ever it has been during the history. Everywhere men, and women, and children are living at a pressure...

The Four Chinese Classics: Tao Te Ching, Analects, Chuang Tzu, Mencius

by Lao Tzu, Confucius, Mencius & Chuang Tzu

Perhaps the most broadly influential spiritual text in human history, Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching is the source of Taoist philosophy, which eventually developed into Ch'an (Zen) Buddhism. Equally influential in the...

Human Dignity and Human Rights

by Pablo Gilabert

Human dignity: social movements invoke it, several national constitutions enshrine it, and it features prominently in international human rights documents. But what is human dignity, why is it important, and...

Strategic Justice

by Peter Vanderschraaf

In Strategic Justice, Peter Vanderschraaf argues that justice can be properly understood as a body of special social conventions. The idea that justice is at bottom conventional has ancient roots, but has never...

Siddhartha (Illustrated)

by Hermann Hesse

Siddhartha is a novel by Hermann Hesse that deals with the spiritual journey of self-discovery of a man named Siddhartha during the time of the Gautama Buddha. The story takes place in the Nepalese district...

What Does Our Happiness Depend On?

by H. G. Adams & J.-F. Droz

This book deals with What does the happiness depend on; and How to develop the art of being really happy. Be happy is a common desire to all humanity. Happiness is a mode of existence of which we naturally wish...

How to Land

by Ann Cooper Albright

How to Land: Finding Ground in an Unstable World foregrounds the importance of embodiment as a means of surviving the disorientation of our twenty-first century world. Linking somatics and politics, author Ann...

Travel As Transformation

by Gregory V. Diehl

A daring, intelligent, and unapologetic call to find yourself through wanderlust. When you travel to a foreign place, do you experience this new life as your old self? Or do you become a new version of you? ...

Environmental Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

by Robin Attfield

Environmental ethics is a relatively new branch of philosophy, which studies the values and principles involved in combatting environmental problems such as pollution, loss of species and habitats, and climate...

Pragmatism and French Voluntarism

by Susan Stebbing

Pragmatism and French Voluntarism, published in January 1914, is the doctoral thesis of Susan Stebbing, who was the first woman to hold a philosophy chair in the United Kingdom. It is an account of the epistemological...


by Christian Seidel

Consequentialism is a focal point of discussion and a driving force behind important developments in moral philosophy. Recently, the debate has shifted in focus and in style. By seeking to consequentialize rival...