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Worry and Mental Overwork

by Charles R. Richet, Joseph M. Granville & Robert F. Sharp

To hit off the happy medium between over- and under-work is no easy task even to those who have the necessary knowledge, on the one hand, and the liberty to arrange their own scheme of occupation, on the other....


The Witnesses to the Historicity of Jesus

by Arthur Drews

In view of the vagueness, effectiveness, and vulnerability of the evangelical accounts of Jesus, as far as his historical reality is concerned, the witnesses in non-Christian literature have always occupied...


Buddhism, or the Protestantism of the East

by Thomas W.R. Davids & James Clarke

This book deals with the History and Philosophy of the Buddhism.

"On first becoming acquainted with the mighty and ancient religion of Buddhism, one may be tempted to deny the correctness of this title "The Protestantism...


The Art of Persuasion

by Blaise Pascal

The art of persuasion has a necessary relation to the manner in which men are led to consent to that which is proposed to them, and to the conditions of things which it is sought to make them believe.

No one...


Society and Solitude, Love and Friendship

by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Content :

- Society and Solitude

- Love

- Friendship

“We have known many fine geniuses with that imperfection that they cannot do anything useful, not so much as write one clean sentence: 'T is worse, and tragic,...


Reversions in Modern Industrial Life

by Franklin Smith

Reversions in Modern Industrial Life.

If the law of reversion holds true of physical life, it holds equally true of industrial life. Under its operation is revived the career of institutions as indicative...


Reflections on the Formation and the Distribution of Riches

by A.-R.-Jacques Turgot

Reflections on the Formation and the Distribution of Riches.


On the Passion of Love

by Blaise Pascal

Discourse on the Passion of Love, by Blaise Pascal, and essay on The Physical Cause of Love.

“Man is born for thought; therefore he is not a moment without it; but the pure thoughts that would render him...


On the Distribution of Standard Time in the United States

by William F. Allen & Edward S. Holden

This book treats of the problem of the Distribution of Standard Time in the United States.

“For the ordinary purposes of life in a state of society which is not yet complex, a very simple system of recording...


Mythologic Philosophy

by John Wesley Powell

"There are two grand stages of philosophy the mythologic—and the scientific. In the first, all phenomena are explained by analogies derived from subjective human experiences; in the latter, phenomena are explained...


T.K.V. Desikachar

by Mekhala Desikachar, Elisabeth Petit-Lizop, Michel Alibert & Lucia Almini et al.

Early on the morning of August 8, 2016, Sri T.K.V. Desikachar, son of the great yogi Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya, passed away in Chennai, in the Tamil Nadu, a province of southern India.

Those whose written...


The Boy, the Horse, the Fox and the Mole

What It Means to Be Moral

by Phil Zuckerman

  • Phil Zuckerman is the nation’s leading expert on secularism, and the chair of the nation's first-ever Secular Studies program. He is the author of Living the Secular Life (Penguin Press, 2014) —an “Editor’s...

  • Economic Inequality and Morality

    by Richard Madsen & William M. Sullivan

    Examining inequality through the lenses of moral traditions

    Rising inequality has attracted a great deal of attention in recent years from scholars and politicians, but the moral dimensions of inequality tend...


    Knowing Our Limits

    by Nathan Ballantyne

    Changing our minds isn't easy. Even when we recognize our views are disputed by intelligent and informed people, we rarely doubt our rightness. Why is this so? How can we become more open-minded, putting ourselves...


    The Buddha's Guide to Gratitude

    by Becca Anderson

    Find Happiness in Gratitude

    Discover more about one of the four keys to the Gate of Heaven: As it turns out, Buddha had quite a lot to say on the subject of gratitude, including citing it as one of the four...


    The Brutality of Things

    by Lorena Preta

    In every psychic experience, even in the production of a work of art, there exists a nucleus that is impossible to transform. It resists any and every action against itself. We are used to dealing with these...


    Aesthetics Literature and Life

    by Carla Carmona & Jerrold Levinson

    The complex relationship between life and the arts has always been a crucial topic in philosophical discourse. The essays in this book discuss fundamental issues of modern and contemporary aesthetics, drawing...


    The Correspondence

    by Daniela Calabrò

    In April 1994, two as-yet-unreleased letters by Sartre and one by Merleau-Ponty were published in the Magazine Littéraire. Their publication sparked new interpretative hypotheses on the political and philosophical...


    The Stoics on Lekta

    by Ada Bronowski

    After Plato's Forms, and Aristotle's substances, the Stoics posited the fundamental reality of lekta - the meanings of sentences, distinct from the sentences themselves. This is the first time in the tradition...