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The Earth, The Gods and The Soul - A History of Pagan Philosophy: From the Iron Age to the 21st Century

by Brendan Myers

Philosophy was invented by pagans. But is there a pagan philosophy? Yes, there is, and this book explains it.


The Whole Duty of Man, According to the Law of Nature

by Samuel Pufendorf

Samuel Pufendorf's seminal work, The Whole Duty of Man, According to the Law of Nature (first published in Latin in 1673), was among the first to suggest a purely conventional basis for natural law. Rejecting...


The Divine Feudal Law

by Samuel Pufendorf

Originally published posthumously, in Latin, in 1695, The Divine Feudal Law sets forth Pufendorf’s basis for the reunion of the Lutheran and Calvinist confessions. This attempt to seek a “conciliation”...


Essays on Principles of Morality and Natural Religion

by Henry Home & Lord Kames

The Essays is commonly considered Kames’s most important philosophical work. In the first part, he sets forth the principles and foundations of morality and justice, attacking Hume’s moral skepticism and...


The Meditations of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

by Francis Hutcheson

This 1742 translation is a collaborative work by Francis Hutcheson and a colleague at Glasgow University, the classicist James Moor. Although Hutcheson was secretive about the extent of his work on the book,...


The Free Sea

by Hugo Grotius

The freedom of the oceans of the world and coastal waters has been a contentious issue in international law for the past four hundred years. The most influential argument in favor of freedom of navigation, trade,...


The Elements of Moral Philosophy

by David Fordyce

Though little known today, David Fordyce was an important figure in the Scottish Enlightenment and closely associated with liberal Dissenters in England. His Elements of Moral Philosophy was a notable contribution...


Nietzsche's Therapeutic Teaching: For Individuals and Culture

by Horst Hutter & Eli Friedland

The theme of the philosopher as therapist dominates Nietzsche's entire opus, from his earliest writings to the Zarathustra period and beyond. Nietzsche wishes to hasten the coming and future sanctification of...


Historical Dictionary of Ancient Greek Philosophy

by Anthony Preus

The ancient Greeks were not only the founders of western philosophy, but the actual term 'philosophy' is Greek in origin, most likely dating back to the late sixth century BC. Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Pythagoras,...


Aristotle on the Necessity of Public Education

by Randall R. Curren

Aristotle regarded law and education as the two fundamental and deeply interdependent tools of political art, making the use of education by the statesman a topic of the first importance in his practical philosophy....


Boethius Consolation of Philosophy as a Product of Late Antiquity

by Antonio Donato

In the last fifty years the field of Late Antiquity has advanced significantly. Today we have a picture of this period that is more precise and accurate than before. However, the study of one of the most significant...


Observations upon Liberal Education

by George Turnbull

Originally published in 1742 and presented here in its first modern edition, Observations upon Liberal Education is a significant contribution to the Scottish Enlightenment and the moral-sense school of Scottish...


Of the Nature and Qualification of Religion in Reference to Civil Society

by Samuel Pufendorf

Samuel Pufendorf’s Of the Nature and Qualification of Religion (published in Latin in 1687) is a major work on the separation of politics and religion. Written in response to the revocation of the Edict of...


The Zen Arts: An Anthropological Study of the Culture of Aesthetic Form in Japan

by Rupert Cox

The tea ceremony and the martial arts are intimately linked in the popular and historical imagination with Zen Buddhism, and Japanese culture. They are commonly interpreted as religio-aesthetic pursuits which...


Plato's Theory of Knowledge (Routledge Revivals)

by Norman Gulley

First published in 1962, this book provides a systematic account of the development of Plato's theory of knowledge. Beginning with a consideration of the Socratic and other influences which determined the form...


Covenant as Ethical Commonwealth

by Perry Simpson Huesmann

Modernity as the fruit of the Enlightenment is a theme that has been explored and analyzed for decades, both in Western and non-Western academia. There is strong consensus that one of the major foundations of...


The Case for Vegetarianism: Philosophy for a Small Planet

by John Lawrence Hill

This clear and elegantly argued book examines from various philosophical perspectives the many reasons for adopting a vegetarian diet, from animal interest and rights, to health benefits, global ecology, and...


Philosophy of Language: The Central Topics

by Gary Seay, Susana Nuccetelli & J L. Austin

This collection of classic and contemporary essays in philosophy of language offers a concise introduction to the field for students in graduate and upper-division undergraduate courses. It includes some of...


Plato's Euthyphro, Apology, and Crito: Critical Essays

by Rachana Kamtekar, Mark McPherran & P T. Geach

Plato's Euthyrphro, Apology, andCrito portray Socrates' words and deeds during his trial for disbelieving in the Gods of Athens and corrupting the Athenian youth, and constitute a defense of the man Socrates...


Philippa Foot's Moral Thought

by John Hacker-Wright

Represents the first comprehensive and accessible introduction to Foot's work, offering a complete chronological and thematic overview, emphasising the role Foot played in the development of contemporary virtue...