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Nicomachean Ethics

by Aristotle & Drummond Percy Chase (Translator)

The Ethics of Aristotle is one half of a single treatise of which his Politics is the other half. Both deal with one and the same subject. This subject is what Aristotle calls in one place the "philosophy of...


Plato's Cave

by Doug Allanson

The story of Plato’s Cave is an allegory in which he describes a gathering of people who have been chained to the wall of a cave all of their lives, facing a blank wall, watching shadows which are cast by...


Embodiment

by Justin E.H. Smith

Embodiment--defined as having, being in, or being associated with a body--is a feature of the existence of many entities, perhaps even of all entities. Why entities should find themselves in this condition is...


Dignity

by Remy Debes

In everything from philosophical ethics to legal argument to public activism, it has become commonplace to appeal to the idea of human dignity. In such contexts, the concept of dignity typically signifies something...


Victorian Pain

by Rachel Ablow

The nineteenth century introduced developments in science and medicine that made the eradication of pain conceivable for the first time. This new understanding of pain brought with it a complex set of moral...


Minds Without Fear

by Nalini Bhushan & Jay L. Garfield

Minds Without Fear is an intellectual and cultural history of India during the period of British occupation. It demonstrates that this was a period of renaissance in India in which philosophy--both in the public...


Plato: The Complete Works (Book Center)

by Plato, Benjamin Jowett & George Burges

Plato was a philosopher in Ancient Greece. He was an essential figure in the development of philosophy, especially the Western tradition, and he founded the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher...


Crime And Punishment (Eireann Press)

by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Crime and Punishment (Russian: ????????é??? ? ?????á???, tr. Prestupleniye i nakazaniye; IPA: [pr??st??pl?en??je ? n?k??zan??je]) is a novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky. It was first published...


Descartes, Malebranche, and the Crisis of Perception

by Walter Ott

The seventeenth century witnesses the demise of two core doctrines in the theory of perception: naïve realism about color, sound, and other sensible qualities and the empirical theory, drawn from Alhacen and...


Enchiridion

by Epictetus

The little book by Epictetus called Enchiridion or “manual” has played a disproportionately large role in the rise of modern attitudes and modern philosophy. As soon as it had been translated into the vernacular...


The Discourses of Epictetus

by P. E. Mathesom

Yet the stress on endurance, self-restraint and power of the will to withstand calamity can often seem coldhearted. It is Epictetus, a lame former slave exiled by the Emperor Domitian, who offers by far the...


The Praise of Folly

by Erasmus

In Praise of Folly is an essay written in Latin in 1509 by Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam and first printed in 1511. Inspired by previous works of the Italian humanist Faustino Perisauli's De Triumpho Stultitiae...


The Great Learning

by Confucius

The Great Learning was one of the "Four Books" in Confucianism. The Great Learning had come from a chapter in the Classic of Rites which formed one of the Five Classics. It consists of a short main text attributed...


The Doctrine of the Mean

by Confucius

The Doctrine of the Mean (Chinese: ??; pinyin: Zh?ng y?ng) is both a doctrine of Confucianism and also the title of one of the Four Books of Confucian philosophy. The Doctrine of the Mean is a text rich with...


Herder

by Anik Waldow & Nigel DeSouza

J. G. Herder is enjoying a renaissance in philosophy and related disciplines and yet there are, as yet, few books on him. This unprecedented collection fills a large gap in the secondary literature, highlighting...


The Analects of Confucius; translated by James Legge

by Confucius

The Analects, also known as the Analects of Confucius, is a collection of sayings and ideas attributed to the Chinese philosopher Confucius and his contemporaries, traditionally believed to have been compiled...


Judaism and Modernity: Philosophical Essays

by Gillian Rose

A reinterpretation of thinkers from Benjamin and Rosenzweig to Simone Weil and Derrida

Judaism and Modernity: Philosophical Essays challenges the philosophical presentation of Judaism as the sublime ‘other’...


Book 1 of Plato's Republic: A Word by Word Guide to Translation (Vol. 1: Chapters 1-12)

by Drew A Mannetter

This new grammatical reader on Book 1 of Plato's Republic is the most thorough of available resources, designed for students who have only basic skills as well as those at a more advanced level. The text is...


Language and the Structure of Berkeley's World

by Kenneth L. Pearce

According to George Berkeley (1685-1753), there is fundamentally nothing in the world but minds and their ideas. Ideas are understood as pure phenomenal 'feels' which are momentarily had by a single perceiver,...


Meditations

by Marcus Aurelius

“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.”

? Marcus Aurelius, Meditations.

Méric Casaubon’s famous 1634 translation of Meditations was the first English version...