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The Essence of Nihilism

by Emanuele Severino, Alessandro Carrera & Ines Testoni

A groundbreaking classic of contemporary philosophy for the first time in English translation

Between 1961 and 1970, Emanuele Severino was subjected to a thorough investigation by the Vatican Inquisition. The...


The Tongue of Adam

by Abdelfattah Kilito, Robyn Creswell & Marina Warner

A playful and erudite look at the origins of language In the beginning there was one language—one tongue that Adam used to compose the first poem, an elegy for Abel. “These days, no one bothers to ask about...


Rethink: The Surprising History of New Ideas

by Steven Poole

A brilliant and groundbreaking argument that innovation and progress are often achieved by revisiting and retooling ideas from the past rather than starting from scratch—from The Guardian columnist and contributor...


Stoic Six Pack 9 - The Presocratics

by John Marshall

The philosophers who preceded Socrates (469 - 399 BC), the PreSocratics, were the first recorded individuals to reject mythological explanations for the unknown. Aristotle called the PreSocratics physikoi meaning...


Stoic Six Pack 3 - The Epicureans

by Cicero

“It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that which he has the power to obtain by himself.” - Epicurus. Founded in the fourth century BC, Epicureanism was the main alternative philosophy to Stoicism....


A Short History of Greek Philosophy

by John Marshall

John Marshall’s A Short History of Greek Philosophy spans the time between Thales of Milete up till the Stoics, covering School of Miletes (Thales et al), Pythagoras, The Eleatics (Xenophanes et al), The Atomists,...


Tweetable Nietzsche

by C. Ivan Spencer

Friedrich Nietzsche radically confronted Western culture, morality, and social mores, until his death in 1900. Occupying a first-rank position as a thinker, his thought later inspired numerous movements that...


Principal Doctrines

by Epicurus

Epicurus posited a materialistic physics, in which pleasure, by which he meant freedom from pain, is the highest good. Serenity, the harmony of mind and body, is best achieved, through virtue and simple living....


On Benefits

by Lucius Annaeus Seneca

On Benefits (De Beneficiis) is a first-century work by Lucius Annaeus Seneca. It forms part of a series of moral essays (or Dialogues) composed by Seneca and is essential reading for students of Stoicism. On...


Isaiah Berlin and the Enlightenment

The Republic

by Plato

Socratic dialogue, written by Plato around 380 BC, concerning the definition of justice (δικαιοσύνη), the order and character of the just city-state and the just man—for this reason, ancient readers...


Apology

by Plato

Socratic dialogue that presents the speech of legal self-defence, which Socrates presented at his trial for impiety and corruption, in 399 BC. Specifically the Apology of Socrates is a defence against the charges...


The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living

by Ryan Holiday & Stephen Hanselman

From the team that brought you The Obstacle Is the Way and Ego Is the Enemy, a beautiful daily devotional of Stoic meditations—an instant Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestseller.

Why have history's...


Early Modern Cartesianisms

The Senecans: Four Men and Margaret Thatcher

by Peter Stothard

Renowned author Peter Stothard's third book of classical memoir skillfully blends history, philosophy, and political intrigue.

A year after the death of Margaret Thatcher, a young historian arrives to ask Peter...


The Joyful Wisdom

by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Perhaps more than one preface would be necessary for this book; and after all it might still be doubtful whether any one could be brought nearer to the experiences in it by means of prefaces, without having...


Ten Neglected Classics of Philosophy

The Pathway of Non-Duality: Advaitavada

by Asram Vidya Order Raphael

This Pathway of Non-duality (Advaitavada) provides an answer to the apparently rational doubts and contradictions that are expressed both in the realm of philosophy and in the realm of science, which focuses...


The Animal and the Human in Ancient and Modern Thought: The 'Man Alone of Animals' Concept

by Stephen T. Newmyer

Ancient Greeks endeavored to define the human being vis-à-vis other animal species by isolating capacities and endowments which they considered to be unique to humans. This approach toward defining the human...