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The Philosophy of Spiritual Activity

by Rudolph Steiner

The Philosophy of Spiritual Activity

A Modern Philosophy of Life Develop by Scientific Methods


Rudolph Steiner

Virtue and Law in Plato and Beyond

by Julia Annas

Julia Annas presents a study of Plato's account of the relation of virtue to law: how it developed from the Republic to the Laws, and how his ideas were taken up by Cicero and by Philo of Alexandria. Annas shows...


by Emily Anne Parker & Anne van Leeuwen

Simone de Beauvoir and Luce Irigaray famously insisted on their philosophical differences, and this mutual insistence has largely guided the reception of their thought. What does it mean to return to Simone...

Karl Popper, Science and Enlightenment

by Nicholas Maxwell

Here is an idea that just might save the world. It is that science, properly understood, provides us with the methodological key to the salvation of humanity. A version of this idea can be found in the works...

The Art of War

by Sun Tzu

The Art of War' is an ancient Chinese military treatise dating from the 5th century BC and is attributed to the ancient Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu. The text is composed of 13 chapters, each of which...

Plato: The Complete Works

by Plato

This collection contains an active table of contents (HTML), which makes reading easier to make it more enjoyable. Plato was a philosopher in Ancient Greece. He was an essential figure in the development of...

Queenly Philosophers

by Jane Duran

Recent work on the Platonic notion of the Guardian has focused on the female Guardian, or “Philosopher Queen,” but mainly insofar as the idea is problematic. Okin, Saxonhouse, and others have tried to be...

Mexican Philosophy in the 20th Century

by Carlos Alberto Sanchez & Robert Eli Sanchez, Jr.

Sánchez and Sanchez have selected, edited, translated, and introduced some of the most influential texts in Mexican philosophy, which constitute a unique and robust tradition that will challenge and complicate...


by Emperor of Rome Marcus Aurelius

MEDITATIONS (Medieval Greek: Τ? ε?ς ?αυτ?ν Ta eis heauton, literally "to himself") is a series of personal writings by Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor from 161 to 180 AD, recording his private notes to...

Handbook of Imagination and Culture

by Tania Zittoun & Vlad Glaveanu

Imagination allows individuals and groups to think beyond the here-and-now, to envisage alternatives, to create parallel worlds, and to mentally travel through time. Imagination is both extremely personal (for...

A New Stoicism

by Lawrence C. Becker

What would stoic ethics be like today if stoicism had survived as a systematic approach to ethical theory, and if it had coped successfully with the challenges of modern philosophy and experimental science?...

The Infidel and the Professor

by Dennis C. Rasmussen

The story of the greatest of all philosophical friendships—and how it influenced modern thought

David Hume is widely regarded as the most important philosopher ever to write in English, but during his lifetime...

Milton's Socratic Rationalism

by David Oliver Davies

The conversation of Adam and Eve in Paradise Lost, that most obvious of Milton's additions to the Biblical narrative, enacts the pair's inquiry into and discovery of the gift of their rational nature in a mode...

Challenging the Modern Synthesis

by Philippe Huneman & Denis M. Walsh

Since its origin in the early 20th century, the Modern Synthesis theory of evolution has grown to become the orthodox view on the process of organic evolution. Its central defining feature is the prominence...

Brentano's Mind

by Mark Textor

Mark Textor presents a critical study of the work of Franz Brentano, one of the most important thinkers of the nineteenth century. His work has influenced analytic philosophers like Russell as well as phenomenologists...

The Republic

by Plato

The Republic is a dialogue by Plato in which the famous Athenian philosopher examines the nature of an ideal society. The insights are profound and timeless. A landmark of Western literature, The Republic is...

The Poetics Of Aristotle

by Aristotle

Among the most influential books in Western civilization, Aristotle's Poetics is really a treatise on fine art. In it are mentioned not only epic and dithyrambic poetry, but tragedy, comedy, and flute and lyre...

The Woman Question in Plato's Republic

by Mary Townsend

In this book, Mary Townsend proposes that, contrary to the current scholarship on Plato's Republic, Socrates does not in fact set out to prove the weakness of women. Rather, she argues that close attention to...

Aristotle on Practical Truth

by C. M. M. Olfert

Aristotle's theories of truth, practical reasoning, and action are some of the most influential theories in the history of philosophy. It is surprising, then, that so little attention has been given to his notion...

Desiring the Good

by Katja Maria Vogt

Desiring the Good defends a novel and distinctive approach in ethics that is inspired by ancient philosophy. Ethics, according to this approach, starts from one question and its most immediate answer: "what...