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Meditations

by Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius was the Roman Emperor from 161 to 180 AD, and during that time, he kept several collections of journals that contained personal notes, militaristic strategy, and ideas on Stoic philosophy. While...


The Shorter Writings

by Xenophon & Gregory A. McBrayer

This book contains new, annotated, and literal yet accessible translations of Xenophon’s eight shorter writings, accompanied by interpretive essays that reveal these works to be masterful achievements by a...


Common Sense in the Scottish Enlightenment

by C. B. Bow

Common sense philosophy was one of eighteenth-century Scotland's most original intellectual products. It developed as a viable alternative to modern philosophical scepticism, known as the 'Ideal Theory' or 'the...


After Injury

by Ashraf H.A. Rushdy

After Injury explores the practices of forgiveness, resentment, and apology in three key moments when they were undergoing a dramatic change. The three moments are early Christian history (for forgiveness),...


Knowledge and Truth in Plato

by Catherine Rowett

Several myths about Plato's work are decisively challenged by Catherine Rowett: the idea that Plato agreed with Socrates about the need for a definition of what we know; the idea that he set out to define justice...


Lives of the Eminent Philosophers

by Diogenes Laertius, Pamela Mensch & James Miller

Everyone wants to live a meaningful life. Long before our own day of self-help books offering twelve-step programs and other guides to attain happiness, the philosophers of ancient Greece explored the riddle...


The Gamma Paradoxes

by Jeremy Kirby

In this book, Jeremy Kirby analyzes Book Gamma of Aristotle's Metaphysics and introduces the debates (or paradoxes as he refers to them) such as relativism versus the idea of a ready-made world, the possibility...


Like a Pelting Rain

by Roland Cap Ehlke

When it comes to analyzing today's culture, people talk about politics, economics, and even morals. Like a Pelting Rain: The Making of the Modern Mind goes deeper and looks at the spiritual condition of Western...


Kant's Philosophical Revolution

by Yirmiyahu Yovel

A short, clear, and authoritative guide to one of the most important and difficult works of modern philosophy

Perhaps the most influential work of modern philosophy, Immanuel Kant's Critique of Pure Reason is...


What's Wrong with the World

by G. K. Chesterton

Chesterton has been called the Prince of Paradox. His works include journalism, philosophy, poetry, biography, fantasy and detective stories. Chesterton wrote this work in 1912. Although his style is light his...


The Philosophical Writings of Prémontval

by Lloyd Strickland

This volume contains the key philosophical writings of maverick Enlightenment philosopher André-Pierre Le Guay de Prémontval (1716-1764). Prémontval was a prolific member of the Berlin Academy of Sciences,...


ANCIENT WISDOMS

by Gayle Redfern

Gayle Redfern's interest in spirituality has been life-long. This led to her degrees in psychology and holistic health. As a psychic, lecturer, motivational speaker and author of three books, Inner Bridges,...


Fichte's Ethics

by Michelle Kosch

One of Fichte's most important ideas - that nature can place limits on our ability to govern ourselves, and that anyone who values autonomy is thereby committed to the value of basic research and of the development...


On the Genealogy of Universals

by Fraser MacBride

The concepts of particular and universal have become so familiar that their significance has become difficult to discern, like coins that have been passed back and forth too many times, worn smooth so their...


The Rise and Fall of Scottish Common Sense Realism

by Douglas McDermid

The Rise and Fall of Scottish Common Sense Realism examines the ways in which five Scottish philosophers - Lord Kames (1696-1782), Thomas Reid (1710-1796), Dugald Stewart (1753-1828), Sir William Hamilton (1788-1856),...


The Consolation of Philosophy

by Boethius

Anicus Manlius Severinus Boethius lived in the last quarter of the fifth century A.D., and the first quarter of the sixth. He was growing to manhood, when Theodoric, the famous Ostrogoth, crossed the Alps and...


Saint Thomas Aquinas

by 50MINUTES.Com

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Saint Thomas Aquinas in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life, work and ideas...


Aristotle: The Complete Works

by Aristotle

Aristotle (384–322 BCE) was a Greek philosopher and student of Plato who stunningly changed the course of Western philosophy. He has gone down in history as one of the greatest philosophers of all time. Cicero,...


How to Die

by Seneca & James S. Romm

"It takes an entire lifetime to learn how to die," wrote the Roman Stoic philosopher Seneca (c. 4 BC–65 AD). He counseled readers to "study death always," and took his own advice, returning to the subject...


The Teachings of Epictetus

by T. W. Rolleston

But for the zeal and ability of one disciple we should not now possess any trustworthy account of the teaching of Epictetus. For, like not a few other sages, he wrote nothing - his teaching was purely oral,...