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Philosophy of Recreation

by Benjamin W. Richardson & George J. Romanes

In all places of the civilized world, and in all classes, the struggle for existence is now more keen than ever it has been during the history. Everywhere men, and women, and children are living at a pressure...


Travel As Transformation

by Gregory V. Diehl

A daring, intelligent, and unapologetic call to find yourself through wanderlust. When you travel to a foreign place, do you experience this new life as your old self? Or do you become a new version of you? ...


Lasting Happiness and Well-Being

by H. George Adams

This book based on the works of great philosophers, deals with how to identify and develop the state of mind that leads on the path of lasting happiness and well-being. Here is an excerpt from this book:

We...


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,...


Earth-Hunger and Other Essays

by William Sumner

"Now it has seemed to me, in my own experience with Sumner, and in my teaching, that such an attitude toward the questions of societal life is, for the young at least, the one best adapted to open—wrench open,...


From Disability Theory to Practice

by Christopher A. Riddle, David Wasserman, Patricia Welch Saleeby & Somnath Chatterji et al.

From Disability Theory to Practice pays tribute to Professor Jerome Bickenbach’s highly influential and immensely important work. Professor Bickenbach is a scholar, policy-maker, and activist, of international...


The Essays

by Francis Bacon

One of the major political figures of his time, Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626) served in the court of Elizabeth I and ultimately became Lord Chancellor under James I in 1617. A scholar, wit, lawyer and statesman,...


Idleness

by Brian O'Connor

For millennia, idleness and laziness have been regarded as vices. We're all expected to work to survive and get ahead, and devoting energy to anything but labor and self-improvement can seem like a luxury or...


When Einstein Walked with Gödel

by Jim Holt

From Jim Holt, the New York Times bestselling author of Why Does the World Exist?, comes an entertaining and accessible guide to the most profound scientific and mathematical ideas of recent centuries in When...


From Enlightenment to Rebellion

by James G. Buickerood, Kurt Edward Milberger, Carole Fabricant & Declan Kiberd et al.

This book is a collection of essays and a short story written to honor Christopher Fox of Notre Dame, arguably the most influential figure in Irish Studies for the past quarter century. The essays address topics...


A People's History of Civilization

by John Zerzan

The American anarchist, primitivist philosopher, and author John Zerzan critiques agriculture-based civilization as inherently oppressive and advocates drawing upon the life of hunter-gatherers as an inspiration...


More Dr. Seuss and Philosophy

by Jacob M. Held

Dr. Seuss and Philosophy delighted thousands of readers by demonstrating the insights of these children’s classics through a playful engagement with the philosophical tradition. In More Dr. Seuss and Philosophy...


A Modern Utopia

by H.G. Wells

In A Modern Utopia, two travelers fall into a space-warp and suddenly find themselves upon a Utopian Earth controlled by a single World Government


Aristotle: The Complete Works

by Aristotle

Part 1: Logic (Organon) Categories, translated by E. M. Edghill On Interpretation, translated by E. M. Edghill Prior Analytics (2 Books), translated by A. J. Jenkinson Posterior Analytics (2 Books), translated...


The Prince (Hackett Classics)

by Niccolo Machiavelli & Ninian Hill Thomson

Il Principe (The Prince) is a political treatise by the Florentine public servant and political theorist Niccolò Machiavelli. Originally called De Principatibus (About Principalities), it was written in 1513,...


The Federalist Papers by Publius Unabridged 1787 Original Version

by Publius

The Federalist Papers are a series of 85 articles advocating the ratification of the United States Constitution. Seventy-seven of the essays were published serially in The Independent Journal and The New York...


Think and Grow Rich!: The Original Version, Restored and Revised

by Napoleon Hill

Think and Grow Rich is a motivational personal development and self-help book written by Napoleon Hill and inspired by a suggestion from Scottish-American businessman Andrew Carnegie. While the title implies...


Plato: The Complete Works : From the greatest Greek philosopher, known for The Republic, Symposium, Apology, Phaedrus, Laws, Crito, Phaedo, Timaeus, Meno, ... Protagoras, Statesman and Critias

by Plato

Plato (428/427–348/347 BCE) was a Greek philosopher and mathematician of the Classic Age who founded the Academy of Athens. Noted as a student of Socrates, Plato has distinguished himself as one of the founders...


On Liberty

by John Stuart Mill

On Liberty is a philosophical work by 19th century English philosopher John Stuart Mill, first published in 1859. To the Victorian readers of the time it was a radical work, advocating moral and economic freedom...


Utilitarianism

by John Stuart Mill

John Stuart Mill's book Utilitarianism is a philosophical defense of utilitarianism in ethics. The essay first appeared as a series of three articles published in Fraser's Magazine in 1861; the articles were...