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A Collection of Classic Essays by William Lyon Phelps - Including 'Happiness', 'Superstition', 'The Great American Game', and Many More

by William Lyon Phelps

These early works by William Lyon Phelps were originally published in the early 20th century and we are now republishing them with a brand new introductory biography. 'A Collection of Classic Essays by William...


Women

by William Lyon Phelps

This early work by William Lyon Phelps was originally published in 1926 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'Women' is an essay about the treatment of women by the Christian...


Marriage

by William Lyon Phelps

This early work by William Lyon Phelps was originally published in 1940 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'Marriage' is an essay about the virtues of marriage and advice...


Love

by William Lyon Phelps

This early work by William Lyon Phelps was originally published in 1928 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'Love' is an essay about the virtues of love and its place in Christianity...


Human Nature

by William Lyon Phelps

This early work by William Lyon Phelps was originally published in 1931 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'Human Nature' is an essay about the curiosities of human nature...


Appreciation

by William Lyon Phelps

This early work by William Lyon Phelps was originally published in 1932 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'Appreciation' is an essay about the how to appreciate the world...


Happiness

by William Lyon Phelps

This early work by William Lyon Phelps was originally published in 1927 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'Happiness' is an essay about the true definition of happiness...


An Essay Concerning Humane Understanding

by John Locke

Since it is the UNDERSTANDING that sets man above the rest of sensible beings, and gives him all the advantage and dominion which he has over them; it is certainly a subject, even for its nobleness, worth our...


Mysticism And Logic And Other Essays

by Bertrand Russell

Essays on philosophy, religion, science, and mathematics.


The Slavery Of Our Times

by Leo Tolstoy

This vintage book contains a fascinating and insightful analysis of socio-economic conditions written more than a hundred years ago. In it, Tolstoy explores the flaws of the division of labour, progress, greed,...


In Praise of Folly

by Desiderius Erasmus

Erasmus was the most facetious man, and the greatest critic of his age. He carried on a reformation in learning at the same time he advanced that of religion; and promoted a purity of style as well as simplicity...


The Ultimate Walking Dead and Philosophy

by Wayne Yuen

In The Walking Dead, human beings are pushed to their limits by a zombie apocalypse and have to decide what really matters. Good and evil, freedom and slavery, when one life has to be sacrificed for another,...


Hegel's Philosophy of Mind

by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

The knowledge of Mind is the highest and hardest, just because it is the most “concrete” of sciences. The significance of that “absolute” commandment, Know thyself—whether we look at it in itself or...


Spinoza: Basic Concepts

by Andre Santos Campos

Spinoza is among the most pivotal thinkers in the history of philosophy. He has had a deep and enduring influence on a wide range of philosophical subjects, and his work is encountered by all serious students...


Anti-Education: On the Future of Our Educational Institutions

by Friedrich Nietzsche, Damion Searls & Paul Reitter

AN NYRB Classics Original

In 1869, at the age of twenty-four, the precociously brilliant Friedrich Nietzsche was appointed to a professorship of classical philology at the University of Basel. He seemed marked...


Hannibal Lecter and Philosophy

by Joseph Westfall

Sixteen philosophers come at Hannibal the way he comes at his victims—from unexpected angles and with plenty of surprises thrown in.

Hannibal is a revolting monster, and yet a monster with whom we identify...


The Princess Bride and Philosophy: Inconceivable!

by Richard Greene & Rachel Robison-Greene

The Princess Bride is the 1987 satirical adventure movie that had to wait for the Internet and DVDs to become the most quoted of all cult classics. The Princess Bride and Philosophy is for all those who have...


Introduction to the Philosophy and Writings of Plato

by Thomas Taylor

"Philosophy," says Hierocles, "is the purification and perfection of human life. It is the purification, indeed, from material irrationality, and the mortal body; but the perfection, in consequence of being...


Plato and Platonism

by Walter Pater

WITH the world of intellectual production, as with that of organic generation, nature makes no sudden starts. Natura nihil facit per saltum; and in the history of philosophy there are no absolute beginnings....


The Economist

by Xenophon

Xenophon the Athenian was born 431 B.C. He was a pupil of Socrates. He marched with the Spartans, and was exiled from Athens. Sparta gave him land and property in Scillus, where he lived for many years before...