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Franz Kafka: The Best Works

by Franz Kafka

This ebook compiles Franz Kafka's greatest writings, including novels, novellas, short stories and parables such as "Amerika", "The Trial", "The Metamorphosis", "The Castle", "In the Penal Colony", "A Hunger...


Letters from a Stoic

by Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"Sometimes even to live is an act of courage."

- Seneca.

Written over two thousand years ago, Seneca’s moral letters to his friend Lucilius – aka Letters from a Stoic - still holds the power to enthrall....


A Tear and a Smile

by Kahlil Gibran

A Tear and a Smile contains 56 parables, stories, and poems in Gibran's wholly inimitable manner...truly a masterful approach to discovering the meaning of one's life; Kahlil Gibran was one of the most important...


Politics

by Aristotle

Expounding upon The Republic, the earlier work of his teacher Plato, Aristotle in Politics examines the various options for governance and their respective values. A detailed and pragmatic approach to the...


THE COMPLETE WORKS OF PLATO

by Plato

This unique collection of Plato's complete works has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards. Plato (428/427 BC - 348/347 BC) was a philosopher in Classical Greece. He was also a mathematician,...


The Enchiridion

by Epictetus

The Enchiridion or Manual of Epictetus is a short manual of Stoic ethical advice from the 2nd-century Greek Stoic philosopher Epictetus. The focus is on applying philosophy in daily life. The primary theme...


The Golden Sayings of Epictetus

by Epictetus

Although he was born into slavery and endured a permanent physical disability, Epictetus (ca. 50–ca. 130 AD) maintained that all people are free to control their lives and to live in harmony with nature. We...


Speech Matters: On Lying, Morality, and the Law

by Seana Valentine Shiffrin

To understand one another as individuals and to fulfill the moral duties that require such understanding, we must communicate with each other. We must also maintain protected channels that render reliable communication...


Animal Ethics and Philosophy: Questioning the Orthodoxy

by Elisa Aaltola & John Hadley

Bringing together new theory and critical perspectives on a broad range of topics in animal ethics, this book examines the implications of recent developments in the various fields that bear upon animal ethics....


The Magic of Truth: A Reality to Remember

by Farah Dally

The Magic of Truth defends truth’s relativity by examining its role in the arts and sciences, as well as in our own lives and traditions. This book argues that no field of study can progress without calling...


Plato's Republic as a Philosophical Drama on Doing Well

by Ivor Ludlam

Plato's Republic as a Philosophical Drama on Doing Well reimagines the central theme of Plato's foundational work through an interpretation of its characters as paradigms of the apparent good. Focusing attention...


The Devil Wins: A History of Lying from the Garden of Eden to the Enlightenment

by Dallas G. Denery Ii

Is it ever acceptable to lie? This question plays a surprisingly important role in the story of Europe’s transition from medieval to modern society. According to many historians, Europe became modern when...


On the Verge of a Planetary Civilization: A Philosophy of Integral Ecology

by Sam Mickey

On the Verge of a Planetary Civilization: A Philosophy of Integral Ecology draws on the work of Gilles Deleuze, and his contemporaries and successors, in order to explore the ecological problems facing our globally...


The Value of Time and Leisure in a World of Work

by David A. Kline, Mitchell R. Haney, Annette Holba & Al Gini et al.

This book is concerned with how we should think and act in our work, leisure activities, and time utilization in order to achieve flourishing lives. The scope papers range from general theoretical considerations...


Arguments about Animal Ethics

by Jason Edward Black, Greg Goodale, Patricia Malesh & Carrie Packwood Freeman et al.

Bringing together the expertise of rhetoricians in English and communication as well as media studies scholars, Arguments about Animal Ethics delves into the rhetorical and discursive practices of participants...


The Philosophy of Recognition: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

by Christopher F. Zurn, Hans-Christoph Schmidt am Busch, Axel Honneth & Ludwig Siep et al.

This volume collects original, cutting-edge essays on the philosophy of recognition by international scholars eminent in the field. By considering the topic of recognition as addressed by both classical and...


Dim and Dimmer: Prospects for a New Enlightenment

by Peter Heinegg

In today's world, we are witnessing both the spread of a hopeful secular humanism and the persistence of cultural traditions that mindlessly glorify humans and are paving the path to environmental collapse....


Pragmatist Variations on Ethical and Intercultural Life

by Lenart Skof

This is a book about pragmatism, intercultural philosophy, and ethics that attempts to bring to the fore the variations on the ethical and intercultural life of pragmatism, based on readings of William James,...


Love's Vision

by Troy Jollimore

Love often seems uncontrollable and irrational, but we just as frequently appear to have reasons for loving the people we do. In Love's Vision, Troy Jollimore offers a new way of understanding love that accommodates...


Applied Christian Ethics: Foundations, Economic Justice, and Politics

by Matthew Lon Weaver, Charles C. Brown, Randall K. Bush & Gary Dorrien et al.

Applied Christian Ethics addresses selected themes in Christian social ethics. Part one shows the roots of contributors in the realist school; part two focuses on different levels of the significance of economics...