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John Rawls: Liberalism and the Challenges of Late Modernity

by J. Donald Moon

Donald Moon’s John Rawls: Liberalism and the Challenges of Late Modernity is an accessible biography that explores how Rawls’ life helped establish the fundamental commitment of classical liberalism through...


Plato's Theory of Knowledge: The Theaetetus and the Sophist

by Plato & Francis M. Cornford

Two masterpieces of Plato's later period. The Theaetetus offers a systematic treatment of the question "What is knowledge?" The Sophist follows Socrates' cross-examination of a self-proclaimed true philosopher....


Complete Essays

by Francis Bacon

The Elizabethan sage offers wise, witty observations on truth, adversity, love, ambition, fame, and many other topics. Short but thought-provoking, these essays constitute an excellent combination of style and...


The Essential Marx

by Karl Marx & León Trotsky

Compact and fascinating, this invaluable work not only presents Marx's thoughts in his own words, it places them in the swirling context of the early 20th century.


Introduction to Habermas

by Sandro Segre

This book provides a compact and up-to-date presentation of Jürgen Habermas’ oeuvre, with particular reference to his theory of communicative action. Segre explores Habermas’ themes of the rationalization...


Singing in the Fire: Stories of Women in Philosophy

by Linda Martin Alcoff, Uma Narayan, Claudia Card & Virginia Held et al.

This is a unique, groundbreaking collection of autobiographical essays by leading women in philosophy. It provides a glimpse at the experiences of the generation that witnessed, and helped create, the remarkable...


The Harvard Psychedelic Club: How Timothy Leary, Ram Dass, Huston Smith, and Andrew Weil Killed the Fifties and Ushered in a New Age for America

by Don Lattin

“[Don Lattin] has created a stimulating and thoroughly engrossing read.” —Dennis McNally, author of A Long Strange Trip: The Inside History of the Grateful Dead, and Desolate Angel: Jack Kerouac, the Beat...


A Living Book - Autobiographical Reflections 1

by Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov

Artists create works that are external to themselves using external materials; they concentrate their efforts on this external matter, and they create marvels. But I will say that, for me, true artists are...


Beyond the Homestretch: What Saving Racehorses Taught Me About Starting Over, Facing Fear, and Finding My Inner Cowgirl

by Lynn Reardon

Lynn Reardon presents a vivid inside look into the world of horse racing, beautifully depicting the insights horses can offer when we reevaluate our relationship with them.


Apollonius of Tyana

by George Robert Stowe Mead

To the student of the origins of Christianity there is naturally no period of Western history of greater interest and importance than the first century of our era.  With the exception of Christ, many consider...


Notes from Underground

by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky

First published in 1864 and considered by many to be one of the first existentialist novels, "Notes from Underground" is a work by Russian author Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky about a man who is disenchanted...


Common Sense

by Thomas Paine

Common Sense is a classic philosophical short story by Thomas Paine.

When Thomas Paine first anonymously published his series of pamphlets titles Common Sense they became an overnight success. First released...


Conversations with Michel Nostradamus

by Ronald Ritter & Sussan Evermore

Michel Nostradamus was an astrologer, physician and seer who lived from 1503 to 1566, and published a remarkable book of future prophecies, a collection of 942 poetic quatrains.

The tangled nature of the wording...


The Complete Works of Plato

by Plato & Bauer Books

The Complete Works of Plato

All books translated by Benjamin Jowett

Part 1: Early Dialogues

  • The Apology
  • Crito
  • Charmides
  • Laches
  • Lysis
  • Euthyphro
  • Menexenus
  • Ion
  • Gorgias
  • Protagoras
  • Meno

Part 2: Middle Dialogues

  • Euthydemus...


On Love and Tyranny

by Ann Dr. Heberlein & Alice Menzies

In an utterly unique approach to biography, On Love and Tyranny traces the life and work of the iconic German Jewish intellectual Hannah Arendt, whose political philosophy and understandings of evil, totalitarianism,...


The Broken Wings

by Kahlil Gibran

First published in 1912, "The Broken Wings" is the exquisitely tender story of love that beats desperately against the taboos of Oriental tradition. 

With great sensitivity, Gibran describes his passion as a...


The Story of Oriental Philosophy

by Lily Adams Beck

Inside these pages can be found the teachings and lore of such notable figures as Buddha, Shankara, Confucius, Lao-Tsu, Mencius and many others. First published in 1928, "The Story of Oriental Philosophy" offers...


A Letter to a Hindu

by graf Leo Tolstoy & Mohandas Gandhi

About the subjection of India, its cause and cure, with an introduction by M.K. Gandhi.

“All that exists is One. People only call this One by different names.”

? Leo Tolstoy, A Letter to a Hindu

 


Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

by Plutarch

“To be ignorant of the lives of the most celebrated men of antiquity is to continue in a state of childhood all our days.” —PLUTARCH 

Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans, also called Parallel Lives,...


Seneca : Story of the Philosopher, Dramatist and Roman Statesman

by Elbert Hubbard & H. E. Butler

This book deals with the story of Seneca who was one of the eminent Latin writers and philosophers of the Silver Age. Young, he was fascinated with the philosophical thoughts of the Stoics, to which sect he...