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Creative Questions about Abortion

by Kim Michaels

The purpose of this book is to raise a series of questions that go beyond the paradigms of both mainstream Christianity and materialistic science. In doing so, the book suggests an entirely new - non-confrontational...


The Wisdom of Kierkegaard Vol. I: Fear and Trembling Purity of Heart Is to Will One Thing Sickness Unto Death

by Soren Kierkegaard

Collected here in one volume are three of Sören Kierkegaard's most important works: Fear and Trembling, Purity of Heart Is to Will One Thing, and Sickness Unto Death. Fear and Trembling: In our time nobody...


The Cloud of Unknowing: The Classic of Medieval Mysticism

by Evelyn Underhill

This14th-century manual for those starting on the path to a contemplative life states that a "cloud of unknowing" separates people from God, and that it can only be penetrated by love.


The Nicomachean Ethics

by Aristotle & F. H. Peters

The Nicomachean Ethics is Aristotle's best-known work on this subject. It consists of ten books and is based on notes from his lectures at the Lyceum. The theme of the work is the Socratic question of how men...


As a Man Thinketh

by James Allen

This little volume (the result of meditation and experience) is not intended as an exhaustive treatise on the much-written-upon subject of the power of thought. It is suggestive rather than explanatory, its...


On Life

by Leo Tolstoy

'On Life' and 'What is religion?' were published by the Fee Age Press in England; a publishing house set up to side-step the censorship of Tolstoy in Russia, and to give him an international voice. So what is...


My Religion - What i Believe

by Leo Tolstoy

'A Confession' is Tolstoy's chronicle of his journey to faith; his account of how he moved from despair to the possibility of living; from unhappy existence to 'the glow and strength of life'. It describes his...


The Philosophy of Recognition: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

by Zurn Busch

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...


The World As I See It

by Albert Einstein

The Einstein revealed in these writings is witty, keenly perceptive, and deeply concerned for humanity. Einstein believed in the possibility of a peaceful world and in the high mission of science to serve human...


The Republic

by Plato

The question The Republic sets out to define is "What is justice?" Given the difficulty of this task, Socrates and his interlocutors are led into a discussion of justice in the city, which Socrates suggests...


Sickness Unto Death

by Soren Kierkegaard

Man is spirit. But what is spirit? Spirit is the self. But what is the self? The self is a relation which relates itself to its own self, or it is that in the relation [which accounts for it] that the relation...


The Value of Voluntary Simplicity

by Richard B. Gregg

Social philosopher Richard B. Gregg is credited with coining the term "voluntary simplicity" and is said to be "the first American to develop a substantial theory of nonviolent resistance." He was influenced...


The Gay Science

by Friedrich Nietzsche & Thomas Common

"God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him." This is the book in which Nietzsche made his boldest declaration, along with discussions of morality, knowledge, and truth.


The Theory of Moral Sentiments

by Adam Smith

Best known for his revolutionary free-market economics treatise The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith was first and foremost a moral philosopher. In his first book, The Theory of Moral Sentiments, he investigated...


Augustine's Confessions

by William E. Mann

Unique in all of literature, the Confessions combines frank and profound psychological insight into Augustine's formative years along with sophisticated and beguiling reflections on some of the most important...


What is Property?: An Inquiry Into the Principle of Right and of Government

by Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

French printer and pamphleteer Pierre-Joseph Proudhon was an autodidact who became increasingly interested in political philosophy and rose from humble roots to engage in discourse and debate with some of the...


Architecture for a Free Subjectivity: Deleuze and Guattari at the Horizon of the Real

by Simone Brott

Architecture for a Free Subjectivity reformulates the French philosopher Gilles Deleuze's model of subjectivity for architecture, by surveying the prolific effects of architectural encounter, and the spaces...


The Self Beyond Itself: An Alternative History of Ethics, the New Brain Sciences, and the Myth of Free Will

by Heidi M. Ravven

Few concepts are more unshakable in our culture than "free will," the idea that individuals are fundamentally in control of the decisions they make, good or bad. And yet the latest research about how the brain...


Meditations

by Marcus Aurelius & Maxwell Staniforth

A Penguin Great Ideas edition of the philosophical journey that has inspired luminaries from Matthew Arnold to Bill Clinton

Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way...


I and Thou

by Martin Buber & Ronald Smith

I AND THOU is one of the most important books of Western Theology. In it, Martin Buber, heavily influenced by the writings of Nietzsche, unites the proto-Existentialist currents of modern German thought with...