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Analects of Confucius

by Confucius

Analects of Confucius is a classic philosophical short story by Confucius.

The Analects of Confucius gathers the teachings or aphorisms of the Chinese philosopher Confucius (551-479 BC). He discusses the morality...


On Peace of Mind and Care of Health

by Seneca

This book deals with Seneca treatise on Peace of Mind and Care of Health.

“I have given you an account of what things can preserve peace of mind, what things can restore it to us, what can arrest the vices...


Worry and Mental Overwork

by Charles R. Richet, Joseph M. Granville & Robert F. Sharp

To hit off the happy medium between over- and under-work is no easy task even to those who have the necessary knowledge, on the one hand, and the liberty to arrange their own scheme of occupation, on the other....


Cognition Switch #2

by Martin Rees, Michael Shermer, Peter Staudenmaier & Sabine Hossenfelder et al.

Cognition Switch: An Artefact for the Transmission of New Ideas

Issue #2: January 2019

Featuring Ideas by: 

Michael Shermer, Peter Staudenmaier, Sabine Hossenfelder, Kate Raworth, Benjamin G Martin, Noah Charney,...


An Anthropology of Nothing in Particular

by Martin Demant Frederiksen

There have been claims that meaninglessness has become epidemic in the contemporary world. One perceived consequence of this is that people increasingly turn against both society and the political establishment...


Hontology

by Mark Payne

Jacques Derrida’s Specters of Marx has had an enormous influence on recent thought about the fate of human capabilities in late capitalism, especially in Europe. Hontology explores a road not taken in Specters...


Critique of Pure Reason

by Immanuel Kant

In his monumental Critique of Pure Reason, German philosopher Immanuel Kant (1724–1804) argues that human knowledge is limited by the capacity for perception. He attempts a logical designation of two varieties...


Gaming the System

by David J. Gunkel

Gaming the System takes philosophical traditions out of the ivory tower and into the virtual worlds of video games. In this book, author David J. Gunkel explores how philosophical traditions—put forth by noted...


Kant's Philosophical Revolution

by Yirmiyahu Yovel

A short, clear, and authoritative guide to one of the most important and difficult works of modern philosophy

Perhaps the most influential work of modern philosophy, Immanuel Kant's Critique of Pure Reason is...


Karl Popper, Science and Enlightenment

by Nicholas Maxwell

Here is an idea that just might save the world. It is that science, properly understood, provides us with the methodological key to the salvation of humanity. A version of this idea can be found in the works...


Critical Theory: A Very Short Introduction

by Stephen Eric Bronner

Critical theory emerged in the 1920s from the work of the Frankfurt School, the circle of German-Jewish academics who sought to diagnose -- and, if at all possible, cure -- the ills of society, particularly...


Vox Populi

by Roger Kimball

We have seen the rise of populist movements across the political spectrum, but what role should populism play in modern democracy? Through ten trenchant essays, the writers of The New Criterion examine the perils...


Proposed Roads to Freedom

by Bertrand Russell

The attempt to conceive imaginatively a better ordering of human society than the destructive and cruel chaos in which mankind has hitherto existed is by no means modern: it is at least as old as Plato, whose...


Political Ideals

by Bertrand Russell

In dark days, men need a clear faith and a well-grounded hope; and as the outcome of these, the calm courage which takes no account of hardships by the way. The times through which we are passing have afforded...


The Problem of China

by Bertrand Russell

A European lately arrived in China, if he is of a receptive and reflective disposition, finds himself confronted with a number of very puzzling questions, for many of which the problems of Western Europe will...


Free Thought and Official Propaganda

by Bertrand Russell

Moncure Conway, in whose honour we are assembled to-day, devoted his life to two great objects: freedom of thought and freedom of the individual. In regard to both these objects, something has been gained since...


Mysticism and Logic

by Bertrand Russell

Metaphysics, or the attempt to conceive the world as a whole by means of thought, has been developed, from the first, by the union and conflict of two very different human impulses, the one urging men towards...


The Analysis of Mind

by Bertrand Russell

This book has grown out of an attempt to harmonize two different tendencies, one in psychology, the other in physics, with both of which I find myself in sympathy, although at first sight they might seem inconsistent....


The Problems of Philosophy

by Bertrand Russell

In the following pages I have confined myself in the main to those problems of philosophy in regard to which I thought it possible to say something positive and constructive, since merely negative criticism...


On Human Nature

by Roger Scruton

In this short book, acclaimed writer and philosopher Roger Scruton presents an original and radical defense of human uniqueness. Confronting the views of evolutionary psychologists, utilitarian moralists, and...