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Peirce and Religion

by Roger Ward Lexington Books (November 15, 2018)

Charles Sanders Peirce is one of the most original voices in American philosophy. His scientific career and his goal of proving scientific logic provide rich material for philosophical development. Peirce was...


Language Rights and the Law in the United States and Its Territories

by Eduardo Faingold Lexington Books (November 15, 2018)

This book analyzes the language policies that result from the promulgation of linguistic rights in the constitutions and statutes of the United States and its territories. The United States is a nation in which...


Aristotle on the Nature of Analogy

by Eric Schumacher Lexington Books (November 15, 2018)

Focusing primarily on Aristotle’s Physics Alpha, an attempt is made to establish the structure and significance of the Aristotelian analogy. Traditionally, the concept of analogy in Aristotle has been treated...


The Rhetoric of Pope Francis

by Christopher J. Oldenburg Lexington Books (November 15, 2018)

What is it about the rhetoric of one the most influential and powerful religious leaders in the world and in history—Pope Francis—that is so engaging and yet so challenging to the Church writ large, the...


How the Neoliberalization of Academia Leads to Thoughtlessness

by Justin Pack Lexington Books (November 15, 2018)

Universities across the US have committed to a process of neoliberalization that is radically altering higher education: academia is increasingly being run like a business. As a result, the university is becoming...


Reviving the Social Compact

by Naomi Zack & Ruth Sample Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 24, 2018)

Naomi Zack’s Reviving the Social Compact:Inclusive Citizenship in an Age of Extreme Politics addresses current political and social upheaval and distress with new concepts for the relationship between citizens...


Speaking of Evil

by Matthew Boedy Lexington Books (November 30, 2018)

Rhetoric and the Responsibility to and for Language: Speaking of Evil relocates the “problem of evil”— the question of why God would allow for the existence of evil—and surveys it as a rhetorical problem....


A Phenomenology of Langerian Mindfulness

by Sayyed Mohsen Fatemi Lexington Books (November 15, 2018)

While making a distinction between meditation-based mindfulness and Langerian mindfulness, Sayyed Mohsen Fatemi The Phenomenological Psychology of Mindfulness illustrates the components of Langerian phenomenology...


The Life and Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius

by George Long Lm Publishers (November 26, 2018)

This book deals with the works and the life of the great emperor and stoic philosopher Marcus Aurelus. He was the last of the Five Good Emperors of Roman Empire. He is known as one of the most important Stoic...


Philosophy of Recreation

by Benjamin W. Richardson & George J. Romanes Lm Publishers (November 26, 2018)

In all places of the civilized world, and in all classes, the struggle for existence is now more keen than ever it has been during the history. Everywhere men, and women, and children are living at a pressure...


Transcending Self and Other Through Akogare [Desire]

by Chisato Nonaka Multilingual Matters (September 26, 2018)

The Japanese concept of akogare has become well known in TESOL-related literature in recent years, usually in the context of interracial sexual desire. In this far-reaching new study of the internationalization...


Community-Focused Counter-Radicalization and Counter-Terrorism Projects

by Kawser Ahmed, Patrick Bélanger & Susan Szmania Lexington Books (November 15, 2018)

Following the launch of the global war on terror, western nations commissioned multiple community focused projects aimed at preventing terrorism and countering violent extremism. With an understanding that a...


Transforming Psychological Worldviews to Confront Climate Change

by F. Stephan Mayer University of California Press (October 23, 2018)

In the continuing debate of how to confront the challenges of climate change, individuals, advocacy groups, and political parties in the United States offer arguments and solutions based on economic and political...


What Does Our Happiness Depend On?

by H. G. Adams & J.-F. Droz Lm Publishers (November 19, 2018)

This book deals with What does the happiness depend on; and How to develop the art of being really happy. Be happy is a common desire to all humanity. Happiness is a mode of existence of which we naturally wish...


Tao Te Ching

by Laozi Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

The Tao Te Ching is fundamental to the Taoist school of Chinese philosophy and strongly influenced other schools, such as Legalism and Neo-Confucianism. This ancient book is also central in Chinese religion,...


Laches

by Plato Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

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Crito

by Plato Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

There is a well-known saying that the whole of Western Philosophy is footnotes of Plato. This is because his writings have set the schema that philosophy can be said to have followed ever since. Following the...


Phaedo

by Plato Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

There is a well-known saying that the whole of Western Philosophy is footnotes of Plato. This is because his writings have set the schema that philosophy can be said to have followed ever since. Following under...


Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion

by David Hume Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion is a philosophical work by the Scottish philosopher David Hume. Through dialogue, three philosophers named Demea, Philo, and Cleanthes debate the nature of God's existence....


Beyond Good and Evil

by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Beyond Good and Evil (German: Jenseits von Gut und Böse), subtitled "Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future" (Vorspiel einer Philosophie der Zukunft), is a book by the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche,...


The Problems of Philosophy

by Bertrand Russell Project Gutenberg (March 25, 2018)

The Problems of Philosophy (1912) is one of Bertrand Russell's attempts to create a brief and accessible guide to the problems of philosophy. Focusing on problems he believes will provoke positive and constructive...


The Republic

by Plato Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The Republic is a Socratic dialogue by Plato, written in approximately 380 BC. It is one of the most influential works of philosophy and political theory, and Plato's best known work. In Plato's fictional dialogues...


Apology

by Plato Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

(The) Apology (of Socrates) is Plato's version of the speech given by Socrates as he defends himself against the charges of being a man "who corrupted the young, did not believe in the gods, and created new...


Symposium

by Plato Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The Symposium (Ancient Greek: ?????????) is a philosophical dialogue written by Plato sometime after 385 BC. It is a discussion on the nature of love, taking the form of a group of speeches, both satirical and...


Utopia

by Thomas More Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

De Optimo Republicae Statu deque Nova Insula Utopia (translated On the Best State of a Republic and on the New Island of Utopia) or more simply Utopia is a 1516 book by Sir (Saint) Thomas More.

The book, written...


Dream Psychology

by Sigmund Freud Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The Interpretation of Dreams is a book by Sigmund Freud. The first edition was first published in German in November 1899 as Die Traumdeutung (though post-dated as 1900 by the publisher). The publication inaugurated...


Thus Spake Zarathustra

by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Thus Spoke Zarathustra (German: Also sprach Zarathustra, sometimes translated Thus Spake Zarathustra), subtitled A Book for All and None (Ein Buch für Alle und Keinen), is a written work by German philosopher...


Discourse on the Method

by René Descartes Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The Discourse on the Method is a philosophical and mathematical treatise published by René Descartes in 1637. Its full name is Discourse on the Method of Rightly Conducting the Reason, and Searching for Truth...


The Antichrist

by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Friedrich Nietzsche's "The Antichrist" might be more aptly named "The Antichristian," for it is an unmitigated attack on Christianity that Nietzsche makes within the text instead of an exposition on evil or...


The Kama Sutra

by Vatsyayana Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The Kama Sutra, is an ancient Indian text widely considered to be the standard work on human sexual behavior in Sanskrit literature written by the Indian scholar Vatsyayana. A portion of the work consists of...


Mysticism and Logic and Other Essays

by Bertrand Russell Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Essays on philosophy, religion, science, and mathematics.


The Complete Aristotle

by Aristotle Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Aristotle (384–322 BCE) was a Greek philosopher and student of Plato who stunningly changed the course of Western philosophy. He has gone down in history as one of the greatest philosophers of all time. Cicero,...


The Complete Plato

by Plato Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Plato (428/427–348/347 BCE) was a Greek philosopher and mathematician of the Classic Age who founded the Academy of Athens. Noted as a student of Socrates, Plato has distinguished himself as one of the founders...


The Book of Tea

by Kakuzo Okakura Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The Book of Tea was written by Okakura Kakuzo in the early 20th century. It was first published in 1906, and has since been republished many times. Kakuzo discusses such topics as Zen and Taoism, but also the...


A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

by Mary Wollstonecraft Feedbooks (March 25, 2018)

Writing in an age when the call for the rights of man had brought revolution to America and France, Mary Wollstonecraft produced her own declaration of female independence in 1792. Passionate and forthright,...


Euthyphro

by Plato Feedbooks (March 25, 2018)

Euthyphro, by Plato, is a Socratic dialogue whose events occur in the weeks before the trial of Socrates (399 BC), for which Socrates and Euthyphro attempt to establish a definitive meaning for the word piety...


Utilitarianism

by John Stuart Mill Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

John Stuart Mill's book Utilitarianism is a philosophical defense of utilitarianism in ethics. The essay first appeared as a series of three articles published in Fraser's Magazine in 1861; the articles were...


Political Ideals

by Bertrand Russell Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Five essays: Political Ideals; Capitalism and the Wage System; Pitfalls in Socialism; Individual Liberty and Public Control; National Independence and Internationalism.


Proposed Roads to Freedom

by Bertrand Russell Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

In this book Russell weighs the respective advantages and disadvantages of Socialism, Marxism and Syndicalism.


Platonic Occasions - Dialogues on Literature, Art and Culture

by Richard Begam Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

In Platonic Occasions, Richard Begam and James Soderholm reflect upon a wide range of thinkers, writers and ideas from Plato, Descartes and Nietzsche to Shakespeare, the Romantics and the Moderns — from Evil,...


Speculate This!

by uncertain commons Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

Speculate This! is a concise, provocative manifesto advocating practices of "affirmative speculation" over and against contemporary forms of speculation that quantify and contain risk to generate financial profit...


Happiness is the Wrong Metric: A Liberal Communitarian Response to Populism

by Amitai Etzioni Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

This timely book addresses the conflict between globalism and nationalism. It provides a liberal communitarian response to the rise of populism occurring in many democracies. The book highlights the role of...


Eugenics and Other Evils

by Gilbert Keith Chesterton Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

From the introduction:

"I publish these essays at the present time for a particular reason connected with the present situation; a reason which I should like briefly to emphasise and make clear.

Though most of...


The Art of War

by Sun Tzu Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The Art of War is an ancient Chinese military treatise attributed to Sun Tzu, a high-ranking military general, strategist and tactician. The text is composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect...


Dinner with Buddha

by Roland Merullo Algonquin Books (June 02, 2015)

“We, like Otto, find our cynicism worn away by Rinpoche’s gentle instruction in the simple but terribly difficult art of letting go, living each moment to the fullest, seeing the sacred in the everyday ....


How We Eat with Our Eyes and Think with Our Stomach

by Diana von Kopp, Melanie Mühl, Carolin Sommer & Brian Wansink The Experiment (November 01, 2017)

“Cut through the juice cleanses and paleo diets to bring back some common sense.”—The New York Times Book Review

Outsmart Your Impulses and Eat Better

A Belgian chocolate cake topped with a velvety homemade...


Demagoguery and Democracy

by Patricia Roberts-Miller The Experiment (June 13, 2017)

A clear-eyed guide to demagoguery—and how we can defeat it

 

What is demagoguery? Some demagogues are easy to spot: They rise to power through pandering, charisma, and prejudice. But, as professor Patricia...


That Should Be a Word

by Lizzie Skurnick Workman Publishing Company (April 07, 2015)

Finally there’s a word for it: Fidgital—excessively checking one’s devices. Martyrmony—staying married out of duty. Author of the highly popular “That Should Be a Word” feature in the New York Times...


The Trouble with Reality

by Brooke Gladstone Workman Publishing Company (May 16, 2017)

Every week on the public radio show On the Media, the award-winning journalist Brooke Gladstone analyzes the media and how it shapes our perceptions of the world. Now, from her front-row perch on the day’s...


The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published

by Arielle Eckstut & David Henry Sterry Workman Publishing Company (November 11, 2010)

Now updated for 2015!

The best, most comprehensive guide for writers is now revised and updated, with new sections on ebooks, self-publishing, crowd-funding through Kickstarter, blogging, increasing visibility...