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The Koran: Selected Suras

by Arthur Jeffery Dover Publications (July 03, 2012)

Sacred scripture of Islam: Mohammed's revelations concerning the omniscience and majesty of God, death and judgment, the proper conduct of the faithful, previous prophets, kindness to orphans, more.


Politics

by Aristotle Dover Publications (July 03, 2012)

Intellectually stimulating work describes the ideal state and ponders how it can bring about the most desirable life for its citizens. Famed Jowett translation of Aristotle's masterwork.


Wisdom of the Buddha: The Unabridged Dhammapada

by F. Max Muller Dover Publications (May 10, 2012)

A compelling introduction to Buddhist thought, revealing the Four Truths and the Eightfold Path to enlightenment, the means by which to overcome essential suffering.


The Imitation of Christ

by Thomas A Kempis, Aloysius Croft & Harold Bolton Dover Publications (February 23, 2012)

This religious classic has brought understanding and comfort to millions for centuries. Written in a candid and conversational style, the topics include liberation from worldly inclinations, preparation and...


Symposium and Phaedrus

by Plato Dover Publications (February 16, 2012)

Two important dialogues offer crucial insights into Platonic doctrine. Symposium deals with ultimate manifestation of love, eternal beauty. Phaedrus discusses psychology of love, "forms" as objects of transcendental...


Nicomachean Ethics

by Aristotle Dover Publications (February 07, 2012)

Enduringly profound treatise, whose lasting effect on Western philosophy continues to resonate. Aristotle identifies the goal of life as happiness and discusses its attainment through the contemplation of philosophic...


The Confessions of St. Augustine

by St. Augustine Dover Publications (February 06, 2012)

Influential work recalls author's mid-4th-century origins in rural Algeria; lavish lifestyle in Milan; his struggle with sexual desires; eventual renunciation of secular ambitions and marriage; and recovery...


The Trial and Death of Socrates: Four Dialogues

by Plato Dover Publications (February 02, 2012)

Among the most important and influential philosophical works in Western thought: the dialogues entitled Euthyphro, Apology, Crito and Phaedo. Translations by distinguished classical scholar Benjamin Jowett.


Meditations

by Marcus Aurelius Dover Publications (February 02, 2012)

Stirring reflections on the human condition from a warrior and emperor provide a fascinating glimpse into the mind and personality of a highly principled Roman of the 2nd century. Recognizing that suffering...


The Republic

by Plato Dover Publications (February 02, 2012)

Influential philosophical treatise of 4th century BC chiefly concerns the idea of justice, plus Platonic theories of ideas, criticism of poetry, philosopher's role. Source of the cave myth. Jowett translation....


Poetics

by Aristotle Dover Publications (February 01, 2012)

Extraordinarily influential treatise on fine art contains seminal ideas on nature of drama, tragedy, poetry, music and more. Catharsis, tragic flaw, unities of time and place, other concepts.