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A General View of Positivism

by Auguste Comte Standard Ebooks (July 27, 2018)

Auguste Comte, considered by some to be the first “philosopher of science,” was perhaps most famous for founding the theory of Positivism: a framework of thinking and living meant to engender unity across...


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.


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...


The Meaning of Love: Second Edition

by Richard Garlikov Alabama Open Publishing House at Troy University (March 22, 2018)

This book explores the philosophical views on the meaning of love. The text explores a variety of topics used to define love, including attraction, relationship satisfaction, emotional, and ethical considerations....


Modern philosophy

by Alexander Dunn & Walter Ott BCcampus, BC Open Textbook Project (March 22, 2018)

"This is a textbook in modern philosophy. It combines readings from primary sources with two pedagogical tools. Paragraphs in italics introduce figures and texts. Numbered study questions (also in italics) ask...


Introduction to Psychology, 1st Canadian Edition

by Charles Stangor & Jennifer Walinga BCcampus (March 22, 2018)

This book is designed to help students organize their thinking about psychology at a conceptual level. The focus on behaviour and empiricism has produced a text that is better organized, has fewer chapters,...


Research methods in psychology

by Rajiv Jhangiani, I-Chant A Chiang & Paul Price BCcampus, BC Open Textbook Project (March 22, 2018)

"Psychology, like most other sciences, has its own set of tools to investigate the important research questions of its field. Unlike other sciences, psychology is a relatively new field with methods and practices...


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,...


Beyond Good and Evil

by Friedrich Nietzsche Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

Beyond Good and Evil, one of Nietzsche’s four “late period” works, is a philosophical treatise organized into nine parts and 296 short individual sections. In it he explores the concept of morality as...


The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

by Benjamin Franklin Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

Benjamin Franklin is a man who needs little introduction. He wore many hats over the course of his fascinating life, from that of a printer, to an inventor, to a scientist, to a politician, a founding father...


The Religion of Nature Delineated

by William Wollaston Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

Wollaston attempts to determine what rules for the conduct of life (that is, what religion) a conscientious and penetrating observer might derive simply from reasoning about the facts of the world around him,...


Meditations

by Marcus Aurelius Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus was the model of what we call a philosopher-king. Though his rule was troubled by war and conflict, he remained a thoughtful and even-handed ruler.

Meditations...


The Prince

by Niccolo Machiavelli Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

The Prince is a book that was controversial before it had even been sent to the printer. Written in vernacular Italian instead of Latin, dedicated to a member of one of the most powerful Italian families of...


On Liberty

by John Stuart Mill Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

John Stuart Mill was a prolific and well-regarded author and philosopher in his day, but perhaps his most enduring work is On Liberty, an essay developed over several years and with significant input from his...


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...


Principles of Social Psychology

by Charles Stangor Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

The first international edition of this textbook provides students with an introduction to the basic concepts and principles of social psychology from an interactionist perspective. The presentation of classic...


Supporting Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities and Mental Illness

by Melrose, Sherri Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

What caregivers need to know when supporting individuals with intellectual disabilities and mental illness. This multidisciplinary resource develops topics of interest to all those who care about and for individuals...


An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments

by Ali Almossawi Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

This book is aimed at newcomers to the field of logical reasoning, particularly those who, to borrow a phrase from Pascal, are so made that they understand best through visuals. I have selected a small set of...


Animal (De)liberation: Should the Consumption of Animal Products Be Banned?

by Jan Deckers Ubiquity Press (January 30, 2018)

In this book, Jan Deckers addresses the most crucial question that people must deliberate in relation to how we should treat other animals: whether we should eat animal products.

Many people object to the consumption...