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Two Tactics of Social-Democracy in the Democratic Revolution

Read by Christian Pecaut


Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


In the heat of the failed 1905 revolution in Russia, Lenin here contrasts the precision of the Bolshevik political program and tactics with …

Ion

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Plato


In Plato's ION, Socrates questions Ion, whether he should really claim laud and glory for his 'rhapsodic' recitals of Homer's poetry.—Descri…

Commentary on Galatians

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St. John Chrysostom


St. Chrysostom’s Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians is continuous, according to chapter and verse, instead of being arranged in Homi…

The Philosophy of Style

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Herbert Spencer


“The Philosophy of Style,” explored a growing trend of formalist approaches to writing. Highly focused on the proper placement and ordering …

De Anima

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Aristotle


On the Soul (Greek Περὶ Ψυχῆς (Perì Psūchês), Latin De Anima) is a major treatise by Aristotle on the nature of living things. …

Posterior Analytics

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Aristotle


Posterior Analytics is the fourth of Aristotle's six texts on logic which are collectively known as the Organon ("Instrument"). Po…

De l'esprit des lois, livres 01-13

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Montesquieu


« Cet ouvrage a pour objet les lois, les coutumes et les divers usages de tous les peuples de la terre. On peut dire que le sujet est …

Representative Men

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Ralph Waldo Emerson


A series of biographical lectures originally published in 1850. Each chapter is a philosophical treatment of the life of an intellectual. Th…

Essays book 1

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Michel Eyquem De Montaigne


Michel Eyquem de Montaigne is one of the most influential writers of the French Renaissance, known for popularising the essay as a literary …

Perpetual Peace: A Philosophic Essay (Hastie Translation)

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Immanuel Kant


This essay, written in 1795, puts forth a plan for a lasting peace between nations and peoples. Kant puts forth necessary means to any peace…

Catholic and Anti-Catholic History

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Various


G.K. Chesterton and James Walsh join Hilaire Belloc in an energetic rollout of the means by which history becomes propaganda, to the damage,…

Pensées

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Blaise Pascal


Pascal's Pensées is widely considered to be a masterpiece, and a landmark in French prose. When commenting on one particular section …

Aesop's Fables, Volume 05 (Fables 101-125)

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Aesop


Dating back to the 6th century BC, Aesop's Fables tell universal truths through the use of simple allegories that are easily understood. Tho…

Categories

Read by Geoffrey Edwards


Aristotle


Categories (Lat. Categoriae, Greek Κατηγορίαι Katēgoriai) is the first of Aristotle's six texts on logic which are collectively known as the…

God and the State

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Mikhail Bakunin


Bakunin's most famous work, published in various lengths, this version is the most complete form of the work published hitherto.Originally t…

She-rab Dong-bu (The Tree of Wisdom)

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Nagarjuna


The She-rab Dong-bu (Tree of Wisdom) is a metrical translation in Tibetan of a Sanscrit ethical work entitled Prajnya Danda, written by Naga…

Parva Naturalia

Read by Geoffrey Edwards


Aristotle


Parva Naturalia [the "short treatises on nature" (a conventional Latin title first used by Giles of Rome)] is a collection of book…

The Praise of Folly

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Desiderius Erasmus


The Praise of Folly (Greek title: Morias Enkomion (Μωρίας Εγκώμιον), Latin: Stultitiae Laus, sometimes translated as In Praise of Folly, Dut…

Eleven Theses on Feuerbach

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Karl Marx


The “Theses on Feuerbach” are eleven short philosophical notes written by Karl Marx in 1845. They outline a critique of the ideas of Marx’s …

Des Sokrates Verteidigung (Apologie)

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Plato


Platon (427 v. Chr.–348 v. Chr.) läßt Sokrates sein Leben darstellen und beurteilen sowie seine Einstellung zum Tod. Überset…

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