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Piccadilly A Fragment of Contemporary Biography

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Laurence Oliphant


Laurence Oliphant, author, international traveller, diplomatist and mystic, who spent a decade in later life under the influence of the spir…

Aequanimitas and Other Addresses

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Sir William Osler


This book is a compilation of twenty-two addresses given by Sir William Osler in various settings. He spoke on the philosophical and moral f…

Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Volume 03

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United Nations


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Heretics

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G. K. Chesterton


The Author Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London, England on the 29th of May, 1874. Though he considered himself a mere "rollicki…

Progress and Poverty

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Henry George


What I have done in this book, if I have correctly solved the great problem I have sought to investigate, is, to unite the truth perceived b…

Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Volume 01

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United Nations


The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was ratified in 1948 by the United Nations General Assembly. It defines the fundamental rights of …

Winds of Doctrine: Studies in Contemporary Opinion

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George Santayana


Even before the Great War turned the world upside down, Western civilization was being revolutionized at all levels: intellectually, philos…

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…

Lectures of Col. R.G. Ingersoll, Volume 1

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Robert G. Ingersoll


Colonel Robert Green Ingersoll was a Civil War veteran, American political leader and orator during the Golden Age of Freethought, noted for…

Fishing with a Worm

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Bliss Perry


Fishing with a Worm by Bliss Perry includes the poignant and philisophical observations of a fly fisherman lured by the worm. Bliss Perry wa…

The Promulgation of Universal Peace: Vol. I

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Abdu’L-Bahá ‘Abbás


“Two years before the crash of world war shook the continents and upheaved oceans,” Howard MacNutt relates. “‘Abdu’l-Bahá ‘Abbá…

Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Volume 02

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United Nations


The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a declaration adopted by the United Nations General Assembly (10 December 1948 at Palais…

Mental Efficiency

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Arnold Bennett


In this light-hearted yet thought-provoking collection of articles, Bennett offers his thoughts on exercising the mind, organising your life…

Götzendämmerung

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Friedrich Nietzsche


Diese kleine Schrift ist eine grosse Kriegserklärung; und was das Aushorchen von Götzen anbetrifft, so sind es dies Mal keine Zeit…

MIT 21M.380 Music and Technology (Contemporary History and Aesthetics), Fall 200…


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Instructor: Prof. Christopher Ariza This course is an investigation into the history and aesthetics of music and technology as deployed in …

Creative Mind

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Ernest Shurtleff Holmes


This little book is an attempt to explain what each soul must discover for himself, that he stands in the midst of an eternal creative power…

Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

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Ludwig Wittgenstein


Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus is the only book-length philosophical work published by the Austrian philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein during h…

Paulownia: Seven Stories from Contemporary Japanese Writers

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Ōgai Mori


Paulownia is a collection of seven stories by three Japanese authors from the late 19th and early 20th century. Mori Ōgai was an army surge…

In Tune with the Infinite

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Ralph Waldo Trine


Trine tells us that by connecting and harmonizing with the Universe we attract love, health, peace and success. Trines' writings may have be…

The Awakening of Spring

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Frank Wedekind


The Awakening of Spring is the German dramatist Frank Wedekind's first major play and a seminal work in the modern history of theatre. It is…

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