Ancient

A Guide to Stoicism

Read by Bill Boerst


St. George William Joseph Stock


This book is a primer on the philosophy of stoicism, resurrected from its origins in Greek and Roman philosophy. The original philosophy was…

Posterior Analytics

Read by Geoffrey Edwards


Aristotle


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

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

Read by Chris Masterson


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…

Prior Analytics

Read by Geoffrey Edwards


Aristotle


Prior Analytics is the third of Aristotle's six texts on logic which are collectively known as the Organon ("Instrument"). In Prio…

The Sayings of Lao Tzu

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Lao Tzu


Lao-Tzu, also known as Laozi was a Chinese philosopher believed to have lived in the 6th century BCE and is credited with writing the Tao-Te…

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…

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (version 2)

Read by Jothi Tharavant


Patanjali


The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali are in themselves exceedingly brief, less than ten pages of large type in the original. Yet they contain the es…

Sophist

Read by Geoffrey Edwards


Plato


Sophist (Ancient Greek: Σοφιστής) discusses being and not-being while drawing a distinction between the philosopher and the sophist. - Summa…

Chandogya Upanishad

Read by Jothi Tharavant


Unknowntranslated Byf. Max Müller


The word Upanishad (upa-ni-shad) consists of, "Upa" means "near;" "ni" means "down;" "shad"…

Protagoras

Read by Kevin Johnson


Plato


Jowett, in his always informative introduction, sees this dialogue as transitional between the early and middle dialogues. Socrates meets wi…

On the Ends of Good and Evil

Read by Geoffrey Edwards


Marcus Tullius Cicero


On the Ends of Good and Evil (Latin: DE FINIBUS BONORUM ET MALORUM) discusses Skeptic, Epicurean, Stoic, Peripatetic and Academic views on t…

Musings of a Chinese Mystic: Selections from the Philosophy of Chuang Tzu

Read by Scotty Smith


Lionel Giles


If Lao Tzu then had revolted against the growing artificiality of life in his day, a return to nature must have seemed doubly imperative to …

Critón o el deber

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Plato


Diálogo entre Sócrates y Critón, horas antes de la ejecución del filósofo, en que se trata del deber. Su…

Theaetetus

Read by Geoffrey Edwards


Plato


Theaetetus (Ancient Greek: Θεαίτητος) discusses concepts including perception, true judgment and knowledge. Socrates compares the human mind…

Ancient Greek Philosopher-Scientists

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Varioustranslated Bywilliam Ellery Leonard


The Pre-Socratic Greek philosophers, that is, the philosopher-scientists who lived before or contemporaneously to Socrates, were the first m…

Parmenides

Read by Geoffrey Edwards


Plato


Parmenides (Ancient Greek: ΠΑΡΜΕΝΙΔΗΣ) recounts a meeting between Socrates, Zeno and Parmenides. Topics discussed include universals, plural…

Eudemian Ethics

Read by Geoffrey Edwards


Aristotle


Eudemian Ethics (Greek: ΗΘΙΚΩΝ ΕΥΔΗΜΙΩΝ Latin: ETHICA EUDEMIA) discusses topics including virtue, friendship, happiness and God. It is belie…

On Duties

Read by Geoffrey Edwards


Marcus Tullius Cicero


On Duties (Latin: DE OFFICIIS) discusses virtue, expediency and apparent conflicts between the two. St. Ambrose, St. Jerome and other Doctor…

Yang Chu's Garden of Pleasure

Read by Chris Masterson


Liezi


At the Court of Liang at the period of Yang Chu, about 300 B.C., the philosophers were treated as guests of the reigning king, who reserved …

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