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Politics

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Aristotle


The Politics, by the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle, is one of the most influential texts in political philosophy. In it, Aristotle exp…

Apologie de Socrate

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Plato


« Je ne sais, Athéniens, quelle impression mes accusateurs ont faite sur vous. Pour moi, en les entendant, peu s’en est fallu q…

The Symposium

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Plato


The Symposium (Ancient Greek: Συμπόσιον) is a philosophical book written by Plato sometime after 385 BCE. On one level the book deals with t…

The Nicomachean Ethics

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Aristotle


The work consists of ten books, originally separate scrolls, and is understood to be based on notes said to be from his lectures at the Lyce…

Stoicism

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St. George William Joseph Stock


This short book is part of the Philosophies Ancient and Modern series, which attempts to make Western philosophy more accessible to the gene…

The Apology of Socrates (version 3)

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Plato


Plato's account of Socrates' defense at his trial for "corrupting the youth" is a classic summation of his teacher's life and miss…

The Golden Sayings of Epictetus

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Epictetus


Aphorisms from the Stoic Greek.

Meno

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Plato


Meno (Ancient Greek: Μένων) is a Socratic dialogue written by Plato. Written in the Socratic dialectic style, it attempts to determine the d…

The Analects of Confucius

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Confucius 孔子


The Analects, or Lunyu, also known as the Analects of Confucius, are considered a record of the words and acts of the central Chinese thinke…

The Book of Lieh-Tzu

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Liezi


Although Lieh Tzu's work has evidently passed through the hands of many editors and gathered numerous accretions, there remains a considerab…

On the Nature of Things (Watson translation)

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Titus Lucretius Carus


Written in the first century b.C., On the Nature of Things (in Latin, De Rerum Natura) is a poem in six books that aims at explaining the Ep…

On the Heavens

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Aristotle


On the Heavens (Greek: Περί ουρανού, Latin: De Caelo or De Caelo et Mundo) is Aristotle's chief cosmological treatise. In it Aristotle argue…

Phaedrus

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Plato


“For there is no light of justice or temperance, or any of the higher ideas which are precious to souls, in the earthly copies of them: they…

Euthyphro

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Plato


Awaiting his trial on charges of impiety and heresy, Socrates encounters Euthyphro, a self-proclaimed authority on matters of piety and the …

Economics

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Aristotle


Economics (Greek: ΟΙΚΟΝΟΜΙΚΑ; Latin: Oeconomica) may not have been written by Aristotle. The author provides examples of methods used by the…

On the Nature of the Gods

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Marcus Tullius Cicero


De Natura Deorum (On the Nature of the Gods) outlines Stoic, Epicurean and Academic (Skeptical) views on religious questions. Problems discu…

The Ocean of Theosophy

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William Q. Judge


Judge wrote this book because he saw a need for a book about Theosophy that everyone could understand. Discussed are after-death states, r…

Critias

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Plato


This is an incomplete dialogue from the late period of Plato's life. Plato most likely created it after Republic and it contains the famous …

Bhagavadgita - des Erhabenen Sang

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Unknowntranslated Byleopold Von Schroeder


Die Bhagavadgita ist eine der zentralen Schriften des Hinduismus. Sie hat die Form eines spirituellen Gedichts. Der vermutlich zwischen dem …

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