Ancient

On the Heavens

Read by Geoffrey Edwards


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

Read by Martin Geeson


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…

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…

Euthyphro

Read by Andrew Miller


Plato


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

Economics

Read by Geoffrey Edwards


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

Read by Geoffrey Edwards


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

Read by Kevin Johnson


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 …

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…

The Morals (Moralia), Book 1

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Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus


The Moralia (or The morals or Matters relating to customs and mores) is a work by the 1st-century Greek scholar Plutarch of Chaeronea. It is…

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…

Bhagavadgita - des Erhabenen Sang

Read by Christian Al-Kadi


Unknowntranslated Byleopold Von Schroeder and Translated Byleopold Von Schroeder


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

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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

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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 …

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