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How We Think

Read by Linda Andrus


John Dewey


A book written by an American education philosopher in which he proposed “This scientific attitude of mind might, conceivably, be quite irr…

Mysticism and Logic and Other Essays

Read by Landon D. C. Elkind


Bertrand Russell


This anthology collects a number of fascinating strands of Bertrand Russell's thought. "Mathematics and the Metaphysicians" detail…

The World as Will and Idea, Vol. 2 of 3

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Arthur Schopenhauer


In this work, Schopenhauer explains his fundamental idea that at the root of the reality we see around us is a Will that eternally, insatiab…

The Logic of Hegel

Read by Ryan Smallwood


Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel


This is the William Wallace translation of the first part of Hegel's Encyclopedia of the Philosophical Sciences on logic. This is an outline…

The Philosophy of Logical Atomism

Read by Landon D. C. Elkind


Bertrand Russell


'The Philosophy of Logical Atomism' is a series of lectures by Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) that touches on numerous topics, including the n…

The World as Will and Idea, Vol. 3 of 3

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Arthur Schopenhauer


In this work, Schopenhauer explains his fundamental idea that at the root of the reality we see around us is a Will that eternally, insatiab…

The Problems of Philosophy (version 2)

Read by Landon D. C. Elkind


Bertrand Russell


This 1912 book remains among the most widely-used and well-written introductions to philosophy in English. It was aimed to be an accessible …

All Things Are Possible

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Lev Shestov


A passionate exponent of Russian Existentialism, Lev Shestov is little known in the English-speaking world but had an extensive influence on…

Mistakes of Moses

Read by Margaret Espaillat


Robert G. Ingersoll


Robert G. Ingersoll was an extremely popular humanist orator in the late nineteenth century, and he wrote Mistakes of Moses after many bootl…

The Conduct of Life

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Ralph Waldo Emerson


This is the best of Emerson's later works, qualifying his earlier popular essays, series one and two, with the heavier hand of experience. T…

Creative Unity

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Rabindranath Tagore


Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore talks of the many things he feels is necessary for creativity through joy of unity, he covers many topics like t…

The Discovery Of The Future

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H. G. Wells


The Discovery of the Future is a 1902 philosophical lecture by H. G. Wells that argues for the knowability of the future. It was originally …

An Inquiry into the Human Mind on the Principles of Common Sense

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Thomas Reid


"That excellent book by Thomas Reid, the Inquiry into the Human Mind (first edition, 1764; 6th edition, 1810), as a negative proof of t…

Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (Version 2)

Read by Landon D. C. Elkind


Ludwig Wittgenstein


The Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus is the only book published by Ludwig Wittgenstein. Any summary would frankly do the work an injustice - t…

A Philosophical Enquiry

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Edmund Burke


Burke's A Philosophical Enquiry is an important treatise in the history of philosophical aesthetics, putting forth a theory of two concepts …

מדינת היהודים (The Jewish State)

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Theodor Herzl


Der Judenstaat (German, The Jewish State) is a book written by Theodor Herzl and published in 1896 in Leipzig and Vienna by M. Breitenstein'…

Thus Spake Zarathustra: A Book for All and None (version 2) (includes annotatio…

Read by John Van Stan


Friedrich Nietzsche


The modern British philosopher, Anthony M. Ludovici, said that this text “is unquestionably Nietzsche’s opus magnum.” However, he warns the …

The Life of the Spirit and the Life of Today

Read by Mary Reagan


Evelyn Underhill


Underhill emphasizes the practical, here-and-now nature of spiritual life. She argues that spirituality is a genuine and abiding human fact,…

Culture and Anarchy

Read by Nicole Lee


Matthew Arnold


Culture and Anarchy is a series of periodical essays by Matthew Arnold, first published in Cornhill Magazine 1867-68 and collected as a book…

Perpetual Peace, A Philosophic Essay (Trueblood 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…

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