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Anthropology

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Immanuel Kant


Immanuel Kant gave a series of lectures on anthropology 1772-1773, 1795-1796 at the University of Königsberg, which was founded in 1544…

History of Modern Philosophy

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Alfred William Benn


This book is a brief, but cogent discussion of Western philosophy-- from Francis Bacon and Giordano Bruno through Descartes, Spinoza, and Le…

A Study in the Psychology of Religious Phenomena

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James H. Leuba


"The present essay when complete will contain three parts. Of the two parts now published, the first is an analysis of the conversion p…

Fear and Trembling (selections)

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Soren Kierkegaard


"And God tempted Abraham and said unto him: take Isaac, thine only son, whom thou lovest and go to the land Moriah and sacrifice him th…

An Essay Concerning Human Understanding Book IV

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John Locke


This is the fourth book of John Locke's Essay Concerning Human Understanding. His book deals with knowledge and probability. He asks how far…

The Brilliant Proof (Burhäne Lämé) in reply to an attack upon the Bahai Revelat…

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Mírzá Abu’L-Fadl Gulpáygání


“In these days,” writes the renowned Bahá’í scholar, Mírzá Abu’l-Fadl, “which are the latter days of 1911, A. D.…

Essays of Schopenhauer

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Arthur Schopenhauer


Schopenhauer is considered to be one of the most influential philosophers of all times. Many of his ideas and quotes have been quoted largel…

Explanation of Catholic Morals

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Rev. John H. Stapleton


A Concise, Reasoned, and Popular Exposition of Catholic Morals. The ten commandments, vice and virtue from the Catholic perspective. The co…

An Essay Concerning Human Understanding Book III

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John Locke


This is the third book of John Locke's Essay on Human Understanding. Book I was Neither Principles Nor Ideas Are Innate. Book II was Of Idea…

Human Nature and Conduct - Part 4, Conclusion

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John Dewey


John Dewey, an early 20th Century American philosopher, psychologist, educational theorist. This project encompasses Part 4 of 4 of his book…

The General Principle of Relativity: In Its Philosophical and Historical Aspect

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Herbert Wildon Carr


The main purpose of this book is to show the historical relations of the new principle to the old philosophical problems and to the classica…

The Priest and His Disciples (Shaw Translation)

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Hyakuzō Kurata


At the age of twenty-six (at the height of the Great War in Europe), the religious pilgrim and maverick Kurata Hyakuzō wrote a profoundly ph…

Pauls Ontwaken

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Frederik Van Eeden


In dit aangrijpende korte werk beschrijft de schrijver en psychiater Frederik van Eeden het leven en met name de dood van Paul, de jongste z…

The Destination Of Man

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Johann Gottlieb Fichte


Johanne Fichte published The Destination of Man (Die Bestimmung des Menschen) in 1799. It was translated into English in 1846 by Jane Sinnet…

The New Idealism

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May Sinclair


The genius of May Sinclair lies in her brilliant bridging of the Victorian and the modern eras, in her determination never to become ossifie…

Christian Science

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Mark Twain


Christian Science is a 1907 collection of essays Mark Twain wrote about Christian Science, beginning with an article that was published in C…

Early Greek Philosophy & Other Essays (Version 2)

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Friedrich Nietzsche


“The essays contained in this volume treat of various subjects. With the exception of perhaps one we must consider all these papers as fragm…

Thomas Hobbes

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Alfred Edward Taylor


This work is a look at the life and ideas of Thomas Hobbes, English philosopher of the seventeenth century. The most important ideas are fo…

Six Radical Thinkers: Bentham, J.S. Mill, Cobden, Carlyle, Mazzini, T.H. Green

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John Maccunn


A radical is a person who holds extreme or unconventional convictions and who advocates fundamental political, economic, or social reforms. …

The Book of Tea (Version 2)

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Kakuzō Okakura


The Book of Tea is as much about philosophy, religion and art as it is about a drink made with dried leaves in boiling water. It traces the …

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