An Essay Concerning Human Understanding Book II

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John Locke

John Locke wrote four essays on human (or humane) understanding. Here are a few quotes from the book: "I see no reason to believe, that…

Ideen zu einem Versuch, die Grenzen der Wirksamkeit des Staats zu bestimmen

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Wilhelm Von Humboldt

Ein klassicher Text des deutschen Liberalismus (Summary by redaer)

Religion and Science from Galileo to Bergson

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John Charlton Hardwick

This history of Western philosophy, published in 1920, explores how people have explained the natural world during the last few centuries, w…

De Rerum Natura

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Titus Lucretius Carus

An exposition of Epicurus atomic theory and the ethical tenets based upon it. Drawing upon this materialist philosophy, Lucretius cites the …

Les Destinées de la poésie

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Alphonse De Lamartine

Une réflexion sur la Littérature, par un homme de Lettres, aussi poète, et homme politique actif, à médit…

Fables de La Fontaine, livre 02 (ver 2)

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Jean de la Fontaine

« Le second livre des Fables de La Fontaine confirme le grand talent du plus célèbre fabuliste. Son art achevé de…

Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 004

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A collection of eleven short nonfiction works in the public domain. The items included in this collection were independently selected by the…

Talks by Abdul Baha Given in Paris

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Abdu’L-Bahá ‘Abbás

“Much has already been written of the visit of Abdul Baha, Abbas Effendi, to Europe,” writes Lady Blomfield in her Preface to Paris Talks, “…

A Defence of Idealism

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May Sinclair

The philosophy of Idealism, revived in eighteenth-century Europe by George Berkeley, argued against philosophical materialism by maintaining…

弟子规 Di Zi Gui

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Yuexiu Li

Di Zi Gui (弟子规), in English, means the Standards for being a Good Student and Child. It is an ancient book based on the teaching of the grea…

Principia Ethica

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George Edward Moore

George Edward Moore, usually known as G. E. Moore, (1873 – 1958) was a distinguished and influential English philosopher. He was, with Bertr…

John Stuart Mill; His Life and Works

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This biography is actually a series of essays by prominent personalities of the time that shed light on John Stuart Mill's life and areas of…

Fables de La Fontaine, livre 03 (ver 2)

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Jean de la Fontaine

Au milieu du XVIIième siècle, le grand Fabuliste français Jean de La Fontaine éleva la fable au rang de genre li…

Offences Against One's Self: Paederasty

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Jeremy Bentham

Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832) was an English jurist, philosopher, and legal and social reformer. He was a political radical and a leading theor…

Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 001

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A collection of ten short essays or other short nonfiction works in the public domain read by LibriVox volunteers.

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