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The Art of Controversy (or: The Art of Being Right)

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Arthur Schopenhauer


The Art of Controversy (or The Art of Being Right) (Die Kunst, Recht zu Behalten) is a short treatise written in 1831 by the German philosop…

Wage-Labour and Capital

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Karl Marx


Originally written as a series of newspaper articles in 1847, Wage-Labour and Capital was intended to give an overview of Marx’s central the…

God and the State

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Mikhail Bakunin


Bakunin's most famous work, published in various lengths, this version is the most complete form of the work published hitherto.Originally t…

Eleven Theses on Feuerbach

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Karl Marx


The “Theses on Feuerbach” are eleven short philosophical notes written by Karl Marx in 1845. They outline a critique of the ideas of Marx’s …

Aphorisms

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Oscar Wilde


In 1894, Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900) published two collections of aphorisms: A Few Maxims For The Instruction Of The Over-Educated, in the Sa…

Has a Frog a Soul?

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Thomas Henry Huxley


Thomas Huxley, known as “Darwin’s Bulldog” for his championing and development of Darwinism, was perhaps the most important Victorian biolog…

The Unreality of Time

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John Mctaggart


John McTaggart was a British metaphysician and philosophical idealist. In this famous article for the periodical Mind, he introduced the not…

Sections 145 to 156

In A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge

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George Berkeley


A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge (Commonly called "Treatise" when referring to Berkeley's works) is a 1710 …

Introduction

In Leviathan (Books I and II)

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Thomas Hobbes


Leviathan, or The Matter, Forme and Power of a Common Wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civil, commonly called Leviathan, is a book written in 1651…

Béranger in England

In Reviews

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Oscar Wilde, ed. Robert Ross and Oscar Wilde


Wilde’s literary reputation has survived so much that I think it proof against any exhumation of articles which he or his admirers would hav…