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Walking

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Henry David Thoreau


This was originally a lecture given by Thoreau in 1851 at the Concord lyceum titled "The Wild" . He revised it before his death an…

The Book of Lieh-Tzu

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Liezi


Although Lieh Tzu's work has evidently passed through the hands of many editors and gathered numerous accretions, there remains a considerab…

She-rab Dong-bu (The Tree of Wisdom)

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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…

Yang Chu's Garden of Pleasure

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Liezi


At the Court of Liang at the period of Yang Chu, about 300 B.C., the philosophers were treated as guests of the reigning king, who reserved …

Chapter IX - The World of Universals

In The Problems of Philosophy

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Bertrand Russell


The Problems of Philosophy is one of Bertrand Russell's attempts to create a brief and accessible guide to the problems of philosophy. Focus…

Of Probability

In An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding

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David Hume


The Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding is a shortened and simplified version of Hume's masterpiece A Treatise of Human Nature. It sough…

Introduction

In Bhagavad Gita

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Translated by Sir Edwin Arnold and Unknowntranslated Bysir Edwin Arnold


The content of the text is a conversation between Krishna and Arjuna taking place on the battlefield of Kurukshetra just prior to the start …

Aphorisms 66 - 90

In The Golden Sayings of Epictetus

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Epictetus


Aphorisms from the Stoic Greek.

Zarathustra's Prologue

In Thus Spake Zarathustra: A Book for All and None

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Friedrich Nietzsche, transl. Thomas Common and Friedrich Nietzsche


Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844–1900) was a nineteenth-century German philosopher. He wrote critical texts on religion, morality, contempo…