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Stoicism

Read by Leon Mire


St. George William Joseph Stock


This short book is part of the Philosophies Ancient and Modern series, which attempts to make Western philosophy more accessible to the gene…

Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion

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David Hume


In Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion, philosopher David Hume examines whether belief in God can be rational. The work takes the form of …

Bible (WEB) NT 10: Ephesians

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World English Bible


Paul writes to the church at Ephesus, beginning with a praise to God for the forgiveness of their sins and for choosing them in His grace. P…

Bible (WEB) NT 18: Philemon

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World English Bible


While in prison, Paul writes this letter to another Christian, Philemon. Paul has met with and converted a man named Onesimus, probably a r…

Chapter XIII: Government Of The Democracy In America—Part I

In Democracy in America Vol. I

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Alexis de Tocqueville and Alexis De Tocqueville


When Tocqueville visited America in the 1830s he found a thriving democracy of a kind he had not seen anywhere else. Many of his insightful …

Federalist No. 25 by Alexander Hamilton

In The Federalist Papers

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Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison and James Madison


The Federalist Papers (correctly known as The Federalist) are a series of 85 articles advocating the ratification of the United States Const…

Chapter 2, Part 2

In The Subjection of Women

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John Stuart Mill


The Subjection of Women is the title of an essay written by John Stuart Mill in 1869, possibly jointly with his wife Harriet Taylor Mill, st…

The Oath and Law of Hippocrates, Charles Eliot, Editor

In Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 002

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Hippocrates; Charles Eliot, editor and Hippocrates


A collection of ten short nonfiction works in the public domain. The essays, speeches and reports included in this collection were independ…

Part I: De Tocqueville's Preface To The Second Part:part1,chapter1: Philosophic…

In Democracy in America Vol. II

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Alexis de Tocqueville and Alexis De Tocqueville


Democracy in America was published in two volumes, the first in 1835 and the second in 1840. It is a classic work on the United States in th…

Chapter XIII, Part 1

In The History of England, from the Accession of James II - (Volume 3, Chapter 13)

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Thomas Babington Macaulay


This chapter traces the history of the Glorious Revolution in Scotland, including the reaction of the country's religious parties, the insta…

Book Five, Sections I-IV

In Politics

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Aristotle (tr. Jowett) and Aristotle


The Politics, by the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle, is one of the most influential texts in political philosophy. In it, Aristotle exp…