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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…

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…

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…

The First World War - Selections from the Manchester Guardian

In Local Color Collection Vol. 001

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DH Lawrence, Wilfred Owen and others and The Manchester Guardian


In this celebration of diversity, learn about the myriad histories and cultures behind our volunteers. (summary by Eric Ray)

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 …

Crime and Punishment, part 1

In Selected Essays

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Voltairine de Cleyre and Voltairine De Cleyre


Voltairine de Cleyre (1866–1912) was, according to Emma Goldman, "the most gifted and brilliant anarchist woman America ever produced.&…

Bk 1: Song V: Boethius' Prayer, and section V

In The Consolation of Philosophy

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Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius (transl. James) and Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius


Consolation of Philosophy (Latin: Consolatio Philosophiae) is a philosophical work by Boethius written in about the year 524 AD. It has been…

Chapter 2: The Prevailing Opinion Of a Sexual Character Discussed

In A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

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Mary Wollstonecraft


Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) is best known for A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, in which she argued that women are not naturally inferior…

Love and Sex

In Sex

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Henry Stanton


Henry Stanton’s 1922 book Sex – Avoided Subjects Discussed in Plain English is intended as a frank (although conservative and moralistic) gu…

War in West Virginia

In The Autobiography of Mother Jones

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Mother Jones and Mary Harris Jones


Mother Jones (Mary Harris Jones) was a legendary labor organizer. She was a founding member of the International Workers of the World (the I…

Of a Dialectic of Pure Practical Reason Generally

In The Critique of Practical Reason

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Immanuel Kant


The Critique of Practical Reason (Kritik der praktischen Vernunft) is the second of Immanuel Kant's three critiques, first published in 1788…

Introductory – On Markets

In Principles of Economics, Book 5: General Relations of Demand, Supply and Value

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Alfred Marshall


Principles of Economics was a leading economics textbook of Alfred Marshall (1842-1924), first published in 1890. Marshall began writing the…