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The Tragic Sense of Life in Men and in Peoples

By: Unamuno, Miguel De, 1864-1936; Flitch, John Ernest Crawford; Madariaga, Salvador De, 1886
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An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation

By: Bentham, Jeremy, 1748-1832

Jurisprudence ; Utilitarianism ; Law -- Philosophy

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An Introduction to Zen Taoism and Its Precepts : First Essay

By: Stan Rosenthal

BuddhaNet: Buddhist Information and Education Network document.

Excerpt: In common with many things which are unusual, deep or complex, it is easier to say what Zen is not, rather than what it is. To many people, looking at it from the outside, Zen seems to be an introverted process in which the practitioner sits for hours, contemplating, daydreaming, or undergoing some form of self-indulgent analysis. To others, who perhaps have read something of the history of Zen, it is a philosophy for warriors to live by; whilst those who are co...

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The Sacred Books of China the Texts of Taoism Part Ii

By: James Legge

Universal Digital Library

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Confucius and Confucianism : Four Lectures

By: Walshe, W. Gilbert
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Confucianism and Taouism

By: Douglas, Robert Kennaway, Sir 1838-1913

Economics

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Ancient Philosophy; Or, The Enchiridion of Epictetus and Chrusa Ep...

By: Epictetus; Talbot, Thomas, Fl. 1844-1882; Pythagoras. Chrusa Epe

A report to The Montana Department of Environmental Quality Helena, Montana. May 2004. Unbound ; Includes bibliographical references (p. 15)

Aquatic invertebrates ; Aquatic invertebrates ; Water quality biological assessment

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The Golden Verses of Pythagoras

By: Fabre D'Olivet, Antoine, 1767-1825; Pythagoras; Redfield, Nayan Louise

Property

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The Dialogues of Plato

By: Plato; Jowett, Benjamin, 1817-1893
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The Works of Aristotle Volume Iv

By: Aristotle

Universal Digital Library

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The Politics of Aristotle

By: Aristotle; Newman, William Lambert, B. 1834
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The Ethics of Aristotle

By: Aristotle
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Art of War, The (version 2)

By: Sun Tzu ; Sunzi

The Art of War is a Chinese military treatise written during the 6th century BC by Sun Tzu. Composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare, it has long been praised as the definitive work on military strategies and tactics of its time. (From Wikipedia.)

Politics, History, Philosophy, War stories, Instruction

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Dhammapada, The

By: Unknown

The Dhammapada is is a Buddhist scripture, containing 423 verses in 26 categories. According to tradition, these are verses spoken by the Buddha on various occasions, most of which deal with ethics. It is is considered one of the most important pieces of Theravada literature. Despite this, the Dhammapada is read by many Mahayana Buddhists and remains a very popular text across all schools of Buddhism. - Excerpted from Wikipedia

Religion, Philosophy

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Republic, The

By: Plato

The Republic is a Socratic dialogue by Plato, written in approximately 380 BC. It is one of the most influential works of philosophy and political theory, and arguably Plato's best known work. In it, Socrates and various other Athenians and foreigners discuss the meaning of justice and whether the just man is happier than the unjust man by constructing an imaginary city ruled by philosopher-kings. The dialogue also discusses the nature of the philosopher, Plato's Theory ...

Philosophy

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Phaedrus

By: Plato

“For there is no light of justice or temperance, or any of the higher ideas which are precious to souls, in the earthly copies of them: they are seen through a glass, dimly…” Socrates and his earnest friend Phaedrus, enjoying the Athenian equivalent of a lunchtime stroll in the park, exchange views on love and on the power of words, spoken and written. Phaedrus is the most enchanting of Plato’s Erotic dialogues (capitalised in honour of the god). The barefoot philosopher...

Literature, Philosophy, Classics (antiquity)

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Symposium, The

By: Plato

The Symposium (Ancient Greek: Συμπόσιον) is a philosophical book written by Plato sometime after 385 BCE. On one level the book deals with the genealogy, nature and purpose of love, on another level the book deals with the topic of knowledge, specifically how does one know what one knows. The topic of love is taken up in the form of a group of speeches, given by a group of men at a symposium or a wine drinking party at the house of the tragedian Agathon at Athens. Plato ...

Ancient Texts, Philosophy

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Nicomachean Ethics, The

By: Aristotle

The work consists of ten books, originally separate scrolls, and is understood to be based on notes said to be from his lectures at the Lyceum which were either edited by or dedicated to Aristotle's son, Nicomachus. In many ways this work parallels the similar Eudemian Ethics, which has only eight books, and the two works can be fruitfully compared. Books V, VI, and VII of the Nicomachean Ethics are identical to Books IV, V, and VI of the Eudemian Ethics. Opinions about ...

Philosophy, Classics (antiquity)

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On the Laws

By: Marcus Tullius Cicero

On the Laws (Latin: De Legibus) was written shortly after Cicero's On the Commonwealth during the last years of the Roman Republic. The three surviving books (out of an original six), in order, expound on Cicero's beliefs in Natural Law, recast the religious laws of Rome (in reality a rollback to the religious laws under the king Numa Pompilius) and finally talk of his proposed reforms to the Roman Constitution. (Summary Adapted from Wikipedia)

Classics (antiquity), Philosophy, Politics

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Of the Shortness of Life

By: Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Seneca the Younger wrote the moral essay De Brevitate Vitae — On the Shortness of Life — to his friend Paulinus. The philosopher brings up many Stoic principles on the nature of time, namely that men waste much of it in meaningless pursuits. According to the essay, nature gives man enough time to do what is really important and the individual must allot it properly. (Introduction by xxxx)

Classics (antiquity), Philosophy

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