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Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
by Ludwig Wittgenstein
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In this 1921 opus, Wittgenstein defined the object of philosophy as the logical clarification of thoughts and proposed the solution to most philosophic problems by means of a critical method of linguistic analysis. Beginning with the principles of... (read more)

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Meditations on First Philosophy 3RD Edition
Meditations on First Philosophy 3RD Edition
by Rene Descartes
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Confessions
Confessions
by Saint Augustine
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‘As a youth … I had prayed to you for chastity and said “Give me chastity and continence, but not yet”’ The son of a pagan father and a Christian mother, Saint Augustine spent his early years torn between conflicting faiths... (read more)

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Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work
Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work
by Matthew B. Crawford
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One of the most engaging, thought-provoking books I've read in a long time. Matthew Crawford has delivered an accessible, carefully reasoned examination of work and America's evolving ideas about it, addressing a host of important subjects — for... (read more)

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Republic
Republic
by Plato
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2nd edition. Translated by G.M.A. Grube. Edited by C.D.C. Reeve.... (read more)

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Very Short Introductions #34: Nietzsche: A Very Short Introduction
Very Short Introductions #34: Nietzsche: A Very Short Introduction
by Michael Tanner
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The philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) was almost wholly neglected during his sane life, which ended abruptly in 1889. Since then he has been appropriated as an icon by an astonishingly diverse spectrum of people, whose interpretations of his... (read more)

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Four Texts on Socrates: Plato's Euthyphro, Apology, and Crito and Aristophanes' Clouds, Revised Edition
Four Texts on Socrates: Plato's Euthyphro, Apology, and Crito and Aristophanes' Clouds, Revised Edition
by Thomas G West
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This is the only collection of the Platonic dialogues that also includes the Clouds, a work that is fundamental for understanding the thought of Socrates in relation to the Athenian political community and to Greek poetry.... (read more)

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Poetics (Dover Thrift Editions)
Poetics (Dover Thrift Editions)
by Aristotle
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Among the most influential books in Western civilization, the Poetics is really a treatise on fine art. It offers seminal ideas on the nature of drama, tragedy, poetry, music, and more, including such concepts as catharsis, the tragic flaw, unities of... (read more)

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Mythologies
Mythologies
by Roland Barthes
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"[Mythologies] illustrates the beautiful generosity of Barthes's progressive interest in the meaning (his word is signification) of practically everything around him, not only the books and paintings of high art, but also the slogans, trivia, toys, food,... (read more)

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Three Dialogues Between Hylas & Philonous
Three Dialogues Between Hylas & Philonous
by George Berkley
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'Three Dialogues Between Hylas And Philonous'. Edited by Kenneth Winkler.... (read more)

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Sophie's World: A Novel about the History of Philosophy
Sophie's World: A Novel about the History of Philosophy
by Jostein Gaarder
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A page-turning novel that is also an exploration of the great philosophical concepts of Western thought, Sophies World has fired the imagination of readers all over the world, with more than twenty million copies in print. One day fourteen-year-old... (read more)

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The Nicomachean ethics
The Nicomachean ethics
by Aristotle
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This revised translation of Aristotle's classic treatise contains ten books based on the famous doctrine of the golden mean which advocates taking the middle course between excess and deficiency. Topics that Aristotle treats include the good for humanity,... (read more)

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I and Thou
I and Thou
by Martin Buber
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Martin Buber's I and Thou has long been acclaimed as a classic. Many prominent writers have acknowledged its influence on their work; students of intellectual history consider it a landmark; and the generation born since World War II considers Buber as... (read more)

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Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for Everyone and No One (Penguin Classics)
Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for Everyone and No One (Penguin Classics)
by Friedrich Nietzsche
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The ancient Persian prophet Zarathustra descends from the mountains to tell the world that God is dead and that Superman, the human embodiment of divinity, is his successor. Nietzsche argues that the meaning of existence is not religious.... (read more)

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Descartes (Oneworld Philosophers)
Descartes (Oneworld Philosophers)
by Harry M Bracken
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THis is an indispensible guide to the life and philosophy of Rene Descartes, one of the most controversial figures of his age, and the founder of modern rational thought.... (read more)

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Irrational Man: A Study in Existential Philosophy
Irrational Man: A Study in Existential Philosophy
by William Barrett
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Widely recognized as the finest definition of existentialist Philosophy, this book introduced existentialism to America in 1958. Barrett discusses the views of 19th and 20th century existentialists Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Sartre and... (read more)

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The Wisdom of Love
The Wisdom of Love
by Jacob Needleman
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“…Who can deny that our world is starved for a new understanding of love, of what it means to live together and work at love and not give up?” What is the antidote to romantic love that all too often exhausts itself over night? Might it... (read more)

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A Nietzsche Reader (Penguin Classics)
A Nietzsche Reader (Penguin Classics)
by Friedrich Nietzsche
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Selected writings structured according to theme.... (read more)

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A Treatise of Human Nature
A Treatise of Human Nature
by David Hume
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Reprinted from the original edition in three volumes and edited, with an analytical index, by L. A. Selby-Bigge. Revised by P. H. Nidditch.... (read more)

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Kierkegaard for Beginners (Writers and Readers Documentary Comic Book)
Kierkegaard for Beginners (Writers and Readers Documentary Comic Book)
by Donald D Palmer
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The Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard was one of the most original thinkers of the nineteenth century - and one of the most enigmatic men who ever walked the earth. Philosophically, Kierkegaard was the "bridge" that led from Hegel to Existentialism... (read more)

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