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The Mother
The Mother
by Aurobindo Ghose
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Important small work dealing with the action of the Divine powers in the world and practice of yoga of Sri Aurobindo. Revelatory, inspired writing, frequently called the "Matri Upanishad."... (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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Meditations (Dover Thrift Editions)
Meditations (Dover Thrift Editions)
by Aurelius Marcus
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Stirring reflections on the human condition from a warrior and emperor provide a fascinating glimpse into the mind and personality of a highly principled Roman of the 2nd century. Recognizing that suffering is at the core of life, he counsels stoic... (read more)

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The Prince (Bantam Classics)
The Prince (Bantam Classics)
by Niccolo Machiavelli
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A classic treatise on practical leadership and power politics.... (read more)

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Symposium and Phaedrus (93 Edition)
Symposium and Phaedrus (93 Edition)
by Plato
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Symposium deals with ultimate manifestation of love. Phaedrus discusses psychology of love. Jowett translation.... (read more)

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On Liberty (Penguin Classics)
On Liberty (Penguin Classics)
by John Stuart Mill
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Two cornerstones of liberalism from the great social radical of English philosophy John Stuart Mill was a prodigious thinker who sharply challenged the beliefs of his age. In On Libertyone of the sacred texts of liberalismhe argues that any democracy... (read more)

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Teachings of the Buddha
Teachings of the Buddha
by Jack (edt) Kornfield
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This treasury of essential Buddhist writings draws from the most popular Indian, Tibetan, Chinese, and Japanese sources. Among the selections are some of the earliest recorded sayings of the Buddha on the practice of freedom, passages from later Indian... (read more)

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Little Book of Restorative Jus (Little Books of Justice & Peacebuilding)
Little Book of Restorative Jus (Little Books of Justice & Peacebuilding)
by Howard Zehr
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So who has time to prepare food these days We timestarved cooks need recipes that are guaranteed to beQuick to fix Easy for anyone to make whether yoursquo;re a cook or not Delicious and satisfying. The solution FixIt and Forgetit 5Ingredient Favorites... (read more)

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The Revolt of the Masses
The Revolt of the Masses
by Jose Ortega Y Gasset
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Social upheaval in early twentieth-century Europe is the historical setting for this seminal study by the Spanish philosopher Jose Ortega y Gasset of the 'mass man'-the phenomenon of mass culture that more than any other factor stamps the character of... (read more)

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Utopia (Penguin Classics)
Utopia (Penguin Classics)
by Thomas More
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A major new translation of Thomas More's popular work of philosophical fiction In his most famous and controversial book, Utopia, Thomas More imagines a perfect island nation where thousands live in peace and harmony, men and women are both educated,... (read more)

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Candide #1: Candide
Candide #1: Candide
by Voltaire
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“When we observe such things as the recrudescence of fundamentalism in the United States, the horrors of religious fanaticism in the Middle East, the appalling danger which the stubbornness of political intolerance presents to the whole world, we... (read more)

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The Second Treatsie of Government and a Letter Concerning Toleration (Dover Thrift Editions)
The Second Treatsie of Government and a Letter Concerning Toleration (Dover Thrift Editions)
by John Locke
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In The Second Treatise of Government, John Locke answered two objectives: to refute the concept of the monarchy's divine right and to establish a theory reconciling civil liberties with political order. His Letter Concerning Toleration rests on the same... (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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The Empiricists: Locke: Concerning Human Understanding; Berkeley: Principles of Human Knowledge &3 Dialogues; Hume: Concerning Human Un
The Empiricists: Locke: Concerning Human Understanding; Berkeley: Principles of Human Knowledge &3 Dialogues; Hume: Concerning Human Un
by Richard Taylor
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Very Short Introductions #79: Plato: A Very Short Introduction
Very Short Introductions #79: Plato: A Very Short Introduction
by Julia Annas
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This lively and accessible book focuses on the philosophy and argument of Plato's writings, drawing the reader into Plato's way of doing philosophy and the general themes of his thinking. It discusses Plato's style of writing: his use of the dialogue... (read more)

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On Liberty and Other Essays (World's Classics)
On Liberty and Other Essays (World's Classics)
by John Mill
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Collected here in a single volume for the first time, On Liberty, Utilitarianism, Considerations on Representative Government, and The Subjection of Women show John Stuart Mill applying his liberal utilitarian philosophy to a range of issues that remain... (read more)

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A Confession (Dover Books on Western Philosophy)
A Confession (Dover Books on Western Philosophy)
by Leo Tolstoy
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This work marks the author's movement from the pursuit of aesthetic ideals toward matters of religious and philosophical consequence. The poignant text describes Tolstoy's heartfelt reexamination of Christian orthodoxy and subsequent spiritual awakening.... (read more)

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I Ching: The Book of Change
I Ching: The Book of Change
by Thomas Cleary
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<p >The I Ching (Book of Change) is considered the oldest of the Chinese classics, and has throughout Chinese history commanded unsurpassed prestige and popularity. Containing several layers of text and given numerous levels of interpretation, the... (read more)

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Plato's Symposium
Plato's Symposium
by Plato
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English translation. Introduction and glossary. The glossary of key terms is a unique addition to Platonic literature by which concepts central to each dialogue are discussed and cross-referenced as to their occurrences throughout the work. In such a way... (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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