Free eBooks Category: Philosophy

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Second Treatise of Government

John Locke argues that all men are created equal in the state of nature by God. In his seminal essay Second Treatise of Government he outlines an entire theory of civil society. Locke explores a number of themes such as conquest and slavery, property, representative government, and the right of revolution. He argues that the...
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RALPH WALDO EMERSON: The Wisdom & The Philosophy: 160+ Essays & Lectures; The Conduct of Life, Self-Reliance, Spiritual Laws, Nature, Representative Men, … and Social Aims, The Man of Letters…

This meticulously edited Ralph Waldo Emerson collection is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Introduction: Ralph Waldo Emerson Books: The Conduct of Life: Fate Power Wealth Culture Behavior Worship Considerations by the Way Beauty Illusions Essays-First Series: History Self-Reliance Compensation Spiritual Laws Love Friendship Prudence Heroism The Over-Soul Circles...
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Leviathan

“Leviathan” is a work of political philosophy. Written by Thomas Hobbes during a time of civil war, it argues that sovereign rule is the most stable form of government. An early proponent of social contract theory, Hobbes’ observations regarding the dangers of unrestrained individual freedom have influenced generations of thinkers.
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The Prince

“The Prince” is a political treatise by the Florentine public servant and political theorist Niccolò Machiavelli. Originally called De Principatibus (About Principalities), it was written in 1513, but not published until 1532, five years after Machiavelli’s death. The treatise is not representative of the work published during his lifetime, but it is the most remembered,...
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Tao Te Ching

Lao Tzu’s “Tao Te Ching”, or Book of the Way, is the classic manual on the art of living and one of the wonders of the world. In eighty-one brief chapters, the “Tao Te Ching” llods at the basic predicatment of being alive and gives advice that imparts balance and perspective, a serene and generous...
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Stoic Six Pack 5 – The Cynics (Illustrated): An Introduction to Cynic Philosophy, The Moral Sayings of Publius Syrus, Life of Antisthenes, The Symposium (Book IV), Life of Diogenes and Life of Crates

“I would rather go mad than feel pleasure.” – Antisthenes. For Cynics the secret to happiness was living a life of virtue in harmony with Nature with only the bare essentials necessary for survival. They rejected materialism and were free of belongings. Many were homeless and proud of it. The Cynics emphasized the value of...
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Reclaiming Socialism, or: Economic Democracy (Recovering a Stolen Word)

Imagine getting up in the morning and going to work for a company that, just by virtue of the fact that you work for it, you own part of. Imagine that the company’s president and other officers have to stand for election every year or two years, and you and all the other employees of...
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The Simplicity of Spiritual Enlightenment

What to know, and do, to quickly awaken to conscious awareness of the truth of your real nature in relationship with God. Nothing separates us from God. It is only the acquired habit of identifying with modified mental states and external conditions that causes and sustains the illusion of independent existence. When this primary error...
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Stoic Six Pack 9 – The Presocratics (Illustrated): Anaximander, The School of Miletus, Zeno, Parmenides, Pre-Socratic Philosophy and The Eleatics

The philosophers who preceded Socrates (469 – 399 BC), the PreSocratics, were the first recorded individuals to reject mythological explanations for the unknown. Aristotle called the PreSocratics physikoi meaning physicists, after physis, nature, because they sought natural explanations for phenomena, as opposed to the earlier theologoi, theologians, whose philosophical basis was supernatural. The physikoi invented...
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Leaves of Morya’s Garden I (The Call)

Leaves of Morya’s Garden I (The Call) is the first book from the Agni Yoga Series which is composed of fourteen books. In them is found a synthesis of ancient Eastern beliefs and modern Western thought and a bridge between the spiritual and the scientific. Unlike previous yogas, Agni Yoga is a path not of...
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“If You’re so Smart, How Come You Ain’t Rich?” – a money handbook strictly for the Nerds – Letter One

This is the first in a how-to series distilling the experience and secrets of a serial entrepreneur, eutopian idealist, artist, inventor, lifelong ‘nerd’ and process philosopher, on the matter of Money and How the World Works, and how to work with it to get the success you deserve while remaining true to your values. Strictly...
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How to be a Wizard – How life is magical, and we are too

This short book is not focused on the trappings of wizardry, fun though these may be, nor is it a guide to gaining power over anyone but oneself. It is not about ‘pointy hats’, though Gandalf’s looks very good on him. Instead, it outlines the foundational thoughts of the True West (as I see it),...
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Genomes, Menomes, Wenomes: Neuroscience and Human Dignity

NEW REVISED EDITION. This short ebook is a compilation of Robert W. Fuller’s article series “Why Everything You Know about Your ‘Self’ Is Wrong”. The series explores how our understanding of selfhood affects our sense of individuality, our interpersonal relationships, and our politics.
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Understanding Kant: Concepts and Intuitions (Understanding Western Philosophy)

This concise, essay length guide examines Kant’s theory of knowledge, specifically his arguments that separate human thought into concepts and intuitions. Based on the Critique of Pure Reason, it scrutinizes Kant’s arguments against empirical and rational thought, and explains key concepts such as a priori judgements, analytic and synthetic judgements, and the difference between pure...
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God, Conceivability, and Evil: The Logical Problem of Evil Revisited

Perhaps you’ve heard that Alvin Plantinga resolved the logical problem of evil decades ago with his Free Will Defense in his book God, Freedom, and Evil and that even most atheists agree. But, what if you aren’t most folks? What you find yourself in that minority of folks who still worry about the problem of...
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Inner Calm Buddha Pt1: Journaling From My Reflection

Most of my words came through my automatic writing, and I am also dyslexic. Please excuse my literature. I hope this book fills in some gaps in other studies. I love you all. Most of my writings are for the narcissistic personality like me. If you are not a narcissist then I advise you to...
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The Ethics of Criticism

Tobin Siebers asserts that literary criticism is essentially a form of ethics. The Ethics of Criticism investigates the moral character of contemporary literary theory, assessing a wide range of theoretical approaches in terms of both the ethical presuppositions underlying the critical claims and the attitudes fostered by the approaches. Building on analyses of the moral...
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Women’s rights and the family in a changing global world

Womens rights and the family in a changing world by Hearts and Minds Media Women’s rights are the rights and entitlements claimed for women and girls worldwide, and formed the basis for the women’s rights movement in the nineteenth century and feminist movement during the 20th century. In some countries, these rights are institutionalized or...
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Human beings and humanity? Meaning in a world of suffering

Human beings and humanity? Meaning in a world of suffering by Hearts and Minds Media Human beings and humanity? Meaning in a world of suffering The Oxford dictionary defines humanity as “the quality of being humane, benevolent”. And it defines human being as ” A man, woman, or child of the species Homo sapiens, distinguished...
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The book of strength and nourishment (Stazione Celeste eBook)

The Book of Strength and Nourishment is an entirely channeled book, and it was transmitted to Paola Borgini by a highly evolved Consciousness, to present to men and women a new education that dismantles the oldest and deepest fears connected to separation. This book is L O V E expressed with words; it is “The...
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Find Your Own Heart Space: Journaling To Inner Peace

Most of my words came through my automatic writing, and I am also dyslexic. Please excuse my literature. I hope this book fills in some gaps in other studies. I love you all. Most of my writings are for the narcissistic personality like me. If you are not a narcissist then I advise you to...
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A Short History of Greek Philosophy (Illustrated)

John Marshall’s A Short History of Greek Philosophy spans the time between Thales of Milete up till the Stoics, covering School of Miletes (Thales et al), Pythagoras, The Eleatics (Xenophanes et al), The Atomists, The sophists, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, The Sceptics and Epicureans and Zeno and the Stoics. This new digital edition of A Short...
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BEHIND CIVILISATION

Darwin’s evolution theory revolutionises our understanding of the biological world. In parallel, this book is a critical breakthrough in scientific philosophy. It revolutionises our understanding of nature, particularly on civilisation, through discovering a fundamental mechanism which not only governs lifeless objects but intelligence-driven civilisation as well. This discovery provides an alternative to challenge the most...
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Success and Happiness – Quotes to Motivate Inspire & Live by

Achieving happiness is not about acquiring what we seek. Happiness is being at peace with what you have. Happiness is a frame of mind, easy to achieve just by thinking and behaving differently. The aim of this book is to help you achieve happiness by showing you how to release the inner you, the ‘you’...
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Manifesting Abundance 2.0: Going Beyond the Law of Attraction

The Law of Attraction is Only a Stepping Stone The law of attraction is a wonderful thing for many reasons. First, it shows us that we are responsible for our own lives and that we can create our lives through conscious choice. Many people in this world feel like they are victims who are at...