By: George Herbert Palmer (1842-1933)
|The Nature of Goodness|
By: American lady
|The Ladies' Vase Or, Polite Manual for Young Ladies|
By: Felix Adler (1851-1933)
|The Essentials of Spirituality|
By: Albert Shaw (1857-1947)
|The business career in its public relations|
By: Isaac Barrow (1630-1677)
|Sermons on Evil-Speaking|
By: Edna Lyall (1857-1903)
The Autobiography of a Slander
The Autobiography of a Slander exposes the consequences of reckless words or, even worse, intentionally disparaging words. In this moral tale, told from the point of view of "the slander", Edna Lyall (pseudonym used by Ada Ellen Bayley) reveals her ideals and goals in life and relationships.
By: Charles Stewart Given
|A Fleece of Gold; Five Lessons from the Fable of Jason and the Golden Fleece|
By: George Sharswood (1810-1883)
|An Essay on Professional Ethics Second Edition|
By: Willard E. (Willard Eugene) Hotchkiss (1874-)
|Higher Education and Business Standards|
By: Harvey Newcomb (1803-1863)
|Anecdotes for Boys|
By: John Crombie Brown (-1879?)
|The Ethics of George Eliot's Works|
By: Archibald B. D. (Archibald Browning Drysdale) Alexander (1855-1931)
|Christianity and Ethics A Handbook of Christian Ethics|
By: J. M. (John Mackinnon) Robertson (1856-1933)
|Montaigne and Shakspere|
By: Francis Ellingwood Abbot (1836-1903)
|A Public Appeal for Redress to the Corporation and Overseers of Harvard University Professor Royce's Libel|
By: Hugh Black (1868-)
By: John Charlton Hardwick
Religion and Science from Galileo to Bergson
This history of Western philosophy, published in 1920, explores the ways mankind has explained the natural world during the last few centuries, whether by spiritual interpretation or through advances in science. From the Preface: "The chapters which follow are not intended as even a slight sketch of the history of Thought since the Renaissance. Their object is more modest, i.e. to illustrate the thesis that mankind, being 'incurably religious,' insists (however hopeless the enterprise may sometimes seem) upon interpreting the universe spiritually."
By: J. M. Judy
|Questionable Amusements and Worthy Substitutes|
By: Albert Jeremiah Beveridge (1862-1927)
|The Young Man and the World|
By: William De Witt Hyde (1858-1917)
By: Arthur Herbert Gray (1868-1956)
|Men Women and God|
By: Charles Sotheran (1847-1902)
|Percy Bysshe Shelley as a Philosopher and Reformer|
By: Giordano Bruno (1548-1600)
|The Heroic Enthusiasts (Gli Eroici Furori) Part the Second An Ethical Poem|
By: Philippe de Mornay (1549-1623)
|A Discourse of Life and Death|
By: A. B. (Artemas Bowers) Muzzey (1802-1892)
|The Young Maiden|
By: Giordano Bruno (1548-1600)
|The Heroic Enthusiasts (Gli Eroici Furori) Part the First An Ethical Poem|
By: Thomas Ellwood (1639-1714?)
|The History of Thomas Ellwood Written By Himself|
By: W. Tudor (William Tudor) Jones (1865-1946)
|An Interpretation of Rudolf Eucken's Philosophy|
By: Mabel Anne McKee (1886-)
|The Heart of the Rose|
By: Henry More (1614-1687)
By: Richard Johnson (1753-1827)
|Address to the Inhabitants of the Colonies, established in New South Wales And Norfolk Island|
By: Lawrence Thomas Cole (1869-)
|The Basis of Early Christian Theism|
By: Edward Grey Grey of Fallodon (1862-1933)
|Recreation by Viscount Grey of Fallodon, K.G.|
By: John Graham Brooks (1846-1938)
|The Conflict between Private Monopoly and Good Citizenship|
By: W. R. Washington (William Robert Washington) Sullivan
|Morality as a Religion An exposition of some first principles|
By: Father Vincent de Paul (1768-1853)
|Memoir of Fr. Vincent De Paul; religious of La Trappe|
By: Tito Vignoli (1828-1914)
|Myth and Science An Essay|
By: Frank Crane (1861-1928)
By: Henry F. (Henry Frey) Lutz
|To Infidelity and Back|
By: Andrew P. (Andrew Preston) Peabody (1811-1893)
|A Manual of Moral Philosophy|
By: Arthur William Robinson (1856-1928)
|God and the World A Survey of Thought|
By: J. Cameron (James Cameron) Lees (1834-1913)
|Life and Conduct|
By: Henry Longueville Mansel (1820-1871)
|The Philosophy of the Conditioned|
By: Marguerite Bernard and Edith Serrell
A young New-Yorker of twelve heard an appeal for the Fatherless Children of France and his heart was touched. He had no money, but he resolved to give his spare time and his utmost energy to support a "kid in France." The French child needed ten cents worth of extra food each day, in order to grow up with strength and courage. The little American godfather earned those ten cents; he sold newspapers at the subway entrance, after school hours, and undertook an amazing variety of more or less lucrative odd jobs...
By: Alfred Lawson (1869-1954)
"I doubt that anyone who reads [Born Again] will ever forget it: it is quite singularly bad, with long undigestible rants against the evils of the world, an impossibly idealistic Utopian prescription for the said evils, and - as you will have gathered - a very silly plot." - oddbooks.co.ukAlfred Lawson was a veritable Renaissance man: a professional baseball player, a luminary in the field of aviation, an outspoken advocate of vegetarianism and economic reform, and the founder of a pseudo-scientific crackpot philosophy called Lawsonomy...
By: Ray Woodward
|For Auld Lang Syne|
By: Victor Mapes (1870-1943)
|Heart and Soul by Maveric Post|
By: James Hayden Tufts (1862-1942)
|The Ethics of Coöperation|
By: Helen Ekin Starrett (1840-1920)
Letters to a Daughter and A Little Sermon to School Girls
Helen Ekin Starrett, journalist, mother of two daughters, grandmother of seven granddaughters and teacher to many young girls at the Starrett School for Girls offers lessons in life and religion to girls about to "pass out from the guardianship of home into life with its duties and trials".
Short Nonfiction Collection
A collection of ten short essays or other short nonfiction works in the public domain.
By: Sir Edwin Arnold (Translator) (1832-1904)
One of the world’s most valued scriptures, the Bhagavad Gita is a Hindu scripture which is a part of the Indian epic Mahabharata. Undeniably, it is also one of the most important texts in the history of literature and philosophy. The scripture offers a guide on how to achieve a self-sufficient life and clarification of Indian theology. Written in the form of a poetic dialogue between Krishna and Arjuna, the piece is comprised of 700 verses. It depicts the relationship between man and God, a divine purpose, and the omnipresence of God that serves to reward good...
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
By: Mikhail Bakunin (1814-1876)
God and the State
Bakunin’s most famous work, published in various lengths, this version is the most complete form of the work published hitherto. Originally titled “Dieu et l’état”, Bakunin intended it to be part of the second portion to a larger work named “The Knouto-Germanic Empire and the Social Revolution” (Knouto-Germanic Empire is in reference to a treaty betwixt Russia and Germany at the time), but the work was never completed. (from book introduction)
Soren Kierkegaard, Various Readings
The writings listed here represent books about Soren Kierkegaard. A fragment of his work, On the Dedication to "That Single Individual", has made it to the public domain. Who was Soren Kierkegaard? He was a Danish philosopher and religious author; b. Copenhagen May 6, 1813; d. there Nov. 11, 1855. His father, Michael, a clothing merchant, once cursed God when he was young. This one incident caused him so much distress that it affected him with a deep melancholy, which he transferred to poor Soren...
Poems and Prose for the Departed
This is a collection of short poems and readings, both religious and secular, on death and bereavement.
By: Genevieve Behrend (1881-1960)
Your Invisible Power
Genevieve Behrend was a teacher of Mental Science, a New Thought discipline created by Thomas Troward (1847- 1916). Your Invisible Power, published in 1921, is her first and most famous book. It is a guide to the use of visualization and other mental processes in life enhancement and the achievement of personal goals.
By: David Friedrich Strauss (1808-1874)
The Life of Jesus Critically Examined
Strauss was an early pioneer in the ongoing 'Quest of the Historical Jesus' held amongst New Testament scholars, and his Life of Jesus is one of the few landmarks in the field. The first edition of Strauss' book was published in Germany in 1835 when he was only 27 years old, and which by 1840 had gone through four editions. He focused his attention on battling two theological fronts which were current at the time - the traditional Orthodox who believed the miracles in the Gospels were to be taken as literal, yet supernatural, history; and the Rationalists, who believed that the Gospel miracles were all true but could be explained by natural and purely physical causes...
By: Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC)
Metaphysics is essentially a reconciliation of Plato’s theory of Forms that Aristotle acquired at the Academy in Athens, with the view of the world given by common sense and the observations of the natural sciences. According to Plato, the real nature of things is eternal and unchangeable. However, the world we observe around us is constantly and perpetually changing. Aristotle’s genius was to reconcile these two apparently contradictory views of the world. The result is a synthesis of the naturalism of empirical science, and the mysticism of Plato, that informed the Western intellectual tradition for more than two thousand years...
By: Friedrich Nietzsche
The philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche’s autobiography, Ecce Homo, was the last prose work that he wrote before his illness in 1889. Coming at the end of an extraordinarily productive year in which he had produced The Twilight of the Idols and The Antichrist, Nietzsche shuns any pretense at modesty with chapter titles include “Why I am so Wise”, “Why I am so Clever” and “Why I Write Such Excellent Books”. His translator Anthony M. Ludovici states, Ecce Homo “is not only a coping-stone...
By: Max Heindel (1865-1918)
The Rosicrucian Mysteries
A primer for those interested in the basic philosophy, beliefs & secrets of the Rosicrucians.
Oscar Wilde: Art and Morality. A Defence of The Picture of Dorian Gray
“Who can help laughing when an ordinary journalist seriously proposes to limit the subject-matter at the disposal of the artist?” “We are dominated by journalism…. Journalism governs for ever and ever.” One of the nastiest of the British tabloids was founded a year too late to join in the moral panic generated to accompany Oscar Wilde’s court appearances in 1895. Yet there was no shortage of hypocritical journalists posing as moral arbiters to the nation, then as now. This compendium...