By: Thomas Troward (1847-1916)
|The Doré Lectures being Sunday addresses at the Doré Gallery, London, given in connection with the Higher Thought Centre|
By: Tito Vignoli (1828-1914)
|Myth and Science An Essay|
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
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...
|Apology, Crito, and Phaedo of Socrates|
|Voltaire's Philosophical Dictionary|
|The Memorable Thoughts of Socrates|
|The Laws of Etiquette|
Cratylus (ΚΡΑΤΥΛΟΣ) discusses whether things have names by mere convention or have true names which can only be correctly applied to the object named and may have originated from God.
|A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1|
Philebus (ΦΙΛΗΒΟΣ) discusses pleasure, wisdom, soul and God.
|An Essay on the Beautiful From the Greek of Plotinus|
|A Jolly by Josh|
|A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 9|
By: Various (1833-1884)
John Stuart Mill; His Life and Works
This biography is actually a series of essays by prominent personalities of the time that shed light on John Stuart Mill's life and areas of endeavor. Those areas include his experiences in India House, his moral character, certain botanical explorations, how effective he was as a critic, studies in morals and the law, and discoveries concerning political economy. They also explore ideas concerning his influence on institutions of higher learning, accomplishments as a politician, and fame as a philosopher.
By: Vernon Lee (1856-1935)
|The Beautiful An Introduction to Psychological Aesthetics|
By: Victor Mapes (1870-1943)
|Heart and Soul by Maveric Post|
By: Voltaire (1694-1778)
Zadig, or the Book of Fate
Zadig, ou La Destinée, (”Zadig, or The Book of Fate”) (1747) is a famous novel written by the French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire. It tells the story of Zadig, a philosopher in ancient Babylonia. The author does not attempt any historical accuracy, and some of the problems Zadig faces are thinly disguised references to social and political problems of Voltaire’s own day. The book is philosophical in nature, and presents human life as in the hands of a destiny beyond human control. It is a story of religious and metaphysical orthodoxy, both of which Voltaire challenges with his presentation of the moral revolution taking place in Zadig himself...
By: W. R. Washington (William Robert Washington) Sullivan
|Morality as a Religion An exposition of some first principles|
By: W. Tudor (William Tudor) Jones (1865-1946)
|An Interpretation of Rudolf Eucken's Philosophy|
By: Walt Whitman (1819-1892)
Leaves of Grass
Nearly 160 years after it was first published, Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass continues to inspire, enthrall and educate generations of readers. This collection of poems serves as a vehicle for Whitman's philosophy, ideals, love of nature and mystical musings and it subsequently became one of the corner stones of American literature. Whitman was inspired to write Leaves of Grass based on Ralph Waldo Emerson's clarion call for a truly American poet who would tell of its glories, virtues and vices...
By: Walter Cox Green
|The Book of Good Manners; a Guide to Polite Usage for All Social Functions|
By: Walter Germain
|The Complete Bachelor Manners for Men|
By: Walter Pater (1839-1896)
Marius the Epicurean
Marius the Epicurean is a philosophical novel written by Walter Pater, published in 1885. In it Pater displays, with fullness and elaboration, his ideal of the aesthetic life, his cult of beauty as opposed to bare asceticism, and his theory of the stimulating effect of the pursuit of beauty as an ideal of its own. The principles of what would be known as the Aesthetic movement were partly traceable to this book; and its impact was particularly felt on one of the movement’s leading proponents, Oscar Wilde, a former student of Pater at Oxford.
|Plato and Platonism|
By: Walter Rauschenbusch (1861-1918)
|The Social Principles of Jesus|
By: Willard E. (Willard Eugene) Hotchkiss (1874-)
|Higher Education and Business Standards|
By: William A Alcott (1798-1859)
Young Woman's Guide to Excellence
Much of this guide for young women is still valuable today. Despite mentions of tight lacing and other out of date matters, it contains many timeless principles. (Bria Snow)
By: William A. Alcott (1798-1859)
|The Young Man's Guide|
By: William Crosbie Hunter (1866-)
|Evening Round Up More Good Stuff Like Pep|