• Essays,  Philosophy

    Philosophy as a science : a synopsis of writings of Dr. Paul Carus (1909) PDF book

     Philosophy as a science: a synopsis of writings of Dr. Paul Carus: containing an introduction written by himself, summaries of his books, and a list of articles to date Carus was born in Ilsenburg, Germany, and educated at the universities of Strassburg (then Germany, now France) and Tübingen, Germany. After obtaining his Ph.D. from Tübingen in 1876 he served in the army and then taught school. He had been raised in a pious and orthodox Protestant home, but gradually moved away from this tradition The aim of all my writings centers in Philosophy the endeavor to build up a sound and objective tenable philosophy, one that would be as science,…

  • Essays,  History,  Natural History,  Religions

    Science and Hebrew tradition; essays by Thomas Henry Huxley 1894 PDF book

    Science and Hebrew tradition; essays by Thomas Henry Huxley 1894 PDF book  EXCEPT: for more than a thousand years, the great majority of the most highly civilized and instructed nations in the world have confidently believed and passionately maintained that certain writings, which they entitle sacred, occupy a unique position in literature, in that they possess an authority, different in kind, and immeasurably superior in weight, to that of all other books.  Age after age, they have held it to be an indisputable truth that whoever may be the ostensible writers of the Jewish, Christian, and Mahometan scriptures, God Himself is their real author; and, since their conception of the…

  • Atheism,  Essays,  freethought

    Atheism and other addresses (1924) by Joseph Lewis, PDF book

    Atheism and other addresses (1924) by Joseph Lewis,  PDF book Joseph Lewis Joseph Lewis (June 11, 1889 – November 4, 1968) was an American freethinker and atheist activist, publisher, and litigator. During the mid-twentieth century, he was one of America’s most conspicuous public atheists, the other being Emanuel Haldeman-Julius. Born in Montgomery, Alabama to a Jewish family, he was forced by poverty to leave school at the age of nine to find employment. He read avidly, becoming self-educated. Lewis developed his ideas from reading, among others, Robert G. Ingersoll, whose published works made him aware of Thomas Paine. He was first impressed by the idea to become an atheist after…

  • Charles Dickens,  Essays,  Literature

    Critical Essays by George Orwell PDF book (1946) (Literature)

    Critical Essays by George Orwell PDF book (1946) (Literature) Content: Charles Dickens Boys’ Weeklies Wells, Hitler, and the World State The Art of Donald McGill Rudyard Kipling W. B. Yeats Benefit of Clergy: Some Notes on Salvador Dali Arthur Koestler Raffles and Miss Blandish In Defence of P. G. Wodehouse Excerpt: DICKENS is one of those writers who are well worth stealing. Even the burial of his body in Westminster Abbey was a species of theft if you come to think of it. When Chesterton wrote his introductions to the Everyman Edition of Dickens’s works, it seemed quite natural to him to credit Dickens with his own highly individual brand…

  • Change,  Essays,  Philosophy

    The philosophy of change (1906) by Daniel Pomeroy Rhodes PDF book

    The philosophy of change (1906) by Daniel Pomeroy Rhodes PDF book Illusion and reality.–The knowing.–The the fiction of a universe.–Reason and will.–Devolution.– a rational view of death.– Immediate implications of a rational view of death.–The love of truth.–Style and the philosophy ExcerptI must warn you, reader, at the outset, of certain feats that are to be perpetrated and of certain others that are to be omitted in the course of these pages. Otherwise, as I have it on excellent authority, you may dislike or even despise me and will be free to revile me for having shamelessly led you into a discussion such as you had no reason to look…

  • Biography,  Charles Lewis Hind,  Diary,  Essays

    The diary of a looker-on by Charles Lewis Hind (personal memoirs) PDF book

    The diary of a looker-on by Charles Lewis Hind (personal memoirs) PDF book (1908) You will like the book, I know. But the others, the many others? Some will say that it lacks unity. It does. The only unity in a Diary is the personality of the Diarist. Some day I shall write a sad book’ to explain why one writes a book. Meanwhile here is this, for better or worse — done. We are now starting forth, dear Discourager of Hesitancy, on a greater adventure, toward farther horizons than any I have ever watched. For it is our purpose to wander out into the world. The Diaries will continue;…

  • Essays,  Philosophy,  Religions

    A reasonable religion (Religio doctoris) by Frederic William Sanders

    A reasonable religion (Religio doctoris) by  Frederic William Sanders PDF book (1903) The author of these essays, many years ago my student and friend, a man of culture, personal charm, and special training in philosophy, lived for some time in the expectation of speedy death. In this condition, he sought to fortify his own soul by formulating his personal convictions, in non-technical terms, concerning the supreme problems of human life. This he was able to do with a candor unalloyed by all prudential considerations as to how utter frankness, so often dangerous to men in his vocation, would affect his future career. Since his partial convalescence, he has decided, —…

  • Essays,  Evelyn Baring Cromer,  Political,  UK

    Political and literary essays PDF book , 1908-1913 by Evelyn Baring Cromer

    Political and literary essays, 1908-1913 by  Evelyn Baring Cromer I have to thank the editors of The Edinburgh and Quarterly Reviews, The Nineteenth Century and After and The Spectator for allowing the republication of these essays, all of which appeared originally in their respective columns. No important alterations or additions have been made, but I should like to observe, as regards the first essay of the series — on “The Government of Subject Races ” — that, although only six years have elapsed since it was written, events in India have moved rapidly during that short period. I adhere to the opinions expressed in that essay so far as they…

  • Criticism,  Essays,  Georges Bataille,  Philosophy

    The Bataille Reader by Georges Bataille (Collection of 35 essays) Free PDF book

    Download The Bataille Reader by Georges Bataille  (Collection of 35 essays) Free PDF book The idea of editing a Bataille Reader in 320 pages might sound unthinkable to any French scholars of Bataille. A similar collection has never appeared in France. The reason for such absence might be due to the complexity of the thought of Bataille and the voluminous nature of his writings. Once a devoted theology student, a libertine, a surrealist dissident, chief organizer for “College de Sociologie”, founder of the secret society “Acephale” and the most important French revue “Critique”, Bataille has always been a figure of respect and controversy. In the most literal sense, Bataille’s writings…

  • Essays,  Happiness,  Self-Help

    Happiness; essays on the meaning of life PDF book ( 1903 ) by Karl Hilty

    Happiness; essays on the meaning of life PDF book ( 1903 ) by Karl Hilty Collection of essays for self-help and happiness The art of work.–How to fight the battles of life.–Good habits.–The children of this world are wiser than the children of light.–The art of having time.–Happiness.–The meaning of life.–Notes ExcerptGreat numbers of thoughtful people are just now much perplexed to know what to make of the facts of life and are looking about them for some reasonable interpretation of the modern world. ‘They cannot abandon the work of the world, but they are conscious that they have not learned the art of work. They have to fight the…