• Epicureanism,  Gassendi,  Modern Philosophy,  Philosophy

    The philosophy of Gassendi (1908) PDF book by George Sidney Brett

    Download The philosophy of Gassendi  (1908) PDF book by  George Sidney Brett Pierre Gassendi was a French philosopher, Catholic priest, astronomer, and mathematician. While he held a church position in south-east France, he also spent much time in Paris, where he was a leader of a group of free-thinking intellectuals Up to the present little attention has been paid to Gassendi. The want of a reliable account of his philosophy has caused him to be neglected, for the nature of his own writings is such as would naturally obscure the value of his message. Hallam, in his Introduction to the Literature of Europe (Part iv. chap, iii.), indicates the extent…

  • Doubt,  Modern Philosophy,  Philosophy,  Skepticism

    The will to doubt; an essay in philosophy for the general thinker; PDF ebook by Alfred H. Lloyd (1907)

    The will to doubt; an essay in philosophy for the general thinker;  PDF ebook by Alfred H. Lloyd (1907) Excerpt: The chapters that follow comprise what might be called an introduction to philosophy, but such a description of them would probably be misleading, for they are addressed quite as much to the general reader, or rather to the general thinker, as to the prospective student of technical philosophy.  They are the attempt of a University teacher of philosophy to meet what is a real emergency of the day, namely, the doubt that is appearing in so many departments of life, that is affecting so many people, and that is fraught…

  • Marquis de Sade,  Modern Philosophy,  Philosophy

    Selected Writings of De Sade PDF (1908) translated by Leonard de Saint-Yves

    Selected Writings of De Sade PDF (1908) translated by Leonard de Saint-Yves Donatien Alphonse François, Marquis de Sade, was a French nobleman, revolutionary politician, philosopher, and writer, famous for his libertine sexuality. His works include novels, short stories, plays, dialogues, and political tract  Collection of excerpts from de sade writings l20 days of Sodom, Justine, and others. the quality of the book is not good.  [Download This PDF Book ##download##]

  • Editor's Picks,  Modern Philosophy,  Philosophy,  Voltaire

    Toleration by Voltaire Free PDF book (1924)

    Download Toleration by Voltaire Free PDF book (1924)  Contents of the book: A Short Account of the Death of Jean Calas. 5 How Toleration May Be Admitted IS Whether Intolerance Is of Natural and Human Law 21 Whether Intolerance Was Known to the Greeks 23 Whether the Romans Were Tolerant 26 Abuses of Intolerance 30 Whether Intolerance Was of Divine Right in Judaism, and Whether It Was Always Practiced 34 Extreme Intolerance of the Jews.- 42 Whether Intolerance Was Taught by Christ.. 44 The Only Cases in Which Intolerance Is Hu- manly Lawful 49 An account of a Controversial Dispute in China. 51 Whether It Is Useful to Maintain the…

  • Bertrand Russell,  Happiness,  Modern Philosophy,  Philosophy

    The Conquest of Happiness PDF book by Bertrand Russell (1930)

    The Conquest of Happiness PDF book by Bertrand  Russell (1930) “Should be read by every parent, teacher, minister, and Congressman in the land.”—The Atlantic The Conquest of Happiness, first published by Liveright in 1930, iconoclastic philosopher Bertrand Russell attempted to diagnose the myriad causes of unhappiness in modern life and chart a path out of the seemingly inescapable malaise so prevalent even in safe and prosperous Western societies. More than eighty years later, Russell’s wisdom remains as true as it was on its initial release. Eschewing guilt-based morality, Russell lays out a rationalist prescription for living a happy life, including the importance of cultivating interests outside oneself and the dangers…

  • Biography,  Emerson,  Modern Philosophy,  Philosophy

    Emerson and his philosophy (1919) PDF book by John Arthur Hill

    Download Emerson and his philosophy (1919) PDF book by John Arthur Hill Ralph Waldo Emerson was born on May 25th, 1803, in Boston, Massachusetts. His father, William Emerson, pastor of the Second Church (Unitarian), died eight years later, leaving his family in straitened circumstances.  When Emerson was in Paris in 1833, visited the famous cemetery of Pere La Chaise. There he came across the tomb of Auguste Cohgnon, who said the monument, “lived to do right, and had formed himself to virtue on the Essays of Montaigne .” I cannot claim for myself so high an achievement, but I can at least say that I owe to Emerson’s Essays, very…

  • Biography,  Modern Philosophy,  Nietzsche,  Philosophy

    Download The philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche PDF by H. L. Mencken (1908)

    Download The philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche Free PDF Book by H. L. Mencken ( 1908) The philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche and the music (and quasi-music) of Richard Strauss: herein we have our modern substitutes for Shakespeare and the musical glasses. There is no escaping Nietzsche. You may hold him hissing and a mocking and lift your virtuous skirts as you pass him by, but his roar is in your ears and his blasphemies sink into your mind. He has colored the thought and literature, the speculation and theorizing, the politics and superstition of the time. He reigns as king in the German universities where, since Luther’s day, all the world’s most…

  • Modern Philosophy,  Nietzsche,  Philosophy

    What Nietzsche taught (1915) by Willard Wright PDF book

    Download What Nietzsche taught (1915) by Willard Wright Free PDF book  It is no longer possible to ignore the teachings of Friedrich Nietzsche or to consider the trend of modern thought without giving the philosopher of the superman a prominent place in the list of thinkers who contributed to the store of present-day knowledge. His powerful and ruthless mind has had an influence on contemporary thought which even now, in the face of all the scholarly books of appreciation he has called forth, one is inclined to underestimate. No philosopher since Kant has left so undeniable an imprint on modern thought. Even Schopenhauer, whose influence colored the greater part of…

  • Corliss Lamont,  Humanism,  Humanity,  Modern Philosophy,  Philosophy

    Humanism as a philosophy Free PDF Book by Corliss Lamont (1949)

    Humanism as a philosophy Free PDF Book by Corliss Lamont (1949) This book is a philosopher’s testament. In it, I have tried to describe in clear and simple terms that fully rounded the philosophy of life that I call Humanism. I have given my own version of the much-debated concept of Humanism, and both expect and welcome disagreement with my interpretation of a viewpoint that in its fundamentals goes back at least as far as Athens of the fifth century B. C. and the great Age of Pericles. In my treatment, I have aimed at conciseness and have written what is essentially an introduction to the Humanist philosophy. Accordingly, I…

  • Immanuel Kant',  Modern Philosophy,  Philosophy

    Immanuel Kant’s Critique of pure reason Free PDF book (1896)

    Download Immanuel Kant’s Critique of pure reason Free PDF book (1896) Introduction by the author: Sir, To further, so far as in us lies, the growth of the sciences is to work in your Excellency’s own interest, your own interest being intimately connected with them, not only through the exalted position of a patron of science but through the far more intimate relation of a lover and enlightened judge. For that reason, I’ avail myself of the only means within my power of proving my gratitude for the gracious confidence with which your Excellency honors me as if I too could help toward your noble work. [Whoever delights in a…