• Philosophy,  Self-Help,  Will Power

    The will power: its range in action ( 1888) PDF book by John Milner Fothergill

    The will power: its range in action John Milner Fothergill British physician John Milner Fothergill, M.D., was a British physician and medical writer  Exerpt: What the will is, is a matter upon which meta- physicians have not yet been able to make up their minds, after all the attention bestowed on the subject ; and when they have come to some conclusion, either of agreement or fixity of disagreement, the result will have no practical value. ” She has a will, she has ! ” the mother or nurse will say of some child then, just as they have done, and do now ; and will do after the learned…

  • Applied Psychology,  Philosophy,  Psychology,  Teach yourself

    Thinking as a Science PDF book (1916) by Henry Hazlitt

    Thinking as a Science PDF book (1916) by Henry Hazlitt Excerpt: Every man knows there are evils in the world that need setting right. Every man has pretty definite ideas as to what these edls are. But to most men, one, in particular, stands out vividly. To some, in fact, this stands out with such startling vividness that they lose sight of other evils, or look upon them as the natural consequences of their own particular evil-in-chief. To the Socialist this evil is the capitalistic system; to the prohibitionist it is intemperance; to the feminist, it is the subjection of women; to the clergyman, it is the decline of religion;…

  • 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,…

  • Greek Philosophy,  Philosophy

    The development of Greek philosophy 1908 pdf book by Robert Adamson

    The development of Greek philosophy  1908 pdf book by Robert Adamson The following pages do not claim to be founded upon elaborate research. The author’s primary interest was philosophical; but philosophy, he held, must be studied in connexion with its history; and he devoted much of his time to the study of the Greek philosophers.  In their writings he found an unprejudiced and continuous endeavor to give clear answers to the fundamental ques- tions of knowledge and reality. And it is as an estimate, from the philosophical point of view, of the history and results of Greek thought that his work is now published. It is hoped also that it…

  • Epicureanism,  Epicurus,  Greek Philosophy,  Philosophy

    PDF : A few days in Athens, being the translation of a Greek manuscript discovered in Herculaneum by Frances Wright

    A few days in Athens, Being the translation of a Greek manuscript discovered in Herculaneum by Frances Wright (1850) translation of a Greek manuscript discovered in Herculaneum contains Epicurus teaching. The original MS. fell into the hands of my erudite correspondent in the autumn of the year 1817, From that period until the commencement of last winter, all his leisure hours were devoted to the arduous task of unroll- ing the leaves, and decyphering the half defaced characters. The imperfect condition of the MS. soon obliged him to forego his first intention of transcribing the original Greek; he had recourse, therefore, to an Italian version, supplying the chasms, consisting sometimes…

  • Philosophy,  Self-Help,  Upton Sinclair

    The book of life ( 1922) PDF book by Upton Sinclair

    Download The book of life ( 1922) PDF book  by Upton Sinclair,  From the book’s introduction: The writer of this book has been in this world some forty- two years. That may not seem long to some, but it is long enough to have made many painful mistakes and to have learned much from them. Looking about him, he sees others making these same mistakes, suffering for lack of that same knowledge which he has so painfully acquired. This being the case, it seems a friendly act to offer his knowledge, minus the blunders and the pain. There come to the writer literally thousands of letters every year, asking him…

  • Mysticism,  Occultism,  Philosophy

    Mystics of the renaissance and their relation to modern thought (1911) by Rudolf Steiner PDF

    Mystics of the renaissance and their relation to modern thought, including Meister Eckhart, Tauler, Paracelsus, Jacob Boehme, Giordano Bruno, and others The matter which I am laying before the public in this book formed the content of lectures which I delivered last winter at the Theosophical Library in Berlin. I had been requested by Grafin and Graf Brockdorff to speak upon Mysticism before an audience for whom the matters thus dealt with constitute a vital question of the utmost importance. Ten years earlier I could not have ventured to fulfill such a request. Not that the realm of ideas, to which I now give expression, did not even then live…

  • Ethics,  Philosophy,  Political,  politics

    The government of man; an introduction to ethics and politics PDF book (1913) by George Sidney Brett

    Download The government of man; an introduction to ethics and politics PDF book (1913) by George Sidney Brett. Excerpt:  The life of the individual is a series of events more or less capable of becoming a system. As a rule, the life of the child is less organized than that of the adult, and maturity is the period of greatest organization. There are, of course, many different types of organization: in some cases, a high degree of concentration upon a single idea or purpose will produce an exact adjustment of every other part of the person’s life to this one end; and this may occur very early in life.  Still,…

  • 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…

  • Editor's Picks,  Logic,  Philosophy

    An outline of the necessary laws of thought: (1860) PDF book by William Thomson

    An outline of the necessary laws of thought: (1860) PDF book by William Thomson a treatise on pure and applied logic The present work is an attempt to enlarge the science of Pure Logic, so that it may be adequate to the analysis of any act of reasoning. How far it has attained its object ought to be decided by the application of its principles to many miscellaneous examples from different sciences; and whilst I have rigorously and frequently applied this test to it for many years, I cannot hope that the partiality of an author will be a sufficient guarantee of its pretensions, and therefore commend the same line…