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The Consolation of Philosophy By Ancius Manlius Severinus Boethius
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Consolation of Philosophy (Latin: Consolatio Philosophiae) is a philosophical work by Boethius, written in about the year AD 524. It has been described as the single most important and influential... More > work in the West on Medieval and early Renaissance Christianity, and is also the last great Western work that can be called Classical.< Less
Before Philosophy By Richard Stevko
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Exploration of phenomena necessary for philosophy to break out of a pre-philosophic state, involves development of mental functioning as the brain evolved. A tripartite path evolves: development of... More > the brain in the animal kingdom, development of the brain specifically in human evolution, and development of the brain in individuals both as they develop as children into adults and as the adults increase their consciousness through life.< Less
The Problems of Philosophy By Bertrand Russell
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The Problems of Philosophy is one of Bertrand Russell's attempts to create a brief and accessible guide to the problems of philosophy. Focusing on problems he believes will provoke positive and... More > constructive discussion, Russell concentrates on knowledge rather than metaphysics: If it is uncertain that external objects exist, how can we then have knowledge of them but by probability. There is no reason to doubt the existence of external objects simply because of sense data. Russell guides the reader through his famous 1910 distinction between "knowledge by acquaintance and knowledge by description" and introduces important theories of Plato, Aristotle, René Descartes, David Hume, John Locke, Immanuel Kant, G. W. F. Hegel and others to lay the foundation for philosophical inquiry by general readers and scholars alike.< Less
Philosophy of Religion By John Caird
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Philosophy of Religion starts with the presupposition that religion and religious ideas can be taken out of the domain of feeling or practical experience and made objects of scientific reflection. It... More > implies that, whilst religion and philosophy have the same objects, the attitude of the human spirit towards these objects is in each case, different. In the one they are present to it in an immediate way as objects of devotion or spiritual enjoyment; they come before it at most only in the form of outward fact or of figurative representation. In the other, they become the objects of reflection or intellectual apprehension, and are finally elevated to the form of pure or speculative thought. Feeling, indeed, in all cases, involves a kind of knowledge; the objects of emotion, whether moral or aesthetic or religious must be grasped by the subject, of them with an implicit intelligence, apart from which, its relation to them would be no deeper than that of blind instinctor animal impulse.< Less
The Philosophy of the Cosmos By Opeyemi Adeyemi
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The Philosophy of the Cosmos is a rich and interesting blend of novel philosophical ideas on the universe and man. The book offers a new and contemporary philosophical solution to the problem of the... More > nature of the universe. Written in a lucid and fluent language, this philosophical perspective on the cosmos has been composed primarily to make the subject more understandable. The book is the unfinished business of the pre-Socratic philosophers of ancient Greece.< Less
The Philosophy of Humanism By R. B. (Richard Burdon) Haldane & Viscount Haldane
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CONTENTS: Introduction -- The Philosophical Significance of Humanism -- The Philosophical SIgnificance of Other Subjects: Mathematical Physics, Biology, and Psychology -- Concluding Remarks.
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Happiness is a fuzzy concept and can mean many different things to many people. Part of the challenge of a science of happiness is to identify different concepts of happiness, and where applicable,... More > split them into their components. Related concepts are well-being, quality of life and flourishing. Life is about living, most importantly living happier. Life’s too short to be miserable and there are infinite ways to feel happy, it’s just a case of finding out what makes you feel instantly happy and taking a moment to enjoy those things every day.< Less
Magical Philosophy By Linda Sale
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Exploring magic and celtic mythology, including Taliesin and King Arthur.
Tender Philosophy By Patrick Meagher & Georgieanna Richer
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Tropes of self presentation online and in social websites are common and change quickly as innovations are invented, become banal and scorned... bathroom selfies, duck face, fish gape, tiger face,... More > posing in front of street art and so on. Perhaps more timeless and most endearing to the artist is the philosophical quote as an underpinning of inspiration or philosophical outlook as potential common ground. Over the course of a few years, the artists here accumulated screen caps in their personal collections.< Less
A Philosophy Of Magic By Mark Gobeo
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Throughout history magic has been an art that has instilled awe and wonder in its spectators. The magician used to be held in high esteem, as teacher, as scientist, as priest and even as... More > philosopher. This being the case, throughout the history of philosophy, philosophers have deemed magic to be deception, to be a mode of misleading people into believing what is not true. Through the modern philosophical era, philosophers have been seeking a purely scientific method for questioning reality. It seems that, today, even the magician views his or her art as mere entertainment. The purpose of my thesis is to dispel the belief that magic is purely a hobby with no artistic value and that, like other artworks, magic too can cause one to question existence.< Less

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