Mill’s On Liberty

John Stuart Mill’s "On Liberty" was first published in 1859. In the 21st century this text confirms Socrates’ claim that "it is only the life of true philosophy that scorns...

Plato’s Apology

Socrates is on trial for his life. He is charged with impiety and corrupting young people. He presents his own defense, explaining why he has devoted his life to challenging the...

The Function of Reason

Whitehead presented these three lectures at Princeton University in 1929. Although 85 years have passed, his central thesis and his analysis remain remarkably current. The...

Descartes' Meditations

René Descartes is often described as the first modern philosopher, but much of the content of his Meditations on First Philosophy can be found in the medieval period that had...

On Liberty

John Stuart Mill’s On Liberty was first published in 1859. In the 21st century this text confirms Socrates’ claim that “it is only the life of true philosophy that scorns...

The Poetics

Aristotle's Poetics is best known for its definition and analysis of tragedy and comedy, but it also applies to truth and beauty as they are manifested in the other arts. In our...

Plato's Apology

Socrates is on trial for his life. He is charged with impiety and corrupting young people. He presents his own defense, explaining why he has devoted his life to challenging the...

Fading Of The Light: A Love Story

"The Fading of the Light: A Love Story" is Albert A. Anderson’s touching account of the loss of his wife to Alzheimer’s disease. The poems contained in this collection were a...

Lao Zi’s Dao De Jing

The "Dao De Jing" exists on the border between poetry and philosophy, embracing both mythos and logos. Its poetic form can stand alone, but it is enriched when its timeless ideas...

Plato's Greater Hippias

Hippias of Elis travels throughout the Greek world practicing and teaching the art of making beautiful speeches. On a rare visit to Athens, he meets Socrates who questions him...

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