Why I Am Not a Christian
by Bertrand Russell
Number of pages: 78
This is a famous but very controversial piece by Bertrand Russell. He examines one by one several highly regarded arguments for the existence (or necessity) of God. His main point however is the possibility of morality based on another principle than God. It is quite a challenging reading and one we must all face, regardless of our belief or lack of it, thereof.
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by Rudolf Eucken - G. P. Putnam's Sons
In our days morality has ceased to be a matter of unquestionable certainty, and has been drawn into the wave of disintegration which is passing over our minds. This text appeals less to students and philosophers than to the cultured public at large.
by Desiderius Erasmus - The Merrymount Press
War was shocking to Erasmus alike on every side of his remarkably complex and sensitive nature. It was impious; it was inhuman; it was ugly; it was in every sense of the word barbarous, to one who before all things was a lover of civilization.
by Nathan Nobis - Open Philosophy Press
The book presupposes no conclusions on the controversial moral questions about the treatment of animals, and argues for none either. Its goal is to help the reader better engage the issues and arguments on all sides with greater clarity.
by Immanuel Kant
If there exists on any subject a philosophy (a system of rational knowledge based on concepts), then there must also be for this philosophy a system of pure rational concepts, independent of any condition of intuition, in other words, a metaphysics.