A Philosophical Dictionary
Publisher: eBooks@Adelaide 2009
Voltaire's Philosophical Dictionary, first published in 1764, is a series of short, radical essays - alphabetically arranged - that form a brilliant and bitter analysis of the social and religious conventions that then dominated eighteenth-century French thought. One of the masterpieces of the Enlightenment, enormously influential work of sardonic wit.
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by Walter Ott, Alex Dunn - BCcampus
This is a textbook in modern philosophy. It combines readings from primary sources with two pedagogical tools. Paragraphs in italics introduce figures and texts. Numbered study questions ask students to reconstruct an argument from the text.
by Alphonso Lingis - University of California Press
Philosophical work and a travel documentary from Third World countries. It explores the fundamental principles of Continental philosophy, describing the cultures he visits, and the horrific conditions that people in these cultures must endure.
by Wilhelm Ostwald - Henry Holt and Co.
This book is meant to serve as the first aid and guide in the acquisition of comprehensive notions of the external world and the inner life. It is meant to uphold the scientific method, which takes its problems from experience and for experience.
by Edgar Saltus - Houghton Mifflin Company
This book is a refreshing, unique look at the nature of life, told from a Schopenhauerian perspective. Saltus makes the point that this is far from being the 'best of all possible worlds.' Rather, life is a grievous burden to be borne.