A Philosophical Dictionary
Publisher: Wynne and Scholey 1802
Number of pages: 398
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 Maurice Maeterlinck - Dodd, Mead and Company
A philosophical look at death, life and what comes afterwards. Maurice Polydore Marie Bernard, Count Maeterlinck, was a Belgian poet, playwright, and essayist writing in French. The main themes in his work are death and the meaning of life.
by Francis Bacon - Collier
This work was revolutionary in its attempt to give formal philosophical shape to emerging experimental science. It challenged the entire edifice of the philosophy of Bacon's time, and left its mark on all subsequent discussions of scientific method.
by Timothy Morton - Open Humanities Press
Morton explores what it means to say that a thing has come into being, that it is persisting, and that it has ended. Drawing from examples, Morton demonstrates the counterintuitive explanatory power of Object Oriented Ontology for thinking causality.
by John Stuart Mill - D. Appleton
Mill's major work in moral and political philosophy provides an account of his views on many important topics: socialism, population, the status of women, the cultural bases of economic productivity, the causes and possible cures of poverty, etc.