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Plato’s Meno

A dialogue between Socrates and Meno probes the subject of ethics. Can goodness be taught? If it can, then we should be able to find teachers capable of instructing others about wh ...


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Plato’s Laches

Laches, a general in the Athenian army, saw Socrates fight bravely in the battle of Delium. When he and Nicias, another general, are asked to explain the idea of courage, they are ...


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Plato’s Ion

Socrates questions Ion, an actor who just won a major prize, about his ability to interpret the epic poetry of Homer. How does an actor, a poet, or any other artist create? Is it b ...


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Plato’s Gorgias

Gorgias of Leontini, a famous teacher of rhetoric, has come to Athens to recruit students, promising to teach them how to become leaders in politics and business. A group has gathe ...


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Plato’s Euthyphro

In Euthyphro, Socrates is on his way to the court where he must defend himself against serious charges brought by religious and political authorities. On the way, he meets Euthyphr ...


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Plato’s Crito

After Socrates is sentenced to death by the Athenian court, his friend Crito comes to the prison to help him escape and go to another country. Socrates responds by saying that he w ...


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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 mo ...


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Nietzsche’s The Birth of Tragedy: From the Spirit of Music

"The Birth of Tragedy" stands alongside Aristotle’s "Poetics" as essential works for all who seek to understand poetry and its relationship to human life. In this, his first book, ...


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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 the lif ...


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Kant’s Foundations of Ethics

These works articulate the most fundamental principles of Kant’s ethical and political world-view. “What is Enlightenment?” (1784) and "Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of ...


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Hume’s Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion

David Hume’s Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion had not yet been published when he died in 1776. Even though the manuscript was mostly written during the 1750s, it did not appea ...


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Descartes’ Meditations on First Philosophy

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 alr ...


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Berkeley’s Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous

Berkeley uses the Socratic mode of inquiry in "Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous" to question fundamental beliefs about knowledge and reality. These dialogues are between ...


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An Introduction to Metaphysics

The basic principles that Bergson articulates, especially his way of thinking about reality as a dynamic process and his view of human beings as creative and evolving, should be he ...


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Aristotle’s 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 ag ...


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Anderson’s Reality and the Arts

Art is the creative manifestation of essences. In order to understand the relation between art and reality, we need a philosophical guide. The best way to comprehend how the creati ...


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Pidot

Ateenan kulttuurieliitti järjestää monipäiväiset pidot, joihin osallistuu taiteilijoita, poliitikkoja ja ajattelijoita – mukaan lukien antiikin Kreikan tunnetuin filosofi Sokrates. ...


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Kristendom

Med över två miljarder anhängare är kristendomen världens största religion och dess heliga skrift, bibeln, världens mest inflytelserika bok. Det innebär att även de som inte delar ...


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Tid för tillit och trygghet

I drygt två decennier har Bodil Jönsson satt ord på och resonerat kring vår upplevelse av tid, och då framför allt vår känsla av att den inte räcker till. Hur vi ständigt är stress ...


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Pojken, mullvaden, räven och hästen

Bästsäljaren och ettan på New York Times och The Sunday Times topplistor äntligen på svenska! Rikt illustrerad med vackra akvareller.En vardagsfilosofisk tankebok, en modern fabel ...


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Hans Larsson

När en ny ledamot väljs in i Svenska Akademien är det kutym att den vid tillträdet håller ett tal över sin föregångare. Hans Larsson är Elin Wägners tal till sin föregångare på sto ...


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Superintelligens

Människor innehar en särställning på vår planet, inte för att vi har starkare muskler eller vassare tänder än andra arter, utan för att vi har smartare hjärnor. Våra hjärnor har ut ...


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Den sjunde basunen

Året är 1915 och världshistorien håller på att gå in i en ny fas: moderniteten. Krig sveper fram som en pest över Europa och jättelika revolutioner brinner längs fjärran fronter. F ...


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Islams filosofihistoria : från Fitaghuras och Aflatun till Nasr och Ramadan

Antikens grekiska filosofer var varken européer eller kristna. Deras arv har inte heller bara förvaltats i Väst. Även inom den muslimska världen har den antika filosofin varit vikt ...


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The Happy Prince and Other Tales

The Happy Prince and Other Tales is a collection of five stories by Oscar Wilde, dealing primarily with love and selfishness. The stories are generally sad, with a moralistic messa ...