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Classics of Western Philosophy is a collection of major philosophical works of the Western World. This chronological anthology features key excerpts from ancient, medieval, & modern philosophers.
by Bertrand Russell
Classics of Western Philosophy: Volume 2 is a collection of major philosophical works of the Western World. We offer here for your perusal key excerpts from ancient, medieval and modern thinkers. We are excited to offer you this further exploration into the greatest minds in human history.
This audio program offers speeches from a wide variety of thinkers and leaders. You will here important statements made by Philosophers, Religious Leaders, Royalty, Statesman civil rights advocates and more.
The Confucian Analects (literally translated as "discussion over Confucius' words") collects a record of the philosophy, discussions and day to day life of the great chinese scholar Confucius (551-479 BCE).
These four dialogues present the trial, the imprisonment, and the execution of Socrates who his friend Phaedo said was “the wisest, best, and most righteous person I have ever known.”
The Enchiridion (or "Handbook") is a classic philosophical text that collects Epictetus' core ethical teachings.
Socrates questions Ion, an actor, about his ability to interpret the poetry of Homer. In the Meno, the topic is whether goodness can be taught. Both dialogues provide more questions than answers.
by Peter Kreeft
An enthusiastic admirer of the philosophy of Thomas Aquinas, professor and philosopher Peter Kreeft details the rational thought and precise literary talent that established Aquinas as the foremost thinker of his time—and as the most important philosopher for the almost two thousand years between Aristotle and Descartes.
The dramatic nature of Plato's dialogues is delightfully evident in the Symposium. The marriage between character and thought bursts forth as the guests gather at Agathon's house and talk about love.
Plato was wrote in the dialogue form as a means of challenging his students to think deeply about fundamental questions. What is justice and how can it be manifested individuals and in human society?