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In Defence Of The School. A Public Issue by Jan Masschelein & Maarten Simons
Price: Free! Words: 45,950. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2013 by tstorme. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Essays, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Essays
As a painfully outdated institution the school is accused of many things. This book advocates the acquittal of the school. This defence of the school starts from an investigation of what makes a school a school and pinpoints why the school has value in and of itself. It reveals the various attempts to rob the school of its scholastic character, that is, to tame the school.
The Wisdom behind Circumcision by Mohammad Amin Sheikho
Price: Free! Words: 2,050. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2013 by Amin-sheikho.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Islam / Rituals & Practice, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Religious philosophy
“Five are of natural disposition, cutting (shaving) the pubic hair, circumcision, cutting the moustache, depilating the hair of the armpit and cutting the nails” (Of the sayings of the Prophet Mohammad 'cpth')
Philosophical Conundrums for you to Ponder by P. Hogan
Price: Free! Words: 1,710. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Logic
Do you wonder about seeming unanswerable question? Do you find over thinking to be an enjoyable activity? Are you curious? If the answers to these are, "yes," then this is the short book for you. It may be short, but it is full of philosophical questions that will fill your head and are sure to get you to think and question life itself.
NOW and the Weltanschauung of Government Men by Gary J. Davies
Price: Free! Words: 26,640. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Philosophy of Science, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Contemporary philosophy
In this short work the world view (Weltanschauung) of this sci-fi/fantasy author is outlined, including the concept of Now One World (NOW): the continuing big-bang event of our one universe. Focus is on physics quantum mechanics interpretation and multiverse concepts. This is contrasted with the fanciful world view of the novels Government Men and its prequel Secrets of Goth Mountain.
Wisdom Of Wellness: Perpetuity Of Poise Of Purpose by Santosh Jha
Price: Free! Words: 19,990. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Experiments & Projects, Nonfiction » Philosophy » New age philosophy
One needs to be in lasting physical, emotional and ideational wellness. Tips, pills, and ‘shoulds’ abound; still, wellness is elusive. Wellness is largely a function of emotional ‘poise’ of consciousness. Wisdom of wellness is in being the ‘master of mechanism’, ‘internalizing’ the multifaceted life-living realisms and then, creating a personalized model of wellness. Nothing ‘external’ helps.
Philosophy of a Martyr by Adam Richard
Price: Free! Words: 7,680. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ethics & moral philosophy
A unique ethical system is defended here. Commonly, the moral sense is thought to arise from evolution, as a sense of duty to one’s clan. It is here argued that this sense is in fact a red herring, and that there is a true ethics less sought after which natural selection in fact selects against.
Lost Dreams by Raul Aguilar
Series: Observations on the Human Condition, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 2,950. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ethics & moral philosophy, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Free will & determinism
A short story based upon reflections on a common human tragedy.
The Dawn of Nightfall by Elias Rafferton
Price: Free! Words: 7,790. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Contemporary philosophy, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Spiritual awakening
As a summary and philosophical interpretation of Isaac Asimov's classic story "Nightfall," The Dawn of Nightfall draws esoteric correlations between the science fiction masterpiece and inner pyscho-spiritual illumination. My intended purpose for the reader of this essay is to reflect as deeply as possible and be humbled by the magnitude of mortality, and to inspire the pursuit of eternal life.
Summa Sophialogica, Volume 2 by f bonzo Moretti
Series: Summa Sophialogica, I-II. Price: Free! Words: 517,550. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Metaphysics, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ethics & moral philosophy
The Summa Sophialogica is a comprehensive humanist reworking of Thomas Aquinas’ Summa Theologica. The rhetorical and logical organization of this work is identical to the original, as is its scope--which incorporates an examination of all sentient morality and experience. However, the author has recast the questions posed and the answers given herein to suit a non-theistic audience. Part 2 of 4.
Brutality: Purity and Revenge by Isuru Abeysinghe
Price: Free! Words: 2,480. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ethics & moral philosophy, Essay » Political
Examines the fundamental causes of brutality, atrocities and extremism in the world in both a historical and contemporary context. Purports the theory that all causes of extremism stem from two main contributing factors - the desire for purity or the desire for revenge.
Cosmic Despair: An Essay by Edward E. Rochon
Price: Free! Words: 1,530. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Essays, Nonfiction » Psychology » Depression
A reflection on despair and its coloring of existence. Views and options on resolving misery spelled out. Nirvana, City of God and suicide outlines considered in a collage with doubts and contradictions highlighted. The conclusion is that despair is pointless and constipating to mind and body.
The Black Pen by Scott Allen
Price: Free! Words: 5,180. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Contemporary philosophy, Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Aphorisms, fragments, etc. Without artists, the world would be just the way it is and not something else. I will imagine instead of be. Life is going to the dentist. I live. I die. I am. We do what we do for posterity. It keeps us going.
Ass/u/me by Darrel Miller
Price: Free! Words: 1,280. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Essays
The author wonders what it means when people assume and offers some insights into what assumptions are, why we assume, and why it might be best to not assume at all.
The Final Answer to Everything by Austin P. Torney
Price: Free! Words: 5,380. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Metaphysics
Einstein was right about the Block Universe, as all at once, but there is a more to it, of there being no absolutes, everything relative to but itself, and so it cannot be affected by anything outside of it, and, it, thus, just is, making it eternal, with infinite scenarios, one of which is ours.
Solving Zeno's Paradoxes by John Northern
Price: Free! Words: 3,650. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Essays
Zeno's paradoxes have mystified scientists, mathematicians, philosophers, and laymen for nearly two thousand five hundred years. Now, you can read the solution to Zeno's paradoxes in this short paper.
Dorsen Gorfote's Pondering Thoughts _ Angel Wings by Dorsen Gorfote
Price: Free! Words: 18,800. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2014 by Freedom From Rain. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Logic
A stack of compiled thoughts from Freedom From Rain’s founder and creator, Dorsen V. Gorfote. The, "questions without answers", we'll be focusing on the majority of life. [STAMP : 8-11-16 : Out of Date]
Lilac's Book: Random Advice & Hippy Values, for Ages 12 to Adult by Bill Orton
Price: Free! Words: 10,710. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2012. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » Philosophy » New age philosophy
Written by a father as a gift for his daughter, topics are in random order and range from "Hope" and "Tomatoes" to "Drugs," "Sex," "Relationships," and "Religion." Includes extensive reader comments and links to the author and website for the online version of the book.