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- Living Biographies of Great Philosophers
Living Biographies of Great Philosophers include: Plato, Socrates, Aristotle, Epicurus, Marcus Aurelius, Thomas Aquinas, Francis Bacon, Descartes, Spinoza, Locke, Hume, Voltaire, Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Emerson, Spencer, Nietzsche, William James, Henri-Louis Bergson, and Santayana.
Aristotle thought human beings are one with the rest of nature, yet set apart from it by their ability to reason. Aristotle also provided the first systematic expositions of physics, biology, psychology and the standards of literature.
- Aristotle in 90 Minutes
Aristotle wrote on everything from the shape of seashells to sterility, to speculations on the nature of the soul, to meteorology, poetry, art, and even the interpretation of dreams. Apart from mathematics, he transformed every field of knowledge that he touched.
- Confucius in 90 Minutes
In Confucius in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Confucius' life and ideas and explains their influence on man's struggle to understand his existence in the world.
- Confucius, Lao Tzu, and Chinese Philosophy
China's two greatest philosophers, Confucius and Lao Tzu, were intensely interested in how we should live and how a good society is governed. The central concepts of Confucianism are li and zhen.
Plato was the first great philosopher of the West to organize and record the issues and questions that define philosophy. A student of Socrates, Plato preserved the teachings of his mentor.
- Plato in 90 Minutes
In an age when philosophers had scarcely glimpsed the horizons of the mind, a boy named Aristocles adopted the nickname Plato and embarked on a life in philosophy.
Though Socrates left no written works, there were many ancient accounts of his life and his philosophy. The most important of the surviving accounts are from three contemporaries along with two later Greek biographers.
- The Nichomachean Ethics
In The Nichomachean Ethics, named for their first editor, Aristotles son Nicomachus, Aristotle sets out to discover the good life for man: the life of happiness.
- The Republic
In The Republic, Plato tackles the big issues of the state and the individual: how the state should be ruled, and by whom; and the way the individual should lead his life - and why.
- The Trial and Death of Socrates
The Trial and the Death of Socrates remains a powerful document not least because it gives a first-hand account of the end of one of the greatest figures in history.
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