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Philosophy (198 Books)


Philosophy as a category is the study of general and fundamental problems, such as those connected with reality, existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language. Philosophy is distinguished from other ways of addressing such problems by its critical, generally systematic approach and its reliance on rational argument. The word "philosophy" comes from the Greek philosophia, which literally means "love of wisdom".

 
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Sacred Books

By: M. Winternitz

THE period covered by the inception, the publication, and the completion of the Sacred Books of the East exactly coincides with the thirty-four years that I have spent in Oxford. When I matriculated, Professor Max Muller, the editor of the series, was about to begin work on the first volume, which appeared while I was still an undergraduate. I lost no time in making his acquaintance, for it was the influence of one of his works that had stimulated me to begin under Pro...

Habeltt sua lata libelli-not only after they have been published, but sometimes even before they are printed. It was in the spring of 1894 that the late Professor Max Muller first suggested to me that I should compile a General Index of the names and subject-matter for the complete series of the Sacred Books of the East. Such an Index, he thought, would be a great help to all students of the Sacred Books of tile East, and of the greatest value for the study of the history of religions.

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Watermelon Credo

By: Wally Amos

Due to the success of my Watermelon Credo Post, I created this book. Each letter in the word WATERMELON is a chapter. The W in Watermelon stands for: Whatever you believe creates your reality. And this book is a perfect example.What began as a wall poster is now a book. In his latest and happiest work yet, Wally Amos spells out in heart-warming, well-chosen words how to fill your life with inspiration and fun. Renowned as a cookie man and motivational speaker, Wally draw...

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Two Essays by Kleist : On the Marionette Theatre and On the Assemb...

By: Andrew Thomas Jansen, Translator; Heinrich von Kleist

In these two essays, the German playwright Heinrich von Kleist explores how humanity's mental world fits into its physical one. On the Marionette Theatre weighs the role mental awareness plays in physical actions. On the Assembly of Thoughts while Talking searches for the extent that physical stimuli determine thoughts and ideas.

We see that in matter, in the organic world, as reflection becomes darker and weaker, grace always emerges brighter and stronger. —But, like how the intersection of two lines at the same side of a point, after a passage through the infinite, suddenly appears again at the other side, or like how the image in a concave mirror stretches endlessly away until it suddenly greets us again: so it stands, when knowledge has gone through infinity, it comes to grace again; so that ...

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Forgotten Love of Yesterday : The Rain of a Lonesome Heart: The Ra...

By: Jayita Bhattacharjee

The book is intended for healing after facing devastating losses in life. It is also a guiding light to self-help.

The Defining Loss The loss that glistens as waters in the eyes, those which gather and fall, each one commemorating something that is lost—Hope, Faith, Joy, Beauty. Years may be gone, and you will still find yourself reaching for them, to feel them in your arms. Gone—says the World, Gone—sa...

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Transcendental Ethics: Hyperintensional Foundations of Value Theory

By: Hasen Joseph Khudairi

This book concerns the modal and hyperintensional foundations of ethics. The book provides three metaphysical frameworks in which to examine the nature of ethical value, obligation, cognition, consciousness, and divinity. The first framework is an algebraic semantics, and provides support for the claim that truths about modality are metaphysically fundamental. The second framework is a multi-dimensional hyperintensional semantics, and is shown to provide a natural settin...

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Forms of Luminosity: Epistemic Modality, Mind, and Mathematics

By: Hasen Joseph Khudairi

This book concerns the foundations of epistemic modality. I examine the nature of epistemic modality, when the modal operator is interpreted as concerning both apriority and conceivability, as well as states of knowledge and belief. The book demonstrates how phenomenal consciousness and gradational possible-worlds models in Bayesian perceptual psychology relate to epistemic modal space. The book demonstrates, then, how epistemic modality relates to the computational theo...

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The Revolution of Everyday Life

By: Raoul Vaneigem

RaoulVaneigem TheRevolutionofEverydayLife 1963–1965 RetrievedonMay14,2009fromlibrary.nothingness.org theanarchistlibrary.org

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Light of Consciousness : : Revelation of divine essence

By: Jayita Bhattacharjee

This book describes the revealing of our inner light, how it reveals itself as we walk through the times, the moments, the lessons, the blessings that come along our way. They add such a myriad of colors to our path, some in softness, some others in stronger shades of vibrancy. Yet they do add wholeness to our lives, in which we find our way back to the inner sanctuary and eventually glimpse the light that is burning steadily inside.

Break open the heart in the light of universal compassion and let the waters flow. Let them mingle with the vastness of the ocean laden with mercy for all that is in a longing for it. Compassion when mingles with life becomes heavenly graceful, divinely blissful. We just have to behold the beauty of that showering, the blessings of that merciful rain. Fall in love with the ultimate divine, and existence will open its doors for you, unfolding all its mysteries. That...

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Sacred Sanctuary :: A flow of spiritual ecstasy

By: Jayita Bhattacharjee

Sacred sanctuary brings us closer to ourselves. Relentlessly, we are running to seek the gem of gems, the treasure of treasures, but the treasure lies so very much inside the sanctuary. Our soul is the very shrine, the shrine that we search elsewhere. In the meditative silence, do we glimpse that truth, do we taste that joy, flowing from the chalice of divine.

Let the constellation of our feelings and thoughts that surface with wonder and questions from the depths of our souls guide us to a path that awakens our ancient beliefs. Let the ears of our soul listen compassionately and with a sense of creation so as to shape and mold our beliefs into the ones which can reveal purity hued with every emotion, every aspect of our finer feelings. It can bring about a new meaning, a new vision, a new enlightened ground where all ca...

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Who am I? I am I - Ultimate Existential Reality Answer; Vedanta; G...

By: Ravi S. Iyer

iami1.wordpress.com blog book posts on: * Who am I? I am I. The Ultimate Answer to THE Existential Reality Question * Belief in God that is Compatible with Science * Contemporary (early 21st century) God and Science Conversation This is a PDF format e-book version with ISBN: 978-93-5311-652-1 specified in Verso page. ISBN has been allotted by isbn.gov.in . Paperback version of this book with ISBN: 978-93-5311-521-0, available for sale in India for Rs.159 + shi...

Some time ago I heard some group sing, “Love is the answer; Now, what was the question?” What a Mahavaakya (Great pithy statement)! Perhaps it is at the level of the Great Upanishadic Mahavaakyas like Thath Thwam Asi (You are That). "I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness." - Max Planck "Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery of nature. And that is because, in the last analysis, we ourselves are part of nature a...

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निवडक अप्रसिद्ध उपनिषदे : अमृतनादोपनिषद आदि १० उपनिषदे मूळ संस्कृत...

By: Dr. Nilesh N. Joshi

There 10 Upanishads which are translated into Marathi. The special thing is critical notes are included. This is so much helpful to readers of the philosophical text.

प्राणायामास्त्रयः प्रोक्ता रेचपूरककुम्भकाः ॥अमृतनादोपनिषत १० ॥ सव्याहृतिं सप्रणवां गायत्रीं शिरसा सह । त्रिः पठेदायतप्राणः प्राणायामः स उच्यते ॥ अमृतनादोपनिषत ११ ॥ त्रिसन्ध्यादौ स्नानमाचरेत् । आरुणिकोपनिषत् 2|| भगवत आदिपुरुषस्य नारायणस्य नामोच्चारणमात्रेण निर्धूतकलिर्भवतीति ॥कलिसन्तरणोपनिषत् १ ॥

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Succsex

By: RVM

It deals with success and sex. A powerful book by RVM

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Dewdrops of Compassion

By: Ms. Jayita Bhattacharjee

This book intends to discover the deeper philosophies of life from the nurturing of ones' own soul, to understand the authentic journey of the heart, how it lives richly and fully, how deep is the joy when lived from the heart, how rich is the wisdom of soul. It takes us to a broader understanding of what is needed to find the light of happiness as we go beyond what we see to what we feel at the solitary retreats of our hearts.

Walk with the grace of compassion, as its music is everlasting, echoing through the passages of time. Be the dancing soul of this universe.

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Sobre la Belleza : Ensayo literario: Ensayo literario

By: Valentino Valentino

Voy a escribir esta tarde fulgente y cálida sobre un ensayo intitulado “Para qué la Poesía”, el que, en su esencia escrita, me pareció bello, y que fue publicado no hace mucho por nuestro amigo Luis Sanz. En él hablaba sobre la expresión de la Belleza y el hecho poético. Lógicamente, no soy ningún sabio, ni docto ni siquiera un licenciado en “ciencias, letras y artes”, por lo que no estoy sujeto (gracias a Dios) a las reglas de la composición filosófica. Es decir que no ...

Voy a escribir esta tarde fulgente y cálida sobre un ensayo intitulado “Para qué la Poesía”, el que, en su esencia escrita, me pareció bello, y que fue publicado no hace mucho por nuestro amigo Luis Sanz. En él hablaba sobre la expresión de la Belleza y el hecho poético. Lógicamente, no soy ningún sabio, ni docto ni siquiera un licenciado en “ciencias, letras y artes”, por lo que no estoy sujeto (gracias a Dios) a las reglas de la composición filosófica. Es decir que no ...

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Messenger of Bliss: How Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Set Off to Heal the ...

By: Martin Zucker

A brief personal account, as related by one of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's closest associates, of the very early days of the Transcendental Meditation movement.

Maharishi’s real destination on leaving India was the United States. An American had heard one of his talks and urged him to go to America, that his teaching would really catch on there. Maharishi felt also that if he could popularize meditation in the most progressive and creative country on earth, it would surely accelerate expansion of the practice elsewhere in the world. But getting to America — or anywhere, for that matter — was solely determined by the degree of s...

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Finding Your True Passion : Whats Your Real Calling in Life?

By: Mrs. Poonam Mashru

"You cannot become rich or achieve any other kind of success in life if you don't have passion about what you are doing. Be it the simplest thing or the most sophisticated thing, you need passion in order to succeed." It can be so frustating when people advise you, "Just Follow your Passion!" Yeah, sure, you'd love to-if only you knew what your passion was. You're probably the kind of person who works hard, with commitement and persistence. When you know what you're...

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Bhagvad-Gita Treatise of Self-Help

By: BS Murthy

'Bhagavad-Gita is the most beautiful, perhaps the only true philosophical song existing in any known tongue' – so opined William von Humboldt, who wrote seven-hundred verses in its praise. In this modern rendition, the beauty of the Sanskrit slokas is reflected in the rhythmic flow of the English verse of poetic proportions even as the attendant philosophy of the song that is Bhagvad-Gita is captured in contemporary idiom for easy comprehension. It is a matter of con...

All about Life-Chapter 2 This character defining chapter of the Gita comprising 72 slokas, known assaankhya yoga, Realization through Knowledge, is regarded by many, as the peerless part of the great epic. Arjuna’s dilemma, meanwhile, turns into grief, as the horrific prospect of slaying Bhishma, his revered granduncle, and Drona, his venerated guru, sinks into his consciousness. Bogged down by sentiment, Arjuna appeals to Lord Krishna for guidance. The Lord’s response ...

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Les réalités de la 'réalité' - Première partie: l'intériorité comm...

By: Fritz Dufour

Ce livre est le premier d’une série qui examine les divers aspects de la réalité. Je l’intitule ‘L’intériorité comme point de départ’ parce que la réalité puise ses racines à partir de chacun de nous individuellement et indépendamment. Cela commence par notre intériorité avant d'évoluer vers ce que j'appellerais la réalité collective, c'est-à-dire un état universellement accepté dans lequel des groupes de personnes, des nations entières ou le monde entier croient. Cette ...

Si cette année était l'année 202018, ce qui signifie d'ici 200.000 ans et que j'écrivais sur la réalité, où commencerais-je? Quelle serait la base que j'utiliserais pour mes arguments? Serais-je encore capable de parler de philosophie, de psychologie, d'art, de mathématiques, de chimie, de physique et de mécanique quantique? Serais-je capable de parler du cerveau et de l'esprit de la même manière que je le fais aujourd'hui? Serais-je capable de spéculer sur la vie et la ...

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The Realities of 'Reality' - Part I: It All Starts from Within : W...

By: Fritz Dufour

This book is the first of a series that considers the many aspects of reality. I call it ‘It all starts from within’ because reality starts with each of us individually and independently. It starts from our inner self before evolving into what I would call the collective reality, meaning a generally agreed upon state in which groups of people, entire nations, or the whole world believe. That reality includes beliefs, cultures, ideologies, etc. As we change and adapt to o...

If this year was the year 202018, meaning 200,000 years from now and I was writing about reality, where would I begin? What would be the basis that I would use for my arguments? Would I still be able to talk about philosophy, psychology, art, mathematics, chemistry, physics and quantum mechanics? Would I be able to talk about the brain and the mind the same way I do today? Would I be able to speculate about life and death? Would these topics still be relevant in the gran...

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A Philosophical Reproach to Climate Change : A Tool to Teach Heat ...

By: Luisiana Xavier Cundin

Provides critical reproach to the cornerstone concept for Climate Change. Throughout history, the phenomenon of heat has caused much consternation for scientists, heat being more often misconstrued an object rather than energy, whose error is commonly seen among children attempting to grasp the concept of heat; once the misperception of heat being an object be made, the thinker is lead astray immediately, causing many derivative errors in thought. So is the case in that ...

It is indeed a rare occurrence to encounter so grave a philosophy as occasioned by Climate Change, especially, within our Science; but, to be afforded an opportunity, so fortuitous, to enable overturning accepted theory is even rarer still. If one should allay, if only momentarily, hysteria conjured up by those more dire prognostications of this rather dreary eschatology, one should find their intellect free to reckon with a rather foolish error. There, at the heart of t...

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