Books in category Philosophy – Essays

  • Nature

    Nature
    Ralph Emerson

    Originally published anonymously, Nature was the first modern essay to recommend the appreciation of the outdoors as an all-encompassing positive force.

  • Race Matters

    Race Matters
    Cornel West

    Now more than ever, Race Matters is a book for all Americans, as it helps us to build a genuine multiracial democracy in the new millennium. From the Hardcover edition.

  • Maxims

    Maxims
    Le Duc De

    These maxims, of the French Duc, remain one of the best books of its kind, and have been translated into many languages, and frequently into English.

  • An Introduction to Political Philosophy

    An Introduction to Political Philosophy
    Leo Strauss, Hilail Gildin

    A reissue of the 1975 edition, with four added essays, this collection offers a clear introduction to Strauss' views regarding the nature of political philosophy, its chief contemporary antagonists, its classical forms, and its modern …

  • A Treatise of Human Nature

    A Treatise of Human Nature
    David Hume

    This enormously influential work employs Locke's empiric principles to construct a theory of knowledge from which to evaluate metaphysical ideas.

  • Sobre a vontade na natureza

    Sobre a vontade na natureza
    Arthur Schopenhauer

    Em Sobre a vontade na natureza (1836), texto que o próprio autor considerava o “complemento essencial” à sua metafísica, ele percorre o vasto campo das ciências da natureza para mostrar como a sua filosofia pode dar um sentido às …

  • Perdonen las molestias

    Perdonen las molestias
    Fernando Savater

    Desde el asesinato de Miguel Ángel Blanco hasta nuestros días, reúne los artículos -a la vez combativos y explicativos- publicados por Fernando Savater sobre el terrorismo nacionalista en el País Vasco, así como el debate polémico de …

  • Introduzione a Darwin

    Introduzione a Darwin
    Telmo Pievani

    Il tutto in un uomo solo, che forse non cercava tanto».Telmo Pievani racconta l'affascinante e rocambolesca vita dello scienziato che con la sua teoria dell'evoluzione per selezione naturale ha cambiato per sempre la nostra concezione del …

  • The Usefulness of the Useless

    The Usefulness of the Useless
    Nuccio Ordine

    Also included is Abraham Flexner’s 1939 essay “The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge,” which originally prompted Ordine to write this book.

  • Bellezza Verit e Eros

    Bellezza, Verità e Eros
    Wilhelm Schmid

    Seguendo l’itinerario tracciato da Foucault in Storia della sessualità, lavoro che ha occupato l’ultima parte della sua vita, e attraverso un’attenta lettura del Simposio platonico, Wilhelm Schmid recupera quella riflessione che è …

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