Wonder is the feeling of the philosopher, and philosophy begins in wonder

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde

The Picture of Dorian Gray begins on a beautiful summer day in Victorian England, where Lord Henry Wotton, an opinionated man, is observing the sensitive artist Basil Hallward painting the portrait of Dorian Gray, a handsome young man who is Basil's...

The Analects


also known as the Analects of Confucius, is an ancient Chinese book composed of a large collection of sayings and ideas attributed to the Chinese philosopher Confucius and his contemporaries, traditionally believed to have been compiled and written b...

Political Ideas

Bertrand Russell

'political ideals' was published after World War One upheaval. It is, in many ways, a declaration of Russell 's values, a declaration of ideas that shaped his thought on the big events of the 20th century. In this context , it is important for any st...

The Constitution

The Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the United States of America. The Constitution, originally comprising seven articles, delineates the national frame of government.      

Anarchism and Other Writings

Emma Goldman

The essays outline Goldman's anarchist views on a number of subjects, most notably the oppression of women and perceived shortcomings of first wave feminism, but also prisons, political violence, sexuality, religion, nationalism and art theory. Hippo...

The Condition of the Working Class in England

Friedrich Engels

The Condition of the Working Class in England is an 1845 book by the German philosopher Friedrich Engels, a study of the industrial working class in Victorian England. Engels' first book, it was originally written in German as Die Lage der arbeitende...

Philosophy and Religion

Hastings Rashdall

This work has been chosen as culturally significant by historians, and is part of the knowledge base of society as we know it. From the original artifact, this experiment was copied and remains as accurate as possible to the original experiment. You...

Auguste Comte and Positivism

John Stuart Mill

In the late 19th century, John Stuart Mill, one of the leading figures in Western philosophical thought, proposed examinations in civil rights, personal and social rights and obligations, and the achievement of individual pleasure that continue to in...

An Introduction to Philosphy

George Stuart Fullerton

The gift book has been made as clean and easy as possible- that no useless problems can be positioned withinside the route of folks that input upon the thorny street of philosophical reflection.    

The Analysis of Mind

Bertrand Russell

Philosopher, mathematician and social critic, Bertrand Russell was granted the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1950. Within The Examination of Intellect, one of his most compelling and energizing books, Russell presents an interesting compromise of the...