Free philosophy Kindle books for 02 Jun 18

The Golden Sayings of Epictetus

by Epictetus

The Golden Sayings of Epictetus is a modern selection from the writings of Epictetus, compiled and translated by Hastings Crossley. It contains more than 180 sayings of Epictetus on various topics.
Epictetus was a Greek Stoic philosopher. He taught that philosophy is a way of life and not just a theoretical discipline. To Epictetus, all external events are beyond our control and we should accept calmly and dispassionately whatever happens.

Leviathan: Ideas That Are External to the Human Mind, The Purpose of a Commonwealth, The Nature of a Christian Commonwealth, The Darkness of Ignorance as Opposed to the Light of True Knowledge

by Thomas Hobbes

Leviathan concerns the structure of society and legitimate government, and is regarded as one of the earliest and most influential examples of social contract theory.
Of Man
Of Sense
Of Imagination
Of the Consequence or Train of Imagination
Of Speech
Of Reason and Science
Of the Ends or Resolutions of Discourse
Of the Virtues Commonly Called Intellectual; and Their Contrary Defects
Of the Several Subject of Knowledge
Of Power, Worth, Dignity, Honour and Worthiness
Of the Difference of Manners
Of Religion
Of the First and Second Natural Laws, and of Contracts
Of Other Laws of Nature
Of Persons, Authors, and Things Personated
Of Commonwealth
Of the Causes, Generation, and Definition of a Commonwealth
Of the Rights of Sovereigns by Institution
Of Dominion Paternal and Despotical
Of the Liberty of Subjects
Of Systems Subject Political and Private
Of the Public Ministers of Sovereign Power
Of Counsel
Of Civil Laws
Of Crimes, Excuses, and Extenuations
Of Punishments and Rewards
Of the Office of the Sovereign Representative
Of the Kingdom of God by Nature
Of a Christian Commonwealth
Of the Principles of Christian Politics
Of the Signification in Scripture of Kingdom of God, of Holy, Sacred, and Sacrament
Of the Signification in Scripture of the Word Church
Of the Rights of the Kingdom of God, in Abraham, Moses, the High Priests, and the Kings of Judah
Of the Office of Our Blessed Saviour
Of Power Ecclesiastical
Of What Is Necessary for a Man’s Reception into the Kingdom of Heaven
Of the Kingdom of Darkness
Of Spiritual Darkness from Misinterpretation of Scripture
Of Demonology and Other Relics of the Religion of the Gentiles
Of Darkness from Vain Philosophy and Fabulous Traditions
Of the Benefit That Proceedeth from Such Darkness, and to Whom It Accrueth

Ontological Catastrophe: Žižek and the Paradoxical Metaphysics of German Idealism

by Joseph Carew

This book is an original investigation into Slavoj Žižek’s return to German Idealism in the wake of Lacanian psychoanalysis. As is well known, Žižek creates productive friction between these traditions by isolating their mutually compatible notions of the death drive, paving the way for Žižek’s highly original model of the subject. Joseph Carew systematizes the stark metaphysical consequences of Žižek’s account. If the emergence of the Symbolic out of the Real marks the advent of a completely self-enclosed structural system, then we must posit the absolute as a fragile not-all wrought by negativity and antagonism.

The Democracy of Objects

by Levi R. Bryant

Since Kant, philosophy has been obsessed with epistemological questions pertaining to the relationship between mind and world and human access to objects. In The Democracy of Objects, Bryant proposes that we break with this tradition and once again initiate the project of ontology as first philosophy. Drawing on the object-oriented ontology of Graham Harman, as well as the thought of Roy Bhaskar, Gilles Deleuze, Niklas Luhman, Aristotle, Jacques Lacan, Bruno Latour and the developmental systems theorists, Bryant develops a realist ontology that he calls “onticology”. This ontology argues that being is composed entirely of objects, properties, and relations such that subjects themselves are a variant of objects. Drawing on the work of the systems theorists and cyberneticians, Bryant argues that objects are dynamic systems that relate to the world under conditions of operational closure. In this way, he is able to integrate the most vital discoveries of the anti-realists within a realist ontology that does justice to both the material and cultural. Onticology proposes a flat ontology where objects of all sorts and at different scales equally exist without being reducible to other objects and where there are no transcendent entities such as eternal essences outside of dynamic interactions among objects.
Towards a Finally Subjectless Object
Grounds For a Realist Ontology
The Paradox of Substance
Virtual Proper Being
The Interior of Objects
Regimes of Attraction, Parts, and Structure
The Four Theses of Flat Ontology

MEDITATION FÃ?R ANFÃ?NGER: Erlerne mit transzendentaler Meditation die effektivste & einfachste Meditationstechnik: Wie Du mit 10 Min. am Tag Dein Leben … Deine innere Mitte findest (German Edition)

by Jonas Kuhn

Du willst meditieren lernen? Erlerne nicht irgendeine Meditation, erlerne die Meditation aller Meditationen. Die transzendentale Meditation. 

Der Wecker klingelt, du schleppst dich aus dem Bett ins Bad, putzt dir die Zähne, während du Klamotten für den Tag aussuchst, trinkst deinen Kaffee, während du die Zeitung liest und frühstückst auf dem Weg zur Arbeit. Dein Tag besteht aus klingelnden Telefonen, tausenden Menschenstimmen, Radioliedern, Verkehrslärm, nervigen Kunden und leichten Kopfschmerzen und am Abend rettest du dich in die Gemütlichkeit des Wohnzimmers und schaltest den Fernseher an, wo wieder Telefone klingeln und Menschen reden und der Wahnsinn der Welt weitergeht. Wir leben in einer Zeit, in der Stress für viele Menschen ein Dauerzustand ist, Medien den Verstand überfluten und Ruhe Luxus ist.

Erkennst Du dich wieder? Dann ist dieser Ratgeber Deine Lösung!

Was Dir dieses Buch bietet:

  • â??ï¸? Was ist Meditation?
  • â??ï¸? Wie Du Deine Lebensqualität radikal maximierst und zu Deiner inneren Ruhe findest.
  • â??ï¸? Das ABC des Meditierens
  • â??ï¸? Die wirkungsvollste Meditationstechnik mit den schnellsten Ergebnissen.
  • â??ï¸? Tausendfach praxiserprobt und wissenschaftlich anerkannt wird sie von Ã?rzten, Managern und Führungspersönlichkeiten genutzt.
  • â??ï¸? Die einfachste und effizenteste Form des Meditierens: Die transzendentale Meditation
  • â??ï¸? Die Schritt-für-Schritt-Anleitung: Die bestinvestierten 10 Minuten am Tag, die dein Leben garantiert verändern
  • â??ï¸? Negative Glaubenssätze, die Dich von Deinem Erfolg abhalten
  • â??ï¸? Dein Wegweiser für Glück, Zufriedenheit und Energie


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Thinking & Acting with a Compassionate Heart: Principles & Ideas that Unlock the Human Potential

by Illens Dort

Those thoughts are captivating and uplifting — great for families, educators, business leaders and every individual who wants to make a difference in the world â?¦. This wonderful book is both transformational and inter-generational. You will be delighted that you invested the time and energy to read this inspirational book.
Steven R. Shallenberger, Author of the National Best Selling, Becoming Your Best Global Leadership

Thanks to Illens Dort for giving voice to such uplifting messages! Too often we are bombarded with written word that is divisive, perpetuates hatred of oneself or others, or seeks only to entertain. This book of aphorisms celebrates wholesome living by providing memorable thoughts to ponder daily. Great leaders thoughtfully consider their interactions with others (adults or children), eagerly self-reflect, and gratefully share their sources of strength. Illens’ messages in this book reflect a commitment to lead in this way and provide a similar invitation to us all.
Stessie D. Zimmerman, MD

What is so amazing about Illens’ aphorisms is the ability for each one to resonate differently with each person depending on the phase of life and the world around them at the time. What resonates so strongly with me today might be completely different when I read this book again in 6 months or a year.
Danielle Norman, MBA Student and Mother of Two

To consume the words of Illens Dort in his new book of aphorisms is to step back in time to place of wisdom and essence, connecting spirit and resonance to modern day application in business and life. This book can very quickly change your life. Few have served so faithfully a life building community, and Illens’ shared gift in script with inspire every reader to live so profoundly.
Jason Hewlett, CSP, CPAE
Speaker Hall of Fame
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Philosophie de l’artifice (- contre – nature) Livre III: La révolution de l’artifice *** (French Edition)

by Aloïs Zorvën

Les structures, encadrant le pouvoir politique et permettant son exercice, ont besoin de richesses comme monnaie d’échange pour obtenir toutes sortes de biens et services nécessaires à leur survie, à leur développement, à leur pérennisation, et à l’accroissement de leur emprise territoriale, sociale et individuelle (Epsilon εʹ). Le progrès est à ce prix, et pour acquitter ce tarif, quoi de mieux que de maîtriser la fabrique de la valeur au sens le plus large possible (?).

L’avancement artificiel permet à l’humain d’acquérir des moyens de plus en plus efficaces pour dominer et s’approprier toujours plus sa propre nature et son environnement, jusqu’à la possibilité de faire un hara-kiri atomique sur un monde fait sien dans son ensemble (Ω). Tuer quelqu’un (r)est(e) le meilleur moyen de se l’approprier et de le contrôler définitivement, l’appropriation du monde par l’humain ne peut se régler définitivement que par la fin du monde – d’un monde et/ou de plusieurs – avec tout ce que cela implique d'(in)humain. C’est le feu d’artifice ultime qui guide la fin de transhumance du troupeau (post)humain de l’Orient naturel jusqu’à l’Occident de l’artifice.

La loi de l’offre et de la demande soumet les natures et les artifices des plus primaires aux plus novateurs, toujours, partout dans une altérité d’apparat permanente. Les besoins individuels et collectifs structurent le développement de l’artifice – plus ou moins – contre nature, et cela dans toutes ses dimensions – primaire, secondaire, abstraite, plus concrète etc. – (dé)faisant « Le Roman humain ».

Cet ouvrage s’inscrit dans le cadre philosophique de « L’artifice – contre – nature » publié en novembre 2017, et constitue le dernier Livre de la trilogie « Philosophie de l’artifice (- contre – nature) », publié en 2018.

Philosophie de l’artifice (- contre – nature) Livre I: La nature fondatrice * (French Edition)

by Aloïs Zorvën

Il était une fois un être vivant doté d’une intelligence croissante, d’une colonne vertébrale de plus en plus perpendiculaire au sol, d’une main plus habile que n’importe quelle autre espèce naturelle (Genèse) : l’homo (sp, habilis, rudolfensis, gautengensis, georgicus, ergaster, erectus, antecessor, rhodesiensis, heidelbergensis, naledi, floresiensis, neanderthalensis, Homme de Denisova, sapiens, sapiens sapiens (â?¦), puis transhumain, post humain (â?¦). Celui-ci est le point de départ d’une universalité humaine qui se construit, se déconstruit, et se reconstruit cycliquement, dans une lutte perpétuelle de l’artifice contre la nature, faisant progresser “Le Roman humain” de l’orient naturel jusqu’à l’occident de l’artifice ultime.

Cet homo(…) de par ses aptitudes en perpétuels développements a la capacité de dominer individuellement et socialement son milieu naturel, pour créer le sien, afin d’apaiser sa souffrance naturelle (Alpha αʹ). Ce milieu est un milieu artificiel qui grandit par l’humain, de ses mains, source de tous les artifices, pour l’humain, dans l’humain plus ou moins inhumain et face au milieu naturel.

L’humain s’élève progressivement au-dessus du règne naturel animal, et réunit ses semblables dans des regroupements marquant le début du règne de « l’humanité ». L’addition croissante des individus est une longue marche en avant de la rudimentaire communauté de sang la plus incestueuse, jusqu’à la société reconnue comme civilisée, et faisant plus ou moins civilisation (Bêta βʹ).

Cet ouvrage s’inscrit dans le cadre philosophique de “L’artifice – contre – nature” publié en novembre 2017.

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