Free philosophy Kindle books for 06 Nov 18

Enchiridion: Including The Discourses of Epictetus & Fragments

by Arrian Epictetus

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The Enchiridion or Manual of Epictetus is a short manual of Stoic ethical advice compiled by Arrian, a 2nd-century disciple of the Greek philosopher Epictetus. Although the content is similar to the Discourses of Epictetus, it is not a summary of the Discourses but rather a compilation of practical precepts. Eschewing metaphysics, Arrian focused his attention on Epictetus’s work applying philosophy in daily life.The Discourses of Epictetus are a series of extracts of the teachings of the Stoic philosopher Epictetus written down by Arrian c. 108 AD. There were originally eight books, but only four now remain in their entirety, along with a few fragments of the others.



The Varieties of Religious Experience (Complete Edition)

by William James

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The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature is a book by Harvard University psychologist and philosopher William James. It comprises his edited Gifford Lectures on natural theology, which were delivered at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland in 1901 and 1902. The lectures concerned the nature of religion and the neglect of science in the academic study of religion.



Life the Universe and Edinburgh: Myths and Legends from an Angry Native

by G. Finlay Sonsmith

History, culture, truths and made up stuff.
I once met an angry native in a pub in Edinburgh.
The conversation flowed, and, many notes were taken, resulting in an interesting story that joined up all the dots to create a History of the Scottish People, and indeed the whole world.
Is it possible to extrapolate geo-planetary social and political assertions and encapsulate the entire story of a nation based on a sample geographic area of less than twenty square miles?
Yes, you can, NASA has done this with their Mars Rovers.
Also, one only needs to draw a parallel with another man thirteen hundred years ago in another small town not that far from Edinburgh.
The Venerable Bede lived in Jarrow, near Newcastle, and in his entire life never went further than the edge of his garden, more or less, yet, he produced a book proclaiming the History of the English People.
His mighty tome subsequently became a primary source for academics and spawned entire university departments, and careers.
Who knows, maybe this opus minimus, conjured from the mind of a Vernacular Bloke, might do the



The Basic Writings of Josiah Royce, Volume I: Culture, Philosophy, and Religion (American Philosophy Book 17)

Now back in print, and in paperback, these two classic volumes illustrate the scope and quality of Royce’s thought, providing the most comprehensive selection of his writings currently available. They offer a detailed presentation of the viable relationship Royce forged between the local experience of community and the demands of a philosophical and scientific vision of the human situation. The selections reprinted here are basic to any understanding of Royce’s thought and its pressing relevance
to contemporary cultural, moral, and religious issues.



The Gleam of Light: Moral Perfectionism and Education in Dewey and Emerson (American Philosophy Book 16)

by Naoko Saito

In the name of efficiency, the practice of education has come to be dominated by neoliberal ideology and procedures of standardization and quantification. Such attempts to make all aspects of practice transparent and subject to systematic accounting lack sensitivity to the invisible and the silent, to something in the human condition that cannot readily be expressed in an either-or form. Seeking alternatives to such trends, Saito reads Dewey’s idea of progressive education through the lens of Emersonian moral perfectionism (to borrow a term coined by Stanley Cavell). She elucidates a spiritual and aesthetic dimension to Dewey’s notion of growth, one considerably richer than what Dewey alone presents in his typically scientific terminology.



Conversion in American Philosophy: Exploring the Practice of Transformation

by Roger Ward

In this fresh, provocative account of the American philosophical tradition, Roger Ward explores the work of key thinkers through an innovative and counterintuitive lens: religious conversion. From Jonathan Edwards to Cornel West, Ward threads the history of American thought into an extended, multivalent encounter with the religious experience. Looking at Dewey, James, Peirce, Rorty, Corrington, and other thinkers, Ward demonstrates that religious themes have deeply influenced the development of American philosophy.

This innovative reading of the American philosophical tradition will be welcomed not only by philosophers, but also by historians and other students of America’s religious, intellectual, and cultural legacy.



The Basic Writings of Josiah Royce, Volume II: Logic, Loyalty, and Community (American Philosophy Book 17)

Now back in print, and in paperback, these two classic volumes illustrate the scope and quality of Royce’s thought, providing the most comprehensive selection of his writings currently available. They offer a detailed presentation of the viable relationship Royce forged between the local experience of community and the demands of a philosophical and scientific vision of the human situation. The selections reprinted here are basic to any understanding of Royce’s thought and its pressing relevance
to contemporary cultural, moral, and religious issues.



Philosophy Americana: Making Philosophy at Home in American Culture (American Philosophy Book 18)

by Douglas R. Anderson

In this engaging book, Douglas Anderson begins with the assumption that philosophyâ??the Greek love of wisdomâ??is alive and well in American culture. At the same time, professional philosophy remains relatively invisible.

Anderson traverses American life to find places in the wider culture where professional philosophy in the distinctively American tradition can strike up a conversation. How might American philosophers talk to us about our religious experience, or political engagement, or literatureâ??or even, popular music?

Anderson’s second aim is to find places where philosophy happens in nonprofessional guisesâ??cultural places such as country music, rock’n roll, and Beat literature. He not only enlarges the tradition of American philosophers such as John Dewey and William James by examining lesser-known figures such as Henry Bugbee and Thomas Davidson, but finds the theme and ideas of American philosophy in some unexpected places, such as the music of Hank Williams, Tammy Wynette, and Bruce Springsteen, and the writings
of Jack Kerouac.

The idea of “philosophy Americana” trades on the emergent genre of “music Americana,” rooted in traditional themes and styles yet engaging our present experiences. The music is “popular” but not thoroughly driven by economic considerations, and Anderson seeks out an analogous role for philosophical practice, where philosophy and popular culture are co-adventurers in the life of ideas. Philosophy Americana takes seriously Emerson’s quest for the extraordinary in the ordinary and James’s belief that popular philosophy can still be philosophy.



The Mystery of ESPRIT DESSIN: Original Path of LIfe (Japanese New Art; Esprit Drawing Book 7)

by Young Miki

â?¡What is Esprit Dessin?

Express your world of inner thoughts through Esprit Dessin – a sensational, Japanese new form of art.

â?¡Book Description

The Japanese maple has the genetic function to survive in nature. It utilizes all its potential to grow. During warm seasons, the trunk tries to reach toward the sky, the branches stretch in all directions, and the roots extend deep into the soil. In cold seasons, the tree lets go of the leaves, quietly enduring the severe weather.
It lives along the passage of seasons, fully accepting what is available, never pursuing any excess. There is the strength of life in it, unpretending, natural, and diligent in reaching abundance over a span of time.
The maple tree can keep growing in the harsh environment, because it follows the built-in function and appropriately adapts to the changes of conditions from time to time.
We can learn from the example of the maple – drawing full potentials out, adjusting to the environment, reinforce the weakness, further the strength, and develop our own styles.

Just like a maple tree that follows the innate function to grow the trunk, branches, leaves, roots and flowers, humans need to operate the sound regulating system in the heart, while cultivating the potentials of each Mind Function.
Six Mind Functions have the most critical attributes in the earthly life. With the multi functions fully at work, you will be able to feel united with your family, friends, society, home town, nature and the universe. You will be making good adjustments to the changing environment as well.
Then, you will be like the tree that deepens the root, outreaches with branches, brim with leaves, and in time blooms in splendor.

â?¡About the Author

Young Miki
Born in Sapporo City, Hokkaido, Japan.

Graduated from California State University in business accounting.
He majored in accounting as well as studying psychology, philosophy and art.
Attended Beijing College of Foreign Languages for a year.

Worked in the International Investigation Center in Tokyo and Foreign Affairs Division at the Hokkaido Police Headquarters.
Participated in the National Police Arresting Skill Competition.
Attained the Second level in Kendo, Second level in Judo, and an entry level in Shorinji-Kempo.

Working as a police, he studied criminal psychology and deepened the understanding of human psychology through criminal investigations and information gathering.

He later became independent and created an art style, Esprit Drawing as a culmination of all his knowledge and experience. Working daily on Esprit drawings, Young has refined its theory and techniques. He has established Goldy Co., Ltd. to teach and spread Esprit Drawing and wrote The Mystery of ESPRIT DESSIN.



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