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Cover for Plato’s Theaetetus

Plato’s Theaetetus

Perception, memory, truth, and knowledge all play major roles in this dialogue. What is remarkable about Plato’s treatment of those ideas is how contemporary are both the questions ...

Cover for Plato’s Symposium

Plato’s Symposium

The dramatic nature of Plato’s dialogues is delightfully evident in the "Symposium." The marriage between character and thought bursts forth as the guests gather at Agathon’s house ...

Cover for Plato’s Republic

Plato’s Republic

The "Republic" poses questions that endure: What is justice? What form of community fosters the best possible life for human beings? What is the nature and destiny of the soul? Wha ...

Cover for Plato’s Phaedrus

Plato’s Phaedrus

Plato’s dialogues frequently cover several topics and show their connection to each other. The "Phaedrus" is a model of that skill because of its seamless progression from examples ...

Cover for Plato’s Phaedo

Plato’s Phaedo

Socrates is in prison, sentenced to die when the sun sets. In this final conversation, he asks what will become of him once he drinks the poison prescribed for his execution. Socra ...

Cover for Plato’s Meno

Plato’s Meno

A dialogue between Socrates and Meno probes the subject of ethics. Can goodness be taught? If it can, then we should be able to find teachers capable of instructing others about wh ...

Cover for Plato’s Laches

Plato’s Laches

Laches, a general in the Athenian army, saw Socrates fight bravely in the battle of Delium. When he and Nicias, another general, are asked to explain the idea of courage, they are ...

Cover for Plato’s Ion

Plato’s Ion

Socrates questions Ion, an actor who just won a major prize, about his ability to interpret the epic poetry of Homer. How does an actor, a poet, or any other artist create? Is it b ...

Cover for Plato’s Greater Hippias

Plato’s Greater Hippias

Hippias of Elis travels throughout the Greek world practicing and teaching the art of making beautiful speeches. On a rare visit to Athens, he meets Socrates who questions him abou ...

Cover for Plato’s Gorgias

Plato’s Gorgias

Gorgias of Leontini, a famous teacher of rhetoric, has come to Athens to recruit students, promising to teach them how to become leaders in politics and business. A group has gathe ...

Cover for Plato’s Euthyphro

Plato’s Euthyphro

In Euthyphro, Socrates is on his way to the court where he must defend himself against serious charges brought by religious and political authorities. On the way, he meets Euthyphr ...

Cover for Plato’s Crito

Plato’s Crito

After Socrates is sentenced to death by the Athenian court, his friend Crito comes to the prison to help him escape and go to another country. Socrates responds by saying that he w ...

Cover for Plato’s Apology

Plato’s Apology

Socrates is on trial for his life. He is charged with impiety and corrupting young people. He presents his own defense, explaining why he has devoted his life to challenging the mo ...

Cover for Nietzsche’s The Birth of Tragedy: From the Spirit of Music

Nietzsche’s The Birth of Tragedy: From the Spirit of Music

"The Birth of Tragedy" stands alongside Aristotle’s "Poetics" as essential works for all who seek to understand poetry and its relationship to human life. In this, his first book, ...

Cover for Mill’s On Liberty

Mill’s On Liberty

John Stuart Mill’s "On Liberty" was first published in 1859. In the 21st century this text confirms Socrates’ claim that “it is only the life of true philosophy that scorns the lif ...

Cover for Lao Zi’s Dao De Jing

Lao Zi’s Dao De Jing

The "Dao De Jing" exists on the border between poetry and philosophy, embracing both mythos and logos. Its poetic form can stand alone, but it is enriched when its timeless ideas a ...

Cover for Hume’s Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion

Hume’s Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion

David Hume’s Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion had not yet been published when he died in 1776. Even though the manuscript was mostly written during the 1750s, it did not appea ...

Cover for Descartes’ Meditations on First Philosophy

Descartes’ Meditations on First Philosophy

René Descartes is often described as the first modern philosopher, but much of the content of his "Meditations on First Philosophy" can be found in the medieval period that had alr ...

Cover for Berkeley’s Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous

Berkeley’s Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous

Berkeley uses the Socratic mode of inquiry in "Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous" to question fundamental beliefs about knowledge and reality. These dialogues are between ...

Cover for Aristotle’s Poetics

Aristotle’s Poetics

Aristotle's Poetics is best known for its definition and analysis of tragedy and comedy, but it also applies to truth and beauty as they are manifested in the other arts. In our ag ...

Cover for Anderson’s Reality and the Arts

Anderson’s Reality and the Arts

Art is the creative manifestation of essences. In order to understand the relation between art and reality, we need a philosophical guide. The best way to comprehend how the creati ...

Cover for An Introduction to Metaphysics

An Introduction to Metaphysics

The basic principles that Bergson articulates, especially his way of thinking about reality as a dynamic process and his view of human beings as creative and evolving, should be he ...

Cover for Agorafobi. Bli fri från obehag på vissa platser eller i vissa situationer

Agorafobi. Bli fri från obehag på vissa platser eller i vissa situationer

Ljudboken har producerats i samråd med  leg. läkare, som dessutom är psykiater och leg. psykoterapeut.Söker du efter anledningar att slippa lämna hemmet på grund av de obehagskänsl ...

Cover for Arendt : om kärlek och ondska

Arendt : om kärlek och ondska

Vad kan vi lära av Hannah Arendt? Jo, att älska världen så mycket att vi tror att förändring är möjlig. Filosofen Hannah Arendts liv spänner över ett avgörande kapitel i västvärld ...

Cover for Social Fobi. Lär dig hantera rädslor och social ångest på ett nytt sätt.

Social Fobi. Lär dig hantera rädslor och social ångest på ett nytt sätt.

Kalla det rädsla, kalla det social fobi eller kalla det social ångest. Namnet är inte viktigt för ditt inre, men du vill inte bli granskad av rädsla för att göra bort dig. Rädslan ...