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Living as a Philosopher: A Short Guide to Philosophy for the Philosophically Illiterate

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Politics Book 1, part XI

The Politics is one of the most influential texts in the history of political thought, and it raises issues which still confront anyone who wants to think seriously about the ways in which human societies are organized and governed. By examining the way societies are run–from households to city states–Aristotle establishes how successful constitutions can best be initiated and upheld.

A Rulebook for Arguments by Anthony Weston

From academic writing to personal and public discourse, the need for good arguments and better ways of arguing is greater than ever before.
This timely fifth edition of A Rulebook for Arguments sharpens an already-classic text, adding updated examples and a new chapter on public debates that provides rules for the etiquette and ethics of sound public dialogue as well as clear and sound thinking in general.

The Art of the Argument: Western Civilization’s Last Stand by Stefan Molyneux

‘The Art of the Argument’ shocks the dying art of rational debate back to life, giving you the essential tools you need to fight the escalating sophistry, falsehoods and vicious personal attacks that have displaced intelligent conversations throughout the world. At a time when we need reasonable and empirical discussions more desperately than ever, ‘The Art of the Argument’ smashes through the brain-eating fogs of sophistry and mental manipulation, illuminating a path to benevolent power for all who wish to take it.

Plato’s Euthyphro

The second edition of Five Dialogues presents G. M. A. Grube’s distinguished translations, as revised by John Cooper for Plato, Complete Works. A number of new or expanded footnotes are also included along with an updated bibliography.

The Anti-Christ by Friedrich Nietzsche

Here is Friedrich Nietzsche’s great masterpiece The Anti-Christ, wherein Nietzsche attacks Christianity as a blight on humanity. This classic is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand Nietzsche and his place within the history of philosophy. “We should not deck out and embellish Christianity: it has waged a war to the death against this higher type of man, it has put all the deepest instincts of this type under its ban, it has developed its concept of evil, of the Evil One himself, out of these instincts-the strong man as the typical reprobate, the ‘outcast among men.’

A Treatise on Human Nature by David Hume

Fear and Trembling by Soren Kierkegaard

The infamous and controversial work that made a lasting impression on both modern Protestant theology and existentialist philosophers such as Sartre and Camus

Letter to Anwei: An Explanation of Human Identity and Transgenerational Ethics by C.B. Robertson

In his first book, In Defense of Hatred, Robertson redefined how we think about hate. Now, in Letter to Anwei, he challenges the way we understand the human animal. Tackling the relationships between identity, death, experience, and justice, Robertson explores how we can live authentic lives in a society that morally separates us from the history and inner nature that truly make us who we are.

In Defense of Hatred by C.B. Robertson

In this book, Robertson defends the morality of the emotion called “hatred,” which has been defined as an intrinsically evil motivation and emotion over the last century.
In Defense of Hatred argues that hatred is intrinsically and inextricably bound up with love, and that the eradication of one eventually means the erasure of the other.

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