Products in Dover Philosophical Classics
by Blaise Pascal
Pascal's ambitious apologia for Christianity was curtailed by his untimely death. Fragments published posthumously in 1670 as Pensées remain a vital part of religious and philosophical literature.
|The Phenomenology of Mind |
by G. W. F. Hegel, J. B. Baillie
Remarkable for its breadth and profundity, this influential survey of the evolution of consciousness defied the traditional epistemological distinction of objective from subjective.
|The Philosophy of History |
by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, J. Sibree, C. J. Friedrich, Charles Hegel
One of the great classics of Western thought develops concept that history is not chance but a rational process, operating according to the laws of evolution, and embodying the spirit of freedom.
|Philosophy of Right |
by G. W. F. Hegel, S. W. Dyde
Hegel's 1821 classic offers a comprehensive view of his influential system, in which he applies his most important concept the dialectics — to law, rights, morality, the family, economics, and the state.
by William James
Noted psychologist and philosopher develops his own brand of pragmatism, based on theories of C. S. Peirce. Emphasis on "radical empiricism," versus the transcendental and rationalist tradition.
|Principia Ethica |
by G. E. Moore
This volume revolutionized philosophy and forever altered the direction of ethical studies. It clarifies some of moral philosophy's most common confusions, redefines the science's terms, and offers compelling arguments.
|A Theologico-Political Treatise and A Political Treatise |
by Benedict de Spinoza, R. H. M. Elwes, Francesco Cordasco
2 important works by one of philosophy's most original and penetrating thinkers: an eloquent plea for religious liberty, and polemic on government founded on common consent.
|A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge |
by George Berkeley, Thomas J. McCormack
Originally published in 1710, this landmark of Western philosophy introduced the revolutionary concept of immaterialism. Assailing Locke's theory of abstract ideas, Berkeley relates his position to 18th-century scientific thought and traditional religious doctrine.
|A Treatise of Human Nature |
by David Hume
This enormously influential work employs Locke's empiric principles to construct a theory of knowledge from which to evaluate metaphysical ideas. Numerous thought-provoking considerations of issues include causation, existence, freedom and necessity, and morality.
|Twilight of the Idols and The Antichrist |
by Friedrich Nietzsche, Thomas Common
These 2 polemics blaze with provocative, inflammatory rhetoric. Nietzsche's "grand declaration of war," Twilight of the Idols examines what we worship and why. The Antichrist denounces organized religion as a whole.