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The Philosophy Books.

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  • Mortimer J. Adler's works including, Six Great Ideas and Ten Philosophical Mistakes; both out in soft cover by Collier/Macmillan. Adler is a contemporary writer who gives "A vigorous, sane alternative to both academic murk and popular pseudo-philosophies." The Six Great Ideas, according to Adler, are: Truth, Goodness, Beauty, Liberty, Equality, Justice. With his Mistakes, Adler outlines what he believes to be the "Basic Errors in Modern Thought - How They Came About, Their Consequences, and How to Avoid Them."
  • Henry Alphern's An Outline History of Philosophy: this book is well drawn and was very helpful to me as I went about sorting out the philosophies of: Aquinas, Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Bacon, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, Kant, Hegel & Schopenhauer. (Forum House, 1969.)
  • Aquinas' Essays. The text I have is contained in "Nature and Grace; Selections from the Summa Theologica; trs. A. M. Fairweather, a lecturer in philosophy, University of Edinburgh; (SCM Press, vol. XI of The Library of Christian Classics, 1954).

  • Bacon's Essays Francis Bacon.
  • Bacon, The Hidden Lives Shakespeare & ... and their Business Connection; with some Revelations of Shakespeare's Early Struggles 1587-1592 by W. G. Thorpe, of the Middle Temple.
  • Bacon (Francis) - The Temper of the Man by Catherine Drinker Bowen (Boston: Little Brown & Co., 1963).

  • Critique of Pure Reason (1781) by Immanuel Kant.

  • Human Knowledge, Principles of ... by George Berkeley.
  • Human Nature, A Treatise of (1734-5) by David Hume: § This was Hume's first work and it was not well received (Oxford University Press, 1946).
  • Human Understanding, An Enquiry Concerning (1748) by David Hume: § This was Hume's simplified version of his first work, A Treatise of Human Nature; it was Human Understanding that became the more popular of the two; (Buffalo, N.Y.: Prometheus, 1988).
  • Human Understanding, An Essay Concerning ... by John Locke.
  • Ideas, Six Great ... by Mortimer J. Adler.

  • New Atlantis (1627) by Francis Bacon (New York: The Harvard Classics, Collier).
  • Novum Organum (1620) by Francis Bacon.

  • Open Society and Its Enemies (1945) by Popper: § The guiding public policy put forward by Popper in this grand work of his, is this: "Minimize avoidable suffering," this in contradistinction to the Utilitarian maxim, "Maximize happiness." (Princeton University Press, 1971) 2 vols., 361/420 pp.; SC.

  • The Problems of Philosophy (1912) and A History of Western Philosophy by the nobel prize winning author Bertrand Russell. My copy of Problems is a 98 page soft cover (Oxford University Press, 1973). My copy of History is another softcover, a rather thick one at 842 pages (London: Allen & Unwin, 1988). Incidently, Allen & Unwin have included a list of Russell's works, by year, at the front of the book.

    Story (The) of Philosophy (1944) by
    Will Durant: § The Lives and Opinions of the Greater Philosophers (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1927, 22nd Printing) pp. 589.
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