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UNTIMELY CONSIDERATIONS

UNTIMELY CONSIDERATIONS

David Strauss – Writer and Confessor; On the Use and Abuse of History for Life; Schopenhauer as Educator; and Richard Wagner at Bayreuth

By Friedrich Nietzsche • Read by Michael Lunts
Untimely Considerations contain four essays: David Strauss – Writer and Confessor; On the Use and Abuse of History for Life; Schopenhauer as Educator; and Richard Wagner at Bayreuth.

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TROILUS AND CRESSIDA

TROILUS AND CRESSIDA
by Geoffrey Chaucer • Read by Jonathan Keeble
Considered one of Chaucer’s finest poems, second only to The Canterbury Tales in richness and depth, Troilus and Cressida is a tragic love story set against the background of the siege of Troy by the Greeks. Written in the 1380s, it presents Troilus, son of Priam and younger brother of Hector as a Trojan warrior of renown who sees, and falls deeply in love with the beautiful Cressida.

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THE CONQUEST OF BREAD

THE CONQUEST OF BREAD
By Pyotr Kropotkin • Read by Peter Kenny
Pyotr Alexeyevich Kropotkin (1842-1921) was the leading – and the most widely admired – Anarchist Communist in the last decades of the 19th century and the first decades of the 20th.

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PHILOSOPHY OF MIND

PHILOSOPHY OF MIND
By Georg Wilhelm Hegel • Read by Peter Wickham
Philosophy of Mind is the third and final part of the Encyclopaedia of the Philosophical Sciences, the collection in which Hegel (1730-1831) offered an overview of his life’s work. Though originally written in 1817, he revised it in 1830, thus providing a finished form the year before his death.

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ON THE PRINCIPLES OF POLITICAL ECONOMY AND TAXATION

ON THE PRINCIPLES OF POLITICAL ECONOMY AND TAXATION
By David Ricardo • Read by Matthew Lloyd Davies
The works of the English political economist David Ricardo (1772-1823), and particularly his most important work, The Principles of Political Economy and Taxation, lie at the heart of the laissez-faire school of economics, preceded by Adam Smith and followed by John Stuart Mill.

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ON THE FOURFOLD ROOT OF THE PRINCIPLE OF SUFFICIENT REASON

ON THE FOURFOLD ROOT OF THE PRINCIPLE OF SUFFICIENT REASON
By Arthur Schopenhauer • Read by Leighton Pugh
There is a cause, or a reason, behind everything that happens. This is the fundamental view behind the classical proposition, ’The Principle of Sufficient Reason’, which, in 1813, Schopenhauer chose as his subject for further examination in his doctoral dissertation On the Fourfold Root of the Principle of Sufficient Reason.

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NICOMACHEAN ETHICS AND EUDEMIAN ETHICS

NICOMACHEAN ETHICS AND EUDEMIAN ETHICS
By Aristotle • Read by Andrew Cullum
Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics and Eudemian Ethics represent, in many ways, the Western classical springboard for the systematic study and implementation of ethics, the optimum behaviour of the individual.

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MORALIA VOLUME 1 26 Ethical Essays

MORALIA VOLUME 1

26 Ethical Essays

By Plutarch • Read by Matthew Lloyd Davies
Though best known now for his collection of lively and vivid Parallel Lives from ancient Greece and Rome, Plutarch (c46 C.D – 120 C.E)  was, for centuries, more respected for his Moralia, a remarkable and wide-ranging collection of essays and speeches.

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ORGANON

ORGANON
By Aristotle • Read by Peter Noble
Aristotle’s Organon comprises six key essays on logic, initially collected by Theophrastus, his successor as head of the Peripatetic school, and given its final form by Andronicus, some three centuries later.

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THE ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES OF THE PEACE

THE ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES OF THE PEACE
by John Maynard Keynes • Read by Jonathan Keeble
The Economic Consequences of the Peace (1919) was one of the most important documents to come out of World War 1 – specifically the period of the Armistice and the subsequent settlement negotiations. And, a century on, it remains of particular relevance to our times – an uncompromising and forthright analysis of how international diplomacy can be suffused by personalities, prejudices, personal ambition and outright, uncontrolled feelings of revenge.

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