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Studies and exercises in Formal Logic by John Neville Keynes

Studies and exercises in Formal Logic was written in 1884 by the university lecturer in Moral Science at Cambridge, John Neville Keynes. If his name is familiar it might because he was the father of the economist John Maynard Keynes who wrote The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money. The book is extremely demanding […]

Selected works by Bertrand Russell

Selected works by Bertrand Russell is a number of the most important work by Bertrand Russell. I have also included some books about the author. Russell was a genius who worked in a range of academic fields. He was a social activist, wrote essays, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in […]

Selected works by Martin Heidegger

Selected works by Martin Heidegger. Heidegger (1889 – 1976) was a German philosopher widely recognized as one of the most original and important philosophers of the twentieth century and at the same time one of the most controversial. He is considered as the father of existentialism and his thinking has contributed to fields as diverse […]

Capital – A Critique of Political Economy by Karl Marx – The complete work in four PDF volumes

Capital – A Critique of Political Economy, also knows as ‘Das Kapital’ – the original German title, by Karl Marx, is probably the most well-known philosophical treatise on politics and economy. Marx was a brilliant economic thinker and I personally often recall his quote ‘If you need something you can’t produce, you must produce something […]

Bodhinyana by Ven. Ajahn Chah

‘Bodhinyana’ was the first collection of talks by Ven. Ajahn Chah to be translated and published by his Western students. Although Ajahn Chah passed away in 1992, the training which he established is still carried on at the Wat Pah Pong monastery in Thailand and its branches. The training usually consists of group meditation twice […]

Zen Anarchy

Zen Anarchy by Max Cafard. What is the Sound of One hand making a Clenched Fist? Zen is the strictest and most super-orthodox form of Buddhism — and at the same time the most iconoclastic, revolutionary and anarchistic one. The roots of Zen go back to the beginnings of the Buddhist tradition — not to […]

Gods of the North

Gods of the North is about the mythology of the Vikings, Angels, Saxons and Jutes and how it has shaped cultures, languages and later religions. The author Brian Branston states that a myth is like a dream; a direct expression of the unconscious mind, and the events of a myth, its characters and symbols are […]

Consciousness Studies

Consciousness Studies – a Wikibook. It is often said that consciousness cannot be defined. This is not true; philosophers have defined it in its own terms for centuries. Consciousness can be described in terms of two principal components: firstly phenomenal consciousness which consists of our experience with things laid out in space and time, sensations, emotions, thoughts, […]

History of Greek Philosophy VOL I-II

History of Greek Philosophy is an immense work in two volumes about ancient Greek philosophy. It (Philosophie der Griechen) was written in German by Dr. E. Zeller a professor at the University of Berlin, this is the English translation published in England in 1881. The work is one of the most successful and ambitious attempts […]

The Free Soul

The Free Soul is another free e-book from Wayne Wirs, published here on his request. The free spiritual e-book is a shorter version, 82 pages, of his other work Mystical Oneness and the Nine Aspects of Being. The book deals with enlightenment and its requirements, with the hard work and the carefree attitude needed. It […]

Sanmati Tarka or The Logic of the True Doctrine

Sanmati Tarka or The Logic of the True Doctrine is classic philosophical work on logic.  It was originally written by Siddhasēna Divākara in Sanskrit, then translated to Gujarati and to English. Siddhasēna Divākara was a fifth century CE monk, who was also known “Lamp-maker”, because of his great works on philosophy and epistemology in the early […]

Vaimanika Shastra

Vaimanika Shastra is a very strange illustrated book about ancient flying machines from Hindu India. While everything seems to be debunked and even the author admits that the entire content is based upon visions, the content is widely used to ignite theories about a golden ancient era in India where people build flying machines. The […]

Bhagvad Gita Treatise of self-help

Bhagvad Gita Treatise of self-help was recently suggested to my the author Mr. BS Murthy, who was so kind to offer it for free download here on holybooks.com. From his letter: “If one reads the otherwise peerless philosophical text with logically, as I did, then it would be apparent that 110 out of the 700+ 0 […]

Nicene and post-Nicene fathers of the Christian church

Nicene and post-Nicene fathers of the Christian church is an immense work in 14 volumes of early Christian writings. It complements the series on the Ante-Nicene Fathers, we also have here on holybooks.com. Together the writings outline the progress of Christianity through the life and works of the very early Christian scholars and thinkers that […]

Brihadaranyaka Upanishad

Brihadaranyaka Upanishad is one of the oldest Upanishads, it is estimated that it was compiled about 2.700 years ago from much older, now lost, material . Brihadaranyaka Upanishad means “Upanishad of the great forests” and it centers around the fundamentals of the Atman, Soul or Self. It is in the Brihadaranyaka we first see the […]

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