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  • Meditations

    A New Translation

    by Marcus Aurelius and 1 more

    Nearly two thousand years after it was written, Meditations remains profoundly relevant for anyone seeking to lead a meaningful life.Few ancient works have been as influential as the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, philosopher and emperor of Rome (A.D. 161–180). A series of spiritual exercises filled with wisdom, practical guidance, and profound understanding of human behavior, it remains one of ... Read more

    $13.52 AUD

  • On the Shortness of Life

    by Seneca

    Timeless advice on the art of living well, from the celebrated Penguin Great Ideas seriesThe writings of the ancient Roman philosopher Seneca offer powerful insights into stoicism, morality and the importance of reason, and continue to provide profound guidance to many through their eloquence, lucidity and wisdom.Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD

  • Bhagavad-gita As It Is

    by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

    The largest-selling edition of the Gita in the Western world, Bhagavad-gita As It Is is more than a book. It is alive with knowledge and devotion; thus it has the power to change your life for the better.  Bhagavad-gita is knowledge of five basic truths and the relationship of each truth to the other: These five truths are Krishna, or God, the individual soul, the material world, action in this ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD

  • Letters From A Stoic

    All Three Volumes

    by Seneca

    Like the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, Seneca’s Letters are a treasure of practical wisdom on how to live and enjoy life. The focus is on living a simple, stress-free life through the use of rationalism. The letters provide practical steps for people to deal with the human suffering that comes with life’s problems. Topics featured range from discussions on the shortness of life and anger to ... Read more

    $15.34 AUD

  • The History of Philosophy

    by A. C. Grayling

    'A cerebrally enjoyable survey, written with great clarity and touches of wit . . . The non-western section throws up some fascinating revelations'Sunday TimesThe story of philosophy is an epic tale: an exploration of the ideas, views and teachings of some of the most creative minds known to humanity. But there has been no comprehensive and entertaining, single-volume history of this great ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Letters from a Stoic

    Epistulae Morales Ad Lucilium

    by Seneca and 3 more

    'It is philosophy that has the duty of protecting us ... without it no one can lead a life free of fear or worry'For several years of his turbulent life, in which he was dogged by ill health, exile and danger, Seneca was the guiding hand of the Roman Empire. This selection of Seneca's letters shows him upholding the ideals of Stoicism - the wisdom of the self-possessed person immune to life's ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • The Secret Teachings of All Ages

    AN ENCYCLOPEDIC OUTLINE OF MASONIC, HERMETIC, QABBALISTIC AND ROSICRUCIAN SYMBOLICAL PHILOSOPHY

    by Manly Palmer Hall

    Manly Palmer Hall wrote this book at age twenty-one and self-published it later in his mid twenties. The book is pure conceptual truth without bogging ourselves down with the details. Great read for anyone who likes Joseph Campbell and wishes to follow up on the Power of Myth and get into the right-hand occult. ... Read more

    $3.84 AUD

  • How to Think Like a Roman Emperor

    The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius

    by Donald Robertson

    "This book is a wonderful introduction to one of history's greatest figures: Marcus Aurelius. His life and this book are a clear guide for those facing adversity, seeking tranquility and pursuing excellence." —Ryan Holiday, bestselling author of The Obstacle is the Way and The Daily StoicThe life-changing principles of Stoicism taught through the story of its most famous proponent.Roman emperor ... Read more

    $14.62 AUD

  • Meditations

    by Marcus Aurelius and 2 more

    'Their icy blasts are refreshing and restorative. They tell you the worst. And having heard the worst, you feel less bad' Blake MorrisonWritten in Greek by the only Roman emperor who was also a philosopher, without any intention of publication, the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius offer a remarkable series of challenging spiritual reflections and exercises developed as the emperor struggled to ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Meditations

    by Emperor of Rome Marcus Aurelius

    series Renowned Classics
    Marcus Aurelius wrote Meditations in Greek while on campaign between 170 and 180, as a source for his own guidance and self-improvement. These memos survive and continue to inspire others to this day. These writings take the form of quotations varying in length from one sentence to long paragraphs. He explicates the Stoic philosophy that the only way a man can be harmed by others is to allow his ... Read more

    $1.52 AUD

  • The Classic Plato Collection: 24 Socratic Dialogues (Illustrated Edition)

    by Plato

    In 427 B.C., the Ancient Greek city-state of Athens was flourishing. Approximately 80 years earlier, the Athenians had formed the first self-representative democracy in history, the Peloponnesian War against Sparta had only just started, and Socrates was only beginning to lay the foundation of what would become Western philosophy. That year Plato was born to a wealthy family: with an uncle who was ... Read more

    $3.06 AUD

  • Complete Dialogues Of Plato (26 Dialogues): The Republic, Crito, Laws, Symposium, Gorgias, Phaedrus & More (Mobi Classics)

    by Plato and 1 more

    This collection was designed for optimal navigation on eReaders and other electronic devices. It is indexed alphabetically and chronologically, making it easier to access individual books. This collection offers lower price, the convenience of a one-time download, and it reduces the clutter in your digital library. All books included in this collection feature a hyperlinked table of contents and ... Read more

    $8.35 AUD

  • The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius

    by Marcus Aurelius

    This classic book contains the personal musings and reflections of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius. Written for himself with no intention of publishing his writing, Meditations of Marcus Aurelius documents the emperor’s attempts to attain a better understanding of himself and the world around him, detailing his struggle with his emotions, ideas of virtue, the gods, reason, and all things in ... Read more

    $11.54 AUD

  • THE EMERALD TABLETS OF THOTH

    by THOTH and 1 more

    The ancient wisdom condensed into this small book. Hermetic teaching of Thoth, the Egyptian god of Wisdom.This is an authentic version of Dr. Doreal translation.There are many biased and manipulated versions circulating on the Internet.We take the trouble to offer this work in the best version for a serious reader. ... Read more

    $2.99 AUD

  • The Complete Plato

    The Republic, The Apology, The Symposium and many more.

    by Plato

    Plato was a Classical Greek philosopher, a student of Socrates, a mathematician, and writer of philosophical dialogues - including the renowned "Republic".He was also the founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. His thinking has inspired personal and political philosophy for generations, indeed we are lucky in that a great number of his works ... Read more

    $1.49 AUD

  • A New History of Western Philosophy

    by Anthony Kenny

    series New History of Western Philosophy
    This book is no less than a guide to the whole of Western philosophy -- the ideas that have undergirded our civilization for two-and-a-half thousand years. Anthony Kenny tells the story of philosophy from ancient Greece through the Middle Ages and the Enlightenment into the modern world. He introduces us to the great thinkers and their ideas, starting with Plato, Aristotle, and the other founders ... Read more

    $29.25 AUD

  • Seneca's Letters from a Stoic

    by Richard Mott Gummere and 1 more

    series Dover Thrift Editions
    As chief advisor to the emperor Nero, Lucius Annaeus Seneca was most influential in ancient Rome as a power behind the throne. His lasting fame derives from his writings on Stoic ideology, in which philosophy is a practical form of self-improvement rather than a matter of argument or wordplay. Seneca's letters to a young friend advise action rather than reflection, addressing the issues that ... Read more

    $1.52 AUD

  • The Sayings of Confucius (Illustrated Edition)

    by Confucius

    When asked to name the first influential philosopher who ever lived, many might initially think of Socrates, who mentored Plato all the way back around the end of the 5th century A.D. Indeed, the Ancient Greek philosophers are often among the most remembered and quoted philosophers even today, with Aristotle, Plato, and Socrates all being household names. However, nearly 100 years before Socrates ... Read more

    $1.52 AUD

  • The Practicing Stoic

    A Philosophical User's Manual

    by Ward Farnsworth

    “Farnsworth beautifully integrates his own observations with scores of quotations from Epictetus, Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, Montaigne and others. This isn’t just a book to read—it’s a book to return to, a book that will provide perspective and consolation at times of heartbreak or calamity.”—The Washington PostSee more clearly, live more wisely, and bear the burdens of this life with greater ease ... Read more

    $12.31 AUD

  • Discourses and Selected Writings

    by Epictetus

    The Discourses/Fragments/Enchiridion'I must die. But must I die bawling?'Epictetus, a Greek Stoic and freed slave, ran a thriving philosophy school in Nicopolis in the early second century AD. His animated discussions were celebrated for their rhetorical wizardry and were written down by Arrian, his most famous pupil. The Discourses argue that happiness lies in learning to perceive exactly what is ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Plato at the Googleplex

    Why Philosophy Won't Go Away

    by Rebecca Newberger Newberger Goldstein

    What would the ancient Greek philosopher make of the twenty-first-century Google headquarters?A dazzling exploration of the role of ancient philosophy in modern life from the acclaimed writer and thinker.Imagine that Plato came to life in the twenty-first century and embarked on a multi-city speaking tour. How would he mediate a debate between a Freudian psychoanalyst and a 'tiger mum' on how to ... Read more

    $14.51 AUD

  • Aristotle’s Way

    How Ancient Wisdom Can Change Your Life

    by Edith Hall

    ‘Wonderful and timely … Hugely recommended’ STEPHEN FRYWhat do you and an ancient philosopher have in common? It turns out much more than you might think…Aristotle was an extraordinary thinker yet he was preoccupied by an ordinary question: how to be happy. In this handbook to his timeless teachings, Professor Edith Hall shows how ancient thinking is precisely what we need today, even if you don’t ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Tao Te Ching (Illustrated + Audiobook Download Link + Active TOC)

    by Lao Tzu

    FEATURES:      •     Includes beautiful artworks and illustrations      •     A link of a FREE audio book to download at the end of the book      •     Active Table of Contents for an easy navigation within the book      •     Manually coded and crafted by professionals for highest formatting quality and standards Check out ngims Publishing's other illustrate... ... Read more

    $1.52 AUD

  • The Cynic Philosophers

    from Diogenes to Julian

    by Lucian and 3 more

    'Poverty does not consist in the want of money,' I answered, 'nor is begging to be deplored. Poverty consists in the desire to have everything, and through violent means if necessary'From their founding in the fifth century BC and for over 800 years, the Cynic philosophers sought to cure humanity of greed and vice with their proposal of living simply. They guaranteed happiness to their adherents ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD