Free Books online

Discuss literature (e.g. books, newspapers), educational studies (getting help or opinions on homework or an essay), and philosophy.

Unread postby nerd_rock » Sun Oct 16, 2005 5:28 am

Here are a few social/political philosopher links.



Here is a site with works from theorists devoted to forms of anarchism or libertarian socialism (I highly recommend Michael Bukunin):

http://dwardmac.pitzer.edu/anarchist_ar ... index.html


This site has some writings of Theodor Adorno:

http://alum.hampshire.edu/~cmnF93/adorno.html


This site has some writings of Michel Foucault, as well as interviews:

http://www.csun.edu/~hfspc002/foucault.home.html


Here is the "Leviathan" by Thomas Hobbes:

http://oregonstate.edu/instruct/phl302/ ... tents.html


Here is John Locke's "Second Treatise of Government", which basically disagrees with everything Hobbes says:

http://www.swan.ac.uk/poli/texts/locke/lockcont.htm


Here are two links to Jean Jacques Rousseau. The first link is his "Discourse on the Origin and Foundations of Inequality Among Men." The second link is "The Social Contract: or Principles of Political Right":

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1782 ... equal.html

http://www.constitution.org/jjr/socon.htm


Here is the "Communist Manifesto" by Karl Marx and Frederick Engels:

http://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/wo ... manifesto/


And lastly here is Fredrich Nietzsche "On the Genealogy of Morals":

http://www.mala.bc.ca/~johnstoi/Nietzsc ... gytofc.htm
"when i die 1,000 birds will fly out of my mouth"
User avatar
nerd_rock
Student
 
Posts: 91
Joined: Tue Sep 13, 2005 7:15 am
Location: ohio

Unread postby Changes » Sun Oct 15, 2006 8:49 pm

Wiki projects contribute in this respect.

http://wikisource.org/wiki/Main_Page
Provides many free texts on a variety of subjects inlcuding fiction, philosphy and religion.

http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Main_Page
Provides many free text books on a great number of subjects.
User avatar
Changes
Assistant
 
Posts: 137
Joined: Thu Sep 14, 2006 9:33 pm
Location: The Unchanging

Re: Free Books online

Unread postby Ranbir » Sun May 18, 2008 11:04 pm

Can't believe I hadn't posted it.

The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas.

Edit: The source just goes back to Harimau's first link, which is probably why I didn't post it for so long.Dumas is, however, a pimp and so he is receiving a special mention.
"The imaginary number is a fine and wonderful resource of the human spirit, almost an amphibian between being and not being." - Gottfried Leibniz
Science snobbery.
User avatar
Ranbir
For Queen and Country
 
Posts: 8489
Joined: Mon Aug 18, 2003 9:27 am
Location: Your heart. <3

Unread postby Tigger of Kai » Mon May 19, 2008 2:26 am

The Brick Testament - entire Bible acted out with LEGO men

I also visit http://orwell.ru regularly, along with Charles' George Orwell links
Mithril! The dwarves tell no tales. But just as it was the foundation of their wealth, so also it was their destruction. They delved too greedily and too deep, and disturbed that from which they fled.
User avatar
Tigger of Kai
Scholar of Shen Zhou
 
Posts: 4171
Joined: Sat Dec 06, 2003 12:26 am
Location: Scarborough, Canada

Re: Free Books online

Unread postby Ranbir » Mon May 26, 2008 3:18 pm

More free access to some of my favourite authors like

Jules Verne!
and
Charles Dickens

All part of the Classic Literature Library
"The imaginary number is a fine and wonderful resource of the human spirit, almost an amphibian between being and not being." - Gottfried Leibniz
Science snobbery.
User avatar
Ranbir
For Queen and Country
 
Posts: 8489
Joined: Mon Aug 18, 2003 9:27 am
Location: Your heart. <3

Re: Free Books online

Unread postby Ranbir » Thu Jun 05, 2008 5:53 pm

"The imaginary number is a fine and wonderful resource of the human spirit, almost an amphibian between being and not being." - Gottfried Leibniz
Science snobbery.
User avatar
Ranbir
For Queen and Country
 
Posts: 8489
Joined: Mon Aug 18, 2003 9:27 am
Location: Your heart. <3

Re: Free Books online

Unread postby Paler than Moon » Tue Jun 17, 2008 7:15 pm

I want to read the English translation of Fengshen Yanyi (Creation of the Gods) and Journey to the West, does anyone know where to find it?
"If only..."
But thou art wind!
Do not scream:
your fragrance deafens.
User avatar
Paler than Moon
Master
 
Posts: 214
Joined: Fri Dec 28, 2007 7:26 am
Location: Inside the blood of your very veins...

Re: Free Books online

Unread postby Ranbir » Tue Jun 17, 2008 9:00 pm

I don't think Journey to the West is available for free. You'll have to buy that. No idea on the other book.
"The imaginary number is a fine and wonderful resource of the human spirit, almost an amphibian between being and not being." - Gottfried Leibniz
Science snobbery.
User avatar
Ranbir
For Queen and Country
 
Posts: 8489
Joined: Mon Aug 18, 2003 9:27 am
Location: Your heart. <3

Re: Free Books online

Unread postby stevetamis » Fri Jul 17, 2009 9:21 am

Hi...
I am steve. i visit the site which you given about free books online is really so nice i visit that site and its very useful site.
I download many books from there and they are really very awesome.
Thanks for sharing this important site....
stevetamis
Tyro
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:46 am

Re: Free Books online

Unread postby laojim » Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:17 pm

Ranbir wrote:I don't think Journey to the West is available for free. You'll have to buy that. No idea on the other book.


I have a copy. I don't remember where it came from and it is in pdf It is an English translation by, apparently, Catholic who tends to use Cathollic terms for Buddhist practices. He refers, for example, to the Buddhist mass. I am told that the term appears elsewhere and has a specific ceremonial referent to something that is rarely done, but nobody seems to know exactly what the term means. It is quite readable and if you give me your email I will send you a copy of what I have. Maybe you can figure out if there is any current copyright. I got it for free, but that doesn't necessarily mean anything.

I happen to have looked at an Android book reader search of some free book source and didn't turn up the Jouney although I did turn up Three Kingdoms although I have not had time to look at it. I like the html version that I got from this site. The marginalia is quite good. .
laojim
Scholar of Shen Zhou
 
Posts: 1276
Joined: Wed Sep 08, 2010 6:47 am

PreviousNext

Return to Literature, Academics, and Philosophy

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

Copyright © 2002–2008 Kongming’s Archives. All Rights Reserved

 
cron