It’s Freebie Friday! Get Descartes’ Philosophy for Free

Noet-FreebieFriday-300x300Freebie Friday season is almost over! Today only, get The Method, Meditations, and Philosophy of Descartes for free, then add Baruch Spinoza’s The Principles of Descartes’ Philosophy for only 99 cents. Just use the coupon code CARTESIAN at checkout. Get both now!

Considered the father of modern philosophy, René Descartes questioned if one can actually “know” anything and sought to develop a method for arriving at certain knowledge.

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  • Discourse on Method
  • The Meditations
  • The Principles of Philosophy

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In today’s $0.99 bonus book, The Principles of Descartes’ Philosophy, seventeenth-century rationalist philosopher Baruch Spinoza analyzes René Descartes’ thought. In addition to providing commentary, Spinoza critiques Descartes philosophical views and offers recommendations. This work is an excellent choice for anyone interested in modern philosophy.

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  • Part I: The Principles of Descartes’ Philosophy
    • Prolegomenon
    • Definitions: Thought, Idea, Substance, Mind, Body, God, etc.
    • Axioms
    • The Fundamental Principle of All Knowledge
    • Axioms Taken from Descartes
    • God’s Existence Demonstrated
    • The Attributes of God
    • Whatever Is Clearly Conceived Is True
    • Other Attributes of God
    • Extended Substance
  • Part II: Concerning the Physical World
    • Definitions
    • Axioms and Lemmata
    • The Essential Nature of Matter
    • Concerning Motion
    • God the Cause of Motion
    • Moving Bodies Tend to Move in Straight Lines
    • The Impact of Moving Bodies
  • Part III
    • Introduction
    • A Postulate
    • Definitions and Axioms
    • The First Division of Matter

 

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Free today: William James’ “The Will to Believe, and Other Essays in Popular Philosophy”

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Written by William James, the father of American psychology, The Will to Believe, and Other Essays in Popular Philosophy discusses the validity and utility of religious belief in the modern world. James’ essays elegantly explore the intersections of philosophy, theology, and science.

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  • The Will to Believe
  • Is Life Worth Living?
  • The Sentiment of Rationality
  • Reflex Action and Theism
  • The Dilemma of Determinism
  • The Moral Philosopher and the Moral Life
  • Great Men and Their Environment
  • The Importance of Individuals
  • On Some Hegelisms
  • What Psychical Research Has Accomplished

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Today’s $0.99 bonus book, Human Immortality was first presented at Harvard’s prestigious Ingersoll Lectures. In this work, William James addresses arguments against the continuation of a person’s consciousness following his or her death. James’ thoughtful analysis clears the way for constructive discussions about belief, consciousness, and life after death.

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Today’s Freebie Friday! Get Philosophical Treatises for Free

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A prominent eighteenth-century political theorist and philosopher, Edmund Burke wrote extensively on aesthetics, politics, and ethics. Harvard Classics: Edmund Burke brings together his most influential works, including:

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  • Reflections on the Revolution in France
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Get 58% off the Oxford Humanities Reference Collection (5 vols.)

Collection CoverFor over 500 years, Oxford University Press has published authoritative works by leading scholars. With the five-volume Oxford Humanities Reference Collection, you can incorporate this renowned scholarship into your study.

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Mark Zuckerberg’s Reading “The Varieties of Religious Experience.” Here’s Why You Should, Too.

The Varieties of Religious Experience A Study in Human NatureFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently announced that the newest selection for his book club is The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature.

Written by philosopher William James in 1902, The Varieties of Religious Experience reflects on personal religious practices across major world religions. James meditates on how people draw upon their beliefs to find meaning and purpose in life. It’s a fascinating look at the human experience, and for the next six days, we’re giving it away for free! Hurry, this offer disappears at midnight on August 20!

Many consider William James the most influential American philosopher—and The Varieties of Religious Experience is his masterwork. Here are three major ways he shaped American philosophy and culture:

  1. He popularized pragmatism. Along with philosophers Charles Sanders Peirce and John Dewey, James founded the philosophical school of pragmatism. Pragmatism promoted the view that the success or failure of a theory or belief depends on whether or not it has a useful application. Since its founding in 1870, pragmatism has shaped the way success is measured in American school systems and public administration.
  2. He’s the father of American psychology. A Harvard professor, James was the first to teach psychology at an American university. He felt that the purpose of psychology was to find out how consciousness helps people adapt to their environment. This view is also reflected in James’ writings on religion.
  3. He influenced modern perceptions of truth. James argued that people identify what is “true” and “real” by their personal experiences. If a person finds his or her beliefs helpful and verifiable, then they are considered true. Some even say that his views on truth can be summarized in two words: “whatever works.”

Whether or not you agree with William James’ perspectives, his impact on modern culture is undeniable—making The Varieties of Religious Experience well worth reading. Plus, for the next six days you can get if for free! Download it now and read it in your free Noet app.

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