Category Archives: Original Philosophical Texts

Original works from philosophers in as much as they are available from free sources. A work in progress.

Philosophical Zombies

From the concept by Chalmers.  Could humans exist that are not conscious?  The extract below is from his site. Philosophical zombies It is philosophical zombies that I’m most interested in here, since I’m a philosopher and they raise very interesting … Continue reading

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Why do humans reason? Arguments for an argumentative theory

Great paper on Reasoning Why Do Humans Reason? (pdf) Abstract and authors below… Abstract: Reasoning is generally seen as a means to improve knowledge and make better decisions. However, much evidence shows that reasoning often leads to epistemic distortions and poor … Continue reading

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Hume, David – A Treatise on Human Nature

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Locke, John – Essay Concerning Human Understanding (Books 3 & 4)

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Locke, John – Essay Concerning Human Understanding (Books 1 & 2)

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Aristotle – Ethics

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Plato – The Republic

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More, Sir Thomas – Utopia

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Hume, David – Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion

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Nietzsche, Friedrich – Beyond Good and Evil

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Mill, John Stuart – On Liberty

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Kant, Immanuel (1724-1804) – Critique of Practical Reason

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Kant, Immanuel (1724-1804) – Critique of Pure Reason

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