The definitive translation of Plato's Republic, the most influential text in the history of Western philosophy
Long regarded as the most accurate rendering of Plato's Republic that has yet been published, this widely acclaimed translation by Allan Bloom was the first to take a strictly literal approach. In addition to the annotated text, there is also a rich and valuable essay -- as well as indices -- which will enable readers to better understand the heart of Plato's intention.More info →
William Shakespeare was born in April 1564 in the town of Stratford-upon-Avon, on England’s Avon River. When he was eighteen, he married Anne Hathaway. The couple had three children—an older daughter Susanna and twins, Judith and Hamnet. Hamnet, Shakespeare’s only son, died in childhood. The bulk of Shakespeare’s working life was spent in the theater world of London, where he established himself professionally by the early 1590s. He enjoyed success not only as a playwright and poet, but also as an actor and shareholder in an acting company. Although some think that sometime between 1610 and 1613 Shakespeare retired from the theater and returned home to Stratford, where he died in 1616, others believe that he may have continued to work in London until close to his death.More info →
One of the classic four books of ancient Confucianism, The Great Learning consists of a short initial commentary attributed to Confucius himself, followed by a lengthier tract written by one of his disciples named Zengzi.
The text emphasises achieving balance in everyday life and in thoughts. For the man who aspires to great wisdom, much time must be set aside for rest and contemplation. Life's priorities must be organised according to their importance, and harmony must be rigorously cultivated in everyday associations and relationships. In learning, one must not consider one kind superior to the exclusion of others, but must instead strive for balance.More info →
This collection contains the crucial decisions and arguments of the Founding Fathers which shaped the America we know today. Along with the Constitution, Bill of Rights and the various Amendments this book is sure to help you understand the basic tenets of the American democracy: Contents: Need for Stronger Union Federalist: I, II, III, IV, V, VI Anti-Federalist: John Dewitt I, John Dewitt II Bill of Rights Federalist: LXXXIV Anti-Federalist: John Dewitt II Nature and Powers of the Union Federalist: I, XIV, XV Anti-Federalist: Patrick Henry June 5, 1788 Responsibility and Checks in Self-government Federalist: X, LI Anti-Federalist: Centenel I Extent of Union, States' Rights, Bill of Rights, Taxation Federalist: X, XXXII, XXXIII, XXXV, XXXVI, XXXIX, XLV, LXXXIV Anti-Federalist: Brutus I Extended Republics, Taxation Federalist: VII, X, XIV, XXXV, XXXVI Anti-Federalist: Federal Farmer I, Federal Farmer II Broad Construction, Taxing Powers Federalist: XXIII, XXX, XXXI, XXXII, XXXIII, XXXIV Anti-Federalist: Brutus VI Defense, Standing Armies Federalist: XXIV, XXV, XXVI, XXVII, XXVIII, XXIX Anti-Federalist: Brutus X The Judiciary Federalist: LXXVIII, LXXIX, LXXX, LXXXI, LXXXII, LXXXIII Anti-Federalist: Brutus XI, Brutus XII, Brutus XV Government Resting on the People Federalist: XXIII, XLIX Anti-Federalist: John Dewitt III Executive Power Federalist: LXVII Anti-Federalist: Cato V Regulating Elections Federalist: LIX Anti-Federalist: Cato VII House of Representatives Federalist: XXVII, XXVIII, LII, LIII, LIV, LVII Anti-Federalist: Brutus IV The Senate Federalist: LXII, LXIII Anti-Federalist: Brutus XVI Articles of Confederation (1777) Declaration of Independence (1776) U.S. Constitution (1787) Bill of Rights (1791) Amendments (1792-1991)More info →