Ancient Metaphysics, "The Foundations of Philosophy"

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  • This is the Ancient Metaphysics Library Audio Books Section. From here, you can navigate to review, purchase, and download the various Audio Books offered for your study of Ancient Metaphysics.
  • Living Biographies of Great Philosophers include: Plato, Socrates, Aristotle, Epicurus, Marcus Aurelius, Thomas Aquinas, Francis Bacon, Descartes, Spinoza, Locke, Hume, Voltaire, Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Emerson, Spencer, Nietzsche, William James, Henri-Louis Bergson, and Santayana.
  • Aristotle thought human beings are one with the rest of nature, yet set apart from it by their ability to reason. Aristotle also provided the first systematic expositions of physics, biology, psychology and the standards of literature.
  • Aristotle wrote on everything from the shape of seashells to sterility, to speculations on the nature of the soul, to meteorology, poetry, art, and even the interpretation of dreams. Apart from mathematics, he transformed every field of knowledge that he touched.
  • In Confucius in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Confucius' life and ideas and explains their influence on man's struggle to understand his existence in the world.
  • China's two greatest philosophers, Confucius and Lao Tzu, were intensely interested in how we should live and how a good society is governed. The central concepts of Confucianism are li and zhen.
  • Plato was the first great philosopher of the West to organize and record the issues and questions that define philosophy. A student of Socrates, Plato preserved the teachings of his mentor.
  • In an age when philosophers had scarcely glimpsed the horizons of the mind, a boy named Aristocles adopted the nickname Plato and embarked on a life in philosophy.
  • Though Socrates left no written works, there were many ancient accounts of his life and his philosophy. The most important of the surviving accounts are from three contemporaries along with two later Greek biographers.
  • In The Nichomachean Ethics, named for their first editor, Aristotles son Nicomachus, Aristotle sets out to discover the good life for man: the life of happiness.
  • In The Republic, Plato tackles the big issues of the state and the individual: how the state should be ruled, and by whom; and the way the individual should lead his life - and why.
  • The Trial and the Death of Socrates remains a powerful document not least because it gives a first-hand account of the end of one of the greatest figures in history.
  • This is the Ancient Metaphysics Library Biographies Section. From here, you can review then navigate to any of the various Biography selections.
  • This Biography of Claudius Ptolemy covers the activities and accomplishments of one of the most influential Greek astronomers, cartographers, and astrologers of his time.
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  • This is the About Us page. Here, we relate that The Metaphyscal Society has been established as a "School of Thought" and our various sites are designed to appeal to personal intellect and to encourage an introspective study of ones Self.


"What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality."
 -- Plutarch

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"What shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?"
 --Jesus Christ

"By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection, which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest."

"When I investigate and when I discover that the forces of the heavens and the planets are within ourselves, then truly I seem to be living among the gods."
 --Leon Battista Alberti

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"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."
-- Aristotle
"If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties."
 --Francis Bacon
"To be ignorant of the lives of the most celebrated men of antiquity is to continue in a state of childhood all our days."
 -- Plutarch
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 -- Sophocles