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Philosophy (Link to Philosophy)

Philosophy is a conscious attempt to find a system of ideas that explains as much as possible about one's experiences and that proposes how one should try to live. (See: Why philosophy is important)


The following sections all are extensive series of files interconnected by clickable arrows that contain the full texts of classics plus my comments, in most but not all cases.

My comments are usually about equally long as the texts they comment on and are a - new - way of using html in the discussion of philosophy: one can link in the text of the originals to one's comments and in the comments link back to text one comments on. This is the general procedure I followed, with some exceptions, where the original texts or an excerpt of it are interspersed with my comments.

         Lao Tzu
             Tao Teh Ching

         Aristotle
             Ethics (Nicomachean)
             My Comments
             Politics
             My Comments

        Epictetus
             Manual

Machiavelli
     The Prince
     My Comments

De la Boétie
     Treatise on Voluntary Servitude
     (In Dutch and in English, at present)
     No comments yet.


Descartes
      Meditations
      My Comments

Hobbes
      Leviathan Part I Of Man
      No comments yet

La Rochefoucauld
      Original aphorisms (in English) plus
      My aphorisms in reply to some of his

Swift
     Voyage IV to the country of the Houynhnms.
      No comments yet.


Leibniz
      Monadology
      My Comments are included in the
Monadology.
      Excerpt of "New Essays" with My Comments included

Hume
        Enquiry concerning Human Understanding
      My Comments
        Enquiry concerning the Principles of Morals
       
My Comments

Chamfort
    
Maximes et Pensées - French
       Maxims and Thought - English (beginning of translation)

      
My Comments (beginning)

Hazlitt
        Table Talk (complete, 2 volumes)
        Political Essays (beginning, not finished)
        Principles of Human Action (complete)
        Essays

Mill
      On Liberty + My Comments
      On Utilitarianism + My Comments
      Representative Government


Burckhardt
      
The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy
       My Comments for the beginning

Multatuli
      Ideen + mijn commentaren (alle 7 delen)
     
Deel 1, Deel 2Deel 3, Deel 4, Deel 5, Deel 6, Deel 7

 Peirce
        A theory of probable inference
      No comments yet

James
      The Principles of Psychology
      No comments yet
      The Will to Believe
      My Comments


Russell
      Problems of Philosophy
      My comments

Wittgenstein
      Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus + My Comments


Multatuli is the alias of Eduard Douwes Dekker a Dutch philosopher and writer who lived from 1820-1887. In April 2001 I started to put his IDEAS (Ideen) on line, in the original text with my comments in Dutch:

Multatuli        
         Ideen + mijn commentaren (Dutch)

There are now - and since 2006 - full comments on all ideas: Book 1, Book 2 Book 3, Book 4, Book 5, Book 6, Book 7.


Having started July 7, 2004 there is now a beginning of my

Philosophical Dictionary | Filosofisch Woordenboek

This is in the process of being written and so far almost 10 MB, with over 530 entries. It gives a reasonable view of my philosophy in clear English.


 

Maarten Maartensz       
last update: Dec 13 2012