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Leviathan Thomas Hobbes,published in 1651,name derives from the biblical Leviathan, argues for a social contract and rule by an absolute sovereign.
The Republic Plato, Socratic dialogue book,written during the Peloponnesian War,The participants also discuss the theory of forms, the immortality of the soul, and the roles of the philosopher and of poetry in society.
Common Sense Thomas Paine, Thirteen Colonies ,fight for independence,summer of 1776, argument for freedom
Principia mathematicia Isaac Newton,know as Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica,work in three books ,forming the foundation of classical mechanics
The Prince Niccoló Machiavelli,a political treatise ,not published until 1532, five years after Machiavelli's death
The Social Contract Jean-Jacques Rousseau,a political community , helped inspire political reforms,in Europe, especially in France
An Enquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations Adam Smith, magnum opus of the Scottish economist,Economics,published 9 March 1776,during the Scottish Enlightenment and the Scottish Agricultural Revolution
J'accuse Zola,Open Letter, published on 13 January 1898,newspaper L'Aurore,accused the government of anti-Semitism
The Elements Euclid,math, in Alexandria,consisting of 13 books, elementary number theory, 300 BC
Coming of Age in Samoa Margaret Mead, American anthropologist, First published in 1928,controversy on questions pertaining to society, culture and science
The Communist Manifesto Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, political manuscripts,Marxism,
Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God Jonathan Edwards,sermon written,in Northampton, Massachusetts, vivid imagery of Hell with observations of the world and citations of the scripture
The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money English economist John Maynard, Keynes,Published in February 1936,
Pragmatism William James,Philosophy, rejection of the idea that the function of thought is to describe,contend that most philosophical topics
Book of Mormon Joseph Smith,published in March 1830 believe contains writings of ancient prophets ,
Qur‘an Muhammad,literally meaning "the recitation,“ central religious text of Islam, Muslims believe to be a revelation from God
Meditations Marcus Aurelius,, literally "thoughts/writings addressed to himself",series of personal writing,setting forth his ideas on Stoic philosophy.
On The Origin of Species Charles Darwin,published on 24 November 1859,foundation of evolutionary biology, sixth edition of 1872。
Ethics also known as moral philosophy, studies the moral behavior in humans and how one should act,
Rig Veda ancient Indian sacred collection of Vedic Sanskrit hymns,counted among the four canonical sacred texts of Hinduism known as the Vedas.
The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism Max Weber,German sociologist, economist, and politician, composed in 1904 and 1905,
Apology Plato, speech given by Socrates as he defended himself in 399 BC,
Utilitarianism John Stuart Mill,philosophical defence of utilitarianism in ethics, published in Fraser's Magazine in 1861,The essay is divided into five chapters,
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Maya Angelou, African-American writer ,first in a seven-volume series, autobiography,1969
Critique of Pure Reason Immanuel Kant, one of the most influential works in the history of philosophy.1781,
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