Penguin Great Ideas





AN IMAGE OF AFRICA

Chinua Achebe


THE FREEDOM TO BE FREE

Hannah Arendt


EICHMANN AND THE HOLOCAUST

Hannah Arendt


ONE SWALLOW DOEN NOT MAKE A SUMMER

Aristotle







MEDITATIONS

Marcus Aurelius




THE PAINTER OF MODERN LIFE

Charles Baudelaire



STEPS TOWARDS A SMALL THEORY OF THE VISIBLE

John Berger


THE NARRATIVE OF TRAJAN’S COLUMN

Italo Calvino







THE WORK OF ART IN THE AGE OF MECHANICAL REPRODUCTION 

Walter Benjamin


WHY LOOK AT ANIMALS

John Berger


THE EVILS OF REVOLUTION

Edmund Burke


THE FASTIDIOUS ASSASSINS

Albert Camus









THE MYTH OF SISYPHUS

Albert Camus










REFLECTIONS ON THE GUILLOTINE

Albert Camus


WE WILL ALL GO DOWN FIGHTING TO THE END

Winston Churchill


THE FIRST TEN BOOKS

Confucius


WHAT IS EXISTENCIALISM?

Simone de Beauvoir







ON NATURAL SELECTION

Charles Darwin




CONFESSIONS OF AN ENGLISH OPIUM EATER

Thomas de Quincey









ON SOLITUDE

Michel de Montaigne


MEDITATIONS

Rene Descartes


NIGHTH WALKS

Charles Dickens


OF HUMAN FREEDOM

Epictetus







NATURE

Ralph Waldo Emerson









BEING HAPPY

Epicurus


THE CHRISTIANS AND THE FALL OF ROME

Edward Gibbon


THE PLEASURE OF HATING

William Hazlitt


THE JEWISH STATE

Theodor Herzl







CIVILIZATION AND ITS DISCONTENTS

Sigmund Freud


WHY ARE WOLVES WHITE

Sigmund Freud


THE FUTURE OF AN ILLUSION

Sigmund Freud









FEAR OF TREMBLING

Soren Kierkegaard


LOVE ONE’S ENEMY

Martin Luther King Jr


ANARCHIST COMMUNISM

Peter Kropotkin


DIALOGUE BETWEEN FASHION AND DEATH

Giacomo Leopardi







ON SUICIDE

David Hume


IN ANSWER TO THE QUESTION:  WHAT IS ENLIGHTENMENT?

Immanuel Kant


THE SICKNESS UNTO DEATH

Soren Kierkegaard


IMPERIALISM, THE HIGHEST STAGE OF CAPITALISM

Lenin







OF THE ABUSE OF WORDS

John Locke









WOMEN SO EMPOWERED ARE DANGEROUS

Audre Lorde


ON CONSPIRACIES

Nicolo Machiavelli


THE PRINCE

Nicolo Machiavelli


WHY I AM SO WISE

Friedrich Nietzsche









THE COMMUNIST MANIFESTO

Karl Marx


UTOPIA

Thomas More




USEFUL WORK VERSUS USELESS TOIL

William Morris


MAN ALONE WITH HIMSELF

Friederich Nietzsche










GOD IS DEAD

Friedrich Nietzsche


BUSHIDO

Inazo Nitobe


WHY I WRITE

George Orwell


SOME THOUGHTS ON THE COMMON TOAD

George Orwell






BOOKS AND CIGARETTES

George Orwell










DECLINE OF THE ENGLISH MURDER

George Orwell


COMMON SENSE

Thomas Paine


BRIEF NOTES ON THE ART AND MANNER OF ARRANGING ONE’S BOOKS

Georges Perecs


THE SYMPOSIUM

PLATO







HUMAN HAPPINESS

Blaise Pascal










DAYS OF READING

Marcel Proust


THE SOCIAL CONTRACT

Jean-Jackes Rousseau


ON ART AND LIFE

John Ruskin


WHY VEGAN?

Peter Singer








THE LAMP OF MEMORY

John Ruskin


THE HORRORS AND ABSURDITIES OF RELIGION

Arthur Schopenhauer


ON THE SUFFERING OF THE WORLD

Arthur Schopenhauer


ON THE SHORTNESS OF LIFE

Seneca








THE INVISIBLE HAND

Adam Smith


AN APOLOGY FOR IDLERS

Robert Louis Stevenson


ON LIBERTY

John Stuart Mill









CONFESSIONS OF A SINNER

Saint Augustine


THE ART OF WAR

Sun-Tzu


NATIONALISM

Rabindranath Tagore


WHERE I LIVED AND WHAT I LIVED FOR

Henry David Thoureau







A CONFESSION

Leo Tolstoy


AIN’T I A WOMAN?

Soujourner Truth


THE TAO OF NATURE

Chuang Tzu


TAO TE CHING

Lao Tzu







AN APPEAL TO THE TOILING, OPPRESSED AND EXHAUSTED PEOPLES OF EUROPE

Leo Tolstoy


CONSPICUOUS CONSUPTION 

Thorstein Veblen









WRITINGS FROM THE ZEN MASTERS

Various


THREE JAPANESE BUDIST MONKS

Various


MIRACLES AND IDOLATRY

Voltaire


THE POWER OF WORDS

Simone Weil







THE DECAY OF LYING

Oscar Wilde


A ROOM OF ONE’S OWN

Virginia Woolf


SUFFRAGATTE MANIFESTOS


HOW TO BE A STOIC






A VINDICATION OF THE RIGHTS OF WOMEN

Mary Woolstonecraft



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