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"The student is half afraid to meet one of the great philosophers face to face. He feels himself inadequate and thinks he will not understand him. But if he only knew, the great man, just because of his greatness, is much more intelligible than his modern commentator. The simplest student will be able to understand, if not all, yet a very great deal of what Plato said; but hardly anyone can understand some modern books on Platonism." - C.S. Lewis, On the Reading of Old Books

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Major Site Redesign - Phase II In Progress

The rollout of the final part of Phase II is underway! Authors and their works will be separated into distinct pages, and each page will be able to have multiple tabs for presenting information. I'm currently planning to use "Works" for a list of an author's works, "Links" for links to etexts and Amazon.com copies of a particular work, "About" for very brief biographical information or summaries of works, and "Resources" for online or for-sale study guides and other helps.

As of today (July 8, 2019), the following authors have been converted to the new format (listed in chronological order):

Hammurabi, Homer, Hesiod, Tyrtaeus, Confucius, Sun-Tzu, Aeschylus, Pindar, Lao-Tzu, Sophocles, Euripides, Herodotus, Thucydides, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Xenophon, Plato, Euclid, Aesop, and Shakespeare.

I will be moving additional pages and works to the new format as I have time. Currently the old and new formats exist side-by-side, so the links in the index lists will take you to the format corresponding to the author or work selected (trying to make sure I could roll this out one author at a time while keeping everything accessible from any page has been a major reason why the process has taken so long).

New pages from this point forward will mostly just have Works or Links tabs populated; once I get all of the authors and works moved to the new format, I will start working on adding "About" information and resource links.


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Practical Reason, Critique of
Practice of the Presence of God, The
Pragmatism
Praise of Folly, The
Prayer, The Book of Common
Preface to the Treatise on the Vacuum
Prejudice, Pride and
Prelude (Wordsworth)
Price, and Profit; Value,
Pride and Prejudice
Priesthood, On the
Prince, The
Prince of Abyssinia, The
Prince and the Pauper, The
Principia
Principle, The Poetic
Principles, Essay Concerning Certain False
Principles of Geology
Principles of Government
Principles of Human Knowledge, The
Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals, Fundamental
Principles of Morals, First
Principles of Morals, An Inquiry Concerning the
Principles of Morals and Legislation, Introduction to the
Principles of Natural Philosophy, Mathematical
Principles of Nature, On the
Principles of Psychology, The
Principles of War
Prior Analytics
Probabilities, Correspondence with Fermat on the Theory of
Problems, On the Method of Mechanical
Problems of Philosophy, The
Profession of Faith of a Savoyard Vicar
Profit; Value, Price, and
Prognostics, The Book of
Progress, An Outpost of
Progress, Pilgrim's
Prolegomena
Prometheus Bound
Prometheus Unbound
Prophesying by Dreams, On
Proposal, A Modest
Propyläen, Introduction to the
Proslogium
Prospects of Psychoanalytic Therapy, The Future
Protagoras
Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, The
Prothalamion
Provincial Letters
Prufrock, The Love Song of J. Alfred
Psychoanalysis, A General Introduction to
Psychoanalysis, Introductory Lectures on
Psychoanalysis, New Introductory Lectures on
Psychoanalysis, Observations on "Wild"
Psychoanalysis, The Origin and Development of
Psychoanalytic Therapy, The Future Prospects of
Psychology, The Principles of
Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego, Group
Psychopathology of Everyday Life
Punishment, Crime and
Pure Reason, Critique of
Purgatorio
Purloined Letter, The
Pygmalion
Pythian Odes
Pythocles, Letter to
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