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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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Everyday Life, Psychopathology of
Evil, Beyond Good and
Evil, Guilt, and Power; On
Evolution, Creative
Evolution of Physics, The
Ex Ponto
Exercises, Spiritual
Exhortation to the Study of the Arts, Especially Medicine
Exile, In
Exit, No
Expectations, Great
Experience, Art as
Experience, Songs of
Experience, The Varieties of Religious
Experience and Nature
Experiment, Observation and
Experimental Medicine, Introduction to the Study of
Experimental Researches in Electricity
Experiments Concerning the Vacuum, New
External World, Our Knowledge of the
Eyre, Jane
Fables (Aesop)
Facial Treatment for Ladies, On
Faculties, On the Natural
Faerie Queene, The
Fair, Vanity
Fairy Tales (Andersen)
Faith, The Knight of
Faith, Skepticism and Animal
Faith of a Savoyard Vicar, Profession of
Fall of the House of Usher, The
False Principles, Essay Concerning Certain
Fang, White
Far From the Madding Crowd
Farewell to Arms, A
Farm, Animal
Fasti
Father, Letter to his
Faust
Faustus, Doctor
Fear and Trembling
Federalist Papers
Fermat on the Theory of Probabilities, Correspondence with
Fictions, Theory of
Fiddle, Rothschild's
Finnegans Wake
Fire Down Below
First Circle, The
First Philosophy, Meditations on
First Principles of Morals
First Ten Books of Livy, Discourses on the
Fistulae, On
Five Rings, The Book of
Flanders, Moll
Flies, Lord of the
Floating Bodies, On
Floss, The Mill on the
Flowers of St. Francis of Assisi, The Little
Fluids, Account of the Great Experiment Concerning the Equilibrium of
Folly, The Praise of
Fool, Ivan the
For Whom the Bell Tolls
Forces of Matter, The
Fountainhead, The
Fractures, On
France, Reflections on the Revolution in
France and Italy, A Sentimental Journey Through
Francis of Assisi, The Little Flowers of St.
Frankenstein
Free-Thinking in Mathematics, A Defence of
Free Will, Time and
Freedom, Individual
Freedom of the Christian, The
Friendship (Plato)
Friendship, Laelius on (Cicero)
Frogs, The
Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals
Furies, The
Furioso, Orlando
Fury, The Sound and the
Future of an Illusion, The
Future Prospects of Psychoanalytic Therapy, The
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