all ebooks in category: Biographies of Philosophers (20)

Max Weber: A Biography
English | March 2, 2009 | ISBN: 0745641474, 0745641482 | EPUB | 700 pages | 6.3 MB

Max Weber (1864-1920) is recognized throughout the world as the most important classic thinker in the social sciences – there is simply no one in …

Sick Souls, Healthy Minds: How William James Can Save Your Life
English | March 17th, 2020 | ISBN: 0691192162 | 224 pages | EPUB | 3.16 MB

From the celebrated author of American Philosophy: A Love Story and Hiking with Nietzsche, a compelling introduction to the life-affirming philosophy of William James In …

The First Modern Jew: Spinoza and the History of an Image [Repost]
English | February 26, 2012 | ISBN: 0691142912 | 288 pages | PDF | 9.53 Mb

Pioneering biblical critic, theorist of democracy, and legendary conflater of God and nature, Jewish philosopher Baruch Spinoza (1632-1677) was excommunicated by the Sephardic Jews of …

Philosophers Behaving Badly
English | 2004 | ISBN: 0720612195 | 256 pages | PDF | 0,8 MB

An engaging and often hilarious survey of the far-from-fusty extra-curricular activities of some of philosophy’s finest practitioners. Philosophers Behaving Badly examines the lives of eight …

The Greatest Empire: A Life of Seneca
English | 2014 | ISBN: 0199926646 | 272 pages | PDF | 7,6 MB

By any measure, Seneca (?4-65AD) is one of the most important figures in both Roman literature and ancient philosophy. He was the most popular writer …

An Unlikely Prince: The Life and Times of Machiavelli
English | ISBN: 030681756X | 2010 | 360 pages | EPUB, MOBI | 2 MB + 4 MB

In this compelling new biography, historian Niccolò Capponi frees Machiavelli (1469–1527) from centuries of misinterpretation. Exploring the Renaissance city of Florence, where Machiavelli lived, Capponi …

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An Unlikely Prince: The Life and Times of Machiavelli
English | ISBN: 030681756X | 2010 | 360 pages | PDF | 3 MB

In this compelling new biography, historian Niccolò Capponi frees Machiavelli (1469–1527) from centuries of misinterpretation. Exploring the Renaissance city of Florence, where Machiavelli lived, Capponi …

Walter Benjamin: A Philosophical Portrait (repost)
English | 2011 | ISBN: 0674061691 | 304 pages | PDF | 0,9 MB

Walter Benjamin is often viewed as a cultural critic who produced a vast array of brilliant and idiosyncratic pieces of writing with little more to …

Revolutionaries of the Soul: Reflections on Magicians, Philosophers, and Occultists (Repost)
2014 | ISBN: 083560926X | English | 304 pages | EPUB | 0.6 MB

Explorers of occult mysteries and the edges of consciousness change the way we view not only the nature of reality, but also our deepest sense …

Moses Mendelssohn: Sage of Modernity
English | 2010 | ISBN: 0300161751 | PDF | pages: 248 | 1.4 mb

The “German Socrates,” Moses Mendelssohn (1729–1786) was the most influential Jewish thinker of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. A Berlin celebrity and a major figure …