Philosophy Resources

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Summa Contra Gentiles

Thomas Aquinas

The Aquinas Institute

General

Metaphysics

Aristotle

Available free online. Modern Library Basic Aristotle and the Bollingen Complete Works of Aristotle.

General

On the Soul

Aristotle

Available free online. Modern Library Basic Aristotle and the Bollingen Complete Works of Aristotle.

General

A History of Philosophy, vol. 10

Fredrick Copleston

Russian Philosophy

General

A History of Philosophy, vol. 1: Greece and Rome.

Fredrick Copleston

Pre-Socratics to Neo-Platonists. ​

General

A History of Philosophy, vol. 3: Late Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy

Fredrick Copleston

Ockham to Suarez

General

A History of Philosophy, vol. 5

Fredrick Copleston

The British, from Hobbes to Hume

General

A History of Philosophy, vol. 7

Fredrick Copleston

Idealism, Marx, Kierkegaard, and Nietzsche

General

A History of Philosophy, vol. 9

Fredrick Copleston

French philosophy

General

Euthyphro

Plato

Available online. Hackett Complete works.

General

Phaedo

Plato

Available online. Hackett Complete works.

General

The Republic

Plato

Available online. Hackett Complete works.

General

Graven Images: Substitutes for True Morality

Dietrich von Hildebrand

Ethics

Liturgy and Personality

Dietrich von Hildebrand

Ethics

The Art of Living

Dietrich von Hildebrand

Ethics

The Hidden Life

Dietrich von Hildebrand

Ethics

Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals​

Immanuel Kant​

Hackett Edition

Ethics

Body-Self Dualism in Contemporary Ethics and Politics

Patrick Lee​

Ethics

The Person and the Common Good​

Jacques Maritain

Ethics

Love and Responsibility

Karol Wojtyła

Grzegorz Ignatik translation

Ethics

Introduction to Personalism

Juan Manuel Burgos

Personalism

The Personalism of John Henry Newman

John F. Crosby​

Personalism

The Personalist Papers

John F. Crosby​

Personalism

Jaws of Death: Gates of Heaven

Dietrich von Hildebrand

Personalism

The Heart

Dietrich von Hildebrand

Personalism

Homo Viator

Gabriel Marcel

Personalism

The Human Place in the Cosmos

Max Scheler​

Personalism

An Investigation Concerning the State

Edith Stein​

Personalism

Knowledge and Faith

Edith Stein​

Personalism

The Hidden Life

Edith Stein​

Personalism

Person and Act

Karol Wojtyła​

Grzegorz Ignatik translation, difficult text

Personalism

Aesthetics, vol. 1 & 2

Alice von Hildebrand​

Aesthetics

Cognition of the Literary Work of Art​

Roman Ingarden

Difficult text

Aesthetics

The Literary Work of Art

Roman Ingarden

Difficult text

Aesthetics

The One and the Many​

W. Norris Clarke, SJ

Good intro text to Thomism

Metaphysics

Controversy over the Existence of the World, vol. 1 & 2

Roman Ingarden

Difficult text

Metaphysics

Finite and Eternal Being​

Edith Stein​

Difficult text

Metaphysics

The Sacred and the Profane​

Mircea Eliade

Philosophy of Religion

Introduction to a Philosophy of Religion​​

Alice von Hildebrand​

Philosophy of Religion

Summa Theologica

Thomas Aquinas

The Aquinas Institute

General

Nicomachean Ethics

Aristotle

Available free online. Modern Library Basic Aristotle and the Bollingen Complete Works of Aristotle.

General

Physics

Aristotle

Available free online. Modern Library Basic Aristotle and the Bollingen Complete Works of Aristotle.

General

A History of Philosophy, vol. 11

Fredrick Copleston

Logical positivism and existentialism

General

A History of Philosophy, vol. 2: Medieval Philosophy

Fredrick Copleston

Patristics to John Duns Scotus

General

A History of Philosophy, vol. 4

Fredrick Copleston

Descartes to Leibniz

General

A History of Philosophy, vol. 6

Fredrick Copleston

French Enlightenment to Kant

General

A History of Philosophy, vol. 8

Fredrick Copleston

Empiricism, Idealism, and Pragmatism in Britain and America

General

Apology

Plato

Available online. Hackett Complete works.

General

Gorgias

Plato

Available online. Hackett Complete works.

General

Symposium

Plato

Available online. Hackett Complete works.

General

Ethics

Dietrich von Hildebrand

Ethics

In Defense of Purity

Dietrich von Hildebrand

Ethics

Man, Woman, and the Meaning of Love

Dietrich von Hildebrand

Ethics

The Heart

Dietrich von Hildebrand

Ethics

The Problem of Empathy

Dietrich von Hildebrand

Ethics

Abortion and Unborn Human Life​

Patrick Lee​

Ethics

Conjugal Union

Patrick Lee​

Ethics

Formalism in Ethics and Non-Formal Ethics of Values​

Max Scheler​

Ethics

Man in the Field of Responsibility

Karol Wojtyła

Ethics

Karol Wojtyla: The Thought of the Man Who Became Pope John Paul II​

Rocco Buttiglione​

Personalism

The Personalism of John Paul II

John F. Crosby​

Personalism

The Selfhood of the Human Person

John F. Crosby​

Personalism

Liturgy and Personality

Dietrich von Hildebrand

Personalism

The Nature of Love

Dietrich von Hildebrand

Personalism

Person and Self-Value

Max Scheler​

Personalism

The Nature of Sympathy

Max Scheler​

Personalism

Essays on Women​

Edith Stein​

Personalism

Philosophy of Psychology and the Humanities

Edith Stein​

Personalism

The Problem of Empathy

Edith Stein​

Personalism

Person and Community

Karol Wojtyła​

Personalism

Beauty in Light of the Redemption

Dietrich von Hildebrand

Aesthetics

Ontology of Work of Art

Roman Ingarden

Difficult text

Aesthetics

Music and Philosophy​

Gabriel Marcel

Aesthetics

Scholastic Metaphysics

Edward Feser

Thomism and analytic philosphy

Metaphysics

Back to the Things Themselves

Josef Seifert

Critique of Kantian and Husserlian idealism

Metaphysics

Potency and Act

Edith Stein​

Difficult text

Metaphysics

Five Proofs of the Existence of God​

Edward Feser

Philosophy of Religion

The Idea of the Holy​

Rudolph Otto​

Philosophy of Religion

The School of Athens by Raphael
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