The Analects of Confucius by ConfuciusThe Analects of Confucius gathers the teachings or aphorisms of the Chinese philosopher Confucius (551-479 BC). He discusses the morality of government and the individual, social relationships, justice and sincerity. The philosophical movement of confucianism sprang from the study of these writings.
Ancient Philosophy : A Very Short IntroductionThe tradition of ancient philosophy is a long, rich and varied one, in which a constant note is that of discussion and argument. This book aims to introduce readers to some ancient debates and to get them to engage with the ancient developments of some themes. Getting away from the presentation of ancient philosophy as a succession of Great Thinkers, the book aims to give readers a sense of the freshness and liveliness of ancient philosophy, and of its wide variety of themes and styles.
Sacred Texts Interpreted: Religious Documents Explained [2 Volumes]Covering the major monotheistic religions--Christianity, Judaism, and Islam--as well as selected Eastern religions and Bahá'í, Zoroastrianism, and Mormonism, this cross-cultural book offers excerpts of sacred texts and interprets passages to enable a deeper understanding of these religious writings. * Guides readers through some of the most important religious texts in world history, providing significant interpretative material to help students understand the history and ideas within these writings * Discusses the nature of a sacred text and suggests ways of reading a sacred text to more fully appreciate its significance * Provides insightful comments from the editor that accompany the selected texts, explaining the context of passages to enhance readers' comprehension