The Complete Philosophy Collection at Abingdon Library (181 – 199)

The path: a new way to think about everything
From Confucius to Xunzi
six of the great – but largely unknown –
Chinese philosophers
show us the way to live well.

The Tao of Pooh and the Te of Piglet
The wisdom of the Tao
winds its way
through these children’s books
in a whimsical way.

The hemlock cup : Socrates, Athens and the search for the good life
This biography puts the physical
back into the metaphysical.
We think the way we think
because he thought the way he thought.

Lessons in Stoicism by John Sellars
The ideas of the great Stoic Philosophers –
Seneca, Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius –
“Don’t explain your philosophy.
Embody it.”

A practical guide to philosophy for everyday life
Philosophy can make you aware
of what you think and why,
and help you take charge
of what you think and why.

A Short History of Modern Philosophy
Descartes by way of Spinoza, Leibniz, Hobbes,
Locke, Berkeley, Hume, Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer,
Kierkegaard, Marx, Nietzsche, Mill, Frege, Husserl,
Heidegger, Wittgenstein to post-modernist philosophy.

(written for Abingdon Share a Poem October 2021 where the topic was Philosophy)

4 thoughts on “The Complete Philosophy Collection at Abingdon Library (181 – 199)

  1. PPJS

    Their position at the library is due to the Dewey Decimal index system. Philosophy is (as I remember it) 100-199 and Religion starts at 200 with Social Sciences coming in at 300.

  2. Chris

    Yes – Ethics is from 170; Ancient, Medieval & Oriental Philosophy is from 180; Western Philosophy is from 190; Religion starts at 200.


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