From the ancient Greeks to the 21st century, philosophers have endeavoured to understand the meaning of existence, knowledge, and values. Some of the most ancient texts are still widely read today, from Plato to Sun Tzu. Here you'll find a mix of classics and works by modern thinkers, bringing philosophical exploration right up to the present day.
A prominent Viennese psychiatrist before the war, Viktor Frankl was uniquely able to observe the way that both he and others in Auschwitz coped with the experience. He noticed that it was the men who comforted others and who gave away their last piece of bread who survived the longest.
A series of reflections, strongly influenced by Epictetus, which represent a Stoic outlook on life. It offers a range of fascinating spiritual reflections and exercises developed as the leader struggled to understand himself and make sense of the universe.
The Stoic writings of the philosopher Seneca offer powerful insights into the art of living and the importance of reason and morality and continue to provide profound guidance to many through their eloquence, lucidity and timeless wisdom.