Monthly Archives: August 2013

“Un coup de dés jamais n’abolira le hasard”, Mallarmé (1897)

“Un coup de dés jamais n’abolira le hasard”, Mallarmé (1897)

  Mallarmé’s Preface of 1897 ‘I would prefer that this Note was not read, or, skimmed, was …

 

Discourse on Method, René Descartes (1637)

Discourse on Method, René Descartes (1637)

PART I. Good Sense is, of all things among men, the most equally distributed; for every one thinks himself so abundantly provided with it, that those …

 

Of Population. An Enquiry concerning the Power of Increase in the Numbers of Mankind, William Godwin (1820)

Of Population. An Enquiry concerning the Power of Increase in the Numbers of Mankind, William Godwin (1820)

BOOK V. of the means which the earth affords for the subsistence of man.   CHAPTER I. of the present state of the globe as it relates to human …

 

Confucian Analects (475 BC – 221 BC)

Confucian Analects (475 BC – 221 BC)

BOOK I. HSIO R. CHAPTER I. 1. The Master said, ‘Is it not pleasant to learn with a constant perseverance and application? 2. ‘Is it not …