Created: Sunday, July 10th, 2022, at 3:15 PM Alaska Time
Below are some collected works that I’ve cited in my bibliography, or am planning on reading and want in my easy possession. When I have digital works I can share I will include them on my site for easy access and reading. I would prefer to be able to provide all works in my bibliography here someplace for easy access, although many books I’ve read earlier cannot be provided this way. These are interesting works, freely shareable for your enjoyment.
There are many other works I can include from my reading history, which is very extensive. If you are interested in some books I’ve read, in hard copy format, see my Reading List.
I had a library of books in my possession at approximately 2,000 volumes in a range of disciplines.
This is a small start to a digital library, for digital works freely available for distribution. As I include additional items in my bibliography, I will analyse to see which works can be shared freely here. If allowed, I will provide copies for easy access. In this way too, my bibliography can reference a location that will guarantee access to the work cited. Whereas currently in academic life, finding resources for additional research may be very challenging and costly.
Darwin, C. (1845). Voyage of the Beagle. Project Gutenberg. http://www.mattanaw.org/voyage-of-the-beagle-charles-darwin.pdf
Darwin, C. (1872). Origin of the Species. Project Gutenberg. http://www.mattanaw.org/origin-of-the-species-6th-edition-charles-darwin.pdf
Darwin, C. (1899). The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animal. Project Gutenberg. http://www.mattanaw.org/the-expression-of-the-emotions-in-man-and-animal-charles-darwin.pdf
Laertius, D. (3rd Century AD). Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers. Project Gutenberg. http://www.mattanaw.org/book-lives-and-opinions-of-eminent-philosophers-diogenes-laertius-project-gutenberg.html | PDF
Gödel, K. (2023). On Formally Undecidable Propositions of Principia Mathematica and Related Systems. Dover. http://www.mattanaw.org/kurt-godel-on-formally-undecidable-propositions-of-principia-mathematica-and-related-systems.mp4
Hume, D. (1739). A Treatise of Human Nature. Project Gutenberg. http://www.mattanaw.org/a-treatise-of-human-nature-david-hume-project-gutenberg.html | PDF
Hume, D. (1777). An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals. Project Gutenberg. http://www.mattanaw.org/book-an-enquiry-concerning-the-principles-of-morals-david-hume-project-gutenberg.html | PDF
King, M. (1955). A Comparison of the Conceptions of God in the Thinking of Paul Tillich and Henry Nelson Wieman. Copyright: Martin Luther King, Jr. http://www.mattanaw.org/martin-luther-king-a-comparison-of-the-conception-of-dietything-in-the-thinking-of-paul-tillich-and-henry-nelson-wieman-mattanaw.pdf
Peano, G. (1901). Formulaire de Mathématiques. Retrieved from: http://www.mattanaw.org/book-formulaire-de-mathematiques-g-peano-mattanaw.pdf
Peano, I. (1889). Arithmetices Principia: Nova Methodo Exposita. Retrieved from: http://www.mattanaw.org/book-arithmetices-principia-g-peano-mattanaw.pdf
Russel, B. & Whitehead, A. (2023). Principia Mathematica. Retrieved from: http://www.mattanaw.org/russell-and-whitehead-principia-mathematica.mp4
Schopenhauer, A. (1909). The World as Will and Idea, Volume I. Projecct Gutenberg. http://www.mattanaw.org/the-world-as-will-and-idea-vol1-arthur-schopenhauer.txt | PDF
Schopenhauer, A. (1909). The World as Will and Idea, Volume II. Projecct Gutenberg. http://www.mattanaw.org/the-world-as-will-and-idea-vol1-arthur-schopenhauer.txt | PDF
Schopenhauer, A. (1909). The World as Will and Idea, Volume III. Projecct Gutenberg. http://www.mattanaw.org/the-world-as-will-and-idea-vol1-arthur-schopenhauer.txt | PDF
Schopenhauer, A. (1840). The Basis of Morality. Projecct Gutenberg. http://www.mattanaw.org/the-basis-of-morality-arthur-schopenhauer.txt | PDF
Smith, A. (1776). An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations Retrieved from: http://www.mattanaw.org/an-inquiry-into-the-nature-and-causes-of-the-wealth-of-nations-gutenberg-adam-smith.html | PDF
Smith, A. (1759). Theory of Moral Sentiments. Project Gutenberg. Retrieved from: http://mattanaw.org/book-adam-smith-theory-of-moral-sentiments-from-project-gutenberg.html | PDF
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