No, this isn’t a horror movie or (depending on your opinion of philosophers) a heart-warming comedy. Rather, it’s a site with condensed versions of philosophical texts. They’ve got Kant, Bacon, Euclid (yes, Euclid) and many more. Sadly, Eastern Philosophy is under-represented.
Many works have squashed (shortened) and very squashed (really shortened) versions.
Speaking of Euclid, their condensed edition is really condensed, and I highly recommend spending some time with it if you have any interest in logic, arguments, geometry or mathematics:
Euclid’s main claim to fame was attempting to axiomatize geometry. He started with self-evident geometrical truths, and using only those (and previously established proofs), proved other truths. Well sort of; he actually let some assumptions creep in. But he was successful enough to be regarded as the canonical example of this style of reasoning, and was a big influence on generations of philosophers, mathematicians and scientists.
In fact, you get a 3-for-1 by studying some Euclid. You get to see Geometry…
- As a logical system
- As a constructive science
- Without numbers!