"Almost" A novel by Stefan Molyneux
Pages: 1030 Audiobook Length: 76:35:00
A powerful novel by philosopher Stefan Molyneux, the host of Freedomain, the largest and most popular philosophy show on the internet, with over 700 million views and downloads.
Two families - one German, and one English - find love, friendship and combat from the trenches of World War One to the skies of World War Two.
Real-Time Relationships: The Logic of Love
Pages: 364 Audiobook Length: 9:18:39
The first commandment of Socrates was: "Know Thyself." Real-Time Relationships provides the second commandment: "Speak Thy Truth." The first virtue is always honesty, but speaking immediate emotional experiences in intimate relationships can be enormously challenging. Real-Time Relationships addresses the how and the why of true intimacy in love, friendship, politics and work. Bring the power of authentic honesty to all of your personal relationships, and reap the rewards of love, loyalty and security for the rest of your life!
Pages: 104 Audiobook Length: 7:08:52
Everything we do - from waking up, to negotiating, to enforcing ethics -
is philosophical. We cannot choose to avoid philosophy, we can only
choose whether we understand it or not. Stefan Molyneux, host of
Freedomain Radio – the largest and most popular philosophy show in the
world, with over 600 million views and downloads – takes you on a
spectacular journey through the most foundational philosophical
questions of the ages, clearing up and clarifying the most thorny
problems posed by philosophers throughout history:
-How do we know what is real?
-How do we know what is true?
-How do we know what is right?
-How do we know what is good?
-How do we know we even have a choice?
-How do we convince others?
These are all questions that we – as individuals and societies – wrestle with every day. These questions have challenged, motivated and plagued mankind for thousands of years. “Essential Philosophy” answers these questions with rigourous, illuminating and entertaining logic, reasoning from deep first principles to spectacular final conclusions.
The Origins of War in Child Abuse
Pages: 300 Audiobook Length: 10:21:44
Lloyd DeMause has made major contributions to the study of Psychohistory which is the study of the psychological motivations of historical events. Psychohistory seeks to understand the emotional origin of the social and political behavior of groups and nations, past and present. Its subject matter is childhood and the family (especially child abuse), and psychological studies of anthropology and ethnology. Audiobook read by Stefan Molyneux.
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The Art of the Argument
Pages: 76 Audiobook Length: 06:09:29
'The Art of the Argument' shocks the dying art of rational debate back to life, giving you the essential tools you need to fight the escalating sophistry, falsehoods and vicious personal attacks that have displaced intelligent conversations throughout the world. At a time when we need reasonable and empirical discussions more desperately than ever, 'The Art of the Argument' smashes through the brain-eating fogs of sophistry and mental manipulation, illuminating a path to benevolent power for all who wish to take it. Civilization is defined by our willingness and ability to use words instead of fists – in the absence of reason, violence rules. ‘The Art of the Argument’ gives you the intellectual ammunition – in one concentrated, entertaining and powerful package – to engage in truly productive, civilization-saving debates. Armed with this book, you will be empowered to speak truth to power, illuminate ignorance, shatter delusions and expose the dangerous sophists within your own life, and around the world.
Handbook of Human Ownership
Pages: 58 Audiobook Length: 1:33:17
Brilliant, darkly funny and utterly compelling, “The Handbook of Human Ownership” rips the curtains of propaganda from the pedestals of power, revealing all the naked lusts of the power-mongers who rule us all.
Any tax livestock that yearns to run the farm must learn the dark arts of human ownership—this short black comedy instructs you on all the secrets you have known deep down all along about how—and why—we are ruled.
Read “The Handbook of Human Ownership”—learn the secrets of your masters, the mystery of how the world is owned and controlled, and explode the Matrix of your programming.
Against The Gods?
Pages: 80 Audiobook Length: 2:26:31
Between the poles of strong atheism and strict theism lies agnosticism, the argument that gods are very unlikely, but cannot logically be ruled out as utterly impossible. Agnosticism is considered a cautious, tentative and scientific approach to the question of the existence of gods - Stefan Molyneux's seminal book "Against the Gods?" makes a powerful case against agnosticism and for the positive acceptance of the nonexistence of supernatural beings. It is not rational to even entertain the possibility of the existence of irrational entities. We do not accept agnosticism about unicorns, fairies, square circles, pixies or the proposition that two and two make five – why do we create a special exception in the realm of deities? Surely it is because the social cost of rejecting Gods is far higher than the social cost of rejecting goblins. "Against the Gods?" provides essential ammunition to those fighting the virus of faith, and clears the mental fog of the irrational middle ground between atheism and theism.
On Truth: The Tyranny of Illusion
Pages: 104 Audiobook Length: 2:26:31
We are born to truth, yet everywhere we are enmeshed in error. Superstition, irrationality and patriotism all work to cripple our natural affinities to rationality and empiricism. This book, by Stefan Molyneux, host of Freedomain Radio, examines and explodes all the propaganda that stands between you and the simple truth of life, the universe and everything. All the truths that you were born with, that were scrubbed out of your mind for the profit and fun of your elders, will be reawakened in this short but powerful book. Begin the process of reclaiming your own reason, pick up this book, hold on for the ride, and arrive at the truth.
Universally Preferable Behaviour: A Rational Proof of Secular Ethics
Pages: 192 Audiobook Length: 5:46:28
Rigorous, analytical and challenging, “Universally Preferable Behavior” provides a solid foundation for secular ethics. This book solves the ancient philosopher Petrarch’s dichotomy, which is that it is better to will the good than know the truth. Armed with the arguments in “Universally Preferable Behavior,” you can both know the truth and will the good.
Pages: 216 Audiobook Length: 9:08:11
Imagine a world without government – this thought exercise seems impossible for many, because the power and reach of state monopolies is so omnipresent in our lives. However, there is no rational, economic or moral reason to assume that governments are necessary for the provision of roads, healthcare, charity, dispute resolution, courts, policing, national defense, jails – or any of the other services currently monopolized by the state. Governments are extremely dangerous, responsible for over 250 million deaths in the 20th century alone – if it is possible to run a society without a government, surely this is something that we must strive towards as a species. Practical Anarchy makes strong case for the private – that is to say voluntary – provision for public services. It reveals the idea of government as a dangerous and unnecessary anachronism, and points the way towards a peaceful and voluntary future for mankind.
Everyday Anarchy: The Freedom of Now
Pages: 108 Audiobook Length: 3:44:51
It's hard to know whether a word can ever be rehabilitated - or whether the attempt should even be made. The word “anarchy” evokes images of dangerous mobs, spiky-haired youths hurling garbage cans through Starbucks windows, and the chaos of the war of all against all. However, the word “anarchy” simply means “without rulers” - and this state of affairs is something we desperately desire and defend in so many areas of our own lives. If a political ruler were to tell us who to marry, what to learn, and which job to take, we would rebel against such tyrannical intrusions on our freedoms. If the government were to tell us what to read, want to watch and what to listen to, we would justifiably cry “censorship” and lead the charge against such mind control. How can we reconcile this contradiction? Is being “without rulers” good, or bad? How can we fear something so terribly, while at the same time treasuring it so mightily? “Everyday Anarchy” addresses this challenge head-on, arguing that being free of rulers is not something to fear - personally or politically - but rather a goal that we must constantly strive towards.
The God of Athiests
Pages: 614 Audiobook Length: 24:38:24
"To say that this novel is a tour-de-force is an understatement... It is impossible is to resist quoting passages from this novel, given the author’s brilliant insights into character, wonderful literary flourishes and stunning demonstration of what is meant by inspired writing." - Humber School for Writers.
A savage, brilliant, hilarious attack on modern hypocrisy, "The God of Atheists" follows the downfall of three men who wake up one morning and decide to take what they have not earned. Al, a down-and-out music producer, bullies his handsome son into forming a boy-band. Alder, an obscure academic, steals a brilliant idea from a grad student. As they exploit the talents of the naïve youths around them, their fame and wealth increase – but they become more and more terrified of exposure and destruction...
Revolutions is a powerful tale of love, loyalty, murder, and redemption, set in Russia in the late nineteenth century. The story begins at the country home of Alexander Herzen, an old revolutionary who has retired to the country to finish his memoirs. A young radical, Sergei Nachaev, follows him there, seeking shelter from a political murder. Herzen is appalled that his writings have led to such violence, and tries to win Nachaev to the cause of peaceful change. Knowing the power of the older writer, Nachaev seeks Herzens blessing for his actions. Herzens daughter, however, is increasingly drawn to the young revolutionary and, as the police close in, Herzen finds that he must choose between his undying hatred for the Russian state and his love for his own family
The Rationalist Manifesto
"When I was 23 years old, I wrote a ferocious response to The Communist Manifesto. In this document, I unpacked all of my philosophical beliefs, tracing moral arguments all the way from theories of reality, the validity of the senses and the epistemology of reason – to my fledgling theory of ethics, which many years later turned into Universally Preferable Behaviour.
I shared this document by mail, and entered into a variety of debates to improve its contents, and now, at the ripe old age of 54, I go back 31 years to review my thinking as a young man.
This document is a true treasure in the history of philosophy, because it shows where my thinking was over three decades ago. Over the course of almost 2 and half hours, I read through the document, analyze my historical thinking, and compare it to where I stand now.
Purchasing the NFT gets you access to the Ultra High Definition video of me reading and analyzing the text, as well as a PDF of the original Rationalist Manifesto, which I have not touched or edited since I finished it so many years ago.
Reading this document has given me a deep appreciation of where I started, and how far I have come – I hope that you find it is fascinating and illuminating as I do in understanding what I got right, and what I got totally and completely wrong! "