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1 The Republic
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2 Thus Spoke Zarathustra
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3 Critique of Pure Reason
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4 Meditations
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5 Being and Time
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6 The Stranger
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7 Apology
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8 The Prince
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9 Siddhartha
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10 Candide
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11 An Enquiry Concerning Human...
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12 The Symposium
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13 Tao Te Ching
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14 The Myth of Sisyphus and Ot...
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15 Philosophical Investigations
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16 The Nicomachean Ethics
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17 Phenomenology of Spirit
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18 The Brothers Karamazov
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19 Fear and Trembling
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20 Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
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21 Ethics
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22 Discourse on Method and Med...
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23 Being and Nothingness
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24 Das Kapital
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25 On the Genealogy of Morals/...
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26 A History of Western Philos...
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27 Beyond Good and Evil
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28 The Origin of Species
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29 Poetics
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30 The Art of War
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31 Zen and the Art of Motorcyc...
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32 An Essay Concerning Human U...
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33 Metaphysics
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34 Essays and Lectures
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35 A Treatise of Human Nature
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36 Phenomenology of Perception
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37 The Plague
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38 On Liberty and Utilitarianism
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39 Groundwork of the Metaphysi...
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40 Civilization and Its Discon...
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41 Human, All Too Human
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42 Confessions
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43 Nausea
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44 A Theory of Justice
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45 The Varieties of Religious ...
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46 Summa Theologica, 5 Vols
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47 Leviathan
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48 Sophie's World
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49 The Order of Things: An Arc...
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50 The Consolation of Philosophy
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51 On the Genealogy of Morality
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52 Discourse on the Origin of ...
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53 Of Grammatology
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54 Letters from a Stoic
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55 Ecce Homo
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56 The Analects
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57 On Liberty
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58 The Second Sex
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59 Either/Or: A Fragment of Life
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60 Pensées
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61 The Anti-Christ
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62 The Fall
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63 Mein Kampf
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64 Utilitarianism
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65 Philosophy and the Mirror o...
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66 Language and Mind
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67 The Wealth of Nations: An I...
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68 Poetry, Language, Thought
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69 Handbook of Epictetus (HPC ...
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70 Zen Flesh, Zen Bones: A Col...
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71 Five Dialogues: Euthyphro, ...
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72 Specters of Marx
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73 The Society of the Spectacle
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74 The World as Will and Repre...
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75 The Future of an Illusion (...
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76 Second Treatise of Government
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77 The Gay Science: with a Pre...
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78 Theaetetus
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79 Gazing Into the Eternal: Re...
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80 The History of Sexuality 1:...
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81 Creative Evolution
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82 The Tao of Pooh
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83 Tao of Pooh and Te of Pigle...
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84 The Sickness Unto Death (Ki...
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85 The Peace of the Spirit Wit...
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86 The Essential Epicurus (Gre...
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87 Utopia
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88 Why I Am Not a Christian an...
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89 How to Do Things with Words
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90 An Enquiry Concerning the P...
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91 A Book of Five Rings: The C...
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92 God Is Not Great: How Relig...
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93 The Creative Mind: An Intro...
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94 The Bhagavad Gita
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95 Phaedrus
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96 Anti-Oedipus: Capitalism an...
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97 Notes from Underground
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98 On the Heights of Despair
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99 The Philosophy of Logical A...
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100 Objectivism: The Philosophy...
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message 1: by Spiritual (new)

Spiritual Astronomy Scot Aaron for creating a new Spiritually based Cosmology (meta-physics) the Celestial Cosmology that uses simple Relativity Ratios.
2divineways.com

oh yes his 2003 book that developed this scientific model of Creation is "God's Science: a New Look at the Bible, Stars and Universes."


message 2: by David (new)

David Wheeler Well, I think there are differing kinds of metaphysics. There is the more serious sort like in:

http://philpapers.org/rec/WEAEEA

And then the kind you reference above Spiritual.

But what do I know, I'm just a silly Brit.


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