[Free eBook] Creating Freedom: Power, Control, and the Fight For Our Future by Raoul Martinez [Political Philosophy]

Creating Freedom: Power, Control, and the Fight For Our Future by London-resident author Raoul Martinez, an award-winning documentary filmmaker and artist, is his political philosophy treatise cum awareness activism manifesto, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Canongate Books.

This is the book which accompanies the eponymous 2012 documentary which netted him a Best Documentary nom at the London Raindance Film Festival and won the Hollywood Artist Festival’s Activist Spirit 2012 Award, and is being made free as part of a special publisher giveaway to help spread political awareness for the current British elections.

The book focuses on the historical roots and ensuing development of certain conditions which are hot topics in current events especially the dichotomy between so-called “freedom” in present society and actual liberty.

Offered in the UK only, possibly just through June 8th to coincide with the British elections, available at multiple retailers. An additional audio interview with the author is available worldwide.

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[Free eBook & Audiobook] Viden by Kristian Hvidtfeldt Nielsen [Danish Academic Knowledge Research Essay]

Viden (Knowledge) by Kristian Hvidtfeldt Nielsen, an associate professor and science history researcher at Aarhus University, is the 46th in the Tænkepauser (Reflections) of series of accessibly-written Danish-language short introductory essays on various academic topics meant for a general audience, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Aarhus University Press in Denmark.

This Danish-language essay covers the topic of knowledge, apparently dipping into a mix of philosophy, pop culture, and scientific research into consciousness to explore the ways in which we are capable of knowing and expressing what we know, or don’t know, or know that we don’t know, or don’t know how to express, etc.

Offered DRM-free worldwide with an accompanying MP3 audiobook, available through February 13th.

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[Free eBook] The Fear of Barbarians: Beyond the Clash of Civilizations by Tzvetan Todorov [Political Philosophy]

The Fear of Barbarians: Beyond the Clash of Civilizations by Tzvetan Todorov, an award-winning Bulgarian-French historian, critic, and essayist, is his political philosophy book tying together historical attitudes leading into current events, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher University of Chicago Press.

This is an English-language translation of the original French La peur des barbares : au-delà du choc des civilisations, published in 2008 by Robert Laffont, translated by Andrew Brown. Apparently, this book gives a slightly different take on the roots of the current tensions between Middle East and West, drawn from the author’s own personal experience growing up in communist Bulgaria and immigrating to France, evaluating and arguing for a shift in the balance between fear of imported ideology and ideals of freedom and tolerance, as used by western locals and applied to foreign immigrants.

Offered worldwide, available through the month of February, directly from the publisher.

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[Free eBook] Romantikkens verden: Natur, menneske, samfund, kunst og kultur [Danish 18th C Romanticism World History & Culture]

Romantikkens verden: Natur, menneske, samfund, kunst og kultur (The World of Romanticism: Nature, man, society, art and culture) edited by Ole Høiris & Thomas Ledet is a volume in their Verdensboger (World Books) series of Danish-language self-contained titles which provide a comprehensive introductory overview to cultural and historical periods, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Aarhus University Press in Denmark.

This Danish-language series is fully equivalent in style and content to the Oxford University Press’ The Oxford Illustrated History of… or Routledge’s The World of… English series. This volume contains a thorough introduction to the history and culture and mindset of the world surrounding the 18th-19th century Romantic Era which followed the Age of Enlightenment, which had previously been dominant during the 18th century. Included are essays about art, literature, philosophy, etc. about both the Nordic regions and the wider world, lavishly illustrated with period paintings and photographs of documents and other artifacts.

Offered through the month of January, available worldwide DRM-free.

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[Free eBook & Audiobook] Gaven by Anders Klostergaard Petersen [Danish Academic Culture & Philosophy Essay]

Gaven (The Gift) by Anders Klostergaard Petersen, a professor in the School of Culture & Society’s Department of Religious Study at Aarhus University, is the 44th in the Tænkepauser (Reflections) series of accessibly-written Danish-language short introductory essays on various academic topics meant for a general audience, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Aarhus University Press in Denmark.

This Danish-language essay covers the topic of gift-giving and how it is culturally viewed in society, apparently with a bit of philosophical detour into reflecting upon how it’s the thought behind it that counts more than the outward value of the gift, which may be a gift in itself.

Offered as a DRM-free ebook and accompanying MP3 audiobook, available worldwide through December 12th.

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[Free eBook] Oplysningens verden: Idé, historie, videnskab, kunst [Danish 18th C Enlightenment World History & Culture]

Oplysningens verden (The World of the Enlightenment: Ideas, history, knowledge, art) edited by Ole Høiris & Thomas Ledet is a volume in their Verdensbøger (World Books) series of Danish-language self-contained titles which provide a comprehensive introductory overview to cultural and historical periods, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher the Aarhus University Press in Denmark.

This Danish-language series is fully equivalent in style and content to the Oxford University Press’ The Oxford Illustrated History of… or Routledge’s The World of… English series. This volume contains a comprehensive introduction to the Age of Enlightenment which followed the Renaissance in Western Europe, which was at its peak during the 18th century. Included are essays about art, literature, philosophy, etc. about both the Nordic regions and the wider world, lavishly illustrated with period paintings and photographs of documents and other artifacts.

Offered through the month of December, available worldwide DRM-free.

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[Free eBook & Audiobook] Tortur by Morten Dige [Danish Academic Ethics Essay]

Tortur (Torture) by Morten Dige, an associate professor of philosophy at Aarhus University, is the #41 in the Tænkepauser (Reflections) series of Danish-language accessibly-written short academic essays meant for a general audience, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Aarhus University Press.

This essay is part of the Philosophy and Ethics subject category, and covers the effects of torture upon society, and the arguments for and against its use in tracking terrorism.

Offered as a DRM-free ebook and accompanying MP3 audiobook, available worldwide through September 12th, Danish time.

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[Free eBook] Folkestyrets rugekasser [Danish Academic Democracy History Essays]

Folkestyrets rugekasser: Frivillige foreninger og folkestyre (Incubators of Democracy: Voluntary Associations and Democracy) edited by Michael Böss, is #5 in the MatchPoints series of titles in the Social Sciences and Cultural Studies fields, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Aarhus University Press in Denmark.

This is a Danish-language academic anthology containing essays on the topic of democracy and volunteerism in past and present ages, especially as it pertains to a form of education associated with particular types of volunteer participation in Denmark. Offered through the month of June, available worldwide DRM-free.

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[Free eBook] Fornuftens perversion [Danish Historical Political Philosophy]

Fornuftens perversion: modoplysning og 200 års krig mod fornuftens herredømme (The perversion of reason: the Counter-Enlightenment and 200 years of war against the domination of reason) edited by Mikkel Thorup is academic collection of analyses of the history of ideas behind the 18th-century political philosophy of Counter-Enlightenment which followed the French Revolution, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Aarhus Universitetsforlaget in Denmark.

This contains newly-translated (into Danish) original source texts from several key thinkers of the time period, as well as an examination of their ideas and influence throughout the centuries Offered through the month of March, available worldwide DRM-free.

available worldwide DRM-free through March

[Free eBook & Audiobook] Vilje by Søren R. Fauth [Danish Academic Philosophy Essay]

Vilje by Søren R. Fauth, a Professor at Aarhus University in Denmark, is the 37th in the Tænkepauser (Reflections) series of Danish-language accessibly-written short academic essays meant for a general audience, free for a limited time courtesy of Aarhus Universitetsforlaget.

This essay is part of the Filosofi og etik (Philosophy and ethics) subject category, and is on the topic of free will and willpower. Offered through March 14th as an e-book and audiobook reading, available worldwide DRM-free.

available worldwide DRM-free until March 14th