Readings and Archives


Readings and Archives



Audio and text from lectures presented by students of the School.

The Meaning of Meaning

A Saturday Evening Talk in Search of a Point

By Randolph Kraus May 9, 2015

Practical Economics: Guiding Principles and Their Current Application

By Christopher Wood, April 2009

Notes and Quotes On Forgiveness

By Michael Posnick, January 2011

Interactive Dialogue with the General Assembly on Harmony with Nature

By Christopher Wood at United Nations Headquarters, NYC April, 2013

The Lives of Plato and Socrates

By Russell Bosworth

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

Monica Vecchio, head of Shakespeare Studies at the New York School of Practical Philosophy, offers some interesting links for Shakespeare lovers.

Philosophy, Science and Religion

By Howard Schott, October 2007

Cosimo di Medici & The Florentine Renaissance

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By Clement Salaman, March 25, 1991

The Platonic Academy in Florence

By Clement Salaman, March 1991

Marsilio Ficino & Botticelli’s Primavera

By Clement Salaman, March 27, 1991

Suggested Readings

Suggested Readings

The following is a list of books that students have found complementary to both their individual study and the School’s teachings. Many of these books are available for purchase at the Good Company Bookstore.

A Book of Quotations William ShakespeareDover
Complete Sonnets of Shakespeare William ShakespeareDover
Dialogues of Plato: Crito, Phaedo, SymposiumBenjamin Jowett (Tr)Dover
The Essential Rumi Coleman Barks Harper SF
The Enlightened HeartStephen MitchellHarper
The Geeta Shri Purohit Swami Faber & Faber
Good Company H.H. Shantanand Saraswati Study Society
The Great Divorce C.S. Lewis HarperSF
The Heart of the Eastern Mystical Teaching H.P. Shastri Shanti Sadan
Inspired Talks Swami Vivekananda Ramakrishna
Letters of Mozart H. Mermann, Ed. Dover
The Man Who Wanted to Meet God H.H. Shantanand Saraswati Argo
MeditationsMarcus Aurelius Dover
Meditations on the Soul Marsilio Ficino Inner Traditions
No Future Without Forgiveness Bishop Desmond Tutu Doubleday
Old and New Testaments King James Version Thomas Nelson
The Perennial Philosophy Aldous Huxley Harper
The Power of Now Eckhart Tolle New World Library
The Portable Emerson Carl Bode (ed.) Viking/Penguin
The Portable Thoreau Carl Bode (ed.) Viking/Penguin
The Portable Whitman Mark Van Doren (ed.) Viking/Penguin
The Screwtape Letters C.S. Lewis HarperSF
Shakespeare’s Plays William Shakespeare Arden
SiddharthaHermann Hesse New Directions
The Ten Principal Upanishads W. B. Yeats/Shri Purohit SwamiFaber & Faber
World Within the Mind H.P. ShastriShanti Sadan
Zen Flesh, Zen Bones Paul RepsShambhala
Zen in the Art of Archery Eugen Herrigel Vintage

Cafe & Bookstore

Good Company, the New York School of Practical Philosophy’s cafe and bookstore, offers an informal place to refresh and connect with fellow students from all levels of the School before and during the break in classes.