Readings and Archives


Readings and Archives



Text from lectures presented by students of the School.

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 QuotationsWilliam ShakespeareDover
Complete Sonnets of ShakespeareWilliam ShakespeareDover
Dialogues of Plato: Crito, Phaedo, SymposiumBenjamin Jowett (Tr)Dover
The Essential RumiColeman BarksHarper SF
The Enlightened HeartStephen MitchellHarper
The GeetaShri Purohit SwamiFaber & Faber
Good CompanyH.H. Shantanand SaraswatiStudy Society
The Great DivorceC.S. LewisHarperSF
The Heart of the Eastern Mystical TeachingH.P. ShastriShanti Sadan
Inspired TalksSwami VivekanandaRamakrishna
Letters of MozartH. Mermann, Ed.Dover
The Man Who Wanted to Meet GodH.H. Shantanand SaraswatiArgo
MeditationsMarcus AureliusDover
Meditations on the SoulMarsilio FicinoInner Traditions
No Future Without ForgivenessBishop Desmond TutuDoubleday
Old and New TestamentsKing James VersionThomas Nelson
The Perennial PhilosophyAldous HuxleyHarper
The Power of NowEckhart TolleNew World Library
The Portable EmersonCarl Bode (ed.)Viking/Penguin
The Portable ThoreauCarl Bode (ed.)Viking/Penguin
The Portable WhitmanMark Van Doren (ed.)Viking/Penguin
The Screwtape LettersC.S. LewisHarperSF
Shakespeare’s PlaysWilliam ShakespeareArden
SiddharthaHermann HesseNew Directions
The Ten Principal UpanishadsW. B. Yeats/Shri Purohit SwamiFaber & Faber
World Within the MindH.P. ShastriShanti Sadan
Zen Flesh, Zen BonesPaul RepsShambhala
Zen in the Art of ArcheryEugen HerrigelVintage

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.