Examples of Ancient Influences


CONFÚCIO. Diálogos de Confúcio (Analectos). São Paulo, Ibrasa, 1983. 181 pp.

DAS, Bhagavan. The Science of Social Organization, or, The Laws of Manu in the Light of Atma-Vidya. 3 volumes. Vol. I (Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged. Adyar, TPH, 1932. 1-394 pp.); Vol. II (Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged. Adyar, TPH, 1935. 395-681 pp.); Vol. III (Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged. Varanasi, Ananda Publishing House, 1948. 743-1225 pp.)

GAER, Joseph. A Sabedoria da Grandes Religiões. São Paulo, Cultrix, 1965. 267 pp.

GORMAN, Peter. Pitágoras: Uma Vida. São Paulo, Cultrix, 1995. 239 pp.

PATWARDHAN, M.V. Manusmirti: The Ideal Democratic Republic of Manu. Varanasi, Motilal Banarsidass, 1968. 223 pp.

PLATÃO. A República. Rio de Janeiro, Nova Fronteira, 2014. 464 pp.

PLATÃO. As Leis. São Paulo, Edipro, 2ª edição, 2010. 544 pp.

WILHEIM, Richard. I Ching: The Book of Changes (Vol. I). New York, Pantheon Books, 1952. 395 pp.


Examples of Modern Influences


BACON, Francis. The Physical and Metaphysical Works of Lord Bacon. London, G. Bell & Sons, Ltd, 1911. 567 pp.

BACON, Francis. Novum Organum: Verdadeiras Indicações Acerca da Interpretação da Natureza (pp. 1-238) e A Nova Atlântida (pp. 239-278). São Paulo, Abril Cultural, 1973. 278 pp.

BACON, Francis. Da Proficiência e Avanço do Conhecimento Divino e Humano. São Paulo, Madras Editora, 2006. 256 pp.

CARLYLE, Thomas. The French Revolution: A History. New York, The Modern Library, 1934. 748 pp.

MORE, Thomas. See below some information about Thomas More:

Utopia – Project Gutemberg‘s free online copy. Thomas More’s best-known work, a true classic of world literature. Its principles are deeply related to Humanitarianism.
 The Story of Thomas More by John Farrow  [Text in the Internet, in English] – Biography of Thomas More, a great Christian saint, author of Utopia, who refused to betray his conscience, even at the cost of his life. One of the great precursors of Humanitarianism.

WEBER, Max. The Protestan Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism. Unwin Hyman, London & Boston, 1930; translated: Talcott Parsons, Anthony Giddens. Free online copy.


Examples of Contemporary Influences

BESANT, Annie. “Brotherhood Applied to Social Conditions” ( pp. 75-102), in The Changing World & Lectures to Theosophical Students — London, The Theosophical Publishing Society, 1910. 333 pp.

BESANT, Annie. The Ideals of Theosophy (Convention Lecturers, 1911). Adyar, The Theosophist Office, 1912. 130 pp.

BESANT, Annie. O Mundo de Amanhã. Lisboa, Livraria Clássica Editora, 1926. 269 pp.

BESANT, Annie (as Chairwoman of All Parties Conference” and of National Convention” (1925), with the participation of representatives of Home Rule Club” and of India Women’s Association”) Proposal of Costitution Law: The Commonwealth of India Bill (National Convention), 1925.

BESANT, Annie. Lectures on Political Science, Adyar, Society for the Promotion of National Education, 1920. 174 pp.

CONVERSE, Philip E. Public Opinion and Voting Behaviour. Em: GREENSTEIN, F. I. – Handbook of Political Science, vol. 4, Massachusetts, Reading, 1975. pp. 75-169.

CONVERSE, Philip E. The Nature of Belief Systems in Mass Publics. Em: APTER, D. E., org. Ideology and Discontent. New York, The Free Press of Glencoe, 1964. pp. 206-261.

CONVERSE, Philip E. e PIERCE, Roy. Political Representation in France. Harvard University Press, 1986. 1040 pp.

CONVERSE, Philip E. et alThe American Voter. New York, Wiley, 1960. 576 pp.

DUVERGER, Maurice. As Modernas Tecno-Democracias. Rio de Janeiro, Paz e Terra, 1975. 245 pp.

DUVERGER, Maurice. Os Partidos Políticos. Rio de Janeiro, Editora Guanabara, 1987. 465 pp.

GUERREIRO RAMOS, Alberto. A Nova Ciência das Organizações: uma Reconceituação da Riqueza das Nações. Rio de Janeiro, Fundação Getúlio Vargas, 1981. 209 pp.

JINARAJADASA, C. My Brother’s Keeper. Adyar, lecture published by the Theosophical  Society. Adyar, 1950. 4 pp.

JINARAJADASA, C. “Theosophy in the State”, in Practical Theosphy. Adyar, TPH, 1952. 73 pp. (pp. 61-73)

MACPHERSON, C.B. The Life and Times of Liberal Democracy. Rio de Janeiro, Zahar, 1978. 118 pp.

MEHTA,  Rohit. The New World of Socialism (A Constructive Philosophical Survey). Adyar, TPH, 1952, 2ª edição. 215 pp.

MOSCA, G. e BOUTHOUL, G. História das Doutrinas Políticas. Rio de Janeiro, Zahar, 1962. 416 pp.

SCHUMACHER, Ernest F. A Guide for the Perplexed. London, Jonathan Cape, 1978. 166 pp.

SCHUMACHER, Ernest F. Small Is Beautiful. London, Abacus, 1973. 255 pp.

SISSON FILHO, Arnaldo. A Roda e a Cruz: Uma introdução ao Cristianismo Budista (Cap. 6.2 – “Religião e Organização Sociopolítica”, pp. 217-239). Brasília, Editora Roda e Cruz, 2012. 369 pp.

SISSON FILHO, Arnaldo. A Consciência Política na Massa e as Eleições de 1982 em Porto Alegre. Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, 1984. 159 pp. – Diss. de Mestrado Ciência Política.

SRI RAM, N. On the Watch Tower. Adyar, TPH, 1966. 585 pp.