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The Collected Works of 


Adam Weishaupt 


For the first time in history, The Collected Works of Adam Weishaupt, offers the world access to the complete published writings of Adam Weishaupt, in English, French, and the original German.

These important texts were originally published in Germany and in very limited quantities in the late eighteenth century, and have heretofore been largely inaccessible to humanity.

The series explores the thoughts, ideas, and philosophy of Adam Weishaupt, and provides context and critical insight into his very essence and by extension the Order of the Illuminati from the founder’s perspective. Historians, Philosophers and the public in general will find a rich tapestry of ideas to explore and contemplate.

Volume I
The Illuminati Writings

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The Illuminati Writings are representative of the books produced by Weishaupt, and are related to his experience during the creation and down fall of the Illuminati Order. The Illuminati Order was active from 1776-1788, and the bulk of these books were written after its demise, in response to the book war ignited by the Bavarian government to shame the Order and Weishaupt in 1787.


Avaiable Now:


Forthcoming:

I:II
The Improved System of the Illuminati
 
I:III
Apology for Displeasure and Evil, Part 1
 
I:IV
Apology for Displeasure and Evil, Part 2
 
I:V
History of the Perfecting of Humanity
 
I:VI
Apology for the Illuminati
 
I:VII
A Complete History of the Persecution of the Illuminati in Bavaria
 
I:VIII
Portrait of the Illuminati
 
I:IX
Introduction to My Apology
 
I:X
Pythagoras, or Observations on the Art of Secret National and International Government
 

Volume II
The Philosophical Writings

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The Philosophical Writings reflect the later books produced by Weishaupt, and are decidedly philosophical in nature. After the public interest in the book war had cooled, and the Illuminati were long forgotten, Weishaupt returned to his first love of philosophy, and this became the overarching theme of the rest of his literary contributions.


Forthcoming:

II:I
On the Fear of Death, a Philosophical Text
 
II:II
On the Reason and the Certainty of Human Knowledge
 
II:III
On the Kantian Apperceptions and Phenomena
 
II:IV
Some Doubts about the Kantian Concepts of Time and Space
 
II:V
On Truth and Moral Perfection
 
II:VI
On the Doctrine of the Roots and Causes of All Things
 
II:VII
On Self-knowledge, its Pros and Cons
 
II:VIII
On Goals or Final Causes
 
II:IX
On the Challenges to Bavarian Industry and the Bavarian People
 
II:X
The Lamp of Diogenes
 
II:XI
On State Expenditure and Taxation
 
II:XII
On the Taxation System
 
II:XIII
A Political Commentary on the Decline of the Universities