The Philosophy Gift Shop
'The Gift of Truth Excels all Other Gifts' (Buddha)
Karene Jade Howie - Student of Philosophy and overworked shop keeper!
Hello and welcome to the Philosophy Shop. We have a beautiful gallery of famous portraits and fine art prints with profound quotes from many of the greatest minds of human history - making it simple and easy to find artful intelligent gifts for friends and family (and yourself of course!).

We have purchased a variety of things (posters, journals, calendars, caps, t-shirts, buttons, coffee mugs, etc.) and can confirm their high quality. But most importantly, the daily experience of seeing these portraits and words of wisdom is a cheerful reminder of the more noble and beautiful aspects of our human nature & creativity.

So stand out from the crowd (and get some interesting comments!) with our cool collection of clothing, prints and apparel!


Hope you enjoy browsing around. Cheers,
Karene Jade Howie


'At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst.' (Aristotle) 'Hatred is never appeased by hatred in this world; it is appeased by love. This is an eternal Law.' (Buddha) 'I have striven not to laugh at human actions, not to weep at them, nor to hate them, but to understand them.' (Spinoza) 'The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.' (Bertrand Russell) 'The scientist only imposes two things, namely truth and sincerity, imposes them upon himself and upon other scientists'. (Erwin Schrodinger) 'The laws of nature are but the mathematical thoughts of God.' (Euclid) 'I am one of those who think like Nobel, that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.' (Marie Curie) 'Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.' (Seneca the Younger) 'If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships - the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world at peace.' (Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR))
'Since philosophy is the art which teaches us how to live, and since children need to learn it as much as we do at other ages, why do we not instruct them in it?' (Michel de Montaigne on Philosophy of Education) 'The wise man must remember that while he is a descendant of the past, he is a parent of the future.' (Herbert Spencer) 'The Truth is far more powerful than any weapon of mass destruction.' (Mohandas Mahatma Gandhi) 'No one was ever yet a great poet, without being at the same time a profound philosopher. For poetry is the blossom and the fragrancy of all human knowledge, human thoughts, human passions, emotions, language.' (Samuel Taylor Coleridge) 'In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.' (George Orwell) 'Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.' (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) 'No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks.' (Mary Wollstonecraft, Vindication of the Rights of Women) 'Fantasy, abandoned by reason, produces impossible monsters; united with it, she is the mother of the arts and the origin of marvels.' (Francisco de Goya) 'QUESTION: What do you get when you cross the Godfather with a philosopher? ANSWER: An offer you can't understand.'

Erotic Evolution of Human Sexuality
Philosophy of Love & Sex, Nudes, Vintage Erotica

We hope you enjoy our provocative gallery of Renaissance & Impressionist Erotic Art Nudes and Vintage Erotica. These lovely, sexy pictures are printed with insightful, amusing and inspiring quotes on the Evolutionary Philosophy of Love, Sex and Human Sexuality. Our collection has evolved over the past few years from our Sexual Philosophy website, which is founded on the biological and cultural evolution of sex. (Warning, sexuality pages are adult only.)
Our central point, which relates to our use of sexuality images and quotes in this shop, is that we have evolved primitive sexual instincts, some of which are constrained by our cultural knowledge and customs (which change over time). Our view (which applies to feminism) is that we should cultivate both our mind and body in beautiful ways, founded on good knowledge of our evolution to create harmony between our instincts and our customs. As Freud famously writes, sex is central to our existence, and thus central to to our cultivation as complete human beings.
We hope you find our selection of beautiful minds and sensual bodies creative, artistic, intelligent, thought provoking and a little smutty! Enjoy!

Danger and Play: Nietzsche Desire for Women

Danger and Play: Nietzsche Desire for Women
"The true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason he wants woman, as the most dangerous plaything."

Philosopher Voltaire: Art of Seduction

Philosopher Voltaire: Art of Seduction
"It is not enough to conquer; one must know how to seduce."

Desire and Human Nature: Spinoza

Desire and Human Nature: Spinoza
"Desire is the essence of a man."

Greek Philosophy Immoral Pleasure Joy Life

Greek Philosophy Immoral Pleasure Joy Life
"The art of life lies in taking pleasures as they pass, and the keenest pleasures are not intellectual, nor are they always moral." (Aristippus quote printed on colourful Vintage Erotic Art 'Woman Po

Freud Female Sexuality Quote on Picasso

Freud Female Sexuality Quote on Picasso
"The great question that has never been answered and which I have not yet been able to answer, ...is 'What does a woman want?" (Sigmund Freud)

Erotic Impressionist Art: Nietzsche and Women

Erotic Impressionist Art: Nietzsche and Women
"What is truth to a woman! ... her great art is the lie, her supreme concern is appearance and beauty." (Friedrich Nietzsche quote printed on Morisot Impressionist Art)

Dirty Sex: Famous Quote on Nude Woman Picture

Dirty Sex: Famous Quote on Nude Woman Picture
"Sex is dirty only when it's done right." (Woody Allen quote printed on Vintage Erotic Art, Picture of Nude Woman)

Poetry Perfect Woman Wordsworth Quote Vintage Art

Poetry Perfect Woman Wordsworth Quote Vintage Art
"A perfect woman, nobly planned, To warn, to comfort, and command; And yet a Spirit still, and bright With something of angelic light." (William Wordsworth)

Anais Nin Creative Quote: Naked Woman Art

Anais Nin Creative Quote: Naked Woman Art
"How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself." (Anais Nin quote printed on Vintage Art of Naked Woman)

Sex Literature Camus: Relationships Invincibility

Sex Literature Camus: Relationships Invincibility
"In the depths of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer." (Albert Camus Quote printed on Vintage Erotic Art of Woman and Flower)

Porn Star Sex Guru Annie Sprinkle: Sexual Pleasure

Porn Star Sex Guru Annie Sprinkle: Sexual Pleasure
"Let there be pleasure and ecstasy on earth and let it begin with me." (Annie Sprinkle Quote on Vintage Erotica Print 'Nude Woman')

Female Sexuality Feminism: Innate Power of Women

Female Sexuality Feminism: Innate Power of Women
"Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition." (Timothy Leary quote printed on Vintage Erotic Portrait of a Woman)

Male Female Equality of Mind: Women in Art

Male Female Equality of Mind: Women in Art
"Strengthen the female mind by enlarging it, and there will be an end to blind obedience." (Mary Wollstonecraft quote printed on Vintage Art)

Wordsworth Poetry on Vintage Erotic Art

Wordsworth Poetry on Vintage Erotic Art
"A perfect woman, nobly planned, To warn, to comfort, and command; And yet a Spirit still, and bright With something of angelic light." (Printed on Vintage Erotic Art)

Sexuality Feminism: Rights of Women

Sexuality Feminism: Rights of Women
"Feminism is the radical notion that women are people." (Cheris Kramerae, author of A Feminist Dictionary, 1996, printed on Goya Potrait of a Woman)

Women Slavery of Will: Art Erotica Sexy Poses

Women Slavery of Will: Art Erotica Sexy Poses
"We have to free half of the human race, the women, so that they can help to free the other half." (Emmeline Pankhurst quote printed on Erotic Art 'Bending Over')

Literature Erotic Stories: Freedom of Sexuality

Literature Erotic Stories: Freedom of Sexuality
"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." (Anais Nin quote printed on Vintage Erotic Art of Nude Woman)

Botticelli Erotic Renaissance Art: Love and Genius

Botticelli Erotic Renaissance Art: Love and Genius
"... Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius." (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, 1756 -1791, printed on Botticelli Renaissance Art 'Venus')

Raphael with Mary Shelley Quote: Women Men Society

Raphael with Mary Shelley Quote: Women Men Society
"I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves." (Mary Shelley quote printed on Renaissance Art by Raphael)

Oscar Wilde on Marriage: Vintage Erotica Quote

Oscar Wilde on Marriage: Vintage Erotica Quote
"Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same." (Oscar Wilde quote printed on Vintage Erotica Art of Topless Woman)

Humour: Men, Understanding, Hegel on Vintage Art

Humour: Men, Understanding, Hegel on Vintage Art
"Only one man ever understood me, and he didn't understand me." (George Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel quote printed on Vintage Erotic Art, 'Portrait of Nude Woman')

Vintage Erotic Art: Fiction Portrait of Woman

Vintage Erotic Art: Fiction Portrait of Woman
"A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of fiction." (Oscar Wilde quote printed on Vintage Erotic Art of Nude Woman)

Baroque Art Rubens: Anais Nin Quote on Ecstasy

Baroque Art Rubens: Anais Nin Quote on Ecstasy
"Only the united beat of sex and heart together can create ecstasy." (Anais Nin quote printed on Baroque Erotic Painting by Peter Paul Rubens)

Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet on Da Vinci Art

Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet on Da Vinci Art
"But, soft! What light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun. ..." (Shakespeare Quote from Romeo and Juliet II ii, 1-2, printed on Leonardo Da Vinci Art)

Simone de Beauvoir Woman Quote on Nude Art

Simone de Beauvoir Woman Quote on Nude Art
"One is not born, but rather becomes a woman." (Simone de Beauvoir quote from the Second Sex, 1949, printed on Vintage Erotica Portrait of Topless Woman)

Love, Sex, Beauty: Writing of Nietzsche on Erotic

Love, Sex, Beauty: Writing of Nietzsche on Erotic
"...The noblest kind of beauty is that ...which slowly filters into our minds." (Friedrich Nietzsche quote printed on Vintage Erotic Art 'Beautiful Woman')

Sexual Philosophy: Equality of Men and Women

Sexual Philosophy: Equality of Men and Women
"The only difference between men and women is one of physical function ..." (Plato Quote from the Republic printed on Botticelli Renaissance Art 'La Primo')

Women Sexual Pleasure: Quote on Nude Art

Women Sexual Pleasure: Quote on Nude Art
"Sexual pleasure in woman is a kind of magic spell; it demands complete abandon; ..." (Simone de Beauvoir quote printed on Vintage Erotic Art)

Michel de Montaigne: Marriage Quote on Nude Girl

Michel de Montaigne: Marriage Quote on Nude Girl
"Marriage is like a cage; one sees the birds outside desperate to get in, and those inside equally desperate to get out." (Michel de Montaigne quote printed on Vintage Nude Art)

Renoir Impressionist Painter: Male Female Equality

Renoir Impressionist Painter: Male Female Equality
"Neither sex, without some fertilization of the complimentary characters of the other, is capable of the highest reaches of human endeavour." (Jean Paul Sartre)

Sexuality Quote on Matisse Painting of Nude Woman

Sexuality Quote on Matisse Painting of Nude Woman
"...human sexuality has a specific nature, ... We are more likely to be satisfied with the outcome, if we work with our biology rather than against it. ..." (Jennifer Roback Morse)

Women Philosophy Pythagoras: Renaissance Art

Women Philosophy Pythagoras: Renaissance Art
"There is a good principle, which has created order, light and man; and a bad principle, which has created chaos, darkness and woman." (Pythagoras)

Albert Einstein: Mystery of Women

Albert Einstein: Mystery of Women
"Some men spend a lifetime in an attempt to comprehend the complexities of women. Others pre-occupy themselves with somewhat simpler tasks, such as understanding the theory of relativity!"

Love and Truth: Leonardo Da Vinci Woman and Child

Love and Truth: Leonardo Da Vinci Woman and Child
"Truth and love are the only things worth living for and the only things worth dying for." (Rebecca Ann Talcott quote printed on Leonardo Da Vinci Art 'Woman and Child')

Kama Sutra Art & Erotic Quote on Pleasure

Kama Sutra Art & Erotic Quote on Pleasure
"Eroticism is firstly a search for pleasure, ...a perception of the divine state, which is infinite delight." (Alain Danielou quote printed on Kama Sutra Art)

Erotic Renaissance Art: Love, Sex, Biology

Erotic Renaissance Art: Love, Sex, Biology
"... Love and sex do indeed go together." (Edward O. Wilson quote printed on Erotic Renaissance Art by Correggio, 'Venus')

Anais Nin Sensuality Women Nature: Female Erotica

Anais Nin Sensuality Women Nature: Female Erotica
"... Sensuality as nature, with possibilities of ecstasy and joy. ... ." (Anais Nin quote on eroticism in women, printed on Vintage Art 'Woman in Nature')

Literature Sexuality: Power of Women

Literature Sexuality: Power of Women
"I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will." (Charlotte Bronte quote printed on Vintage Erotic Art 'Nude Woman')

Lyric Poet of Ancient Greece: Sappho

Lyric Poet of Ancient Greece: Sappho
"Love is a cunning weaver of fantasies and fables."

Antony and Cleopatra

Antony and Cleopatra
"Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale Her infinite variety." (William Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra)

Tragic Love Affairs: Cleopatra

Tragic Love Affairs: Cleopatra
"Eternity was in our lips and yes, Bliss in our brows bent." (William Shakespeare)

Primal Urges Sex Eroticism: Sigmund Freud Quote

Primal Urges Sex Eroticism: Sigmund Freud Quote
"Analyse any human emotion, ...and you are sure to discover somewhere the primal impulse, to which life owes its perpetuation." (Sigmund Freud quote printed on Vintage Erotic Art)

Two Girls Touching: Gay, Lesbian Sex  Erotica

Two Girls Touching: Gay, Lesbian Sex Erotica
"Sex is not a fatality; it's a possibility for creative life. It's not enough to affirm that we are gay but we must also create a gay life." (Michel Foucault)

Erotic Portrait with Quote: Women in Politics

Erotic Portrait with Quote: Women in Politics
"I will feel equality has arrived when we can elect to office women who are as incompetent as some of the men who are already there." (Maureen Reagan quote printed on Vintage Erotic Portrait)



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Karene contemplating all the work she has done on the Philosophy Shop!ABOUT YOUR SHOP KEEPER: KARENE HOWIE
My partner (philosopher Geoff Haselhurst) and I are building a large philosophy website which is the source (and inspiration) for most of the Philosophy images and quotes in this shop.
Below are some of our favourite philosophers / quotes and links to relevant pages of our website. Philosophy (which is ultimately about Wisdom from Truth and Reality) is important to our world (all proceeds from this shop are used to promote our work on Philosophy).
Thus we also hope that you find our philosophy website interesting!
Cheers, Karene. (August, 2010)

The Most Simple Science Theory of Physical Reality.
Philosophy Physics Metaphysics of Space & the Wave Structure of Matter (WSM).
'Most of the fundamental ideas of science are simple and can be expressed in a language comprehensible to everyone. ... Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.' (Albert Einstein) 'Metaphysics is universal and is exclusively concerned with primary substance. ... And here we will have the science to study that which is, both in its essence and in the properties which it has.' (Aristotle, 340BC) 'When forced to summarize the general theory of relativity in one sentence: Time and space and gravitation have no separate existence from matter.' (Albert Einstein) 'What we observe as material bodies and forces are nothing but shapes and variations in the structure of space. Particles are just schaumkommen (appearances).' (Erwin Schrodinger on Quantum Physics / Wave Mechanics) 'Can we visualize a universe which is finite yet unbounded? ... The supreme task of the physicist is to arrive at those universal laws from which the cosmos can be built up by pure deduction.' (Albert Einstein) 'There is nothing more necessary than truth. ... One does not want to be deceived, under the supposition that it is injurious, dangerous, or fatal to be deceived.' (Friedrich Nietzsche on Philosophy) 'Although I am fully convinced of the truth of Evolution, I by no means expect to convince experienced naturalists. But I look with confidence to the future naturalists, who will be able to view both sides with impartiality.' (Charles Darwin) 'If religion is the establishing of a relationship between man and the universe, then morality is the explanation of those activities that automatically result when a person maintains a relationship to the universe.' (Leo Tolstoy) 'Analyse any human emotion, no matter how far it may be removed from the sphere of sex, and you are sure to discover somewhere the primal impulse, to which life owes its perpetuation.' (Sigmund Freud) Evolving a healthy lifestyle. Preventative medicine of physical exercise and consuming clean air, water and nature based organic food.
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