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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:16 pm    Post subject: Philosophy books worth reading? Reply with quote

Reading some summaries of Plato turned me off Philosophy at first. But after reading The Story of Philosophy I find myself picking up a bit of a taste for it.

Any suggestions? I know it depends on what one is interested in, etc. etc., but maybe people could make some suggestions.

I have the Upanishads on my to-do list, and Voltaire seems colourful and welcoming.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A lot of Babylon 5. Especially when you listen to the commentary by JMS.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 6:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Philosophy of Time Travel by Roberta Sparrow.........

While it is not exactly philosophy, Sun Tzu's The Art of War is an amazing book

For actual philosophers and their writings. I sometimes read Locke, Hobbes, Descartes, Socrates, ect just to name a few. Most of this reading was years ago for philosophy class I had. but I sometimes go through my old notes just to read and refresh
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Daaaang, Whitecrab? Have you been lurking this whole time? Or did you leave, come back, and decide that philosophical recommendations were a thematically-appropriate way to reintroduce yourself to the forums?

Good to see you again. As to philosophy . . .

I like philosophy. In college, I figured I'd read enough literature with a philosophical bent that I should do some formal classwork in the area, getting better introduced to the classics. And wow but tons of it was boring. Descartes? Okay. Eliade? How in the blazes did anyone get through that?

By now, I wouldn't be averse to reading Voltaire myself sometime; but back then, I mainly went back to getting my philosophy from literature with a philosophical bent. Since I imagine you don't need me to list Watchmen and The Sandman, I will toss in the Illuminatus! trilogy. That was very good stuff to read when I was younger.

Also, you might consider consulting your pineal gland.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also, you know, I could probably add every single religious text you haven't considered yet to the reading pile, once you're done with the Upanishads. Someone better-read in them than I am would be needed for more detailed recommendations.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interlink2010 wrote:
A long discussion.

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And why does a search on the internet find a Dhaka, Bangladesh company devoted to web services, thus raising suspicion?

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

antrac wrote:
The same sort of stuff Interlink2010 wrote.

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