Favorite Philosophy Books

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  1. Tankeray

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    1. Aristotle- On Metaphysics

    2. Lao Zi- Tao Te Ching

    3. Boethius- The Consolation of Philosophy

    4. Friedrich Nietzsche- On the Genealogy of Morals

    5. Arthur Schopenhauer- The World as Will and Representation
     
  2. Tycho Brah

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    On Metaphysics is your favourite philosophy book?

    ...really? :icon_twis I'm going to need some explanation here lol. 4 and 5 are good choices, pondering my own list...
     
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    Aristotle's synthesis of science and philosophy was unmatched at the time. He gets a lot of unwarranted hate among modern thought patterns. People discredit ancient philosophy today without so much of a blink of an eye.

    Its just the result of a decadent modern culture we are currently entrenched in.
     
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    L/L Research & Ra- The Law of One

    Pretty much my go to, although the I-Ching is quite good as well.
     
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    In order:

    On The History Of Modern Philosophy
    Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling

    Being And Time
    Martin Heidegger

    Twilight of The Idols
    Friedrich Nietzsche

    Letters on Humanism
    Martin Heidegger

    Philosophy and The Mirror of Nature
    Richard Rorty
     
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    I like The Prince
     
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    me too.
     
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    cant say I have read that version.
     
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    Ooph, Heidegger is a hard read but he's great

    haha
     
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    Twilight/Genealogy/Beyond Good and Evil/Antichrist are best of best

    Philosophical Investigations -Wittgenstein

    Protagoras -Plato

    Order of Things/Madness and Civilization/History of Sexuality -Foucault

    Gift of Death -Derrida

    Question Concerning Technology -Heidegger

    Principia Ethica -GE Moore
     
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    As A Man Thinketh, by James Allen, is awesome for a short read on the power of thought.

     
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    More toward politics, but:

    1. Leo Strauss - Natural Right and History

    2. Aristotle - The Politics

    3. Plato - The Republic

    4. Carl Schmitt - Concept of the Political

    5. Leo Strauss - On Tyranny

    And since he'll get a lot of mentions, my favorite by Nietzsche is Twilight of the Idols.
     
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    Had to read this in HS, and it's fucking awesome. So good that as I neared the end, I slowed down to only reading one page a night, to keep it going.

    Don't honestly remember a lot about it, except for how much I liked it. I remember thinking it was simple enough that a child could enjoy it, and profound enough that it'll make adults think.
     
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    Oh ya, forgot about this.

    1. Plato - Apology
    2. Camus - The Stranger
    3. J.S. Mill - On Liberty
    4. Pirsig - Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (come at me hardcores)
    5. David Hume - Treatise on Human Nature

    Pretty ethnocentric. Would definitely like to fix that.
     
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    I like everything. Some I enjoy:
    -Consolation of Philosophy, Boethius (one of the first books I read in college)
    -How we think, Dewey
    -Way to Wisdom, Jaspers
    -Mind and cosmos, Nagel
    -the Gay science, Nietzsche
    -God, freedom, and evil, Plantinga
    -Practical Ethics, Singer
    -the case for animal rights, regan
     
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    Simulacra and Simulation - Jean Baudrillard

    Anarchy, State, and Utopia - Robert Nozick

    Critique of Pure Reason - Immanuel Kant
     
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    God Emperor of Dune - Frank Herbert
     

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