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Seeking Wisdom?



You might like to take a look at my little note on How to Become a Famous Philosopher. It doesn't seem to be too difficult at all, as long as you start off in the right way.

If you're looking for wisdom, there's no great necessity that you'll find it among the philosophers. Mind you, if you poke through all that cantankerous nit-picking and pointless verbiage (which is what SqaPo is here for), you might well find the occasional life-changing gem. You could set out to read the whole lot (and many bold souls have done), or just have a root round The Aphorisms.

Many people have found these texts a particularly inspiring place to start:
Sartre - Existentialism is a Humanism
Thoreau - Walden

... and these you can just dip into, without having to worry too much about making sense of the whole:
Nietzsche - Beyond Good and Evil
Wittgenstein - Tractatus
Emerson - Nature
But, sooner or later, you'll have to find out what the two great founder-philosophers had to say:
Plato - The Republic
Confucius - The Analects

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MORE FROM Squashed Philosophers...
THE COMPLETE TEXTS THE ABRIDGED TEXTS Aristotle - Ethics Aristotle - Politics Augustine - Confessions Ayer - Language, Truth and Logic Bacon - Advancement of Learning Bentham - Morals and Legislation Berkeley - Principles of Human Knowledge Boethius - Consolations of Philosophy Burke - Revolution in France Cicero - Friendship and Old Age Clausewitz - On War Comte - Positive Philosophy Confucius - The Analects Copernicus - The Revolutions Darwin - The Origin of Species Descartes - Discourse on Method Descartes - Meditations Einstein's Relativity Emerson - Nature Epicurus - Sovran Maxims Erasmus - Praise of Folly Euclid - Elements Freud - Psychoanalysis Galileo - Two World Systems Hayek - The Road to Serfdom Hegel - Philosophy of History Hegel - Philosophy of Religion Hobbes - Leviathan Hume - Human Understanding James - Varieties of Religious Experience Kant - Critiques of Reason Kant - Metaphysics of Morals Kierkegaard - Either Or Leibniz - Monadology Locke - Human Understanding Machiavelli - The Prince Marcus Aurelius - Meditations Marx - The Communist Manifesto Marx and Engels - German Ideology Mill - On Liberty Mill - System of Logic More - Utopia Newton - Principia Nietzsche - Beyond Good and Evil Nietzsche - Genealogy of Morals Paine - Rights of Man Pascal - Thoughts Plato - The Apology Plato - The Republic Plato - The Symposium Popper - Scientific Discovery Rand - Selfishness Rousseau - Confessions Rousseau - Social Contract Sade - Philosophy in the Boudoir Sartre - Existentialism is a Humanism Schopenhauer - World as Will and Idea Smith - Wealth of Nations Spinoza - Ethics The Ancient Greeks The Aphorisms of the Philosophers Thoreau - Walden Tocqueville - America Turing - Computing Machinery Wittgenstein - Tractatus Wollstonecraft - Rights of Woman

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