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THE PHILOSOPHERS IN AN HOUR OR SO ...

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



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

You want more? We especially like...
www.philosophybites.com
Marianne Talbot's Philosophy for Beginners







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