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What was the last philosophy book you read?

Posted by Kairos 
What was the last philosophy book you read?
August 20, 2015 07:32AM
Trying to get a real philosophical discussion going here.

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Re: What was the last philosophy book you read?
August 21, 2015 07:11PM
There's no money in philosophy.
Re: What was the last philosophy book you read?
August 21, 2015 07:33PM
The philosophy market has been replaced by the self-help guru market.
Re: What was the last philosophy book you read?
August 21, 2015 10:51PM
There's lots of good philo books out there.

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Re: What was the last philosophy book you read?
August 22, 2015 02:18AM
If you tell me your favorite philosophy book is the Bible and I'm going to know your secret identity is Donald Trump.
Re: What was the last philosophy book you read?
August 22, 2015 08:14AM
I'm not sure what my favourite philosophy book is...

I really like Outlines of Skepticism by Sextus Empiricus
and The Birth of Tragedy by Nietzsche.
Also Plato's Cratylus.

OK I thought about it:

The Tao Te Ching.

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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 08/22/2015 08:15AM by Kairos.
Re: What was the last philosophy book you read?
August 23, 2015 02:38AM
The Tao Te Ching

Heh - I'm looking at a copy of that on our computer desk. I've read parts, but not the entire book. It's Ponderer's book.
Re: What was the last philosophy book you read?
August 23, 2015 03:17AM
Well worth the read.

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Re: What was the last philosophy book you read?
November 22, 2015 10:31AM
Not for Profit by Martha C. Nussbaum
The hero With a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell
The Power of the Myth Campbell and Moyers
Re: What was the last philosophy book you read?
November 24, 2015 11:05AM
I started reading reading Hero with a Thousand Faces a year or so ago, but haven't finished it. It was pretty good. I often put something down for awhile if there is a lot of good information in them, so that I can given them the attention they deserve at a later period when I have more time/energy available.

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/24/2015 11:06AM by Kairos.
Re: What was the last philosophy book you read?
November 29, 2015 02:17AM
I frequently put down a book and pick it up latter too
Re: What was the last philosophy book you read?
August 04, 2016 01:18PM
Nichomachaean ethics is something like 3400 pages unabridged, so it could be a bit of a read. winking smiley

Beyond Good and Evil is excellent. I particularly liked the Maxims and Interludes.

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Re: What was the last philosophy book you read?
March 09, 2017 10:01PM
"There's no money in philosophy."

So true. I saw Matt Groening on Space Ghost coast to coast, & he said
if you study philosophy the only career you can get is being a cartoonist.
Re: What was the last philosophy book you read?
March 01, 2018 04:03PM
The last thing I read is 'A History of Western Philosophy' by Bertrand Russell. It's an exposition of Western philosophy from Pre-Socratics to the beginning of the 20th century, it includes not only philosophy proper, but also analysis of the corresponding epochs and historical context. It was very interesting to learn about such a current as Stoicism. Many theses and conclusions are useful to me, since I write an expository essay now. Also, advice from https://answershark.com/writing/essay-writing/expository-essay/how-to-write-expository-essay.html helps in this direction and gives an understanding of how to properly structure such work.
Re: What was the last philosophy book you read?
March 02, 2018 11:12PM
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Hornswoggle
The Tao Te Ching

Heh - I'm looking at a copy of that on our computer desk. I've read parts, but not the entire book. It's Ponderer's book.

That's a good book. I have it.
Re: What was the last philosophy book you read?
March 15, 2018 12:23AM
I hardly read anything from Ancient Greece.
I suffered through The Illiad & The Odyssey once.
(Of course neither was as bad as The Anead.)
Re: What was the last philosophy book you read?
March 17, 2018 11:33AM
Why do you dislike those? I think they are all excellent.

"There's no money in philosophy. "

Democritus showed this to be false. Were it true though it would only be a commendation for philosophy.

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/02/2018 08:48AM by Kairos.
Re: What was the last philosophy book you read?
March 29, 2018 12:47AM
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Kairos
Why do you dislike those? I think they are all excellent?

There's a difference between a good story & a good book.

Many books are written in a very die style, and just plain boring.
Each one felt more a waste of time than the last.

In fact all so called mythology is hard to read. It is much better to get something
like these: myth books.

I have the one by Edith Hamilton. It's good, except it does very little Norse myth.

No, I am not arguing. I am merely explaining why I am right!
Re: What was the last philosophy book you read?
April 02, 2018 08:52AM
I still don't understand what you find so boring about the old Epics, unless that is you had inaccessible translations.

The Norse book by Lindow is good.

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Re: What was the last philosophy book you read?
April 10, 2018 12:16AM
The sad fact is that some books are good stories but not good reads.

The Hobbit & Lord Of The Rings.
Good stories - bad reads. To dry!

Same for these classic works of Homer.

It takes a certain kind of person to enjoy them. That is not me.
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