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    Posted: 12-Jun-2006 at 09:58

Which is your favourite book on Philosophy and why?

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The Japanese Hagakure. It's a bit extreme but It teaches discipline
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  Quote gcle2003 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-Jun-2006 at 14:48
My favourite book ON philosophy, rather than my favourite philosophical book has to be Russell's 'History of Western Philosophy', with Popper's 'The Open Society and Its Enemies' close behind, though it concentrates on political philosophy.
 
I think my most valuable book OF philosophy is Hume's Treatise on Human Nature, but I can't say I enjoyed reading it. Unhappy 
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  Quote Giannis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-Jun-2006 at 06:59
My favorite philosophical book is a novel by Paulo Coehlo, ''The Alchemist''. This is the closer thing that I've read about philosophy.
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  Quote Chilbudios Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-Jun-2006 at 07:42
My favorite philosophical book is a novel by Paulo Coehlo, ''The Alchemist''. This is the closer thing that I've read about philosophy.
That's an old tale, the earliest version I know is part of Arabian Nights, but there are also other modern versions like the one retold by Jorge Luis Borges.
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  Quote arsenka Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30-Jun-2006 at 09:38
If you don't mind my referring to A. de S.-Exupery as a philosopher, I'd mention his name at the top of my list. I don't mean just "Le Petit Prince" (The Little Prince) but also other his books:
"Pilote de Geurre" (Flight to Arras); "Terre de Hommes" (Wind, Sand, and Stars);"Courier Sud" (Southern Mail);"Vol de Nuit" (Night Flight); "Lettre un Otage" (Letter to a Hostage) etc. His world outlook is very close to mine.
Richard Bach's books ("Illusions", "J.Livingston - seagull" etc.)are also very interesting though I don't agree with everything he writes.
Tolstoy, Rozanov, Abelar also ahould be mentioned.

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The Bible. It is the best seller of all time.


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I haven't read many but of the ones I have Plato's Republic is right at the top with Marcus Aurelius' Meditations a close second.
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the Book of the Book

It says everything that needs to be said, and nothing more.
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  Quote Goban Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05-Aug-2006 at 12:34
Do old text books count? I still have a philosophy book from college "The Great Conversation: A historical Introduction to Philosophy-Second Edition,  by Norman Melchert, 1995.
 
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  Quote Odin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-Aug-2006 at 00:50
Popper's The Open Society and It's Enemies. It is what made me turn away from Marxism to non-Marxist Socialism.
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  Quote Odin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-Aug-2006 at 00:51
Originally posted by Ponce de Leon

The Bible. It is the best seller of all time.


 
That's mythology.
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  Quote bagelofdoom Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21-Sep-2006 at 01:32
repeat post, sorry.


Edited by bagelofdoom - 21-Sep-2006 at 01:33
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ditto



Edited by bagelofdoom - 21-Sep-2006 at 01:33
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  Quote bagelofdoom Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21-Sep-2006 at 01:32
Originally posted by Odin

Originally posted by Ponce de Leon

The Bible. It is the best seller of all time.


 
That's mythology.




Mythology or not, it still gives a philosophical viewpoint and is the basis for the personal philosophies of billions of people.
 


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"The Social Contract" of Jean Jacques Rousseau, crucial importance for the french revolution, precursor of the socialism.
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I was just about to type The Socail Contract when I noticed the previous message. His view on democracy is very important for todays democratic elitists.
This was my favourite philosophical study I read before I read Camus.
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Thus Spake Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche
There is a fine line between gifted and retarded
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The Analects of Confucius.
Economic Communist, Political Progressive, Social Conservative.

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I like the "World of Sophia", because it say it all in a nice, light manner. All the philosophers together, talking in simple.
 
In classicals I like the pre-Socratic scripts that still exist, and also the Tao Te King. And, of course, Native American mythology Big%20smile
 
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