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It's been 20 years since i seriously read philosophy/lit crit, but if you want a gateway book that will show you the power of stuff like that, I'd recommend "Practical Ethics" by Peter Singer. It set off a firestorm of criticism from advocates for the disabled, you might recall. It's a great read that can stand on its own without a grounding in classical philosophy.

Everyone in this thread has been recommending very specific fields of philosophy for people who want an intro to read. Like econ, or ethics. The others have gone off talking about continental theory. 

If you want an introduction, read an introductory book, "Modern Philosophy" by Roger Scruton is a good beginning, he covers the groundwork of most modern philosophy (continental philosophy and analytic philosophy). Once you get more into philosophy, you'll find that during the 1920's to about 1930's, a large gap between so called "analytics" and "continentals" began to form. Analytic philosophy essentially is about things that can be proven a priori, or through pure reason, without any sort of empirical data, or empirical anything. They talk about philosophy of mathematics, logic, linguistics etc. Russell, Wittgenstein, Frege, Quine, are analytics. The continentals are people who began to be increasingly interested in social phenomena, these people are like Lacan, Zizek, Derrida, Hegel, etc. and the "continental tradition" encompasses existentialism (which I feel doesn't actually define the so-called "existentialists", but simply denotes a common train of thought/interest in the self that was common for a certain time period). Continentals usually are pretty interesting but they usually use excessively complex sentence structures and generally introduce their own lexicon to describe phenomena that they observed, which leads to lots of debates about what they actually mean.

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Declare yourself a master of texts; declare everything a text.

Continental philosophy in a nutshell.
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Originally Posted by Bartender View Post

Everyone in this thread has been recommending very specific fields of philosophy for people who want an intro to read. Like econ, or ethics. The others have gone off talking about continental theory. 


If you want an introduction, read an introductory book, "Modern Philosophy" by Roger Scruton is a good beginning, he covers the groundwork of most modern philosophy (continental philosophy and analytic philosophy). Once you get more into philosophy, you'll find that during the 1920's to about 1930's, a large gap between so called "analytics" and "continentals" began to form. Analytic philosophy essentially is about things that can be proven a priori, or through pure reason, without any sort of empirical data, or empirical anything. They talk about philosophy of mathematics, logic, linguistics etc. Russell, Wittgenstein, Frege, Quine, are analytics. The continentals are people who began to be increasingly interested in social phenomena, these people are like Lacan, Zizek, Derrida, Hegel, etc. and the "continental tradition" encompasses existentialism (which I feel doesn't actually define the so-called "existentialists", but simply denotes a common train of thought/interest in the self that was common for a certain time period). Continentals usually are pretty interesting but they usually use excessively complex sentence structures and generally introduce their own lexicon to describe phenomena that they observed, which leads to lots of debates about what they actually mean.

damn, bartender with a philosophy degree?
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Self consciousness is not the way to make it to the 25% my man

Do I make that 25% biggrin.gif

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damn, bartender with a philosophy degree?

i should take this over to the other thread, but can't resist: one of my philosophy tutors was taught by a pupil of wittgenstein's. after he finished his degree, he spent over 10 years working for British Rail, in line with Wittgenstein's belief that philosophers should do something of concrete value in the world (of course the great man himself worked as a schoolteacher).

and yeah tirailleur i think you are one of the 25% smile.gif
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stupid shadow
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when scrolling down i liked it, but expected skinny jeans and boots or whatever. got to the wide trousers, and fucking loved them. what are they/what are the shoes?
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shoes are just sandals.
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lately I've gone back to variations on this (swapping out tees), which was pretty much last summers uniform. boots desperately need a resole, they're each missing an entire layer of leather on the heel now, and a good amount of each sole.

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edit: wogbog that's cool but I can't thumbs up on my phone
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when scrolling down i liked it, but expected skinny jeans and boots or whatever. got to the wide trousers, and fucking loved them. what are they/what are the shoes?

They're a thrift store find. Tag says Michael Tong, and also that they're size 34 even though the waist is more like a 30. Fabric is nice linen. Sandals are Birks with a tan suede strap.
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ysl, bitch
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Dude symbolic logic is awesome. It's like math without math (math is also awesome). Maybe my school is weird (or the prof is just really good) but intro logic is one of the most popular courses every spring semester, for both philos majors and non majors.
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I've been wanting to get started on econ stuff for a while—any suggestions?

The Law - Frederic Bastiat
Mystery of Capital - De Soto
Case Against the Fed - Rothbard
Railroads and Regulation - Gabriel Kolko
The Denationalisation of Money - Hayek
Carl Menger - The Origin of Money
Carl Menger - Principles of Economics

Hard shit:
Man Economy & State - Murray Rothbard
Human Action - Ludwig von Mises

bolded most important and relevant currently


also, <3 Hemingway...
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Dude symbolic logic is awesome. It's like math without math.

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