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Mosesquine wrote:I recommend you to read Core Questions in Philosophy: A Text with Readings by Elliott Sober. If you are more interested in analytic philosophy, read Analysis and Metaphysics by P. F. Strawson.
I suppose primary sources can be hard to read and many are outdated, but somehow the idea of primaries seems more pure.
Of all that is written, I love only what a person hath written with his blood. Write with blood, and thou wilt find that blood is spirit. It is no easy task to understand unfamiliar blood; I hate the reading idlers. He who knoweth the reader, doeth nothing more for the reader. Another century of readers—and spirit itself will stink. Every one being allowed to learn to read, ruineth in the long run not only writing but also thinking. Once spirit was God, then it became man, and now it even becometh populace. He that writeth in blood and proverbs doth not want to be read, but learnt by heart. (Thus Spoke Zarathustra, "Reading and Writing")
Fooloso4 wrote:I do not think that the great works of philosophy are outdated, but there are outdated translations. Philosophy is not simply a body of knowledge but a way of thinking. The greatest thinkers give nothing away. In order to understand them we must think along with them, and this is something that can only be done through primary texts.
Wasn't his work edited by his sister after his death to be more nihilist?
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