Self-Taught Philosophy Suggestions

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Self-Taught Philosophy Suggestions

Post by random » April 21st, 2018, 10:38 pm

Hi,

I'd like to study philosophy at the graduate level, but work and family come first. So, ultimately I would like a path or outline of reading material that would give me a solid foundation in understanding philosophy. I've recently read Aristotle's Nichomachean Ethics and absolutely devoured it. I

Does anyone have personal suggestions? And, are there any links online where I can self-educate?

This is meaningful to me as I do not want to take improper steps.

Thanks,

J

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Post by Big Boss » May 1st, 2018, 6:18 am

random wrote:
April 21st, 2018, 10:38 pm
Hi,

I'd like to study philosophy at the graduate level, but work and family come first. So, ultimately I would like a path or outline of reading material that would give me a solid foundation in understanding philosophy. I've recently read Aristotle's Nichomachean Ethics and absolutely devoured it. I

Does anyone have personal suggestions? And, are there any links online where I can self-educate?

This is meaningful to me as I do not want to take improper steps.

Thanks,

J
It sounds like you are on the right track. I would probably read through a bit of Plato. He is easy enough to read, highly important in the history of philosophy, and fun. I would also try and read through some introductory books to metaphysics and the like so that you get a good overview of the basic positions in philosophy. Bertrand Russell's History of Western Philosophy is also a nice read with a tonne of information. Also, have you heard of the podcast History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps? An amazing podcast series that not just introduces thinkers, it jumps into some decent depth of the thought.

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Post by LuckyR » May 3rd, 2018, 2:56 pm

random wrote:
April 21st, 2018, 10:38 pm
Hi,

I'd like to study philosophy at the graduate level, but work and family come first. So, ultimately I would like a path or outline of reading material that would give me a solid foundation in understanding philosophy. I've recently read Aristotle's Nichomachean Ethics and absolutely devoured it. I

Does anyone have personal suggestions? And, are there any links online where I can self-educate?

This is meaningful to me as I do not want to take improper steps.

Thanks,

J
is it correct to assume that you did not pursue Philosophy at the undergraduate level?
"As usual... it depends."

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Re: Self-Taught Philosophy Suggestions

Post by random » May 5th, 2018, 3:46 pm

Yes..

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Post by random » May 5th, 2018, 3:48 pm

Big Boss wrote:
May 1st, 2018, 6:18 am
random wrote:
April 21st, 2018, 10:38 pm
Hi,

I'd like to study philosophy at the graduate level, but work and family come first. So, ultimately I would like a path or outline of reading material that would give me a solid foundation in understanding philosophy. I've recently read Aristotle's Nichomachean Ethics and absolutely devoured it. I

Does anyone have personal suggestions? And, are there any links online where I can self-educate?

This is meaningful to m. I ae as I do not want to take improper steps.

Thanks,

J
It sounds like you are on the right track. I would probably read through a bit of Plato. He is easy enough to read, highly important in the history of philosophy, and fun. I would also try and read through some introductory books to metaphysics and the like so that you get a good overview of the basic positions in philosophy. Bertrand Russell's History of Western Philosophy is also a nice read with a tonne of information. Also, have you heard of the podcast History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps? An amazing podcast series that not just introduces thinkers, it jumps into some decent depth of the thought.
Thank you! This is a place to start. I appreciate this.

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Re: Self-Taught Philosophy Suggestions

Post by LuckyR » May 6th, 2018, 1:21 am

random wrote:
May 5th, 2018, 3:46 pm
Yes..
So you are seeking to study on your own to fulfill an undergrad knowledge base in preparation for graduate studies
"As usual... it depends."

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Post by random » May 6th, 2018, 6:42 am

LuckyR wrote:
May 6th, 2018, 1:21 am
random wrote:
May 5th, 2018, 3:46 pm
Yes..
So you are seeking to study on your own to fulfill an undergrad knowledge base in preparation for graduate studies

I'm looking for the equivalent regarding reading material.

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Post by shuzbot » June 6th, 2018, 4:36 am

I am in a similar position and was recommended Simon Blackburn's 'Think' as well as Leibniz's Discourse on Metaphysics, Spinoza's Ethics and Descartes Meditations on first philosophy

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Post by anonymous66 » June 8th, 2018, 9:09 am

Check out Coursera. They have a lot of free classes from respectable institutions. Also google "MOOCS philosophy". I like Daniel Bonevac and Greg Sadler on youtube.

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Post by anonymous66 » June 8th, 2018, 9:10 am

And of course, keep reading the primary texts. Have you read through Plato's dialogues?

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