Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Say a fella has a bit of time this summer, and he'd like to devote some of it to the reading of philosophy: what should he read?

All of it. Without knowing who this fella is, what his interests are, how much philosophy he's read in the past, here are some suggestions without commentary, justification or interpretation.

1) The Republic, Plato --- also the Symposium and the Sophist.
2) Nietzsche, anything really but esp: Genealogy of Morals, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Twilight of the Idols, and the Anti-Christ.
3) Soren Kierkegaard: Either/Or.
4)Lucretius: On the Nature of Things
5)Derrida, Jacques: Memoirs of the Bling.
6) Foucault, Michel: Birth of the Clinic, the History of Sexuailty
7) Spinoza: Ethics.

Too many others, I'm sure.

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1 comment:

Hypatia'sGirl said...

Uh, and of course you just assumed that the fella would also read some Arendt? And Beauvoir?

Right?