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An Introduction to Philosophy
If you are reading threads on the Deep Forum, then you probably already have an interest in philosophy. And there are already several threads discussing various philosophical arguments. So why should you study philosophy?

That's a good question. I think with anything, there are those who have come before us who have done the ground work. They have taken an idea and examined it from all, or nearly all, sides. They have published their thoughts, and then those thoughts have been criticized, refined, expanded, etc. So there is a wealth of human thinking out there if you know where to look, and study it purposefully, rather than haphazardly reading message board threads.

Below is a link to the first of 41 introductory lectures given to Oxford undergraduates. I don't know if its any good, but this is an amazing opportunity to audit an intro class at Oxford.

http://www.openculture.com/2018/03/oxfor...tures.html
03-15-2018 05:49 AM
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RE: An Introduction to Philosophy
Bertrand Russell could only watch on in envy, wishing he had been capable of such incisive brevity:






Immanuel Kant was a real pissant
who was very rarely stable.
Heidegger, Heidegger was a boozy beggar
who could think you under the table.

David Hume could out-consume
Wilhelm Freidrich Hegel.

And Wittgenstein was a beery swine
who was just as schloshed as Schlegel.

There's nothing Nietzsche couldn't teach ya
'bout the raising of the wrist,
Socrates, himself, was permanently pissed.

John Stuart Mill, of his own free will,
On half a pint of shandy was particularly ill.

Plato, they say, could stick it away,
Half a crate of whiskey every day.

Aristotle, Aristotle was a bugger for the bottle,
And Hobbes was fond of his dram.

And Rene Descartes was a drunken fart,
"I drink, therefore I am."

Yes, Socrates himself is particularly missed,
A lovely little thinker, but a bugger when he's pissed.
03-15-2018 07:56 AM
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RE: An Introduction to Philosophy
Just stare into his eyes until you get it.


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03-15-2018 12:25 PM
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RE: An Introduction to Philosophy
love Stefan Molyneux! haha
03-24-2018 08:54 AM
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RE: An Introduction to Philosophy
Philosopher's football (soccer) game
Germany versus Greece



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01-01-2019 07:14 PM
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RE: An Introduction to Philosophy
Philosophy is a beautiful subject that can/should be understood by nearly everybody. It should aspire the man to ascend to heights of greatness, becoming the consummate Uberman that smashes his goals and destroys the weakness in himself. It should promote noble action and deeds. Philosophy is the amino acid that allows you to smash weights in a gym, create your own business, or form a kick-ass rock band.

Conversely, philosophy is only difficult to understand when it comes from the mouth of a subversive degenerate (which is why so much of modern philosophy has been bandied about by Bolshevik Jews). Note how something as simplistic as language becomes indecipherable when explained by Noam Chomsky. Or your own consciousness becomes a foggy hedge maze when you contemplate Freud. When you finally expose these traitors, you realize that they're full of wind!

2,500 years ago, men like Plato were exposing the immorality of Sophistry: i.e. the Sophists were foreigners in Greece and they believed that morality was subjective. We fight the same war today, battling those that believe in nothing outside of their own vanity or profit.

"Action still preserves for us a hope that we may stand erect." - Thucydides (from History of the Peloponnesian War)
01-01-2019 09:55 PM
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RE: An Introduction to Philosophy
I enjoyed this book, although it exclusively focuses on Western philosophy.

Story of Philosophy by William Durant - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00873GLOQ/
01-02-2019 02:10 PM
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RE: An Introduction to Philosophy
I've been trying to dig deeper into philosophy too lately. This podcast has been really helpful is giving a thorough overview of Classical and Medieval philosophy:

https://historyofphilosophy.net/

I often complement the podcast episodes with articles from the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy:

https://plato.stanford.edu/
01-07-2019 10:00 PM
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