View Full Version : Philosophy Books Section?

01-26-2005, 11:49 PM
Is it possible to have it here?

01-31-2005, 04:52 PM
I second that. Let's get a philosophy books section. It'd be a great addition. Not to mention most great works of philosophy are all public domain now.

02-01-2005, 10:39 AM
Good idea. Something like that may take some time to construct, there being so much 'general' philosophy with its many branches, existentialism, religious, ethics, and metaphysics, to name a few.

02-02-2005, 03:15 PM
I'll support this idea too.

02-02-2005, 08:26 PM
Hey I'll vote for it!

02-02-2005, 10:41 PM
Like wise.

03-09-2005, 12:16 PM
sounds unanimous

03-10-2005, 10:17 AM
Count me in!

Rana :cool:

03-10-2005, 12:00 PM
Yes, we should have a section for philosophy and books on philosophy.

04-12-2005, 07:41 PM
I'm just beginning to appreciate and enjoy everything available in these forums. Adding philosophy would only make this site better. Philosophy is meant to be discussed. I say go for it.

04-14-2005, 10:52 AM
:nod: I completely agree, one of my upcoming minors is philosophy, so It would be an invaluable resource to philosophy students!

04-14-2005, 11:41 AM
Okay, I will add one.

Anyone want to suggest a title?

04-14-2005, 12:08 PM
hows about.... 'Philosophy' ....wow! I amaze myself with my creative genious.

...and humility :nod: :D

04-14-2005, 07:46 PM
You go Kik....;)

How about "Out of The Cave"....since philosophy is about enlightment right???!!!

04-15-2005, 11:02 AM
The area of arguments???


04-15-2005, 12:29 PM
mental masturbation? :D :)

04-15-2005, 12:39 PM
Count me in - my degree is in Philosophy and Sociology.

04-15-2005, 12:41 PM
Mental masturbation - is that like frantic fri**ing?

04-15-2005, 04:45 PM
you often leave me quite confused Bandini...

04-15-2005, 06:52 PM
me too i second that koa

04-16-2005, 12:30 AM
Well remember folks....'tis an all ages forum...so the word "masturbation" since a little inapropriate for .., let say...under 12 yo kids ;)

How bout Mental Quest...

04-16-2005, 09:35 AM
It was a play on the word 'mental' - in one sense, used frequently in English slang it can mean 'manic'. You know like "he's mental." So, 'frantic frigging' is a synonym for 'mental masturbation'. It was meant to be a throw away line!

04-24-2005, 10:05 PM
A philosophy section sounds...absolutely BRILLIANT!

04-25-2005, 03:09 AM
Who's read any 'Robert Anton Wilson'? He's a self styled 'gonzo' philosopher; a bit off the wall, but entertaining and illuminating. He's also a good intro to many philosophical concepts IMO.

atiguhya padma
04-29-2005, 12:22 PM
Yeah, I've read the Illuminatus Trilogy as well as the Schrodinger Cat Trilogy. I also read some of his non-fiction stuff: Cosmic Trigger books and Prometheus Rising. But, to be honest, it was some time ago and I haven't read anything of his for about a decade. I think nowadays I would probably see him as a bit too fluffy for me.

04-30-2005, 05:29 AM
Fluffy?? Fluffy? No, no no, no, no! Well, OK he's not exactly a heavy weight, but great all the same.

04-30-2005, 05:46 PM
Very nice. Brilliant idea, sub; I see your recommendation worked.
Thanks, Admin. :D

05-05-2005, 08:10 PM
Thanks for making it happened

05-07-2005, 02:15 AM
Hey, I'm new here. A philosophy section would be really cool :thumbs_up , and really useful. I'm a philosophy newbie, to roughly put it. I'm just dipping my toes in since I really am not satisfied with the answers that religion provides to essential questions. I just started looking around and found a few texts to read, but I would love to be able to discuss the ambiguous stuff.

SO <rubs hands> when are we starting??????

05-07-2005, 02:32 AM
Err..we already did :)

Just post or create new thread about any philosopical books/writers.

Welcome to the forum

05-07-2005, 02:37 AM
:eek: meh heh, ermkhay, my bad. my first post a blooper, wooh!

So how come no one has *started* yet?

05-09-2005, 11:58 AM
wow, I realised now that we have this section already...lol typically me, always late when it's about noticing things :D

05-09-2005, 03:48 PM
Disccusing books is fun and all, however, I think it would be better if we can a have a online philosophical disccusion.

Any TOKers? (IB Theory of Knowledge)

Deep Space Bass
05-11-2005, 11:49 AM
You could start with something classic like "Discourse on Method" or "The Metaphysics" but I have a feeling that those are almost too readily available. Might I suggest the brilliant "Either/Or" by Soren Kierkegaard.

05-27-2005, 05:46 PM
Oops. sorry folks, i'm new here and needed to get rid of this message that i discovered was irrelevent after I posted it. But i can't find how to delete this. Its a little embarrassing.
Have a good one

06-16-2005, 03:48 PM
not a bad idea

06-17-2005, 11:43 AM
can we make it something to read that can be found easy enough and post what is being read or the topic being discussed and then wait until we are done before we add another author /book/discussion topic?
Maybe not a poll for this section all that voting for books stuff it is so confusing to try and figure out what is going on.
I am having a difficult time following the reading club to know what is going on. A poll is not a discussion but I do not know where to go or when go to those either.

06-18-2005, 03:48 AM
I don't really get your point, but the more you'll hang out, the more you'll understand. IMO, if you read any phisolopical writings/books and you found interesting topic to be disscused, just open a new thread.

miskeen ahmad
09-29-2005, 01:08 AM
Philosophy Books Section will help thinking men/women to think.

Aurora Ariel
09-29-2005, 03:19 AM
I agree, this is a very good idea.But maby one could suggest that there's a part for the classics and another for modern books(by more recent philosophers or those who are still alive today).

09-29-2005, 08:41 PM
What's the significance for such differentiation?

Aurora Ariel
10-01-2005, 05:54 AM
I thought that maby it would make it easier for those who are currently studying philosophy.Considering that there are so many books and have been many philosophers over the years it seems quite natural to add some to a latter group and others to a more modern selection.Afterall, Plato is not going to have his own website is he?Or be speaking at a public symposium this year or bringing out a new philosophical book next month?Some may wish to know the university which a current (those who are still alive)philosopher is residing or teaching at or when their new book is coming out or if they are going to be speaking at a public forum soon.There are some modern philosophers who also have their own websites and have articles that have just come out this year or will be coming out in the near future;and this could help young students, especially if they are currently studying their book and that philosophers life work.

10-28-2005, 11:14 PM
I strongly regard the great works of the Pre-Socratics to Plato to Augustine to Kant to Heidegger to be the most informative and penetrative. It can also minimize much of the pseudo-philosophy and New Age-y work filling the shelves at mega-bookstores. Something for you all to chew on.