Philosophy reading list

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Bandit (September 04, 2012, 09:07:14 AM):
Hi all,

I have just started reading Aristotle's The Politics and am loving it.

But, is there any recommended reading list out there? I mean if I want to study Ancient Greek Philosophy in my "spare time", what is the recommended reading order?
brianvds (September 04, 2012, 13:42:55 PM):
If I were going to read old manuscripts, I'd skip the Ancient Greeks and focus on the Ancient Geeks: Archimedes, Aristarchus, Hipparchus, Euclid, Eratosthenes and so on. They came up with vastly more interesting and fruitful ideas than anything Plato or Aristotle could dream of. :-)

Hermes (September 04, 2012, 14:40:31 PM):
I have just started reading Aristotle's The Politics and am loving it.

But, is there any recommended reading list out there? I mean if I want to study Ancient Greek Philosophy in my "spare time", what is the recommended reading order?

There is an introductory philosophy book recommended here--->. I have not read it personally, but this may be what you are looking for.
ingwe (September 04, 2012, 14:44:02 PM):
I came accross this when looking for things to keep my mind active in retirement.
https://www.coursera.org/#course/introphil
Bandit (September 04, 2012, 22:23:58 PM):
If I were going to read old manuscripts, I'd skip the Ancient Greeks and focus on the Ancient Geeks: Archimedes, Aristarchus, Hipparchus, Euclid, Eratosthenes and so on. They came up with vastly more interesting and fruitful ideas than anything Plato or Aristotle could dream of. :-)




Thanks, only Euclid is on the list I want to work through. Looking forward to it!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_100_Most_Influential_Books_Ever_Written_%28book%29

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