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« on: 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?
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« Reply #1 on: 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. :-)

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« Reply #2 on: 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.
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« Reply #3 on: 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
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« Reply #4 on: 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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« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2012, 22:25:41 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.


I want to read the books, not books about the books!  Thanks for the advice though  Wink Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2012, 11:20:03 AM »

I see on iTunes university they have several philosophical courses including the ancient Greeks Like Aristotle The free to download.
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