I want to read your exciting and much loved philosophers!
May 27, 2009 10:33 AM Subscribe
I need your suggestions for interesting, exciting and thought provoking philosophy for me to read this summer!
posted by tumples to Religion & Philosophy (38 answers total) 27 users marked this as a favorite
I am a history student who is going to be spending a month between June/July this year camping with friends in (mostly) Amsterdam, and I want to use this month of absolved responsibility and days of not much to do to finally delve into some philosophy. I have no experience or background in anything philosophy related, besides knowing the one line summaries of the enlightenment thinkers. However, I am not after an introduction or a philosophy 101; instead of starting in some kind of chronological order or having to read the classics I want to read the exciting philosophy that easily provokes you to just sit and ponder the ins and outs of life and the universe. Philosophy that would lead to interesting talking points with my friends on the trip would be a great bonus.
So let me know your tips, recommendations and favourite works that you think suits my criteria.