Books on Philosophy

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    Just wondering if anyone could suggest some quality books on philosophy? I need some good reading material.
     
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    What kind of philosophy, and what's your current level of knowledge?

    If you've never read philosophy before at all, Sophie's World is a soft/easy intro to the history of philosophy. It's quite low-level but gives a grand tour of the major developments from the greeks up until the present day. Beyond that philosophy books get really specialized depending on what branch you're interested in.
     
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    Not certain what kind of philosophy you are looking for but my faves are anything by Nietzsche & Des Cartes.


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    Anything by Gaarder is a good start. Recommendations to come
     
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    Seconding Nietzsche, and the other existentialists. If you're already up on philosophy there's a great teaching company lecture series (which is free if you know where to look) called "No Excuses: existentialism and the meaning of life". It's 30x30 minute lectures I believe, but it covers kierkegaard, sartre, nietzsche, dostoyevsky, camus and ties them altogether with what they teach us about finding meaning in our lives.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions folks. Im gonna hop right on that tomorrow. My level of knowledge would be novice at best. Just kind of getting sick of un-stimulating things surrounding me. It's always been something I've been interested in so I figure why wait, just jump in.
     
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    Maybe start with the ancient Greeks then.
    And when it comes to "modern" philosophy I would reccomend Hegel first. He is quite easy to digest;)
    One of my favorites is a Danish philosopher-Søren Kierkegaard.
     
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