Philosophy

Philosophy is the study of general problems concerning matters such as existence, knowledge, truth, beauty, justice, validity, mind, and language. Philosophy is distinguished from other ways of addressing these questions (such as mysticism or mythology) by its critical, generally systematic approach and its reliance on reasoned argument. The word philosophy is of Ancient Greek origin: φιλοσοφία (philosophía), meaning "love of wisdom."


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Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living
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At The Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being, and apricot cocktails with: Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Albert Camus, Martin Heidegger, Edmund Husserl, Karl Jaspers, Maurice Merleau-Ponty and others
The Course of Love
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The Age of Genius: The Seventeenth Century and the Birth of the Modern Mind
The Art of Reading

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    The Republic
    Sophie's World
    Beyond Good and Evil
    The Stranger
    Meditations
    Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values
    The Art of War
    Siddhartha
    Critique of Pure Reason
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