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50 Philosophy Classics

Tipo: Preset list created by PlaidStallion

Descrição: Books listed in 50 Philosophy Classics by Tom Butler-Bowdon

Membros: 2 membros participantes (mostrar todas)

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1
1,542 membros, 30 resenhas
4.18 estrelas (4.18 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (30): (ACTING) The purpose of politics is not simply to protect economic or personal freedom, it should make us better people and enshrine moral values. There are things money cannot buy.… (mais)

2
19,615 membros, 216 resenhas
3.72 estrelas (3.72 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (23): (ACTING) The good ruler will build a strong and successful state that provides prosperity and peace for its citizens; maintaining it sometimes requires action at odds with the morals of the day.… (mais)

3
18,279 membros, 114 resenhas
3.86 estrelas (3.86 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (25): (ACTING) What you believe to be true may be only a poor and distorted reflection of reality. Philosophy opens the door to higher knowledge, which can be used to serve your state and community.… (mais)

4
8,445 membros, 184 resenhas
4.13 estrelas (4.13 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (15): (THINKING) Because the way we think determines what we know, psychological research plays an important part in the search for philosophical truth.… (mais)

5
8,405 membros, 50 resenhas
3.85 estrelas (3.85 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (2): (BEING) Happiness comes from expressing what we have rationally decided is good for us over the longer term. Happiness is not pleasure, but a by-product of a meaningful life.… (mais)

6
7,270 membros, 172 resenhas
3.73 estrelas (3.73 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (34): (THINKING) We want to make the world seem an orderly place, but the frequency of truly unexpected events should tell us that we do not really know what causes things.… (mais)

7
6,907 membros, 78 resenhas
4 estrelas (4 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (19): (SEEING) Rather than a linear accumulation of facts, knowledge can be seen as the replacement of one worldview with another.

8
5,486 membros, 34 resenhas
3.87 estrelas (3.87 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (16): (ACTING) In a rational world based on science, is there a place for moral law?

9
4,594 membros, 41 resenhas
3.6 estrelas (3.6 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (28): (ACTING) A free society raises up and ennobles its citizens, but also entails giving up some of our personal liberty for the needs of the whole.

10
4,200 membros, 17 resenhas
3.68 estrelas (3.68 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (31): (BEING) There is no essential nature at the heart of our being. We are free to invent a self and create a life as we wish.

11
4,064 membros, 29 resenhas
3.86 estrelas (3.86 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (24): As we have little to lose by a belief in a higher power, and plenty to gain if it is true, it is rational that we believe.

12
3,619 membros, 31 resenhas
4.05 estrelas (4.05 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (12): (BEING) Human existence is a mystery, and the authentic person is one who reflects on that mystery and yet lives in the real world, making the most of their possibilities.… (mais)

13
3,609 membros, 28 resenhas
3.84 estrelas (3.84 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (17): Total trust in an absolute or spiritual reality is not a weakness, but is life’s highest expression.

14
3,222 membros, 20 resenhas
3.94 estrelas (3.94 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (14): (THINKING) We can never assume that an effect is the result of a certain cause, or that a certain cause will have a definite effect. Humans like to see patterns and interpret stories from events, but there is no causal necessity between objects (or at least not as far as the human senses are able to tell).… (mais)

15
3,215 membros, 16 resenhas
3.96 estrelas (3.96 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (8): Every age has unconscious assumptions about how the world is ordered, making the flavor of knowledge quite different from one era to another.

16
2,980 membros, 17 resenhas
4.33 estrelas (4.33 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (35): (SEEING) Language is about meaning, not words. Yet language cannot express every kind of meaning.

17
2,683 membros, 21 resenhas
3.88 estrelas (3.88 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (27): (ACTING) The best societies are those that do not simply offer personal freedom, but lessen the lottery of life by giving fair chances for all.

18
2,683 membros, 59 resenhas
3.36 estrelas (3.36 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (9): Bullshit pervades our culture and we need to know how it is different from lying.

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2,557 membros, 17 resenhas
3.72 estrelas (3.72 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (11): (SEEING) The real story of human development is not scientific advance, or “discovery of the world,” but rather the awareness of consciousness itself and the way it seeks expression through people, politics, art, and institutions.… (mais)

20
2,326 membros, 31 resenhas
4.07 estrelas (4.07 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (33): (BEING) Free will is an illusion, but by mastering our emotions and appreciating the perfection of universal laws we can lead a good life.

21
2,318 membros, 23 resenhas
4.15 estrelas (4.15 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (1): (BEING) The nature of being human is to do the unexpected, and every birth carries with it the possibility of a changed world.

22
2,223 membros, 8 resenhas
3.72 estrelas (3.72 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (21): (THINKING) All our ideas, simple or complex, originate in sensory experience. We are blank slates; morality and character are not innate.

23
1,824 membros, 11 resenhas
4.09 estrelas (4.09 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (39): The concept of “Other” helps us understand the position and power of women through history.

24
1,757 membros, 26 resenhas
3.86 estrelas (3.86 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (22): The mass media and communications technology are not neutral inventions but change the way we are.

25
1,743 membros, 9 resenhas
3.82 estrelas (3.82 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (4): We no longer live in a world where signs and symbols point to truth; they are the truth.

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1,502 membros, 12 resenhas
3.34 estrelas (3.34 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (7): Metaphysics, aesthetics, ethics, and theology are all meaningless subjects, because nothing that is said in them can ever be verified.

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1,470 membros, 17 resenhas
3.84 estrelas (3.84 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (29): (BEING) Happiness comes from throwing ourselves into life, which generally lessens the preoccupation with the self – a primary cause of unhappiness.

28
1,444 membros, 10 resenhas
4.19 estrelas (4.19 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (6): (ACTING) In democracies, power silences dissent through the abuse of language.

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1,415 membros, 13 resenhas
4.04 estrelas (4.04 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (26): (THINKING) We advance in understanding not by proving theories, but by attempting to falsify them.

30
1,056 membros, 5 resenhas
4.08 estrelas (4.08 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (41): (BEING) The advanced person tries to live less according to the blind urges of their will (or ego) and more in attunement with whatever is eternal and beyond the self.… (mais)

31
854 membros, 36 resenhas
3.72 estrelas (3.72 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (10): (BEING) Our actions are the result of our brain states at any moment, which are in turn subject to prior causes. It is useless to blame people for what they are.… (mais)

32
810 membros, 3 resenhas
4.04 estrelas (4.04 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (18): (SEEING) The meaning of something is found not in the descriptions given of it, but in its essential properties.

33
665 membros, 11 resenhas
3.86 estrelas (3.86 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (13): Everything changes all the time, yet there is a hidden harmony to the universe.

34
634 membros, 11 resenhas
4.01 estrelas (4.01 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (5): (SEEING) The human way of perceiving separate objects and creating categories is an illusion. Reality is in fact unbroken and undivided, and all phenomena are simply perturbations in this single whole.… (mais)

35
509 membros, 5 resenhas
3.6 estrelas (3.6 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (36): Capitalism has become an ideology that does not allow alternatives, yet it is ill equipped to face major environmental, scientific, and social problems.… (mais)

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491 membros, 20 resenhas
4.1 estrelas (4.1 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (32): (ACTING) Giving to those in need on a systematic basis is an important part of living a good life.

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483 membros, 12 resenhas
4.02 estrelas (4.02 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (43): (BEING) Letters: We can achieve tranquility and happiness by letting go of irrational beliefs and fears and living simply.

38
376 membros, 2 resenhas
3.62 estrelas (3.62 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (40): (THINKING) I can doubt that everything I perceive is real, but the fact that I doubt tells me that I think, that I have consciousness. And if I have this, I must exist.… (mais)

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305 membros, 4 resenhas
4.03 estrelas (4.03 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (45): A belief or idea has value only if it “works” – that is, changes our world in some way. Other notions and ideas, however attractive or elegant, should be dismissed.… (mais)

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287 membros, 2 resenhas
4.07 estrelas (4.07 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (38): (ACTING) On Liberty: Unless a person’s actions cause direct harm to others, they must be allowed. The priority in any open society must be freedom, not policies that purport to be for people’s own good.… (mais)

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271 membros, 1 resenha
4.27 estrelas (4.27 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (46): Fate: The case for us being simply products of fate is strong, yet paradoxically it is only in accepting it that we can realize our creative power.… (mais)

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255 membros, 0 resenhas
3.77 estrelas (3.77 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (44): (ACTING) An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham: A just society is most likely to be achieved by using an objective calculus of maximizing pleasure and minimizing pain.… (mais)

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242 membros, 1 resenha
3.4 estrelas (3.4 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (20): (BEING) The world that exists must be the best of all possible worlds.

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124 membros, 2 resenhas
3.85 estrelas (3.85 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (3): (THINKING) The brain and body provide us with a strong and continuous sense of self, which gives us freedom to create who we are.

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65 membros, 0 resenhas
4.17 estrelas (4.17 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (42): (ACTING) On Duties: What is right and what is expedient can never be separate things.

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5,149 membros, 49 resenhas
3.73 estrelas (3.73 estrelas)
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923 membros, 7 resenhas
4.04 estrelas (4.04 estrelas)
50
743 membros, 8 resenhas
3.88 estrelas (3.88 estrelas)
51
412 membros, 7 resenhas
3.89 estrelas (3.89 estrelas)
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