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  1. You can start by reading any philosopher you like. Then (and in the course of which) there will be questions and questions that will be referred to other and still other sources. And, in the end, you will see the need to turn to the works of famous philosophers in the history of philosophy. They are the most representative of philosophy, because there, one way or another, the system and systems begin to be viewed…

  2. Plato – The State. Bertrand Russell-A history of Western Philosophy. 1 character. 2 character. 3 character. 4 character. 5�character. 6�symbol. 7�character. 8�character.

  3. I don't agree with the answer above. Plato (as well as Aristotle) is undoubtedly a significant figure who largely predetermined the development of philosophy and still influences it today. But I would not begin to get acquainted with the philosophy “from scratch” (I will assume that this is so) with his works. In ” History…” Russell covers all the major milestones in the development of the Western school, but arbitrarily excludes some, in my opinion, very interesting areas and teachings, and he is also too categorical. If the first thing you read about philosophy is Russell's work, it will undoubtedly leave its mark on all your further perception, and this is not a good thing.

    I would suggest starting with something more abstract, like Mamardashvili's lectures, perhaps Nagel's ” A Very Brief Introduction to Philosophy “and Nikiforov's” The Nature of Philosophy.” After that, you can go to a good university textbook (Frolov is not bad; Sorvin is accessible, but somewhat simple; I personally really like Windelband's “History of Philosophy”), and then directly get acquainted with the works of those philosophers who interested you.

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