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  1. I am against self-study of philosophy. This can be allowed only in exceptional cases, when the inclination is obvious and irresistible, and there is no opportunity to study with teachers. First, you won't understand anything. Secondly, you will feel as if you have understood something, but this is not the case. Third, practicing philosophy requires an extremely stable psyche, and not everyone has it. You can just go crazy, I personally observed similar cases. Be careful and better contact professionals.

  2. Immersion in philosophy is better to start with textbooks, for example, with the textbook “History of Philosophy” Vasiliev, Krotov, Bugay. There you can get a basic layer of knowledge, having which, you can more easily immerse yourself in individual philosophical schools, trends and epochs.

    And then you can study philosophers by epoch, starting with Antiquity.

  3. They have already answered, but it is not a sin to advertise such a person twice.

    Bertrand Russell “History of Western Philosophy”.

    The truth is Western – for that and Western, for the full picture you will have to get” on the side ” of Orthodox Christian philosophy and independently delve into Eastern philosophies (Buddhism, Taoism…)

  4. Start with the teachings of ancient Greek philosophers-Aristotle, Socrates, Plato. Their teachings will prepare you for the next stages in the development of philosophical thought.

  5. Bertrand Russell “The History of Western Philosophy”

    To.In Sorvin “Essays from the history of classical philosophy”

    Then you can start to study and analyze periods and thinkers of interest to you in more depth.

    In addition, do not pass by the philosophical teachings of China-I hope other users will tell you specific works.

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