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  1. Plato – Apology of Socrates, Feast, Phaedo, State


    Marcus Aurelius-Reflections

    Cicero – About friendship, old age, etc.

    St. Augustine-Confession

    Seneca-Moral Letters to Lucilius

    Michel Montaigne-Experiments (not entirely, but by interests)

    Rene Descartes-Reflections on the first philosophy, Reasoning about the method

    Blaise Pascal-Thoughts

    David Hume-Research on Human Cognition, Research on the Principles of Morality

    Arthur Schopenhauer – Parerges and paralipomenes (by interests), The world as will and representation (I saw it discussed by the reading circle of American pensioners). �

    Seren Kierkegaard-Fear and Awe, Diary of a Seducer

    Ralph Waldo Emerson-Moral Philosophy

    Fyodor Dostoevsky-The Brothers Karamazov

    Friedrich Nietzsche – So spoke Zarathustra, Merry Science, Human, too human, etc.�

    William James – The Will to Believe, The Diversity of religious experience.

    Henri Bergson-Laughter

    Albert Camus-The Outsider, the myth of Sisyphus, the Rebellious man. �

    Jean-Paul Sartre-Existentialism is humanism, Nausea.

    Eric Hoffer is a man of conviction.

    (I forgot something)

  2. It is not difficult to dump the library catalog, of course, but you will not read more than two pages anyway )) Brodsky somehow hastily built a famous list of his name for American students – so just looking at it spoils the mood and makes you want to drink immediately )

    I usually say this to young people aged 14-18. Literature and philosophy, very simply put, developed according to the “classical – modern – postmodern” scheme. Classics contain the whole point, modernity criticizes it, and postmodernism quotes it.

    Therefore, we should start with postmodern works that interpret classical philosophical ideas in an accessible way. Veins have a lot to offer.Erofeev, Pelevin, Weller, Dovlatov, Golding, Heller, Werber, Barnes, Huxley, Kesey, even-oh, the horror! “Palahniuk's.

    Once you start reading this, you'll wonder where all this stuff comes from and where these authors are referring it to. You will slowly switch to modern literature and philosophy, and only then – if you want and need – will you master the classical cultural and philosophical codes.

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