Heres what Ill be reading over the course of the Summer:
1. John Locke - An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (Book IV)
2. Arthur Schopenhauer - On the Fourfold Root of the Principle of Sufficient Reason (along with the Cambridge Companion to Schopenhauer)
3. Schopenhauer - The World as Will and Representation (Vol. 1 and 2 tran. Mr. Payne)
4. Immanuel Kant - All three Critiques (because Im pretty sure Ill have to read these while reading Schopenhauer)
5. Lord Byron - Don Juan (not certain if I will get to this one)
Any of you have a reading list for the Summer?
Anyone suggest whether I begin reading this book: "Bertrand Russell - Problems of Philosophy" Or is it a waste of time?
How can I have? Yours exhausts me.
............., I am going to pick up something a bit lighter for reading -- Fool by Christopher Moore. ...........
if you haven't read lamb or fluke by christopher moore, they are hilarious. i think lamb is my favorite by him.
Setting out to read Beyond Good and Evil. I might tuck it away though for later. Not sure I want to embark on that just yet.
You definitely should go ahead and read it! Nietzsche is a fascinating read, and I think that many of his ideas are beautiful.
1. Currently finishing Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit
2. Karl Popper's The Logic of Scientific Discovery
3. Russell's Why I'm Not a Christian
4. Kant's The Only Possible Argument in Support of a Demonstration of the Existence of God (I'm interested in reading his pre-critical stuff, but considering his antinomies, this interested me)
5. Also currently finishing Nietzsche's Thus Spoke Zarathustra
I know I'll get through 1, 2, and 5. We'll see about 3 and 4.
But Nietzsche is not a very good summer read. Read Nietzsche in the winter when things are generally more gloomy. I would recommend something more like Emerson to read in the summer--who by the way was an influence on Nietzsche and you can find parallels--which is best read outside on a warm sunny day.
But then, if you live where there is not much of a winter or devoid of a winter at all, then it really doesn't matter much.
Are you reading Hegel before Kant? You madman! God speed to you! :a-ok: