Liam-Velaich
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I'm hoping to study philosophy at college next year, and then university some time after. I was just hoping to garner some recommendations from some of the more older, wiser minds on which philosophical reads I should turn my attentions to? what are the absolute essential texts?
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There isn't really any essential ones but David Hume, Descartes or Immanuel Kant are some of the basics. Bertrand Russell perhaps is best to start with, I'd also recommend 'philosophy for dummies'. Full of really good information and clarifies the basics perfectly.


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I'm not sure many people would consider Kant one of the basics, it would put someone off philosophy for life.

Russell is a good place to start though, particularly The Problems of Philosophy. A History of Western Philosophy is also worth a read if you have the time, it also makes a great doorstop.

Otherwise, it depends on what area of philosophy interests you. For example, An Introduction to Political Philosophy by Jonathan Wolff provides a good place to start if political philosophy is your thing.
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