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Best work of moral philosophy

socialpinko
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5/17/2011 10:45:59 AM
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List your personal preferences on moral philosophical works. I'm looking for something to read.
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mattrodstrom
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5/17/2011 10:58:01 AM
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Thus Spake Zarathustra

John Dewey's: The Quest For Certainty for how one ought to build a framework in which to consider things, and act upon (ethics)
"He who does not know how to put his will into things at least puts a meaning into them: that is, he believes there is a will in them already."

Metaphysics:
"The science.. which deals with the fundamental errors of mankind - but as if they were the fundamental truths."
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5/17/2011 11:09:38 AM
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Moral philosophy comes from within, it is not bestowed on you externally. Reading some wordy explanation about it isn't going to help you if your moral compass is weak. Start with this, and really pay attention.
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5/17/2011 11:27:05 AM
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At 5/17/2011 11:09:38 AM, Rob1_Billion wrote:
Moral philosophy comes from within, it is not bestowed on you externally.

precisely why Nietzsche and Dewey are the way to go! ;)
"He who does not know how to put his will into things at least puts a meaning into them: that is, he believes there is a will in them already."

Metaphysics:
"The science.. which deals with the fundamental errors of mankind - but as if they were the fundamental truths."
Kinesis
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5/17/2011 11:41:42 AM
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This is one of the best popular level introduction to moral philosophy. It's by no means exhaustive, but it's easy to read and fairly scholarly: http://www.amazon.com...

You can also watch the accompanying Harvard lecture on youtube:
Kinesis
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5/17/2011 11:44:17 AM
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If you can afford it, or can find an online pdf, read philosophy textbooks. They're by far the best resource for beginning to learn about any philosophical (or other) subject.
socialpinko
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5/17/2011 11:59:06 AM
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At 5/17/2011 11:44:17 AM, Kinesis wrote:
If you can afford it, or can find an online pdf, read philosophy textbooks. They're by far the best resource for beginning to learn about any philosophical (or other) subject.

Learning isn't my main priority, just to read something that keeps my brain going.
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LaissezFaire
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5/17/2011 12:13:50 PM
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You're a utilitarian, right? Try Hazlitt's The Foundations of Morality.
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http://mises.org...

http://lewrockwell.com...

http://antiwar.com...

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Kinesis
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5/17/2011 1:47:08 PM
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At 5/17/2011 11:59:06 AM, socialpinko wrote:
At 5/17/2011 11:44:17 AM, Kinesis wrote:
If you can afford it, or can find an online pdf, read philosophy textbooks. They're by far the best resource for beginning to learn about any philosophical (or other) subject.

Learning isn't my main priority, just to read something that keeps my brain going.

Watch the youtube series. They will, and they're entertaining. :)
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5/17/2011 2:00:43 PM
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Watchmen.

the movie? the movie was class.

The graphic novel was much better than the movie, but I still liked the movie. Each character has their own unique outlook/morality so it's definitely one of those easy to read texts that also gets you thinking.
Reasoning
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5/17/2011 8:21:38 PM
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Der Einzige und sein Eigentum
"What we really ought to ask the liberal, before we even begin addressing his agenda, is this: In what kind of society would he be a conservative?" - Joseph Sobran
socialpinko
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5/18/2011 12:16:02 PM
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At 5/17/2011 8:21:38 PM, Reasoning wrote:
Der Einzige und sein Eigentum

Already reading it.
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vbaculum
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5/18/2011 5:18:10 PM
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Peter Singer's Compendium of Ethics was a pretty good and exhaustive intro for me (though it doesn't cover nihilism - I don't think). You may consider The Moral Landscape. The Moral Lives of Animal by Dale Peterson was pretty good but I doubt that is what your looking for.
"If you claim to value nonviolence and you consume animal products, you need to rethink your position on nonviolence." - Gary Francione

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Reasoning
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5/18/2011 5:56:44 PM
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At 5/18/2011 12:16:02 PM, socialpinko wrote:
At 5/17/2011 8:21:38 PM, Reasoning wrote:
Der Einzige und sein Eigentum

Already reading it.

May the wheels be removed form your head and be rid of spooks.
"What we really ought to ask the liberal, before we even begin addressing his agenda, is this: In what kind of society would he be a conservative?" - Joseph Sobran