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phantom
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7/8/2012 7:07:25 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
I'm broke, my job is only starting in the fall, and my library doesn't have allot of the books I would like to read. This thread is to post cheap/ish philosophy books, from amazon or other sites.

Kant: "Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals" which I just bought, cost me only $4.46 including the shipping. The actual cost without shipping is less than 1 dollar. http://www.amazon.com...
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7/8/2012 8:01:18 AM
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Any proper philosophy book is 1p + 2.80 P&P on amazon, so it's not hard to find them.
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7/8/2012 8:28:25 AM
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There's this thing, right, that rhymes with Shmyracy, that can be used to acquire certain items, from various websites that rhyme with Shmyrate bay or blew shared or borrentz, for a price somewhere between - $5 and $5.

Alternatively, if you have a moral compass, you can get tons of free philosophy papers from this site: http://philpapers.org...

These sites also contain peer reviewed explorations of philosophy topics for free: http://www.iep.utm.edu... and http://plato.stanford.edu...

Plenty on the those sites to keep you going pretty much forever without spending a penny.

Finally, you can download free e-books from amazon if they've outlasted copyright. And considering some philosophy books are several thousand years old, probably plenty.
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7/8/2012 8:50:31 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 7/8/2012 8:28:25 AM, Kinesis wrote:
There's this thing, right, that rhymes with Shmyracy, that can be used to acquire certain items, from various websites that rhyme with Shmyrate bay or blew shared or borrentz, for a price somewhere between - $5 and $5.

Alternatively, if you have a moral compass, you can get tons of free philosophy papers from this site: http://philpapers.org...

These sites also contain peer reviewed explorations of philosophy topics for free: http://www.iep.utm.edu... and http://plato.stanford.edu...

Plenty on the those sites to keep you going pretty much forever without spending a penny.

Finally, you can download free e-books from amazon if they've outlasted copyright. And considering some philosophy books are several thousand years old, probably plenty.

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7/8/2012 5:12:10 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 7/8/2012 5:06:34 PM, FREEDO wrote:
Now just in: All books are free on the internet. Derp.
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7/8/2012 5:14:36 PM
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At 7/8/2012 5:06:34 PM, FREEDO wrote:
Now just in: All books are free on the internet. Derp.

How? Do you mean through torrents,..because those cause lagging and viruses sometimes.
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7/8/2012 5:17:05 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 7/8/2012 5:14:36 PM, 000ike wrote:
At 7/8/2012 5:06:34 PM, FREEDO wrote:
Now just in: All books are free on the internet. Derp.

How? Do you mean through torrents,..because those cause lagging and viruses sometimes.

There are other methods. Some are available in HTML, others in PDF. There are also E-books that can download to Word. Basically a bunch of different stuff to suit your tastes in how you pirate. ;P
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7/8/2012 5:23:40 PM
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I read Groundwork for a class in spring term. I'm amazed a 17 year old would want to read it, but definitely tell me how it goes. Anything by Kant will be relatively dense and we had a few secondary sources and lectures to go along with it. The class was top level so just based on that I'd tend to discourage it as recreational reading for someone entering college without much philosopher experience.

I could be wrong though, tell me how it goes.
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7/8/2012 10:37:11 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 7/8/2012 5:23:40 PM, OMGJustinBieber wrote:
I read Groundwork for a class in spring term. I'm amazed a 17 year old would want to read it, but definitely tell me how it goes. Anything by Kant will be relatively dense and we had a few secondary sources and lectures to go along with it. The class was top level so just based on that I'd tend to discourage it as recreational reading for someone entering college without much philosopher experience.

I could be wrong though, tell me how it goes.

Eh, I wouldn't pretend to have a great understanding of philosophy of this nature, so we'll see. Though I've already read a number of second hand sources, so I'll at least have some introduction. It probably wasn't a good choice for my philosophy noobishness, but we'll see.
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7/9/2012 12:42:00 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
Next time you want to read one of the monumental works in philosophy, just post a forum topic about finding it online for free, and I or others will find it for you.
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7/9/2012 12:45:34 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 7/9/2012 12:42:00 AM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
Next time you want to get one of dem thar viruses, just post a forum topic about finding it online for free, and I or others will find it for you.
#UnbanTheMadman

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7/9/2012 12:48:15 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 7/9/2012 12:42:00 AM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
Next time you want to read one of the monumental works in philosophy, just post a forum topic about finding it online for free, and I or others will find it for you.

Yep. I was about to recommend finding them online for free.
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7/9/2012 12:56:16 AM
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The thing is that most of these are in the public domain.
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Get caught in ticking traps
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7/9/2012 2:30:40 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 7/8/2012 7:07:25 AM, phantom wrote:
I'm broke, my job is only starting in the fall, and my library doesn't have allot of the books I would like to read. This thread is to post cheap/ish philosophy books, from amazon or other sites.

Kant: "Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals" which I just bought, cost me only $4.46 including the shipping. The actual cost without shipping is less than 1 dollar. http://www.amazon.com...

Most works of classic philosophy are available for free on Kindle or are available to read online for free in other formats (Like Project Gutenberg). Many are downloadable as PDFs (all of Nietzsche's english translated work, for example, is).
Kinesis
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7/9/2012 2:51:19 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
Also: don't read Kant. read this book: http://www.amazon.com... which explains the essentials of all the great philosophers through history. You'll get much more out of reading this, and it will probably take you less time than reading anything by Kant.

Alternaively, if you're specifically interested in Kant for whatever reason, read these articles:

http://plato.stanford.edu...
http://plato.stanford.edu...
http://www.iep.utm.edu...
YYW
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7/9/2012 3:16:50 AM
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At 7/9/2012 2:51:19 AM, Kinesis wrote:
Also: don't read Kant. read this book: http://www.amazon.com... which explains the essentials of all the great philosophers through history. You'll get much more out of reading this, and it will probably take you less time than reading anything by Kant.

Alternaively, if you're specifically interested in Kant for whatever reason, read these articles:

http://plato.stanford.edu...
http://plato.stanford.edu...
http://www.iep.utm.edu...

Did you really just tell someone NOT to read a primary source of philosophy? Did that just happen?

*shocked*
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7/9/2012 4:13:35 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 7/9/2012 3:16:50 AM, YYW wrote:
Did you really just tell someone NOT to read a primary source of philosophy? Did that just happen?

*shocked*

They're horribly outdated. :( I'm not saying philosophers like Hume or Kant aren't extremely important philosophers historically, but there's no need to read the massive tomes they wrote. There are secondary sources that are far easier to read that cut out all the unimportant stuff that hasn't been absorbed into contemporary philosophy. You're wasting a massive amount of time reading the primary sources.
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7/9/2012 4:24:27 AM
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Don't read the secondary sources. Get videos of the quinary sources.
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Kinesis
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7/9/2012 5:06:04 AM
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At 7/9/2012 4:24:27 AM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
Don't read the secondary sources. Get videos of the quinary sources.



lol, I remember watching those a while back. I agree that you should tend towards brevity, but that might be a bit much. :P
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7/9/2012 9:20:42 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 7/8/2012 7:07:25 AM, phantom wrote:
I'm broke, my job is only starting in the fall, and my library doesn't have allot of the books I would like to read. This thread is to post cheap/ish philosophy books, from amazon or other sites.

Kant: "Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals" which I just bought, cost me only $4.46 including the shipping. The actual cost without shipping is less than 1 dollar. http://www.amazon.com...

It sounds like you appreciate the philosophy classics, if you don't mind reading on a computer screen (I hate it), many, if not almost all, of the classics are available for download for free from Project Gutenberg.

http://www.gutenberg.org...
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7/9/2012 10:54:04 AM
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I actually think reading it in actual book form is way better than on the computer, but thanks for the help!
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7/9/2012 10:58:05 AM
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At 7/9/2012 2:51:19 AM, Kinesis wrote:
Also: don't read Kant. read this book: http://www.amazon.com... which explains the essentials of all the great philosophers through history. You'll get much more out of reading this, and it will probably take you less time than reading anything by Kant.

It looks great from the reviews, but $51? Aish, I've got no money. :/


Alternaively, if you're specifically interested in Kant for whatever reason, read these articles:

http://plato.stanford.edu...
http://plato.stanford.edu...
http://www.iep.utm.edu...

Thanks!
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7/9/2012 11:09:11 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 7/9/2012 10:58:05 AM, phantom wrote:
At 7/9/2012 2:51:19 AM, Kinesis wrote:
Also: don't read Kant. read this book: http://www.amazon.com... which explains the essentials of all the great philosophers through history. You'll get much more out of reading this, and it will probably take you less time than reading anything by Kant.

It looks great from the reviews, but $51? Aish, I've got no money. :/


Alternaively, if you're specifically interested in Kant for whatever reason, read these articles:

http://plato.stanford.edu...
http://plato.stanford.edu...
http://www.iep.utm.edu...

Thanks!

Paper version is roughly tenner
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