>He read Nietzsche before Schopenhauer
Guess this is as good a time as any. Hey /lit/ I'm brand new here, desu I've read only a little and could probably in no way participate in a discussion here. I came here though because I'm interested in getting into philosophy and philosophical books, if that's even the right term. Where should I start? And are there any books I should read before even getting into philosophy? Thanks, and I plan to start lurking here more in hopes to get other good literature Recs in general.
I'll also add, what is the board culture like here? I come from /tv/ (no judging) and it's an absolute shit hole, you can't take any opinion seriously because it's just someone trying to get a rise out of people. Also, no matter your taste, it's considered shit. Are people here generally more helpful and accepting, for lack of a better word?
In order to reach the divine sphere one must be a man or become a man. Just as Jesus and buddha was a man so is the nature of those that reach enlightenment. A true baby is born a man at birth.
The sticky should have everything you need.
If you're too lazy:
Also make sure you know your greeks:
It's better. There shitposting is normally a bit more tolerable, and newfags can learn something from people who shit on their tastes. It's still 4chan, though. Don't expect anyone to hold your hand or respect your opinion.
>He read Schopenhauer before Kant
>He read Kant before Hume
>He read Hume before Berkeley
>He read Berkeley before Liebniz
>He read Liebniz before Descarte
>He read Descarte before Aquinas
>He read Aquinas before Augustine
>He read Augustine before Aristotle
>He read Aristotle before Plato
>He read Plato before Heraclitus
>He read Heraclitus before Zizek
Now that you know you can only strive to understand how it is we do what we do.
Here is a list from Plato to Kant that is perfectly achievable within a few years.
Plato - Apology, Euthyphro, Crito, Symposium, Phaedo, Republic.
Aristotle - Ethics, Politics, Poetry, Physics, Soul, Metaphysics.
St Augustine - Confessions, City of God.
St Anselm - Proslogion.
Edward Feser - Aquinas Introduction
St Aquinas - Shorter Summa.
Descartes - Discourse, Meditations.
Spinoza - Complete Works.
Leibniz - Essays, Monadology.
Locke - Essay.
Berkley - Dialogues, Principles.
Hume - Treatise, Enquiry.
Machiavelli - Essential Writings.
Hobbes - Leviathan.
Locke - Two Treatises.
Rousseau - Basic Political Writings, Emile.
Burke - Reflections.
Paine - Rights of Man, Common Sense, and Other Political Writings.
Bentham - Principles.
Mill - Utilitarianism, On Liberty.
Terry Pinkard - German Philosophy.
Frederick C. Beiser - German Idealism.
Howard Caygill - Kant Dictionary.
Kant - Lectures on Logic, Prolegomena, Critique (Pure), Metaphysics of Morals, Political Writings, Critique (Judgement).