If you could make mandatory the reading of 5 philosophy books for everybody which would it be?
Being and Time
The World as Will and Representation
Being and Nothingness
Anything by Emil Cioran from his French days
“An Essay on Time” by Norbert Elias
“Being and Time” by Martin Heidegger
“The Technological Society” by Jacques Ellul
“The Concept of Anxiety” by Soren Kierkegaard
“Matter and Memory” by Henri Bergson
The God Delusion - Richard Dawkins
The Satanic Bible - Anton LaVey
The Ego and its Own - Max Stirner
Might is Right - Ragnar Redbeard
Anthem - Ayn Rand
Not strictly philosophy, but I believe that if everyone read these 5 books, the world would be perfect, because their logic is absolutely airtight and accessible to everyone.
2. Atlas Shrugged
3. Common Sense (Paine)
4. The Reason for God (Keller)
5. Pilgrim's Progress
I'm so fucking triggered by this. Please go and read Brave New World.
>hold Orwell in higher regard than Huxley
How? Not only is he an inferior writer, Orwell thinks on a far more shallow level than Huxley. Also, how can you reconcile Orwell's relentless and tasteless socialist agenda with an appreciation of Ayn Rand?
>Also, how can you reconcile Orwell's relentless and tasteless socialist agenda with an appreciation of Ayn Rand?
This is a philosophy thread not an "agree with everything the author says" thread.