I'm going to obsessively annotate this, just for fun. and yeah, it's not strictly philosophy. Some of that is my liberal categorization, and some is sloppy shelving since I just moved and haven't had a chance to organize it properly.
- Bibles, KJV and NIV. The one in the cosy is a family relic, originating with my great grandma on my mom's side.
- Various Religious Studies texts. The only well-known one is "Perceiving God", by William P. Alston. It's a decent apologia.
- A Jonathan Edwards Reader. You may know him from such hellfire/brimstone sermons as Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God, with the spider, and the lake of fire, and the ow, ow it burns!
- Heidegger - "Being and Time." Famous furniture in "Reality Bites." Maybe the hardest book I've ever actually finished, if not exactly comprehended. Dasein can go comport iself in understanding towards its own Being-in-the-world elsewhere. Freakin' Nazis.
- Generic Plato anthology, in the old public domain Jowett translation. Pretty much an essential thing to have if you study philosophy. I think I read "Republic" no fewer than 7 times for various classes in undergrad.
- Logic Textbook. Bleh. Don't know why I kept it. I guess to have a resource to go look up the various forms and fallacies, should I ever need to. I haven't so far.
- Bunsen Burner. Sadly, not functional.
- Sartre's "Being and Nothingness" - Very difficult as well, but much more rewarding and coherent than its equally massive German existentialist counterpart over there.
- Freud's "Civilization and its Discontents," Kuhn's "Structure of Scientific Revolutions," and Erich Fromm's "Man for Himself." Overly negative and tendentious, epoch making, and haven't read it, respectively.
- Spinoza's "Ethics," which is maybe the best stab at a single work on ethics I've read(though I still don't buy it as a guide to live by) and some American Satire anthology that's misfiled.
- Xenophone's "Conversations of Socrates," Kant's "Critique of Pure Reason," and a Western Philosophy anthology from a survey class, which is good for finding short works and really important bits and pieces.
My Philosophy Bookshelf(bottom)
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