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>last book you read
>book you are currently reading
>what you are planning on reading next

>> No.10970296

>My Struggle: Book 1 by Karl Ove Knausgaard
>Generation of Swine by Hunter S. Thompson
>Songs of the Doomed by Hunter S. Thompson

>> No.10970304

I read many books at once, not in a straightforward manner - I reread some parts, and skip other.

>> No.10970306

>Einstein's Dreams by Alan Lightman
(lackluster recommendation from a friend)
>The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann
(better recommendation from the same friend)
>Provinces of Night by William Gay
(because I want to read something not recommended by that friend)

>> No.10970313

>The Temple of the Golden Pavilion by Yukio Mishima
>The Idiot by Dostojewsky
>Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler

>> No.10970318

>Ulysses - Joyce
>Gravity's rainbow - Pynch + Confessions of a mask - Mishima
>Life a user's manual - Georges Perec

>> No.10970334
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>The Tin Drum by Günter Grass
>Parzival in the middle high german original by Wolfram von Eschenbach
> The World Of Yesterday by Stefan Zweig

>> No.10970342

>Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
>The nichomachean ethics by Aristotle
>Anarchy, State and Utopia by Robert Nozick

>> No.10970347

>The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich - Shirer
>Politics - Aristotle
>Nicomachean Ethics - Aristotle

Should have read the Ethics before Politics, but oh well.

>> No.10970348

>Rise of the Robots by Martin Ford
>Dune by Frank Herbert
>The Monk by Matthew Lewis or Vathek by William Beckford

>> No.10970352

Trying to swap between male and female authors this year.
Handmaids tale (found it a bit overrated)
The sun also rises (enjoying it so far)
Probably 100 years of solitude or the bell bar, not sure yet.

>> No.10970354

>The Spirit of the Laws - Montesquieu
>The Bible -
>The City of God against the Pagans - Augustine

>> No.10970358

>The Bible -

>> No.10970365

Praise Him.

>> No.10970367

>Seven Years in Tibet
>Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

>> No.10970371


>> No.10970376

>Crime and Punishment
>As I lay Dying
>East of Eden

>> No.10970388

>Life and Death of Yukio Mishima
>The Idiot
>The Monk
>various short stories

Plan to read
>Mishima's complete body of works
>The Poems of Ossian
>more short stories

>> No.10970398

>The Monk

how are you enjoying it

>> No.10970443


>> No.10970454

decent post

>> No.10970473

>Amerika by Kafka

>> No.10970477


>> No.10970546

>12 Rules by JBP
Genre tier trash
>Thomas Mann's The Magic Mountain
I can tell it is really good and has rereading potential
>Probably The Stranger/Ego and its own/BotnS
I don't really commit to a choice until I am done. Any input?

>> No.10970555 [DELETED] 

I'm enjoying it all right.
There are some cheesy moments and I'm not always sure where the story is trying to go but it's really entertaining .
Perfect read for the commuting time.

>> No.10970563 [DELETED] 

Ment for you

>> No.10970566 [DELETED] 


>> No.10970604

>Canterbury Tales
>Don Quijote
>Decameron (first time) or Rabelais (reread), I can't decide

Perec is a great storyteller. He sidesteps the whole oulipo gimmick pretty quickly and gets right into it. There were times when I completely forgot what the plot of the book was, so it resembles The Savage Detectives in that sense.


Over the years I've seen a few posts here and there praising Steinbeck, but he's still underrepresented on here when compared to Faulkner or McCarthy.

>> No.10970613

>Steppenwolf by Hesse
>Between the World and Me by Coates; A Brief History of Time by Hawking
>The Four Quartets by Eliot

>> No.10970620

I'm enjoying it all right.
There are some cheesy moments and I'm not always sure where the story is trying to go but it's really entertaining .
Perfect read for the commuting time.

>> No.10970751

The Concept of Anxiety- Kierkegaard
Fooled by Randomness- Taleb
Crime & Punishment- Dostoyevsky

>> No.10970767

- The picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde
- War and peace - Leo Tolstoy
- Critique of pure reason - Immanuel Kant

>> No.10970776

all the pretty horses
pale fire

>> No.10970788

>Paradise Lost, Milton
>A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Joyce
>Ulysses, Joyce

>> No.10970790

easy on the books, bugs

>> No.10970793

>The Greek Philosophers: From Thales to Aristotle
>Discipline and Punish
>some early Socratic dialogues, probably, once they fucking arrive

>> No.10970795

Oblomov is ... well boring
I would recommend you to read another russian book
For example Idiot by Dostoevskiy or
Peace and war by Tolstoy

>> No.10970804

>Either - Or by Kierkegaard
>The Letters by Franz Kafka
>Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri

>> No.10970819

>The Death of Ivan Ilych And Other Stories - Tolstoy
>Gormenghast (Gormenghast #2) - Mervyn Peake
>The Selected Poetry - Robinson Jeffers

>> No.10970824

>Peace and war by Tolstoy
already read it

>For example Idiot by Dostoevskiy
Crime & Punihsment was boring, i don´t see myself reading more of Dosto

>> No.10970844

>Last The Bell Jar
>Current War and Peace, Unsettling of America, The Waves
>Next The Magic Mountain

>> No.10970851

>The Stranger
>The Oresteia
>Don Quixote Part Two

>> No.10970858
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To kill a mockingbird - Harper Lee
Thus Spoke Zarathustra - Neat chay
>To read
Idk. Maybe Enlightenment Now - Steve Pinker but it’s over priced
Open to recommendations

>> No.10970863

rabbit, run
mythology by hamilton

>> No.10970883

Blood Meridian
Rituals by Nooteboom

>> No.10970912

>Mr.Pip by Lloyd Jones
>Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
>Bel-Ami by Maupassant

>> No.10970933

>last book you read
Ubik - Philip K. Dick
>book you are currently reading
The Haunting of Hill House - Shirley Jackson
>what you are planning on reading next
Blood Meridian - Cormac McCarthy

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>last read
I have no Mouth and I Must Scream; if dosen't count, the last one I read was V for Vendeta

>currently reading
I read several stuff at the same time, but the one I am reading the most is Sirdata by Herman Hesse and some Uni history books

>Planning to read next
I realy don't know. maybe stuff for Uni or put more effort in reading Bryon's poetical works, with I borrowed from Uni's library.

>> No.10971090

>rabbit, run


>> No.10971113
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Did you have some training in reading/understanding MHG before? How do you like it?

>> No.10971127

>Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
>Elementary Particles
>Ride the Tiger

>> No.10971233
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>Vita nuova by Dante Alighieri
>Rime by Dante Alighieri
>Divina Commedia by Dante Alighieri

>> No.10971243

>Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
How the fuck were you able to read that? Tell me your secret.

>> No.10971249

I'm not liking it so far. I went from god tier prose master john Williams to this and I cannot see me liking anything as much as his big 3. But I would try it out just from its general reception. I'm not really the best one to give out opinions

>> No.10971269

Last book: The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks. It's about people with various neurological disorders, the chapter about the guy with amnesia is especially touching.

Currently reading: Descartes Meditations.

Planning to read: Not sure, I think I'm gonna read the Greek philosophers next.

>> No.10971280

>last book you read
>book you are currently reading
Great Expectations
>what you are planning on reading next
Homage to Catalonia

>> No.10971288

>bullies Ben Shapiro
>dune frank Herbert
>crime and punishment

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>>bullies Ben Shapiro

>> No.10971300

You’re not wrong he was basically preaching to the choir the whole book about random shit

>> No.10971390

There and Back, MacDonald
Iliad, because I'm late on my high school english teacher's Homer-every-five-years thing
The Worm Ouroboros

In the queue:
Odyssey then Ulysses
4 books of wales
The Anathemata
Blood Meridian

>> No.10971565

No Longer Human
Setting Sun

>> No.10971876

>Paradise - Dante
>The Man without Qualities - Musil
>For a Just Cause - Grossman

>> No.10971892


>Last books read
War and War-Krasznahorkai
Submission-Michel Houellebecq
>Current reads
Unfinished Tales-Tolkien
The Sun King-Mittford
The Nix-Nathan Hill

>> No.10971966

>Book of Disquiet
>Book of the New Sun

>> No.10971984

>Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
>The Idiot by Dostoevsky
>Capital by Thomas Piketty
I’m very undisciplined right now in my book selection

>> No.10971994

Just finished the Timaeus and Critias

I’m currently about to read problem 24 of Arithmetica, I’m also reading the Appendix of Pareto’s Manual of Political Economy. Also I’m reading Metaphysica. Also I’m reading The Federalist Papers.

After these I plan on reading Al-Khwarizmi’s Algebra, Keynes’ General Theory, Ptolemy’s Almagest, and Tocqueville’s Democracy In America

>> No.10973083

>Phenomenology of Spirit by Hegel
>Ethics and On the Improvement of the Understanding by Spinoza
>Beyond Good and Evil by Nietzsche

So far I hate Hegel, and I hate Spinoza a little less.

>> No.10973110

>Seneca, On shortness of life

>> No.10973136

>The Temple of the Golden Pavilion
>I don't know and I can't decide

>> No.10973385


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>> No.10973501

It by Steven King
Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
The girls who played with fire by Stieg Larsson

>> No.10973530

>Wittgenstein's Mistress by David Markson
>Speak, Memory by Nabokov
>Lost in the Funhouse by Barthes

>> No.10973565

>The Hobbit
>the Lord of the Rings
Currently on a Tolkien binge. Next book I read after LotR will be either the Silmarillion If I don't feel burnt out from Tolkien/fantasy or Post Office if I want a breather

>> No.10973594

the nicomachean ethics

i plan on suicide next

>> No.10973618

That's not the middle way

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>> No.10973638

>2666, I Robot
>The Wasp Factory OR The Notebooks Of Malte Laurids Brigge

>> No.10973647

>Anger is an energy: my life uncensored
>Resident evil: umbrella conspiracy
>Resident evil: City Of The dead

>> No.10973810

>Ghosts of my Life by Mark Fisher, Lud Heat and The Last London by Iain Sinclair
Just finished
>My Uncle Silas by H.E. Bates and The Vorrh by Brian Catling
Currently reading
>I have to finish White Noise by Don Delilo for my degree so probably that and I'm going to reread Heart of Darkness

>> No.10973853
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Last read
>On the Genealogy of Morals (Nietzsche)
Currently reading
>Gravity's Rainbow (Pynchon)
Next up
>either Underworld by Delillo or Inherent Vice by Pynchon

>> No.10973861
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>Distant Star by Roberto Bolaño
>A Cat, A Man, and Two Women by Junichiro Tanizaki

>The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
>The Musical Brain and Other Stories by César Aira
>The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway: The Finca Vigía Edition

>To Have and Have Not by Ernest Hemingway

I'm planning to read more Bolaño, too, but I've been watching the Open Yale lectures for the Faulkner/Fitzgerald/Hemingway course. Some of the books I've read before, while others I haven't.

The short story collections are things I keep bedside and dip into whenever I get the chance.

>> No.10973866

>Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
>Prejudices by H.L. Mencken
>Principles of Economics by Carl Menger

>> No.10974126

take it slow and dont aim to understand everything the first time, its a short enough book that rereading it is no issue. If you don't have a good memory write down certain words (eg. proposition, elementary fact, internal property, formal concept, etc.) and what is meant by them. He writes in a very evocative way in that it is complicated, but is understandable if you take the time to form a mental picture of what he is trying to get across. Don't read it all in one session, go for a walk after you read some and think about what he said. Write in a journal your thoughts on the text. This applies to any piece of philosophy you have trouble understanding btw

>> No.10974152

>Leftism: Revisited
>After Virtue
>Considerations on France

>> No.10974390

The Idiot by Dostoevsky
Stoner by John Williams
Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon

>> No.10974528

Mother Night/1Q84
WoT: The Path of Daggers
The Name of the Wind/Lolita

>> No.10974565

>A Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics by Immanuel Kant
>Time and Money by Roger Garrison
>The Aeneid by Virgil

>> No.10974579

dual wielding

>> No.10974693

Heretics of dune
Dune: Chapterhouse

>> No.10974701

The Black Cloud
Le Mort D'Arthur
Either the Odyssey or Childhood's End

>> No.10974706

>The Idiot
>War and peace
>The Invention of Morel or Blood Meridian

>> No.10974736

>The Great Gatsby
>Mythology by Edith Hamilton
>A Poetry Handbook by Mary Oliver

>> No.10974996

>Kokoro by Natsume Soseki
Loved it, left me feeling melancholy and weird
>One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Solzhenitsyn
Read August, 1914 a couple months ago and thought it was ok, hoping this'll be better
>Level 7 by Mordecai Roshwald
I'm extremely excited for this one

What did you think about The Tin Drum?

>> No.10975007

>Open Yale lectures for the Faulkner/Fitzgerald/Hemingway course

>> No.10975059

All Quiet on the Western Front
Les Miserables
Catch-22 or Paradise Lost

>> No.10975102

>The Metamorphosis and Other Stories - Kafka
>Don Quixote
>Lovecraft collection or Beowulf, not really sure
Just started reading more regularly again so please no bully. I’ve been trying to read some classics and more well known authors/books before getting into anything too intense.

>> No.10975118

>The Metamorphosis by kafka
Liked it, was surprised by the emphasis on movement.

>Pnin by Nabokov
Like it, but knowing Nabokov's personality makes it feels like he's making fun of Pnin

>The Faerie Queene
Ready for that classic English poetry senpai. Have read bits of it before, but ready to dive into it wholesale.

>> No.10975120

>Scarlet Pimpernel
>Early Democracy in the Low Countries

How was All Quiet? I've been thinking about picking it up.

>> No.10975123

>Imaginary lives
Very good and weird book. Recommended for everyone wanting to try something different
>The tartar steppe
This is one of those books that you like depending on how your mood is attuned with that of the book.
Unfortunately, I'm not really in that mood lately
>The red and the black

>> No.10975136

It's raw about the details and horrors of war, but a very good book.

>> No.10975217

>Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship

>> No.10975246

>last one
The Sun Also Rises
>current one(s)
Intruder in the Dust
The Art of Rhetoric
>next one(s)
The Inner Citadel
Gulliver's Travels

>> No.10975253

The final boss of Auschwitz

>> No.10975301

>Thus Spoke Zarathustra
>Beyond Good and Evil
>On the Geneaology of Morality

>> No.10975343

>Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzche
>The Wayward Bus by John Steinbeck
>Chronicles of A Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

>> No.10975355

>The Dark Lord by Peter Levenda
>The Last War of the World-Island by Alexander Dugin
>False Necessity by Roberto Mangabeira Unger

>> No.10975383

>Elements of Contract Law
> Modules of Civil Procedure
> Property Law
Student Life is suffering

>> No.10975398

>Have Space Suit—Will Travel by Rovert A. Heinlein
>The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
>The Terror by Dan Simmons (The show has really hooked me, if only I could find a copy of the book that won't take two weeks to get here)

>> No.10975416

>pride and prejudice
>kizumonogatari (read the other 3 bakemonogatari books already)
>I plan to read either Notes from Underground, psycho-analysis for normal people, or another light novel; depends on which one I have on me.

>> No.10975426

>Mason & Dixon
>Moby Dick/The Worm Ouroboros/Age of Faith
>Mary/Speak, Memory (a Russian relative I respect a lot recommended those to me, she also recounted a story about how they managed to get a black market copy of Lolita and then rewrote, printed and distributed it in the sixties, she also referred to Nabokov's autobiography as "Other shores", which is apparently its Russian title - took me a while to get what she was referring to)

>> No.10975434

>No Longer Human

>The Colorless Tsukuru Kazaki / Hunger

>Something else like these
Any recommendations? This is my first dip into Japanese Lit, and I'm really liking the longing sadness and alienation feeling from these two.

>> No.10975445

>Livy's Early History of Rome
10/10 speeches, even if they were fabricated/taken from different people. Also fuck the Tribune
>Do androids dream of electronic sheep
Long overdue, only 200 pages and large font something nice and quick before I read....
>The Idiot by FD
That or Demons is next

City of God is also somewhere on my backlog but it's 900 pages of thelogical thought so I'm worried I'd burn out quick
What version of The Canterbury Tales did you read? I brought the Penguin copy and am too much of a brainlet to understand it. The Decameron imho is very boring, although I only got about 1/3 before needing to start something else

>> No.10975456

That Will Durant's Age of Faith?

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>norse mythology by neil gaiman
>the tunnel, maybe

>> No.10976148

No problem. They have another on the American Novel Since 1945, Modern Poetry, Literary Theory, Dante in Translation, Milton...

I've only watched the Lit. Theory one and the part of the Early Middle Ages.

>> No.10976332

Do you know of any books on legal moralism?

>> No.10976593

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar

>> No.10976712

>still underrepresented on here when compared to Faulkner
for a good reason

>> No.10977068

That it is

>> No.10977080

Benjamin Garland - Merchants of Sin
Oswald Spengler - Untergang des Abendlandes
Daniel Drescher - Blockchain Grundlagen

>> No.10977095

>Sword of the Lictor
>The Idiot
>Citadel of the Autarch

>> No.10977096

>War and War by Laszlo Krasznahorkaj
>Near to the Wild Heart by Clarice Lispector
>A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by Joyce

>> No.10977102
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>Crime and Punishment

>> No.10977116

I did not mean to reply to you

>> No.10977123
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>The Clash of Civilizations by Samuel P. Huntington.
Can be summed up as the West had a good run, but is in decline. Asian nations will take over.
>Thomas Covenant in the Lord Foul's Bane series written by Stephen R. Donaldson.
I'm not a big fantasy reader but it's pretty interesting. Incredibly complex protagonist.
>Stuck between wanting to read City of God by Saint Augustine or The Brothers Karamazov.
Both are incredibly long and I'm a lowly brainlet intimidated by long works.

>> No.10977124

>Notes From Underground by Dostoevsky
>The Republic by Plato
>Either Beyond Good and Evil or Myth of Sisyphus

help me decide /lit/

>> No.10977137

Beyond Good and Evil has more substance overall, and would be a proper counterbalance to the Plato you've read. What are your aims? If you're an aspiring writer than read Camus, because he could more fruitful for your endeavors, but Sisyphus is lighter fare.

>> No.10977139

>The Invention of Morel
>The New York Trilogy
>The Big Sleep

>> No.10977153

I'm an aspiring writer but studied philosophy at a low-level and would like to expand my knowledge. I've gone back to Plato and the dialogues but I've read Descartes and Aurelius already.

I was going to go in chronological order but after Plato I am just going to delve into philosophers as I get interested in them (although I may read Aristotle after, I am keen to read poetics)

>> No.10977159

>this is what Chicago used to look like
Why did it all have to be ruined

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Does it need to be an either Nietzsche or Camus? Read both. Fits with Dostoyevsky, too. You've got a bit of an absurd/existential theme going, so you might as well role with it.

Poetics really matters more to someone studying drama.

>> No.10977176

sorry but i read nietzsche before dosto and didn´t find any new appeal in him

>> No.10977184

>a collection of works by plutarch
>the silk roads, a new history of the world
>capital in the 20th century

>> No.10977200

Well I've ordered both, just wondering which one I should read next.

And I am an aspiring writer but also an aspiring screenwriter, so Poetics won't be completely useless for me.

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>brothers karamazov
>the master and margaret by bulghakov
>notes from the underground and gogol dead souls

>> No.10977217

Nietzsche before Camus, if you want to be chronological, but I'm sure you knew that.

As for the Poetics, it wouldn't necessarily be useless, but if you want to be a screenwriter you'd probably be better off trying to research more modern aesthetic theory as it pertains to the stage and the screen. Unfortunately I can't be much help there.

Best of luck anon.

>> No.10977221

why did you screencap that

>> No.10977228

Thanks. Obviously I will need to fill in the gap between Aristotle and Nietzsche. I've already readd Descartes, and will try to get round to Kant at some point. Anyone else that is vital for me to consider? I'm planning to read Wittgenstein too.

>> No.10977336

>Dubliners - Joyce
>A Confederacy of Dunces - Toole

It's currently up in the air between Of Human Bondage, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, and the Portrait of Dorian Gray. I have a growing backlog of intro/lit/ and /lit/ proper recommendations I need to get through and I'm not sure which route to follow. And no, I won't start with the greeks you grognards.

>> No.10977969

>Journey to the End of the Night
>Dirty snow

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>The Utility of Force, the Art of War in the Modern World
>The Bear Went Over the Mountain: Soviet Combat Tactics in Afghanistan
>The Soviet-Afghan War, How a Superpower Fought and Lost

>> No.10978051

>Johnny Got His Gun
>A Farewell to Arms or The Somme by Gristwood

>> No.10978057

The Unknown Solider by Vaino Linna

Landscapes of Communism by Owen Hatherley

lol dunno

>> No.10978275

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
Collection of Sand by Italo Calvino
Probably something about WWI

>> No.10978298

>Not literature, Genki
>Any other book to learn japanese

>> No.10978316

>Ham on Rye
i liked Ham so much, i just decided to make a run of it

>> No.10979086

Locke, Hume, Kant, Hegel, Marx, Kierkegaard/Nietzsche seems to be the standard progression after Descartes. There are plenty of other philosophers, but those are the main thinkers you'd encounter in an anthology going chronologically. You could check with the Stanford Encyclopedia or Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, too, because they're great resources. If you want a familiarity with philosophy you should search some terms like rationalism (Descartes), tabula rasa (Locke), empiricism (Locke/Hume) idealism (Kant for transcendental/Hegel for absolute), historical materialism (Marx), etc. If you've read Descartes then you've encountered one of the most long-standing issues in philosophy: mind-body dualism.

For western political philosophy, from the modern era onward, it generally goes Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Marx, etc.

>> No.10979094

>democracy in america
>system of objects
>go down moses

>> No.10979097

>No Spinoza

>> No.10979098

how'd you like steppenwolf? that's on my list

>the waves
no one ever talks about it, but i just finished it and it was phenomenal. woolf is a genius

>> No.10979104

Mythology, Edith Hamilton
The Iliad
The Road Not Taken and Other Poems

>> No.10979129

There's also no Epicurus, Boethius, Anselm, Maimonides, Aquinas, and so many others. For political philosophy, for instance, I left out Burke. I'm not sure of anon's commitment or interest. But if they pick up something like Steven M. Cahn's Classics of Western Philosophy, then I'm sure they'll come across more names.

Also, fuck the Dutch.

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