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Reading and writing philosophy

Jim Pryor provides some useful pages for philosophy students:

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Introductory Reading

I strongly recommend reading one of Bertrand Russell's "Problems of Philosophy", "Think" by Simon Blackburn or "What does it all mean?" by Thomas Nagel. If you are going to buy one, then go for the Russell as this will be useful later if you study epistemology, perception or metaphysics. Having said that the other two cover a broader range of topics.

For suggestions for further reading see the University of London philosophy study guide. The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy both provide good overviews of many topics in philosophy, with the latter being more accessible, but less in-depth than the former.

If you have specific questions you can try Ask a Philosopher or Ask Philosophers.

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