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What is a fun philosophy and/or philosopher to research upon?

“The topic of this research will focus on a specific philosophical school of thought and the presentation must explain the major ideas of the philosophy, and create a method to teach one aspect of the philosophy to the class.
The research paper should had at least 3 sources, 1 of which is a text. You may choose to focus on a philosopher. Possible options: Western- metaphysics, Plato, Socrates, Aesthetics, Neo Platonism. Eastern- Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism.”


  1. check wikopieda for Orson Scott Card, i’v been in his books lately and there brilliant, many intresting philosphys, my fav so far is philots, but to really get the idea try checking xenocide out of your local lib (it’s on CD dont worry)

  2. I always enjoy Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527), whose best-known work, “The Prince” is an excellent primer for how to function within and make use of political systems to maintain power.

  3. O. M. Aivanhov’s “A Philosophy of Universality” offers several advantages: he lived in recent years; and his book is a collection of readable oral talks to regular people.
    Ken Wilber’s “One Taste” or “The Simple Feeling of Being” might be another fun choice.
    Or, “Autobiography of a Yogi,” Yogananda, http://www.yogananda-srf.org and “The Path of the Higher Self,” Mark Prophet, and “The Great Divorce,” C. S. Lewis, and “The Reincarnation of Edgar Cayce?”, Free and Wilcock, http://www.divinecosmos.com would be good/fun spiritual choices.


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