Barnes and Noble and Borders are really easy to steal from. I don't have any particular suggestions other than just don't pay for whatever you get. Make sure they don't have any of those electromagnetic stickers in them, and just walk out.
Ryan, that idiot isn't a philosopher. While I imagine that you keep the self-help book industry solvent, there's a different between their drivel and legitimate, critical philosophy.
"SC" is imo good on ancient philosophy, biased in the second half toward existential materialism.
Three or four suggestions:
If you're interested in a good, balanced survey, Dr. Tom Morris' "Philosophy for Dummies" is excellent.
If you like current, young philosophy professors,, "Harry Potter and Philosophy: If Aristotle Ran Hogwarts," ed. Baggett, is thoughtful.
If you like humor, sometimes fairly "sex/adult" content, "Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar," Cathcart and Klein, is funny and informative.
"A Philosophy of Universality," O. M. Aivanhov,
"Nihilism," Eugene Rose, and
"The Path of the Higher Self," Mark Prophet, are thoughtful and immensely insightful.
Reviews at http://www.amazon.comIm going to barns and nobles to get a philosophy book any advice on a book?
"The Power of Now" by Eckhart Tolle
Translated into over 30 languages, it teaches one how to be content w/ him-/herself, other beings, and the universe in which we live (be enlightened).Im going to barns and nobles to get a philosophy book any advice on a book?
A Survey of Philosophy - I don't remember the author(s)? It was my text book in college. The book is currently packed away.
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