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20794521 No.20794521 [Reply] [Original]

Can I just read the Phenomenology of Spirit and not trudge through the rest of the bajillion works of philosophy?

>> No.20794537

Oh, no. You wouldn’t want to do that.

>> No.20794543

PoS is a gigantic strawman of every single philosophical system that Hegel did not like. It would make you insufferable beyond belief. If that's your goal then go for it.

>> No.20794559

If you're lazy read Aristotle and the Summa.

No quicker (intellectual) shortcut to the truth of things has been devised

>> No.20794565

Yeah. The only other philosophy I read before it was a couple Plato dialogues and I understood it just fine

>> No.20795215

Yes, probably. Just read a philosophy textbook.

>> No.20796944

That's every philosophy reader's goal, however.

>> No.20796950

PoS stands for piece of shit, just like your post.

>> No.20796998

>the Summa
Yeah dude good idea, tell the fucking frogposter that wants to "skip," philosophy by reading one of the most notorious texts to read a few thousand pages of incredibly complicated theology. I assume you meant the summa theologae and not summa contra gentilae

>> No.20797021

Stupid frogposter.

>> No.20797024

If you want to "skip," just get John Cottingham's anthology of western philosophy and flip around the different things that interest you. You won't get anything from the Phenomenology, not simply because Hegel is complicated and you don't have the necessary background understanding, but mostly since his text literally wasn't edited.

The whole idea of "skipping," philosohy is foolish. Moreso than any other subject philosohy is conversational in nature, with notable figures explicitly building off of each other by responding/refuting their priors. Sure you can read, say, Kant without Hume, but when you try you'll keep seeing Kant refer to this Hume guy and be totally lost.

>> No.20797036

Reading Wittgenstein then moving on with your life would probably work better

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