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Originally posted by silent thunder
Why 466 years, by the way? Why not a round number like "400" or "500" ?
Originally posted by zeddissad
1. Rene Descartes: Meditations on First Philosophy
2. Immanuel Kant: Critique of Pure Reason
3. Karl Marx: Capital
EDIT to add:
The OP question is bit stupid IMHO. Marx is not possible without Hegel, Hegel is not possible without Kant and Kant is not possible without Descartes. All of them are not possible without Socrates/Plato/Aristotle. Philosophy is based on tradition and is nonsense without tradition. There is no single most important book. All cannon should be viewed as one book. Philosophy is truly "gigantomachia peri tes ousias" and philosophers are only actors in this never ending quarrel.
EDIT to add2: I should add brief explanation:
1. Descartes is founder of modern scientific method.
2. Kant is founder of great tradition of German idealistic philosophy. Time and space as MIND forms of notion is simply ingenious.
3. Great sociologist, sharp analyzer, inspiration of idea, that even if you are poor you are still human being.
[edit on 8-4-2010 by zeddissad]
[edit on 8-4-2010 by zeddissad]
Originally posted by audas
This is like saying Picasso is not possible without Cezzane or Georges Braque or for that matter Diego Velázquez.....profoundly influenced, one leading to another, almost plagiarized - but one without the other - is utter rubbish and flies in the face of the actual philosophy your are espousing. Fatalism and destiny - Voltaire should have put you in Candide !!
Saul - Voltaires Bastards !
Chomsky - Manufacturing Consent / Hegemony.
Why Rich countries are Rich and Poor Countries are Poor
The Gulag Archipelago
The Mismeasure of Man
Darwin - On the Origin of Species
Foucault - All of them
Hobbes - Leviathan
Thomas Paine - The Rights of Man
Voltaire - Candide
Dawkins - God is not Great / The greatest Show on Earth.
......Will have to come back to this...
'Clear Intent' by Lawrence Fawcett and Barry Greenwood.
Every few years a book is published that contributes enormously to our understanding of the UFO subject. In 1984 a book appeared that added greatly to our understanding of the secrecy practiced by the American government in their dealings with UFO sightings.
Clear Intent was written by Lawrence Fawcett and Barry Greenwood, who were instrumental in obtaining documents de-classified under the American Freedom of Information Act passed in the late 1970s.
These documents demonstrated conclusively that during the years when the FBI, CIA and NSA (National Security Agency) had publicly claimed not to be active in UFO investigation - the opposite was in fact true.
The book concentrated on hitherto unknown incidents where UFOs had appeared over top-secret military bases in America and Canada. Clear Intent showed that some level of conspiracy was involved in purposely hiding this information and hence deceiving the general public.
At the time of its publication Clear Intent was hailed as one of the most important books available. Unsurprisingly, because of a similar regime in operation, it never saw publication in the UK.