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I've never studied philosophy, nor have I previously been interested in it, but I feel like I need to esablish a philosophical foundation on which my personal stance on various political and perhaps even spiritual ideologies will be allowed to develop. My social ineptitude (due to chronic mental illness) has prevented me from being exposed to many important aspects of life and I believe philosophy could help me with that. Therefore I've come here to search for book recommendations. I am looking for a book that serves well for someone who has never studied philosophy before. If you feel like you need to know more speific information about me in order to recommend a book please ask me questions and I'll try to answer them.