• praxis
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    Clay's Ark, Octavia Butler180 Proof

    This looks good. I read one of her series and liked it a lot.
  • Neuron420
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    Currently reading:
    "Hidden in Plain Sight: 6 Why Three Dimensions?", Andrew Thomas
    "The Transhumanist Wager" , Zoltan Istvan
    "The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory", Brian Greene
    "Balancing on Blue - Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail", Keith Foskett
  • Maw
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    @180 Proof I'm looking for a Cioran quote, can't quite remember which book it was in, but the quote was basically about how he wanted to kill himself by 30 but he didn't do it. Ring any bells?
  • darthbarracuda
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    The Recursive Universe: Cosmic Complexity and the Limits of Scientific Knowledge by William Poundstone.

    RIP John Conway.
  • 180 Proof
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    may readings

    The Transhuman Wager, Zoltan Istvan

    still reading

    The Žižek Dictionary, ed. Rex Butler (plus tics, sniffles, obscene jokes, etc)
    God, Existence, and Fictional Objects: The Case for Meinongian Theism, John-Mark L. Miravalle
    Capital and Ideology, Thomas Piketty

    @180 Proof I'm looking for a Cioran quote, can't quite remember which book it was in, but the quote was basically about how he wanted to kill himself by 30 but he didn't do it. Ring any bells?Maw
    I found these on a Cioran wikiquote page:

    I live only because it is in my power to die when I choose to: without the idea of suicide, I'd have killed myself right away." (All Gall Is Divided)

    "If a man has not, by the time he is 30, yielded to the fascination of every form of extremism, I don't know if he is to be admired or scorned — a saint or a corpse." (History and Utopia)

    "It's not worth the bother of killing yourself, since you always kill yourself too late." (The New Gods)
  • Baden
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    Great Transformations: Economic Ideas and Institutional Change in the Twentieth Century. Mark Blyth.
  • Maw
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    Thanks for checking, although I don't think any of these are quite right, I'll keep looking
  • Maw
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    Working-Class Formation: Nineteenth-Century Patterns in Western Europe and the United States edited by Ira Katznelson and Aristide R. Zolberg

    The Red and the Black by Stendhal
  • Pantagruel
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    Working-Class Formation: Nineteenth-Century Patterns in Western Europe and the United States edited by Ira Katznelson and Aristide R. ZolbergMaw

    :cool:

    Huxley's Island for a bit of a change

    GH Mead's, Mind, Self, and Society
  • 180 Proof
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    What We Can Never Know, David Gamez

    Thanks for your OP (re: this book), jorndoe.
  • darthbarracuda
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    All Things Are Possible aka The Apotheosis of Groundlessness by Lev Shestov.
  • StreetlightX
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    I finished A Thousand Plateaus! Two and a bit months! What an absolutely wild, infuriating and edifying book. The longest I've taken to read something since maybe the Phenomenology of Perception. One more bit of secondary reading, then a palate cleanser after...

    Eugene Holland - Deleuze and Guattari's A Thousand Plateaus
    Ann Pettifor - The Production of Money: How to Break the Power of Bankers
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