• StreetlightX
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    Henry Staten - Nietzsche's Voice
    Noson Yanofsky - The Outer Limits of Reason: What Science, Mathematics, and Logic Cannot Tell Us

    Mostly finished my little 'math phase' for now, so hopefully I can pick up the pace a bit on reading. That said I picked up the Yanofsky book after reading this lovely article on the math and the multiverse that anyone interested in one or both ought to read: http://nautil.us/issue/49/the-absurd/chaos-makes-the-multiverse-unnecessary
  • Noah Te Stroete
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    I found that article interesting until it got to the complex numbers. Then I lost interest because I was too lazy to put in the mental work.
  • StreetlightX
    3.7k
    Nooo stop being lazy! Reading discipline is important!
  • Noah Te Stroete
    1.2k
    Actually, I just realized that I don’t know whether you’re a he or a she.
  • Wallows
    8.2k
    If only I could read 1/10'th of what StreetlightX does, ho hum...
  • Maw
    1.4k
    The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker
  • StreetlightX
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    f65m45tja84loe57.jpg

    I may or may not be chillin' on a rooftop in Fez at Sunset getting through my reading right now.
  • Maw
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    Nice kicks

    The Society of the Spectacle by Guy Debord
    Hubris: The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling of the Iraq War by Michael Isikoff and David Corn
  • StreetlightX
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    Stanley Cavell - The Claim of Reason: Wittgenstein, Skepticism, Morality, and Tragedy
  • Boras
    0
    I haven’t been able to read much lately but I’m currently reading;
    -Utopia Tomas Moro (in Spanish)
    -Walden Henry David Thoreau (in English)
    I’m finding both books fascinating and that many of the ideas they transmit are really contemporary. I will be definitely reading more about them.
    P.D. Hi everyone, this is my first comment in this forum.
  • Maw
    1.4k
    From Slavery to the Cooperative Commonwealth: Labor and Republican Liberty in the Nineteenth Century by Alex Gourevitch
  • csalisbury
    1.8k
    The Bostonians Henry James
    The Bible
  • frank
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    You mean the real Bible?
  • csalisbury
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    Yeah, I've meant to read it for a really long time. I like it mostly so far, though the repetition in the pentateuch can be wearying at times.
  • frank
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    Hebrew poetry reminds me a little of 12-bar blues: repetition and resolution. Maybe that's a leftover from oral transmission?
  • 0 thru 9
    820
    I find the unleavened dryness of the Bible to be pleasantly counter-balanced by a bottle of Manischewitz wine.
  • frank
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    I find the unleavened dryness of the Bible to be pleasantly counter-balanced by a bottle of Manischewitz wine.0 thru 9

    Abraham's line is initiated into priesthood by Melchizedek with bread and wine: the same kind of meal that transformed Enkidu from wildman to civilized. Bread and wine points back to something beyond human memory: the point that we realized that we aren't just animals.
  • csalisbury
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    Hebrew poetry reminds me a little of 12-bar blues: repetition and resolution. Maybe that's a leftover from oral transmission?frank

    I'm supplementing my reading with lectures from the Yale Open Course on the OT and the professor seems to think that might be it - that or, maybe it was written down, but read aloud, and the repetition would help the key points stick for the illiterate audience.

    I think there's something to what you said. I found the end of deuteronomy beautiful, and part of that was the delayed release. (also appreciate, being done with it, the repetition. a lot of stuff about e.g the role of levites stuck that wouldnt have if they didnt say it eighteen times.)
  • csalisbury
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    in any case, on to joshua!
  • darthbarracuda
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    9-11: Was There an Alternative? by Noam Chomsky.
    The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided By Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt.
    The Denial of Death by Ernest Becker.
    Ethics by Spinoza.
  • frank
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    I'm supplementing my reading with lectures from the Yale Open Coursecsalisbury
    I listened to all the Dale Martin lectures on the New Testament and I really learned a lot.
  • Maw
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    Capital In the 21st Century by Thomas Piketty
  • StreetlightX
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    Stanley Cavell - Must We Mean What We Say?: A Book of Essays
  • I like sushi
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    Currently reading the entrails of a dead goat .., the future looks gruff!

    Seriously, main three I’m focused on atm:

    - Aion by Carl Jung (a bit of a slog)
    - Mythology of The Celtic People by Charles Squire
    - On the Genealogy of Morals by Nietzsche

    Also, less attention on:

    - Fear and Trembling by Kierkegaard
    - Beyond Good and Evil by Nietzsche (second reading)
    - Odysseus by Homer
    - a few others that don’t immediately spring to mind!
  • Baden
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    Mark Fisher - Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative?

    :up: :up:
  • Maw
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    So good

    Private Government: How Employers Rule Our Lives (and Why We Don't Talk about It) by Elizabeth Anderson (just finished, and the ending has a glorious put down of libertarian economist Tyler Cowen's response to her)

    White Identity Politics by Ashley Jardina
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