• Baden
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    Cheers I'll take a look at a sample anyhow or I may be able to get the pdf somewhere.
  • T Clark
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    In another thread, @Wayfarer recommended the following book - Baggott, Jim. Farewell to Reality: How Modern Physics Has Betrayed the Search for Scientific Truth (p. 8). Pegasus Books.

    It was really helpful. It is broken into two parts - the authorized story and the realm where Baggot thinks physics has gone off the tracks. The part I liked best was the first. His explanations of the Standard Model, the Higgs field and boson, symmetry breaking, and the evidence for the Big Bang and Dark Matter answered questions that have bothered me for a long time.

    His writing is clear and simple but not too simple. He shows enthusiasm for science without any Gee Whiz.
  • Baden
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    Umberto Eco: Semiotics and the Philosophy of Language
  • darthbarracuda
    2.9k
    The Tragic Sense of Life by Miguel de Unamuno
  • anChored tRain
    5
    Just finished reading Urantia Book
    Now reading:
    The Art of Loving by Erich Fromm
  • StreetlightX
    4.3k
    Matthew Warren - Balckout: How Is Energy-Rich Australia Running Out of Electricity?
    Patchen Markell - Bound By Recognition
  • StreetlightX
    4.3k
    Joseph Carew - Ontological Catastrophe: Zizek and the Paradoxical Metaphysics of German Idealism

    Started this yesterday and I'm 2/3s through. It is fantastic.
  • Baden
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    Marx - Capital Vol 1 (Reread)
  • nanashi nogombe
    3
    The Plague of Fantasies - Slavoj Žižek
  • 180 Proof
    379
    september readings:

    Incontinence of the Void, Slavoj Žižek
    Strange Economics, eds. David F. Schultz et al
    Realm of Lesser Evil, Jean-Claude Michea
    The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead
    Less Than Human, David Livingston Smith
    This Way For The Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen, Tadeusz Borowski
  • Baden
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    'bout time you showed up. :up: :cool:
  • Saphsin
    149
    I spend virtually all my time in the past 2 years on politics these days, in particular North Korea peace issues because that's what I've been involved in. But here are some stuff I've read that people here may be interested in:

    Social Evolution, Political Psychology, and the Media in Democracy: The Invisible Hand in the U.S. Marketplace of Ideas - Peter Beattie

    Capitalism vs. Freedom: The Toll Road to Serfdom - Rob Larson

    No Less Than Mystic: A History of Lenin and the Russian Revolution for a 21st-Century Left - John Medhurst

    Korea: Where the American Century Began - Michael Pembroke

    Energy: A Human History - Richard Rhodes

    A Bright Future: How Some Countries Have Solved Climate Change and the Rest Can Follow - Joshua Goldstein, Staffan A. Qvist

    Whole Earth Discipline: An Ecopragmatist Manifesto - Stewart Brand

    Philosophy and Climate Science - Eric Winsberg (more technical than I thought)

    Nonsense on Stilts 2nd Edition - Massimo Pigliucci
  • StreetlightX
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    Hanna Pitkin - The Concept of Representation
    Gilles Deleuze - Masochism: Coldness and Cruelty (includes Leopold von Sacher-Masoch's Venus in Furs)

    --

    :cheer: 'sup!

    Some really interesting looking stuff here.
  • 180 Proof
    379


    Well - long time no dialectic! Your lists, man, are still as monstrously inspiring as I remember ... :wink:
  • 180 Proof
    379


    'sup, B. :smirk:
  • 180 Proof
    379
    What Is Real?, Adam Becker
    Something Deeply Hidden, Sean Carroll
    The Weil Conjecture, Karen Olsson
    The Nocturnal Brain, Guy Leschziner
    Witcraft, Jonathan Rée

    *

    re-reading:
     
    Order of Time, Carlo Rovelli
    When Einstein Walked with Gödel, Jim Holt

    *

    Out of the blue a 'birthday gift' (prank?) has just arrived without signature or return address, which, for now, I've consigned to one my "stacks" until further notice ...

    philosophers: Their Lives And Works, eds. M. Walisiewicz, et al
  • Maw
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    omg you're back :grin:
  • 180 Proof
    379


    Yeah, some days ... Strange but still trying to get comfortable here. How've you been, Maw? Encouraged by what you've been reading. :up:
  • Swan
    175
    Out of the blue a 'birthday gift' (prank?) has just arrived without signature or return address, which, for now, I've consigned to one my "stacks" until further notice ...180 Proof

    :chin: .. Oh no. :death:
  • Pantagruel
    261
    "Introduction to Systems Philosophy" Ervin Laszlo - just finished
    "General Systems Theory: Foundations, Development, Applications" Ludwig von Bertalanffy - just started
  • Maw
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    Thank you kindly! I've been well despite the hyper-descent into hell we've been tumbling into. I'd love to hear your thoughts on the modern political trajectory here around the world, along with the left-wing counter-resurgence.
  • csalisbury
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    rage & time - peter sloterdijk
    end of history & the last man - francis fukuyama
    reality is not what it seems - carlo rovelli
    the europeans - henry james

    Apparently Fukuyama studied under Derrida at Yale. The guy who engineered modern neoconservatism, helped get us embroiled in Iraq - he was gonna be a cont-lit guy. Later, Derrida strikes him down in Spectres of Marx. this is weird. Kissinger era realism went though a continental bottleneck and got us post 911 us policy
  • Noble Dust
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    Crime And Punishment - Dostoevsky (found it on the street :fire: )
    Man And His Symbols - Edited by C.G. Jung
    The Destiny Of Man - Nikolai Berdyaev

    On deck:

    The Dream Quest Of Unknown Kadath - H.P. Lovecraft (my favorite novel title of all time...maybe I shouldn't read it and just continue to enjoy the title.)
  • lecrop
    4
    Hi, first post :smile:

    Now reading Zeit der Zauberer - Das große Jahrzehnt der Philosophie 1919-1929 - W.Eilenberger
  • Maw
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    Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion by Jia Tolentino
    The World of Late Antiquity: AD 150-750 by Peter Brown
    Black Rights/White Wrongs: The Critique of Racial Liberalism by Charles Mills
  • 180 Proof
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    I've been well despite the hyper-descent into hell we've been tumbling into. I'd love to hear your thoughts on the modern political trajectory here around the world, along with the left-wing counter-resurgence. — Maw
    A bit of momentary reprieve in hell this week. These days, however, I'm just too fatigued to put my (out)rage at this ascendent(?) 'anti-political zeitgeist' into words. But I'm sure we'll chew on our share of effin' fat cat gristle one of these days, comrade. :wink:

    Thanks, btw, for mentioning the Charles Mills' book - looks like my jam; I'll wait, though, for your 4-1-1 if & when you'd be so kind. Likewise, if you haven't noticed from my earlier current reads (above), Realm of Lesser Evil, check it out. I might say something more about it when my first read's done.
  • Amity
    866
    I might say something more about it when my first read's done.180 Proof


    And to anyone else not mentioned.

    Impressive lists. Impressive amounts of reading.
    Sorry to intrude, and it is off topic, but I thought it worth posting here.

    How many takes does it take to get the most out of a book. And is it better if you have someone else reading along with you - or at the end of a reading ?

    I would like to hear views on how best to read a book for understanding.
    In particular, the taking of notes and writing down thoughts; what you have read and its effects.

    Also, how best to discuss a book with others; especially in an online forum.
    Because this sharing might be life-changing for some...

    There is a current thread here:

    https://thephilosophyforum.com/discussion/6716/mortimer-adler-how-to-read-a-book
  • Baden
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    The mythology of work: how capitalism persists despite itself—Peter Fleming

    Problematizes the concept and practice of work especially in the context of its most recent neoliberal incarnation. Very good so far.
  • Amity
    866
    I'll wait, though, for your 4-1-1180 Proof

    Please excuse my ignorance but what is a 4-1-1 ?
  • Baden
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    Hadn't read that discussion yet. Thanks for the heads up. :up:
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