So, what books are you reading right now?

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Re: So, what books are you reading right now?

Postby Leyla » Thu Nov 26, 2015 1:32 am

John Bunyan: "The Pilgrim's Progress"
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Re: So, what books are you reading right now?

Postby Erik_ » Thu Nov 26, 2015 8:27 pm

You are quite the reader there, Arc.
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Re: So, what books are you reading right now?

Postby A Shieldmaiden » Sat Nov 28, 2015 1:23 am

Max Stirner 1844

The Ego and Its Own
The man that walks his own road, walks alone

Old Norse Proverb
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Re: So, what books are you reading right now?

Postby A Shieldmaiden » Sat Nov 28, 2015 1:23 am

Did Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) Plagiarise from Max Stirner (1806—56)?
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Re: So, what books are you reading right now?

Postby Meno_ » Wed Dec 09, 2015 4:52 pm

Marietta, Nietzche, Metaphor and Cognitive Science

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Re: So, what books are you reading right now?

Postby Stephen C Pedersen » Mon May 02, 2016 11:15 pm

I'm reading Dante's Inferno. The translation is by Esolen. It's very good. He doesn't write in poetry, but he uses poetic devices such as end rhyme and alliteration. It's powerful prose. This book reminds me of when passions trump reason, and the prices we pay when we let it so. I'm half way through, but I must say, it is getting tiresome watching so many people burning in hell for eternity. What about the Christan virtue of mercy? Dante's hell is a dark place indeed.

On a side note, I'm sad that I had to look so far down to resurrect this thread.
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Re: So, what books are you reading right now?

Postby Arcturus Descending » Sat Jul 02, 2016 4:12 pm

Jung to Live By
A Guide to the Practical Application of Jungian Principals for Everyday Life
~~Eugene Pascal, Ph. L

http://souvenirpress.co.uk/product/jung-to-live-by/




The Face of the Deep: The Religious Ideas of C.G. Jung
~~ Charles B. Hanna

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SAPERE AUDE!


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Re: So, what books are you reading right now?

Postby surreptitious57 » Sat Jul 02, 2016 6:00 pm


I Am Reading Two Books / Revelation Space : Alastair Reynolds

Nineteen Seventy One Never A Dull Moment : David Hepworth
A MIND IS LIKE A PARACHUTE : IT DOES NOT WORK UNLESS IT IS OPEN
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Re: So, what books are you reading right now?

Postby shellytrokan » Sun Jul 17, 2016 4:43 pm

I wrote a book myself, three years ago, called The Representative; since then I haven't read fiction, although I did read some Asimov shortly after finishing writing my own book.
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Re: So, what books are you reading right now?

Postby jurowichuro » Wed Jul 20, 2016 3:44 pm

I am going through Shantaram right now -quite an interesting read
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Re: So, what books are you reading right now?

Postby Arminius » Fri Aug 19, 2016 4:41 pm

surreptitious57 wrote:Nineteen Seventy One Never A Dull Moment : David Hepworth

It is about music, precisely said: about mucic history. Right?
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Re: So, what books are you reading right now?

Postby Meno_ » Fri Aug 19, 2016 5:03 pm

Re reading Arthur Miller's Cruciable, well actually, I bought it, and looking for time to start it. It is time, that is the killer.
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Re: So, what books are you reading right now?

Postby Arcturus Descending » Fri Aug 19, 2016 5:45 pm

jerkey wrote:Re reading Arthur Miller's Cruciable, well actually, I bought it, and looking for time to start it. It is time, that is the killer.


Time flows. It isn't a killer but if we're not prepared to jump on that wave and be in harmony with the ocean of our life, we lose out.
Time doesn't kill. Time creates. #-o
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If I thought that everything I did was determined by my circumstancse and my psychological condition, I would feel trapped.


What we take ourselves to be doing when we think about what is the case or how we should act is something that cannot be reconciled with a reductive naturalism, for reasons distinct from those that entail the irreducibility of consciousness. It is not merely the subjectivity of thought but its capacity to transcend subjectivity and to discover what is objectively the case that presents a problem....Thought and reasoning are correct or incorrect in virtue of something independent of the thinker's beliefs, and even independent of the community of thinkers to which he belongs.

Thomas Nagel


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Re: So, what books are you reading right now?

Postby MagsJ » Mon Aug 29, 2016 1:44 am

Finally getting round to reading Machiavelli The Prince, after buying it a couple of years back.

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Re: So, what books are you reading right now?

Postby Stephen C Pedersen » Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:01 pm

Orbie wrote:Tennyson's 'Rizpa' an epic poem

I loved his In Memoriam. Here's my favorite poem in that work:

I trust I have not wasted breath:
I think we are not wholly brain,
Magnetic mockeries; not in vain,
Like Paul with beasts, I fought with Death;
Not only cunning casts in clay:
Let Science prove we are, and then
What matters Science unto men,
At least to me? I would not stay.
Let him, the wiser man who springs
Hereafter, up from childhood shape
His action like the greater ape,
But I was born to other things.
- Tennyson
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Re: So, what books are you reading right now?

Postby Stephen C Pedersen » Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:03 pm

Wow this thread has died down.

I just wrote a book and Now I'm going to read Thomas Reid's Inquiry into the Human Mind. I've read it before but I didn't really do a critical study. I want to do this for my own book which is kind of a philosophical odyssey. For pleasure I just read Name of the WInd. It's a fantasy novel. It was brilliant. :)
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Re: So, what books are you reading right now?

Postby Stephen C Pedersen » Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:05 pm

Arcturus Descending wrote:Sophie's World: A Novel about the History of Philosophy
Jostein Gaarder

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophie%27s_World
I loved this book, being that I'm kind of in the basement as a philosopher, it was wonderful. It's like my bible.


I attempted to write my own version of Sophie's World but part one didn't get good enough reviews for me to make part two even though I was 30% done with it. :( I still play with my book every once in a while. I've moved on to a sci fi dystopian now. Here's my project:

https://www.researchgate.net/project/The-Storm-and-Stress

If you see any chapters you might be interested in I could send you them.
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