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Old Aug 21st, 2003, 11:58 PM        Summer Philosophy Reading
Right now I'm reading through a lot of Thomas Aquinas and Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to clarify my theories. I'm also really interested in this Boethius character. What's got everybody else's attention right now?
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Old Aug 22nd, 2003, 12:27 AM       
I read a book that's basically Post Modernism in a nutshell. I'm hoping to read books from the same series on Post Feminism and Jung in the near future.
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Old Aug 22nd, 2003, 12:31 AM       
Everything by Voltaire. The Philosophical dictionary at the moment. Everything pertaining to actual philosophy that I've read so far I've pretty much figured out in my own free time, so all I'm really gaining is some historical knowledge. And history is my second least favorite subject. :/
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Old Aug 22nd, 2003, 12:36 AM       
I'm haven't really been all that interested in philosophy for pleasure reading lately, but I did just pick up Margaret Thatcher's Statecraft
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Old Aug 22nd, 2003, 12:40 AM       
My parents gave me Postmodern Pooh to read in the hospital. I've not yet picked it up. :/
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Old Aug 22nd, 2003, 01:58 AM       
Just finished "The Coming Anarchy" and it wasn't too bad, but it came from articles written 4 or 5 years ago, so it is kind of out of date
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Old Aug 22nd, 2003, 02:47 AM       
"I'm haven't really been all that interested in philosophy for pleasure reading lately, but I did just pick up Margaret Thatcher's Statecraft"

-Jesus Christ, I nearly shat myself laughing when I read that....that giant of philosophy, Margaret Thatcher!?!

Yup, her 'philosophy' REAAAALY made the uk a better place to be....excuse me whilst I AM SICK EVERYWHERE.
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Old Aug 22nd, 2003, 03:17 AM       
I...I...just wanted to be part of the in crowd...I'm going to go cry now...
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Old Aug 22nd, 2003, 03:44 AM       
Sadly enough, I'm reading Kant and the Platypus right now, and finding it rather fulfilling. It's an old favourite though, this isn't my first time flipping through it. Umberto Eco is sort of a philosophical humourist, as well a brilliant historian. I would recommend him to anyone.
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Old Aug 22nd, 2003, 08:24 AM       
I'm not reading anybody right now, I just reflect and figure shit out myself :/
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Old Aug 22nd, 2003, 10:15 AM       
My summer philosiphy reading is this thread and I'm done already.


It's given me a whole new outlook on reading this thread.
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Old Aug 22nd, 2003, 10:57 AM        LOL
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Old Aug 22nd, 2003, 11:38 AM       
3/4 of a great book.
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Old Aug 22nd, 2003, 11:50 AM       
I'm reading Roy Moore's biography....called "Douchbag, confessions of a retard"
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Old Aug 22nd, 2003, 12:42 PM       
I try not to be too narrow-minded but I have to admit I already have my favorite philosophers, and so, most of my philosophy readings are the same classic treatises rehashed and/or re-interpreted by new editors. I have 5 different copies of Descarte's Meditations On First Philosophy. I am reading William Elliot's Tying Rocks To Clouds, though. It's more of a religious philosophy, comparitive religion hybrid. Here's a link:

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Old Aug 22nd, 2003, 12:49 PM       
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Old Aug 22nd, 2003, 12:51 PM        Philo
I realized that most of my philosophical ponderings probably stem from the fact that I have read a lot of older sci-fi ever since I was in grade school. As I kid I didn't really understand the political / philosophical aspects of books like Neuromancer, Starship Troopers, Farenheight 451, Sphere, The Living Stone (If anyone has a copy of this they are willing to part with let me know) or Earthblood. However, I am pretty sure they helped to set the stage for my desire/ability to look into the deeper aspects of everything I come in contact with.
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Old Aug 22nd, 2003, 01:43 PM       
Speaker for The Dead, the sequel to Ender's Game is the best quasi-philosophical science fiction novel ever. And also my favorite sci-fi in general.
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Old Aug 22nd, 2003, 02:23 PM       
Somebody gave me some Epicurus crap to read this morning.
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Old Aug 22nd, 2003, 03:17 PM       
I suppose I'll find out why when I finish it, but for now this question remains: Why the bloody hell did Voltaire find it nessecary to make an entry on "Testicles" in the Philosophical Dictionary. Honestly man. I just can't imagine it concerning actual philosophy, other than saying it is universally unjust to kick someone in the nuts. The section is really long too.
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Old Aug 22nd, 2003, 03:19 PM       
Epi was an idiot, life is about purpose, not pleasure.

In any case, Starship Troopers is a gem, though I'm not sure I would consider it philosophical. . .The treatise on civic responsibility and the common sensical approach regarding communism are both worth thinking on, but. . .I don't know. Maybe its not esoteric enough
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Old Aug 22nd, 2003, 03:23 PM       
As if purpose doesn't bring pleasure! Can't deny your humanity.
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Old Aug 22nd, 2003, 04:51 PM       
I bet I can.

I stayed up all night reading Pierre Teilhard de Chardin and Augustine. Fun stuff.
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Old Aug 23rd, 2003, 08:46 AM       
What do you think of Chardin? I was interested in him when I was on a brief spiritualist kick a few years back.
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Old Aug 23rd, 2003, 10:37 AM       
I think Existentialism gives you a lot of freedom. That way, you can always question someone with "why?".
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