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Language-Gamer

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #720 on: May 19, 2020, 10:57:45 am »
The Conscious Mind (Chalmers).
I told her all about how we been livin' a lie
And that they love to see us all go to prison or die
Like, "Baby, look at how they show us on the TV screen"
But all she ever want me to do is unzip her jeans

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #721 on: May 27, 2020, 05:22:34 pm »
No Mud, No Lotus by Thich Nhat Huhn
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #722 on: May 30, 2020, 05:21:56 am »
Recently finished reading "The Hobbit" to my daughter. It lit the secret fire within me and I went and listened to "The Silmarillion" as well as the main LOTR trilogy. Also just started on "The Count of Monte Cristo."

Been reading some extracts from Hume, Ayer, Mackie, Harman, Smith, Kagan, and Shafer-Landau for an Ethics subject I'm taking.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #723 on: June 28, 2020, 03:30:01 am »
"Judging Other Cultures," a chapter in Nussbaum's 1999 book "Sex and Social Justice."

David Enoch's 2009 paper, "How is moral disagreement a problem for realism?"

A little bit of Van Inwagen's "Metaphysics."
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #724 on: June 30, 2020, 03:49:12 pm »
I've just started part iv of the 5 part Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. The book has way more in it than the films or musical. There s much on religion, politics and history of the period as well as such an absorbing plot and varied characters who are well realised.

Also an illustrated book of Wordsworth's The Prelude and Planet Narnia by Michael Ward who has an interesting theory about the design of the seven book Narniad. Even if you don't buy his theory I'm finding I appreciate Lewis' literary output much better. I think we tend to think more of his apologetics and less of his contribution to English literature these days.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #725 on: August 17, 2020, 09:01:36 pm »
I just finished the Quran. My review  deserves it own post, but for now, the top ten hits:
Mary is mentioned more that her son, Jesus.
He is a prophet
He is The Messiah
He’s returning
There will be a Day of Judgement.
A lot of mentions of The Fire, the fate of sinners on that day.
There will be bugles on that day.
The Gospels are but one part of The Book, which includes much of the Hebrew Bible
They are the word of God
Religion is the general theory of this world, its encyclopaedic compendium, its logic in popular form, its spiritual point d’honneur, its enthusiasm, its moral sanction, its solemn complement, and its universal basis of consolation and justification.- K. Marx, Critique of Hegel’s Philosophy of Right

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #726 on: September 08, 2020, 10:17:27 am »
Almost done with 12 Rules for Life by Jordan Peterson
"Early morning, April fourth,
Shot rings out in the Memphis sky.
Free at last, they took your life.
They could not take your pride."