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Posted Mar 2, 2014 - 1:09 PM:

Sex with my Sister and Other Accidents - David Lexington
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The Fractal Prince - Hannu Rajaniemi

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Posted Mar 4, 2014 - 8:07 AM:

The Function of the Orgasm & The Mass Psychology of Facism by Wilhelm Reich
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Posted Mar 4, 2014 - 9:23 AM:

The Ethics, Spinoza (just re-read some of his other works and going to start re-reading his Ethics)

Why We are Not Nietzscheans by Luc Ferry and Alain Renaut. <- I'm just starting this one, has anyone read it, and is it good? The title sounded interesting grin
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Posted Mar 4, 2014 - 4:24 PM:

Nancy Cartwright - How the Laws of Physics Lie

A critique of the usefulness of 'covering-law' explanations in the sciences.

Edited by StreetlightX on Mar 4, 2014 - 7:46 PM
On Mar 8, 2014 - 7:29 PM, The Great Whatever responded: She's pretty cool. I don't know that she has anything to say positively that fills the hole that she leaves.
On Mar 9, 2014 - 3:22 PM, StreetlightX responded: AFAIK, she opts for theoretical entities > theoretical laws; causal capacities > covering laws. Getting round to her 'simulacrum' account of explanation. Next essay.
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Posted Mar 7, 2014 - 11:05 AM:

Levels of Life, Julian Barnes
Primo Levi: The Matters of a Life, Berel Lang
Philosophical Essays: A Critical Edition, Fernando Pessoa
Shovel Ready, Adam Sternbergh
Plastic Jesus, Wayne Simmons
The Eidolon, Libby McGugan
Dark Eden, Chris Beckett
The Explorer, James Smythe
Wolves, Simon Ing

Edited by 180 Proof on Mar 11, 2014 - 3:26 AM. Reason: (o O)
On Mar 9, 2014 - 4:41 PM, 180 Proof responded:

A Strange Wilderness, Amir D. Aczel
Andrew's Brain, E.L. Doctorow
On Mar 11, 2014 - 3:20 AM, 180 Proof responded: sticking out tongue
Philosophy at the Googleplex, Rebecca Newberger Goldstein
Redeployment, Phil Kay
The Echo, James Smythe
The New Gods, E.M. Cioran
On Mar 11, 2014 - 4:27 AM, busycuttingcrap responded: Geez, where do you find the time to do all this reading? Maybe your handle should be changed to "busyreadingcrap"...
On Mar 11, 2014 - 9:58 AM, 180 Proof responded: A book a day. Sometimes two. Sometimes one every two days. Fiction reads very fast and most of these are novels. Also, I'm traveling a lot lately. Planes trains & automobiles. Kindle helps. wink
On Mar 11, 2014 - 10:58 AM, busycuttingcrap responded: Well, then I'm doubly jealous. Be sure to look up and enjoy the sights between books every now and then, eh?
On Mar 23, 2014 - 11:23 AM, 180 Proof responded: ...
"Lapham's Quarterly: Revolutions", Vol VII, No. 2 (Spring 2014)
Subtle Bodies, Norman Rush
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Posted Mar 8, 2014 - 6:57 PM:

Double Down; the sequel to Game Change. As with the first book, it's alternately fascinating and terrifying.
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Posted Mar 9, 2014 - 4:45 PM:

180 Proof wrote:
A Strange Wilderness, Amir D. Aczel

Hm. I read Chance by an Amir Aczel. Wonder if it's the same guy. Judging by the title, it doesn't sound like something a mathematician would write.
On Mar 9, 2014 - 4:49 PM, 180 Proof responded: The subtitle is: "The Lives of the Great Mathematicians" ...
On Mar 9, 2014 - 4:50 PM, Arkady responded: Well, that sounds exactly like something a mathematician would write, then...
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Posted Mar 10, 2014 - 4:13 PM:

Michel de Certeau - The Practice of Everyday Life


One of my absolute favorites <3
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