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Posted Jul 1, 2016 - 6:43 PM:

A World Without Why by Raymond Geuss
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The Great Transformation by Karl Polanyi
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Posted Jul 15, 2016 - 11:31 AM:

Marcel Mauss and Henri Hubert - A General Theory of Magic (anthopology of magical practices)
Anthony Wilden - System and Structure: Essays in Communication and Exchange (cybernetics meets psychoanalysis meets Marxism)

Edited by StreetlightX on Jul 17, 2016 - 11:44 PM
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Posted Jul 17, 2016 - 3:16 PM:

In addition to the aforementioned books:

After Finitude: An Essay on the Necessity of Contingency by Quentin Meillassoux

Peirce: A Guide for the Perplexed by Cornelis de Waal

Keeping Ourselves in the Dark by Colin Feltham

The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Philosophy edited by Frank Jackson

A Critical Introduction to Properties by Sophie R. Allen

The Norse Myths by Kevin Crossley-Holland

The Cambridge Handbook of Cognitive Science by Frankish and Ramsey

Dark Horse's Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic comic series

Bits and pieces of the Bible, particularly the Old Testament, out of curiosity. Authors disputed or unknown, reliability questionable.

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Posted Jul 17, 2016 - 6:46 PM:

Umbra wrote:
Stendhal - The Red and the Black


How are you getting along with that? I started it a month ago and am finding it really hard to build up momentum. I find Stendhal's way of expressing himself really obscure. I thought it was because I was reading it in French, and my French comprehension wasn't good enough, but then I compared some of the difficult passages with a version in English, and found them just as obscure.

For instance, why does M. Renal get so upset about the auction of a property that doesn't belong to him being finalised at a surprisingly low price - and why does everybody except me know he will be upset by it? There's a whole chapter on this and it is supposed to be a big deal in terms of local struggles for power and prestige, esp between Renal and Valenod, but I just can't see how the price achieved at the auction relates to any of that.

I'm almost up to halfway, at which point I'll make a decision whether to abandon it or not. Suggestions either way are very welcome.
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Posted Jul 17, 2016 - 7:12 PM:

Individuals by P. F. Strawson, and rereading Jekyll & Hyde, and will read Saga vol 6 when my son finishes it.
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