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Raisor
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9/15/2013 9:17:02 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I'm ending my affair with histories and getting back into philosophy.

Right now I have the last section of Fear and Trembling (Kierkegaard) to finish up so I'm looking for ideas on what to pick up next.

What is everyone else reading (journal articles and contemporary stuff welcome as well)?
Noumena
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9/15/2013 9:41:11 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
From Bakunin to Lacan- Saul Newman
Postmodernism, or, the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism- Fredric Jameson

Also reading various (free) stuff I find on Nietzsche's 'Truth and Lies in a Nonmoral Sense'.
: At 5/13/2014 7:05:20 PM, Crescendo wrote:
: The difference is that the gay movement is currently pushing their will on Churches, as shown in the link to gay marriage in Denmark. Meanwhile, the Inquisition ended several centuries ago.
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9/16/2013 4:20:16 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
We need a philosophy book club...
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Noumena
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9/16/2013 7:02:25 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 9/16/2013 4:20:16 AM, Stephen_Hawkins wrote:
We need a philosophy book club...

Only if the first book is 'Simulacra and Simulation'. I can't get ma head around it.
: At 5/13/2014 7:05:20 PM, Crescendo wrote:
: The difference is that the gay movement is currently pushing their will on Churches, as shown in the link to gay marriage in Denmark. Meanwhile, the Inquisition ended several centuries ago.
Raisor
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9/16/2013 8:48:02 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 9/16/2013 7:02:25 AM, Noumena wrote:
At 9/16/2013 4:20:16 AM, Stephen_Hawkins wrote:
We need a philosophy book club...

Only if the first book is 'Simulacra and Simulation'. I can't get ma head around it.

http://critical-theory.com...

But seriously I almost picked up Simulacra last time I was at the book store. Would definitely be down for this.
Noumena
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9/16/2013 1:57:24 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 9/16/2013 8:48:02 AM, Raisor wrote:
At 9/16/2013 7:02:25 AM, Noumena wrote:
At 9/16/2013 4:20:16 AM, Stephen_Hawkins wrote:
We need a philosophy book club...

Only if the first book is 'Simulacra and Simulation'. I can't get ma head around it.

http://critical-theory.com...

I knew that ecclesiastes quote was horse shlt!

But seriously I almost picked up Simulacra last time I was at the book store. Would definitely be down for this.

I was planning to do the same when I go this week. We should recruit some peeps.
: At 5/13/2014 7:05:20 PM, Crescendo wrote:
: The difference is that the gay movement is currently pushing their will on Churches, as shown in the link to gay marriage in Denmark. Meanwhile, the Inquisition ended several centuries ago.
000ike
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9/16/2013 9:06:43 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 9/15/2013 9:41:11 PM, Noumena wrote:
From Bakunin to Lacan- Saul Newman
Postmodernism, or, the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism- Fredric Jameson

Also reading various (free) stuff I find on Nietzsche's 'Truth and Lies in a Nonmoral Sense'.

Do you have any suggestion for a book on anarchy - namely one which doesn't require much pre-knowledge but is at the same time thorough in its critique of nation-states?
"A stupid despot may constrain his slaves with iron chains; but a true politician binds them even more strongly with the chain of their own ideas" - Michel Foucault
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9/17/2013 12:41:14 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
Last I was reading? A Dance With Dragons....but that isn"t exactly philosophy.
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Noumena
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9/17/2013 10:00:27 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 9/16/2013 9:06:43 PM, 000ike wrote:
At 9/15/2013 9:41:11 PM, Noumena wrote:
From Bakunin to Lacan- Saul Newman
Postmodernism, or, the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism- Fredric Jameson

Also reading various (free) stuff I find on Nietzsche's 'Truth and Lies in a Nonmoral Sense'.

Do you have any suggestion for a book on anarchy - namely one which doesn't require much pre-knowledge but is at the same time thorough in its critique of nation-states?

Maybe. But it would depend on a lot of things though. Philosophical ties, economic emphasis, Enlightenment/humanism vs. anti-humanism, etc. Perhaps Anthony de Jasay's 'The State' [http://files.libertyfund.org...] might be of use.
: At 5/13/2014 7:05:20 PM, Crescendo wrote:
: The difference is that the gay movement is currently pushing their will on Churches, as shown in the link to gay marriage in Denmark. Meanwhile, the Inquisition ended several centuries ago.
TheAntidoter
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9/17/2013 2:16:32 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I just read my first philosophical paper, and a very short 2nd one.

I read Thomas Hobbes the leviathan, and a short letter on enlightenment by Immanuel Kant.

I'm not sure what to read next.
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9/20/2013 10:07:21 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
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