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3/29/2014 9:08:58 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Got back from the library with Berkeley, Hume, Locke, Mind and Cosmos, and some book by Zeilinger.

Got my reading list cut out. ;)

What are you guys reading, or planning on reading?
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3/29/2014 10:42:03 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/29/2014 9:08:58 PM, zmikecuber wrote:
Got back from the library with Berkeley, Hume, Locke, Mind and Cosmos, and some book by Zeilinger.

Got my reading list cut out. ;)

What are you guys reading, or planning on reading?

Porn..............lots and lots of Porn.
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3/29/2014 10:43:07 PM
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At 3/29/2014 10:42:03 PM, Illegalcombatant wrote:
At 3/29/2014 9:08:58 PM, zmikecuber wrote:
Got back from the library with Berkeley, Hume, Locke, Mind and Cosmos, and some book by Zeilinger.

Got my reading list cut out. ;)

What are you guys reading, or planning on reading?

Porn..............lots and lots of Porn.

........

If you have to read your porn, I'm not sure you're doing it right.
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3/29/2014 10:43:45 PM
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At 3/29/2014 10:43:07 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
At 3/29/2014 10:42:03 PM, Illegalcombatant wrote:
At 3/29/2014 9:08:58 PM, zmikecuber wrote:
Got back from the library with Berkeley, Hume, Locke, Mind and Cosmos, and some book by Zeilinger.

Got my reading list cut out. ;)

What are you guys reading, or planning on reading?

Porn..............lots and lots of Porn.

........

If you have to read your porn, I'm not sure you're doing it right.

I like my porn to have context to it.
"Seems like another attempt to insert God into areas our knowledge has yet to penetrate. You figure God would be bigger than the gaps of our ignorance." Drafterman 19/5/12
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3/30/2014 1:14:17 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
Re-reading Seneca's 'Letters from a Stoic'.

Not sure what I want to move on to after that. I'm sort of hoping that the next A Song of Ice and Fire or The Kingkiller Chronicle book comes out soon.
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3/30/2014 1:55:20 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
Right now I'm reading Tomb Raider: The Lost Cult. I purchased it on amazon a few weeks ago after I briefly mentioned another Tomb Raider book in another thread. This is the only Tomb Raider book in the official series from Ballatine books I haven't got to reading, so I thought I'd finally give it a try. :)
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3/30/2014 2:57:50 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/29/2014 9:08:58 PM, zmikecuber wrote:
Got back from the library with Berkeley, Hume, Locke, Mind and Cosmos, and some book by Zeilinger.

Got my reading list cut out. ;)

What are you guys reading, or planning on reading?

Right now I'm rereading (for the 5th time) Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell. It's one of the few nonfiction books I enjoy.
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3/30/2014 3:43:01 AM
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Ambrose King, Chinese Society and Culture (the OUP edition with the awesome cover)

I'd like to read more Tang Junyi, but the thickness of the vast majority of his books are intimidating!
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3/30/2014 4:13:25 AM
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At 3/30/2014 2:57:50 AM, Defro wrote:
At 3/29/2014 9:08:58 PM, zmikecuber wrote:
Got back from the library with Berkeley, Hume, Locke, Mind and Cosmos, and some book by Zeilinger.

Got my reading list cut out. ;)

What are you guys reading, or planning on reading?

Right now I'm rereading (for the 5th time) Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell. It's one of the few nonfiction books I enjoy.

This looks interesting. Found a PDF online, so will be reading it soon.
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3/30/2014 9:24:10 AM
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At 3/30/2014 4:13:25 AM, Fox-McCloud wrote:
At 3/30/2014 2:57:50 AM, Defro wrote:
At 3/29/2014 9:08:58 PM, zmikecuber wrote:
Got back from the library with Berkeley, Hume, Locke, Mind and Cosmos, and some book by Zeilinger.

Got my reading list cut out. ;)

What are you guys reading, or planning on reading?

Right now I'm rereading (for the 5th time) Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell. It's one of the few nonfiction books I enjoy.

This looks interesting. Found a PDF online, so will be reading it soon.

It's really good! I promise you won't be dissapointed.
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3/30/2014 9:31:59 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/29/2014 9:08:58 PM, zmikecuber wrote:
Got back from the library with Berkeley, Hume, Locke, Mind and Cosmos, and some book by Zeilinger.

Got my reading list cut out. ;)

What are you guys reading, or planning on reading?

What's your favourite genre or type of book?
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3/30/2014 10:44:23 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
I'm reading:

Jesus and the Eyewitnesses by Richard Bauckman

The End For Which God Created the World by Jonathan Edwards

and

Harry Potter and the Pie Maker by Sam Harper (or rather, I'm writing it)

I'm not sure what I'm going to read next because I have a whole bunch of unread books on my shelf.
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3/30/2014 10:46:16 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/29/2014 9:08:58 PM, zmikecuber wrote:
Got back from the library with Berkeley, Hume, Locke, Mind and Cosmos, and some book by Zeilinger.

Got my reading list cut out. ;)

What are you guys reading, or planning on reading?

I read Hume's works and Nagel's Mind and Cosmos(a very interesting book), and I studied about Berkley's radical Idealism but never read his works. I'm currently reading Arif Ahmed's critical guide of Wittgenstein's "philosophic investigations" to then read Sheldrake's "Dogs that know when their owners are at home" which I'm guessing is a book about telepathy.
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3/30/2014 10:55:26 AM
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At 3/30/2014 10:47:31 AM, NiqashMotawadi3 wrote:
Harry Potter and the Pie Maker by Sam Harper (or rather, I'm writing it)

Is it like Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality?

I haven't read Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality, so I don't know.
"Not to know of what things one should demand demonstration, and of what one should not, argues want of education." ~Aristotle

"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." ~Aristotle
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3/30/2014 11:57:21 AM
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At 3/30/2014 10:55:26 AM, philochristos wrote:
At 3/30/2014 10:47:31 AM, NiqashMotawadi3 wrote:
Harry Potter and the Pie Maker by Sam Harper (or rather, I'm writing it)

Is it like Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality?

I haven't read Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality, so I don't know.

It basically uses Harry Potter's storyline to teach lessons on advanced rationality and AI. Is that your aim?
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3/30/2014 5:01:55 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/30/2014 9:31:59 AM, ESocialBookworm wrote:
At 3/29/2014 9:08:58 PM, zmikecuber wrote:
Got back from the library with Berkeley, Hume, Locke, Mind and Cosmos, and some book by Zeilinger.

Got my reading list cut out. ;)

What are you guys reading, or planning on reading?

What's your favourite genre or type of book?

Oh... well I don't read much other than philosophy and books for school, lol
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"primal man had the habit, when he came into contact with fire, of satisfying the infantile desire connected with it, by putting it out with a stream of his urine... Putting out the fire by micturating was therefore a kind of sexual act with a male, an enjoyment of sexual potency in a homosexual competition."
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3/30/2014 5:02:54 PM
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At 3/30/2014 10:46:16 AM, NiqashMotawadi3 wrote:
At 3/29/2014 9:08:58 PM, zmikecuber wrote:
Got back from the library with Berkeley, Hume, Locke, Mind and Cosmos, and some book by Zeilinger.

Got my reading list cut out. ;)

What are you guys reading, or planning on reading?

I read Hume's works and Nagel's Mind and Cosmos(a very interesting book), and I studied about Berkley's radical Idealism but never read his works. I'm currently reading Arif Ahmed's critical guide of Wittgenstein's "philosophic investigations" to then read Sheldrake's "Dogs that know when their owners are at home" which I'm guessing is a book about telepathy.

I was surprised how much Nagel was anti-materialist within the first two chapters... it kindof makes sense, because he's a neutral monist I'm guessing.
"Delete your fvcking sig" -1hard

"primal man had the habit, when he came into contact with fire, of satisfying the infantile desire connected with it, by putting it out with a stream of his urine... Putting out the fire by micturating was therefore a kind of sexual act with a male, an enjoyment of sexual potency in a homosexual competition."
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3/30/2014 6:50:28 PM
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At 3/30/2014 11:57:21 AM, NiqashMotawadi3 wrote:
At 3/30/2014 10:55:26 AM, philochristos wrote:
At 3/30/2014 10:47:31 AM, NiqashMotawadi3 wrote:
Harry Potter and the Pie Maker by Sam Harper (or rather, I'm writing it)

Is it like Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality?

I haven't read Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality, so I don't know.

It basically uses Harry Potter's storyline to teach lessons on advanced rationality and AI. Is that your aim?

No, it's just a fan fiction I'm writing for the fun of it. I came up with a story line while in my car one day and decided to write it.
"Not to know of what things one should demand demonstration, and of what one should not, argues want of education." ~Aristotle

"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." ~Aristotle
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3/30/2014 9:57:18 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/30/2014 5:01:55 PM, zmikecuber wrote:
At 3/30/2014 9:31:59 AM, ESocialBookworm wrote:
At 3/29/2014 9:08:58 PM, zmikecuber wrote:
Got back from the library with Berkeley, Hume, Locke, Mind and Cosmos, and some book by Zeilinger.

Got my reading list cut out. ;)

What are you guys reading, or planning on reading?

What's your favourite genre or type of book?

Oh... well I don't read much other than philosophy and books for school, lol

lol
Solonkr~
I don't care about whether an ideology is "necessary" or not,
I care about how to solve problems,
which is what everyone else should also care about.

Ken~
In essence, the world is fucked up and you can either ignore it, become cynical or bitter about it.

Me~
"BAILEY + SOLON = SAILEY
MY SHIP SAILEY MUST SAIL"

SCREW THAT SHIZ #BANNIE = BAILEY & ANNIE

P.S. Shipped Sailey before it was cannon bitches.
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3/30/2014 10:01:29 PM
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At 3/29/2014 9:08:58 PM, zmikecuber wrote:
Got back from the library with Berkeley, Hume, Locke, Mind and Cosmos, and some book by Zeilinger.

Got my reading list cut out. ;)

What are you guys reading, or planning on reading?

I'm currently reading Homer's Odyssey. I'm going to read Nietzsche's Birth of Tragedy afterword. And then maybe Virgil's Aeneid. I'm going to read a number of books on quantum mechanics and introductory philosophy over the summer when I can study whatever I want.
I'm becoming less defined as days go by, fading away, and well you might say, I'm losing focus, kinda drifting into the abstract in terms of how I see myself.
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3/31/2014 8:14:00 AM
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At 3/30/2014 10:01:29 PM, Subutai wrote:
At 3/29/2014 9:08:58 PM, zmikecuber wrote:
Got back from the library with Berkeley, Hume, Locke, Mind and Cosmos, and some book by Zeilinger.

Got my reading list cut out. ;)

What are you guys reading, or planning on reading?

I'm currently reading Homer's Odyssey. I'm going to read Nietzsche's Birth of Tragedy afterword. And then maybe Virgil's Aeneid. I'm going to read a number of books on quantum mechanics and introductory philosophy over the summer when I can study whatever I want.

OOoh that's awesome... :D I'd also recommend reading Cicero's Orations contra Catiline. I had to translate them a couple years ago, and I must admit, they're pretty fascinating, and not too long too. You could find them on google or something..
"Delete your fvcking sig" -1hard

"primal man had the habit, when he came into contact with fire, of satisfying the infantile desire connected with it, by putting it out with a stream of his urine... Putting out the fire by micturating was therefore a kind of sexual act with a male, an enjoyment of sexual potency in a homosexual competition."
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3/31/2014 8:24:43 AM
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its called the cherub series.
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3/31/2014 8:29:21 AM
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At 3/29/2014 9:08:58 PM, zmikecuber wrote:
Got back from the library with Berkeley, Hume, Locke, Mind and Cosmos, and some book by Zeilinger.

Got my reading list cut out. ;)

What are you guys reading, or planning on reading?

A bunch of 'For Dummies' books. on Physics, Genetics and Biochemistry. I think its time to take my reading of stories and philosophy and read on science topics.
Porn babes be distracting me. Dudes be stealing me stuff. I'm all about the cash from now. I'm not playing Jesus anymore.
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3/31/2014 8:33:41 AM
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ahhh nobody takes threads seriously these days, stupid kids.
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3/31/2014 9:33:20 AM
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Indeed linkish I agree.
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3/31/2014 9:33:47 AM
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Damnit!!!
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3/31/2014 2:27:00 PM
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At 3/31/2014 8:14:00 AM, zmikecuber wrote:
At 3/30/2014 10:01:29 PM, Subutai wrote:
At 3/29/2014 9:08:58 PM, zmikecuber wrote:
Got back from the library with Berkeley, Hume, Locke, Mind and Cosmos, and some book by Zeilinger.

Got my reading list cut out. ;)

What are you guys reading, or planning on reading?

I'm currently reading Homer's Odyssey. I'm going to read Nietzsche's Birth of Tragedy afterword. And then maybe Virgil's Aeneid. I'm going to read a number of books on quantum mechanics and introductory philosophy over the summer when I can study whatever I want.

OOoh that's awesome... :D I'd also recommend reading Cicero's Orations contra Catiline. I had to translate them a couple years ago, and I must admit, they're pretty fascinating, and not too long too. You could find them on google or something..

I've actually wanted to read that for a while. Rhetoric is undervalued in modern day society by people who don't use rhetoric well.
I'm becoming less defined as days go by, fading away, and well you might say, I'm losing focus, kinda drifting into the abstract in terms of how I see myself.
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3/31/2014 2:37:39 PM
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At 3/29/2014 9:08:58 PM, zmikecuber wrote:
Got back from the library with Berkeley, Hume, Locke, Mind and Cosmos, and some book by Zeilinger.

Got my reading list cut out. ;)

What are you guys reading, or planning on reading?

Lots of essays lately - My most recent five were:

1) Harry Frankfurt, "Freedom of the Will and the Concept of a Person."
2) Christine Korsgaard, "Personal Identity and the Unity of Agency."
3) Philip Cushman, "Why the Self is Empty: Toward a Historically Situated Psychology."
4) Kenneth Baynes, "Self, Narrative and Self-Constitution: Revisiting Taylor's 'Self-Interpreting Animals'."
5) Hubert Dreyfus, "'What a Monster then is man': Pascal and Kierkegaard on Being a Contradictory Self and What to do About it."

I'm still finishing up #5 right now, after that I will most likely take a break from the heavy material and enjoy my new Kafka book that came in yesterday :)) I've got to finish up his main works before getting to his personal diary writings from 1910 - 1923.
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3/31/2014 3:02:21 PM
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At 3/31/2014 2:27:00 PM, Subutai wrote:
At 3/31/2014 8:14:00 AM, zmikecuber wrote:
At 3/30/2014 10:01:29 PM, Subutai wrote:
At 3/29/2014 9:08:58 PM, zmikecuber wrote:
Got back from the library with Berkeley, Hume, Locke, Mind and Cosmos, and some book by Zeilinger.

Got my reading list cut out. ;)

What are you guys reading, or planning on reading?

I'm currently reading Homer's Odyssey. I'm going to read Nietzsche's Birth of Tragedy afterword. And then maybe Virgil's Aeneid. I'm going to read a number of books on quantum mechanics and introductory philosophy over the summer when I can study whatever I want.

OOoh that's awesome... :D I'd also recommend reading Cicero's Orations contra Catiline. I had to translate them a couple years ago, and I must admit, they're pretty fascinating, and not too long too. You could find them on google or something..

I've actually wanted to read that for a while. Rhetoric is undervalued in modern day society by people who don't use rhetoric well.

He uses lots of latin words of contempt for him, which is cool if you know latin. He also says lots of times "I won't bother to mention the little known fact that you murdered your first wife" or whatever, lol. It's pretty funny actually :P

http://www.bartleby.com...
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"primal man had the habit, when he came into contact with fire, of satisfying the infantile desire connected with it, by putting it out with a stream of his urine... Putting out the fire by micturating was therefore a kind of sexual act with a male, an enjoyment of sexual potency in a homosexual competition."