Current Reads: What is Everyone Reading?

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Re: Current Reads: What is Everyone Reading?

Post by chaz wyman » Tue Oct 12, 2010 3:29 pm


The Wheelz on the buz go round and round.

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Re: Current Reads: What is Everyone Reading?

Post by philofra » Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:05 pm

Having recently gone to St. Petersburg and to a cemetery there were many of Russia's great thinkers reside I began wondering what produced these people. Subsequently I came across Isaiah Berlin's book "Russian Thinkers". It seems that Russian intellectuals were born of German Romanticism. In their youth Russians were encouraged to go to Germany for education rather than France. France was considered too revolutionary in though and a bad influence. But as it turns out Germany was more revolutionary in thought.

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Re: Current Reads: What is Everyone Reading?

Post by Aetixintro » Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:34 pm

Not to forget the PN issue with its Russian thinkers theme... :wink: :)

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Re: Current Reads: What is Everyone Reading?

Post by sergeev_s » Sun Oct 24, 2010 2:14 pm

I like many books from Reslib.com library, especially "A logical journey. From Goedel to philosophy".

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Re: Current Reads: What is Everyone Reading?

Post by Skinhead » Sat Oct 30, 2010 9:27 am

I've just started Stephen Hawking & Leonard Mlodinow's "The Grand Design". It's fairly easy, bedtime reading, so far appears pitched at a fairly broad audience. The perspective appears to be atheistic, although if that's so, the title is provocative. In fact, the first page is even more provocative:
"How does the universe behave? What is the nature of reality? .... Traditionally these are questions for philosophy, but philosophy is dead. Philosophy has not kept up with modern developments in science, particularly Physics. Scientists have become the bearers of the torch of discovery in our quest for knowledge." :roll:
There's a certain irony that, having killed God, some scientists are now killing Philosophy. I'm a scientist too, and I have a sneaking suspicion that some Physicists could do with more education in philosophy!

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Re: Current Reads: What is Everyone Reading?

Post by Theleman » Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:16 pm

The Zohar Set 23 Volumes from Kabbalah Centre

Volume 1 Prologue

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Re: Current Reads: What is Everyone Reading?

Post by Dalek Prime » Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:19 am

I'm working my way backwards as a programmer, back up to Principia Mathematica.

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Re: Current Reads: What is Everyone Reading?

Post by Dalek Prime » Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:22 am

Theleman wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:16 pm
The Zohar Set 23 Volumes from Kabbalah Centre

Volume 1 Prologue
Oh right. The Ben Stiller version is great.... Zohan?... Shit, wrong again. Actually, I couldn't bear watching it. Never mind.

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Re: Current Reads: What is Everyone Reading?

Post by surreptitious57 » Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:03 am


The Big Picture On The Origins Of Life Meaning And The Universe Itself : Sean Carroll


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Re: Current Reads: What is Everyone Reading?

Post by vegetariantaxidermy » Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:18 am

Dalek Prime wrote:
Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:22 am
Theleman wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:16 pm
The Zohar Set 23 Volumes from Kabbalah Centre

Volume 1 Prologue
Oh right. The Ben Stiller version is great.... Zohan?... Shit, wrong again. Actually, I couldn't bear watching it. Never mind.
:lol:

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