I didn't see a thread about what everyone is reading, so I started one. Of course, this is assuming people here read. I know, not a nearly silly or absurd enough topic for this forum, but what can I say?
I'm reading The Areas of My Expertise by John Hodgman.
Post by Sheik Yerbouti on Jan 18, 2006 15:15:54 GMT -5
Zu einer Theorie der musikalischen Reproduktion -- Theodor Adorno
Say nothing positive. Aesthetics is the preogative of the negative and the engima.
Adorno's a hoot. I don't even like him, and yet I continue to read his books. He's also probably the only big-name scholar to confuse analytic with synthetic a priori judgments (in his lectures on Kant's first Kritik). Couldn't believe what I was reading. What a maroon.
But I kid Adorno.
1984 -- (I have to reread it every time the Bushies commit another outrageous breach of civil liberties, so after the whole wiretap thing...)
You can read it THAT fast?
Look at how much PRACTICE I've had! You bring up an interesting point, however; I should be reading it 24/7, year round.
I'm still plugging away at Terry Pratchett's Discworld books.
This week it's Night Watch.
And for work, I've been reading commentaries on the Pastoral Epistles, ranging from John Calvin to John Stott.
Thanks to yesterday's fun postings around here, I went back to a personal favorite: The Divine Conspiracy by USC philosophy professor, Dallas Willard. It's a brilliant treatise on ethics, sin, and forgiveness.