Ongoing reading & blogging …

Blogging still a bit sporadic since the move to the US, something to do with the new domestic habits as much as anything else.

Reading habits are mainly bedtime or when sitting in the countryside during a weekend picnic or evening sunset, though it’s starting to get too cold for the latter.

After concluding Rand, I went onto Machiavelli’s Prince and was a bit disappointed, perhaps the exploits of the Borgia’s just seem tame these days 😉

Been enjoying Dostoevsky’s Karamazov Brothers, finding lots of quotable passages, though still somewhere like a third to go.

To catch up on a couple of must-read references I’ve skipped over earlier, I recently acquired ..
Wittgenstein – Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
Wittgenstein – Philosophical Investigations
J S Mill – On Liberty, The Subjection of Women and Chapters on Socialism

Reading the preambles and intros, original and new and skimming their content, they appear to be what the doctor ordered. Dismayed to find that “PI” looks like the most difficult read of the bunch.

Whenever I do get to browse favourite blogs, I seem to get hooked on the YouTube finds of Bifurcated Rivets. Addictive stuff.

In other places I’ve been active on MoQ-Discuss and Friends of Wisdom recently. Took the trouble to read Nick Maxwell’s autobiographical piece earlier today. Sounds familiar ? Taking up where Popper left off put me in mind if David Deutsch.

3 thoughts on “Ongoing reading & blogging …”

  1. glad to see you’ve got ludwig, be interested to see what you make of him

    btw at some point i’m going to say something longer about your ibn rushd post – but don’t hold your breath

  2. Hey ian, I replied to your email via my gmail account under my real name. Look for… “Re: Stuff that you sent”.

    Now i’m going to catch up reading your site.

  3. Hi Sam, thought you might … the opiate of the masses / religion for the non-intellectual masses stuff. Thought it was an interesting expression of that concept.

    Hi Island, got your mail, and will check back on your blog too. Thanks

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