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Literature / 100 Books Every [Person] Should Read
« on: January 21, 2018, 11:30:06 pm »
100 Books Every [Person] Should Read

I was sure I posted this already so I hope I haven't repeat Madness again...

Link - Next Level with Lauren Goode.

I'm always on the lookout for evidence of Bakker-type-related manipulations out there in the world and I thought this worth sharing. This has been going on for years already but it's a concise short piece about the efforts of one company (Dolby of all places).


I, for one, thought it hilarious.

Philosophy & Science / The Cultural Evolution of Prosocial Religions
« on: January 18, 2018, 04:52:43 pm »

I've had two quality ideas, ever, for a TPB guest post (the first of which Bakker cleared me for back in... 2015 and, you know, life) and having recently started researching for the second again came across this neat piece (mostly unrelated to what I want to write about).

Philosophy & Science / Fun Take on Logical Fallacies (with Robots!)
« on: January 18, 2018, 04:33:08 pm »

General Misc. / The Tim Ferriss Show
« on: January 15, 2018, 02:10:20 pm »
I discovered this podcast a month or so ago because Tim Ferriss showed up separately on two different podcasts I already listened to. Apparently he hosts the single most popular podcast ever, period.

I've listened to a number of them going back but the impulse to link was the latest I've listened to: Jocko Willink: The Scariest Navy SEAL Imaginable…And What He Taught Me

Every episode I've listened to by him so far is stellar though.

General Misc. / My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with Letterman
« on: January 14, 2018, 12:03:07 pm »
First episode with Obama. Next five episodes announced, one a month, I believe, with George Clooney, Malala Yousafzai, Jay-Z, Tina Fey, and Howard Stern.

General Misc. / 10 Australian Scifi Movies You Need to Watch
« on: January 12, 2018, 12:49:57 am »

Philosophy & Science / Free Introductory Text to Western Philosophy
« on: January 11, 2018, 03:06:42 pm »
The Originals: Classic Readings in Western Philosophy


Table of Contents

Introduction for Instructors



How to Do Philosophy

The Value of Philosophy

    Plato - On Defending Philosophy

    Bertrand Russell – On the Value of Philosophy


    Rene Descartes – On Doubt and Certainty

    John Locke – On the Foundation of Knowledge

    George Berkeley – On Materialism and Idealism

    David Hume – On Empiricism

    Immanuel Kant – On the Sources of Knowledge

    William James - On Pragmatism

    Bertrand Russell – On Truth and Falsehood


    Plato – On the Allegory of the Cave

    Plato – On Forms

    Aristotle – On Categories

    Aristotle - On Language and the Way Truth Works

    Gottfried Wilhelm Liebniz – On Substances

    David Hume – On Liberty and Necessity

Philosophy of Religion

    St. Anselm – On the Ontological Proof of God's Existence

    St. Thomas Aquinas – On the Five Ways to Prove God's Existence

    Blaise Pascal – On the Wager for God's Existence

    David Hume– On the Irrationality of Believing in Miracles

    Sψren Kierkegaard – On Encountering Faith

    William James – On the Will to Believe

    William Paley – On The Teleological Argument

Ethics and Morality

    Plato – On Justice

    Aristotle - On Virtue

    David Hume – On the Foundations of Morals

    Immanuel Kant – On Moral Principles

    Jeremy Bentham - On the Principle of Utility

    John Stuart Mill – On Utilitarianism

Socio-Political Philosophy

    Bertrand Russell – On Anti-Suffragist Arguments

    Karl Marx & Frederick Engels – On Communism

    Mary Wollstonecraft – On the Rights of Women

    Jean-Jacques Rousseau - On Inequality

    John Locke – On Property and the Formation of Societies

    Thomas Hobbes – On The Social Contract

    John Stuart Mill – On The Equality of Women

Art and Aesthetics

    David Hume – On Opinion and Taste

    Immanuel Kant – On the Aesthetic Taste

    Aristotle – On Tragedy

    Plato – On the Value of Art and Imitation

    Edmund Burke – On the Sublime

About the Editor

Works Cited

General Misc. / Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams
« on: January 10, 2018, 10:18:27 pm »
I'm really looking forward to watching this - and already would have had I realized it previously aired in the UK. Anyone else seen it or heard of it?

Reading PKD definitely impacted me when I was a teenager.

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