I'm still reading this:
I'm still reading this:
Title: Personal Identity
Editor: John Perry
I found this book today at The Book Thing. What a sweet find. It is an anthology of 11 authors from John Locke to John Perry himself on the concept of Identity, a concept that I think is very important to understand. I hope this book can offer me a new insight.
Same day I also found a book titled Identity in the psychology section, which I expect to be very interesting. I usually don't think of Identity from that POV.
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My goal in life is to understand the world I live in. Philosophy alone is no good unless it is anchored to reality. To do that requires an understanding of science (space) and history (time). Philosophy+science+history=The complete epistemological package.
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Sent by my college in my orientation package. I'll start reading it after I finish watching the lecture online.
A lot of professors give talks titled "The Last Lecture." Professors are asked to consider their demise and to ruminate on what matters most to them. And while they speak, audiences can't help but mull the same question: What wisdom would we impart to the world if we knew it was our last chance? If we had to vanish tomorrow, what would we want as our legacy?
When Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, was asked to give such a lecture, he didn't have to imagine it as his last, since he had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer. But the lecture he gave--"Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams"--wasn't about dying. It was about the importance of overcoming obstacles, of enabling the dreams of others, of seizing every moment (because "time is all you have...and you may find one day that you have less than you think"). It was a summation of everything Randy had come to believe. It was about living.
In this book, Randy Pausch has combined the humor, inspiration and intelligence that made his lecture such a phenomenon and given it an indelible form. It is a book that will be shared for generations to come.
"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand." --Randy Pausch
Introduction to Roman history and mythology, by Francesc L. Cardona
"Guard your Thoughts. You never know who might wish to take them from You"
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I find college math books by Larson & Hostetler to be very good. I'll be ordering their one on Calculus also.
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Good book so far.
Cosmos by Sagan.
I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
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