Sunday, June 19, 2005
Number of books I own: This is tough. Eight or nine hundred, probably.
Last book I bought: This is easy. A few weeks ago I dropped three bucks on small stack of used books at the Salvation Army store. They were: The Green Berets by Robin Moore, Presumed Innocent by Scott Thurow, The Summer Game by Roger Angell, Flight of the Old Dog by Dale Brown, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John Le Carre, and After the Plague and other stories by T. Coraghessan Boyle.
Last book I read: The Green Berets
Books that mean a lot to me: Er, I'm not exactly sure how to answer this. Here's a short list:
1066 by Franklin Hamilton.
Sources of Normativity by Christine Korsgaard, Reconstruction in Philosophy by John Dewey, and What We Owe to Each Other by Thomas Scanlon are all central to my dissertation.
Rights, Restitution, and Risk, a collection of Judith Jarvis Thomson's papers, is probably the book that got me into philosophy.
Kriegie is a book my dad owns that I used to reread whenever I visited him.
Schrodinger's Cat by Robert Anton Wilson and Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace probably belong in my list of important books.
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe had everything to do with convincing me, at nineteen, that psychopharmacological experimentation was a good idea.
Then, of course, there's my dictionary.
Tag: The meme rule is that I'm supposed to ask five more people to complete this. Hmmm. Let's say Washburn, Andrew, Matt, Hannah, and Safety Neal, though just between you and me I'd also really like to see how Dru Blood, Bionic Octopus, and Joshua Norton would answer.