Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Links A-Plenty

I have stumbled across a couple of philosophy sites that may prove useful for my planned study for which I believe I will begin with Sophie's World. If you are in a hurry to read your philosophy, try Squashed Philosophers which claims to be "Condensed and abridged to keep the substance, the style and the quotes, but ditching all that irritating verbiage." Here you can read Plato's Republic in about 61 minutes, Descartes in 26 minutes and Nietzsche' Beyond Good and Evil in 36 minutes. The site goes all the way up to Alan Turing and Karl Popper. A good resource. If you are feeling phiosophical in a literary theory kind of way, there is the The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism. If you are looking for something different and interesting, visit Zak Smith's site. Zak has illustrated every page of Thomas Pynchon's Gravitiy's Rainbow. Now that is dedication to a book. I haven't read the book. It's somewhere on my to read list though. In China books don't even have to be by real people to be bestsellers. And finally, are you a paper piler? Don't worry if you are. It is apparently perfectly normal and proves that you are creative and thinking: The Social Life of Paper.