Thursday, January 7, 2010

Focused reading time

The computer gets shut off after this post. I am devoting the rest of the day to trying to finish A Theory of Justice, the classic by the late John Rawls. I consider it a scandal—an absolute scandal, I tell you—that I have not yet read the book in its entirety. There are a few other books on the scandal list, too; I seem to have a disease which makes me want to get all of the less important stuff out of the way first, before tacking the really heavy-duty, critical work. The less important stuff, of course, is undying.

1 comment:

Hume's Ghost said...

That's one of the books I have on my "must read" list that I manager to never getting around to reading. I'm sure my intention to follow that up with Nozick's Anarchy, State, and Utopia.

I've also got Ashby's History of Western Ethics and Robertson's Crimes Against Humanity on ahead of those two on my list of heavy reading.