Now that I’ve decided to edjicate myself, I’m going to start by reading A Paradigm Theory of Existence: Onto-Theology Vindicated. When I get burned out by that, I’ll turn to the Signet compilation of Dostoyevsky stories featuring Notes from Underground. And, finally, I’m going to start a book recommended on Vox Popoli, Umberto Eco’s Mouse or Rat? Translation as Negotiation. I’m afraid Pinker will have to wait, since I want to first read his essay in Intelligent Thought, and I can’t get that one yet.
OK, I gave up on Dostoyevsky after reading “White Nights” and “House of the Dead.” He is much more depressing than Kafka.
I also gave up on A Paradigm Theory of Existence and read just excerpts from the first and last chapters: too much like Heidegger.