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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Current Working Pile


8 comments:

  1. Dear Prof. Callahan,

    Who is the author of the book on Say's Law ? (I suppose all the books here are worth reading, since they are on your working pile).

    Are, in your view, Oakeshott's writings the best way to learn political philosophy ?

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    1. "Who is the author of the book on Say's Law?"

      Thomas Sowell.

      "I suppose all the books here are worth reading, since they are on your working pile."

      Some things are there because I *ought* to read them, so I don't yet know if they are worth reading!

      "Are, in your view, Oakeshott's writings the best way to learn political philosophy?"

      I'd pick Voegelin over Oakeshott.

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    2. Thank you for your answers. I have never read Voegelin, I will.
      For Say's law, I loved Hutt's Rahabilitation so much, I thought of translating the book into french. I couldn't finish Sowell's.

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  2. Start at the bottom. You'll thank me later.

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    1. Blackadder, are you commenting on a general property of working piles, or on my pile in particular?

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    2. My comment was specifically about the desirability of reading Walker Percy, not about a general strategy for dealing with working piles.

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  3. So I gave up my blog reading for Lent, and I happened to see the same book Blackadder did, a few months later. What'd you think?

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    1. Seemed OK, but I haven't been able to finish works of fiction in years now: I have too much work reading. I get 100 pages in and can't get back to it.

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