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Which book do you want to be the September book of the month?

Poll ended at August 12th, 2012, 1:58 pm

The Courage to Be
9
10%
The Gulf War Did Not Take Place
5
5%
Philosophy and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
13
14%
Philosophy of Physics: Space and Time
18
20%
The Eyes of an Atheist
9
10%
no preference
38
41%
 
Total votes: 92

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Vote for the September 2012 book of the month

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Please use this topic to cast your vote for the September philosophy book of the month. The poll will be open for 10 days. Whichever book has the most votes by then will be the September philosophy book of the month. Click on the following links to learn more about each book:

The Courage to Be by Paul Tillich

The Gulf War Did Not Take Place by Baudrillard

Philosophy and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Nicholas Joll

Philosophy of Physics: Space and Time by Tim Maudlin

The Eyes of an Atheist by M. A. Neeper
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Why do I have to vote before I get to the topic.

I want to get to the topic that I am interest in reading not in voting for anything.
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Re: Vote for the September 2012 book of the month

Post by APhilosopherInEssex »

Dear all

I'd just like to say thank you for considering my book for book of the month. Indeed, the book came close to winning the poll. :D (But only close! :( ). I hope you enjoy the book you did pick.

Yours

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I would be excited to participate in a discussion of a book of the month, but it would be good to have some classical texts among the options -- texts from authors like Aristotle, Kant, Leibniz, Heidegger, etc. It would be a good way for non-academics to become acquainted with classical thinkers. My advice (if worth anything) would be to select books that people will remember having read years from now. But perhaps I am wrong...
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Post by APhilosopherInEssex »

Choosing a work by any of the particular authors you mention would be to put a lot on people's plates! For in the case of at least many books by those philosophers, just interpreting (let alone assessing) the text tends to be very difficult. But perhaps you could do short pieces (and perhaps these sorts of things have been discussed already on the site - in which case, apologies!).
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Which book did you choose? Have you started yet?
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