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    Quote Originally Posted by mutton View Post
    I have not read those except for the Plato dialogues, but that's the first time I've seen someone say Kant is easier to read than Plato or Hume. (Plato and Hume are considered among the best writers in philosophy. Kant is considered among the most obtuse.)

    Kant did not do any of those things except drink, as far as I'm aware. He stuck to a relatively austere daily routine, with fixed times for eating/discussing/walking/reading/writing. Recent biographies do claim young Kant was flamboyant.
    After reading that article, maybe I'm confusing him with someone else that I was told about. That was a very interesting read. I do remember being told - and I think I should probably do some more research before parroting told facts - that he never left his neighborhood or never travelled abroad. Something like that.
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    Right now I'm reading Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey. I read a few of the Pern books back in middle school, so I'm goign back to them for nostalgia (plus I've forgotten a lot of it). I don't know how far I'll get into the series before I stop (there are like 30 books or something ridiculous). I have several things on tap for when I decide to pick up something else.
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    Currently reading a book of collected poems and short stories from Charles Bukowski in Run With the Hunted: A Charles Bukowski Reader edited by John Martin. I'm about halfway thrilled and loving it. I don't know what it is about Bukowski, but I really like him.

    As of late I've been on a book buying spree, so I'm starting to read leisurely more often than previously this season. I picked up Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom. The book was on clearance for $2, and I've read and surprisingly loved his other book The Five People You Meet in Heaven.
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    Dune.

    "In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart." -Anne Frank


    “We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.” -Buddha

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    At the moment, I'm reading James Patterson's Alex Cross series, currently on Jack & Jill. HE is very quickly becoming my favourite author.

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