For touring, my Kindle is just about the greatest thing I own. I have a few hundred books on it and have recently been going back and rereading Bertrand Russell’s A History of Western Philosophy. When I was in college I was a philosophy major and now I feel like forgotten almost everything I’ve learned. So I’m putting myself through a Bertrand Russell refresher course.

Moby lays out his media diet. Read the rest at The Atlantic Wire. (via theatlantic)

I never thought I would have anything in common with Moby (despite being made of stars), but I, too, was a philosophy major. And I, too, sometimes feel like I have forgotten everything. When I need a refresher, though, instead of turning to Bertrand Russell, I usually go to my man, Will Durant and “The Story of Philosophy.” One of these days, I am going to rock a reference to monads in casual conversation. Why do I have a sneaking suspicion that is going to be a very sad day? 


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