It's a gorgeous day today, and after Romeo and I sat at squirrel watch for hours on the patio I decided to pick up a couple books I am reading. I am usually a speed reader, but these two books are making me slow down, because in addition to making me think, they each deliver pallet after pallet of wood/explosive material to this bonfire from which a phoenix will one day emerge. For now, we're cooking with gas!
First off is Philosophical Explanations by Robert Nozick.
This book is absolutely amazing. It's exactly how I think about philosophy. Well, I'm not really sure yet, as I'm just into the introduction at the moment. But my current mental ponderings about skepticism are right in line with his thinking. I can't wait to wade in deeper.
Second off is Stanislav Grof's Psychology of the Future.
I saw/heard him speak yesterday and it was a lot of good food for thought. Most interesting is the redefinition of emergency to "emerge"-ncy. As in, spiritual emergency. Of course, I couldn't help thinking about the art of bleeding and true safety consciousness.