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re: What's the most amazing book no one (you know) ever read?
Max The Magnificent   10/12/2012 1:14:21 PM
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Sound's brilliant - -I am going to add it to my wish list on Amazon, but it looks like their server is down at the moment...

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Max The Magnificent   10/12/2012 1:13:31 PM
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Wake up man!!! :-)

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Max The Magnificent   10/12/2012 1:13:16 PM
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That's what I hear -- I cannot wait!!!

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Colli   10/12/2012 12:30:42 PM
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Gonna be a film next year with Will Smith!!!

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Quintadad   10/12/2012 6:45:31 AM
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"The Emporers New Mind" by Roger Penrose. QED, religion, philosophy, ZEN..all connected?? Offers something for the most technical of us to the casual contemplator. Nver met anyone who even heard of him.

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Paul A. Clayton   10/11/2012 1:45:25 PM
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Sorry, Odonianism not Odonism.

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Paul A. Clayton   10/11/2012 1:41:19 PM
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I would not have thought that it would be especially hard to find someone willing to read and talk about The Dispossessed (if you can find people willing talk about science fiction). While it has been a long time since I read it, I remember it being a nicely balanced, if necessarily incomplete, view of anarchy (syndicalism?)--e.g., social conformity can be a worse tyranny than dictatorship (driving a satirist crazy). I do not fully agree with the cynical view of academic grading being only about ego; grading provides a relative quality measure to the student and to organizers of talent (employers in a capitalist system). I also feel that committed partnership is contrary to Odonism; exclusive sharing--sharing all of oneself with a single other--is still exclusive. This is more a failure of the Odonist principle than of partnership. Responsibility is a difficult problem. Partial identification with the object of responsibility can corrupt the "owner" ("I am no more than my property") or the "owned" ("It must conform to my self concept."). Stewardship can lack the intensity and intimacy of ownership ("Well done, good and faithful servant" is a small reward unless one loves and admires the true owner--'The praise of the praiseworthy is above all rewards' [LoTR, approx.]). Ownership can justify irresponsibility ("It is my X, I can do with it as I please." This would not be a problem if one's pleasure was in maximizing the true value of X.).

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Max The Magnificent   10/11/2012 1:18:16 PM
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I loved LeGuin'e Earthsea Trilogy (and the additional fourth book) in the series. I just ordered a secondhand copy of "The Dispossessed" from one of the Amazon sellers -- thanks for the suggestion

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vapats   10/11/2012 9:28:18 AM
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/The Dispossessed/ by Ursula K. LeGuin.

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Max The Magnificent   10/10/2012 3:42:03 PM
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I think it's fair to say that, in many respects, it's not an *easy* read ... but I also think it's true to say that it's a very *rewarding* read...

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