Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Library on My Bedroom Floor

It's time for another edition of the The Library on My Bedroom Floor. The books have been a piling up on my bedroom floor: some I'm in the middle of reading, some I used for some particular purpose and have never gotten around to putting on a shelf again, some I intend to get around to reading or re-reading. Here are the titles; they are all and only the books piled on my bedroom floor.

Jules Verne, 20000 Leagues Under the Sea
Thomas Aquinas, Commentary on Aristotle's Metaphysics
Stephen R. Lawhead, Patrick
Everett M. Rogers, Diffusion of Innovations
John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion
Norman Douglas, South Wind
Plato, Phaedrus and Letters VII and VIII
Isaac Asimov, Lucky Starr and the Rings of Saturn
Ronald J. Rychlak, Hitler, the War, and the Pope
Edith Stein, The Science of the Cross
Jacques Maritain, The Degrees of Knowledge
Theodore Sturgeon, A Touch of Strange
Neal H. McCoy, Rings and Ideals
J.R.R. Tolkien, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, Sir Orfeo
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Book of Lost Tales 2
The Pocket Aquinas
William Coleman, Biology in the Nineteenth Century
Joel C. Relihan, The Prisoner's Philosophy
The Philokalia, Volume Four
G. K. Chesterton, Charles Dickens
Edith Stein, Finite and Eternal Being
James W. Garson, Modal Logic for Philosophers
Juliet Barker, Wordsworth: A Life
William A. Frank & Allan B. Wolter, Duns Scotus, Metaphysician
Plato, Gorgias
James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Aristotle, Politics and Poetics
Robert P. Goodwin, tr. Aquinas: Selected Writings
Francis Turretin, Institutes of Elenctic Theology, Volume One
Etienne Gilson, The Christian Philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas
Edward Feser, Aquinas
The Aquinas Catechism
Thomas Aquinas (Maurer, tr.), Faith, Reason, and Theology
Levi ben Gershom, Commentary on Song of Songs
The Works of William Wordsworth
Duns Scotus (Wolter, tr.), Philosophical Writings
Edith Stein, An Investigation Concerning the State
Thomas Aquinas, Aquinas's Shorter Summa
Thomas Aquinas (McDermott, tr.), Summa Theologiae: A Concise Translation
Rondo Keele, Ockham Explained
Aquinas on Nature and Grace
Richard Burnor & Yvonne Raley, Ethical Choices
Miguel de Unamuno, San Manuel Bueno, Martir
Eugenio D'Ors, El Valle de Josafat
Stephen Toulmin, The Philosophy of Science: An Introduction
Immanuel Kant, Logic
Etienne Gilson, The Unity of Philosophical Experience
Adolphe Tanquerey, The Spiritual Life
Thomas Aquinas, On Evil
William A. Wallace, The Elements of Philosophy
The Evergetinos: A Complete Text, Volume Three
Plato, Symposium
Orson Scott Card, Enchantment
The Collected Letters of C. S. Lewis, Volumes One and Two
Augustine, On the Trinity
Edith Stein, Woman
Thomas Aquinas, On the Truth of the Catholic Faith
Claude Berge, The Theory of Graphs
Euripedes (Paul Roche, tr.), Ten Plays
Sissela Bok, Lying
Thomas Aquinas, On Being and Essence
Nicolas Malebranche, Trois Lettres de l'Auteur de la Recherche de la Verite Touchant la Defense de Mr Arnauld Contre la Reponse au Livre des Vrayes et Fausses Idees


  1. Paul Robinson8:44 AM

    Is Bok worth checking out?

  2. branemrys8:51 PM

    I think so. In parts it struck me a little on the elementary side, as it might you, but to be fair that's because we are both familiar with traditions of thought that have thought out the issues of lying pretty extensively; also, Bok was doing the hard work of rejuvenating an important philosophical discussion that had almost become dead, and thus had to focus on basics. But it's quite a nice discussion for all that.


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