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Here are two recently published titles I will be purchasing soon:

I of the Other, by Kenneth Bradford (a former instructor of mine at JFKU)

Beyond Religion, by William Irwin Thompson

The Neural Basis of Free Will by Peter Tse.

Self Comes to Mind by Antonio Damasio.

Waking, Dreaming, Being by Evan Thompson.

Two new books, spontaneously purchased today.

Philosophical Temperaments, by Peter Sloterdijk.

Philosophy & Neuroscience, by Bennett, Hacker, Dennett, and Searle


Incomplete Nature by Terrence Deacon

Shamansun (Jeremy Johnson) recommended the following text on FB today, which looks quite interesting (I've added it to my list):

Evolving Dharma, by Jay Michaelson

An Inquiry into Modes of Existence, Bruno Latour (reading now)

Rejoicing: Or the Torments of Religious Speech, also by Latour -- and apparently a continuation of AIME, but as it relates to religious/spiritual rhetoric.

My Christmas gift (to myself), which I've added to my bedside stack:

The Bodhisattva's Brain: Buddhism Naturalized, by Owen Flanagan

The blurb reminds me of Batchelor's article "A secular Buddhism" in this post and following commentary.

I saw an ad today for an interesting-looking science fiction book (now on my to-read list):

The Abolition of Species, by Dietmar Dath

I love good sci-fi and this looks to be a good one. I'm especially interested in a new "ceramic form of postbiological life."

Which reminds me of this Star Trek episode featuring a silicon-based life form.

A new book on Deleuze's impact on theology: Iconoclastic Theology: Gilles Deleuze and the Secretion of Atheism.

The linked page contains a link to the first chapter from the book.

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