Monday, May 08, 2006

6 Degrees of Booking

Booking Through Thursday

This was suggested by Mary.

Connect any six books in your library to each other by any way you want. One book will remind you of another because the author's name is similar, a fictional character shows up in someone else's book, another author is talked about by characters in a book, maybe the same friend recommended both books, or whatever. Books from a series count as one entry in your list. --The bold words indicate the cognitive connection.

1. Shakespear's MacBeth

Lady MacBeth’s claimed mental illness and Macbeth’s call for her fixin’:

Cure her of that.
Canst thou not minister to a mind diseas'd,
Pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow,
Raze out the written troubles of the brain,
And with some sweet oblivious antidote
Cleanse the stuff'd bosom of that perilous stuff
Which weighs upon the heart?

Leads to:

2. Feeling Good

Cognitive "Mood" therapy, the most successful therapy for the fixin of me. Based on strategies for conceptualizing existence in a realistic/non-pessimistic way.

Leads to:

3. The Good Earth

The most beautiful book ever written. The mood that it inspires is light blue-green and as quiet as a soft breeze.

Leads to:

4. Nicomachean Ethics

The best of all green books. Aristotle’s treatise on living the good life, balance and flourishing. It doesn't get better than this folks.

Leads to:

5. The Unnatural Lottery

Highlights the implications that luck has on the ability to be balanced and moral. A fascinating read. I highly recommend.

Leads to:

6. Morality Without Foundations: A Defense of Ethical Contextualism

This is my master's thesis written a million times better. Mine was entitled, Moral Objectivity Without Rules: An Exploration of Moral Cognitivism and Moral Particularism. Do these titles' similarities not scream plagiarism???

I think I should sue.


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