Re: What R U Reading?
A couple books that I'm reading at the moment:
Xenophon: Conversations of Socrates (includes the books: Secrates' Defence, Memoirs of Socrates, The Dinner-Party, The Estate Manager). I was a bit disappointed to learn in the dry, boring introduction that Xenophon has made Socrates a more orthodox, conservative "this-is-how-it-is" thinker, and even goes as far as to place his own biases and philosophies into Socrates' mouth. Plato's writings on Socrates, I have now learned, is the writings that I will probably enjoy more. The introduction to each story is very...what I would call, "Oxford dry". So I've put it down. I might pick it back up later.
The Invisible Landscape: Mind Hallucinogens and the I Ching by Terence & Dennis Mckena
Now THIS book is going to be a trip! The first 30 pages have been great.