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Ethnicity: Royal Blood Country: USA mtDNA: H11 Politics: Not interested Religion: Christian (BUT NOT Lutheran, Catholic, Orthodox, Mormon, Jehovah Witness, Methodist, 7th Day Somethings, and more to add later) Age: Young Member Admiration & Reason: Polaris. The universe needs him.
Elizabeth — Very determined in her endeavors, never affected by anything that gets in her way.
Said by a smart Arktos member,
"A slavic girl may be so sweet. The nicest one you'll ever meet. She might seduce you if she can. You'll think she is your greatest fan. But cross her, and your fate she'll seal, with a will of titan steel."
At the moment, I'm applying for fully-funded Doctoral studies in LA, so I'm mostly reading non-fiction. Foucault is one of my favorite writers, and I'm currently reading "The Government of Self and Others." It is a very interesting text because it is a transcription of his lectures. It sheds light on the relations between truth-telling, politics, and philosophy. In fact, he argues that philosophy is one way of taking care of oneself. Speaking truth to power and self-care, he argues, are also aesthetic and political. It draws heavily from Greek philosophy, and, unlike most of his other works, it is very lucid. Simultaneously, I have also been assigned an assortment of college-level Algebra texts. These texts are supposed to help me perform better quantitative analyses. The readings are mandatory, and I am, for the first time since high school, practicing Math on a notebook. I have to familiarize myself with Algebra if I want full funding.
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Raymond Smullyan "Forever Undecided. A puzzle guide to Godel", Oxford, 2000. A book that is created as puzzle understanding of the each step of the ladder of math logic. Knaves, Liars, Strangers, Alice (in the wonderland)... I like such books very much.
I haven't started to read, but I've already bought "The Screwtape Letters" of Clarence Staple Lewis. They say that the book is against atheists; it ruins all of their imagination and argumentation. So, it appears to me to be very interesting to read. This book is a classical one, but, poorly, I've found it later in my life.