More Memed Against Than Meming

I’ve been memed again! Twice this time – by Wally Conger and Matt Jenny. Okay, here goes: 

after Camus, what?One book that changed your life: The God of the Machine by Isabel Paterson

One book that you have read more than once: On the Road by Jack Kerouac

One book that you would want on a desert island: Primitive Wilderness Living and Survival Skills by John and Geri McPherson

One book that made you laugh: The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody by Will Cuppy

One book that made you cry: The Face Beside the Fire by Laurens van der Post.

One book that you wish had been written: To Lorne Dieterling by Ayn Rand.

One book that you wish never had been written: Malleus Maleficarum by Heinrich Kramer and James Sprenger

One book that you are currently reading: Making It Explicit by Robert Brandom

One book that you have been meaning to read: The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon

Now tag five more people: Can’t make me. The meme* has crossed the event horizon of my blog and will never rise again.

7 Responses to More Memed Against Than Meming

  1. Anonymous2 September 8, 2006 at 5:40 am #

    Ok, I’ll bite:

    “Beatnik Wanton” is a lame attempt by some white male in the 60s to write some sort of pornography, right?

  2. Administrator September 8, 2006 at 11:00 am #

    All I know about the book is its cover. And I would never judge a book by its cover ….

    Actually I was searching the web for images of “beatnik” — I had momentarily thought of photoshopping Bush’s face onto a beatnik and photoshopping a copy of Camus into his hand. But my image search brought me that cover, which was so silly I couldn’t resist using it instead. (Though it’s still not as funny as this cover.)

  3. Anonymous2 September 8, 2006 at 4:27 pm #

    Man, they must have been smoking some potent stuff back in the 60s…

  4. MDM September 11, 2006 at 8:31 am #

    Fun fact: One of Brandom’s best disciples, Mark Lance at Georgetown, is a left-anarchist who folds Wittgensteinian-Neo-Sellarsian-Brandomian themes into his politics. Also, his book, The Grammar of Meaning, is good. Lots of good stuff about the irreducibility of the normative and how to account for it without falling into the traps of platonism or social descriptivism. Right up your alley, I’d bet.

  5. Administrator September 26, 2006 at 5:20 pm #

    One of Mark Lance’s students was an instructor here at Auburn a few years back. But then he imprudently accepted a job at the American University in Beirut.

  6. Administrator October 4, 2006 at 11:27 am #

    I’ve just been re-memed!

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