Whenever I pack my school bag for the day, I tend to stick in any books and articles I’ve been working with at just in case the mood strikes me, and then once I’m set up at a coffee shop or the library, I just work my way through. Last week I hit some pretty radical extremes in my reading habits. Some of these books are for teaching, some for my philosophical work, and some just for fun. Some are things I’ve read a million times before, and some are still in progress.
- Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals, by Immanuel Kant
- Edenbrooke, by Julianne Donaldson
- Myths to Live By, by Joseph Campbell
- The Pleasure of Finding Things Out, Richard Feynman
- God and the Between, William Desmond
- The Monsters and the Critics, J.R.R. Tolkien
- Discourse on the Origin of Inequality, Jean-Jaques Rousseau
Add to that a computer, my teaching folder, and some notebooks, and I now realize why my bag is so heavy.