© Roger M Tagg 2010-2013
Welcome to FROLIO – a new attempt to merge philosophy and the "semantic web".
When I come across a really interesting book, especially if I have to return it to a library or to the friend who lent it to me, after reading it once I go through it again and make a note of what I think are the big points in the book. I do this by page number (of the edition I read) and almost always colour-code the chapters. Otherwise I find I quickly forget what it was all about.
Most of these books have some relevance to FROLIO; they cover things like Philosophy; Religion 'after Religion'; and Bullshit. My reading also sometimes drifts into Psychology and the Social World.
Obviously the selection of quotations reflect my own biases and preferences. I usually only put things in double quotes where it is exactly what the author (or another person whom the author quotes) said. The bits in brackets, e.g. [RT: xxx] are thoughts that I have added.
I realize that I've dropped a lot of names and reproduced a lot of the authors' fancy words. So, as time has gone on, I have added hyperlinks to many names, topics and other reading sources. This is in case you as reader aren't familiar with some of these, or you need some more background or clarification. In many cases, the hyperlinks are to English language Wikipedia entries. These seem to me to "grind the fewest axes" (see also this comment). Post-modernists and others might accuse Wikipedia of cultural bias, but if so it's the bias of "the average decent citizen who does not beat his wife and who certainly does not maltreat his dog" (Alistair Kee, 'The Way of Transcendence' p227 - see below).
In most cases I have started off with a short summary - and sometimes afterthoughts as well - but I don't pretend to offer any serious reviews.
|Hannah Arendt - The Life of Mind (and etc)||Alain de Botton - Consolations of Philosophy||Alexander George - I Am, Therefore I Think||Joey Green - Philosophy on the Go|
|Stephen Law - The Philosophy Gym||Bryan Magee - The Great Philosophers (edited transcript of TV series)||Adam Morton - Philosophy in Practice||Dave Robinson - Introducing Kirkegaard|
|Laurie Spurling - Phenomenology and the Social World (based on Merleau-Ponty)|
|Gillian Bendelow & Simon Williams (eds) - Emotions in Social Life||Anthony Hatzimoysis - Philosophy and the Emotions|
Epistemology (i.e. what can we know?, what is reality?, and what is truth?)
|Adam Morton - Theory of Knowledge||WV Quine - The Pursuit of Truth||Richard Rorty - Truth and Progress||John Searle - The Construction of Social Reality|
Ethics (how should we live a good life)
|Joseph Badaracco - Questions of Character||Richard Holloway - Between the Monster and the Saint||Stephen Law - The War for Childrens Minds||Dave Robinson - Ethics for Beginners|
Existentialism (we're here because we're here)
|David Cooper - Existentialism||Gary Cox - How to be an Existentialist||Michael Allen Fox - The Remarkable Existentialists||Samuel Todes - Body and World|
Judgment, Leadership and Management
|Mark Gerzon - Leading Through Conflict||Grant, Keenoy & Oswick - Discourse and Organization||Daniel Kahneman - Thinking Fast and Slow|
Meaning (what do people want when they utter something)
|Grant, Keenoy & Oswick - Discourse and Organization||Michael Polanyi & Harry Prosch - Meaning||Anton Zijderveld - On Clichés|
Narrative and Stories
|Alex Callinicos - Theories and Narratives||Anthony Paul Kerby - The Narrative of Self||Cristopher Nash (ed) - Narrative in Culture|
|Marcel Danesi - Popular Culture||Daniel Harris - Cute, Quaint, Hungry and Romantic|
Religion (comparative and post-theist)
|Flew, MacIntyre (eds) - New Essays in Philosophical Theology||Sigmund Freud - The Future of an Illusion||Kahlil Gibran - The Prophet||John Humphrys - In God We Doubt|
|Aldous Huxley - The Perennial Philosophy||Alistair Kee - The Way of Transcendence||Anthony Kenny - Ch 12 (God) of Philosophy in the Modern World||Holy Koran|
|Momen - The Baha'i Faith||DZ Phillips (ed) - Religion and Understanding||Robert Pirsig - Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, also Lila||John AT Robinson - Honest to God|
|Loyal Rue - Religion is not about God||John Shelby Spong - A New Christianity for a New World||Wafa Sultan - A God Who Hates||Thai Information Service - About Buddhism|
|Turner - Understanding the Revised Mass Texts||Owe Wikström - The Icon in My Pocket|
Psychology and Science
|Bill Bryson - Seeing Further (stories about Britain's 'Royal Society')||Stephen Hall - Wisdom: from Philosophy to Neuroscience||Aldous Huxley's "Drugs Trilogy"||William James - Talks to Teachers on Psychology|
|Richard Layard - Happiness||Michael Losier - The Law of Connection||M Scott Peck - The Road Less Traveled|
Society and Human Relationships
|Erich Fromm - The Art of Loving||Bernard Guerin - Social Strategies of Everyday Life(mini-essay)||Axel Honneth & Nancy Fraser - Redistribution or Recognition?||Karl Popper - The Open Society and its Enemies|
|John Sitton - Habermas and Contemporary Society|
|Nick Davies - Flat Earth News||Madsen Pirie - How to Win Every Argument||Schopenhauer's 38 Tricks||D Southwell - Secrets and Lies (mini essay)|
|Richard Thouless's 38 Tricks||Francis Wheen - How Mumbo-Jumbo Conquered the World||Richard Wilson - Don't Get Fooled Again|
Alphabetic List by Author
|Arendt, Hannah||Badaracco, Joseph||Bendelow, Gillian||Bryson, Bill||Callinicos, Alex|
|Cooper, David E||Cox, Gary||Danesi, Marcel||Davies, Nick||De Botton, Alain|
|Flew, Antony||Fox, Michael Allen||Fraser, Nancy||Freud, Sigmund||Fromm, Erich|
|George, Alexander||Gerzon, Mark||Gibran, Kahlil||Grant, David||Green, Joey|
|Hall, Stephen S||Harris, Daniel||Hatzimoysis, Anthony||Holloway, Richard||Honneth, Axel|
|Humphrys, John||Huxley, Aldous, Drugs||Huxley, Aldous, Perennial||James, William||Kahneman, Daniel|
|Kee, Alistair||Kenny, Anthony||Kerby, Anthony Paul||Law, Stephen, Philo Gym||Law, Stephen, The War for Children's Minds|
|Layard, Richard||Losier, Michael||MacIntyre, Alasdair||Magee, Bryan||Momen, Mojan|
|Morton, Adam, Phil in Prac||Morton, Adam, Th of Knowl||Nash, Cristopher||Peck, M Scott||Phillips, Dewi Z|
|Pirie, Madsen||Pirsig, Robert M||Polanyi, Michael||Popper, Karl||Prophet Mohammad PBUH|
|Prosch, Harry||Quine, Willard van O||Robinson, Dave, Ethics||Robinson, Dave, Kirkegaard||Robinson, John AT|
|Rorty, Richard||Rue, Loyal||Schopenhauer, Arthur||Searle, John R||Sitton, John|
|Spong, John S||Spurling, Laurie||Sultan, Wafa||Thailand Info Service||Thouless, Robert|
|Todes, Samuel||Turner, Fr Paul||Wheen, Francis||Wikström, Owe||Williams, Simon|
|Wilson, Richard||Zijderveld, Anton|
A longer reading list is also available - this includes a number of items related to Information Systems as well as directly FROLIO-related issues.
|Abstract concepts||Activities||What we can say about things and concepts||What we mean by Context|
|Why simple hierarchies aren't enough||Different types of Ideas||Things, concepts, objects and classes||Scenarios and "states of affairs"|
|Different sorts of Structures|
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