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James Banks

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James Banks I don't have writer's block that often, but when I do, I tend to abandon the entire project. Sometimes, "after an age", I come back to the project.…moreI don't have writer's block that often, but when I do, I tend to abandon the entire project. Sometimes, "after an age", I come back to the project.(less)
James Banks I think maybe the most rewarding thing about being a writer, for me, is being able to discover new things. Writing leads me to the edge of what I know…moreI think maybe the most rewarding thing about being a writer, for me, is being able to discover new things. Writing leads me to the edge of what I know, gives me a kind of structure to build off of. (less)
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Letters to People Who Care

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Omnisubjectivity by Linda T. Zagzebski
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I got interested in this subject from a Berkeleian perspective. If all that exists are minds and ideas, then how do we have metaphysical contact between minds? Presumably by sharing the exact ideas, which sounds like a form of omnisubjectivity to me. ...more
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X-Risk by Thomas Moynihan
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I give this book 3 stars out of 5. I try to give 5 stars only to books that I really feel are worthy, with which I form some kind of deeper connection. So this book was most likely only going to get 4 at most. It is well-written, and it is about an i ...more
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The Feeling of Value by Sharon Hewitt Rawlette
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I give this four stars. I tend to only give five stars to books that I find particularly useful or with which I have a personal connection, so four stars is likely all this book could get. The book was well-written and addressed an important topic. I ...more
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Unbelievers by Alec Ryrie
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Ryrie sees two psychological forces leading to the birthplace of modern atheism, anger and anxiety. I think in contemporary times, there may be a third, breakdown. A person's mind can't function, breaks down, so they look for psychologically healthy ...more
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Free Trade by Judy W. Eby
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Here are some reasons why an altruistic person (or someone who is interested in altruism, or knows an altruistic person) might want to read this book.

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This book could be considered a guide to relating to a certain kind of person you don't understand, who has unique needs. In this case, specifically missionaries. But there are many other life paths that are poorly understood by those who haven't liv ...more
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Healing and Christianity by Morton T. Kelsey
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Overall, a book about sacramental Christian healing, about people being the conduit for God to heal people of physical or psychological problems.

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