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The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
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it was amazing
bookshelves: reviewed-books, i-recommend
Read 2 times. Last read October 21, 2017.

I want to write shortly about the philosophical merit of The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy:

All western philosophy emerged and developed within the logocentric tradition. Two axioms define this tradition. 1. A thing cannot both be and not be at the same time (a v -a). 2. A thing is always identical with itself (a=a). It is impossible for humans to think about the world in a way that makes sense without these two axioms. But that does not make them necessarily true. These are the limits of human capacity, but a truly infinite universe does not adhere to such limitations. In an infinite universe there is infinite absurdity. The Hitch-Hiker's Guide thus proposes to us there may not be a universal logos which determines all things, and that would explain quite a lot.
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Reading Progress

Started Reading
July 27, 2011 – Finished Reading
November 11, 2015 – Shelved
March 30, 2016 – Shelved as: reviewed-books
March 30, 2016 – Shelved as: i-recommend
October 21, 2017 – Started Reading
October 21, 2017 – Finished Reading

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