Books in my bag:
- Fanny Howe. Tis of Thee
- Emerson. "Self-Reliance" & "Experience" (reading with my philosophy students, but I must admit that I love both essays dearly)
- William and Alice James. Everything: William is so unbelievably influential; Alice is unfortunately ignored.
- Augustine. City of God & St Paul and St Peter. The implied conversation Augustine creates is a powerful display of rhetoric. Why we don't consider City of God a chronicle is beyond me. The majority is simply a revisionist history for the supremacy of Christian religion over Judaism and Islam. Augustine is supremely anti-Semitic. His City is a kind of crusade, but is taught like a philosophy, even in secular schools. If I were teaching a class in ideological formations of colonial thought, this might be the text to begin with.
- I am still enjoying Nick Piombino's Theoretical Objects --automatic manifestos, right on.