Coming Soon:

The following books by Robert Paul Wolff are available on Amazon.com as e-books: KANT'S THEORY OF MENTAL ACTIVITY, THE AUTONOMY OF REASON, UNDERSTANDING MARX, UNDERSTANDING RAWLS, THE POVERTY OF LIBERALISM, A LIFE IN THE ACADEMY, MONEYBAGS MUST BE SO LUCKY, AN INTRODUCTION TO THE USE OF FORMAL METHODS IN POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY.
Now Available: Volumes I, II, III, and IV of the Collected Published and Unpublished Papers.

NOW AVAILABLE ON YOUTUBE: LECTURES ON KANT'S CRITIQUE OF PURE REASON
LECTURE ONE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d__In2PQS60
LECTURE TWO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Al7O2puvdDA

ALSO AVAILABLE ON YOUTUBE: LECTURES ONE THROUGH TEN ON IDEOLOGICAL CRITIQUE



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Thursday, March 28, 2013

DREAMS OF A BEST-SELLING AUTHOR

Sales of my three e-books [Understanding Marx, Understanding Rawls, and The Poverty of Liberalism] are booming.  At latest report, a total of fourteen had been downloaded at $9.99 a pop [I have donated my royalties to the organization that is posting the books on Amazon.]  I am waiting for a call from Dancing With the Stars. 

Kant's Theory of Mental Activity, always a hot item, will be available soon, followed by Moneybags Must be So Lucky.  The thing about e-books, I think, is that they are immortal.  It is probably more trouble for Amazon to remove a title simply because it has not sold in a decade than it is to leave it there to languish.  Now if only someone could crack the problem of digitizing self-consciousness, I could be truly immortal. 

7 comments:

Magpie said...

Prof.

"Now if only someone could crack the problem of digitizing self-consciousness, I could be truly immortal."

Maybe it's a matter of patience:

Will men and machines merge?
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20121108-will-men-and-machines-merge

Don Schneier said...

Maybe you can get a movie deal for the Kant book--"The Thing In-Itself: In 3-D!" I'd cast Daniel Day-Lewis as the Transcendental Unity of Apperception.

Robert Paul Wolff said...

Angelina Jolie could be the sensuous manifold -- something that any rational agent would want to run through and hold together in one concept.

GTChristie said...

I've never seen that many great one-liners in a row over here. Magpie is right, too -- they're working on that. It will be called an upload (the AI people stopped calling it a brain dump for PR reasons).

Robert Paul Wolff said...

Ah, but will I remember that I hate pistacchio ice cream after the upload?

Dennis Woods-Doderer said...

read this one.
http://www.amazon.com/It-Be-Just-Alright-ebook/dp/B00ATSSFMS/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1364930207&sr=1-1&keywords=It+Be+Just+Alright

Dennis Woods-Doderer said...



Check out this one.

http://www.amazon.com/It-Be-Just-Alright-ebook/dp/B00ATSSFMS/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1364930207&sr=1-1&keywords=It+Be+Just+Alright