John Stuart Mill

Born on this day. See Christopher Macleod’s overview in the SEP. Most (if not all) of Mill’s writings freely available here.

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Jazz funeral

It was the Jazz funeral opening scene in Live and Let Die that so captivated me, a kid living a world away — the dirge, the sashay, the exuberance — a love affair that has never dimmed. Thus I’m very pleased to learn about this crowd-funded work-in-progress City of a Million Dreams (H/T OffBeat). I’d imagine that if you supported Tradition is a Temple you’d want to support this effort: one Walter Isaacson has endorsed this project.

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The Temple of the Golden Pavilion

Mishima’s classic published in English (translated by Ivan Morris) on this date in 1959. See Donald Keene’s original review “Beauty Itself Became a Deadly Enemy” in the NYT.

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Neuroexistentialism: Meaning, Morals, and Purpose in the Age of Neuroscience

Recently released.

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