It is said what it is to persist in time, and on that basis it is shown that time-travel, teleportation, and other mainstays of science fiction are impossible.
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the distinction between the two kinds of identity
the explanation of identity and individuation
philosophy book, no characters
the narration was beautiful
author and narrative did a great job
"Lucid and pure, a beautiful book"
In terms of content, top two or three, in terms of narration, top 10.
The combination of discursive and narrative elements. It was rigorous, like a mathematical proof, and yet lyrical, poetic, and entertaining (also funny!)
Very British, in a good way; clear, articulates the material well.
Deep and hard
The author should make some shorter books that are written just for audio. I got the feeling that this was originally written to be read. It flows well, and I liked it, but sometimes the internal references are bit confusing.
"a perfect book"
yes. it is like tolstoy, in that it flows so well, but also philosophical. like the last chapter of war and peace
the part about 'thinghood' being about 'dynamic and predictive integrity.' all the cool phrases, which bundled together cool concepts.
all of it.
the narrator was wonderful.
utterly worth it.
"nice prose, good narration"
that it was analysis, but was also story-like in some ways, i liked the narrator too.
something by john macmurray, old school philosophy, back when thinkers were really thinkers. spontaneous but disciplined
yes, religion. religion was better.
the part about the butterfly.
i didn't know how much there was to know about such a simple concept
"a profound analysis of something we don't analyze"
the coolness of the narrator, like a james bond villain
the way it built up, steadily, carefully playing narrative and analytical elements off of each other
yes, they are all good. clive johnson is consistently good.
that there are two kinds of identity.
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