Hi! A couple of books I've read recently relating to hard determinism that you might find interesting given your Gemini post on the subject: # Jerusalem, by Alan Moore This is an enormous tome of a novel, but it's pretty gripping all of the way through. One of the themes of it is that spacetime is a solid four-dimensional block, through which consciousness moves as if on rails. The spirits of the dead can re-experience any part of their life, but only exactly as it was. But mainly it's a book about the town of Northampton, England, over a span of about 1200 years. # The Conspiracy Against the Human Race, by Thomas Ligotti Warning! If you find hard determinism worrisome or disturbing, or are uncomfortable with philosophical pessimism or misanthropy, you should probably not read this book. It's an argument that (well, not so much an argument as an attempt to convey the experience that) existence as conscious beings is MALIGNANTLY USELESS, and that to exist is "not okay". It's a really enjoyable read if you like staring into the abyss. Cheers! -- Jason McBrayer | “Strange is the night where black stars rise, firstname.lastname@example.org | and strange moons circle through the skies, | but stranger still is lost Carcosa.” | ― Robert W. Chambers,The King in Yellow
Holy sh*t! I didn't expect many people to read my stuff let alone reply/comment! Thanks a lot for your message, you get to say "first!" :) I'll surely add both recommendations to my list, though I don't know when I'll be able to read them (too many things I want to do/read/see/...). Staring into the abyss is becoming harder and harder to avoid anyway.