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Books I Want to Write Before I Die

There are a number of books that I want to write before I die. As someone that has pessimistic tendancies, I do not think I will accomplish them all. I hold a full time job and have to write my books in my spare time, either on my lunch hour, or time that I make available to write after work. There really is only one book that I know for sure that I will finish(unless I get hit by a car or something of that sort), and that is the one I am currently in the process of writing and have been for a number of years now. My first book will be Breaking the Free Will Illusion for the Betterment of Humankind. It will show, in complete layperson’s terms, the absurdity of the notion of free will. It will also detail why our current free will psychology is harmful and needs to change. I have started with this book because it is a base topic. In other words, strongly establishing this fact is of great importance for most others. The four main books I want to write are as follows:

  • The book I am currently writing about the lack of free will and the direction that I hope humanity will be lead with this understanding.
  • A book detailing my ethical philosophy, of course written for the layperson (as all of my books will be). One that I find of equal importance as my book about the free will illusion, but one that must come afterward.
  • A book about the state of affairs of life, and what our ethical responsibilities should be to those state of affairs. This book will be even more controversial than my book about the free will illusion, but it will be a very important book, and equally as supported by logic.
  • The three above are all nonfiction books. I would also like to write a science fiction book that illustrates some of my philosophical concerns. One that has thoughtful entertainment value. I have already started one and work on it when the mood strikes. Ideally, I’d like this to be my third or fourth book.

If I could get all of the above books written and out to the public before I die, that would make me ecstatic. I have more books in my head in which I would like to get out as well, such as one in regards to my philosophy of knowledge (epistemology), one on animal welfare, one on certain -isms that are problematic, and maybe even another fiction book or two. At the rate I am processing the first book (hopefully complete in 2012), these ones will need to take back seat. I’d be happy enough with the four books I have bulleted above before I croak. We’ll see.

Is there a book you desire to write before you die? If so, what type and what’s it about? Leave me a comment.

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  1. July 18, 2011 at 6:47 AM

    I find that my interests shift a bit too much to allow me a clear idea of any possible books that I may write. It is interesting to note that there are many essays that are just as influential as entire books, so perhaps it’s best for me to write on a wide range of topics and if I can come back to one (or a group that has some common topic) of them and think, “I can expand on this much more,” then I can consider the idea of writing a book related to that topic.

    • July 19, 2011 at 7:56 PM

      Hiya ramblenadrant.

      True. I’m a fan of the essay. I am concerned with that type of media that will get my ideas out to the mainstream. Also, if I am to address the sheer number of points I want to make, it requires at least a small book length. I’m do not really want to add to the pile of academic essays that only a few students of philosophy ever care to delve into. With ebook readers and the direction of books, being able to get what I consider important information out the the masses via a book looks like my best bet. Whether I will do so successfully only time will tell.

      Thanks,
      ‘Trick

  1. June 27, 2011 at 2:40 PM

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