I Kant believe it and didn't think it Humeanlly possible to Descarte these great books.Ah, Nietzsche
You are just too darn clever...for a psychologist, that is!
There are a few of us who might surprise you but unfortunately, not that many :)
i love psychologists. they're the sexiest people on earth. it's librarians who throw out great books that i hate.
What makes you think that librarians care about books at all any more. Most of them are more into technology now than about building up collections of books for people to read. You are lucky that these nit-wits haven't throw out every book in your library already. If they are like the new crop of librarians that I know, they probably don't even read books themselves!!!
One more thing:1) The librarians at Molloy are guilty of crimes against the humanities.2) To be guilty of crimes against the humanities is to be guilty of crimes against humanity itself, since it is our human appreciation for things like art, history, philosophy, and literature that separates human beings from baboons.3) Therefore, the crimes that have been committed are crimes against HUMANITY!!! The next thing you know, we'll all be back to swinging from trees!
1. Everyone loves psychologists. They are always a favorite at any instituion of higher education, because they consistently keep you amused at a party!2. Some librarians do care about books (I've actually met a few in my time). Why someone who didn't care about books would want to work in a library, however, is beyond me! 3. I don't know if I agree that committing crimes against the humanities is the same as committing crimes against humanity per se. There very well might be people who hate great thought and great works, but who may not intentionally want us to revert to lower forms of primates (e.g., baboons and gibbons). I do agree that devolution is the likely outcome of throwing great works into the garbage willy-nilly, but this may not be their intended outcome. I like to try to assume the best of those who are in charge of preserving our cultural and intellectual heritage!
1. Professors of psychology are usually batty as fruit flies. That's why they have been banished to the academy. No one wants them treating real human beings!!!2. Librarians are all weird anti-social people. They used to be into books, but now all they do is spend time on their fucking databases.3. If the humanities are what make us fully human, then committing a crime against the humanities ipso facto is committing a crime against HUMANITY!And you call yourself a philosopher!!!
I was first introduced to Nietzsche as an undergraduate. At the time I could not understand how this cross-eyed freak wasting away in an insane asylum captured the imagination of those who embraced modernity, as though he had something to say. But the will to power in our materialist age is still compelling, and hence endures across the political spectrum, and especially in bureaucracies that sustain it
As someone who worked in a university library as an undergraduate, I can't tell you how horrified I am that any college would even dream of doing something like this. I probably have more philosophy books now in my tiny apartment than you do in your whole library. What a waste!
Math tells the tale. There were 52 shelves worth of philosophy texts which was reduced to 18 & 1/4 shelves. That's a reduction of 65% of the collection. Who does that?
Thanks to the one philosophy person who is actually able to do math (I'm forced to depend on pictures!). Unfortunately, our administration has decided that "the matter is closed." So, the philosophy collection is destined for the trash heap!Who needs books, anyway? We can always teach philosophy through macrame or performance art!
What happened to Molloy College being a corner stone in the educational community of Long Island, advancing their students in the areas of Religion and Ethics above other liberal arts? What happened to the Catholic tradition? I believe they realized in the medieval times that faith and reason work in conjunction to have a deeper and more profound understanding of ones life, religion, and to live more morally and ethically (another objective of higher education). Not business and how to make a buck more economically or sell out the individual to further widen the gap of the people. We are all people equally. These books and those of religion have helped to advance us in such profound ways that without them, we would live in a world that exemplifies savage immoral actions that are social norms (social norms would however cease to exist).Seemse like its more about who gives the almighty dollar than what is morally right and an ethical obligation with regards to education.Signed Enlightened
BOOKS! WHO CARES ABOUT BOOKS ANYWAY? THEY'RE OBSOLETE, AREN'T THEY?JUST LIKE LIBRARIANS!!!
How dare you insult the library profession like that!!! Librarians are definitely not obsolete. They're just antiquated. There's a big difference!!!As for books,now that I've got my Ipad, who gives a shit about books any more??? If your college was really serious about education they get rid of the library all together and give all the students free ipads loaded with a semester's worth of texts. Then they'd prove that they really care about education!!!
SAVE THE BOOKSTHROW OUT THE LIBRARIANS