17 Mar Being or Nothingness. Joe K. Warning! Please study the letter to Professor. Hofstadter before you read the book. Good Luck!. 16 Feb In his book The Psychopath Test, author Jon Ronson describes a strange event that occurred in A select group of academics from around. 18 Jul The message in my Facebook chat interrupts my reading of the Swedish Facebook group ”Book package: Being or Nothingness”, created for.

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I was nervous writing him. Some of the quoted people didn’t even live during his time. Per also claims that his change of name has no connection to the book. That makes a good joke right there.

Still, it has sparked some interest. Also, by disclosing passages in advance I hope to have intrigued you enough, not to dismiss the manuscript as esoteric nonsense. I have understood that maybe, just maybe, there is a riddle to be solved as well, but that doesn’t concern me. Could it be both? Marv Brazas marked it as to-read Feb 14, I actually downloaded it from online.

Trivia About Being or Nothingness. There was a lot of trouble with that one, a lot of specifications. A quick search of the national Swedish library catalogue reveals that the name Petter Nordlund is feigned, but corresponds to a certain Per Norfeldt.

It was in a white envelope, with my name and work address written by hand in pen. Seems like others have received it as well.

And then he cut off all contact. And decided to take the books to professor Hofstader and it gets really strange.

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Oct 06, Daiga rated it it was amazing. A product of mental illness? I am an astrophysicist, and have no interest in religion and have no connection to Hofstadter.

People are wildly speculating in the Facebook group, j blog posts throughout the years have tried to comprehend. My interest then was that Mr. This is the most likely explanation. The most beautifully crafted ‘self writing’ book.

The name of the original publisher, Atremi, is missing from the back, the spine, and the bottom of the first page containing the M. A few recipients have received the rhetorical question: I would be curious to know whether anyone who has received the book is already a Christian— frankly that would surprise me, as it seems aimed at non-believers.

People have often read it as a riddle, and turned themselves inside-out searching for a solution. It read in part: Has anyone opened the seal?

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A simple bot program could mine for names based on keywords and produce a recipient list. Names that I have found prominent or otherwise distinguished. Deborah leafed through it. Throughout we are treated to aphorisms by Kierkegaard, Wittgenstein, Heidegger and Hobbes.

J that shed any further light? Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. They say that they haven’t had time to read it.

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I have no idea why it says Hardcover?? Robyn marked it as to-read Jul 19, At least two million kronor approximately dollars has throughout the years been poured into the project, not counting the work hours.

You obviously have to search about everywhere. Or more plausibly, we might be the people who just come up as results on a search query. Nothinfness the first few seconds I subconsciously remind myself of a few things. The police brought Paul in and gave him an ingenious testhe was told to copy the Circleville letters and emulate the author’s handwriting.

Just the postage along with the boxes must then have cost at least 40 kronor each. It is an index of the first of nothihgness book’s recipients: After having read the chapter by Jon Ronson, I believe I have a rather credible explanation to who is behind the whole project.

Hi Luke, My father also received the book a few years ago, i always wonders who else got it. My office contact is public online in my website or through the Univ. So intense that I spent a large amount of money on it. Really interesting and a bit creepy that all of you got it, too!

The author was kind enough to enclose an index of the recipients of the first edition with the second.