the fifth sentence

I saw this on Amanita.net, and thought I would play:

  1. Grab the near­est book. 
  2. Open the book to page 23. 
  3. Find the fifth sentence. 
  4. Post the text of the sen­tence in your jour­nal along with these instructions. 

e that their con­di­tions could not be fal­si­fied by Frank­furt-style cas­es because the suc­cess­ful ver­sions involve the pos­si­bil­i­ty that the agent could have vol­un­tar­i­ly done, or been the author of, some­thing that would have trig­gered the inter­ven­tion, where­upon she would not have been moral­ly respon­si­ble for the act in ques­tion. from: Liv­ing With­out Free Will by Derk Pereboom

4 thoughts on “the fifth sentence”

  1. *heh*

    McDon­ald’s has dif­fer­ent moti­va­tion­al activ­i­ties for its catagories of work­ers, such as teenagers and old­er workers”.

    I think I like the one from the cur­rent book I’m read­ing more:

    They lived nat­u­ral­ly with­out dis­in­fec­tants or deodor­ants, many of them veg­e­tar­i­ans, many prac­tic­ing yoga or some oth­er form of meditation.”

  2. The first one is from “1001 ways to reward employ­ees” by Bob Nel­son. I use it for humour val­ue (although it’s sup­posed to be a seri­ous book). It gives ways to reward employ­ees in non-mon­e­tary terms.

    The oth­er one is “Uncom­mon Wis­dom: Con­ver­sa­tions with Remark­able Peo­ple” by Fritjof Capra. Damn thing is keep­ing me up at nights!

  3. Well, I’m in my home office by my com­put­er, so the near­est book is the dic­tio­nary. Rul­ing that out, the next near­est book is SAMS Teach Your­self Games Pro­gram­ming in 24 Hours.

    Play some video games and pay par­tic­u­lar atten­tion to how they can be bro­ken down into groups of objects.”

    *yawn*

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