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New Year Traditions

I posted on this last year, but was thinking of it again: a lovely New Year’s tradition that ZaPaper from Chicago-Beijing posted:

A long-held superstition in my family–I’m not sure about others’–is that whatever you do on New Years Day is indicative of what you will be doing all year. We have always have been careful never to have needless arguments or sulky fits, insofar as that is possible, on January 1.

Last year, L Magee tempted me into a midnight post on the Preface to Hegel’s Phenomenology, which we then read together during January. I’m wondering whether to turn this into a tradition – posting a midnight reflection on the Science of Logic, to open our reading group discussion for this coming year? Or perhaps I should pass this tradition on to LM, who is currently writing on the history of logic?

2 responses to “New Year Traditions

  1. Joseph Kugelmass December 30, 2007 at 4:15 am

    Excellent! The Logic was my first major Hegel reading project, and still the work I find most broadly applicable. I’m looking forward to the discussions ahead.

  2. Pingback: » With What Must the New Year Begin?

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