Reading Neoplatonism and Christian Thought, by Dominic J. O'Meara. Neoplatonism, he explained, is a philosophical movement that took place around t 100 to 500 A.D., which expanded upon Plato's ideas and added doctrines that didn't exist. Before this he read a medieval Islamic religious philosophy of the kalam by H.A. Wolfson. He became interested in philosophy and science fifteen years ago when he read The Chain of Being, by Arthur Lovejoy and Against Method, by Paul Feyerabend, which, because it talked about things he didn't know anything about, he began reading more, to understand the arguments Feyerabend was making.

His favorite fiction authors are Thomas Mann (especially Doctor Faustus) and Henry James. Currently he's reading something by Proust ( I forgot to ask what).