One book that's coming with me is שבע מידות רעות by מאיה ערד (Sheva Midot Ra'ot, or Seven Sins, by Maya Arad). This is the Israeli novel I've been trying to slog through this summer. (The slogging has been so slow that I've put it down to read two other books before even getting as far as page 15. Especially unimpressive given that the book starts on page 11. But I'm trying!)
A second book I'm probably bringing is Contractarianism/Contractualism, a collection of essays edited by Stephen Darwall. I just need to check whether those articles are available online.
And I also want to bring my bilingual book of poems by Yehuda Amichai, if I can squeeze it in.
So that leaves me with two or three more book-shaped slots in my luggage. Some candidates:
- Philosophical Investigations, Ludwig Wittgenstein
- The Sources of Normativity, Christine Korsgaard
- Emotional Reason, Bennett Helm
- The Rationality of Emotion, Ronald de Sousa
- Practical Reason and Norms, Joseph Raz
- The Morality of Freedom, Joseph Raz
- Human Agency and Language, Charles Taylor
- Games of Strategy, eds. Dixit and Skeath (so huge, it should count as two books)
What I need to do next is find my way to the HUJI library and the Library of the Knesset websites, to check which of these books will be available to me in Israel. There is reason to be pessimistic: Judy tells me that HUJI's library system lost some funding battles, leaving it unable to stack its shelves adequately. Furthermore, for some of these books, library copies won't do me much good, since what I really need is the notes in the margins of my well-loved copies.
(3 days and 5 hours left.)
ETA: Fellow fellowshipper Steve's response at Blog For No One.