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The Human Situation: Lectures at Santa Barbara 1959

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Em 1959, Aldous Huxley proferiu uma série de conferências na Universidade da Califórnia, que foram excepcionais por sua visão e vasta erudição.
O tema de Huxley foi o relacionamento do Homem com seu planeta e ele abordou questões que se tornaram - como anteviu - cruciais para a sobrevivência da civilização.
Estes ensaios foram agora reunidos para publicação neste livro.
Published January 19th 1978 by Vintage/Ebury/Random House Group (first published 1959)
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Greg
May 16, 2010 Greg rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a book that every human on the planet should choose to read. Hopefully one day I will flesh this paragraph out a bit, but until then - please find a copy and read it.
Terry
Jul 18, 2012 Terry rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: philosophy
This book describes three important aspects of self: rational, art, and social. It then suggests that all our knowledge in their separate disciplines should be made personal and integrated in each of these three aspects. By doing this Huxley suggests that the human situation on Earth would improve. he quotes an amazing number of sources, all authorities in different subjects. I found this book similar to Critical Path but much more dated (1959) and less inspired.
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Nov 20, 2016 Raja rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book written almost a century ago reverberates today more than ever. It's penetrating insight into the psychological, spiritual and physiological condition of contemporary man is unparalleled. Anyone who wants to better understand their place in this crazy world ought to read this book.

These assertive statements stand alone, without any evidence to back them up. You want evidence? Go pick up the book and read it. You'll find what you're looking for there.

James Raynes
Feb 11, 2014 James Raynes rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Essential reading. I'd love to see someone else put together a similar analysis of 'the human situation' as we might see it in 2014.
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Aldous Leonard Huxley was an English writer and one of the most prominent members of the famous Huxley family. He spent the latter part of his life in the United States, living in Los Angeles from 1937 until his death in 1963. Best known for his novels and wide-ranging output of essays, he also published short stories, poetry, travel writing, and film stories and scripts. Through his novels and es ...more
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