The Practical Cogitator: The Thinker's Anthology
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The Practical Cogitator: The Thinker's Anthology

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Paperback, 692 pages
Published 1962 by Houghton Mifflin Company (first published 1945)
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This book styles itself as a "Cerebral Coast Pilot." The authors had in mind a small book, easily carried by an Army soldier in his pack, that would afford a person a way to pass the idle times in critical thought and growth. It contains many short passages from great writers, philosophers, scientists, politicians, judges, etc. organized somewhat eclectically by the author. The slant is heavily toward American pragmatic philosophy, but with a critical eye. This is highly recommended by me as a n...more
Luis Uribe
This has to be one of my all time favorite travel books. It's a collection of quotes and short excerpts from various works of merit. It's also great as a writing prompts.
Kyle Zufelt
This book contains quotes from scientists, artists, philosophers, economists, politicians, etc. Even though the book is very old, I would recommend it for the breadth of opinion and information contained in it.
Selections (both short & longer) from all types of literature organized by themes such as "Man in Search of Himself", "What is Truth?", and "He Turns to Nature". A book for dipping into rather than reading per se.
This book is great for trips or on airplanes. It doesn't matter where you are, you can reat any part..loved it and still take it on flights
Noah Stacy
Received a copy of this when I interviewed for a scholarship at Pitt, and can't quite bring myself to let go of it now.
Nice variety of ideas.
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