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The Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way: Nāgārjuna's Mūlamadhyamakakārikā
4.31
In my opinion, Nagarjuna is the greatest philosopher who has ever lived, and this is his magnum opus. In a series of reductio ad absurdum-like analyse ...more
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Jan 22, 2009
 
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The Jargon of Authenticity
4.04
I have a special affection for this book, which cogently diagnoses a phenomenon with which I am all-too-familiar, living as I do in Northern Californi ...more
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Jan 20, 2010
 
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The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge
3.83
I can't help but think the main reason this book remains in currency is because it is widely regarded as the locus classicus for a definition and anal ...more
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Oct 09, 2011
 
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Integral Psychology: Consciousness, Spirit, Psychology, Therapy
4.08
"The will to a system lacks integrity." - Nietzsche

I would think that a person such as myself would be an ideal audience for Mr. Wilber's ruminations
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Apr 30, 2010
 
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Neoplatonism
3.44
Not finished, just leaving a few notes for my eventual review.

Remes book could be clearer. She lays out the structure of Plotinus' hierarchy of being
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Jan 11, 2011
 
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The Divided West
3.65
In The Divided West, Habermas writes as a European intellectual staking out a path forward in the post-9/11 world, not in the technical language of hi ...more
Oct 08, 2010
Aug 13, 2010
 
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The Yoga-Sutra of Patañjali: A New Translation and Commentary
4.07
Georg Feuerstein is in love with his words. How else to explain his needlessly flashy translation that renders perfectly well known Sanskrit terms suc ...more
May 2010
Apr 26, 2010
 
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Plato’s Parmenides
4.83
This in-depth study should dispel the misguided belief that Plato's "Parmenides" is an exercise in spinning aporiae, or intellectual puzzles. Scolinco ...more
Dec 06, 2011
Nov 27, 2011
 
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Yoga: Immortality and Freedom
4.11
As David Gordon White eloquently points out in his indispensable introduction, Eliade's early masterpiece was far ahead of the curve; so much so that ...more
Jun 29, 2010
May 02, 2010
 
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The Muqaddimah: An Introduction to History (Bollingen Series)
4.33
Ibn Khaldoun's Muqaddimah is frequently described as a work of proto-sociology and economics. There is a grain of truth to that, but the similarity li ...more
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Jun 23, 2015
 
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The Cult of Nothingness: The Philosophers and the Buddha
3.38
I am loathe to criticize this book on the grounds that it exemplifies the very problem it purports to critique, as such criticisms border on cliche. B ...more
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May 26, 2012
 
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Path to the Middle: Oral Madhyamika Philosophy in Tibet : The Spoken Scholarship of Kensur Yeshey Tupden (S U N Y Series in Buddhist Studies)
3.20
Path to the Middle is a presentation of the teachings of a great Tibetan scholar and monk, Kensur Yeshe Tubden. Formerly abbot of the Drepung Loseling ...more
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Jan 03, 2010
 
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Song Of The Profound View
4.67
Geshe Rabten's "Song of the Profound View" is a remarkable and haunting book, and it is unique among the many available discussions of the Prasangika- ...more
Dec 06, 2009
Dec 02, 2009
 
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Digitale Rationalität und das Ende des kommunikativen Handelns
3.78
This brisk essay explores the problem of communicative action in the light of digital communication. Han concurs with Habermas's diagnosis that commun ...more
Sep 24, 2013
Sep 20, 2013
 
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The Law Code of Manu
3.83
I approached Manu's Dharmashastra with historical curiosity, braced for a tough read, but I was delightfully surprised to learn what an engaging, beau ...more
Apr 26, 2010
Apr 17, 2010
 
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The Symposium
3.99
Plato's account of Socrates on love was more engaging than I expected. In the eponymous symposium several figures present a speech in praise of love a ...more
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Jul 16, 2009
 
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Descent into Chaos: The United States & the Failure of Nation Building in Pakistan, Afghanistan & Central Asia
3.93
Rashid's "Descent into Chaos" is probably the most important and useful book on current events I've ever read. A highly-acclaimed journalist based in ...more
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Aug 25, 2010
 
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Germania
3.80
Excellent collection of essays, interviews, and short poem-like writings by Heiner Müller - very illuminating to the author's work. Otherwise valuable ...more
Aug 31, 2014
Aug 13, 2014
 
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Orpheus and the Roots of Platonism
4.53
This bizarre little book is an incoherent brain dump of brilliant ideas, reflecting the author's Herculean effort to articulate key points of the life ...more
Oct 07, 2013
Aug 23, 2013
 
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The Analects
3.80
David Hinton as produced a translation of the Analects that is highly-readable and sometimes lyrical, such as:

Adept Kung said: "When the Master talks
...more
Feb 07, 2012
Oct 04, 2011
 
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The Complete Works
4.30
Anyone interested in Christian or western mysticism should read this book without delay - Pseudo-Dionysius is surely the most significant figure in th ...more
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Dec 09, 2011
 
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Language and Myth
3.80
Cassirer's life and career warrant significant interest; a Weimar scholar attempting to lay a neo-Kantian groundwork for symbolic forms of cognition, ...more
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Sep 24, 2012
 
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Upanisads
4.17
The translation is somewhat wooden and the introductory material and explanatory notes are not particularly enlightening, but this is a serviceable an ...more
Mar 25, 2010
Mar 25, 2010
 
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Philosophy and Civilization in the Middle Ages
3.67
An interesting overview of the literary culture of the High Middle Ages, reflecting an extremely dated and often-farcical degree of approbation for th ...more
Feb 07, 2013
Oct 14, 2012
 
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Bhagavad-Gita: The Song of God
4.06
Beautiful, accessible translation
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Apr 08, 2010
 
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Transparenzgesellschaft
3.83
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Jun 05, 2013
 
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The Chomsky - Foucault Debate: On Human Nature
3.97
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Jan 30, 2010
Jan 27, 2010
 
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The Essential Plotinus
3.66
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Feb 07, 2012
Dec 09, 2011
 
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The Consolation of Philosophy
3.93
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Jun 26, 2012
Feb 14, 2012
 
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Abwesen
4.29
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Jan 26, 2014
Sep 20, 2013
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