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Animal Liberation
4.14
Primarily a work of philosophy, Animal Liberation discusses human attitudes toward nonhumans (that is, animals) through examining our institutional an...more
Jan 02, 2009
Jan 09, 2009
 
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Art and Physics: Parallel Visions in Space, Time, and Light
4.08
The full title of this book is Art and Physics: Parallel Visions in Space, Time and Light and it was written by a surgeon. I point out this last detai...more
Oct 06, 2009
Sep 16, 2009
 
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The Openers of the Gate
2.00
After the fifth story, I felt like I was reading the same story again and again...or at least stories that rehashed the same ideas over and over again...more
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Jul 24, 2009
 
21
Reflections on the Dawn of Consciousness: Julian Jaynes's Bicameral Mind Theory Revisited
4.12
As the full title, Reflections on the Dawn of Consciousness: Julian Jaynes's Bicameral Mind Theory Revisited, intimates, before beginning this book so...more
Mar 02, 2011
Jan 10, 2011
 
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War and Peace
4.08
War and Peace has been considered a classic in world literature for 150 years and it famously transcended genres in an inventive and widely influentia...more
Sep 07, 2013
Feb 18, 2013
 
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Metahistory: The Historical Imagination in Nineteenth-Century Europe
3.82
Metahistory: The Historical Imagination in Nineteenth-Century Europe is not a work for the casual reader. Hayden White's opus requires some commitment...more
Feb 02, 2010
Nov 28, 2009
 
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Travels in Hyperreality
3.86
There are (at least) two Umberto Ecos: the historical novelist of intricate, intellectually-driven plotlines and the pithy, witty essayist who comment...more
Oct 13, 2010
Aug 28, 2008
 
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Ape and Essence
3.75
As is always my experience with Huxley, I got a lot out of his thoughts and intellectual work but found his actual writing quite clunky. Still,this wa...more
Aug 31, 2013
Nov 30, 2007
 
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Utilitarianism
3.63
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Aug 28, 2008
 
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A Room of One's Own
4.03
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Aug 28, 2008
 
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The Nicomachean Ethics
3.87
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Aug 28, 2008
 
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The Metaphysics of Morals (Texts in the History of Philosophy)
3.86
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Aug 28, 2008
 
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Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah
4.12
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Aug 28, 2008
 
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Serendipities: Language and Lunacy
3.82
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Apr 15, 2011
Aug 28, 2008
 
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Alchemy, the ancient science (A New library of the supernatural)
4.00
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Feb 10, 2009
Jan 09, 2009
 
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The Tao of Pooh
3.99
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Jan 14, 2009
 
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Five Dialogues: Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Meno, Phaedo
4.07
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Jan 22, 2009
 
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The Man Who Was Thursday
3.87
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Jul 06, 2009
Jul 06, 2009
 
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The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind
4.22
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Mar 03, 2009
Aug 25, 2008
 
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Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison
4.20
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Nov 29, 2007
 
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The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays
4.14
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Nov 30, 2007
 
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The Sparrow (The Sparrow, #1)
4.18
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Sep 06, 2010
 
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The Birth of Tragedy/The Genealogy of Morals
3.98
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Nov 29, 2007
 
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The Order of Things: An Archaeology of the Human Sciences
4.11
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Nov 29, 2007
 
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Concerning the Spiritual in Art
3.75
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Jun 03, 2014
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