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The Book of Not Knowing: Exploring the True Nature of Self, Mind, and Consciousness
it was amazing
The Book of Not Knowing is one of the most important books that I own. In fact, if I were stranded on a desert island and could only have 3 books this ...more
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Apr 03, 2012
Dispelling Wetiko: Breaking the Curse of Evil
it was ok
This is amateurish depth psychology. The author mixes his metaphors…a lot. The book starts out with some promise, but frankly is over complicated by t ...more
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Aug 14, 2013
Daily Afflictions: The Agony of Being Connected to Everything in the Universe
it was amazing
What a fun book. Andrew Boyd turns the insipid genre of daily affirmation and inspiration books on its ear with his mildly sardonic anti-inspirational ...more
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May 27, 2010
The Existential Jesus
really liked it
John Carroll may well rescue post modern Christianity from itself with The Existential Jesus. Carroll, who is not a practicing Christian, offers up an ...more
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Jan 27, 2014
The Buddha Taught Nonviolence, Not Pacifism
it was amazing
“The Buddha gave one prescription, not war, not pacifism either.”
~Peace is a State of Mind: For a Twenty First Birthday in Times of War (Fleischman)

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Oct 13, 2014
The Year of Dreaming Dangerously
really liked it
This is Slavoj Zizek's most readable book. It reads more like an essay then a treatise. His far reaching and yet succinct look at the events of 2011 - ...more
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Jul 05, 2016
In Bad Faith: What's Wrong With the Opium of the People
it was amazing
Andrew Levine is a rare gem in the crown of philosophy – a professional philosopher that not only possess keen insight into his inquiries, but the abi ...more
Dec 2011
Nov 15, 2011
The Sociopath Next Door
it was amazing
According to the premise of the book 1 in 25 adults (approx 4% of the population) has a diagnosable mental disorder that can be understood as a sociop ...more
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Jun 22, 2010
Waking Up to the Dark: Ancient Wisdom for a Sleepless Age
it was amazing
Waking Up to The Dark has been a very profound reading experience for me. It’s moved me spiritually at a level that I’m having trouble expressing. I a ...more
Aug 14, 2015
Jul 22, 2015
Letters from a Stoic
it was amazing
This is a great presentation of Seneca's letters. They are accessible and give the reader a good sense of who Seneca was and his take on life as exper ...more
Sep 23, 2014
May 29, 2014
Descartes' Bones: A Skeletal History of the Conflict Between Faith and Reason
it was amazing

Rene Descartes is credited as the first modern philosopher. Most of us have heard his seminal statement, “Cogito ergo sum”; I think therefore I am. Fo
Feb 14, 2014
Jan 10, 2014
The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking
it was amazing
I’m an escapee from the cult of positivity. For many years I was the victim of New Thought and its various spin offs. Rather than lifting me up these ...more
Jul 10, 2014
Dec 10, 2012
Indignez-vous !
it was amazing
Stephane Hessel is a remarkable man who has lived a remarkable life. His small and eloquent book (Pamphlet really), over half taken up by an introduct ...more
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Feb 13, 2012
Human Action: A Treatise on Economics
liked it
Ludwig von Mises is not the most "scientific" of economic theorists, but his insights into choice and action of the individual are still worthy of con ...more
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Jun 01, 2016
Atheist Manifesto: The Case Against Christianity, Judaism, and Islam
liked it
The most important thing to bear in mind when reading Onfrey’s book is that is a manifesto. As an atheist and a humanist I am quite disappointed in th ...more
Dec 27, 2011
Dec 01, 2011
The Last Lecture
really liked it
I put this book on my spirituality shelf, but it really isn't about spirituality at all. Its really just practical advice about how to live your life ...more
Apr 07, 2009
Mar 31, 2009
A Spinoza Reader: The Ethics and Other Works
it was amazing
I am still in the process of tackling the Ethics. Througout his life Spinoza sought to find the proper expression of his metaphysical hypothesis that ...more
Dec 12, 2008
Nov 05, 2008
Nature's God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic
really liked it
I had the idea recently of writing a detailed history of ideas that influenced our nation's founders in the founding of the United States. Matthew Ste ...more
Jan 05, 2016
Dec 13, 2015
Keep It Fake: Inventing an Authentic Life
it was amazing
Eric G. Wilson has provided the antidote for the market place spirituality of our times. Keep it Fake: Inventing An Authentic Life is nothing short of ...more
Jan 15, 2017
Dec 30, 2016
Absolute Recoil: Towards A New Foundation Of Dialectical Materialism
Slavoj Zizek may be the most inventive modern philosopher within the western tradition that we have working today. I'm not certain anyone else could h ...more
Dec 23, 2015
Dec 02, 2015
Agnostic: A Spirited Manifesto
really liked it
This small, beautiful book is the perfect antidote to the awful either-or thinking that is commonplace in today's squabble between secularists and rel ...more
Jul 25, 2016
May 20, 2016
Existentialism Is a Humanism
liked it
This is decent introduction to the philosophy of Sartre, and is acessible to the layman. Many people make the mistake of trying to tackle Being & ...more
Jul 21, 2008
Jun 22, 2008
Ego Is the Enemy
really liked it
I wish this book had been around when I was younger.
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Aug 03, 2016
A Theory of Justice
liked it
UGH! Rawls is a smart guy and a gifted philsopher. But a root canal would have been more fun. Yet, it contains a ideas that any person concerned with ...more
Jan 24, 2009
Nov 30, 2008
How to Be a Good Atheist
liked it
This is a nice little sourcebook on Atheism.
Apr 19, 2010
Mar 29, 2010
The Zürau Aphorisms
liked it
I'm not sure what to make of this little book of philosophical fragments. It is often thought provoking, beguiling and downright strange and nonsensic ...more
Apr 15, 2016
Jan 05, 2016
The Death of Socrates
it was amazing
Filled with the other side of the story about Socrates trial. Something I remember touching on in college but not really delving in to. This is a good ...more
Aug 05, 2008
Jul 21, 2008
The Atheist's Guide to Reality: Enjoying Life without Illusions
liked it
Rosenberg's "nice nihilism" is a littler harsher, boarding on the bleak, than I prefer. But, the book premise is reasoned well and, let's face it, wha ...more
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Jan 02, 2012
Reason and Reverence: Religious Humanism for the 21st Century
really liked it
I just acquired this book yesterday. I have read a few pages before returning to my Little Book of Atheist Spirituality.....also very exciting
Oct 11, 2008
Sep 08, 2008
Fire in the Soul: A New Psychology of Spiritual optimism
really liked it
Sidran gave this to me for my birtdhay. Her presentation is thoughtful and interesting
Mar 18, 2009
Jan 13, 2009
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