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Biology and Ideology from Descartes to Dawkins by Denis R. Alexander
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The Courage to Be by Paul Tillich
The Courage to Be
by Paul Tillich
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A Couple's Guide to Communication by John M. Gottman
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The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
The Catcher in the Rye
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An underachiever thinks everyone else is the problem.
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Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature by Richard M. Rorty
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This book is way longer than it needs to be. Rorty makes some interesting claims but he doesn't provide much argument for them.
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Status Anxiety
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Minds, Brains and Science by John Rogers Searle
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Herbert Marcuse
“The truth of art lies in its power to break the monopoly of established reality to define what is real.”
Herbert Marcuse

Alasdair MacIntyre
“Whenever those immersed in the bureaucratic culture of the age try to think their way through to the moral foundations of what they are and what they do, they will discover suppressed Nietzschean premises. And consequently it is possible to predict with confidence that in the apparently quite unlikely contexts of bureaucratically managed modern societies there will periodically emerge social movements informed by just that kind of prophetic irrationalism of which Nietzsche's thought is the ancestor. Indeed just because and insofar as contemporary Marxism is Weberian in substance we can expect prophetic irrationalisms of the left as well as of the Right.”
Alasdair MacIntyre, After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory

Alain Badiou
“It is now an easy matter to spell out the ethic of a truth: 'Do all that you can to persevere in that which exceeds you perseverance. Persevere in the interruption. Seize in your being that which has seized and broken you.”
Alain Badiou, Ethics: An Essay on the Understanding of Evil

“If, however, we pursue what is expressed in the phrase 'the language of things', we are pointed in a similar direction. The language of things too is something to which we should pay better attention. This expression also has a kind of polemical accent. It expresses the fact that, in general, we are not at all ready to hear things in there own being, that they are subjected to man's calculus and to his domination of nature through the rationality of science.”
GADAMER, HANS GEORG

Herbert Marcuse
“The so-called consumer society and the politics of corporate capitalism have created a second nature of man which ties him libidinally and aggressively to the commodity form. The need for possessing, consuming, handling and constantly renewing the gadgets, devices, instruments, engines, offered to and imposed upon the people, for using these wares even at the danger of one’s own destruction, has become a “biological” need.”
Herbert Marcuse

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