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The Bhagavad Gita by Anonymous
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Plutarch's Lives, Volume 2 by Plutarch
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Plutarch's Lives, Volume 1 by Plutarch
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The Portable Nietzsche by Friedrich Nietzsche
The Portable Nietzsche
by Friedrich Nietzsche
recommended for: Anyone, philosophers
read in March, 2007
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For the most part, Nietzsche is not at all the philosopher that people think he is. He was the first relativist and "the last metaphysician" according to Heidegger. In many ways, Nietzsche finally said what was always implicit in Western philosophy -...more
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Existentialism by Thomas R. Flynn
Existentialism: A Very Short Introduction
by Thomas R. Flynn
recommended for: Philosphers, advanced beginner philosophers
read in June, 2007
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This is an excellent introduction to existentialism as a philosophical movement. It was written by philosopher and Emory professor Dr. Thomas Flynn, who is an incredible teacher. This "very short" introduction is a little over 100 small pages, but I...more
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The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
The Origin of Species
by Charles Darwin
recommended for: Scientists, scientific thinkers, creationists
read in July, 2006
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The book that signalled what Nietzsche called "the death of God." This book is much-referenced and seldom-read, and for good reason. Darwin has a very interesting style and the text draws you in to his method of observation and explanation; however,...more
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The Art of War by Sun Tzu
The Art of War: The Denma Translation (Shambhala Library)
by Sun Tzu
recommended for: Anyone
read in March, 2006
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Everyone should read The Art of War at least once. There's no excuse. The text itself is no more than a few dozen pages, and as such, almost every version that you can purchase as a published text is jam-packed with partially unnecessary commentary,...more
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Tales of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
Tales of Edgar Allan Poe
by Edgar Allan Poe
recommended for: Anyone
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The More Than Complete Hitchhiker's Guide by Douglas Adams
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Hilarious, witty, well written, well crafted, I can't say enough about this perennial favorite. I usually re-read it about once a year because it's just that good. It follows the unusually unlucky everyman Arthur Dent as he flees from the destruction...more
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