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Civilization and Its Discontents by Sigmund Freud
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This is undoubtedly one of Freud's seminal works. References to his earlier thought and writing can be found throughout. Civilization and Its Discontents discusses how our natural tendencies are pushed into the background with the rise of civilizatio ...more
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Breaking the Spell by Daniel C. Dennett
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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig
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At the time I read this, it resonated with me. In retrospect, however, very little has stuck with me.
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The Scar by China Miéville
The Scar (Bas-Lag, #2)
by China Miéville (Goodreads Author)
read in October, 2010
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The Scar takes place in the same world of Mieville's Perdido Street Station, yet it is very loosely tied. Only a few references to characters in PSS can be found, and they only serve to add a bit of flavor to the characters in the Scar.

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Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche
Thus Spoke Zarathustra
by Friedrich Nietzsche
read in November, 2010
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A slow and difficult read, but mostly worth it. It discusses Zarathustra's journey to find meaning in a godless and meaningless world. He resolves on the idea of the overman, who is a true individual and emphatically lives in the present. The style o ...more
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig
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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig
" QVT wrote: "Motorcycles are way worse for the enciornment than meat!"

Haha, so are cars!
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Learning Rails by Simon St. Laurent
Learning Rails
by Simon St. Laurent
read in April, 2010
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Learning Rails was a solid introductory guide to Rails. I feel like I now have a good foundation to build on, but some of that may be due to my previous experience with other programming languages.

The book, for the most part, sticks to the MVC and DR
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