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The Age of Insight: The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, and Brain from Vienna 1900 to the Present
4.23
it was amazing
This book has a good combination of information about neuroscience and about art. The author uses three artists who worked around the time of Freud in ...more
Apr 15, 2012
Apr 10, 2012
 
Great Expectations: The Sons and Daughters of Charles Dickens
3.42
it was amazing
I've done enough play therapy, evaluation, education and yes, parenting to explain and justify interest in how people's children turned out. This book ...more
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Mar 13, 2013
 
Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined
3.93
it was amazing
I listened to the Audible book. Kaufman is an advocate for broadening the consideration of what is included in intelligence. Other factors which he wa ...more
Jul 19, 2013
Oct 09, 2012
 
The Self Beyond Itself: An Alternative History of Ethics, the New Brain Sciences, and the Myth of Free Will
3.92
it was amazing
The idea is that ethics is better understood as responding to the situation as opposed to using free will to make the best decision. Evidence is broug ...more
Jul 07, 2013
Jun 29, 2013
 
The Art of Slow Reading: Six Time-Honored Practices for Engagement
4.25
it was amazing
I hope that it doesn't invalidate my thoughts that I read this in under a 24 hour elapsed time, while also reading half of The Great Gatsby and sleepi ...more
Nov 09, 2013
May 29, 2012
 
Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity
4.27
it was amazing
This book is excellent for many reasons. Several characteristics which make people different from the norm are each given a chapter. In each chapter, ...more
Nov 22, 2012
Aug 11, 2012
 
Spinoza
4.47
it was amazing
I enjoy reading books that were created at about the same time I was. This one gives a good picture of what Spinoza was trying to say. The Ravven ethi ...more
Jul 18, 2013
Jul 16, 2013
 
Wittgenstein and William James
3.64
it was amazing
The author makes a lot of connections between the thoughts of James and Wittgenstein. The influence of the former on the latter is discussed. The disc ...more
Oct 22, 2012
Oct 06, 2012
 
Vera
3.72
it was amazing
This is a shortish novel, and definitely worth the time to read if you help people who are in abusive relationships. The author, who H.G. Wells consid ...more
Aug 09, 2013
Aug 07, 2013
 
Helping the Fearful Child
3.85
it was amazing
Although it is about thirty years old, this book still has good suggestions for how to help children with anxiety. There are methods for replacing anx ...more
Jul 27, 2011
Jul 12, 2011
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