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Human, All Too Human
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Human, All Too Human by Friedrich Nietzsche
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Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
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The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
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Wonderful poetry and astute observations about reason, passion, family, marriage, work etc. Perhaps my favorite verses are the ones on love, written with such clarity and profundity - truly recommend as a short but poignant read!
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Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
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This book feels like the type of book that really can’t be summed up or evaluated with some description of a particular emotion I felt towards it. I did laugh quite a lot, I did get shocked by his gargantuan wit and encyclopedic wisdom, but I also ...more
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Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport
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How the World Works by Noam Chomsky
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A Theory of Justice by John Rawls
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In this incredible work of moral and political philosophy, Rawls sets out to develop an answer to the fundamental question of what we owe to each other. It is divided into three parts. The first deals with the actual theory itself, the second with ...more
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The Ethics of Climate Change by James Garvey
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Solid introduction to a fascinating subject. A bit repetitive in parts, but the message is certainly driven home with the aid of well-written, philosophically rigorous arguments and questions. A quick and insightful read on one of the more ...more
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“Atheism turns out to be too simple. If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning...”
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“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.”
Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

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“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”
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Oscar Wilde
“Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.”
Oscar Wilde, The Critic as Artist

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“We sit in the mud, my friend, and reach for the stars.”
Ivan Turgenev, Fathers and Sons

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