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"this is not philosophy. this is not Zen Buddhism. this is something in between the two. as one is philosophy and the other religion, in ‘western’ division, and best understood as a ‘way’ in ‘eastern’ thought, that is a practical ‘way’ to liberate/..." Read more of this review »
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“Not all pioneers went west.”

Unlike the many books which focus on American authors who flocked to Paris during the first half of the twentieth century, eminent historian and Pulitzer Prize winning author David McCullough relates the stories of t..." Read more of this review »
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Paul West
“What’s that dreadful phrase? Reader-friendly? It isn’t reader friendly; it’s saying to the reader, “I bet you can’t take this, and if you can you’re the kind of reader I want and you’ll stay with me. If you can’t take it, I don’t want you to read me anyway.”
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Paul Ricœur
“We must recognize the fact that philosophy at the present time is entirely at an impasse concerning the problem of the origin of values. This theoretical failure is reflected in the practical antinomy between submission and rebellion that infects the daily concerns of education, politics, and ethics. If no decision can be made at this level, we must retrace our steps, extricate ourselves from the impasse, and try to gain access, by means of a nonethical approach, to the problem of autonomy and obedience.”
Paul Ricoeur, The Conflict of Interpretations

Leo Tolstoy
“False. Everything by which you have lived and live now is all a deception, a lie, concealing both life and death from you.”
Leo Tolstoy, The Death of Ivan Ilych

Karl R. Popper
“The belief in causality is metaphysical. It is nothing but a typical metaphysical hypostatization of a well-justified methodological rule- the scientist's decision never to abandon his search for laws. The metaphysical belief in causality seems thus more fertile in its various manifestations than any indeterminist physics metaphysics of the kind advocated by Heisenberg. Indeed, we can see that Heisenberg's comments have had a crippling effect on research. Connections which are not far to seek may easily be overlooked if its continually repeated that the search for any such connections is 'meaningless'.”
Karl Popper, The Logic of Scientific Discovery

Rollo May
“Creative people, as I see them, are distinguished by the fact that they can live with anxiety, even though a high price may be paid in terms of insecurity, sensitivity, and defenselessness for the gift of the “divine madness,” to borrow the term used by the classical Greeks. They do not run away from non-being, but by encountering and wrestling with it, force it to produce being. They knock on silence for an answering music; they pursue meaninglessness until they can force it to mean.”
Rollo May, The Courage to Create

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