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1. The Chomsky-Foucault Debate: On
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2. A Brief History of Everything
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3. Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction
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4. The Book: On the Taboo Against
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5. The Importance of What We Care
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6. The Origin of Consciousness in
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7. The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception
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8. The Body in Pain: The Making and
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9. The Importance Of Living
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10. The Lucifer Principle: A Scientific
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11. A Treatise of Human Nature
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12. The Humanistic Tradition, Vol.
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13. Markings
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14. The Biology of Transcendence:
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15. The Study of Human Nature: A Reader
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16. Ideas of Human Nature: From the
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18. Becoming Human
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1. The Chomsky-Foucault Debate: On Human Nature
by New Press
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2. A Brief History of Everything
by Shambhala
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This account of men and women's place in a universe of sex and gender, self and society, spirit and soul is written in question-and-answer format, making it both readable and accessible.Wilber offers a series oforiginal views on many topics of current controversy, including the gender wars, multiculturalism, modern liberation movements, and the conflictbetween various approaches to spirituality. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Nutritious food for the mind
I postponed reading Wilber for a long time, because I felt that time had yet to come for me to be exposed to such a mindblow, like I knew this would turn to be. Sometimes you don't want to set your mind in a certain direction yet.
2-0 out of 5 stars too many words for a simple message
basically Wilber's philosophy is: there are people out there who are stuck in their cultural conceptions. In other words, some people are closed minded. Some people need to open their minds to other's views and allow themselves to grow a little. This confirms Wilbur's own admission as to why he really is not accepted in academia: he is not really saying anything of substance. Not only has he admitted this but he followed it up with saying that's why he took his message to the people. Of course, the average joe will eat this stuff up as though it is a step toward enlightenment. Dont bother with this guy...he seems too full of himself.

5-0 out of 5 stars On the road to consciousness . . .
This is the second book I have read of the many that Ken Wilber has produced. I admit to struggling with the concept he is presenting, but that has nothing to do with his writing which is clear and concise. I suppose it speaks to where I am, presently, in evolving my own consciousness.
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3. Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
by Oxford University Press, USA
Paperback (16 January, 2003)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Quite Good
Along with Culler's Literary Theory Butler's Postmodernism represents a commendable "Very Short Introduction" to controversial ideas in the humanities.Both volumes are even-handed and well-explained.This is in sharp contrast to Catherine Belsey's Poststructualism: A Very Short Introduction.In the latter volume, the reader doesn't get anything like an even-handed overview. Instead, the reader gets one-sided advocacy of poststructuralist thinking, complete with the movement's characteristically strained logic and unconcern for clear expression.

4-0 out of 5 stars Postmodernism for beginners (but then, aren't we all...)
Postmodernism is a tricky thing to define. According to Christopher Butler, 'it is certain of its uncertainty', and he intentionally writes 'about postmodern artists, intellectual gurus, academic critics, philosophers, and social scientists...as if they were all members of a loosely constituted and quarrelsome political party.' Butler draws on the work of Derrida, Jameson, Barthes, Althusser and Foucault to provide an intellectual basis for the idea of postmodernism, but does not confine his study to critical and literary theory. The idea of postmodernism is one that has spread into politics and other social sciences, art and the humanities, and even the hard sciences in many ways.
2-0 out of 5 stars disappointing read
I've read the Very Short Introduction series on Poststructuralism and Art Theory, and they were excellent (I use them in my classes, because they're so clear and concise, beautifully outlined, and so well written, and I've recommended them to my students). I already know quite a lot about these subjects, but I learned a lot.
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Subjects:  1. General    2. History & Surveys - Modern    3. History - Modern (Late 19th Century to 1945)    4. Movements - Humanism    5. Philosophy    6. Postmodernism    7. Literary Criticism & Collections / General    8. Literary theory    9. Literature/English | Literary Theory    10. Theory of art   


4. The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are (Vintage)
by Vintage
Paperback (28 August, 1989)
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Modern Western culture and technology is inextricably tied to thebelief in the existence of a self as a separate ego, separated from and in conflict with the rest of the world. In this classic book, Watts provides a lucid and simple presentation of an alternative view based on Hindi and Vedantic philosophy. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A unique adventure into the ground of an individual's identity
The Book by Alan Watts is a unique adventure into the ground of an individual's identity.I do not think that there is another book quite like it in Western literature.Written in everyday language, Alan Watts takes us on a ride that is sure to surprise and maybe even shock some people.The author starts out by explaining the Hindu Vedanta philosophy in thoroughly modern terminology.This philosophy says in short that the world is God's play, and that we are all God playing at being the world.God has lost himself in the world, and now it is his great fun to find himself.Another theme that Watts explores is that all opposites are connected.He then shows the amazing implications of this.For example, if you are a person who is passionate about a cause, this is ok, as long as you realize that your passion depends upon the very situation you are trying to set right.This allows the person of passion to also be a person of com-passion, even for a person or situation that may be on the opposite side.
1-0 out of 5 stars Most Certainly Not THE Book
I first read this book when I wore the cloths of a younger man and thought it was the worst book I had ever read.At the time I thought it was 176 pages of Alan Watts repeating the phrase "I'm right and you're wrong" ad nauseam.Many years later I decided to give The Book a second chance but couldn't get past reading a few pages before getting sick to my stomach.I can't say I know what exactly The Book is about, except trying to depress people.None of the author's arguments are carried out to any conclusions.For example Watts argues that since you can't know anything except being alive when you die you'll experience being alive again.What does this mean?Is he suggesting time is a loop and you're forced to live the same life forever, or is there some sort of reincarnation, or is this a case of solipsism and when you die the universe disappears along with everyone in it?His arguments are clouded with an infinitely thick veil of ambiguity so he seems right no matter what interpretation is used.Watts expects you to impose your own interpretations onto his skeleton of linguistic gymnastics, reaffirming your own beliefs.I couldn't get passed interpreting part of The Book as meaning though you die other people will live and if you pretend they're you before you die you'll feel better about it, though the author doesn't personally believe in an afterlife of any kind.Excuse me, Mr. Watts, but you're not making any sense and you're ignoring the facts of survival of consciousness.I fear giving this book away as it might contaminate someone else.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Book is The Book to Buy
One of the best books I ever owned; I have to make my kid read it when he is older.Everyone should read this at least one time.It's like the Alan Watts bible! ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Buddhism - General    2. Eastern - General    3. Metaphysics    4. Movements - Humanism    5. Philosophy    6. Self    7. Self-knowledge, Theory of    8. Mind, body, spirit: thought & practice    9. Popular psychology    10. Religion / Eastern   


5. The Importance of What We Care About: Philosophical Essays
by Cambridge University Press
Paperback (27 May, 1988)
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4-0 out of 5 stars The Answer
This book contains essays about personal ethics -- the decisions we make and what those decisions say about us.The author's conclusions are revealing and complex, and they lead the reader to deeper self-examination.I will re-read this book several times before I surrender it to someone else.

1-0 out of 5 stars Contemplating One's Naval
The title intrigued.The book . . . not really a book but a group of essays, one of which provided the title . . . disappointed.Spending ten pages of fine print on the exact definition of a word left me a bit angry -- angry that I do not have the courage to toss a book that I have paid for and started to read.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best short philosophy book of the 1980s
This book collects Frankfurt's most important essays from 1969 - 1988.It begins with "Alternative Possibilities and Moral Responsibility," the most important essay on the conditions of moral responsibility in thesecond half of the twentieth-century.This essay introduced"Frankfurt-style" counterexamplesto the principle that to beresponsible for an action (or intention, decision, etc) we must havealternatives to it, or be able to avoid it.Thirty years later, the debateabout free will and moral responsibility ignited by Frankfurt's essaycontinues to dominate the scholarly literature.Frankfurt's reply to Petervan Inwagen in this debate is also included in the book.The second essay,"Freedom of the Will and the Concept of a Person," is even moreimportant: in response to Peter Strawson, it introduced the idea that aperson is a being capable of forming "higher-order volitions,"and thus capable of taking volitional attitudes towards his/her ownmotivational states (1st-order desires, emotions, etc).This essay began aseries of debates about human autonomy and the structure of the self thatcontinue to dominate that literature in analytic philosophy.Frankfurtdevelops his idea that we can identify with or alienate our own first-orderdesires (or subjective reasons for action) in "Three Concepts of FreeAction," "Identification and Externality," and"Identification and Wholeheartedness."In the remaining essays,Frankfurt introduces his concept of "caring," which is related tothe higher-order will, and begins his argument that our most fullyautonomous or unambiguously self-determined motives may be found in caresthat involve "volitional necessity" for us, an unwillingness tolet alternatives even become available.Thus we see at the end thatFrankfurt's 1969 argument concerning the compatibility of responsibilityand inevitability is required for his concept of the self, which is definedby its commitments or cares.Although several of these papers requirephilosophical training the appreciate, the essays on caring and theunthinkable will be interesting to any educated layperson.The book couldbe used for an advanced undergraduate seminar, and is essential for allgraduate students studying moral psychology. ... Read more

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6. The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind
by Mariner Books
Paperback (15 August, 2000)
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5-0 out of 5 stars An essential read
Jaynes' book was a revelation to me when I first read it, and five years later on a reread it remains one of the most interesting books I have ever read.The Oxford professor's central idea is that the the consciousness of early man may have been much more alien to us than we dare admit, that 'the Gods' once 'spoke' to man, and that their leaving was caused by the relatively development of the corpus callosum, which allowed the two hemispheres of the brain to communcate and drove the collective schizophrenia out of human society.With impeccable credentials and a good knowledge of early history, Jaynes's hypothesis is readable and plausable.

5-0 out of 5 stars The true test of an intriguing thesis
It's been years since I read this book, but my thoughts drifted back to it after completing "The Great Transformation: The Beginning of Our Religious Traditions" by Karen Armstrong. (Not an endorsement yet, I haven't had time to truly synthesize if Ms. Armstrong overreached on this one).As I was taking this in, I was left to consider: Could the developments of the axial age be the progression brain development?
5-0 out of 5 stars Tough book- read it.
I had this put in my face in art school; it presents alternative ways of thinking and being to the timid linear ways of the twentieth century. NOT new agey needs a pedicure with those ugly sandals stuff, this is real work to get your brain around. But entirely worth it.
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Subjects:  1. Consciousness    2. History    3. Life Sciences - Human Anatomy & Physiology    4. Movements - Humanism    5. Philosophy    6. Science    7. Science/Mathematics    8. Science / Human Physiology   


7. The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World (Vintage)
by Vintage
Paperback (25 February, 1997)
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David Abram's writing casts a spell of its own as he weaves the reader through a meticulously researched work that gently addresses such seemingly daunting topics as where the past and future exist, the relationship between space and time, and how the written word serves to sever humans from their primordial source of sustenance: the earth.Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Journey
I read this book when my toddler daughter was just at a time when if I said something was a red herring she was looking for the fish, she seemed just exactly in the moment he was talking about in the text that I had long lost. Something as simple as feeling the rain on her face or trying to walk across the shine on the mall floor caused her to fear falling into the pool she saw from the surface or not knowing if it felt cold or hurt, this falling rain so rare out in her CA home, trying to tell me of rain as something changing her face. So of course I thought and thought about how real and valid her perceptions were and how close her knowing rode to experiences from the natural world. So I fell into his text and into the violet gathering patches of my childhood in West Virginia and away from the years of spraying, consuming, packaging, peeling, refining and defining within our cultural context. It was a lovely trip into feeling. I do so recommend the book.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Spell of the Sensuous
David Abram has written a remarkable book that deals with the effect of phonetic based language on how we perceive the world. He also looks at the nature of time and space from an aboriginal point of view. He draws on an eclectic array of sources and pulls everything together quite well. The chapters pertaining to the thinking of Edmund Husserl and Maurice Merleau-Ponty are not easy to read but are worth the effort. Overall the reason I rated this book so highly is because of the originality of Abram's ideas and because they have huge implications for our daily life. Be forewarned that this book deals with significant issues and is not light reading.

5-0 out of 5 stars Disconnect and Loss of Empathy For Nature
This is one of the most scholarly treatments ofthe of human disconnect from NatureI have read. From early indigenous peoples to Socrates and beyond, Abrams takes us on a journey in time to find where the disconnect from Nature begins and spells it out not only in terms of the first "civilized" humans, but also howlanguage began to sophisticate, yet distance itself and us from that part of Nature reality or "life-world" when we knew where our sustenance and life support came from and we had a more direct and reverent sensibility of it.
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8. The Body in Pain: The Making and Unmaking of the World
by Oxford University Press, USA
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2-0 out of 5 stars Fascinating and Flawed
The Body in Pain includes many interesting ideas and theories that could be made into engrossing analyses, yet Elaine Scarry manages to even make torture boring.Her frankly very intelligent observations would be much better suited to a 20 page scholarly essay than a 300 plus page repetitive rant that seems to care more about displaying her verbal acuity than proving a point, let alone attracting readers.I have counted the number of times she uses the word "sentient" and "sentience": some pagesinclude these terms more than 8 times.One would think that an author so obviously bent on proving her intelligence would deign to consult a thesaurus.Perhaps "feeling" is too plebeian a termfor her....

5-0 out of 5 stars Helpful in Working With Torture Victims
I have worked with several individuals who suffered extreme physical torture sometime during their lives. Scarry's work helped me to understand the internal world of the sufferer in ways I would never have even begun to approach.Each one of these individuals lacked the language to discuss their experiences.What they were left with was inarticulatable images, physical sensations, emotions, profound helplessness and alienation. Scarry's book helped me find language to give to my patients -- language that helped to normalize their reaction to, and experience of inexplicable events.Her exploration of the abyss of human destruction is accomplished such original, humane, and thoughtful detail. Her book is an ingenius work of art.

5-0 out of 5 stars Densely written but rewarding treatise
Elaine Scarry's "The Body in Pain", an influential study on the relationship between pain, torture, warfare and creativity is a stunning achievement, from the standpoint of Marxism. I confess that I have not readthe sections on the structure of warfare, but I was extremely impressedwith the passages on torture. Scarry's central premise is that pain, aradically subjective, hence inexpressible and incommunicable experience,results, during the process of torture, in destroying, or deconstructingthe victim's voice (his or her power of articulation) and by extension, thevictim's world. It is the prisoner's pain, incommunicable becauseunsharable, which is denied by the torturer as pain but translated as thewholly illusory phenomenon of power, that of the torturer and the regime herepresents. These parts of the book are expounded with considerable insightand sophistication, in dense and convoluted prose. The second part, dealingwith how pain is converted to creativity, explains how the radicalsubjectivity and inexpressibility of the sufferer's pain is mitigated intothe objective (hence sharable and communicable) activity of work, which isa self-imposed, milder and socially more profitable form of pain. Thistreatise is absolutely vital reading for any one who aspires to seriouslydabble in literature, psychology or philosophy. A tour de force. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. International Relations - General    2. Mind & Body    3. Movements - Humanism    4. Pain    5. Philosophy    6. Political Science    7. Politics/International Relations    8. Semiotics & Theory    9. Torture    10. War    11. Literary Criticism & Collections / Theory    12. Literature/English | World Literature | Literary Criticism    13. Metaphysics & ontology   


9. The Importance Of Living
by Harper Paperbacks
Paperback (07 October, 1998)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Lin Yutang and the New Age Left: There isa Noble Art to Doing Nothing
I first heard of Lin Yutang, I am almost reluctant to say, many years after my exposure to Alan Watts and the "New Left", long before the "Neo-Cons" came to be a force majeure....in fact,..it was during a Michael Savage discussion of his new (4th) political bestseller, "The Political Zoo."He even remarked that he was probably hurting his own sales to remark on this classic work of Yutang--which experienced a resurgence in sales the LAST time he mentioned it in about 1998.But I ordered the Political Zoo at the same time--they are so different as to occupy quite different spaces in the mind and thought.....
5-0 out of 5 stars What was true about Chinese and Americans no longer hold, but the brilliance of this book is for all human kind!
What was true about Chinese and Americans no longer hold, but the brilliance of this book is for all human kind!
5-0 out of 5 stars A delightful book to savour
Lin-Yutang (1895-1976) a Chinese humanist and humourist, was
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10. The Lucifer Principle: A Scientific Expedition into the Forces of History
by Atlantic Monthly Press
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4-0 out of 5 stars Ultimately, I expect this will be validated
"Nothing is good or evil, but thinking makes it so"
3-0 out of 5 stars Anecdotal Evidence does not "Science" make
Bloom relies on somewhat spurious anecdotes to make his case that organisms have a genetic code that drives them toward social competition, rather than simply individual competition.If he were able to argue his case, rather than attempt to persuade us through the use of well-removed anecdotes from history and biology, then he might have convinced me.In fact, I'm not at all certain whether or not he is wrong or right.He simply fails to convince.
5-0 out of 5 stars Required Reading
This book should be required reading in high school and in college.
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11. A Treatise of Human Nature
by Oxford University Press, USA
Paperback (30 November, 1978)
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2-0 out of 5 stars Misadvertised/mis-linked to different edition
This was not the edition I wanted, as follows: I initially found the desired edition, including a photo of the cover, followed the links for available copies, including this one which I purchased (which, BTW, did not have a photo of cover, but I assumed it was same edition as on the initial page). Was dismayed to receive this different edition. It matters because it was for a friend's college course. Professors often reference pages in the assigned edition, which do not correspond to another edition's page numbering. Please minimize such confusion by more accurate advertising (include a cover photo on every linked page, to ensure it matches the initial one) or more accurate linking--i.e. don't show a specific search result but then link to other books that are not the same one, unless again, there are cover photos or other info displayed to distinguish them.

5-0 out of 5 stars A thought-provoking book
Another book I read while getting my BA in Philosophy at UCLA.Hume, and not Freud, is sometimes credited with being the father of modern Psychology.Read this book, and you'll understand why.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Principles on Understanding, Emotions, & Morals
According to David Hume, the mind and body are integral units, with one unable to exist or operate without the other. There are no "innate" ideas, nor logically a priori knowledge, only sense impressions that arise out of direct experience of the five senses and concomitant sense ideas that arise in the imagination. The imagination (i.e., mind) then makes associations. From these various sense impressions and ideas, the imagination commingles the ideas with inferences from resemblance, contiguity, and causality. Examples: The imagination relates one sense impression and its concomitant sense idea with another when they share similar characteristics or resemble one another, such as in shape, height, weight, distance, proportion, color, etc. The imagination associates one sense impression and its concomitant sense idea with another when they are in close contiguity, such as proximity in time, place, situation, connection, succession, etc. Lastly, the imagination associates one sense impression and its concomitant sense idea with another when there appears to be some cause and effect, for example when one turns on a wall switch, and a light appears, or one turns a key in an ignition, and a car starts, or other causal inferences. Only from the sense ideas and impressions, commingled with the imagination's inferences of resemblance, contiguity, and causality, can any opinion or belief or knowledge be known. The difference between an opinion, belief, or knowledge is only one of degree, namely, how strong, convincingly, and lively (Hume uses the word "vivacity") the senses, their ideas, and the inferences work themselves out in the imagination. Generally, knowledge is reserved only for the strongest of degrees of inference, such as those verifiable and not refutable by inferential (cf., deductive) logic or experimentation; all else is either opinion or belief. But no knowledge, no matter how often repeated and examined inductively, is absolute; all knowledge, like opinion and belief, is contingent. For "absolute" knowledge once held the earth to be flat, to be the center of the universe, and non-rotating. Even Einstein's Theory of Relativity had to be revised by a Special Theory of Relativity. We still don't understand how the universe can be "full" and still "expanding," yet both are true (so far!). Only knowledge, belief, and opinion derived from the senses, their ideas, and imaginative inferences have merit; all other "imaginations," such as the deductive existence of a "God" or Supreme Being, absolute morals, or correct emotions, are merely speculative imaginations, and ultimately all such speculation leads to nothing more than myth or superstition, false dogmas, and irrational beliefs.
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Subjects:  1. Knowledge, Theory of    2. Movements - Humanism    3. Philosophy    4. Modern Western philosophy, c 1600 to the present    5. Philosophy / General    6. Philosophy | Human Nature    7. United Kingdom, Great Britain    8. c 1700 to c 1800   


12. The Humanistic Tradition, Vol. 1
by McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
Paperback (13 December, 2002)
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13. Markings
by Ballantine Books
Mass Market Paperback (12 April, 1985)
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5-0 out of 5 stars A keeper
Reading the posted reviews can give someone an idea of what a great treasure this book.Wouldn't be without it, as I find after many years I still get something fresh at each reading.He was incredibly loved by the UN staff, and the pages of Markings give you real insight as to why this was.And admirable man, an admirable book.Certainly a book to be re-read NOW -- as the world is going so terrible wrong -- if we are to learn what the path of righteousness is all about.A true reflection that believes in loving your neighbor as yourself and loving God above all things.

5-0 out of 5 stars Markings is Awesome!!
This is my FOURTH COPY of this book; lent one out that was never returned... guess they liked it too! I always admired the late Secy-Genl of the UN, which is why I first picked up and bought this book. Don't miss out on a wonderful book!

5-0 out of 5 stars Timeless Reading
This is a book of mental depth not often found on a public bookshelf.Dag Hammarskjold kept his journal consistantly/regularly and then left written permission for it to be printed following his death. I found it to be, primarily, a "true profile" of the man, and then also an accurate historical document as I traced Hammarskjold's innermost thoughts connected to the history of the time.I believe this book has held our attention over so many years, because most humans on a spiritual quest can truely relate to his inner thoughts of relationship to God/ soul/ consciousness.
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14. The Biology of Transcendence: A Blueprint of the Human Spirit
by Park Street Press
Hardcover (01 April, 2002)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Joe Pearce shakes up the status quo again!
Back in the late, great 70's, I read Joe's "Exploring The Crack In The Cosmic Egg", and had my mind opened in ways I've been grateful for ever since. Now this venerable sage has demonstrated he's still got more game than 99% of his modern peers. His lucid exposition of cutting-edge science, linked coherently to ancient wisdom, provides a uniquely accessible template for Transcendence as THE crucial strategy for our species in this time of unprecedented challenge. As I read this timely work, highlighter in hand, I was struck repeatedly by syncronistic relevancies to my our psychospiritual journey.
5-0 out of 5 stars " Yee shall know them by their fruits !! "
Members of traditional churches will not be swayed by this latest of Dr. Pearce's books and - as is evident from previous reviews - neither will certain MDs. Speaking of the "fruits" in my headline: Where are the fruits of billions of dollars spent on, say, cancer research, or heartdisease or SIDS deaths (10000+ annually)? Certainly, many MDs are known by their fruits and 'intent' and deserve tremendous respect, but the field of medicine in general leaves a lot to be desired.
5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent, Loved it!
Great book with fabulous information about the brain and how it relates to the heart and transcendence. ... Read more

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15. The Study of Human Nature: A Reader
by Oxford University Press, USA
Paperback (11 November, 1999)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Must Have
This fascinating book consist on a compilation of the best writing on the subject of what is to be human. Since the books included here are the bible , other sacred books, Decarte, etc, it is absurd to rate the writer's talents. They have been established a long time ago. Therefore all meritgoes to the editor who has done a briliant job selecting what was worthshowing. ... Read more

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16. Ideas of Human Nature: From the Bhagavad Gita to Sociobiology
by Prentice Hall
Paperback (28 January, 1998)
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17. Strangers, Gods and Monsters: Ideas of Otherness
by Routledge
Paperback (November, 2002)
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18. Becoming Human
by Paulist Press
Paperback (September, 1999)
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5-0 out of 5 stars superb
I was profoundly moved by this book--it is far more insightful, better written, and more sincere than just about any other "spiritual" discourse.Vanier is not someone to promote himself and his ideas.Instead, this short book is straight from the heart of a brilliant man.If only more people read this instead of so much self-indulgent new age literature.
3-0 out of 5 stars Harder than it needs to be
Vanier mixes timeless truth with a dash of storytelling in this quick read, reaching back into his earliest experiences with the mentally disabled for examples on `becoming human.'
4-0 out of 5 stars Accessible Reflections on Spirituality in Practice
The book entails the material of five talks that its author, Jean Vanier, gave on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio program.Vanier is the founder of "L'Arche," which is an international network in more than 30 countries for people with intellectual disabilities.
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19. The Humanistic Tradition, Book 5: Romanticism, Realism, and the Nineteenth-Century World
by McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
Paperback (07 December, 2005)
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20. Being Human: Core Readings in the Humanities
by W. W. Norton & Company
Paperback (17 August, 2004)
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