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Amazon. Amazon. Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long: David Rock: 9780061771293: Books. The Grantchester Mysteries, by James Runcie. Tales of the Dervishes: Teaching Stories of the Sufi Masters Over the Past ... - Idries Shah. The Observing Self: Mysticism and Psychotherapy - Arthur J. Deikman. How Would Nature Design A Company? BioInspired Business Book by Dr. Tamsin Woolley-Barker. Toward a Complex, Realistic, and Moral Tech Criticism — The Atlantic. Evgeny Morozov's second book is a brilliant, confounding work of creative destruction. Evgeny Morozov delivering a lecture sponsored by Stanford's Program on Liberation Technology (Alexis Madrigal) in January, 2013. What critics of literature do not both love and hate the subject of their scholarship?

The very strength of a critic's love is what inspires such dogged meaning- and fault-finding in the reality of any work. This is also true for writer and thinker Evgeny Morozov, though it is not literature but technology that must bear the privilege of his evisceration. His books read like letters from a jilted lover, full of accusations of unmet promises, lost potential, and occasionally, a glimmer of that initial spark of attraction. And he is a truly great critic. Morozov's second book, To Save Everything, Click Here: The Folly of Technological Solutionism, is the most wide-ranging and generative critique of digital technology I've ever read.

Let me give just a few examples. Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on Their Decision Not To Have Kids by Meghan Daum. Cool: How the Brain’s Hidden Quest for Cool Drives Our Economy and Shapes Our World. Toward a Complex, Realistic, and Moral Tech Criticism - Alexis C. Madrigal. An Error Occurred Setting Your User Cookie. An Enemy of the People.

Manuscript title page of Ibsen's En folkefiende, 1882 Upon completion of the play, Ibsen wrote to his publisher in Copenhagen, Denmark : "I am still uncertain as to whether I should call it a comedy or a straight drama. It may [have] many traits of comedy, but it also is based on a serious idea. "[citation needed] Plot Overview[edit] Act I[edit] The Play opens in Dr. Act II[edit] The next morning in Dr. Peter (the mayor) enters the house, and everything becomes tense. Act III[edit] In the newspaper office Hovstad and Billing discuss the pros and cons of running Dr. Act IV[edit] At the town meeting in Captain Horster's house, Dr. Act V[edit] It is the morning after at Dr. On the other hand, Morten Kiil just bought an interest in the bath business. Characters[edit] Édouard Vuillard, An Enemy of the People, Program for Théâtre de l'Oeuvre, November 1893 Doctor Thomas Stockmann, the medical officer at the new Municipal Baths and the protagonist.Mrs.

Themes[edit] Adaptations[edit] Audio[edit] Notes[edit] Maybe Someday. Well Read. Poiemaeia. Bibliotheke. Plume. Libraries. Book: Shamanism for the Age of Science by Kenneth Smith. Additional Information & Updates Shamanism for the Age of Science by Kenneth Smith (Bear & Co., 2011), begins the work of bridging science and modern Toltec shamanism, offering a valuable reference for the research, discovery, and application of knowledge relating to the human energy body. The following information provides a better understanding of the book itself and offers more context for selected topics. An Introduction This book is a work of philosophy and science, or of consciousness and science. The marketing category "Spirituality/New Science" may therefore seem a bit odd. As a way of introducing the book, here is a brief discussion of spirituality as it relates to this work.

While a reader may personally relate to the book as dealing with spirituality, that topic is not directly addressed nor is it implied, especially if one considers a dictionary definition of spirituality as pertaining to religion. Homeopathy (page 16) Validated studies (page 83) Entanglement (page 163) Angel Tech A Modern Shaman's Guide To Reality Selection by Antero Alli Preface by Robert Anton Wilson. The Woman Who Read Too Much: A Novel | Bahiyyih Nakhjavani. Gossip was rife in the capital about the poetess of Qazvin. Some claimed she had been arrested for masterminding the murder of the grand Mullah, her uncle. Others echoed her words, and passed her poems from hand to hand. Everyone spoke of her beauty, and her dazzling intelligence. But most alarming to the Shah and the court was how the poetess could read. Set in the world of the Qajar monarchs, mayors, ministers, and mullahs, this book explores the dangerous and at the same time luminous legacy left by a remarkable person.

About the author Bahiyyih Nakhjavani grew up in Uganda, was educated in the United Kingdom and the United States, and now lives in France. Praise for The Saddlebag and Paper: "Nakhjavani displays a love of storytelling almost for its own sake. " —Literary Review "Nakhjavani's anachronistic style sets the novel apart from the bulk of contemporary literary fiction and adds immensely to its charm. " —Publishers Weekly —The Washington Post —Times Literary Supplement —Tablet. #24. A Summary of ‘Thinking, Fast and Slow’ by Daniel Kahneman. ‘Thinking, Fast and Slow’ by Daniel Kahneman (Farrar, Straus and Giroux; October 25, 2011) Table of Contents: i. Introduction/Synopsis Section 1: An Introduction to Thought, Fast and Slow 1. Thought, Fast and Slow Section 2: System 1 Under the Microscope 2. A. 3. A. 4. A. 5. A. 6. 7. 8. 9. A. 10. A. I. B. 11. A. 12. 13. The adage ‘you are what you eat’ is no doubt literally true, but when it comes to getting at the heart of what we are it is certainly more accurate to say ‘you are what you think’; for our identity emerges out of the life of the mind, and our decisions and actions (including what we eat) is determined by our thoughts.

As the title would suggest, Kahneman breaks down thinking into 2 modes or systems. System 1 is informed by natural drives and instincts but is also capable of learning, which it does by way of association (that is, connecting up novel stimuli with known stimuli according to shared characteristics, contiguity in time and place, or causality). A. Psychology_Today_Louder_Than_Words.pdf. If Ignorance Is Bliss, Why Aren't There More Happy People?: Smart Quotes for ... - John Lloyd, John Mitchinson.

Cosmic Numbers: The Numbers That Define Our Universe | Washington Independent Review of Books. A mathematics professor delves into the fundamental numbers of our universe. Review by Linda P. Rothschild Cosmic numbers are those constants that are intrinsically connected to the physical laws of our universe. Not all numbers that are associated with the natural world are “cosmic” in this sense. To find an example of an actual cosmic number, one need only think of light. The book is mainly historical, but not organized along a timeline. The author cajoles the reader to enjoy the spirit of discovery with him, keeping a light style of narrative.

The nonscientific reader need not be intimidated by these. Several of the phenomena discussed in Cosmic Numbers are known to the educated public, such as the existence of a relationship between the pressure, volume and temperature of a gas. Many striking examples in the last few chapters come from astrophysics, including discoveries made possible by 20th-century science and technology.

Linda P. Analytic Thinking | Critical Thinking. Author: Linda Elder and Richard Paul Publisher: Foundation for Critical Thinking Copyright: 2010 Pages: 48 Dimensions: 51/4" x 8" ISBN (10Digit): 0-944583-19-9 ISBN (13Digit): 978-0-944583-19-7 Kindle Version This guide focuses on the intellectual skills that enable one to analyze anything one might think about - questions, problems, disciplines, subjects, etc.

It provides the common denominator between all forms of analysis. Additional Information About: Analytic Thinking Why a Guide on Analytic Thinking? Analysis and evaluation are recognized as crucial skills for all students to master. What we have provided in this guide, however, is the common denominator between all forms of analysis because all forms require thoughtful application and all thought presupposes the elements of thought. In order to develop the analytic mind, there must be guidance, instruction, and practice in monitoring thinking using intellectual tools applicable to every discipline.

Contents Include: The Structure and Dynamics of Networks: - Mark Newman, Albert-Laszlo Barabasi, Duncan J. Watts - Google Books. Intelligent Systems: Principles, Paradigms and Pragmatics - Robert J. Schalkoff. The Yale Book of Quotations: Fred R. Shapiro, Joseph Epstein: 9780300107982: Books. Qualitative Complexity: Ecology, Cognitive Processes and the Re-Emergence of ... - John Smith, Chris Jenks. The Fellowship: The Untold Story of Frank Lloyd Wright and the Taliesin Fellowship (9780060393885): Roger Friedland, Harold Zellman. Eat, Pray, Love" by Elizabeth Gilbert. Introduction or How This Book Works or The 109th Bead When you're traveling in India--especially through holy sites and Ashrams--you see a lot of people wearing beads around their necks.

You also see a lot of old photographs of naked, skinny and intimidating Yogis (or sometimes even plump, kindly and radiant Yogis) wearing beads, too. These strings of beads are called japa malas. They have been used in India for centuries to assist devout Hindus and Buddhists in staying focused during prayerful medita- tion. The necklace is held in one hand and fingered in a circle--one bead touched for every repetition of mantra. When the medieval Crusaders drove East for the holy wars, they wit- nessed worshippers praying with these japa malas, admired the technique, and brought the idea home to Europe as rosary.

The traditional japa mala is strung with 108 beads. The Worlds Weirdest Book. A truly unique work of fiction, ‘The Codex Seraphinianus‘ is a book that appears to be a visual encyclopedia of some unknown world or dimension. Written down in one of that worlds beautiful curving languages, the book by Italian artist, architect and industrial designer Luigi Serafini, explains the odd inhabitants and their colorful behaviors. The book was created between 1976 and 1978 and for the low price of about $500.00 you can ponder over your own copy… then again, if you can’t afford that, check out the video at the bottom. See Also MOUNTAINS OF BOOKS BECOME MOUNTAINS Via: Utopia by Thomas More. Rabelais: Gargantua and Pantagruel, Five Volumes, Complete. Rubaiyat | Idril's Fantasy.

The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, as translated by Edward FitzGerald, was first published in 1859 and subsequently illustrated more times perhaps than any other book. Illustrated editions flourished particularly in the earlier 20th century. An edition of the Rubáiyát frequently involves not just random illustrations here and there, but lavish decorative features, often including an entire book design by the artist. So here is a little taster of some of the nicest illustrators of the poem that I’ve found… Edmund Dulac (1882-1953) The ultimate fairy tale master, Edmund Dulac must be one of the most influential and purely gorgeous illustrators around. His version shows a sensitivity to the ‘Oriental’ feel of the poem whilst providing a ‘Occidental’ fairy-tale spirit as well. Willy Pogany (1882-1955) Originally Hungarian, Pogany’s illustration here shows a greater interest in realism in the human figures and a desire for a striking pastel atmosphere.

René Bull (1872-1942) Hossein Behzad (1894-1968) Ebook, An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, by David Hume. Ebook, The Communist Manifesto, by Karl Marx. Ebook, Studies in Pessimism Arthur Schopenhauer. Ebook, Beyond Good and Evil, by Friedrich Nietzsche. Ebook, Pragmatism, by William James. Ebook, Parents and Children, by George Bernard Shaw. The Project Gutenberg E-text of The Will to Believe, by William James. From Eternity to Here: The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time, by Sean Carroll. The Book • The Author • Contents • Commentary • Excerpts • Extras • Book Club • Errata • Interactions • Contact About the book Why do we remember the past, but not the future?

Why don't we meet people who grow younger as they age? Why do things, left by themselves, tend to become messier and more chaotic? What would Maxwell's Demon say to a Boltzmann Brain? The answers can be traced to the moment of the Big Bang -- or possibly before. Time pervades our lives -- we keep track of it, lament its loss, put it to good use. The arrow of time is easy to perceive, much harder to understand. The only way to understand the origin of entropy is to understand the origin of the universe -- by asking what happened at the Big Bang, and even before.

The book was published in hardcover on January 7, 2010. About the author Sean Carroll is a theoretical physicist at the California Institute of Technology. Contents Here is an annotated Table of Contents. Commentary Excerpts Extra Resources Book Club Errata Check out: