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Great Books of the Western World

Great Books of the Western World
The Great Books (second edition) Great Books of the Western World is a series of books originally published in the United States in 1952 by Encyclopædia Britannica Inc. to present the Great Books in a single package of 54 volumes. The series is now in its second edition and contains 60 volumes. The original editors of the series chose three criteria for inclusion: a book must be relevant to contemporary issues, and not only important in its historical context; it must reward rereading; and it must be a part of "the great conversation about the great ideas," relevant to at least 25 of the 102 great ideas identified by the editors. Books were not chosen on the basis of ethnic or cultural inclusiveness, historical influence, or the editors' agreement with the views expressed.[1] History[edit] After debates about what to include and how to present it, with an eventual budget of $2,000,000, the project was ready. Sales were initially poor. Volumes[edit] Volume 1 The Great Conversation Volume 2 Related:  Kultúra, Irodalom, Művészet

Khan Academy e-könyv | Miklós Pál – TUS ÉS ECSET - Liget Műhely - szellemi üzem a LIGET e-könyv sorozata Csodáljuk-e inkább Kínát, vagy félünk tőle? Talán nem is félelem ez: inkább idegenkedés. A régitől – mert bonyolult, érthetetlen jelképekkel teli; a maitól – mert túl gyorsan változik. Talán, ha jobban, mélyebben ismernénk… Miklós Pál a régi kínai világ szerelmese volt: a tusé és ecseté, a festők és írástudók művészetéé, a kifinomult formáké, a jelképes nyelvé, amely nemcsak tusfestményekben és kalligráfiákban jelent meg, hanem a szerelem művészetében is, a buddhizmus Kínában kialakult ágában, a chanban is, az életmódban vagy az időszemléletben is. Az elektronikus Tus és Ecset groteszknek tűnhet, de Kína éppen azáltal mutatja meg rejtőzködő energiáit, hogy nem zárkózik el többé a modern eszközöktől, és a fiatalok computer-ecsettel tanulják meg írni a régi írásjegyeket. „A praktikus haszon…meglehetősen konkrét eredményekkel fogalmazódik meg a taoistáknál, a hosszú élet biztosítékát adja a szerelem helyesen művelt gyakorlata”. És hogy Kínában zsidók is éltek?

The Novel 100: The 100 Greatest Novels of All Time Multiple Listings:9 authors wrote two of the books listed on TIME Magazine's list of the best English-language novels published since 1923: Evelyn Waugh (Brideshead Revisited; A Handful of Dust) George Orwell (1984; Animal Farm) Graham Greene (The Heart of the Matter; The Power and the Glory) Philip Roth (American Pastoral; Portnoy's Complaint) Saul Bellow (The Adventures of Augie March; Herzog) Thomas Pynchon (The Crying of Lot 49; Gravity's Rainbow) Virginia Woolf (Mrs. Dalloway; To the Lighthouse) Vladimir Nabokov (Lolita; Pale Fire) William Faulkner (Light in August; The Sound and the Fury) Authors on Two Separate ListsTIME Magazine's list of "100 Best Movies" released since 1923 is a companion to TIME Magazine's list of "100 Best Novels" (written in English) published since 1923. A total of 92 authors are represented on the "Best Novels" list. About 500 directors, writers and starring actors are noted in the "100 Best Movies" list. Notes about how the list was created

The Secret of the Fibonacci Sequence in Trees As I headed to the exhibit where the hamadryas baboons ( Papio hamadryas ) resided, I knew something interesting would happen over the next few hours. As I walked into the exhibit, I found two mothers pulling their infants' tails to keep them from straying. This particular act reminded me of how some parents put leashes on their children so they won't wander too far. Throughout my life I have enjoyed observing animals and the way they interact with their surroundings. When I visit zoos, I always wonder how much the animals' behavior is affected by their captivity. The null hypothesis for my first question is that there will be no differences in the behaviors of captive hamadryas baboons compared to wild hamadryas baboons. My null hypothesis for the second question is that no one behavior will occur more frequently than any other behavior among the captive baboons at the Prospect Park Zoo. After learning their identities, I wrote their names in a chart in my field journal. Ho, Raymond.

ROUGH TYPE | Nicholas Carr's Blog The Greatest Books: The Best Books of All Time - 1 to 50 FearLess Revolution - COMMON COMMONCM is a community for accelerating social innovation. Launched in January 2011 by Alex & Ana Bogusky, Rob Schuham and John Bielenberg, COMMON connects entrepreneurs, designers and creatives to accelerate socially beneficial businesses and ideas using the power of rule-breaking innovation. COMMON's mission is to catalyze a global creative community with the tools, resources and opportunities to design positive social change; all done through the shared values of a collaborative brand. Values Radical TransparencyCollaborationCreativitySustainabilityBeing LegendaryEmpathyPlayfulnessIntegrity "A social venture is more than a business.

The Banality of Hannah Arendt Ride of her life: Hannah Arendt (Barbara Sukowa) rides the Egged bus to Jerusalem to cover the Eichmann trial "So," the motherly brunette asks conspiratorially, a billiard cue slung below her arm, "Was he the greatest love of your life?" No, it's not a scene from the latest chick flick; it's from Hannah Arendt, Margarethe von Trotta's new biopic about the German-Jewish political theorist. Part of the problem is that the film leans heavily on the correspondence between Arendt and McCarthy: long stretches of dialogue are taken verbatim from their letters and recast as verbal exchanges. Both Arendt and McCarthy are the subject of seemingly endless fascination and study. While the friendship, however unlikely, was a deep and loving one, Arendt's temptations and querks of character — exhibitionism, imprecision, imperiousness — emerged dramatically under McCarthy's influence. "The idea of Macbeth as a conscience-tormented man is a platitude as false as Macbeth himself.

Developing Razor Sharp Focus with Zen Habits Blogger, Leo Babauta If you’ve just logged into Facebook or your email for the 10th time today or find yourself thinking in Facebook statuses throughout the day, it may be time to read Leo Babauta’s eBook “Focus: A simplicity manifesto in the age of distraction”. This free eBook contains dozens of practical suggestions to help you enjoy life more, enhance your creativity and get things done. If there ever was an equivalent of steroids for focus, this book is it – it’s a great tool to help anyone develop razor sharp focus and churn out quality work. After reading this book, I made a number of changes that dramatically sharpened my focus. I have summarised a number of the strategies in the mind map below. Create Focus Rituals/Habits: Babauta defines a ritual as a set of actions you repeat habitually. He argues that rituals can help us to get into a focused mindset and suggests a number of rituals for the morning, before you begin your work, to help you refocus on your work and for the end of the day.

Brain Pickings BSF5048 : Importing a Vehicle Into Canada This document is also available in PDF (195 KB) [help with PDF files] Table of Contents At your service The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) operates at some 1,200 service points across Canada and 39 locations abroad. It employs approximately 13,000 public servants who handle over 12 million commercial releases and more than 95 million travelers each year. The CBSA's role is to manage the nation's borders by administering and enforcing over 90 domestic laws that govern trade and travel, as well as international agreements and conventions. The CBSA delivers innovative border management through a network of dedicated professionals who work strategically with domestic and international partners to ensure Canada remains secure and responsive to new and emerging threats. Border services officers are at Canada's entry points to help you when you return to Canada. Introduction If you plan to import a vehicle into Canada, you should be aware that it has to comply with Canadian import laws.

How to Listen to Music: A Vintage Guide to the 7 Essential Skills by Maria Popova “Respond esthetically to all sounds, from the hum of the refrigerator motor or the paddling of oars on a lake, to the tones of a cello or muted trumpet.” Music has a powerful grip on our emotional brain. It can breathe new life into seemingly lifeless minds. From the wonderful vintage book Music: Ways of Listening, originally published in 1982, comes this outline of the seven essential skills of perceptive listening, which author and composer Elliott Schwartz argues have been “dulled by our built-in twentieth-century habit of tuning out” and thus need to be actively developed. Develop your sensitivity to music. Music: Ways of Listening is to listening what Mortimer Adler’s How to Read a Book is to reading — a timeless, yet remarkably timely meditation of a skill-intensive art we all too frequently mistake for a talent or, worse yet, a static pre-wired capacity. Donating = Loving Bringing you (ad-free) Brain Pickings takes hundreds of hours each month. Share on Tumblr