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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesPhilosophy · 1 decade ago

What books have you read?

that's it. that's the question.

Update:

"my man, Ouspensky"?

good god...does my reputation precede me?

isn't Tertium great though?

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  • Sean
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    1 decade ago
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    I read everything, and have most of my life.

    Recently read:

    American Creation: Triumphs and Tragedies at the Founding of the Republic.

    The Making of a Chef

    The Soul of a Chef

    The Professional Chef

    Becoming a Chef

    Three Faces of Fascism

    The Language of God

    The Ignorance of Certainty

    The Most Brilliant Thoughts

    Garde Manger: The Art and Craft of the Cold Kitchen

    The History of God

    Common Sense

    The Essential Nostradamus

    KISS Guide to Astrology

    Western Civilization: Ideas, Politics and Society from the 1400's

    The Jesus Papers

    The Gospel of Mary Magdalene

    The Quotable Jefferson

    Unhinged

    Godless

    There are probably a few others, this is all I can think of that I've read recently. When I was younger I liked fiction, now I like nonfiction.

    A few I'd like to read:

    1776

    Catastrophe

    The Flavor Bible: The Essential Guide to Culinary Creativity

    Liberty and Tyranny

    Liberal Fascism

    Sauces: Classical and Contemporary Sauce Making

  • 1 decade ago

    I can show you most of them at goodreads.com. I'll stick to SOME of the books I've read for this question.

    I like good fiction.

    Some of the best books I've read are by my favorite author Haruki Murakami (Wind Up Bird Chronicle being my favorite).

    I've also read a handful of Kurt Vonnegut, who I also hold in high regards. I think Slaughterhouse V is my favorite of his.

    Other favorites that I hold in high regards are The Great Gatsby by F. S. Fitzgerald, 1984 by George Orwell, and A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving.

    J.D. Salinger is another of the great writers, and while most know him for "Catcher in the Rye", he wrote a few other books and they were arguably better. His short story collection called "9 Stories" is perhaps the best collection of shorts ever written. In fact, I'm a big fan of short stories, and also really like those of Hubert Selby, Jr., Haruki Murakami, and Raymond Carver.

    Lately, though, I've been attempting to branch out and only reading non-fiction. I'm currently reading Tertium Organum by your man Ouspensky and find it more thought provoking than anything I've read before. I'm also planning on starting a book about "sacred mathematics" soon, which looks very interesting as well.

    EDIT: Eh, maybe your reputation preceeds you as a bit of an "Ouspensky Thumper" (joking), but just because I've had you marked as a contact. It is great though - my first read of any of his work and I find it more thought provoking than any other philosophical/physical/spiritual work I've read. In regards to a lot of his topics, I've considered similiar ideas in a fleeting moment, but for the most part the thought/idea remained abstract and unexamined. But he takes these abstract ideas and solidifies them with reason and coherence, into a profound and fluid work. I can't wait to finish this and get on to another one of his...

  • 1 decade ago

    Some of the best ones:

    "The Republic" by Plato

    "Meditations on First Philosophy" by Descartes

    "Don Quixote" by Cervantes

    "Crime and Punishment" by Dostoyevsky

    "In Search of Lost Time" by Proust

    "The Story of Art" by Gombrich

    "The Dispossessed" by Ursula Le Guin

    "The Language Instinct" by Steven Pinker

  • 1 decade ago

    Lots of them, Summer Sisters by Judy Blume, Milk in my Coffee by Eric Jerome Dickey, Eragon

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  • 1 decade ago

    SInce I was not anticipating this question, I do not have the title.

    However, it was (most recently), about an FBI profiler. He solved a lot of

    crimes & came up with criminal profiles through the application of scientific

    principles. Interesting and saddening at the same time...

    Source(s): I'll find the name, unless another person knows it, and can put it here. Journey Into Darkness. John E. Douglas, Mark Olshaker.
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Ones with blue covers, red covers, you name it.

    Three of the memorable:

    The Path of the Higher Self, Mark Prophet

    Stay Alive, My Son, Pin Yathay

    West with the Night, Beryl Markham

  • 1 decade ago

    Philosophy,Gnostic,Myth,signs(symbols),Psychology(Karl Gustav Jung,Frued,Karen Hurnay),History,

    History of art,novel,poem,

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Too many to list here.

  • 1 decade ago

    All of them.

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