The Mind’s I: Fantasies and Reflections on Self and Soul

8 best books like The Mind’s I: Fantasies and Reflections on Self and Soul (Douglas R. Hofstadter): Consciousness Explained, Last and First Men, Dancing Wu Li Masters: An Overview of the New Physics (Perennial Classics), The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers: Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000, Parables of Kierkegaard, On the Origins of War and the Preservation of Peace, A History of Warfare, On Justice, Power and Human Nature: Selections from The History of the Peloponnesian War

Consciousness Explained
AuthorDaniel C. Dennett
ISBN0316180661
"Brilliant...as audacious as its title....Mr. Dennett's exposition is nothing short of brilliant." --George Johnson, New York Times Book Review

Consciousness Explained is a a full-scale exploration of human consciousness. In this landmark book, Daniel Dennett refutes the traditional,...
AuthorOlaf Stapledon
ISBN0486466825
"No book before or since has ever had such an impact upon my imagination," declared Arthur C. Clarke of Last and First Men. This masterpiece of science fiction by British philosopher and writer Olaf Stapledon (1886–1950) is an imaginative, ambitious history of humanity's future that spans billions...
AuthorGary Zukav
ISBN0060959681
Gary Zukav has written "the Bible" for those who are curious about the mind-expanding discoveries of advanced physics, but who have no scientific background. Like a Wu Li Master who would teach us wonder for the falling petal before speaking of gravity, Zukav writes in beautifully clear language—with...
The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers: Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000
AuthorPaul Kennedy
ISBN0679720197
THE WIDELY ACCLAIMED BESTSELLER THAT BOLDLY AND LUCIDLY PUTS OUR CURRENT ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL DILEMMAS INTO THE PERSPECTIVE OF WORLD HISTORY.

"A work of almost Toynbeean sweep... When a scholar as careful and learned as Mr. Kennedy is prompted by contemporary issues to reexamine the great...
AuthorSøren Kierkegaard
ISBN0691020531
The Needlewoman

How should one listen to an edifying discourse?

"When a woman makes an altar cloth, so far as she is able, she makes every flower as lovely as the graceful flowers of the field, as far as she is able, every star as sparkling as the glistening stars of the night. She withholds...
AuthorDonald Kagan
ISBN0385423756
Talking specifically on ancient & modern wars, Kagan explores here only four wars – two more ancient & two modern ones – The Peloponnesian War & The Second Punic War, in the first instance, * - and The World Wars I & II, in the second example. Kagan says that’s an opinion of his own....
A History of Warfare
AuthorJohn Keegan
ISBN0679730826
Brilliant. A cultural history of war from antiquity to the present day in a single volume. Keegan starts with the symbolic forms of war among the so called "primitives," including those from the neolithic, using much archaeological evidence to do so. He then moves on to the advent of the chariot by the...
On Justice, Power and Human Nature: Selections from The History of the Peloponnesian War
AuthorThucydides
ISBN0872201686
Designed for students with little or no background in ancient Greek language and culture, this collection of extracts from The History of the Peloponnesian War includes those passages that shed most light on Thucydides’ political theory--famous as well as important but lesser-known pieces frequently...
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