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27 December 2004 @ 06:30 pm
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Logic, Puzzles, Proof, and Critical Thinking



Paradoxes, by R.M. Sainsbury
This Book Needs No Title : A Budget of Living Paradoxes, by Raymond Smullyan
Zeno's Paradoxes, by Wesley C. Salmon
The Liar: An Essay on Truth and Circularity, by Jon Barwise, John Etchemendy
Vicious Circles (Center for the Study of Language and Information - Lecture Notes), by Jon Barwise, Lawrence S. Moss
Paradoxes: Their Roots, Range, and Resolution, by Nicholas Rescher
An Introduction to Non-Classical Logic, by Graham Priest
Modal Logics and Philosophy, by Rod Girle
A New Introduction to Modal Logic, by G. E. Hughes, M. J. Cresswell, G.E. Hughes
The Riddle of Scheherazade: And Other Amazing Puzzles, by Raymond Smullyan
The Chess Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes: Fifty Tantalizing Problems of Chess Detection, by Raymond M. Smullyan
Theory of Formal Systems. (AM-47) (Annals of Mathematics Studies), by Raymond M. Smullyan
Recursion Theory for Metamathematics (Oxford Logic Guides), by Raymond M. Smullyan
Godel's Incompleteness Theorems (Oxford Logic Guides, No 19) by Raymond M. Smullyan
Labyrinths of Reason : Paradox, Puzzles, and the Frailty of Knowledge by WILLIAM POUNDSTONE
Breakthrough Thinking: the Seven Principles of Creative Problem by GERALD PHD NADLER
How We Know What Isn't So by Thomas Gilovich
Asking the Right Questions: A Guide to Critical Thinking (6th Edition) by M. Neil Browne
Proof, Language, and Interaction: Essays in Honour of Robin Milner (Foundations of Computing) by Gordon Plotkin
On Quaternions and Octonions by John Horton Conway


Consciousness, Psychology, and Mysticism



Le Ton Beau De Marot: In Praise of the Music of Language, by Douglas R. Hofstadter
The Mind's I: Fantasies and Reflections on Self & Soul, by Douglas R. Hofstadter (Editor), Daniel C. Dennett (Editor), Daniel C. Dennett
SOCIETY OF MIND, by Marvin Minsky
Fluid Concepts & Creative Analogies: Computer Models of the Fundamental Mechanisms of Thought
, by Douglas Hofstadter
Metamagical Themas: Questing for the Essence of Mind and Pattern, by Douglas R. Hofstadter
At Home in the Universe: The Search for Laws of Self-Organization and Complexity by Stuart Kauffman
In the Dark Places of Wisdom by Peter Kingsley
Reality by Peter Kingsley
The Reign of Quantity & the Signs of the Times by Ren Gunon
Spiritual Authority and Temporal Power: Collected Works by Rene Guenon
Your God Is Too Small by J.B. Phillips
The Door in the Sky by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy
The Essential Ananda K. Coomaraswamy (The Perennial Philosophy Series) by Rama P. Coomaraswamy
Seeing God Everywhere: Essays on Nature and the Sacred (Perennial Philosophy) by Barry McDonald
Jewish Literacy: The Most Important Things to Know About the Jewish Religion, Its People and Its History by Joseph Telushkin
The New Evidence That Demands A Verdict Fully Updated To Answer The Questions Challenging Christians Today by Josh McDowell
Revisioning Transpersonal Theory : A Participatory Vision of Human Spirituality (Suny Series in Transpersonal and Humanistic Psychology) by Jorge N. Ferrer
Why Some Therapies Don't Work: The Dangers of Transpersonal Psychology (Psychology Series) by Albert Ellis
Life Divine - U.S. Edition by Sri Aurobindo
Your Memory : How It Works and How to Improve It by Kenneth L. Higbee
Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius by ANTHONY MOTTOLA
The Cloud of Unknowing : and The Book of Privy Counseling (Image Book Original) by William Johnston

Foucault



Madness and Civilization : A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason</b> by Michel Foucault
The Order of Things : An Archaeology of Human Sciences by MICHEL FOUCAULT
Discipline & Punish : The Birth of the Prison by MICHEL FOUCAULT
Archeology of Knowledge by MICHEL FOUCAULT
The Foucault Reader by MICHEL FOUCAULT

Memoir and Fiction



Decipher by Stel Pavlou
Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood by OLIVER SACKS
Island (Perennial Classic) by Aldous Huxley
Utopia: Thomas More by Thomas More
Seven Pillars of Wisdom : A Triumph by T.E. LAWRENCE
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly : A Memoir of Life in Death by JEAN-DOMINIQUE BAUBY

Negotiating This Human Earth



Words That Hurt Words That Heal: How to Choose Words Wisely and Well</b> by Joseph Telushkin
The World Awaits: How to Travel Far and Well by Paul Otteson
Vagabonding : An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel by ROLF POTTS
Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy: The Harvard Medical School Guide to Healthy Eating by Walter C. Willett
Got Game: How the Gamer Generation Is Reshaping Business Forever by John C. Beck
The European Dream: How Europe's Vision of the Future Is Quietly Eclipsing the American Dream by Jeremy Rifkin
Getting Past No : Negotiating Your Way from Confrontation to Cooperation by WILLIAM URY
The 50 Percent Solution: How to Bargain Successfully With Hijackers, Strikers, Bosses, Oil Magnates, Arabs, Russians, and Other Worthy Opponents in T by I. William Zartman
 
 
 
thismuchmetal on December 28th, 2004 07:35 am (UTC)
Re: Chess, and Go
I LOVE CHESS!!!

Thanks for the recommendations!
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on December 28th, 2004 07:40 am (UTC)
Re: Chess, and Go
Well, I haven't read any of these yet - they looked pretty good skimming them, though. I wouldn't exactly call them "recommendations", yet.
McRunsWithWolvestrickygrin on December 28th, 2004 01:13 am (UTC)
ya know, i've been searching for a cheap hardback copy of the seven pillars since high school. doesn't exist, dude.
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on December 28th, 2004 01:23 am (UTC)
Not in hardcover, no. Fucking Lawrence of Arabia.
(no subject) - gunn on December 28th, 2004 01:26 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - discoflamingo on December 28th, 2004 01:30 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - gunn on December 28th, 2004 01:31 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - discoflamingo on December 28th, 2004 01:33 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - gunn on December 28th, 2004 01:35 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - discoflamingo on December 28th, 2004 01:36 am (UTC) (Expand)
la femme stygiangunn on December 28th, 2004 01:14 am (UTC)
What is this list?
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on December 28th, 2004 01:24 am (UTC)
I was hoping somebody might ask.
It's a list of books and/or authors that have caught my eye in the past three years or so. There's more, but they are a little more technical in nature.
la femme stygiangunn on December 28th, 2004 01:25 am (UTC)
Re: I was hoping somebody might ask.
And the bold versus the not bold? Some you've acquired, some you haven't?
You're sharp today. - discoflamingo on December 28th, 2004 01:26 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: You're sharp today. - gunn on December 28th, 2004 01:29 am (UTC) (Expand)
Hillarysusanofstohelit on December 28th, 2004 02:49 am (UTC)
Re: I was hoping somebody might ask.
I have Discipline and Punish and Madness and Civilization - let's see how many people offer you Foucault. I have some others you might be interested in, but that's for another place and time.

interlibrary loan is free, and with a card from any of the public library systems in the metro area you can check out at all of the public libraries in the metro area. St. Paul and Minneapolis both have decent collections, as do Hennepin and Ramsey counties.
Re: I was hoping somebody might ask. - susanofstohelit on December 28th, 2004 02:52 am (UTC) (Expand)
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on December 28th, 2004 01:25 am (UTC)
Specifically, these are books I hope to find at libraries, or in the loving arms of a friend ;-)
la femme stygiangunn on December 28th, 2004 01:28 am (UTC)
I've got some of the Foucault. And a bunch of your poetry books.
(no subject) - discoflamingo on December 28th, 2004 01:30 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - gunn on December 28th, 2004 01:31 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - discoflamingo on December 28th, 2004 01:32 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - gunn on December 28th, 2004 01:34 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - lyght on December 28th, 2004 01:31 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - gunn on December 28th, 2004 01:32 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - lyght on December 28th, 2004 01:43 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - gunn on December 28th, 2004 02:01 am (UTC) (Expand)
lyght on December 28th, 2004 01:38 am (UTC)
*cackle*
I was reading the reviews for In the Dark Places of Wisdom and came across the following:

Kingsley promises to show us the way back to the essential truths of Parmenides. However, the only practical implications I can draw from this book would be for me to "lie down in a cave for a few days, eschewing food and distractions of the modern world and `incubate'". Thereby, in some mysterious way, I will find myself (if I really, really desire it) in the underworld in the company of the Goddess of Truth who will teach me wisdom and the means of filling the void in my inner being. Ah, it would be great if, as Kingsley implies, it were that simple. He ends this book by saying it is the first chapter of a long story so Kingsley may have something substantial in the future to say about Parmenides, the extant fragments of his writings, his philosophy and ecstatic techniques as a shaman and magician which he didn't accomplish this round.

Heh. Simple. Heh heh. Heh hee hee.
Muhaahhahaaaaa!!!
SIMPLE!

Okay bucko, let's see you try it. Go ahead. Do it, and come out the other end telling me nothing happened.
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on December 28th, 2004 07:38 am (UTC)
Re: *cackle*
He lost me with the word "practical". Fucking practicalist.
Re: *cackle* - lyght on December 28th, 2004 08:10 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Wendy: Mad Mutant Clownmaerchen on December 28th, 2004 03:00 am (UTC)
I have a couple of the ones by Smullyan, if you can wait a month. ;)
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on December 28th, 2004 07:25 am (UTC)
Boy, can I! Er, rather, I'll wait the month, but I still miss you.