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AnotherWay83
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Registered: Aug 2000
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"body of secrets" by james bamford

"germs" by judith miller, et al.

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PeacefulWarrior
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Registered: Jul 2002
Location: Boulder, Colorado

Gerry Spence - From Freedom to Slavery (great political book, very insightful)

Harper's and Atlantic Monthly - good magazines

Nietzshe - On Morality of Good and Evil

Jiddu Krishnamurti - The Awakening of Intelligence

Alan Watts - The Book

Bertrand Russel - The Problems of Philosophy

James Allen - As a Man Thinketh

Goerge Orwell - The Lion and the Unicorn: Socialism and the English Genius

Dhammapada


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victor
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Registered: Nov 2001
Location: Montréal
Big Ears

Richard Bach - Illusions

and Richard Bach - Jonathan Livingston Seagull

cheers mate... these will trip you out for sure... but if you read them atleast 4 or 5 times you'd understand wot the point is...

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ehcsztein
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Registered: Nov 2002
Location: Reno, NV

my additions to the list...

"the greening of america" - charles a reich
"finite and infinte games" - james p carse
"sacred dimensions of time and space" tarthang tulku
"observations on the feeling of beauty and the sublime" - kant
"johnny got his gun" - dalton trumbo

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zarathustra
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Registered: Sep 2001
Location: Calgary (Go Oilers)

Fyodor Dostoevsky - Crime and Punishment

Superb piece of writing. Explores the idea: can murder be justified? It is a very well written book. It not only has philosophical merit but is generally just a very gripping and entertaining read.


George Orwell - Animal Farm

One of my favourite books. I found it really funny for one. Easy and quick to read and to the point. Not just an allegory for the Soviet Union or Nazi Germany but a general analogy of how, despite good intentions, a state can become totalitarian.


Albert Camus - L'etranger

Another gripping tale. This one explores ideas about morality and even death penalty issues. I find it resembles Mordecai Richler - The Incomparable Atuk in some of its themes.

That's all I'm going to put down for now.

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skaborough fats
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Registered: Sep 2002
Location: Toronto

If you're looking for phliosophy then start with "The Minds Eye". The book is a collection of papers, essays and stories all dealing with cogniscience and duality (is the mind and body connected or seperate). I can't remember who is the 'author'/editor but every big book store I've been in has a copy.

My personal, all time favourite book is "The Selfish Gene", by Richard Dawkins. This is a book about evolution and associated topics. Why would a book about evolution be my favourite you ask? This book allowed me to become an athiest. The problem with being athiest is you have to develop on you own all those things that religion normally hands you. This book was where I started.

"Gun, Germs & Steel", by... I can't remember the author (I think it's Jerod Diamond, or something like that) and my friends has my copy, but the book is well known. It was on the New York Times best seller list for quite a while. It traces the development of the human species over the past few thousand years. Very accessable to all readers.

For philosophy... I'd read Heigel (not too sure if I spelled that right, it's pronounced Hegal... sorry but it's been a while since I've read his stuff). Marxs and many others developed their theories based on his work. His dialectic/synthesis process is a very good starting point.

Finally... anything by Terry Prachet, but especially "Bad Omens". "Bad Omens" is one of the funniest books I've ever read, hands down. It's all about the end of the world. Really, really funny stuff with dry British wit.

Cheers,
Fats

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PeacefulWarrior
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Registered: Jul 2002
Location: Boulder, Colorado

Benjamin Hoff - The Tao of Pooh


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Time2Burn
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Registered: Mar 2001
Location: Nowhere

No Logo - Naomi Klien

The anti-globalization movement's "bible". Looks at how commercialism and capitalistic intensions effect the social fabric of our world.

The Celestine Prophecy - James Refield.

A spitiual Journey that helps put perspective in life.

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drewfactor
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Registered: Dec 2001
Location: Hamilton, Ontario

Robert M Pirsig - Zen and the Art of Motorcylce maintainence.

A must read! Especially if you're interested in Post modernist philosophy.

Dostoevsky - Crime and Punishment

Amazing..introduces existentialist issues into an interesting story.

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AcerRacer
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Registered: Nov 2002
Location: Chicago, Illinois

There are almost too many to list, so I'll try to keep it short.

The Stranger and A Happy Death by Albert Camus
Atlas Shrugged and Capitalism: the Unknown Ideal by Ayn Rand
Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
On Liberty by JS Mill
2nd Treatise of the Government by John Locke
Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
The Masterpiece by Emile Zola
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
"The Wasteland" by TS Eliot
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
The Sun Also Rises by Hemmingway

Well, I guess i've done enough damage... for now.


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Illusion
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Registered: Feb 2002
Location: Land of Oz

"The Mind In The Making" by James Harvey Robinson
This one is a must. It's from the thikers library. Hard book to find.

The Third Wave
&
Power Shift
By Alvin Tofler


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Illusion
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Registered: Feb 2002
Location: Land of Oz

And oh ANYTHING you can find by Noam Chomsky. books, audio on the net, documents. Anything!


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--Friedrich Nietzsche

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