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What is everyone reading right now? I just got started on a few I got for x-mas. Here they are:

 

Idiot's Guide to Calculus

100 Simple Secrets of Sucessful People

Influence: Science and Practice

The way things are: The changing perspective on human existance

You can negociate anything

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At the moment I am reading (or trying to find time to read)

Immunobiology

On the Origin of Species

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I just finished a real technical Sci-fi I couldn't put down. It's about evolution on a neutron star involving time, energy, gravity, and a little philosophy. Lots of diagrams in the back.

Dragons Egg, by Robert L. Forward

I recommend it highly.

Just aman

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I'm reading:

 

"Web of Belief" (Quine) and "Time Travel in Einstein's Universe" (dunno author off top of my head).

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I just finished reading the first "Dune" book. I got the ones I'm reading now from Christmas too.

 

Stephen Hawking's "Universe in a Nutshell"

Dean Koontz "From the Corner of His Eye"

 

off and on books:

Plato's "Republic"

Analects of Confucius

 

Both are slow reads.

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Stephen Hawking's "Universe in a Nutshell"

Plato's "Republic"

 

I've just read both of those books within the past two months. Hawking's book was good, Plato's was slow. It was required reading for my philosophy course though. I ended up with a B- on the paper :mad::eek: (but thats because my TA was a nazi)

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Oh, Thank God someone asked this question. Im reading tons of books:

 

On War - Clausewitz

The Prince - Machiavelli

Fortune is a River: Leonardo Da Vinci and Niccolo Machiavelli's plan to change the course of Florentine History. (forgot author)

The Art of War (Demna Translation) - Sun Tzu

The Art of War (Cleary Translkation) - Sun Tzu

The Art of Wealth - Kauthilya (Indian Philosopher, Mauryan Dynasty) (Translated by Cleary)

The Essential Koran (Cleary Translation) - God

The Sayings of Mohhamed (Cleary Translation) - Mohhamed

Mandragola - Niccolo Machiavelli

The Portable Machiavelli - Niccolo Machiavelli

The Art of Worldy Wisdom - Balthasar Gracian

The Art of Leadership and Strategy (Huanzangi) - (Cleary Trans)

100 Unotrthadox Stategies - ??

Interpretation of Dreams - Sigmund Frued

 

 

yep, after i finish these im getting a book on Napoleon and Gengis Khan

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Originally posted by fafalone

Read some of Nietszhe's writings too (sp?)

 

Well im going to read Nietzsche, Schopenhaur, and Kaunt's writings after i finish that.

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We have worked on Kant and Nietsche in our philosophy class. My God, these guys had really odd ideas....I was really bored.

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Just finished Dead Air (Iain Banks), and the most used book is currently Mathematical Methods etc by Riley Hobsen and Bence

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Originally posted by Matzi

We have worked on Kant and Nietsche in our philosophy class. My God, these guys had really odd ideas....I was really bored.

 

Dont disrespect Kant and Nietzsche!

 

:down:

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Originally posted by grazzhoppa

I just finished reading the first "Dune" book. I got the ones I'm reading now from Christmas too.

 

Stephen Hawking's "Universe in a Nutshell"

Dean Koontz "From the Corner of His Eye"

 

off and on books:

Plato's "Republic"

Analects of Confucius

 

Both are slow reads.

 

I dont like analects actually. I dont really like Confucius philosophies. I like the Dao De Jing by Lao Tzu better, or Kauthilya's The Art of Wealth.

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Originally posted by Soulja

 

Dont disrespect Kant and Nietzsche!

 

:down:

 

I don't I just do not really like to cope with them. But if anyone likes...

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Originally posted by Matzi

 

I don't I just do not really like to cope with them. But if anyone likes...

 

I know i was just joking, you just said you were "bored" not disrespecting.

 

LOL, its hard to be sarcastic online.

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contradiction, qorans like an anger depiction

riddled with words that with no meaning, cant believe what im reading

muslims, like a open door, needs to be shut, reading there book, words like theyre out of there butt

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Originally posted by Soulja

[...]LOL, its hard to be sarcastic online.

You are certainly right. :)

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I dont like analects actually. I dont really like Confucius philosophies. I like the Dao De Jing by Lao Tzu better, or Kauthilya's The Art of Wealth.

I've been reading the Tao Te Ching (Dao De Jing, same thing different spelling). I'm doing one section a night cause it's so different from my way of life. I'm trying to learn from it, sort of like what some people do with the Bible, except I won't take it word for word ;)

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Biogeography: An evolutionary and ecological approach

The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

The Law of The Peoples by John Rawls

The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas Kuhn

Principles of Development by Wolpert et al.

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Originally posted by grazzhoppa

I've been reading the Tao Te Ching (Dao De Jing, same thing different spelling). I'm doing one section a night cause it's so different from my way of life. I'm trying to learn from it, sort of like what some people do with the Bible, except I won't take it word for word ;)

 

Yeah Dao De Jing is pretty good, but i like Kauthilya's Art of Wealth better. Its REALLY good, you should go get it. Thomas Cleary translated it. Kauthilya is the "Hindu Machiavelli and Aristotle".

 

Also get "The Book of Leadership and Strategy" by Thomas Cleary translation. Its a Daoist classic, i like it better than the Dao De Jing aswell.

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Originally posted by Tom

Logic, by David Baum

 

I need a good book on Logic, i bought "Logic: A Very Short Introduction" of Amazon.com, should come in next week.

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Started reading "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, by J.R.R. Tolkien for the fifth time. I can't get enough of it! Awesome movies, too. The Two Towers movie was way better than the Fellowship of the Ring. Lots of fighting.

 

I cant stand reading way technical stuff like "Time Travel in Einstein's Universe". Makes me want to throw up.

 

And muslims are bass akwards. They got everything screwed up in their qoran. They are irritating.:down:

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Originally posted by MrL_JaKiri

Just finished Dead Air (Iain Banks), and the most used book is currently Mathematical Methods etc by Riley Hobsen and Bence

 

is dead air any good? oh, and Mary L Boas, mathematical blahblah is far better...

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