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The Dream of Enlightenment: The Rise of Modern Philosophy

Anthony Gottlieb · Liveright Publishing Corp
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

The author of the classic The Dream of Reason vividly explains the rise of modern thought from Descartes to Rousseau. "Never has the story been told so well," said the New York Review of Books of Anthony Gottlieb's The Dream of Reason, an "endlessly entertaining and frequently...
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Your Idea Starts Here: 77 Mind-Expanding Ways to Unleash Your Creativity

Carolyn Eckert · Storey Publishing
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

With change happening faster and faster in our tech-ruled world, being able to think creatively, flexibly, and quickly is more important than ever. In Your Idea Starts Here, graphic designer Carolyn Eckert offers 77 specific questions, techniques, and exercises - cleverly combined with...
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The Mad Sculptor: The Maniac, the Model, and the Murder that Shook the Nation

Harold Schechter · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

2015 Edgar Award Nominee Beekman Place, once one of the most exclusive addresses in Manhattan, had a curious way of making it into the tabloids in the 1930s: "SKYSCRAPER SLAYER," "BEAUTY SLAIN IN BATHTUB" read the headlines. On Easter Sunday in 1937, the discovery of a grisly...
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The Deepest Human Life: An Introduction to Philosophy for Everyone

Scott Samuelson · University Of Chicago Press
Format: Hardcover

Sometimes it seems like you need a PhD just to open a book of philosophy. We leave philosophical matters to the philosophers in the same way that we leave science to scientists. Scott Samuelson thinks this is tragic, for our lives as well as for philosophy. In The Deepest Human Life he takes...
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Suspicious Minds: How Culture Shapes Madness

Joel Gold · Free Press, 2015. ©2014
Pages: 321
Format: Print book

A "clear, witty, and engaging" (The Boston Globe) journey through the brain that connects neuroscience, biology, and culture. An "intellectual landmark" (Edward Shorter, Literary Review of Canada) .The current view of delusions - the strange beliefs held by people...
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Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not to Have Kids

Meghan Daum · Picador Usa
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

One of the main topics of cultural conversation during the last decade was the supposed "fertility crisis," and whether modern women could figure out a way to way to have it all - a successful, demanding career and the required 2.3 children - before their biological clock stopped...
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Otherhood: Modern Women Finding A New Kind of Happiness

Melanie Notkin · Pgw
Pages: 291
Format: Hardcover

More American women are childless than ever before - nearly half those of childbearing age don't have children. While our society often assumes these women are "childfree by choice," that's not always true. In reality, many of them expected to marry and have children,...
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How to Fly a Horse: The Secret History of Creation, Invention, and Discovery

Kevin Ashton · Doubleday
Format: Hardcover

As a technology pioneer at MIT and as the leader of three successful start-ups, Kevin Ashton experienced firsthand the all-consuming challenge of creating something new. Now, in a tour-de-force narrative twenty years in the making, Ashton leads us on a journey through humanity's greatest...
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