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book image Proper Doctoring: A Book for Patients and their Doctors
Proper Doctoring
David Mendel
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A book about what it means (and takes) to be a good doctor, and for that reason very much a book for patients as well as doctors—which is to say a book for everyone. “A gem for physicians, future physicians, and clinicians of all types.... It presents advice to practitioners...and contains many brief examples and aphorisms.” —American Psychological Association
Contributors: Jerome Groopman

book image The Memory Wars: Freud's Legacy in Dispute
Memory Wars (paperback)
Frederick C. Crews
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In these essays, Crews elaborates upon his belief that "the relatively patent and vulgar pseudoscience of recovered memory rests in appreciable measure on the respectable and entrenched pseudoscience of psychoanalysis."

book image The Memory Wars: Freud's Legacy in Dispute
Memory Wars (hardcover)
Frederick C. Crews
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"A dazzling book. Crews brilliantly marshals the damning new scholarship on Freud the man and on analytic theory." —Carol Tavris

book image The Legacy of Isaiah Berlin
Legacy of Isaiah Berlin
Mark Lilla, Ronald Dworkin, Robert B. Silvers
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The papers given at the New York Institute for the Humanities conference collected in this volume concentrate on three aspects of Berlin's concept of pluralism.

book image Hidden Histories of Science
Hidden Histories of Science (paperback)
Robert B. Silvers
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These essays demonstrate that science is, in the words of Oliver Sacks, "a human enterprise through and through, an organic, evolving, human growth, with sudden spurts and arrests, and strange deviations, too."

book image Health Wars: On the Global Front Lines of Modern Medicine
Health Wars
Richard Horton
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Can trust between doctors and patients survive in an age of intensive scientific research, managed health care, and the Internet?

book image The Waste Books
Waste Books
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
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The record of a brilliant and subtle mind in action, The Waste Books are above all a powerful testament to the necessity, and pleasure, of unfettered thought.
Contributors: R.J. Hollingdale

book image The Scientist as Rebel
Scientist as Rebel
Freeman Dyson
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An illuminating collection of essays by an award-winning scientist whom the London Times calls "one of the world's most original minds."

book image The Reckless Mind: Intellectuals in Politics
Reckless Mind
Mark Lilla
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How can intellectuals, who should be alert to the evils of tyranny, betray the ideals of freedom and independent inquiry? How can they take positions that, implicitly or not, endorse oppression and human suffering on a vast scale?

book image The Mystery of Consciousness
Mystery of Consciousness
John R. Searle
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What is consciousness? Is my inner awareness of myself something separate from my body?

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