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book image The Scientist as Rebel
Scientist as Rebel
Freeman Dyson
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 Bog People: Iron Age Man Preserved
Bog People
P.V. Glob
Glob
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Conceived as a kind of a detective story, this classic of archaeological history—out of print for over thirty years—is a fascinating account of the religion, culture, and daily life of the Iron Age in Europe.
Contributors: Elizabeth Wayland Barber, Paul T. Barber , Rupert Bruce-Mitford

book image The Living Thoughts of Kierkegaard
Living Thoughts of Kierkegaard
W.H. Auden
Kierkegaard
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Auden's inspired and incisive response to a thinker who had done much to shape his own beliefs is a fundamental reading of an author whose spirit remains as radical as ever more than 150 years after he wrote.

book image It Ain't Necessarily So: The Dream of the Human Genome and Other Illusions
It Ain't Necessarily So (hardcover)
Richard C. Lewontin
Lewontin
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"Though challenging for the layman, his book will reward persistent readers with a better understanding of the most controversial scientific issues of our day." —Christine Kenneally, The New York Times Book Review

book image It Ain't Necessarily So: The Dream of the Human Genome and Other Illusions
It Ain't Necessarily So (paperback)
Richard C. Lewontin
Lewontin
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"Though challenging for the layman, his book will reward persistent readers with a better understanding of the most controversial scientific issues of our day." (Christine Kenneally, The New York Times Book Review)

book image The Waste Books
Waste Books
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
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 Reckless Mind: Intellectuals in Politics
Reckless Mind
Mark Lilla
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 Memoirs of My Nervous Illness
Memoirs of My Nervous Illness
Daniel Paul Schreber
Schreber
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The wonderful Schreber . . . ought to have been made a professor of psychiatry and director of a mental hospital. — Sigmund Freud
Contributors: Rosemary Dinnage

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

book image Animal Liberation
Animal Liberation
Peter Singer
Singer
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"Singer's documentation is unrhetorical and unemotional, his arguments tight and formidable, for he bases his case on neither personal nor religious nor highly abstract philosophical principles, but on moral positions most of us already accept."—The New York Times Book Review

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