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Book: Volume VII: Modern Philosophy — From the Post-Kantian Idealists to Marx, Kierkegaard, and Nietzsche

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Book: Volume VI: Modern Philosophy — From the French Enlightenment to Kant

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Book: Volume V: Modern Philosophy — The British Philosophers from Hobbes to Hume

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Book: Volume IV: Modern Philosophy — From Descartes to Leibniz

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Book: Volume III: Late Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy — Ockham, Francis Bacon, and The Beginning of the Modern World

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Book: Volume II: Medieval Philosophy — From Augustine to Duns Scotus

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Book: Volume I: Greece and Rome — From the Pre-Socratics to Plotinus

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Book: Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution

An entertaining history of computer hackers from the 60’s to the early ’80s. Please note that ‘hacker’ refers to a particular kind of technical mind-set, *not* to any desire to break into computer systems.

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Book: Guns, Germs, and Steel

About the history of human civilization over the last 13,000 years. The books seeks to answer the question of why some societies in the world today are much more powerful than others. The answers to that question are traced back to circumstances at the beginning of civilization. Diamond’s writing is crisp and clear, and his thesis is well-supported, not to mention fascinating. Highly recommended.

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Book: Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid

This is a wonderful book, I am glad I finally got around to reading it. Hofstadtder explains his ideas about consciousness and meaning using metaphors drawn from the Incompleteness Theorems of Kurt Gödel, the art of M.C. Escher, and the music of J.S. Bach. Hofstadter isn’t kidding about the “eternal” part either, the book is about 750 pages long.