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Jacques M. Chevalier A Postmodern Revelation

Knowing how and why to read something is very important, and by having these things clear each person my take, re-purpose and direct their energy and attention in order that their knowledge and judgement in their own areas of interest are benefited. For most laymen, a book like A Postmodern Revelation should not be relevant

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Friedrich Nietzsche Ecce homo

§ Humour Humour chracterises much of Nietzsche’s writing, always allowing himself to laugh rather than grow angry at anything. One can see him prancing around, smashing lilies underfoot, uncaring of what sacred cows he throws dirt on. But there is always a reason behind everything he says in this tone, even though it might not

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Carlos Castañeda Viaje a Ixtlán

Supe acerca de esta valiosa obra por medio del caballero A.N., quien tuvo la gracia de recomendarla como instrumental en un cambio severo de mentalidad. Afortunadamente, los cambios sugeridos y experiencias básicas no me eran ajenas, por lo cual la obra cayó en tierra fértil y saludable para una interpretación realista y sana, sin descartar o

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Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice

§ Feminine subtlety Without falling into crass prejudices, we may observe that women are very often more sensitive to a whole range of human emotions and details than men are; to be more precise, women are aware things in a way in which men generally cannot readily comprehend without a rationalization of some kind. Rather than being

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Friedrich Nietzsche Beyond Good and Evil

§ An inscrutable thinker To begin with, and despite the title of the section under which this article is posted, this is not a review, and perhaps not even a commentary on this great work, but rather a series of thoughts around impressions of it held by several groups, in contrast to what may be

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Barry Cooper Beethoven

Barry Cooper proposes in this medium-sized biography to give us a picture of Beethoven through a study of his music as the central theme of the composer’s life. In part, this is an endeavour to correct the many vituperous and fanciful biographies and commentary that became fashion after the middle of the 20th century to

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David Groome An Introduction to Cognitive Psychology

Psychology as a scientific endeavor is not a particular interest of mine, but rather I see it as a necessary means to several ends, one of which is simply the understanding of the relationship between human beings and reality. What is interesting and revealing is how some theories of mind have come to be supported

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Marie Cachet Le Besoin d’Impossible

To begin with, we should make it clear that whatever is written here on the ideas proposed in Le Besoin d’Impossible by Marie Cachet are the sole interpretation in the understanding of this reader. French is not my strong suit, though it is manageable in writing, and though Cachet’s propositions are set forth in a very

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Knut Hamsun La Bendición de la Tierra

La Bendición de la Tierra es un historia relativamente sencilla en su planteamiento y presentación, pero con implicaciones y ramificaciones profundas. Es una historia acerca del triunfo del trabajo honesto, y la adquisición de tranquilidad espiritual y abundancia material a través de él. Por sobre todo, el autor enfatiza la libertad, independencia y venerable de

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