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Brafman, Ori.

Summary: A journey into the hidden psychological influences that derail our decision-making. Why is it so difficult to end a doomed relationship? Why do we listen to advice just because it came from someone "important"? Why are we more likely to fall in love when there's danger involved? Here, organizational thinker Ori Brafman and his brother, psychologist Rom Brafman, answer these questions and more....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2008

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Leaman, Oliver

Summary: "An extensive glossary of the main terms and concepts used in Eastern philosophy. including concepts from: Zoroastrianism, Sufism, Concucianism, Taoism, Hinduism, Islam, Shintoism, & Buddhism."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Routledge 1999

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 181 LEA

Page, Scott E.

Summary: Professor Scott E. Page from University of Michigan introduces you to complexity science. You learn how this vibrant and still evolving discipline helps you understand the nature and behavior of systems formed of financial markets, corporations, native cultures, governments, and more.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Teaching Company 2009

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 302.3 UND
Call number: DVD 302.3 UND

Moore, Henry

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Da Capo Press 1992

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 700 MOO

Hardy, Grant

Summary: "[This series] is an epic, comprehensive survey of the East's most influential philosphers and thinkers. In 36 lectures, [the student will be introduced to] the men and women responsible for molding Asian philosophy and for giving birth to a wide variety of spiritual and ideological systems, including Hinduism, Daoism, Confucianism, Sufism, and Buddhism."--Www.thegreatcourses.com.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 109 GRE

Byers, William

Contents: Turing on the light -- The light of ambiguity. Ambiguity in mathematics -- The contradictory in mathematics -- Paradoxes and mathematics : infinity and the real numbers -- More paradoxes of infinity : geometry, cardinality, and beyond -- The light as idea. The idea as an organizing principle -- Ideas, logic, and paradox -- Great ideas -- The light and the eye of the beholder. The truth of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Princeton University Press 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 510 BYE

Gordon-Reed, Annette.

Summary: Thomas Jefferson is still presented today as a hopelessly enigmatic figure, despite being written about more than any other Founding Father. Lauded as the most articulate voice of American freedom, even as he held people in bondage, Jefferson is variably described by current-day observers as a hypocrite, an atheist, and a simple-minded proponent of limited government. The authors team up to...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2016

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2 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 JEFFERSON, THOMAS GOR

Summary: In recent decades, the philosophy of humor has been recognized as a legitimate subfield of philosophy. The reason for this? Because to understand how humor works is to better understand the nature of human experience. In these 24 insightful, informative, illuminating, and (yes) humorous lectures, explore the philosophical theories and explanations of humor, from blatantly obvious puns to...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 128 TAK
Call number: DVD 128 TAK

Bakewell, Sarah

Summary: Paris, 1933: three contemporaries meet over apricot cocktails at the Bec-de-Gaz bar on the rue Montparnasse. They are the young Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, and longtime friend Raymond Aron, a fellow philosopher who raves to them about a new conceptual framework from Berlin called Phenomenology. “You see,” he says, “if you are a phenomenologist you can talk about this cocktail and make...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Other Press 2016

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Goldstein, Rebecca

Summary: "From the acclaimed writer and thinker--whose award-winning books include both fiction and non-fiction--a dazzlingly original plunge into the drama of philosophy, revealing its hidden but essential role in today's debates on love, religion, politics, and science. Imagine that Plato came to life in the 21st century and set out on a multi-city speaking tour: How would he handle a host on Fox News...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Consider This, Call number: 184 GOL

Schuette, Bill.

Summary: "Inspired by growing up in a small town, the author conveys the lessons learned from family, friends and politicians from his childhood to a successful career in politics"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arbutus Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 328 SCH

McCarthy, Michael

Summary: "The moth snowstorm, a phenomenon Michael McCarthy remembers from his boyhood when moths 'would pack a car's headlight beams like snowflakes in a blizzard,' is a distant memory. Wildlife is being lost, not only in the wholesale extinctions of species but also in the dwindling of those species that still exist. The Moth Snowstorm records in painful detail this rapid dissolution of nature's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New York Review Books 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363.7 MCC

Hitchens, Christopher.

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Summary: "A case against religion and a description of the ways in which religion is man-made"--Provided by the publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Twelve Large Print 2009

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 200 HIT

Summary: Demystifying the key ideas of the world's greatest philosophers, and exploring all of the most important branches of thought, including philosophy of science, philosophy of religion, and feminist philosophy in a uniquely visual way, this resource is the perfect introduction to the subject.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: DK Publishing 2019

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Gleiser, Marcelo

Summary: "Do all questions have answers? How much can we know about the world? Is there such a thing as an ultimate truth? To be human is to want to know, to understand our origins and the meaning of our lives. In The Island of Knowledge, physicist Marcelo Gleiser traces our search for answers to the most fundamental questions of existence, the origin of the universe, the nature of reality, and the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Perseus Books Group 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 501 GLE

Nhất Hạnh

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Summary: How can we clear the fog of illusion and see things as they really are? Nhất Hạnh show us how mindfulness practices can help us see our real selves. He brings his signature clarity, compassion and humour in these pithy meditations that will lead readers to achieve an awakened, more relaxed state of self-awareness.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Parallax Press 2019

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Vargas Llosa, Mario

Summary: "A provocative essay collection that finds the Nobel laureate taking on the decline of intellectual life In the past, culture was a kind of vital consciousness that constantly rejuvenated and revivified everyday reality. Now it is largely a mechanism of distraction and entertainment. Notes on the Death of Culture is an examination and indictment of this transformation-- penned by none other...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 302 VAR

Abram, David

Summary: [In this book, the author] draws on sources as diverse as the philosophy of Merleau-Ponty, Balinese shamanism, Apache storytelling, and his own experience as an accomplished sleight-of-hand magician to reveal the subtle dependence of human cognition on the natural environment. He explores the character of perception and excavates the sensual foundations of language, which - even at its most...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 1996

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Flynn, Sarah Wassner

Summary: "Information about why certain people, animals and things are considered "cute" and the scientific background, for children"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic Kids 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 152 FLY

Halpern, Paul

Summary: Albert Einstein and Erwin Schrödinger were friends and comrades-in-arms against what they considered the most preposterous aspects of quantum physics: its indeterminacy. Einstein famously quipped that God does not play dice with the universe, and Schrödinger is equally well known for his thought experiment about the cat in the box who ends up “spread out” in a probabilistic state, neither...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 530 HAL

McDougall, Christopher

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2015

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 796 MCD

Odell, Jenny

Summary: "A galvanizing critique of the forces vying for our attention--and our personal information--that redefines what we think of as productivity, reconnects us with the environment, and reveals all that we've been too distracted to see about ourselves and ourworld Nothing is harder to do these days than nothing. But in a world where our value is determined by our 24/7 data productivity. doing...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Melville House 2019

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Summary: Those who wish to pursue a life of pure reason are often attracted to the movement known as secular humanism. This program explores the movement by presenting several humanist inquiries, including: How and why do religions develop? Can morality exist without religion? Is there a humanist narrative that can take the place of myth? How can public policy become truly rational? The film features...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Hawking, Stephen

Summary: Stephen Hawking was one of the greatest minds of our time and a figure of inspiration after defying his ALS diagnosis at age twenty-one. He is known for both his breakthroughs in theoretical physics as well as his ability to make complex concepts accessible for all, and was beloved for his mischievous sense of humor. Within these pages, he provides his personal views on our biggest challenges...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 2018

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