Mount Readmore Book Review, 2017 60/100
How Conversation Works By Anne Curzan
Lecture edition by the Teaching Company
Finished on 6/30/2017
Genres: Nonfiction, business, Self Help
Mount Readmore Book Review, 2017 71/100
Great Minds of the Eastern Intellectual Tradition By Grant Hardy
Finished on 7/23/2017
Description: Western philosophy is a vast intellectual tradition, the product of thousands of years of revolutionary thought built up by a rich collection of brilliant minds. When most of us study philosophy, we’re focusing only on the Western intellectual tradition brought about by people such as Aristotle, Descartes, and Nietzsche. But to understand the Western intellectual tradition is to only get half of the story.
Great Minds of the Eastern Intellectual Tradition is an epic, comprehensive survey of the East’s most influential philosophers and thinkers. In 36 lectures, award-winning Professor Grant Hardy of the University of North Carolina at Asheville introduces you 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. By focusing on these key thinkers in their historical contexts, you’ll witness the development of these rich traditions as they shaped and defined Eastern cultures through the rise and fall of empires, the friendly and hostile encounters with each other and with the Western world, and the rapid advancements of the modern age.
Genres: Philosophy, History, Nonfiction, Religion, Asian, Mythology
Today I am reading Starting Strength
Molecular Biology of the Gene
The Prey of Gods
I’m in the middle of reading a whole lot of books. My currant plan is to read books until I’ve reached 75/100 Mount Readmore completion for the year, and then stop reading before I start writing a new book I’ve been outlining. Right now I’m at 69/100, so I’ve got a while to go.
Are you reading anything? If so, what?