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Asterios Polyp
Asterios Polyp
"A modernist odyssey in graphic novel/comic form. Fascinating and absorbing."
The Poetics of Reverie: Childhood, Language, and the Cosmos
The Poetics of Reverie: Childhood, Language, and the Cosmos
"Reverie is the dream awake, oneirism that lingers, and something to not only cherish but build upon."
Reality Hunger: A Manifesto
Reality Hunger: A Manifesto
"500 little pieces that argue for a new vision of artistic construction."
A Theory of Fun for Game Design
A Theory of Fun for Game Design
"A gem of a comic, exploring what makes games fun, and how to build on the 'mechanics' of fun."
Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers
Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers
"A vision of the world as a sprout emerging from a stone. First the stone had to be split. As L Cohen said: 'there's a crack, a crack in everything -- that's how the light gets in'."
The Sociology of Philosophies: A Global Theory of Intellectual Change
The Sociology of Philosophies: A Global Theory of Intellectual Change
"The grand tour of philosophies throughout time -- why they appeared, thrived, inspired later schools (or didn't), disappeared, and remain eternal."
Finite and Infinite Games:  A Vision of Life as Play and Possibility
Finite and Infinite Games: A Vision of Life as Play and Possibility
"Games aren't just out on the playing field. The truly infinite games are forever ongoing around us."
Gitanjali: Offerings of Song and Art
Gitanjali: Offerings of Song and Art
"Tagore's masterwork of poetic companionship with the ever-elusive, ever-arriving, ever-departing You."
Metaphysics of Natural Complexes
Metaphysics of Natural Complexes
"Builds on the idea that there are no 'simples', only 'complexes', with elements spread across many orders in the universe (imaginary, real, past, present, future, accessible, queryable)."
Collected Fictions
Collected Fictions
"Borges wrote summaries of imaginary novels in the span of 5 pages. He wrote of impossible libraries, parallel civilizations, and a hundred other mind-blowing concepts."
The Story of Philosophy: The Lives and Opinions of the World's Greatest Philosophers
The Story of Philosophy: The Lives and Opinions of the World's Greatest Philosophers
"Will Durant is a gem of a human, and this is his love story to the grand philosophers of time. A magical journey."
Focusing
Focusing
"Focusing is seeing what is truly at the root of what swims through our mind, especially issues that nag, wear us down, and affect us without our ever substantively knowing what they are."
The Tao of Zen
The Tao of Zen
"A masterful historical linking of the two truly timeless eastern genres of thought. Delicate and thoughtful."
Introducing Postmodernism: A Graphic Guide
Introducing Postmodernism: A Graphic Guide
"This comic will light up our new era of existence, and should help the slippery topic of postmodernism slip into place."
The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It
The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It
"A great little lesson - will get your creative juices flowing. The template doesn't apply to everything, but there's a lot of entrepreneurial wisdom here."
Destination Void
Destination Void
"The author of the monumental Dune series creates something as mind-blowing in less than 200 pages. How to make a computer conscious? Try this..."
The Alchemist
The Alchemist
"A young shepherd follows the signs of the world. A fairy tale good enough to last the rest of your adult life."
Interaction Ritual Chains (Princeton Studies in Cultural Sociology)
Interaction Ritual Chains (Princeton Studies in Cultural Sociology)
"Everything runs on Emotional Energy. How is it created? Through Interaction Rituals. Fascinating stuff. Eminently readable."
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values
"One of those books. A road trip and new philosophy all in one tale."
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