Now I'm getting the chance to read books I didn't have time for before. Think of me whenever you see the slogan "So many books, so little time!" Now I've got the time.  Cheers, Fred.

Philosophy & Theology

The Tides of Mind: Uncovering the Spectrum of Consciousness

Book Number: 
718
Date Fred Read: 
August 2017
Fred's Rating: 
3
Author: 
David Gelernter
Total Pages: 
251
Publisher: 
Liveright
Year: 
2016

David Gelernter is a professor of computer science at Yale. His research has proved important to several leading Web-search efforts and to the development of the Java programming language and the development of the first modern social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.  Read more

Infinite Awareness: The Awakening of a Scientific Mind

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Book Number: 
699
Date Fred Read: 
April 2017
Fred's Rating: 
4
Total Pages: 
242
Publisher: 
Rowan & Littlefield
Year: 
2015

Marjorie Hines Woollacott, a neuroscience professor at the University of Oregon for more than three decades and a meditator for nearly four decades. Meditation can provide consciousness and spirituality that the organic brain of neuroscience cannot explain.  Read more

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The Way of Wonder: A Return to the Mystery of Ourselves

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Book Number: 
694
Date Fred Read: 
February 2017
Fred's Rating: 
2
Author: 
Jack Haas
Total Pages: 
233
Publisher: 
Iconoclast Press
Year: 
2002

From the back cover: Jack Haas is the author of In and Of, Roots and Wings, and The Dream of Being. He shares his time between British Columbia, Europe, Hawaii, and India. I could find no other info about him. This was a gift book.  Read more

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Like-Minded: Externalism and Moral Psychology

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Book Number: 
671
Date Fred Read: 
September 2016
Fred's Rating: 
3
Author: 
Andrew Sneddon
Total Pages: 
249
Publisher: 
MIT Press
Year: 
2011

Andrew Sneddon is Professor of philosophy at the University of Ottawa in Canada. In this book he first reasons why externalism is better than internalism, then states his philosophy that better describes moral psychology. He realizes that this is a work in progress.  Read more

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The Mystery Experience: A Revolutionary Approach to Spiritual Awakening

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Book Number: 
661
Date Fred Read: 
July 2016
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Tim Freke
Total Pages: 
332
Publisher: 
Watkins
Year: 
2012

Tim Freke, who calls himself ‘the stand-up’ philosopher, has been exploring the “mystery experience” for many years and sharing it at retreats where he guides others “directly to a spiritually awakened state” – this book has the same goal.  Read more

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God Revised: How Religion Must Evolve in a Scientific Age

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Book Number: 
659
Date Fred Read: 
June 2016
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Galen Guengerich
Total Pages: 
213
Publisher: 
Palgrave
Year: 
2013

Galen Guengerich studied theology at Princeton Theological Seminary and got a Ph.D. in theology at the University of Chicago. He is the senior minister of All Souls Unitarian Universalist in New York City, one of the largest and most prominent congregations in the U.S.A.  Read more

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Religion in the Making

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Book Number: 
658
Date Fred Read: 
June 2016
Fred's Rating: 
5
Total Pages: 
160
Publisher: 
Fordham
Year: 
1997

Alfred North Whitehead, esteemed British philosopher, remains a seminal thinker of the 20th century. This book was first published in 1926. Called RM for short, it was preceded in 1925 by SMW (Science and the Modern World, book 657), and followed in 1929 by PR (Process and Reality, book 195), the magnum opus of his philosophy. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

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The Irony of American History

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Book Number: 
632
Date Fred Read: 
November 2015
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Reinhold Niebuhr
Total Pages: 
174
Publisher: 
U. of Chicago Press
Year: 
2008

Philosopher and theologian Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971) taught for 30 years at Union Theological Seminary, NYC. The author of several books, he received the Presidential Medal of Honor in 1964. This book has a 3-pp 1952 Preface by Niebuhr and a 13-pp 2007 Introduction by Andrew Bacevich, professor of international relations and history at Boston University.  Read more

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Beyond Human Nature: How Culture and Experience Shape the Human Mind

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Book Number: 
628
Date Fred Read: 
October 2015
Fred's Rating: 
3
Author: 
Jesse J. Prinz
Total Pages: 
368
Publisher: 
Norton
Year: 
2012

Jesse J. Prinz is a Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and director of the Committee for Interdisciplinary Science Studies at the City University of New York, Graduate Center.  Read more

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Truth, Beauty, and Goodness Reframed: Education for the Virtues in the Twenty-first Century

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Book Number: 
627
Date Fred Read: 
September 2015
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Howard Gardner
Total Pages: 
208
Publisher: 
Basic Books
Year: 
2011

Howard Gardner, Professor of Cognition and Education at Harvard Graduate School of Education, is Senior Director of Harvard Project Zero. This book grew out of three Lectures in 2008 at the New York Museum of Modern Art.  Read more

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