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Jordan Peterson is a Canadian clinical psychologist and a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto
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Aldous Huxley - Oct 20, 2009 (first published in 1962)
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In his final novel, which he considered his most important, Aldous Huxley transports us to the remote Pacific island of Pala, where an ideal society has flourished for 120 years.Inevitably, this island of bliss attracts the envy and enmity of the surrounding world. A conspiracy is underway to take over Pala, and events are set in motion when an age...
Jordan Peterson
Feb 16, 2019
Island by Aldous Huxley a book from my great books list     source
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Aubrey Marcus
The Old Man and the Sea
Ernest Hemingway - Aug 23, 2016 (first published in 1952)
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The Old Man and the Sea, an apparently simple fable, represents the mature Hemingway at his best. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature soon after its publication, and half a century later it is still one of his most read books....
Jordan Peterson
Feb 15, 2019
The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway a book from my great books list     source
For Whom the Bell Tolls
Ernest Hemingway - Jul 01, 1995 (first published in 1940)
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In 1937 Ernest Hemingway traveled to Spain to cover the civil war there for the North American Newspaper Alliance. Three years later he completed the greatest novel to emerge from "the good fight," For Whom the Bell Tolls.The story of Robert Jordan, a young American in the International Brigades attached to an antifascist guerilla unit in the mount...
Jordan Peterson
Feb 13, 2019
For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway a book from my great books list     source
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Josh Waitzkin
A Farewell to Arms
The Hemingway Library Edition
Ernest Hemingway - Jul 07, 2014 (first published in 1929)
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The definitive edition of the classic novel of love during wartime, featuring all of the alternate endings: “Fascinating…serves as an artifact of a bygone craft, with handwritten notes and long passages crossed out, giving readers a sense of an author’s process” (The New York Times).Written when Ernest Hemingway was thirty years old and lauded as t...
Jordan Peterson
Feb 11, 2019
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway a book from my great books list     source
Dostoevsky - Jan 15, 2010 (first published in 1872)
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"If you want to overcome the whole world, overcome yourself."Translated by Constance Garnett with an Introduction by A.D.P. Briggs.In 1869 a young Russian was strangled, shot through the head and thrown into a pond. His crime? A wish to leave a small group of violent revolutionaries, from which he had become alienated. Dostoevsky takes this real-li...
Jordan Peterson
Feb 11, 2019
The Devils by Fyodor Dostoevsky a book from my great books list     source
Notes From Underground
Fyodor Dostoevsky - Nov 01, 1983 (first published in 1864)
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"I am a sick man . . . I am a spiteful man," the irascible voice of a nameless narrator cries out. And so, from underground, emerge the passionate confessions of a suffering man; the brutal self-examination of a tormented soul; the bristling scorn and iconoclasm of alienated individual who has become one of the greatest antiheroes in all literature...
Jordan Peterson
Feb 06, 2019
Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky a book from my great books list     source
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Our Culture, What's Left of It
The Mandarins and the Masses
Theodore Dalrymple - Mar 01, 2007 (first published in 2005)
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This new collection of essays bears the unmistakable stamp of Theodore Dalrymple's bracingly clearsighted view of the human condition. In these twenty-six pieces, Dr. Dalrymple ranges over literature and ideas, from Shakespeare to Marx, from the break-down of Islam to the legalization of drugs. The book includes "When Islam Breaks Down," named by D...
Jordan Peterson
Feb 01, 2019
Our Culture: What's Left of It by Theodore Dalrymple a book from my great books list     source
The Charterhouse of Parma
Stendhal - Jan 19, 2007 (first published in 1839)
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Headstrong and naïve, the young Italian aristocrat Fabrizio del Dongo is determined to defy the wrath of his right-wing father and go to war to fight for Napoleon. He stumbles on the Battle of Waterloo, ill-prepared, yet filled with enthusiasm for war and glory. Finally heeding advice, Fabrizio sneaks back to Milan, only to become embroiled in a se...
Jordan Peterson
Jan 27, 2019
The Charterhouse of Parma by Marie-Henri Beyle , a book from my great books list     source
Catching Fire
How Cooking Made Us Human
Richard Wrangham - Sep 06, 2010 (first published in 2009)
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The groundbreaking theory of how fire and food drove the evolution of modern humansEver since Darwin and The Descent of Man, the evolution and world-wide dispersal of humans has been attributed to our intelligence and adaptability. But in Catching Fire, renowned primatologist Richard Wrangham presents a startling alternative: our evolutionary succe...
Jordan Peterson
Sep 05, 2018
This is a very good book in my estimation     source
Brave New World
Aldous Huxley - May 09, 2017 (first published in 1932)
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Brave New World is a dystopian novel by English author Aldous Huxley, written in 1931 and published in 1932. Largely set in a futuristic World State, inhabited by genetically modified citizens and an intelligence-based social hierarchy, the novel anticipates huge scientific advancements in reproductive technology, sleep-learning, psychological mani...
Jordan Peterson
May 31, 2018
Here is a list of books that I found particularly influential in my intellectual development.      source
George Orwell - Apr 04, 2017 (first published in 1949)
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Among the seminal texts of the 20th century, Nineteen Eighty-Four is a rare work that grows more haunting as its futuristic purgatory becomes more real. Published in 1949, the book offers political satirist George Orwell's nightmarish vision of a totalitarian, bureaucratic world and one poor stiff's attempt to find individuality. The brilliance of ...
Jordan Peterson
May 31, 2018
Here is a list of books that I found particularly influential in my intellectual development.      source
How to Spend $75 Billion to Make the World a Better Place by Bjørn Lomborg
The Myth of Mental Illness by Thomas S. Szasz
The Origins and History of Consciousness by Erich Neumann
The Female Brain by Louann Brizendine
Explaining Postmodernism by Stephen R. C. Hicks
Unsafe Space by Tom Slater
Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche
Modern Man in Search of a Soul by C. G. Jung
Ordinary Men by Christopher R. Browning
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
The Rape of Nanking by Iris Chang
The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell
The Gulag Archipelago Abridged by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
The Gulag Archipelago Volume 1 by Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn
Affective Neuroscience by Jaak Panksepp
Panzram A Journal of Murder by Thomas E. Gaddis
Maps of Meaning by Jordan B. Peterson
The Painted Bird by Jerzy Kosinski
Demons by Fyodor Dostoevsky
A History of Religious Ideas, Vol. 3 by Mircea Eliade
A History of Religious Ideas, Volume 1 by Mircea Eliade