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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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Man's Search for Meaning
by Viktor E. Frankl (Jun 01, 2006)
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Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Based on his own experience and the stories of his patients, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with re...
Jordan Peterson
Jul 14, 2011
Here is a list of books that I found particularly influential in my intellectual development.      source
Demons
A Novel in Three Parts (Vintage Classics)
by Fyodor Dostoevsky (Aug 01, 1995)
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Alternate cover here.Inspired by the true story of a political murder that horrified Russia in 1869, Fyodor Dostoevsky conceived of Demons as a "novel-pamphlet" in which he would say everything about the plague of materialist ideology that he saw infecting his native land. What emerged in 1872 was at once his darkest novel until The Brothers Karama...
Jordan Peterson
Here is a list of books that I found particularly influential in my intellectual development.      source
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The Gulag Archipelago Volume 1
An Experiment in Literary Investigation
by Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn (Aug 07, 2007)
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Volume 1 of the gripping epic masterpiece, Solzhenitsyn's chilling report of his arrest and interrogation, which exposed to the world the vast bureaucracy of secret police that haunted Soviet society...
Jordan Peterson
Here is a list of books that I found particularly influential in my intellectual development.      source
The Gulag Archipelago Abridged
An Experiment in Literary Investigation (P.S.)
by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (Aug 07, 2007)
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“BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF THE 20TH CENTURY” —Time“It is impossible to name a book that had a greater effect on the political and moral consciousness of the late twentieth century.” —David Remnick, The New YorkerThe Nobel Prize winner’s towering masterpiece of world literature, the searing record of four decades of terror and oppression, in one abrid...
Jordan Peterson
Here is a list of books that I found particularly influential in my intellectual development.      source
Devils
by Dostoevsky (Jan 15, 2010)
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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
Crime and Punishment
by Fyodor Dostoevsky (Jan 24, 2017)
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Raskolnikov, a destitute and desperate former student, wanders through the slums of St Petersburg and commits a random murder without remorse or regret. He imagines himself to be a great man, a Napoleon: acting for a higher purpose beyond conventional moral law. But as he embarks on a dangerous game of cat and mouse with a suspicious police investi...
Jordan Peterson
Here is a list of books that I found particularly influential in my intellectual development.      source
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Modern Man in Search of a Soul
by C. G. Jung (Mar 31, 2017)
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2017 Reprint of 1933 U.S. Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition software. Considered by many to be one of the most important books in the field of psychology, Modern Man in Search of a Soul is a comprehensive introduction to the thought of Carl Gustav Jung. The writing covers a broad array of subje...
Jordan Peterson
Here is a list of books that I found particularly influential in my intellectual development.      source
Notes From Underground
by Fyodor Dostoevsky (Nov 01, 1983)
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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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A History of Religious Ideas, Volume 1
From the Stone Age to the Eleusinian Mysteries
by Mircea Eliade (Apr 15, 1981)
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"No one has done so much as Mr. Eliade to inform literature students in the West about 'primitive' and Oriental religions. . . . Everyone who cares about the human adventure will find new information and new angles of vision."—Martin E. Marty, New York Times Book Review...
Jordan Peterson
Here is a list of books that I found particularly influential in my intellectual development.      source
1984
by George Orwell (Apr 04, 2017)
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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
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The Origins and History of Consciousness
by Erich Neumann (Aug 24, 2014)
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The Origins and History of Consciousness draws on a full range of world mythology to show how individual consciousness undergoes the same archetypal stages of development as human consciousness as a whole. Erich Neumann was one of C. G. Jung's most creative students and a renowned practitioner of analytical psychology in his own right. In this infl...
Jordan Peterson
Oct 05, 2017
Erich Neumann's Jungian masterpiece (a book much admired, by the way, by Camille Paglia) is #1 in Jungian Psych:     source
A History of Religious Ideas, Vol. 3
From Muhammad to the Age of Reforms
by Mircea Eliade (Mar 15, 1988)
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This volume completes the immensely learned three-volume A History of Religious Ideas. Eliade examines the movement of Jewish thought out of ancient Eurasia, the Christian transformation of the Mediterranean area and Europe, and the rise and diffusion of Islam from approximately the sixth through the seventeenth centuries. Eliade's vast knowledge o...
Jordan Peterson
Here is a list of books that I found particularly influential in my intellectual development.      source
Maps of Meaning
The Architecture of Belief
by Jordan B. Peterson (Mar 23, 1999)
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Why have people from different cultures and eras formulated myths and stories with similar structures? What does this similarity tell us about the mind, morality, and structure of the world itself? Jordan Peterson offers a provocative new hypothesis that explores the connection between what modern neuropsychology tells us about the brain and what r...
Jordan Peterson
Here is a list of books that I found particularly influential in my intellectual development.      source
Affective Neuroscience
The Foundations of Human and Animal Emotions (Series in Affective Science)
by Jaak Panksepp (Sep 29, 2004)
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Some investigators have argued that emotions, especially animal emotions, are illusory concepts outside the realm of scientific inquiry. However, with advances in neurobiology and neuroscience, researchers are demonstrating that this position is wrong as they move closer to a lasting understanding of the biology and psychology of emotion. In Affect...
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Panzram A Journal of Murder
by Thomas E. Gaddis (Nov 01, 2002)
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A detailed memoir and self-analysis by a mass murderer. Panzram was born in 1891 on a Minnesota farm and died in 1930 on the gallows at the U.S.Penitentiary, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Imprisoned for most of his life from the age of twelve and brutally punished, Panzram's keen insight into the arbitrary cruelty of his fellow human being is graphical...
Jordan Peterson
He made friends with this physician in the prison and the physician encouraged him to write his autobiography.     source
Our Culture, What's Left of It
The Mandarins and the Masses
by Theodore Dalrymple (Mar 01, 2007)
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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 Rape of Nanking
The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II
by Iris Chang (Jan 10, 2012)
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The New York Times bestselling account of one of history's most brutal -- and forgotten -- massacres, when the Japanese army destroyed China's capital city on the eve of World War II In December 1937, one of the most horrific atrocities in the long annals of wartime barbarity occurred. The Japanese army swept into the ancient city of Nanking (what ...
Jordan Peterson
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Ordinary Men
Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland
by Christopher R. Browning (Apr 24, 1998)
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Christopher R. Browning’s shocking account of how a unit of average middle-aged Germans became the cold-blooded murderers of tens of thousands of Jews—now with a new afterword and additional photographs. Ordinary Men is the true story of Reserve Police Battalion 101 of the German Order Police, which was responsible for mass shootings as well as rou...
Jordan Peterson
Here is a list of books that I found particularly influential in my intellectual development.      source
Explaining Postmodernism
Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault (Expanded Edition)
by Stephen R. C. Hicks (Aug 19, 2011)
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Tracing postmodernism from its roots in Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Immanuel Kant to their development in thinkers such as Michel Foucault and Richard Rorty, philosopher Stephen Hicks provides a provocative account of why postmodernism has been the most vigorous intellectual movement of the late 20th century. Why do skeptical and relativistic argumen...
Jordan Peterson
Jan 15, 2017
This is an important book: Explaining PostModernism. Stephen RC Hicks. Read it and become better armed:     source
The Female Brain
by Louann Brizendine (Aug 07, 2007)
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Why are women more verbal than men? Why do women remember details of fights that men cant remember at all? Why do women tend to form deeper bonds with their female friends than men do with their male counterparts? These and other questions have stumped both sexes throughout the ages. Now, pioneering neuropsychiatrist Louann Brizendine, M.D., brings...
Jordan Peterson
Aug 11, 2017
I found this book credible re biological sex differences. Readable and interesting, as well:     source
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The Road to Wigan Pier
by George Orwell (Jun 28, 2008)
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The Road to Wigan Pier authored by George Orwell (Eric Arthur Blair) was an autobiographical novel by the author written in those days of his life that we say struggling days. He was moving around from one city to the other and it were those days when he left his job at the Booklovers' Corner. A photograph taken by the esteemed photographer 'Ceridw...
Jordan Peterson
Here is a list of books that I found particularly influential in my intellectual development.      source
This book is also recommended by
David Heinemeier Hansson
The Painted Bird
by Jerzy Kosinski (Aug 09, 1995)
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Originally published in 1965, The Painted Bird established Jerzy Kosinski as a major literary figure. Called by the Los Angeles Times "one of the most imposing novels of the decade," it was eventually translated into more than thirty languages.A harrowing story that follows the wanderings of a boy abandoned by his parents during World War II, The P...
Jordan Peterson
Here is a list of books that I found particularly influential in my intellectual development.      source
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Neil Strauss
Beyond Good and Evil
Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future
by Friedrich Nietzsche (Feb 28, 2018)
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Friedrich Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil is translated from the German by R.J. Hollingdale with an introduction by Michael Tanner in Penguin Classics.Beyond Good and Evil confirmed Nietzsche's position as the towering European philosopher of his age. The work dramatically rejects the tradition of Western thought with its notions of truth and God,...
Jordan Peterson
Here is a list of books that I found particularly influential in my intellectual development.      source
Brave New World
by Aldous Huxley (May 09, 2017)
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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
For Whom the Bell Tolls
by Ernest Hemingway (Jul 01, 1995)
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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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Catching Fire
How Cooking Made Us Human
by Richard Wrangham (Sep 06, 2010)
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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
The Myth of Mental Illness
Foundations of a Theory of Personal Conduct
by Thomas S. Szasz (Feb 23, 2010)
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s/t: Foundations of a Theory of Personal Conduct A classic work that has revolutionized thinking throughout the Western world about the nature of the psychiatric profession and the moral implications of its practices. "Bold and often brilliant."--Science...
Jordan Peterson
Nov 15, 2017
This is a book worth reading:     source
Island
by Aldous Huxley (Oct 20, 2009)
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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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The Charterhouse of Parma
by Stendhal (Jan 19, 2007)
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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
the world faces myriad challenges - yet we are constrained by scarce resources. In the 21st Century, how do we deal with natural disasters, tackle global warming, achieve better nutrition, educate children...and address countless other urgent global issues?If you want to change the world, this inspiring and enlightening book is for you. Bjørn Lombo...
Jordan Peterson
Feb 27, 2018
Read Lomborg's book: How to Spend 75 Billion to Make the World a Better Place. Highly recommended: @BjornLomborg     source
A Farewell to Arms
The Hemingway Library Edition
by Ernest Hemingway (Jul 07, 2014)
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The definitive edition of the classic novel of love during wartime, featuring all of the alternate endings: Fascinatingserves as an artifact of a bygone craft, with handwritten notes and long passages crossed out, giving readers a sense of an authors process (The New York Times).Written when Ernest Hemingway was thirty years old and lauded as the b...
Jordan Peterson
Feb 11, 2019
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway a book from my great books list     source
The Old Man and the Sea
by Ernest Hemingway (Aug 23, 2016)
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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
This book is also recommended by
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Unsafe Space
The Crisis of Free Speech on Campus
by Tom Slater (May 02, 2016)
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The academy is in crisis. Students call for speakers to be banned, books to be slapped with trigger warnings and university to be a Safe Space, free of offensive words or upsetting ideas. But as tempting as it is to write off intolerant students as a generational blip, or a science experiment gone wrong, they've been getting their ideas from somewh...
Jordan Peterson
Jan 02, 2017
Buy this book and read it: Spiked presents Unsafe Space: the Crisis of Free Speech on Campus:     source