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SmallBrainSeb
Free Will | Sam Harris

Genre: Educational
Author: Sam Harris
Date Started: 12/19/2019
Date Completed: 12/120/2019
How did you choose this book: Found it online, it seemed really interesting.
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The book talks about how free will is just an illusion. It talks about how, sure, you can do things consciously, but everything you do consciously is the determined by the causes that were out of your control.

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andrew61
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Pickpick

POC main character - paranormal
#booked2019 @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage
Tempest Landry is mistakenly killed by police in harlem,on reaching St Peter at heaven's gates his sins are such he must go to hell, he refuses + returns to earth in new body where joshua angel has to persuade him to accept his sins to save order whilst basel bob tries to draw him to hell. Philosophical, interesting + funny a gr8 addition to 2019's rds

TrishB Sounds interesting and I‘ve not read one for this prompt yet! 3mo
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More_Books
Mehso-so

Though Dennett claims this is about thinking tools and discussing thinking problems ("boom crutches"), the Boston Globe is more accurate: "an excellent introduction to Dennett's body of thought." Thus, Intuition Pumps is less "how to think" and more "how to think like Dennett thinks" That being said, there are some valuable thought experiments here to get the mind going about important subjects like evolution, consciousness, and free will.

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steph_phanie
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Spent the last two weeks revisiting one of my favorite trilogies from childhood. Happy to report I still love it! There is some heavy stuff in here, and experiencing it as an adult was so different than when I was 11 and 12! I am really looking forward to the new tv adaptation and hoping they do these brilliant characters, worlds, and storylines justice. A must-read for anyone who likes #fantasy and sci-fi!

#hisdarkmaterials #phillippullman

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mpensees
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R. C. Sproul does a great job of concisely explaining the debates between Augustine & Pelagius and getting to the core of the issue.

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Lady47
The Bondage of the Will | Martin Luther

...him that planteth and him that watereth outwardly, has need of the Spirit of God to give the increase, and, as a living Teacher, to teach us inwardly living things, (all which I was led to consider;) yet, since that Spirit is free, and bloweth, not where we will, but where He willeth, it was needful to observe that rule of Paul, "Be instant in season, and out of season." (2 Tim. iv. 2.)

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Lady47
The Bondage of the Will | Martin Luther

...you take the most diligent care to be on every occasion slippery and pliant of speech; and while you wish to appear to assert nothing, and yet, at the same time, to assert something, more cautious than Ulysses, you seem to be steering your course between Scylla and Charybdis. To meet men of such a sort, what, I would ask, can be brought forward or composed, unless any one knew how to catch Proteus himself?

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thereadingowlvina
Untitled | Unknown
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