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Cermank
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6/27/2015 11:13:09 AM
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I'm free for about two weeks and need to read up intellectual books so i can pretend to be a pretentious arts student when i get into a college. I personally prefer something economics related, or politics/ history related- but anything (but philosophy) goes, really.

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6/27/2015 11:45:24 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/27/2015 11:13:09 AM, Cermank wrote:
I'm free for about two weeks and need to read up intellectual books so i can pretend to be a pretentious arts student when i get into a college.

I personally prefer something economics related, or politics/ history related- but anything (but philosophy) goes, really.

Darn.

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6/27/2015 12:36:22 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/27/2015 11:13:09 AM, Cermank wrote:
I'm free for about two weeks and need to read up intellectual books so i can pretend to be a pretentious arts student when i get into a college. I personally prefer something economics related, or politics/ history related- but anything (but philosophy) goes, really.

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6/27/2015 1:30:05 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/27/2015 11:13:09 AM, Cermank wrote:
I'm free for about two weeks and need to read up intellectual books so i can pretend to be a pretentious arts student when i get into a college. I personally prefer something economics related, or politics/ history related- but anything (but philosophy) goes, really.

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1. Development as Freedom by Amartya Sen
2. On Politics by Alan Ryan
3. Economics in One Lesson by Henri Hazlett
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6/27/2015 2:17:46 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/27/2015 1:30:05 PM, Ajabi wrote:
At 6/27/2015 11:13:09 AM, Cermank wrote:
I'm free for about two weeks and need to read up intellectual books so i can pretend to be a pretentious arts student when i get into a college. I personally prefer something economics related, or politics/ history related- but anything (but philosophy) goes, really.

halp

1. Development as Freedom by Amartya Sen

got a free pdf, this does look really fascinating. I think i had a reading from this in my bachelors. Thank you!

2. On Politics by Alan Ryan

this is a 1000 rupees on flipkart dangit.
3. Economics in One Lesson by Henri Hazlett
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6/27/2015 2:35:38 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/27/2015 11:13:09 AM, Cermank wrote:
I'm free for about two weeks and need to read up intellectual books so i can pretend to be a pretentious arts student when i get into a college. I personally prefer something economics related, or politics/ history related- but anything (but philosophy) goes, really.

halp

https://www.goodreads.com...
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6/27/2015 2:43:41 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/27/2015 11:13:09 AM, Cermank wrote:
I'm free for about two weeks and need to read up intellectual books so i can pretend to be a pretentious arts student when i get into a college. I personally prefer something economics related, or politics/ history related- but anything (but philosophy) goes, really.

halp

Foundations of the Nineteenth Century by Houston Stewart Chamberlain, the Decline of the West and Prussiandom and Socialism both by Oswald Spengler, and Speeches to the German Nation (1808) by Johann Gottlieb Fichte.
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6/27/2015 2:50:17 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/27/2015 11:13:09 AM, Cermank wrote:
I'm free for about two weeks and need to read up intellectual books so i can pretend to be a pretentious arts student when i get into a college. I personally prefer something economics related, or politics/ history related- but anything (but philosophy) goes, really.

halp

The "Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism" and "Politics as a Vocation" both by Max Weber, Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand, "Das Kapital" and the "Communist Manifesto" both by Karl Marx and Fredric Engles, the Last Message to Mankind by Leo Tolstoy, and In Capitalism and Freedom by Milton Friedman.
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6/27/2015 3:05:53 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/27/2015 2:50:17 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 6/27/2015 11:13:09 AM, Cermank wrote:
I'm free for about two weeks and need to read up intellectual books so i can pretend to be a pretentious arts student when i get into a college. I personally prefer something economics related, or politics/ history related- but anything (but philosophy) goes, really.

halp

The "Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism" and "Politics as a Vocation" both by Max Weber, Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand, "Das Kapital" and the "Communist Manifesto" both by Karl Marx and Fredric Engles, the Last Message to Mankind by Leo Tolstoy, and In Capitalism and Freedom by Milton Friedman.

haha i've read that in the metro.

Thank you! Ima gain 10 moar pretentiousness points soon enough <3
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6/27/2015 3:08:05 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/27/2015 3:05:53 PM, Cermank wrote:
At 6/27/2015 2:50:17 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 6/27/2015 11:13:09 AM, Cermank wrote:
I'm free for about two weeks and need to read up intellectual books so i can pretend to be a pretentious arts student when i get into a college. I personally prefer something economics related, or politics/ history related- but anything (but philosophy) goes, really.

halp

The "Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism" and "Politics as a Vocation" both by Max Weber, Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand, "Das Kapital" and the "Communist Manifesto" both by Karl Marx and Fredric Engles, the Last Message to Mankind by Leo Tolstoy, and In Capitalism and Freedom by Milton Friedman.

haha i've read that in the metro.

Thank you! Ima gain 10 moar pretentiousness points soon enough <3

Don't forget the other ones too.
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6/28/2015 1:26:31 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/27/2015 2:43:41 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 6/27/2015 11:13:09 AM, Cermank wrote:
I'm free for about two weeks and need to read up intellectual books so i can pretend to be a pretentious arts student when i get into a college. I personally prefer something economics related, or politics/ history related- but anything (but philosophy) goes, really.

halp

Foundations of the Nineteenth Century by Houston Stewart Chamberlain, the Decline of the West and Prussiandom and Socialism both by Oswald Spengler, and Speeches to the German Nation (1808) by Johann Gottlieb Fichte.

You've read Spengler? Why are we not best friends? lol.
Decline of the West is an esoteric book to say the least. I especially like his "organic transition of history" which is similar (or developed from) the Muqadimmah by Ibn Khuldun.
I have not read it in its entirety, and while there are a few mistakes, I do hope to read it fully soon.
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6/28/2015 2:07:23 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/27/2015 11:13:09 AM, Cermank wrote:
I'm free for about two weeks and need to read up intellectual books so i can pretend to be a pretentious arts student when i get into a college. I personally prefer something economics related, or politics/ history related- but anything (but philosophy) goes, really.

halp

Anarchy, State, and Utopia by Robert Nozick (though it's political philosophy - not sure where you draw the line).
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6/28/2015 1:17:45 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/27/2015 11:13:09 AM, Cermank wrote:
I'm free for about two weeks and need to read up intellectual books so i can pretend to be a pretentious arts student when i get into a college. I personally prefer something economics related, or politics/ history related- but anything (but philosophy) goes, really.

halp

1984, Farenheit 451, The Lord of the Flies, The Apology by Plato (its not really philosophy, it is extremely easy to read), I never Promised you a rose garden, are all good thought provoking books that are still an easy read.