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Postby Shade » Mon Aug 14, 2006 12:54 am

I am 14 years old in 9th grade. My intellectual abilities far surpass those of my peers, and I find my grades dropping because their is absolutely no challenge, so why try? I would like it if i was reccomended some books that will challenge my logic(emotion).
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Postby Ryan Rudolph » Mon Aug 14, 2006 6:32 am

hello Shade, welcome to the forum
Wikipedia is a great resource, I would start by absorbing the work of many philosophers on Wikipedia.

Soren Kierkegaard
Jiddi Krishnamurti
Arthur Schoenhaucer
UG krishnamurti
Buddha

You can also find many quotes and partial bodies of work doing google searches with their names.

David Quinn's work is also available free on his website, It's called wisdom of the infinite.
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Postby Cory Duchesne » Mon Aug 14, 2006 10:11 am

Books?

The Denial of Death - by Ernest becker

&

The Rebel Sell - by Andrew Potter and Joseph Heath

Were real eye openers.

Like CP said, free books to download off David Quinn's site, all of which are worth a read, including Quinn's book.

And on Kevin Solways site (the absolute.net), there are many free books worth reading, including Solways book, which I think is good.

The Genius Forum news has some gems.

The first major psychologists - freud, Jung, and Alfred Alder are definitely worth looking into.

Jiddu Krishnamurti and U.G. krishnamurti cannot be well appreciated without reading their material and then considering them in contrast to each other, and also reading things written about them might help. Both had their flaws, but they both make some good points.

'Lives in the shadow of krishnamurti' - by radha sloss is quite a revelation if you like Jiddu Krishnamurti.

Noam Chomsky is helpful for getting oriented.

Any books about 'permaculture' written by Bill Mollison, David Holmgren and countless others are great.

Masanobu Fukuoka - the one straw revolution.

Arthur Schopenhauer - anything you can find

Nietzche, Kierguaard

Socrates and diogones are great to read about

If you are passionate about reality and truth, documentary's are a great medium.

Videostores that rent a wide selection of documentary's are usually independent video stores rather than a widely comercialized franchise.

The best documentary's I can think of at the top of my head are:

'Flight from death' - the quest for immortality

&

Paradise Lost: the child murders of robin hood hills.

Determine the trivial many from the critical few, and throw yourself in the furnace of truth.

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What was the name of the last book you read, Shade?
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Postby Dan Rowden » Mon Aug 14, 2006 10:15 am

Shade wrote:

I am 14 years old in 9th grade. My intelectual abilities far surpass those of my peers, and I fand my grades dropping because their is absolutely no challenge, so why try? I would like it if i was reccomended some books that will challenge my logic(emotion).


My first recommendation is that you pay more attention in English class. Your claim of intellectual superiorty looks a little shaky when your spelling and grammar are as bad as what seems to be the modern standard. Also, Wikipedia is not a good resource for philosophy other than gaining a broad overview of an individual philosopher's works and ideas. The links at the top of the Genius Forum page contain more than enough thinking material for anyone, let alone a 14 yeard old. I would simply start there, along with discussions here in the forum.

Where do you live, by the way?


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Postby Tomas » Tue Aug 15, 2006 5:47 am

Hey Shade,

In no particular order- here are three:

(1)
The Logic of Emotion
But there is an actual logic to emotion. If there were not, we would not be able to identify person's emotions by their behavior as accurately as we do. ...
http://homepage.mac.com/billtomlinson/LOE3.html

(2)
(book intro)
Emotion and decision
Common emotional decisions may use some logic, but the main driving force is emotion, which either overrides logic or uses a pseudo-logic to support ...
http://changingminds.org/explanations/e ... cision.htm

(3)
(segment)
Logic and Emotion
A discussion of the apparent conflict between logic and emotion and its significance in modern philosophy.
http://www.rbjones.com/rbjpub/philos/x015.html


Be well.


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Postby Tomas » Mon Dec 10, 2007 3:52 pm

Tomas wrote:Hey Shade,

In no particular order- here are three:

(1)
The Logic of Emotion
But there is an actual logic to emotion. If there were not, we would not be able to identify person's emotions by their behavior as accurately as we do. ...
http://homepage.mac.com/billtomlinson/LOE3.html

(2)
(book intro)
Emotion and decision
Common emotional decisions may use some logic, but the main driving force is emotion, which either overrides logic or uses a pseudo-logic to support ...
http://changingminds.org/explanations/e ... cision.htm

(3)
(segment)
Logic and Emotion
A discussion of the apparent conflict between logic and emotion and its significance in modern philosophy.
http://www.rbjones.com/rbjpub/philos/x015.html


Be well.


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