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Remember What the Doorknob Said
A big book can be a mind expanding journey. The very best big book I have read in a long while is Peter Watson's IDEAS A HISTORY OF THOUGHT AND INVENTION, FROM FIRE TO FREUD. It is loaded with facts, concepts, and explanations. Here is a very small sampling:
Although I haven't read Diderot's Encyclopedia, Francis Bacon, or Galileo, getting to know their ideas enlightens. I aspire to rereading Watson's book in ten years or so, when I am a lttle smarter and can appreciate it more.
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