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Novel
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Brave New WorldAldous Huxley100,00%01.01.2014Novel
When you read this book, you always think about how this will never come true, except that it has always come true in the past. High school mandatory read, I liked it.
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Patrick Süskind: Das ParfumPatrick Süßkind100,00%10.04.2013NovelNo.
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The GodfatherMario Puzo100,00%11.04.2013Novel
It is really a good read, very entertaining. One of the few novels I read and enjoyed.
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The SicilianMario Puzo100,00%12.04.2013NovelSame as "The Godfather"
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Classics
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The Old Man and the SeaErnest Hemingway 100,00%05.03.2014Classics
I presented this book in high school and I really liked the read and the "message" or at least the moral you can take away from it.
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Macbeth
William Shakespeare
100,00%07.03.2014ClassicsHad to read this in high school, but I liked the snapshot of culture long time ago.
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Neuroscience
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On IntelligenceJeff Hawkins100,00%24.10.2013Neuroscience
A theoretical framework of how the mind might work. Has the mission to bring in the theoretical models to a supposedly very empirically driven science.
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How We DecideJonah Lehrer100,00%13.02.2013NeuroscienceAnectodal evidence of how great the human brain can be, at least he thinks.
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Das wohltemperierte Gehirn: Wie Musik im Kopf entsteht und wirkt100,00%11.04.2012NeuroscienceEntertaining book on all things music and hearing.
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Philosophy
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Superforecasting: The Art and Science of PredictionPhilip Tetlock100,00%19.06.2016Philosophy
The book, in the first part, covers the results of the Good Judgement Project in an interesting not over-academic way. The conclusion of the project, at least from my perspective, is that you should never think binary and always in the Bayesian way. If you are familiar with Bayesian statistic, you will feel that the whole project will culminate in the Bayesian rule already after having the first ten pages. The participants of the forecasting project are described, what they do and what their results are. I thought it to be interesting that Fetlock never explicitly states that these participants are just building intuition based Bayesian models of the world which allows them to generate more fine grained forecasts. For me, the book basically summed up an understanding of the world I was familiar with before, but with different words and some empiric evidence. Very useful. I very much appreciated the remarks in the last chapter about the limits of quantification. I want to cover these in my Bachelor thesis, so this book definitely will get a reference or two. Overall, this book is a very good read and one more piece of a puzzle called uncertainty I am trying to solve. Recommend. Approx. 18 hours.
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Machine Ethics Michael Anderson100,00%08.01.2016PhilosophyVery insightful selection of essays on an evolving discipline
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Robot Ethics (Intelligent Robotics and Autonomous Agents)Patrick Lin 100,00%08.01.2016PhilosophyVery insightful selection of essays on an evolving discipline
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Vom geometrischen GeistBlaise Pascal5,00%Philosophy
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The Fourth Revolution: How the Infosphere is Reshaping Human RealityLuciano Floridi100,00%Philosophy978-0198743934
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Cybernetics: Second Edition: Or the Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine
Norbert Wiener 0,00%Cybernetics
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The cybernetic brain: sketches of another future Andrew Pickering5,00%CyberneticsCollection of perspectives on cybernetics
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The mangle in practice: science, society, and becomingAndrew Pickering10,00%Philosophy, STSScience and technology studies
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The Philosophy of InformationLuciano Floridi10,00%Philosophy978-0199232390
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The Ethics of InformationLuciano Floridi10,00%Philosophy978-0199641321
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Truth and Transformation: A Manifesto for Ailing NationsVishal Mangalwadi 0,00%Philosophy
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Ethics and finance: an introduction / John HendryJohn Hendry65,00%Philosophy, Finance,Undervalued topic, brief introduction
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WittgensteinThomas H. Macho0,00%Philosophy
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Rene Girards mimetische TheorieWolfgang Palaver0,00%Philosophy
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Engaging Buddhism: Why It Matters to PhilosophyJay L. Garfield0,00%Philosophy
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Embodied Cognition Lawrence Shapiro0,00%Philosophy
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The Machine QuestionDavid J. Gunkel75,00%PhilosophyIncredibly precise writing on machine ethics and all around
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How Much is Enough?: Money and the Good Life
Edward Skidelsky, Robert Skidelsky
20,00%PhilosophyI have not finished reading it, yet, but the main thesis is quite interesting.
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Hackers & Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer AgePaul Graham100,00%15.10.2014Philosophy, Culture
Paul Graham gives an interesting overview from a pioneer digital natives perspective on the last 50 years of technological impact on society. Quite funny as well.
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The Incoherence of the PhilosophersAl-Ghazali0,00%Philosophyrecommended by NNT
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Adversos MathematicosSextus Empiricus0,00%Philosophyrecommended by NNT
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A Philosophical Treatise Concerning the Weakness of Human UnderstandingPierre-Daniel Huet0,00%Philosophyrecommended by NNT
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The Open Society and Its EnemiesKarl Popper0,00%Philosophyrecommended by NNT
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The Logic of Scientific DiscoveryKarl Popper0,00%Philosophyrecommended by NNT
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Dissertations sur la recherche de la vérité, ou sur la logique des academiciens (Dissertations on the search for truth, or on the logic of the Academics)
Simon Foucher0,00%Philosophyrecommended by NNT
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The Poverty of Philosophy Karl Marx0,00%Philosophyrecommended by NNT
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The Poverty of HistoricismKarl Popper0,00%Philosophyrecommended by NNT
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La Science et l'HypothèseHenri Poincaré0,00%Philosophyrecommended by NNT
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The Mathematician's Mind: The Psychology of Invention in the Mathematical Field
Jacques Hadamard0,00%Philosophyrecommended by NNT
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The Fractalist, Memoir of a Scientific MaverickBenoit Mandelbrot0,00%Philosophyrecommended by NNT
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A Philosophical Treatise Concerning the Weakness of Human UnderstandingBenoit Mandelbrot0,00%Philosophyrecommended by NNT
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A Multifractal Walk down Wall StreetBenoit Mandelbrot0,00%Philosophy
https://is.muni.cz/el/1456/podzim2007/PMAEMA/_eBook_eng_pdf__Benoit_Mandelbrot_-_A_Multifractal_Walk_Down_At_Wall_Street.__sex_money_dollar_game_divx_mpg_cheats_girl_tits_crack_patch_pics_euro_fuck_porno_fun_jokes_lyrics_.pdf
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Epistemics & Economics: A Critique of Economic DoctrinesG. L. S. Shackle0,00%Philosophyrecommended by NNT
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Principia Mathematica
Alfred North Whitehead
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Music
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HarmonielehreDiether de la Motte 30,00%MusicThese books are probably all the same nowadays.
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Computer Science
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Elementary Functions: Algorithms and ImplementationJean-Michel Muller 0,00%
Mathmatics, Computer Science
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Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing CodeMartin Fowler0,00%Computer ScienceA dictionary you would probably not read front to back.
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Unix-ShellMartin Dietze30,00%Computer Science
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Learning Scala: Practical Functional Programming for the JVMJason Swartz 50,00%Computer ScienceA decent introduction to the Scala way of life.
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Building Web Apps with Ember.jsJesse Cravens100,00%21.08.2014Computer ScienceA very good introduction to Ember.js with a testing first approach.
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The RSpec Book: Behaviour Driven Development with RSpec, Cucumber, and Friends
David Chelimsky100,00%08.05.2013Computer Science
Great introduction to test driven development with Ruby, but is probably already quite outdated by now.
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Web dynamics: adapting to change in content, size, topology and use
Mark Levene, Alexandra Poulovassilis
10,00%Computer ScienceCollection of papers on important technical discussion about the internet
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Biography
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Gustav Robert KirchhoffKlaus Hübner0,00%Biography
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Alan Turing: The EnigmaAndrew Hodges100,00%23.05.2013Biography
Rich and decent readable snapshot of how the second world war was fought behind the lines as one of the origins of computational science
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Steve JobsWalter Isaacson 100,00%12.08.2014Biography
I read it in roughly a day, because it is quite an exciting read. Lots of details, mediocrely insipring
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Chronicles Volume OneBob Dylan100,00%BIography, MusicInsightful screenshot of a person and culture.
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Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of NikePhil Knight0,00%Biography
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History
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Der Tod im ReisfeldPeter Scholl-Latour100,00%14.03.2012China, HistoryAs far as I can remember, the book is quite a vivid tale of the Vietnam war.
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Der VietnamkriegRolf Steininger100,00%23.03.2012Asia, HistoryBrief history of the Vietnam war.
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China
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The Art of WarSun Tzu15,00%Military, ChineseNot worth it I think
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Introduction to Classical Chinese Philosophy
Bryan W. Van Norden
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China: Eine Weltmacht kehrt zurückKonrad Seitz100,00%China, HistoryVery insightful read
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Wird China das 21. Jahrhundert beherrschen? Eine Debatte
Henry A. Kissinger (Autor), Fareed Zakaria (Autor), Niall Ferguson (Autor), & 2 mehr
100,00%China, Politics, Economics
An transcript of an interesting debate of people who are or were at the top. Ultimately, though, they are just guessing as well.
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Conversational Chinese 30160,00%Chinese languageRecommended by me
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Great Wall Chinese50,00%Chinese languageGood introductory book
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On ChinaHenry Kissinger100,00%China, History, Politcs
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Chinesisch - Sprachpraxis für GeschäftsleuteYan Yin-Intermann0,00%Chinese language
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Forging Reform in China Edward S. Steinfeld0,00%China, Business, Economics
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Playing Our Game: Why China's Economic Rise Doesn't Threaten the West Edward S. Steinfeld0,00%China, Business, Economicsrecommended by Kissinger
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The Rise of Modern ChinaImmanuel C. Y. Hsu 0,00%China, Historyrecommended by Kissinger
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The Private Life of Chairman MaoLi Zhi-Sui0,00%Chinarecommended by Kissinger
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Geschichte der chinesischen Philosophie: Konfuzianismus, Daoismus, Buddhismus
Wolfgang Bauer18,00%
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Xi Jinping: The Governance of China
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The Chinese Language: Fact and Fantasy
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Why Chinese Is So Damn Hardby David Moserhttp://pinyin.info/readings/texts/moser.html
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Red Sorghum: A Novel of China
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Economics
University of Michigan Center for Chinese Studies
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Climate Change Adaptation ReportingBank of England0,00%Economics
http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/pra/Pages/supervision/activities/climatechange.aspx
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FreakonomicsSteven D. Levitt 100,00%08.08.2012Economics
This is something like a teaser book for economics undergraduates. I think it promises to the unknowledgable something which is not there and some may call sensational.
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Basic econometrics / Damodar N. Gujarati
Damodar N. Gujarati
100,00%20.03.2016
Economics, Econometrics, Statistics
Text heavy
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Economics of Good and Evil: The Quest for Economic Meaning from Gilgamesh to Wall Street
Tomas Sedlacek 0,00%Economics, Philosophy
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Investment
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The Education of a Value InvestorGuy Spier100,00%10.02.2016InvestmentCheap insight into the not so exciting live of running money
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The Big ShortMichael Lewis100,00%07.04.2016Economics
I am still not sure if I can believe all of it: (most) Money runners do not know anything and sell everything and get payed inadequately
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Fiasco: The Inside Story of a Wall Street TraderFrank Partnoy 100,00%12.06.2016Investment
Basically the big short, a bit less dramatic and 15 years before the big short thappend
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Berkshire Hathaway Letters to ShareholdersWarren Buffet50,00%Investment
Very. Good. First 20 years are short and dull whereas the later years are full of lessons, but also lot of redundancy.
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The Outsiders: Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success
William N. Thorndike100,00%11.02.2016BusinessAnectodal evidence of 8 very succesful companies unknown to the masses.
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Common Stocks and Uncommon ProfitsPhilip A. Fisher50,00%Investment
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