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What are the best books recommended by Jason Silva?

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  1. 1Man's Search for Meaning

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    Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival.Man's Search for Meaning is among the ten most influential books in America.

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  1. 2The Singularity Is Near

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    The Singularity Is Near is a book by Ray Kurzweil that tells a story about the future of artificial intelligence and the humanity.

  2. 3Merchants of Doubt

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    Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming is a scientific political non-fiction written by Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway.
  1. 4The Denial of Death

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    The Denial of Death is the winner of the Pulitzer prize in 1974 written by Ernest Becker with Foreword by Sam Keen and Daniel Goleman. This philosophy book is published in 1997 by Free Press.
  2. 5The Power of Myth

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    The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell is a historical nonfiction novel originally published in June 1988 by the Anchor Doubleday. This book explores a wide range of concepts from marriage to chilbirth to artists and more.

  3. 6What Technology Wants

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    What Technology Wants is a science technology philosophical business book written by Kevin Kelley. This book explores Kelley's term 'technium.' With over 400 pages, this book is published in 2010 by Viking.

  4. 7Religion for Atheists

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    Religion for Atheists: A Non-Believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion is a non-fiction philosophy book written by Alain de Botton. With over 300 pages, this book is published in 2012 by Hamish Hamilton.

  5. 8The Age of Intelligent Machines

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    The Age of Intelligent Machines is the 1990 winner of the computer science category on the Publishing Annual Awards Competition hosted by the Assoc. of American Publishers Inc. This is written by Ray Kurzweil.

  6. 9Stephen Johnson on Digital Photography

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    Stephen Johnson on Digital Photography is a non-fiction art photography self-help book written by Stephen Johnson. With over 300 pages, this book is published in 2006 by O'Reilly Media.

  7. 10The Beginning of Infinity

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    The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations That Transform the World is a nonfiction scientific history book written by David Deutsch. With over 400 pages, this book is published in 2011 by Viking.

  8. 11The Hero with a Thousand Faces

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    The Hero with a Thousand Faces is the seventeenth (17th) installment in the Bollingen Series written by Joseph Campbell. This book is a psychoanalysis of mythology and culture. Published in 1972 by Princeton University Press.

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    April 20, 2018
    "This wonderful book was recommended to me by my 17-year-old granddaughter, Britnye, who read it for school. My congratulations to her for reading and recommending such a serious, important work, and to her teacher for assigning it. It was first published in 1945, the year before I was born, and 12 million copies have been printed in 24 languages. Many people I mention it to have already read it…where was I? Frankl was a Jewish psychiatrist living in Vienna when he was arrested by the Nazis. He could have fled to America before that, but stayed to help his elderly parents. They died in the camps, as did his first wife. He had almost completed his book on logotherapy, but it was taken from him along with everything when he was sent to Auschwitz. He survived four different concentration camps. While Freud held that man seeks pleasure and Adler that man seeks power or control, logotherapy holds that people seek meaning in their lives. Frankl recounts his time in the horror of the camps and noticed that those who gave up, who had no goal to live for, died, while many of those who did have such a goal still found meaning in life and often survived. Of course, a twist of fate could kill you in the camps anyway."
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    April 21, 2018
    "I can't really confirm or deny that this book is indeed recommended by Jason Silva. I would recommend it on its own merits, but if that is the primary determinate in your decision, I'd maybe hold off on taking action. The book itself is a worthwhile study of religion and sociology - I would suggest reading it, but, then again, I am not Jason Silva!"
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    The Power of Myth
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    April 13, 2018
    "I confess I don't know who Jason Silva is, and couldn't find ready evidence suggesting that he recommended Merchants of Doubt. However, I can tell you that this is a gripping, sometimes infuriating book of essays on the efforts of industry scientists to dispute and deny scientific evidence."
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    Merchants of Doubt
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    April 22, 2018
    "When Jason Silva recommended this book I was a little skeptical, but after reading the first few chapters I see why it's a must-read for any tech-head or futurist. Kelley coins the term "technium" within, and I'll be surprised if it doesn't start to make its way into the mainstream."
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    What Technology Wants
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    April 14, 2018
    "Alain de Botton is a pop philosopher, for better or worse. What makes his books so readable is the quality of the prose. However, at times it can feel like he's just feeding you common knowledge through the language of academic philosophy."
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    Religion for Atheists
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    April 21, 2018
    "The Hero with a Thousand Faces a terrible solution for best books recommended by Jason Silva, because nowhere is it stated that The Hero with a Thousand Faces is recommended by Jason Silva."
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    The Hero with a Thousand Faces
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    May 1, 2018
    "My mind was completely blown by this book. Just the sheer volume of some of the thoughts going through my head! The only other book that's ever come close was a brief history in time."
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    The Beginning of Infinity
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    April 22, 2018
    "Highly recommend! It's a great book for this that want to get into art photography! It's easy to read and easy to understand which makes it super useful."
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    Stephen Johnson on Digital Photography
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    April 19, 2018
    "I liked reading this book. It is very thoughtfully written. There are many interesting ideas here."
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    The Denial of Death
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    April 16, 2018
    "A look into the future with a vision that will give you chills. Worth the read, I have enjoyed it."
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    The Singularity Is Near
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    April 20, 2018
    "If you are interested in something like this, this would be the best. It is about the topic"
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    The Age of Intelligent Machines
This list is about What are the best books recommended by Jason Silva
RankAnswersTypeVotesPrice
1Man's Search for MeaningBooks 26 Paid
2The Singularity Is NearBooks 23 Paid
3Merchants of DoubtBooks 20 Paid
4The Denial of DeathBooks 19 Paid
5The Power of MythBooks 19 Paid
6What Technology WantsBooks 18 Paid
7Religion for AtheistsBooks 12 Paid
8The Age of Intelligent MachinesBooks 10 Paid
9Stephen Johnson on Digital PhotographyBooks 9 Paid
10The Beginning of InfinityBooks 3 Paid
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