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Koestler, Arthur 1905-1983

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Darkness at noon by Arthur Koestler( Book )
425 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 31 languages and held by 5,922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fictional portrayal of the nightmare politics of our time. Its hero is an aging revolutionary, imprisoned and psychologically tortured by the Party to which he has dedicated his life. As the pressure to confess preposterous crimes increases, he re-lives a career that embodies the terrible ironies and human betrayals of a totalitarian movement masking itself as an instrument of deliverance
The sleep walkers; a history of man's changing vision of the universe by Arthur Koestler( Book )
210 editions published between 1905 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 3,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The act of creation by Arthur Koestler( Book )
135 editions published between 1961 and 1998 in 6 languages and held by 2,857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Koestler affirms that all creatures have the capacity for creative activity.. He suggests that we are at our creative best when rational thought is suspended, as in dreams and trance-like states
The ghost in the machine by Arthur Koestler( Book )
82 editions published between 1956 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The phrase 'the ghost in the machine' was coined by Gilbert Ryle in his 1949 book The Concept of Mind, and was intended to point out the absurdity of traditional Cartesian mind-body dualism; presumably there was also an attempt to echo the phrase deus ex machina, or "god from the machine", i.e. an artificial solution to a complex problem. Koestler, in writing The Ghost in the Machine in 1967, appropriated Ryle's phrase, although he had a pretty low opinion of Ryle himself -- he dismissed him as a 'snickering' Oxford don with no knowledge of any of the sciences that would have given his ideas more weight. Ryle nevertheless had the philosopher's gift for analogy, and used a number of metaphors for the mind-body problem, all of which could have supplied titles: they included 'the sealed signal box', 'the two parallel theatres' and 'the horse in the locomotive'
The yogi and the commissar by Arthur Koestler( Book )
119 editions published between 1944 and 1999 in 9 languages and held by 1,907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays voornamelijk over de onderdrukking door het Stalin-bewind en het Nationaal-socialisme
Arrival and departure by Arthur Koestler( Book )
199 editions published between 1943 and 2005 in 9 languages and held by 1,900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Radical refuses to disclose secrets of the underground
The thirteenth tribe : the Khazar empire and its heritage by Arthur Koestler( Book )
67 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in 11 languages and held by 1,833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the history of the Khazar Empire, a major but almost forgotten power in Eastern Europe, which in the Dark Ages became converted to Judaism, Khazaria was finally wiped out by the forces of Genghis Khan, but evidence indicates that the Khazars themselves migrated to Poland and formed the cradle of Western Jewry
The roots of coincidence by Arthur Koestler( Book )
79 editions published between 1971 and 2006 in 10 languages and held by 1,767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Koestler discusses various attempts to achieve a synthesis between the exact science of physics and man's intuitive intimations of deeper levels of reality - from Pico della Mirandola and Jung
Thieves in the night; chronicle of an experiment by Arthur Koestler( Book )
152 editions published between 1945 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 1,731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the author's own experiences in a kibbutz, it sets up a stage in describing the historical roots of the conflict between Arabs and Jewish settlers in the British ruled Palestine
The lotus and the robot by Arthur Koestler( Book )
88 editions published between 1960 and 1983 in 10 languages and held by 1,615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Schrijver geeft op grond van ervaringen, opgedaan tijdens een reis door India en Japan, antwoord op de vraag of de oosterse levensbeschouwing een oplossing kan bieden voor de groeiende geestelijke armoede in het Westen, veroorzaakt door de mechanisering
The case of the midwife toad by Arthur Koestler( Book )
52 editions published between 1971 and 2010 in 9 languages and held by 1,597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Work and theories of the Viennese biologist Paul Kammerer
Janus : a summing up by Arthur Koestler( Book )
30 editions published between 1978 and 1983 in English and French and held by 1,466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Janus is both a summing up and continuation of Koestler's work over the past twenty-five years, since he turned from politics to the sciences of life- or more precisely, to the 'evolution, creativity and pathology of the human mind'. The insights gained on that long journey are here assembled in a coherent and comprehensive synthesis, and in the last part of the book, he offers us a tantalizing 'glance through the key-hole' from subatomic physics to metaphysics
The watershed; a biography of Johannes Kepler by Arthur Koestler( Book )
28 editions published between 1960 and 1985 in 4 languages and held by 1,451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The god that failed by R. H. S Crossman( Book )
47 editions published between 1949 and 1987 in 5 languages and held by 1,401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Seks forfattere fortæller hvorfor de blev kommunister, og hvordan de senere tabte troen på den kommunistiske ideologi
The call-girls : a tragi-comedy by Arthur Koestler( Book )
66 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in 11 languages and held by 1,278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Een aantal vrouwen, topgeleerden van de internationale academische wereld, wordt van congres naar congres gedirigeerd
Scum of the earth by Arthur Koestler( Book )
78 editions published between 1941 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Memoirs covering period from the beginning of the present war until the fall of France
Dialogue with death by Arthur Koestler( Book )
78 editions published between 1937 and 2009 in 8 languages and held by 1,266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A portion of the author's Spanish testament published in England. Tells of the philosophical and psychological changes that come to a man facing death. Arthur Koestler was imprisoned and condemned to death during the Spanish Civil War. His autobiographical narrative reveals also what the round of daily life in prison means to its inmates
The age of longing by Arthur Koestler( Book )
69 editions published between 1951 and 2010 in 10 languages and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An exploration of the moral temper of Western Europe
The heel of Achilles; essays 1968-1973 by Arthur Koestler( Book )
22 editions published between 1973 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The gladiators by Arthur Koestler( Book )
44 editions published between 1939 and 1999 in English and German and held by 1,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Coester, A. 1905-1983
Costler, A 1905-1983
Costler, Alfrède
Costler, Alfrède 1881-
Kestler, A. 1905-1983
Kestler, A. (Artur), 1905-1983
Kestler, Arthur 1905-1983
Kestler, Artur 1905-1983
Kislir, Ārtūr 1905-1983
Koesler, A. 1905-1983
Koesler, Arthur 1905-1983
Koestler, A. 1905-1983
Koestler, A. (Arthur), 1905-1983.
Koestler, Alfred 1905-1983
Koestler, Arthur
Koestler, Artur.
Koestler, Artur 1905-1983
Koslara, Ārthara 1905-1983
Köstler, Arthur.
Köstler, Arthur 1905-1983
Kösztler, Arthur 1905-1983
Qesṭler, 'Artūr 1905-1983
Steinberg, Iwan.
Steinberg, Iwan 1905-1983
Кёстлер, Артур 1905-1983
קסטלר, ארתור
קסטלר, ארתור 1905-1983
קסטלר, ארתור בן הנריק
كوستلر، ارثر، ١٩٠٥-١٩٨٣
ケストラー, A
ケストラー, アーサー
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