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Koestler, Arthur 1905-1983

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Darkness at noon by Arthur Koestler ( Book )
237 editions published between 1940 and 2007 in 7 languages and held by 5,443 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 )
92 editions published between 1958 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The act of creation by Arthur Koestler ( Book )
97 editions published between 1961 and 1989 in English and held by 2,749 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 )
76 editions published between 1956 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,471 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 thirteenth tribe : the Khazar empire and its heritage by Arthur Koestler ( Book )
32 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,784 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 yogi and the commissar by Arthur Koestler ( Book )
71 editions published between 1945 and 1985 in 5 languages and held by 1,734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays voornamelijk over de onderdrukking door het Stalin-bewind en het Nationaal-socialisme
Arrival and departure by Arthur Koestler ( Book )
123 editions published between 1943 and 1999 in 6 languages and held by 1,699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Radical refuses to disclose secrets of the underground
The roots of coincidence by Arthur Koestler ( Book )
34 editions published between 1972 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 1,632 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
The god that failed by R. H. S Crossman ( Book )
77 editions published between 1949 and 1987 in 11 languages and held by 1,553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Seks forfattere fortæller hvorfor de blev kommunister, og hvordan de senere tabte troen på den kommunistiske ideologi
Thieves in the night; chronicle of an experiment by Arthur Koestler ( Book )
69 editions published between 1946 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Story of an English Jew who becomes deeply involved in the resettling of Palestine
The case of the midwife toad by Arthur Koestler ( Book )
24 editions published between 1971 and 1975 in 5 languages and held by 1,540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Work and theories of the Viennese biologist Paul Kammerer
The lotus and the robot by Arthur Koestler ( Book )
50 editions published between 1960 and 1972 in 4 languages and held by 1,482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First published in 1960
The watershed; a biography of Johannes Kepler by Arthur Koestler ( Book )
23 editions published between 1960 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 1,460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Janus : a summing up by Arthur Koestler ( Book )
27 editions published between 1978 and 1983 in English and Portuguese and held by 1,427 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 heel of Achilles; essays 1968-1973 by Arthur Koestler ( Book )
21 editions published between 1973 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Scum of the earth by Arthur Koestler ( Book )
50 editions published between 1941 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At the beginning of the Second World War, Koestler was living in the south of France working on Darkness at Noon. After retreating to Paris he was imprisoned by the French as an undesirable alien even though he had been a respected crusader against fascism. Only luck and his passionate energy allowed him to escape the fate of many of the innocent refugees, who were handed over to the Nazis for torture and often execution. Scum of the Earth is more than the story of Koestler's survival. His shrewd observation of the collapse of French determination to resist during the summer of 1940 is an
Dialogue with death by Arthur Koestler ( Book )
71 editions published between 1937 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,148 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 )
31 editions published between 1951 and 1970 in 3 languages and held by 1,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An exploration of the moral temper of Western Europe
The gladiators by Arthur Koestler ( Book )
44 editions published between 1939 and 1999 in English and German and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Insight and outlook, an inquiry into the common foundations of science, art, and social ethics by Arthur Koestler ( Book )
28 editions published between 1948 and 1979 in English and German and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Coester, A. 1905-1983 Pseudonym
Costler, A., 1905-1983
Costler, A. 1905-1983 Pseudonym
Costler, Alfrède
Costler, Alfrède, 1881-
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. (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 Pseudonym
Кёстлер, Артур, 1905-1983
קסטלר, ארתור
קסטלר, ארתור, 1905-1983
ケストラー, A
ケストラー, アーサー
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