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Koestler, Arthur 1905-1983

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Darkness at noon by Arthur Koestler( Book )

702 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in 36 languages and held by 6,574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An aging revolutionary is imprisoned and psychologically tortured by the Party to which he has dedicated his life. He recalls a career that embodies the ironies and betrayals of a totalitarian government
The sleep walkers; a history of man's changing vision of the universe by Arthur Koestler( Book )

239 editions published between 1905 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 3,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this masterly synthesis Arthur Koestler cuts through the sterile distinction between 'sciences' and 'humanities' to bring to life the whole history of cosmology from the Babylonians to Newton" -- Back cover
The act of creation by Arthur Koestler( Book )

166 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 2,958 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 )

129 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 2,600 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 )

110 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in 16 languages and held by 1,972 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 god that failed by R. H. S Crossman( Book )

130 editions published between 1949 and 2005 in 18 languages and held by 1,922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six men, who were at one time either communists or sympathizers, herein set forth the reasons why they became disillusioned with communism
Arrival and departure by Arthur Koestler( Book )

226 editions published between 1943 and 2005 in 12 languages and held by 1,920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Radical refuses to disclose secrets of the underground
Dialogue with death by Arthur Koestler( Book )

211 editions published between 1927 and 2012 in 14 languages and held by 1,897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1937, while working for the London News Chronicle as a correspondent with the loyalist forces in the Spanish Civil War, I was captured by General Franco's troops and held for several months in solitary confinement, witnessing the executions of my fellow-prisoners and awaiting my own. [This book] is an account of that experience written immediately after my release, in July-August, 1937 ... My principal interest in writing [this book] was an introspective one : the psychological impact of the condemned cell. From this view point, the political background was irrelevant, and the narrative, as far as it went, was the truthful account of an intimate experience"--Pref. to the Danube ed
The roots of coincidence by Arthur Koestler( Book )

104 editions published between 1972 and 1995 in 14 languages and held by 1,827 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 )

179 editions published between 1945 and 2012 in 15 languages and held by 1,770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of an English Jew who becomes deeply involved in the resettling of Palestine
The yogi and the commissar by Arthur Koestler( Book )

77 editions published between 1945 and 1985 in 4 languages and held by 1,707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays voornamelijk over de onderdrukking door het Stalin-bewind en het Nationaal-socialisme
Janus : a summing up by Arthur Koestler( Book )

66 editions published between 1978 and 1993 in 5 languages and held by 1,611 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 lotus and the robot by Arthur Koestler( Book )

93 editions published between 1960 and 1983 in 9 languages and held by 1,597 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 )

49 editions published between 1971 and 2010 in 9 languages and held by 1,575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Work and theories of the Viennese biologist Paul Kammerer
The watershed; a biography of Johannes Kepler by Arthur Koestler( Book )

40 editions published between 1959 and 1985 in 7 languages and held by 1,461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With his famouse "laws of dynamics and gravitation", Kepler founded modern astronomy and paved the way for newtonian physics
The call-girls : a tragi-comedy by Arthur Koestler( Book )

97 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in 13 languages and held by 1,355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een aantal vrouwen, topgeleerden van de internationale academische wereld, wordt van congres naar congres gedirigeerd
The gladiators by Arthur Koestler( Book )

161 editions published between 1939 and 2011 in 13 languages and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La révolte de l'esclave qui a fait trembler la République romaine
Scum of the earth by Arthur Koestler( Book )

108 editions published between 1941 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs covering period from the beginning of the present war until the fall of France
The age of longing by Arthur Koestler( Book )

76 editions published between 1951 and 2010 in 12 languages and held by 1,243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exploration of the moral temper of Western Europe
The heel of Achilles; essays 1968-1973 by Arthur Koestler( Book )

23 editions published between 1973 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The thirteenth tribe : the Khazar empire and its heritage
Alternative Names

controlled identityCostler, A., 1905-1983

Arthur Koestler britischer Schriftsteller

Arthur Koestler crivain britannique

Arthur Koestler Hongaars schrijver

Arthur Koestler pisarz angielski

Arthur Koestler scrittore e filosofo ungherese

Arthur Kstler

Arthurus Koestler

Artur Kstler

Arturs Kestlers

Coester, A. 1905-1983

Costler, A 1905-1983

Costler, Alfrde

Costler, Alfrde, 1881-

Costler, Alfrde, b. 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

Kstler, Arthur.

Kstler, Arthur 1905-1983

Ksztler, Arthur 1905-1983

Ksztler Artr, 1905-1983

Qesṭler, 'Artūr 1905-1983

Steinberg, Iwan.

Steinberg, Iwan 1905-1983

Άρθουρ Κέσλερ

Артур Кестлер

Артур Кьостлер

Кёстлер, Артур

Кёстлер, Артур 1905-1983

ארתור קסטלר

קסטלר, ארתור

קסטלר, ארתור 1905-1983

קסטלר, ארתור בן הנריק

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آرثر كوستلر

كوستلر، ارثر، ١٩٠٥-١٩٨٣

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The sleep walkers; a history of man's changing vision of the universeThe act of creationThe ghost in the machineThe thirteenth tribe : the Khazar empire and its heritageArrival and departureDialogue with deathThe case of the midwife toadThe gladiatorsScum of the earth