We applauded last fall, when Penguin released a series of beautiful paperbacks, breathing new life into Great Ideas. We’re gushing all over again, now that the second series has arrived, with 20 more brilliant little books. (They arrived in discerning bookstores, like New York’s Three Lives & Co., last week.) The lovely lightweight volumes feature heavyweight thinkers — Hobbes and Hume, Confucius and Kierkegaard, Thoreau and … Marco Polo. My summer reading list just got a bit more substantial …
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Enjoy these great finds from around the internet: Kathryn Schulz, who gave the blockbuster TEDTalks “On Being Wrong” and “Don’t Regret Regret,” fondly remembers Encyclopedia Brown as the character who taught her “the crucial unity of these terms: intellectual pleasure.” The author of the series about a 5th grade detective, Donald J. Sobol, passed away […]
In this new Theme on TED.com, catch up on TEDTalks from speakers who are coming to TED2011 with something fresh to share. Interestingly, only some of these speakers have appeared at a TED; others come from TEDx, from our content partners, or from the Best of the Web series. We’re pulling great ideas from all […]