1. Edward De Bono, “The Mechanism of Mind: Understand How Your Mind Works to Maximise Memory and Creative Potential”
2. Howard Gardner, “Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences”
3. The Four Lacanian Discourses: or Turning Law Inside Out (Birkbeck Law Press) by Jeanne Lorraine Schroeder
4. Think Like a Genius: The Ultimate User’s Manual for Your Brain by Todd Siler
5. Edward De Bono, “The Mechanism of Mind: Understand How Your Mind Works to Maximise Memory and Creative Potential”
The Mechanism of Mind presents Edward de Bono’s original theories on how the brain functions, processes information and organises it. It explains why the brain, the ’mechanism’, can only work in certain ways and introduces the four basic types of thinking that have gone on to inform his life’s work, namely ‘natural thinking’, ‘logical thinking’,’ mathematical thinking’ and ‘lateral thinking’. De Bono also outlines his argument for introducing the word ‘PO’ as an alternative to the word ‘NO’ when putting lateral thinking into practice.
Drawing on colourful visual imagery to help explain his theories and thought-processes, from light bulbs and sugar cubes to photography and water erosion, The Mechanism of Mind remains as fascinating and as insightful as it was when it was first published in 1969. This is a must-read for anyone who wants to gain a greater understanding of how the mind works and organises information – and how Edward de Bono came to develop his creative thinking tools.
Howard Gardner, “Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences”
First published in 1983 and now available with a new introduction by the author, Gardner’s trailblazing book revolutionized the worlds of education and psychology by positing that rather than a single type of intelligence, we have several-most of which are neglected by standard testing and educational methods.
The Four Lacanian Discourses: or Turning Law Inside Out (Birkbeck Law Press) by Jeanne Lorraine Schroeder
This book proposes a taxonomy of jurisprudence and legal practice, based on the discourse theory of Jacques Lacan. In the anglophone academy, the positivist jurisprudence of H.L.A. Hart provides the most influential account of law. But just as positivism ignores the practice of law by lawyers, even within the academy, the majority of professors are also not pursuing Hart’s positivist project. Rather, they are engaged in policy-oriented scholarship – that tries to explain law in terms of society’s collective goals – or in doctrinal legal scholarship – that does not try to describe what law is, or to supply justifications for it – but which examines the ‘internal’ logic of law. Lacan’s discourse theory has the power to differentiate the various roles of the practicing lawyer and the legal scholar. It is also able to explain the striking lack of communication between diverse schools of legal scholarship and between legal academia and the legal profession. Although extremely influential in Europe and South America, Lacanian theory remains largely unexplored (in the English-speaking world) outside of the field of comparative literature. In taking up the jurisprudential ramifications of Lacan’s work, The Four Lacanian Discourses thus constitutes an original contribution to current theoretical and practical understandings of law.
Think Like a Genius: The Ultimate User’s Manual for Your Brain by Todd Siler
Not everyone can be a genius. But everyone can learn to think like one. That’s the focus of this unique, inspiring, and irreverent book that helps unlock the creative power within each one of us. Using your own curiosity and imagination, you’ll learn dozens of practical methods, exercises, and games that will have you saying “Eureka!” in no time.
Are your mind and body working against each other? Here are strategies to reconnect with yourself and raise your genius quotient.
Do you always take the straight and narrow road of habit? The road of genius involves choice. Be adventurous for a change.
Paradoxes are the womb out of which genius is born. All you have to do is learn how to ask the right questions.
As a matter of fact, most of the answers you’re searching for in life are hidden in your own mind. Tapping into your inherent genius is easy, fun, and rewarding. You’ll find you’re able to work more productively, form better relationships, and realize your most ambitious goals. What’s more, you’ll evolve into the highly creative, unique person you were born to be. Don’t waste a minute.
Female Sexuality: The Early Psychoanalytic Controversies by Russell Grigg and Dominique Hecq
The papers collected together in this volume laid the groundwork for contemporary psychoanalytic women’s studies and gender theory. Many of the issues are still relevant today, among them mothering, passivity, hysteria, masochism, object choice, and the complex relationship between gender and biology. Included are papers by, amongst others, Abraham, Deutsch, Horney, and Klein.