The Human Machine

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  • Title: The Human Machine
  • Author: Arnold Bennett
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  • Page: 121
  • Format: Kindle Edition

[PDF] The Human Machine | by Ú Arnold Bennett, The Human Machine, Arnold Bennett, The Human Machine This is a typical example of the sort of self improvement essays or book that Arnold Bennett produced so readily during his heyday In Britain in the first decades of the th century there was a demand for anything that would help ordinary people better themselves and Bennett obliged with volumes on Mental Efficiency how to live hours a day how to improve one s litThis is

The Human Machine

[PDF] The Human Machine | by Ú Arnold Bennett [PDF] The Human Machine | by Ú Arnold Bennett - The Human Machine, The Human Machine This is a typical example of the sort of self improvement essays or book that Arnold Bennett produced so readily during his heyday In Britain in the first decades of the th century there was a dema The Human Machine

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The Human Machine

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  1. As always, I love Bennett s writing it has an effect on my soul that red wine has on my brain it makes me dizzy, content and emotional.However, the idea of disciplining one s mind in order to achieve one s best sounds ridiculous to me He talks of control of the brain all the time One should make a habit of controlling one s brain Who is one Which part of the human being can control the brain if not the brain itself And why should it be controlled at all It is odd how violence in any way, shape o [...]


  2. Ruth Golding does justice to this rather curious self help book Bennett s humour and descriptive come through with relative ease, allowing for a discussion of human frailties in an accessible manner Some folks may have issues with the book length and content reflective of the era, such as the occasional statement that might seem racist by a modern audience, but I found it rather entertaining because of Bennett s eloquence and willingness to discuss subjects that would have seemed confronting at [...]


  3. First of all I have to elaborate on the rating I gave this book It s 3.5 but there are no half stars here so it s 3 I would say 7 10 which is good Almost 50 60% of the book is about what since now call Cognitive Control But of course back then you don t expect the author to know that topic It s a nice read as it motivates and encourages you to take control on yourself and be decisive and build a strong character but there is not much in terms of depth, philosophy or science It s much lighter th [...]



  4. A wonderful, slim text I am endlessly amused while reading of this white westerner realizing the ancient wisdom of the east completely oblivious that he has not in fact discovered anything new He writes as though he has discovered something no one else has ever known This enthusiasm is delightful.


  5. Arnold presents some interesting ideas and wisdom regarding people and the machine their minds Easy to understand and one should heed the wisdom of someone such as this It would seem they speak freak experience I will try to put some of this into practice I look forward to coming back and reading it again in retrospect on day in the not too distant future.


  6. The Human Machine is about an idea An idea that can transform a man, both within and without The author s got an amazing way of saying things A must read for anyone not in complete control of their self that s everyone


  7. I am not satisfied with its emphasis on progress Especially the opposition between clean progressive individual who uses the mind and the resisting, dirty person archetype who is the slave of his heart, seemed problematic to me This review is anachronistic though However, the reader may see the links between today s self help discourses and Bennett s theorization of self as a control mechanism on mind which is suggested to be a machine If you are interested in the genre, I would suggest you to c [...]


  8. This is a great, short book about why is self awareness important Or actually mindfulness There s nothing new here really, if you re already familiar with ideas related to mindfulness and buddhism I have personally read it just because of the author s style It s quite humorous, and showing you, yes you, that you should take some care with regard to your mind lest you end up ridiculed


  9. A good read With a simple explanation and providing insights and ways on how to master the human machine Recommended for anyone who is interested in the subject and is looking for simple book without any huge technical or medical terms.


  10. Entertaining, some useful ideas, and beautifully read by Librivox volunteer Ruth Golding, who fully brings out all the sardonic twists and wry humor The work was four star worthy till the last couple chapters, which I found quite uninformed and half baked But overall worth a listen.



  11. It has some interesting insights but nothing I haven t heard of before I m still wondering why the chapter about money is entitled, L.S.D.



  12. A dull, half ass philosophical, scientifically vague loveletter to the functionality and potential of the human brain.


  13. very practical manual for this weird mechanism and how to rightly handle its chemistry but i suspect the brain will quickly forget it if it doesnt constantly be reminded


  14. A Simple yet Powerful BookA little book, which in sparkling, vigorous language persuades the reader to use the faculty of thought to become a better human being As he says elsewhere The less you think, the less reasonable you shall be , and to generally practise high thinking and low living All who have an inclination to try to be a better human being and a better social being, and also all who find joy in reading elegant English prose, will like and be benefited by The Human Machine.




  15. A few months ago I read short humorous play by Arnold Bennett called A Question of Sex It was an enjoyably pleasant read Today I came across The Human Machine also by Bennett Having been written by Bennett I decided to give it a read There s a big difference between a play and a self help book on becoming the master of your mind But Bennett it appears was a skillful writer of both the play and self help genre, he was an excellent writer The Human Machine is as relevant today as it must have been [...]




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