Controversial Books for EliasKraushaar

This page shows the most "controversial" books in this library, as measured by the highest standard deviation of members' star ratings.

Standard Deviation Average Rating Your Rating Title
1.324 3.8 Pensées and Other Writings (Oxford World's Classics) by Blaise Pascal
1.246 3.63 The Education of a Speculator by Victor Niederhoffer
1.171 3.58 Empire by Michael Hardt
1.171 3.76 Finite and Infinite Games: A Vision of Life as Play and Possibility by James P. Carse
1.163 3.72 The Phenomenology of Mind by G. W. F. Hegel
1.149 3.64 Investments by Zvi Bodie
1.139 3.6 The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money by John Maynard Keynes
1.135 3.43 Facundo: Or, Civilization and Barbarism by Domingo Faustino Sarmiento
1.111 3.88 Capitalism and Freedom by Milton Friedman
1.108 3.48 The Alchemy of Finance: Reading the Mind of the Market by George Soros
1.106 3.3 An Essay on Liberation by Herbert Marcuse
1.104 3.63 Justine, Philosophy in the Bedroom, and Other Writings by Marquis de Sade
1.103 3.52 Eros and Civilization : A Philosophical Inquiry into Freud by Herbert Marcuse
1.083 3.88 Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant
1.083 3.79 The Labyrinth of Solitude: The Other Mexico, Return to the Labyrinth of Solitude, Mexico and the United States, the Philanthropic Ogre by Octavio Paz
1.082 3.8 Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values by Robert M. Pirsig
1.079 3.6 The Closing of the American Mind by Allan Bloom
1.067 3.63 Civilization and Its Discontents by Sigmund Freud
1.065 3.24 Jesus and Yahweh: The Names Divine by Harold Bloom
1.064 3.85 We Have Never Been Modern by Bruno Latour
1.054 3.74 The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
1.054 3.94 Confessions by Saint Augustine
1.053 3.67 The Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci by Jonathan D. Spence
1.045 4.02 The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins by Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing
1.044 3.68 The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge by Jean-François Lyotard
1.044 3.63 The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time by Jeffrey D. Sachs
1.041 3.64 One-Dimensional Man: Studies in the Ideology of Advanced Industrial Society by Herbert Marcuse
1.041 3.85 Of Grammatology by Jacques Derrida
1.028 3.73 The Lives of the Artists by Giorgio Vasari
1.027 3.73 The Rules of Sociological Method by Emile Durkheim
1.02 3.66 Being and Nothingness: An Essay on Phenomenological Ontology by Jean-Paul Sartre
1.02 3.97 Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life by Giorgio Agamben
1.007 3.76 Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much by Sendhil Mullainathan
1.007 3.83 The Marx-Engels Reader by Karl Marx
1.007 3.76 Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartre
1.005 3.99 The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement by Eliyahu M. Goldratt
1.005 3.86 Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche
1.001 3.93 The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron
1.001 3.87 The Republic by Plato
1 3.94 Violence by Slavoj Žižek
0.995 3.99 Reminiscences of a Stock Operator by Edwin Lefevre
0.994 3.57 Discourse on the Origin of Inequality by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
0.994 4.07 Landscape and Memory by Simon Schama
0.991 3.99 On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City by Alice Goffman
0.99 4.03 Bargaining for Advantage: Negotiation Strategies for Reasonable People by G. Richard Shell
0.989 4.02 The Society of the Spectacle by Guy Debord
0.988 4.1 On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
0.987 3.89 The Winner's Curse by Richard H. Thaler
0.987 3.98 Escape from Freedom by Erich Fromm
0.985 3.58 Empire of Cotton: A Global History by Sven Beckert
0.984 3.87 Deschooling Society by Ivan Illich
0.983 3.66 The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google by Scott Galloway
0.979 3.52 Coming of Age in Samoa by Margaret Mead
0.979 3.8 Say Her Name by Francisco Goldman
0.977 3.87 Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle
0.975 3.91 Orientalism by Edward W. Said
0.974 3.83 Fear and Trembling by Søren Kierkegaard
0.973 4.13 Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire
0.972 4.06 Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus by Ludwig Wittgenstein
0.97 3.63 The Division of Labor in Society by Emile Durkheim
0.968 3.9 The Consolation of Philosophy by Boethius
0.967 3.91 Tristes Tropiques by Claude Lévi-Strauss
0.966 3.39 Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives the Economy, and Why It Matters for Global Capitalism by George A. Akerlof
0.965 3.91 Either/Or: A Fragment of Life by Søren Kierkegaard
0.964 3.81 Democracy and Education: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education by John Dewey
0.963 3.93 The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
0.959 3.44 Regenesis: How Synthetic Biology Will Reinvent Nature and Ourselves by George McDonald Church
0.958 3.04 Modern Latin America by Thomas E. Skidmore
0.956 3.92 The Misbehavior of Markets: A Fractal View of Financial Turbulence by Benoit Mandelbrot
0.954 4.13 The Human Condition by Hannah Arendt
0.954 3.81 Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay
0.953 3.95 The White Man's Burden by William Easterly
0.952 4.12 Zapata and the Mexican Revolution by John Womack
0.952 3.94 Achieving Our Country: Leftist Thought in Twentieth-Century America by Richard Rorty
0.951 4.03 Man for Himself: An Inquiry Into the Psychology of Ethics by Erich Fromm
0.949 3.74 Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich
0.949 3.84 The Western Canon: The Books and School of the Ages by Harold Bloom
0.947 4.13 The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined by Steven Pinker
0.945 3.77 Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk by Peter L. Bernstein
0.943 3.68 A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies by Bartolomé de las Casas
0.942 4.15 Animal Liberation by Peter Singer
0.939 4.2 Rebellion in the Backlands by Euclides da Cunha
0.938 3.75 Suicide by Emile Durkheim
0.937 3.96 The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life by Erving Goffman
0.935 3.87 Enrique's Journey: The Story of a Boy's Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with His Mother by Sonia Nazario
0.934 3.94 The History of Sexuality, Vol. 1: An Introduction by Michel Foucault
0.933 4.15 Basic Writings of Nietzsche by Friedrich Nietzsche
0.932 4.29 A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia by Gilles Deleuze
0.932 3.82 The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism by Max Weber
0.931 4.13 Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent by Eduardo Galeano
0.929 3.97 Culture and Value by Ludwig Wittgenstein
0.928 3.9 The True History of Chocolate by Sophie D. Coe
0.926 3.73 Authority and the Individual by Bertrand Russell
0.926 3.82 On Television by Pierre Bourdieu
0.924 3.99 The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas S. Kuhn
0.916 3.81 Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community by Robert D. Putnam
0.916 3.87 Ideas and Opinions by Albert Einstein
0.916 3.94 How the Other Half Lives by Jacob A. Riis
0.916 4.18 Poetry, Language, Thought by Martin Heidegger
0.912 4.11 The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon
0.908 3.64 The Coffee Trader by David Liss
0.904 3.83 Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason by Michel Foucault
0.903 4.06 The Social Construction of Reality: A Treatise in the Sociology of Knowledge by Peter L. Berger
0.9 3.84 The Gift: The Form and Reason for Exchange in Archaic Societies by Marcel Mauss
0.899 4.33 The Masters and the Slaves: A Study in the Development of Brazilian Civilization by Gilberto Freyre
0.899 4.24 Illuminations: Essays and Reflections by Walter Benjamin
0.898 4.02 Antigone / Oedipus Rex / Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles
0.895 3.27 The Principles of Scientific Management by Frederick Winslow Taylor
0.894 4.34 Philosophical Investigations by Ludwig Wittgenstein
0.894 4.1 Dialectic of Enlightenment by Max Horkheimer
0.888 3.76 The Elementary Forms of Religious Life by Emile Durkheim
0.888 4.05 The Theory of Moral Sentiments by Adam Smith
0.887 3.8 The Uncanny (Penguin Classics) by Sigmund Freud
0.887 3.78 The Unredeemed Captive: A Family Story from Early America by John Putnam Demos
0.886 4.12 Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
0.883 3.79 The Man Who Solved the Market: How Jim Simons Launched the Quant Revolution by Gregory Zuckerman
0.88 4.1 The Intelligent Investor: A Book of Practical Counsel by Benjamin Graham
0.879 3.87 Memoirs of a Revolutionist by Peter Kropotkin
0.878 3.7 Globalization and Its Discontents by Joseph E. Stiglitz
0.878 3.38 Crisis Economics: A Crash Course in the Future of Finance by Nouriel Roubini
0.878 4.06 Small is Beautiful: A Study of Economics as if People Mattered by E. F. Schumacher
0.878 3.64 Salvador by Joan Didion
0.878 4.09 Selections from the Prison Notebooks by Antonio Gramsci
0.876 3.58 The Freud Reader by Sigmund Freud
0.874 4.06 The Strategy of Conflict by Thomas C. Schelling
0.874 3.94 History of the Conquest of Mexico by William H. Prescott
0.872 4.05 The Sacred Canopy: Elements of a Sociological Theory of Religion by Peter L. Berger
0.871 4.08 Violence and the Sacred by René Girard
0.869 4.04 The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else by Hernando de Soto
0.869 4.16 Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
0.868 4.13 Discipline & Punish: The Birth of the Prison by Michel Foucault
0.865 3.89 Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions by Dan Ariely
0.862 4.04 Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism by Benedict Anderson
0.862 4.18 The Origins of Totalitarianism by Hannah Arendt
0.86 3.84 The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen
0.858 3.64 The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World by Niall Ferguson
0.857 4.04 Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy by Joseph A. Schumpeter
0.856 3.64 First as Tragedy, Then as Farce by Slavoj Žižek
0.856 4.11 The Portable Hannah Arendt by Hannah Arendt
0.855 3.6 White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America by Nancy Isenberg
0.855 3.93 The Annals of Tacitus by P. Cornelius Tacitus
0.855 3.76 The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economies, Societies and Nations by James Surowiecki
0.853 4.35 My Bondage and My Freedom by Frederick Douglass
0.851 3.48 A Man for All Markets: From Las Vegas to Wall Street, How I Beat the Dealer and the Market by Edward O. Thorp
0.851 4.05 A Random Walk Down Wall Street by Burton G. Malkiel
0.851 4.04 The Conquest of New Spain by Bernal Díaz del Castillo
0.848 3.94 Outline of a Theory of Practice by Pierre Bourdieu
0.847 3.76 An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals by David Hume
0.847 3.97 The Power Elite by C. Wright Mills
0.847 3.93 Basic Writings of Existentialism (Modern Library Classics) by Gordon Marino
0.846 3.88 From Max Weber: Essays in Sociology by Hans H. Gerth
0.844 4.24 Visions of Excess: Selected Writings, 1927-1939 by Georges Bataille
0.843 3.96 Plagues and People by William H. McNeill
0.842 3.83 The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail — but Some Don't by Nate Silver
0.837 4.13 The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America by Louis Menand
0.837 3.96 Development as Freedom by Amartya Sen
0.836 4.09 Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History by S. C. Gwynne
0.834 4.19 The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. Du Bois
0.834 4.08 The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness by Erich Fromm
0.826 4.1 Stigma: Notes on the Management of Spoiled Identity by Erving Goffman
0.825 3.95 The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin and Other Writings by Benjamin Franklin
0.824 3.91 The Survival of the Bark Canoe by John McPhee
0.823 3.66 Uncommon Grounds: The History of Coffee and How It Transformed Our World by Mark Pendergrast
0.821 3.55 Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City by Greg Grandin
0.82 4.12 The Rape of Nanking by Iris Chang
0.817 3.95 The Headmaster: Frank L. Boyden of Deerfield by John McPhee
0.814 4.14 The Sane Society by Erich Fromm
0.808 3.87 The Old Patagonian Express: By Train Through the Americas by Paul Theroux
0.808 3.96 Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty by Muhammad Yunus
0.805 4.22 Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville
0.805 4.03 "Society Must Be Defended": Lectures at the College de France, 1975-1976 by Michel Foucault
0.799 3.71 On Violence by Hannah Arendt
0.798 4.08 The Massacre at El Mozote by Mark Danner
0.797 4.31 The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power by Daniel Yergin
0.784 3.84 The Bog People; Iron Age Man Preserved by P. V. Glob
0.781 3.71 The Concept of the Political: Expanded Edition by Carl Schmitt
0.778 4.07 A Short History of Financial Euphoria by John Kenneth Galbraith
0.777 4 When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management by Roger Lowenstein
0.776 4.37 Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
0.775 4.02 Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free by Héctor Tobar
0.773 3.96 Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo" by Zora Neale Hurston
0.767 4.18 Capital in the 21st Century by Thomas Piketty
0.766 3.93 Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History by Sidney Mintz
0.765 3.77 Python for Data Analysis: Data Wrangling with Pandas, NumPy, and IPython by Wes McKinney
0.762 4.24 The control of nature by John McPhee
0.76 3.92 Cotton: The Biography of a Revolutionary Fiber by Stephen Yafa
0.75 3.69 The Gate of Heavenly Peace: The Chinese and Their Revolution by Jonathan D. Spence
0.75 4.33 Economy and Society [complete] by Max Weber
0.747 4.3 The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee
0.745 4.2 The Gene: An Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee
0.742 3.53 Myth and Meaning: Cracking the Code of Culture by Claude Lévi-Strauss
0.732 4.35 Infrastructure : a field guide to the industrial landscape by Brian Hayes
0.732 4.32 Nature's Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West by William Cronon
0.728 4.2 The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis
0.728 4.17 The Great Transformation: The Political and Economic Origins of Our Time by Karl Polanyi
0.706 4.09 Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis by Robert D. Putnam
0.706 4.27 The Search for Modern China by Jonathan D. Spence
0.676 4.3 King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa by Adam Hochschild
0.645 4.44 Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond
0.643 3.54 A Little Commonwealth: Family Life in Plymouth Colony by John Demos