Zack McKown

Architect / United States / Tsao and McKown

Zack McKown’s Book List

3 books

Seeking the very essence of Buddhist philosophy, Rahula goes back to the earliest extant texts. With myriad layers of later additions and interpretations stripped away, he presents the clearest and most succinct description of Buddhism I know of, and presents it as he believes it was originally taught: as a rational philosophy—not a religion.

As designers we seek to understand culturally specific realities and, more important, universal truths underlying human aspirations and perceptions. Campbell’s writings are poignant, direct, and, a great complement to Jung’s similar explorations into the universal unconscious.

Elaine Pagels

For those of us who were raised as Christians and value Christian doctrines of selfless love and compassion, but have seen the negative power of fundamentalism, Pagels’s writing about a group of early Christians who fought against fundamentalism is both fascinating and somewhat heartening.

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