Reading Targets – Summer’17


A lot of good books have been published recently, which demand attention and some commentary. Here are some which I mulled over and simply couldn’t ignore anymore:

  1. Terry Eagleton’s Materialism
  2. Derek Parfit’s On what matters: Vol III
  3. Roger Penrose’ Fashion, Faith, and Fantasy in the New Physics of the Universe
  4. Archie Brown’s The Myth of the Strong Leader: Political Leadership in the Modern Age
  5. Yuval Noah Harari’s Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow
  6. Daniel Dennett’s From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds
  7. Lawrence Krauss’s The Greatest Story Ever Told .. So Far
  8. Hugo Mercier’s & Dan Sperber’s The Enigma of Reason
  9. Todd E. Feinberg and Jon M. Mallatt’s The Ancient Origins of Consciousness
  10. Eric Kandel’s Reductionism in Art and Brain Science: Bridging the Two Cultures
  11. Priyamvada Natarajan’s Mapping the Heavens
  12. Sara Lewis’ Silent Sparks : The Wondrous World of Fireflies
  13. Peter Thiel  & Blake Masters’ Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future
  14. Nick Bostrom’s Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies

 

 

 

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