Over the years, I have come to like works of many writers, thinkers, scientists and poets. I have tried to compile a list of best out of them that I love and enjoy passionately, ordered in 4 major categories.
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Philosophy of Science, Ethics, Morality & Visions of Future
- Kuhn, Thomas S., The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, 1962.
- Einstein, Albert; Bargmann, Sonja., Ideas and Opinions, 1954.
- Carroll, Sean., The Big Picture: On the origins of life, meaning, and the universe itself, 2016.
- Hofstadter, Douglas R., Gödel, Escher, Bach - an Eternal Golden Braid, 1979.
- Hawking, Stephen., Brief answers to the Big Questions, 2019.
- Minsky, Marvin., The Society of Mind, 1986.
- Harris, Sam., Free will, 2012.
- Feynman, Richard P., The Meaning of It All: Thoughts of a Citizen-Scientist, 2005.
- Kahneman, Daniel; Slovic, Paul; Tversky, Amos., Judgment Under Uncertainty: Heuristics and Biases
Sociology, Economies and the State
- Twitter and Tear Gas
- On Tyranny
- Stroh, David Peter., Systems Thinking for Social Change: A Practical Guide to Solving Complex Problems, Avoiding Unintended Consequences, and Achieving Lasting Results, 2015.
- David Bollier: Think Like a Commoner. Explains what a commons is and why most of them aren’t actually tragedies.
- Kahneman, Daniel., Thinking, Fast and Slow, 2011.
Indulgence in Pleasure of Life, Nature, Science, and Poetry:
- Bryson, Bill., A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail, 1998.
- Dawkins, Richard., Science in the soul: selected writings of a passionate rationalist, 2018.
- Dillard, Annie., Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, 1974.
- Feynman, Richard P., The Pleasure of Finding Things Out: The Best Short Works of Richard P. Feynman, 1999.
- Whyte, David., The House of Belonging, 1996.
Something Deeply Hidden
The Varieties of Scientific Experience
David Whyte: Essentials