Reading List

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.

For other books, please see my GoodReads profile.

Philosophy of Science, Ethics, Morality & Visions of Future

  1. Kuhn, Thomas S., The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, 1962.
  2. Einstein, Albert; Bargmann, Sonja., Ideas and Opinions, 1954.
  3. Carroll, Sean., The Big Picture: On the origins of life, meaning, and the universe itself, 2016.
  4. Hofstadter, Douglas R., Gödel, Escher, Bach - an Eternal Golden Braid, 1979.
  5. Hawking, Stephen., Brief answers to the Big Questions, 2019.
  6. Minsky, Marvin., The Society of Mind, 1986.
  7. Harris, Sam., Free will, 2012.
  8. Feynman, Richard P., The Meaning of It All: Thoughts of a Citizen-Scientist, 2005.
  9. Kahneman, Daniel; Slovic, Paul; Tversky, Amos., Judgment Under Uncertainty: Heuristics and Biases

Sociology, Economies and the State

  1. Twitter and Tear Gas
  2. On Tyranny
  3. Scale
  4. Stroh, David Peter., Systems Thinking for Social Change: A Practical Guide to Solving Complex Problems, Avoiding Unintended Consequences, and Achieving Lasting Results, 2015.
  5. David Bollier: Think Like a Commoner. Explains what a commons is and why most of them aren’t actually tragedies.
  6. Kahneman, Daniel., Thinking, Fast and Slow, 2011.

Indulgence in Pleasure of Life, Nature, Science, and Poetry:

  1. Bryson, Bill., A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail, 1998.
  2. Dawkins, Richard., Science in the soul: selected writings of a passionate rationalist, 2018.
  3. Dillard, Annie., Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, 1974.
  4. Feynman, Richard P., The Pleasure of Finding Things Out: The Best Short Works of Richard P. Feynman, 1999.
  5. Whyte, David., The House of Belonging, 1996.

Reading Shelf

Sean Carroll

Something Deeply Hidden

Carl Sagan

The Varieties of Scientific Experience

Oliver Sacks

Uncle Tungsten

David Whyte

David Whyte: Essentials