Summer Reading List 2008

Sunday, June 1, 2008

What is it

Summer's just around the corner – what books are you going to pack with your Speedo? John and Ken leaf through some of this summer's philosophy, fiction, and non-fiction reading with Danielle Marshall from Powell's City of Books.

Listening Notes

 

Philosophy & Nonfiction mentioned on the air

why
Why?
by Charles Tilly
why not
Why Not?: How to Use Everyday Ingenuity to Solve Problems Big and Small
by Barry Nalebuff
ingersoll
Best of Robert Ingersoll: Selections from His Writings and Speeches
by Robert Ingersoll
irrational
Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions

by Dan Ariely
 
primates
Primates and Philosophers: How Morality Evolved
by Frans de Waal,
Stephen Macedo, and Josiah Ober
without gods
Philosophers without Gods: Meditations on Atheism and the Secular Life
by Louise M. Antony
 
  beer
Beer and Philosophy: The Unexamined Beer Isn't Worth Drinking
by Michael C. Jackson and Steven D. Hales

Additional Reading:

 

Fiction mentioned on the air

more
More Than Human
by Theodore Sturgeon
cats
Cat's Cradle
by Kurt Vonnegut
 
magic
The Magic Mountain
by Thomas Mann
 
transposed
The Transposed Heads: A Legend of India
by Thomas Mann
 
flatland
Flatland
by Edwin Abbott
remembrance
Remebrance of Things Past (À la recherche du temps perdu)
by Marcel Proust
 
  no country
No Country for Old Men
by Cormac McCarthy

Additional Reading:

 
 
 
 
 

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