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

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

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

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