Summer Reading List 2010

Sunday, May 23, 2010

What is it

What philosophers, philosophies, or philosophical issues do you want to read up on over the summer?  Heidegger's Being and Time probably isn't the obvious choice to take on vacation, but there are a lot of readable, beach-friendly classics and non-classics to add philosophical depth to your vacation reading. Not to mention new and classic fiction books with a philosophical bent.  You are invited to join John and Ken to share some of the philosophically-minded reading on your reading list.

Listening Notes


Mentioned on the air (Philosophy & Nonfiction)



Jack Bowen,
If You Can Read This: The Philosophy of Bumper Stickers



Joseph J. Ellis,
The Founding Fathers: The Revolutionary Generation

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Alison Gopnik,
The Philosophical Baby: What Children's Minds Tell Us about Truth, Love, and the Meaning of Life

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Stuart Hampshire,
Spinoza and Spinozism

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William James, The Varieties of Religious Experience

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Jack Rakove,
Revolutionaries: A New History of the Invention of America

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John Searle,
Making the Social World: The Structure of Civilization

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Benedict de Spinoza,

Mentioned on the air (Fiction)

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Muriel Barbery,
Gourmet Rhapsody

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Samuel Butler,
The Way of All Flesh

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A.S. Byatt,
Possession: A Romance

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Rebecca Goldstein,
36 Arguments for the Existence of God: A Work of Fiction

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Herman Melville,
Moby Dick

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Kate Moses,


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