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)

Bowen

 

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

Ellis

 

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

Gopnik cover

 

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

Hampshire cover

 

Stuart Hampshire,
Spinoza and Spinozism

James cover

 

William James, The Varieties of Religious Experience

Rakove coverhttp://www.powells.com/partner/31879/biblio/9780618267460

 

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

Searle cover

 

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

Spinoza cover

 

Benedict de Spinoza,
Ethics

Mentioned on the air (Fiction)

Barbery cover

 

Muriel Barbery,
Gourmet Rhapsody

Butler cover

 

Samuel Butler,
The Way of All Flesh

Byatt cover

 

A.S. Byatt,
Possession: A Romance

Goldstein cover9780307378187

 

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

Melville cover

 

Herman Melville,
Moby Dick

Moses cover

 

Kate Moses,
Cakewalk

 
 
 
 
 

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