Philosophy (more or less)

"I truly believe
the book of philosophy
to be that which stands perpetually open
before our eyes,
though since it is written
in characters different
from those of our alphabet
it cannot be read by everyone."

Galileo Galilei from Galileo at Work

Anthem by Ayn Rand
The Ascent of Science by Brian Silver
Atheism, Ayn Rand, and Other Heresies by George Smith
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

Before The Beginning: Our Universe and Others by Martin Rees
Billions and Billions by Carl Sagan
The Biology of Belief by Joseph Giovannoli
The Book of the Cosmos
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown

A Chosen Faith: An Introduction to Unitarian Universalism by John A. Buehrens & Forrest Church
Civilization and Its Enemies: The Next Stage of History by Lee Harris
Creation: Life and How to Make It by Steve Grand lscgid: execve():/home/travelja/public_html/ Permission denied

Darwin's Dangerous Idea : Evolution and the Meanings of Life by Daniel C. Dennett
Darwin and Design: Does Evolution Have a Purpose? by Michael Ruse
Darwin: The Life of a Tormented Evolutionist by Adrian Desmond & James Moore
Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey
Doubt and Certainty by Tony Rothman & George Sudarshan
Drawing the Line: Science and the Case for Animal Rights by Steven M. Wise
Dropping the God Bomb 2.0 by Teddy Lee Brown

Edge of Tomorrow: An Arctic Year by Sam Wright
Einstein, History, and Other Passions by Gerald Holton
Emerson : The Mind on Fire by Robert D. Richardson
"Let us so grace the world with our lives
that we beg for nothing in return for our deaths."
-- Matt Berry A Human Strategy (p. 158)
Exuberance : A Philosophy of Happiness by Paul Kurtz

For the Common Good by Herman E. Daly & John B. Cobb, Jr.
Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco (fiction)

Galileo at Work: His Scientific Biography by Stillman Drake
Gay Marriage: Why It Is Good for Gays, Good for Straights, and Good for America by Jonathan Rauch
The Greeks and Their Gods by W. K. C. Guthrie
Greek Thought: A Guide to Classical Knowledge
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond

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Huxley: From Devil's Disciple to Evolution's High Priest by Adrian Desmond

Immortality Paul Edwards (editor)
Influence of Darwin on Philosophy and Other Essays by John Dewey
Information: The New Language of Science by Hans Christian von Baeyer
The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain
Invariances: The Structure of the Objective World by Robert Nozick
Ishmael by Daniel Quinn

Kinds of Minds by Daniel C. Dennett

Lectures on the History of Moral Philosophy by John Rawls
Life by Richard Fortey
The Life of the Cosmos by Lee Smolin

Matters of Conscience: Conversations With Sterling M. McMurrin by L. Jackson Newell
The Meaning of It All: Thoughts of a Citizen Scientist by Richard Feynman
The Mechanics of Virtue: A Cynic's Guide to Righteous Behavior by Matt Berry
The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America by Louis Menand
The Mind's I by Douglas Hofstadter & Daniel C. Dennett

Nothingness: The Science of Empty Space by Henning Genz

Origins Reconsidered : In Search of What Makes Us Human by Richard Leakey
The Other Side of Eden by Hugh Brody
Our Posthuman Future: Consequences of the Biotechnology Revolution by Francis Fukuyama

Pandora's Hope: Essays on the Reality of Science Studies by Bruno Latour
The Population Explosion by Paul Ehrlich
Post-Atheism: A Mechanist's Journey from Christian Materialism to Material Spirituality by Matt Berry

"Criticism of the founder or followers of a philosophy
does not, by itself,
constitute a negation of any part of the philosophy...
Criticism of part of a philosophy
does not gainsay the whole."

Michael Shermer from Why People Believe Weird Things

Raising Lifelong Learners by Lucy Calkins
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Realist: Essays of Resignation and Renewal
Rattling the Cage by Steven M. Wise
Reconstruction in Philosophy by John Dewey
The Roving Mind by Isaac Asimov

Secular Wholeness: A Skeptic's Paths to a Richer Life by David E. Cortesi
Self-Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson
The Social Construction of What? by Ian Hacking
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas S. Kuhn

Tales of the Rational: Skeptical Essays About Nature and Science by Massimo Pigliucci
A Theory of Everything: An Integral Vision for Business, Politics, Science, and Spirituality by Ken Wilber
Thomas Paine : Apostle of Freedom by Jack Fruchtman
Time and Chance by David Z. Albert

Ultimate Punishment: A Lawyer's Reflections on Dealing with the Death Penalty by Scott Turow

Virus of the Mind: The New Science of the Meme by Richard Brodie

Walden by Henry David Thoreau
Who Rules in Science: An Opinionated Guide to the Wars by James Robert Brown
Why People Believe Weird Things: Pseudoscience, Superstition & Other Confusions of Our Time by Michael Shermer