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Jonathan P.

Jonathan P.The bulk of my reading is in classic literature, philosophy and popular science. Russian literature has always had a special place in my heart, with authors like Gogol, Pushkin, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Chekhov, Solzhenitsyn, and Nabokov. I like to read philosophy books on ethics, political philosophy, philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of mind and philosophy of science. To come back to earth, I also enjoy non-technical science books. I’m drawn to books on neuroscience, Darwinian evolution, theoretical physics, artificial intelligence, and behavioral psychology. My fall back author when looking for an easy and hilarious read is P.G. Wodehouse.

Recent Non-Fiction

Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold by Stephen FryNorse Mythology by Neil GaimanDairy of a Young Girl by Anne FrankA Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century by Heather HeyingDevil in the white city by Erik Larson 

Recent Philosophy

What We Owe The Future by William McAskillThe Dream of Reason by Anthony GottliebThe Dream of Enlightenment  by Anthony GottliebA Treatise of Human Nature by David HumeWhat Does It All Mean by Thomas Nagel 

Recent Fiction

Augustus by John WilliamsButcher’s Crossing by John WilliamsThe Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullersCirce by Madeline MillerDucks: Two Years in the Oil Sands by Kate Beaton 

Recent Books About the Mind

The Embodied Mind: Cognitive Science and Human Experience by Francisco J. VarelaStolen Focus by Johann HariFour Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals by Oliver BurkemanThe Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind by Julian JaynesRationality: what it is, why it seems scarce, why it matters by Steven Pinker 

Recent Science

Entangled Life by Merlin SheldrakeRiver Out of Eden by Richard DawkinsThe Grand Design by Leonard Mlodinow and Stephen HawkingHow to Avoid a Climate Disaster by Bill GatesA Thousand Brains: A New Theory of Intelligence by Jeff Hawkins