Book List

2016

**David Graeber** *Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy*

2015

Laurence Bergreen: Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe
J. Hirst: The Shortest History of Europe
Michael Booth: The Almost Nearly Perfect People
Andy Weir: The Martian
John Gray: The Soul of the Marionette
Johann Hari: Chasing the Scream
James Scott: Seeing Like A State
Ian Buruma: Inventing Japan
John Gray: Black Mass
John Gray: The Silence of Animals: On Progress and Other Modern Myths

2009

Andrew Woodfield: Teleology
Anthony Kenny: The Rise of Modern Philosophy
Anthony Kenny: Ancient Philosophy
Noel Antoine Pluche: Spectacle de la Nature
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2008

Eugene M. Klaaren: Religious Origins of Modern Science
Noel Malcolm: Aspects of Hobbes
Stephen Gaukroger: Francis Bacon and the Transformation of Early Modern Philosophy
Iain Banks: The Crow Road
John Ray: The Wisdom of God Manifested in the Works of the Creation
Peter Harrison: The Bible, Protestantism and the Rise of Natural Science
Robert Boyle: Disquisition Concerning Final Causes
Robert Hurlburtt: Hume, Newton and the Design Argument
A. J. P. Taylor: From Napoleon to Lenin
Alan Kors: Atheism in France 1650-1720
Fyodor Dostoyevsky: The Idiot
Westfall, Richard S.: Science and Religion in Seventeenth Century England
Catherine Wilson: Epicureanism at the Heart of Modernity
Voltaire et al.: French Short Stories: A Dual Language Book
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques: Basic Political Writings
Hume, David: Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion
Hellman, Hal Great Feuds In Science: Ten Disputes That Shaped the World
Shulman, Seth: Undermining Science: Suppression and Distortion in the Bush Administration
Westman, Robert (ed.): The Copernican Achievement
Saramago, José: Seeing
Vonnegut, Kurt: Breakfast of Champions
MacIntyre, Alasdair: After Virtue
Doyle, William: The French Revolution: A Very Short Introduction
Cannadine, David (ed.): What is History Now?
Toole, John Kennedy: A Confederacy of Dunces
Highsmith, Patricia: The Cry of the Owl
Kureishi, Hareif: The Buddha of Suburbia
Evans, Richard: In Defence of History
Gray, John: Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals
La Mettrie, Julien Offray De: Man a Machine
MacIntyre, Alasdair: A Short History of Ethics
Eidinow, John & Edmonds, David Wittgenstein's Poker
McGee, Bryan: Wagner and Philosophy
Hitchens, Christopher (ed.): The Portable Atheist
Gray, John: Liberalism
Kramnick, Isaac (ed.): The Enlightenment Reader
Goodall and Petitt (eds.): The Blackwell Companion to Contemporary Political Philosophy
D'Holbach, Baron Paul Henri Thierry: Good Sense
D'Holbach, Baron Paul Henri Thierry: Christianity Unveiled
Gray, John: Enlightenment's Wake
Torrey, Norman L.: Voltaire and the English Deists
D'Holbach, Baron Paul Henri Thierry: System of Nature Vol. 2
Condorcet, Nicolas Caritat, Marquis de: Outline of an Historical Picture of the Progress of the Human Mind
Berlin, Isaiah: The Roots of Romanticism
D'Holbach, Baron Paul Henri Thierry: System of Nature Vol. 1
Horkheimer & Adorno: Dialectic of Enlightenment
Diamond, Jared: Collapse
Sokal, Alan & Bricmont, Luc: Fashionable Nonsense
Highsmith, Patricia: Strangers on a Train
Highsmith, Patricia: Ripley Underground
Montesquieu, Charles Secondat, Baron: The Spirit of the Laws
Tombs, Richard: That Sweet Enemy: The French and the British from the Sun King to the Present
Brooke, John H.: Science and Religion: Some Historical Perspectives
Highsmith, Patricia: The Talented Mr. Ripley
Karlsson, Gunnar: Iceland's 1100 years
Laxness, Halldór: Íslandsklukkan
Romani, Roberto: National Character and Public Spirit in Britain and France 1750-1914
Porter, Roy: Cambridge Companion to Eighteenth Century Science
Hobsbawm, Eric: Industry and Empire
Topazio, Virgil: D'Holbach's Moral Philosophy
McPherson, Thomas: The Argument from Deisgn
Greene, John C.: Death of Adam
Maistre, Joseph de: Considerations on France
Gibbon, Edward: Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Vol. 4
McEwan, Ian: On Chesil Beach
Goodell, Edward: The Noble Philosopher: Condorcet and the Enlightenment
Schmitt, Eric-Emmanuel: Óskar og bleikklædda konan
Pearson, Roger: Voltaire Almighty: A Life in Pursuit of Freedom
Locke, John: An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
Gibbon, Edward: Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Vol. 1
Bacon, Francis: New Atlantis
Henry, John: Knowledge is Power

2007

Voltaire: Philosophical Letters
Hume, David: Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals
Mackie, J. L.: Hume's Moral Theory
Voltaire: Candide and selected works
Smith, Adam: The Wealth of Nations
Maistre, Joseph de & Lively, Jack: The Works of Joseph de Maistre
Arendt, Hannah: Eichmann in Jerusalem
Israel, Jonathan: Radical Enlightenment
Gay, Peter: The Enlightenment: An Interpretation - The Rise of Modern Paganism
Garrard, Graeme: Counter-Enlightenments: From the Eighteenth Century to the Present
Smith, Adam: Theory of Moral Sentiments
Hume, David: Treatise on Human Nature
Klein, Lawrence E. Shaftesbury and the Culture of Politeness
Mali & Wokler (Eds.): Isaiah Berlin's Counter-Enlightenment
Lukes, Steven: The Curious Enlightenment of Professor Caritat
Haakonssen, Knud: Natural Law and Moral Philosophy: From Grotius to the Scottish Enlightenment
Berlin, Isaiah: The Age of Enlightenment
le Carré, John: The Mission Song
Hankins, Thomas L. Science and the Enlightenment
Locke, John: The Second Treatise on Government
Withers, Charles: Placing the Enlightenment
Pufendorf, Samuel von: On the Duty of Man and Citizen
Blanning, T. C. W.: The Culture of Power and the Power of Culture
Hobbes, Thomas: Leviathan
Laxness, Halldór Kiljan: Salka Valka
Coben, Harlan: The Innocent
Magee, Bryan: Popper
Flaubert, Gustave: Madame Bovary
Shelley, Mary: Frankenstein
Westman, Robert: The Copernican Achievement
Russell, Bertrand: In Praise of Idleness
Clark, Christopher: The Iron Kingdom: The Rise and Downfall of Prussia 1600-1947
Watson, Peter: Ideas: A History from Fire to Freud
Byock, Jesse: Viking Age Iceland
Prevenier, Walter & Howell, Martha: From Reliable Sources: An Introduction To Historical Methods
Hasek, Jaroslav: The Good Soldier Svejk
Paine, Thomas: The Rights of Man
Bryson, Bill: A Short History of Nearly Everything
Hemingway, Ernest: For Whom The Bell Tolls
Russell, Bertrand: The Scientific Outlook
Rousseau, Jean-Jaques: Confessions
Turgenev, Ivan: Fathers and Sons
Kedourie, Elie: Nationalism
Maistre, Joseph-Marie de: The St. Petersburg Dialogues
Diamond, Jared: Guns, Germs and Steel
Bukowski, Charles: Ham on Rye
DeWitt, Richard: Worldviews: An Introduction to the History & Philosophy of Science
Yates, Francis: Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic Tradition
Dear, Peter: Revolutionizing the Sciences
Burke, Edmund: Reflections on the Revolution in France
Martin, M. & McIntyre, Lee C.: Readings in the Philosophy of Social Science
Henry, John: The Scientific Revolution and the Origins of Modern Science
McMahon, Darrin M.: Enemies of the Enlightenment: The French Counter-Enlightenment and the Making of Modernity
Berlin, Isaiah: Against the Current: Essays in the History of Ideas
Outram, Dorinda: The Enlightenment
Codrescu, Andrei: The Blood Countess
Berlin, Isaiah: Liberty
Pullman, Phillip: The Amber Spyglass
Pullman, Phillip: The Subtle Knife
Nabokov, Vladimir: Glory
Pullman, Phillip: Northern Lights
Edmonds, David & Eidinow, John: Rousseau's Dog
Chomsky, Noam: Failed States
Levitt, David: Freakonomics

2006

Fraser, Antonia: The Six Wives of Henry VIII
Hibbert, Christopher: The Rise and Fall of the House of Medici
Berlin, Isaiah: The Hedgehog and The Fox: On Tolstoy's View of History
Byock, Jesse: Medieval Iceland: Society, Sagas and Power
Berlin, Isaiah: The Crooked Timber of Humanity: Chapters in the History of Ideas
Berlin, Isaiah: Freedom and Its Betrayal: Six Enemies of Human Liberty
Rossi, Paolo: The Birth of Modern Science
Kuhn, Thomas: The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
Salmon et al.: Introduction to the Philosophy of Science
Kieckheffer, Richard: Magic in the Middle Ages
Coetzee, J.M.: Life & Times of Michael K
Coetzee, J.M.: Disgrace
Hollis, Martin: The Philosophy of Social Science: An Introduction
Amis, Martin: House of Meetings
Ayer, Alfred Jules: Hume
Ayer, Alfred Jules: Voltaire
Critchley, Simon: Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction
Grant, Edward: The Foundations of Modern Science in the Middle Ages
Nabokov, Vladimir: Despair
Kuhn, Thomas: The Copernican Revolution
Capote, Truman: Breakfast at Tiffany's
Huysmans, Joris-Karl: Against Nature
Shelden, Michael: Orwell: The Authorised Biography
Waugh, Evelyn: Vile Bodies
Goodman, Nelson: Fact, Fiction and Forecast
Booker, Christopher: The Seven Basic Plots
Chandler, Raymond: The Long Good-Bye
Chandler, Raymond: Farewell, My Lovely
Dick, Phillip K.: The Man In The High Castle
Lightman, Alan: A Sense of the Mysterious
Hume, David: An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
Orwell, George: Burmese Days
Louise Richardson: What Terrorists Want
Machiavelli, Niccolo: The Prince
Mulgan, Geoff: Good and Bad Power
Russell, Bertrand: Power
Hobsbawne, Eric: The Age of Revolution
Bradbury, Ray: Fahrenheit 451
Popper, Karl: The Myth of the Framework
Roth, Phillip: The Human Stain
Man, John: Attila the Hun
Sereny, Gita: Albert Speer: His Battle With Truth
Greene, Graham: The Tenth Man
Swinburne, Richard: Simplicity As Evidence Of Truth
Baugh, Albert C. & Cable, Thomas: A History Of The English Language
Roth, Phillip: The Plot Against America
le Carré, John: The Looking-Glass War

2005

le Carré, John: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Helgason, Hallgrímur: Rokland
le Carré, John: The Perfect Spy
le Carré, John: The Honourable Schoolboy
le Carré, John: The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
Funder, Anna: Stasiland: True Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall
Dawkins, Richard: The Ancestor's Tale
le Carré, John: Smiley's People
Vonnegut, Kurt: Jailbird
Lessig, Lawrence: Free Culture
Popper, Karl: The Poverty of Historicism
le Carré, John: The Constant Gardener
Greene, Graham: The Power and the Glory
McIntosh, Christopher: The Swan King: Ludwig II of Bavaria
Ishiguro, Kazuo: Never Let Me Go
Singh, Simon: Fermat's Last Theorem
Adams, Douglas: The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
Parenti, Michael: The Assassination of Julius Caesar: A People's History of Ancient Rome
Harris, Robert: Fatherland
McEwan, Ian: The Cement Garden
Maugham, W. Somerset: Cakes and Ale
Marryat, Frederick: The Phantom Ship
Chang, Iris: The Rape of Nanking
Eyck, Erich: The History of the Weimar Republic
Tuchman, Barbara W.: The Guns Of August
Beevor, Anthony: Berlin 1945: The Downfall
Feynman, Richard L.: The Meaning Of It All
Kripke, Saul: Naming and Necessity
Niels Gilje & Gunnar Skirbekk: Heimspekisaga
Pinker, Steven: How The Mind Works
Nozick, Robert: Anarchy, State and Utopia
Penrose, Roger: The Emperor's New Mind
Quine, Willard van Orman: From A Logical Point Of View
Þorsteinn Gylfason: Tilraun um manninn
Butler, Samuel: Erewhon
Mill, John Stuart: On Liberty
le Carré, John: Absolute Friends
Russell, Bertrand: Bertrand Russell's Best
Nietzche, Friedrich Wilhelm: Also Sprach Zarathustra
Waugh, Evelyn: Decline and Fall

2004

Amis, Martin;Koba the Dread: Laughter and the Twenty Million
Russell, Bertrand; Roads to Freedom
Russell, Bertrand; The Problems of Philosophy
Harris, Robert; Archangel
Irving, John; A Widow For One Year
Carhart, Thad: The Piano Shop on the Left Bank
Puzo, Mario: The Last Don
Crichton, Michael: Prey
Greene, Graham: Our Man In Havana
Rawls, John: The Law Of Peoples
Mina, Denise: Sanctum
James, Lawrence: The Rise And Fall Of The British Empire
Perez-Reverte, Arturo: The Dumas Club
Perez-Reverte, Arturo: The Flanders Panel
Palahniuk, Chuck: Fight Club
Monk, Ray: Ludwig Wittgenstein: The Duty of Genius
Palahniuk, Chuck: Survivor
Brown, Dan: The DaVinci Code
Rhinehart, Luke: In Search Of The Diceman
Nabokov, Vladimir: Lolita
Dumas, Alexandre: The Count of Monte Cristo
Burgess, Anthony: A Clockwork Orange
Russell, Bertrand: Sceptical Essays
Ayer, Alfred Jules: Language, Truth and Logic
Clavell, James: Tai-Pan
Murakami, Haruki: Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
Russell, Bertrand: ABC of Relativity
Sommers, Christina Hoff: The War Against Boys
Wittgenstein, Ludwig: Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
Lovecraft, H.P.Tales of Horror and the Macabre
Wilde, Oscar: The Picture of Dorian Gray
Evans, Harold: The American Century
Greene, Graham: The Comedians
Greene, Graham: The Heart Of The Matter
Palahniuk, Chuck: Diary
Quine, Willard Van Orman: From Stimulus To Science
Baigent, Michael: The Dead Sea Scrolls Deception
Hick, John: Classical And Contemporary Readings In The Philosophy of Religion
Baigent, Michael: The Holy Blood And The Holy Grail
Rand, Ayn: The Fountainhead
Austin, J.L: Sense and sensibilia
Sellars, Wilfrid: Empiricism And The Philosophy Of Mind
Zamyatin, Yevgeny: We
Napier, Gordon: The Rise And Fall Of The Knights Templar
Pagels, Elaine; The Gnostic Gospels
Orwell, George; 1984