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Libros de ciencia para la economía y el liberalismo

Nota: este artículo complementa la charla "Ciencia y libertad: fundamentos científicos de los principios liberales”, que di en el Instituto Juan de Mariana el sábado 20 de octubre de 2018.

En el ámbito del liberalismo y de la economía de la Escuela austriaca abundan las fundamentaciones filosóficas y los estudios de historia del pensamiento: son escasos los intentos de apoyo y crecimiento en las ciencias naturales, tal vez por falta de interés y/o capacidad, por ser muchos investigadores gente de letras o humanidades. Esta desconexión es empobrecedora, frecuentemente sectaria, y facilita la infiltración por ideas falaces o absurdas (pseudociencias, supersticiones, conspiranoias). En lugar de enfatizar las diferencias para separar y trabajar de forma aislada, una actitud intelectual más fructífera y realista busca la consiliencia, la integración con otros ámbitos del conocimiento que sirvan para generar, apoyar o criticar ideas de forma interdependiente.

La praxeología separada de la psicología (apriorismo, dualismo metodológico) dice cosas ciertas e importantes, pero también vagas, genéricas, sin concretar, y ofrece descripciones y explicaciones muy incompletas de la realidad. Estudiar solamente la acción intencional implica obviar otros tipos de acción que puede ser muy relevantes. Tomar la intencionalidad de la acción humana como un axioma irrefutable cuya fundamentación no es necesario investigar puede llevar a ignorar que muchos otros seres vivos también actúan intencionalmente, y a no sentir la necesidad de explicar la existencia de lo teleológico en un mundo físico causal, como si fuera un hecho bruto o un misterio imposible de resolver.

En mi formación académica tienen un fuerte peso las ciencias naturales. Mi trabajo de estudio e investigación me ha permitido ver que es posible integrar de forma consistente todos los ámbitos científicos, y que esto permite comprender mejor la realidad humana y las fortalezas y los problemas del liberalismo.

A continuación presento los autores y libros que me han servido para aprender en muy diversos ámbitos, para que sirvan como referencia y por si pueden ser de utilidad para otras personas interesadas en aprender sobre estos temas. Es una lista cuya organización es problemática por cómo escoger los temas y por cómo clasificar cada libro solo en uno cuando en realidad casi todos tratan de varios temas. Incluyo libros que aún no he leído o que o no he leído en su totalidad (marcados con un asterisco *), pero que considero importantes y tengo en cuenta para mis lecturas futuras. Algunas obras (por ejemplo, sobre filosofía o física) pueden ser menos relevantes para la economía y el liberalismo. No menciono de momento (en general) libros típicamente liberales austriacos (economía y ética), de teoría monetaria, banca y finanzas.

Se trata de una lista provisional e imperfecta que espero completar con más libros leídos o proyectos de lectura, recomendaciones de los más interesantes en cada ámbito, ideas clave, referencias a reseñas, resúmenes o debates, y materiales adicionales como sitios de internet, contenidos audiovisuales, cursos o artículos sobre los diversos temas (algunos aparecen con frecuencia en las recomendaciones de intelib.wordpress.com). No todos los libros son recomendables en el sentido de acertados: por ejemplo la literatura creacionista es una sucesión de errores, falacias y disparates, pero es conveniente leerla para conocerla. Algunos libros tienen menos conexión con las ciencias naturales (historia, política). Algunos libros tienen dos títulos por la diferencia entre la edición inglesa y la norteamericana.

Para empezar recomiendo dos autores que piensan y escriben muy bien y además son liberales: Matt Ridley y Michael Shermer. Con mucho gusto recibiré preguntas, comentarios, sugerencias o críticas de lectores interesados.

Filosofía / Philosophy

Julian Baggini, The Pig That Wants to Be Eaten: 100 Experiments for the Armchair Philosopher (The Pig That Wants to Be Eaten: And Ninety-Nine Other Thought Experiments)

Thomas Cathcart & Daniel Klein, Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar: Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes

Jostein Gaarder, El mundo de Sofía

Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won’t Go Away

Lou Marinoff, Plato, Not Prozac!: Applying Eternal Wisdom to Everyday Problems

Robert Nozick, Philosophical Explanations (*)

Matthew Stewart, The Truth About Everything: An Irreverent History of Philosophy

Física, Cosmología, Matemáticas / Physics, Cosmology, Mathematics

Edwin A. Abbott, Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions

Amir D.Aczel, Entanglement: The Greatest Mystery in Physics

Peter Atkins, The Creation

Peter Atkins, Four Laws That Drive the Universe (*)

John D. Barrow, Impossibility: The Limits of Science and the Science of Limits

John D. Barrow, The Book of Nothing: Vacuums, Voids, and the Latest Ideas about the Origins of the Universe

John D. Barrow, The Infinite Book: A Short Guide to the Boundless, Timeless and Endless

David Bohm, Wholeness and the Implicate Order

Bill Bryson, A Short History of Nearly Everything

William H. Calvin, How the Shaman Stole the Moon: The Search of Ancient Prophet-Scientists: From Stonehenge to the Grand Canyon (*)

Sean Carroll, From Eternity to Here: The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time

Sean Carroll, The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself

Peter Coveney & Roger Highfield, The Arrow of Time: A Voyage Through Science to Solve Time’s Greatest Mystery

Paul Davies, The Mind of God: The Scientific Basis for a Rational World

David Deutsch, The Fabric of Reality: The Science of Parallel Universes—and Its Implications

David Deutsch, The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations That Transform the World

Keith Devlin, Mathematics: The Science of Patterns: The Search for Order in Life, Mind and the Universe

Richard P. Feynman, “Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!” Adventures of a Curious Character

Richard P. Feynman, “What Do You Care What Other People Think?” Further Adventures of a Curious Character

Martin Gardner, Mathematical Magic Show: More Puzzles, Games, Diversions, Illusions and Other Mathematical Sleight-Of-Mind from Scientific American

Brian Greene, The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory

Brian Greene, The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality

Brian Greene, The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos (*)

Stephen Hawking, A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes

Stephen Hawking & Leonard Mlodinow, The Grand Design

Jim Holt, Why Does the World Exist? An Existential Detective Story

Robert Kaplan, The Nothing That Is: A Natural History of Zero

Robert Kaplan & Ellen Kaplan, The Art of the Infinite: The Pleasures of Mathematics

Lawrence M. Krauss, A Universe From Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing

Lawrence M. Krauss, The Greatest Story Ever Told—So Far: Why Are We Here?

Lillian R. Lieber, Infinity: Beyond the Beyond the Beyond

Alan Lightman, The Accidental Universe: The World You Thought You Knew

Benoît B. Mandelbrot, The Fractal Geometry of Nature

Eli Maor, To Infinity and Beyond: A Cultural History of the Infinite

Martin Rees, Just Six Numbers: The Deep Forces That Shape the Universe

Carl Sagan, Cosmos

Charles Seife, Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea

Lee Smolin, Three Roads To Quantum Gravity

Ian Stewart, The Problems of Mathematics

Ian Stewart, From Here to Infinity: A Guide to Today’s Mathematics

Steven Weinberg, The First Three Minutes: A Modern View Of The Origin Of The Universe

Steven Weinberg, Dreams of a Final Theory: The Scientist’s Search for the Ultimate Laws of Nature

Ciencia, Epistemología, Filosofía de la ciencia, Sociología de la ciencia / Science, Epistemology, Philosophy of Science, Sociology of Science

John Brockman, The Third Culture: Beyond the Scientific Revolution

John Brockman (ed.), What We Believe but Cannot Prove: Today’s Leading Thinkers on Science in the Age of Certainty

John Brockman (ed.), What Is Your Dangerous Idea? Today’s Leading Thinkers on the Unthinkable

John Brockman (ed.), This Will Change Everything: Ideas That Will Shape the Future

John Brockman (ed.), What Have You Changed Your Mind About?: Today’s Leading Minds Rethink Everything

John Brockman (ed.), This Will Make You Smarter: New Scientific Concepts to Improve Your Thinking

John Brockman (ed.), This Explains Everything: Deep, Beautiful, and Elegant Theories of How the World Works

John Brockman (ed.), This Idea Must Die: Scientific Theories That Are Blocking Progres

John Brockman (ed.), Know This: Today’s Most Interesting and Important Scientific Ideas, Discoveries, and Developments

Michael Brooks, At the Edge of Uncertainty: 11 Discoveries Taking Science by Surprise

Richard Dawkins, The Magic of Reality: How We Know What’s Really True

Richard Dawkins, Unweaving the Rainbow: Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder

Richard Dawkins, Science in the Soul: Selected Writings of a Passionate Rationalist

Peter Godfrey-Smith, Theory and Reality: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science

Stephen Jay Gould, The Hedgehog, the Fox & the Magister’s Pox: Mending the Gap Between Science & the Humanities (*)

Friedrich A. Hayek, The Counter-Revolution of Science: Studies on the Abuse of Reason

Terence Kealey, Sex, Science and Profits: How People Evolved to Make Money

Thomas S. Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

Jean-Marc Lévy-Leblond, Conceptos contrarios o El oficio de científico

Mario Livio, Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein – Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe

Mario Livio, Why? What Makes Us Curious

Samir Okasha, Philosophy of Science: A Very Short Introduction

Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values

Miguel Ángel Quintanilla, Fundamentos de lógica y teoría de la ciencia

Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

Michael Shermer, Heavens on Earth: The Scientific Search for the Afterlife, Immortality, and Utopia

Andrew Shtulman, Scienceblind: Why Our Intuitive Theories About the World Are So Often Wrong

Edward O. Wilson, Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge

Sistemas / Systems

Adrian Bejan & J. Peder Zane, Design in Nature: How the Constructal Law Governs Evolution in Biology, Physics, Technology, and Social Organization

Ludwig von Bertalanffy, General System Theory: Foundations, Development, Applications

Redes / Networks

Albert-László Barabási, Linked: The New Science of Networks (How Everything Is Connected to Everything Else and What It Means for Business, Science, and Everyday Life)

Mark Buchanan, Nexus: Small Worlds and the Groundbreaking Theory of Networks

Nicholas A. Christakis & James H. Fowler, Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives (Connected: How Your Friends’ Friends’ Friends Affect Everything You Feel, Think, and Do)

Niall Ferguson, The Square and the Tower: Networks, Hierarchies and the Struggle for Global Power (The Square and the Tower: Networks and Power, from the Freemasons to Facebook)

Alex Pentland, Social Physics: How Good Ideas Spread—The Lessons from a New Science (Social Physics: How Social Networks Can Make Us Smarter)

Duncan J. Watts, Six Degrees: The Science of a Connected Age

Complejidad / Complexity

Sunny Y. Auyang, Foundations of Complex-System Theories (in Economics, Evolutionary Biology, and Statistical Physics) (*)

Yaneer Bar-Yam, Making Things Work: Solving Complex Problems in a Complex World (*)

Eric D. Beinhocker, The Origin of Wealth: Evolution, Complexity, and the Radical Remaking of Economics

John L. Casti, Complexification: Explaining a Paradoxical World Through the Science of Surprise

Jack Cohen & Ian Stewart, The Collapse of Chaos: Discovering Simplicity in a Complex World

Murray Gell-Mann, The Quark and the Jaguar: Adventures in the Simple and the Complex

Brian Goodwin, How the Leopard Changed Its Spots: The Evolution of Complexity

John H. Holland, Hidden Order: How Adaptation Builds Complexity (*)

Roger Lewin, Complexity: Life at the Edge of Chaos

Melanie Mitchell, Complexity: A Guided Tour

John H. Miller, A Crude Look at the Whole: The Science of Complex Systems in Business, Life, and Society (*)

M. Mitchell Waldrop, Complexity: The Emerging Science at the Edge of Order and Chaos

Stephen Wolfram, A New Kind of Science (*)

Caos / Chaos

Albert-László Barabási, Bursts: The Hidden Pattern Behind Everything We Do

Antonio Escohotado, Caos y orden

Malcolm Gladwell, The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

James Gleick, Chaos: Making a New Science

Edward Lorenz, The Essence of Chaos

Leonard Smith, Chaos: A Very Short Introduction

Ian Stewart, Does God Play Dice? The Mathematics of Chaos

Orden espontáneo, Autoorganización, Emergencia / Spontaneous Order, Self-organization, Emergence

Philip Ball, The Self-Made Tapestry: Pattern Formation in Nature

Philip Ball, Nature’s Patterns: A Tapestry in Three Parts (Branches)

Philip Ball, Nature’s Patterns: A Tapestry in Three Parts (Flows)

Philip Ball, Nature’s Patterns: A Tapestry in Three Parts (Shapes)

Ori Brafman & Rod A. Beckstrom, The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations

Paul Davies, The Cosmic Blueprint: New Discoveries in Nature’s Creative Ability to Order the Universe

John H. Holland, Emergence: From Chaos To Order (*)

Steven Johnson, Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software

Stuart Kauffman, The Origins of Order: Self-Organization and Selection in Evolution (*)

Stuart Kauffman, At Home in the Universe: The Search for the Laws of Self-Organization and Complexity

Stuart Kauffman, Investigations

Stuart Kauffman, Humanity in a Creative Universe (*)

Stuart Kauffman, Reinventing the Sacred: A New View of Science, Reason, and Religion (*)

Harold J. Morowitz, The Emergence of Everything: How the World Became Complex

Rafael Rubio de Urquía, Francisco José Vázquez, Félix Fernando Muñoz Pérez (eds.), Procesos de autoorganización (*)

Steven Strogatz, Sync: The Emerging Science of Spontaneous Order

Simetría / Symmetry

Ian Stewart, Why Beauty Is Truth: A History of Symmetry

Hermann Weyl, Symmetry

Escala / Scale

Geoffrey West, Scale: The Search for Simplicity and Unity in the Complexity of Life, from Cells to Cities, Companies to Ecosystems, Milliseconds to Millennia (Scale: The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability, and the Pace of Life in Organisms, Cities, Economies, and Companies)

Aleatoriedad / Randomness

Robert H. Frank, Success and Luck: Good Fortune and the Myth of Meritocracy

Leonard Mlodinow, The Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives

David Ruelle, Chance and Chaos

Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets

Nassim Nicholas Taleb, The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable

Biología / Biology

Michael J. Benton, The History of Life: A Very Short Introduction

John Brockman, Life: The Leading Edge of Evolutionary Biology, Genetics, Anthropology, and Environmental Science

Alexander Graham Cairns-Smith, Seven Clues to the Origin of Life: A Scientific Detective Story

Paul Davies, The Fifth Miracle: The Search for the Origin and Meaning of Life

Christian de Duve, Vital Dust: The Origin and Evolution of Life on Earth (Vital Dust: Life as a Cosmic Imperative)

David Deamer, First Life: Discovering the Connections between Stars, Cells, and How Life Began

Paul G. Falkowski, Life’s Engines: How Microbes Made Earth Habitable

Richard Fortey, Life: An Unauthorised Biography (A Natural History of the First Four Thousand Million Years of Life on Earth)

Peter M. Hoffmann, Life’s Ratchet: How Molecular Machines Extract Order from Chaos

Andrew H. Knoll, Life on a Young Planet: The First Three Billion Years of Evolution on Earth

Nick Lane, The Vital Question: Why Is Life the Way It Is?

James E. Lovelock, Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth

Humberto Maturana R. & Francisco J. Varela G., Autopoiesis and Cognition: The Realization of the Living

Humberto Maturana R. & Francisco J. Varela G., The Tree of Knowledge: The Biological Roots of Human Understanding

Ernst Mayr, The Growth of Biological Thought: Diversity, Evolution, and Inheritance (*)

Johnjoe McFadden & Jim Al-Khalili, Life on the Edge: The Coming of Age of Quantum Biology

Jacques Monod, Chance and Necessity: An Essay on the Natural Philosophy of Modern Biology (*)

Michel Morange, Life Explained

Addy Pross, What is Life? How Chemistry Becomes Biology

Michael L. Rothschild, Bionomics: Economy As Ecosystem

Adam Rutherford, Creation: The Origin of Life / The Future of Life (Creation: How Science Is Reinventing Life Itself)

Bill Schutt, Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History

Ian Stewart, Life’s Other Secret: The New Mathematics Of The Living World

Lewis Thomas, The Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher

Lewis Thomas, The Medusa and the Snail: More Notes of a Biology Watcher

David Toomey, Weird Life: The Search for Life That Is Very, Very Different from Our Own

Jonathan Weiner, Long for This World: The Strange Science of Immortality

Edward O. Wilson, The Future of Life

Exobiología (Vida extraterrestre) / Exobiology (Alien Life)

Jim Al-Khalili, Aliens: The World’s Leading Scientists on the Search for Extraterrestrial Life (Aliens: Science Asks Is Anyone Out There?)

Lewis Dartnell, Life in the Universe: A Beginner’s Guide

Paul Davies, The Eerie Silence: Renewing Our Search for Alien Intelligence (The Eerie Silence: Are We Alone in the Universe?)

Ben Miller, The Aliens Are Coming!: The Extraordinary Science Behind Our Search for Life in the Universe

Seth Shostak, Confessions of an Alien Hunter: A Scientist’s Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

Genética / Genetics

Kat Arney, Herding Hemingway’s Cats: Understanding how our Genes Work

David P. Barash, Revolutionary Biology: The New, Gene-Centered View of Life

Nessa Carey, The Epigenetics Revolution: How Modern Biology Is Rewriting Our Understanding of Genetics, Disease, and Inheritance

Sam Kean, The Violinist’s Thumb: And Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius, as Written by Our Genetic Code

Richard C. Lewontin, Biology as Ideology: The Doctrine of DNA

Siddhartha Mukherjee, The Gene: An Intimate History

John Parrington, The Deeper Genome: Why There Is More to the Human Genome Than Meets the Eye

Matt Ridley, Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters

Matt Ridley, Nature Via Nurture: Genes, Experience and What Makes Us Human (The Agile Gene: How Nature Turns on Nurture)

Evolución / Evolution

John Taylor Bonner, Randomness in Evolution

Sean B. Carroll, Endless Forms Most Beautiful: The New Science of Evo Devo and the Making of the Animal Kingdom

Sean B. Carroll, The Making of the Fittest: DNA and the Ultimate Forensic Record of Evolution

Jerry A. Coyne, Why Evolution Is True

Helena Cronin, The Ant and the Peacock: Altruism and Sexual Selection from Darwin to Today

Charles Darwin, On the Origin of Species

Richard Dawkins, The Selfish Gene

Richard Dawkins, The Extended Phenotype

Richard Dawkins, The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe without Design

Richard Dawkins, River out of Eden: A Darwinian View of Life

Richard Dawkins, Climbing Mount Improbable

Richard Dawkins, A Devil’s Chaplain: Reflections on Hope, Lies, Science, and Love (*)

Richard Dawkins, The Ancestor’s Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution

Richard Dawkins, The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution

Daniel C. Dennett, Darwin’s Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanings of Life

Stephen Jay Gould, Ever Since Darwin: Reflections on Natural History

Stephen Jay Gould, The Panda’s Thumb: More Reflections in Natural History

Stephen Jay Gould, Hen’s Teeth and Horse’s Toes: Further Reflections in Natural History

Stephen Jay Gould, The Flamingo’s Smile: Reflections in Natural History

Stephen Jay Gould, Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History

Stephen Jay Gould, Bully for Brontosaurus: Reflections in Natural History

Stephen Jay Gould, Eight Little Piggies: Reflections in Natural History

Stephen Jay Gould, Dinosaur in a Haystack: Reflections in Natural History

Stephen Jay Gould, Full House: The Spread of Excellence from Plato to Darwin

Stephen Jay Gould, Leonardo’s Mountain of Clams and the Diet of Worms: Essays on Natural History

Stephen Jay Gould, The Lying Stones of Marrakech: Penultimate Reflections in Natural History

Stephen Jay Gould, I Have Landed: The End of a Beginning in Natural History (*)

Eva Jablonka & Marion J. Lamb, Evolution in Four Dimensions: Genetic, Epigenetic, Behavioral, and Symbolic Variation in the History of Life

Greg Krukonis & Tracy Barr, Evolution For Dummies

Nick Lane, Life Ascending: The Ten Great Inventions of Evolution

Edward J. Larson, Evolution: The Remarkable History of a Scientific Theory

Ernst Mayr, What Evolution Is

Bill Nye, Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation

Samir Okasha, Evolution and the Levels of Selection (*)

Matt Ridley, The Evolution of Everything: How New Ideas Emerge (The Evolution of Everything: How Small Changes Transform Our World)

Javier Sampedro, Deconstruyendo a Darwin: Los enigmas de la evolución a la luz de la nueva genética

Michael Shermer, Why Darwin Matters: The Case Against Intelligent Design

Matt Simon, The Wasp That Brainwashed the Caterpillar: Evolution’s Most Unbelievable Solutions to Life’s Biggest Problems

John Maynard Smith & Eörs Szathmáry, The Origins of Life: From the Birth of Life to the Origins of Language

Kim Sterelny, The Evolution of Agency and Other Essays

Steve Stewart-Williams, Darwin, God and the Meaning of Life: How Evolutionary Theory Undermines Everything You Thought You Knew

Rebecca Stott, Darwin’s Ghosts: The Secret History of Evolution

Ian Tattersall, Paleontology: A Brief History of Life

Andreas Wagner, Arrival of the Fittest: Solving Evolution’s Greatest Puzzle

Peter Ward & Joe Kirschvink, A New History of Life: The Radical New Discoveries about the Origins and Evolution of Life on Earth

George C. Williams, Adaptation and Natural Selection: A Critique of Some Current Evolutionary Thought (*)

Amotz Zahavi, The Handicap Principle: A Missing Piece of Darwin’s Puzzle

Crítica de la evolución / Criticism of Evolution

Rémy Chauvin, Darwinismo: El fin de un mito

Fernando Vallejo, La tautología darwinista y otros ensayos de biología

Creacionismo, Diseño Inteligente / Creationism, Intelligent Design

Michael J. Behe, Darwin’s Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution (*)

Michael J. Behe, The Edge of Evolution: The Search for the Limits of Darwinism

Silvano Borruso, El evolucionismo en apuros

Sexo, género, reproducción, amor, celos, familia / Sex, Gender, Reproduction, Love, Jealousy, Family

David M. Buss, The Dangerous Passion: Why Jealousy is as Necessary as Love and Sex (*)

David P. Barash & Judith Eve Lipton, Making Sense of Sex: How Genes and Gender Influence Our Relationships

David P. Barash & Judith Eve Lipton, The Myth of Monogamy: Fidelity and Infidelity in Animals and People (*)

Jesse Bering, Perv: The Sexual Deviant in All of Us

Jared Diamond, Why Is Sex Fun? The Evolution of Human Sexuality

Robin Dunbar, The Science of Love and Betrayal

Cordelia Fine, Testosterone Rex: Myths of Sex, Science, and Society

Helen Fisher, Anatomy of Love: A Natural History of Mating, Marriage, and Why We Stray (Anatomy Of Love. The Natural History Of Monogamy, Adultery And Divorce)

Steven Horwitz, Hayek’s Modern Family: Classical Liberalism and the Evolution of Social Institutions

Bobbi S. Low, Why Sex Matters: A Darwinian Look at Human Behavior

Lynn Margulis & Dorion Sagan, Origins of Sex: Three Billion Years of Genetic Recombination

Robert Martin, How We Do It: The Evolution and Future of Human Reproduction

Ashley McGuire, Sex Scandal: The Drive to Abolish Male and Female

Cindy M. Meston & David M. Buss, Why Women Have Sex: Understanding Sexual Motivations from Adventure to Revenge (and Everything in Between)

Geoffrey Miller, The Mating Mind: How Sexual Choice Shaped the Evolution of Human Nature

Richard O. Prum, The Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin’s Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Animal World – And Us

Matt Ridley, The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature

Joan Roughgarden, Evolution’s Rainbow: Diversity, Gender and Sexuality in Nature and People

Christopher Ryan & Cacilda Jethá, Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality

Menno Schilthuizen, Nature’s Nether Regions: What the Sex Lives of Bugs, Birds, and Beasts Tell Us About Evolution, Biodiversity, and Ourselves

Paul Seabright, The War of the Sexes: How Conflict and Cooperation Have Shaped Men and Women from Prehistory to the Present

Etología / Ethology

Jennifer Ackerman, The Genius of Birds

Maddalena Bearzi & Craig B. Stanford, Beautiful Minds: The Parallel Lives of Great Apes and Dolphins

Marc Bekoff & Jessica Pierce, Wild Justice: The Moral Lives of Animals

Dorothy L. Cheney & Robert M. Seyfarth, Baboon Metaphysics: The Evolution of a Social Mind

Frans de Waal, Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?

Frans de Waal, The Age of Empathy: Nature’s Lessons for a Kinder Society

Frans de Waal, The Bonobo and the Atheist: In Search of Humanism Among the Primates

Frans de Waal, Chimpanzee Politics: Power and Sex Among Apes (*)

Frans de Waal, The Ape and the Sushi Master: Reflections of a Primatologist (*)

Douglas J. Emlen, Animal Weapons: The Evolution of Battle

Peter Godfrey-Smith, Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness (Other Minds: The Octopus and the Evolution of Intelligent Life)

Temple Grandin & Catherine Johnson, Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals

Bernd Heinrich, Mind of the Raven: Investigations and Adventures with Wolf-Birds

Bernd Heinrich, Winter World: The Ingenuity of Animal Survival

Bernd Heinrich, Summer World: A Season of Bounty

Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, Beasts: What Animals Can Teach Us About the Origins of Good and Evil

Virginia Morell, Animal Wise: The Thoughts and Emotions of Our Fellow Creatures

Dale Peterson, The Moral Lives of Animals (*)

Carl Safina, Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel

Robert M. Sapolsky, A Primate’s Memoir: A Neuroscientist’s Unconventional Life Among the Baboons

Thomas D. Seeley, Honeybee Democracy

Peter Wohlleben, The Inner Life of Animals: Love, Grief, and Compassion—Surprising Observations of a Hidden World

Neurociencia, Consciencia, Inconsciente, Cerebro, Mente, Yo, Libre albedrío, Intencionalidad, Sentido / Neuroscience, Conscience, Unconscious, Brain, Mind, Self, Free Will, Intentionality, Meaning

Anil Ananthaswamy, The Man Who Wasn’t There: Investigations into the Strange New Science of the Self

Susan Blackmore, Consciousness: An Introduction

Susan Blackmore, Conversations on Consciousness (*)

Daniel Bor, The Ravenous Brain: How the New Science of Consciousness Explains Our Insatiable Search for Meaning

Pascal Boyer, Minds Make Societies: How Cognition Explains the World Humans Create (*)

William H. Calvin, The Throwing Madonna: Essays on the Brain (*)

William H. Calvin, The Cerebral Symphony: Seashore Reflections on the Structure of Consciousness (*)

William H. Calvin, How Brains Think: Evolving Intelligence, Then and Now(*)

William H. Calvin, The Cerebral Code: Thinking a Thought in the Mosaics of the Mind (*)

William H. Calvin & George A. Ojemann, Inside the Brain: Mapping the Cortex, Exploring the Neuron (*)

David J. Chalmers, The Conscious Mind: In Search of a Fundamental Theory

Patricia S. Churchland, Touching a Nerve: The Self as Brain (Touching a Nerve: Our Brains, Our Selves)

Michael C. Corballis, A Very Short Tour of the Mind: 21 Short Walks Around the Human Brain

Antonio Damasio, Self Comes to Mind: Constructing the Conscious Brain

Terrence W. Deacon, Incomplete Nature: How Mind Emerged From Matter

Stanislas Dehaene, Consciousness and the Brain: Deciphering How the Brain Codes Our Thoughts

Daniel C. Dennett, Elbow Room: The Varieties of Free Will Worth Wanting

Daniel C. Dennett, Consciousness Explained

Daniel C. Dennett, Kinds of Minds: Toward an Understanding of Consciousness

Daniel C. Dennett, Brainchildren: Essays on Designing Minds

Daniel C. Dennett, Freedom Evolves

Daniel C. Dennett, Sweet Dreams: Philosophical Obstacles to a Science of Consciousness

Daniel C. Dennett, From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds

Daniel C. Dennett, Brainstorms: Philosophical Essays on Mind and Psychology (*)

Daniel C. Dennett, The Intentional Stance (*)

David Eagleman, Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain

David Eagleman, The Brain: The Story of You

Gerald M. Edelman, Wider Than the Sky: The Phenomenal Gift of Consciousness

Nicholas Epley, Mindwise: How We Understand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want

R. Douglas Fields, The Other Brain: From Dementia to Schizophrenia, How New Discoveries about the Brain Are Revolutionizing Medicine and Science (The Other Brain: The Scientific and Medical Breakthroughs That Will Heal Our Brains and Revolutionize Our Health)

Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning

Joaquín M. Fuster, The Neuroscience of Freedom and Creativity: Our Predictive Brain

Michael S. Gazzaniga, Who’s in Charge? Free Will and the Science of the Brain

Elkhonon Goldberg, The Executive Brain: Frontal Lobes and the Civilized Mind

Michael S. A. Graziano, Consciousness and the Social Brain

Sam Harris, Free Will

Douglas R. Hofstadter, I Am a Strange Loop

Douglas R. Hofstadter & Daniel C. Dennett, The Mind’s I: Fantasies and Reflections on Self and Soul

Bruce Hood, The Self Illusion: How the Social Brain Creates Identity

Bruce Hood, The Domesticated Brain

Matthew M. Hurley, Daniel C. Dennett & Reginald B. Adams Jr., Inside Jokes: Using Humor to Reverse-Engineer the Mind

Steven Johnson, Mind Wide Open: Your Brain and the Neuroscience of Everyday Life

Alicia Juarrero, Dynamics in Action: Intentional Behavior as a Complex System

Michio Kaku, The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind

Sam Kean, The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain as Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness, and Recovery

Christof Koch, Consciousness: Confessions of a Romantic Reductionist

Arthur Koestler, The Ghost in the Machine

Jonah Lehrer, Proust Was a Neuroscientist

Rita Levi-Montalcini, La galaxia mente

Matthew D. Lieberman, Social: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect

Facundo Manes & Mateo Niro, Usar el cerebro: Conocer el cerebro para vivir mejor

Iain McGilchrist, The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World

Thomas Metzinger, The Ego Tunnel: The Science of the Mind and the Myth of the Self

Marvin Minsky, The Society of Mind

Marvin Minsky, The Emotion Machine: Commonsense Thinking, Artificial Intelligence, and the Future of the Human Mind

Leonard Mlodinow, Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior

Read Montague, Why Choose This Book?: How We Make Decisions

Roger Penrose, The Emperor’s New Mind: Concerning Computers, Minds and the Laws of Physics

Roger Penrose, Shadows of the Mind: A Search for the Missing Science of Consciousness

V. S. Ramachandran, The Tell-Tale Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Quest for What Makes Us Human

V. S. Ramachandran & Sandra Blakeslee, Phantoms in the Brain: Probing the Mysteries of the Human Mind (Phantoms in the Brain: Human Nature and the Architecture of the Mind) (*)

Oliver Sacks, Awakenings

Oliver Sacks, A Leg to Stand on

Oliver Sacks, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales

Oliver Sacks, Seeing Voices: A Journey into the World of the Deaf

Oliver Sacks, An Anthropologist on Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales

Oliver Sacks, The Island of the Colorblind (*)

Oliver Sacks, Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain (*)

Oliver Sacks, The Mind’s Eye

Oliver Sacks, Hallucinations

Oliver Sacks, The River of Consciousness

Sally L. Satel & Scott O. Lilienfeld, Brainwashed: The Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience

Sebastian Seung, Connectome: How the Brain’s Wiring Makes Us Who We Are

Daniel J. Siegel, The Neurobiology of “We”: How Relationships, the Mind, and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are

Mariano Sigman, The Secret Life of the Mind: How Your Brain Thinks, Feels, and Decides

Shankar Vedantam, The Hidden Brain: How Our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars, and Save Our Lives

Daniel M. Wegner, The Illusion of Conscious Will

Daniel M. Wegner & Kurt Gray, The Mind Club: Who Thinks, What Feels, and Why It Matters

Psicología evolucionista / Evolutionary Psychology

Jerome H. Barkow, Leda Cosmides & John Tooby (eds.), The Adapted Mind: Evolutionary Psychology and the Generation of Culture (*)

Paul Bloom, How Pleasure Works: The New Science of Why We Like What We Like

Dean Buonomano, Brain Bugs: How the Brain’s Flaws Shape Our Lives

Dean Burnett, Idiot Brain: What Your Head Is Really up to

Terry Burnham & Jay Phelan, Mean Genes (From Sex to Money to Food: Taming Our Primal Instincts)

Robin Dunbar, Louise Barrett & John Lycett, Evolutionary Psychology (A Beginner’s Guide): Human Behaviour, Evolution and the Mind

Douglas T. Kenrick, Sex, Murder, and the Meaning of Life: A Psychologist Investigates How Evolution, Cognition, and Complexity are Revolutionizing Our View of Human Nature

Douglas T. Kenrick & Vladas Griskevicius, The Rational Animal: How Evolution Made Us Smarter Than We Think

David J. Linden, The Accidental Mind: How Brain Evolution Has Given Us Love, Memory, Dreams, and God

David J. Linden, The Compass of Pleasure: How Our Brains Make Fatty Foods, Orgasm, Exercise, Marijuana, Generosity, Vodka, Learning, and Gambling Feel So Good

Gary Marcus, Kluge: The Haphazard Construction of the Human Mind

Geoffrey Miller, Spent: Sex, Evolution, and Consumer Behavior (Must-Have: The Hidden Instincts Behind Everything We Buy)

Steven Pinker, How the Mind Works

Evolución humana, naturaleza humana, antropología / Human Evolution, Human Nature, Anthropology

Gregory Bateson, Steps to an Ecology of Mind: Collected Essays in Anthropology, Psychiatry, Evolution, and Epistemology (*)

David P. Barash, Natural Selections: Selfish Altruists, Honest Liars, and Other Realities of Evolution

David P. Barash, Homo Mysterious: Evolutionary Puzzles of Human Nature

David P. Barash & Ilona A. Barash, The Mammal in the Mirror: Understanding Our Place in the Natural World

Jesse Bering, Why Is the Penis Shaped Like That? And Other Reflections on Being Human

William H. Calvin, The River That Runs Uphill: A Journey from the Big Bang to the Big Brain (*)

William H. Calvin, The Ascent of Mind: Ice Age Climates and the Evolution of Intelligence (*)

William H. Calvin, A Brain for All Seasons: Human Evolution and Abrupt Climate Change (*)

William H. Calvin, A Brief History of the Mind: From Apes to Intellect and Beyond (*)

David P. Clark, Germs, Genes, & Civilization: How Epidemics Shaped Who We Are Today

Frans de Waal, Our Inner Ape: A Leading Primatologist Explains Why We Are Who We Are

Jared Diamond, The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal

Jared Diamond, The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?

Brian Fagan, Cro-Magnon: How the Ice Age Gave Birth to the First Modern Humans

Michael S. Gazzaniga, Human: The Science Behind What Makes Your Brain Unique

Henry Gee, The Accidental Species: Misunderstandings of Human Evolution

Stephen Jay Gould, The Mismeasure of Man: The Definitive Refutation to the Argument of ‘The Bell Curve’

Judith Rich Harris, The Nurture Assumption: Why Children Turn Out the Way They Do

Judith Rich Harris, No Two Alike: Human Nature and Human Individuality(*)

Steven Johnson, Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World

Christine Kenneally, The Invisible History of the Human Race: How DNA and History Shape Our Identities and Our Futures

Daniel J. Levitin, This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession

Daniel E. Lieberman, The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease

Steven Mithen, The Prehistory of the Mind: The Cognitive Origins of Art, Religion and Science

Steven Mithen, The Singing Neanderthals: The Origins of Music, Language, Mind and Body

Leonard Mlodinow, The Upright Thinkers: The Human Journey from Living in Trees to Understanding the Cosmos

Desmond Morris, The Naked Ape: A Zoologist’s Study of the Human Animal

Desmond Morris, The Human Zoo

Svante Pääbo, Neanderthal Man: In Search of Lost Genomes

Steven Pinker, The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature

Steven Pinker, The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window Into Human Nature

Colin Renfrew, Prehistory: The Making of the Human Mind

Robert M. Sapolsky, Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst

Helmut Schoeck, Envy: A Theory of Social Behaviour

Pat Shipman, The Invaders: How Humans and Their Dogs Drove Neanderthals to Extinction

Neil Shubin, Your Inner Fish: A journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body

Scott Solomon, Future Humans: Inside the Science of Our Continuing Evolution

Ian Tattersall, The Strange Case of the Rickety Cossack: And Other Cautionary Tales from Human Evolution

William von Hippel, The Social Leap: The New Evolutionary Science of Who We Are, Where We Come From, and What Makes Us Happy (*)

Nicholas Wade, Before the Dawn: Recovering the Lost History of Our Ancestors

Nicholas Wade, A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race and Human History

Chip Walter, Last Ape Standing: The Seven-Million-Year Story of How and Why We Survived

Frank R. Wilson, The Hand: How Its Use Shapes the Brain, Language, and Human Culture

Edward O. Wilson, On Human Nature

Edward O. Wilson, The Meaning of Human Existence

Bernard Wood, Human Evolution: A Very Short Introduction

Richard Wrangham, Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human

Marlene Zuk, Paleofantasy: What Evolution Really Tells Us about Sex, Diet, and How We Live

Cibernética, Información, Computación / Cybernetics, Information, Computation

James Gleick, The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood

César A. Hidalgo, Why Information Grows: The Evolution of Order from Atoms to Economies

Ray Kurzweil, The Age of Intelligent Machines

Norbert Wiener, Cybernetics: Or, Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine (*)

Lenguaje / Language

Benjamin K. Bergen, Louder Than Words: The New Science of How the Mind Makes Meaning

William H. Calvin & Derek Bickerton, Lingua ex Machina: Reconciling Darwin and Chomsky with the Human Brain (*)

William H. Calvin & George A. Ojemann, Conversations with Neil’s Brain: The Neural Nature of Thought and Language (*)

Terrence W. Deacon, The Symbolic Species: The Co-evolution of Language and the Brain

Daniel L. Everett, Language: The Cultural Tool

Manuel García-Carpintero, Las palabras, las ideas y las cosas: Una presentación de la filosofía del lenguaje

Jonathan Gottschall, The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human

Steven Pinker, The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language

Julie Sedivy, Language in Mind: An Introduction to Psycholinguistics (*)

Julie Sedivy, Sold on Language: How Advertisers Talk to You and What This Says About You (*)

Cognición / Cognition

Andy Clark, Being There: Putting Brain, Body, and World Together Again

Andy Clark, Natural-Born Cyborgs: Minds, Technologies, and the Future of Human Intelligence

Andy Clark, Supersizing the Mind: Embodiment, Action, and Cognitive Extension

Malcolm Gladwell, Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

Jeff Hawkins with Sandra Blakeslee, On Intelligence

Friedrich A. Hayek, The Sensory Order: An Inquiry into the Foundations of Theoretical Psychology

Ray Kurzweil, How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed

Jonah Lehrer, How We Decide

Robert Rosen, Anticipatory Systems: Philosophical, Mathematical and Methodological Foundations

Emociones, afectos / Emotions, Affection

Lisa Feldman Barrett, How Emotions are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain

Antonio Damasio, Descartes’ Error: Emotion, Reason and the Human Brain

Antonio Damasio, The Feeling of what Happens: Body, Emotion and the Making of Consciousness

Antonio Damasio, Looking for Spinoza: Joy, Sorrow, and the Feeling Brain

Antonio Damasio, The Strange Order of Things: Life, Feeling, and the Making of Cultures

Gavin de Becker, The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence

Dylan Evans, Emotion: A Very Short Introduction

Giovanni Frazzetto, How We Feel: What Neuroscience Can and Can’t Tell Us about Our Emotions (Joy, Guilt, Anger, Love: What Neuroscience Can and Can’t Tell Us About How We Feel)

José Antonio Jáuregui, Cerebro y emociones: El ordenador emocional

Psicología moral / Moral Psychology

Richard D. Alexander, The Biology of Moral Systems

Larry Arnhart, Darwinian Natural Right: The Biological Ethics of Human Nature

David P. Barash & Judith Eve Lipton, Payback: Why We Retaliate, Redirect Aggression, and Take Revenge

Simon Baron-Cohen, The Science of Evil: On Empathy and the Origins of Cruelty

Paul Bloom, Just Babies: The Origins of Good and Evil

Christopher Boehm, Hierarchy in the Forest: The Evolution of Egalitarian Behavior

Christopher Boehm, Moral Origins: The Evolution of Virtue, Altruism, and Shame

Samuel Bowles, The Moral Economy: Why Good Incentives Are No Substitute for Good Citizens

Patricia Churchland, Braintrust: What Neuroscience Tells Us about Morality

Frans de Waal, Primates and Philosophers: How Morality Evolved

Frans de Waal, Good Natured: The Origins of Right and Wrong in Humans and Other Animals (*)

Michael Gazzaniga, The Ethical Brain: The Science of Our Moral Dilemmas

Joshua Greene, Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them

Jonathan Haidt, The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion

Sam Harris, The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values

Marc Hauser, Moral Minds: How Nature Designed Our Universal Sense of Right and Wrong

Richard Joyce, The Evolution of Morality

Larissa MacFarquhar, Strangers Drowning: Grappling with Impossible Idealism, Drastic Choices, and the Overpowering Urge to Help

Donald W. Pfaff, The Neuroscience of Fair Play: Why We (Usually) Follow the Golden Rule

Jesse J. Prinz, The Emotional Construction of Morals

Matt Ridley, The Origins of Virtue: Human Instincts and the Evolution of Cooperation

Michael Shermer, The Science of Good and Evil: Why People Cheat, Gossip, Care, Share, and Follow the Golden Rule

Michael Shermer, The Moral Arc: How Science and Reason Lead Humanity toward Truth, Justice, and Freedom

Adam Smith, The Theory of Moral Sentiments

Valerie Tiberius, Moral Psychology: A Contemporary Introduction (*)

James Q. Wilson, The Moral Sense

Robert Wright, The Moral Animal: Why We Are the Way We Are: The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology

Paul J. Zak, The Moral Molecule: The Source of Love and Prosperity

Philip Zimbardo, The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil

Ética, Filosofía moral / Ethics, Moral Philosophy

Kwame Anthony Appiah, Experiments in Ethics

Paul Bloom, Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion

David Edmonds, Would You Kill the Fat Man? The Trolley Problem and What Your Answer Tells Us about Right and Wrong

Michael Huemer, Ethical Intuitionism (*)

José Luis López-Aranguren, Ética

Robert Nozick, Anarchy, State, and Utopia

Michael J. Sandel, Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do?

Michael J. Sandel, What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets

Cooperación social, Grupos, Sociología, Altruismo, Confianza / Social Cooperation, Groups, Sociology, Altruism, Trust

Robert Axelrod, The Evolution of Cooperation

David P. Barash, The Survival Game: How Game Theory Explains the Biology of Cooperation and Competition (*)

Yochai Benkler, The Penguin and the Leviathan: How Cooperation Triumphs over Self-Interest

Samuel Bowles & Herbert Gintis, A Cooperative Species: Human Reciprocity and Its Evolution

David Brooks, The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement

David DeSteno, The Truth About Trust: How It Determines Success in Life, Love, Learning, and More

Robert H. Frank, The Darwin Economy: Liberty, Competition, and the Common Good

Line-in Publishing, Sociology: Exploring Human Society

Martin A. Nowak with Roger Highfield, SuperCooperators: Altruism, Evolution, and Why We Need Each Other to Succeed

Mark Pagel, Wired for Culture: The Natural History of Human Cooperation (Wired for Culture: Origins of the Human Social Mind) (*)

Joan Roughgarden, The Genial Gene: Deconstructing Darwinian Selfishness (Cooperation and the Evolution of Sex)

Paul Seabright, The Company of Strangers: A Natural History of Economic Life

James Surowiecki, The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economies, Societies and Nations

Peter Turchin, Ultrasociety: How 10,000 Years of War Made Humans the Greatest Cooperators on Earth

David Sloan Wilson, Does Altruism Exist? Culture, Genes, and the Welfare of Others

Edward O. Wilson, Sociobiology: The New Synthesis (*)

Edward O. Wilson, The Social Conquest of Earth

Robert Wright, Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny

Guerra, Violencia / War, Violence

Azar Gat, War in Human Civilization

Dave Grossman with Loren W. Christensen, On Combat: The Psychology and Physiology of Deadly Conflict in War and in Peace

Ian Morris, War! What is it Good For? Conflict and the Progress of Civilization from Primates to Robots

Malcom Potts & Thomas Hayden, Sex and War: How Biology Explains Warfare and Terrorism and Offers a Path to a Safer World

Adrian Raine, The Anatomy of Violence: The Biological Roots of Crime

David Livingstone Smith, Less Than Human: Why We Demean, Enslave, and Exterminate Others

Sun Tzu, The Art of War

Peter Turchin, War and Peace and War: The Life Cycles of Imperial Nations (War and Peace and War: The Rise and Fall of Empires)

Richard Wrangham, Demonic Males: Apes and the Origins of Human Violence (*)

Política, Estado, Anarquismo / Politics, State, Anarchism

Bruce Bueno de Mesquita & Alastair Smith, The Dictator’s Handbook: Why Bad Behavior is Almost Always Good Politics

Francis Fukuyama, The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution

Francis Fukuyama, Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy

Michael Huemer, The Problem of Political Authority: An Examination of the Right to Coerce and the Duty to Obey

George Lakoff, Don’t Think of an Elephant! Know Your Values and Frame the Debate: The Essential Guide for Progressives

George Lakoff, The Political Mind: Why You Can’t Understand 21st-Century American Politics with an 18th-Century Brain

Albert Jay Nock, Our Enemy, the State

Franz Oppenheimer, The State: Its History and Development Viewed Sociologically

Paul H. Rubin, Darwinian Politics: The Evolutionary Origin of Freedom (*)

Pedro Schwartz, En busca de Montesquieu: La democracia en peligro

James C. Scott, Two Cheers for Anarchism: Six Easy Pieces on Autonomy, Dignity, and Meaningful Work and Play

Avi Tuschman, Our Political Nature: The Evolutionary Origins of What Divides Us

Drew Westen, The Political Brain: The Role of Emotion in Deciding the Fate of the Nation

Historia / History

Jared Diamond, Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

Jared Diamond, Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

Niall Ferguson, Civilization: The West and the Rest (Civilization: The Six Ideas That Created the Modern World) (Civilization: The Six Killer Apps of Western Power)

Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Ian Morris, Why the West Rules—for Now: The Patterns of History, and What They Reveal About the Future

Steven Pinker, The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

Steven Pinker, Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

Matt Ridley, The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves

Psicología aplicada / Applied Psychology

Dan Ariely, Payoff: The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations

Ian Ayres, Carrots and Sticks: Unlock the Power of Incentives to Get Things Done

Roy F. Baumeister & John Tierney, Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength

Chris Berdik, Mind Over Mind: The Surprising Power of Expectations

Robert B. Cialdini, Influence: Science and Practice (Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion)

Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

David DiSalvo, What Makes Your Brain Happy and Why You Should Do the Opposite

Angela Duckworth, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

Charles Duhigg, The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

Carol S. Dweck, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

Daniel Gilbert, Stumbling on Happiness

Thomas Gilovich & Lee Ross, The Wisest One in the Room: How You Can Benefit from Social Psychology’s Most Powerful Insights

Uri Gneezy & John A. List, The Why Axis: Hidden Motives and The Undiscovered Economics of Everyday Life

Daniel Goleman, Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships

Jonathan Haidt, The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom

Sheena Iyengar, The Art of Choosing

Joseph E. LeDoux, Anxious: Using the Brain to Understand and Treat Fear and Anxiety

Kelly McGonigal, The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It (Maximum Willpower: How to Master the New Science of Self-Control)

Kelly McGonigal, The Neuroscience of Change: A Compassion-Based Program for Personal Transformation

Walter Mischel, The Marshmallow Test: Mastering Self-Control

Frank Partnoy, Wait: The Art and Science of Delay

Jordan B. Peterson, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

Daniel H. Pink, A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future

Daniel H. Pink, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

Daniel H. Pink, To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth about Moving Others

Daniel H. Pink, When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

Steven Quartz & Anette Asp, Cool: How the Brain’s Hidden Quest for Cool Drives Our Economy and Shapes Our World

Robert M. Sapolsky, Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers: An Updated Guide To Stress, Stress Related Diseases, and Coping

Barry Schwartz, The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less

Barry Schwartz & Kenneth Sharpe, Practical Wisdom: The Right Way To Do the Right Thing

Atención / Attention

Christopher Chabris & Daniel Simons, The Invisible Gorilla: And Other Ways Our Intuitions Deceive Us

Cathy N. Davidson, Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn

Pensamiento, Racionalidad, Lógica, Analogía, Experiencia, Errores, Estrategia / Thinking, Rationality, Logic, Analogy, Experience, Errors, Strategy

Nicholas Capaldi, The Art of Deception: An Introduction to Critical Thinking

Carlo Maria Cipolla, Allegro ma non troppo

Daniel C. Dennett, Intuition Pumps And Other Tools for Thinking

Edward de Bono, Practical Thinking: Four Ways to Be Right, Five Ways to Be Wrong, Five Ways to Understand

Ronald de Sousa, Why Think? Evolution and the Rational Mind

Lawrence Freedman, Strategy: A History

Susan Haack, Philosophy of Logics

Joseph T. Hallinan, Why We Make Mistakes: How We Look Without Seeing, Forget Things in Seconds, And Are All Pretty Sure We Are Way Above Average

Douglas R. Hofstadter, Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid

Douglas R. Hofstadter, Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies: Computer Models Of The Fundamental Mechanisms Of Thought (*)

Douglas R. Hofstadter & Emmanuel Sander, Surfaces and Essences: Analogy as the Fuel and Fire of Thinking

Bart Kosko, Fuzzy Thinking: The New Science of Fuzzy Logic

Stephen M. Kosslyn & G. Wayne Miller, Top Brain, Bottom Brain: Surprising Insights into How You Think

Daniel J. Levitin, The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload

David McRaney, You Are not so Smart: Why You Have too many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory Is Mostly Fiction, and 46 Other Ways You’re Deluding Yourself

David McRaney, You Are now less Dumb: How to Conquer Mob Mentality, How to Buy Happiness, and all the other Ways to Outsmart Yourself

Hugo Mercier & Dan Sperber, The Enigma of Reason (The Enigma of Reason: A New Theory of Human Understanding)

Jesús Mosterín, Los lógicos

Tom Nichols, The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why It Matters

Robert Nozick, The Nature of Rationality (*)

Michael Shermer, Skeptic: Viewing the World with a Rational Eye

Philip E. Tetlock, Expert Political Judgment: How Good Is It? How Can We Know?

Duncan J. Watts, Everything Is Obvious: *Once You Know the Answer (How Common Sense Fails Us)

Ludwig Wittgenstein, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

Larry E. Wood, Thinking Strategies: Exercises for Mental Fitness

Eliezer Yudkowsky, Rationality From AI to Zombies

Memética, Cultura / Memetics, Culture

Susan Blackmore, The Meme Machine

Jonah Berger, Contagious, Why Things Catch on

Marvin Harris, Cows, Pigs, Wars, and Witches: The Riddles of Culture

Joseph Henrich, The Secret of Our Success: How Culture Is Driving Human Evolution, Domesticating Our Species, and Making Us Smarter

Kevin N. Laland, Darwin’s Unfinished Symphony: How Culture Made the Human Mind

César Martínez Meseguer, La teoría evolutiva de las instituciones: La perspectiva austriaca

Alex Mesoudi, Cultural Evolution: How Darwinian Theory Can Explain Human Culture and Synthesize the Social Sciences

Jesús Mosterín, Filosofía de la cultura

Jesse J. Prinz, Beyond Human Nature: How Culture and Experience Shape the Human Mind

Peter J. Richerson & Robert Boyd, Not by Genes Alone: How Culture Transformed Human Evolution (*)

Steve Stewart-Williams, The Ape that Understood the Universe: How the Mind and Culture Evolve (*)

Economía conductual / Behavioral Economics

Dan Ariely, Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions

Dan Ariely, The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home

Gerd Gigerenzer, Gut Feelings: The Intelligence of the Unconscious

Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow

Michael Shermer, The Mind of the Market: How Biology and Psychology Shape Our Economic Lives (The Mind of The Market: Compassionate Apes, Competitive Humans, and Other Tales from Evolutionary Economics)

Stuart Sutherland, Irrationality

Richard H. Thaler & Cass R. Sunstein, Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness

Creatividad, Innovación, Fracaso y éxito / Creativity, Innovation, Failure and Success

Anthony Brandt & David Eagleman, The Runaway Species: How Human Creativity Remakes the World

Clayton M. Christensen, The Innovator’s Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail

Malcolm Gladwell, Outliers: The Story of Success

Malcolm Gladwell, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants

Adam Grant, Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World

Tim Harford, Adapt: Why Success Always Starts with Failure

Tim Harford, Messy: The Power of Disorder to Transform Our Lives (Messy: How To be Creative and Resilient in a Tidy-Minded World)

Jonah Lehrer, Imagine: How Creativity Works

Megan McArdle, The Up Side of Down: Why Failing Well Is the Key to Success

Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder

Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Skin in the Game: The Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life

Lars Tvede, The Creative Society: How the Future Can Be Won

Inteligencia artificial, Tecnología / Artificial Intelligence, Technology

Ethem Alpaydin, Machine Learning: The New AI

Samuel Arbesman, Overcomplicated: Technology at the Limits of Comprehension

Stuart Armstrong, Smarter Than Us: The Rise of Machine Intelligence (*)

Ryan Avent, The Wealth of Humans: Work, Power, and Status in the Twenty-first Century (*)

James Barrat, Our Final Invention, Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era

Erik Brynjolfsson & Andrew McAfee, The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies

Erik Brynjolfsson & Andrew McAfee, Race Against the Machine: How the Digital Revolution Is Accelerating Innovation, Driving Productivity, and Irreversibly Transforming Employment and the Economy (*)

Nick Bostrom, Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies

John Brockman (ed.), What to Think About Machines That Think: Today’s Leading Thinkers on the Age of Machine Intelligence

Nicholas Carr, The Glass Cage: Automation and Us

Nicholas Carr, The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains (*)

Nicholas Carr, Utopia Is Creepy: And Other Provocations (*)

Calum Chace, Surviving AI, The Promise and Peril of Artificial Intelligence

Calum Chace, The Economic Singularity: Artificial Intelligence and the Death of Capitalism

Brian Christian, The Most Human Human: What Artificial Intelligence Teaches Us About Being Alive

Brian Christian & Tom Griffiths, Algorithms to Live by: The Computer Science of Human Decisions

Pedro Domingos, The Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World (*)

K. Eric Drexler, Radical Abundance: How a Revolution in Nanotechnology Will Change Civilization

K. Eric Drexler, Engines of Creation: The Coming Era of Nanotechnology (*)

Martin Ford, Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future

James Gleick, Faster: The Acceleration of Just About Everything

Yuval Noah Harari, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

Robin Hanson, The Age of Em: Work, Love, and Life when Robots Rule the Earth

Yuval Noah Harari, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

John Jordan, Robots (The MIT Press Essential Knowledge Series)

Jerry Kaplan, Humans Need Not Apply: A Guide to Wealth and Work in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Jerry Kaplan, Artificial Intelligence: What Everyone Needs to Know

Kevin Kelly, What Technology Wants

Kevin Kelly, The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future

Kevin Kelly, Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems, and the Economic World (*)

Ray Kurzweil, The Age of Spiritual Machines: When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence (*)

Ray Kurzweil, The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology

Gerd Leonhard, Technology vs. Humanity: The Coming Clash Between Man and Machine (*)

John Markoff, Machines of Loving Grace: The Quest for Common Ground Between Humans and Robots (*)

David A. Mindell, Our Robots, Ourselves: Robotics and the Myths of Autonomy (*)

Evgeny Morozov, The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom (*)

Evgeny Morozov, To Save Everything, Click Here: The Folly of Technological Solutionism (*)

Christopher Steiner, Automate This: How Algorithms Came to Rule Our World

Max Tegmark, Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

George Zarkadakis, In Our Own Image: Savior or Destroyer? The History and Future of Artificial Intelligence

Engaño, Autoengaño, Estafas, Pseudociencia / Deceit, Self-Deception, Fraud, Pseudoscience

George A. Akerlof, & Robert J. Shiller, Phishing for Phools: The Economics of Manipulation and Deception

Dan Ariely, The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone – Especially Ourselves

Harry G. Frankfurt, On Bullshit

Sam Harris, Lying

Guy P. Harrison, 50 Popular Beliefs That People Think Are True

Donald Hoffman, The Case Against Reality: Why Evolution Hid the Truth from Our Eyes (*)

Matthew Hutson, The 7 Laws of Magical Thinking: How Irrational Beliefs Keep Us Happy, Healthy, and Sane

Maria Konnikova, The Confidence Game: Why We Fall for It… Every Time

Robert Kurzban, Why Everyone (Else) Is a Hypocrite: Evolution and the Modular Mind

Daniel J. Levitin, A Field Guide to Lies: Critical Thinking in the Information Age

Stephen L. Macknik & Susana Martínez-Conde with Sandra Blakeslee, Sleights of Mind: What the Neuroscience of Magic Reveals about Our Everyday Deceptions

Kevin Mitnick with William L. Simon, Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker

Robert Park, Voodoo Science: The Road from Foolishness to Fraud

Massimo Pigliucci, Nonsense on Stilts: How to Tell Science from Bunk

James Randi, Flim-Flam! Psychics, ESP, Unicorns, and other Delusions

Bruce Schneier, Liars and Outliers: Enabling the Trust that Society Needs to Thrive

Julia Shaw, The Memory Illusion: Remembering, Forgetting, and the Science of False Memory (The Memory Illusion: Why You May not Be Who You Think You Are)

Michael Shermer, Why People Believe Weird Things: Pseudoscience, Superstition, and Other Confusions of Our Time

Michael Shermer, The Borderlands of Science: Where Sense Meets Nonsense

Michael Shermer, Science Friction: Where the Known Meets the Unknown

Michael Shermer, The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies, How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths

Kevin Simler & Robin Hanson, The Elephant in the Brain: Hidden Motives in Everyday Life

David Livingstone Smith, Why We Lie: The Evolutionary Roots of Deception and the Unconscious Mind

Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are

Carol Tavris & Elliot Aronson, Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts

Robert Trivers, The Folly of Fools: The Logic of Deceit and Self-Deception in Human Life (Deceit and Self-Deception: Fooling Yourself the Better to Fool Others)

Erik Vance, Suggestible You: The Curious Science of Your Brain’s Ability to Deceive, Transform, and Heal

Ajit Varki & Danny Brower, Denial: Self-Deception, False Beliefs, and the Origins of the Human Mind

Kevin Young, Bunk: The True Story of Hoaxes, Hucksters, Humbug, Plagiarists, Forgeries, and Phonies

Religión / Religion

Amir Aczel, Why Science Does Not Disprove God

Karen Armstrong, A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam

Karen Armstrong, The Case for God

Karen Armstrong, A Short History of Myth

Karen Armstrong, Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence

Jesse Bering, The Belief Instinct: The Psychology of Souls, Destiny, and the Meaning of Life

Pascal Boyer, Religion Explained: The Evolutionary Origins of Religious Thought

Francis Collins, The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief

Jerry Coyne, Faith Versus Fact: Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible

Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion

Daniel Dennett, Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon

Hector A. Garcia, Alpha God: The Psychology of Religious Violence and Oppression (*)

Jean Guitton, Grichka Bogdanov & Igor Bogdanov, Dios y la ciencia: Hacia el metarrealismo

Stephen Jay Gould, Rocks of Ages: Science and Religion in the Fullness of Life

Sam Harris, The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason

Sam Harris, Letter to a Christian Nation

Sam Harris, Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion

Christopher Hitchens, God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything

Richard Holloway, A Little History of Religion

Bruce Hood, SuperSense: Why We Believe in the Unbelievable (The Science of Superstition: How the Developing Brain Creates Supernatural Beliefs)

Russ Kick (ed.), Everything You Know About God is Wrong: The Disinformation Guide to Religion

John W. Loftus. Unapologetic: Why Philosophy of Religion Must End

José Antonio Marina, Dictamen sobre Dios

José Antonio Marina, Por qué soy cristiano

Lisa Miller, Heaven: Our Enduring Fascination with the Afterlife

Jack Miles, God: A Biography

Armin Navabi, Why There Is No God: Simple Responses to 20 Common Arguments for the Existence of God

Ara Norenzayan, Big Gods: How Religion Transformed Cooperation and Conflict

Elaine Pagels, The Origin of Satan: How Christians Demonized Jews, Pagans, and Heretics

John Allen Paulos, Irreligion: A Mathematician Explains Why the Arguments for God Just Don’t Add Up

Alvin Plantinga, Where the Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion, and Naturalism

Francisco Rubia, La conexión divina: La experiencia mística y la neurobiología

Michael Shermer, How We Believe: The Search for God in an Age of Science

Victor J. Stenger, God: The Failed Hypothesis (How Science Shows That God Does Not Exist)

Victor J. Stenger, God and the Folly of Faith: The Incompatibility of Science and Religion

Frank Tipler, The Physics of Immortality: Modern Cosmology, God and the Resurrection of the Dead

Ajit Varki & Danny Brower, Denial: Self-Deception, False Beliefs, and the Origins of the Human Mind

Nicholas Wade, The Faith Instinct: How Religion Evolved and Why It Endures

David Sloan Wilson, Darwin’s Cathedral: Evolution, Religion, and the Nature of Society

Richard Wiseman, Paranormality: The Science of the Supernatural (Paranormality: Why We See What Isn’t There) (Paranormality: Why We Believe the Impossible)

Lewis Wolpert, Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast: The Evolutionary Origins of Belief

Robert Wright, The Evolution of God

Budismo, Meditación / Buddhism, Meditation

David P. Barash, Buddhist Biology: Ancient Eastern Wisdom Meets Modern Western Science

James Kingsland, Siddhartha’s Brain: Unlocking the Ancient Science of Enlightenment

Robert Wright, Why Buddhism Is True The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment

Comentarios

Ignacio Bustamante

Hola Francisco, gracias por subir el listado de libros que recomiendas. Sigo mucho tus ponencias sobre diversos temas en youtube. Me causa gran inspiración poder entender las ciencias sociales de una manera integral y multidisciplinaria como lo haces tú.

Una consulta muy modesta,
La gran parte de los libros aquí recomendados (si no todos) los has leido ? Recien vengo estudiando los textos clásicos (La Acción Humana, Caminos de Servidumbre, La Economía en una Lección, etc) y pienso que ya es harto. Me pregunto en qué momento y cómo se puede llegar a leer tantos.

Francisco Capella

Hola Ignacio: más que una lista de recomendaciones en sentido estricto es una lista de mis referencias que creo que puede ser útil para a partir de ella hacer una lista más reducida de recomendaciones. He leído todos salvo los que llevan *, que son lecturas incompletas o lecturas futuras planeadas. Para llegar a leer tantos solo hace falta tiempo y eso se consigue dedicando bastantes horas al día y también con la edad ;-)

Ignacio Bustamante

Gracias por responder profesor Capella.
Me parece fantástico su trabajo y agradezco que siga recomendando libros y publicando videos, articulos, etc.

Soy chileno, soy miembro del circulo Alumni de la Fundación para el Progreso (FPP Chile).
Sigo bastante su trabajo.
Gracias y Saludos.

Francisco Capella

Gracias a ti, Ignacio, por el interés. Precioso y gran país, Chile, y muy buen trabajo de la FPP con Axel Kaiser y su equipo.

Marcos Salazar

Muchas gracias por semejante lista de libros que nos ayudarán a comprender la realidad.
Comenta el riesgo de caer en pseudociencias, conspiranoias etc. ¿Qué opina ahora de sus artículos sobre el cambio climático y calientamiento global que escribió hace años?

Francisco Capella

Hola Marcos, gracias a ti. Los artículos de cambio climático los revisaría y adaptaría a la evidencia más actual (ya no hay tanta discrepancia entre datos de satélites, globos sonda y estaciones terrestres), comentaría que las hipótesis de ciertos escépticos que siempre fueron minoritarios no parecen confirmarse o parecen refutarse (actividad solar, Sallie Baliunas, Willy Soon), añadiría que hay unos sesgos de confirmación fuertes en ambas partes (también en la liberal, ocasionalmente demasiado endogámica y conspiranoica), y que es un tema muy complejo que se usa para identificarse políticamente; huiría del catastrofismo y de la ingenuidad y me fiaría de gente como Michael Shermer (pasó de escéptico a aceptarlo), Matt Ridley, Ronald Bailey, Bjorn Lomborg. Me fijaría en gente como Jerry Taylor, antes en Cato y ahora en Niskanen Center, crítico con liberales y conservadores a su juicio demasiado escépticos.

Ricardo Dias de Sousa

Gracias por la lista Paco. Solo un reparo, creo que se te olvidó borrar el Mundo de Sofía cuando hiciste el repaso. Abrazo

Francisco Capella

Hola Ricardo. ¿Por qué borrar El mundo de Sofía? Es una novela pero no me pareció en su momento (hace muchos años, cuando se publicó) mala presentación de la historia de la filosofía y sus ideas principales. Entiendo que a ti no te gustó.

No pretendo que todos los libros sean igualmente valiosos, sino inicialmente mostrar mis referencias. Algunos libros están en la lista y ya he comentado que son disparates (creacionismo, ciertos análisis de la religión como el de Francis Collins...).

Abrazo

Ricardo Dias de Sousa

Es un libro que pretende acercar los jóvenes a la filosofía pero aquello que al autor le parece pedagógico al adolescente le resulta condescendiente. Es el típico libro que los adultos creen que está bien para los jóvenes porque ya se les olvidó como eran. Esto independientemente de las opiniones particulares del autor sobre cada filósofo que, si mal recuerdo, tampoco son para enmarcar.

Pero de todas maneras gracias por la lista, aunque por mi salud financiera voy a esperar por tu short list.

Un gran abrazo.

Ricardo Dias de Sousa

Es un libro que pretende acercar los jóvenes a la filosofía pero aquello que al autor le parece pedagógico al adolescente le resulta condescendiente. Es el típico libro que los adultos creen que está bien para los jóvenes porque ya se les olvidó como eran. Esto independientemente de las opiniones particulares del autor sobre cada filósofo que, si mal recuerdo, tampoco son para enmarcar.

Pero de todas maneras gracias por la lista, aunque por mi salud financiera voy a esperar por tu short list.

Un gran abrazo.

Nacho Ponce

Dada la magnitud del anaquel, debería identificar los libros-disparates debidamente, por organizarse uno vamos.

Mozart 25

Gracias al autor por tan impresionante lista. Creo que tardaría unas seis o siete vidas en leer todos esos libros.

Recomiendo vivamente leer a Antonio Damasio.

Aquí van mis modestas aportaciones:
Los descubridores, de Daniel Boorstin.
Cómo funcional el cerebro, de Francisco Mora.
El fracaso de la inteligencia, de José Antonio Marina.
Los artículos de ciencia y economía del semanario The Economist: claros, concisos y didácticos.

Pabloj

¡ Cuánto tiempo invertido ¡ Aunque un buen libro es un placer cada día opto más por Youtube... se aprende tan tan rápido. Para muchos asuntos el vídeo supera con creces al libro, para otros por supuesto que no.

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