• Recent additions
    • Behind the Geometrical Method, Edwin Curley
      ISBN: 978-0691020372
    • Autobiography, Mohandas K. Gandhi
      ISBN: 0486245934
    • Doubt: A History, Jennifer Michael Hecht
      ISBN: 978-0060097950
    • The Historian, Elizabeth Kostova
      ISBN: 0316011770
    • Halting State, Charles Stross
      ISBN: 978-0441016075
    • The Forgotten Revolution, Lucio Russo
      ISBN: 978-3540200680
    • The Little Book of Atheist Spirituality, Andre Comte-Sponville
      ISBN: 978-0670018475
    • The Complete Works, Michel de Montaigne
      ISBN: 14000402133
    • The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt , Edmund Morris
      ISBN: 978-0375756788
    • Theodore Rex, Edmund Morris
      ISBN: 978-0812966008
    • Spinoza's Ethics, An Introduction, Steven Nadler
      ISBN: 0521544793
    • Buddhism Without Beliefs, Stephen Batchelor
      ISBN: 1573226564
    • Enlightenment Contested, Jonathan Israel
      ISBN: 0199279225
    • The Shape of Ancient Thought, Thomas McEvilley
      ISBN: 15811152035
    • In Contradiction, Graham Priest
      ISBN: 0199263302
    • Freedom Evolves, Daniel Dennett
      ISBN: 0670031860
    • Origins of Order, Stuart Kauffman
      ISBN: 0195058119
    • Investigations, Stuart Kauffman
      ISBN: 0195121058
    • At Home in the Universe, Stuart Kauffman
      ISBN: 0195111303
    • The Search for a Nonviolent Future, Michael Nagler
      ISBN: 1930722400
    • Plan B 2.0, Lester Brown
      ISBN: 0393328317
    • Radical Enlightenment, Jonathan Isreal
      ISBN: 0199254567
    • Ocean of Reasoning, Tsong Khapa
      ISBN: 0195147332
    • The Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way, Nagarjuna's Mulamadhyamakakarika, Nagarjuna, Trans. Jay Garfield
      ISBN: 0195093364
    • Betraying Spinoza, Rebecca Goldstein
      ISBN: 0805242090
    • A History of the Roman Republic, Cyril Robinson
      Audiobook, narrator: Charlton Griffin
    • Destructive Emotions, Daniel Goleman
      Audiobook, narrator: Ed Levin
    • The Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science, Natalie Angier
      Audiobook, narrator: Nike Doukas
    • American Gospel, Jon Meacham
      Audiobook, narrator: Grover Gardner
    • A History of the Greece, Cyril Robinson
      Audiobook, narrator: Charlton Griffin
    • Tales of Adam, Daniel Quinn
      ISBN: 1586420747
    • Nature: An Economic History, Geerat Vermeij
      ISBN: 0691115273
    • The Wealth of Networks, Yochai Benkler
      ISBN: 0300110561
    • Life Itself, Robert Rosen
      ISBN: 0231075650
    • Bioenergetics, Albert Lehninger
      ISBN: 0805361030
    • Piled Higher and Deeper, Jorge Cham
      ISBN: 0972169504
      ISBN: 0972169520
    • From Dawn to Decadence, Jacques Barzun
      ISBN: 0060928832
    • Simple & Direct, Jacques Barzun
      ISBN: 0060937238
    • Incompleteness:The Proof and Paradox of Kurt Godel, Rebecca Goldstein
      ISBN: 0393051692
    • Looking for Spinoza, Antonio Damasio
      ISBN: 0156028719
    • Logical Dilemmas: The Life and Work of Kurt Godel, John Dawson
      ISBN: 1568812566
    • Mathematics: The Loss of Certainty, Morris Kline
      ISBN: 0195030850
    • Beyond the Limits of Thought, Graham Priest
      ISBN: 0199244219
    • Alpha Beta, John Man
      ISBN: 047141574X
    • Gutenberg: How One Man Remade the World with Words, John Man
      ISBN: 0471218235
    • Rocks of Ages, Stephen Gould
      ISBN: 034545040X
    • The Printing Press as an Agent of Change, Elizabeth Eisenstein
      ISBN: 0521299551
    • Higher Order Perl, Mark Jason Dominus
      ISBN: 1558607013
    • Foundations Without Foundationalism: A Case for Second-Order Logic, Stewart Shapiro
      ISBN: 0198250290
    • Computability and Logic, Boolos, Burgess, & Jeffrey
      ISBN: 0521007585
    • Who Killed Homer?, Victor Hanson, John Heath
      ISBN: 1893554260
    • The Metaphysical Club, Louis Menand
      ISBN: 0374528497
    • An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, David Hume
      ISBN: 0198752482
    • Freedom Evolves, Daniel Dennett
      ISBN: 0142003840
    • Philosophy of Logic, W. v. O. Quine
      ISBN: 0674665635
    • Cicero, Anthony Everitt
      ISBN: 037575895X
    • Nature & the Greeks and Science & Humanism, Erwin Schr´┐Żdinger
      ISBN: 0521575508
    • Philosophy of Logic, Willard van Orman Quine
      ISBN: 0674665635
    • Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea, Thomas Cahill
      ISBN: 0385495536
    • Descartes Error, Antonio R. Damasio
      ISBN: 0380726475
    • 1421: The Year China Discovered America, Gavin Menzies
      ISBN: 006054094X
    • Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson
      ISBN: 0553380958
    • Pattern Recognition, William Gibson
      ISBN: 0425192938
    • Free Culture, Lawrence Lessig
      ISBN: 1594200068
    • The Dalai Lama's Little Book of Wisdom, Dalai Lama
      ISBN: 0760737398
    • Philosophy of Science, Samir Okasha
      ISBN: 0192802836
      Wittgenstein, A. C. Greyling
      ISBN: 0192854119
      Marx, Peter Singer
      ISBN: 0192854054
      Democracy, Bernard Crick
      ISBN: 019280250X
      Buddhism, Damien Keown
      ISBN: 0192853864
      All from the Oxford University Press' A Very Short Introduction series.
    • Sets for Mathematics, F. William Lawvere, Robert Rosebrugh
      ISBN: 0521010608
    • Zen and the Brain, James H. Austin
      ISBN: 0262511096
    • The Presocratic Philosophers, G. S. Kirk, J. E. Raven, M. Schofield
      ISBN: 0521274559
    • Philosophical Investigations, Ludwig Wittgenstein
      ISBN: 0631231277
    • An Introduction to Genetic Engineering, Desmond Nicholl
      ISBN: 0521004713
    • One Dharma, Joseph Goldstein
      ISBN: 0062517015
    • Turning the Mind into an Ally, Sakyong Mipham
      ISBN: 157322345X
    • Knowledge, Science and Relativism
      ISBN: 0521641129
      Problems of Empiricism, both by Paul Feyerabend
      ISBN: 0521316412
    • Scanning Probe Microscopy, Ernst Meyer, Hans Josef Hug, & Roland Bennewitz
      ISBN: 3540431802
    • Acquiring Genomes, Lynn Margulis & Dorion Sagan
      ISBN: 0465043925
      Symbiotic Planet, Lynn Margulis
      ISBN: 0465072712
    • The Development of the Theory of Electrolytic Dissociation, Kevin C. de Berg
      Science & Education 12 397-419 (2003), ISSN: 0926-7220
    • War in the Shadows, Robert Asprey
      ISBN: 0385034709 & 0385034709
    • Intuitionism: An Introduction, A. Heyting
      ISBN: 0720422396
    • Argon and the Periodic System: The piece that would not fit, Carmen J. Giunta
      Foundations of Chemistry 3 105-128 (2001), ISSN: 1386-4238
    • Prokaryotology - A Coherent View, Sonea & Mathieu
      ISBN: 2760617564
    • Cryptonomicon, Neal Stephenson
      ISBN: 0060512806
    • The Meaning of it All: Thoughts of a Citizen Scientist, Richard Feynman
      ISBN: 0738201669

  • Books (in some vague order which changes at random intervals)
    • Elbow Room: The Varieties of Free Will Worth Wanting, Daniel Dennett
      ISBN: 0262540428
    • Chance & Necessity, Jacques Monod
      ISBN: 0394718259
    • The Dialectical Biologist, Richard Levins & R. C. Lewontin
      ISBN: 067420283X
    • Introduction to Molecular Biophysics, Jack Tuszynski & Michal Kurzynski
      ISBN: 0849300398
    • The Triple Helix: Gene, Organism, Environment, R. C. Lewontin
      ISBN: 0674006771
    • Biology as Ideology: The Doctrine of DNA, R. C. Lewontin
      ISBN: 0060975199
    • Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things, W. McDonough & M. Braungart
      ISBN: 0865475873
    • Beyond Civilization: Humanity's Next Great Adventure, Daniel Quinn
      ISBN: 0609805363
    • Providence: The Story of a Fifty-Year Vision Quest, Daniel Quinn
      ISBN: 0553375490
    • Membrane Computing: An Introduction, Gheorghe Paun
      ISBN: 3540436014
    • Non-standard Computation, Tino Gramss, etc.
    • Data Mining Using Grammar Based Genetic Programming and Applications, M. Wong & K. Leung
      ISBN: 079237746X
    • Machine Nature, Moshe Sipper
      ISBN: 0071387048
    • The Arrogance of Humanism, David Ehrenfeld
      ISBN: 0195028902
    • Ishmael, Daniel Quinn
      ISBN: 0553375407
    • Physics in the Nineteenth Century, Robert Purrington
      ISBN: 0813524423
    • Not in Our Genes, Richard Lewontin et al.
      ISBN: 0394728882
    • Collective Electrodynamics, Carver Mead
      ISBN: 0262133784
    • Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, Ludwig Wittgenstein
      ISBN: 0415254086
    • A New Kind of Science, Stephen Wolfram
      ISBN: 1579550088
    • The Structure of Evolutionary Theory, Stephen J. Gould
      ISBN: 0674006135
    • Darwinism Applied, John H. Beckstrom
      ISBN: 0275945685
    • The Moral Animal, Robert Wright
      ISBN: 084466927X
    • Conquest of Abundance
      ISBN: 0226245330
      Farewell to Reason
      ISBN: 0860918963
      Against Method, all by Paul Feyerabend
      ISBN: 0860916464
    • The Logic of Scientific Discovery, Karl Popper
      ISBN: 041507892X
      Conjectures and Refutations: The Growth of Scientific Knowledge
      ISBN: 0415043182
      The Open Society and Its Enemies, Vols. I & II
      ISBN: 0691019681 & 069101972X
      Objective Knowledge: An Evolutionary Approach
      ISBN: 0198750242
      Realism and the Aim of Science, Vol I of the Postscript to The Logic of Scientific Discovery
      ISBN: 0415084008
      The Open Universe, An Argument for Indeterminism, Vol II of the Postscript, all by Karl Popper
      ISBN: 0415078652
      I've not yet gotten to Vol. III.
    • Critical Rationalism: A Restatement and Defense, David Miller
      ISBN: 0812691989
    • The Retreat to Commitment, William Warren Bartley, III
      You'll learn more than you even wanted to know about Liberal Protestantism in the US in the first half of the 20th century but the chapters toward the end on Comprehensive Critical Rationalism are worth it.
    • Godel, Escher, Bach, Douglas Hofstadter
      ISBN: 0394745027
    • Joseph Liouville 1809-1882, Master of Pure and Applied Mathematics, J. Lutzen
      ISBN: 0387971807
      I decided to become a physicist after reading this book.
    • Spinoza, Collected Works, Baruch Spinoza
      ISBN: 0872206203
    • The Experience of Place, Tony Hiss
      ISBN: 0679735941
    • Plato's Socratic Dialogs, Plato
    • Critique of Judgement, Immanuel Kant
      ISBN: 0198245890
    • Tao Te Ching, Lau Tzu
    • The Dhammapada, A Buddhist text
      A good world view.
    • Ethics for a New Millenium
      ISBN: 1573220256
      The Art of Happiness, all by the Dalai Lama
      ISBN: 1573221112
    • The Bible along with Asimov's Guide to the Bible
      ISBN: 051734582X, Isaac Asimov (the last book only, of course)
    • Power, Mysticism and Logic, and A History of Western Philosophy
      ISBN: 0671201581, Bertrand Russell
    • An introduction to Critical Thinking, W. H. Werkmeister
    • The Semantic Conception of Truth and the Foundations of Semantics, a paper by A. Tarski
    • A Discourse on Inequality
      ISBN: 0140444394
      and The Social Contract
      ISBN: 0140442014, Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    • Jonathan Livingston Seagull, J. S. Bach
      ISBN: 0684846845
      How to live right - in 93 pages with pictures.
    • Law, legislation and liberty : A new statement of the liberal principles of justice and political economy, F. A. Hayek
    • 1984, George Orwell
      ISBN: 0451524934
    • The Transparent Society, David Brin
      ISBN: 0738201448
    • The Road to Serfdom, F. A. Hayek
      ISBN: 0226320618

    • The Dispossessed, Ursula K. Le Guin
      ISBN: 0061054887
    • The Story of B, Daniel Quinn
      ISBN: 0553379011


    • Kinds of Minds, Daniel Dennet
      ISBN: 0465073514
    • A History of the Arab Peoples, Albert Hourani
      ISBN: 0446393924
    • Turmoil and Triumph, George Schultz
    • The Politics of Diplomacy, James Baker, III
    • While we're on the subject. There's one book (or four) that I definitely won't read again. Specifically, The Inferno by Dante, In Retrospect by Robert McNamara, Billy Bud, Sailor by Herman Melville, and The Bear and The Dragon by Tom Clancy.
    • Democracy in America, Alexis de Tocqueville
      ISBN: 0872204944
    • The Case for Mars, Robert Zubrin
      ISBN: 0684827573
    • Engines of Creation ISBN: 0385199732 & Nanosystems ISBN: 0471575186, both by Eric Drexler

    • A Primer of Infinitesimal Analysis, J. L. Bell
      ISBN: 0521624010
    • Nonstandard Analysis, Abraham Robinson
      ISBN: 0691044902
    • Foundations of Constructive Mathematics, Michael Beeson
    • Constructive Analysis, Errett Bishop & Douglas Bridges
    • Dreams of a Final Theory, Steven Weinberg
      ISBN: 0679744088
    • Topoi: The Categorial Analysis of Logic, R. Goldblatt (No, that's not a misspelling of 'categorical')
      ISBN: 0444867112
    • Mathematical Physics, Robert Geroch
      ISBN: 0-226-28861-7
    • Concepts of Space: The History of Theories of Space in Physics, Max Jammer
      ISBN: 0486271196
    • Concepts of Mass In Classical And Modern Physics, Max Jammer
      ISBN: 0486299988
    • Speakable and Unspeakable in Quantum Mechanics, J. S. Bell, he of Bell's Inequality
      ISBN: 0521368693
    • Causality and Chance in Modern Physics, David Bohm
      ISBN: 0812210026
    • Modern Quantum Mechanics, J. J. Sakurai
      ISBN: 0201539292
    • Classical Mechanics, Herbet Goldstein
      ISBN: 0201029189 Tough but clear.
    • Statistical Physics, Tony Guenault
      ISBN: 0412579200 Oh! I get it now! ... I think ...
    • Classical Electrodynamics, Julian Schwinger
      ISBN: 0738200565 For the record, I've only read ~20 pages of it.
    • Classical Charged Particles, F. Rohrlich
      LCC#: 65-10932
    • Solid State Physics, Ashcroft & Mermin
      ISBN: 0030839939
    • A Course on Integral Equations, Allen Pipkin
      ISBN: 0387975578 You too can understand them.
    • Complex Analysis, Serge Lang
      ISBN: 0387985921
    • Undergraduate Analysis, Serge Lang
      ISBN: 0387948414
    • Introduction to Calculus & Analysis, Richard Courant & Fritz John
      ISBN: 0387971513 & 0387971521
    • Linear Algebra for Quantum Theory, Per-Olov Lowdin
      ISBN: 0471199583
    • Mathematical Thought from Ancient to Modern Times, Morris Kline
      ISBN: 0195061357 & 0195061365 & 0195061373
    • Introduction to Topology, Bert Mendelson
      ISBN: 0486663523
    • A First Course in Abstract Algebra, John Fraleigh
      ISBN: 0201335964

    • The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, & The Silmarillion, J. R. R. Tolkien
    • All the Dune books by Frank Herbert
    • Almost anything by Isaac Asimov
    • The Mars books by Kim Stanley Robinson
    • The Uplift War books by David Brin

    • Paris to the Moon, Adam Gopnik
      ISBN: 0375758232
    • My Antonia, Willa Cather
    • Pretty much anything by Jane Austen
    • Faulkner, Poe, & O'Henry

    • Foreign Affairs
    • Analog
    • Wired
    • American Journal of Physics

    • Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    • My Big Fat Greek Wedding
    • Real Genius
    • Terminator 2
    • French Kiss
    • The Dead Poet's Society
    • Captin Ron
    • The Breakfast Club
    • Gross Pointe Blank
    • The Usual Suspects
    • Keeping the Faith
    • Star Wars
    • Alien 3
    • Ghostbusters
    • Buckaroo Bonzai
    • Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
    • The Big Lebowski
    • Army of Darkness
      ... and Jack left town.
    • Highlander
    • Shrek


    • Frasier
    • MASH
    • Hogan's Heroes
    • The Invaders
    • Whose Line Is It Anyway
    • The Tick
    • X Files
    • NOVA
    • Red Dwarf
    • Star Trek
      Trek Classic, ST:NG, and Enterprise but not DS9 or Voyager - too soap opera-ish.
    • Mystery
    • CSPAN

  • To buy/checkout/in progress
    • On Growth & Form, D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson
    • The Five Books of Moses, Robert Alter
    • Constructive Analysis, Errett Bishop, Douglas Bridges
    • Word & Object, W. v O. Quine
    • Probability Theory: The Logic of Science, E. T. Jaynes
    • Algebra, Saunders MacLane
    • A Philosophical Essay on Probabilities, Pierre Simon, Marquis de Laplace
    • The Rise of Scientific Philosophy, Hans Reichenbach
    • The Origin of Species, Charles Darwin
    • Rights from Wrongs, Alan Dershowitz
    • Two Treatises on Government, John Locke
    • The Constitutional Thought of Thomas Jefferson, David N. Mayer
    • A History of the Theories of Aether and Electricity, Sir Edmund Whittaker
    • Progress and its Problems, Larry Laudan
    • Electrogenic Ion Pumps, Peter Lauger
    • Consistent Quantum Theory, Robert Griffiths
      ISBN: 0521803497
    • The Illusion of Conscious Will, Daniel M. Wegner
      ISBN: 0262232227
    • The Myth of Sanity: Divided Consciousness and the Promise of Awareness, Martha Stout
      ISBN: 0142000558
    • Free Will, Gary Watson
      ISBN: 0198750544
    • The Mystery of Consciousness, John R. Searle
    • Looking for Spinoza: Joy, Sorrow, and the Feeling Brain, Antonio Damasio
    • The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Oliver Sacks
    • Electricity in the 17th and 18th Centuries, J. L. Heilbron
    • Illustrating Evolutionary Computation with Mathematica, Christian Jacob
    • New Foundations for Classical Mechanics, David Hestenes
    • Electrodynamics: A Modern Geometric Approach, William Baylis
    • Why We See What We Do, Dale Purves, R. Lotto
    • Partial Differential Equations in Mechanics, v1 & 2, A. P. S. Selvadurai
    • Our Molecular Nature: The Body's Motors, Machines and Messages, David S. Goodsell
    • Human Diversity, R. C. Lewontin
    • The Genetic Basis of Evolutionary Change, R. C. Lewontin
    • The Ontogeny of Information: Developmental Systems and Evolution (Science and Cultural Theory), Susan Oyama & R. C. Lewontin