I love reading, particularly books that take a cherished view of mine and rip it out of my hands with rigorous and logical argumentation.
Here I keep a list of books I've particularly loved and regularly cite in other articles and interviews.
Technology and futurism
- Where Is My Flying Car by J. Storrs Hall
Ethics (in the classical sense)
- The Almanack of Naval Ravikant: A Guide to Wealth and Happiness by Naval Ravikant.
- A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy by William B. Irvine
Incerto by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. Five volumes and 1872 pages of absolute brain-busting epistemic gold (at least for someone, like me, who came from a background in the social sciences, where a naive faith in quantitative modeling and the Normal Distribution pervaded everything).
Straw Dogs by John Gray
Civilized to Death by Christopher Ryan
Love and human connection
Star Trek: The Motion Picture (Novelization) by Gene Roddenberry.
Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships by Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jetha.
A Billion Wicked Thoughts: What the World's Largest Experiment Reveals About Human Desire by Ogi Ogas and Sai Gaddam