On the bookshelf

Reading:

Sal Restivo, Sociology, Science, and the End of Philosophy: How Society Shapes Brains, Gods, Maths, and Logics
David William Bates, States of War: Enlightenment Origins of the Political
Sal Restivo, Red Black and Objective: Science, Sociology and Anarchism

Read recently:

Oliver Sacks, Hallucinations

Colm Toibin, Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know: The Fathers of Wilde, Yeats and Joyce

Robert J. Young, Another Spy for Paris

Maryanne Wolfe, Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World

Martin Rees, On the Future: Prospects for Humanity

Tanya Talaga, All Our Relations: Finding the Path Forward

Alex Steffen, Carbon Zero: Imagining Cities That Can Save the Planet

Michah White, The End of Protest: A New Playbook for Revolution

Janet Biehl, Ecology of Catastrophe: The Life of Murray Bookchin

Thomas Cahill, How the Irish Saved Civilization (1995)

Michael Ignatieff, The Ordinary Virtues: Moral Order in a Divided World

Michael Redhill, Bellevue Square

Gleb Raygorodetsky, Archipelago of Hope: Wisdom and Resilience from the Edge of Climate Change

Daron Acemoglu and James A Robinson, Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty

Craig G. Bartholomew Where Mortals Dwell: A Christian View of Place for Today

Daniel Philpott Duffy and Timothy Samuel Shah, God’s Century: Resurgent Religion and Global Politics

T.J. Gorringe, A Theology of the Built Environment: Justice, Empowerment, Redemption

Leonard Hjalmarson, No Home Like Place: A Christian Theology of Place

Wildred M. McClay and Ted V. McAllister, eds. Why Place Matters: Geography, Identity and Civic Life in Modern America

Dambinsa Moyo, How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly — and the Stark Choices Ahead

Dambisa Moyo, Winner Take All: China’s Race for Resources and What it Means

Andrew Preston, Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith: Religion in American War and Diplomacy

Rachel Armstrong, Living Architecture: How Synthetic Biology Can Remake Our Cities and Reshape our Lives

W. Brian Arthur, The Nature of Technology: What it is and how it evolves.

Rachel Botsman and Roo Roger, What’s Mine is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption

Andrew Burtch, Give Me Shelter: The Failure of Canada’s Cold War Civil Defence 

Roberto De Vogli, Progress or Collapse: The Crisis of Market Greed 

John Ehrenfeld and Andrew Hoffman, Flourishing: A Frank Conversation about Sustainability

Charles Eisenstein, Sacred Economics: Money, Gift and Society in the Age of Transition

Niall Ferguson, Civilization: The West and the Rest

Joshua S. Goldstein, Winning the War on War: The Decline of Armed Conflict Worldwide

David Graeber, Towards an Anthropological Theory of Value: The False Coin of our Own Dreams

Christopher Hitchens, Mortality (2012)

John Horgan, The End of War

Michael Huesemann and Joyce Huesemann, Techno-Fix: Why Technology Won’t Save Us or the Environment

Lewis Hyde, The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World

Malalai Joya, A Woman Among Warlords

James Joyce, Dubliners

George Kateb, Human Dignity

Robert Kane, Ethics and the Quest for Wisdom

Kevin Kelly, The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces that Will Shape our Future

Philip Kitcher, Science in a Democratic Society

Stephen Kotler and Peter H. Diamandis, Abundance

Dalai Lama, Beyond Religion: Ethics for the Whole World

Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac

Lois Meyer and Benjamin Maldonado Alvarado, eds. New World of Indigenous Resistance: Noam Chomsky and Voices from North, South, and Central America

Mauss, The Gift: Forms and Functions of Exchange in Archaic Societies

William Marsden, Fools Rule: Inside the Failed politics of Climate Change

George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons: A Song of Ice and Fire

Bob Massie, A Song in the Night

Sugata Mitra, Beyond the Hole in the Wall: Discover the Power of Self-Organized Learning

Samantha Nutt, Damned Nations: Greed, Guns, Armies and Aid

Christian Parenti, Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence

Steven Pinker, The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined (2011)

Noah Richler, What We Talk About When We Talk About War (Goose Lane 2012)

Jeffrey Sachs, The Price of Civilization

Sahlins, Stone Age Economics

Scott Cutler Shershow, The Work and the Gift

Vandana Shiva, Making Peace with the Earth

Matthew Stanley, Practical Mystic: Religion, Science and A.S. Eddington

Rory Stewart and Gerald Knaus, Can Intervention Work?

Paul K. Chappell, Will War Ever End? A Soldier’s Vision of Peace for the 21st Century

Paul K. Chappell, The End of War: How waging peace can save humanity, our planet and our future

Anthony Dancer, An Alien in a Strange Land: Theology in the Life of William Stringfellow

Barry Hankins, Jesus and Gin: Evangelicalism, the Roaring Twenties and Today’s Culture Wars

Marcel Mauss, Techniques, Technology and Civilisation