Reading list

What changed my mind, blew my mind, and broadened my mind
(this list is ever growing, so make sure to check back later)


In Alphabetical Order by Author
(list includes books, essays & articles)

Andrews, Edna - Conversations with Lotman: Cultural Semiotics in Language, Literature, and Cognition


Arendt, Hannah - Between Past and Future


Ariely, Dan - The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty


Armstrong, Karen - A Short History of Myth


Bennett, Bo - Logically Fallacious


Brown, Derren - Tricks of the Mind


Browne, Neil M. - Asking the Right Questions


Cahn, Steven M. - Philosophy of Religion


Campbell, Joseph - Myths to Live by


Carson, Rachel - Silent Spring


Clarkson, Frederick - The Rise of Dominionism

Coyne, Jerry - Why Evolution Is True


Daly, Mary - Beyond God the Father


Damer, Edward T. - Attacking Faulty Reasoning


Dobson, Charles - A Summary of What Works


Eco, Umberto - Ur-Fascism


Ellison, Ralph - Going to the Territory


Ellison, Ralph - What America Would Be Like Without The Blacks


Ernst, Edzard; Singh, Simon - Trick or Treatment


Firestein, Stuart - Ignorance


Fox, Rebecca - How to be Reasonable


Giugni, Marco; McAdam, Doug; Tilly, Charles - How Social Movements Matter


Gorski, David - SBM: Guide to Critical Thinking

Gunter, Jen - The Vagina Bible: The Vulva and the Vagina - Separating the Myth from the Medicine


Haidt, Jonathan - The Righteous Mind


Hartshorne, Charles; Reese, William L. - Philosophers Speak of God


Hick, John - Philosophy of Religion


Hick, John - Who or What is God?

Jameson, Kay R. - An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness


Kahneman, Daniel - Thinking, Fast and Slow


King, Martin L. - Letter from a Birmingham Jail


King, Martin L. - The Peaceful Warrior


Kirk, Geoffrey S. - Myth: Its Meaning and Functions in Ancient and Other Cultures


Kong, Travis S.K. - Chinese Male Homosexualities


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


Levitan, Dave - Not a Scientist: How Politicians Misinterpret Science


Loftus, Elizabeth - The Myth of Repressed Memory


Maathai, Wangari - The Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech


McRaney, David - You are Now Less Dumb


Milgram, Stanley - Obedience to Authority


Moore, Brooke Noel - Critical Thinking


Novella, Steven - The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe


Offit, Paul A. - Do You Believe in Magic?


Ostdiek, Gerald - Signs, Science, and Religion: A Biosemiotic Meditation


Otto, Rudolf - The Idea of the Holy


Pedersen, Esther Oluffa: The Holy as an Epistemic Category and a Political Tool: Ernst Cassirer's and Rudolf Otto's Philosophies of Myth and Religion


Peirce, Charles S. - Collected Papers of Charles Sanders Peirce

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


Romm, Joseph J - Language Intelligence


Rosen, Jay - What Are Journalists For?


Sacks, Oliver - Hallucinations


Satel, Sally - Brainwashed


Seigfried, Charlene H. - Pragmatism and Feminism: Reweaving the Social Fabric


Smith, Jonathan C. - Pseudoscience and Extraordinary Claims of the Paranormal


Stiver, Dan R. - The Philosophy of Religious Language: Sign, Symbol, and Story 


Tavris, Carol - Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me)


Twain, Mark - Mark Twain's Speeches


Vaughn, Lewis - The Power of Critical Thinking


Voeten, Teun - Dutch Provos 


Westen, Drew - The Political Brain


Wiseman, Richard - Paranormality


Wiseman, Richard - Quirkology


Witkowski, Tomasz - Psychology Gone Wrong


Woolf, Virginia - A Room of One's Own


Younge, Gary - Riots are a class act