Under the Influence of Books

Recommended Reading List


The following is a list of books that I recommend. This is a short list for now with incomplete references and links. I'll clean it up and make it more visually friendly over time.

  • "Goedel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid" by Douglas Hofstadter.
  • "The Prince" by Nicolo Machiavelli (it's short--read this three times in a row to really "get" it).
  • "The Republic" by Plato (everyone has a copy, right?).
  • (Aesthetic and Pure Reason?) by Imannuel Kant.
  • "Consciousness Explained" by Daniel Dennet..
  • "Out of my Later Years" by Albert Einstein.
  • "The Mind's I" by Hofstadter and Dennet (a collection of thought-provoking stories with commentary).
  • "The C Programming Language" by Brian Kernighan and Dennis Ritchie.