I like big BOOKS and I cannot lie…

The following are the books I had read as listed in my running book log, until I decided to reactivate and tidy it up. They span from about 2010 to 2012.

The Road of Science and the Ways to God by Stanley L. Jaki
Very Special Relativity by Sander Bais
Behind the Mirror: A Search for a Natural History of Human Knowledge by Konrad Lorenz (tr. Ronald Taylor)
Thought and World – The Hidden Necessities by James Ross
Why Think? Evolution and the Rational Mind by Ronald de Sousa
Theology in the Age of Scientific Reasoning by Nancey Murphy
• Peripatetikos #6
A Gilson Reader: Selections from the Writings of Etienne Gilson (ed., with intro.) by Anton C. Pegis
放屁!名利雙收的捷徑 Harry G. Frankfurt/著 (譯者:南方朔)
Philosophical Theology (1969) by James F. Ross
A Maritain Reader: Selected Writings of Jacques Maritain (ed., w/ intro.) by Donald and Idella Gallagher
Faith and Freedom: An Interfaith Perspective by David Burrell, C.S.C.
Ihn will ich suchen, den meine Seele liebt: Gebete und Betrachtungen von Johannes vom Kreuz
The Return of History and the End of Dreams by Robert Kagan
Fewer: How the New Demography of Depopulation Will Shape Our Future by Ben J. Wattenberg
Natural Symbols: Explorations in Cosmology by Mary Douglas
The Empty Cradle: How Falling Birthrates Threaten World Prosperity and What to Do About It by Phillip Longman
The Pigeon by Patrick Süskind
The Retreat of the Elephants: An Environmental History of China by Mark Elvin
God’s Philosophers: How the Medieval World Laid the Foundations for Modern Science by James Hannam
The Lady and the Monk: Four Seasons in Kyoto by Pico Iyer
A Crisis of Saints: The Call to Heroic Faith in an Unheroic World by Fr. George Rutler
The Closing of the American Mind by Allan Bloom
Religion in the Making by A. N. Whitehead
Wittgenstein: Lectures and Conversations on Aesthetics, Psychology, and Religious Belief (ed.) by Cyril Barrett
Introducing Radical Orthodoxy: Mapping a Post-Secular Theology by James K. A. Smith
The Man Who Loved China: The Fantastic Story of the Eccentric Scientist Who Unlocked the Mysteries of the Middle Kingdom by Simon Winchester
Walking the Tightrope of Reason: The Precarious Life of a Rational Animal by Robert Fogelin
The Curious History of Relativity: How Einstein’s Theory of Gravity Was Lost and Found Again by Jean Eisenstaedt
Hitler’s Private Library: The Books That Shaped Him by Timothy W. Ryback
Wittgenstein Reads Weininger (ed.) by David G. Stern & Béla Szabados
Arnold: The Education of a Bodybuilder by Arnold Schwarzenegger with Douglas Hall Kent
Natural Right and History by Leo Strauss
Wittgenstein and Modern Philosophy by Justus Hartnack
Wittgenstein Reads Freud: The Myth of the Unconscious by Jacques Bouveresse
Essays on Wittgenstein’s Tractatus (ed.) by Irving M. Copi & Robert W. Beard
Hegel’s Dialectic and Its Criticism by Michael Rosen
The Rediscovery of the Mind by John Searle
The Danger of Words and Writings on Wittgenstein by Maurice O’Connor Drury, David Berman (ed.), Michael Fitzgerald (ed.), John Hayes (ed.)
From Religion to Philosophy: A Study in the Origins of Western Speculation by Francis M. Cornford
How to Solve the Mind-Body Problem by Nicholas Humphrey
The Evolving Brain: The Mind and the Neural Control of Behavior by C. H. Vanderwolf
Neuroscience and Philosophy: Brain, Mind and Language by Maxwell Bennett, Daniel Dennett, Peter Hacker, John Searle
Thomas Aquinas: Selected Philosophical Writings (ed.) by Timothy McDermott
Cultural Movements and Collective History: Christopher Columbus and the Rewriting of the National Origin Myth by Timothy Kubal
A Very Private Gentleman by Martin Booth
The Reality of Time and the Existence of God: The Project of Proving God’s Existence (1989) David Braine
Contemporary Philosophy: Studies of Logical Positivism and Existentialism by Frederick Copleston
Powers: A Study in Metaphysics (2001) by George Molnar
Necessity, Cause and Blame: Perspectives on Aristotle’s Theory (1980) by Richard Sorabji
Labyrinth: A Search for the Hidden Meaning of Science (2001) by Peter Pesic
“Gavagai!” Or the Future History of the Animal Language Controversy (1986) by David Premack
Darwin Among the Machines (1997) by George Dyson
The Grand Design (2010) by Stephen Hawking & Leonard Mlodinow
Are Quanta Real? A Galilean Dialogue (1973) by Josef M. Jauch
Galileo in Rome: The Rise and Fall of a Troublesome Genius (2004) by William R. Shea & Mariano Artigas
Einstein 1905: The Standard of Greatness (2005) by John S. Rigden
Scientist and Catholic: Pierre Duhem (1990) by Stanley L. Jaki
What Distinguishes Human Understanding? (2002) by John Deely
The Logical Leap: Induction in Physics (2010) by David Harriman, Leonard Peikoff (Introduction)
A Contemporary Introduction to Free Will (2005) by Robert Kane
Kant (Blackwell Great Minds) (2005) by Allen W. Wood
• The Soul of the Person: A Contemporary Philosophical Psychology (2006) by Adrian Reimers
The Logic Manual (2010) by Volker Holbach (incl. associated webpage!)
Breakfast at Tiffany’s: A Short Novel and Three Stories (1958) by Truman Capote
Pure Drivel (1999) by Steve Martin
Outline of Classical Chinese Grammar (1989) by Edwin G. Pulleyblank
The Concept of Mind (1947) by Gilbert Ryle
The Human Touch: Our Part in the Creation of a Universe (2007) by Michael Frayn
Invariances: The Structure of the Objective World (2001) by Robert Nozick
Cosmos in Transition: Studies in the History of Cosmology (1990) by Stanley L. Jaki
• War of the Worlds: The Assault on Reality (1996) by Mark Slouka
• How Real is Real? Confusion, Disinformation, Communication (1976) by Paul Watzlawick
The Intellectual Life: Its Spirit, Conditions, Methods (1920/1934) by A. G. Sertillanges, O.P.
Aquinas: A Beginner’s Guide (2009) by Edward Feser
De Rationibus Fidei (ca. 1264) by St. Thomas Aquinas
Schopenhauer(1967) by Patrick Gardiner
Causation and Laws of Nature in Early Modern Philosophy (2009) by Walter Ott
God’s Existence. Can it be Proven? A Logical Commentary on the Five Ways of Thomas Aquinas (2010) by Paul Weingartner
Schopenhauer: A Very Short Introduction (2002) by Christopher Janaway
An Introduction to Philosophical Logic (1982; 1st ed.) by A. C. Grayling
Self, Logic, and Figurative Thinking (2009) by Harwood Fisher
The Development of Logic (1962) by William Kneale & Martha Kneale
Thomas Aquinas: Selected Writings (1998) (ed.) Ralph McInerny
· God Is a Bullet by Boston Teran
The Blue Hour by T. Jefferson Parker
Under the Dome by Stephen King
Duma Key by Stephen King
The Dead Zone by Stephen King
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon
The Terror by Dan Simmons
The Talisman by Stephen King & Peter Straub
Point Omega by Don DeLillo
Wise Blood by Flannery O’Connor
The Yiddish Policeman’s Union by Michael Chabon
The Nature of the Mind by Peter Carruthers
Personal Identity by Harold Noonan
Theory and Truth by Lawrence Sklar
Philosophical Logic by John P. Burgess
Philosophy of Logic by W.V.O. Quine
From a Logical Point of View by W.V.O. Quine
Everywhere and Everywhen by Nick Huggett
Thinking about Physics by Roger G. Newton
Real Essentialism by David Oderberg
Why Marx Was Right (2011) by Terry Eagleton
• Logic (1985) by Juan Jose Sanguineti
Nominalism and Realism – Volume 1 of Universals and Scientific Realism (1980) by D. M. Armstrong
A Theory of Universals – Volume 2 of Universals and Scientific Realism (1980) by D. M. Armstrong
Couplehood by Paul Reiser
What Matters? Economics for a Renewed Commonwealth by Wendell Berry
• The Politically Incorrect Guide to Capitalism by Robert P. Murphy, Ph.D.
• Toward a Truly Free Market: A Distributist Perspective on the Role of Government, Taxes, Health Care, Deficits, and More (2010) by John M. Médaille
• Leibniz’s Mill: A Challenge to Materialism (2011) by Charles Landesman
• The Politically Incorrect Guide to Socialism by Kevin D. Williamson
• In Defence of Global Capitalism (2001) by Johan Norberg
• The “Poisoned Spring” of Economic Libertarianism –– Menger, Mises, Hayek, Rothbard: A Critique from Catholic Social Teaching of the ‘Austrian School’ of Economics (2011) by Angus Sibley
• Micro (2012) by Michael Crichton w/ Richard Preston
• The Case for Working with Your Hands, Or Why Office Work Is Bad for Us and Fixing Things Feels Good (2010) by Stephen Crawford
• The Conscience of a Liberal (2009) by Paul Krugman
• Free Lunch: Easily Digestible Economics, Served on a Plate (2003) by David Smith
• The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else (2000) by Hernando de Soto
• Why Most Things Fail: Evolution, Extinction & Economics (2005) by Paul Ormerod
• What’s Wrong with the World
(1910) by G.K. Chesterton
• The Servile State
(1912) by Hilaire BellocThe No-Cry Sleep Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night (2002) by Elizabeth Pantley
• The Sun of Justice: An Essay on the Social Teaching of the Catholic Church
(1938) by Harold Robbins
(2006) by Michael Crichton

Before I Go to Sleep (2011) by S. J. Watson
A Stab in the Dark (1981) by Lawrence Block
Goliath (2002) by Steve Alten
Now Wait for Last Year (1966) by Philip K. Dick

• End the Fed (2009) by Ron Paul
Meditations (tran. Maxwell Staniforth, 1964) by Marcus Aurelius
How Not to F*** Them Up: The First Three Years (2010) by Oliver James

• The Communist Manifesto: A Norton Critical Edition (1848/1988) by Karl Marx, ed. by Frederic L. Bender



About The Codgitator (a cadgertator)

Catholic convert. Quasi-Zorbatic. Freelance interpreter, translator, and web marketer. Former ESL teacher in Taiwan (2003-2012) and former public high school teacher (2012-2014). Married father of three. Multilingual, would-be scholar, and fairly consistent fitness monkey. My research interests include: the interface of religion and science, the history and philosophy of science and technology, ancient and medieval philosophy, and cognitive neuroscience. Please pray for me.
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