partial bibliography

These books have contributed to my intellectual life.

Books with an asterisk had a major impact on my thinking...

not that I necessarily subscribe to all/any of their theories,

but that it triggered significant re-thinking

of my own ideas.

David Abram

The Spell of the Sensuous

James L. Adams

Conceptual Blockbusting: A Guide To Better Ideas

Barry Anderson

The Complete Thinker

Roberto Assagioli


Robert Axelrod

The Evolution Of Cooperation

Julian Baggini

The Ego Trick

Bandler & Grinder

The Structure Of Magic, I
Frogs Into Princes

John Barth

Lost In The Funhouse
Giles Goat Boy

Gregory Bateson

Steps To An Ecology Of Mind
Mind And Nature

Gregory & Mary Bateson

Angels Fear: Toward an Epistemology of the Sacred

Beier & Valens

People Reading

Morris Berman

Coming To Our Senses

Leonard Bloomfield

Linguistic Aspects Of Science

David Bohm

Wholeness And The Implicate Order

J. S. Bois

The Art Of Awareness*
Breeds Of Men

Crane Brinton

The Shaping Of Modern Thought*

Bill Bryson

The Mother Tongue: English & How It Got That Way

William H. Calvin

The Cerebral Symphony

Fritjof Capra

The Tao Of Physics

Rudolph Carnap

Foundations Of Logic And Mathematics

Stuart Chase

The Tyranny Of Words

Eldridge Cleaver

Soul On Ice

Stephen R. Covey

Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

Ram Dass

Grist For The Mill
The Only Dance There Is*

Edward de Bono

Po: A Device For Successful Thinking
Lateral Thinking: Creativity Step By Step
Children Solve Problems
The Mechanism Of Mind

Daniel C. Dennett

Consciousness Explained*

Ernest Dimnet

The Art Of Thinking

Bertrand du Castel and Timothy M. Jurgensen

Computer Theology - Intelligent Design of the World Wide Web*

Ebert & Sussex

Interacting Systems In Development*

J. C. Eccles

Facing Reality

Paul Feyerabend

Against Method
Farewell To Reason

Rudolf Flesch

The Art Of Clear Thinking

Buckminster Fuller

Critical Path
Operating Manual For Spaceship Earth
Ideas And Integrities
Synergetics, Vol. I & II

John W. Gardner

Self-Renewal: The Individual And The Innovative Society

James Gleick

Chaos: Making A New Science

Erving Goffman

Frame Analysis*
The Presentation Of Self In Everyday Life

S. I. Hayakawa

Language In Thought And Action

Chip Heath & Dan Heath

Made To Stick

Donald Hoffman

The Case Against Reality: Why Evolution Hid the Truth from Our Eyes

Douglas Hofstadter

Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
Metamagical Themas
I Am A Strange Loop**

Le Ton beau de Marot**

Ray Jackendoff

Foundations of Language

Julian Jaynes

The Origin Of Consciousness In The Breakdown Of The Bicameral Mind*

Kenneth Johnson

General Semantics: An Outline Survey

Steven Johnson

Emergence - The connected lives of ants, brains, cities and software*

Daniel Kahneman

Thinking, Fast and Slow

Bernardo Kastrup

The Idea of the World: A Multi-Disciplinary Argument for the Mental Nature of Reality

R. W. J. Keeble

A Life Full Of Meaning

Christine Kenneally

The First Word

Donald Keys

Earth At Omega

Ken Keyes Jr.

How To Develop Your Thinking Ability
The Handbook To Higher Consciousness
The Conscious Person's Guide To Relationships*

J. Krishnamurti

You Are The World

Koberg & Bagnall

The Universal Traveler

Arthur Koestler

The Roots Of Coincidence
The Ghost In The Machine
The Act Of Creation

Alfred Korzybski

Science And Sanity**
Time-Binding: The General Theory
The Manhood Of Humanity

Peter D. Kramer

Listening To Prozac*

Thomas Kuhn

The Structure Of Scientific Revolutions*

Ray Kurzweil

The Age of Spiritual Machines*
The Singularity is Near**

Alan Lakein

How To Get Control Of Your Time And Your Life

Ellen Langer


Tim Leary

Changing My Mind, Among Others

Irving Lee

Language Habits In Human Affairs
The Language Of Wisdom And Folly

Stanislaw Lem

The Cyberiad*
The Star Diaries

George Leonard

The Silent Pulse

John C. Lilly

Programming And Metaprogramming In The Human Biocomputer
Simulations Of God

Maxwell Maltz


Abraham Maslow

Religions, Values And Peak-Experiences

Terence McKenna

The Archaic Revival

Henry Miller

all his work*

James Grier Miller

Living Systems

Marvin Minsky

The Society Of Mind*

Charles Morris

Foundations Of The Theory Of Signs

A. S. Neil


Tor Nørretranders

The User Illusion: Cutting Consciousness Down to Size

C. K. Ogden

Basic English: International Second Language*

Arika Okrent

In The Land Of Invented Languages

Robert W. Olsen

The Art Of Creative Thinking

P. D. Ouspensky

Tertium Organum
In Search Of The Miraculous
The Psychology Of Man's Possible Evolution*

Heinz Pagels

Dreams of Reason

Steven Pinker

The Language Instinct

Neil Postman

Teaching As A Subversive Activity
The Soft Revolution
Crazy Talk, Stupid Talk
Amusing Ourselves To Death

Everett Reimer

School Is Dead: Alternatives In Education

Paul Reps

Zen Flesh, Zen Bones

Peter Russell

The Global Brain

Oliver Sacks

The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat

Carl Sagan

The Dragons Of Eden

Edward Sapir


Science Service

Science News - a weekly newsmagazine of Science**

Phillip Slater


Paolo Soleri

Arcology: The City In The Image Of Man*
The Bridge Between Matter And Spirit Is Matter Becoming Spirit

Shunryu Suzuki

Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind

P. Teilhard de Chardin

The Phenomenon Of Man
The Future Of Man

Lewis Thomas

The Lives Of A Cell*
The Medusa And The Snail

Alvin Toffler

The Third Wave*

Chogyam Trungpa

The Myth Of Freedom
Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism

Chuang Tzu

Basic Writings

Lao Tzu

Tao Teh Ching

Albert Upton, et. al.

Creative Analysis

Ludwig von Bertalanffy

General System Theory
Robots, Men And Minds

Roger von Oech

A Whack On The Side Of The Head

Alan Watts

The Book**
Psychotherapy: East And West**

Paul Watzlawick

The Language Of Change
How Real Is Real?
Pragmatics of Human Communication

Harry L. Weinberg

Levels Of Knowing And Existence

Benjamin Whorf

Language, Thought And Reality

Robert Anton Wilson

Right Where You Are Sitting Now*
The New Inquisition*
The Illuminati Papers*
The Cosmic Trigger*

Ludwig Wittgenstein

The Blue And Brown Books
On Certainty
Philosophical Investigations*
Philosophical Remarks

Tom Wujec

Pumping Ions

Malcolm X

The Autobiography Of Malcolm X

Gary Zukav

The Dancing Wu Li Masters