Archive for July, 2011

Last week’s Philosophical Society Summer Party included a brief summary from members of books they had particularly enjoyed reading this year.

These are the titles that Swindon Philosophers recommended (links are to Amazon):

Perfect Rigour: A Genius and the Mathematical Breakthrough of the Century by Masha Gessen

Delusions of Gender: The Real Science Behind Sex Differences by Cordelia Fine

Life Ascending: The Ten Great Inventions of Evolution by Nick Lane

The Bald Trilogy: “Recollections of a Furtive Nudist”, “Pigspurt” – or “Six Pigs from Happiness”, “Jamais Vu” (Modern Plays) by Ken Campbell

Feminism and Philosophy: Perspectives on Difference and Equality by Moira Gatens

Masculine Domination by Pierre Bourdieu

The Man Who Planted Trees by Jean Giono

The End of the Party by Andrew Rawnsley

Pride and a Daily Marathon (Bradford Books) by Jonathan Cole  (also on YouTube)

Zero Degrees of Empathy: A new theory of human cruelty by Simon Baron-Cohen

Travels in Four Dimensions: The Enigmas of Space and Time by Robin Le Poidevin

Call The Midwife: A True Story Of The East End In The 1950s by Jennifer Worth

Dark Matter: Poems of Space by Maurice Riordan and Jocelyn Bell Burnell

Twilight (Twilight Saga) by Stephenie Meyer

No Man Knows My History by Dawn Brodie

The effects of taxes and benefits on household income by Andrew Barnard (Office of National Statistics – no link)




Somebody noted that there seemed to be a clear gender difference in book choice…..



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