Update the best textbooks on every subject list

I oc­ca­sion­ally re­fer back to luke­prog’s Best Text­books on Every Sub­ject post. I thought it might be a good idea to di­rect peo­ple back to it in the hopes of up­dat­ing the list, for the fol­low­ing rea­sons:

  • Old less­wrong is fully in­te­grated now, so we can do it from this site.

  • It hasn’t been sig­nifi­cantly up­dated in 8 years; since then it seems like the com­mu­nity has both di­ver­sified and in­creased in size, so hope­fully we can both broaden and deepen the list.

  • In the in­terim there have been sev­eral rounds of peo­ple who have done var­i­ous lev­els of MIRI’s re­search guide, and it seems like there is richer en­gage­ment with the fields sur­round­ing ra­tio­nal­ity.

  • A lot of text­books get pub­lished in 8 years; new ones may be im­prove­ments over the old, or we may have gained text­books for fields which lacked them pre­vi­ously.

  • I would be par­tic­u­larly in­ter­ested in any­thing which ac­counts for the repli­ca­tion crisis, es­pe­cially with re­spect to im­por­tant fields like be­hav­ioral eco­nomics.

At Chris­ti­anKI’s sug­ges­tion:

Here are the rules:
1. Post the ti­tle of your fa­vorite text­book on a given sub­ject.
2. You must have read at least two other text­books on that same sub­ject.
3. You must briefly name the other books you’ve read on the sub­ject and ex­plain why you think your cho­sen text­book is su­pe­rior to them.