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Book Reviews

Book Re­views on LessWrong are differ­ent from nor­mal book re­views; they sum­ma­rize and re­spond to a book’s core ideas first, and judge whether you should read it sec­ond. A good book re­view some­times dis­tills the book’s ideas so well that you no longer need to read the book.

Re­views en­gage with the per­spec­tive of the au­thor, some­one who has put in the effort to record their un­der­stand­ing of the world. Some of the best es­says on LessWrong are re­views that teach us about his­tory, psy­chol­ogy, biol­ogy, or some other area where the au­thor has de­vel­oped a de­tailed un­der­stand­ing of a phe­nom­ena that few oth­ers have ever reached, and the es­say writer en­gages with that per­spec­tive from our ra­tio­nal­ist per­spec­tive.

Good book re­views em­body the virtues of schol­ar­ship, cu­ri­os­ity and per­spec­tive-tak­ing.

Reread­ing At­las Shrugged

Vaniver
28 Jul 2020 18:54 UTC
118 points
26 comments13 min readLW link

Book Re­view: Work­ing With Contracts

johnswentworth
14 Sep 2020 23:22 UTC
103 points
24 comments11 min readLW link

Book Re­view: The Se­cret Of Our Success

Scott Alexander
5 Jun 2019 6:50 UTC
138 points
8 comments25 min readLW link
(slatestarcodex.com)

Book sum­mary: Un­lock­ing the Emo­tional Brain

Kaj_Sotala
8 Oct 2019 19:11 UTC
189 points
26 comments21 min readLW link

Book Re­view: Age of Em

Scott Alexander
28 May 2016 20:42 UTC
21 points
1 comment29 min readLW link

Book Re­view: Albion’s Seed

Scott Alexander
27 Apr 2016 8:40 UTC
22 points
1 comment32 min readLW link

Book Re­view: The Struc­ture Of Scien­tific Revolutions

Scott Alexander
9 Jan 2019 7:10 UTC
82 points
25 comments19 min readLW link
(slatestarcodex.com)

Book Re­view: Sec­u­lar Cycles

Scott Alexander
13 Aug 2019 4:10 UTC
62 points
8 comments16 min readLW link
(slatestarcodex.com)

Book Re­view: The Elephant in the Brain

Zvi
31 Dec 2017 17:30 UTC
71 points
9 comments31 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Book Re­view: De­sign Prin­ci­ples of Biolog­i­cal Circuits

johnswentworth
5 Nov 2019 6:49 UTC
131 points
19 comments12 min readLW link

Book Sum­mary: Con­scious­ness and the Brain

Kaj_Sotala
16 Jan 2019 14:43 UTC
120 points
15 comments26 min readLW link

Book Re­view: Hu­man Compatible

Scott Alexander
31 Jan 2020 5:20 UTC
77 points
6 comments16 min readLW link
(slatestarcodex.com)

Men­tal Mountains

Scott Alexander
27 Nov 2019 5:30 UTC
99 points
10 comments15 min readLW link
(slatestarcodex.com)

Book Re­view: Narconomics

ketchupduck
3 May 2020 1:19 UTC
65 points
11 comments7 min readLW link

Book re­view: My Hid­den Chimp

Bucky
4 Mar 2019 9:55 UTC
31 points
0 comments7 min readLW link

Book Re­view: The AI Does Not Hate You

PeterMcCluskey
28 Oct 2019 17:45 UTC
28 points
0 comments5 min readLW link
(www.bayesianinvestor.com)

[Link] “Will He Go?” book re­view (Scott Aaron­son)

ioannes_shade
12 Jun 2020 22:16 UTC
15 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

Thomas C. Schel­ling’s “Strat­egy of Con­flict”

cousin_it
28 Jul 2009 16:08 UTC
100 points
154 comments2 min readLW link

Re­view: How to Read a Book (Mor­timer Adler, Charles Van Doren)

Elizabeth
27 Jan 2020 21:10 UTC
49 points
6 comments3 min readLW link
(acesounderglass.com)

Notes on “The An­thro­pol­ogy of Child­hood”

juliawise
27 Aug 2020 17:11 UTC
161 points
9 comments45 min readLW link

Causal­ity: a chap­ter by chap­ter review

Vaniver
26 Sep 2012 16:55 UTC
64 points
20 comments12 min readLW link

Book re­view: Re­think­ing Consciousness

steve2152
10 Jan 2020 20:41 UTC
54 points
47 comments7 min readLW link

Book re­view: Pearl’s Book of Why

PeterMcCluskey
7 Jul 2018 17:30 UTC
73 points
8 comments6 min readLW link
(www.bayesianinvestor.com)

Book Re­view: AI Safety and Security

Michaël Trazzi
21 Aug 2018 10:23 UTC
55 points
2 comments11 min readLW link

Book Re­view: Con­scious­ness Explained

Charlie Steiner
6 Mar 2018 3:32 UTC
101 points
15 comments21 min readLW link

Book Re­view: Why Are The Prices So Damn High?

sarahconstantin
28 Jun 2019 19:40 UTC
62 points
6 comments8 min readLW link
(srconstantin.wordpress.com)

Book re­view: The Sleep­walk­ers by Arthur Koestler

Richard_Ngo
23 Apr 2019 0:10 UTC
75 points
26 comments9 min readLW link
(thinkingcomplete.blogspot.com)

Think­ing and De­cid­ing: a chap­ter by chap­ter review

Vaniver
9 May 2012 23:52 UTC
37 points
16 comments13 min readLW link

Book re­port: The­ory of Games and Eco­nomic Be­hav­ior (von Neu­mann & Mor­gen­stern)

Nisan
11 May 2020 9:47 UTC
37 points
4 comments6 min readLW link

[Book Re­view] The Trou­ble with Physics

lsusr
5 Jan 2020 1:47 UTC
25 points
17 comments2 min readLW link

Book re­view: Ar­tifi­cial In­tel­li­gence Safety and Security

PeterMcCluskey
8 Dec 2018 3:47 UTC
30 points
3 comments8 min readLW link
(www.bayesianinvestor.com)

Book Re­view—The Ori­gins of Un­fair­ness: So­cial Cat­e­gories and Cul­tural Evolution

Zack_M_Davis
21 Jan 2020 6:28 UTC
30 points
5 comments1 min readLW link
(unremediatedgender.space)

A Book Review

Zack_M_Davis
28 Apr 2020 17:43 UTC
16 points
4 comments1 min readLW link
(unremediatedgender.space)

Book re­view: The Up­side of Your Dark Side: Why Be­ing Your Whole Self–Not Just Your “Good” Self–Drives Suc­cess and Fulfillment

Kaj_Sotala
4 Dec 2017 13:10 UTC
27 points
2 comments2 min readLW link
(kajsotala.fi)

[link] Book re­view: Mind­meld­ing: Con­scious­ness, Neu­ro­science, and the Mind’s Privacy

Kaj_Sotala
29 Jul 2013 13:47 UTC
3 points
2 comments3 min readLW link

New book from lead­ing neu­ro­scien­tist in sup­port of cry­on­ics and mind uploading

lukeprog
8 Feb 2012 21:36 UTC
22 points
10 comments1 min readLW link

Sapiens

Vaniver
8 Apr 2015 2:56 UTC
52 points
12 comments13 min readLW link

Book Re­view: Ages Of Discord

Scott Alexander
3 Sep 2019 6:30 UTC
36 points
3 comments21 min readLW link
(slatestarcodex.com)

Book Re­view: Lin­ear Alge­bra Done Right (MIRI course list)

So8res
17 Feb 2014 20:52 UTC
41 points
15 comments7 min readLW link

Book Re­view: Naïve Set The­ory (MIRI course list)

So8res
30 Sep 2013 16:09 UTC
35 points
21 comments5 min readLW link

Book Re­view: Ba­sic Cat­e­gory The­ory for Com­puter Scien­tists (MIRI course list)

So8res
19 Sep 2013 3:06 UTC
34 points
23 comments4 min readLW link

Book Re­view: Cog­ni­tive Science (MIRI course list)

So8res
9 Sep 2013 16:39 UTC
31 points
8 comments15 min readLW link

Book Re­view: Math­e­mat­ics for Com­puter Science (Sugges­tion for MIRI Re­search Guide)

richard_reitz
22 Jul 2017 19:26 UTC
28 points
5 comments6 min readLW link

Book Re­view: Heuris­tics and Bi­ases (MIRI course list)

So8res
2 Sep 2013 15:37 UTC
25 points
22 comments20 min readLW link

MIRI course list book re­views, part 1: Gödel, Escher, Bach

So8res
1 Sep 2013 17:40 UTC
21 points
10 comments3 min readLW link

Book Re­view: Naive Set The­ory (MIRI re­search guide)

David_Kristoffersson
14 Aug 2015 22:08 UTC
15 points
13 comments6 min readLW link

Effec­tive Altru­ism Book Re­view: Rad­i­cal Abun­dance (Nan­otech­nol­ogy)

Isnasene
14 Oct 2018 23:57 UTC
48 points
5 comments19 min readLW link

[Link] Book Re­view: Refram­ing Su­per­in­tel­li­gence (SSC)

ioannes_shade
28 Aug 2019 22:57 UTC
48 points
9 comments2 min readLW link

Book re­view: Why we sleep

Richard_Ngo
19 Sep 2018 22:36 UTC
52 points
17 comments5 min readLW link
(thinkingcomplete.blogspot.com)

Book Re­view: The Se­crets of Alchemy

namespace
21 Jan 2018 19:01 UTC
48 points
7 comments14 min readLW link

Book Re­view: The Root of Thought

Scott Alexander
22 Jul 2010 8:58 UTC
47 points
91 comments5 min readLW link

Book Re­view: How Learn­ing Works

whales
19 Jan 2014 20:45 UTC
46 points
16 comments17 min readLW link

Book re­view: Hu­man Compatible

PeterMcCluskey
19 Jan 2020 3:32 UTC
39 points
2 comments5 min readLW link
(www.bayesianinvestor.com)

Thoughts on “Hu­man-Com­pat­i­ble”

TurnTrout
10 Oct 2019 5:24 UTC
60 points
35 comments5 min readLW link

Book Re­view—Other Minds: The Oc­to­pus, the Sea, and the Deep Ori­gins of Consciousness

Ikaxas
3 Dec 2018 8:00 UTC
38 points
18 comments16 min readLW link

Book Re­view: Pre­dictably Ir­ra­tional by Dan Ariely

erratio
8 May 2011 8:13 UTC
34 points
9 comments4 min readLW link

Book Re­view: Com­putabil­ity and Logic

So8res
21 Nov 2013 13:52 UTC
33 points
26 comments13 min readLW link

Book Re­view: Why Honor Matters

ryan_b
25 Jun 2018 20:53 UTC
31 points
9 comments12 min readLW link

Book re­view: The Tech­nol­ogy Trap

Richard_Ngo
20 Jul 2019 12:40 UTC
30 points
1 comment5 min readLW link
(thinkingcomplete.blogspot.com)

Book Re­view: So Good They Can’t Ig­nore You, by Cal Newport

Swimmer963
23 Apr 2014 3:27 UTC
27 points
9 comments4 min readLW link

Book Re­view—Prob­a­bil­ity and Fi­nance: It’s Only a Game!

ryan_b
23 Jan 2018 18:52 UTC
25 points
8 comments6 min readLW link

Book Re­view: Why Bud­dhism Is True

G Gordon Worley III
15 Jan 2018 20:54 UTC
24 points
3 comments4 min readLW link

[Link] Book Re­view: ‘The AI Does Not Hate You’ by Tom Chivers (Scott Aaron­son)

eigen
7 Oct 2019 18:16 UTC
22 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Book re­view: The Com­pla­cent Class

Richard_Ngo
13 Oct 2018 19:20 UTC
21 points
0 comments5 min readLW link
(thinkingcomplete.blogspot.com)

10 Good Things about An­tifrag­ile: a pos­i­tivist book review

JohnBuridan
27 Apr 2019 18:22 UTC
21 points
4 comments7 min readLW link

Book Re­view: The Eureka Factor

drossbucket
4 Mar 2019 19:47 UTC
21 points
2 comments13 min readLW link

Book re­view: 23 things they don’t tell you about capitalism

Richard_Ngo
18 Oct 2018 23:05 UTC
19 points
2 comments5 min readLW link
(thinkingcomplete.blogspot.com)

Book Re­view: Man’s Search for Mean­ing by Vic­tor Frankel

Chris_Leong
4 Nov 2019 11:21 UTC
18 points
0 comments4 min readLW link

Black Death at the Golden Gate (book re­view)

PeterMcCluskey
26 Jun 2020 16:09 UTC
17 points
0 comments4 min readLW link
(www.bayesianinvestor.com)

Book Re­view: Life 3.0: Be­ing Hu­man in the Age of Ar­tifi­cial Intelligence

J_Thomas_Moros
18 Jan 2018 17:18 UTC
16 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(ferocioustruth.com)

Book re­view: Hap­piness by Design

Richard_Ngo
23 Sep 2018 4:30 UTC
14 points
1 comment4 min readLW link
(thinkingcomplete.blogspot.com)

Book re­view: The Righ­teous Mind

jml
4 Feb 2018 21:48 UTC
14 points
0 comments12 min readLW link
(medium.com)

Book Re­view: Complications

Annoyance
1 Jul 2009 18:39 UTC
13 points
11 comments2 min readLW link

Book Re­view: Eisen­horn Trilogy

Zvi
21 Mar 2017 13:39 UTC
11 points
2 comments14 min readLW link

Book Re­view – Too Like the Lightning

Jacobian
21 Apr 2017 18:49 UTC
10 points
0 comments7 min readLW link
(putanumonit.com)

Book Re­view: The Rep­u­ta­tion So­ciety. Part I

Stefan_Schubert
14 May 2014 10:13 UTC
10 points
8 comments5 min readLW link

Book re­view: The Righ­teous Mind (2)

jml
4 Feb 2018 21:49 UTC
9 points
0 comments9 min readLW link
(medium.com)

[Book Re­view] “The Sig­nal and the Noise: Why So Many Pre­dic­tions Fail—But Some Don’t.”, by Nate Silver

Douglas_Reay
7 Oct 2012 7:29 UTC
9 points
8 comments1 min readLW link

Book Re­view: Kazdin’s The Every­day Par­ent­ing Toolkit

Gunnar_Zarncke
31 Mar 2014 21:29 UTC
8 points
22 comments7 min readLW link

Book re­view: The Rep­u­ta­tion So­ciety. Part II

Stefan_Schubert
14 May 2014 10:16 UTC
5 points
5 comments8 min readLW link

Book Re­view: Freez­ing Peo­ple is (Not) Easy

J_Thomas_Moros
30 Mar 2017 3:53 UTC
4 points
4 comments1 min readLW link
(ferocioustruth.com)

Book Re­views: Zooli­tude and the Void

Jacobian
9 Sep 2017 15:32 UTC
1 point
0 comments8 min readLW link
(putanumonit.com)

Book Re­view: How Asia Works by Joe Studwell

Zvi
18 Feb 2017 18:43 UTC
1 point
0 comments15 min readLW link

Book Re­view: Weapons of Math Destruction

Zvi
4 Jun 2017 21:20 UTC
1 point
0 comments16 min readLW link

Re­view of Doris, ‘The Mo­ral Psy­chol­ogy Hand­book’ (2010)

lukeprog
26 Jun 2011 19:33 UTC
16 points
10 comments5 min readLW link

Book Re­view: Fooled by Randomness

Sherrinford
13 Jul 2020 21:02 UTC
33 points
10 comments5 min readLW link

The Psy­cholog­i­cal Diver­sity of Mankind

Kaj_Sotala
9 May 2010 5:53 UTC
110 points
162 comments7 min readLW link

Trust Me I’m Ly­ing: A Sum­mary and Review

quanticle
13 Aug 2018 2:55 UTC
102 points
10 comments7 min readLW link
(quanticle.net)

Mini-Re­view: ‘The Oxford Hand­book of Philos­o­phy of Cog­ni­tive Science’

lukeprog
1 Feb 2012 21:48 UTC
9 points
4 comments3 min readLW link

How to Mea­sure Anything

lukeprog
7 Aug 2013 4:05 UTC
73 points
51 comments22 min readLW link

28 so­cial psy­chol­ogy stud­ies from *Ex­per­i­ments With Peo­ple* (Frey & Gregg, 2017)

Yuxi_Liu
16 Jun 2019 2:23 UTC
12 points
1 comment26 min readLW link

Some high­lights from Nate Silver’s “The Sig­nal and the Noise”

JonahS
13 Jul 2013 15:21 UTC
23 points
11 comments6 min readLW link

The Amish, and Strate­gic Norms around Technology

Raemon
24 Mar 2019 22:16 UTC
126 points
11 comments3 min readLW link

In­sights from ‘The Strat­egy of Con­flict’

DanielFilan
4 Jan 2018 5:05 UTC
73 points
13 comments7 min readLW link

A Ker­nel of Truth: In­sights from ‘A Friendly Ap­proach to Func­tional Anal­y­sis’

TurnTrout
4 Apr 2020 3:38 UTC
32 points
3 comments9 min readLW link

AGI and Friendly AI in the dom­i­nant AI textbook

lukeprog
11 Mar 2011 4:12 UTC
54 points
27 comments3 min readLW link

“On Bul­lshit” and “On Truth,” by Harry Frankfurt

Callmesalticidae
28 Aug 2020 0:44 UTC
19 points
3 comments6 min readLW link

The Equa­tion of Knowledge

Lê Nguyên Hoang
7 Jul 2020 16:09 UTC
60 points
3 comments7 min readLW link

What Comes After Epistemic Spot Checks?

Elizabeth
22 Oct 2019 17:00 UTC
122 points
8 comments3 min readLW link
(acesounderglass.com)

The First Rung: In­sights from ‘Lin­ear Alge­bra Done Right’

TurnTrout
22 Apr 2018 5:23 UTC
77 points
12 comments10 min readLW link

The Art of the Ar­tifi­cial: In­sights from ‘Ar­tifi­cial In­tel­li­gence: A Modern Ap­proach’

TurnTrout
25 Mar 2018 6:55 UTC
68 points
8 comments15 min readLW link

Novum Or­ganum: Introduction

Ruby
19 Sep 2019 22:34 UTC
85 points
5 comments6 min readLW link

Course recom­men­da­tions for Friendli­ness researchers

Louie
9 Jan 2013 14:33 UTC
67 points
112 comments10 min readLW link

Set Up for Suc­cess: In­sights from ‘Naïve Set The­ory’

TurnTrout
28 Feb 2018 2:01 UTC
63 points
40 comments3 min readLW link

Mini-re­view: The Book of Why

Brian Slesinsky
21 May 2018 23:11 UTC
61 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

Psy­cho-cy­ber­net­ics: ex­per­i­men­tal notes

romeostevensit
18 Sep 2018 19:21 UTC
62 points
2 comments13 min readLW link

Com­men­tary On “The Abo­li­tion of Man”

Vaniver
15 Jul 2019 18:56 UTC
65 points
13 comments5 min readLW link

Book Recom­men­da­tions: An Every­one Cul­ture and Mo­ral Mazes

sarahconstantin
10 Jan 2019 21:40 UTC
49 points
13 comments3 min readLW link
(srconstantin.wordpress.com)

Epistemic Spot Check: Full Catas­tro­phe Liv­ing (Jon Ka­bat-Zinn)

Elizabeth
29 Dec 2017 6:10 UTC
47 points
10 comments5 min readLW link
(acesounderglass.com)

Book Tril­ogy Re­view: Re­mem­brance of Earth’s Past (The Three Body Prob­lem)

Zvi
30 Jan 2019 1:10 UTC
46 points
16 comments40 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

A Vi­su­al­iza­tion of Nick Bostrom’s Superintelligence

[deleted]
23 Jul 2014 0:24 UTC
44 points
28 comments3 min readLW link

A Cau­tion­ary Note on Un­lock­ing the Emo­tional Brain

eapache
8 Feb 2020 17:21 UTC
54 points
16 comments2 min readLW link

Where is my Fly­ing Car?

PeterMcCluskey
15 Oct 2018 18:39 UTC
51 points
10 comments17 min readLW link
(www.bayesianinvestor.com)

Re­view of Scott Adams’ “How to Fail at Al­most Every­thing and Still Win Big”

James_Miller
23 Dec 2013 20:48 UTC
44 points
39 comments6 min readLW link

Con­founded No Longer: In­sights from ‘All of Statis­tics’

TurnTrout
3 May 2018 22:56 UTC
56 points
6 comments10 min readLW link

In­sights from Lin­ear Alge­bra Done Right

Rafael Harth
13 Jul 2019 18:24 UTC
53 points
17 comments9 min readLW link

Glenn Beck dis­cusses the Sin­gu­lar­ity, cites SI researchers

Brihaspati
12 Jun 2012 16:45 UTC
51 points
183 comments10 min readLW link

Epistemic Spot Check: The Dorito Effect (Mark Schatzker)

Elizabeth
3 Oct 2018 17:10 UTC
45 points
8 comments1 min readLW link
(acesounderglass.com)

Epistemic Spot Check: The Fate of Rome (Kyle Harper)

Elizabeth
24 Aug 2019 21:40 UTC
42 points
3 comments5 min readLW link
(acesounderglass.com)

Turn­ing Up the Heat: In­sights from Tao’s ‘Anal­y­sis II’

TurnTrout
24 Aug 2018 17:54 UTC
40 points
6 comments6 min readLW link

An Un­der­grad­u­ate Read­ing Of: Macro­scopic Pre­dic­tion by E.T. Jaynes

ryan_b
19 Apr 2018 17:30 UTC
38 points
13 comments5 min readLW link

Con­cepts Don’t Work That Way

lukeprog
28 Sep 2011 2:01 UTC
61 points
91 comments8 min readLW link

And My Ax­iom! In­sights from ‘Com­putabil­ity and Logic’

TurnTrout
16 Jan 2019 19:48 UTC
40 points
17 comments8 min readLW link

Some thoughts af­ter read­ing Ar­tifi­cial In­tel­li­gence: A Modern Approach

swift_spiral
19 Mar 2019 23:39 UTC
40 points
4 comments2 min readLW link

In­sights from Munkres’ Topology

Rafael Harth
17 Mar 2019 16:52 UTC
40 points
0 comments14 min readLW link

Dis­cus­sion Thread: The AI Does Not Hate You by Tom Chivers

Ruby
17 Jun 2019 23:43 UTC
36 points
11 comments1 min readLW link

Book re­view: Ar­chi­tects of In­tel­li­gence by Martin Ford (2018)

ofer
11 Aug 2020 17:30 UTC
15 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

On first look­ing into Rus­sell’s History

Richard_Ngo
8 Nov 2018 11:20 UTC
35 points
6 comments5 min readLW link
(thinkingcomplete.blogspot.com)

The Cy­ber­se­cu­rity Dilemma in a Nutshell

Gentzel
12 Dec 2019 3:20 UTC
36 points
5 comments3 min readLW link
(theconsequentialist.wordpress.com)

Sex, Lies, and Dexamethasone

Jacobian
20 Feb 2018 19:56 UTC
32 points
0 comments9 min readLW link

Book Re­view: The Cap­tured Economy

Zvi
11 Dec 2017 13:10 UTC
30 points
6 comments8 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Mak­ing a Differ­ence Tem­pore: In­sights from ‘Re­in­force­ment Learn­ing: An In­tro­duc­tion’

TurnTrout
5 Jul 2018 0:34 UTC
35 points
6 comments8 min readLW link

Con­tin­u­ous Im­prove­ment: In­sights from ‘Topol­ogy’

TurnTrout
22 Feb 2020 21:58 UTC
28 points
4 comments4 min readLW link

Great Books of Failure

Eliezer Yudkowsky
19 Apr 2009 0:59 UTC
26 points
52 comments1 min readLW link

Judg­ment Un­der Uncer­tainty sum­maries, Part 1: Representativeness

Tesseract
15 Aug 2011 0:05 UTC
30 points
2 comments6 min readLW link

What I got out of ‘Al­gorithms to Live By’

rk
11 Apr 2018 16:35 UTC
29 points
0 comments19 min readLW link

Time Biases

PeterMcCluskey
12 Jan 2019 21:35 UTC
31 points
0 comments5 min readLW link
(www.bayesianinvestor.com)

Book Recommendations

NancyLebovitz
9 Aug 2010 20:03 UTC
28 points
146 comments1 min readLW link

A De­tailed Cri­tique of One Sec­tion of Steven Pinker’s Chap­ter “Ex­is­ten­tial Threats” in En­light­en­ment Now (Part 1)

philosophytorres
12 May 2018 13:34 UTC
33 points
1 comment17 min readLW link

[Link] My re­view of Ra­tion­al­ity: From AI to Zombies

James_Miller
12 Aug 2015 16:16 UTC
9 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

Re­view of Kah­ne­man, ‘Think­ing, Fast and Slow’ (2011)

lukeprog
28 Oct 2011 1:59 UTC
28 points
10 comments3 min readLW link

Episte­mol­ogy and the Psy­chol­ogy of Hu­man Judgment

badger
28 May 2011 5:15 UTC
29 points
9 comments11 min readLW link

Idols of the Mind Pt. 1 (Novum Or­ganum Book 1: 38–52)

Francis Bacon
24 Sep 2019 19:53 UTC
26 points
1 comment9 min readLW link

[Link] How to Dispel Your Illu­sions

[deleted]
6 Dec 2011 14:46 UTC
25 points
17 comments6 min readLW link

Time Binders

Hivewired
24 Feb 2020 9:55 UTC
24 points
10 comments1 min readLW link
(hivewired.wordpress.com)

Books I read 2017 - Part 1. Re­la­tion­ships, Learning

Elo
18 Dec 2017 9:38 UTC
28 points
8 comments19 min readLW link

Models of hu­man re­la­tion­ships—tools to un­der­stand people

Elo
29 Jul 2017 3:31 UTC
27 points
27 comments22 min readLW link

“Tech­nol­ogy and the Fu­ture of Per­sons”, by Lynne Rud­der Baker (2013)

Callmesalticidae
20 Aug 2020 14:31 UTC
5 points
3 comments5 min readLW link

“The Con­spir­acy against the Hu­man Race,” by Thomas Ligotti

Callmesalticidae
13 Aug 2020 23:01 UTC
16 points
4 comments15 min readLW link

“How to Talk About Books You Haven’t Read”, by Pierre Bayard

Callmesalticidae
3 Sep 2020 13:05 UTC
10 points
1 comment8 min readLW link

Book Re­view: The Com­pla­cent Class

Zvi
16 Dec 2017 13:10 UTC
24 points
3 comments17 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

“In the Dust of This Planet,” by Eu­gene Thacker

Callmesalticidae
10 Sep 2020 19:50 UTC
3 points
0 comments10 min readLW link