BOOKS, relevant on the nu human

Recent books I have read which cite changes in how we conceive of humans and humankind.  Many of these findings are not incorporated in how we think and behave. These are not all that do this, and there are many older books that do this also. We just haven’t connected the dots.

More dots from Giorgio Bertini’s Learning Change

About Time: Cosmology and Culture at the Twilight of the Big Bang, Adam Frank

AntiFragile, Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Coming to Our Senses: Perceiving Complexity to Avoid Catastrophes, Viki McCabe

Denial: Self-Deception, False Beliefs, and the Origins of the Human Mind, Ajit Varki and Danny Brower.

Present Shock, Douglas Rushkoff

Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much, Sendhil Mullainathan & Elda Shafir (economist and psychologist)

Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing our Minds for the Better, Clive Thompson

Social Physics: How Good Ideas Spread, Alex Pentland

Social: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect,  Matthew Lieberman

Surfaces and Essences: Analogy as the Fuel and Fire of Thinking, Doug Hofstadter & Emmanuel Sander

The Infinite Resource, Ramez Naam

The Innovators: How a Group of Hacker, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution  by Walter Isaacson

The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion,  Jonathan Haidt

Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman

Who Owns the Future, Jaron Lanier

Willful Blindness: Why We Ignore the Obvious at Our Peril, Margaret Heffernan

The Man Who Wasn’t There: Investigations into the Strange New Science of the Self, Anil Amanthaswarmy

The Silo Effect: The Peril of Expertise and the Promise of Breaking Down Barriers, Gillian Tett

Peers, Inc.  Robin Chase

The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload, Daniel J. Levitin

The Upright Thinkers:  The Human Journey from Living in Trees to Understaidning the Cosmos , Leonard Mlodinow

Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in the Digital Age, Sherry Turkle

The Path: What Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us About the Good Life, Michael Puett & Christine Gross-Loh

Hope in the Dark: , Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities, Revecca Solnit

A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disasters  Rebecca Solnit

The Hope: a Guide to Sacred Activism, Andrew Harvey

Ignorance: How It Drives Science, Stuart Firestein

Author: nuet

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