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About meLook up the name "Timothy Wirkman Virkkala" on Amazon. You will find a number of Kindle ebooks with introductory essays by me. Authors include:

Richard Cantillon, economist
Alexis de Tocqueville, sociologist
Lord Acton, historian
Frédéric Bastiat, economist
Yves Guyot, economist
J.S. Mill, philosopher and economist
Henry David Thoreau, essayist
Louis Baudin, economist
J. H. Levy, economist and logician

You can read more about these editions at I have written for Reason, Liberty, and other publications, including the late, great Loompanics Unlimited Catalog.

About my libraryYou can see what I have. But it is what I lack that most concerns me. Books I am looking for: George Santayana in the early red-brown Scribner's editions: The Life of Reason: Reason in Science; Reason in Religion, etc.

A nice copy of Vaihinger's The Philosophy of As-If; works by Scottish Enlightenment writers (I have some, of course); the old, big edition, in 19th century hardcover, of William Hamilton's Metaphysics; old editions of Henry Sidgwick and Leslie Stephens; Herbert Spencer's Dats of Ethics in the standard D. Appleton cover, red-brown with horizontal gold stripes; and nice paperbacks of Copleston's History of Philosophy, all editions after Leibniz (Vol. 5 on).

In economics, Pareto's Manual, Condillac's 'Le Commerce et le Gouvernement (in English!), the recent translation of Dupuit, and anything by H. Dunning Macleod.

Great Books of the Western World, Britannica, in the cloth editions: 4. Homer; 8. Aristotle I; 28. Gilbert et al.; 34. Newton; 43. American State Papers, etc.; 44. Boswell; 45. Lavoisier; 47. Goethe; 48. Melville; 50. Marx Engels; 53. William James.

GroupsBallantine Adult Fantasy, Books Compared, Early Reviewers, Ernest Bramah, Modern Library Collectors, Philosophy and Theory, The Rabble Discuss Cabell: James Branch Cabell &c

Favorite authorsRobert Ardrey, Nicholson Baker, Donald Barthelme, Arnold Bennett, Eugen Böhm-Bawerk, Ernest Bramah, James Branch Cabell, Ronald H. Coase, F. Marion Crawford, Peter De Vries, Lord Dunsany, F. A. Hayek, W. H. Hutt, Israel M. Kirzner, Ludwig M. Lachmann, Lucian, H. L. Mencken, Carl Menger, George Meredith, Ludwig von Mises, Iris Murdoch, Vladimir Nabokov, George Santayana, Nassau William Senior, Herbert Spencer, F. W. Taussig, Jack Vance, Gore Vidal, Voltaire (Shared favorites)


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Currently readingThe Mind and Society (Trattato di Sociologia generale), Vol. 1: Non-Logical Conduct by Vilfredo Pareto
Critique of Interventionism by Ludwig von Mises
Political Economy (Third Edition, Revised and Enlarged): American Science Series, Advanced Course by Francis A. Walker
The Outcome of Individualism: Third Edition, Revised and Enlarged by Joseph Hiram Levy

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