Controversial Books for NickLyle

This page shows the most "controversial" books in this library, as measured by the highest standard deviation of members' star ratings.

Standard Deviation Average Rating Your Rating Title
1.474 3.5 Winning Through Intimidation by Robert J. Ringer
1.359 3.58 The Fourth Way by P. D. Ouspensky
1.248 3.33 Within the Context of No Context by George W. S. Trow
1.24 3.39 Philosophical Explanations by Robert Nozick
1.213 3.56 The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
1.206 4.02 Ulysses by James Joyce
1.175 3.41 Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals / On a Supposed Right to Lie Because of Philanthropic Concerns by Immanuel Kant
1.172 3.67 Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke
1.167 3.64 Ten Philosophical Mistakes by Mortimer J. Adler
1.167 3.92 A Secular Age by Charles Taylor
1.163 3.72 The Phenomenology of Spirit by G. W. F. Hegel
1.157 3.56 The New Industrial State by John Kenneth Galbraith
1.154 3.67 Sense and Sensibilia by J. L. Austin
1.152 3 Reason in History by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
1.145 4.22 Gravity and Grace by Simone Weil
1.143 3.63 Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller
1.141 3.92 Wisdom of the West by Bertrand Russell
1.139 3.62 The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money by John Maynard Keynes
1.136 3.16 Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus: The Classic Guide to Understanding the Opposite Sex by John Gray
1.128 3.79 The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
1.125 3.63 The Concept of Anxiety by Søren Kierkegaard
1.123 3.92 Ishmael by Daniel Quinn
1.121 3.94 A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
1.117 3.86 How to Think About the Great Ideas: From the Great Books of Western Civilization by Mortimer J. Adler
1.116 4.07 Science and Hypothesis by Henri Poincaré
1.115 3.6 Science and the Modern World by Alfred North Whitehead
1.114 3.96 The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
1.114 3.64 On the Road by Jack Kerouac
1.111 3.88 Capitalism and Freedom by Milton Friedman
1.106 3.31 An Essay on Liberation by Herbert Marcuse
1.106 3.78 The Psychology of Man's Possible Evolution by P. D. Ouspensky
1.105 3.88 Reform or Revolution by Rosa Luxemburg
1.104 3.94 Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror by John Ashbery
1.104 3.78 Political Liberalism by John Rawls
1.101 3.72 Frogs into Princes: Neuro Linguistic Programming by Richard Bandler
1.1 3.39 Moral Minds: How Nature Designed Our Universal Sense of Right and Wrong by Marc Hauser
1.098 3.2 Postcolonialism: A Very Short Introduction by Robert J. C. Young
1.094 3.35 The Law of Peoples - with "the Idea of Public" by John Rawls
1.094 3.76 Selected Poems by Ezra Pound
1.092 3.83 Walden by Henry David Thoreau
1.089 3.59 Enough: True Measures of Money, Business, and Life by John C. Bogle
1.087 4.04 Being and Time by Martin Heidegger
1.086 3.49 Iron John: A Book About Men by Robert Bly
1.085 3.28 The Mysterious Flame: Conscious Minds In A Material World by Colin McGinn
1.084 4.23 Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
1.083 3.87 Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant
1.083 3.55 Aspects of the Theory of Syntax by Noam Chomsky
1.081 3.45 Meditations on First Philosophy by René Descartes
1.081 3.77 Popol Vuh by Quiché Maya
1.079 3.6 The Closing of the American Mind by Allan Bloom
1.077 3.88 As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
1.077 3.45 A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge by George Berkeley
1.076 3.9 Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy by David D. Burns
1.074 3.82 The Relationship Cure by John Gottman
1.071 3.66 Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy by Bernard Williams
1.069 3.77 Point Counter Point by Aldous Huxley
1.069 3.62 The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
1.067 3.21 The Secret Life of Pronouns: What Our Words Say about Us by James W. Pennebaker
1.064 3.72 The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon
1.06 3.8 How to Survive the Loss of a Love by Peter McWilliams
1.058 3.3 Walden Two by B. F. Skinner
1.056 3.96 Science and Human Values by Jacob Bronowski
1.055 3.82 Understanding Media by Marshall McLuhan
1.055 3.93 Critique of Practical Reason by Immanuel Kant
1.054 3.74 The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
1.053 3.71 The Decline of the West by Oswald Spengler
1.053 3.36 Life in the Iron Mills and Other Stories by Rebecca Harding Davis
1.05 3.87 Intellectuals by Paul Johnson
1.049 3.95 Theological-Political Treatise by Benedictus de Spinoza
1.048 3.54 Why I Am So Wise by Friedrich Nietzsche
1.048 3.67 Introducing Lacan by Darian Leader
1.047 3.36 On Bullshit by Harry G. Frankfurt
1.047 3.88 Theaetetus [Greek and translation] by Plato
1.047 3.23 The Mystery of Consciousness by John R. Searle
1.045 3.86 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
1.044 3.67 Propaganda by Edward Bernays
1.044 3.57 Games People Play: The Psychology of Human Relationships by Eric Berne
1.042 3.74 Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
1.041 3.66 One-Dimensional Man: Studies in the Ideology of Advanced Industrial Society by Herbert Marcuse
1.041 3.57 The Analysis of Mind by Bertrand Russell
1.04 3.73 The Tao of Physics by Fritjof Capra
1.038 4.02 The Muqaddimah, an Introduction to History [abridged Rosenthal translation] by Ibn Khaldūn
1.038 4.01 Let Us Now Praise Famous Men by James Agee
1.037 3.76 The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie
1.037 3.58 The Second Treatise of Government by John Locke
1.037 3.8 Co-dependent No More by Melody Beattie
1.035 3.72 The Chomsky-Foucault Debate: On Human Nature by Noam Chomsky
1.033 3.73 The Dancing Wu Li Masters: An Overview of the New Physics by Gary Zukav
1.031 3.83 About Behaviorism by B. F. Skinner
1.03 4 I and Thou by Martin Buber
1.03 4.02 Women Who Run with the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes
1.03 3.85 The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
1.029 3.62 The Burnout Society by Byung-Chul Han
1.027 3.96 The Mezzanine by Nicholson Baker
1.026 3.93 The Kingdom of God Is Within You by Leo Tolstoy
1.025 3.28 On Dreams by Sigmund Freud
1.024 3.44 How to Win Every Argument: The Use and Abuse of Logic by Madsen Pirie
1.021 3.61 Language and Myth by Ernst Cassirer
1.018 3.71 Faust, Part Two by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
1.018 3.98 The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph by Ryan Holiday
1.017 4.16 Three Novels: Molloy, Malone Dies, The Unnamable by Samuel Beckett
1.017 4.06 Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
1.017 3.7 Death with Interruptions by José Saramago
1.016 4.08 The Denial of Death by Ernest Becker
1.016 3.68 Anarchy, State, and Utopia by Robert Nozick
1.015 3.9 The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene
1.015 4.12 Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress by Steven Pinker
1.012 3.77 Mortal Questions by Thomas Nagel
1.01 3.95 The order of things: an archaeology of the human sciences by Michel Foucault
1.01 4.18 One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
1.009 3.9 Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy: Lord and Peasant in the Making of the Modern World by Barrington Moore
1.007 4.11 Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
1.006 3.91 Zen Buddhism by Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki
1.006 3.86 Pensées by Blaise Pascal
1.005 3.86 Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche
1.005 4.12 A confession and other religious writings by Leo Tolstoy
1.003 3.95 How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
1.002 4.13 The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes by Jonathan Rose
1.001 3.86 The Republic by Plato
1.001 4.07 Ethics by Benedictus de Spinoza
1.001 3.86 The New Science by Giambattista Vico
1 3.78 Fup by Jim Dodge
1 3.41 The Iron Heel by Jack London
1 3.72 Hagakure by Tsunetomo Yamamoto
0.999 3.7 Seeing by José Saramago
0.999 3.81 On the Nature of Things by Titus Lucretius Carus
0.999 3.92 Euthyphro / Apology / Crito / Meno / Phaedo by Plato
0.998 3.99 Paradise Lost by John Milton
0.998 3.7 The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State by Friedrich Engels
0.998 3.94 A Treatise of Human Nature by David Hume
0.998 3.85 The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles
0.997 3.91 The Varieties of Religious Experience by William James
0.997 3.74 The Common Good (The Real Story Series) by Noam Chomsky
0.997 3.81 The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
0.996 4.01 On the Genealogy of Morality by Friedrich Nietzsche
0.996 3.59 The Construction of Social Reality by John R. Searle
0.995 3.76 Island by Aldous Huxley
0.994 3.66 A History of Knowledge: Past, Present, and Future by Charles Van Doren
0.994 4.08 Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
0.992 3.56 Kant: A Very Short Introduction by Roger Scruton
0.992 3.79 The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff
0.991 3.72 Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help YouFind - and Keep - Love by Amir Levine
0.989 3.92 Faust I & II by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
0.989 4.06 The Road by Cormac McCarthy
0.988 3.97 Ways of Worldmaking by Nelson Goodman
0.988 4.06 The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding: The Bible of Bodybuilding, Fully Updated and Revised by Arnold Schwarzenegger
0.987 3.73 The Social Conquest of Earth by Edward O. Wilson
0.987 3.97 Escape from Freedom by Erich Fromm
0.986 3.91 Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology by Neil Postman
0.985 4.01 A Guide for the Perplexed by E. F. Schumacher
0.984 3.95 The Castle by Franz Kafka
0.983 4.03 Dialogues Concerning Two New Sciences by Galileo Galilei
0.982 3.96 The Upanishads by Anonymous
0.982 3.51 Hard Times by Charles Dickens
0.981 3.85 The Conquest of Happiness by Bertrand Russell
0.98 4.17 Memories, Dreams, Reflections by C. G. Jung
0.98 3.6 Discourse on Method / Meditations on First Philosophy by René Descartes
0.98 3.73 The Analects by Confucius
0.979 3.58 Inevitable Illusions: How Mistakes of Reason Rule Our Minds by Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini
0.979 3.84 Imperial Ambitions: Conversations on the Post-9/11 World by Noam Chomsky
0.978 3.95 Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
0.977 4.01 Einstein's Dreams by Alan Lightman
0.977 3.87 Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle
0.977 3.5 On Truth by Harry G. Frankfurt
0.976 3.59 Discourse on Method by René Descartes
0.975 3.9 Orientalism by Edward W. Said
0.975 3.83 The Cave by José Saramago
0.974 3.98 The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays by Albert Camus
0.974 3.9 Julip by Jim Harrison
0.973 4.13 Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire
0.973 3.62 Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know by Alexandra Horowitz
0.972 3.65 The Fran Lebowitz Reader (Metropolitan Life/Social Studies) by Fran Lebowitz
0.97 3.45 Nadja by André Breton
0.97 3.43 Psychology: A Very Short Introduction by Gillian Butler
0.97 3.73 The Jefferson Bible: The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth by Thomas Jefferson
0.97 3.67 The Division of Labor in Society by Emile Durkheim
0.968 3.89 The Consolation of Philosophy by Boethius
0.968 3.72 The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli
0.968 4 A Little Book on the Human Shadow by Robert Bly
0.967 4.15 The Yosemite by John Muir
0.967 4.18 Journey to the End of the Night by Louis-Ferdinand Céline
0.965 3.97 The Silk Roads: A New History of the World by Peter Frankopan
0.965 3.37 Language, Truth and Logic by A. J. Ayer
0.964 3.87 A Theory of Justice by John Rawls
0.964 3.87 Democracy and Education: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education by John Dewey
0.963 4.11 Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
0.963 3.95 The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
0.963 3.79 Rogue States: The Rule of Force in World Affairs by Noam Chomsky
0.963 3.82 Religion and Science by Bertrand Russell
0.962 3.7 Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ by Daniel Goleman
0.962 4.1 The Gospel According to Jesus Christ by José Saramago
0.962 3.63 Steps by Jerzy Kosiński
0.962 3.37 That Noble Dream: The "Objectivity Question" and the American Historical Profession by Peter Novick
0.96 3.48 Wittgenstein: A Very Short Introduction by A. C. Grayling
0.96 3.73 Chomsky for Beginners by David Cogswell
0.96 3.96 Grammatical Man: Information, Entropy, Language and Life by Jeremy Campbell
0.959 3.88 Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge by Edward O. Wilson
0.959 3.78 Primal Leadership: Learning to Lead with Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman
0.958 3.92 The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge by Rainer Maria Rilke
0.958 3.7 A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain
0.957 3.53 Selected Writings by Karl Marx
0.957 3.66 Dreams of a Final Theory by Steven Weinberg
0.957 3.98 The Rebel: An Essay on Man in Revolt by Albert Camus
0.957 3.88 The Writing Life by Annie Dillard
0.957 3.83 The Human Use of Human Beings: Cybernetics and Society by Norbert Wiener
0.956 3.74 Cain by José Saramago
0.956 4.18 Truth and Method by Hans-Georg Gadamer
0.956 4.03 The Iliad by Homer
0.956 3.78 What Every Body is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent's Guide to Speed-Reading People by Joe Navarro
0.955 3.98 Critique of Judgment by Immanuel Kant
0.954 4.15 The Human Condition by Hannah Arendt
0.954 3.8 Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay
0.954 3.86 The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac
0.954 3.76 Women by Charles Bukowski
0.953 3.91 Baltasar and Blimunda by José Saramago
0.953 3.96 On Liberty and Other Essays by John Stuart Mill
0.953 4.1 The Poverty of Historicism by Karl R. Popper
0.953 3.82 Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
0.953 4.19 Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard
0.952 3.95 An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding by David Hume
0.952 3.98 Introduction to Tantra : The Transformation of Desire by Lama Thubten Yeshe
0.952 3.94 Achieving our country : leftist thought in twentieth-century America by Richard Rorty
0.951 3.72 Status Anxiety by Alain De Botton
0.951 3.87 Chance and Necessity: An Essay on the Natural Philosophy of Modern Biology by Jacques Monod
0.951 3.68 Roads to Freedom: Socialism, Anarchism and Syndicalism by Bertrand Russell
0.951 4.05 Man for Himself: An Inquiry Into the Psychology of Ethics by Erich Fromm
0.95 4.05 Essays: Moral, Political, and Literary by David Hume
0.949 4.09 The Waste Land and Other Poems {Barnes and Noble Classics} by T. S. Eliot
0.949 3.62 The Broom of the System by David Foster Wallace
0.949 3.95 The Bhagavad Gita by Vyasa
0.947 3.86 Necessary Illusions: Thought Control in Democratic Societies by Noam Chomsky
0.947 3.72 Zen in the Art of Archery by Eugen Herrigel
0.947 3.82 The Concept of Mind by Gilbert Ryle
0.946 3.9 Candide and Other Stories by Voltaire
0.944 3.9 What Is This Thing Called Science? by Alan Chalmers
0.944 3.89 The Lessons of History by Will Durant
0.944 3.89 Still Life with Woodpecker by Tom Robbins
0.943 3.67 A Short History of Ethics: A History of Moral Philosophy from the Homeric Age to the Twentieth Century by Alasdair MacIntyre
0.943 3.91 Dubliners by James Joyce
0.942 4 Foundation by Isaac Asimov
0.942 3.48 The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work by Alain de Botton
0.942 3.65 Mysticism and Logic by Bertrand Russell
0.942 4.03 The Odyssey by Homer
0.94 3.85 The Art of Loving by Erich Fromm
0.939 4.14 Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity by Richard Rorty
0.939 3.89 The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt
0.938 3.67 The Creation: An Appeal to Save Life on Earth by Edward O. Wilson
0.938 3.99 A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
0.938 3.51 Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Richard H. Thaler
0.938 3.38 Introducing Derrida by Jeff Collins
0.938 4.08 Lincoln's Melancholy: How Depression Challenged a President and Fueled His Greatness by Joshua Wolf Shenk
0.937 3.58 The Atlas by William T. Vollmann
0.937 3.59 Government in the Future by Noam Chomsky
0.936 3.73 An Introduction to Zen Buddhism by D. T. Suzuki
0.936 3.95 The Stranger by Albert Camus
0.935 3.99 Enchiridion by Epictetus
0.935 3.61 Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction by Frank Close
0.934 4.05 Desert Notes/River Notes by Barry Lopez
0.934 3.95 A Little History of the World by E. H. Gombrich
0.933 3.92 Earth Abides by George R. Stewart
0.932 3.74 Brief Interviews with Hideous Men by David Foster Wallace
0.931 3.79 The Problems of Philosophy by Bertrand Russell
0.931 3.75 The Doors of Perception / Heaven and Hell by Aldous Huxley
0.93 3.66 The Essays by Francis Bacon
0.93 4.01 The Symposium by Plato
0.929 4.21 The Basic Works of Aristotle by Aristotle
0.929 3.95 Culture and Value by Ludwig Wittgenstein
0.928 3.72 An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke
0.928 4.09 The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell
0.928 3.85 Mind, Language, and Society : Philosophy in the Real World by John R. Searle
0.927 3.81 The Temple of the Golden Pavilion by Yukio Mishima
0.927 3.66 Girl With Curious Hair by David Foster Wallace
0.927 3.93 The Perennial Philosophy by Aldous Huxley
0.927 4.13 The Need for Roots: Prelude to a Declaration of Duties Towards Mankind (Routledge Classics) by Simone Weil
0.926 3.91 Psychopolitics: Neoliberalism and New Technologies of Power by Byung-Chul Han
0.926 3.7 Authority and the Individual by Bertrand Russell
0.926 4.08 The Shorter Pepys by Samuel Pepys
0.924 3.72 Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle by Chris Hedges
0.924 3.99 The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas S. Kuhn
0.924 3.81 God and the State by Michael Bakunin
0.923 4.16 Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins
0.923 3.57 Marx: A Very Short Introduction by Peter Singer
0.922 3.94 Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
0.922 4.15 Understanding Power: The Indispensable Chomsky by Noam Chomsky
0.921 4.05 Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
0.92 4.2 Middlemarch by George Eliot
0.92 3.62 Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy by Bertrand Russell
0.92 4.23 A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
0.919 4.05 A Confession by Leo Tolstoy
0.919 3.68 Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers by Kwame Anthony Appiah
0.919 4 The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
0.919 4.11 Sonnets to Orpheus by Rainer Maria Rilke
0.919 4.05 The World as Will and Representation, Volume 1 by Arthur Schopenhauer
0.918 4.11 Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
0.918 3.7 A Dialogue on Personal Identity and Immortality by John R. Perry
0.918 4.14 Fear and Trembling/Repetition : Kierkegaard's Writings, Vol. 6 by Søren Kierkegaard
0.918 3.52 What Does It All Mean?: A Very Short Introduction to Philosophy by Thomas Nagel
0.917 3.95 Against Method by Paul Feyerabend
0.917 3.94 The Sea, the Sea by Iris Murdoch
0.917 3.61 Four Laws That Drive the Universe by Peter Atkins
0.917 3.64 Lying: Moral Choice in Public and Private Life by Sissela Bok
0.917 3.78 The Affluent Society by John Kenneth Galbraith
0.916 4.02 Basic Writings by Martin Heidegger
0.916 3.88 Consciousness Explained by Daniel C. Dennett
0.915 3.99 Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut
0.915 3.87 A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft
0.914 3.99 Animal Farm by George Orwell
0.914 4.13 The Name of the Rose: including the Author's Postscript by Umberto Eco
0.914 4.04 Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution by Simon Schama
0.913 4.16 The Portable Faulkner: Revised and Expanded Edition by William Faulkner
0.913 4.07 Narcissus and Goldmund by Hermann Hesse
0.911 4.26 Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis
0.911 3.66 Hegel: A Very Short Introduction by Peter Singer
0.91 4.18 The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell
0.91 4.25 Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
0.91 4.05 The Great Chain of Being: A Study of the History of an Idea by Arthur O. Lovejoy
0.91 3.85 Fables of Aesop by Aesop
0.91 3.65 ABC of Reading by Ezra Pound
0.91 3.78 What I Believe by Bertrand Russell
0.909 4.02 On Love and Barley: Haiku of Basho by Matsuo Bashō
0.909 3.89 The Fall by Albert Camus
0.909 4.3 The Open Society and Its Enemies by Karl Popper
0.908 4.06 The Logic of Scientific Discovery by Karl R. Popper
0.908 3.57 Daily Life in Ancient Rome by Jérôme Carcopino
0.908 4.26 War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
0.907 4.21 The Gary Snyder Reader: Prose, Poetry, and Translations by Gary Snyder
0.906 4.14 Steps to an Ecology of Mind: Collected Essays in Anthropology, Psychiatry, Evolution, and Epistemology by Gregory Bateson
0.906 3.99 Black Elk Speaks: Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux by John G. Neihardt
0.905 4.1 The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
0.905 3.86 Turtle Island by Gary Snyder
0.905 4.14 Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun
0.904 3.91 Against Interpretation: And Other Essays by Susan Sontag
0.904 4.07 After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory by Alasdair MacIntyre
0.902 3.62 Warlock by Jim Harrison
0.902 3.86 Society of Mind by Marvin Minsky
0.901 3.73 Marriage and Morals by Bertrand Russell
0.9 4.07 Justice as Fairness: A Restatement by John Rawls
0.899 4.07 Jesus' Son: Stories by Denis Johnson
0.898 3.91 Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics / Selections from the Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant
0.898 3.81 Money: Whence It Came, Where It Went by John Kenneth Galbraith
0.898 3.99 Dalva by Jim Harrison
0.898 3.99 The Practice of the Wild by Gary Snyder
0.898 3.88 Selected Poems by John Keats
0.898 3.9 A Rulebook for Arguments by Anthony Weston
0.898 3.85 Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism by Fredric Jameson
0.898 3.72 In Patagonia by Bruce Chatwin
0.897 3.89 The Chomsky Reader by Noam Chomsky
0.897 4.03 Man and His Symbols by Carl Gustav Jung
0.897 3.92 Why I Am Not a Christian and Other Essays on Religion and Related Subjects by Bertrand Russell
0.896 4.16 Enquiries Concerning Human Understanding and Concerning the Principles of Morals by David Hume
0.896 3.95 The Plague by Albert Camus
0.895 3.96 Minds, Brains and Science by John Searle
0.895 4.12 Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts by Carol Tavris
0.895 3.91 The Little Book of Common Sense Investing by John C. Bogle
0.894 4.32 Philosophical Investigations by Ludwig Wittgenstein
0.894 3.96 Philosophy in the Flesh : The Embodied Mind and Its Challenge to Western Thought by George Lakoff
0.894 3.97 The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy
0.894 3.56 Truth: A Guide by Simon Blackburn
0.893 4.11 Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
0.892 3.94 Metaphors We Live By by George Lakoff
0.892 3.89 Bodies That Matter: On the Discursive Limits of Sex by Judith Butler
0.892 3.95 A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
0.891 4.54 In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust
0.891 3.98 Resistance, Rebellion, and Death: Essays by Albert Camus
0.891 4.01 Anger: Wisdom for Cooling the Flames by Thich Nhat Hanh
0.891 4.11 Metamorphoses [in translation] by Ovid
0.891 4.16 Demons by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
0.89 3.82 Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog by Dylan Thomas
0.89 4.2 Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind by Shunryu Suzuki
0.89 3.8 Year 501 : The Conquest Continues by Noam Chomsky
0.889 3.95 Tenth of December: Stories by George Saunders
0.888 4.1 The Roots of Romanticism by Isaiah Berlin
0.888 4.01 The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut
0.888 4.07 The Theory of Moral Sentiments by Adam Smith
0.887 4.26 This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life by David Foster Wallace
0.887 4.12 The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
0.886 4.07 My Life and Hard Times by James Thurber
0.886 4.03 Getting Past No: Negotiating in Difficult Situations by William Ury
0.886 4.12 Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
0.885 3.98 The Way of Zen by Alan Watts
0.885 3.68 Der Witz und seine Beziehung zum Unbewussten by Sigmund Freud
0.884 4.11 Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond
0.884 4.19 The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture by Wendell Berry
0.884 3.85 Heart of Darkness & Selections from The Congo Diary by Joseph Conrad
0.884 4.04 Naming and Necessity by Saul A. Kripke
0.884 3.88 Legends of the Fall by Jim Harrison
0.883 3.25 Lust: The Seven Deadly Sins by Simon Blackburn
0.882 4.05 The Sociological Imagination by C. Wright Mills
0.881 4 On Photography by Susan Sontag
0.881 3.61 After Many a Summer Dies the Swan by Aldous Huxley
0.881 4.23 Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu
0.881 3.56 Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking by Daniel C. Dennett
0.88 4.11 The Intelligent Investor: A Book of Practical Counsel by Benjamin Graham
0.88 3.83 The Consolations of Philosophy by Alain de Botton
0.88 3.95 Pan: From Lieutenant Thomas Glahn's Papers by Knut Hamsun
0.878 4.33 The Complete Essays by Michel de Montaigne
0.878 4.05 Small is Beautiful: A Study of Economics as if People Mattered by E. F. Schumacher
0.878 4 How The World Works by Noam Chomsky
0.878 3.95 How to Do Things with Words by J. L. Austin
0.878 4.07 Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanings of Life by Daniel C. Dennett
0.877 3.93 Post Office by Charles Bukowski
0.877 4.06 My Voice Will Go with You: The Teaching Tales of Milton H. Erickson by Sidney Rosen
0.877 3.93 The Essential Kierkegaard by Søren Kierkegaard
0.877 3.96 Race Matters by Cornel West
0.877 3.96 How the Mind Works by Steven Pinker
0.876 3.95 The Songlines by Bruce Chatwin
0.875 4.16 The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements by Eric Hoffer
0.875 3.75 The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008 by Paul Krugman
0.872 3.93 Hitch-22 by Christopher Hitchens
0.872 4.08 Your Money or Your Life by Joe Dominguez
0.872 4.07 The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt
0.872 4.05 Ignorance: How It Drives Science by Stuart Firestein
0.871 3.68 The Foucault Reader by Michel Foucault
0.871 4.15 A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again: Essays and Arguments by David Foster Wallace
0.871 3.79 Don't Think of an Elephant! Know Your Values and Frame the Debate by George Lakoff
0.869 3.96 The Importance of Living by Lin Yutang
0.869 4 The Future of Life by Edward O. Wilson
0.868 4.21 The Crooked Timber of Humanity: Chapters in the History of Ideas by Isaiah Berlin
0.868 3.97 The Living by Annie Dillard
0.868 3.64 Hallucinations by Oliver Sacks
0.867 3.9 Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe by Brian Greene
0.867 3.98 Moral Politics : How Liberals and Conservatives Think by George Lakoff
0.867 3.91 Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance by Noam Chomsky
0.866 4.32 Final Harvest: Poems by Emily Dickinson
0.866 3.78 The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature by Steven Pinker
0.866 3.9 A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes by Stephen Hawking
0.866 4.1 Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
0.865 4.14 The Back Country by Gary Snyder
0.865 3.92 Crossing Open Ground by Barry Lopez
0.865 4.41 Plato: Complete Works by Plato
0.865 4.05 The Praise of Folly and Other Writings (Norton Critical Edition) by Desiderius Erasmus
0.864 3.87 The Meaning of Human Existence by Edward O. Wilson
0.863 3.81 Incompleteness: The Proof and Paradox of Kurt Gödel by Rebecca Goldstein
0.863 4.11 The Mismeasure of Man by Stephen Jay Gould
0.861 3.88 Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain by Antonio Damasio
0.86 3.65 Under the Net by Iris Murdoch
0.86 3.85 The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen
0.859 4.18 The Grand Inquisitor by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
0.858 3.55 This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly by Carmen M. Reinhart
0.857 4.05 Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy by Joseph A. Schumpeter
0.857 3.95 The Hedgehog and the Fox: An Essay on Tolstoy's View of History by Isaiah Berlin
0.857 2.92 Introducing Chomsky by John Maher
0.856 4.08 Sketches from a Hunter's Album by Ivan Turgenev
0.856 4.08 The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom by Jonathan Haidt
0.856 3.46 The Examined Life: Philosophical Meditations by Robert Nozick
0.855 3.78 The Philosopher's Toolkit: A Compendium of Philosophical Concepts and Methods by Julian Baggini
0.855 3.99 How to Speak How to Listen by Mortimer J. Adler
0.854 4.16 The Portable Nietzsche by Friedrich Nietzsche
0.854 3.88 The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr
0.853 3.31 Crome Yellow by Aldous Huxley
0.853 4.23 Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
0.853 3.78 Agape Agape by William Gaddis
0.853 4.28 Henry David Thoreau: A Life by Laura Dassow Walls
0.852 4.1 Complete Stories by Dorothy Parker
0.852 4.37 The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
0.852 3.96 The Backyard Homestead: Produce All the Food You Need on Just a Quarter Acre by Carleen Madigan
0.851 4.2 Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke
0.851 4.21 The Dream Songs by John Berryman
0.851 3.57 Wolf: A False Memoir by Jim Harrison
0.851 4.05 A Random Walk Down Wall Street by Burton G. Malkiel
0.851 4.15 Arctic Dreams by Barry Lopez
0.85 3.98 Taking Rights Seriously by Ronald Dworkin
0.85 3.88 What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets by Michael J. Sandel
0.85 3.42 The Nature of Greek Myths by G. S. Kirk
0.848 4 A Brief History of Neoliberalism by David Harvey
0.847 3.84 Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy by Cathy O'Neil
0.846 3.84 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works--A True Story by Dan Harris
0.845 4.01 Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain
0.845 4.02 The Empty Mirror: Experiences in a Japanese Zen Monastery by Janwillem van de Wetering
0.844 4.19 Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert B. Cialdini
0.843 3.72 Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself by David Lipsky
0.842 4.01 Demanding the Impossible: A History of Anarchism by Peter H. Marshall
0.842 4.1 Earth House Hold: Technical Notes and Queries to Fellow Dharma Revolutionaries by Gary Snyder
0.841 4.13 Philosophy and Social Hope by Richard Rorty
0.84 3.76 The ABC of Relativity by Bertrand Russell
0.84 3.71 The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future by Naomi Oreskes
0.84 3.9 The Tale of the Unknown Island by José Saramago
0.84 3.41 The Gospel in Brief (Texts & Contexts) by Leo Tolstoy
0.84 3.9 Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth by Apostolos Doxiadis
0.839 4.11 Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media by Edward S. Herman
0.839 4.39 Discourses and Selected Writings by Epictetus
0.839 3.99 In Praise of Idleness by Bertrand Russell
0.838 4.13 Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business by Neil Postman
0.838 3.94 Off to the Side: A Memoir by Jim Harrison
0.837 4.21 Rimbaud: Complete Works, Selected Letters by Jean Nicholas Arthur Rimbaud
0.837 3.82 Exile and the Kingdom by Albert Camus
0.836 3.91 On Anarchism by Noam Chomsky
0.836 3.75 An Essay on Man: An Introduction to a Philosophy of Human Culture by Ernst Cassirer
0.835 4.34 Healing With Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition (3rd Edition) by Paul Pitchford
0.835 3.92 Prisoner's Dilemma: John Von Neumann, Game Theory, and the Puzzle of the Bomb by William Poundstone
0.834 4.27 The Demon-haunted World : Science as a candle in the dark by Carl Sagan
0.834 3.96 Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared M. Diamond
0.833 3.5 The Kreutzer Sonata and Other Stories (Penguin Classics) by Leo Tolstoy
0.833 3.91 What is Property? by Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
0.833 4.34 Stories by Anton Chekhov
0.833 3.42 Astonishing Hypothesis: The Scientific Search for the Soul by Francis Crick
0.831 3.96 Jung: A Very Short Introduction by Anthony Stevens
0.831 4.42 The Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens by Wallace Stevens
0.831 4.39 Duino Elegies by Rainer Maria Rilke
0.83 3.84 How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking by Jordan Ellenberg