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Summer Reading List 2013

Week of: 
July 28, 2013
First Aired: 
May 26, 2013
What is it: 

Summer is the perfect time to dig in to deep reading. Heidegger's Being and Time may be a bit much to take to the beach, but there are lots of readable classics that could make your summer reading a transformative experience. John and Ken ask a few of their past guests about the book that most transformed their life and thinking. And the hosts also take book recommendations for philosophically-rich summer reading from listeners around the country.

Listening Notes: 
 
Recommendations from John and Ken

An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
David Hume

Critique of Pure Reason
Immanuel Kant
 
     
Recommendations from Guests

In Search of Lost Time
Marcel Proust

The Meno
Plato

Meditations on First Philosophy 
René Descartes
     
Recommendations from Listeners

The City & The City
China Miéville

  I Am an Executioner
Rajesh Parameswaran

Answers For Aristotle
Massimo Pigliucci
 

Joshua Landy, Professor of French Literature, Stanford University

 

Alison Gopnik, Professor of Psychology, UC Berkeley

 

Julie Napolin, Professor of Digital Humanities, The New School

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