You Are Not So Smart: Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory Is Mostly Fiction, and 46 Other Ways You’re Deluding Yourself — an illuminating and just the right magnitude of uncomfortable almanac of some of the most prevalent and enduri
Incognito a fascinating, dynamic, faceted look under the hood of the conscious mind to reveal the complex machinery of the subconscious. Equal parts entertaining and illuminating, the book’s case studies, examples, and insight are more than mere talking points to impressed at the next dinner party, poised instead to radically shift your understanding of the world, other people, and your own mind. Source brain Pickings
An effort to reverse-engineer Holmes’s methodology into actionable insights that help develop “habits of thought that will allow you to engage mindfully with yourself and your world as a matter of course
Intellectual. Enabling. Discovery. Success. I am half way through this book. I love the part that talks about the effect words used as "primers" have on our subconscious. If the second half is only half as good as the first half, this is still a top read.
Bringing together schools of rationalism (e.g. Descartes) and empiricism (e.g. Hume). We can't determine reality on reason alone, nor can we determine reality on experience alone. Even together, we cannot obtain "absolute" truth of the universe.