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
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.
To read- After nearly every page you want to tell every single person you know what you have learned. The citations of numerous psychology studies that really reveal an enormous amount about the way we think, why we think, and how we think.
Good read. "This will make you Smarter" Essay's from scientists and others. Answering the question "What would you suggest we all add to our cognitive toolkit?" The answers are more engaging and inspiring than you might imagine. Check it out if you can.
The 11 Best Psychology and Philosophy Books of 2011