Welcome to The Freethinker Book Club – Autumn 2017 edition. We have collated the most recommended books from our interviews with the world’s most inspirational freethinkers. The picks as always are a combination of the classic reads and a smattering of fresh finds. We genuinely believe freethinkers change the world; together we hope we can inspire a new generation of world-changers. And what better way to do that than to share some mind-blowing, paradigm-smashing reads. So take a look at this month’s picks, get reading, and above all keep freethinking.
Our economics pick comes from Professor of Economics at the London Business School and Fellow of All Souls College at the University of Oxford, Professor Andrew Scott.
The pick… Why Nations Fail by Daron Acemoglu
A great book as it blends clear thinking, good theory, historical sweep and nice case studies to illustrate some really fundamental issues. – Andrew Scott
Our politics pick comes from Reader in Political Economy at Birkbeck College, University of London, Dr Dermot Hodson.
A novel that tells us everything we need to know about being European and, indeed, a citizen of the world at a time when politicians are stoking up nationalist sentiment. – Dr Dermot Hodson
Our philosophy pick comes from Professor of Philosophy Emerita at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and author, Professor Patricia Churchland.
When I read David Hume for the first time I was enthralled. – Patricia Churchland
Our science pick comes from Professor of Experimental Physics and Master of Churchill College at the University of Cambridge, Professor Athene Donald.
Helped me understand how to think about materials in a non-mathematical way. – Athene Donald
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BUY NOW: Why Nations Fail by Daron Acemoglu