Welcome to The Freethinker Book Club – Summer 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 Economic Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, Simon Wren-Lewis.
It shows how ideas can have a hugely beneficial impact on people’s lives. – Simon Wren-Lewis
Our politics pick comes from the former deputy leader of the Lib Dems (2007-2010) and shadow chancellor (2003-2010), Vince Cable.
The pick… The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
Try at least skimming Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations. – Vince Cable
Our philosophy pick comes from Professor of Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, Jonathan Wolff.
The pick… On Liberty by John Stuart Mill
It is superbly written, raises questions that are alive today, and shows what philosophy can be. – Jo Wolff
Our science pick comes from Professor of Developmental Biologist, Director of Science at the Wellcome Trust, and Senior Group Leader at the Francis Crick Institute, Jim Smith.
I like ‘Don’t You have Time to Think?’ as an illustration of a remarkable scientist and human being. – Jim Smith
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BUY NOW: The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
BUY NOW: On Liberty by John Stuart Mill