Books recommended by smart people…

Here’s the link. My guess is that the mean IQ of the contributors to that list is at least 130 and it’s probably more than that. It doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll like the books, but it does give you a better idea of what kind of books smart (male?) nerds like to read.

I already knew/thought that I should probably read Kuhn and Minsky at some point, both are of course mentioned at the link. Also, I hadn’t heard about that one before but Hofstadter’s Gödel, Escher, Bach sounds like an interesting book. Popper and Dawkins are both mentioned at the link, they would also be on my list if I ever decided to make one.

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August 11, 2010 - Posted by | books


  1. Jeg tænkte du måske ville være interesseret i følgende link til at hjælpe dig vælge din Pratchett.

    Jeg fandt Gödel, Escher, Bach var lidt for fortænkt og unødigt omstændig i sproget til min smag, den fangede mig ikke.

    Comment by WilliamJansen | August 12, 2010 | Reply

  2. Eliezer har vist ikke kommenteret i tråden, men han har ofte anbefalet:

    Jaynes: Probability – The Logic of Science
    Drescher: Good and Real
    Hofstadter: GEB
    Cialdini: Influence
    Greg Egan: Permutation City
    Judea Pearl

    Peter Norvig har også en masse spændende favoritter:

    Comment by Stefan | August 12, 2010 | Reply

  3. @begge

    Tak for links og kommentarer.

    “Eliezers” ‘Hofstadter: GEB’ i Stefans kommentar er, til dem der måtte være i tvivl, netop bogen Gödel, Escher, Bach som jeg omtaler i posten og William også omtaler.

    Comment by US | August 12, 2010 | Reply

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