[–] Aboresh 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

No love for the meditations of Marcus Aurelius? Shame on you Voat!

[–] RogerByam 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

You can't control people's actions, but you can control your reactions to their actions :)

[–] uvulectomy 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

To continue making this a well-rounded library, how about some US Army Field Manuals? Useful for personal development as well as SHTF situations. Specifically:

  • FM 3-21.8 (formerly FM 7-8): The Infantry Rifle Platoon and Squad - Most of it is devoted to the practical considerations of "boots on the ground", but there's also some good information on tactical decision-making and leadership principles/procedures that can be adapted to a lot of other situations as well.

  • FM 3-05.70 (formerly FM 21-76): U.S. Army Survival Manual

  • FM 6-22: Leader Development

[–] RightHandOfTheGoat [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Absolutely, I think that would be great to have. I'll add those as soon as I have a chance.

[–] uvulectomy 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago  (edited ago)

And before I forget, hardcover copies of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence.

Might also wanna throw in the Magna Carta

[–] thelukee 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Edward Bernays - Propaganda :)

[–] middle_path 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

For religion, I recommend the Tao teh Ching.

Also, think and grow rich is something a lot of people swear by.

[–] 1_61803399 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I second the recommendation of the Tao, more poor souls should see the Way.

[–] AristotleCLONE 3 points -3 points (+0|-3) ago 

I love that Work, especially the stealthily-sublime clues that Buddha was a darkskinned-negro.

[–] middle_path 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 


[–] Anam 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago  (edited ago)

The Open Society and its Enemies by Karl Popper

The Road to Serfdom by Frederic Hayek

A Conflict of Visions and Basic Economics by Thomas Sowell

Economics in One Lesson: The Shortest and Surest Way to Understand Basic Economics by Henry Hazlitt

The Jewish Wars by Josephus Flavius

City of God by St Augustine of Hippo

The Apology (The Death of Socrates) by Plato

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon

Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions by Edwin Abbott Abbott

Seeing as Mein Kamph and Das Kapital are to be included, why not go back to their common origin?

Discourse on Inequality and The Social Contract by Jean Jaques Rousseau.

Rousseau invented leftism along with its pathological emotionalism, intolerance, collectivism, and rejection of reality in favor of an undefined perfect Utopia, against which all else stands condemned and must be destroyed. His personality was the template for SJWs as it manifested itself in the slaughter of the French revolution to the 120 million killed by Communism.

[–] Dr_Shekel_Nigger 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

+1 for Rousseau

[–] AmaleksHairyAss 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Das Kapital, Karl Marx
The Theory of Moral Sentiments, Adam Smith
The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith

[–] RightHandOfTheGoat [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Das Kapital (Capital Vol 1-3) and The Wealth of Nations is already in the list, but I will add The Theory of Moral Sentiments.

[–] AmaleksHairyAss 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I'm not sure how you measure "impact on society" but this book has had a massive impact on computer development, and therefore on society at large, even though you'll only use it if you're studying programming.

Compilers: Principles, Techniques, and Tools, Aho et. al

[–] RightHandOfTheGoat [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Currently, I am adding anything suggested. Personally, I am looking for works which have had major impacts on society for one reason or another which I might enjoy reading. This is subjective, so I am casting a wide net and sorting it out later. I personally have an interest in the history of computer development, so I will likely look closely at this work. For now, just think of this as Voat's recommended book list!

[–] The_Cat 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

  • Charles Darwin - On the Origin of Species (surprisingly readable)
  • Bertrand Russell - History of Western Philosophy (great overall summary, though of course strongly colored by Russell's logic positivism)
  • Peter Godfrey-Smith - Theory and Reality: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science (Helps frame the philosophical underpinnings of the scientific method, along with its strengths and pitfalls)

And a new one that I think is particularly important nowadays:

  • Tom Nichols - The Death Of Expertise (On the problem of anti-intellectualism and the general disregard for expertise)

[–] puggy 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Check out: Darwin's Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution by biochemist Michael Behe for thought provoking questions about the limits of evolutionary theory

[–] RightHandOfTheGoat [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

The Death of Expertise, philosophy or social commentary?

[–] The_Cat 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Social commentary.

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