A collection of books often referenced or recommended within the community. These books are on a wide range of subjects and a presented here as a reference. The views and opinions expressed in these books are not explicitly the views and options of the community.

You Are Not So Smart:

You Are Not So Smart: Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory Is Mostly Fiction, and 46 Other Ways You're Deluding Yourself

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Why I am not a Christian

Why I am not a Christian And Other Essays on Religion and Related Subjects

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What If

What If Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

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Unfollow

Unfollow

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Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

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Thinking, Fast and Slow

Thinking, Fast and Slow

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Theaetetus

Theaetetus

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The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe:

The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe: How to Know What's Really Real in a World Increasingly Full of Fake

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The Selfish Gene

The Selfish Gene

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The Scout Mindset:

The Scout Mindset: Why Some People See Things Clearly and Others Don't

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The Righteous Mind

The Righteous Mind Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion

The Portable Atheist:

The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever

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The Outsider Test for Faith:

The Outsider Test for Faith: How to Know Which Religion Is True

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The Moral Landscape

The Moral Landscape How Science Can Determine Human Values

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The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales

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The Madness of Crowds

The Madness of Crowds

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The Irrational Ape

The Irrational Ape Why Flawed Logic Puts us all at Risk and How Critical Thinking Can Save the World

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The God Delusion

The God Delusion

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The Etymologicon:

The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll through the Hidden Connections of the English Language

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The End of Faith:

The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason

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The Design of Everyday Things

The Design of Everyday Things

Anyone who designs anything to be used by humans -- from physical objects to computer programs to conceptual tools -- must read this book, and it is an equally tremendous read for anyone who has to use anything created by another human.

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The Demon-Haunted World

The Demon-Haunted World Science as a Candle in the Dark

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The Daily Stoic

The Daily Stoic 366 Meditations for Clarity, Effectiveness, and Serenity

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The Better Angels of Our Nature

The Better Angels of Our Nature Why Violence Has Declined

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The Art of Thinking Clearly

The Art of Thinking Clearly

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Science as a Process:

Science as a Process: An Evolutionary Account of the Social and Conceptual Development of Science

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Sapiens

Sapiens A Brief History of Humankind

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Rationality

Rationality From AI to Zombies

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On the Nature of Things

On the Nature of Things De rerum natura

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On Liberty

On Liberty

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Nonviolent Communication:

Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life

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Meditations

Meditations

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Letter to a Christian Nation

Letter to a Christian Nation

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Kindly Inquisitors

Kindly Inquisitors The New Attacks on Free Thought

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Islam and the Future of Tolerance

Islam and the Future of Tolerance A Dialogue

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Intuition Pumps And Other Tools for Thinking

Intuition Pumps And Other Tools for Thinking

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I Think You'll Find It's a Bit More Complicated Than That

I Think You'll Find It's a Bit More Complicated Than That

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How to Win Friends and Influence People

How to Win Friends and Influence People

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How We Know What Isn't So

How We Know What Isn't So

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Heretic

Heretic Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now

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God is not Great

God is not Great How Religion Poisons Everything

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Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism

Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism

Religious fundamentalists and biblical literalists present any number of arguments that attempt to disprove evolution. Those with a sympathetic ear often fail to critically examine these creationist claims, leading to an ill-informed public and, perhaps more troubling, ill-advised public policy.

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Factfulness:

Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think

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Drunk with Blood:

Drunk with Blood: God's Killings in the Bible

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Difficult Conversations

Difficult Conversations How to Discuss What Matters Most

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Combatting Cult Mind Control

Combatting Cult Mind Control

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Calling Bullshit

Calling Bullshit The Art of Skepticism in a Data-Driven World

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Breaking the Spell

Breaking the Spell Religion as a Natural Phenomenon

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Black Box Thinking

Black Box Thinking Why Some People Never Learn from Their Mistakes - But Some Do

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Bad Science

Bad Science

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An Inquiry Concerning Human Understanding

An Inquiry Concerning Human Understanding

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Algorithms to Live By

Algorithms to Live By The Computer Science of Human Decisions

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A Short History of Nearly Everything

A Short History of Nearly Everything

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A History of Western Philosophy

A History of Western Philosophy

A survey of Western philosophy from the pre-Socratic philosophers to the early 20th century

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