John Recommends

John is a voracious reader. Here some books that have been instrumental in developing his thinking, he cites in his classes or would be useful for his students to read.

On Bullshit by Harry G. Frankfurt. Self-deception cannot mean lying to oneself, but what if it means bullshitting oneself by changing the salience of something?

Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation by Daniel J. Siegel. A readable introduction.

The Importance of What We Care About: Philosophical Essays by Harry G. Frankfurt.

Linked: How Everything Is Connected to Everything Else and What It Means for Business, Science, and Everyday Life by Albert-Laszlo Barabasi.

The Reasons of Love by Harry G. Frankfurt. John offered a video review of it here.

Meaning in Life and Why It Matters by Susan Wolf.

Why Smart People Can Be So Stupid by Robert J. Sternberg (Editor). This books is used as a textbook for his incredibly popular PSY371 course called Higher Cognitive Processes, which is on the psychology of wisdom.

The Scientific Study of Personal Wisdom: From Contemplative Traditions to Neuroscience by Michel Ferrari & Nic M. Weststrate (Editors) – John Vervaeke and Leo Ferraro have a contribution to this anthology.

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