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Brian David Earp is an American bioethicist, philosopher, and interdisciplinary researcher. He is currently Associate Director of the Yale-Hastings Program in Ethics and Health Policy at Yale University and The Hastings Center, and a Research Fellow at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics.
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The Age of Wonder
The Romantic Generation and the Discovery of the Beauty and Terror of Science
Richard Holmes - Mar 02, 2010 (first published in 2008)
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The Age of Wonder is a colorful and utterly absorbing history of the men and women whose discoveries and inventions at the end of the eighteenth century gave birth to the Romantic Age of Science.  When young Joseph Banks stepped onto a Tahitian beach in 1769, he hoped to discover Paradise. Inspired by the scientific ferment sweeping through Britain...
Brian Earp
Sep 07, 2020
Okay I cannot recommend this book enough. Every few pages I find myself chucking aloud at such things as a particularly beautiful turn of phrase, a clever way of explaining something, a lovely historical detail, etc. Absolutely top-notch history & philosophy of science!      source
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The New Jim Crow
Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
Michelle Alexander - Jan 07, 2020 (first published in 2010)
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A tenth-anniversary edition of the iconic bestseller, with a new preface by the authorSeldom does a book have the impact of Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow. Since it was first published in 2010, it has been cited in judicial decisions and has been adopted in campus-wide and community-wide reads; it helped inspire the creation of the Marshall ...
Brian Earp
Jun 20, 2020
More than any other book I've read in the last few years, this book has reframed my thinking about, and understanding of, a major moral issue with society-wide implications. I cannot recommend it strongly enough: "The New Jim Crow" - M. Alexander      source
Automation and Utopia
Human Flourishing in a World without Work
John Danaher - Sep 24, 2019
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Automating technologies threaten to usher in a workless future. But this can be a good thing--if we play our cards right.Human obsolescence is imminent. The factories of the future will be dark, staffed by armies of tireless robots. The hospitals of the future will have fewer doctors, depending instead on cloud-based AI to diagnose patients and rec...
Brian Earp
May 27, 2020
Just finished @JohnDanaher ‘s awesome book, Automation and Utopia - highly recommend! Meaning and value in a world without work ...      source
Love
An Unromantic Discussion
Mary Evans - Dec 13, 2002
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Since the end of the eighteenth century, the pursuit of 'true love' has been enshrined in the expectations of Western societies. We regard this pursuit as our right, and organize our lives around it. However, the possibility that love is becoming more difficult to achieve in the West has begun to attract considerable attention. The consensus is tha...
Brian Earp
May 19, 2020
I’m finding this book a worthwhile, thought-provoking read      source
The Art of Loving
Erich Fromm - Aug 06, 2019 (first published in 1956)
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The fiftieth Anniversary Edition of the groundbreaking international bestseller that has shown millions of readers how to achieve rich, productive lives by developing their hidden capacities for loveMost people are unable to love on the only level that truly matters: love that is compounded of maturity, self-knowledge, and courage. As with every ar...
Brian Earp
Apr 15, 2020
@blackwellbooks @fakedansavage @carriejenkins Well, I definitely recommend "What Love Is" by @carriejenkins -- it's a beautiful, well-argued book. Also "The Art of Loving" by Erich Fromm. "Mating in Captivity" by Esther Perel is very good. Stephanie Coontz' "Marriage: A History" is essential reading. The list goes on!      source
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Mating in Captivity
Unlocking Erotic Intelligence
Esther Perel - Oct 10, 2017 (first published in 2006)
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A New York City therapist examines the paradoxical relationship between domesticity and sexual desire and explains what it takes to bring lust home.One of the world’s most respected voices on erotic intelligence, Esther Perel offers a bold, provocative new take on intimacy and sex. Mating in Captivity invites us to explore the paradoxical union of ...
Brian Earp
Apr 15, 2020
@blackwellbooks @fakedansavage @carriejenkins Well, I definitely recommend "What Love Is" by @carriejenkins -- it's a beautiful, well-argued book. Also "The Art of Loving" by Erich Fromm. "Mating in Captivity" by Esther Perel is very good. Stephanie Coontz' "Marriage: A History" is essential reading. The list goes on!      source
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Dan Engle
What Love Is
And What It Could Be
Carrie Jenkins - Jan 24, 2017
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What is love? Aside from being the title of many a popular love song, this is one of life’s perennial questions. In What Love Is, philosopher Carrie Jenkins offers a bold new theory on the nature of romantic love that reconciles its humanistic and scientific components. Love can be a social construct (the idea of a perfect fairy-tale romance) and a...
Brian Earp
Apr 15, 2020
@blackwellbooks @fakedansavage @carriejenkins Well, I definitely recommend "What Love Is" by @carriejenkins -- it's a beautiful, well-argued book. Also "The Art of Loving" by Erich Fromm. "Mating in Captivity" by Esther Perel is very good. Stephanie Coontz' "Marriage: A History" is essential reading. The list goes on!      source
Marriage, a History
How Love Conquered Marriage
Stephanie Coontz - Feb 28, 2006 (first published in 2005)
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Just when the clamor over "traditional" marriage couldn't get any louder, along comes this groundbreaking book to ask, "What tradition?" In Marriage, a History, historian and marriage expert Stephanie Coontz takes readers from the marital intrigues of ancient Babylon to the torments of Victorian lovers to demonstrate how recent the idea of marrying...
Brian Earp
Apr 15, 2020
@blackwellbooks @fakedansavage @carriejenkins Well, I definitely recommend "What Love Is" by @carriejenkins -- it's a beautiful, well-argued book. Also "The Art of Loving" by Erich Fromm. "Mating in Captivity" by Esther Perel is very good. Stephanie Coontz' "Marriage: A History" is essential reading. The list goes on!      source
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Dan SavageLaura Roeder
Cosmopolitanism
Ethics in a World of Strangers (Issues of Our Time)
Kwame Anthony Appiah - Feb 17, 2007 (first published in 2006)
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Drawing on a broad range of disciplines, including history, literature, and philosophy—as well as the author's own experience of life on three continents—Cosmopolitanism is a moral manifesto for a planet we share with more than six billion strangers....
Brian Earp
Apr 12, 2020
Touché. Appiah discussing cultural relativism - from the must read book Cosmopolitanism      source