Books discussed at a reading group that Fred Moulton ran

June 26, 1987 The Selfish Gene Richard Dawkins
July 24, 1987 A Conflict of Visions Thomas Sowell
August 28, 1987 and September 25, 1987 Engines of Creation K. Eric Drexler
October 23, 1987 The Evolution of Cooperation Robert Axelrod
December 4, 1987 Ecodynamics Kenneth E. Boulding
January 22, 1988 Anarchy, State, and Utopia Robert Nozick
February 26, 1988 The Self-Organizing Universe Erich Jantsch
March 25, 1988 Popper Selections (Karl Popper) David Miller, Editor
April 22, 1988 Chaos: Making a New Science James Gleick
May 27, 1988 The Media Lab Stewart Brand
June 24, 1988 The Society of Mind Marvin Minsky
July 22, 1988 Human Inference: Strategies and Shortcomings of Social Judgment Richard Nisbett and Lee Ross
August 26, 1988 The Organization of Inquiry Gordon Tullock
September 23, 1988 Ecology of Computation Miller, Drexler, et al; B. Huberman (ed.)
October 28, 1988 The Mind's I Douglas R. Hofstadter, Daniel C. Dennett; (eds.)
December 9, 1988 Infinite in All Directions Freeman Dyson
January 27, 1989 Evolutionary Epistemology, Rationality, and the Sociology of Knowledge Radnitzky and Bartley ; (eds.)
February 24, 1989 (Three Works of Fiction) The Shockwave Rider John Brunner
  Neuromancer William Gibson
  True Names Vernor Vinge
March 24, 1989 Philip J. Davis and Reuben Hersh The Mathematical Experience
April 28, 1989 Knowledge and Decisions Thomas Sowell
May 26, 1989 Quantum Reality Nick Herbert
June 23, 1989 Interstellar Migration and the Human Experience Ben R. Finney and Eric M. Jones; (eds.)
August 25, 1989 The Art of War Sun Tzu
  A Book of Five Rings Miyamoto Musashi
September 22, 1989 The Discovery Of Freedom Rose Wilder Lane
October 27, 1989 The Capitalist Revolution Peter L. Berger
December 1, 1989 QED The Strange Theory of Light and Matter Richard P. Feynman
January 26, 1990 The Structures of Everyday Life Fernand Braudel
February 23, 1990 Mind Children: The Future of Robot and Human Intelligence Hans Moravec
March 23, 1990 Resentment Against Achievement: Understanding the Assault Upon Ability Robert Sheaffer
May 18, 1990 The Other Path: The Invisible Revolution in the Third World Hernando de Soto
June 22, 1990 Technologies of Freedom Ithiel de Sola Pool
July 27, 1990 Building Large Knowledge-Based Systems: Representation and Inference in the Cyc Project Douglas B. Lenat and R. V. Guha
August 24, 1990 The Tempting of America: The Political Seduction of the Law Robert H. Bork
September 28, 1990 No Sense of Place: The Impact of Electronic Media on Social Behavior Joshua Meyrowitz
December 7, 1990 The Emperor's New Mind Roger Penrose
January 25, 1991 Big Science, Little Science, and Beyond Derek J. De Solla Price
  Intellectual Compromise Michael Ghiselin
  "Proposal for a Report on the Prospects for Abstract Intellectual Property Rights" Kirsten W. Carlson
  "Could Gambling Save Science?" Robin Hanson
February 22, 1991 The Fatal Conceit F. A. Hayek
March 22, 1991 The Content of Our Character Shelby Steele
April 26, 1991 Filters Against Folly Garrett Hardin
May 24, 1991 Induction: Processes of Inference, Learning and Discovery Holland, Holyoak, Nisbett and Paul R. Thagard
June 28, 1991 Military Misfortunes: The Anatomy of Failure in War Eliot A. Cohen, John Gooch
July 26, 1991 Public Choice II Dennis C. Mueller
Sep 27 1991 The Grand Failure Brzeznski, Zbigniew
Oct 25 1991 Unbounding the Future Eric Drexler, Chris Peterson, Gayle Pergamit
Dec 6 1991 On Deconstruction Jonathon Culler
Jan 24 1992 The Retreat to Commitment W.W. Bartley
Feb 28 1992 Parliament of Whores P. J. O'Rourke
  It All Started With Marx Armour, Richard
Mar 27 1992 The Ascent of Mind William H. Calvin
Apr 24 1992 Choice and Consequence Thomas C. Schelling
Jun 12 1992 The Psychology of Everyday Things (Hardcover)
The Design of Everyday Things (Softcover)
Donald A. Norman
Jul 10 1992 You Just Don't Understand Deborah Tannen
Aug 14 1992 The Extended Phenotype Richard Dawkins
Sep 11 1992 The Enterprise of Law Bruce Benson
Oct 9 1992 Designing Defense Earl Ravenal
Nov 13 1992 From Being to Becoming Ilya Prigogine
Dec 11 1992 Leadership Leonard Sayles
Jan 8 1993 The Maze of Ingenuity Arnold Pacey
Feb 12 1993 Adventures of a Bystander Peter Drucker
Apr 9 1993 Seeing Voices Oliver Sacks
May 14 1993 The Structure of Scientific Revolutions Thomas S. Kuhn
Jun 11 1993 The Aquatic Ape Elaine Morgan
  Mystery Dance Lynn Margulis & Dorion Sagan
Jul 9 1993 Sexual Personae Camille Paglia
Aug 13 1993 Bionomics Michael Rothschild
Sep 10 1993 Mind Storms Seymour Papert
Oct 9 1993 Thinking Strategically Avinash K. Dixit & Barry J. Nalebuff
Nov 12 1993 Complexity Roger Lewin
Jan 21 1994 The Trial of Socrates I. F. Stone
Feb 18 1994 The Myth of Mental Illness Thomas Szasz
Mar 18 1994 Interpretation and Overinterpretation Umberto Eco
Apr 15 1994 Culture Wars J. D. Hunter
May 20 1994 Memory's Voice Daniel Alkon
Jun 17 1994 The Gift Marcel Mauss
Jul 15 1994 Rats, Lice and History Hans Zinsner
Sep 16 1994 The Age of Diminished Expectations Paul Krugman
Oct 21 1994 The Power of Place Winifred Gallagher
Nov 18 1994 Theories of Everything John D. Barrow
Dec 16 1994 Video Night in Kathmandu Pico Iyer
Jan 20 1995 Consciousness Explained Daniel C. Dennett
Feb 17 1995 The Evolution of Progress C. Owen Paepke
Mar 17 1995 Black Holes & Time Warps (especially time travel section) Kip Thorne
Apr 21 1995 Order Without Law Robert Ellickson
May 19 1995 Personal Knowledge Michael Polanyi
July 21, 1995 The Bell Curve Richard Herrnstein, Charles Murray
August 18, 1995 Each participant makes a personal selection of one (or more) of the following books:
  Laissez-Faire Banking Kevin Dowd
  The State and The Monetary System Kevin Dowd
  Competition and Currency Lawrence White
September 15, 1995 The Language Instinct Steven Pinker
October 20, 1995 The Adaptive Mind Editors: Jerome Barlow, Leda Cosmides, John Tooby
November 17, 1995 Each participant makes a personal selection of one (or more) of the following books:
  The Meaning of Market Process Israel Kirzner
  Austrian Economics in America: the migration of a tradition Karen Iversen Vaughn
December 15, 1995 Simple Rules for a Complex World Richard Epstein
January 19, 1996 How Monkeys See The World Dorthy Cheney, Robert Seyfarth
March 15, 1996 Each participant makes a personal selection of one (or more) book(s) by or about the famous anarchist Emma Goldman.
April 19, 1996 John Gardner The Art of Fiction
  Greg Egan Permutation City
May 17, 1996 Stewart Brand How Buildings Learn: What Happens After They're Built
June 21, 1996 Technologies of the Gendered Body: Reading Cyborg Women Anne Balsamo
  XXX: A Woman's Right to Pornography Wendy McElroy
July 19, 1996 John Maynard Smith & Eors Szathmary The Major Transitions in Evolution
August 16, 1996 Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
  The Evolving Self: A Psychology For The Third Millennium Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
September 20, 1996 Prospects In Nanotechnology Markus Krummenacker & James Lewis; Editors
October 18, 1996 Shattering: Food, Politics, and the Loss of Genetic Diversity Cary Fowler & Pat Mooney
November 15, 1996 The Physics of Immortality Frank J. Tipler
January 17, 1997 Trust Francis Fukuyama
February 21, 1997 Celestial Encounters Florin Diacu & Philip Holmes
March 21, 1997 Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers Robert Sapolsky
April 18, 1997 The Theme for the discussion is Anarchy versus Limited Government, read these or other related works.
  The Probability Broach L. Neil Smith
 Pallas L. Neil Smith
  What it Means to be a Libertarian Charles Murray
May 16, 1997 Time's Arrow and Archimedes' Point Huw Price
June 20, 1997 Primary Volume: Descartes' Error Antonio Damasio
  Secondary Volume: The Chemistry of Consciencness J. Allan Hobson
July 18. 1997 Jeffrey Rogers Hummell Emancipating Slaves, Enslaving Free Men
August 15, 1997 The Theme for the Discussion is Facts about the brain, read either or both of the following.
  Eye, Brain and Vision David Hubel
  Drugs and the Brain Solomon H. Snyder
September 19, 1997 The Theme is about how science operates.
  Longitude Dava Sobel
  Fermat's Last Theorem Amir D. Aczel
  John Von Neumann Norman Macrae
October 17, 1997 The Lucifer Prinicple Howard Bloom
December 19, 1997 (Libertarian Science Fiction look at Space)
  Free Space Edited by Brad Linaweaver and Edward E. Kramer
  Firestar Michael Flynn
  Kings of the High Frontier Victor Koman (Available from
January 16,1998 The Hedonistic Imperative David Pearce (Available at
  Darwin Machines and the Nature of Knowledge Henry Plotkin
February 20, 1998 The History of Money Jack Weatherford
  Internet Economics Edited by Lee W. McKnight and Joseph P. Bailey
March 20, 1998 The Origins of Virtue Matt Ridley
April 17, 1998 How Brains Think William H. Calvin
May 15, 1998 Why We Get Sick Randolph M. Nesse, M.D. and George C. Williams, Ph.D.
  Climbing Mount Improbable Richard Dawkins
June 19, 1998 Free Banking In Britain Lawrence H. White
July 17, 1998 Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk Peter L. Bernstein
August 21, 1998 The Enigma of Japanese Power Karel van Wolferen
  Japan China Nikos Kazantzakis
September 18, 1998 The Third Culture John Brockman