Top 10 Best Books to Read in Humanist Philosophy - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Humanist Philosophy. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Designing the Mind: The Principles of Psychitecture


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Humanist Philosophy - August 2021

The Instant Cult Classic on the Art of Reprogramming Your Own Psychological Software A bold and fascinating dive into the nuts and bolts of psychological evolution, Designing the Mind: The Principles of Psychitecture is part philosophical manifesto, part practical self-development guide, all based on the teachings of legendary thinkers like Marcus Aurelius, Lao Tzu, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Abraham Maslow. The ideas and techniques it offers are all integrated into a vital theory for helping individuals scale the heights of self-mastery and lead great lives. "A fascinating framework" - Scott Barry Kaufman, PhD, author of Transcend: The New Science of Self-Actualization This visionary guide argues that the mind can be compared to software, made up of many interwoven algorithms which were originally programmed by natural selection. Though most never learn to alter their default programming, it is possible to rewire cognitive biases, change ingrained habits, and transform emotional reactions. The process of psychitecture enables you to unplug from your own mind, identify its underlying patterns, and become the architect of your own enlightenment. "It has already changed my life, and I know it will change others as well" - Aaron T. Perkins, Executive Leadership Coach Simultaneously ancient and futuristic, Designing the Mind defies categorization, masterfully linking mindfulness to transhumanism, evolutionary psychology to Stoicism, and neuroscience to Buddhism. It frames the ideas of ancient sages as open-source code for the mind, putting forth a new, rational vision of spiritual enlightenment centered around gradual self-optimization. "Super intriguing" - Jason Silva, global keynote speaker and Emmy-nominated host of Brain Games This book will teach you to cultivate deep introspective insight. It will show you how to effortlessly change your automatic behaviors and manipulate your own desires so you always get what you want. It will provide a toolkit for building perpetual peace into your operating system. If you have ever longed for an operating manual for your own mind, this book will serve as a crucial guide for turning your own mind into a palace.

  • Author: Designing the Mind
  • Publisher: Independently published (January 10, 2021)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Psychology
  • ISBN: 979-8574576656
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.61 x 9 inches

                 

2. Letting Go: The Pathway of Surrender


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Humanist Philosophy - August 2021

Letting Go describes a simple and effective means by which to let go of the obstacles to enlightenment and become free of negativity. During the many decades of the author's clinical psychiatric practice, the primary aim was to seek the most effective ways to relieve human suffering in all of its many forms. The inner mechanism of surrender was found to be of great practical benefit and is described in this book.  Dr. Hawkins' previous books focused on advanced states of awareness and enlightenment. Over the years thousands of students had asked for a practical technique by which to remove the inner blocks to happiness, love, joy, success, health, and, ultimately, enlightenment. This audiobook provides a mechanism for letting go of those blocks.  The mechanism of surrender that Dr. Hawkins describes can be done in the midst of everyday life. This audiobook is equally useful for all dimensions of human life: physical health, creativity, financial success, emotional healing, vocational fulfillment, relationships, sexuality, and spiritual growth.  It is an invaluable resource for all professionals who work in the areas of mental health, psychology, medicine, self-help, addiction recovery, and spiritual development.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

  • Author: David R. Hawkins MD. PHD.
  • Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Movements, Humanism

                 

3. Inward


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Humanist Philosophy - August 2021

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  • Author: Yung Pueblo
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing; Revised, Expanded edition (September 25, 2018)
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, Poetry
  • ISBN: 978-1449495756
  • Dimensions: 5 x 0.6 x 8 inches

                 

4. The Extended Mind: The Power of Thinking Outside the Brain


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Humanist Philosophy - August 2021

A New York Times Editors' Choice A bold new book reveals how we can tap the intelligence that exists beyond our brains—in our bodies, our surroundings, and our relationships Use your head.   That’s what we tell ourselves when facing a tricky problem or a difficult project. But a growing body of research indicates that we’ve got it exactly backwards. What we need to do, says acclaimed science writer Annie Murphy Paul, is think  outside  the brain. A host of “extra-neural” resources—the feelings and movements of our bodies, the physical spaces in which we learn and work, and the minds of those around us— can help us focus more intently, comprehend more deeply, and create more imaginatively.   The Extended Mind outlines the research behind this exciting new vision of human ability, exploring the findings of neuroscientists, cognitive scientists, psychologists, and examining the practices of educators, managers, and leaders who are already reaping the benefits of thinking outside the brain. She excavates the untold history of how artists, scientists, and authors—from Jackson Pollock to Jonas Salk to Robert Caro—have used mental extensions to solve problems, make discoveries, and create new works. In the tradition of Howard Gardner’s Frames of Mind or Daniel Goleman’s Emotional Intelligence ,  The Extended Mind  offers a dramatic new view of how our minds work, full of practical advice on how we can all think better.

  • Author: Annie Murphy Paul
  • Publisher: Mariner Books (June 8, 2021)
  • Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy
  • ISBN: 978-0544947665
  • Dimensions: 6 x 1.19 x 9 inches

                 

5. Stillness Is the Key


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Humanist Philosophy - August 2021

Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller & Wall Street Journal Bestseller In The Obstacle Is the Way and Ego Is the Enemy , bestselling author Ryan Holiday made ancient wisdom wildly popular with a new generation of leaders in sports, politics, and technology. In his new book, Stillness Is the Key , Holiday draws on timeless Stoic and Buddhist philosophy to show why slowing down is the secret weapon for those charging ahead. All great leaders, thinkers, artists, athletes, and visionaries share one indelible quality. It enables them to conquer their tempers. To avoid distraction and discover great insights. To achieve happiness and do the right thing. Ryan Holiday calls it stillness--to be steady while the world spins around you. In this book, he outlines a path for achieving this ancient, but urgently necessary way of living. Drawing on a wide range of history's greatest thinkers, from Confucius to Seneca, Marcus Aurelius to Thich Nhat Hanh, John Stuart Mill to Nietzsche, he argues that stillness is not mere inactivity, but the doorway to self-mastery, discipline, and focus. Holiday also examines figures who exemplified the power of stillness: baseball player Sadaharu Oh, whose study of Zen made him the greatest home run hitter of all time; Winston Churchill, who in balancing his busy public life with time spent laying bricks and painting at his Chartwell estate managed to save the world from annihilation in the process; Fred Rogers, who taught generations of children to see what was invisible to the eye; Anne Frank, whose journaling and love of nature guided her through unimaginable adversity. More than ever, people are overwhelmed. They face obstacles and egos and competition. Stillness Is the Key offers a simple but inspiring antidote to the stress of 24/7 news and social media. The stillness that we all seek is the path to meaning, contentment, and excellence in a world that needs more of it than ever.

  • Author: Ryan Holiday
  • Publisher: Portfolio (October 1, 2019)
  • Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy
  • ISBN: 978-0525538585
  • Dimensions: 5.22 x 0.98 x 7.29 inches

                 



6. The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Humanist Philosophy - August 2021

A revelatory primer on what it means to be human, from "the perfect guide for a course correction in life" (Deepak Chopra)—and a mind-opening manual of initiation into the central mystery of existence. At the root of human conflict is our fundamental misunderstanding of who we are. The illusion that we are isolated beings, unconnected to the rest of the universe, has led us to view the “outside” world with hostility, and has fueled our misuse of technology and our violent and hostile subjugation of the natural world. To help us understand that the self is in fact the root and ground of the universe, Watts has crafted a revelatory primer on what it means to be human—and a mind-opening manual of initiation into the central mystery of existence. In  The Book,  Alan Watts provides us with a much-needed answer to the problem of personal identity, distilling and adapting the Hindu philosophy of Vedanta.

  • Author: Alan Watts
  • Publisher: Vintage Books; Reissue edition (August 28, 1989)
  • Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy
  • ISBN: 978-0679723004
  • Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.5 x 8 inches

                 

7. The Art of Loving


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Humanist Philosophy - August 2021

The landmark bestseller that changed the way we think about love: “Every line is packed with common sense, compassion, and realism” ( Fortune ).   The Art of Loving is a rich and detailed guide to love—an achievement reached through maturity, practice, concentration, and courage. In the decades since the book’s release, its words and lessons continue to resonate. Erich Fromm, a celebrated psychoanalyst and social psychologist, clearly and sincerely encourages the development of our capacity for and understanding of love in all of its facets. He discusses the familiar yet misunderstood romantic love, the all-encompassing brotherly love, spiritual love, and many more. A challenge to traditional Western notions of love, The Art of Loving is a modern classic about taking care of ourselves through relationships with others by the New York Times– bestselling author of To Have or To Be? a nd Escape from Freedom .   This ebook features an illustrated biography of Erich Fromm including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.

  • Author: Erich Fromm
  • Publisher: Open Road Media (February 26, 2013)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Politics & Social Sciences

                 

8. The Jungle


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Humanist Philosophy - August 2021

“They use everything about the hog except the squeal.” ― Upton Sinclair, The Jungle The Jungle is a 1906 novel written by the American journalist and novelist Upton Sinclair (1878–1968). Sinclair wrote the novel to portray the lives of immigrants in the United States in Chicago and similar industrialized cities. Many readers were most concerned with his exposure of health violations and unsanitary practices in the American meatpacking industry during the early 20th century, based on an investigation he did for a socialist newspaper. The book depicts working class poverty, the lack of social supports, harsh and unpleasant living and working conditions, and a hopelessness among many workers. These elements are contrasted with the deeply rooted corruption of people in power. A review by the writer Jack London called it, "the Uncle Tom's Cabin of wage slavery. "Sinclair was considered a muckraker, or journalist who exposed corruption in government and business. He first published the novel in serial form in 1905 in the Socialist newspaper, Appeal to Reason, between February 25, 1905, and November 4, 1905. In 1904, Sinclair had spent seven weeks gathering information while working incognito in the meatpacking plants of the Chicago stockyards for the newspaper. It was published as a book on February 26, 1906 by Doubleday and in a subscribers' edition. A True Classic that Belongs on Every Bookshelf!

  • Author: Upton Sinclair
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 1, 2019)
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism
  • ISBN: 978-1503331860
  • Dimensions: 6.69 x 0.53 x 9.61 inches

                 

9. Invitation to Sociology: A Humanistic Perspective


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Humanist Philosophy - August 2021

The most popularly read, adapted, anthologized, and incorporated primer on sociology ever written for modern readers  Acclaimed scholar and sociologist Peter L. Berger lays the groundwork for a clear understanding of sociology in his straightforward introduction to the field, much loved by students, professors, and general readers. Berger aligns sociology in the humanist tradition—revealing its relationship to the humanities and philosophy—and establishes its importance in thinking critically about the modern world. Throughout, Berger presents the contributions of some of the most important sociologists of the time, including Max Weber, Émile Durkheim, Vilfredo Pareto, and Thorstein Veblen.

  • Author: Peter L. Berger
  • Publisher: Open Road Media; 1st edition (April 26, 2011)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Politics & Social Sciences

                 

10. Existentialism Is a Humanism


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Humanist Philosophy - August 2021

A fresh translation of two seminal works of existentialism "To understand Jean-Paul Sartre is to understand something important about the present time."—Iris Murdoch "Sartre matters because so many fundamental points of his analysis of the human reality are right and true, and because their accuracy and veracity entail real consequences for our lives as individuals and in social groups."—Benedict O'Donohoe, Philosophy Now It was to correct common misconceptions about his thought that Jean-Paul Sartre, the most dominent European intellectual of the post-World War II decades, accepted an invitation to speak on October 29, 1945, at the Club Maintenant in Paris. The unstated objective of his lecture (“Existentialism Is a Humanism”) was to expound his philosophy as a form of “existentialism,” a term much bandied about at the time. Sartre asserted that existentialism was essentially a doctrine for philosophers, though, ironically, he was about to make it accessible to a general audience. The published text of his lecture quickly became one of the bibles of existentialism and made Sartre an international celebrity. The idea of freedom occupies the center of Sartre’s doctrine. Man, born into an empty, godless universe, is nothing to begin with. He creates his essence—his self, his being—through the choices he freely makes (“existence precedes essence”). Were it not for the contingency of his death, he would never end. Choosing to be this or that is to affirm the value of what we choose. In choosing, therefore, we commit not only ourselves but all of mankind. This book presents a new English translation of Sartre’s 1945 lecture and his analysis of Camus’s The Stranger , along with a discussion of these works by acclaimed Sartre biographer Annie Cohen-Solal. This edition is a translation of the 1996 French edition, which includes Arlette Elkaïm-Sartre’s introduction and a Q&A with Sartre about his lecture.

  • Author: Jean-Paul Sartre
  • Publisher: Yale University Press; Annotated edition (July 24, 2007)
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism
  • ISBN: 978-0300115468
  • Dimensions: 7.7 x 5.2 x 0.5 inches