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Book Collection: Other

Posted 12-29-2012 at 03:59 PM by rocket357
Updated 02-28-2013 at 05:16 PM by rocket357

I have a standard Book Collection of Computer/Programming/Network/etc... stuff, but today it occurred to me that I don't have such a list for my other main interests: philosophy and mathematics (with a bias towards any book that combines these topics with computers =). So here it is, the list of books I want (don't own *all* of them, yet, but I'm working on that bit) (the list isn't complete yet...far from it. Suggestions are more than welcome!):
  • Philosophy
    1. Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy - Russell
  • History of Philosophy
    1. A History of Western Philosophy - Russell
    2. A History of Political Philosophy - Cropsey
    3. A History of Philosophy: Volume 1 - Copleston
    4. A History of Philosophy: Volume 2 - Copleston
    5. A History of Philosophy: Volume 3 - Copleston
    6. A History of Philosophy: Volume 4 - Copleston
    7. A History of Philosophy: Volume 5 - Copleston
    8. A History of Philosophy: Volume 6 - Copleston
    9. A History of Philosophy: Volume 7 - Copleston
    10. A History of Philosophy: Volume 8 - Copleston
    11. A History of Philosophy: Volume 9 - Copleston
    12. A History of Philosophy: Volume 10 - Copleston
    13. A History of Philosophy: Volume 11 - Copleston
  • Philosophy Reference
    1. The Philosopher's Toolkit - Baggini
    2. The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy - Blackburn
    3. The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy - Audi
    4. Just the Arguments: 100 of the Most Important Arguments in Western Philosophy - Bruce
  • Cybernetics/Epistemology/Other
    1. Aesthetics of Change - Keeney
    2. Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
  • Mathematics
    1. On Formally Undecidable Propositions of Principia Mathematica and Related Systems - Godel
    2. Music and Mathematics: From Pythagoras to Fractals - Wilson
    3. An Introduction to Information Theory: Symbols, Signals and Noise - Pierce
    4. Introductory Graph Theory - Chartrand
    5. The Mathematical Theory of Communication - Shannon
    6. Concrete Mathematics: A Foundation for Computer Science - Knuth
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