Here I list what I like to call Peter's Canon: a list of books and articles I have read and consider important. If I get time, I will annotate at least some of them.
Cognitive sciences, behavior, psychology
- Judgment Under Uncertainty
- Thinking, Fast and Slow
- Inevitable Illusions
- Willful Blindness
- Why We Do What We Do
- Consciousness Explained. Daniel Dennett.
- Solitude. A Return to the Self. Anthony Storr.
- The Sile Effect: The Peril of Expertie. Gillian Tett.
- Logically Fallacious: The Ultimate Collection of over 300 Logical Fallacies, Bo Bennett.
Math, probability, statistics
- Risk Savvy: How to Make Good Decisions. Gerd Gigerenzer.
- How Not to be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking. Jordan Ellenberg.
- Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and its Consequences. John Allen Paulos.
Medical math, probability, statistics
- Naked Statistics. Charles Whelan.
- Know Your Chances. Understanding Health Statistics. Steven Woloshin.
- Second Hand Knowledge: An Inquiry Into Cognitive Authority. Patrick Wilson.
- Human. The Science Behind What Makes Us Unique. Michael Gazzaniga.
- The Islanbd of Knowledge: The Limits of Science and the Search for Meaning. Marcelo Gleiser.
- The Structure of Scientific Revolution
- Diffusion of Innovations
- They Thought They Were Free: The Germans, 1933-45. Milton Mayer.
- Sapiens: A Brief History of Huankind. Yuval Noah Harari.
- The Future of Management. Gary Hamel.
- Cultivating Communities of Practice. Etienne Wenger.
- The Field Guide to Understanding Human Error. Sidney Dekker.
- Systemantics: The Systems Bible. John Gall.
- The Difference: How The Power of Diversity Creates Better Groups, Firms, Schools and Societies. Scott E. Page.
- Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World. General Stanley McChrystal.
- Engage the Fox: A Business Fable about Thinking Critically. Jen Lawrence.
- Critical Decisions
- How Doctors Think
- Your Medical Mind
- Of Two MInds
- Medicine in Denial
- The Social Transformation of American Medicine.
- What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear. Danielle Ofri.
- An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business. Elisabeth Rosenthal.
- Overdiagnosed. Gilbert Welch.
- Less Medicine, More Health: 7 Assumptions That Drive Too Much Health Care. Dr. Gilbert Welch.
- Talking to Your Doctor: A Patient's Guide to Communication. Zackary Berger, MD.
Literature and Medicine
- The Last Lecture
- The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat
- The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy. Naoki Higashida.
Philosophy and ethics
- Responsibility and Judgment. Hannah Arendt.
- Evil in Modern Thought. Susan Neiman.