Further Reading

A list of everything that I have read and written over the decades in professional capacities or as a Quaker would be tedious and not very helpful. In stead i have chosen to list just a few overview works that might serve as starting points for the interested reader and that indicates something of my background.

Bronowski, J, The Ascent of Man, Little Brown and Co, 1973. The book of a TV series that summarises and depicts man’s cultural evolution. A helpful overview.

Attenborough, David, Life on Earth, Collins, London, 1979. The book of a TV series that summarises and depicts how life developed and evolved. A helpful overview.

Guyton, Arthur C., Textbook of Medical Physiology, Saunders, Philadelphia, 1966.

Laszlo, Ervin, Introduction to Systems Philosoph, Gordon and Breach Science, 1972. For me this is a foundation book which introduces what systems theory is all about. It begins to make sense of science and of how things work.

Hofstadter, Douglas R., Gödel, Escher, Bach: and eternal golden braid, Pengiun Books, London, 1979. A fun read with some surprising insights.

Russell, Bertrand, A History of Western Philosophy, Simon and Schuster, NY, 1945. One of many histories of philosophy, but by a renowned British philosopher.

Hempel, Carl G., Philosophy of Natural Science, Prentice Hall, NJ, 1966.

Bechtel, William, Philosophy of Mind: An overview for cognitive science, Lawrence Erlbaum London, 1988.

Jantsch, Erich, Design for Evolution: self organisation and planning in the life of human systems, Braziller, NY, 1975.

Theobold, D.W., An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science, Methuen, London, 1968.

Simon, Herbert A., The Sciences of the Artificial, MIT, 1969. A consideration of what artificial really means.

Quaker faith and Practice, Religious Society of Friends in Britain, in various editions since 1956. The handbook of church government and helpful quotations used by the members of the Religious Society of Friends in Britain.

Dembski, William A., The Design Interface: eliminating chance through small probabilities, Cambridge University Press, 1998. Contains some interesting insights into design and probability, and how one might interpret them.

Frazer, James George, The Golden Bough, England, 1906-15. A massive work on magic and religion. Now somewhat dated.

Hampe, Barry, Making Documentary Films and Videos, Second edition, Henry Holt, NY, 2007, ISBN 13 978-0-8050-8181-7. Chapter 2, Chapter 3 and Chapter 13 contain the best insights and discussion of truth in practical contexts that I have found to date. Specifically Hampe refers to documentaries but his remarks apply, in my opinion, much more widely.

Roberts, Alice, The Incredible Human Journey. BBC Books 2008. A fascinating and readable account of the origins and spread of the human species into the world as we know it.

Sennett, Richard, The Craftsman, Penguin, London, 2008.

Drucker, Peter F., The Best of Peter Drucker on Management, Harper & Row, NY, 1977 ISBN 0-06-166400-6. An extract and summary of some of the best ideas from the classic and best known management consultant

Lamb, Simon and Sington, David, Earth Story, BBC Books, London, 1998, ISBN 0-563-38799-8. A good understandable summary of the formation and dynamics of our planet. : full source reference

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