Book reviews

Robert has written more than 40 book reviews, some quite in-depth, on the Middle Way Society site. The books are usually ones that make a substantial contribution to Middle Way thought (or occasionally only look superficially as though they do). There are also a few earlier ones on a blog site he produced before 2013. All those reviews are listed here in order of surname of the author of the book reviewed (there is an alternative subject-based menu on the Middle Way Society site). The links below will take you to these other sites.

Stephen Batchelor: After Buddhism

Stephen Batchelor: Confession of a Buddhist Atheist

Douglas Bates: Pyrrho’s Way

Christopher I. Beckwith: Greek Buddha

Jill Bolte Taylor: Whole Brain Living

Alain de Botton: Religion for Atheists

Anthony Brandt and David Eagleman: The Runaway Species

Susan Cain: Quiet

Fritjof Capra and Pier Luigi Luisi: The Systems View of Life

Ed Catmull: Creativity Inc.

Barrie Condon: Science for Heretics

R. John Elford: The Ethics of Uncertainty

Greg Goode and Tomas Sander: Emptiness and Joyful Freedom

David Graeber and David Wengrow: The Dawn of Everything

Jonathan Haidt: The Righteous Mind

Jonathan Haidt and Greg Lukianoff: The Coddling of the American Mind

Yuval Noah Harari: Sapiens

Sam Harris: The Moral Landscape

Jamie Holmes: Nonsense

Mark Johnson: Morality for Humans

Daniel Kahneman: Thinking Fast and Slow

Ellen Langer: The Power of Mindful Learning

Bruno Latour: Facing Gaia

Jeremy Lent: The Patterning Instinct

Marc Lewis: The Biology of Desire

Marc Lewis: Memoirs of an Addicted Brain

Lou Marinoff: The Middle Way

Humberto Maturana and Francisco Varela: The Tree of Knowledge

Iain McGilchrist: The Master and his Emissary

Iain McGilchrist: The Matter with Things

George Monbiot: Regenesis

Alva Noe: Strange Tools: Art and Human Nature

Steven Pinker: The Better Angels of our Nature

David Robson: The Intelligence Trap

Kathryn Schulz: Being Wrong

Rupert Sheldrake: The Science Delusion

Daniel Siegel: Mindsight

Nassim Nicholas Taleb: Antifragile

Nassim Nicholas Taleb: Skin in the Game

Roderick Tweedy: The God of the Left Hemisphere

George E. Vaillant: The Wisdom of the Ego

Edward Walker: Treasure beneath the Hearth

Graham Ward: Unbelievable