Sunday, June 28, 2009

The Essential Library

The following are the books which have been the most formative for my worldview.

Human Nature

David Hume: Treatise of Human Nature

Charles Darwin: Origin of the Species


Carl Menger: Principles of Economics

Eugen von Bohm-Bawerk: Capital and Interest

Ludwig von Mises: The Theory of Money and Credit    |   Human Action

Friedrich von Hayek: Prices and Production

Murray Rothbard: ManEconomy, and State

Ethics & Political Philosophy

Murray Rothbard: The Ethics of Liberty  |  For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto

Frederic Bastiat: The Law

Lysander Spooner: No Treason

Estienne De La BoetieDiscourse on Voluntary Servitude

John Locke: Second Treatise of Civil Government


Jean Gimpel: Medieval Machine: The Industrial Revolution of the Middle Ages (

Richard Rubenstein: Aristotle's Children: How Christians, Muslims, and Jews Rediscovered Ancient Wisdom and Illuminated the Dark Ages (

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