Prime Reading

Preparation for work that may affect the fate of humanity requires not just technical studies, but a broad, general background in many fields, and certain basic skills, to provide a social, philosophic, and historical perspective.

To place order for the book from, click on the A link beside it.

Basic skills

The Classics

Read most of the works in the set, A Great Books of the Western World, in order. See document "How to Read the Great Books of the Western World", which also has additional works by the same authors.

Philosophy and Religion

History, Biography and Futurics

Ecology and Arcology

Government, Law and International Relations

Mathematics and Logic

Cybernetics and Information Theory

Physics, Cosmology and Electronics

Molecular Physics, Chemistry and Biology

Technology and Space

Economics, Management, Society and Cognition

Further Reading 1 | Further Reading 2