Library Books

This is a list (though not exhuastive) of library books on topics that would interest Humanists.

Do drop us a note at info(at)humanist.org.sg if there are any worthy titles that we’ve missed out.

Happy reading!

Book Topics

Books on Humanism

  1. Humanism: A Very Short Introduction – Stephan Law, 114 LAW
  2. Humanism: A Beginner’s Guide – Peter Cave, 144 CAV
  3. On Humanism: Thinking in Action – Richard Norman, 211.6 NOR
  4. Good without God: What a Billion Nonreligious People Do Believe – Greg M. Epstein, 171.1 EPS
  5. What I Believe – Bertrand Russell, 211.4 RUS
  6. The Joy of Secularism : 11 Essays for How We Live Now – Various authours (compilation of essays) 211.6 JOY
  7. Living without God: New Directions for Atheists, Agnostics, Secularist and the Undecided – Ronald Aronson 211.6 ARO

Books on Evolution

  1. Darwin’s Dangerous Idea – Daniel C. Dennett
  2. On the Origins of Species – Charles Darwin
  3. The Descent of Man – Charles Darwin
  4. The Greatest Show on Earth – Richard Dawkins
  5. The Blind Watchmaker – Richard Dawkins
  6. The Selfish Gene – Richard Dawkins
  7. Why Evolution is True – Jerry A. Coyne

Books on The Scientific Method

  1. The Meaning of It All – Richard Feynman
  2. Billions and Billions: Thoughts on Life and Death at the Brink of the Millennium – Carl Sagan
  3. The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark – Carl Sagan
  4. The Scientific Outlook – Bertrand Russell
  5. Why People Believe in Weird Things – Michael Shermer
  6. Quantum Man: Richard Feynman’s Life in Science – Lawrence M. Krauss
  7. Unweaving the Rainbow: Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder – Richard Dawkins

Books on Spirituality (Secular)

  1. Society without God: What the Least Religious Nations can tell us about Contentment – Phil Zuckerman, 306.6904 ZUC
  2. The Good Book: A Secular Bible – A.C. Grayling, 144 GRA
  3. Secular Wholeness: A Skeptic’s Path to a Richer Life – David E. Cortesi 211.6 COR
  4. he Little Book of Atheist Spirituality – André Comte-Sponville, 211.8COM

Books on Philosophy

  1. The Philosophy Gym: 25 Short Adventures in Thinking – Stephan Law
  2. The Meaning of Things: Applying Philosophy to Life – A .C. Grayling
  3. The Heart of Things: Applying Philosophy to the 21st Century – A .C. Grayling
  4. Sophie’s World: A Novel About the History of Philosophy – Jostein Gaarder (fiction)

Books on Ethics

  1. The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values – Sam Harris, 171.2 HAR
  2. The Choice of Hercules: Pleasure, Duty and the Good Life in the 21st Century – A .C. Grayling, 171.2 GRA
  3. The Life You Can Save – Peter Singer (also available as audiobook), 362.5 SIN

Books on Departing

  1. Nothing to be Afraid of – Julian Barnes
  2. Unhurried Thoughts at My Funeral – Catherine Lim (Singapore Collection)
  3. Funerals without God: A Practical Guide to Non-religious Funerals – Jane Wynne (British Humanist Association)

Books on Irreligion

  1. The God Delusion – Richard Dawkins, 211.8 DAW
  2. Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon – Daniel C. Dannett, 200 DEN
  3. God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything – Christopher Hitchens, 200 HIT
  4. The End of Faith: Religion, Terror and the Future of Reason – Sam Harris, 200 HAR
  5. Godless: How an Evangelical Preacher became one of America’s Leading Atheists – Dan Barker, 211.8092