Geoff Haselhurst - Philosopher of Science, Metaphysics, Theoretical Physics

I must admit that I love philosophy / philosophy books, and do not know how I would cope in our 'crazy' world without being able to escape to the tranquility and intelligence of these great minds of human history. As Einstein wrote;

Somebody who only reads newspapers and at best books of contemporary authors looks to me like an extremely near-sighted person who scorns eyeglasses. He is completely dependent on the prejudices and fashions of his times, since he never gets to see or hear anything else. And what a person thinks on his own without being stimulated by the thoughts and experiences of other people is even in the best case rather paltry and monotonous.
There are only a few enlightened people with a lucid mind and style and with good taste within a century. What has been preserved of their work belongs among the most precious possessions of mankind. We owe it to a few writers of antiquity (Plato, Aristotle, etc.) that the people in the Middle Ages could slowly extricate themselves from the superstitions and ignorance that had darkened life for more than half a millennium. Nothing is more needed to overcome the modernist's snobbishness. (Albert Einstein, 1954)

... one of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires. A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought. (Albert Einstein)

The following books which I read over the past 16 years (1993 - 2009) are central to my work on the Metaphysics of Space and Motion and the Wave Structure of Matter. We have many more books to add - we have just been busy updating the website!

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Aristotle "The Politics" (340BC) Penguin 1962
Aristotle "The Metaphysics” (340BC) Penguin 1998
Arp, Halton "Seeing Red" Apeiron 1998
Aurelius, Marcus “Meditations” (170AD) Everyman’s Library 1946 David Campbell Publishers Ltd 1992
Ayer, A. J."The Problem Of Knowledge" Pelican 1956
Barrow, John D. "The Origins Of The Universe" Phoenix 1995
Berkeley, G. "Principles of Human Knowledge / Three Dialogues" (1710,1713) Penguin Classics 1998
Bhagavad-Gita (Fourth and Third Centuries B.C.E.) Sriramakrishna Math 1982
Born, Max "Einstein's Theory of Relativity" Methuen Company 1924
Brown, Collinson, Wilkinson "One Hundred Twentieth Century Philosophers" Routledge 1998
Capra, Fritjof “The Tao of Physics” Wildwood House 1975
Collinson, Plant and Wilkinson "Fifty Eastern Thinkers" Routledge 2000
Cooper, Robin "The Evolving Mind" Windhorse Publications 1996
Damasio, Antonio R. "Descartes Error" Papermac 1996
Darwin, Charles "The Origin of Species" (1859) Penguin 1968
Dawkins, Richard "The Blind Watchmaker" Penguin 1991
Davies, Paul, 'Superforce', London, Unwin Paperbacks, 1985
Dhammapada (Third Century B.C.) Penguin 1973
De Botton, Alain "The Consolations of Philosophy" Hamish Hamilton 2000
de Beauvoir, Simone "The Prime of Life" Penguin 1963
Dennett Daniel C. "Consciousness Explained" Penguin 1993
Dennett, Daniel C. "Darwin's Dangerous Idea" Simon & Schuster 1995
Descartes, Rene "A Discourse on Method Meditations and Principles" 1637 Everyman 1912
Deutsch, David "The Fabric of Reality" Penguin 1997
Einstein, Albert “Ideas and Opinions” (1919-1954) Crown Trade Paperbacks 1954
Einstein, Albert “Relativity” (1916-1952) Crown Trade Paperbacks 15th Ed.1961
Emerson, Ralph Waldo "Essays and Poems" (1844) Everyman 1906
Feynman, Richard P. "The Strange Theory of Light and Matter" Penguin 1985
Feynman, Richard and Wheeler, John “Interactions with the Absorber as the Mechanism of Radiation” PhD Thesis, Palmer Physical Laboratory, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 1945
Freeman, Derek "The Questions of Questions; T. H. Huxley, Evolution by Natural Selection and Buddhism" Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, The Australian National University 1996
Flew, A. G. N "Logic and Language" Oxford Basil Blackwell 1959
Fowles, John "The Aristos" Triad Grafton Books 1964
Fox, Warwick "Toward A Transpersonal Ecology" Green Books LTD 1995
Freud, Sigmund "Civilization and Its Discontents" W.W. Norton & Company 1961
Goodwin, Brian "How The Leopard Changed Its Spots" Phoenix 1997
Gribbin, John "In Search of Schrodingers Cat - Quantum Physics and Reality" Black Swan 1984
Gribbin, J. Davies P "The Matter Myth - Dramatic Discoveries that Challenge our Understanding of Physical Reality" Simon & Schuster/Touchstone 1992
Harrison, Paul "pantheism" Element Books Limited 1999
Hawking, Stephen W. "A Brief History in Time" Bantam Books 1988
Heisenberg, Werner "Quantum Theory" University of Chicago 1930
Hobbes, Thomas "Leviathan" (1651) Everyman 1973
Hume, D. "Enquiries Concerning The Human Understanding & Concerning The Principles of Morals" (1737) Oxford U. Press 2nd Ed. 1957
Humphreys, Christmas "Buddhism" Pelican Books LTD 1951
Huxley, Aldous "The Perennial Philosophy" Fontana Books 1958
James, William "Pragmatism" (1907) Dover 1995
Jeans, Sir James "Physics and Philosophy" Dover 1942
Kant, Immanuel "Critique of Pure Reason" (1781) Everyman 1935
Kuhn, Thomas S. "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions" University of Chicago 1962
Lama Govinda “Foundations of Tibetan Mysticism” Red Wheel / Weiser 1969
Lama Govinda “Creative Meditation and Multidimensional Consciousness” Mandala Books 1977
Lama Surya Das "Awakening the Buddha Within" Bantam 1997
Leibniz "Philosophical Writings" (1670) Everyman 1934
Lerner, Eric J. "The Big Bang Never Happened" Vintage Books 1992
Locke, John "An Essay Concerning Human Understanding" (1690) Everyman 1976
Lorentz, Hendrik "The Theory of the Electron" 1900
Lorenz, Konrad "Civilized Man's Eight Deadly Sins" Methuen & Co LTD 1974
Lovelock, James "The Ages of Gaia" Oxford University Press 1995
Machiavelli, Nicolo "The Prince" (1513) Wordsworth Editions LTD 1993
Macquarrie, John "Existentialism" Penguin 1973
Melville, Herman "Moby Dick" (1850) Penguin 1992
"The Metaphysical Poets" (1500- 1700) Penguin 1957
Montaigne, Michel De "The Complete Essays" (1592) Penguin 1991
More, Thomas "Utopia and a dialogue of comfort against Tribulation" Everyman 1910
Nesse, Randolf M. and Williams, George C. "Evolution and Healing" Phoenix 1996
Newton, Isaac "The Principia" (1687) Prometheus Books 1995
Nietzsche, Friedrich "The Philosophy of Nietzsche" (1844-1900) Meridian 1996
Nietzsche, Friedrich "Beyond Good and Evil" (1886) Penguin 1973
Plato "The Republic" (429-347BC) Penguin 1955
Plato "Theaetetus" (429-347BC) Penguin 1987
Pinker, Steven "How The Mind Works" Penguin 1998
Pitcher, George "Truth" Prentice-Hall INC 1964
Pole, David "The later philosophy of Wittgenstein" University of London The Athlone Press 1958
Popper, Karl R. "Objective Knowledge" Oxford University Press 1975
Rees, Martin "Our Cosmic Habitat" Princeton University Press 2001
Reichenbach, H "Philosophical Foundations of Quantum Mechanics" University of California Press 1944
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques "The Confessions" (1770) Penguin 1953
Russell, Bertrand "The History of Western Philosophy" Routledge 1946
Saul, John Ralston "Voltaire's Bastards" Penguin 1992
Schopenhauer, Arthur "The World as Will and Representation" (1819) Dover 1969
Serway, Raymond A. "Physics for Scientists and Engineers" Third Edition, Saunders College Publishing 1992
Smolin, Lee "The Life of the Cosmos" Phoenix 1998
Spinoza "Ethics" (1673) J.M. Dent & Sons LTD 1910
Suzuki, David and Dressel, Holly "Naked Ape To Superspecies" Allen & Urwin 1999
Taylor, John "Black Holes" Fontana 1974
Thoreau, Henry David "Walden and Civil Disobedience" (1849) Penguin 1986
Tzu, Lao "Tao Te Ching" (Fouth Century BC) Penguin 1963
Urmson, J.O. and Ree, J "The Concise Enclyclopedia of Western Philosophy and Philosophers" Routledge 1991
Vardy, Peter "What is Truth?" UNSW Press 1999
Vardy, Peter "The Puzzle of Sex"
Warnock, G.J. "Berkeley" Pelican 1953
Wertheim, Margaret "Pythagoras' Trousers" Fourth Estate Limited 1997
Whitehead, A.N. "Adventures of Ideas" Pelican Books 1942
Wittgenstein, Ludwig "Philosophical Investigations" Basil Blackwell Oxford 1958
Wolff, Milo "Exploring The Physics of the Unknown Universe" Technotran Press 1990
Wright, Robert "The Moral Animal" Abacus 1996

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Biography: Geoffrey Haselhurst, Philosopher of Science, Theoretical Physics, Metaphysics, Evolution. Our world is in great trouble due to human behaviour founded on myths and customs that are causing the destruction of Nature and climate change. We can now deduce the most simple science theory of reality - the wave structure of matter in space. By understanding how we and everything around us are interconnected in Space we can then deduce solutions to the fundamental problems of human knowledge in physics, philosophy, metaphysics, theology, education, health, evolution and ecology, politics and society.

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