Book projects – Intuitive Technology: Appendix B: Further reading

M.L.J. Abercrombie, The Anatomy of Judgement (Pelican, 1969; ISBN 0-14-020987-5). One of the modern classics of medical education, this emphasises the subjective factors that involved in any supposed ‘objective’ interpretation and judgement.

W.I.B. (Ian) Beveridge, The Art of Scientific Investigation (Heinemann Education, 1950, 1961; ISBN 0-435-54066-1). This is not only a classic, but almost the only book of its kind. It discusses in great depth and with many examples the actual thinking involved in scientific research, as opposed to the ‘results-only’ approach that is used almost exclusively in scientific publications.

Edward de Bono, Practical Thinking (Penguin Books, ; ISBN ) and various other titles.

James Burke, The Day the Universe Changed (BBC Publications, 1985; ISBN 0-563-20192-4). Written to accompany the BBC/PBS television series, this argues, from an historical viewpoint, that we have not so much discovered reality as invented new ways of looking at it.

James P. Carse, Finite and Infinite Games (Penguin Books, New York, 1988; ISBN ).

James Gleick, Chaos: Making a New Science (Penguin, New York, 1987; ISBN 0-14-009250-1).

Tom Graves, Towards a Magical Technology (Gateway Books, Bath, England, 1986; ISBN 0-946551-30-6)

Jon Klimo, Channelling ( , 1988; ISBN ).

Lao Tsu, Tao Te Ching, trans. Gia Fu Feng and Jane English (Wildwood House, London, 1972; ISBN 0-7045-0007-8)

Nel Noddings and Paul J. Shore, Awakening The Inner Eye: Intuition In Education (Teachers College Press, 1234 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027, 1984; ISBN 0-8077-2751-2).

Robert Ornstein, The Psychology of Consciousness (Freeman & Co. San Francisco, 1972; ISBN 0-7167-0797-7). An early but still valid comparative study of the psychology of analytic and non-analytic modes, enlivened by the use of some of Idries Shah’s traditional Nasruddin tales as examples!

Robert Pirsig. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (pb Bantam, 1975; ISBN 0-553-10310-5). A useful book as follow-up reading to this one. Unfortunately, many people seem to have been put off by his writing style: if you’re one of those, do at least read Chapter 26, in which he gives a great deal of practical information on how to overcome ‘gumption traps’.

David Pye, The Nature of Art and Workmanship (Cambridge University Press, 1968; ISBN 0-521-06016-8). This gives a detailed discussion of the confused understandings of the terms skill, workmanship and craftsmanship, in relation to a debate on the qualities and hand-work and machine-work.

Warren D. TenHouten and Charles D. Kaplan, Science and Its Mirror Image: A Theory of Inquiry (Harper & Row, 1973; ISBN 06-046589-1)

Gerald M. Weinberg, The Psychology of Computer Programming (Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1971; ISBN 0-442-29264-3)

Gerald M. Weinberg, The Secrets of Consulting (Dorset House (New York), 1985; ISBN 0-932633-01-3)

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