An alphabetical list of all the references, to give a flavour of this book's influences. The most valuable books for personal finance rarely have anything directly to do with finance.

Part One

Alain de Botton, Status Anxiety

Allusion to William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act 2 Scene 2

An allusion to both George Lakoff’s Metaphors We Live By and Joseph Campbell’s Myths to Live By

Anthony de Mello, The Way to Love

Anthony Gottlieb, The Dream of Reason

Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics

Barry Schwartz, TED Radio Hour https://www.npr.org/transcripts/153235680

Bertrand Russell, History of Western Philosophy

Bertrand Russell, What I Believe

Bruce Lee, Striking Thoughts

Calgacus' ‘Speech to his Troops’ in Tacitus, Agricola

Carl Jung, Modern Man in Search of a Soul

Carl Jung, Two Essays on Analytical Psychology

Charles de Montesquieu, quoted in A Dictionary of Thoughts (1891; edited by Tryon Edwards)

Chris Budd, quoted in https://www.moneymarketing.co.uk/analysis/financial-wellbeing-inside-the-movement-to-make-clients-happy-not-just-wealthy/

Damien Hirst, interview with Idler https://www.idler.co.uk/article/interview-damien-hirst/ Idler issue 71, Mar/Apr 2020

Dan Ariely, at a talk in London to promote Small Change: Money Mishaps and How To Avoid Them

Daniel Dennett, Consciousness Explained

Daniel Dennett, Intuition Pumps

Daniel J. Siegel, Mindsight

Daniel Kahneman, ‘Focusing Illusion’, Edge.org https://www.edge.org/response-detail/11984

Daniel Kahneman, interview with Haaretz https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium.MAGAZINE-why-nobel-prize-winner-daniel-kahneman-gave-up-on-happiness-1.6528513

Daniel Kahneman, interview with Sam Harris https://samharris.org/thinking-about-thinking/

Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow

Dante Aligheri, The Divine Comedy

David Cain, Raptitude.com http://www.raptitude.com/2016/12/five-things-you-notice-when-you-quit-the-news

David Hume, A Treatise of Human Nature

David Perlmutter and Alberto Villoldo, Power Up Your Brain: The Neuroscience of Enlightenment

Derek Sivers on the Tim Ferriss podcast

Douglas Adams, Last Chance to See

Egon Friedell, A Cultural History of the Modern Age, vol. 3

Emory University of School of Medicine, ‘Expert Financial Advice Neurobiologically “Offloads” Financial Decision-Making under Risk’ Jan B. Engelmann,C. Monica Capra,Charles Noussair,Gregory S. Berns, March 24, 2009 https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0004957

Epictetus, Discourses

Epictetus, quoted in Paul Tillich, The Courage to Be

Epictetus, The Discourses

Epicurus, Fragments

Erich Fromm, To Have, Or to Be?

Euripides, Electra

Friedrich Nietzsche, Aphorisms on Love and Hate. The full quote is: ‘In individual moments we all know how the most elaborate arrangements of our life are made only so as to flee from the tasks we actually ought to be performing, how we would like to hide our head somewhere as though our hundred-eyed conscience could not find us out there, how we hasten to give our heart to the state, to money-making, to sociability, or science merely so as to no longer possess it ourselves, how we labour at our daily work more ardently and thoughtlessly than is necessary to sustain our life because to us it is even more necessary not to have leisure to stop and think.’

H.L. Mencken, A Mencken Chrestomathy

Immanuel Kant, What is Enlightenment? (definition paraphrased)

Iris Murdoch, The Sovereignty of the Good

Jan B. Engelmann, Emory University news release http://shared.web.emory.edu/emory/news/releases/2009/03/financial-advice-causes-off-loading-in-brain.html

Jean-Paul Sartre, Portrait of the Antisemite (abridged version of Réflexions sur la question Juive, quoted in Walter Kaufman, Existentialism)

Jiddu Krishnamurti, Think on These Things

John Maynard Keynes, Economic Consequences of the Peace

John Vervaeke, Awakening from the Meaning Crisis, ep. 10

John Vervaeke, Awakening from the Meaning Crisis, ep. 27

John Vervaeke, Awakening from the Meaning Crisis, ep. 4 https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLND1JCRq8Vuh3f0P5qjrSdb5eC1ZfZwWJ

John Vervaeke, Christopher Mastropietro, and Filip Miscevi, Zombies in Western Culture: A Twenty-First Century Crisis

John Vervaeke, https://modernstoicism.com/the-view-from-above-a-transformation-of-perspectival-and-participatory-knowing-by-john-vervaeke/

Jon Elster, Nuts and Bolts for the Social Sciences

Jordan B. Peterson, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

Julian Jaynes, The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind

Ludwig Wittgenstein, Philosophical Investigations

Ludwig Wittgenstein, The Blue and Brown Books

Lynne Twist, The Soul of Money

Marcel Proust, In Search of Lost Time, vol. 2

Matthieu Ricard, Happiness

Michael Merzenich, quoted in Norman Doidge, The Brain That Changes Itself

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Flow

Morgan Housel, Inseparable Pairs https://www.collaborativefund.com/blog/inseparable-pairs/

Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Facebook post 2nd July 2014

Nicolas Humphrey, answering the Edge.org annual question in 2017 (‘What Scientific Term or Concept Ought to be More Widely Known?’ https://www.edge.org/annual-question/what-scientific-term-or%C2%A0concept-ought-to-be-more-widely-known)

Norman Doidge, The Brain That Changes Itself

Norman Doidge, The Brain’s Way of Healing

Paul Dolan, Happiness by Design

Paul Tillich, The Courage to Be

Pierre Hadot, What is Ancient Philosophy?

Plato, The Republic

Ralph Waldo Emerson, quoted in Ross Edgely, The World’s Fittest Book

Richard Lovelace, To Althea, from Prison

Rick Hanson, Buddha’s Brain

Rory Sutherland, Alchemy

See Harry Frankfurt, On Bullshit

See Shirley H. Wang, The Wall Street Journal, for a summary: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704893604576200471545379388.html

Seneca, Moral Letters

Seneca, On the Shortness of Life

Sophocles, Antigone

Sophocles’ Teiresias in Oedipus the King

Søren Kierkegaard, The Point of View, quoted in Walter Kaufman, Existentialism

Søren Kierkegaard, Two Ages: The Age of Revolution and the Present Age. A Literary Review

Sue Gerhardt, Why Love Matters

Terminology borrowed from David Epstein’s Range

Theragata 6.12 https://www.dhammatalks.org/suttas/KN/Thag/thag6_12.html

Thomas More, Utopia

Voltaire, quoted in Will Durant, The Story of Philosophy

Will Durant, Fallen Leaves

Will Durant, The Story of Civilization, vol. 1

Will Storr, The Science of Storytelling

William James, quoted in Christophe André, Mindfulness

William James, The Principles of Psychology, vol. 1

William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Act 2 Scene 2

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