Note that this is not a traditional bibliography. As this theory is written for public use and is closer to a polemic than an academic paper, not all sources or key texts are directly quoted. This list includes all cited and named sources, as well as texts that were key readings in the development of the theory. As such, it is a living document that will be continuously expanded; however, once a source is listed it will not be removed.

Key Texts and References

  1. Argyris, Chris, 1923–2013. Teaching Smart People How to Learn. Boston, Mass. : Harvard Business Press, 2008.

  2. Ariley, Dan. “Locks.”

  3. Carse, James P. Finite And Infinite Games. New York : Free Press, 1986.

  4. Dennett, D. C. (Daniel Clement). Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking. New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2013.

  5. Elkins, James, 1955-. What Painting Is : How to Think about Oil Painting, Using the Language of Alchemy. New York : Routledge, 1999.

  6. Elkins, James, 1955- . Why Art Cannot Be Taught : a Handbook for Art Students. Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2001.

  7. Enns, James T. The Thinking Eye, the Seeing Brain : Explorations in Visual Cognition. New York :W.W. Norton, 2004.

  8. Feynman, Richard P. (Richard Phillips), 1918–1988. “Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman” : Adventures of a Curious Character. New York : W.W. Norton, 1984–1985.

  9. Gatto, John Taylor. “The Six-Lesson Schoolteacher.”

  10. Goodstein, David L., 1939-. Feynman’s Lost Lecture : the Motion of Planets around the Sun. New York : Norton, 1996.

  11. Hamming, R. W. (Richard Wesley), 1915–1998. The Art of Doing Science and Engineering : Learning to Learn. Amsterdam : Gordon and Breach, 1997.

  12. Hofstadter, Douglas R., 1945-. Gödel, Escher, Bach : An Eternal Golden Braid. New York : Basic Books, 1999.

  13. Kahneman, Daniel, 1934-. Thinking, Fast and Slow. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011.

  14. Kentridge, William, 1955- author. Six Drawing Lessons. Cambridge, Massachusetts; London, England : Harvard University Press, 2014.

  15. Lakoff, George. Metaphors We Live By. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2003.

  16. Lerner, Ben, 1979- author. The Hatred of Poetry. Melbourne, Vic. : Text Publishing Company, 2016.

  17. Lockhart, Paul. A Mathematician’s Lament. New York, NY : Bellevue Literary Press, 2009.

  18. Rogers, Carl R. (Carl Ransom), 1902–1987. On Becoming a Person : a Therapist’s View of Psychotherapy. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1995.

  19. Smith, Zadie. “Fail Better.” The Guardian, January 13, 2007

  20. Smith, Zadie. “Read Better.” The Guardian, January 20, 2007

  21. Solnit, Rebecca. A Field Guide to Getting Lost. New York : Viking, 2005.

  22. Thomas, Lewis, 1913–1993. The Lives of a Cell : Notes of a Biology Watcher. New York : New American Library, 1986.

  23. Victor, Bret. “Inventing on Principle”!/InventingOnPrinciple

  24. Victor, Bret. “Media for Thinking the Unthinkable.”!/MediaForThinkingTheUnthinkable

  25. Yang, Yang. “The Relationship Between Wuji, Taiji, and Quigong.”