Fantastic book about the challenge of modeling the world with computers. It was written decades ago but it might have been written yesterday. The questions it poses have for the most part not been answered to any satisfaction. I also think it manages to foreshadow some of the more recent research about the role of metaphor in language and thought. Highly recommended.
A short history of the arguments against suicide with a focus on the often over-looked secular arguments offered by various thinkers. Hecht is concerned that the dispute between the religious opposition to suicide in any form and those who believe in the right to end the terrible suffering of a terminal illness is casting the secularists as pro-suicide in general. In fact, there is a long (thousands of years) history of secular arguments against suicide as Hecht ably shows. She follows up with her own contribution in that vein.