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Book Review: The Essays Of Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Essays Of Ralph Waldo Emerson, by Ralph Waldo Emerson In reading this book it is easy to see why Emerson was celebrated in his own day but why he has a less than stellar reputation as a philosopher in … Continue reading

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What Difference Do You Expect It To Make?

What influence does the subjective internal reality have on external reality.  I spend most of my time thinking personally about the frustrating lack of influence that external reality has on subjective thinking, but given the reality that as a longtime … Continue reading

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Book Review: Practical Theology

Practical Theology:  Spiritual Direction From St. Thomas Aquinas:  350+ Ways Your Mind Can Help You Become A Saint, by Peter Kreeft Given my generally low opinion of Catholic theology, it is perhaps most notable that I found a great deal … Continue reading

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Book Review: Kant And The Platypus

Kant And The Platypus:  Essays On Language And Cognition, by Umberto Eco I happen to like much of what I have read from Umberto Eco [1], and this book is no exception to that general enjoyment.  Unlike many people in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Semiotics: The Basics

Semiotics:  The Basics, by Daniel Chandler As someone who is deeply interested in communication, I found this book to be deeply interesting, largely because the author managed to (perhaps unintentionally) reveal how it is that a society that takes communication … Continue reading

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Book Review: Talking About God

Talking About God:  Exploring The Meaning Of Religious Life With Kierkegaard, Buber, Tillich, and Heschel, by Daniel F. Polish This book suffers greatly from the problem of ulterior motives and also serves to the reader as a reminder that when … Continue reading

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Book Review: Kierkegaard For Beginners

Kierkegaard For Beginners, by Donald D. Palmer This is a book I wish I had read when I was younger.  As a teenager just becoming interested in philosophy as a formal subject, this would have been a good book to … Continue reading

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Book Review: An Introduction To Kierkegaard

An Introduction To Kierkegard, by Peter Vardy I must admit that among philosophers that I have not tended to read much of the writings of the gloomy but alarmingly Nathanish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard.  This book certainly does a good job … Continue reading

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Book Review: Anarchy, State, And Utopia

Anarchy, State, And Utopia, by Robert Nozick In many ways this particular book is a fascinating look into the mind of someone who is consciously addressing various contemporary political theories relating to justice and the just state and seeking to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Poemcrazy

Poemcrazy:  Freeing Your Life With Words, by Susan G. Wooldridge I disagree with nearly everything in this book.  For all of that, I still think this book is useful in a very limited sense, and that is demonstrating once again … Continue reading

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