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Book Review: Solutions And Other Problems

Solutions And Other Problems, by Allie Brosh In reading this book I have to admit that I had some complicated feelings and thoughts about this book. By and large, the author spends a book of 500 not very skillfully illustrated … Continue reading

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Filling The Unseen

The maps of the early modern world have often been lampooned because of the supposed tendency of mapmakers to fill in the unseen gaps of knowledge with notes like “there be dragons here.” While this is good for hilarity, it … Continue reading

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Lessons In Life

One of the things that people tend to learn, at least implicitly, very early, is just about any activity can provide some sort of learning. If education is expensive business, learning itself is something that is a universal human tendency … Continue reading

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I’m Feeling You

While I have recently commented that 2020 is for me an ordinary year in the life of this writer, not everyone feels the same way. Today I had a conversation with someone who told me the story about her immensely … Continue reading

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Philosophers In The Dock

In some ways, to philosophize is human. Despite the fact that not many people explicitly study the subject of philosophy, it is nonetheless true that people, whether they realize it or not, have philosophical views and positions simply by virtue … Continue reading

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Book Review: Philosophy In The Hellenistic & Roman Worlds

Philosophy In The Hellenistic & Roman Worlds (A History Of Philosophy Without Any Gaps), by Peter Adamson This particular author is a historian of philosophy who appears like one of the writers who would write lots of essays in those … Continue reading

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Book Review: The First Philosophers: The Presocratics And The Sophists

The First Philosophers: The Presocratics And The Sophists, a new translation by Robin Waterfield To call this book a translation is a bit misleading. To be sure, there are translations to be found here. But the general gist of a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Making Men

Making Men: Sophists And Self-Presentation In Ancient Rome, by Maud W. Gleason There are a lot of things that I don’t particularly appreciate about this book. The author both has and lacks self-awareness in interesting ways, knowing that the fondness … Continue reading

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Book Review: On Life And Death

On Life And Death, by Cicero, a new translation by John Davie This book is not one of Cicero’s strongest, but it the reasons for that are rather complicated. There are no doubt some readers who will really appreciate this … Continue reading

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Book Review: Big Questions From Little People

Big Questions From Little People And Simple Answers From Great Minds, compiled by Gemma Elwin Harris This book is an interesting one in that it demonstrates the way that children are flattered in the questions that they ask and that … Continue reading

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