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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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Book Review: Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations

Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations, by Arif Ahmed Who is the ideal reader of a book like this?  Picture yourself as an undergraduate (or graduate) student of philosophy, who for some reason known to no one else and half-forgotten by you yourself, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Wittgenstein In 90 Minutes

Wittgenstein In 90 Minutes, by Paul Strathern I have to admit that this book took me far less than 90 minutes to read, but I am a far faster reader than most people are, so that is perhaps not too … Continue reading

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Book Review: Statecraft

Statecraft:  Strategies For A Changing World, by Margaret Thatcher You can do a lot worse, and not much if at all better, when it comes to reading about geopolitics, than to take a look at what Margaret Thatcher had to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Marcus Aurelius: A Guide For The Perplexed

Marcus Aurelius:  A Guide For The Perplexed, by William D. Stephens It is a good thing that a book like this exists, but in reading it I can’t help but think that anyone who can appreciate this particular book is … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Essential Marcus Aurelius

The Essential Marcus Aurelius, edited by Jacob Needleman and John P. Piazza You know how it is when a musician who only had an album or two of material starts to look less impressive than otherwise when one has an … Continue reading

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