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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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Book Review: How To Think Like A Roman Emperor

How To Think Like A Roman Emperor:  The Stoic Philosophy Of Marcus Aurelius, by Donald Robertson A more accurate title for this book would have been:  The Stoic Philosophy Of Donald Robertson.  Very often in life we find that people … Continue reading

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Book Review: Theistic Evolution

Theistic Evolution:  A Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Critique, edited by J.P. Moreland, STephen C. Meyer, Christopher Shaw, Ann K. Gauger, and Wayne Grudem After this book there don’t have to be any books on theistic evolution.  Put a fork in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Darwin’s Ghosts

Darwin’s Ghosts:  The Secret History Of Evolution, by Rebecca Stott This book isn’t a very good one on several levels, but it does at least have one important thing going for it that makes it a worthwhile read if a … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Workshop And The World

The Workshop And The World:  What Ten Thinkers Can Teach Us About Science And Authority, by Robert P. Crease This author is a great hypocrite, and unfortunately not a very self-aware one.  It is hard to know exactly what this … Continue reading

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Book Review: Wittgenstein’s Poker

Wittgenstein’s Poker:  The Story Of A Ten-Minute Argument Between Two Great Philosophers, by David Edmonds & John Eidinow Calling Wittgenstein a great philosopher would appear to be a highly charitable view given his terrible sense and fondness for oracular statements.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Meditations

Meditations, by Marcus Aurelius I must admit that I have a great deal of fondness in general for the Penguins classics series.  Not only are they low-cost (although I borrowed this particular one from the library), but they often provide … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Spiritual Teachings Of Marcus Aurelius

The Spiritual Teachings Of Marcus Aurelius, edited by Mark Forstater This book is a lot more enjoyable to read if you don’t know much about Marcus Aurelius’ thinking and writing than if you do.  The author, who obviously is far … Continue reading

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On Civil Wars: A Thought Experiment

From time immemorial I have had a realist view of foreign and domestic affairs, and that has usually involved examining the context and consequences of actions or looking at what conditions would have to be present for such and such … Continue reading

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