Tag Archives: philosophy

This Is My Truth, Show Me Yours

One of the most problematic aspects of discourse in the contemporary period is the resolute refusal of many people to accept the reality of an absolute reality which by necessity has an absolute truth associated with it.  Ultimately, like so … Continue reading

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On The Compleat Speaker

I would like to state at the outset that I am not writing in this entry a review of the book The Compleat Speaker, by someone long associated with Toastmasters.  As I enjoy reading about rhetoric and speaking as well … Continue reading

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If Seimens Knew What They Knew, They Would Be A Great Company

In some book I have long otherwise forgotten, I picked up a hilarious quote about Seimens that I have occasionally pondered over and mused since then, “If Seimens knew what they knew, they would be a great company.”  At first … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Vision Of The Anointed

The Vision Of The Anointed:  Self-Congratulation As A Basis For Social Policy, by Thomas Sowell This particular book is a devastating one because it reminds the reader, if any such reminder is necessary, of the dangers that happen when a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Big Magic

Big Magic:  Creative Living Beyond Fear, by Elizabeth Gilbert Just about every writer on creativity has some major agendas when it comes to their work, and this writer has several agendas, some of which are not offensive at all, which … Continue reading

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Book Review: 136 Ideas For Rockstar Employee Engagement

136 Ideas For Rockstar Employee Engagement, by James Dodkins [Note:  This book was provided for review by Reedsy Discovery.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] I found this book greatly enjoyable to read.  Although I am a lyrical tenor … Continue reading

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Book Review: Against Happiness

Against Happiness, by Eric G. Wilson I wanted to like this book more than I ended up liking it.  On the face of it, as a deeply melancholy person who has long struggled with chronic depression and related issues, and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dear Machine: A Letter to a Super-Aware/Intelligent Machine (SAIM)

Dear Machine:  A Letter To A Super-Aware/Intelligent Machine (SAIM), by Greg Keiser [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Reedsy Discovery for the purpose of review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] While there are substantial disagreements … Continue reading

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On The Problem Of Quiddity

I suppose it would be worthwhile to begin this post with an apology.  It is a rather Nathanish tendency to fill the titles of my posts (to say nothing of their content) with words that are hard to understand and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Great Philosophers Who Failed At Love

Great Philosophers Who Failed At Love, by Andrew Shaffer Perhaps the most embarrassing and Nathanish thing about this book is that it is one that I could see (in a worst-case scenario) being expanded to include my own disastrous love … Continue reading

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