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The Essays by Michel de Montaigne

“Hey Michel, what are writing about?” says a friend who is visiting castle Montaigne on a Sunday afternoon, while looking down at his friend writing. A lot of pages are scrambled around in the room, looking all messy. Every page has been written on a couple times, showing notes to things written on them. “Trying […]

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Symposium by Plato

What is love? For most literary writers it’s one of the most interesting questions we are able to ask ourselves. The question has sparked a lot of debate. No wonder. It’s one of the most fundamental aspects in human life. And it should not bewilder us that the first philosopher to have created a coherent […]

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Pandemic!: Covid-19 Shakes the World by Slavoj Žižek

‘Sniff, sniff, so I was reading about communism and covid and so on and so on. Sniff, sniff, now this pure ideology of the capitalist structure is old and we, sniff, need to go to a globalist communism and so on and so on.’ Slavoj Žižek takes on the problems of Covid-19 in this short […]

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The Consolation of Philosophy by Boethius

*vinyl scratch* “Yep, that’s me, your boy Boethius. You might wonder how I came into this predicament, being locked up in my own home and sentenced to death for being irreligious, while actually being a Christian. Well, the truth is that I don’t even know. But I do know how I accepted my fate. I […]

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Gorgias by Plato

“So Gorgias, you believe that you’re a master at teaching people the right way to argue.” says Socrates with a sly grin on his bearded face.             “Why yes, Socrates. I teach young, important men the ways of rhetoric. If they pay me a handsome sum, I’ll make sure they can use the loopholes of […]

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The Birth of Tragedy by Friedrich Nietzsche

In this episode of reading with Nietzsche we have Apollo and Dionysus clash. Two gods go toe to toe with one another. But what’s that? A third participant enters the ring? Socrates joins the fight! This is a clash of titans, ladies and gentlemen, and our commentator Nietzsche will give us a deep analysis of […]

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The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas Kuhn – Book Review

This day and age, it seems science has a monopoly on knowledge. Whatever science says is true and most of the time that is correct. Though it is a bit more difficult than it seems at first sight. We all have that one scientific friend who knows all the facts. He or she is sure […]

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Capital by Karl Marx – Book Review

So, reading Marx’ magnum opus was quite hard. While reading this I could feel my moustache grow big (it’s now a few hairs long). Suddenly when I wanted to cook some chicken, I took a hammer that was conveniently laying around in my kitchen and started smashing the chicken with it. When cooked I used […]

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Siddhartha by Herman Hesse – Book Review

Question: What do you do when your life has no real meaning? Answer: go out into the world like a damn hippy and look for the answers. Siddhartha by Herman Hesse is a novel about finding the meaning in one’s life. What if you have everything you can ask for in material objects? That still […]

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Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie – Book Review

What if we stayed a child forever? What amazing imaginary world would we live in? Imagine we could fly, fight pirates and hang around with Indians. We wouldn’t have a care in the world. Everything is allowed except talk about grown-up stuff. When we’re older we sometimes look at children and are amazed by their […]