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Words and Actions

In the era of political correctness, language has taken the forefront of many political ideologies. We live in a post truth era where everyone can live in his or her own bubble of what the truth is. Truth is an illusion. And if it isn’t your truth then it is just fake news. We can […]

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The Inhuman: A Report on Time by Jean-Francois Lyotard – Book Review

While diving deeper into the thinking of postmodernism, that means diving deeper into the views of Jean-Francois Lyotard. The thing about French philosophers is that they write really, really difficult. Their structure of sentences and choices of words are ambiguous to say the least and I always find myself rereading every paragraph three times before […]

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Derrida: A Very Short Introduction – Book Review

Derrida is the father of the deconstruction movement in the linguistics. He is also one of the main inspirations for the postmodernist movement. This does not mean he is a postmodernist himself, but he definitely influenced many postmodern thinking. This book as with all short introductions, gives… well a short introduction of the thought of […]

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey – Book Review

Another one of the OG self-help books. The 7 Habits is a staple book in the self-help literature and most other self-help books have either imitated it or drawn inspiration from it heavily. It is also one of those books you either hate or love. The people who will love this, are the people who […]

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Oblomow by Ivan Gontsjarov – Book Review

Ilja Iljitsj Oblomow is the laziest person you will ever meet. The only thing he does all day is sit in his bed, eat and drink. Because of his laziness, his house isn’t in order, his lackey steals from him and his so called ‘friends’ use him for his money. Oblomow is the ultimate procrastinator […]

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The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels – Book Review

How do you start reviewing this book? Let me just start that I read a version which gave a pretty extensive introduction into the many influences which helped shape the Communist Manifesto. The book gave a clear distinction into what the contribution of Marx was and what the contribution of Engels was. It is clear […]

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Discussion of Free Will by Sam Harris

A couple of days ago, I wrote a review of Sam Harris’s book Free Will. He believes that there is no such thing as free will, that we are all determined and therefore that the future is set. We are also not morally responsible for our actions, because we just had ‘bad luck’. You were […]

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Free Will by Sam Harris – Book Review

Is there something as a free will? Can we be held responsible for what we do? Sam Harris believes this is not the case. We are determined. The future is set. You read this not because of a mysterious free will to do so, but because of previous causes that determined you to read this. […]

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The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge by Jean-Francois Lyotard – Book Review

Jean-Francois Lyotard is one of the staple philosophers of postmodern thinking. Though he is often neglected as a philosopher in recent days, he still has a lot of influence to modern thinking by giving his account on knowledge which highly influenced Postmodernism. In this book he presents the postmodern stance on knowledge. It is where […]

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The Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle – Book Review

In my opinion Aristotle is the greatest of the ancient Greek philosophers. I think he was one of the brightest minds to have ever lived and you can see the depth of which he thinks in this book: The Nicomachean Ethics. When he wrote this book, it is said he was in about his 50-60’s […]