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The Plague by Albert Camus – Book Review

It’s an ironic time to read a book about the plague. Yet, it’s the perfect time to read this book. The Plague by Albert Camus is a book about a city which has been hit by the plague. We follow Bernard Rieux a doctor who has to treat the people in the city. The book […]

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Philosophy: The Latest Answers to the Oldest Questions by Nicholas Fearn – Book Review

It is always hard to find an introductory book into philosophy. Either they are mammoths of books or they just don’t do justice to the topic, most of the times they are both. So, I was sceptic when I started reading this book. Though Fearn only covers the last couple of decennia with his book, […]

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21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari – Book Review

I finally got to read this book after it stood on my to read shelf for ages and now I regret not reading this sooner, because then I would have had more time thinking about the many problems which Harari addresses in this book. There are 21 ‘lessons’ in this book, but mostly it’s about […]

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Do we control Technology or does Technology control us?

In a society where technological progress will only come faster and faster, it is a fair question to ask: ‘When will technology come to control us? Or has it already happened?’. Now when I say: will technology control us, I do not mean control us in the way we see in many science fiction movies […]

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What the Coronavirus has shown us

You have probably read yourself sick of Coronavirus articles by now. The news nowadays is mostly only about the pandemic. Is it justly done so? I think the virus has shown us some sides of the world we don’t want to see … and some that we want to see some more of.             The […]

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The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi – Book Review

The Adventures of Pinocchio is still one of the best sold books of all time with over 80 million copies sold. Though it isn’t a book you see in a lot of must-read lists or in recommendations. Time to change that.             This book is a masterpiece of literature. I am easy to please in […]

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Protagoras by Plato – Book Review

Socrates visits the great sophist Protagoras of Abdera to have a discussion about how one can acquire the ability to live the best possible life. That is the premise of the short dialogue written by Athenian philosopher Plato. The book is only a 70 or so pages, but it treats us to one of the […]

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Philosophy in Times of Corona

The first true pandemic to hit the world in a long time. After the fear of Ebola and SARS that it would come in great numbers to the Western world, it finally came to be. Covid-19 or the Coronavirus as the media calls it, did the unthinkable. Cafés, bars and restaurants are closed, as well […]

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How the Socratic Method can change your life

Socrates, one of the most if not the most known philosopher to have ever graced this earth. He left no writings whatsoever making him a rather strange character. We know him mostly from the dialogues of Plato, but also from writings of Xenophon and even a comedy by Aristophanes. But there is one method that […]

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About Self-Respect

I always think it’s weird how people keep telling other people to be more confident. To have more self-esteem. As if regarding yourself highly will solve your problems. Maybe you are not at the point where you can think highly of yourself, and when you do it at that point it might have disastrous consequences. […]