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Catch-22 by Joseph Heller – Book Review

Pure and utter confusion. That’s how I would start explaining this book. This book is an absolute chaos of many different characters, plotlines and themes. Symbolically it shows the chaos of war. How in war times nothing that should make sense, makes sense anymore. The whole disorder of the book brings a breath of fresh […]

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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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Identity: The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment by Francis Fukuyama – Book Review

In this day and age, identity is a hot topic issue. It even sprouted a new name for politics: identity politics. Identity politics as the name suggests is politics based on identity, which is mostly characterized in groups, being race, gender, religion, etc. Fukuyama presents this rise in identity politics in a sort of search […]

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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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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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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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East of Eden by John Steinbeck – Book Review

Timshell! Thou Mayest.             That’s the word that shall always ring in my head because of this book. East of Eden is a book which takes the old story of Cain and Abel from the Bible and puts it in the modern day. It is an epic about good and evil, about being a father […]