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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 […]

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Se questo è un uomo by Primo Levi – Book Review

Is this a human? That’s the primary question that writer Primo Levi asks in this book. Levi is a holocaust survivor who was deported to Auschwitz and reports on his life in the concentration camp. It’s a powerful book which shows the inhumanity of the people who could built such a thing but also how […]

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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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Postmodernism: a Very Short Introduction – Book Review

What is postmodernism exactly? It’s something I have wondered for some time now and I’ve finally made some progress into defining what it is. It is one of those terms that seem to encompass many different things. It has many critics like Jordan Peterson for example but also people who propose it as the next […]

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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 […]

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An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding by David Hume – Book Review

David Hume is an 18th century philosopher who was one of the main philosophers arguing against rationalism and for empiricism. During this time there was a whole debate between the rationalists, who thought that our knowledge of things came from innate ideas (philosophers like Descartes, Spinoza and Leibniz) against the empiricists who thought that knowledge […]

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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 […]