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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 […]

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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 […]