Philosophy

We Are the Weather by Jonathan Safran Foer

We Are the Weather by Jonathan Safran Foer

We Are the Weather by Jonathan Safran Foer – Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast. The whole concept of the book is that, despite being made aware by countless scientists, most of us live as if we were climate change deniers because we fail to […]

21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari

21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari

21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari is the third book I read by Harari. As with the other two, I rate this highly as well. If you are familiar with his views, you might expect that he would touch on the […]

The English by Jeremy Paxman

The English by Jeremy Paxman

The English by Jeremy Paxman – A Portrait of a People. The aim of the book was to talk about the English, not the British or Scots, Irish, or Welsh. I got this book from a second hand bookshop, one of two by him, and […]

Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari

Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari

Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari – A Brief History of Tomorrow is the second book I read by Harari. Like the one before that, Sapiens, this is a must read. I’ve enjoyed reading it and I will re-read it. I mentioned when I was […]

A Short History of Decay by Emil Cioran

A Short History of Decay by Emil Cioran

I picked A Short History of Decay by Emil Cioran from the library because I wanted to read something by Cioran. He was a Romanian philosopher and I’ve known about him since I was a teenager, but I haven’t read any of his books. He […]

Hitchens vs. Blair – The Munk Debates

Hitchens vs. Blair – The Munk Debates

I’ve had in my to-read list Hitchens vs. Blair – The Munk Debates for a while and only recently I’ve borrowed it from the library. The Munk debates take place in Toronto and were established in 2008 by the late Peter Munk and his wife […]

Enlightenment now by Steven Pinker

Enlightenment now by Steven Pinker

Enlightenment now by Steven Pinker. The case for reason, science, humanism and progress. I enjoyed this book a lot. It makes you think about the world around us, how much better is now compared to only 100 years ago. It’s a great period to live […]

God is not great by Christopher Hitchens

God is not great by Christopher Hitchens

God is not great by Christopher Hitchens. The book can be found with the subtitle The case against religion or How Religion Poisons Everything. This is the second book I read by Christopher Hitchens, the first one being The Missionary Position. Mother Theresa in theory […]

The Eudemian ethics by Aristotle

The Eudemian ethics by Aristotle

The Eudemian ethics by Aristotle, translated by Sir Anthony Kenny. Instead of a book review, I’m going to share the quotes from the book that I found most interesting and/or intriguing. I’m going to share them how they appear, by books. Book I. Happiness the […]

On Bullshit by Harry G. Frankfurt

On Bullshit by Harry G. Frankfurt

I’ve read about this book, On Bullshit by Harry G. Frankfurt, in 50 Philosophy Classics. As it’s such a short book, I planned to borrow it from the library, along with other books. It appeared to be available, but it wasn’t on the shelf. I’ve […]

What I Believe by Bertrand Russell

What I Believe by Bertrand Russell

I’ve read about Russell in 50 Philosophy Classics by Tom Butler-Bowdon. As I saw this book mentioned in another place, I’ve decided to read What I Believe by Bertrand Russell. This edition has, in addition to What I Believe, two essays, Why I Took to […]

50 Philosophy Classics by Tom Butler-Bowdon

50 Philosophy Classics by Tom Butler-Bowdon

Besides the allegory of the cave, my knowledge of philosophy wasn’t great before reading this book. 50 Philosophy Classics by Tom Butler-Bowdon is one of currently 7 books written in the 50 classics series. I liked to read it as a reference book, a very […]