Philosophy

Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life by Nassim Nicholas Taleb - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780425284629
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Published: Random House - February 27th, 2018

Reading Taleb is often disorienting as he challenges core beliefs underpinning modern Western culture. It can also be frustrating as he jumps around from one idea to the next, causing the equivalent of intellectual whiplash. Skin in the Game is no exception. But, ultimately, the extra effort and commitment required to read the book – like taking a cold shower – is bracing and thus eminently worthwhile. Dare to read this book. ~ Reviewed by Sam Baker


Surfing with Sartre: An Aquatic Inquiry Into a Life of Meaning by Aaron James - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780385540735
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Published: Doubleday - August 8th, 2017

This philosopher easily expresses life and existentialism through the eyes of a surfer, that's as complex as it is simple--like surfing through the waves. ~ Reviewed by Alex Bell


At the Existentialist Cafe by Sarah Bakewell - Book Review

"Ideas are interesting, but people are vastly more so."

Sit back, relax, and sip soundly on apricot cocktails while Sartre, Beauvoir, Camus, and other minds craft the beginnings of existentialism, as Bakewell guides you through time, commenting along the way with a modern perspective and deep knowledge of her subjects. ~ Reviewed by Alex Bell


At the Existentialist Cafe by Sarah Bakewell - Book Review

Can't tell your being from your nothingness? Fear not. Bakewell takes the thinking of European lovers, pill addicts, prisoners and occasional Nazis and turns it into a fascinating, provocative and at times hilarious read. Quite simply wonderful!!


Why Does the World Exist

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Why Does the World Exist?: An Existential Detective Story Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780871403599
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Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - April 8th, 2013

This intense discussion drills down the question " Why is there something rather than nothing?" Past and present philosophers argue and split hairs. In addition to a great historical perspective on the evolution of thought, the reader gets a refresher course on great minds. Dense but fascinating, this book nearly succeeds in answering the question. ~ Reviewed by Karen Frank


How to Live

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ISBN: 9781590514832
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Published: Other Press - September 20th, 2011

Bakewell's biography of Montaigne takes the form of twenty chapters, each highlighting events from his life that shaped his Essays. Original and thoroughly engaging. ~ Reviewed by Sarah Donner

 


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