Philosophy

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 Books - 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

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At the Existentialist Cafe: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails with Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Albert Camus, Martin Heidegger, Mauri Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781590514887
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Published: Other Press (NY) - March 1st, 2016

"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

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At the Existentialist Cafe: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails with Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Albert Camus, Martin Heidegger, Mauri Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781590514887
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Published: Other Press (NY) - March 1st, 2016

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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How to Live: Or a Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781590514832
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Published: Other Press (NY) - 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

 


Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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The Black Swan: Second Edition: The Impact of the Highly Improbable: With a New Section:
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ISBN: 9780812973815
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Published: Random House Trade - May 11th, 2010

An enormously interesting, thought-provoking and worthwhile book. Taleb is a massive intellect with a point - this is a useful book as well as a fascinating one. Not bedtime reading, though. ~ Reviewed by Chris Morrow


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