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How the Irish Became White
Perhaps knowing Ignatiev's son influenced my opinions, nevertheless I was quite impressed by this book. Most insightful were his thoughts on the conce ...more
Feb 14, 2011
Jan 17, 2011
One of the least enjoyable/more difficult dialogues I have read. There is clearly a lot underneath the back and forth between Sorates and the brothers ...more
Feb 2012
Feb 19, 2012
If I were a sickly 17th century Frenchman, I'd sew this into my jacket and keep it with me always (see Blaise Pascal). Instead I keep it with me in my ...more
Jan 2008
Jun 06, 2011
Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion 3: The Consummate Religion
The volume of Hegel's Lectures is certainly his most interesting and profound. Though understanding it requires the tedious trek through the opening o ...more
Jun 2013
May 19, 2013
Jefferson's Extracts from the Gospels: The Philosophy of Jesus and the Life and Morals of Jesus
More interesting than the "Jefferson Bible" (aka "The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth") are the comprehensive introduction and collection of lett ...more
Jan 2012
Jul 05, 2012
The Laws of Manu
Provides modern day readers in the west with a means of understanding Indian society after the Vedic period, as the people of the subcontinent began t ...more
Sep 2010
Sep 28, 2010
Hind Swaraj and Other Writings
Fascinating. Written in dialogue form and very blunt. Gandhi's thought is terribly misunderstood, especially his beliefs on nonviolence. His concepts ...more
Nov 30, 2010
Nov 23, 2010
The Birth of Tragedy
Three stars. While well written even Nietzsche came to admit his thesis was wrong. I don't like the fact that he blamed Socrates for ruining Greek dra ...more
Apr 25, 2011
Apr 22, 2011
I think this was the first Grube translation I've appreciated - his simplicity made following the Socrates' explanations much easier. I don't know if ...more
not set
Jun 06, 2011
The Threepenny Opera
I can see this being one of the *very* musicals I can tolerate/enjoy. Would be interesting to see it performed live. Put a lot of what I learned last ...more
Mar 23, 2011
Mar 17, 2011
Early dialogue. Its focus on Socrates as a bothersome questioner as opposed to presenting Plato's philosophy make it less interesting.
Jan 2010
Jun 06, 2011
Postcolonial Theologies: Divinity and Empire
Unique method of subverting the problems brought on by Western modernity and colonialism. Great use of hybridity
Nov 14, 2012
Nov 14, 2012
Pensées and Other Writings
A wonderful collection of thoughts on the nature of Christianity and the human condition. Though he is obviously not an existentialist one can see tra ...more
Oct 22, 2010
Apr 28, 2010
The Heart of Whiteness: Confronting Race, Racism, and White Privilege
Read for my "Critical Whiteness in the US." Jensen is a beast, attacking his own race for their unwillingness to admit, confront, and make efforts to ...more
Apr 06, 2011
Jan 17, 2011
Dead Man's Cell Phone (TCG Edition)
First 21st century text I've sincerely enjoyed. To be read or watched.
Sep 26, 2011
Nov 29, 2011
The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke
Rilke is an amazing poet, as we go through his poetry he might become one of my favorites. I did enjoy him more however before we started discussing h ...more
Apr 23, 2011
Apr 05, 2011
Death in Venice and Other Stories
Enjoyed the themematic elements - the references to Nietzsche's Birth of Tragedy in particular - but Mann's writing is incredibly dense and it made ge ...more
Feb 2011
Jan 17, 2011
Twelfth Night
No Midsummer's but funny nonetheless. To be watched not read,
Sep 14, 2011
Nov 29, 2011
The Levinas Reader
Terrific thinker, though his highly philosophical style is clearly meant for hose well versed in the language of phenomenology. When approached from c ...more
not set
Dec 05, 2012
John F. Kennedy and PT-109
My first book on America's royal family
not set
Mar 02, 2012
For some reason much more engaging (relatively speaking) than his other works - save the Ethics or Politics - Poetics is the first instance where Aris ...more
Sep 2010
Oct 21, 2009
The Assistant
2nd read. Conclusion: Terrific - depressing and hard to get through - but terrific. Just like Spielberg & Allen summed up the Jewish experience th ...more
Apr 2011
May 11, 2009
The Confusions of Young Törless
This book was too much for me. While the discussions of love and the confusion it brings to thos first experiencing it at the beginning of the text re ...more
Feb 2011
Jan 17, 2011
Civilization and Its Discontents
I liked it - though I'm not a psych student so I have no idea how sound his theories are. Either way they sounded reasonable as I read them. I esp. li ...more
Apr 24, 2011
Jan 17, 2011
Amazing novel. The story behind the book/the author is even more intriguing. Reading it twice reminded me o the fact hat those who came pout of the Ha ...more
Mar 16, 2011
Jan 17, 2011
Aristotle: Selections
Having gone through his system I will give Aristotle his credit (though I will always remain faithful to Plato) - he did seem to wrap up the world pre ...more
May 04, 2010
Mar 30, 2010
Franny and Zooey
He did it for me again...though I don't think I would have understood all of the Eastern philosophy/religious references were it not for Mr. Ehrenhaft ...more
Jan 2011
Apr 29, 2010
The Last Days of Socrates
Saw an old copy on a shelf in the Mr. Findler's room; he let me keep it. Changed my life. Better than Grube's translations, worse than Jowett's.
Sep 2008
May 11, 2009
The Metamorphosis and Other Stories
Kafka is a genius. Filled with irony dark humor
Feb 17, 2011
Jan 17, 2011
Sophocles I: Oedipus The King, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone (The Complete Greek Tragedies, #8)
Beautiful translation; amazing plays
Oct 2010
Oct 26, 2009
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