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Republic
3.90
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In the Republic, Plato considers what is morality (justice) and if morality results in happiness. Plato does this by comparing the individual to an id ...more
Feb 05, 2016
Jan 26, 2016
 
Self-Reliance and Other Essays
4.14
it was ok
"Self-Reliance" is an essay that captures the independent spirit behind many Americans, but it overlooks the sinfulness of people. Emerson calls on ea ...more
Oct 23, 2011
Jun 04, 2012
 
The Nicomachean Ethics
3.90
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The Nicomachean Ethics is dry reading. Aristotle looks at the virtues, friendship, and happiness from almost every angle he can. I found myself wishin ...more
Feb 14, 2016
Feb 08, 2016
 
Orthodoxy
4.24
it was amazing
The little book Orthodoxy is G. K. Chesterton’s explanation of how he came to believe in the Christian faith. He explains the problems he encountered ...more
Feb 10, 2010
Feb 13, 2010
 
The Communist Manifesto and Other Writings
3.59
it was ok
Although this book contains other writings, I only read only the Communist Manifesto.  It is surprisingly short and easy to read.

Karl Marx and Friedri
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Nov 10, 2011
Jun 08, 2012
 
Notes From The Tilt-A-Whirl: Wide-Eyed Wonder in God's Spoken World
4.32
really liked it
Notes From the Tilt-A-Whirl marvels at God's creation from the bounty of a snowstorm to the mysterious ways of butterflies. It also ponders the risk o ...more
Dec 2011
Jun 25, 2012
 
Hollywood Worldviews: Watching Films with Wisdom & Discernment
3.86
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Hollywood Worldviews encourages Christians to watch movies with discernment. The book looks at the place sex and violence have in movies. It gives exa ...more
Apr 25, 2013
Oct 13, 2013
 
C. S. Lewis Vs the New Atheists
4.16
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"C. S. Lewis vs. the New Atheists" collects the various arguments C. S. Lewis made for the existence of God into a format that answers the objections ...more
Jun 12, 2016
May 06, 2016
 
Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work
3.74
it was amazing
Shop Class as Soulcraft is a thought-provoking discussion on the benefits of manual, hands-on work instead of office work. It is well worth reading, e ...more
Sep 10, 2009
Aug 13, 2009
 
The Consolation of Philosophy
3.95
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In The Consolation of Suffering, Boethius considers why innocent people suffer misfortune at the hands of others. Although he is a Christian he approa ...more
Mar 08, 2016
Mar 01, 2016
 
The Abolition of Man
4.06
it was ok
In The Abolition of Man, C. S. Lewis explores the logical inconsistency of selecting a subset of values from what has traditionally been considered mo ...more
Apr 2016
Mar 30, 2016
 
The Elegance of the Hedgehog
3.73
really liked it
The Elegance of the Hedgehog is a very philosophical novel that is unable to answer the question, “If humans are simply animals, why do we appreciate ...more
Jan 29, 2010
Jan 31, 2010
 
When Athens Met Jerusalem: An Introduction to Classical and Christian Thought
4.00
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When Athens Met Jerusalem overviews the development of philosophy from Hesiod and Homer through Socrates, Plato and Aristotle on up to the first centu ...more
Feb 08, 2016
Jan 13, 2016
 
The Trial and Death of Socrates (Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Phaedo)
4.05
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Apr 06, 2010
Jun 01, 2010
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