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"I'll be interested to see the connections that you find. Also, what do you think is the role of the magical world in book III? "
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
" I think this is my favorite Murakami so far. That being said, like everything of his I have read, it left me kind of cold emotionally. I always find his stuff fun to read, and interesting to think about but they never move me very much. I'm ok wit... " Read more of this review »
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A Theory of Virtue by Robert Merrihew Adams
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So far I'm very happy with this book. It's clearly written and its distinction between the 'ethics' of character and the ethics of action is helpful. From what I have seen, Adams' view of virtue as 'excellence in being for the good' is significantly...more
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"Interesting. I think I agree with you that Nussbaum's view is often easily categorised as 'liberal', but I myself find the definition of 'being libera...more "
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Narcissus and Goldmund by Hermann Hesse
Narcissus and Goldmund
by Hermann Hesse
read in June, 2009
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A wonderful book with an insightful theory of art. The only pity I see is its lack of a clear presentation of philosophy.
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Lack of Character by John M. Doris
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An informative book with lots of citations of the psychological studies. The author apparently read a lot of relevant empirical work. However, the arguments lack sufficient rigor and the claims made often seem stronger than what can be supported by c...more
Responsibility and Judgment by Hannah Arendt
" The more I read, the more curious I become about Hannah Arendt, both as a person and as a philosopher. This particular book is really just a collection of essays on various topics—segregation in the American South, the Holocaust, moral philosophy,... " Read more of this review »
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Love's Knowledge by Martha C. Nussbaum
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Der Schwarm by Frank Schätzing
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Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto
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