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Reflections on Fundamental Matters: Not for the Satisfied Mind

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Addressing important questions that have been discussed across many times and cultures, this essay, written in a simple style, seeks to awaken you from the slumber of intellectual complacency.

Author John H.T. Francis presents a multi-disciplinary look at prevalent interpretations and fundamental questions of human interest. He tackles many of humanity’s most important and
Paperback, First Edition, 470 pages
Published October 14th 2013 by Lulu Publishing Services (first published August 10th 2013)
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Aug 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Intellectuals seeking understanding on major questions
When I first came across this book, I thought it would be thought provoking. However, I did not realize how much so. I found myself engrossed from the first page – sometimes in complete agreement and sometimes in complete opposition but all the same feeling highly emotionally charged based on the content. For example, the arguments on pro-life versus pro-choice had me incensed and yelling at this book, but I finally realized that John Francis really gets to the heart of provocative topics and he ...more
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We live in the world of fast information consumed like fast food, in the world of the 140 characters dictatorship and the blinking news feed. It has become harder and harder to just pause in our fast paced lives and just… think! And this is exactly what ‘Reflections on Fundamental Matters’ proposes. An invitation to think. A wake-up call for the brain. Working in advertising, where concepts are only skin deep, running around in my busy social life, I found myself halted in the midst of my chaoti ...more
Aug 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Curious deep thinkers
The author shows a great talent in approaching and addressing difficult subjects in a simple, concise style. It makes this book approachable to everyone even to the novice who may not necessarily have a background in philosophy.

The stories at the start of the chapters are great, often funny, and introduce different insights to the subject of the chapter. These expand the scope of thought of the reader who may only think in a single mindset. Luckily the author doesn’t interject often with his own
Apr 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A challenging invitation to critically think!

What is captivating about this book is the multi-angle approach that the author uses to present complex and deep thoughts about our world in a clear, straight-to-the-point way. His storytelling style makes the reader go through the book in a smooth way while challenging one's thoughts and beliefs about important questions in life.

I highly recommend this book for those who are eager to think out of the box and ready to reflect in a critical way.
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John H.T. Francis is a general thinker and writer. His main interests are in the condition of the modern man, human knowledge, and intellectual and social challenges. The author is universal in his calling and often relies on a multi-disciplinary and modular approach, including philosophy, science, history, and social sciences.

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