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""purpose of philosophy" is fascinating and reasonably welcoming to the non-professional philosopher. the essay following on verification is a swamp of technical vocabulary oh my god." Jun 11, 2013 07:00PM

 
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"The first three chapters were amazing -- themed history is the BEST -- but the chapter on royal & elite women was a little mushy on its definitions of "royal" and "elite", which would've helped, I think." Oct 22, 2012 11:21AM

 
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Oscar Wilde
“I do not approve of anything that tampers with natural ignorance. Ignorance is like a delicate exotic fruit; touch it and the bloom is gone. The whole theory of modern education is radically unsound. Fortunately in England, at any rate, education produces no effect whatsoever.”
Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

Virginia Woolf
“I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.”
Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own

“Pirates could happen to anyone.”
Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

Terry Pratchett
“His philosophy was a mixture of three famous schools -- the Cynics, the Stoics and the Epicureans -- and summed up all three of them in his famous phrase, 'You can't trust any bugger further than you can throw him, and there's nothing you can do about it, so let's have a drink.”
Terry Pratchett, Small Gods

Ian McEwan
“A story was a form of telepathy. By means of inking symbols onto a page, she was able to send thoughts and feelings from her mind to her reader's. It was a magical process, so commonplace that no one stopped to wonder at it.”
Ian McEwan, Atonement

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