Friday, December 20, 2013

The Uncommon Philosopher by James Macfarlane {Review}


A bit hard to read if you are not interested in this sort of book. At first I thought it was a reference manual, for lack of better terms.

At the beginning of the book The Uncommon Philosopher appears to come across as some theological, self-help book. But as the reader will find out the author presents the three philosophers view points; each pretty clearly with many quotes and references to their writings.

The book is a bit hard to read at times, but the reader should be able to associate themselves with one of the three philosophers. Two of the philosophers are Catholic and one is Jewish; and all three are from different periods of time. One could almost consider this as a very good reference to each philosophers style sand ways of thinking.

Again, it is worth mentioning that the reader won't be turned off by the seriousness of the subjects presented, as they come across very clear. It will however, require a bit more concentration than a murder mystery.

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