Tag Archives: Man

Intellect: Mind over Matter by Mortimer J. Adler

Intellect: Mind over Matter by Mortimer Jerome Adler My rating: 4 of 5 stars This small volume (205 pages, including index) presents a forceful case for the existence of a distinct human nature that makes us fundamentally different from any … Continue reading

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Tom Jones by Henry Fielding

Tom Jones by Henry Fielding My rating: 5 of 5 stars This romantic farce holds the mirror up to human nature, and in the maelstrom of passion, folly, vice, and also virtue, we see that while manners have changed (a … Continue reading

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The Difference of Man and the Difference It Makes by Mortimer J. Adler

The Difference of Man and the Difference It Makes by Mortimer J. Adler My rating: 4 of 5 stars This philosophical analysis of the problem of “human nature” casts a strong and rare light on one of the most important … Continue reading

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archetypes r us

Yesterday in my post reviewing Sacred Contracts by Caroline Myss I said that I had much more to say on the topic. Maybe I’ll try to make a start now. Something I didn’t mention in my review was that for … Continue reading

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Human Action by Ludwig von Mises

Human Action: A Treatise on Economics by Ludwig Von Mises My rating: 5 of 5 stars One of the most important books of the 20th century, not yet as influential as it deserves to be. I was brought to this … Continue reading

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landmark books

Having posted to this blog so far only by way of writing book reviews at Goodreads.com, I’ll now jump in and try writing a post from scratch. In trying to come up with where to start, the expression landmark books … Continue reading

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You Shall Know Them by Vercors

You Shall Know Them by Vercors My rating: 3 of 5 stars A fast-paced and sometimes provocative novel of ideas. My attention was drawn to this book by a mention made of it by the late philosopher Mortimer J. Adler … Continue reading

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