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

Fielding 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 little) … 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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