Latest reviews in Philosophy Books »

Does writing a book about the afterlife make Mary a ghost writer?

Advantages: Lots of fun, easily understandable and readable
Disadvantages: Not as captivating as some of her other titles

****The name of this book is 'Six Feet Over-Adventures in the Afterlife' . Ciao botched the suggestion! Having recently read and thoroughly enjoyed two of Mary Roach's books (Bonk and Stiff) I made a point of getting hold of copies of her other books, ( ...

Nymphypig 26.01.2016 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Canongate Books - Mary Roach

Degree of Information

How interesting was the...

How useful was it?

Would you read it again?

Value for money

Behold the Pleasure

Advantages: A cultural education, as well as philosophical one
Disadvantages: Not on the school curriculum

Ecce homo: "behold the man," an auto-biography by Nietzsche. Friedrich Nietzsche was a follower of Dionysus - a demiurge of pleasure and wine. Translated by Anthony M. Ludovici (1882 - 1971) - - - Sadly too many contemporary scholars state Frie ...

1st2thebar 11.10.2016 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: exceptional
Review of Ecce Homo - Friedrich Nietzsche

Degree of Information

How interesting was the...

How useful was it?

Would you read it again?

Value for money

Nietzsches philosophical biography

Advantages: not a good commentator on his own work
Disadvantages: much to offer the careful reader

Ecce Homo is Nietzsche's philosophical biography. It was his last full scale work before he surrendered to the syphillis induced madness which lead to his institutionalisation for the last decade of his life. As with all Nietzsche, this work is fairly ...

aprose 24.01.2001 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Ecce Homo - Friedrich Nietzsche

Degree of Information

How interesting was the...

How useful was it?

Would you read it again?

Value for money

An 'Excellent Book'

Advantages: Inspiringly written
Disadvantages: A lack of impartiality!

I use the translation by R.J. Hollingdale, Penguin Classics. A wonderfully written book, written shortly before Nietzsche went completely mad, it has a beautiful style as well as being an illuminating reflection on his philosophy. With chapters enti ...

BennyOnTheLoose 08.08.2000 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: helpful
Review of Ecce Homo - Friedrich Nietzsche

Degree of Information

How interesting was the...

How useful was it?

Would you read it again?

Value for money

A millenia old book still influential today - a mark of greatness

Advantages: Thought-provoking, insightful, easy to apply to daily life, widely quoted
Disadvantages: sometimes hard to understand

Introduction The Author Sun Tzu, the legendary Chinese military general and strategist, also known by his birthname Sun Wu, is the author of the most influential work in the history of modern warfare - The Art of War. There are few who hav ...

OneFat 19.12.2015 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of The Art of War - Sun Tzu

Degree of Information

How interesting was the...

How useful was it?

Would you read it again?

Value for money