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Review of Utopia - Thomas More by 1st2thebar

Advantages: Impressive sixteenth Century literature
Disadvantages: The Latin to English translation is questionable in places

Paperback format: Duration: 100 pages Publisher: Simon & Brown (2010) (The definition of ou, is not, and topos, being place... overall adds to a literal meaning of "nowhere" or "not-place") - - - I've refrained from using Latin wordage which crops ... Read review

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Exceptional as usual by armor567
very informative, thanks by 2mennycds

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22.09.2016 17:35
The influence of The Art of War
Review of The Art of War - Sun Tzu by armor567

Advantages: Lessons for life, growing your character
Disadvantages: not for everyone

The Art of War is one of the most influential pieces of literature in history. It dates back to 5th century, BC. It was written by a chinese general Sun Tzu or »Master Sun«. It hasn't been translated into another language until 1772, when France wanted t ... Read review

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v.h by forpickeup
well covered by danielclark691

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19.08.2016 22:02
Does writing a book about the afterlife make Mary a ghost writer?
Review of Canongate Books - Mary Roach by Nymphypig

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, ( ... Read review

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Ummmm... h'ok... by Secre
Great review by GeorgieH1994
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26.01.2016 22:43
A millenia old book still influential today - a mark of greatness
Review of The Art of War - Sun Tzu by OneFat

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 ... Read review

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A great review. by Classicc
VH by cath_del

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19.12.2015 16:51
Choice Illusion
Review of The Myth of Choice: Personal Responsibility in a World of Limits - Kent Greenfield by 1st2thebar

Advantages: Useful bibliography section for reference
Disadvantages: Myth has a get-out-clause

Author: Kent Greenfield Publisher: Biteback Publishing First Published in 2011 Duration: 244 pages Written in three parts: 'The Centrality of Choice' – 'Limits and Influences' – 'What to do' ** We’re plagued by metaphors and idioms that imply ... Read review

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Good review x by justarube
fab review by danielclark691
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24.05.2015 23:15
Reflecting on Reflective Democracy
Review of Reflective Democracy (Oxford Political Theory) - Robert E. Goodin by a-true-ben

Advantages: Some interesting ideas in democratic theory
Disadvantages: For academics only really, highlights previously published elsewhere

First of all, I should say that this book is a serious piece of scholarship, with much of its content previously published in or adapted from articles in several academic journals. It is most definitely NOT a piece of ‘popular philosophy’ or aimed at the ... Read review

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Well reviewed by supercityfan
Good review. by IzzyS
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17.02.2015 18:18
The Moaning of Life... and more!!
Review of The Moaning of Life - Karl Pilkington by tla10

Advantages: Cheap for the amount of information you get. Easy to read. Very funny. Learn a bit more about Karl
Disadvantages: Read it too quickly!

The Moaning of Life by Karl Pilkington is a fantastic, easy and hilarious read! I bought the book because I loved the TV series and wanted to read aout it as well. BUT, this book was so much more! Not only did it include what was shown in the series on ... Read review

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More information will aid your readership. by 1st2thebar
ok by thedevilinme

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04.09.2014 03:36
Philosophy, strategy and art all combined in The Art of War
Review of The Art of War - Sun Tzu by kostur

Advantages: This book tells you how to think if you want to be victorious in any part of life.
Disadvantages: None.

...at military schools all over the world. What makes this book unique is the ... Read review

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A helpful review. by Classicc
Thank you very much, I'm glad you liked it. by kostur

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06.08.2014 11:55
The Meaning of Moaning
Review of The Moaning of Life - Karl Pilkington by koshkha

Advantages: Laugh out loud funny. I love this man even more when Ricky and Stephen aren't with him.
Disadvantages: No, I can't knock off any stars.

...on a mission to visit the (slightly modified for televisual impact) Seven Wonders of the World by his so-called friends Ricky Gervais and ... Read review

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Well reviewed by supercityfan
Somehow it still sounds too much like Gervais et al to appeal to me. by hiker

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24.06.2014 20:44
Interesting but take time to absorb the concept
Review of Discourse on Method and the Meditations - Rene Descartes by hayes_nch

Advantages: Very brainstorming theory as one of the greatest philosopher
Disadvantages: You probably need to reread before you can completely understand what Descartes trying to say

Who don't know Rene Descartes? I suppose everybody have heard his name, but how many of you have really read what his philosophy and writing is all about? For those who really interest in philosophy, this is a must read. But for those are not you might fi ... Read review

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Exactly what euphie says. Also guessing English is not the writers first language, making the review difficult to understand. by LiveMusicLoverLyn
After reading this review, I am still none the wiser as to who Descartes is or what this book is about by euphie
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18.06.2014 03:31
Bertrand, russelled up leathery mutton!
Review of The Problems of Philosophy - Bertrand Russell by 1st2thebar

Advantages: Divided up into small chapter chunks
Disadvantages: The chunks were too leathery to digest

...number of you will recognize the name but wouldn't be able to place him in the ... Read review

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E review, an interesting read :) by crystalaward
tOO MUCH LIKE HARD WORK FOR ME TO PLOUGH THROUGH A BOOK LIKE THAT! by catsholiday
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18.06.2013 17:38
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Worthwhile Dialogues, But A Poor Edition
Review of Symposium and Phaedrus - Plato by a-true-ben

Advantages: Two interesting Platonic dialogues in a very cheap edition
Disadvantages: Lack of scholarly apparatus (notes and Stephanus numbers), cheap binding/paper, poor translation

Anyone who knows anything about Philosophy will surely have heard of Plato. This inexpensive collection includes two of his middle period dialogues concerning themes of love and beauty. Plato Plato (circa 428-348BCE) was founder of an academy in ... Read review

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Excellent review. by jojoborne
Excellent review! Made a very interesting read :) by fallen_flame
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29.08.2012 17:33
Money Can Buy This
Review of What Money Can't Buy - Michael Sandel by a-true-ben

Advantages: Accessibly written, thought provoking, well researched
Disadvantages: Sometimes repetitive, author's own views sometimes unclear

Harvard academic Michael Sandel is best known in philosophical circles for his communitarian critique of John Rawls, but first came to wider public attention with his book Justice, based on his undergraduate lectures. This follow up, however, is something ... Read review

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Fascinating train of thought, very well presented! by Calypte
Interesting. On a point of detail, I rather think there must be a distinction, both economic and moral, between "jumping" the queue and paying for priority. by torr
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31.07.2012 16:32
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When he is good he is very very good...
Review of Weapons of Mass Instruction - John Taylor Gatto by Marge3781

Advantages: Will make you look at education, and even childhood in a new light.
Disadvantages: Too anti German - too miltia like in parts.

There are many areas in which I very strongly disagree with the author of this book. I do think this book has some major disadvantages to it, in fact there are a few segments one might even class as horrid - hence the title. So why have I given this b ... Read review

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It sounds very interesting, although if I were to read it, I reckon me and the author would disagree on more than a couple of issues. Excellent review! by CelticSoulSister
Very detailed Review - Great Stuff! by SpiderJamb
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29.02.2012 09:33
A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers.
Review of Complete Works - Plato by RetoxTime

Advantages: Cheap for what you're getting, very comprehensive, well edited
Disadvantages: I sincerely believe there aren't any

Whether you work in the field of philosophy or are simply a hobbyist, I could hardly recommend this book more. Included within it's lovely bindings are all of Plato's known works along with those presumed to be his. Structured in a way deemed, by scholars ... Read review

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