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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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Thank you very much, I'm glad you liked it. by kostur
Good review by buzios

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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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Somehow it still sounds too much like Gervais et al to appeal to me. by hiker
Excellent! by CelticSoulSister

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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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12.12.2011 23:17
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Generation Whinge
Review of Age Of Absurdity - Michael Foley by St29

Advantages: Clever, insightful and often funny
Disadvantages: A little pompous at times

Is anybody happy? Despite the fact that even in the teeth of a worldwide recession we are richer and healthier than our grandparent could have imagined being it is still a legitimate question to ask; and one that more often than not attracts a negative an ... Read review

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I think I might have to read this book now. Thanks for the review. by KingLobster
Good review x by Elysia2003
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20.08.2011 15:14
Worthy Lectures on Negative Dialectics from a Great Mind
Review of Lectures on Negative Dialectics: Fragments of a Lecture Course 1965/1966 - Theodor W. Adorno by Ouroborussian

Advantages: Thorough introduction to Adorno, provocative and uncompromising discussion of big issues.
Disadvantages: Quite pretentious, very difficult, arguing semantics crops up here-and-there, high price.

Dense and Difficult Sample Quote: These (the idea of negative dialectics as useful, negative dialectics as a concept that is not tautologous) were the factors in the Hegelian conception of dialectics that lead to the equation of thinking as s ... Read review

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If I ever want to read about negative dialectics, I'll know where to look. But if it engenders ideas such as "after Auschwitz, writing lyric poetry is barbaric", I rather doubt I'll want to. First class review, though. by torr
Very interesting review. I do find ethics (rather than philosophy) to be very interesting. I still need to get through John Locke's first essay, and this one sounds a bit too challenging for me :P by shoppingpenguin
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09.09.2010 15:09
This is an excellent addition to "The Secret"
Review of The Power - Rhonda Byrne by force2uk

Advantages: Very insightful
Disadvantages: Challening concepts

...little more in depth to the teachings concerning the law of attraction. It makes it clearer, breaking it down into simple concepts. Terms like "what you give is what you get returned" and "do unto ... Read review

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30.08.2010 11:50
The Philosophy Gym changed my life!
Review of The Philosophy Gym - Stephen Law by KateFord

Advantages: Addresses philosophical questions in a fun and inspiring way
Disadvantages: None!

The Philosophy Gym by Stephen Law is interesting, fun and inspiring! This book is definitely a must-read for anyone who is interested in thinking about philosophical issues. The questions addressed in The Philosophy Gym are big questions and also question ... Read review

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30.07.2010 21:25
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Hegel in a day
Review of Hegel - Frederick Beiser by Arkanoidi

Advantages: Systematic, broad range, very clearly argued, very good contextualisation of ideas
Disadvantages: not much sustained exegesis, glosses over some controversies

A Metaphysical Hegel Hermeneutically Considered G.W.F. Hegel is generally considered to be one of the most obscure and difficult of the great philosophers, possibly suffering from more misappropriation and propaganda than any other. Nevertheless, ... Read review

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05.05.2010 15:22
Horrible book to read
Review of Being and Nothingness - Jean-Paul Sartre by jonkelly123

Advantages: Long so can send you to sleep
Disadvantages: Full of useless information

Being and Nothingness is Sartre's take on Being and Time the best or worst philosophy book written in the last century. I have taken classes on both books. Being and Nothingness is about being as nothing the ness is just put on the end to tell you i ... Read review

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as below by TheHairyGodmother
I remember you from when you were on Ciao under several other names in the past and it seems you haven't learnt a thing from those mistakes !! by Averilla
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07.04.2010 16:28
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