Category: Philosophy

Review: Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser Final Verdict: 3.75 out of 4.0 YTD: 33 Plot/Story: 4 – Plot/Story is interesting/believable and impactful (socially, academically, etc.) Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie is perhaps the perfect example of American Naturalism.  In it, a small-town Wisconsin girl, Carrie Meeber, moves… Continue Reading “Review: Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser”

Review: Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand Final Verdict: 1.75 out of 4.0 YTD: 13 Plot/Story:  1 – Unbelievable Plot/Story. I must preface this review by stating that, having read Ayn Rand’s “About the Author” section, prior to reading this book, I commenced this monster with… Continue Reading “Review: Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand”

Review: Eeeee Eee Eeee by Tao Lin

Eeeee Eee Eeee by Tao Lin Final Verdict: 3.25 out of 4.0 YTD:  7 Plot/Story: 4 – Plot/Story is interesting/believable and impactful The title of this novel, Eeeee Eee Eeee, should be enough to tip off the reader that the book is going to… Continue Reading “Review: Eeeee Eee Eeee by Tao Lin”

Review: Existentialism and Human Emotion by Jean-Paul Sartre

I can’t write a long review on this one, because I just don’t feel up to it. I’m not a philosopher but, that being said, Sartre (and the translator) certainly made existentialism, to an extent, accessible to me as someone rather unfamiliar with the… Continue Reading “Review: Existentialism and Human Emotion by Jean-Paul Sartre”

Review: Five Dialogues by Plato

Summary: Plato’s Five Dialogues includes essays which recount the days leading up to Socrates’ trial for “corrupting the youths of Athens”, as well as Socrates’ defense (apologia) to the jury, and his final conversation with his closest friends before his induced suicide by hemlock.… Continue Reading “Review: Five Dialogues by Plato”

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